Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Girls are full of sabotage

One thing that sucks about working in a cafe is that there is so much junk food around. If I bring my own lunch, I am quite good at resisting junk. But the girls I work with are always making french fries and stuff, which I neither enjoy nor should be consuming. And as much as I protest, they always dump a plate of them in front of me and won't get off my back about it until I eat a couple of them. Even though my reasons for not eating them are legitimate: They make me tired, too many refined carbs make my allergies worsen (drastically) and I'm just not in the mood. But they don't take no for an answer. So I had seven french fries with my salmon burgers today. Which sucks. They didn't even taste good.

But when I got home, I went for a 2 mile run and then made dinner (burgers sans buns and asparagus) and then we went for a ten mile bike ride.

Fed Up: I wish I liked bud light and other light beers. I have tried them because I am all for lower calorie, but I just can't bring myself to enjoy them. Also, I did indeed get some nooky! It made my weekend. I needed it. :)

Samzi and Skinny_Legs: Thanks for your comments. I had a good weekend :)

I have been wanting a sandwich lately. That's probably the only thing about a "Low-carb lifestyle" that I truly miss. Well, that and cereal. I might just break down and have a sandwich. Maybe this weekend. I don't have anything in my house to make one. Hmmm.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sex and alcohol

I have been doing well not eating carbs. I find I have some trouble sticking to things day-to-day. I set "rewards" for myself for when I reach a goal weight, but have found that if I have a reward at the end of each night that I do well, I stick to my plans more long term. And I realized that since I have a 20g carb limit on each day, if I stay under 8 at night I can have a beer at night! So that is my reward for a low/no carb day. In fact, today I had a total of 6g of carbs all day so I am going to splurge and have TWO BEERS tonight. Tonight's drink of choice: Blue Moon: Honey Wheat with a slice of orange.

Since I am a) a lightweight and b) mostly empty, I anticipate getting a bit tipsy off of the two beers (go ahead, point and laugh). At which point I fully intend to take advantage of my husband. I have been so HORNY lately! It's nuts! Last night I was lying awake in bed, craving sex. My husband was sound asleep (because he's out before his head even hits the pillow) and I tried to wake him up with the offer of some nooky (does any one say that? Ever?) but he turned me down. He loves nothing more than sleep. Don't believe anything Cosmo tells you.

But he is awake right now. So... that's what I'll be doing.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


To you guys who signed up for that stylemint thing. I really really appreciate it.

This morning I found out that my favorite Iced Coffee that I had been avoiding for fear of calorie consumption has less than half the number of calories I thought it would! I assumed that a large would be well over 500 calories, (in large part because Starbucks likes to have famous skinny people toting around their beverages and then pack the calories into everything they have until everything they make tastes like a sugar cube dipped in lard and covered in caramel, which can be "substituted" for a mouth full of artificial sweetener and skim milk to make your coffee then taste like cement) but alas! A 24 oz beverage of smile inducing happiness is indeed only 230 calories. Which, for a large iced coffee with that much FLAVOR this day and age is totally acceptable. I can handle that. Yay for Dunn Bros. coffee!!!!!

In other news, my husband and I have two wonderfully crappy bikes now! I used to have a super deluxe awesome mountain bike, but it got stolen when I lived in the ghetto a couple of years ago so I have been without one for a while. But his brother managed to snag us a couple of bikes from a friend of his that fixes them up and we have been out bike riding! See, we live in the most boring part of the world right now and have been spending too much time being stagnant at night because we cant' find anything to do. Now we will be riding bikes every night! So excited! When I think back to the point in my life when I was the skinniest, it was when I was biking all the time. Because I enjoy it and am good at it so I can do it for hours and not feel bored or exhausted. I love it! In fact, my most drastic weight gain has occurred since losing my last bike. This ought to put an end to all of this gaining-and-losing the same 25 pounds yo-yo nonsense.

Monday, June 20, 2011

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The worst

Or let's call it bittersweet. My husband's brother and one of my best friends from PA came out to visit us this weekend. It was awesome seeing them. We drank a lot, smoked the hookah, went out to eat and saw an air show featuring the Blue Angels. It was so fun. But I also gave myself permission to eat this weekend. Wrong move.
I gained 7 pounds in 3 days....
How is that even possible?! I feel absolutely disgusting. There is no way I am eating anything today. Green tea and some cranberry juice. That's it. Then back to my low-carbing.

On the plus side, my brother-in-law brought out two bicycles for us. This is awesome because I love love LOVE being active and getting exercise but my husband tends to be fairly stagnant but he loves biking, so now we have something active we can do together! Excited about that.

Now, time to catch up on all of your blogs.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New favorite video

This video has it all. My two idols: Tracy Anderson and Nicole Richie; Dancing; upbeat music; extra skinnies at the end (The one girl Stacey looks AMAZING)

I also love shortly after the 3 min mark when Nicole says "Yeah, I love this workout, I can eat whatever I want." Haha. She's also a comedian.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A conversation

Since I work all day and that means lunch with co-workers, I explained that I was doing this low-carb thing because my husband is and I want to support him (which is technically why I started it again). This was a conversation that took place last week.

Co-worker: So all you're eating is chicken?
Me: Yeah, cause I can eat as much of it as I want. It doesn't have any carbs.
Co-worker: How do you know it doesn't have any carbs?
Me: Because it's just chicken. All lean meat.
Co-worker: But what if that chicken ate a lot of carbs?
Me: *incredulous pause*... It doesn't really work that way... You just eat the muscles, which are all protein.
Co-worker: Ew! You eat the muscles?!
Me: *more incredulous pause*.... Yes... That's what meat is. What did you think it was?
Co-Worker: I don't know. Just meat.

How is it possible for a woman who is almost 30 and has two kids to know so little about what she is eating?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Have you heard of this?

My husband has decided he wants to shave his beard into a monkey tail beard. Apparently this is the new thing to do. . . And I thought mustaches were bad. Haven't heard of this facial hair? Well... Here it is.

The only saving grace is knowing he would most likely be too embarrassed to actually go out into public looking like that.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My gift to you

Here is a little nugget of happiness for you.
Wife Swap is hands down, my favorite daytime television show. And I just found my favorite episode on YouTube. Notice how the fitness guru family isn't one of the horrible scary families you usually see on the show (if I am not the only person under the age of 40 who watches it). They just need a little work. And after the show ends, they start working on the areas they need to.

So my advice: Exercise six hours a day like this family and you can potentially stave off dysfunction.

Here ya go:


To my two new followers: Welcome! Hope you enjoy the reading :)

Today I am feeling kind of frustrated because my weight has stayed the same for the past two days. Which ordinarily wouldn't really bother me, but I have been sticking to my diet as well as I did last month and I am not losing. Argh. This morning was probably the biggest let down. I tend to gain about 3 pounds between waking up in the morning and going to bed at night, but then I lose them overnight. Well, last night I was only half a pound heavier than I was first thing in the morning so I was expecting to be down at LEAST a pound this morning, but no. Same as yesterday and the day before.

Exercise has been tough too because my allergies tend to affect my chest and breathing so intensely that I can't do much cardio. Maybe that is why I am not losing.

Oh well, off to a meeting at work. I hope we are allowed to clock in for this meeting. I don't want to go in on my one day off and not get paid.

Everybody take care!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Again, again

Again, more apologies for the infrequent posting. I have been very busy.
The Low-Carb thing I have been back on is going well. I've been losing well for the last few days which is always nice! It has been pretty easy to do too, because I have been working until 4 or 5 every day and then from 6-8 my husband and I have been volunteering at this kids activity park thing not far from here. By the time we are done with that I am ready to get home, shower and get ready for bed so I haven't really had time to be tempted by carbs! Next week will be more difficult though. I will have my evenings off, but if the weather is as nice as it has been I'm sure we will be out playing frisbee and stuff in the evenings so it's all good.

I know this is a boring post, I haven't had anything interesting to send your way but I just wanted to update you and let you all know I'm still here.

Take care!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hot hot heat

It's been in the 90's lately, which of course means I have been running more. I don't know why I like to run in the heat. I quite hate the heat in any other circumstance. And I know that once it gets too hot it can be dangerous to run. But I am careful. There is just something about the feeling of intense heat bearing down on you while you try to push through it that is intense and exciting. And then getting home and collapsing in exhaustion in front of a large fan with a glass of water. It just feels awesome.

Husband has decided he wants to Low-Carb diet again. He says he wants to the entire month of June. I said I would do it with him too to support him. Which is actually true because I don't want to do it, even though I know it's effective. Why? Because it's hot and I like my iced coffee sweet. I'm not sure why. I like hot coffee unsweetened, just cream or half & half. But not iced coffee. So I will be going without.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daily dose

Good morning every one! How is every one feeling? Me? I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest. I had a nasty chest cold about two weeks ago but I still have so much mucus going on that whenever I am lying down I can hardly breathe because it is so tight. My constant coughing I'm sure is a serious turn-on.

In other news, I wish I liked soda and that I still lived near a Hannaford. I would drink this every day.