Archive for March 2010

happiness is…

March 31, 2010

Happiness is BF calling me every night before I go to bed. 🙂  Every since we started dating, he calls me and we talk until we go to bed.  Not a bad way to end the day.


Day 12

March 31, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): english muffin with scrambled egg, turkey and cheese; coffee

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): veggie chips, pear

2 p.m. (Meal #3): chicken tortilla soup

5 p.m. (Meal #4): chai tea with nonfat milk

7 p.m. (Meal #5): shrimp wrap with red cabbage

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): orange

Weight: 220.5/221 (minus 4 lb)

Day 11

March 30, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): english muffin with scrambled egg, turkey and cheese; coffee

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): bran muffin

2 p.m. (Meal #3): turkey and cheese on 12 grain bread, veggie chips

5 p.m. (Meal #4): chai tea with nonfat milk

7 p.m. (Meal #5): turkey burger with cheese on whole grain bun

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none

catching up

March 30, 2010

This has been quite the weekend! I have to give a shout out to a recent commenter, Callie. Not only is she fantastic for her courage, but she’s given me a little boost as well. Sometimes you wonder if life can really give you what you wish for. There’s this feeling that you have to keep one eye open for trouble…that it can’t possibly be this good. Well, I’m shedding that (as much as I can, lol). I’m fully embracing all the joy in my life right now.

Speaking of joy and how amazing life is, BF’s sister and fiance invited BF and me out on a bike ride on Sunday and it was so much fun. We rode 14 miles through the most beautiful landscape. I was amazed my body held up, but that’s a testiment to keeping some form of exercise in your life, no matter how small. Not only did I finish the course, but I wasn’t sore the next day. Physically I felt like I’d done something, but nothing hurt.

The amazing thing about it is I bought all of my cycling equipment about 5 years ago hoping to ride with a girl friend of mine. Well, we never made it out and after a year, I hung my bike up on the rack. When I tried to ride again, I found I had a flat. Well, 2 years later, BF comes along and sees my bike, goes and buys one for himself, fixes my flat tires, and plans a bike trip with his sister and her fiance. It’s funny when an independent action in life fits so neatly into another. The bike ride was a great way for me to get to know BF’s sister and her fiance; and is yet another way for the two of us to bond.

I’m still a little nervous when visiting with his family, but I love how he finds little ways for us to ease into knowing one another. It’s even better knowing that he cares enough for me to want me to know his family.

Life is good.

Day 10

March 30, 2010

*When I have time, I will add in the estimated glycemic index totals for my day. My goal is to stay at a glycemic index load of 55 or so. Numbers below are an estimate. The first number is the GI-glycemic index and the second the GL-glycemic load. I’m not sure if my numbers are right, so if anyone out there is familiar with this, please let me know*

*dagnab, I changed my lunch.  I guess I’ll do GL and GI numbers a day after to make sure things don’t change.*

8 a.m. (Meal #1): multigrain english muffin, scrambled eggs, sliced turkey, cheese; coffee (43, 6)

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): apple (34, 5)

2 p.m. (Meal #3): tomato basil soup, 1/2 turkey and cheese sandwich on 12 grain bread

5 p.m. (Meal #4): bran muffin(92, 6 )

7 p.m. (Meal #5): shredded wheat, nonfat milk (52, 8 )

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none

Totals (GI-363, GL-39)

Day 9

March 29, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): whole grain cereal, nonfat milk

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): strawberry smoothie with fresh squeezed navel orange juice

2 p.m. (Meal #3): turkey burger

5 p.m. (Meal #4): bran muffin

7 p.m. (Meal #5): 1/2 chicken quesadilla

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none

Weight: 220.5/224 (minus 1 lb)

Day 8

March 28, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): chicken soft taco

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): none

2 p.m. (Meal #3): english muffin with scrambled eggs and turkey sausage; sweet potatoes; coffee

5 p.m. (Meal #4): none

7 p.m. (Meal #5): sushi

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none

Weight: 220.5/224 (minus 1 lb)