Monday, January 09, 2012
Best Buy called and woke me up today at Noon... I tired to stay awake as late as I could last night and sleep in today because I had to go back to work, 5pm-5am, and to avoid dragging and hitting a wall around 2-3, I try to sleep in.
Since my laptop was done, I figured we should go get it, and since I just woke up, I figured we would go out to lunch instead of cooking breakfast. I was REALLY hoping that my boyfriend would pick Wendy's again, because I wanted another one of those yummy salads and some chili. He picked Five Guys. I had never eaten there before, but have heard they have the most fabulous burgers on earth! So, I figured why not?
I got a little cheeseburger with ketchup and onion. He got a bacon cheeseburger. We ordered 2 drinks and a regular fry and it was $20, or darn near close that. I ate my burger, and some fries, but not a huge amount. I can honestly say, I wasn't impressed. I mean, the burger was good, but it wasn't the most fantastic burger I have ever had. The fries were... mediocre at best. Of course, I am not a huge fan of french fries to begin with. I am not really much of a potato fan, unless it is a sweet potato :)
Because of that meal, I went 87 calories over my limit for the day, but I am not really stressing out too much about it. I will work that off easy when I hot the gym after work.
So in conclusion, Five Guys, while ok, is not worth $20 and to be honest, Wendy's has better burgers.
In other news, I got my laptop back. I am not looking forward to putting everything back on it. I had time today to re-install Chrome, AIM and Yahoo Messenger but not much else. I will have time to do that on Wednesday.
I am going to get my Jeep serviced on Wednesday - oil change and tire rotation... and yes, I can do those things myself, however, it is just as easy, and not much of a price difference to have the dealer do it. Maybe once my Jeep is five or more years old, I will do it on my own, but not now.
On Thursday, I am taking my Jeep to the body shop to get the bumper fixed. My co-worker's husband is doing it, so while he is fixing it, her and I are going to go out to lunch. We are going to to go Hoss'. It is local steakhouse. They have lots of great options both low cal and low carb. Plus they have a wonderful salad bar that has so many different kinds of fresh veggies and low cal/fat onion soup at only 25 calories a cup! I have eaten there many times before, and have found it works very well into my ranges for the day.
My boyfriend is having some issues with my surgery. He is convinced that once I lose weight, I am going to leave him. I have tried telling him that I am not with him just because I am fat. I have tried to tell him, that no matter what weight I am, I love him, but something doesn't seem to sink in. I have told him that he has no reason to be insecure. Granted, his ex-wife did lose a lot of weight then leave him for someone else, but that is not me.
I want him to come to my Surgeon's appointment with me. They want someone to come with you, so I want him to come with. I think once he meets with the Doctor with me, it might ease a lot of his fears. He supports me, don't get me wrong. He has been a wonderful source of encouragement for me. He has done a fantastic job, but I think that once he meets with the doctor, he will be there with e 100% instead of only about 65%. At least that is my hope.
I am trying to get him to join the gym with me... no luck there yet, but I have gotten him to ride bikes with me, play tennis with me, and play basketball with me. So, maybe after surgery, he will see how I am doing and want to do it with me too... let's hope?
I think that is all for now
Friday, January 06, 2012
This made my day. I went to High School with this jerk. He always thought he was awesome, and thought it was fun to pick on me in Study Hall... actually, he would ask me out and then him and all of his friends would laugh. I guess it was fun to pick on me. He would say rude things. Who is laughing now?
I had a really good day today. My boyfriend took me out to lunch. He took me to Wendy's. I got a small Chili and 1/2 an apple chicken something-or-other salad. It was fantastic. The calorie count was decent too, and I just made that a breakfast/lunch combo since i didn't get out of bed until 1300.
It is supposed to be nice out tomorrow, so I am thinking about ditching the gym and going to walk around Historic Hollidaysburg. It is such a nice place. It would be nice to walk somewhere different instead of the same stretch of road. I guess we will see what time I get up and so forth. I may just go to the gym or maybe I will do both?
I wish I had the strength to get my bike rack put on. Right now, my spare tire is a little too big and it is a super snug fit, and I don't have the strength to get it on there right. My pseudo father-in-law is a fabricator, so he is going to alter it for me. After he does that, I shouldn't have an issue getting on and off. Then I can take my bike with me everywhere!
I am doing excellent this week with my goal of not drinking soda. I have not had a soda all week! I am confident that I can keep it up. My goal of consistent workouts however has gone out the window. I have worked out... yes, but, not at a consistent time which is what I really wanted to accomplish. That goal will be carrying over into next week. I also need to set another goal. I had originally intended to make it a goal of blogging every day, but since my laptop took a crap, and blogging on my NOOK is annoying and darn hard, that goal will have to wait until my laptop is back.
I do know that as another experiment, I am going to replace one meal a day with a shake. I need to get used to that. So we will see what happens.
I think that is all for now
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Everyone says that moderation is key. Moderation doesn't work for me. Come to think of it, nothing really works for me. I am really hoping that when I get on the scales this week I will see a little bit of a drop. I am hoping that when I go to my Doctors appointment at the end of the month, I will have at least dropped 5 pounds. I don't think that is an unrealistic goal. Five pounds should be more than doable.
I am afraid that the insurance company is going to deny my surgery because I keep gaining weight. I can't help it. I am doing everything that I am supposed to do. I am hoping that they realize this is why I need to have the surgery. That despite all of my efforts, I have gotten no where. I should be at my goal weight by now, but instead I am 1 pound heavier than when I started?!?!? Who the $* does that happen to???? I lost about 20 pounds (it took me a year) then I gained back 21. I didn't change anything. It just kept coming back on. I hate my body. I hate that it won't do what it is supposed to do. Why won't it do what it is supposed to do? It isn't my thyroid... had that checked and it is fine... it isn't my hormones, because I had those checked too and everything came back A'ok!
When I did weight watchers, I lost 7 pounds... in 12 weeks. I didn't even hit my 5% goal. The weight I lost was water weight because my measurements didn't change. I got tired of paying $39.99 a month on top of $30 a month for a gym membership for nothing.
I like going to the gym. I actually really enjoy it. I can be honest and say that I don't like my new gym as well as my old one, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices. I could either choose location or amenities, and I went with location. Let us be honest, even if they gave a free massage after every work out, if some place is a pain in the ass to get to, you aren't going to go. My new gym is right on the way to and from work even if it isn't as great as my old one.
Another thing I don't like about my new gym is people try to talk to me. I am not being rude, but I have no desire to talk to anyone there. Especially when I am sweaty and out of breath and red faced. Honestly I don't want bothered. At least at my old gym everyone was too much of a snob to start a conversation.
I continue to go and do what I am supposed to do. I listen to Harry Potter to pass the time, and for the most part enjoy my walks. I do know that I need to build back up to kicking butt on the elliptical again. Maybe I will work on that this morning?
I think that is all
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Many of us remember the Skinny Soup diet. I am sure most of us have either done it ourselves, watched our mothers, grandmothers, wives and co-workers go through it.
It is divided up into days and on each day you eat something specific, plus all of the cabbage soup that you want.
The diet is bunk. The soup that goes along with the diet however, is fantastic. In all honesty, I am getting a little tired of salads as I eat them almost every day. The weather is turning colder, so what is more comforting than a hot bowl of soup on a cold day?
1 medium sized head of cabbage
4 stalks of celery
4 large carrots
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 package of fresh mushrooms
1 large can of green beans
1 46 oz bottle of V8 juice (low sodium)
8 beef bullion cubes
throw everything in a croc pot for 5-6 hours and viola! It makes a lot of soup - in fact, my 5quart croc was filled. It is really good. It is pretty decent as far as calories, fat and carbs too. The only thing it is lacking is protein, but I can get that from another source.
I didn't make it to the gym on Monday because I had to spend an hour on the phone with HP about my laptop, and it put me behind schedule, so I didn't have enough time to drive there, workout, and drive back to get ready for dinner with my family. So, I just went for a walk outside. It was very refreshing. It was about 30 degrees out.
My friend Katie came over last night, and we had a nice girls' night in. I made us dinner and we played Harry Potter Scene-It. It was a really nice time. It was really good to have some girl time, and some Geek time.
I am going to the gym after work... so much for a consistent workout schedule this week. I guess the important thing is to get the calories burned and get the activity in. I really wanted to work out a schedule to workout that is consistent. I am wondering of my inconsistent workout times had anything to do with my inability to lose weight. My workout times are all over the place... so, anyway, hopefully next week I will be able to better work out a schedule.
I think that is all for now
Monday, January 02, 2012
My laptop bit the dust
I am using my Nook Tablet for internet right now. I miss my laptop
I didn't make it to the gym today, but i did go for a 1.2 mile walk outside in the snow. It was cold!
It is too hard to blog on this... i will blog when i go to work on wednesday
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