Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WI #9

WI went awesome this morning! I am down to 196.2 (-3.8lbs this week). So that puts me 4.2lbs away from my 10% and 15.2lbs away from the lowest weight I was the last time I was on WW, before I got pregnant. So not too shabby at all I must say.

Today's Menu:
Protein Shake (5pts)
Protein Shake (5pts)
Turkey Sandwich with cheese (5pts)
2.5 cups steamed veggies (0pts)
100 cal aero bar (2pts)
1 cup fresh pineapple (1pt)
1/2 cup each kiwi fruit and strawberries (1.5pts)

So far ive done a 60 min walk with baby L (4 AP) and will be doing another 30 mins of arms (2 AP)

I am getting kind of sick of having protein shakes twice a day but I have been buying milk by the gallon and that is a lot for one person, if I just have shakes twice a day it will be gone sooner (hopefully before its expiration date).

So I start 30 day shred tomorrow. My plan is to still do 60 min walks everyday as well. I have heard that my ass will totally get kicked by the shred so we will see how that goes, but when it comes right down to it, I usually walk outside so L can get some fresh air.

As promised I am going to post my measurements tonight, and will compare again in 30 days after the shred. I went a little overboard and measured all over my body but whatever! (I only started taking my measurements 3 weeks ago and have just been doing them each week with WI so far im already down 11 inches in the past three weeks!)

So as of today:
Upper Arm: 13.5 inches
Fore Arm: 9.5 inches
Bust: 39.5 inches
Waist: 42.25 inches
Hips: 44.5 inches
Thigh: 25.75 inches
Above Knee: 20.5 inches
Calf: 15.25 inches

I also want to take some pics in my workout gear just to see if the shred will really make THAT big of a difference.(Here's hoping) I will probably take and post those tomorrow morning!

Well I must put my kiddo to bed, hes starting to fall asleep in his swing set (dont worry I am a good mommy, hes already had his bath, fed, "teeth" brushed, bedtime stories and snuggles!)

Till next time

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The dreadmill is my new BFF

Well this morning the forecast was giving rain! That's just fine, I knew this last night so I decided to go on the treadmill. All I can say is boy im glad I have access to one becuase holy smokes while I was getting in my cardio for the day it started to pour!

Menu today:
Protein shake (5pts)
Turkey Sandwich with cheese (5 pts)
1 Orange (2pts)
Lean Cuisine Chicken Club Panini (7pts)
2 100 calorie aero bars (4 pts)
Havent had much for vegetables today so will be having raw veggies with 1/2 cup tzatziki (1 pt)

60 mins treadmill - 4AP
and plan on another 4 AP with strength training.

Tomorrow is WI day, from my sneak peaks I am down about 3.5 pounds. I will definitely be sure to post tomorrow but if I am down another 3.5 that means I am only about 4 lbs away from my 10% which I am very excited about (10 weeks to get my 10% would be amazing!).

Dont forget the biggest loser is on tonight (YAY that means I get my pedicure hahaha) and thursday will be the start of my 30 day shred so I will also be posting measurements and hopefully will have the chance to take some "before" pictures. I will be posting pictures for comparison to my old ones as the weight comes off but I want specific before/after pictures to see what the 30 day shred can really do for me in one months time!

Seeing as I choose the 30 Day Shred for my fitness goal for October, I think that I am going to try to start (and actually finish this time) couch to 5K for the months of November and December. It seems to me if I remember correctly that C25K is a 9 week program so I am very much so considering this to be an option.

Till next time

Monday, September 28, 2009

How long does getting thin take?

Today was a pretty good day. Baby L woke up at 630 had something to eat then went back to sleep till 9am. It was a good sleep in! He had an appointment today and I had lots of errands to run so we left the house around 1245pm and didn't return home until almost 330pm. But we got all kinds of great things accomplished.

We went and got some groceries today. I stocked up on some snack foods! I got some cadbury thins bars, as well as 100 calorie aero (with caramel) and kitkat bars. The other day I had a craving for popcorn so I also picked up some plain microwave popcorn.

Here is just a quick list of the rest of what I picked up:

  • Fresh Fruit (Oranges, kiwi, strawberries, and pineapple)
  • Fresh Veggies (Broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, carrots)
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Supplies to make WW friendly nachos (Low fat shredded cheese, FF sour cream and baked nacho chips)
  • Crystal Light
  • Lean Cuisine Panini's (they were on sale!)
  • Pita's
  • A loaf of WW bread
  • Extra Lean sliced turkey
  • FF cheese slices
I also had to go to walmart to pick up some things for L. So we had a pretty good afternoon out and about!

The menu today:
Protein shake (5pts)
Lasagna (8pts)
Turkey Sandwich with Cheese (5pts)
1 Activia Yogurt (2pts)

And my AP's:
L and I went for a walk outside (after the rain clouds cleared up) 60 mins (4AP)

Planning on doing 2 of my exercise dvd's in about 45 minutes time which will be another 4 AP.

I had a good laugh when I was reading L his bedtime story. I picked him up the classic Winnie The Pooh books so I could start reading to him at bedtime and tonight we were on the one where Pooh goes to visit Rabbit and upon leaving gets stuck in the door on the way out. Here is the quote that made me laugh when they were trying to get Pooh unstuck:

..."We shall have to wait for you to get thin again."
"How long does getting thin take?" asked Pooh anxiously.
"About a week, I should think."

If only!
Till next time

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boring day part 2

Holy smokes, I am so incredibly bored this weekend. It doesnt help that it is super gloomy outside (supposed to rain this afternoon) so I also feel like eating because of that.

Baby L's grammy and grampy dropped by to see him today so I got to visit with Mr. Dukie Dukes. I miss him so much!

I dont really have much to talk about today because I am just so bored but if everything goes well I will be heading to see one of my BFF's this evening. Havent seen her since last april!

Here's the menu:
1 Chocolate Chip All Bran Bar (2pts)
Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry with Rice (5pts)
1 Chocolate Chip All Bran Bar (2pts)
Boiled dinner (5pts)
with 3 L's of water because it was so salty, but I ate mostly vegetables!

So my day is looking pretty pitiful food wise. You may have noticed that I desperately need groceries which I plan on getting tomorrow if my monkey man feels up to it!

AP's, well its gross outside today, hasnt rained but I do not want to be out of the house so its exercise dvd's tonight after the baby goes to sleep. I will do at least an hour (approx 4 ap's) and if I am being really ambitious an hour and a half for the 6 AP's I try to earn everyday. Since WI day ive done 4.5 hours of activity!! How awesome is that?

I find this go with Weight Watchers I have been looking at exercise less and less as a chore and more and more as "so long as you are out moving your body, you will lose weight". I dont know why it was such a hassle before but I make sure to move my body in some way shape or form every single day on purpose! It is definitely paying off because its becoming a good habit and my body just does not want to let go of the weight unless I am physically active!

Thats it for now, hopefully tomorrow is more exciting!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

What a boring day!

I realized today another reason (as if I didnt have enough) why this town depresses me. Baby L and I went for a walk this afternoon and there was absolutely no traffic! Its a saturday for crying out loud! When the town pretty much shuts down on the weekend that screams loud and clear that it was an excellent idea for me to move to AB. I miss it so much, cant wait to go back. I am only staying here for my little man to meet his family.

Today's Menu:
Protein Shake (5pts)
Cheesy Chicken Pasta (6 pts)
Going to Boston Pizza!
Having some sort of Caesar wrap, a salad and water (10 pts)

So we are heading out to BP around 430 for supper this evening. Afterwards I get to see my other baby boy (Mom wont let me have Dukie Dukes here so he is staying at his grammy and grampies!) Then sometime this evening I want to fit in some more activity. Ive already walked with baby L for an hour so thats 4 AP, I will probably do some lower body work for another 2 pts.

Not a very exciting day at all so I am going to end it here.
Till next time

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friendly Competition

So I was really bright today! It all started on facebook, my status read "C seriously needs to shower, cardio + me = a sweaty MESS! but at least my ass is getting smaller". My brother and one of our colleagues (we work at the same dealership) have recently started going to boot camp and trying to get fit together, so reading this they posted some comments. K said "Is this a new thing or are you just trying to keep up with S" (S is my bro). So being the cheeky bastard I am my response was "No S is trying to keep up with me, hes trying to lose the baby belly too". Well from there all hell broke loose.

Well not really I am a tad bit over dramatic haha. S proposed that "the first one to have a 6 pack out of the three of us wins". So K being competitive was totally for it and I am not about to turn down a challenge. Only thing is they are both boys so chances of them losing a tonne of weight way faster than me is very likely. However, I highly doubt that the two of them would lose so much as to be a totally ripped 6 pack abs kind of guy. SOOOOOOO If I am really lucky I will win hahaha. If either of them win the two losers take the winner out for steak dinner. I don't eat steak so if I win, its TBD but it will be "Worth my while" says K. haha

So I will keep you posted on that but it should be fun, a little competition hasn't hurt anybody... well except anorexics! But the three of us do not anorexics make!

Here is my menu for today:
Protein shake (5pts)
WW banana muffin (3 pts)
Sweet and Sour Chicken stirfry with rice (5pts)
Activia Yogurt (2pts)
Haven't had anything yet, not feeling very hungry but I have 9 points left so I really ought to have something. I may have some whole wheat macaroni, with chicken and tomato sauce.

Activity - Haven't done it yet but it will be 30 mins of weights (got to get the buff arms so I can lug Baby L around. (I referred to him as little L this afternoon and got that jamiroquai song stuck in my head!) and will also do 60 mins of cardio for a total of 6 AP's.

I will end this post with this - I recently ordered the 30 Day Shred from I have decided that I am going to start it on October 1st. So I will be posting before and after photos as well as my before and after measurements. I am not expecting a miracle but the dvd itself claims you can lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days. I just want the benefits from the exercise. Hopefully gain some muscle, boost my metabolism, gain some strength and lose some inches.
I will be able to post my review on October 31st! I am pretty excited for this, I have heard that it is very difficult!

That's it for now!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Time to play catch up

Ok so here's the deal. I havent posted in over a year and I am going to do a 20 second "catch everybody up to speed" run down on my life.

  • I got pregnant last september
  • Gained back all my weight during pregnancy (highest weight while pregnant was 239lbs)
  • Had the baby (It's a boy!! 7lbs14oz)
  • Waited until baby L was 5 weeks old to start trying to lose weight
  • Started weight watchers (again) 8 weeks ago at 213.5lbs
  • Loss to date 13.5 lbs (as of Wednesday September 23)

So in an effort to keep myself going as well as trying to be supportive to a friend who is also trying to lose weight I decided to start up with my blog again. It always used to help keep me motivated so heres hoping it will this time as well.

The good news about being back on weight watchers is that now because I have my son I find I push myself a lot harder to stay on track because I am now a role model!(Scary!) I want to give him the best start in life and teach him good healthy habits from the get go. So in order to be the best mommy that I can be I am being/becoming the healthiest mommy I can be.

So here is the plan: I want to try to update my blog daily. For the sake of my friend I might post what I am eating everyday ... it might help throw out some meal ideas and if anybody will still be reading this thing it helps keep me accountable. I also will post what ive done for activity. One thing that is a fact of life for me is that especially since I have had a baby I MUST move my body every single day or the weight will not budge. I find now more than ever my body is fighting me most of the way because it is going through such a huge change trying to adjust to having just had a baby. However I am working my ass off to make sure I am doing my absolute best. From the looks of things I cant be doing too bad becuase I feel almost 14 pounds in 8 weeks is excellent!

So here is what I had today:
Breakfast :
Protein shake (5 pts)
Lunch :
Protein shake (5pts)
1 fat free Activia yogurt (2 pts)
Pita Pizza with chicken, veggies and feta cheese (8pts)
2 cups raw veggies(0pts)

I am allowed to have 24 points a day but today I only had 20. I know a lot of people freak out a bit when they hear that I am having protein shakes but it is helping me to get my milk products in. I try really hard to stick to the 8 good health guidelines so this is one way to do so for me. I dont do this all the time but it helps mix it up. I also take a supplement as well as salmon oil pills (I am hoping the oil will help my terribly dry skin!)

For activity I did 25 minutes of strength training this morning and 60 mins of cardio after supper for a total of 6 AP! I also guzzled down my 3 liters of water today :)

The last thing im going to report on today is that I gave up drinking soda (again, thought I had it kicked last time I gave it up but started up again) the day that I started weight watchers. So today is day 58 without it. I honestly dont think I will have it again because it is something I dont want L to have. When he starts eating real food I am the one who has to bring it into the house so if I set the example I am hoping he will follow my good example as he grows older :) If not at least I will know I did my best!

Thats it for now!