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?)

Monday, January 16, 2017

In need of distractions!

It's Sunday night and I'm at work and neglected yet again to bring food with me.
My stomach is grumbling so loudly that I'm fairly certain it's bound to wake someone up.
I COULD order food to be delivered. One of the great things about being so close to a major university is the late-night delivery options, after all. Unfortunately, most of what is orderable is utter crap. A couple of months ago .... heck, a couple of DAYS ago .... I likely would have said "Hey, you can order the crap ... you walked to the bus stop 20 minutes away tonight instead of the one around the corner!" Because, you know, a couple of hundred extra calories burned at most would TOTALLY make up for eating way more than that.
I could do wings. They're typically low carb if not ordered with stupid sweetened sauces ... although the place that I'll likely be ordering from if I order at all is pretty hit-or-miss with them. They're either awesome or skimpy little charred bits of ugh on bone.
Or salad. I suppose I could do a ginormous salad. Or two, thanks to minimum order totals.
Or I could just sit here typing away and playing mindless Facebook games until it's too late to order anything at all and continue to subsist on coffee and the few pieces of sugar free gum I found bouncing around in the bottom of my purse.
Eenie meenie minie .....

Friday, January 6, 2017

5 hours to go!

In 5 hours I get out of here ... then I wait around to ship the boy off to school ... THEN I take his tablet up to the FedEx drop place and finally get it on its way to being fixed! They decided that they weren't going to make me pay for the return shipping this time after all so I had to wait for their prepaid box to show up. It's always fun getting an empty box delivered 😏  I had originally planned on going to the grocery store after getting John on the bus, but the FedEx place is in the opposite direction and it's been so cold lately that I may just put it off. We have a ton of eggs and bacon and ground beef on hand already so there really isn't anything we're in major need of, I guess.
So, 5 hours to go.
I know, I'm always so hard at work. To be honest, I'm just very good at multitasking. I'm currently also watching Ripper Street, eating a bunless burger, and making key packets up for arrivals while typing rather slowly with one hand. It's already taken me 15 minutes just to type out this much.
And then I go and get distracted by a guest and it've now 2:35am.
Only 4 hours and 25 minutes left to go!!!! HOORAY!
(Yes, I have the next two nights off and I'm horribly giddy!)