Thursday, March 22, 2012
I went to Red Lobster with my co-workers today for lunch. I got the Lobster Lover's Dream. It was sooooo yummy! I also thought it was very reasonable in terms of calories. 730 for the entire meal, and I actually got 2 meals out of it. I ate the two lobster tails there. They also serve a salad, which I ate a little of, but honestly, I wanted to save all the room I could for the lobster. I ate a few bites of the pasta that is served with the dish, but ended up bringing it and the broccoli home.
I then went to Boscov's and bought my friend Katie a wine glass for her birthday. I also bought a 1.5 qt crocpot. I am not 100% sure what I am going to do with the crocpot. It was on sale for $4.99. For that price, I couldn't pass it up.
My birthday has gone pretty well. I got carded at the restaurant, so that made me super happy. I still don't feel 32 years old though.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I want a laptop lunch box... in the worst possible kind of way. I think it would be great to have post-op because it allows me to pack small portions that aren't touching in nifty little containers.
The major issue I am having with this is... the cost. The one I want is $32.99 + shipping. It is very hard to justify spending almost $40 on a lunch box. Even if it is the coolest freaking lunch box out there.
You have to admit, that is pretty awesome looking.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Yes, that is correct. I take 2 lunch boxes to work.
First, I have a weird thing about food touching, so everything has to be in separate containers. When it comes down to it, you really can't fit a lot of containers into a lunch bag. At least I can't because my lunch boxes are not very big.
Second, I eat 2 meals a day at work, plus snacks. I work 12 hour days. So, I do the majority of my eating at work. I only eat breakfast at home.
Today for lunch is a chicken salad with dried cranberries, blue cheese and raspberry dressing. Tonight for dinner is lemon pepper tuna. For snacks I have cantaloupe and a banana with a tablespoon of peanut butter. I will also be taking extra lope and an extra banana to give to my co-worker who is pregnant. I read somewhere a long time ago that pregnant women should eat bananas. I don't know if that is true, but it can't really hurt.
I think that is all for now
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I am suffering from what I have learned is called "Last Supper Syndrome" So here is how I have decided to handle it.
I am going to eat the foods that i really enjoy, but I am going to limit them to stay with in my calorie ranges. If I want pizza, I will have it, but I will only have one slice with a large salad. If i want ice cream, I will have a skinny cow portion controlled treat. I figure I will be staring the liver shrink diet in a week, so, while I am not going to go over board on anything I will have a little bit of something. Honestly, I am really craving seafood of all things. I want good, grilled fish, or tuna. I am not craving junk so much. I just want good seafood.
I have decided that for my birthday, I will make that the one meal that won't really count for anything.
I have also decided now is the time to "pig out' and put my beloved hot peppers, hot spices and hot sauce on every food that it can reasonably be paired with. Jalapeno Talpia anyone? Perhaps Jalapeno egg white omelet? Diced peppers in tuna salad... hot sauce on eggs... buffalo chicken breast on salad greens... Pepperoncinis out of the jar and on salads with buffalo chicken breast... mmmmm hot peppers... I figure that those will be out of the question for a while.... and it isn't like they are "bad" for me, so I think having an abundance of them will be ok.
that is all for now
ohhh, i didn't get to get my bike out this weekend... but, my boyfriend and I managed to get all of the stones and other "winter" debris raked out of our yard
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I talked to my grandmother today. Her exact words... "When I see, or think about all of the foods you love that you won't be able to eat anymore, it makes me want to cry"
Excuse me? What?
The fact that I won't be able to eat a bunch of junk food that is slowly killing me makes you want to cry? Say what?!?!
I get that my grandmother isn't really supportive of my surgery. She thinks it is a bad idea. She thinks that all of a sudden, I am going to end up anorexic and wither away to nothing. Well, that and I won't be able to have a proper bowel movement. (Trust me, that is NOT the conversation you want to have with your grandparents) She doesn't understand why I am not happy with being fat, because her and Pap "love me just the way I am" I tried explaining to her that it is not about looks. It is about my health. It is about doing every single thing I can not to end up like her father and sister (had limbs amputated due to diabetes) or to end up like my dad's grandfather (lost his sight die to diabetes) or like her husband who has had several heart surgeries (though to his credit, he is not overweight) - I know that there is not guarantee that I won't get those diseases but knocking fat out of the equation should help a little.
As the days tick away, and my surgery gets closer, I start to get more stressed. I am not stressed about the procedure, I am not really stressed about the diet... I am stressed about my family and the hospital. I want my Mother and my boyfriend there with me on surgery day and that is it. However, try telling my grandmother this. It isn't like I can hide it from her or tell her no. She will hold it over my head and just make me feel horrible about myself, so it isn't really worth the fight. She will take it personally and it will be a disaster. Then, if I piss her off, then my mother will be on my case, and in the end I just hope they shoot me full of drugs. M grandmother actually said to me "I know you don't want anyone there, but we (meaning her and my grandfather) are going to come anyway"
Don't get my wrong. I love my grandmother very, very much. She is a very kind and generous person. However, she has the tendency like no other person I know, to get on my last nerve.
Like I said... I can hope for lots of drugs.
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