Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Challenge Update

Weighed in Friday at 225.

Sorry I didn't get to post until now. I've had my nephew all weekend and he just drifted off. What a cute little handful...

Still no word on the new apartment. I've been at my sisters all weekend on account of having my nephew and we are planning on finishing the packing this week. We can't stay at the cuurent place ANY longer. Mould just isn't healthy...

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Any male audience can feel free to skip this post. HAH!

It is that special time :(...If I were a normal human being I would not post this or make a big deal, but since I get roughly about two a year... they are ultra bad (painful) and horrific. Cancel that good weigh in for this week and get ready to see a rise instead I think... Yiiikkeesss!

It is like I don't know how to deal with the urges that accompany this "special time" because I am not used to it... so I caved big time... I already managed to eat a pasta bread bowl, a couple packs of chocolate covered pretzels and some cream soda. Yes I know its terrible... but I wanted it sooo very bad and I slipped. Oh well thats the past... time to try and run damage control now I guess

On the good news front... we applied for an apartment that we like last night (before the slip) and we will hear back tomorrow whether they choose us for it. We are trying to not get our hopes up but its hard because we really like it... enough to wait until September?.. and enough to move temporarily back home with our parents to escape this mold hell? Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Stroller Naps = Really Sore Feet

Ok, I am on my feet a lot in regular life [I don't drive so I either walk or take the bus if my desired location is too far away (I can't afford insurance or drive Ryans standard)] but... stroller naps really do equal nice sore feet.

The child I am minding and I went for a really nice long walk together and I think it really did me some good. He slept like an angel and I walked very fast like a fool in the heat and humidity. I also took him to spend a couple hours with my fantastic niece and nephew and they adored him. We have logged quite a few miles between yesterday and today :) I also walked 15-20 minutes both ways to the home where I sit each day too... It does feel really good to get some great exercise.

Also on the news front: The new battery fixed my scale problem right up so hopefully I will have a good loss to report on Friday. Hooray!

See you soooon :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Job Prospect Gloom & Solution


Well after searching for nearly a month for a job and not finding one... I have decided I am going to focus on childcare instead. Money is money afterall.. so starting today I am going to start caring for a cute 8 month old.

ANINI?! What has this to do with weight loss?!

Well he is a very mobile 8 month old... like he is really just about running... so I will have my work cut out for me chasing after that little guy and I also won't have as much time for mindless eating. Well that is the plan anyway...haha. This is a full time position for the summer, and there are other parents needing similar care for their I am working on putting together a nice little group to try and get some income together. Not to mention I really do like hanging out with kids and trying to entertain them so it just may work out.

On the scale front... I only tried one place but the battery I need was sold out but they should be getting another shipment this week so stay tuned!

Well I really must go shovel in some breakfast. It feels like a fibre one and banana morning! See ya soon!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Frustration Friday

Scale difficulties this morning. When I went for my morning pee, I discovered Maddie sleeping on my scale. I didn't think anything of it but just scooped her up and kicked her out of the bathroom. I stepped on a few minutes later and low and behold... it read 163! That would mean a 62 lb loss...soo... not likely! haha so I got off and tried again with it reading 180 something.

I took the battery out soon after and put it back in and stepped back on it... said 184. GRRR Ridiculous! Its an electronic scale so I don't really know what else to do/try with it... I wonder if a new battery will help because the edges of the numbers do look kinda faded?... Maybe with Maddie sleeping on it, and shifting around... she wore out the battery? I did just replace it a short time ago...If a new battery doesn't work then I guess I will have to buy a new one and keep it off the floor.. [sigh!]

Wednesday the scale told me 223.4... so that is good news at least. Next week a picture of the/a scale for sure... even if I have to go to Ryans parents place bright and early... haha...[yiiikkkess!]

Water [B+] 6/7 days satisfactory
Excercise [B] 3/7
Tracking [B-] 4/7 (needs improvement)

Healthy thoughts going out to everyone this weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sore Tootsies never felt sooo good!

Just a note to say that all is going well. The apartment search lives on also. Many viewings coming up for what I hope to be some great apartment opportunities.I can hardly wait to get out of here... its a hot mess with boxes stacked everywhere!

On the weight loss front,I peeked at the scale and it told me good things which is quite encouraging (even if its a bad habit). I also nagged Ryan to take me out for a nice long walk and now my feeties hurt. Also he told me that my face looks skinnier so thats exciting!

I think my initial weight loss goal of being on one-derland by the end of July may have been pushing it a little... okay a lot. Sometimes the scale can be very stubborn even when things are going right so WE have got to keep this in mind. I will be very happy if I make it to one-derland by the end of the summer with the big move and all so that is my new and more realistic goal. Just 26 pounds to go!

I keep telling myself that I can do this if I work hard!! I think I can.. I think I can...

I can! I just got to believe...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Update and also feeling revitalized


Just me poking my head in again. Had a small loss this week of .4. I wish it had been better but I have still been eating on the run and not doing a great job of staying on plan. This means I am down just 3.4 pounds down so far in the challenge but I shall strive to behave myself this week! I PROMISE. Just because I am crazy and stressed.. does not mean I am going to give myself an excuse to slack off! Noooo more!!

We are desperately looking for a new place and have packed a lot of things away into storage on account of the dismal conditions here in this sh*thole (please pardon my language but I'm feeling pretty frustrated) and it has left me feeling run down until now. We are in a huge crunch to get out of here on account of the mold discovery and who I can only describe as lazy slumlords.

On a good note, the good computer is back home with us so I can actually post pictures and more often now. Also on a good note... I just got back from the grocery store with a lot of good food and produce and have a lot of good meals planned for this week already... so I predict a good week this week. AND furthermore great news... we have a viewing set up in a great neighbourhood for an okay price... so we shall see how that goes!

I am feeling excited and revitalized... Woohoo!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Soooo busy

Very sorry to say I haven't blogged much lately. I did manage to remember to weigh in Friday and discovered a loss of 1.2 pounds. Not great, but a loss nonetheless.

Still eating pretty well while job and apartment hunting but the man and I have kicked it into high gear (the apartment hunting...) as there was just a mold discovery in our current... How wonderful. With that in mind I am off to a viewing... See you all around (soon I hope!)