Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Okay, I'm NOT starving myself, but I know I've GOT to get serious about my diet. So I'm back to logging my food intake, trying to stay between 1200 - 1550 calories. I logged yesterday and hit that target at 1509, and yes, I was HUNGRY! Just lets me know how much I've been overdoing the sweets & comfort food!
Btw, if you haven't seen the movie yet, I must say "The Hunger Games" is an excellent film - yes it's dark and disturbing, but the acting was excellent, especially Jennifer Lawrence. But Donald Sutherland was also good as the creepy President, and Woody Harrelson was perfect as the only person in the district to survive the Hunger Games - he played a broken-down drunk, which was really understandable given the situation. Yes it's violent, but not obsessively bloody. Children die, but the movie focuses more on the tragedy than cool fight scenes (although you kind of cheer when the knife-wielding "mean girl" gets it!). I read the 1st book and it was a hard read, but I REALLY enjoyed the movie - I just can't shut up about it!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Well I'm a little depressed about it, but I withdrew from the Chemistry class I was taking at OCCC. I was just too far behind from getting sick & missing 2 weeks of school. I failed the last test I took, and I just didn't see any way to recover from that - I was struggling already. I wanted to go into a Nursing program, and needed to take Chemistry as a science prerequisite; now I'm gonna have to re-think this whole thing.
I'm sure I'll figure something out, though - live & learn, life goes on.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
So yesterday was my big 52nd birthday, and I wanted to eat out. I originally requested Olive Garden, but my hubby decided on Johnny Carino's by Quail Spring Mall. Now, I KNOW that Italian isn't the most diet-friendly food out there (especially considering how much I Italian food!), but I figured, it's my party and I'll eat if I wanna. So I DID, and it was SOOO good! I had Lobster Ravioli with the Minestrone soup, and about 2 bread rolls - actually the bread was more like loaves, and you dip them in seasoned olive oil. And I still wanted dessert, and I KNOW I asked for the MINI lemon creme cake, but I ended up with the full size serving. I DID share with Ron, though. And neither of us ate our entire entree, so there's two boxes of Italian leftovers in the fridge. Overall I thought I did well, considering.
But that was before I got on the scale this morning - evil scale!!! Up 3 lbs, 3 whole lbs??? How can that BE! So today I'm skipping carbs for the most part. Yes I had my breakfast cereal, but lunch was tuna salad without the crackers, mid-morning snack was a Chobani yogurt, and dinner will possibly be meatloaf with green beans. I figure the Italian leftovers will keep a day or two, or with any luck the Hubby ate his leftovers for lunch today!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Well I've at least started walking again - I'm feeling much better, still have some pain in my ribs but it's more of a dull ache. Anyway, yesterday I went to Target and probably spent an hour walking around, recreational shopping and all that. Today I did some walking on my breaks at work, at a faster pace than Target. Also I ate better, it's Lent of course. I managed to avoid the coffee & chocolate, plus had a vegetarian lunch. I plan to have fish for dinner with some steamed veggies. For sometime now I've been (over) indulging in the comfort food, but amazingly my weight has stayed pretty neutral. Now that I'm feeling better, it's time to get back on the diet track, too!
I plan to start up my veggie garden this weekend; we'll see if that actually happens. I'm also planning on a briskit with cabbage & carrots, and the "Leprecan pie" recipie from SparkPeople for Sunday. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
So my last blog entry talked about feeling like I'd broken a rib. Well, Sunday I was at Church and had this real severe coughing fit, and literally felt something POP! The pain was so severe I really thought I'd broken a rib. I went to Mercy After Hrs to get an x-ray, and the P.A. diagnosed me with Shingles! Okay, I don't have a rash and I'm not running a fever, but there's just so much CRAP in my lungs and lots of pain in the ribcage, which is definitely a symptom.
I'm SO sick of being sick, I almost don't care what it is! I just want to get better, be able to walk or something. And it's hard to diet when all I want is comfort food, especially chocolate for the PAIN! Right now I feel like I've been stabbed in the back with an icepick. Plus the painkillers make me sleepy and I don't feel like doing anything anyway. I actually had to DROP my Pilates class today, because there's no way I can lay on my back and do those exercises. If this keeps up, I'll be dropping Chemistry as well. And THAT will screw up my plans bigtime!
Sorry, just have to whine about this for awhile.
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