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:)