Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Resolutions

Good Evening! Well 2009 is coming to an end. I have done alot this year but in the end am no way saying that it was my best year but I had some accomplishments.

I did my first 5K, I’ve moved, I got married!

On the down side – I didn’t really lose any weight, I didn’t run my 5K, and my living arrangements are not the best.

So This year I have a few resolutions and they all revolve around each other really.

So here they are;

By next Christmas I want to be in our own house. For this to happen we need to be budget wise and look for the deals.

So next is to budget and have a good savings plan. We will be using money – real money not our debit cards. We hope this will let us save some money or at least see where it is all going!

Next up I plan to RUN the Bluenose 5K. I am not excepting a great time but I really hope to do it.

And last up is to be healthy enough to have a baby. This means I need to go to the Dr. and get some more blood work, see what she says and lose this weight and feel comfortable in my body. I also means having money and being in a house! See all related!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2 weeks in pictures

Alright instead of boring everyone with details here are the pictures of the last 2 weeks with a few blurbs;

First up Dean’s practical test study session; See Lynn’s blog for a full review;












Next us ready for my Christmas party at work.



My Birthday Dinner at Mongoli Grill




And Finally Christmas Day!


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Stay tuned for my new years resolutions!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas week craziness

Well everyone, I am back at it to some degree, and I am happy to report that at last weigh in (Christmas Eve) I was down 1.8 lbs. I haven't over indulged too much, and I go back to work tomorrow and will start tracking my points. I have pictures and I will put them up over the next week.

I must say I am so glad to be getting back into a routine, and I can’t wait until all the goodies are gone and put away!

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas and that they have a Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

been a long week

Hey everyone,

I know I havn't been around, I have alot of catching up to do. Off to WW today and then out for supper, will be back tomorrow hopefully though!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Catch up and move on!

Evening everyone!!

So I haven't been around all week. So here is a quick update;

Tuesday – we hit the gym

Wednesday – Not too much happened

Thursday – I worked extra for Friday off and due to that I didn’t get to the gym.

Friday – Ah the good stuff begins. Friday I was off and went Christmas shopping with Mom and got some good stuff! Then it was on to Dean’s Holiday Buffet at NSCC! Well it was good let me tell ya!

Here is some of the prep work!

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And followed by my plates…

100_1812This was from the meat station; BBQ Pork, Chicken, Turkey, a risotto spring roll, twice baked potatoes, and lamb and Couscous.



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And last was dessert; Hot Chocolate, and some stuff…

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And Last a pic of my Hubby;


So with all that damage how did I do for the Weigh In;

Well I went and was down .4 lbs, so that isn’t sooo bad. We then hit up the gym as usual and now are relaxing while Dean cooks some yummy for supper!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Someone S*** on the Coats

So quick recap of Friday and Saturday to get to the good stuff that happened on Sunday;

Friday I worked and we got groceries and had Subway for supper. I was honestly not knowing what to except for my weigh in Saturday.

Saturday – while Lynn and Angie were running the Santa Shuffle I went to our WW meeting alone. Which was weird because I felt nervous about going in alone, but I did it, and with a .4 loss! I was very excited because it brought my total weight loss to 6 lbs in a month!!

We Christmas shopped Saturday and ended up going to friends and having some wine and cheese! It was a fun night!

Sunday we woke up to snow, which would have been wonderful if we were home, and didn’t have to go out Sunday. I was worried our night would be cancelled.

But it wasn’t and I got ready;


And we headed out. We went to The Old Triangle for supper. I had Pub Style Curry, Chicken curry served the Irish way, over chips with home-cooked mushy peas. I had sweet potato fries instead of regular and they were very good. However as always there were to many so I didn’t eat them all. We also had a Hummus plate to start and I had ginger bread for desert. 


We then headed to the main event. I love Dane Cook and so does the hubby and when we heard he was comming here we definitly wanted tickets! His opening acts were Al Del Bene and Robert Kelly




It was awesome, I laughed through it all. We got out late and I crashed hard as soon as we got home!

Today was back to work, and I was sluggish all day, my eats were also not the greatest. However I will say I was proud of myself because we had pizza for supper and I steamed myself some Broccoli because I hadn’t touched a vegetable all day.

Now I am relaxing with Dean watching a movie and we will be going to bed early!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Evening blog land.

Well I realized today that there have been some things I have been meaning to show you that haven't made the blog yet. Not much news though. I have looked through my pictures and it totally reminded me of things to show everyone!

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These are my Day one pictures from WW. I will be taking the same poses this Saturday for my one month weigh in. I am feeling ok about this weigh in. If I can stay the same I will be happy (I ate a piece of pizza today!)


This is the cross-stitch I am currently working on. This is with out any of the backstitching and I am very excited how well it turned out pictures wise. I will update everyone when it is finished.


And here is my living room all decorated for Christmas. I love my sleigh with my Sears stuffed toys!

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My village is a work in progress I hope to find some snow this year for it. And I would love to get a picture of the lights in action (they are multi function that Dean loves!) but I don’t think I will turn out right.

So now I am going to eat supper, I went to the gym and had a huge NSV; I ran for 15 out of 25 minuets on the treadmill today! Yay me!

Oh yes I also finally joined Twitter to enter into a draw from Things to do for Two. So follow me, my user name is hollyoneday.

Have a good night everyone!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas is coming!

Alright so I last left everyone Monday Evening.

So yesterday was a very good day for me. I didn’t eat a thing out of plan. I did use some flex points for some sherbet though! I had an amazing wrap for lunch that I was excited about; 100_1780 And we hit up the gym. We only got 25 minuets of cardio in because Dean wasn’t feeling good but still that was better than nothing, and I ran more than I have lately.


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The picture just doesn't do it justice.

Today I spent decorating at work. We had raised enough money for some good new decorations as some of the stuff was 15 years old! I did fairly well today eats wise, I splurged and bought lunch, but sometimes you just gotta!

Now I am relaxing and trying to make some plans for the busy few weeks ahead. We are going to see Dane Cook on Sunday and then to a small staff dinner Wednesday and Dean is cooking at a Buffet Dinner for his school for family and friends that we plan to attend. I also have our unit Christmas party and the organizations Christmas party, my birthday and then Christmas…

Tomorrow we are going to the gym, and I hope to hit it hard, Although I can honestly say I feel good this week. I  haven't eaten all my flex points and then some already, and I have gotten a fair amount of activity in.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nov. 30th already??

Can you believe it’s November 30th already! I can Start talking about and being excited for Christmas tomorrow!

So today was a pretty good day. There was only one hiccup. The 9 (yes I said nine) point chocolate bar, that was only about 2.5 inches long! It was left over from a basket the staff at work received over the weekend and I thought “oh well this might be 4 or 5 points and I won’t have a snack tonight I’ll be fine.” Well no, once I did the calculations it was 9 freaking points… so there went some flex.

But today was right on track, work went fairly well and I drank some tea for a change at work, so didn’t get quite as much water in. Supper was chicken baked potatoes and turnip and was very yummy.

I did my toes tonight a sexy red;


And am just relaxing waiting for Dean to pick something to watch!!

I was intrigued to get this comment from Nicole; Where did you walk? I know that Lynn lives out by me...if you wouldn't mind a third if you walk on Sunday afternoons...I'd like to join you...I like in Lake Echo

Well Nicole we went walking on the trail in Musquodoboit Harbour, and while it isn’t a Sunday tradition right now, maybe once the weather is nice again we can make it one. I know Lynn is excited about hiking some of the side trails in the spring.

Well tomorrow is December 1st, and we plan on heading to the gym and I hope to at least 40 minuets of activity!

I’ll leave you with my kitty;



(isn’t he cute!)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday showdown!!

Ok so it is Sunday evening and I have won!!

What have I won, well the battle with my emotions, the battle in the kitchen, and the battle with activity.

So what to talk about first;

Well lets start with food. I sadly did not get any pictures of my success but I will try again soon! So breakfast was an egg and egg white scrambled in a WW wrap with spinach and cheese. And it was very tasty and hit the spot! I had a blueberry muffin for a snack and then moved on to lunch. Lunch was another WW wrap with banana and peanut butter – I also stole some of my hunny’s perogies that he was having.

Now onto supper the best part of the day. I slow-cooked a roast, potatoes and carrots, and they turned out amazing!! I am not usually one to cook, Dean does the cooking I sit and relax. lol But let me tell ya, the slow-cooker is the way to go for relaxing. I had already cut up the potatoes and carrots last night so this Moring all I had to do was dump them in put the roast in and some spices – it was wonderful! It was almost like pulled pork. I also steamed some broccoli with it for some added veg.

So activity today was suppose to be a walk on the trail or a quick walk around my loop. Well this morning it was cold – not raining but cold. And I was so cold that I just couldn’t imagine walking on the trail. So I had it in my head that I was gonna do a quick walk around at some point. Well thanks to Lynn I got my butt to the trail and we walked for 80 minuets! It was chilly but ok out.

As for my emotions/stress I was all crapped out after lunch (did it have to do with the perogies??) And we were getting ready to go for our walk and I was all grumpy and didn’t wanna go! Even after we got back home I was still cranky. I think part of it has to do with Dean getting the Christmas stuff out and me still not feeling it in the slightest! So I decided to  have a shower, relax and chill out for a bit. And it worked. I had a nice long hot shower, got out and lathered up with some cream and put my hair in braids. And I felt alot better!

So this evening we will catch up on The Biggest Loser, we are 2 episodes behind, I think I will light a candle and cuddle up and try not to think that tomorrow is Monday and back to work!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The results; The Plan;

So here is the damage; there is no damage!! I was down 3.6 lbs!!! Holy freaking wow!!

I was so excited!! And so much more motivated.

My day was spent out. We hit up the gym where I did 50 minuets of activity. We ran a few errands. Ate lunch out and are now home relaxing.

Now for the plan;

This is the food plan, With some changes possibly but for now this is what it looks like










Banana, wrap and peanut butter

Egg (2), cheese (2), spinach, mushrooms

Fibre 1 Cereal, fruit

¼ muffin, fruit

Fibre 1 cereal, fruit

½ muffin

Fibre 1 cereal, fruit


Tim Horton's soup and roll

Soup, ? sandwich

Wrap with chicken spinach etc., bar, yogurt, fruit

WW Smart ones, yogurt, bar, fruit

Left over’s, Yogurt, bar, fruit

WW Smart ones, yogurt, bar, fruit

Leftovers, yogurt, bar, fruit


Pasta and veggies with somosas

Slow cooker roast beef potatoes, carrots, broccoli

Chicken, rice, vegetable

Leftovers (stew or roast beef)


Chicken, potatoes, vegetable

Salmon, rice, vegetable


Fruit, sherbet

Fruit, nachos

Fruit, hot chocolate

Fruit, nachos

Fruit, sherbet

Fruit, sherbet

Fruit, ???


And here is my plan for activity;

  • Saturday – Gym – 50 minuets of cardio
  • Sunday – Walk if it’s nice (go to the trail and walk 40 minutes or more) If it’s not nice I will walk my “loop” which is about 20 minutes or 1point, and that is even in the rain.
  • Monday – Rest, Dean gets off late on Mondays and we can’t fit the gym in, So I will relax, spend some time focusing on me. I may read or paint my toenails.
  • Tuesday – Gym – 25 minutes on the treadmill, 20 minutes on the cross-trainer, and if I am up for it some weights.
  • Wednesday – Another late day for Dean, so more relaxing for me. Might watch a movie or just read.
  • Thursday – Gym, 25 minutes on the treadmill and then the circuit training twice through, and maybe some more cardio if I am feeling it.
  • Friday – We get groceries on this day and I will relax once home, Drink lots of water and keep my sodium intake low.

The De-stress plan;

  • Read for 20 – 30 minuets at night.
  • After my shower, use my nice cream on my skin, wash my face and brush my hair (maybe even blow-dry it)
  • Do not check my work Email at home, it can wait
  • I will allow myself to vent on the drive home, that is it.
  • Light a candle in the evening to help relax

Friday, November 27, 2009

And the bomb dropped!

Ok well my week with the magic journal bombed big time. I am in the negative in a big way. However that being said I am in a place now after some tears and binging that I think I can tackle this.

This last week has been full of stress and due to that has led to my eating being all over the map. I have been mad, sad, and down right pissed off. Now I am content. Tomorrow I am going in there and hitting the big fat RESTART button.

Over all I think this week has been enlightening, although I have eaten tones of bad stuff I still managed to get my fruits and veggies in everyday. I did get to the gym a few days and walked a little. No not near as much as I like but I’ll survive.

I took a mental health day from work today and will relax and I have promised myself that even if I gain this week, I will not walk out and I will continue going to ww meetings.

Well I am off to plan meals now, pack for the night and relax a bit. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Not rockin this week

Ok so I am sad to say that so far this week has not been very good. Here is a quick recap;

Monday – 20 minutes on the treadmill walking and supper out to a new restaurant

Today – Pizza for lunch and not making it to the gym due to nausea and stress.

Work has been very stressful for the past few days and I only see more stress for the remainder of the week.

Home life has also been very stressful and we are looking at our living arrangement very closely again.

I only have 3 flex points left for the rest of the week, and have only earned 2 AP’s so far.

Ok enough complaining. Here is what I am hoping for the next 3 days -

all my healthy guidelines in

hit up the gym Thursday for 40 + minuets of activity

if it’s not raining tomorrow I will walk around my work block until Dean is ready to pick me up.

Stop stressing about work at home

Devise a plan of action for home life and routine!

Here is to a better day tomorrow!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Whirlwind Weekend

OK so it has been a busy weekend for me, but I was happy with most of it.

So the first thing is the weigh in. Well I stayed the same, which sort of bummed me out because I thought for sure I would be down at least a little. I think it may have been due to me not really getting enough fruits and veggies in so that is my goal for this week.

During the meeting we talked about the holidays and being in control. And then it was time to give the “magic journal” out. I accepted it because I really think it will help me with getting my healthy stuff in this week.

So what is the magic journal you ask?? Well it is a journal that gets passed around from person to person each week to help with accountability. Looking though it everyone has lost while they  had it. So it’s my turn and I am excited about it.


After our meeting we headed to a pancake breakfast to support  Bust-a-move. And headed to Angie’s for a Pampered chef party. I’ll tell ya there was a good healthy spread. (I may have indulged a little on the cheese and pepperoni)

So I started my Christmas shopping there getting Dean a gift and also a pizza stone for us. Then it was on to the Halifax Parade of Lights.


And then it was off to New Moon! Which I must say was very good – much better than the first one.

Today it was off to the Christmas Farmers Market and a walk on the trail. Then to Costco to renew my membership and have a look around. I can also say I got a little Christmas shopping done there too!

Now my lunch is made and my clothes are ready and I am relaxing for the evening!

Hope everyone has a good week!!