Archive for January, 2009

Snow Much Snow!

Snow Snow stay the heck away! We’re expecting 5-10 cms tonight with some freezing rain and tomorrow a whopping 20-30 cms….INSANE! My apartment is in the basement of a house…no im not underground and i have windows…etc….however my stair well is not enclosed and when the wind blows the snow drifts like crazy in my doorway. I remember one night my sis and I had to go out shovelling at 1am in fear of getting snowed in..the snow was 3/4 up the door! I had to stand in my porch….with the shovel and throw the snow up over the rail..intense! Finally we managed to crawl out over the snow and close the door…the porch soaked by this time…I am PRAYING this doesn’t happen tomorrow!

To make this somehow “diet” related..I will look at  the snow as great exercise…gonna build up those arm muscles if anything!

Happy Saturday!

I haven’t done aquafit in a long time..since b4 xmas..I think I’m going to go today..Just because lately there’s usually a 4 day gap in my exercise so I need to do something! Bf and I went out for supper last night and believe me when i say i over indulged…we had a Spinach dip with pita and nacho chips for an appetizer..and I had a Spanish burrito with caesar salad for my meal….bf had fish and chips..lol. My stomach literally hurt after..another good reason for wanting to go to the gym today.

Weight yesterday morning was 141.5…I find that by Monday morning…or after the break in exercise..my weight is down a little but goes up after I exercise Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights..so by Thursday its up a lb or so..not a big deal but just odd..perhaps I am retaining water for the muscles I worked..I do Zumba Monday and Wed nights and Kickboxing Tuesday nights…but I find that by Thursday..after the last Zumba class I am sore..but not sore on Wednesday from the kickboxing…which is the more difficult of the workouts..crazy!

ugh..supposed to be ANOTHER snowstorm tomorrow here..15cms of blowing snow..my door is always snowed in…thank god dear bf is home to help shovel…Last year it was just myself and sis (when she wasn’t too lazy to help) and now the 3 of us..and Sis has yet to lift a shovel this year…why bother when someone else will do it…simply must be her attitude….

Anyways i gotta take off…gonna eat a banana and some oatmeal for breakfast..let my stomach know that I haven’t lost all control..lol.

Toodles Noodles!

Angela

2:53pm- went to water aerobics..bf decided to drop me off and go visit his uncle..so forgetful when we get half way I realize that I grabbed my purse NOT my gym bag :S..so came back to get it….and then got in the changeroom and realized I forgot my water bottle in the car.so damn forgetful!..I HAVE to have my water…anyways I got thru it..just tried not to overdo it to the point where I’d desperately need a drink. I told bf that I’d just rinse off and throw clothes back on over bathing suit..i know i know..not a good thing…and go on home to shower/ change..(the changeroom is so dang crowded afterwards).

Got in car..bf says that his uncle was up late last night and just got up about 20 mins ago…..and he was halfway thru a coffee with his uncle….I got pretty pissed at him saying i’m wearing a wet friggin suit and have to go in their fancy shmancy house with no bra and underwear on…I wanted to drop him off and go home/shower and come back..he vowed it would be only be about ten-15 minutes..so i gave in. Bf is downstairs w/ uncle for a while and comes up to make a second coffee.. by this time my butt is soaked and i’m fuming..holding in my frustration because uncle’s la di da gf was there..anyways told him i wanted to go……and he said just a min..helping his uncle put an ad online to sell something…I honestly dislike visiting them..bf is a a computer tech and usually our visits always run long because they want him to fix this or that or some crap.

Anyways by the time we left i told him i was dying to pee and holding it in..refusing to go in and take off a damp suit in their house to pee and try to get back in..so i drove home like a madwoman and ran to the washroom and finally feel nice and fresh after a shower. Now I honestly want to do nothing more than relax in my pj’s. Lesson learned: I take car to aqua fit..bf visit uncle on his own time…or take change of clothes for next time. Perhaps I was being to easy on him and shoulda absolutely demanded to go home like some diva…..but I didn’t want him to not show back up to his house and them guess that I didn’t let him..I’m always worried about what others think :-(.

I AM UNSTOPPABLE!

Well..went to Kickboxing tonight..sort of like cardio/aerobic kickboxing…and in order to do a class there has to be 3 people…so at the beginning there were only two of us…we were like oh no…anyways Mary..the unbelievable teacher at the gym..said she’d go ahead and do some stuff with us anyways..Luckily in walks two others a little bit late..So 4 of us TOTAL! Felt like I had my own personal trainer! She was so excited and really kept saying how good I was doing..YAHOO! Even though 3/4 into the the class I felt like I was gonna pass out..but as she had us jogging around I said to myself “I’m UNSTOPPABLE..I got THIS far on my own and I’m capable of anything” so I pushed forth and kept going………I don’t think I’ve ever burned so many calories in my life. I came home and showing bf some moves we were doing..I think he was pleased..lol…In the changeroom after Mary said I should do the Group Centergy class…a combo of weight training and other stuff..not really sure..but she seemed to think I should do it..hmm…perhaps I’m her fitness guinea pig..I’d LOVE to be!!!!!!!!!!

I hope we get more people to do the Kickboxing class..if not they might cancel :(. Also found out via Mary that we’re going to have a new certified Zumba instructor starting next week and the classes will be Sun, Mon and Wed, instead of the regular Mon and Wed..yay! one more night!!!!

This exercise seriously makes me feel like I’m on some sort of high..and I honestly don’t know or care to know how it feels to be high..lol. It’s just a feel good feeling..lol.

So proud to say that for sup I ate a WW meal ( Santa Fe beans and RIce..yummo) and bought bf a slice of pizza..and NONE for me!

Have a great night!

ONE more great thing to share..weight this morning was 140.5 again however for a split second it went to 139.5…I couldn’t believe my eyes…When I get to 140 that will mean I’ve lost a grand total of 90lbs and will have reached my goal!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Hope you ladies have a fantastic night!

Angela

I just don’t get it..but i’ll take it!

Hmm this weekend was NOT great foodwise…Friday night just had a Lean Cuisine…and a nice few snacks..TOM makes me want to eat a horse..I swear to god.

Saturday night, I gave in and went to a greasy spoon kinda place with bf and a friend…had fries, gravy and 3 chicken fingers..my stomach HURT after……and then I made a nacho dip…lean ground beef, ff sour cream, salsa, light cheese and baked Tostitos..which wasn’t too bad.

But what I don’t get is that my weight was down to 140.5 from Friday’s 142.5. I’d say I was retaining because of TOM..I had to be..but after the junk I ate Saturday for supper??? Anyways i’ll take it!

Hmm heard a great song called “Right Round” by Flo Rida tonight…very upbeat..and a great club/ workout song! I am dying for a girls night out clubbing soon..but it’s SO cold here….-22 wind chill this evening :(.

Wanted so badly to go to aquafit from 8-9 instead of Zumba..simply because its a better cardio workout..but I couldn’t stomach going out into the cold at 9pm all damp and wet..so I went to Zumba instead and it was really good. I’m going to do the Kickboxing again tomorrow night..great cardio!

Have a great night!

yay..142.5

So I was wrong yesterday and didn’t gain THAT much this week just .5. Just had some low calorie hot chocolate and quaker weight control oatmeal..the entire house smells like maple and brown sugar..yummo!

Off to work!

Angela

wowzers

I can definitely feel the exercise from the past two evenings today in my legs..arms a little..but legs definitely….especially my thighs when i’m sitting down..whoo hoo no pain no gain!

Thinking i won’t have much of a weight loss tomorrow..but i’m 100% fine and greatful that I have gotten to where I am now…simply because i’ve been eating like a HORSE lately…just feeling so hungry….also PMSing……. I am wondering if I should stop doing my ritual Friday weigh-ins…..It’s become so routine now that I can’t think of not doing it…and just weigh here and there..every few days..that would mean losing control……………..

 

on a high….

Definitely “feeling” the workout from last night..in my arms and legs…is a little sore which makes me wonder if i’m even working muscles back there..is that possible??

I picked up a good friend tonight and she came along to try Zumba..she seems to like it and is thinking of joining the gym! YAY A BUDDY! Then we went to the mall and I bought some new Adidas sneakers http://www.sportchek.ca/sportchek/do/style?menuId=16&styleId=48383 (my older ones gave me a blister last night…I’m thinking because they’re 9.5’s and now a little too big..my foot sliding around a little  and an Adidas bag!!

Have a great night!

Angela

gym

Just checking out my gym schedule..there’s a Kick box class taught at 530 and a Centergy class (combo of tai chi/yoga and pilates) class at 630. I THINK i’d enjoy the kick box class more than all the yoga stuff..just coz i enjoy more cardio…hmm hopefully my sneakers will not be borrowed/stolen tonight …I think she got a fair warning yesterday though.

Have a lovely day!

9pm…tried the Kickboxing tonight at the gym..what a full blown cardio workout….whoo hoo! Mary my fave aquafit instructor taught it and she is just unbelievable (she taught an hour of Centergy..yoga/pilates and tai chi class RIGHT after our class). I am definitely going to go again…I am so proud of myself for trying all these new classes…a year ago i’d have ZERO nerve to do so………AND one of my best friends who is very gym oriented..lol..does that make sense?? she is going to come to zumba with me tomorrow night to give it a shot and perhaps join the gym..i’ll have to drive to pick her up and drop her off but hey its a buddy!

happy happy day

going to zumba in half an hour..(..Forget Zumba…Ten minutes before the Zumba class is about to begin and I am leaving the house i discover that my sister borrowed something ELSE without asking ( after i told her twice last week to not do this)…my Adidas sneakers……….I was LIVID…..I called her work and her response was to go over and exchange..i don’t have damn time and have nothing else to wear) I am at my last rope with her..she is iressponsible/ careless ( almost catching stove on fire, oven left on all night..hair dryer left going etc) and doesn’t take any responsibility for the apartment ( cleaning, paying bills, buying household items..i take full initiative to do all of this and usually i have to repeatedly ask for her help/money) and now she is into borrowing my crap without asking..fully knowing i may need it… i want her out and i feel trapped. I’m also PMSing and on an emotional roller coaster…crying last night, snapping at a coworker today, crying tonight over sneakers and people taken advantage of…i was so stressed that since supper i had two glasses of wine ( with  a bubble bath), a 60 calorie chocolate stick, mini rice cakes AND a 70 calorie chocolate fudge stick.

Blogged earlier in the evening—so excited..just bought new black stretch pants…needed new ones and i hate having to go change into my capri exercise pants at the gym..just easier to wear these from home.

weight this morning was 141.5..wtf?! in a good way…after the weekend of not being on plan..seems like I lose when i’m taking a break from all the ‘healthy stuff’..well for  a few days anyways..

have a great night!

angela

no time to capitalize any words..in a hurry.. to get to a Zumba class that I didn’t get to..yay oh and by the way you can totally forget today’s title….i was happy to be going to zumba and buying new pants for it….just forget it.

oh what a wonderful weekend!

Back from our trip “around the bay” –what we Newfoundlander’s refer to as the small communties around the island…all near the water..lol…Bf’s mother/father and sister (one of) moved home from Alberta for a few months and we went out to his house. I didn’t stay on plan but didn’t go crazy eating either. I was too shy to ask for boiled eggs instead of fried and to decline the bacon..oh mys…of course bf was too absent minded to realize this and speak up for me or say something. His parents went out last night and bought some expensive steaks and lots of salads…I don’t usually eat steak..IF it is pink I cannot eat it..it really turns my stomach….and of course he doesn’t speak up to say..um..mom Angela doesn’t like steaks much…so I asked him to ask her could it be well done…I even felt bad asking for that…god…anyways I ate it and got through it….wasn’t that bad actually…thank GOD! I just hate being picky about something because I don’t want to come off as ungrateful. I just wish people would ask if others like what you’re going to serve….yup i’m selfish…………

I cannot believe the weekend is over! Back to work tomorrow and Zumba in the evening..whoo hoo!

Have a great evening!

Angela

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