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Weight Loss

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Feeling Iffy

So my WI is tomorrow and I am not feeling so hot about it. I have re commited to tracking and have tried to be more active this week, But today i did not do so well on the food thing. Not only did I have a piece of cake, but I also had a donut from Timmy's....UGH!! I guess I will just have to move on. I am determined to lose this weight!!!! No matter what, next weeks WI is going to be uch much much better!!!!!!!

Wednesday's Meals

Breakfast: Fibre 1 Honey CLusters w 1% milk (4)
Snack: Slim fast snack bar, Cake (10)
Lunch: *leftovers* Campbells Fiesta Chicken Casserole (8)
Snack: Tim Hortons Steeped Tea & Donut (6)
Dinner: Beef Stew w Bread (9)

Activity: 45 minute DDR (+6)

Total: 31 YAY Me!! I thought I went over! Good thing I got off my butt and got active.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday's Meal

Breakfast: Fruit Smoothie (5) **This has 4 servings of fruit/veggies**
Snack: SlimFast Muffin Snack Bar (3)
Lunch: Pork Sandwich, Cheesy Popcorn, Apple (7)
Snack: WW Peanut Butter Mini Bar (1)
Dinner: Campbells Fiesta Chicken Casserole (8)
Snack: Dill Pickle Chips (6)

Monday, October 27, 2008


It's amazing how quickly out of shape you can get.
This saturday I worked out and I was in pain during it and out of breath quickly. When I was working out more regularly, it was gettting to be no problem to get the 30 minutes in, but man it was hard this time. It was kinda of a wake up call telling me that I need to keep up with the activity, or its gonna nip me in the butt! I need to get back into at least 4 days a week of 30 minute activity. I think that is the last hurdle I need to re-cross to get this weighloss back to going in the right direction

Besides that, this weekend was pretty good. Went to a friends birthday, ate some junk, tracked it and moved on. Cleaned the house with John; its nice actually seeing him at home when I get off work.

Monday's Meals

Breakfast: Oatmeal (3)
Snack: Tim Hortons Steeped tea & pumpkin donut (6)
Lunch: Pork sandwich, carrots, rice pudding, tricuits (11)
Snack: Rice cake w PB & V8 fusion (4)
Dinner: TBD (7 points left)

Activity: Biggest Loser Power Sculpt

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Kills You!

SO i have been reading many peoples blogs, and posts in forums and I have noticed that Thanksgiving just ruins weight loss for people. Its like people fall off the wagon during the holiday, and they struggle and fight to get back on it for weeks to follow. I admit I am one of these people.

The last Day that I tracked everything was Wednesday October 8.

Horrible I know!!! It was the day before WI day, and the WI before thanksgiving and from there it was downhill. I fell off the wagon as it was going down a bumpy hill and I just rolled down, not being able to get back on.

I really hate that I can lose motivation so easily. I don't have any fears or feelings that I cannot succeed, because I know I can. I think I just get bored with things easily then I just stop trying. I like things to be set and structured, and I cant get this weight loss progress to be like that. If things are not scheduled, I will find a way to not do them.

I also have a hard time with talking myself into doing things. If I can find the smallest reason why not to workout, I cant seem to talk myself into doing it. That small thought of laziness will prevail!

I really just have to make this more of a priority than I have been. I had a goal of 15lb to lose by Halloween, it is now Oct 24 and I have lost 2. The end of the year is in less than 2 months and I wanted to lose 30 by then. That's 3lb a week!!!! I need to get back into this!

Today I have started tracking again, and I am planning on working out as well. This is a priority and a necessity to my health!

Today's Food

Fiber 1 Honey clusters cereal w 1% milk

1 cup Campbells Healthy Request Soup
Raw Carrots
Banana Bread
Rice Pudding

1 Rice cake w peanut butter
1 cup apple juice

Breaded pork tenderloin chops
Fried potaotes (oil)
1 cup milk

1 Slice lemon diet pop cake
1/2 frozen yogurt

Total: 31 + 2 flex

Friday, October 17, 2008

Not related to WW but......TAG!!

So I was tagged by Jordanna and I have to post 6 things interesting about myself. Well I can think of 4 right now so I will put those and when I think if more I will add.

1) I am half Jamaican. My dad was born and raised in Jamaica and came to Canada in his late teens.

2) I am messy organized person. Yes sounds odd so here is why. My Cd's, DVDs and many other things need to be in order by alphabet or date and I get really annoyed when they are moved. I also make lists for everything. I have post-its all over my desk with lists, books with lists, I just need things written down and organized. I am messy because I just am. My desk is messy, my house is messy, I have always been messy.

3) I wear woman's 12W shoes and Payless is my best friend. Yes I am a giant.

4) I hate chocolate ice cream, shakes, fudge, syrup and cake. No I do not just dislike them, I HATE them.

5) I love buying new gadgets/electronics. If I wasn't so broke I would own more. John & I each own a laptop, plus a desktop and we each have an MP3 Player. There are only two of us and we own 3 TVs (plus a 4Th which is at my moms) and 2 DVD Players. We have a Nintendo Game cube and Wii, PlayStation 1&2, and if we could afford it we would have an XBOX360. We have 2 digital cameras and I right now want a GPS and a video camera (good thing we are getting married in 8 months)

so I am TAGGING the following people:
Defying Gravity (water nymph)

anyone else who wants to join

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

So I know the wish is a little early but I may not be online for a few days so I might as well send wishes now.Have a Happy Turkey Day!!!
So my weigh in was last night. Wasn't too good but not enough for me to get upset. It was a 0.4lb gain. I have been mixing up each week how I use my flex points to see how it affects my weight loss and what I have come up with is that I need to use them each day throughout the week, and not use them all up for one or 2 big dinners. I never use the same amount of flex on the days that i do use them, so pretty much its like each day I need to use a different amount of points. Mix it up so my body doesn't get used to what I am doing.
My plan was to lose 30lb by the end of the year, and 10 lb by last nights WI. Well I still have 28lb to go. These next 2.5 months I am going to have to work a lot harder than I have been. I need to get off my ass and move more often!!! I am going to Peterborough Monday-Wednesday to visit John's family, so I have to make sure that each day that I am there I do something active. I am bringing my DDR so I have that, plus I think I will go for some walks.
again I hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving....and don't overdo it on the stuffing!!! (that will be my challenge)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So what's wrong with me now....

So lately I have been having all of these things "wrong" with me in the last couple of months so finally I made an appointment with my doctor.

I have been cold all summer, since about June. When everyone else is wearing t-shirts and shorts/skirts, I am here in long pants and a sweater. And its like I can never get warm.

I have always had troubles adjusting to temperature, but not as extreme as it has been this summer. I am always either colder, or hotter than everyone else, and a slight change in temperature really hits me and I am shivering or sweating, but nothing like it has been. My hands don't always feel cold, but my core does.

I have been extremely tired. It doesn't seem to matter how much I sleep, it just doesn't seem like enough. Saturday night I go to bed around midnight, and get up at about 830am. By 10-1030 I am exhausted and fall asleep on the couch and just couldn't get myself up until 130pm (only because the phone rang and I had to take john to work). I feel like I could sleep most of the day away.

I am weak. I am not sure if this is tied into the feeling tired all the time, but lately I have felt really week. My arms and legs just feel like they cannot function properly and my body just doesn't have the energy to move. Feeling weak all of the time is a very odd feeling and I don't particularly enjoy it.

So I booked a doctor's appointment and am getting tested for hypothyroidism and anemia. I was told before in the past that I have slight anemia, when I was going to have jaw surgery, so I was put on iron pills prior to the surgery. I was told that I didn't have to take iron after that, but it was just because I would have blood loss during the surgery and they want to make sure I was oxygenated enough. My friend has hypothyroidism and she was the one who suggested I get tested for that as well.

So I looked up the symptoms for both anemia and hypothyroidism and I do have symptoms of both (all I will list are the symptoms I have, not all possible symptoms)

chest pain (I have had chest pain for years and it appears randomly)
pale skin
heavy menstrual periods
*I have had these symptoms for a long time, and since I was told I had slight anemia when I was 15 these make sense*

dry rough skin
cold intolerance
thin brittle nails
weight gain (I noticed that the last 20-25lb I gained came on a lot faster than normal although my eating habits didn't change, and all of my weight gain has come back to my mid section only)

I hope that nothing is wrong with me in the end but to be safe I am going to get checked. What really sucks is that my doctor is booked up for a month so I cannot go see him until November 10. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


So as you can tell from the post title, I am happy.

I had my WI tonight and I am down 2.4 lb. I am so happy, especially after last week and how upset I was. So not only did I have a great WI, I now have to eat 31 points a day instead of 32. First time I am happy that I can eat less food! LOL

October has started off great! ☺☺☺

ps.... Jordanna I am slowly catching up!

Thursday's Plan

I really need to buy fruit and veggies. I didn't realize how low I was so today is not a very good OP day :( I also left my oatmeal at home so I went to Timmy's for breakfast.

Breakfast: 10
Cinnamon Raisin Bagel w Butter (6)
8oz French Vanilla Cappacinno (4)

Snack: 2
Nature Valley Fibre Source Bar (2)

Lunch: 12
Turkey Meatball Sandwich (9)
Baked Tostitos w Salsa (2)
Apple (1)

Snack: 2
Plain Rice cake w Peanut Butter

Dinner: 10
BBQ pork chop (5)
1 potato (2)
cooked carrots (1)
1 cup milk (2)

Points used: 32 + 4 Flex

Water: 1.5L
Activity: 30 minute walk

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Month....New Start


Now that I am done feeling crappy about my loss, and re-evaluating everything, I am going to act like like I am starting over.

I lost no weight in September and it made me really frustrated with myself and my progress. I decided yesterday to just suck it up and start again. I am starting October like nothing had happened last month. September didn't exist. I weigh in tomorrow, but I will not let this one bother me if it is not good because I know i wasn't 100% this last week. I am going to be 100% this month and on.

Now for my challenge with Jordanna. I have 2 weigh ins before October 10th where I was aiming to lose 10lb. I do not see myself reaching this goal, but I am still going to work hard and try. I am still going to try to lose 30lb by the end of the year which is about 2.3 lb per week. It is a high goal but I am going to try.

October Goals

  • minimum of 150 minutes of activity a week (that's about 30 minutes 5 days a week)
  • drink minimum 6 glasses H2O a day
  • track every single thing I eat
  • do NOT eat out more than once a week
  • No evening snacks unless planned
  • Plan my meals out ahead of time