Monday, October 22, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
But when am I not?
Looking at the food pics I've taken the last few days, I think I'm seeing what changes need to happen.
I went for a run yesterday at 6AM in my new neighborhood. It was glorious. I was all set to go again today, but woke up with a pounding sinus headache. Ugh. Tomorrow it is .
Food lately has been something like this:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The wedding was last weekend. I'm moving this weekend. There's another wedding next weekend.
I have also had an exam and 2 papers due in the last week. Oh and I work a full time job that reached what had better be the pinnacle of its craziness last week.
I have a smattering of food to share, some bevs, and some dog pics.
I have been boycotting the grocery store for the last couple of weeks before we move. I don't wanna move food. I have enough crap to move.
Turns out, we have a fridge full of condiments and a pantry and freezer smattered with things that you can't really eat on their own.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Ate a DELICIOUS cheeseburger.
Don't regret a gosh darn thing.
...perhaps I should start regretting things because I have lost no weight... Ziva is judging me. And laughing.
This is a picture of my own personal crack. Mountain Dew is the only reason I survive school.
I found this box of wine. $18, 3 liters. Delightful. I know NOTHING about wine so if this is actually garbage.... I enjoyed the garbage.
Or because I'm poor. That sounds more believable.
A glimpse of inappropriate actions taken by adults this weekend. Whoops.
And I leave you with a very tired.... kangaroo.
Friday, August 31, 2012
I have started running regularly. It super helps that it will count as something I can do for my Wellness class. That class is about self-care and how important it is to be physically and mentally healthy if you're going to be helping other people to achieve that same goal.
It also helps that this face is waiting for me every morning. Don't let her fool you, she has the whole "puppy eyes" thing down to a science... but she's secretly a big spoiled jerk.
She definitely helps to get me out the door and motivates me on runs.... she also never runs out of energy and I'm super jealous and wish I had 4 legs.
I have an actual DESIRE to run. Scary stuff here folks. Stay tuned.
I also enjoy vegetables. So does the pup. They give us both gas.... It's a sexy, sexy time in my bedroom at night....
I end today on a sad note... a friend of mine passed away from a drug overdose this morning. Hug your loved ones extra tight today <3
Friday, August 17, 2012
Colorado was the most amazing experience. I ate fantastic home grown veggies every single day, hiked all over the place, fished, drank, and enjoyed the company of family and new friends.
I will do a full pictorial/ overview in the coming week.
Ummm. My diet.... hasn't been a diet.
So I have to do the unthinkable. I had written this off as something I would never do. But after a pretty big overhaul of my eating in the last few months and not seeing the results I think I should be on the scale...
I am cutting back on alcohol.
EEEEEKK. Well it probably was going to happen anyway, because school starts next week, but still.
I am now limiting my drinking to two nights per week. Now I know that may still sound like a lot to some people, but my typical week involves grabbing a drink or two with one friend or another multiple nights. So that can add up to 20 drinks a week! I can't even believe how many calories that is. ugh. No glasses of wine after work, no beers with the boys while watching the game. Unless I budget for it and it's one of my "days"
In other news, after I pay the deposit on the new place, I will be officially broke. As in $100 to my name broke. Between the deposit and my car having a serious issue before vacation, I have depleted my entire savings account. Now it's not life-ending, I will receive my deposit on our current house back at some point in the month after I move, so that is a significant amount. But the month between now and then and moving expenses and whatnot... yikes.
School is starting. So my social life and sanity will be in the back of the drawer until December.
Hopefully, all this school and no money will equal some serious weight loss... no eating out for me!!
I have done my meal plan and grocery list for next week. And will schedule my runs for September this weekend. I will share the details here!!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
1. Going on a 10 day vacation to Colorado!! YAY.
2. Looking for a new place. We rent, and we need to move further north. Like 45 minutes. The area we're looking is a historic district... so wood floors, bay windows, and front porches are definitely on my radar. Stoked.
3. Going to get back into running.
I plan to detail my plans for all of these things on the plane ride out there.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
My central air was MIA Memorial Day weekend. It didnt appear to bother my landlord. Luckily, my father has given me all of the various junk from the house that doesn't go in his fancy schmancy new condo. Now, we have had central air in ALL of the houses I have lived in with my parents. So this thing must be old enough to take itself out for a drink. I was convinced it didn't work. I was wrong. That beast chilled my ENTIRE house from that one window. I bow to it. Please note the excellent dishtowel/ trashbag macgyver situation I have created to stop up the rest of the window. A little trailer trash never hurt nobody.
This is just veggie pasta salad. I didnt have italian dressing, so I tried to use dried italian seasoning and oil..... I ate a great deal of resemary. I was not pleased. Note the creamy italian that I fixed it with. A little arugala and spinich salad with balsamic and lemon....
and the star of the dish, my BURGERWICH. All I had was this sourdough bread, and I ended up not eating the bread. I think thats my best food picture to date though. YAY.
My little laser eyed monster under the bed. She loves it under the bed in the summertime because 1. I sleep with a fan on in the summers. She HATES the fan. Until about a week ago I had a wicker lamp hanging over my bed (yes, I am a babushka), and it would swing in the wind and I would wake up to her growling at it. 2. In all of the places we've lived. I inexplicably park my bed over a perfectly good air vent. So its like her own personal ice cave down there. 3. The bed mayyyyy tend to have more... guests in the summer months. Take that as you will.
We order lunch out at work. EVERY DAY. No joke. And the boss pays, so my broke ass cannot refuse. I make terrible choices. This was an excellent choice. If you subtract the tarter sauce. Which was amazing. Full lump crab, hardly any fillers. and a lovely side salad.
This is my typical breakfast. And typical horrible lighting. Frozen berries, greek yogurt, frozen banana, protein powder, frozen spinach, water. In my magic bullet. Need to get some new fruit options... mango and pineapple perhaps?
Thursday, May 31, 2012
I ate great for breakfast, and ate my feelings for lunch. ugh.
Pilates, zumba, a walk with the pup, and a pep talk tonight.
More on how I feel about my gain and my excuses tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
So last night I jogged down to... This building. I'm not sure what to call it actually. It's not a gym or a dance studio or anything. Just kind of an all purpose building in town. It's about a half mile from my house. I was attending my first zumba class in about 2 years. I have only done it once or twice before, but it's offered 4 days a week so close to home that I'm m making it my new workout class.
It was a blast! I've always been more of a contact sports girl, so the dancing is a really nice change of pace. I was definitely getting some muscle fatigue during the workout. Afterwards, they had a Pilates class.... This is where my life changed. It was so difficult, and worked so many great muscles, that I am totally hooked. So I signed up for that too. Yay!
I am not nearly as sore as I thought I would be today.... Which in my experience means that tommorrow morning I will be stiff as a board! Gonna try and walk the pup and get a good stretch in today to lessen tommorrows pain.
Pizza and wine with the nursing girls tonight!
Monday, May 21, 2012
The weekend was amazzzinnngggg. So nice out. I love sunshine. I had all the windows open and aired the house out. Yay. I managed to get the entire kitchen swept and mopped and cleaned up. It is now dirty again. Of course. I brought the pups cage down to the basement because she hasn't been in it in months. Lunch was Trader Joe's Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle Flatbread. OH. MY. GOODNESS. So delish. I had a salad with mushrooms, balsamic, lemon and olive oil as well. Then it was off to the city for the evening. I got snacky while I was getting ready so I had a popsicle and... a cocktail.
The city was greattttt. I took exacty zero photos. Korean pulled pork bbq tacos with homemade pickled jalepenos and cabbage slaw. Garlicky french fries. Martinis. Extra dirty. We walked from bar to bar all night. I love that. It's too bad my dog is more like a horse or I would consider moving to the city.
The next morning, we took the pups for brunch. I was terrified because I was pretty sure my dog was going to go a little nuts and misbehave. She didn't. So well behaved. It was super amazing. Must do it again. More city walking. Then a quick nap and off to Laur's for wedding talk and about 11 bottles of wine. And the boys made us stromboli's.
So I am officially -27 points in the red right now. Must be on plan and be in workout city the rest of the week. I changed my WI day back to fridays so I have all week to make up for my weekend damage. Mondays were not working out. Zumba and pilates tonight maybe?
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Woke up early this morning, made a bacon, avocado, and tomato sandwich on seeded multigrain. Not very point friendly, but absolutely delicious and filling.
It's yard sale day here in town... And while Ziva is outside enjoying the people watching, I have a ton of half finished projects that need finishing. And of course, it's gorgeous out.
Sorry the picture is a little ugly... But it was delicious!
Friday, May 18, 2012
I went to the produce outlet on the way home and bought- kale, bananas, lettuce, mushrooms, lemons, limes, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery ... Other stuff I can't think of. AND TURNIPS.
When I was home last weekend, my aunt and uncle from Colorado had come to visit. I hadn't seen them in 10 years, and they have a beautiful garden. Last time I went, they said I ate almost a whole crops worth of turnips! Raw! The ones I bought today were just as delicious. Peeled, a little salt, voila! The outer parts are mild and the middles are spicy, like a radish!
Along with two turnips, I had a tomato, mozzarella, and basil pesto panini on a delicious whole grain bread from Trader Joes.
Tonight I'm staying in with the pup and my dvr. And a vodka soda. Mostly good for my waistline, very good for my mind.
It sounds a little cliche, I know. But seriously, I need to get my shit together. I used to be in shape, could feel great with 5 hours of sleep a night, my head was clear, I enjoyed delicious foods that weren't dripping with grease. I was happy. I was smart. I was funny. I was really exceptionally good looking. Haha I kid, I kid. But you know what the worst part is?
I STILL AM ALL THESE THINGS! I just don't feel that way all the time. And it's no one's fault but my own. No sad story about a verbally abusive boyfriend or a lifetime of being overweight. So I have no excuses. Now on to deliciousness.
This is... was... My beautiful breakfast. That I dropped on my way into work. So it's less beautiful now. It's Greek yogurt, Trader Joes Mango Passion Granola, Chia seeds, and frozen blueberries. I forgot nuts or the sunflower seed butter that I bought last night.. But I had to sneak around my kitchen this morning so I wasn't on my A game. More on that later. I use frozen instead of fresh fruits in my breakfasts usually because I don't eat until I get to work, so they have about an hour to defrost. And they are just as delicious as far as I can tell. Always unsweetened, organic if I can find them.
Andd now I need to get back to work.