Thursday, March 23, 2017

Well ... there is that ...

At least The Doctor is a fan of yo-yos .... 
although I have a feeling even he would get annoyed with the scale doing it.
Seriously. If something doesn't give soon I may very well completely flip my shit.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The annoyance of low-carb...

Well, one of the annoyances anyway:

My scale isn't moving.

It's not going down .... but, luckily, it isn't going up.

I've had standstills before. Lots of them. But wouldn't you think that SOME downward movement with the scale would happen since I know that my weight MUST be changing with how much better some of my clothes are fitting?!?


On a happy note, it was pizza day at school today for my son and it's normally the one day a week he'll carb it up at school. Today, however, we scurried about before he had to get on the bus and had just enough time to make him his own pizza to take with him. He says it's tastier than the school pizza, too. I'll call that a big ol' win!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

And I'm totally okay with it ...

It's been about a month of Wednesdays since my last picture so I decided to squeeze into my new goal shirt and have at it. There's VERY little change .... and I'm totally okay with it. I know what I've done and what I need to do and am making good strides.
 Between now and my next picture day (I've decided once a month is good, so we're shooting for March 15th) I want to:

  • Avoid grains. Every. fecking. day.  No more of this "one cheat day a week" nonsense that turns into at least two or three. If I feel the need to carbload for some reason, sobeit ... but I can't do it with grains.
  • Get off my fecking arse. I get it. It's snowy and cold and gross out. Guess what, Karen? It isn't snowy and cold and gross inside where you have a recumbent bike and dvds and a zillion or so other options.
  • Read. I know .... shouldn't be an issue for me .... but I'm not talking about my gazoodles of fiction books. I'm talking Mark Sisson, Nina Teicholz, and William Davis.  
  • Write. I really do mean to blog more than once every two weeks. I'll be better about it.

Friday, February 3, 2017

How's THIS for a change?

I have absolutely nothing to complain about right now!
Well, the weather .... but that's really nothing anyone can do anything about.
Things are going well.
Weight-wise not much is changing, but it's just a matter of time.
We've been trying so many recipes that have been successful! I mentioned the pork rind bread last time and since we've also done a frozen ice cream-ish treat, gummies made with sugar free gelatin, a pizza crust, crackers .... and not a single thing has been a miss! Of course, it means a huge need to stock up on cheese and cream cheese and eggs and ...... I got a surprise check from the state for a property tax refund and I won't have to worry about THAT either!!! Sunday morning we should hit thee ol' Mart of Wal and I've spent a while scouring their website and making a list of what I want and where in the store it is. (I LOVE that they keep track of their stock online like that!)
Every few days I ask John if he's sure he's okay with sticking with it and he always says yes. He says that on top of the fact that he lost 5 pounds in January, he just feels better in general. He's loving trying new things and figuring out how we can make things even better. I just love that he's jumping in and getting involved with the decision making ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Busy busy busy!

I've accomplished SO much since the last time I bothered posting! I haven't moved much since I've also had the cold from hell ... but it hasn't completely held me back.

Let's see ... I got permission from the University to bring our own food into the stadium for games so John (and I, when I go) can have healthy options instead of just concession crap ... I've acquired a TON of new recipes to try ... and even got around to trying one of them today:
And fresh from the micro, at least, it was GOOD!
We popped part of the sandwich in the fridge to test how it will hold up for school lunch prep and whatnot. I'll keep you posted! Hopefully it'll be good soon ... especially since I have a ton of pork rinds arriving next week from WalMart 😏

Hmmm .... what else .... ???

Participated in a Readathon over the weekend that I posted about at The Well-Read Pirate Queen. It wasn't easy thanks to the horrid cold, but at least it gave me another reason not to have to move around much until work reared its ugly head!
Four books finished in 23 1/2 hours of reading time. Not too shabby. The next time one of these comes up I'll spend at least part of the reading time on the recumbent bike. I just didn't have it in me with the uck.

Oh, and speaking of uck: I did new "before" pics on the 18th.
(Like how I made it the last pic of the post so it won't be the automatic thumbnail for auto-shares? Sneaky, eh?)