Monday, August 31, 2009

August 28-31

(4 days + 5 people + 2 room cabin)*(junk food) = 0 blogging

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August 27

-scrambled eggs with 1 pc toast
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-1/2 lg bag doritos
-2 chocolate chip granola bars
-2 apples
-"donair plate" - greek salad, fries, donair meat & sauce
-orange juice
-chai latte
-3 handfuls of M&Ms
-boxed mac & cheese with peas and added cheddar
-2 fish sticks
-2 pc toast with PB&J
-cereal with soy milk

Plus side:
2 walks totaling 6km, wearing Felix on my back for 1k.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26

Ugh. Belly feels so full. Ate far too much today, most of it crap. Despite this, I should weigh myself before bed tonight. A little afraid. ... and the verdict is: 166, unclothed, evening.

-Cornflakes with strawberries, 1/2 banana, yogurt, soy milk
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-2 pc ww toast with PB & J
-3 chocolate chip granola bars
-200g lemon meringue pie
-1 ham slice
-2 slices pepperoni
-1/2 baguette
-1/2 cup artichoke & asiago dip
-200g raisins
-2 bowls of chicken, carrot, broccoli, bean & lentil soup
-2 pc watermelon

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August 25

-corn flakes with yogurt, soy milk, strawberries, 1/2 banana, blueberries
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-1/2 large bag doritos (sorry Jay)
-200g raisins
-A&W Mama Burger
-iced mocha
-2 nectarines
-1/3 whole wheat baguette
-green tea
-roast chicken, rice with veggies, dipping sauce
-PEP mint chocolate patty

Plus side:
Walked 6 km, 2km with Felix on my back

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24

Ok, here I am at day 41 of my food & activity blog. I'm heavier than I was when I started, but I **think** that's muscle. Maybe. Oh who am I trying to kid - I seem to be stuck in a 3 days on, 5 days off exercise routine. I eat crap, and lots of it. I walk everywhere, but am a very lazy person. I really hoped having this blog up for all the world to see would help me with my accountability. And it has, sort of. I rarely binge on 4 bags of candy at a time anymore, for fear that a reader would call me out on it. But I haven't started a diet plan. I haven't stuck with my exercise routine. I'm not eating any healthier. I've joined several online groups and challenges, but I'm not really following along.

Bah. Mopey and discouraged today. I like eating. I love food. Chocolate is right up there next to air on my "Must Have" list.

But if I don't get motivated, I'm really gonna hate myself in the morning.

I've been meaning to put up my current supper meal plan, so I can someday get around to doing a project I've been looking forward to: determining the nutritional information and finding non-dairy and gluten free alternatives to what I'm currently using. We do a 5 week rotating schedule and head out for groceries Saturday mornings. This makes supper time with the boys running around like headless chickens, and me being so tired from another sugar crash, easier to manage. Each week runs Saturday - Friday. With a few exceptions, everything is made from scratch.

Steak & pirogies & salad
Fish cakes & sweet potato fries
Tofu veggie stir fry
Porklets & vermicile noodles
Moroccan Stew
Meat loaf & mashed potatoes

Burgers & fries & salad
BBQ Chicken & pasta salad
Sausage with rice or rotini
Sweet potato burritos
Salmon & rice
Roast pork, veggies
Sweet and sour pork on rice

Beef Hash
Haddock & rice
Roast chicken, veggies, rice
Chicken soup & biscuits
Baked beans OR chili

Roast beef with root veggies
Fettuccine alfredo (tofu)
Shepard's pie
Fish sticks & sweet potato fries

Black bean burgers & sweet potato fries
Chicken cordon bleu, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Meatballs & rice
Mac n cheese
Lentils & rice
Fish chowder & biscuits
Tomato garlic pork chops & butter noodles

Todays foodies:
-corn flakes with soy milk, 1/2 banana, yogurt
-5 chocolate granola bars
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-Sushi: 4 pc Ko Doraku Roll (tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy sauce), 3 pc california roll, 1 pc sweet potato tempura roll, ginger salad, extra nori & rice the boys didn't eat
-Crunchie chocolate bar
-1.5 yogurt tubes
-meatloaf, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts
-choc-soy pudding with blueberries
-1 gl white wine

Plus side:
Walked downtown: 4 km (wearing Felix)

Minus side:
wine, granola bars... alternated between uncomfortably full & bloated and starving all day long.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 23

-10 pc raisin bread (not all in one sitting)
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-1/2 PB & J sandwich
-handful of: raisins, goldfish crackers, blueberries
-1 peach
-few bites of full fat cottage cheese, raspberry yogurt
-green tea
-2 dark chocolate granola bars
-2/3 lg box jr mints chocolate
-1/2 lg box runts candy
-spaghetti & meat sauce with cheese
-1.5 cups of instant chocolate pudding, made with soy milk
-1 apple

Plus side:
Nothing to see here, folks!

Minus side:
Feel like a loser. Must dig deeper to find some self-control!

August 22

-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-2 pc ww toast with PB&J
-2 pc leftover pizza
-sweet potato burrito with sour cream
-chai tea with milk
-Rolo icecream drumstick
-1/2 lg box runts candy
-1/3 lg box jr mints chocolates
-3? peaches
-greek salad
-spaghetti with cheese & meat sauce
-Super Ah Caramel Sandwich

Plus side:
2 km walk with Felix on my back, 3 km walk

Minus side:
Spent $10 on candy at the convenience store
Didn't to 30 Day Shred

Friday, August 21, 2009

August 21

And yep, the fudge parade continues!

-2 pc raisin bread toast with PB
-5 peaches
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-12 pc fudge
-1 pc raisin bread
-2 lg pc marble cheese
-4 pc pepperoni
-2 pc sliced ham
-pineapple juice
-4 pc homemade pizza (pepperoni, tomato, ham, pineapple, gr pepper, sauce, cheese)
-green tea

I think I'm forgetting something, but maybe I didn't actually have a full breakfast or lunch???

Plus side:
Long walk wearing Felix - 6km total

Minus side:
Fudge, only 1 main meal, skipped DVD again...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20

And the fudge day continues. I gave half of it away and stuck the rest in the freezer hoping I would eat less of it. It worked, sort of.

-3pc cheese bread
-lg coffee with soy milk
-1/2 packet instant oatmeal with raisins
-140g cheese & poppy seed crackers
-small serving pasta with sausage & peppers in tomato sauce
-5 peaches
-12 pc fudge
-egg noodles with pork, broccoli & snow peas in sweet & sour sauce

Plus side
-2 walks, totaling 5km. (With Felix on my back for 2km)

Minus side:
Eat some real food, stay away from the fudge! RULES ARE RULES!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 19

165. Evening. Unclothed. I feel stronger, so I'm going with the assumption that this extra weight is muscle. *insert waving fist here*

-2 pc ww toast with PB & J
-lg coffee with soy milk
-8 pc raisin bread
-6 peaches
-yogurt tube
-6 pc fudge (Oh yes. I made fudge. Shoot me now! But half of it has been given away and the rest is in the freezer, awaiting being given away.)
-2 homemade bean, cheese & sweet potato burritos with sour cream

Plus slide:
Slow 2 km walk for groceries
Crazy hard 30DS~L2

Minus side:
Whoa on the bread, crazy lady! And fudge. Seriously?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18

So I did level 2 again today, after shirking my 'responsibilities' for some time now. It was a struggle to breathe through the exertion, what with all this humidity we've been having lately. (40 on the humidex, which sounds better/worse? in fahrenheit: 104). The actual high temperature today was 31 degrees, or 88 degrees, for those in the US.

My sweet hubby prodded me along, swept the floor in front of the computer, made me put the DVD on. Got down on the floor next to me a few times and did parts of the work out. Then brought me water and a towel afterwards. Either the sweetest hubby ever, or is tired of looking at my fat ass!

I've joined a 30 Day Challenge on one of my mommy boards. We'll see who is the biggest loser in a month's time. Fun stuff. I may die.

Todays foods:
-Special K with raisins & soy milk
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-1 pear
-10 yellow plums
-1 medium Tim Horton's Iced Cappuccino
-Tim Horton's 'turkey bacon club' sandwich on white bread with lettuce, tomato & honey mustard
-Tim Horton's boston cream donut (any guesses where I went for lunch today???!)
-1/4 wheat & honey bagel, toasted with butter
-big piece of mozza cheese
- salmon & haddock with basamati rice & peas
-237 ml Sprite

Oops - editing to add these forgotten foodies:
-2 cookies, 2 glasses lemonade, 2 rice krispie squares with chocolate sauce from the lemonade stand down the street.

Plus side:
-Slow 2 km walk

Minus side:
-donut, sprite, cappuccino + lemonade stand goodies = lots of fat/sugar, but otherwise ok day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17

-2 pc ww toast with PB & J
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-1 pear
-6 chocolate cupcakes (not all in one sitting!)
-cheese, apple, pita slices with peanut butter & grapes
-soft pretzel with butter & salt
-1 scoop passionfruit sorbet, 1 scoop blueberry cheesecake ice cream
-pasta with sausage, red & green pepper & cheese in tomato & mushroom sauce
-3 strawberries
-frozen yogurt tube

Plus side:
slow 3k walk

Minus side:
6 cupcakes. Ice cream. Let the judging begin.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16

-mango yogurt with strawberries
-2 pc ww toast with PB&J
-lg coffee with choc soymilk
-2 yellow plums
-9 pc california roll sushi
-lots of cheese & grapes
-3 glass iced tea
-8? two-bite brownies
-1 mini-pita bread
-chips & cheesies
-1 mini-blueberry muffin
-1.5 glass white wine
-1 chocolate cupcake

Plus side:

Minus side:
Had car access, so drove everywhere. Skipped exercises. Ate too much. Drank too much. Don't care!

August 15

-4 pc ww toast with PB & J
-lg coffee with choc soymilk
-cereal bar
-blueberry yop
-1/2 apple
-4.5 cupcakes
-lots of chips
-2 glasses of punch
-lots of veggies & dip
-lots of strawberries, blueberries, grapes, watermelon
-2 candy suckers, 1 candy necklace
-1 hamburger with bun, ketchup, mayo, mustard, cheese, dill pickle
-salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, lots of chickpeas, italian dressing
-mango yogurt with strawberries
-5 raspberries
-1 gl wine

Plus side:
Fast, hot, walk wearing Felix & a backpack: 1.3 km
Long, hot, walk uphill wearing Felix & a backpack: 1km

Minus side:
A little carried away at a birthday party

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14


-3 pc ww toast with PB&J
-6? nectarines
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-2 organic fig cookies
-handful cheddar gator crackers
-1 hardboiled eggLink-1 black bean burger (no bun) with avocado & sour cream
-1 banana
-med iced soy mocha
-1 blueberry scone/biscuit thingy
-1 pc pound cake with butter cream frosting (yummmmmmm)
-1/2 pc watermelon
-lg fresh squeezed lemonade
-2 lg iced tea
-uber cheesy chicken cannelloni from Boston Pizza
-3 TBSP "bugs & cheese" macaroni
-1/2 chocolate chip cookie
-1 gl white wine

Plus side:
Loooong walk - 10.5 km total. The breakdown: Medium speed for 3.5 km; sloooooow for 3km, but wearing 22 lb Felix (lots of stops along the waterfront during the Busker's Festival); steeeeep uphill 0.5 km, pushing roughly 100lbs worth of kids and stroller; slow pace home 3km.

Minus side:
Still not following your rules, deary.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13

Re-weigh in AM, unclothed: 163lbs

-2 pc whole wheat toast with PB & J
-large coffee with choc soy milk
-2 peaches
-3 nectarines
-"Donair Plate" - meat, sauce, greek salad, fries
-Small DQ Reece's pieces Blizzard (Mmmmmmm forbidden ice-creamy goodness. But today, all Blizzard proceeds went to the IWK, so I was thinking of the children.)
-1/4 bag Doritos (sorry Jay)
-100g raisins
-3 black bean burgers (no buns) with avocado & sour cream, potato salad
-1 organic fig cookie
-1 glass wine

Plus side:
30DS~Level 2 (oh boy, it's tough!)
Medium paced 3 km walk
Slow paced 2 km walk (wearing Felix on my back for half of it)

Minus side:
Tsk tsk tsk tsk.

August 12

Weekly weigh in: evening, semi-clothed 163 lbs: no change BOO! But I can feel more upper body muscle - push ups are a bit easier now! Wheee! Will start Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred tomorrow.....

-2 pc cheese toast with butter
-lg coffee with choc soy milk
-snack of raisins, cheddar gator crackers
-5 organic fig cookies
-6.5 peaches
-1.5 pc smoked thick cut ham, homemade potato salad (potato, peas, carrots, egg, mayo, spices), cherry tomatoes, mozza cheese
-1 oz dark baker's chocolate
-237 ml Sprite
-5 small homemade granola bars (what a pig! But they were goooooood.)
-snack of grapes, carrot sticks, red pepper
-green tea

Plus side:
Slow walk with boys (2k), 30DS~1

Minus side:
This little piggy went to the market....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 11

Ok, I need to get serious.

CURB dairy
REMOVE refined sugar

LIMIT computer time
night waking to improve quality of sleep and increase energy

REMOVE temptations

-2 pc cheesy bread with butter
-rice krispies with yogurt, blueberries, soymilk
-lg coffee with cream
-2 nectarines
-scrambled egg white on 2 pc cheesy bread toast with butter
-1/3 bag salt & vinegar chips (sorry Jay)
-3 handfuls of M&Ms (Sorry Jay)
-"Lunch box Ham" *
-200g organic raisins (Sorry Jay - my raisin experiment isn't going so well)
-1 pear
-1 pint blueberries
-tofu & rice & snap peas with thai spices & soy sauce
-lots of water
-lots of corn chips and hummus

Plus side:
-Resumed 30 Day Shred, level 1
-Slow walk with Felix in the carrier, 4k

Minus side:
Ok lady... you didn't follow your new rules today. This is your first warning.

Went overboard with mindless eating while reading on the couch this afternoon. Also don't have any fingernails left. Bad habit. Stupid oral fixation or something whilst lost in a book. I've tried chewing gum, but it's not the same.

***Regarding the lunch box ham: a seriously messed up little thing I'd picked up for Elliot one day, as a treat since we were having a busy day. (It's a store brand "Lunchables") After reading the nutritional info, I'm glad he didn't eat it. And I'm sorry I was the one to eat it. Contained enough chemicals to mummify me and lovely buzz words like "processed cheese food"; "chocolatey coated". 370 cal and 21 g fat per serving: 8 slices ham, 8 slices "cheese", 8 crackers and 3 cookies. Pure yum. Blech!

August 10

Another emotional eating day...

Let's see:
-2 pc whole wheat toast with PB&J
-special K with blueberries & soymilk
-Tim Horton's fruit explosion muffin
-Tim Horton's coffee: 1/2 decaf-1/2 hot chocolate
-1 small banana chocolate chip muffin
-entire banana chocolate chip loaf (small - 5x3")
-6?8? nectarines
-2 pc cheesy bread with butter
-several pieces mozza cheese
-meat & veggie lasagna
-salad with ginger dressing
-1 oz dark bakers chocolate

Plus side:
lots of chasing after Elliot while carrying Felix

Minus side:
skipped workout/walks again

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9

-2 pc whole wheat toast with peanut butter & jam
-3 nectarines
-3 peaches
-4 small banana-chocolate chip muffins
-lg coffee with cream
-3 pc cheese bread with butter
-plain yogurt with sliced peaches & blueberries
-mint chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate fudge mixed in on a waffle cone
-iced soy chai latte
-hamburger with dill pickle, ketchup, mustard, mayo & cheese, spicy fries, 2 large portions of Asian salad (noodles, lettuce, cabbage, dried pineapple, sliced almond, ginger dressing)
-gin & soda with blueberries
-blueberry yop
-corn chips with hummus

Plus side:
-fast 3k walk, slow 5k walk, 15 minutes of pilates

Minus side:
too much food, too much ice cream

August 8

-cereal with blueberries, banana, raisins & soymilk
-lg coffee with cream
-2 (small) pc pepperoni pizza with sweet potato fries
-1 pint blueberries
-3 peachs
-1 nectarine
-1 chocolate bar
-1 scoop mint chocolate chunk ice cream on a cone
-1/2 steak, 1 corn on the cob, 5 pirogies with sour cream
-plain yogurt with sliced peaches and blueberries

Plus side:
-slow walk with the boys - 2km
-walked around the huge grocery store for just over an hour

Minus side:
-car access again = not very active
-skipped workout AGAIN!

August 7

-cereal with banana, blueberries & soy milk
-lg coffee with cream
-Cora's 1990's harvest (raisin brioche, egg, bacon, lots of fruit, maple syrup) and potatoes
-1 small piece fudge
-6 chocolate cookies
-3 (small) piece pepperoni pizza with sweet potato fries
-crepe with fresh fruit & custard
-2 pints blueberries

Plus side:
-slow walk around the block - maybe 1k
-few minutes of swimming in the lake, bouncing with the boys

Minus side:
-had car access, so not very active today. Skipped 30DS workout, too. BOO!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6

Ack. I reweighed myself, unclothed, before bed last night and it was lower: 163. Apparently, my thin tank top and yoga pants weigh 4 lbs. Who knew? But on a crappier note, I still gained 2 lbs in the last week and now I'm heaver than my starting weight.

Muscle mass. It has to be... yep. We'll go with that.

-Starbucks half-caf coffee with cream
-Starbucks date & oat muffin
-California roll sushi with spicy sauce & salad
-4 nectarines
-2 pints blueberries
-1/4 bag raisins (20g, maybe?)
-small handful M&Ms
-blueberry yop drink
-apple juice
-4 cookies
-Moroccan stew & rice (tomato, chick peas, sweet potato, green pepper, spices)
-1 pc fudge

Plus side:
Lots of appointments = lots of walking (9km total - 3 km with Felix in the carrier), 30DS~L1

Minus side:
Doing so well until picking Elliot up from daycare and they were having a bake sale. Yum.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 5

Ugh. This can't be right: 167, clothed. Must weigh myself again before bed. I can't possibly have gained 6 lbs in 1 week! Goddamn fudge.

Today passed by in a blur. I'm an emotional eater and let me tell you, on days after sleepless nights with cranky and sick boys, I'm liable to eat anything and everything. Let's see if I can recall everything from today...

-2pc whole wheat toast with PB & J
-Special K with blueberries & soy milk
-large coffee with cream
-piece of pear
-handful of stolen M&Ms
-several baby crackers
-200g organic raisins.
-1/2 turkey club sandwich (turkey, honey mustard, bacon, lettuce, tomato)
-small Tim Horton's Iced Cap
-piece of banana muffin
-1.5 pints blueberries
-1 apple
-4 oz (?) mozza
-basamati rice with peas, 5 meatballs with bbq sauce

Plus side:
1 km walk with the boys, 30DS~1

Minus side:
Too much too much too much! Portion control, woman! Will power! YOU CAN DO IT!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 4

Oh man, I am so sore. This 30 Day Shred is killing me. I love it!

-Special K with blueberries, banana, yogurt & soymilk
-Starbucks soy mocha, no whip
-Starbucks date & oat muffin
-PC White Cheddar Mac & Cheese with peas & mozza
-1.5 pint blueberries
-80g bag plain microwave popcorn (300 cal, 5 g fat)
-10ish plums
-1 oz cheese
-3/4 bag goldfish crackers
-yogurt tube
-1 porkchop, tomato, vermicelli pasta

Plus side:
Walk downtown & back (5km total), Level 1 - 30DS

Minus side:
Portions. Goldfish. Need to better space meals and have better protein ratio so I don't get so hungry in the mid-afternoon.

Monday, August 3, 2009

August 3

Ahhh, so I started the 30-Day Shred yesterday. I ordered the DVD a week ago and it hasn't arrived yet, but I found it on YouTube (in 9 parts) and decided to get a head start. I'm enjoying it. Of course, trying to do ab work on the floor when a 1 year old is dive bombing your head while cackling hysterically and trying to give you open-mouthed kisses or trying to do leg work with the same 1 year old is hanging onto you for dear life (again with the cackling, it's a fun game!) adds another challenge to the work out. Oh - and it was especially enjoyable when he sat on my head with a poopy diaper. *le sigh* I should also mention that when Felix isn't doing those things, he's messing with the computer - clicking the mouse, opening and closing browser windows, calibrating the system preferences... fun times!

I've done level 1 twice now. It's a 20 minute work out, broke down into 2-3 minute segments: warm up, cardio, abs, circuit, resistence, etc. I'm really enjoying it! I'm surprisingly out of breath and sore afterwards, so it must be working. The plan is to do level 1 for 10 days, then move on to level 2 for 10 days, then finally level 3 for 10 days. Not sure what to do after the 30 days to maintain my new hot bod...

Ok, on to today's foodies
-1 cupcake
-small bowl cheerios with blueberries, yogurt & soymilk
-2 medium blueberry pancakes with aunt jemima syrup
-coffee with cream
-10ish yellow plums
-1 pint blueberries
-1 ham & turkey tortilla wrap with cheese & avocado
-Starbucks Chai Latte
-Starbucks date & oat muffin
-3 handfuls of raisins (sorry Jay)
-2 handfuls of goldfish crackers
-mac & cheese
-cheese & ham stuffed chicken breast
-half a bag (1 lb?) baby carrots
-lots of water
-handful of cheerios & baby crackers

Plus side:
Walk down town & back, wearing Felix on the return trip (4.5 km), 30 Day Shred Level 1

Minus side:
-Portion control!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 2

-4 pc fudge (all gone now)
-cheerios with soy milk, yogurt, blueberries
-1/3 banana
-large coffee with cream
-1/2 pint blueberries
-large serving homemade mac & cheese
-1 1/2 apples
-3 yellow plums
-2 pc sliced black forest ham
- 2 oz mozza
-1 chicken breast, stuffed with ham & cheese and battered with cream & bread crumbs. Oven baked
-salad green w/beets, tomato, cucumber. Italian dressing.
-broccoli microwave-steamed with feta cheese & balsamic vinegar
-1 cupcake with chocolate frosting
-1 handful raisins
-1 small handful M&Ms

Plus side:
Speed walked/jogged 4.5 km... did 30 Day Shred Level 1. Boo-YEAH!

Minus side:
High sugar/fat, as per usual.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1

Oh dear. The list is short, but the items have humongous girth. This is where I fall off the wagon, get run over by it, tangled in the wheels and dragged across town.

-Special K with banana, yogurt & soy milk
-2 pc whole wheat toast with PB&J
-large coffee with cream
-1/3 hardboiled egg
-2 turkey, avocado, lettuce, mozza & mayo tortilla wraps
-1.5 pints of fresh blueberries
-2/3 pan of fudge
-homemade mac & cheese with french toast topper

Plus side:
Healthy lunch (wraps)

Minus side:
Fudge. At least 3000 cal worth of it. Stupid.