Friday, December 4, 2009

A horrible week...

I have always had problems with my knees, since a skiing accident at 14. A couple bike accidents at 15 didn't help either. The pain and swelling have never really lasted more then a few days but this time it has lasted 2 weeks. The swelling is finally down but the pain is more then I can live with. I've been to the doctor over and over. Have been putting off the inevitable MRI and probably knee surgurey.
On top of it all Devyn, my 9 yr old, has been home sick all week. Which throws everything off, including my eating habits. Not out of control or totally horrible but not my usual eating every few hours. So tired by the end of the night that I don't hear anything and that's not like me at all. I have always heard the kids. Even when they just go to the washroom, I hear it. Last night my daughter was sick and crying and I didn't hear a thing. Then to top it all off I wake up totally exhausted.
So I haven't worked out at all in 10 days. Which will explain way I gained 1.2 pnds...Grrrrrrrr.
I have a doctors appt. on Tuesday, so I guess we'll go from there.

Week 3 weight - 161.2 pnds

Will have to work harder next week. Eat more, get in a workout or two, if I can manage the pain.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Switching it up...

Well...disappeared for a while...a long while. Nothing was working and I got so frustrated so I ditched the diet thing completely. My life got really hectic and I was exhausted. It's time to get back on track. I can't go back on a low carb diet. I've tried and tried but my willpower to do it just isn't there. So I'm going to switch it all up a bit. I started watching my calories more. Which I never did before at all. I am still watching my carbs 2 days a week. The rest of the week is more watching my calories. So far so good...

Starting weight - 165.8
Week 1 weight - 163.4
Week 2 weight - 160.0

Haven't seen my weight change in months and am surprised at how much better my jeans fit with just 5 pnds gone. As long as it keeps going I will be really happy. My knees have been really bad this week so I haven't been working out this week...maybe next week will be better.

Grey Cup on Sunday...yay. Were having a bunch of friends over. Should be fun. Will be cheering for Saskatchewan!!!!

Have a good one:)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Great weekend...

Well it was Wrestlemania 25 this weekend. That says it diet went out the window. Chicken good, one bad, dried ribs, veggies...not bad so far, shrimp with a little cocktail sauce...still doing good. Had some garlic sausage and cheese and a few tortilla chips. The bad part was the booze. Tried to stick to a few vodka's and diet Pepsi but there was some new VEX Bananatini's ...had to try it. Well 1 turned into 4...definitely MY BAD...

All else is good. About as packed as were going to get for's nice to see such an empty basement. Can't wait...

Make it a good one...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another week gone by...

I can't believe were into spring break...The kids are home which throws my whole routine into chaos. I can't seem to find time to do anything around here, never mind more cleaning, more meals to cook and more refereeing. They are absolutely driving me nuts. Life...who knew. I never thought it could get this crazy, busy all the time, nothing is ever clean for more then 30 minutes. No time to just sit and relax...except after the kids go to bed and by then I'm so tired I just want to go to bed...I feel like I'm on a merry go round that just won't slow down or stop to let me off.

Anyway...I find I'm not eating on schedule, which always leave it's mark. I'm not going near that scale until...the next time I weigh in. Friday I guess, maybe, we'll see...ahhhh I don't know. I guess we'll see when Friday gets here. So nothing is planned for the rest of the week, which is not a good thing. I started this week with everything planned, all meals and what I needed to accomplish everyday. I have the Salvation Army picking up on Thursday and I still have clothes to go through in the basement, which should be done already according to my plan. Why do all my plans go out the window....?????

Ah, life goes on...
Make it a good one...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Feeling Better...

Well this whole week has been a little off. Feeling better...then not so good, it's been like that all week. Yesterday I woke feeling so much better though and that lasted all day. Today I am back...I feel like me again. I did my weigh in.

Down 2.6lbs
28.5 lbs to go.

Probably due to me being sick and not eating as much as I should have been. Anyway...back to the grindstone. I have been so craving spaghetti and meatball stoup...I think I'll do that tonight and head back to total low carb tomorrow. The rest of the week hasn't been anything spectacular. Really have to start writing everyday again. Time just seems to get away from me. With all the packing and organizing...oh and the shopping. Our dining room is loaded with stuff. We got rid of our old table...and I mean Now we have a new set of bunk beds and 2 loft beds from Ikea...but I found them second hand and they look brand new...half price. We have a new table sitting in it's box. All my new pots and pans are boxed up. I bought matching duvet covers and pillowcases for the girls room.

I talked my daughter out of painting her room green...yay me. I told her she could by pillows and her duvet cover and maybe a rug in green. My son doesn't care about the color as long as it isn't pink, which it is right I'm still trying to figure out how to fit the bunks, 2 dressers and a bookshelf into the girls room. I don't think there going to fit. I guess we'll see.

That's all for now...
Make it a good one...

Monday, March 23, 2009

24 hr flu

Well it went through all the kids who was I to think it would skip me. I just figured after a week of cleaning up and taking care of 4 sick kids one after another I would get a break. Well my break was Saturday. Hubby and I left the kids with Gramma and went out with some friends. Got home late as usual...3:20am. Well I woke at 5:38am and headed for the bathroom. Well what a horrible day. I felt so sorry for my kids because I didn't realize just how much there little tummies were hurting. It was awful and I just wanted to die...really.

Woke up this morning a little better. Really light headed...explainable, couldn't even keep water down. Tummies still a little queasy, so the thought of food is not very appetizing. Will think about eating later. Put down some water just not over doing it today. Still drinking the same cup of coffee I started at 8 this morning. The day can only get better right.

Oh god and to top everything off, my 3 year old - Dilyn - decided on Saturday while Gramma was NOT watching her...GRRRRRRR. That her bangs were too long. We had this problem a year ago and have kept the scissors up in the cupboard...well someone forgot to put them up. And voila a new choppy do:(

All for now...
Make it a good one...

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's been a week, I can't believe it's already Friday. Where did the week go. I had weighed in on Monday and had gained 4 pnds...uuuhhhhgggg. I have been really good this week and I'm now down those four YAY!!!!!

Getting so excited....1 month till we move!!!! Have spent the week packing...I know we have a month to pack but we have 12 years of junk...ooops I mean stuff to go

Can't wait for all of this to be over with and moved in. Wanna move...wanna move!!!

Anyway...all the rest is great...

Make it a good one:)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

We got the house...

Thank you all for your well wishes...

We got the house...YAY! Now comes the packing and organizing and down sizing. Living in the same place for 10 years sure accumulates a lot of crap. Especially the basement, it seems that everything we didn't want got put down there. Everything we didn't know what to do with got put down there. Everything we have been meaning to get rid my sons clothes, 10 years worth. I also have a ton of clothes from the girls. I need to figure out which ones I want to get rid of and which ones I want to pack away for my other 2 daughters. Oh so much to organize...I don't even know where to start. Ohhhh....and then on top of it all, we have boxes of canning stuff that came from my mother-in-law. Why she dumped it here is beyond me...I don't can...I will never can. I think she had it in her head that she would come over here and WE would do some canning. She always canned a ton of cabbage leaves for cabbage rolls. She just seems to forget that I have 4 KIDS!!!!! Who has time to can? Not me:)

I am looking forward to throwing out some dressers and our table and chairs. All new ones yay:)

I really haven't been doing to great with my low carb eating. I think I am going to skip my weigh in tomorrow. Next week I'll go back to my strict eating and get the couple pounds, I'm sure I!! I guess we'll see what stress next week brings...hopefully none...except all the packing that needs to done.

Make it a good one:)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Been a while...

I think I've been avoiding writing, just like I seem to be avoiding a lot of stuff. I can't seem to keep to my's just the house thing. It's our dream and our dream house. It's something I want so badly for my family and the not knowing is killing me, my hubby too. I can feel my anxiety...panic attacks. It's crazy, I have never felt like this before.

So my eating isn't crazy or anything...I'm just not eating. A little here and there, but I did have some chips yesterday...just a few. I find that I want to eat, I make the food but then I'm not hungry. A few bites and I'm done. I am craving pasta, haven't had that craving if a while. I think I'll just wing it this week and get right back on plan when all this house stuff is over. Till then the thought of eating is repulsive. I know it will be over soon, but till it life is up in the air.

The inspection was done yesterday. there was a crack in the foundation, so the sellers knocked back the price so we could get it fixed. Other then that it's all cosmetic. A bit of work and it's all it's the stupid bank...why are they taking so long to get back to us. We have really never had much good luck with financial issues. Things have been changing though. The past few years have been good.

It's hard to get past though...the feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Make it a good one:)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Not eating...

So I have been having problems eating...I know it's stress and nerves. We have fallen in love with a house and made a bid on it. That's why I'm not eating, the thought of food upsets my stomach. All I want is a smoke and I quit a year ago...funny the way the body works and your mind thinks when your completely stressed out. We do the offer counter offer thing tomorrow. So hopefully all will go well and then things will calm a bit...but only a bit. We still have the inspection which should go good but we know there are a few things that are much roaming around in my tired brain. Haven't been sleeping either...4 a night for the past 2 nights. 6 the night before that. I keep telling myself not to worry so much but I have always been a bit of a worry wart, and when were talking such big money...well it just plain freaks me out...anyway will keep you updated...cross your fingers...:D

Make it a good one:)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sooooo Busy...

Sorry, it's so hard to find time to get to my computer when everyone's home. The kids all have teacher's convention and then my hubby decided to take off Thursday and Friday so he could spend some time with them. So in between all the activities we have also been driving around looking at the outside of a lot of houses. It's so hard to find one that you like everything about. ?We had found one and had an appointment to view and then were informed that it was sold. Was a little sad...really loved it:(

So we have 5 viewings tonight and 3 more tomorrow so far. I guess we'll see.

The diet has been good except I took a cheat day yesterday...It was our anniversary and we went to The Olive Garden...yuuuuummmm.

Make it a good one:)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A little stressed...

I do feel a little stressed lately. Everyone kept telling me it was fun to look for why am I not having any fun? Maybe when I can actually find a few that I like. There are always parts I like in every house, but finding a house that I like more then 20% of... is near impossible. It's stressing me out...and I'm eating too many almonds.

Anyway...I did get on the bike today but only for 20 little one woke early and wasn't feeling that was the end of that. The kids have teacher's convention for the next 2 days so it might be hard to get time, but I will do it:)

Teriyaki steak tonight. Not sure yet...I only had dark soy sauce so I mixed in some water but it still smells very potent, I guess we'll see...

So that's it for now...
Make it a good one:)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Weekend went well...

I did make a promise to go back to that has been my new goal for this week. I decided to go back to my stationary bike since I've never really had to many problems getting my butt on it. So I put in 30 minutes yesterday and 45 minutes today....YAY!!

The weekend went pretty good. I had a few things I probably shouldn't have, but I found if I don't have a little of that something I'm really craving...I binge sometimes. So I had 2 cabbage rolls and a few pea pods. Otherwise I did good...skipped dessert and had some almonds instead...I always keep a few snack bags in my purse.

It was a really nice weekend. I've really missed Auntie Emily it was nice to see her again. I did have a few moments of anger...My sister and brother in law were there as well and talking about the house their going to put an offer on. You would think I would be happy for them, but I wasn't. I felt angry. Chris and I have been talking about a house(our first since August last year. We started really looking in September. We decided to wait until now. With 4 kids we are trying to really stay within our budget. Under 280K would be nice, and in they walk telling us about the house their buying...320K. I know they are a double income family with no kids but for some reason it really pissed me off. I'm still trying to figure out why. I want to chalk it up to jealousy but I really don't think it is. I think it's just that I always start to feel like second best. That nothing I ever do will be quite good enough. When we finally do get a house you know it just won't be as good as theirs is. It's always been like think I would be used to it by now. Ahhhhh....whatever:)

Anyway...that's all for now...
Make it a good one:)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dinner was great...

So the murder mystery(A feast to die for...) was wonderful. The food was so good. BBQ cedar plank salmon, rice, carrots(not a big fan), appetizers, and a salad course. Plus dessert(only had a couple bites). A different wine with every course. I don't drink wine at's the smell. Tammy went all out. It was a great. Like I said great food and great company, can't beat an evening like that:)

Today we go to Auntie Emily's so we'll see how that goes. It will be nice to see her again, it's been a while.

So bayoubabe asked what kind of Lasagna I made:

Zucchini Lasagna
2 1/2 cups zucchini sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 2 medium)
1/2 pound lean ground beef (I use 1 lb.)
1/4 cup onion chopped
2 small tomatoes cut up(I used a 28oz can of diced)
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
3/4 cup cottage cheese (or ricotta)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded (I use 8 oz. divided)

cook zucchini until tender, drain and set aside. Make sauce and let simmer 10 minutes. Then layer like normal lasagna. The zucchini doesn't cover like noodles, I just split the amount so I have some for each layer. Bake at 375 F for 30-40 minutes. I broil for a few minutes because I like the cheese on top a little crusty. I let it sit for about 15 minutes then cut. It is wonderful.

That's all for now.
Make it a good one:)

Friday, February 20, 2009

weigh in...week 6

So it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be...

Weight down 1.8 lbs

I actually can't believe it. I really did think it was going to be a gain. I was doing the happy dance right there in the bathroom. Then I came downstairs and Chris told me he only lost .2. So I avoided telling him. Actually felt a little bad...but just a

So this weekend will be a write off..OK not a total write off. Will avoid what I can but I need to eat something. We have also been invited to our Aunt's house for supper on Sunday. I didn't want to go because it's one more supper off plan, but I feel bad because we haven't see her in 6 weeks since our Uncle passed away. Just can't say no. But Monday morning back on plan and hopefully the weekend won't be too bad.

So today is a nice relaxing day...need to finish a load of laundry. Making a zucchini lasagna for supper....yuuuummmm. Watch a movie tonight. Not sure which one we have a few.

So a busy weekend...might not post till Monday.
Make it a good one:)

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Well, I think it's finally hit me. I need to get back to exercising. I'm going to start with a few days a week. I used to be such a junkie when it came to working out. It was a daily thing for about 2 hrs every morning...2 hours only because it never seemed like I did enough.

The only difference I have 4 kids not 3 and Dilyn has decided that she needs to get up by 8 am or she might miss something. She has also decided to nap by 10am usually. I think I'll work me time in to there and forget about the housework. I'll just do that in between everything else. If it doesn't work I will have to try and think of a plan B. I've never been very good at plan B's though. I tend to just say it won't work and leave it at that. NOT this time...I can do this and I will do this.

Willpower is not my strong suit, never really has been. I guess that's why I'm so amazed that I'm not having too many problems. Really was expecting it to be a lot harder in the it was the first time I did this. I think it really helped that hubby is doing it with me. It was hard last time because he wasn't on it with me...and his favorite snack(almost every night) was Jalapeno Dorito's...yuuuummmmm. So now that there are no dorito's or any other junk in the house, it is so much easier to do the low carb thing...

All for now
Make it a good one:)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Back To The Grindstone...

So I cheated a little this weekend...this whole weekend felt like a food fest. With wrestling on Sunday...that had Swiss steak over egg noodles and then we went out for supper at Bonanza yesterday for family day. There buffet is soooooo good. Lots of meat and that's what I love, but I also love their roast potatoes. I only had a few though and a couple spring rolls.

So back on program today and I'm not going near that scale till Friday. I have to say that I really don't feel that well today, totally my fault though. So I hang my head. OK I'm done...back to plan and at least today I will probably stick to protein shakes till supper anyway. Now what to make for supper? Will have to think about that one...

Need to try and get in a workout today...might just do a couple 10 minute trainers instead. I have zero desire to workout today. Really need to work on my motivation...

That's it for now
Make it a good one:)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Weigh in...5 weeks

Well...Friday the 13th has to say it all!!!!

Actually I was surprised...between feeling like I was hit by a bus and not being able to stand up too fast or I would end up on my butt. It wasn't too bad of a weigh in.

Weight - down .09 lbs

Works for me...since I really didn't work out at all this week. Still a little light headed once in a while but usually only when I bend I just won't do

So I will stick to plan as best I can this weekend, which will be virtually impossible on Sunday because it is PPV wrestling. A few drinks a big salad and the best wings ever(except they have a little breading...I won't eat too many:)

The open house last night with Darian was good...she loved the school...only problem with that is I really want her in the 2nd junior high were going to next week...or the week after. She is very shy and really doesn't show much confidence in herself outside the home. Which actually baffles me, because at home she is a different kid. Anyway the second school is an all girls school which has classes specifically for girls. Teaching them leadership skills, and confidence building skills. I really think she needs that. I guess we'll see because I don't want to make her go to a school that she really doesn't want to be at either.

So tomorrow is valentines day...I did find a recipe for some mini cheesecakes. Will make those for dessert tomorrow. Still need to pick up the kids books for their valentines gifts. We cut out the candy 2 years ago. It got out of control with stuff from us, both Grandma's and their Aunt. So we put our foot down with everyone. They usually only get something small now, so it works out better for everyone.

I have to tell bayoubabe that my life is more then active most days it's why do I need to workout? LOL

I have to add that Dentist's are worse then Doctor's, Harry!!!Uhhhgggggg

All for now
Make it a good one:)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Still not great....

Still a little light headed...just might have to cave on the Doc thing. Yes I am one of THOSE know the ones that won't go see a doc until were on our death bed. Well that's me...I'll give it a couple more days. It isn't that bad when I'm up and awake, but when I get tired it gets worse.

Anyway...bayoubabe wanted to know how much I've lost and how much I want to lose...

Have lost 12 lbs in 4 weeks...weigh in for week 5 tomorrow.
Would like to lose 31 more pounds...
Also about ChaLean Extreme for those that don't's a weight lifting program to build muscle...cardio as well and she mangles your abs...if you want to know's at I absolutely love this program.

I was on Atkins back in 2002 till I got pregnant with my youngest in 2005. Then it was the story of using the pregnancy for an excuse to eat and have been gaining ever since...I weighed in at 163 and that made me start it in 2002...well I have bypassed that by quite a bit.

Woke up one morning and my jeans that I had always classified as my fat jeans were too tight. That was my breaking point. The night before I was going to start my hubby looked at me and said count me in. So that made it all the easier to start.

It is true about the weight coming off a lot slower the second time around. As long as it keeps coming off...I won't start complaining...too

Not working out again today...have fell behind in the house work and it's only a half day for school so the kids are home at lunch time. Need to run to Wal-mart, the kids have 2 birthday parties on Saturday. Then a meeting at the Glenrose for Donovan @ 5:30. We have an open house @ St. Nicks at 7:00pm. My other daughter has Brownies, and my son is having a dinner celebration with his Cub's troop...which he's being picked up for. sounds even worse now that I wrote it all down.

So back to the laundry I go...

Make it a good one:)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today sucks....

Haven't been feeling right today...very light headed and dizzy at times. I'm going with not enough water yesterday. Have put down a lot today but still not feeling great. Better get better. Had to get hubby to pick the kids up from school because I was not going to get behind the wheel.

Then I felt bad because today is Tuesday...Glenrose drop off at 4:15, pick-up at 5:30. Then guides by 6:15 cubs by 6:45 with pickups at 8:15 and 8:30...and supper in there because I couldn't stand up that long with feeling like I was going to pass out.

So to say the least, he picked up Chinese food and I had some ham and a few dried ribs...then caved and had an egg roll and a little rice...*kick, kick*

I only put in 20 minutes of ChaLean this morning before I could do no more....hit me like a brick...I do hope it's just the water thing or else will have to call the Doc. But I have not eaten well today at all...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Weigh In...1 month!

So I started back on program Jan 5/09...1 month yesterday...hard to believe:)

Weight lost 12 lbs...2 this week

Inches lost....drum roll please...24.25 inches...I almost peed my pants...explains why my mom told me to stop doing my belt so tight I look like a potato sack...think I'll go to the second hand store tomorrow and treat myself to a pair of jeans. Not buying new...not that I do very often anyway...

Skipped my workout today...I know, bad,bad...whatever...will add in a ab workout on top of my Burn Circuit 2...

Hubby's back from Saskatoon tonight and I wanted all the laundry done and everything clean, plus my mom's over for a visit today...really didn't want to be cleaning and everything all day. so I just substituted cleaning for my workout...on the plus side I was up and down all the stairs about 40 times...that was a workout:)

Well that's my news for today...
Make it a good one:)

Friday, January 30, 2009

week 4

Well this weeks weigh in sucked...

Gain of .4

I know it isn't much but right now a gain is a gain. I get to that point where I don't know what else to do...I guess I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and see what next week brings.

Keep wondering if has anything to do with Chalean...lifting weights? I guess we'll see. Don't want to stop now, I really love the program. Except today...wasn't going to take today as a rest day but think I should...feel tired and worn out and SORE...a good sore though.

Will need to try and find some time tomorrow to get in my workout instead of today...that will be a workout in

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Finally started ChaLean!!

So I finally started ChaLean...really enjoyed it. Need to go and buy some heavier weights though. She has these dial a cool. Will have to google them when I'm done here.

Diet is going well, but I'm still having problems with the hunger thing. It's really hard to eat anything when you just not hungry. Some days it seems like food just repulses me. I have found myself having 2 protein shakes in a day instead of solid food. Will work really hard on eating a normal lunch. That is my biggest problem though. Added a couple strawberries back in, will see how that effects anything, but I'm sure it will be fine.

So I'm supposed to take my daughter, who's 11, and a couple of her friends to see 'The Unborn' on Saturday. I asked the parents to call me if it was alright. It is a horror and rated PG13. I don't have a problem with mine seeing it. She has always been like me that way, doesn't scare easy or have nightmares, but I don't know about the other two. I'm scared they are lying to their parents and saying were going to some other movie. Hence the phone I guess we'll see.

That's all for now...Make it a good one:)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Falling behind

I feel like I'm always trying to play catch up. There just isn't enough time in a day. I still need to make up our menu for the next 2 weeks and get the grocery list ready to go shopping tomorrow night. What are the chances I actually get all that hubby doesn't look very happy because I'm on the computer still...but I have so much I need to do still.

Anyway, weigh in was on Friday

Down 1.6 lbs

Wanted more but considering the 1 lbs gain I am not going to complain. So I'm off again...need to try and finish the menu. Tuesday...uuuhhhggggg...I hate Tuesday's!!!

Make it a good one:)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Week 3

Well yesterday went as expected...rush, rush, rush. On top of all we decided to go to Costco. Needed to pick up lettuce...just can't stay in lettuce. The hamburger stroganoff I made for supper was good, but I really need to get some thickener stuff. We used to have a low carb store on the south side but it has closed down. So Internet shopping I must do. I just want to wait till we can buy $60-$100 worth of product. The shipping rates to Canada are so much cheaper if you do.

Tonight's an Italian casserole. should be good...I haven't tried it before. Then off to the movie with my Darian. She wants to see Twilight sooooo bad. I don't know if she realizes that it's a love story. I made her wait until I finished the book. I did enjoy it but she's only 11. I guess we'll see.

Tomorrow's another bit of rushing but not as bad as Tuesday's. Donovan's appointment with his Psychiatrist. He was diagnosed with Aspergers last year. It will just depend how long were there. Have to discuss upping his meds. We did that on our own about a month ago. She's always given us discretion's with his meds. Trying to tweak it so those ups and downs even out a little. Everything has been really good for the last month. Always a bonus not having to deal with his meltdowns.

Still having trouble eating during the day...have been resorting to protein shakes for breakfast.

All for now...make it a good one.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Love/ hate relationship...

This is definitely a love/ hate relationship. Easily followed but am really craving a PIZZA. I found a LC crust recipe on Linda's site...
It sounds really good...will try it on Friday:)

So I never have much time to work out on Mondays...maybe 30 minutes, so I decided to do some Wii Fit. Well I was a tad upset when my weigh in(not counting it since my official weigh in is on Friday) said I gained 1 lbs. I know it's nothing but when your 2 weeks in and sticking with induction till a little more weight comes's a disappointment to say the least. Life goes on and so does Monday...

Dilyn had preschool, always interesting. It seemed like all the kids were possessed or was crazy. Was supposed to take my oldest to see "Twilight" but I didn't check the times until it was to late. She was a little ticked at me but there really wasn't anything I could do except tell her to pick another night...

Anyway...tomorrows a slow day till I pick the kids up...then Donovan's off to social club...home for a quick supper then drop the kids at Cubs and Guides...I think that's it.

Make it a good one:)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Food Problems

Well...getting back into eating low carb wasn't really hard for supper. It seems to be breakfast I'm having problems with. I like to workout about an hour after I get up, but in that hour I'm trying to get 3 kids and my hubby out the door,all the while keeping my fingers crossed that Dilyn doesn't wake up so maybe I could Wii fit today, so I don't think to eat within that hour of waking up. Then I want to work out and end up not having breakfast for a few hours after I wake. Really need to start putting down a cheese string or hard, the breakfast thing.

Lunch is another one...I have an egg with a couple slices of bacon a few days a week but I get sick of what do you eat?I like the wraps in a piece of lettuce with cheese and some mayo, but it's rare when there's lunch meat. my kids devour it. I have been having an Atkins bar a couple times a week...will keep working on that one too.

Hubby will be home from his trip to Saskatchewan around 5:00pm so that will be good. Think I'll do a meatloaf and baked mashed family devours it but I refuse to make two heads of cauliflower...that would start throwing my grocery bill way off budget.

I think that is one part of this diet I don't like...we have had to add about $50 to the grocery budget to accommodate for the extra meat and veggies. I guess it's not too bad but when your trying to save for your down payment on a house it's a lot.

That's all for now...great day to all:)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Week 2

So I did my weigh in this morning...I always tend to do the eyes closed tight thing, then a peek. If I like the peek I'll look, if not I get off fast and wait another day.

Started with 48 lbs to lose to get to my goal weight
Week 1 - down 6.4 lbs
Week 2 - down 2.8 lbs

I was actually hoping for more. The first time I went low carb I took off 13 lbs in week 1 and 8 in week 2, but I have been told(a few times) that the weight comes off slower the second time around. I guess because I lost 6 in week1 I was expecting 6 in week 2...but I'm not complaining. Just shy of 10 lbs in two weeks is great.

I feel hubby keeps saying that as well. He took off 4 lbs in week1 and 2. He's ecstatic...

So how do people make me time?...I have problems doing it. Maybe it's because there is always so much I want to accomplish that I don't get anything done...I've been trying to prioritize but that's hard for me as well since I want to do all of it equally as much. Will have to think about that one for a while more...see what happens next week:)

That's it for now. Hubby's away on business till Saturday night, so suppers have been much easier:)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The beginning

Where does a person start when they have so much they would like to talk about but can't think of one thing to say. Well that's me...

I started on my low carb eating again on Jan 5/2009. This time I've dragged my hubby with me. He wasn't kicking and screaming and now he's liking it...mind you he isn't the one who has to figure out what to cook and then cook it. It's a little harder in this house because I have 4 children that need carbs, so you always have to cook that one thing you want but can't have. It really hasn't been too bad, I've worked them into our way of eating a little more then I had planned but no one is complaining. We'll see what happens as time goes by.

This is it for the beginning...well take it one day at a pound at a time.

Started with 43 pounds to lose. Lost 6.4 in week !.