healthy and happy. one of these days.

10 October 2009

Are you ready for some foodball


*egg scramble: zucchini, mushrooms, egg subst., 1 LCL wedge, salsa
*cup of coffee


*small bowl of strawberries and blueberries


*wrap: Flat Out Light Italian Herb, 1 LCL wedge, 5 oz rotisserie chicken, handful of baby spinach, 1 stringed-string cheese. Melted/grilled on GFGrill.


*pizza: whole wheat and rosemary dough, roasted butternut squash and onions, 1 LCL wedge, maybe 1/8 of a cup of parmesan cheese? Not sure about the amount of parmesan.


*laughing cow chocolate cone thing

PS - I also had dessert yesterday and I forgot to add it - it was a blueberry, raspberry peach crisp/cobbler thing with a little bit of sugar free vanilla ice cream. A moderate portion and still got some fruit in there! It was good.
Here was my day:
1. Food
2. Football
3. Food
4. Food
5. Football
6. Nap
7. Food
8. Football.
Pretty nice little Saturday.


Okay, now that it's the weekend and I have a little time, I'll uphold the lovely requirements bestowed to me via a few awards - thank you, ladies!

Christa over at Our New Weigh of Life gave me this lil lady:

Thank you, Christa! You guys, her blog is great. Complete with meals, pictures, and a sweet positive attitude all the time. And I get (steal) meal ideas from her all the time :-) And her dog is adorable!!

266 gave me this one the other day:

I like this one. It's a sassy little badge, isn't it?! And I can only assume that all of us female bloggers will look like her when we reach our goals ;-)

266 is alllll sorts of on top of her game and always so supportive of everyone. I just looked at her stats this morning and she has consistently amazing weight/inches losses and does such a great job of keeping it real and writing (well) about all the struggles and triumphs of weight loss.

Both of these blogs dictate that I need to nominate other bloggers - I'm going to cheat a little and tell you to look over there to the right side of the page and browse through 'em all! I like blogs that are funny, real, positive, well written, and every single blog and blogger over there is exactly that.

I did that quiz thing (also, I can't keep some of them to one word answers. I'm just too wordy/self-indulgent.) Read if you're bored or already are in some sort of pain and want to dull it with another form of torture by reading it you dare

1. Where is your cell phone? Nightstand
2. Your hair? In need of a haircut
3. Your mother? Innocent
4. Your father? Hilarious
5. Your favorite food? Indecisive! But genre would be Italian
6. Your dream last night? Didn't have one
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee. Water.
8. Your dream/goal? Love. Job I'm proud of. Travel. Basically an established and mildly successful adult life.
9. What room are you in? Guest Room.
10. Your hobby? Laughing
11. Your fear? Loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in six years? I want to be happy about myself, wherever that is!
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Male
15. Muffins? Lemon Poppyseed
16. Wish list item? If we're going materialistic, a new iPod :-P
17. Where did you grow up? Bay Area then DC suburbs
18. Last thing you did? Weighed myself out of curiousity. (If I can keep that number, it's gonna be a good one!)
19. What are you wearing? Pajamas
20. Your TV? is my boyfriend. Which does not mean I have a boyfriend that is entertaining, it means by boyfriend's name is Toshiba and he's an actual inanimate television device.
21. Your pets? The best beagle ever.
22. Friends? are like family to me.
23. Your life? In progress but still very blessed
24. Your mood? Medium
25. Missing someone? Always
26. Vehicle? Toyota. (My parents and grandmother got me a car for my college graduation, because I had been driving a 1988 Toyota Corolla. The car they got me was a 2005 Toyota Corolla. 18 year upgrade, HOLLER! I love both of those cars)
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your favorite store? Target
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Forget
32. Your best friend? Multiple
33. One place that I go to over and over? London
34. One person who emails me regularly? JobSearch
35. Favorite place to eat? It's not normal or realistic, but there is this one sandwich place that I've been to a couple of times in this tiny town in Germany (I studied abroad there in high school) and they make one thing and one thing only. And that is the best sandwich I have ever eaten in my LIFE. I went there 10 years ago and I still dream about this sandwich. Drool.

AAAAAAAND now I'm hungry, thinking about that sandwich. Time for breakfast :-P

(PS: I just saw that Natasha gave me the Honest Scrap award on her blog - thank you girl!! Her blog is great too. But I'm sure everyone knows that already!! She is so sweet and honest and genuine and I always love reading her posts.)

09 October 2009



*two cups of black coffee
*piece of whole grain toast with 1 tbsp peanut butter
*one almond (ha!)


*baby carrots with sabra hummus (individual size)
*6 almonds


*string cheese
*10 strawberries
*1 Nature Valley Honey N Oats packet (two bars)


*2x3 piece of lasagna
*side salad with green and red bell pepper chunks, cucumber, tzatziki sauce as dressing

No gym today. I am worn out from the week…like that is really a good excuse.

In fact I am so tired that I’m gonna cut it short here, wish you all a lovely evening and holiday weekend! And of course I’ll be back tomorrow with thrilling and exciting meals – which is to say, the same things I eat over and over again.


(after a much needed sleeping in session, I will make the rounds and read and comment on your lovely blogs soon - I miss you!)

08 October 2009

Food 'N' NSVs


*1 cup cottage cheese
*Can of V8
*Cup and a half of black coffee


*Salad: blueberries, spinach, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, a little sprinkling of wheat germ, 2 tbsp almond accents slivered almonds, and 2 tbsp plain yogurt and a half a packet of splenda as dressing. Delish.


*Baby carrots


*about 1 cup (maybe a little more) of beef bourguignon (HOLY HELL WAS IT GOOD)
*a cup of steamed broccoli
*side salad of romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, cucumber, and diced red pepper with tzatziki sauce as dressing
*half of a brotchen (medium sized roll)

This was the dinner that The Patriarch (the male head of The Family) made for us. The Matriarch said that it wasn’t anything overly bad for you, so I trusted her. And even if it was, you know, it can’t be all cottage cheese and baby carrots all the time!


No gym today. It wasn’t even a “I’m too tired” situation, I just, gave myself the day off. Maybe for good behavior ;-)


A couple of NSVs!

I was looking for a couple of clothing items tonight and pulled down my pair of 18 jeans (from Old Navy) and I could actually zip/button them. They’re still a bit tight, but maybe 15 pounds from now I might actually be able to wear them in public. This is very exciting.

I wish I had more jeans/pants that fit me now. I have 24s and then 18s. I don’t understand what happened in between…maybe I got rid of them during SWL1? Who knows.

Also, I tried on a bright kelly green thermal I have that has been snug for the past few months, which saddens me as it’s one of my favorite shirts. And today it fits me smoothly :-)

AND! I have been wearing a belt the past couple of days because my pants are getting too loose – this is a combination of me getting smaller but also, the damn Venezia jeans stretch out in 2.5 seconds after putting them on – and I’m on the LAST HOLE of the belt! And I can pull it tighter but there aren’t any holes there! I actually could buy a smaller belt!

(PS – I’ll try and get an updated picture of the ol’ body since I’m down almost if not twenty pounds – just as soon as I get my room back, which will be next Tuesday. So maybe the Monday after that I’ll take/post pictures.)

This isn’t exactly an NSV, but I bought a super cute hat today at Target, and I really like how I look with it on. I’m not really a big hat person, I feel like I can’t carry them off. But I like this one, and I like it on me :-) Here’s to little confidence boosts when we can get them!!!

No update on FakeKevin. We didn’t see each other at all today. My apologies if yesterday’s post was immature or adolescent-sounding, but I guess that’s what happens when you have little to no dating experience to speak of – I guess my maturity level in that area hasn’t exactly progressed! Just like the weight loss, it’s all in good time, right? Man, I never thought I’d be that girl that stressed about dating and marriage and all that crap. I know in my head it isn’t worth the worry, but yet I still find myself stressing and making mountains out of molehills.

I think Mountains Out of Molehills should be my middle name. For serious.

What should your middle name be? What’s your favorite NSV? Mine has to be old/new clothes fitting. Or friends telling you how good you look.

07 October 2009

Signed, Mealed, Delivered, I'm Yours


*Maybe 10-15 blueberries (I had about ¼ of a cup, but the damn things were just too SOUR. Couldn’t do any more!!)
*Can of V8
*Cup and a half of black coffee
*piece of whole grain toast with I Can’t Believe Spray


*wrap: 5-6 oz. rotisserie chicken, handful of baby spinach, 1 tbsp mustard, Flat Out light Italian Herb wrap
*half a gala apple, sliced

Snack: (on the way to the gym)

*one hard boiled egg (whites and yolk)
*1 Nature Valley Honey N Oats bar (just one bar, half a packet)
*the other half of the sliced gala apple


*4 oz grilled salmon
*steamed green beans
*sautéed zucchini
*side salad with cucumber, spinach, romaine lettuce, 2 tbsp tzatziki sauce as dressing


Have I mentioned that I’m in love with all of you? For serious, thank you SO MUCH for the advice yesterday. I just don’t always connect mood = types of food (protein, carbs, what have you) and I’m so happy I have some commenters that are so helpful and knowledgeable.

I was happy, energized, and social when I got home. Imagine that!

I went to the gym, but only for 35 minutes today. 15 treadmill (3:30 was jogging, 2 mins at 5.0, 1:30 at 5.3!) and then 20 weight lifting. 4 machines, one of which had three moves and another that had two different moves. Legs, arms, and stomach. A shorter stint but I still kept moving so that’s good!


Um, okay I just need to get this off my freakishly large chest. I’m doing a two-week temp stint, right? …and like any ridiculous story starts when told by a young female adult: So there’s this boy. We’ll call him Kevin. (NOTE: In case any real friends ever read this, this is not the Kevin I know – I know a real Kevin and this is not him.) Okay, so FakeKevin works with me and in the past three days of knowing each other we have developed some tendencies to tease each other and quote the same movies and all that good stuff. Also, he is SO FUCKING CUTE. I get giddy when he makes a point to talk to me (I might even blush...eeps) because, let’s be honest, he’s hot, funny, and he gives me attention and I lap it up because it hasn’t come my way in a while.

First of all, when we met the first day, I said to myself “Okay, you think FakeKevin is totally cute. And he genuinely laughed at one of your jokes so now you’re having visions of marrying the guy. That means that you will naturally shy away from him and be quiet and weird and not let your natural goofiness show. So just say, fuck it! [No, seriously, I really do talk to myself this much and in paragraph form] Be yourself, because that’s what matters at the end of the day, not this twerp, no matter how aqua blue his eyes are AGHHHHHHHHHHHMELLLTTINNGGGGGGGGG”

Something like that.

But over the past couple of days, especially today, we’ve had a good rapport.


There’s always the “except”.

He’s the type, you know who I'm talking about, to know that he’s cute and uses it to get what he wants. I can totally see him being the guy that flirted with the geeky girl in high school to get her to let him cheat off of her, you know? Now, I don’t want to be rude because I’ve only known Kevin for three days, but I just get the vibe. He seems to be the guy that capitalizes on the “treat girls like shit and they’ll love you forever” mentality.

I’m having trouble enjoying our moments. It almost makes me mad – like today. A bunch of temps were having a discussion about hair and eye color (this beats staring at Excel tables all day, which is what we’re all doing) and FakeKevin turns to me and says “Okay, what color is my hair?” and I answered. Then he asked “And my eyes? Sometimes they change color”.

OKAY, SLICK. First of all, his hair is coiffed and gelled to messy perfection, so you know damn well he knows the characteristics of every strand of hair on his head. And his eyes are the bluest bright blue I’ve ever seen, PLUS he was wearing a baby blue sweater to match them.


1. This is an obvious move to get a girl to pay attention to the characteristics he obviously perfects or flaunts or whatever.
2. It worked.
3. I know he would do it to any girl, and not specifically me (I think this is what really gets me)

Anyway, I guess I don’t really have a point to all of this, I just need to put it in writing so that I see it and don’t get too wrapped up in it all.

But also, isn’t it interesting that I automatically assume he’s doing something cruel or mean by talking to me or *dare I say it* flirting with me a little bit? I mean, I am 99% sure I have his number, but it is such a habit for me to assume there’s an ulterior motive when a cute guy talks to me. Can’t wait til that’s over!


266, thank you for the award!! I will get on that in a post soon :-D

06 October 2009

Stuff, okay? Stuff. I'm tired.


*Cup of cottage cheese
*Cup of black coffee


*Half a PB sandwich: 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 piece whole grain bread in half
*5 strawberries


*10(ish? Maybe?) carrots on the drive from work ---> gym

Haven’t had dinner yet. Because I am too tired to even think about fixing something.

*get out your complaining-funnels, ‘cause here it comes, I’m pouring it out!!*

Having to get up at 5:45 in the morning and go go go all day and then go straight from (temp) work and then gym it up, and THEN come home and have dinner, and then write my blog and read other ones (because I love to do it!) and have time to SHOWER and decompress and have my own me/quiet time, but also spend time with The Family and not be anti-social AGHHTOOMUCHTOOMUCH-ICRYUNCLE,ALLRIGHT?!

I was thisclose to not going to the gym today. I was so mentally exhausted after work (did you know temp work can be stressful? I’m not gonna go into it but just trust me on this one) and I didn’t feel like having to psych myself up and push myself and have that mental battle that it often takes to get myself moving. I had to drive past my neighborhood to get to my gym, and if I had been in the correct lane to make the turn to my house, I probably wouldn’t have gone to the gym. Being in the wrong lane (but the correct one for the turn for my gym) was the thing that saved it!

And then, even AT the gym, I wanted no part of what I was doing. I set up a 40 minute elliptical course, a Cross Country one. 15 minutes in I almost got off. But I just slowed way down instead. Eventually I built my speed back up a bit, but it took everything I had to stay on that godforsaken machine. Agh!

But I did it. And now I’m home and honest to blog, I don’t think I have ever uttered or typed these words before, but I am too fucking tired to eat. I don’t want to because it involves energy I don’t care to muster up at this point. I know I should because I ate very little today (a result of poor planning) and I need to have a healthy something.

It’s here that you say “Um, 100in12, it’s called LIFE and it’s exactly what is going to happen when you get a full time job and you have to balance life and work and your goals and SUCK. IT. UP, GIRLFRIEND” - first of all, who knew you talked exactly like me? But also, I know.

I suppose I should look at it as character building, it’s like life-stamina conditioning. I need to get used to going-going-going and doing tons of things during the day ‘cause once I get my life on track, it’s gonna be like that. Meh.

So, okay, as my day wraps up, let’s grade:

*Food: D+ (Ate healthy, but did not eat nearrrly enough and that’s just as much of a problem as eating too much or eating poorly, because it is eating poorly it’s just a different kind of poor)

*Moves – A (totally giving myself props on this one. Making it to the gym was a triumph in itself, not to mention staying on that damn elliptical when I wanted to quit – and for 40 minutes!)

Now that I’ve internet-complained, I’m gonna go make something for dinner :-P

**Oh, and Christa, thank you for the award!! I will get to that soon. After I've either eaten or slept or done something to stave off further crankiness**

Edited to add:


*One hard boiled egg, just the whites
*ONE Nature Valley Honey and Oats bar (so just half the packet, one bar)
*steamed broccoli with I Can't Believe butter spray, maybe 10 sprays? 7 sprays? Somethin'.

::sheepish look:: I think my crankiness is subsiding. Apologies. But man, sometimes, you just want to vent a little, ya know!? Ha, who said irrational anger isn't a part of weight loss?!

05 October 2009

Meal of Fortune (am I obsessed with game shows??)

Breakfast: (eaten in car)
*Can of V8


*Arnold’s Sandwich Thin with 2 tbsp peanut butter
*Gala apple
*string cheese

Snack: (eaten in the car on the way home from temping to the gym)

*2 Nature Valley Honey n Oats packets (so 4 bars all together…I was hungry!!!)


*salad: spinach, cucumbers, shredded carrots, green pepper, 1 chopped string cheese, ½ a can of tuna, 3 tbsp tzatziki sauce as dressing


As I mentioned on my twitter so I wouldn’t forget, my weigh in this morning was


So, it’s still a loss, yay, but nowhere near what I thought it would be, given my exercise and eating during the week. Hmm. I’m not really too hung up about it, because it’s a new week and my body and things will level themselves out. Maybe I had too much salt and not enough water and that made things crazygonuts.


I went to the gym today too. 35 minutes on the treadmill:

5 walking
5:10 jogging (@5.0!!! I did it finally, 5 all the way through! On a 1.0 incline)

I can’t remember the exact numbers after this, I walked at 3.0 for a little while, then bumped it up along with the incline until I hit 20 minutes. I know for three minutes I was doing an incline of 7.5 at 3.5mph and it was killing me – it almost felt harder than the jogging! I also, in a fit of craziness, ran for 40-50 seconds (I didn’t see exactly when I started, so I’m guessing) on 6.0! Just to see what it felt like. It definitely got the ol’ legs moving!

So all in all, a good day. Made some money, ate well, and did some moves. I was a little bummed this morning with the numbers, but, ya know, it happens. And sometimes the numbers aren’t directly proportional to the work you put in – the body can be a crazy thing. And that’s okay! The important part, I think, is that I keep going! And I did today!

PS – Can I just say, using tzatziki sauce is the best idea I’ve ever had? Seriously, it is so damn delicious. I had always thought of it as a dip prior to now. But it’s got a great taste, and at 25 calories for 1 tbsp, it’s hard to beat. 25/tbsp for the amazing taste you get is phenomenal, especially considering that fat-free or light ranch dressing tastes like feet.

04 October 2009

Meal in the Sky


*2 Belgian Waffles (homemade by yours truly!) (entered into Spark People recipe calculator – 153 cals per waffle) – there’s even 6 grams of protein per waffle! What a lovely surprise.
*cup of coffee


*”quesadilla”: Flat Out Light Italian Herb wrap, 1 stringed string cheese, 1/3 a cup chicken, handful of spinach grilled on the ol’ GFG
*can of V8


*Toasted Arnold’s Sandwich Thins, with 1 tbsp peanut butter
*cup of cottage cheese

Dinner was small and early ‘cause I have to go to bed early, because I have to get up at the ridiculous hour of 5:30am tomorrow – two week, full time temping job. Excited for money, NOT excited for the wake up call.

Hope everyone had a lovely Sunday!


Related Posts with Thumbnails