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R4P3D14 – Got a lot of catching up to do…

Coconut prawns, bacon wrapped scallops, butter cooked clams, and crab stuffed mushrooms... and a nice Riesling.

Coconut prawns, bacon wrapped scallops, butter cooked clams, and crab stuffed mushrooms… and a nice Riesling.

Today: 178.8 / LIW: 177 / Net: +1.8

Let’s see… I haven’t posted since Wednesday… so…

Thursday night hubby took me out to a nice steakhouse dinner. We had wine & appetizers (bad girl). But, oh so yummy! We did send the bread away – but I ate the stuffed mushroom and the coconut prawn.  Of course, by the time my blackened prime rib (with whiskey butter!) & green beans arrived, I was so full I could barely eat a quarter of it! 🙂

Then, I had Friday off, to kick off my girlz weekend – and I had a GREAT time!!

Awesome Charcuterie Plate!

Awesome Charcuterie Plate!

Bestie & I ate lunch on Friday at our friend’s restaurant, The Compass Star – YUMMO!! She is an incredible chef. I’m so proud of her for following her dream and making it a reality. She works her tukkus off, and she’s loving it!  No clue what each of the cured meats were on the charcuterie plate – but they were delicious!  Of course, I forgot to take pictures of the pulled pork slider or the rosemary chicken panini… but trust me, they were drool worthy. If you’re ever in Martinez, CA – or even anywhere NEAR there – you need to eat at The Compass Star.

And, after eating WAAAAYYYY too much incredible food (yes, I ate the bread – don’t judge, she made it with a local brewery’s spent beer stuff!) Bestie & I wandered up and down Main Street, popping into all of the antique stores. I managed to score two hat boxes, a nice wig box, and a pretty glass pearled purse.  Not too shabby.

Pfeiffer Beach(taken February 2013)

Pfeiffer Beach
(taken February 2013)

Then, off to Salinas! Got to our friends’ house & they made us dinner and we played some Cards Against Humanity (crazy-rude-fun-nutty game, that!) until we were all too tired to keep going.

Saturday, we all got up and had some errands to run. Most of us went to Acme Coffee Roasters (yum, Breve Latte!) and Corrolitos Market (SAUSAGE!!). But, Sparky got to take a couple of the pets to a vet appointment.  After that, met back up & drove down the coast to Pfeiffer Beach – which is a bit south of Big Sur. Such a pretty beach!! Well worth the drive. The turn off is a little hard to spot, and you have to go 2 miles down a very tiny road, but once you get there! Beautimous!!  We spent a couple hours wandering around the beach – in the very cold wind. But, it was very enjoyable none the less.

After we got back to Salinas, we all went over to our other friends’ house to meet up with several more friends that we don’t get to see very often. We BBQ’d the sausages we picked up at Corrilitos & had several yummy vegetable side dishes. And, played Cards Against Humanity for a couple hours. 🙂

Sunday was mostly spent driving home – but Bestie & I stopped at IKEA for me to buy a new set of dishes. I also came out with lots of other stuff, as usual… but I didn’t go too overboard. Hey – I managed to not come home with furniture! LOL

Today was back to the grind at work. Whee.

I’m contemplating going full-on Primal once I’m out of P3.  I do a lot of it anyway, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to transition. I don’t want to do full Paleo, since I don’t want to give up all my dairy. I can live without the grains – but I have to have my cheeses!  I’m still reading Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint, so we’ll see if I’m willing to go all the way with it once I’m finished. I’m also starting to listen to some podcasts about paleo stuff.

I’m going to not post my daily foods on here anymore – if you really want to see what I’m eating day-to-day, I’m logging over on SparkPeople (snapshotstacy).  I’ll still post recipes and such, though, when I’ve got them.  I’m transitioning into maintenance and I figure that double-logging my food is a bit silly.

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R4P3D7 – he can love you more, because he’s got two hearts…

Master & Doctor Toys!

Master & Doctor Toys!

Today: 178.4 / LIW: 177 / Net: +1.4

Today was a brutal, nasty, queasy headache/migraine day. It finally toned its self down around 4ish… Which was a good thing, since it let me actually do some exercise this evening. I did the Ramp it Up video from my Slim in 6 videos. There was some burn – but it was WAAYYY easier than it used to be. LOL!

Oooh! Hubby & I figured out what we’re going to do for the party!! We’re gonna go as the 5th Doctor (me) and the Master (him)! *giddy* I’m gonna cross-play the Doctor, though. Can’t you just picture those stripey pants as a cute flirty skirt?? *double giddy*  The hardest part is going to be figuring out that dang sonic screwdriver…

Oh! And I get to wear a celery stalk on my lapel!! How cool is that?? LOL

Well, I’m pretty wiped out – so I’m going to wrap this up and toddle off to bed.

Oh, and YAY, WHO!!

Breakfast was NY Strip steak, mushrooms, and peppers, also coffee/cream.
Lunch was a crab/shrimp pan roast.
Snack was some beef bites.
Dinner was a pancake (Happy Pancake Day!) made from egg, cream cheese, & protein powder.

Water count: 120 oz

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R4P3D6 – Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat…

Today: 177.6 / LIW: 177 / Net: +0.6

It was a day. I went to work. I went and got my hair trimmed. I’m sleepy. The headache seems to be coming back.

My hairdresser invited Hubby & I to her 50th birthday party in two weeks. It’s a costume (aka fancy dress) party. The theme is “heroes, villains, & fictional characters”. I pointed out that it was quite a HUGE theme… Of course, now I have to figure out what to wear!! Ack!  I love playing dress up… but what to do?? Princess Leia in her white dress? She-ra Princess of Power? Batgirl? Catwoman? A cross-play someone? Eeek! So many options!!  I’m going to have to think on this – and get started on making it soon!

Alcatraz(taken March 2012)

(taken March 2012)

Breakfast was bacon & eggs, also coffee/cream.
Lunch was some left over pork rind fried chicken.
Snack was macadamia nuts and beef bites.
Dinner was a couple of deviled eggs.

Water count: 110 oz

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R4P3D5 – How many roads must a man walk down…

Today: 176.8 / LIW: 177 / Net: -0.2

Some winter leaves...(taken Feburary 2013)

Some winter leaves…
(taken Feburary 2013)

Yay, only a very tiny headache this morning. That’s good – meant I didn’t have to deal with extra pain today. 🙂

We had a great hike today. Went a bit over 3 miles. We kinda walked through a bit of everything… mud, snow, hard pack dirt, sand… LOL It was an adventure! We decided we’re going to do that hike again in the late spring – there should be some amazing blooming stuff.

Well, another weekend down. And I seriously can’t wait until next weekend, though. Beach time, baby!! And time with awesome friends. Woot! I just have to get through the next few days. Taking Friday off, so Bestie and I can swing by our friend’s restaurant. More woot!

Breakfast was a turkey & jalapeno omelette, also coffee/cream.
Lunch was mini pizza with psyllium husk bread crust
Dinner was pork rind fried chicken and whipped cauliflower.
Dessert was a bit of cocoa crack.

Water count: 100 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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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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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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R4P2D8 – Time goes wherever you are…

Windmill at Golden Gate Park(taken August 2012)

Windmill at Golden Gate Park
(taken August 2012)

  • Today’s weight: 181.6
    today’s change:  -1.0
    net change: -9.4

Not really coming up with anything to write about today… So, this’ll be just a check-in.

But, I will share a pic I took of the windmill at Golden Gate Park!

Breakfast was coffee.
Snack was a half cup Fage 0% with cocoa powder.
Lunch was beef & whipped cauliflower.
Dinner was chicken & mushrooms stewed in lemon & lime juice with some jalapenos.

Water count: 140 oz

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