Monthly Archives: January 2013

R4P3D2 – Oh they drink it in Siberia, it’s dignified and smart…

Today: 177.4 / LIW: 177 / Net: +0.4

Happy Vodka Day!
Okay, it’s another one of those made-up holidays… kind of like Tiara Day, but with booze! 🙂

Not Tiara Day... but you get the idea.(Taken January 2013)

Not Tiara Day… but you get the idea.
(Taken January 2013)

Anyway, in honor of Vodka Day, I had myself some Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka in heavy cream with a couple drops of English Toffee Stevia.  I wish I could say it was awesome – but I have to admit, I still don’t like that Pinnacle stuff!  It truly tastes like chemicals to me!  I should have just gone with my Stoli. Ah well, live & learn.

It wasn’t too bad going down to my other office today… I stopped at Whole Foods and picked up a chicken Caesar salad (of which I threw away the croutons) for lunch. I ran out of time this morning to pack anything. So, hopefully the scale will not take it amiss in the morning. LOL

I stopped at a little park and took a couple of pictures, but I haven’t had a chance to download them off the camera to see if they turned out okay. I’ll check tomorrow, and if they did, I’ll post one tomorrow.

Oh!! I almost forgot!! I get to go see P!nk with one of my girlfriends in a few weeks! *giddy*  Tickets are ridiculous .. but, it’ll be a lot of fun, so I’m doing it anyway. Yay!

Breakfast was 1 egg with 3 whites, 4 oz rib eye steak, with Fage & salsa, also coffee/cream.
Snack was macadamia nuts and beef bites.
Lunch was chicken Caesar salad.
Dinner was ball tip steak and broccoli slaw.
Dessert was vodka & cream.

Water count: 110 oz

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R4P3D1 – Spam, spam, spam, spam…

Today: 176.2 / LIW: 177 / Net: -0.8

Okay, well, not spam… but BACON, GLORIOUS BACON! It’s what’s for breakfast. LOL!

Oh yeah – and by the way – I’M NOT OVERWEIGHT RIGHT NOW!!! *bwahahahahahaha* I’m sure I’ll creep back up into overweight, but not by much. And, I’m hoping to drop a little bit more this P3, like I have on previous ones. (I don’t try to – it just happened!)

Well, tomorrow is going to be interesting… I’ll be travelling 45 minutes to our other office site, so I won’t be able to come home for lunch. Guess I’ll have to pack a lunch? Or, I can go to a restaurant for a burger patty & salad. Don’t know yet – guess it depends on if I feel up to packing a lunch in the morning. 🙂

I went through my closet tonight… and now have another huge bag of clothes to go to the thrift store. (Which also means I now need more clothes – right??) Actually, I do need new pants… all of my work slacks are baggy on me now! And, I could use a couple more blouses. So… Guess I know what I’ll be doing on Saturday!
It’s crazy how much weight I’ve lost (128 total!), which means I’ve gone from a size 26-28 to a size 10-12. Wow.  I’ve got a pair of my largest pants & my largest t-shirt in a shoe box to remind myself to never let myself get like that again. I should dig them out this weekend & have Hubby take my picture with them a-la-biggest-loser. 😀

Frenchman's Lake(taken October 2011)

Frenchman’s Lake
(taken October 2011)

Breakfast was bacon and a 2-egg omelette with Fage & salsa, also coffee/cream.
Lunch was roast beef rolled around a bit of cream cheese & green onions.
Dinner was homemade Italian sausage and whipped cauliflower.

Water count: 120 oz

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R4P2D16 – Keep your grind on girl…

  • Today’s weight: 176.2
    today’s change:  -0.8
    net change: -14.8

So, tonight makes the end of the 72 hours. Yay!
And, of course, I ate to much… But, so yummy! Ahhh, fat, how I’ve missed you. Well, you know… fat in my belly, not fat on my belly. LOL! Now, 3 weeks of low carb, then back to my modified paleo. Woo hoo!

Pretty New Zealand Daisy(taken November 2012)

Pretty New Zealand Daisy
(taken November 2012)

Breakfast was coffee & egg whites/salsa/fff.
Snack was an apple.
Lunch was beef & onions.
(72 hours!) Dinner was rib eye steak, raw cauliflower, some Greek yogurt with ranch spices, and a bit of avocado.

Water count: 120 oz

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R4P2D15 – Waiting for the summer rain, yeah…

  • Today’s weight: 177.0
    today’s change: -0.4
    net change: -14.0

Well. I’m going totally rogue. My head has not been in the game for at least the last week – so I’m cutting my P2 short. My last injection was on Saturday night, so I’m transitioning now to P3. That will start on Wednesday morning. (Boo yah, bacon & eggs!)
I’m really happy with my losses this round, even if I didn’t quite hit my goal. I wanted to get solidly into “normal” BMI – which is 24.9 and under. This morning, I was at 25.  Pretty damn close.

Flower in Costa Maya(Taken June 2011)

Flower in Costa Maya
(Taken June 2011)

Breakfast was coffee & egg whites/psyllium husk powder.
Snack was an apple.
Lunch was ground beef & mashed radishes.
Dinner was tilapia and asparagus.
Dessert was a few sugar free meringues.

Water count: 120 oz

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R4P2D14 – On a big adventure to the caves below…

  • Today’s weight: 177.4
    today’s change:  -0.6
    net change: -13.6

Went and saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey today!! It was wonderful! And, so frickin neat to see stuff on the big screen that we saw in person back in November! *giddy*  I just can’t wait for the next one! And, wow every single preview they showed looked like stuff I want to see.   Next up will be Hansel & Gretel….

There and Back Again!
(Taken November 2012)

Breakfast was coffee.
Snack was a few sugar free caramel meringues.
Lunch was ground beef & mushroom ‘chili’.
Dinner was fat free cottage cheese, a bit of fresh salsa, and cauliflower wraps.

Water count: 100 oz

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R4P2D13 – Rock a bye baby…

  • Today’s weight: 178.0
    today’s change:  -0.6
    net change: -13.0

This is going to be a short one… It’s kind of late for me, and I’m sleepy!

Hubby & I went for our first outdoor run of the year. It was fan-fuckin-tastic!!  Only about 45 degrees, and foggy, but WONDERFUL! We did 2.25 miles in 32 minutes. Yeah, baby! I don’t love the treadmill – I MUCH prefer to run outdoors.

This afternoon, I went over to Bestie’s to get started on our next ‘project’… And, project it turned out to be! Yikes. We’re making hat boxes (aka band boxes) and it is turning out to be much more complicated than we expected. Oh well. We’re getting it figured out – it’s just taking longer that we thought it would.  PLUS, apparently wall paper in stores is a thing of the past… I went to 6 different stores, and the closest thing was Walmart having self-adhesive “borders”. *sigh*  Guess I’ll just have to order online for what I want to cover my hat box with.

Breakfast was coffee & egg whites.
Snack was Fage 0% with cocoa powder & Truvia.
Lunch was chicken and spinach.
Dinner was a lean turkey patty and baked apple slices.

Water count: 100 oz

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R4P2D12 – She’ll carry on through it all…

Erskine Falls, Victoria, Aus(Taken November 2012)

Erskine Falls, Victoria, Aus
(Taken November 2012)

  • Today’s weight: 178.6
    today’s change:  -0.2
    net change: -12.4

Down is down, right? Even if it’s only .2, at least it’s the right direction. LOL!

I’m seriously ready for this phase of the diet to be O.V.E.R.  I miss bacon & cheese & nuts… *sigh*  Oh well, I’m still plugging along, though. And, I’m still losing weight! As long as I continue to go down & I continue to feel okay, I’ll stay on for my 24 injections.

Today’s picture is the Erskine Falls, just outside of Lorne. It was beautiful – but, unfortunately, we weren’t able to go to the lower observation area because of construction. So, we didn’t get as amazing of a picture as some out there. I think it’s pretty nice anyway, though.  I’m going to need to get out and about soon and take more pictures, though… there’s probably only so many of my last three trips that ya’ll will want to see. 🙂

No cardio today, just my pushups/dips/lunges.

Breakfast was coffee.
Snack was frozen blueberries whipped into a sorbet.
Lunch was beef & whipped cauliflower.
Dinner was Shrimp & Miracle Noodles made into Pho.

Water count: 100 oz

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R4P2D11 – The still cold smell of morning…

Today’s weight: 178.8
today’s change: -1.0
net change: -12.2

Okay. To start… I just have to say: SmoothMove Tea ain’t so gentle! My tummy was gurgling all night & this morning I was having cramping before anything was ‘moved’. Yikes. It did work, however. LOL!

Now, for something a bit more serious. Remember that everything in this world is transitory. One day you can be plugging along in your own little world, and the next something horrible could happen. Please, tell those you love that you love them – all the time. Don’t wait for birthdays or holidays or the right moment. Cherish the ups and downs.   I found out this morning that a friend from years back and her little daughter had been missing since Monday. This afternoon, her son announced on her facebook that they had been found – but not the way anyone would have hoped.  Apparently, the Sheriff’s office found them under the ice in a pond on their property. At this point, no one knows how it happened. The good thing is that there’s no foul play indicated. The bad thing is that two wonderful bright flames have been snuffed out WAY too young. Rest in peace, ladies.

As much as I seriously didn’t want to work out when I got home from work… I sucked it up and did 2 miles on the treadmill. I’m glad I did – but now I’m TIRED!

I’m wondering if I was as ready to do this round as I thought I was.  I’m not ready to throw in the towel – but my mind doesn’t seem to be in the game. I’ve got 2 more weeks of VLCD. Hope I can hold out!

Beyond the Shire - Hobbiton(taken November 2012)

Beyond the Shire – Hobbiton
(taken November 2012)

Breakfast was egg whites blended with psyllium husk powder & a cup of coffee.
Snack was an apple.
Lunch was ground beef & shredded cabbage with some jalapenos.
Dinner was turkey meatballs & whipped cauliflower.

Water count: 120 oz

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R4P2D10 – There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold…

Some stairs on Alcatraz Island(taken March 2012)

Some stairs on Alcatraz Island
(taken March 2012)

  • Today’s weight: 179.8
    today’s change:  -0.6
    net change: -11.2

Holy moly!! A new 10-spot!!! AHHHHH!!!!
Fer reals, the last time I was in the 170’s, I was a sophomore in high school or something! I was uber-giddy when I got on the scale this morning. (Especially with all my rogue-ishness yesterday!)

I keep thinking I should post “deep thoughts” or something on my blog… but yet, all that comes out 95% of the time is “my day was a day & here’s what I ate”. LOL  Is there anything any of my readers (I’m sure I have at least one or two, right?) would like me to go into detail about?

Breakfast was coffee.
Snack was frozen blueberries whipped into a sorbet.
Lunch was shrimp and asparagus.
Dinner was beef & tomatoes made into a chili dish (again – I’d made a double batch yesterday).

Water count: 110 oz

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R4P2D9 – ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang…

Today’s weight: 180.4
today’s change: -1.2
net change: -10.6

Well. Today was a bit of a rogue day all around. LOL!
Started off with deciding that I didn’t want just plain egg whites this morning. So, I mixed in a couple teaspoons of psyllium husk powder and some stevia – and made a pancake thing. It stuck to the pan really bad, and was a little rubbery… but it tasted good. 🙂  I can totally see eating something along these lines in P3 with BUTTER! Nom nom nom.

Lunch was a bit rogue, too, as I really didn’t want any of the meats I had thawed… so I swung by the grocery on my way back to work and picked up a container of fat free cottage cheese.  Mixed in a tablespoon or so of fresh sugar-free salsa, and ate it with celery sticks.

I’m SOOOO ready for the weather to change and the sun to start setting later! I really don’t love exercising on a treadmill… I much prefer to do my running outside (and I think I run way faster outside as well).  But, it’s still pretty much dark when I get home from work – and it’s still only running around 35 degrees (F) in the evening. *brrrrr*  Well, it’ll change pretty soon, I’m sure. Then I’ll be complaining about the heat! LOL
In the meantime, I bought that treadmill – I’d better use it. 😉 That being said, I jumped back into my C25K training today. I started at Week4/Day1 Which is 5w/3r/1.5w/5r/2.5w/3r/1.5w/5r/5w – and I went 2.25 mi in that 32 minutes. That’s right around a 15 minute mile. Definitely been faster (usually run around a 14), but I’ve not done much since before we went on vacation in November.  I’ll get faster as I train more this year, though. The Wine&DineHalf requires a pace of 16min/mile, so I’m going to try training at 14 – and adding distance.

Can you see the star of the picture?

Can you see the star of the picture?

Breakfast was coffee and egg whites blended with psyllium husk powder.
Snack was an apple and melba.
Lunch was fat free cottage cheese with a tablespoon of fresh salsa and celery.
Dinner was beef & tomatoes made into a chili dish.

Water count: 140 oz

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