Friday, November 18, 2016

Welp. It could definitely be worse.

I'm yo-yoing again with thee ol' scale. Had several good days ... lost a few pounds in the process ... and then had 2 days of "eh - what the hell" eating and put those pounds right back on.

I get so pissed off with myself when that happens.

I almost ... ALMOST ... screwed up again tonight at work but, luckily, I also happened to be on Twitter before disaster hit and random tweets from a couple of the LCHF folks I follow unknowingly saved me.

I think I should have Tom give me a new tattoo that will remind me to behave somehow.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Back to #lchf for the umpteenmillionth time

Today (Wednesday) was my friend Jessica's birthday.
Jaye took me under her wing our freshman year of high school when I was new in the district and felt oh-so out of place. We drifted over the years -- college and moves and life can do that, after all. Then came Facebook and it was like we had never lost touch. We rebonded over our sons (hers a couple of years younger than mine and the recipient of hand-me-downs), our memories ("omigosh he was so cute in a bad boy kind of way"), and our attempts at getting healthy.
She passed 2 Julys ago and it's rare that a day goes by when I don't think about her and wish I could kvetch about this that or the other. I'll see something posted from one of the Biggest Loser contestants we both loved and wish that she was there to share it with. I'll eat something ridiculously stupid and wish she was there to say "hey now ... knock that shit off" before it became a repeat behavior.
Well, Jaye ... I'm knocking that shit off.
I reinstalled the MFP app on my phone, weighed in at 224.2 (ugh), reset my macros to aim for 25g or less (hopefully) of carbs each day, tracked and packed my food for work (and actually remembered to pull it out of the fridge before I left the house).
I'm doing this. Again. I'm knocking that shit off ... and hopefully the pounds will follow.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Really, Karen? REALLY?!?

My last post was the beginning of August.

Yes, I suck.

Still have done nothing but yo-yo around with the scale. My brain was distracted with upheavals and huge changes at work and then school starting back up again for the smallish one. I know that's they're lousy excuses, but they're all I've got right now...

Except, of course, for determination. I did a huge and horrible carb overload today (and yesterday ... and the day before that ... ) and my body is revolting in a pretty severe way over it all. I seriously need to get my head back on straight ...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Not a lot of progress is being made, but we're still marching on (quite literally thanks to PokemonGO).
Neither one of us really seems to be excited or even mildly gung-ho about anything right now so I'm trying to think of things that might turn that around. Maybe some new recipes to try that I let him pick out.... or a new workout dvd/Wii game/whatever.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Help from unexpected places

Thursday morning John finally asked for Pokemon Go. I didn't want to do it. It would have to go on my phone. It's a big ol' battery suck. My data plan is pathetic -- it's unlimited and free, but ridiculously slow after I hit my "high speed" limit -- which happens in about 2 seconds. And, seriously, how much fun could one possibly have "catching" imaginary things on the phone?

Oh. A lot.

We actually live in the middle of a 3 gym triangle with 7 PokeStops within a 3-block radius of the house. Go a little bit further in one direction and we start hitting downtown. A little bit in another direction we hit Syracuse University.

We haven't done either of those yet and still .... since the morning of the 14th .... and considering I still need to sleep/work:

A couple of those km were actually on the bus ... but I'm guessing only a couple because the bus typically goes too fast to count.


We're getting exercise. (Just don't tell John.)