Friday, June 29, 2007

How We All Touch Each Others' Lives

There has been a lot of commotion since yesterday on the Weight Watchers' discussion boards in regards to Shaunna not qualifying to be a Weight Watchers success story due to the rate at which she lost her weight. This has really opened my eyes to how we all touch each others' lives, even if we haven't actually "met" in person.

To be continued...

OK, continuing... It's hard when something like this happens to one of us. I mean, most of us don't really know each other in the sense that we see each other, talk in person, etc. But we're all a part of each others' lives, and we're all linked by the same issue. I often find myself thinking of some of you. I sometimes even talk about you to DBF, my mom, sister, etc.

When we found out Shaunna's story wouldn't be published by WW as a success story, I think it really brought us all together somehow. I can't get it off of my mind. I really feel for you Shaunna, I feel your frustration and your hurt too. It really amazes me to think of how other women I've never even met in person can affect my life the way all of you often do.

We all need to keep supporting each other, and keep on working towards our individual goals. We all have our own ways to contribute to each others' successes, and we need to keep doing so!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Getting Back on Track

Not sure how I did it, but somehow I managed to survive this past week and still lose 0.2 lbs. That's not a lot I know, but wow I sure don't deserve a loss.

I had my 10-year high school reunion on Saturday and it was pretty much 'no holds barred' for me. Tried to stay a bit on track, but let's just say that it didn't work much. Had a couple too many drinks and a couple too many snacks to soak up that extra fluid - LOL. It turned out to be a great time though. Problem was that I kind of let myself go for the last couple of days of the week too - nothing too disastrous, but I did indulge in some ice cream last night to finish off my week - roasted marshmallow ice cream - yummy!

So today was weigh in, and now I'm back on track again. I'm doing the Wendie plan this week, and I'm gonna stick to it! So far so good. Having a great low-point day, and have a nice healthy taco salad planned for dinner - one of my favourites.

I haven't been feeling so hot lately, I think I have some sort of weird digestive bug thing goin' on. I get really hungry, eat, then my tummy just feels weird for a couple of hours. Strange. Hopefully I'll be feeling better over the next couple of days.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Getting Caught Up

Sorry for the lapse in blogging everyone - it has been a crazy couple of weeks.

Stephen and I bought a house! And it's gorgeous! I'm so in love with it. It's about a 10-minute drive from the city, but still close enough that we won't even notice it. It will only add about 5 minutes to my drive to work right now, so I'm extremely happy with that.

Having grown up in the country, I wanted to have a house on at least an acre of land, which we got. It's a four bedroom bungalow, with a double attached garage, an above-ground pool with a deck built around it, and a breath-taking view in the back yard! I wish everyone could see it!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Long Time, No Blog

It's been a few days since I've blogged last, mostly due to the crazy weekend I just had. And what a great one...

DBF's mom and her BF came to stay with us this weekend. They came because they wanted to go fishing at a great spot near where we live. They live a couple of hours away, so were going to make a weekend of it.

They arrived Friday evening. I made us dinner - the Better Butter Chicken recipe from ESBM - they loved it! (One point for me!) I also made a sugar-free sex in the pan dessert. Yummy! After dinner they informed DBF and I that we would should be at the fishing spot by 6am! 6AM! Gaah! So we sat around and played some Wii and some other board games until about 1am, when they were finally ready to hit the hay. Oy! I made sure the coffee pot was pre-programmed and ready for 5am, then went to bed.

So I was up and at it by 5.30am, which I thought was pretty good. DBF was already up with his mom and Charlie making breakfast for everyone by the time I drug my butt out to the kitchen. We didn't exactly make it to the fishing spot by 6am, but we were there by about 6.30am, which I thought was pretty good, considering.

Then the fishing! What a great time! I caught a couple of really large fishes! I wouldn't touch any worms or the fishes, but I learned to cast and reel in like a mad woman! Loved it! DBF caught the fish of the day, a 17-inch trout! It was the only fish we kept and brought home. It fed all four of us for dinner that night. We even went back and fished some more after dinner - totally fun!

Needless to say though, we were exhausted on Saturday night, and went to bed fairly early. Sunday for me was pretty slow and relaxed. Great weekend though!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Word of the Day: Willy-Nilly

wil·ly-nil·ly / Pronunciation[wil-ee-nil-ee] –adverb
1. in a disorganized or unplanned manner; sloppily.
2. whether one wishes to or not; willingly or unwillingly: He'll have to do it willy-nilly. –adjective
3. shilly-shallying; vacillating.
4. disorganized, unplanned; sloppy: willy-nilly work.
[Origin: 1600–10; from the phrase will ye, nill ye.]

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Results of the Wendie Experiment

Wendie was good to me this week - I got away with eating McDonald's and some sweet treats, and the scale showed a loss of 0.8 lbs too. It showed more of a loss when I jumped on it after my shower this morning (like an additional 1.2 lb loss), but I always take the first weigh in of the day. If I am actually lighter than I show on my first weigh in, it'll show up in next week's loss. I'm happy with my loss this week anyway, especially at this stage in the game.

I'm going to do the Wendie plan again this week. It was really easy to do, with only two days where I'm supposed to stay completely OP. Steve's mom is coming to stay with us this weekend, so having Saturday as my super high day is perfect for it.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Serious Raccoon Burn and McDonald's Gripe

I have no idea how anyone can take me seriously today - I can't even stop laughing at myself! I have a seriously ridiculous raccoon burn - it is too funny! I was out in the sun yesterday for like 4 hours with my new sunglasses on. They cover my face down to the middle of my cheeks. I was sooo not thinking of how much sun I was getting because it was so cool here yesterday. But geez, do I ever look like a fool today - too funny!

My Wendie experiment seems to be going well. I totally took advantage of my super high day and ate some McDonald's on Saturday while watching the hockey game. Last night I ended up going over by a couple of points though - I tried all day to get myself a McDonald's vanilla cone, which is only 3 pts. I went to 3 different McDonald's yesterday and every single one was out of ice milk! Grr... Since I really wanted the ice milk, I went to DQ and had a Dilly Bar. I thought they were 3 pts too, but realized when I got home that they're actually 5 pts. Oh well... no big deal. But I sure was mad at McDonald's! LOL

Didn't get out for a run yesterday, but I did play my first beach volleyball game of the season. My feet are killing me today though, from running around in the sand. Ouch! It's raining here today, but I still think I'm going to try to get out for a short run later. Monday is normally a day off running, but my running schedule has been put off a bit, so I'm gonna try to catch up.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Update - Day 3 on Wendie

Today is Day 3 of my Wendie experiment, and so far so good. I get 20 points today, one of my lower-point days. But I find that if I plan in advance, it's no problem to get lots of food for 19 or 20 points - I just have to be prepared. So last night I went the Superstore and got myself some strawberries and a really nice mediterranean salad for lunch. I'll put some light feta cheese and eat my salad spritzer on it and presto! - a nice big salad for just 1.5 pts. That leaves room for some salmon and some all-bran bites. An entire lunch (huge!) for 4.5 pts. Sweet deal!

I have a run scheduled for today, a nice, easy 4K run, which I plan on doing sometime this evening. I'm now really looking forward to my runs, now that I have this heart rate thing under control. I had no idea that I had been running too fast before. Now that I have my new heart rate monitor, running has really changed for me - it's an even more enjoyable experience than it was before.