Blendergrl's Weight Loss Tracker

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday Menu

So so day today.. again very very busy at work so my eating times were all over the place. This is the list of what I ate.. not really done in a meal format but throughout the day.

Subway 6in turkey (7)
Baked Lays (2)
Fibre on (2)
Dill pickle (0)
Pear/carmel ff frozen yogurt (4)
turkey burger (4)
WW bun (2)
lettuce, tomato, ff cheese, mushrooms, mayo (1)
Baked doritos (4)

points 26/31 (5 to eat before bed)
veggies 4/6 (guess some leftover points will do here)
Dairy 2/2
water 1L (at least .5 to go today)

activity: 30min Wii (1ap)


Well, it was a pretty good day. Busy at work but my husband came home after 10 days away fr work. He has been doing WW with me for 2 weeks and has lost........ 15lbs!!!!!! Hardly seems fair, but he always seems be able to melt the lbs away when he puts his mind to it. He has about 100lbs to lose total as well, so not the friendly competition is on! I know he can lose faster but his will power is easily broken by temptation! He got to try out the Wii Fit last night and our competetive natures will be good there as well as we both want to have the top scores in everything. Watching my 310lbs 6'4 husband virtual hula hoop was the funniest thing I have seen in a long time!

Friday Menu:

oatmeal with skim and apple sauce (5)

Lunch (out with my boss):
Falafal Wrap (12)
Side Salad (3)

WW Bun (2)
Turkey burger (4)
Letuce, tomato, pickle
Yam fries (3)
Dip (1)
4 Prawns (1)

points 31/31
veggies 6/6
dairy 2/2
oil 2/2
h2o 1.5 L
activity 2.5km walk and 30min Wii

Friday, May 30, 2008

Here I go again

I need to keep posting my menu for each day... my goal for the rest of this week is to get in all my fruits/veggies, dairy and healthy oil servings. Here is todays crazy menu

Breakfast: NOTHING

Six inch ham sub with tomato, lettuce, pickles, olives, sweet onion, cheese (8)
Baked Lays (2)

Evening eating:
FF yogurt (3)
Fibre one bar (2)
Pita chips (2)
Sour cream and salso (4)
Skim milk (4)

I am still left with 8 points but it is time for bed. I pledge to do beter tomorrow!

veggies (3) dairy (5) water (1L) oil (2tsp olive)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bad start to the week....

So today was the first day of my new week. Yesterday (as planned) I indulged in a burger and ice cream and finnished the day 15 ponts over my daily allotment. I woke up this morning to a minor crisis at work and ran out of the house at 6am without eating breakfast and forgot my lunch. I had not time to grab a bite during work so at 5 pm I finally left work and headed to Subway. I had a sandwich, baked lays and a bottle of water for 10 points. I am now at home, exhausted and full. I have 21 points left for the day and can't even imagine eating right now.. I just want to go to bed.... I have not done any exercise for two days either.... this could be an interesting week...

****update and epiphany*****
maybe I feel tired and have no appetite because I ate a greasy burger and icecream last night :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WI#14 - STS

Well, I stayed the same this week at my official WW weigh-in. I saw a smaller number earlier in the week but have been bouncing between 237-329 for the past 5 days. I was definately on plan all week and got lots of activity in, so I have a couple of theories.

1. My body is adjusting from last weeks 3.8lb loss
2. I did not eat enough to fuel my body for the added exercise
3. I am retaining water (my body is so out of synch that I never know when my TOM is coming)

I am not going to let this one WI get me discouraged, but I am going to try something new this week. I am going to use 20 extra points today (from the flex points that I never usually touch) and see if that helps give me a kick start. Other than that I will keep doing what I have been doing and hope for a great loss next week.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

HYC - check in

This has been a really good week. I upped my activity quite a bit (thanks to the beautiful weather and my new Wii Fit) and stayed within my points all week. I did not eat any of my flex points this week and only a couple of my activity points. I have not seem much movement on the scale though. If it don't see a loss at my official WI tomorrow I think I will try eating my flex points this week and see if that kicks my metabolism up a notch. It is hard to believe that you have to eat more to lose more, but I think my body needs some fuel for this extra exercise.

My activity point breakdown for the week was:

4 hours wii fit (9)
10km walked (8)
1 hr deep h2o jog class (3)
3km swam (6)

That is 26 points for the week - 6 more than my previous best week! This week I will try for the recommended 28.

I really feel that I have come a long way in fighting my cravings and urges to binge.. I keep my house filled with healthy snacks and dont allow the junk in, but when I am out or at work temptation is everywhere. A little voice in my head is constantly saying.... what do you want more, that chocolate or to be thin?? A greasy burger or to fit into 'normal sized' clothes? A bag of chips or to have the energy to fullfill some life long dreams?

For now the voice is winning!! Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Run Blendergrl Run!!

13 lbs ago (Apr 2 to be exact) I tested out the jogging waters and drowned almost immediately. I have been walking a 2.5km route with my dog every night for the past month and tonight I decided it was time to try again. I started out by jogging all of the downhill parts and then also tried some of the flat areas. I think I was doing about 5min walk to 1 min jog. The best part is that when I got home I was a little winded but definately not a weezing mess heaving on the couch (see Apr 2 post!) I know the weight loss has helped but the increase activity of the past two months has been the key. I used to swim 1km in about 30 min and now I do 1.5 in the same time. I still have a ton of weight to lose but I am excited that my endurance and fitness will only improve as the pounds come off. My goal for June is to do the first month of the couch to 5k program. Anyone out there tried this??

Todays Menu:

Fibre one bar (2)
Banana (2)

Tuna salad (4)
Pita chips (2)
Watermelon/strawberries (2)
Peanutbutter cookies (2)

Turkey pepperoni (2)
FF french vanilla yogurt (2)

Chicken fingers (5)
Dip (2)
Potatoes (3)
Peas (1)

4 point left for an evening snack.
Activity: 30min walk/jog (2ap) 30min Wii (1ap)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Menu


Turkey bacon (2)
Flax toast (2)
Egg (2)
Strawberries (2)

Turkey pepperoni (2)

Wrap (3)
Turkey (3)
lettuce, tomato, salsa (0)
LF Chees & FF sourcream (2)

LF Rolo ice cream (2)
Watermelon (1)

WW Pita (2)
Tomato sauce (1)
Mushrooms (0)
Turkey pepperoni (1)
LF cheese (2)
Salad (0)

100 cal peanut butter cookies (2)
berry smoothie (4)

Activity: 2.5km walk, 45 min wii (4ap earned)

I am sure it is boring to read my menu everday but this is going a long way in keeping myself on plan! Every little bit helps!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A beautiful day in the neighbourhood!!

It was close to 30 degrees here today, and of course I had to work! But it is still nice out now that I am off so when it cools a little the pup and I will be going for a long evening walk. I have the day off tomorrow so besides the usual housework we will be taking a trip down to the off leash beach (aka doggie heaven). After work I went grocery shopping and filled my pantry and fridge with healthy choices for the week. Some of the grocery highlights were: turkey pepperoni (1pt per stick), seedless watermelon, strawberries, jalepeno tortillas and FF french vanilla yogurt. The big treat for the week was purchased last night... low fat Rolo ice cream - 2 pts for 1/2 a cup (or as I prefer 4 pts for 1 cup). Here was todays menu:

Oatmeal (2)
Skim milk (2)
Applesauce (1)

Smart Ones pasta thing (6) - first and last time!
Kashi bar (2)
Banana (2)

Rolo Ice Cream (4)

Giant Tortilla (3)
Ground turkey (3)
FF Sour Cream (1)
LF cheese (1)
Lettuce, tomato, salsa (0)

Four points left for the night (just enough for another cup of rolo hehe - but will probably have some strawberries and a glass of milk)

Hope you are all having a great weekend

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Menu

Eating was a bit more difficult today as I went to visit my Brother to babysit his girls. As they live 1.5 hours away I had to eat lunch and dinner on the road in a hurry. I think I chose well..

Oatmeal (2)
Skim milk (2)
Applesauce (1)

6 inch turkey sub from Subway (7)

Grilled chicken salad from Dairy Queen (10)

Low-fat Rolo Ice Cream (yuuuuuummm!!) (5)

Still have 4 points left - think I will have a banana and a glass of milk before bed

Activity: running after a 1 year old and a 2 year old! 20min Wii Fit

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Staying Accountable

Posting my menu and activity worked so well last week that I think I will post each day this week as well.

Scrambled egg beaters (2)
Multigrain toast (2)
Sliced tomato (0)

Kashi Bar (2)

Tuna salad (4)
Multigrain bread (4)

Coleslaw (4)
Raisins (2)
Applesauce (1)
Fibre one bar (2)

Mango Smoothie (4)
Fibre on bar (2)
Skim milk (2)

It was a pretty balanced eating day today - but I need to stop grabbing a FO bar everytime I need a snack and have some more fruit. Finally a day off tomorrow so I can restock the fruits and veggies. Activity today consisted of an hour on the Wii Fit - 3pts.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A new toy....

I managed to do the impossible tonight and found a Wii Fit at Superstore. It is AWSOME!! I have spent the last hour on it testing out all the features. I can't believe I worked up a sweat using a video game. It is so much fun and there are so many different things that I woln't bore of it any time soon. So I earned 3ap from that and 3 from my earlier swim. Woohoo.

The funny thing was that I went to Superstore because I was craving icecream so I thought I would pick up some of that fantastic Chapman's frozen yogurt. I was so excited to find the Wii that I forgot all about the yogurt :)

If any of you are like me and get most of your cardio from swimming I found this great website that will take all of your information and generate a different swim workout whenever you want one. It is a great way to help mix up endurance and strength training

WI#13 -3.8

Just got back from my WW meeting and was pleased with a great loss this week. I can honestly say I stayed within my points everyday, drank at least a litre of h2o everyday and earned 20ap this week. I need to keep the momentum going for the next week... The meeting topic today was finding activities in everyday life.. things like parking at the end of the lot, knee lifts and arm lifts while watching tv etc.... that will be my focus this week. I go to the pool 3-4 times a week and a 1/2 hour walk everyday but when I am at home I am a couch potato! So this week I am goign to move as much as possible.

I reached another great milestone today. My BMI is now 39.6 which means I am officially no longer MORBILDY OBESE... I am just obese. Still a long way to go, but a great achievement!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Accountable Tuesday...


Kashi Bar (2)

Salad (2)
Salmon (5)

Turkey Cutlet (5)
Potato (3)
Peas (1)
Dip (3)

11 points left.... will update later
here is a picture of the amazing dinner my DH made the other night! If only he could clean the kitchen as welll as he cooks.

Accountable Monday


Fibre one bar (2)

Salmon Salad (9)
Pita Crisps (2)
Apple (2)

Guacamole (9)
Pita Crisps (2)
Apple (2)

Kashi Bar (2)
1/2 cup skim (2)

Weird eating day but was not really hungry so I picked away until my points were gone!
My accountability week seems to be paying off.. this was the scale this morning:

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Accountable Sunday...

Oatmeal with skim milk (4)
Applesauce (1)

2 piece flax toast (4)
SF Mango/Peach jam (1)
Apple (2)
Fibre one bar (2)

My husband is making it right now!!!!! His creation is:

Salad with a lemon/apple vinagrette (4)
Seared scallops (3)
Roasted Potatoes and Asperagus (4)

7 points left for the evening - I have been craving fruit juice so will probably have some orange/pineapple and popcorn.

Pedometer was on all day and so far 10 568 steps (very busy at work today!!) and will walk the dog tonight for 2ap.

I had the ice cream... :)

I did not have thirteen points worth but I had a cone from McDonalds - for 5 points. Satisfied the craving and did not make me feel sick (like a carton of Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey would have!!)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Accountable Saturday...

Todays menu..

2 hardboiled eggs (4)

Squash soup (1)
Carrot Sticks (1)
Hard boiled eggs (4)

Clamchowder (4)
Toast (4)

popsicle (1)

I still have 13 points left... work was crazy today, no time to eat and it is so hot out the last thing I want to do is cook... part of me really wants to use those 13 points on ice cream but I will try to find a healthier way to use them up.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Accountable Friday...

Another good day today... I promised myself I would post my menu and activity this week to keep me honest, so here it is:

Apple (2) - slept in, no time for real breakfast

Cantaloupe (2)
Pasta (4)
Meat and Veggie sauce (4)
100 cal cookies (2)

Tuna Sandwich (7)
Yam fries (3)
Dip (4)


Cantaloupe (2
100 cal cookies (2)

Points 32/32
Fruit&Veg - 7 servings
Healthy Oil - 2 tsp in sauce
Water - 1.5 L
Dairy - 1 serving (need to get some yogurt!!)
Multivitamin - yes

Activity - 30min swim + 30 min walk with pup
4 activity points earned but not used

All said and done, a pretty good day!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Great OP Day

It is amazing how good it feels to have an 'on plan' day. For the past few days I have been making excuses as to why I should not exercise, being sloppy with my portion control and not journalling what I am eating. Today was my day off work and I used it to put myself back in a good weightloss head space. I went to an hour aquasize class and then swam an extra km after that (6ap!!) came home had oatmeal with skim milk and applesauce for breakfast. Did a little house work and then took my dog for a half hour walk (2more ap!!). Tuna on flax bread for lunch, and some ff frozen yogurt for snack. Healthy pasta dish for dinner and some fruit for dessert. I also drank 2L of water today.

Why do I let myself get into these slumps when I know how great it feels when I am exercising and eating right?? I need to continue to write about my successes.. you can tell when I am struggling as the posts get further apart!

My best NSV of the day was that I fit into the swim suit that I bout a few weeks ago. My old 22 was starting to get baggy so I bought an 18 that was too small at the time. Well today I tried it on and it fit!!! It is slightly snug so should last me through the summer!!

I am going to post my menu and activity for the rest of the week to keep me on track and honest!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WI#12 -0.6

Mildly dissapointing WI but deserved as I only earned 3 AP this week and although I stayed with in my points I did not get enough water or veggies while on the road trip to Calgary. I am committing to journalling and earning at least 20ap this week. I can do this!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Just Checking In

I am back from my last trip to Calgary to pick up my car. It was a very very quick trip but now my Husband is back home and we can really start making a life for ourselves here on Vancouver Island. As far as staying on plan.... I think I did OK. I did not journal for the last three days but I was very conscious of what I was eating. I am hoping for a small loss on Wednesday as I have not earned any AP this week (hopefully I can get 4 today and 4 tomorrow though). Hope all of you are doing well, and thank you for all the nice words after my big achievement last week!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WI#11 -3 lbs

I reached my 10% goal at WI tonight and it felt fantastic. 10% of me is gone forever and even though I have a long way to go 10% has meant:
A size down in my clothes
4 inches off my waist
More energy
Money saved on eating out
Accomplishing a goal!
So now onto the next goal..... 40lbs lost by July 1

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Unofficial WOO HOO!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Working out the kinks...

In my back that is... I am feeling much better today. The intense pain in my lower back is almost gone but I am really stiff through my neck and shoulders (probably from sleeping with my legs elevated. This has definitely hurt my exercise routine this week but I have manages to get 6 AP this week - through some very slow swimming (followed by a lot of time in the hot tub) tonight I managed a 30 min walk and am feeling pretty good afterward. My scale obsession shows me that I have a good chance of hitting my 10% goal at WI on Wednesday so I am sucking back water like crazy.. If I get the 26lbs gone on Wednesday it will be 3 weeks earlier than my goal! I am flying to Calgary on Friday to pick up the last of our things (and drive my car back to BC) and that means my husband is finally coming to join me on the Island. I am excited that he will be home, but I hope he has been taking all my warnings to heart about the healthy foods filling the fridge and that I will not be joining him on any DQ runs this summer!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008


My back was stiff and tight at the beginning of the week - by Wednesday night I could barely get myself out of bed. I sat in the hot tub at the local pool and tried to massage and stretch out my muscles. I spent most of Thursday in bed - feet raised and alternating hot and cold onto my back. I was still stiff yesterday but had some mobility back so I went to work - BAD IDEA... this morning it has completely siezed up again and the stretching starts all over. I had a car accident last year and since then my back is very sensitive. I have not found a chiropracter since we moved here (and that is not someone I want to pick out of the yellow pages). It is easy to stick to a diet when you can't get out of bed - and have no one to prepare food for you (husband is still out of town) so I will take that as a tiny silver lining!