Monday, November 22, 2010

Weigh-In - Pass the Whine, & Wiiiiiiiiiiii

Michelle - age 4, fantastic wallpaper.
I'll lead with the Waaah.  I'm so tired.  This whole week I've been so so so tired.  I've had a scratchy, sore throat and feel like I've been fighting something off since last Thursday.  I have not succumbed completely yet though.  When I'm this tired, I'm weak when it comes to my food choices and that showed on the scale.  I was up 3.5 pounds.  Booo.  Oh well, I expected some of it but not all of it.  I've been thinking a lot about how much of an all or nothing attitude I have.  When I'm on, I'm really on, and I lose 4 pounds.  When I'm blowing it, I throw caution to the wind and gain the 4 pounds back.  Rapidly.  I have to work on not writing off the whole day if I've made a poor choice at lunch time.  And not writing off the whole week because I've had one bad day.  Tomorrow is the start of a new week!!

Next up, per my previous post To Wii or Not To Wii, I decided to Wii!!!  Over the last week, I kept watching the online used ads and spotted an ad for a Wii, Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board, two nunchuks and two remotes.  She also lived five minutes from me and had purchased the extended warranty and provided me with the receipt!!  So happy!!!  The price was a big thing stopping me so used was the way to go.  I hooked it up on the weekend and giggled my way through the Kung Fu and the cycling obstacle course.  I read many reviews on Nutwiisystem (super clever name).  He does fantastic in depth reviews and has videos to go along with them so you have a really good idea of what you're getting into.  Upon recommendations from blog readers as well, I bought Just Dance 2 on my lunch break today and tried it as soon as I got home.  FUN!!! And by the end of the third song, I was sweating like pig glowing like a dancing queen.  My sister is coming over Wednesday night to play and she's very excited.  I'm not allowed to practice to much before she comes over, her rules, hahaha!  There are a couple other games I want but my birthday is next week and Christmas is nearly upon us so I'll keep myself sweaty and entertained with the games I have till then.

The view from my little front yard.
Oh, and I think I mentioned that I walked home from work a week ago Friday.  7 km and it took me an hour and five minutes.  Awesome workout and I really walked fast.  I wanted to keep that up but this is the weather we got over the weekend.  I have to wait about a week to walk again so that I know the sidewalks and paths will be clear.  I'm also heading to Canadian Tire on Friday to buy some crazy carpets for sledding.  There are two huge hills at the end of my street and I saw people sledding on it today after work.  Sliding down is fantastic fun and walking up is a great workout.  Win-Win!!

I was going to write about something else but I can't remember what it was and my eyes are about to slam shut.  I'm going to try to catch up on some blogs I follow and then lights out.

Good Night!!


  1. I'm so glad that you like the Just Dance 2 video.. And I am right there with ya on the glowing part.. lol

    Oh, and trust me when I say I have been right where you are, and still visit every now and then.. It's hard, but something will kick you in the ass to make it easier.. I hope that "something" comes soon.. :)

  2. yay of the wii! I was hoping you´d write a follow-up and I´m glad you´re enjoying it...I´m still waiting for mine to arrive, I should have it tomorrow (fingers crossed) Have fun with your sister..oh and that view from your front yard...brrr looks so cold, you´re so brave to workout in the cold and 7km is fantastic! =)

  3. So glad you decided to join the fun world of Wii! If you need a dancing partner and your sis isn't available, give me a shout. Oh Crazy carpets...brings back memories of me falling a** over teakettle off those things when I was a kid :)

  4. You don't know me, but I stumbled upon your blog from Darci's blog. I can relate to you as I'm trying to lose about 75 or 80 pounds right now myself. I am JUST like you when you talked about how when you try hard you can lose the weight, but it comes back SUPER fast if you fall off the wagon a little bit. Last week I had lost about 3.5 pounds, and then just over the 2 day weekend gained it all back. Here we are on Wednesday and I'm STILL trying to lose those 3.5 pounds again and so far they haven't budged. Ikurumba! Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and tell you that I'm following your blog and weightloss journey to help inspire myself! Feel free to check my blog out as well if you'd like. It's

  5. Don't you just love when things fall into place so easily for you - kinda meant to be stuff! Enjoy the Wii and Just Dance is such a good workout!

  6. I had a week very similar to you when I let things get the better of me, and totally fell off track.
    Very exciting about the Wii, we've been talking about getting one for a while.

    Where in Canada are you? I'm in Southern Ontario and hoping for the snow so I can get into getting ready for Christmas.

  7. I couldn't find an email for you but wanted to let you know that we included a link to your blog in this week's Laugh it Off Newsletter. We send it on Mondays. It's a diet humor letter and we like to share great dieting blogs we find -and we love yours! Happy Monday.
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