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!)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Tuesday was pretty much hell. I did okay food-wise in spite of desperately wanting comfort carbs, but from about 2am on the day was just stressful. I had brought my son's tablet to work in order to help level him up in a game and then, in spite of having it plugged in, the battery went kaput. Or so I thought. Turns out the charging doohicky part inside of the tablet has apparently called it quits AGAIN. After I got a very unhappy boy off to school I called and arranged to ship it back ... for the second time in the year that he's had it. The woman on the other end was a dip with a bad head cold so she kept asking me stupid questions that were incredibly hard to understand because it sounded like she was talking out of a funnel. My headache by this point was ginormous and just got bigger and bigger. Added to all of this fun is the great joy of my uterus hating on me, my stomach being buggy, and the fact that I forgot to bring my Pepto B pills, tablet AND water bottel to work tonight.

I just want to go home.

I have 6 hours left to my shift.

The ice cream in our freezer is very VERY tempting right now. After all, it's not like it could make me feel much worse than I already do, right?

(I know .... I know .... not right at all .....)

I know! I could watch some Doctor Who to cheer me u...... oh. Right. No freaking tablet.

Monday, January 2, 2017

So far so good!

In spite of a large amount of pasta being delivered to the front desk last night and an even larger amount of chocolate being on an incredible sale at the drugstore today, I have caved!!! I even made myself a decent LCHF lunch for work (AND remembered to bring it with me!)!
Granted, I likely would have forgotten had it not been for my lovely Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans group and the fact that today's pic-of-the-day prompt was "Show Us Your Plate." I neglected to take a pic of the steak and mushrooms I had this afternoon so I had to make something else. 😊

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017! (Hopefully...)

So, let's try this again ....

Starting weight (thanks a lot, holiday stupidity and uterus) : 230lbs