Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TBL Tuesday

Been a few days since I have posted. Missed one breakfast on Sunday morning..I blame it on the time change! Had 3 social events in a row and I over indulged on all 3, although not nearly as much as I have in the past, so I am o.k. with that.

Been preparing my food the night before so I have enough healhy foods to get thru the day. I did great yesterday actually up until dessert....my birthday boy and I shared a piece of cheesecake...it was sooooooooooooo good!

Been doing good so far...but it's only 12:30pm! Had oatmeal for breakfast, then some Holy Crap with hemp milk. I have also eaten carrots and yellow pepper with humus. And of course, my trusty cuppa green tea...this time it is Lipton Green Tea Superfruit, Black Currant with Vanilla. Very tasty with a lil agave syrup.

5 workouts in so far this month, with 8 to go to make it a full month. I'd say I'm doing good mostly. Gotta keep the nutrition on track because I got the workouts covered!

I discovered a gluten free website today that I am hoping to get some help from.


Sorry but I cant seem to insert an url for some reason, so please just copy and paste!

The Biggest Loser is on tonight...some of those girls now weigh less than I do, but they still look pretty big. The one things that gets me is they never tell you how TALL the girls are. I mean I am 5'8" and when I was 225, not one could really tell, because I "carried it well". Now that I am 194 (as of this morning) people still have a hard time believing me about my number.

No gym for me today. My trainer Shelly kicked my ass yesterday, as she always does. If I was 20 years younger, I would workout everyday. Of course, if I was that young I wouldn't have a million other things to do and therefore would have time to workout every day...oh to be 21 again! And now the things I know now! Life would be so different!

Oh and 1/2 the gyms in the world would have this sign!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Yukon Sunrise


It's been a longish week....well the migraine didn't help but work has been really really slow as this is our slow period before people start building. It's good for getting all those small tasks done that I always put off...but once those are done..what then? Oh well, I haven't completely run out of things to do, just things I want to do!

I had my trusty gruel this morning..it was the best one so far since I started back eating breakfast....got the combination just right. The only problem is that these oats are *gasp* MINUTE OATS! But, they are not the instant little packages full of sugar and crap. I am some Vegan Becel margarine and a lil brown sugar et Voila!
I feel a little de ja vu here..have I mentioned this before???

Getting a bit of a break from parenting this weekend. The mini me is going to her spend the weekend with her dad. We will see how long it last, I told her she had to go for the whole weekend because she needed a break from us...and thought I didn't say it, we also needed a bit of a break from her.

She called as I was typing that last sentence to ask me if she really HAS to stay with her dad for the whole weekend. I told her to see how it goes once she gets out there (he lives on the AHN) and see if didn't feel differently about. I guess he got a new ski-doo the last time he was home (he works out of town for 2 months at a time). I really hope she stays the whole weekend. Truth be told, I need a break. Does that make me a bad mom? I love her so but sometimes she is so hard to deal with!

I took some nice pics of the sunrise this morning...I'll email them to myself so I can post them on here....so brb...:)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday Thursday

Remember when Thursday was the day to hit the KK? Well maybe it still is...and I'm am just too old and out of the loop. No maybe about it, I am definitely out of the loop when it comes to the bar scene. Never really was in the loop much up here. Moved here in 1998, and spend a couple summers partying in the bars...the old 202 when 2-stepping was the thing. I still love to 2-step and if an opportunity presents itself I am in! I remember this old couple who was there EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT! They could barely move, but they still managed to cut a great rug! But I digress. Met my husband (now my ex) in 2000, got pregnant and then got married. That baby wasn't meant to be but the next one took much better and I became I mom in July of 2001. I couldn't have cared less about the bad after that.

Now the music is all DJs and dub-step and while I do love that music and listen to plenty of it at home, the idea of being in a loud, humid bar and try to dance on a completely packed dance floor with a bunch of kids 20 years my junior is not my idea of fun. Luckily, I don't have to anymore.

But invite me to my friends house, with good food, good company, a glass of wine or two and life is gooooooooooooooooooood! Now that I think about it, I think it's time to plan a girls night....

PS Day 8 of eating breakfast and I haven't missed a workout yet..:)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oh Migraines..How I hate you

One of those nasty things struck me down yesterday..it was horrible. But I did manage to eat breakfast (oatmeal) at about 10am...and I had a good lunch of left-over turkey chili my money made on Monday...but the rest of the day was a bust, food wise. Potato chips, pizza pops and some fudge. No wonder I can't beat this plateau....ug. Feel like such a failure some days...but onwards and upwards right?

Also ate breakfast today..and just had a turkey chipotle bagel from Tim's..omg it was so good. Even thought I am allergic to the bagel, cheese and lil bit of mayo that was on it. Damn wheat allergies...I know if I would just cut it out completely from my diet, things will change. But when you have a family who eats all those things, it's hard to stay on the straight and narrow. I have done it and will do it again. I hope.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh Monday how I love to hate you!

Well, here we are back at Monday again. I definitely have a love-hate relationship with Mondays..go figure.

Let's see how the day started:

- got to sleep-in til 7 because it is Spring Break and I didn't have to get the mini-me out of bed

- got some extra puppy snuggles between 630 and 7 because I was still in bed.


Pretty good way to start the day I reckon!


- work is quiet so that is good

- got permission from the bank to defer some loan payments so I can get caught up on bills

- got my ass kicked at gym

- had a healthy post-workout meal of quinoa, turkey boob and asparagus.

and last but not least..drum roll please!

my honey is making supper...healthy chili..made with turkey (ground by hand by my honey as well) because silly me, I have a beef allergy...and I don't want to eat beef unless I know it had a life and wasn't killed in those torture houses...I mean slaughter houses...it's so horrible. I even apologized to a chicken breast a few weeks ago before I cooked it. I know it's just a chicken, but they should be allowed to feel grass under their little feets too.

I think I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing...now how the heck does a person make money doing this?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

please read this and become informed!


So far so good

So one of my goals for this month is to develop the habit of eating breakfast every day...today is the 4th and I just finished my bowl of oatmeal. Yes, I put brown sugar AND margarine on it (Vegan Becel). Big deal...the benefits of the oatmeal will FAR outweigh the minor non benefits of the little bit of sugar and marg. I know part of the issue of this plateau that I am on is...I haven't eaten breakfast in months. Hence my determination to make this a habit again.

Another goal is to make sure I don't miss any workouts this month but I've only had one workout so far this month. I am usually good about the workouts barring an illness this one will be met for sure. Next month, I will make it a goal to add another workout in on Saturday.

I am now having a green tea with a dab of honey in it. I try to drink at least one cup of green tea a day, but it's harder to manage to do that at home, so when I do, it's a good thing...:)

Really have to get my diet back on track...I know I don't eat enough. But there is so much that I have to avoid. It's very difficult. I know it's just a matter of planning..and making the time for the prep work. I am working on this as well this month. I really would like to meet my goal of 160 for the Big Day in August (getting hitched on the 19th). 192 yesterday morning...so 32 pounds in 6 months. I know it doesn't sound like much...but I haven't been able to get past 185 in like a year now, no joke....gotta change something up and this is the month I start..:)

Gotta go...gonna go soak in the hot tub....have a great morning everyone!

Friday, March 2, 2012

long time no write

Wow it's been almost a year since I have written anything here. I am hoping to become a more dedicated blogger about whatever strikes my fancy. The problem is I get inspired to write late at night when I am already in bed...what's up with that? I wish I could telepathically record my thoughts so that A) my deepest thoughts and ideas aren't lost while I sleep..and B) I could sleep w/o worrying about forgetting the brilliant things I came up with as I was falling asleep! Kinda the same thing I know...but they are completely related.

So here is my linked in profile if anyone wants to link to me.


Here is my twitter feed: https://twitter.com/#!/YukonNewfie

oh ya...skype name is yukon.newfie

So link me, tweet me or skype me!