Thursday, July 12, 2012

Guitar Night - The Awakening

So, I had a couple of ol' skool friends over tonight for a Guitar Night Redux.  Kayleigh and Todd are both gone until next week, so it was just the me and my buddies.  We played old songs, we played new songs, we drank and bitched about life.  Just like the old days.

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Daily Consumption:

2 cups of coffee
1 bowl of strawberry yogurt and granola
1 ham and cheddar sandwich on whole wheat bread with a smidge of mayo*
2 bottles of Propel
2 corn tortilla tacos with turkey, olives, lettuce, sour cream and cheese
1/2 cup of Spanish rice
1/2 cup of black beans
a few tortilla chips
3 glass of white wine**

* I hate mayo.  So it's really "just a smidge"
** It's hot.  Shut up.

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Daily Activity:

3 hours of cleaning Kayleigh's room, bathroom and the whole downstairs
1 hour of cleaning the kitchen cabinets
Sweating*

* It only hit 76 or so degrees today, but I swear to the wine gods it felt like 120.  Oy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

170lbs

I think my scale is still wonky, but I'm sticking with 170lb.  Although, that's probably changed now, given the lunch at Salty's with Todd's family.

Oy.

There was free cake.  That's all I'm gonna say.

But it was 80 degrees today, so I'm pretty sure I sweated some of it off.  Right?

However, this glass of wine may be putting it right back on...

Also, I seem to have skipped yesterday.  That's okay.  It was a bad day.  Ice cream.  Cookies.  Two glasses of wine.  I lost it completely.

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Daily Consumption:

1 grande non-fat latte
1 cinnamon raisin bagel with some Brummel & Brown spread
1 piece of some kind of poppy seed, sesame seed cracker thing
3 pieces of fried calamari
5 jumbo asperagus
1 piece of grilled halibut*
2 glasses of water
2 blood orange mimosas**
1 piece of Salty's Famous White Chocolate Mousse Cake***
1 tall green iced tea from Starbucks
2 leftover skewers (chicken, onion, mushroom, pineapple, bell pepper)
1/2 cup of leftover brown rice
1 glass of red wine****

* Tiny, tiny, expensive piece of halibut
** It was lunch!  At Salty's!  On a BEAUTIFUL day!  Sara had two drinks, too!!
*** With raspberry drizzle, so there was fruit.  And it was FREE.  It would have be rude to not eat it.
**** As of this typing


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Daily Activity:

Walking Target and Marshall's with my mom-in-law
Sweating


Monday, July 9, 2012

172lbs

Woohoo!  One whole pound down!!

Today was shopping.  Hours and hours of shopping with Kayleigh.  Well, sleeping until 10am, and THEN hours and hours of shopping.  And then dinner.  And then "Breaking Bad".

Oh, and did I mention that it's hot here?  Yes, hot.  Too hot.  But that's Seattle - we have two seasons.  Gray, cold and dreary.  Or hot.  Ack.

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Daily Consumption:

2 cups of coffee*
1 raisin bagel with cream cheese
1 banana
1 bottle of Propel
1 Sweet & Salty Granola bar
1 small chocolate shake from DQ**
3 chicken and veggie skewers with brown rice and coleslaw
2 glasses of red wine

* Coffee, which I did not enjoy because it's too freakin' hot to drink coffee.
** Oh, just shoot me.  It's freakin' hot!

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Daily Activity:

Sweating
Walking/shopping for four hours

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Suck!

I completely spaced today.  Ah!  I ran to Home Depot, we worked in the yard, went to Grandma Kit's to go swimming (I didn't swim - just sun bathed) then had dinner at The Lock Spot Cafe.  Busy, but exhausting day.  And there was a storm!  With thunder and lightening! 

But I was asleep.
Poo.

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Daily Consumption:

2 cups of coffee
1 bowl of yogurt & granola
1 banana
1 homemade turkey and cheddar sandwich
1 bottle of Propel
1 pesto salmon sandwich, with coleslaw and a side salad (honey mustard dressing)
3 glasses of red wine

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Daily Activity:

3 more hours of yard work* 

*So.Sick.Of.Yard.Work.  But my yard looks good :-)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Workin' It, Day 2

Yes, even more yard work today.  I did the back yard, while Todd and Tyler cleaned the gutters.  Which was most needed as the gutters looked like planter boxes.  Apparently, it's a Pacific Northwest thing.

Weighed myself this morning and still no change in the numbers, but I feel...tighter.  Less bloated.  Healthier.  Less bloated won't get me boots on January 1st, but whatever.

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Daily Consumption:

2 cups of coffee
1 pint of strawberry yogurt
1 bowl of broccoli coleslaw with a smidge of Ranch dressing
1 (small) bowl of leftover Chinese food
1 banana
1 bottle of Propel
3 pieces of bruschetta, crapload of watermelon and strawberries
2 Hawaiian Honeymoons*
1 Molten Chocolate Cake in a Jar**

* Pineapple orange juice with a splash of coconut rum. Todd concocted it on our honeymoon in Kauai.
** A gift, from Ann, for taking care of her cats while they were on vacation.  Holy gawd.

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Daily Activity:

3 hours of yard work*

* I'm ready to be done with the yardwork.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Workin' It

I earned my alcohol today.  Three and a half hours of working in the yard - weeding, mowing, sweeping, raking, picking up all the shit I raked up.  And that was just the front and side.  Tomorrow afternoon, when the sun is beating down on the front of the house, I'll do the backyard.

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Daily Consumption:

1 cup of coffee
2 pieces of coffee cake ala Todd*
1 bottle of Propel
1/2 bbq chicken hoagie
1 salad with light Raspberry dressing
1 banana
1.5 bowls of Chinese food
2 spring rolls
1 raspberry lemondrop

* That is not a euphemism.  Todd makes excellent coffee cake.  It's how he lures me out of bed.

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Daily Activity:

3.5 hours of yard work

Thursday, July 5, 2012

173lbs

I've got nothing clever to tell you, but it was a lovely day.  Sunny, with some yardwork, then a pedi with Steph, and then some gawking at Home Depot.  I've picked out my tile for the bathroom, and the new flooring.  Now I just need money.  Blah.

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Daily Consumption:

1.5 cups of coffee
2 pieces of whole wheat toast with peanut butter
1 banana
1 bottle of Propel
1 bbq chicken hoagie
1 bowl of broccoli coleslaw with a touch of Ranch dressing
1/2 cup of rotini pasta
2 glasses of white wine
3 pieces of watermelon

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Daily Activity:

Weed pulling and ripping up the dandybitches for 30 minutes
Walking around Home Depot for 1.5 hours
Pedicure*

* I'm pretty sure I sweated a little due to the hot water my feet were soaking in

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Blow Shit Up Day!

Why am I hearing fireworks if they're illegal?  Baffles me every year.

All four of us, the whole family, went over to our friends' Kristin & Kyle for a Fourth of July bbq.  It was mellow, not a whole lot of people, good burgers, and later, chatting around a fire while making smores (of which I had NONE, thankyouverymuch) and setting off pathetic fireworks.  Woo.Hoo.

Home by 10pm.  Mama needs sleep.

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Daily Consumption:

2 cups of coffee
1 bowl of Trader Joe's Instant Oatmeal (apple & cinnamon)
1 banana
1 pint of strawberry yogurt*
1 Lime tortilla chip
1 Hawaiian BBQ chip
2 chocolate chip cookies
1 salmon burger with lemon fake mayo and lettuce on a sesame seed bun
4 red potatoes/potato salad
Few stars of watermelon and some blueberries
2 mini cheesecakes with strawberry topping**
3 glasses of wine
3 glasses of water


* Still don't like yogurt, but I'm hungry and it's easy.
** Really mini.  Like, size of a quarter mini.

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Daily Activity:

Uh...

180lbs

I think I need a new scale.  Mine's wonky.  You know, that's probably what's going on.  I'm really still 135lbs but my scale has freaked out and it's possessed and it's trying to drive me insane.

Sounds plausible, right?

Sigh.  I know, I know...

I was talking to mom yesterday and telling her about my sudden revelation that I must lose weight, pronto.  I was trying to think of something to reward myself with - "If I lose 40lbs by January 1st, I get to buy my $200 Miz Mooz boots!"  She liked that idea.  But then boots aren't really a good skinny reward so I was at a loss.  Mom said, "Do it for me!  I can't lose 40lbs - I hate all that healthy shit you have to eat (I heart mom) - but you like that crap.  So lose the weight for me!"

I said okay fine.  "But if you die before January 1, all bets are off and I'm stuffing my face with chocolate."  She said "That's fine".

So there's my motivation.

That, and I've recently had to buy bigger underware.


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Daily Consumption:

2 cups of coffee
2 pieces of french toast, complete with syrup*
1 banana
1 Propel water
1 apple
1 cup of hot green tea
1 salad with tons of veggies and 1 tablespoon of Annie's Goddess dressing
1 glass of white wine
2 fried, corn & bean w/lettuce tacos
5 VERY SMALL glasses of red wine** (along with three glasses of water)

* Because Todd made it from the leftover bread from last night.  And it was totally worth it.  And I left off the powdered sugar!
** I know that sounds like a lot, but it was between 7pm and 11pm and they were really small and I paced myself and I drank water and I'm not very drunk at all right now and Todd still likes me.

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Daily Activity:

Running around the house, cleaning and straightening up
Vacuuming

Monday, July 2, 2012

173lbs

Well, hello again!

For those of you who read this blog in 2010, you'll notice that when I stopped posting, I was at 155lbs.  Sigh.  Those were the good ol' days.  A mere size 12.  Only one chin.

Yeah...

Apparently, the last two years have been the happiest of my life because I have gained a whopping 20lbs since my last post.  Unbelievable.

So, we're trying the humiliation diet again.  Or, maybe we should call it, The Internet Support Diet?

No.  The humiliation diet.  Definitely.


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Daily Consumption:

1 pint of strawberry yogurt*
1.5 pieces of 9 Grain toast
2 cups of coffee**
1 apple
10 small cubes of cheddar cheese
1 Propel Berry flavored water
6 small tasting sips of wine***
3 Sea Salt Kettle chips****
Approximately 22 Gorganzola Trader Joe's crackers
2 helpings of a veggie loaded salad with a balsamic vinaigrette
1 bowl of sliced strawberries and blueberries
2 glasses of white wine

* I freakin' hate yogurt.  HATE IT.
** Assume my coffee will always have a dollop of 1% milk and a teaspoon of sugar.  Always.
*** Stopped by a wine shop.  The woman behind the counter was chatty and bored.  We tasted wines.
**** Sorry Ann - I had a couple of your chips while I was cuddling on the kitties.

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Daily Activity:

Uh...I boxed with Todd last night.  And did leg lifts and crap.  But today, not so much.
But tomorrow I'm doing yardwork!  Really!