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Day 121, 140 lbs

Well. I disappeared. That was my bad.


Good news! I haven’t fallen off the bandwagon. I plateaued at 143 for a while, but recently dropped to 140 where I have maintained for a few weeks. Measurements wise, I am now a 35-26-38 with a 22″ thigh. I wear a 28/30 (with 4% spandex, to be fair) at Urban Outfitters, or approximately a size six. Considering my starting measurements were 35/30/40 (didn’t measure thigh because I was dumb) and 170 lbs, I am feeling very pleased. Ideally, I want to lose 10 more lbs and reach a size 4, but I’m definitely much happier with my body right now. I still have a booty and my body is much leaner. I would like to start lifting weights again, but I keep finding excuses not to. I am planning a cheat day on Thanksgiving, so I will have to get my butt to the gym on Friday or Saturday to compensate.

I am doing relatively well in school. I changed majors because I realised I do not want to be an Engineer. I’m pursuing an English and Biology double degree with the goal of becoming a High School Teacher (much to my husbands disappointment… he wanted me to be his Sugar Momma… whoops).

We got another dog! A boxer/mastiff named Brock. He’s six months and 60 lbs. Gah. He’s the most lovable little boy ever, though. :] He and Poochie are best friends!


Bad news! I had a pretty bad manic episode in September and had to switch drugs. I’m presently on 50mg of Lamictal, which I am ramping up tomorrow to 100mg. It makes me spacey as shit and sometimes I just… lose time. It took a while to actually kick in and work, so I was really unstable for a while there. I’m feeling a lot more normal and in control now but it was a long time coming.


I’ll try to update with food recipes in the coming week. I’ve made some pretty incredible things in the past few months.




day 44, 148 lbs

Yet again, another delay. I blame my hubby. He had the weekend off and we ended up having loads of adventures. Ah, well, it was fun. c:

Thursday I ended up throwing a salad together for lunch. Baby spinach, oil and vinegar, feta, pine nuts, tomatos, and salami. Yuuuuum. I went and picked apples for an hour and brought a few dozen to my women’s group. I had an apple and was almost overwhelmed by the sweetness. Wow. So damn good. I had a slice of my flognarde as well.


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day 38, 149

And it took me five days to update again. Ridiculous! I really need to get my act together.

Quick recap! Late on Friday, my husband and our Afganistan-returnee buddy went to Trapper’s sushi. This was a HUGE test of will power for me. I love sushi very dearly, and while sashimi is *good*, it doesn’t hold a candle to a proper roll.

But the low-carb gods smiled on me. Junior, a super special awesome broski chef, made me low-carb handrolls. I have no idea what the calorie counts were like–probably high, since they were filled with everything delicious. But I didn’t get sick, so I figure I did well. :] Now I can eat delicious things and not be yearning to cheat.
Saturday, hubby had duty and our buddy went to stay with family. I did chores and chatted with one of my besties. I didn’t really get *that* much cleaning done… I’m not much of a housewife, to be honest. Hubby is always trying to get me to do dishes as I’m cooking and I do alright… until after we eat. I’m like “ugh, I don’t want to clean the serving dishes or plates…” and then I banish them to the sink, where I pretend they don’t exist until morning. It drives him crazy. I just hate doing dishes. >.>

I had bacon and eggs for breakfast, because I was lazy. Dinner was some cheap steak done in butter with zucchini strips.

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day 33, 149 lbs

Back to trying to, mostly, update every day. Right! Okay! 😀

Yesterday was a very peculiar day. I picked up hubby from work at 6:30 am and grabbed his friend. We went out to breakfast, where I ate an omelette the size of a small house and three pieces of bacon. I can’t make omelettes, so it is always a treat when I get one. I’m not a bad cook, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do the flippy part. I’ve followed Jacques Pépin’s instructions, but every time I try they turn into crappy scrambled eggs. Ah, well, I just need to practise more. I guess.

I finished my playthrough on Dragon Age 2 with my hubby-clone-Hawke. My first complete male playthrough ever! Go me! 😀 Admittedly, it was much easier to commit when hubby wanted to see his doppleganger kick some ass. Also, the voice actor wasn’t terribad!

I had my remaining leftover burgers for lunch and then proceeded to fall asleep until this morning. I was completely beat. Hubby was a bit upset with me. He gets out of work and I spend all day snoring away… oops.


So, after a thirteen hour sleep, a nice shower and cuddles with Pooch, I made breakie! Breakfast was scrambled eggs and spinach, with a big shake of coffee and protein powder. 60g of protein in the shake, baby! OM NOM NOM.


I haven’t had lunch yet, still super full from breakfast, but I will probably have delicious animal flesh for dinner. Nomnomnom.


In other news, I now fit super comfortably into my size 7 jeans. This means I am down 2 pant sizes, and down to only two pairs of jeans that fit. I am trying to reach a 4 by the time school starts. I have until September 24th! Maybe I will take my measurements again next week. I am trying to avoid measuring myself daily, because it is awkward and I am lazy and it is a bit depressing. Also, I need a proper measuring tape. Trying to measure yourself with thread, then translate that accurately to a rigid measure is… difficult, to say the least.

I need to work on drinking WAY more water and taking photographs again. And maybe in another month, I’ll be able to take a progress photo… I *do* have befores, but I took them down about five minutes after posting them. Maybe when I have something awesome to compare them to, I’ll be able to post them…


Until next time. Happy eating!

day 32, 149 lbs

What a week! I am utterly exhausted. My mum and little sister flew in on the 15th for a quick vacation. My mum and I have never been especially close, but it was nice to have her over. My little sister is SUPER tall now! She’s 10 and almost five foot. It’s insane.

On Wednesday, I ate a lot of pork rinds and munched on nuts. I made a chicken dish for dinner, which was quite yummy. Thursday, we stayed at home and tried to (rather unsuccessfully) beat the heat. I made spaghetti squash alfredo with cheap beef. Friday we went to Poulsbo and Silver City for dinner. I had the steak… nomnomnom. Saturday we went back to Point No Point and spent the whole day there. We had leftovers primarily for dinner.

Sunday was grilling day! I made my super awesome delicious burgers. My home-girl made an AMAZING cabbage dish thing that kicked all of the asses. So good. I almost got my sister to try some… but she’s extremely fussy, so it didn’t work. :[

Monday, we went to Scenic Beach with Pooch! Lots and lots of fun. We went out to dinner that evening with hubby at Bremerton Bar and Grill. I ate another steak, but it was delicious so I was happy. Nomnomnom!

Tuesday was our big trip to Seattle! We started the day at EMP. We played instruments, wandered the exhibits, and ventured down to the Sci-Fi Museum. My little sister loves Star Trek, and she was really excited to see the Captain’s Chair. They had a little Portal exhibit, too! It was very cute.

After EMP we went to the Space Needle for lunch. I had some salmon and spinach and salad, then a good portion of the crab/lobster salad my mum ordered. After that we went to Chihuly’s Garden and Glass museum.




That place is DOPE. MIND BLOWINGLY AWESOME. I was just awe-struck. Wow.


Anywho. We went to Lush and I got some Cynthia Sylvia Stout and Retread for myself. Going to order some nice gifts for my mum and sister online, since I didn’t want to ship them via luggage. We went home later that evening and had leftover burgers and cabbage. Yummmm.

I drove them to the Airport on Wednesday and had a salad on the ferry. Ten bucks for a salad and a water! What a fucking rip off. I was too hungry to wait, though. :[

I weighed myself for the first time in weeks this morning and was very excited to see 149. Finally! I haven’t really been counting calories and logging my meals the last few days, but I intend to get right back on that. :] Vacation is over! Back to work!

day twenty four, 151 lbs

Nearly a week has gone by since I even thought about my blog .Whoops! I got super, err, busy. Right. Busy.

…okay, I’m just lazy. So, recap time! Whee!

Friday night I had a gal-pal over for dinner and a movie. I made Sour Cream Pork Chops with grilled zucchini and onions. They turned out awesome! Sour Cream is such a useful, delicious item. It is probably my go-to for quick and easy dinners now. I had another one of my cupcakes, because I am a bad girl. ;D Then we went and saw The Dark Knight Rises. Gal-pal hadn’t seen it yet and we couldn’t have that. The movie was probably even better the second go round, to be honest. Probably because I didn’t have to pee through the last hour and a half.

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day nineteen, 153 lbs

What a wonderful few days it has been! Tuesday night, hubby and I went to his mums place for dinner. It was very nice, not having to cook and having such a wonderful meal. I went over on my calories, sure, but it was an absolutely lovely meal and evening. Momma made spaghetti and red sauce for hubby and the others and a divine Caesar Salad (no croutons!) for me. I had some mozzarella and salami with it and it was delightful. The fresh bread was so tempting… but I stayed strong! I kept chanting in my brain “carbs are gross, carbs are gross”. Eventually I will start to believe this!

She made a wonderful keto cheesecake dessert for me. The jam preserve definitely has too much sugar, but it was a nice treat. She gave me the left over ones, so at least I can scrape the blackberry jam off the top and enjoy them at home. Mmmm, cream cheese…. yum!

I went over my limit again on Wednesday, but I was absolutely ravenous. Not sure where this hunger came from, but I was only over by like… 200 calories at least. For breakfast I had bacon, fried eggs, and some protein powder in my coffee. I nibbled on some celery and peanut butter on the side, as well. Yum!  Read the rest of this entry

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