ALLEYCAT12380's SparkPeople Blog ALLEYCAT12380's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Slowly learning as I go... Well, haven't been writing as much as I had hoped, but since I'm here, why not try today. <BR> <BR> For those who have been following and may remember this, maybe not, I had a gallstones attack, I think it was December, 2008, or else it was 2009. Year doesn't really matter. Went for ultrasound, yep, gallstones. Doctor gave me an option to either have surgery (didn't wanna!) or wait it out, but if I have another attack, I'd have to let him know, so then we can go from there. <BR> <BR> I w... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:56:42 EST Been here but not really... Been coming on most days to do the logging, but not really participating as well as I should have. Gained 10 pounds since I came back from my trip in Feb. Just got back from the doctor. Still at the same weight when he last weighed me a year ago. Cholesterol is much higher than he's like. Just have to watch what I eat and make sure I am getting enough water. Just not paying attention to what I eat. It sucks that I love eating, just have to monitor as to how often I can eat it. I like ... Wed, 28 May 2014 13:02:41 EST Back, but sick Came back on the 23rd, was feeling a bit sick, just a minor sore throat. Haven't been back to the gym since, just feeling crappy. Feel like I'm getting a bit worse each day since I got back. Will try and post some pics of Thailand when I'm feeling better. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:20:28 EST So much... watching what I eat and tons of walking and the gym for me lately, seems like I am down to 158ish or so, haven't recorded it though, finally got around to marking it to 160. Wanna give it a few more days, then most likely will move it properly. Surprisingly, not doing so bad for losing the weight. No set date of when I want it gone, body will make up it's own mind when I get closer to my final weight of whether or not I'm supposed to be at what I'm supposed to be at. Just want it to be 15... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:10:51 EST This week so far... hasn't exactly gone the way I had hoped. Monday, went to the gym, had plans to go for dinner with a friend who unfortunately was under the weather for herself, can't be helped. I wished I had known, but there was no way of knowing otherwise I would have done some Christmas cooking. Tuesday was a free lunch at work, it was my day off, so, off I went, found out it got moved to Friday, seriously, again, would have done my cooking then, but couldn't. I couldn't yesterday, I was busy, I like m... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:35:12 EST What a day It feels like I just got back from the gym, had lunch, now feeling funny in the head. Not sure what to make of it. Feel woosey for some reason, did eat which I needed, maybe it wasn't the right kind of food possibly. Had a poached egg, slice of cheese, a slice of bacon, and 2 slices of toast. Was thinking of PB&J sandwich, but a bit tired of that, had what seems like too much lately. Easy to make for work, don't have to think too much for that. Well, we'll see what happens, wait a bit, ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:15:47 EST Phhtt!!! Didn't know what to put into the title, seems fitting for some odd reason. <BR> <BR> Been busy all week. Worked Monday-Friday, 1015-615. Did not get to do any workouts whatsoever until this morning. Felt good to be back at the gym. I dislike working out in the evenings, I like that time to be my downtime. I don't want to be at the gym at 6am. Those who do it, there's a reason, I don't like to wake up early unless it's for work or off to drive to my vacation destination. So, going befo... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:06:51 EST This kinda sucks... Ever have those days where it's completely like how in the world did I forget I was going for an ultrasound, cannot eat or drink after 4pm (I could drink a tiny bit if I have to take a pill, ie my birth control pill at 8pm), yet I talked about it work how my appointment is at 10pm, and SO looking forward to Costco hot dog, pizza or fries at about 5:30pm? Seriously, I did plan out a better plan on food wise earlier this week, yet today, I somehow forgot. Ate huge lunch about 11:45am, just be... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 21:27:50 EST Argh! Such a busy night tonight at work. People buying sale items like crazy, had to do a planogram while serving the customers, mess everywhere, not enough room for everything. Sometimes I wonder how people get by. Felt like I didn't want to handle stupid. So many people ask which till am I open at? The one I'm standing at could be a possible hint, or the one with the light on is usually a clue (lights mean nothing apparently), or if a sign is up saying this till is closed, usually means it's... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:26:48 EST Pre-season hockey Not sure how my husband won 2 tickets at work, but he did. Won for the first time since the Jets came back to Winnipeg. Weren't in the private suite (so nice, no line-up for the women's washroom, free food and beverages), but still was nice to go. <BR> <BR> Surprisingly, I did well for myself. Got taco salad in a bag and a pretzel. The pretzel was more of it was right in front of me when I came out of the washroom. The other was my supper. Had rush home and then off to catch the bus to... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:50:00 EST Well... It's one of those days. Just need to say it, am sitting here, not hungry, already cooked some nice perogies for supper (yum! Mediterrian kind), cooked them all, some enough for lunch tomorrow, but would love to eat some more. Me thinks it's out of boredom. So, time to have a glass of water, get ready for bed and be ready for tomorrow! Good to get it off the chest. Don't worry, I won't eat anything I shouldn't, if I do, it'll probably be just the grapes that are in the fridge. Good thin... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:49:50 EST Facebook entry anyone who is interested there is a webpage called Flags From Home. A former classmate of mine lives in Italy is wanting Canadian flags sent to her to place on fallen Canadian war heroes, please send some her way. There is more info on that page than I can describe. I think it's such a wonderful story on how she puts it on the page, may be a tear jerker for some, just a forwarning you, I like the idea how her kids were involved and still will be this coming Rememberance Day. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:50:41 EST seems to be... all over the place. Probably not, just feels like it is. Staying on track fairly well, for the most part. Have peanut butter m&m's in the house. Completely forgot about them, had bought them just before Christmas for a cookie recipe, never did bake the cookies, now casually eating them. Time to hand them over to my brother, they are so yummy, I can easily eat the whole bag if I let myself. <BR> <BR> Hovering at 164-165 pounds, am happy I am there, not back up to 170 as I thought I might... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 10:12:07 EST D'oh! Can't sleep. Probably can go back to bed now, but just wanting to finish up Sparkpeople before I do. Went to bed with a bit of pain. Kinda thought there was possibly a problem with my gullstones. Went to the ER in December of 2008, they thought it might be that, went for a cat can later, yep, it was. Doctor got results and said if I get the pains again, guess who goes for surgery? Well, he didn't say it that way, but if I did, I'd have to go for I think the less painful kind, where reco... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 03:17:36 EST Ugg... I feel like I probably ate more than I should have. I went to the movies with my brother. I got a Large size bag of popcorn. I didn't have more than 1/4 of the bag, no extra butter toppings or the other kind, I don't care for it, neither does my brother. He wouldn't complain if I did want it, esp. since I'm paying for it, but we both prefer not. Which I like. Also ate some of my favourite Bugles bag, which you can only get in the states, so when I do get a bag or two, once in a blue moo... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:48:47 EST Not too shabby I thought it would be not the greatest of days yesterday. Did pretty good for myself. Went to work, worked pretty hard. Lots of lifting and moving about. Hurt myself a bit. I scrapped some skin on one of my fingers. Luckily I had some band-aids. Work should have had some in the first aid kit, but didn't, not good. Went to see a movie with my brother. Had lunch about 2:45pm, luckily I had some pre-made baggies of almonds and raisins at work. Grabbed one on my way over to see my broth... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:28:38 EST Way too long of a day... IT's been quite busy for me for the last few weeks and for this upcoming week as well. Tomorrow was supposed to be one of my days off. They need an extra person tomorrow morning for a few hours. Where I work, they lease from a landlord, there has to be an inspection on the building for various thing every so often, depending what it is. They found very small traces of aspestis (sp?), had to rip up the floor in the back room. We had to move all the excess overstock elsewhere, like on our... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:46:45 EST Each step counts Well, went grocery shopping today. Went to Costco with my mom and brother. My brother loves the cafeteria part, plus the free samples part (the good food ones). No brainer as to why he always wants to come. My mom and I both got food that we both needed. Got the fresh fruit I wanted, what I didn't get there, got at Wal-Mart. All cut up, washed, sitting in the fridge ready to eat. Well, not the celery yet. May wait til Sunday when a friend will come over for supper. She may end up wit... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:22:29 EST Just thought I'd write... Well, day 2 of me watching what I eat. Trying to be careful of when I am actually hungry. This morning, I went to the gym. Was not hungry at all. Had to eat anyways. Trying to not eat just because. But if I don't eat before I go to the gym, I'll be starving barely 15 minutes into my routine. I don't mind if I get hungry near the end, because there's only maybe 10 minutes left of my workout, I don't live far, so it's not too bad. <BR> <BR> Didn't really like forcing myself to eat, but ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:31:09 EST it's been awhile... since I last wrote. I have completely gone off track and seems like I can't get back on. Since I bought the house January, 2011, I was at 142, now I am up to 170 pounds, a 28 pound gain. Went to the doctor today, my Cholestrol is not where it should be, so I have to get some more blood work done to see where it's at, doctor wasn't impressed. Gained 20 pounds in 2 years since he weighed me (10 pounds a year), so it looks like it might not be in the right direction. Work has been crazy, we... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:08:02 EST Exile Island review. I t felt like I was unprepared for it. Arrived early, just the way the buses ran. I was told to hand in my waiver form, I did, no problems. Then one of my teammates whom I just met that day (it was Rexall, where I work against 4 other stores, Rona, and 3 other places I don't remember), she mentioned oh by the way don't forget to hand in my pledge money that I collected. Huh? Also mentioned about how odd that I didn't bring an extra change of clothes. Huh? Didnt I even look at the websi... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:46:48 EST Sept. 13th, 2012 Entered a contest at work to Exile Island, survivor type game. Ended up getting a spot in it for Rexall, where I work. There are other teams from other places, ie Rona, Derksen Group, Rexall (my group) and others. All in good fun. Help fundraise money to send several kids off to their dreams. For Rexall, its for a 12-year-old girl to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme park with her brother. I think it'll be fun, but the thing is I don't care for Survivor the TV show. I think it's a re... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:58:16 EST Fasinating... Well, it seems forever since I lost any weight. I gained about 15 pounds from January to March of 2011. I know I moved at the end of January, my mom and I weren't speaking to each other around that time frame. I can blame the gain on that if I want to, but I don't think it was tat, I think it was that I was scared of how close I was to my goal and a comment a co-worker made. She meant well, but it still scared me. She complmented mr by saying that I looked leaner which she thought was aw... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:04:33 EST Wonder if there's any solution? I truly hate dentists with a passion. I have had a few too many mishaps that happen to me that I just hate going. And major trust issues with them. <BR> <BR> I had one when I was young. It's not too major. The assistant got annoyed at me when I was 7 when I went through a gagging reflex stage. All kids it seems go through some sort of different stages, it happens, just go with the flow. Well, she didn't want to. End result was she wasn't happy, though I did get what I wanted. <BR> <B... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:21:59 EST The big mess I weave... I have a friend, K. She's a weird person. She's turning 32 in about 2 weeks or, sometimes acts like she 13. Of, what do I do sometimes? Act just like her. That's how I feel now. Well, actually a bit worse than that. <BR> <BR> She's had this on-again, off-again relationship with C. They were dating for the 3rd time, taking it slow. I saw a picture of the 2 of them with Me a my fiance, K. I mentioned it to her, she seemed shocked. She said she'd talk to C about that. Next thing I kn... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:05:18 EST What to do... I have a "friend" that's been fustrating. She's not really the greatest friend. She tries, but not that great. Doesn't have the greatest social skills to be a friend. She tries, but in some cases it can be fustrating. It feels like she's more of an acquaintance than anything. She tries sometimes with gifts, either she doesn't get one at all (Oh I have one, just forgot it at home, etc, then never bringing it, or gets me chocolates because she knows I love chocolate, gets me the dark kind... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:08:08 EST What a day... Ever have one of those days that you know in advance that's going to be weird and it actually is? Well, that's me for today. It was mostly weird customers with only one stupid/rude customer depending on how you look at it. To me, it was more stupid than rude. <BR> <BR> I had one customer at about 9:30am, came in and asking am I going to be opening soon? walked into the store the light at my till is on, I don't know, let me think about that one...Well, I would have liked to have ... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:05:42 EST Weird weather... It's been humid, rainy, sunny, combo of those things lately, not exactly fun. But what do you expect for Winnipeg? <BR> <BR> My friend K, I swear she didn't want to be friends anymore. I sent an email to her on Sunday, I didn't hear a response, so I sent on on Thursday saying maybe I'm wrong on this topic, but if she's mad at me and no longer wants to be friends, I'd like to know. She still wants to be friends, she finds when people tell her the truth about her, she doesn't always like to... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:53:37 EST Beyond weird...(really long read) I have a friend, whom I've blogged before. She's beyond words to describe the way she is. Best way to explain the way she is is a 31-year-old who happens to act like a 13-year-old in high school who gossips and gets very upset when people say nasty things about her, but has no problems saying nasty things right back. I'll refer her to K. <BR> <BR> While back, her and I wanted to get together for a dinner and a movie, but usuually had a hard time getting it set in motion. First we would ma... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 22:24:32 EST fustrated A friend came and visited last night. Which was fun, learning a new game on the other hand, not so much. During the new card game, it was my husband's turn, he mentioned he had a card, when he had the chance he was going to be able to control one of my cards. I didn't have a problem. I stepped away for a moment (cannot remember why), I come back, Jeff was doing something, no idea what, next thing I know, my card was out of use. I had no idea what was going on. It would have been nice to... Sun, 22 May 2011 10:36:19 EST Beyond annoyed... I hope I can sleep tonight, but I am beyond annoyed at the situation. <BR> <BR> I currently work 2 jobs, not getting many shifts at either one. At both jobs, it seems like they had to cut back hours, esp. at the pharmacy one. Anyways, at the dollar store, I've been there since the end of December. I'm still learning the ropes. I still don't know where everything is. Kinda hard to learn when I only get one shift a week there. <BR> <BR> I remember when I first closed there. I asked what... Sat, 14 May 2011 00:45:25 EST First time trying Well, I have some free time before heading to work. I just recently moved into a new-to-me house. So much snow until recently. Temp. has been everywhere it seems. I decided to dig out old plants that were left in the snow from the previous owners. I replanted some that may possibly regrow. Not sure, but only one way to find out. I didn't get enough veggies to plant. Though I do want to save some room for a tomato plant or 2, maybe 3. Not sure until I actually buy the plant(s). <BR> ... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:09:15 EST Not again... I was at the gym today, I was a bit oblivious as to what happened, though, I was listening to my ipod, I was on the elliptical machine on the second floor looking down at everyone, there was a tv screen right in my face, I was in my own little world, plus the tv was blocking most of the view. <BR> <BR> There are tons of different articles out there giving people suggestions how to not overdo anything, esp. with big machines. Probably just me, but who knows, if's it's a big machine (elliptic... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 15:41:45 EST One more sleep... until I get to officially stay at the house. Lots of moving things from the apartment to the new house. We have a moving company coming on Wednesday morning to move the awkward stuff we couldn't do ourselves, like the really heavy, somewhat older TV, the mattress (I'll sleep on the floor tomorrow night), desk, etc. <BR> <BR> Lots to do on Wednesday. Movers will be at the apartment for about 9am, triple A alarms will be at the house at 9am, MTS will come between 12-4pm to set up internet, ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:16:19 EST busy, busy, busy... Well, I'll be busy this week, I don't know if I'll even bother coming on sparks for the next week or so. So much to move. I'd say about 65% of the stuff is packed for the move. We got the house yesterday. <BR> <BR> Some things kinda suck though. I had to go to the lawyers on Friday. Which is fine. What wasn't fine was when I was walking I slipped and fell right onto my back. I was out of breath for a bit. I went to CIBC afterwards to see if it was their parking lot that I fell on. T... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:06:29 EST Why did I do that? Well, everything seems to be happening so fast, it seems unreal. I currently live in an apartment. There are advantages and disadvantages. The plus side would be I don't have to worry about shovelling snow or cutting grass or anything like that, as well as if something breaks, like the air conditioner this past summer, I didn't have to worry about replacing it. It was someone else's job. <BR> <BR> Con is hearing all the annoyances I don't wana hear like the people above us making noise a... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:56:18 EST I hate having a sore throat I've had this sore throat since Friday. Haven't been to the gym since. I have been coughing, sneezing, feeling like I have to vomit as well. So, I don't want to infect anyone. so I just did some tae bo dvd. It was 43 minutes long but I only counted 30 minutes though. I am not totally up to par just yet and also this was the first time me watching it. I miss going, I am positive I won't meet my calories burned this week, but that's fine. I'll actually take it easy this time around. <BR>... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:05:38 EST What a day... I got an interview for today at 10am. I went to it, basically, I got the job. I filled out the paperwork, I just have to drop off my voided check later before I start my evening shift at Rexall. <BR> <BR> I have to let my manager that as of Dec. 26th, I can only work Thursday evenings, if he won't accept that, I have written a letter giving my two weeks notice. He likes having the authority that he thinks he knows better than you (which isn't always the case) and being a bully, there is a... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 13:00:11 EST Yay shopping I went to Mongo's for lunch with my mom and brother today. Didn't think that Brendan would like it, but he said he liked it enough to go again. He liked the idea that you can put in exactly how much or as little as you want of the food. My mom, said the next time she goes, more mushrooms, less of some of the other veggies. <BR> <BR> We ended up going to Walmart and got some Christmas shopping done. I'm done with the cat. Emma has no idea what Christmas is about, but still, I like to get... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:41:17 EST not so sure about... nut butters yet. I bought cashew butter, tried it yesterday and this morning, I think I may have not been so bright. I think I kinda forgot that I don't really care for cashews. I wanted something different than my usual peanut butter with a bagel and banana before I go to the gym. Though I do enjoy almonds. Hope they're better than the cashew butter. Maybe I'll buy some tonight, after work, I need some more bananas anyways. <BR> <BR> Went to the gym this morning, I was kinda flipflopp... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:49:35 EST Self issues Well, I've been minding my own business lately, not really paying much attention to me as I should, I suppose. Work's been a pain lately, the manager seems to be an idiot. IE, I realize that there are many ways to spell my name, I don't mind if it's spelled wrong, if I corroect you and you realize oh wait, opps, my mistake, I am fine with that. My manager puts in 2 L's in Alison. I tell him there's only 1 L. His response was, what what about the L? In my name. What about your name? The... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:51:33 EST my feet are oh so sore... Went to Ichiban (Japanese restaurant) and a Great Big Sea concert. Wore new-to-me shoes, 2 sizes too big fit just right in the calves though. Was standing the whole night. So much fun, 3 rows from the stage, right in the middle (well, close to the middle of the stage, a few seats over, close enough). Was hoping for Donkey Riding and Oh Yeah, but no avail. It happens, lots of oldies, a few newer songs. Had fun with Buttercupp, I am pretty sure she had fun. I know I did and was glad she ... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:07:11 EST Yay for me!!! Well, kinda, mostly me, but some sad news. <BR> <BR> The sad news is that a co-worker of mine, her husband has been in the hospital for quite some time (since sometime in June), with an illness. I didn't pry too much, I didn't want her to keep on repeating herself. She probably has been telling the story so many times, it may have gotten too much to keep repeating oneself. Anyways, I know that the doctors told the 2 of them that he was basically on borrowed time. I just found out today t... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 00:19:44 EST Zumba-athon Went to one yesterday with Buttercupp. It was to help raise money for MS. Was able to raise over $3000. There was free bottled water and apples. I love silent auctions. There were several that I actually liked and of course wouldn't have minded if I had won, esp. the gift certificate one that was valued at $485 (variety of restaurants and a grocery store). But, alas, I did not win. <BR> <BR> I am not sure if I like Zumba just yet, I think I have to go to a couple classes to figure it o... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:21:41 EST Oh boy... Going for an interview later. Hadn't had one since May of last year. Not enjoying my current job. Not the greatest boss. We've had 3 within the last 18 months or so. First one was nice. Gave breaks for working a 5 hour shift. New one came in, didn't bother to tell people, sorry, no more breaks for that. Instead, she ended up yelling at poor Rebecca for taking one. She didn't deserve to be yelled at, should have maybe had a talk, but not yelled at. Yet, when I took a break for my 5 h... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:21:55 EST I changed things around on my page I have decided to make my page private to where only my friends can see my blogs. I have my reasons. <BR> <BR> My MIL is at the point where it seems like there's something wrong with her. I lost weight, I was able to be a torch girl and ran with the Olympic Torch. People in the family found out about it, they were happy about it. I thought everything was fine. <BR> <BR> Things came up with the cabin, there's trouble brewing, there are always at least 2 sides to every story. I have done... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:08:40 EST I feel sad I was at the gym, started to feel a bit down, so I decided to go on the treadmill. Didn't seem to help to much. Usually going for a walk of some kind helps me, but not today. <BR> <BR> I think it might have to do with the cabin that's up for sale. It's my husband's gramma's cabin. There was a fight a few weeks back where she just had a final straw, and said that's it, it's not worth the fighting, I'll just sell it, no one in the family is allowed to purchase it, even if they are the high... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:20:15 EST not sure what to make of it... Maybe I'm not supposed to, but need to at least blog it, not hold it in. <BR> <BR> Most of my family live in or within a 3 hour radius of Toronto, my mom, dad and brother live here in MB (my dad is out in the country, while the rest is in Winnipeg). Most of my husband's family live in Winnipeg. 2 of his uncles and their wives (on his dad's side) live out in the country. They live somewhere in the Whiteshell area. <BR> <BR> Mark and Brenda have their own cabin there, something to do with ... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 09:36:57 EST what was I thinking? Went to the gym today. Got fairly hungry afterwards, decided to go to Timmy's, planned to get a yogurt, instead after I got the donut realized what I did. I did kinda want it, but not really. Not much I can do now. <BR> <BR> Well I'm off to make homemade spaghetti sauce and freeze it. Sometime I wanna make some cookies as well. Not sure when I'll be able to find time. Wait and see I suppose. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:44:47 EST weirdness I am sore today. It's from work yesterday. I had to go up and down the stairs at work. It's inventory time. The manager has so much stuff upstairs from when the store bought out another location last year in July, I believe. There was about 10 boxes left over from the other location. He wants to blow it out, rather than count it for part of inventory. He sold about 10 pkgs of 24 roll count of Royale toilet papers for $3. If I had known, I would have bought all I can carry. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:51:21 EST