Saturday, February 13, 2010

what the......????

So today I had a great vegan breakfast at Lola's Commissary. I had a VLAT-vegan lettuce, avocado, tomato wrap. It was good-a little too much wrap for me, but the vegan bacon was tolerable. The coffee was terrific too, a nice italian blend.

Lunch? Don't know yet....maybe spaghetti and mushrooms.

I have cabin fever or something, I am just itching to get out of this place. It's so freakin' freezin' outside but I am willing to risk it.

So here I go.....


Thursday, February 11, 2010


Sicilian Collard Greens with toasted pine nuts....made it myself!

whoah....what the heck?

Hmmm why has it been so long since I posted?

Honestly I don't have a good answer....I have been in some sort of funk lately to include a nasty headache that I just can't get rid of. Don't get me wrong, I am keeping up with the Kind Diet. I have found that I don't want to cook anything in the book this week-I want to focus on raw food-especially salad. For some reason, I am craving salad.

So the weight is fluctuating ....sometimes up .6lbs (like today) and yesterday down 1 lb. I have come to the conclusion that I have to make some changes. So I have come up with the following:

-I will be more consistent with hot yoga
-I will be keeping better track of calories

After all...the goal to losing fat in my case is to have 500 calories less per day in my life. Why not split it evenly between exercise and eating?

Wish me luck on improving my attitude.

*I will point out that there are (of course) other issues interfering with my goal/journey at this point. I am hoping that I can find some kind of outlet for those things as well.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Does the Kind Diet take life into account?

I am not so sure after today. I am also going to post this on the Kind Life forum because I really want to know how other people are getting along. The cooking alone takes me hours per day and preparing ahead of time defeats the purpose of having fresh food, yes?

So I am going back to my far as food is concerned anyway. I am thinking salads with tofu, veggie burgers, and occasionally a sandwich or two (vegan of course).

Suprisingly despite my busy schedule I was able to do some cooking. I made the collard greens again. I also did 4 loads of laundry, cleaned the house, and went out for errands. It was hectic and I think my dog felt ignored but d*mn I certainly tried! I also did manage to get my wii fit on!

Here is my Monday morning a visual form.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

it's Sunday

and I just have this extreme craving for Brunch.....unfortunately, no one to go with and didn't feel like venturing out myself. I hate when I get wimpy like that but I just went with it this morning.

Had a bowl of oatmeal, and did my wii fit. I was going to have a snack but decided against it in the name of weight loss. If I am going to do this without Simeon, I am going to have to be super careful about what goes in my mouth.

In other things, I am on the prowl for either a really awesome exercise class, or a non-intimidating dance class. If anyone knows of any of these in the GTA and not outrageously priced, let me know. I am open to suggestions (of course)

Friday, February 5, 2010

holy frustration.....

it's time to try new food people!

I made the mixed berry cheesecake and while it was definitely didn't satisfy my sweet tooth. Of course, that could be because I had to use regular tofu instead of silken.

SO going through and assembling ingredients for a brand new round of recipes. Made the Tuna Salad (kinda) and that was delicious and Super hero! I have to be careful because I did notice my weight up one pound. However, that could be due to my 'female' time. That would also explain the increased moodiness.

I am trying to conjure up a polite way to tell my 'other half' to stop eating my vegan food. I am noticing a steep decline in my oatmeal. Go vegan or go home I say. He does ask at times, but I really just don't want him eating it at all....

So of course completed my wii fit routine for today....30 minutes of strength on 'hard' difficulty. I had full intentions of completing another 30 minutes tonight but I was actually productive this afternoon and evening....on the job search front that is. Made some progress with more applications and stuff....

What's on tap tomorrow? wii fit, grocery shopping, laundry....and cooking, cooking, cooking.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday, which you working people call Hump Day

Soooo its officially a week today that I walked out on my horrendous job. I can't say I am still as pleased now as I was then or that I am miserable....can I use the word melancholy here?

Anyway, did my 30 minutes of wii fit this morning. I have lost weight already and my BMI has decreased a little as well, although BMI is a joke of a measure to me. I have always had a more muscular frame and BMI doesn't take that into account.

As far as food, had some of the Mom's Granola (from the book) and then a veggie burger and collard greens for lunch. I know in between then I had a good handful of organic tortilla chips, 6 baby carrots and 2 tbsp hummous (organic). I also had a bowl of miso soup, and an apple. I just finished baking a mixed berry cheesecake (from the book as well) and probably won't eat it tonight as it is still hot!!

So I am trying not to beat myself up about all the 'challenges' (ahem) that I seem to be encountering at the moment. I only had one mini breakdown today but my status messages on various social networks and blackberry are indicative of one troubled soul. Just hope that I can try to look at the bigger picture...