Friday, December 21, 2007

Vacation starts now!

So I am officially on vacation until Jan 3 (originally I was planning to be off until the 2nd, but I decided to add an extra day on there).

It's going to be busy. We have tomorrow home, but then we are off to visit parents until Wednesday; home for a day and then my sister and her husband are coming to stay for New Year's. I'm looking forward to it all, but I also know it will fly by too quickly.

I actually decided this morning that I would try to get back to tracking points, at least for the next couple of days, and wouldn't you know it? The Weight Watchers site was down. Frustrating. Oh well. Would have been hard to do after tomorrow anyway.

Lots to do tomorrow. Cleaning, packing, etc. For now, I'm going to enjoy the rest of my evening at home.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Counting down...

One more day of work - tomorrow - and then I am on vacation! So looking forward to it, but I know it will fly by too quickly. Before I know it, we'll be in that desolate, long-weekend-less stretch that is January, February and March...when is Easter this year? Must look at a 2008 calendar.

Sometimes I feel like I am wishing my life away, longing for the next holiday or vacation...But let's face it: vacation is more fun than work.

Poor Moon, he really needs a vacation. He woke up this morning and asked what day it was. He's been on call this week, which messes with his sleeping and wears him right out.

A co-worker brought a big box of timbits to the office this morning and I have been eating them all day. Not good.

Finished reading The Thirteenth Tale last night - excellent read, highly recommend it. Trying to decide what to read next. I have a tantalizing stack of books, sitting there on a shelf waiting for me and my upcoming vacation...Thinking I should start a book blog - so many books, so little time.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Snackless in the office...

I didn't bring my usual afternoon snack with me today. Had a dentist appointment at 3:00 to get a small filling (molar with a little piece broken off somehow), so I thought I might not be able to eat anything. But now I am hungry. The chocolates are all gone from this office, but I know there are cookies across the hall....

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

More Tuesday Blues...

Second Tuesday in a row, I did not get out of bed to do my workout. Not sure what's going on with Tuesdays lately. I felt so tired and groggy this morning though. Possibly did not sleep well.

Woke up at some point in the night/early morning, realizing that I was sleeping on my stomach, which hurts my back. I toss and turn a lot, so every once in a while I wind up like that, and it always wakes me up because I am so uncomfortable. To top it off, there was a cat sleeping on my back. I am normally a big softy, and if I realize there is a cat sleeping on me, I hate to move and disturb them, but last night I had no was just not a good way to sleep.

I feel so loved though.

Ok, so the weather is really cold and the cats are cuddling as much as they can to soak up body heat.

Diet-wise, I am eating healthy meals and drinking my water, but I am also enjoying chocolates and cookies. Ah well. January will be here soon enough, and then it will be time for a sugar detox.

3 more days of work, then I am on vacation until Jan 2!


4:20 PM ~ Want to curl up in a ball and sleep. Craving a cup of coffee. Will make a pot of decaf when I get home from work...Probably not really what I'm craving, but it's what I'll have at that time of day.

Monday, December 17, 2007

'Tis the season to eat cookies...

That pretty much sums up how I'm feeling at the moment.

I did have some nice, healthy soup for supper. Then cookies and some decaf coffee. I suppose when January rolls around I may regret these indulgences; they will likely translate into extra pounds to lose. But they were very tasty cookies!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ah, Saturday!

Oh how I love Saturdays!

Slept in, despite cats poking at me and walking all over me. Woke up, as usual, to find one cat by my head (Fred) and the other sleeping on my legs (George).

Enjoyed a breakfast of Red River Cereal and coffee, lounging on the couch, then went out and got some shopping done. Home before 2:00 and had the rest of the day to myself. Got in an hour long cardio + sculpting workout, had a lovely pita pizza with raw veggies for supper. All in all, a pretty relaxing day.

Heavy snowfall warning for tomorrow, so I'm thinking we won't be going anywhere. I may do some baking. I am sort of conflicted on this - I'm in the mood to bake, but if I bake I will eat it, so I'm wondering if I should put it off...We shall see.

Only downer of the day - my new scale.

I've been thinking of getting a new scale because mine does not do decimals, and I'm also not sure how accurate it is. Shopper's Drug Mart had a points redemption deal going on this weekend and I had lots of points, so I thought it would be a good time to cash them in.

I bought a fancy new Weight Watcher's scale - very cool looking, it's glass. doesn't seem to be quite working right. According to the instructions, you tap the scale and it should come on. But it doesn't. I have tapped and tapped and tapped, but no joy. The scale can be programmed to remember up to 4 users. I was able to enter all the details to save my user, and if I push the user button on the scale, it comes on and I can weigh myself. So it is useable. But it bugs me that I can't just weigh myself without having to select the user, since the instructions say I should be able to. Grr.

So, I'm thinking I may have to take it back. I feel like I'm being really picky. But, it's not working the way it is supposed to.

I will have Moon look at it tomorrow (he's not home right now) and see if there's something I missed. But if it's not working, I guess I will have to take it back.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Weigh-In Day

Weight: 138 lb (+2)

So, weigh-in was pretty much what I expected. Still disappointed in myself. But, hoping to do better next week.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

So not impressed with myself

Another bad eating week - can't seem to stop the munchies lately. Where is my willpower?

Last Friday's weigh-in (which I didn't post because I was busy having a sick day, curled up on my couch reading The Birth House by Ami McKay) was good - 136 which was 2 lbs down. I had no idea how I'd managed it since I'd been eating chocolate every day...Of course, I also hadn't been feeling well, so who knows, maybe that had something to do with it.

Anyway, I fully expect tomorrow morning's weigh-in (which I do at home since I do Weight Watchers Online) will not be quite so happy...I will not be surprised at all to see the numbers go up again.

Why, why, why do I do this?

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Last night had Mahi-Mahi again so that Moon could try it out. He was not crazy about it. It wasn't terrible, he just didn't like it that much. Which I take to mean that he is hoping not to have it again any time soon. Sigh.

The cats on the other hand think it is great. The last couple of times, I just had Fred* cosy-ing up and begging. This time I had both of them, one on either side. And of course I shared because I am a push-over and I love my babies. So Fred and George will be disappointed not to have it again.

*Names have been changed to protect feline identities...Ok, Moon & I have online names here on the blog, so I figured the cats should too. So, from now on they are Fred & George. Yes, after the Weasley twins, since my cats look like twins anyway.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday blues...

Overslept this morning - which is to say when I came to enough to look at the clock, it was 6:20 and I figured I didn't have time to haul myself out of bed and do a workout, so I stayed there until 7:00. Now that I'm actually conscious, I know that I could have squeezed in a short workout which would have been better than nothing.

The weather has turned chilly...Yesterday's high was -10° C, right now it is -18, according to the weather page, but we can look forward to a high of -5. We've been keeping the thermostats turned down to 15° C and heating the house with the wood stove, but since it doesn't get lit until we get home from work, it's making for some chilly evenings. Which sends me right back to sitting on the couch under a blanket, with a couple of felines on my lap to keep me warm. Forget "puttering", I'm turning into a frozen lump. I know that I would warm up and feel better were I to get up and move around, but I just don't wanna.

Last year I was home for most of the winter and kept the wood stove going all day, so the house was pretty toasty. I could even have the window open during the day so the cats could get out into their enclosure, and the house was warm - once it really gets going the basement turns into a sauna.

Of course, the cats don't seem to want to go out in this weather anyway. I open the window and they mostly just look through the screen with disgusted looks on their faces. Heaven forbid they expose their delicate paws to snow!

Monday, December 10, 2007

I will...

I will write a blog entry soon, I promise! Just haven't been feeling great, but I think I'm almost back to normal.

Just looked at the calendar this morning and realized I only have two more weeks of work and then I am off for the holidays...Eek! Time flies.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My desk job is making me fat...

Still feeling blah. But here anyway.

Borrowing from Sara over at The Flying Trapeze , a little article about how your desk job detracts from your weight loss efforts:

A New Way to Control Weight?

Now, this makes a huge amount of sense to me - sitting all day is bad for the waistline. Problem is: I gotta work, and my job requires working at a computer. Saying that you need to get up and "putter" is all very well, but how much puttering are we talking here? Because I gotta think that if I spend all my time wandering around, my boss is not gonna be happy.

So, what constitutes enough movement to make a difference?
~ getting up to use the restroom?
~ getting up to heat my lunch in the microwave?
~ my daily (unless the weather is extremely crappy) walk to the nearby mall?

Sigh. What is a chubby computer programmer to do?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Have not been posting because I haven't been feeling great and I have to admit diet & exercise have not been my top priority. Oh well. Hopefully I will be back to normal soon.

We had our first winter snow storm last night. Got lots of snow; cats = not impressed...They won't go out! Not that I can blame them. I worked from home, waiting around for our driveway to get ploughed and that didn't happen until around 2:30. But that's ok, not feeling great, it was nice to stay home.

Anyway, enough of my pity party. Just wanted to say that I am still alive!