February 2008

Thanks to my friend Mikey (guru of all that is internet tripe!) for sending me this awesome link.

This is by far one of the best blog entries I have ever read. The best part is that it’s a true story, but it reads like a really good fiction blurb. Here’s to the days when we are all at our wittiest!! And may all ignorant people find themselves old and alone wondering what went wrong.


I joined a gym. Yes!!

Go here to read all about it. I’m so stoked and excited and nervous all at the same time.


– coffee w/ chocolate Almond Breeze
– Kashi Go Lean Crunch w/ skim milk
– huge fruit salad: 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup red grapes, 1 small gala apple
– over ff Lemon Parfait yogurt
– sprinkled w/ crushed almonds
– PC Multiseed Flatbread crackers w/ lemon & dill hummus
– PC BM chicken fingers w/ honey/dijon/light mayo dipping sauce
– baby carrots, chopped mushrooms, brocolli w/ onion dip
– tea
– something snackie


Activity: walk the doggie!

Water: 500ml

Hmmmm….well, I wouldn’t call it a bad day, but it certainly wasn’t an OP day. I didn’t eat my strawberries or make my salad for dinner. I didn’t eat my chocolate chip bread either, but that’s because I ended up snacking on SmartPop w/ Becel in the evening instead. Boooo, it wasn’t that good (the Becel went all cold and weird) and it was higher points. And this afternoon I snacked on heated Almond Breeze and a chocolate dipped granola bar. Only 4 points for those two things, but that’s enough to blow the plan for today.

I was bored. Even with working all day, I get bored sitting here all the time. A girl can only sit and stare at the computer so long…and my book wasn’t appealing to me today…and I had no motivation to outside…and, and, and….

Meh, tomorrow will be better.

– coffee w/ vanilla Almond Breeze
– Kashi Go Lean Crunch w/ skim milk
– fresh strawberries
– Melancauli Baby soup (from freezer)
– PC Multiseed Flat Bread crackers w/ lemon & dill hummus (all of Mandy’s talk about hummus, I couldn’t resist anymore!)
– baby carrots w/ homemade onion dip (sour cream was expiring, had to use it up!)
– WW frozen meal: Santa Fe Beans & Rice
– tossed salad w/ salsa
– tea
– 1 slice toasted chocolate chip miche bread w/ RSF Becel
– ff Lemon Parfait yogurt


Activity: walk the dog, 20 crunches/50 squats/20 pushups

Water: 500ml

Well, the good news is that I didn’t have that “empty” feeling last night, so didn’t feel the need to oversnack.

The bad news is that I didn’t get hardly any water in yesterday.

So, I guess the water is definitely the reason for the feeling. Not sure what I should do. I know my water intake doesn’t really affect my weight loss/maintenance all that much because I’ve always fluctuated on how much water I drink…but I am really dehydrated and I can feel it in my skin, etc. Part of that is from the change in climate, but mainly it’s from my lack of water. I think maybe my best bet is to introduce it slowly…rather than going from one glass per day to eight, maybe I’ll try upping it by one or two glasses at a time to see if that helps to squash that ridiculous hollow feeling.

On another note, I had a revelation last night while watching TV. As long as the show was on I was fine. The minute a commercial came on and I wasn’t caught up in the program, my mind immediately turned to food. How nuts is that?! Thankfully I was watching a recorded show, so I quickly forwarded through the commercials and got back to the storyline. Weird though.

I don’t where this stuff has been all of my life, but I can’t believe I waited this long to try Kashi Go Lean Crunch. This stuff is sooooooo good.

I think it was probably price that stopped me. I still have trouble paying for healthy food. Damn stuff is always more expensive, and why is it that it’s rarely on sale? I can get a box of Mini-Wheats or Froot Loops on sale for $2.99, but I have to break the bank to get a box of Kashi or natural granola. Anyway, Superstore seems to have permanently lowered their price on the Kashi cereals (original and Crunch anyway) to $3.49…as opposed to $4.99.

So, spurred on by the bright yellow low price tag, I finally gave it a go and grabbed a box of the Crunch, and I love it. Sweet, crunchy, toasty, tasty. Plus, it’s naturally sweetened so no weird corn syrup sugar highs, and it’s high in protein and fibre so it can potentially keep you full longer. All around a good find! I already went back for a second box because I was afraid the price drop wasn’t actually permanent.

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