Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New-found Vigor

Hello Lovelies,

I assume that most of you watched the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night. Well, once again like last year and the years before, I have relaunched towards my goals with new vigor. After this weekend of gluttony (as good as it was), I am taking things 100% seriously. I began a fast last night at 10pm (with the fashion show) and have decided that there is no set time for it but the first thing I will consume to break the fast will be steamed veggies.

I have decided that I will only weigh myself in kg (I will still update with lbs on here as well) because I find that you are in a kg for long that in a lb. These 1-2lb fluctuations are really grating on me so I would rather see a slower move with kg. Plus it will be a bigger accomplishment to move down a full kg. More permanent.

I do know that with this fast, I can probably be successful over the next 2 days as I work closing shifts tonight and tomorrow and D won't be around too much.

I am going to work extra hard to fit in workouts wherever I possibly can. Even if it's only sit ups during commercials or some other simple exercise. Or even in the mornings attempt to do a P90X DVD before work. I can't let myself be lazy like this or apathetic. I need to have some sort of accomplishment. This is the only one I can really work on with total success, but that success is up to me.

I also want to welcome my new followers that have started reading the last month or so. I'm usually better and saying hi and welcome. But as you've seen, I really haven't been good at much lately let alone keeping things up with this blog. When I don't have access to reading all your blogs, I do spend some time on Twitter. If you care to do so, you can follow me on there @ThinThoughts03.

I do plan on sitting down with T before the holidays to workout a regimented plan with -ideally- weekly check-ins/gym sessions.

Anyways off to work with me for today. Wish me luck on the fast!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sorry lovelies!

While changing my layout and design I messed up my font. The font is back to Arial. My last post should now be readable.
Hello lovelies,

So the weekend was a blast. The night out ended up not being dinner. Just drinks. Saturday I ate about 2 cups of rasberries and then half a cup of salad (no dressing) and 1/4 cup of couscous. I would say that I was under 500 for the day in food. I then had 3 glasses of white wine and 3 glasses of Prosecco. I had a blast and saw a lot of people I hadn't seen in a while.

I did find an outfit for the night. It was a black dress with a lace overlay and a little jersey cotton 3/4 sleeve jacket.

Sunday, we went to a friend's for brunch to see their new puppy. I had a lot of fruit salad and a small piece of  the frittata that we made. After a day of slowly packing up from the night before, T and I went to the Wakefield Inn & Spa for our birthday spa date. I had a facial and she had a massage. After we spent some time in the hot tub before we went to dinner. It would be an understatement to say that we ate lavishly. We split our meals. (Note: there was no way at all that this meal would be low cal) Everything was made from local farms and everything was in season. The food was rich but fresh.

First course was Foie Gras with apple butter and maple syrup and a sesame tuile and lamb tartare with sweetbreads. Main was lightly deepfried tofu with a medly of roast vegetables, maple glazed beets and a smoked tomato sauce and Guinea Fowl with a beer gravy with roasted vegetables and garlic compote mashed potatoes. Dessert was a chocolate springroll with pumpkin spice ice cream and toffee marshmallows and apple beignettes with smoked vanilla ice cream.

It was very tasty and I'm still full from yesterday's eats. Today, I've had a banana and a lot of water. I'm at 133.8 today and I'm planning on keeping things rather low today. I'm doing some calisthetics while I do my laundry.

I've done my security check for the placement agency and now it's just the waiting game.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Quick Update Before Work

Good morning lovelies!

Well, in practice I've been eating under 1000 cals most days. Some days a little over and some days I've managed to be under 500. I'm now working out twice a week and I've managed to stay at within the 133-134 mark. It's a start seeing as my daily fluctuations were between 134-136 prior. I can do way better and I'm slowly working on it. I'm not eating after 9 and I'm turning down candy and junk at work. I will get back to the discipline I had when I first started this blog. I know I have it in me but I just have to get back there.

In other news, I and now set up with a loca employment agency. Now I have a company working on finding me something. I haven't made any progress on getting myself set up for French classes yet but it is the next thing on my list.

Tomorrow, I'm going out for dinner with T and a bunch of our friends to celebrate our birthdays. Tonight's goal is to find something to wear out (using birthday money) and scouring the menu for the least caloric items on the menu. I need to make it seem like I'm eating but I don't want to have 3 courses. I'd rather stick to one small plate and then spend the rest of my calories on cocktails and wine. One thing I do know is that I can hide behind the excuse that I don't have much money to spend on dinner out. On Sunday, I'll be spending the day with T. This means a mandatory trip to the gym or yoga studio (yay!) and a very healthy brunch in the morning. Sunday evening, we have a spa date and will be getting pampered!

Well I must be off to work now, but I'll try to post a photo of what I'll be wearing tomorrow night or I'll post a photo when they go up on Facebook.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hello lovelies,

So I finally bought myself a scale and I am still hovering at about the 137 spot. Mind you, I have been eating like a pig the last few weeks. So it only makes sense that I weight like one. I guess that I'm just getting stressed over everything that I'm turning to food.

Yesterday, I spent the day with my mom just hanging out and helping her around the house. At some point during the day I must have pulled something in my back, because now I can barely move. All I can do is lie down. It's really discouraging because I really want to get to the gym or go for a walk. I just need to get moving again, I'm not active enough anymore.

I'm still looking into French classes. I haven't yet found any that seem like the right ones. I have been told that one of the colleges in town does night courses. So that's my next avenue to go down.

I'm having my birthday in 2 weeks. I hope my back un-seizes in the next couple of days so I can get to the gym. I want to at least get back down to 134 so I'm not so bloated. I know it's totally doable and I know I could probably get down a little lower. I know that my clothes at least fit a lot better when I'm 3lbs lighter. So that's my goal. Just to make my clothes fit again and then I will really crack down. I hope to be able to finally move over this bump (read mountain).

I need to talk to D about keeing junk food out of the house. I've started to get better. I don't cave and get a pastry when I go to get a coffee and I'm eating a lot more fruits and veggies instead of breads and other carbs. My plan is to make a set weekly meal plan. No to very little breads and lots of protein and veggies. Not necessarily no carb or low carb but no refined flours and such. Also, I will make a point of posting at least 3 times a week. I'm really starting to miss writing down my thoughts. I want to get back into the community. I miss all of you terribly much.

On a good note, I bought D and me tickets to the Prince concert. It's part of his Christmas present and Prince is one of his favourite pop artists. I thin it's going to be a great show. We have nose-bleed seats but I can say I've seen Prince live!

Anyways, back to lumping on the couch. I miss you all!