Monday, 1 August 2011

Already August

This summer is blowing by so fast, and I can count the beautiful days (in terms of weather) we've had on two hands. That being said, today is gorgeous outside. And I'm in here on the computer. Why? I just barely get any time these days. Life gets in the way. Work is busy, we had company for three weeks. And now puppies!! Little Basset hound puppies, that take all my free time.

 You'll have to forgive me, but I'm a little obsessed. They are the cutest thing ever, but I feel for all the real mothers out there, and the lack of sleep they get. I'm not complaining, but I haven't slept in 7 days!

However, life is getting back to normal - although won't completely until late September. I'm back at eating healthy, with no 'plan' intact, but managing. I've got a month until my cruise to Alaska, and I want to look hot, and possibly fit into the few 'formal' outfits I have. I'm back at the gym - doing a sort of 'body for life' routine, which encompasses running every other day, and weights in between. That is how I really got into shape to begin with, and that's what I need now. Some stability in the form of a routine. That, accompanied by my normal 5-10km walks daily, and eating properly (with the exception of one 'free meal' a week) and hopefully I'll be down to a happy size by the end of the month. While I won't be the 'waif' I dream of being anytime soon - I'm optimistic that I will at least be comfortable. I'm not that uncomfortable now - after a week of eating somewhat decent and working out again. Nice to be back on track.

Hope all my beautiful bloggers out there are doing well. I'll be catching up today!!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Things to Come....???

I have to apologize for being such a bad blogger!! I miss it. I miss writing, and I miss reading and hearing about everyone's life. I miss this world. But with guests, and work, and the first hot days of the year - it's difficult to sit down and write for even five minutes.

My in-laws are still here, and leaving tomorrow. Their company has been wonderful. I finally got a chance to take in some of Nova Scotia from a tourist's point of view. Lunenburg, Pete's Vineyard, Tall Ship Silva, And the food, glorious food, of this wonderful land! My hubby has a very boring palate, so I've got to indulge my cooking fetish with his parents. We've had such things as rhubarb french toast, nectarine and strawberry crisp, chicken chow mein, zucchini/banana bread, and the most glorious wines. It was our anniversary and they bought us three great bottles of french wine. And for those who haven't tried Pete's Ortega wine (in NS) please purchase and bring to lips as soon as possible.

So, as you can see - I haven't been very conscious of what I've been eating (in terms of amounts anyhow) and drinking (amounts again - we've been fairly conscious of the quality!). And as for working out, beyond two runs, and my normal daily 5-10Km walks - I haven't exercised AT ALL! And pleasantly enough, I've only gained about 3 pounds. I'm completely happy/euphoric about that. I feel so lucky!!

Tomorrow is my birthday. The big 3-4. There will be one final celebration, and then I'm back to the grind. I'm going to be super-duper health conscious so I can detoxify and get back to feeling healthy again. And then I've got my Alaskan cruise in September - so it's a date to look at and attempt to do something by.

Hope everyone is doing well! I'll be catching up on the blogs shortly!!


Sunday, 10 July 2011

Busy Time of Year

It is so difficult to make time for something that isn't what some people consider COMPLETELY necessary. Like keeping a blog. Work is insane lately, although good, and productive. So many people on vacation, so there is more work to be done. I'm working lots of overtime (less by choice than necessity), and have very little time.

That being said, my in-laws arrived from NZ on Friday. It has been a (wonderful) whirlwind since. The food is somewhat out the window, but have managed to keep meals healthy, and threw in the wine. Smile.

On Friday night, We had (turkey) bacon wrapped scallops and a big salad. Then strawberry shortcake for dessert. Not to bad. And some Chilean Red wine.

Yesterday I made banana pancakes for breakie. Then we went to a movie in the late afternoon, and popcorn was enjoyed, but not too much.
For dinner I made African Peanut Soup, which is absolutely to die for. And very healthy!

Today, I had to sleep in, as I work tonight, so I haven't eaten yet. Not sure what I'll have just yet. Maybe some good old protein! Eggs and Oatbran perhaps? Maybe.

Hope everyone is great and having a wonderful weekend!! I'll check back in when I can!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Touching Base

I'm crazy busy again. Just touching base to keep myself in the habit of blogging something. Someday, my life may be normal, and I will have a good solid amount of time to blog. Honestly, I can't imagine how people function when they have a full time job and children. This whole 'grown up' thing sucks. 

Today I had an insanely busy day, and although it was very productive - it may all have been for nought. I won't get into details, but I feel like I just built something to be proud of, but there was one faulty piece of material, and it all fell away. I won't dwell. Tomorrow is another day. 

Workouts: Just Core Synergistic X - as I had to go to work an hour early, and there was no way I was getting up that early.

Breakfast: OatBran and some raisins and one egg
Lunch: Loaded Salad and Senganese Soup
Dinner: Not eaten. Salad? 
Snacks: Rice cakes, cheese

Everything is healthy, but in no way representing any 'form' of eating. I call it 'normal'. 
I suppose I didn't eat any meat. There's something!! I did eat an egg though. 

What am I trying to do? I have no idea. I need a check point. Maybe my inlaws will bring something to the table. 

Friday, 1 July 2011

Do you ever feel...

like your weight won't change, no matter what you do?
Sometimes I feel as though fate is trying to tell me something. 
I realize, I'm not perfect in my diet. But I also realize that I eat pretty well 90% of the time. And when I do indulge, it's not on cheezies, chips, chocolate bars, processed foods. 
That is rare. And still, it's only eating my 'treats' is only 10% of my life. 

On a whole, I exercise more than most people. Some of it is walking. Some of it running (not so much lately), and some of it is hard core workouts. But it is everyday. Minus, maybe one day a week (when I probably still walk!). 

My weight seems to like where it is, which is just on the high end of a healthy bmi. But I'm not happy with this size. I don't consider it too look good. I think I would look horrible in a bathing suit (not to mention my pasty white skin, which is calling for the sun like someone shut away in a cave for years and years on end). 

I'm not depressed, or even crazy today. I just feel like sighing. 

My in-laws are coming in a week's time. I want to look/feel good when they do arrive. No, I don't want to drop 10 pounds in a week, but I want to feel like I did - if you know what I mean. Right now, my gut feels heavy. 

Yesterday, I ate primarily raw. But I did have some gluten-free bread. And then for dinner, I had a low-fat chicken burger as well. Neither of these are horrible things. But why on earth do I feel so fat this morning? 

What will it take to 'feel' thin at the end of this week? A week of strict raw? A week of protein and veggies? Who knows. But I will try.

Remember the days when you'd drink a bottle of wine, and feel thin the next morning while eating eggs and bacon a the local greasy spoon? What happened to those days????

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Busy busy busy

Breakfast: Grapes, banana
Snack: boiled egg (not raw, but my tummy was upset, and I didn't want fruit or veggies)
Lunch: salad and veggies
Snack: coffee w/ soy milk times two and a date square (doh!)
Dinner: Salad
Snack: Some almonds and dates

Workout: 5Km walk to work
Yoga P90X

So tired now, and haven't eaten dinner yet. Yawn!!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Quick Update On Eats

Meal Log: 
Breakfast: Banana, blueberries, Strawberries
Snack: Date Square (what??!!!)
Lunch: Salad (cucs, pepper, sprouts, spinach, cabbage, carrots, raisins, craisins, seeds)
Snack: grapes and blueberries, apple
Snack: Some dates and almonds (which I shared, so not as many as usual)
Dinner: Salad (same as lunch) plus asparagus maybe....

5Km walk to work
1 hour Shoulders, Triceps, Chest P90X - killer workout, so many push-ups!!!

Busy, busy, busy....

I was thinking "Hide the Peanut Butter" or "Don't Offer Me Chocolate" for blog titles, but not sure...still thinking lots...