Arghh…

Don’t you just hate it when you lose or misplace clothes? I bought a really nice short sleeved charcoal grey sweater with a thick black belt just before Christmas and voila…it has disappeared! I have the belt….just not the sweater lol…Maybe it’s at G’s and he hasn’t noticed. I thought I had taken it with me to a cottage that G had rented for Valentine’s day weekend but I know I didn’t wear it there and I’m pretty sure I didn’t leave it there..If i didn’t wear it, it wouldn’t have come out of my bag..and I ALWAYS thoroughly check an area before I leave.

For breaky I had sugar reduced, peach instant oatmeal..I don’t think I could EVER give up instant oatmeal and a cup of 60% fewer calories hot chocolate. I just ate a Praeventia 100 cal granola bar. I am missing out on some protein. I love turkey bacon too Sparkling…maybe I will have some scrambled egg whites and turkey bacon for lunch :). I haven’t bought bread or anything resembling bread in about two weeks (buns, dinner rolls etc).

Today I did something that was long overdue. I went through my overflowing drawers of clothes. I don’t fit into my size 4’s (currently an eight) and I’ve decided to donate some of the ‘too small’ clothes. NOT ALL..hopefully I will get back there, however I was quite content with a size 6. On the good news..I tried on two pairs of size 6 jeans that were almost impossible to get up around my arse back a few mths ago and I can get them done up!! SNUG…but DONE UP!!!!!!!!

G is home tomorrow from an annual ski-doo trip with his buddies. He left on Thursday and gave me his truck and house keys :). I was thinking of bringing Cosmo to his house tonight and going on to work in the AM from there and back again, however we are due to get 10 centimetres of snow and freezing rain tonight. My house is a lot closer and I would have to take the highway in the AM from his place. I can’t believe that I miss him so much!!!!!!!! It’s not like me to become so emotionally attached to a man but I love him to pieces!

Have a great day ladies!

Ang

Awesome website!

A girl from my hometown who is a year older than myself, has started a blog on facebook about her weightloss. So far she has lost 135.5 lbs through Weight Watchers and has really been inspiring me to get back on track. I am not sure if you can see the blog.

http://www.facebook.com/leannesweightlossjourney

She also talks about this awesome blog, www.emilybites.com. Check it out! It’s full of healthy recipes and point values in weight watchers. I sooo need a food processor to begin making my own hummus..the second recipe she has posted. She also makes these individually portioned meals with a muffin pan..they look so cute!

Today I went to the mall with Myra, got a turkey sandwich from Tim Horton’s on whole wheat and a peanut butter cookie. They are my weakness..I need to make a healthier P B cookie or just begin eating a tablespoon of PB a day to take away the craving, lol.

As I type this lying down, my cuddly kitten is on my chest and purring away!

Have a great day ladies :)

Gone too long!

So after receiving a few comments I decided it’s time to blog and update you all on how things are going :).

On the dating side, the boy I was dating last May didn’t last that long, lol…and I dated a few others over the Summer that didn’t seem to go anywhere/ weren’t for me. I had decided to not settle on just anyone…been there/done that. In November I met Geoff (at this point I was getting completely sick of the dating game and especially online dating…just about to give up. I am happy to say that I feel like for the first time in my life I am completely in love. He is EVERYTHING that i’ve been looking for and has met all the things on my ‘list’ of what I was looking for. He’s 30 (I will be on the 23rd!), owns two houses, great job, mature, close friends and great relationship with family..and besides that he also cooks (well!!!) and cleans! I’ve hit the boyfriend jackpot :).

Now on to the not so great news…I’ve gained about 15 lbs. I realize now that I used the gym as a sort of therapy and escape from psycho ex boyfriend last Spring. I lost all interest in going to the gym :S.

My car broke down not long ago and I am considering buying a new one in the near future. I sacrificed and gave up my gym membership and getting my nails done which saves me at least $90 a month.

Ooh I also got a kitten last Thanksgiving..October here in Canada :). I adopted Cosmo from the SPCA and he is like my baby! On our second date, Geoff informed me that he’s slightly allergic to cats and I said right out, “is this going to be a deal breaker? Because my cat isn’t going anywhere.” He said, “nope!” and they (the allergies) have improved a lot…even to tthe point that Cosmo goes for sleepovers to G’s house (I will refer to him as G..lol).

To get back on track, last week I began the 17 day diet….it lasted about 5 days….I had to eat a granola one night due to a severe headache. I was becoming a little constipated and didn’t stick with it :(.

I need support, I need help and I need suggestions!

XO Ang

Forgot to add that in August I travelled to Surrey, British Columbia (other side of canada) to visit relatives for two weeks. It was an awesome trip! The weather was amazing (especially compared to Newfoundland) and the scenery is breathtaking! Spent a lot of time in Vancouver and also went to Whistler :). We drove to Portland and Seattle/ Washington….I love Outlet shopping!!!!!!!

quick update

So my friend Myra seemed to like new boy..said he seems very sensible and he wasn’t shy at all at her place…even helped bbq, clean up from dinner and wash dishes. She did say he seems a little younger..he’s two years younger than me..just because we’re both used to dating older guys. She also said he’s tiny (she likes taller/bigger guys) and very muscular ..hehehehe..i love it! I had a bbq chicken breast, spinach salad (w/ sunflower seeds, cranberries, almonds, etc), 4 tiny roasted potatoes and one hot dog weiner( the only time i will eat hotdogs throughout the year is bbq season). I also had a small bit of macaroni salad.

Weight was 145.5 this am!!!!!! I haven’t used the washroom in a few days so i am hoping that it was just the TOM and sodium from things I ate last week.

Such a beautiful day here today!!!!

Ang

Happy Long weekend!

It’s May 24th weekend here…Victoria day holiday!!!! I love having 4 day work weeks. Weight on Friday was 149.5 and on Saturday 148.5. Would love to be back at 142!!!

Yesterday Myra and I went to the gym..did 30 minutes on the Precor (like elliptical but better!) and some weight machines. Today we walked for 50 minutes.

The sun is shining and I’m feeling fabulous! New boy spent first night here last night..we’re taking things ’slow’ if you know what I mean…just a lot of snuggling..lol. I love being with him so much. I also love that he’s very active (not an inch of fat on him, lol). He doesn’t have a gym membership but he jogs/hikes plays hockey and softball…oh ya and he can eat whatever he wants and probably doesn’t gain an inch haha. Last night he took me out to supper then we came back here and watched tv and had a few beer. He might be coming to Myra’s house tonight for a bbq (a little nervous..meeting a friend of mine for the first time, lol) and then we’re going to hike a trail at a nearby park.

Well thats an update for me! I have to get more active and start drinking more water!!!

Have a great week!

xo Ang

Finally…an update :)

First of all..that ‘boy’ in the last post turned out to be a loser :S….He was all talk when offshore before we met but when it actually came to dating all he wanted to do was ‘hang out’ at his house…aka get laid….His interest seemed to quickly disappear although he said he still was..he just didn’t do anything to make me think otherwise…actions speak louder than words.

Second of all…I have my OWN apartment!! Yes I’ve moved out into a nicer/newer apartment w/ no carpet..yay for allergies :)..I LOVE having my own space..bought a new couch/coffee table set and a new kitchen table..plus a LOT more for the apt…..next is a new bedroom set :P. Finally I don’t have to be responsible for anyone or anything but myself. On the plus side..my landlord’s child goes to one of my companies daycare….the one where my best friend Myra works..I think that really upped my chances of getting it, lol.

I’ve dated a few other guys on that site that really weren’t for me (actually set one up w/a coworker, lol) but a week ago a guy messaged me online who is almost 3 years younger than myself! He has a great job…knows people from my hometown and I really feel like I can be myself around him. Forgot to add that he’s a cutie too :P. We went on a date Friday night (movie). We’ve spent 5 nights in a row doing something or just cuddling on my couch watching a movie. He’s soo sweet and considerate! We both deleted our accounts today :) and I am praying it goes somewhere!!!

I haven’t weighed myself in days. I will weigh on Friday and report back to here. I have just been really really busy lately…I am enjoying life to its fullest….and feeling the happiest I have been in years..not only because of the new boy..but just in general :P

Ang

update :)

well the ‘boy’ (he aint no boy) called on Saturday 1030 to let me know that they weren’t sure if his ship was staying for all night and that his boss gave him a small bit of time off that afternoon :). We met about 1145-1245 at a park….quick walk around..lots of snuggles/hugs/kisses…i’ve never felt SOOOO comfortable kissing someone so quickly…..we have great chemistry. So because i didn’t think he was staying I told my friend Myra that I’d go to a Zumba masterclass that night. Shortly after he calls to tell me captain has decided to stay in town and we could hang out. Long story short..Myra wasn’t feeling well..said shag the Zumba…and went to his house to hang out (He couldn’t go far….in case called back to ship to leave). We watched two movies…hung out/snuggled….i didn’t get home til 530 am(he had to be back on ship for 6). I can feel myself becoming very emotionally attached to him and I am hoping and praying that I’m not setting myself up for a fall. Trust is a major issue w/ me and guys…yes I know it sucks!

Weight was 141.5 yesterday..up a bit this AM ( had chilli for supper..thinking it’s prob the salt). I’m gonna go to body combat tonight…haven’t been in forever and I am missing it!

Have a great day chicks!

Ang

About a boy…and a few other things :)

Well fist of all ladies..I’d like to thank you for all of your lovely comments. Weight is down to 143/143.5 and I am feeling great. I have found a new love….well i liked it before but now i’m absolutely in love….Bodyflow at the gym (tai chi/pilates and yoga) and I think I’m after getting a lot better w/ it…all of the poses/stretches and ab stuff is HARD work! A guy teaches it and he’s amazing. I leave feeling so good and rejuvenated.

Update…car is fixed..$550 later….still needs some minor work :(. Apartment hunting isn’t going that great. I’ve decided to look for a place of my own and let sis and her bf take over this apartment…even though EVERYTHING is in my name here..I am ready to start over fresh..go buy new furniture (thank god for savings) and move forward w/ my life.

Another part of moving forward is meeting someone else. I joined a dating site for ‘the heck of it’ and specifically wrote that i’m only looking for friends yada yada yada. I met someone and we seem to click unbelievably. He’s 31, own house/car, great job etc. He told me he has a feeling like he’s ‘meant to meet me’. We have so much MORE in common than ex and i ever did (exercise/healthy eating/out door activities etc). We haven’t met in person yet but may do so soon :). I know it’s very soon after a break up but I feel like I have wasted a LOT of time w/ ex and i don’t want to miss an opportunity of being w/ someone that could be the one for me. Does that make any sense? I’m sure if ex found out he’d accuse me of having met him while we were together or some other bullshit he could come up w/. However this all happened recently and it’s bringing such happiness to my life :)..hopefully he does too..lol.

I will let you all know how it goes if/when i meet him :)

Ang

holy crap…

…almost an entire month since I blogged. A LOT has gone on since then. First of all, bf and I have been having difficulties for some time…remember the straw that broke the camel’s back..well it really did break the camel’s back..lol. The bf and I broke up…honestly I am feeling RELIEVED. He had way too much stress going on in his life for me to handle. I am NO ONE’S emotional punching bag or therapist. I cannot deal with being w/ someone who is completely stressed and doing nothing to help himself get better…if anything, only doing things to make himself worse, ie drinking, lying in bed all day, etc..I feel like I am in a better place (mentally) and I will be feeling even more relieved when his belongings are out of my apt (he’s staying w/ relatives). He’s having a VERY hard time coping w/ us breaking up..sent a few emails etc to me…tends to dwell on things…I just need to remain blunt and the point..there is NO way in this world I want to be back with him. I did agree to try to work things out…and my mom said, “Angela follow your heart…whatever you want to do.” Then I realized I wasn’t following my heart….I was doing it to please him. This is MY life. I don’t want to be old and thinking about the miserable life I lead w/ someone I don’t love.

On a better note, I weighed at 144 yesterday AM!!! I haven’t been able to exercise a whole lot in the past week (Zumba twice) because the front brakes on my car were very bad and I couldn’t get the car in the garage until Thurs AM…thought it was safer to leave it at home. I can def feel the inches gone from around my waist…need to work on toning my legs now :).

I am also contributing my weightloss to the fact that I gave up the dairy. BM’s have been regular and no issues w/ constipation and bloating at all! Sometimes I will sneak a little something w/ dairy..but DEFINITELY no more ice cream, yogurt, milk and cheese. I read online that melted cheese is like putting glue in your stomach! Ewwww…I just need to remember to take my daily supplements now (VIt D and calcium as well as b12).

I didn’t blog simply because I wasn’t in a mental state of mind to blog…..Dieting was the last thing on my mind in the past month…I did exercise a LOT simply to escape being home/ around ex. I just wasn’t capable of sitting down and thinking/writing about anything else. There were many nights on the weekends I stayed at Myra’s house…again just to be away from the drama and stress of him.

I barely slept (again) last night…..I think once exes belongings are out of my apt I will feel be able to much better. I also need to remember to take my melatonin to help me sleep. Planning on going to gym this AM…body flow and zumba before or machines after. I don’t know if I can workout for two hours on 3 hrs of sleep :(.

Have a great weekend girlies…I missed you all!

xo Angela

p.s. Going out dancing tonight and drinks w/ the girls….cannot wait!!!!!!!!

woot woot!

Weight went down this week! yahoo!!! 146.5! DEFINITELY because i’m more active…and I’ve almost completely given up dairy (no more constipation!!!). I DID end up eating two small pieces of bf’s pizza the other night but that is it.

This is my workouts for the past week:

Last Sat (body flow, Precor-30mins_

Sun- Skating/Zumba

Monday-Body Combat

Tues-took a day off!

Wed- Precor for 30 mins

Thurs-Zumba

Fri (today!)-Going to try to leave work a few mins early and get to a 530 zumba class!!

Sat (tomorrow) Bodyflow!

Sunday-Zumba hopefully!

If I workout today that means I only went one day w/out exercise..this is a BIG accomplishment for me :) It’s also a great way to get my stress out!

Have a great weekend!

Ang

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