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A blogging break

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I know I just started this blog, but I’m going to take a little time out from it. I’m really enjoying doing it, but I’m getting a little frustrated. Everyone I know pretty much thinks I’m nuts to even care what I eat. Even when I first started Weight Watchers last January, and I would track in my food journal, they still couldn’t undertstand why I would have to. Trying to explain the concept of keeping track of food and exersize to maintain weight loss is really pointless to people who don’t care about either. I know I shouldn’t care what people think, but I’m just getting tired of having to explain why I do it. So I’m going to just go back to my food journal for a bit, and think about whether I want to continue.


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March 15, 2010 at 16:41

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Today I ate more than I should have!

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Today Andy came over to spend the day with me.  Before he came, I was up at my usual hour, and had my cereal and banana with milk today (Bran Buds and Quaker Oatmeal Squares).

He didn’t arrive til about 4 hours later.  Just before he came I ate some pineapple.

When he got here it was about noon.  He said he would be here at 11am…and technically he was.  He forgot about daylight savings time…as did I until I turned on the TV when I was eating  breakfast:)  And he was so proud he was on time for once:)   I told him he actually was on time!  And he was rushing around and didn’t eat breakfast except for a banana.  He was hungry.  So we went and grabbed lunch at the Safeway sandwich place.  I had some turkey on a Flat Out wrap with veggies, since I was ready for lunch anyways.

We bummed around Southgate mall for a bit, then went to the Italian Centre Shop.  I bought some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and multigrain bread.  We looked at all the delicious pastries and got some sort of poppy seed thingy and a canolli.  Haven’t had any yet.  Andy decided that we should make Greek salad for dinner.  We picked up some sheep feta and Kalamata olives for the salad, and a loaf of olive cheese bread.  This was the result…I had a small bowl of salad, some bread (I went back for a crust afterwards…bread is my weakness! I also have a chicken drumette from Sobeys…Andy chose those when we went to get a few veg for the salad.

 And now we’re relaxing.  I’m sure I will have a taste of those Italian pastries. I’ll take a picture of them.

  It wasn’t a horrible day of eating, but I feel like I’ve been bad today.:) Well, we all have those days I guess.  Back to tuna and cheese and crackers tomorrow!

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March 14, 2010 at 17:16

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A productive day…

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This morning I was awake very early as usual.  And breakfast was the same as the past few days:)

You know what it is…yuck that’s a really blurry picture.  Sorry bout that!

I spent the morning washing floors, vacuuming, dusting, and doing laundry.  Productive!

Lunch was cheese and flatbreads with veg again…it was so good yesterday I wanted it again:)

I had an afternoon snack of some fresh pineapple.  I buy it already cut up at Sobey’s just cause I’ve gotten tired of doing it myself (the enzymes in the fruit make my hands burn), and I can buy a small amount.   I also dipped into the baked Kettle chips again.  Darn those things.

And dinner is some brown rice California from the Sobey’s sushi bar.  I’m currently letting the chill come off a little (ice cold sushi is never good), and will go eat as soon as I’m done this post:) This is what I bought for yesterday’s dinner, but didn’t eat.  It’ll still be OK today.

Til tomorrow!

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March 13, 2010 at 17:03

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I love Friday when I have the weekend off:)

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Ah Friday is such a lovely day when you actually don’t have to work the weekend.  I’m always in such a good mood.  I was busy last night with laundry and stuff, so I didn’t post.  Nothing too exciting…I did have some fish and baked sweet potato fries for dinner…it was pretty good.

Breakfast was Oatmeal Squares, Bran Buds, Activia and banana. 

Lunch was flatbreads, Laughing Cow wedges, my usual container of veggies, and a Babybel.  A cheese and cracker lunch.  I’d forgotten how much I just love crackers and cheese for lunch.  Expect to see a lot of it coming up.  That and flatbreads and hummus.  I bought a huge box of flatbreads at Costco a couple months back and just dug into them now.  So yummy with cheese and hummus. 

Afternoon snack was some strawberries.

For dinner, I had a back bacon and egg sandwich on a flax bun.  I did pick up something at the Sobey’s deli, but I got home and REALLY wanted a bacon and egg sandwich.  I’d been craving it for a while.  I do like back bacon (“Canadian” bacon for any Americans reading my blog!), but I do love a good quality thick cut regular bacon the best.  I haven’t had that in a good year or more though.  Unless it’s in my once every couple month Teen Burger from A&W!  Anyways, my sandwich was absolutely delicious. 

I don’t know what my plans are this weekend.  Tomorrow will probably be my catch up on housework and relax day. 

Have a good weekend:)

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March 12, 2010 at 17:40

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Back to cereal Wednesday…

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Had to do it…I missed my cereal.  Kashi Go Lean Crunch, Bran Buds, and banana with milk….

Today I was in blood bank.  Nothing to exciting happened…that’s always good:)

Lunch was tuna and veg…


With some Activia and strawberries after…I was too full and finished my berries on my last break…


There was a little bit of fruit salad underneath the berries…not much left.

Dinner was my half turkey wrap and spinach salad.  I also had some baked Kettle chips beforehand.  I really don’t know if I should keep them in my house anymore.  Chips are my biggest weakness and once they’re opened I just want to eat them all.  And I buy the big bag at Costco too…bad girl me:)

Another early to bed night tonight.  Two more days left til the weekend…not that I’m counting.  And I’m actually starting at 7am tomorrow rather that 730.  It’s amazing how much longer starting that half hour later can make the day feel.  If I had a choice, I would love a 6am shift.  I like to work and get it over.  Yes, I love my job:)  (I do like it, but still, if I didn’t have to work, I wouldn’t.  Who would, really?:)

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March 10, 2010 at 19:24

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Back to days Tuesday…

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Back to day shift today.  I’m  still in night shift mode though…I had a hard time sleeping last night.

Breakfast was one egg plus 1/3 cup egg white scrambled, and a piece of Squirrley bread and raspberry double fruit jam…

It was a nice change for breakfast…but tomorrow I think I have to have my cereal.  I’m just too addicted:)

Coffee break I had some fruit salad…

Lunch was the usual tuna, cheddar, and veg.  I also had some Activia yogurt after…

Dinner was a half turkey wrap from Safeway (the other half will likely be lunch tomorrow), a handful of baked Kettle chips, and some vegetables.

Tonight, two hours of Lost, and hopefully a good night of sleep.  It has to happen eventually!

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March 9, 2010 at 17:34

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Turned back around…

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I actually got to sleep at night…when you’re done a stretch of nights being able to go to bed when normal people do is such a luxury.  I went to bed after the Oscars….10pm.  I wasn’t falling asleep so I did take a pill.  I slept til 730am this morning!  I haven’t slept that late in months.  I guess I really needed it.

Woke up and had a cereal breakfast.  It’ll be the last one for a couple days at least.  My bananas are green and I have to have a banana.  This is Kashi Go Lean Crunch and Bran Buds.  Milk was added after.

This is the beautiful fruit salad I bought at Sobey’s.  So pretty I took a picture…

And a portion for an 11am snack…

Lunch was some spicy Thai chili tuna and vegetables…

And some blueberry Activia…

I ran this afternoon, but only 20mins.  (2.58K avg 8.4K)…I just couldn’t do anymore.  I hope to go for my usual 30 or longer tomorrow.  I’m still recovering from nights.  I was falling asleep on the couch but I made myself wake up cause I need to sleep tonight.  Back to days tomorrow.  Joys of full time shiftwork is NO turn around time between shifts.  The part timers have it easier that way.

Dinner was breakfast….scrambled egg and egg white on an english muffin with spinach cream cheese and veg…

I think eggs are on the menu for breakfast in the morning too.  I could live on breakfast foods.  Cereal, oatmeal, eggs, waffles etc.  I love it all.  As you can tell I only eat typical “dinner” food occasionally.

Tonight it’s House and The Big Bang Theory, and back to my usual early bedtime:)

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March 8, 2010 at 17:41

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