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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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R4P2D8 – Some people say that life is a game…

Looking back down to Washoe Lake(taken February 2013)

Looking back down to Washoe Lake
(taken February 2013)

Today: 178.0 / LIW: 177 / Net: +1.0

Today was a crazy day at work… Was dealing with some accounts payable stuff and ended up working right through lunch. Fortunately, I had some pork rinds in my drawer, so I was able to munch something down – and the boss lady let me leave an hour early.

Leaving an hour early meant I was able to go for a run!! Yay!!! I made pretty good time, too. I did 2.6 miles in 34 minutes. That makes a bit over a 13 minute mile. Booyah! 5 minute warm up, then 8 rounds of run 2 min/walk 1 min, then a 5 min cool down.

So… who would have thought that it would be such a time suck finding a decent cricket ball?? I ended up ordering one off of Amazon.com – hopefully it arrives in time! I need it for my Fifth Doctor costume. 😀  I need to get to the fabric store some time in the next few days & find the stripey fabric for my skirt as well. Gotta get crackin’!  (Also need to drag hubby to Kohl’s to get a vest, white shirt, & tie to go with his suit for his Master outfit!)

Breakfast was pork rind fried chicken & mashed cauliflower, also coffee/cream.
Lunch and snack was hot & spicy pork rinds.
Dinner was tilapia and a salad made of tomatoes, sweet peppers, and avocado – with a bit of fontinella cheese.

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.
*sigh*

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)

Alcatraz
(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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R4P3D4 – The sky above won’t fall down…

The Shot Tower in Melbourne Central(taken November 2012)

Shot Tower in Melbourne Central
(taken November 2012)

Today: 176.6 / LIW: 177 / Net: -0.4

Still feeling a bit puny this evening… but I did manage to get out for a run with Hubby today. It was cold – and I haven’t managed to warm up yet, several hours later – but I did it. 🙂

We also did some shopping *bleh*. That was exhausting.

I spent most of the day curled up on the couch with the pups… they love that and they really don’t care why you’re there — just that you’re extra warmth under the blanket.

I really hope that this headache is totally gone by tomorrow. I’m doing the dang hike, and I’d prefer it to not be fogged by pain killers. lol

Breakfast was a turkey & jalapeno omelette, also coffee/cream.
Lunch was thighs and legs from El Pollo Loco.
Dinner was bratwurst and sauerkraut.
I also had a packet of Immunity Emergen-C after my run.

Water count: 110 oz

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R4P3D3 – Metal health’ll drive you mad…

(taken 31 January 2013)

(taken 31 January 2013)

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

I’ve been fighting a migraine all day… so this is going to be super short. I’m taking my pounding head to a dark room & closing my eyes…

Here’s one of the pictures I took yesterday at that little park area. I’m hoping to load up on some more pictures when we go on a hike on Sunday. Aaahhh, it’ll be nice to get outside!

Breakfast was ball tip steak and cottage cheese, also coffee/cream.
Snack was macadamia nuts and beef bites.
Lunch was deviled eggs.
Dinner was pork chops with blue cheese sauce.

Water count: 120 oz

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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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R3P4D19 – Here I am… Rock you like a hurricane…

Today: 206.6 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +0.4

Okay, okay… I’ve been slipping on my blogging. Sorry. Weather is (mostly) rockin’ & I’m spending as much time outside as I can!  Plus, I’m probably at the point now where posting every day is kind of silly… I track my food on SparkPeople – I have for years – so, I’m at least remaining accountable with what I eat. I’m just not boring all of you with the exact details. 🙂  I will try to post at least once a week, though.

Let’s see… this week… I’ve gone on a couple of jogs. I’m repeating week 2 of the C25K program – for a couple of reasons. First, I just don’t think I’m ready for week 3 yet. Second, because Hubby has finally decided that he needs to start training too. 😀

Today, Hubby & I went on a 28 mile ride. It was GLORIOUS! (If a bit chilly at times – the weather has been super wonky.) I even still had some energy after we were done! View my MapMyRide data

Now, I’m off to finish cooking dinner… Rib eyes & artichokes! Nom!

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