Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Please skip...too boring for words

Well, haven't really updated in a while so figured I'd fill ya'll in on my exciting life. Spent the weekend being a total vegetable on Sat., only moved from the couch to go to bed for a 4-1/2 hour nap. Watched some TV, didn't touch homework. Did that on Sun. for some of the day, but sheesh. So much reading to do! That's what I'll be doing as soon as I'm done with this. I have a paper due this Sat. and want to get it banged out tomorrow night or at the latest Thurs., and I think the reading will help me, so want to get that done tonight if I can.

Stayed at work too long tonight and last night, busy time. Boss came back from vacation so it's a lot of catching up to do, filling him in. Can now have breads on the diets and fruits (missing those BIG TIME), so swung by Hen House last night to stock up. They definitely have the best choices in whole wheat pastas and all kinds of good flours we can use. Forgot to buy apples, so that's a bummer. As you can see, the diet's going well. Paul is doing awesome, although I hope he's not going to overdo on the breads now. He had his first sandwich in 2 weeks last night and I thought he was orgasmic. That's the positive thing about limiting what you eat, you really appreciate the things you didn't get all that often. I'm going to have some strawberries tonight with a little Splenda for dessert. Yummy!

My niece is getting married in Vegas on Nov. 11th and I emailed my prof for an idea of the fall schedule and if nothing changes, I'll get to go! I'm so excited about it. And I think in April I may be going to LA for a convention so I'm going to call up one of my cousin's and see if she'd pick me up at the airport so we can spend the day together. Southwest is having killer deals on flights to Vegas right now ($53/one way) but LA is a little higher $73/one way, but still pretty damn do-able. Actually, just when I'm thinking about it, maybe I'll try to swing an extra day in so I can see my aunt and uncle too. That'd be great since I haven't seen them for a while. Not going to be able to see the padres though unless I come up with something to entice them to California, lol. I can see me now "MOM, ELVIS IS ALIVE AND WELL AND SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ME!!" She'd leave skid marks in the driveway to get here then.

I'll try to post some recipes once in a while from the SB books since so many of them are so yummy. Still wanting to get the other book but just haven't gotten it yet. Wow, if this post was anymore boring, I'd be sleeping right now. Sorry about that. Thinking about all the work I have to get done for both school and job and can't be my usual witty self I guess. That's good to know actually. Note to self: Don't try to be funny when you're stressed out, it fails miserably.

I've gotten involved with the shady FSM forum group and suddenly, I've been nominated to write something for a little online magazine they want to do, also offered to be an editor and somehow got voted to put it together. Hmmm...something fishy there. Anyway, gonna call up the cuz and see what she says and then I'll start homework, yessir. Fun times.


Monday, January 30, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

My bad

You all might be wondering about my sudden weight gain on the tracker (used to say start was 130 now says 132) and maybe not. But if it's been weighing on you, causing you to lose sleep, I mistyped cause I'm a knob. The 132 is what we wrote down on our calender for our first weigh-in and when making the tracker, I think I was channeling a positive force that TOLD me I was two lbs. lighter. LOL! Fantasy is a very good thing.


Blog tag

BLOG TAG!! argh.
My sister-in-law tagged me with these, so you all get the pain and torture of hearing about my life...oh wait, what? Guess you already DO that if you come here.

four jobs in my life [best to worst]:
[1] scientific research (well, I'll just keep this here--it was on Laura's but mine is the same); [2] bartending; [3] Wal-Mart, it was like a mini-hell, but since we were all young and stupid, we'd often drink so much that we'd be drunk for work the next day; [4] Sales person at a sex toy store--yeah, don't ask.

Four Movies you could watch over and over: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Truly, Madly, Deeply; Star Wars--originals (I'm a purist); Labyrinth; The Dark Crystal; I could go on and on.

Four Places you have lived: Seward, NE! Wooo...go Bluejays, lol; Chicago, IL; Great Falls, MT; Kansas City, MO and KS.

Four Places you have been on vacation: California; Mexico; South Dakota; Tennessee.

Four websites you visit daily:
[1] http://sbs.umkc.edu/nmr (not DAILY, but frequently);
[2] http://www.pogo.com (I'm a total sucker for Texas Hold-Em);
[3] http://www.aafs.org (Always depressing to see the jobs you're not qualified for)
[4] the blogs on left of my blog page (not DAILY either, but often)

Four of my favorite foods: Nachos are the love of my life (don't worry, honey, I'll be back someday); potatoes (mashed, baked, fried, whatever); pizza (veggie is the best!); is beer a food? haha, lol. Seriously, triscuits is in there too. Great. All the things I can't have right now. Damn it all anyway.

Four places you'd rather be right now: home; visiting my parents; visiting my other family in NE, especially my nieces/great-nieces; with my husband at any Sandels resort anywhere.


Monday, January 23, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Paul hopped on the scale...

As you can see, the boy done good! Lost 5 lbs. already!! Woohoo.


Waiting and Wondering...

Well, it's 12:30 and I'm still at home. We have a grant due today and my boss didn't send me the copy until this morning. Well, I read that and then read something else for me, then over 2 hours ago, he told me to "sit tight" and he'll send me the references to fix in 30-60 min. I haven't taken a shower or anything, although I got some more reading done for school. I'm thinking I may just take the day off, because in waiting on this, showering etc., I'm not going to get in til late and that's silly. I keep obsessively checking my email waiting for this thing. Arghhhhh!!!

The diet is going good, haven't cheated yet! And getting on the scale this morning, I've lost 3 lbs. already, although I'm thinking that it's not as much to do with the diet as the upcoming TOM (love being a woman). Fun times. But who knows what's going to happen. I'm not sure how Paul's doing, but I think well. Last night for dinner I made grilled shrimp and broccoli which turned out really good. I just took some of the frozen shrimp and defrosted, tossed with a little bit of olive oil and spices and grilled it on my indoor grill that Santa Potters gave us for Christmas. Yummy!

Well, still waiting...damn, I should go take a nap. But I can't check my email then! DAMN!!


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

Here we go...

Alright, we're officially starting our "lifestyle change" tomorrow. Official weigh-in for me, 132 lbs (yeah, not sure where that extra couple of lbs came from, being a woman is AWESOME), for Paul 219 lbs. On the menu tomorrow for me is, for breakfast I'm going to see if I can handle an omelet, I'm not fond of eggs, but we got substitute for me and I'm going to load it up with everything I can get my hands on, and a V-8, 1st snack: celery sticks with low-fat laughing cow cheese; lunch: salad with homemade balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil with green peppers, mushrooms and garbanzo beans with a sugar free gelatin dessert; 2nd snack: lettuce wraps with low-fat cheese, ham and tomatoes; dinner: grilled chicken, mashed "potatoes" (made with cauliflower-I'll let you know how it turns out), grilled veggies; dessert: ricotta cheese (part-skim) with unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, instant coffee and mini chocolate chips.

Had to share that because this is the weirdest diet, I never eat this much food, and definately rarely eat breakfast, so that's what's going to be hardest for me. Eating breakfast and giving up potatoes (for two weeks). I can still have my coffee although it's recommended to only indulge in 16 oz. of caffeinated stuff which shouldn't be a problem, since I recently gave up all soda with caffeine and haven't cracked in five days. I'll allow myself the occasional diet dr. pepper, but didn't buy a 12-pack. Too much temptation there. Paul is most freaked out about giving up his bread for two weeks, but he loves eggs and fish, so he's two up on me so far. I'll keep you all posted on our progress and hopefully, soon we'll be at our respective goals of 115 lbs and 195 lbs. and Paul will have great cholestoral and triglycerides (although I'll never know since he won't go to the doctor and get tested). What surpised me the most so far, is the price of the food for the diet. We got enough food for 1 to 1-1/2 weeks and we only spent about the same as we usually do with all the processed foods, chips, frozen pizzas, etc. I thought this would be way more expensive since we were buying so many fresh veggies, but it wasn't! We're following the SB diet to the letter for the first two weeks and see where that gets us, then we'll start adding back in good carbs, like whole grain breads, etc. Then once we hit our goals, we can move into the lifetime management phase, which we can pretty much have almost anything with good carbs, fruits, etc. Though no more beer :(

I'm hoping we can stick with this, but I've heard that day 3 of the detox can be really rough. Mostly people feel tired and out of sorts. I figure this must be the same as quitting smoking. Your body completely rids itself of the nicotine by day three and that's usually the worst day. Maybe your body cleanses the carbs out by day three and that's when you feel it the most. We indulged tonight and had spinach artichoke dip with chips and Paul had a steak with mashed potatoes and Texas toast (I even gave him mine, not too big on bread), and I had steak tips with taters too, and Paul had his final beers.

So, wish us luck and hope we can handle this and pretty soon, it'll me in a bikini this summer and Paul in a Speedo (hahahaha, yeah right).


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Is football season over yet?

So, I'm sitting here being tortured, oh, I mean watching football with Paul. Can't miss the Rose Bowl. He's rooting for Texas and just to be contradictory, I'm rooting for USC. We haven't bet on it, but I'll wait until half-time and see where we're at.

Well, it looks as though my group in school may be getting smaller. One of our members got a C+ this class after getting a C something in the first class. We're not sure what's going to happen, but we'll find out Saturday. That just means the other three of us will take over her portion although it would be a bummer. She's pretty cool, but has a lot going on. Married with four (yep, I said FOUR) kids, works full-time overnights at PayPal, so that's tricky to find time to do stuff.

Had a good time watching the game last night though. We were shooting for four overtimes, but, alas, it didn't happen. Now, my brain is simmering and I don't have any clue what to do for class since they never got us the syllabus they promised. The coordinator sent out an email that said she'd have to us by Friday. Oh boy. One whole day! Gee whiz.

Paul's going to be putting some car parts on eBay tomorrow so hopefully, get some cashola from that. Not much going on! Pretty sedentary here. My owie is again all better, but I still have to wait until Friday to get my vaccine. Doctor suggested a slightly less painful way to quit smoking, so considering giving it a try. Basically, you just take one ciggy out every day from what you normally smoke, as in Day 1, you have 20, so Day 2 you have 19, Day 3 18, etc. Supposedly, this allows your body to gradually get rid of the nicotine, not the same as going cold turkey and you don't have as bad withdrawals. But first is the diet. I'm going to try to force my husband to start being healthier, so we're going to try a version of the South Beach diet. It actually makes sense, as it's all about the good vs. bad carbs, good vs. bad fats. We'll see and I'll try to keep you all updated. I'm sitting at 128 lbs to begin with and would love to see 115 lbs again, but realistically, I'm shooting for 120 lbs. Paul on the other hand, has hit the magic 215 lbs, so we're shooting for 30 lbs gone, putting him at 185 lbs which is a good, healthy weight. I'm also going to try to get both of us in to get a cholesterol screen, but he's been resistant so far. I WILL WIN!!! Mwuhahahahaha. Anyway, we're starting the diet in about a week after I get the book off eBay (um, way cheaper than buying new) and read it. I'll update you all to our progress and fill you all in if it's working. Better get to watching this damn game.


Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I just checked my grades on the Internet and somehow managed to pull an A- out of that psych class. What me, worry? Naw. Haha. Yeah, right. I always manage to convince myself that I'm going to fail and then try to prepare myself to see that failing grade. I guess this way, I'm not disappointed with the minus part. Who cares? It's an A in my book.


Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy 2006!!

Here's to wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Now we all have to remember to put that darn new year on all our stuff. I can only hope that our world sees some peace this year, our beloved troops are sent home where they belong, and we see a return to rationality in our Kansas curriculum. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!