day sixteen, 152 lbs

Hi friends! What a wonderful Tuesday!Quick recap, Sunday night was pretty amazing. You’d have to live under a rock not to know about Curiosity landing. I stayed up and watched the livestream from NASA and JPL and had a whale of a time. Hubby and puppy even sat with me during the seven minutes of terror. My poor heart was racing like crazy, just waiting for the news. I have always a love for learning, especially the planets. I blame Sailor Moon. Hubby and I started cheering when we got the news that Curiosity was safe and we eagerly waited, hoping against hope for pictures. I definitely cried a bit when I saw the thumbnails. Wow. Wow. It was so surreal, knowing that those pixels are from the surface of another planet. I was hoping for some Prothean ruins. A girl can dream, right?

Monday was EVENTFUL! Hubby had duty, so I was taking him to work in the wee hours of the morning (okay okay… seven am.) since we only have the one car right now. We chatted about adopting another doggie and decided we want to go look at the local humane societies and rescues this week. Hubby grew up with three Red Nose Pitbulls and he has wanted one of his own for years.

I was initially a little reluctant about having a pit. I’ve had cats my whole life and I was never much of a dog person. Plus, I was only vaguely aware of Pitbulls being “vicious” and wasn’t keen on them. But hubby encouraged me to look into it and told me all about growing up with his dogs. I’m a little nervous, but Pooch has definitely warmed me up to the idea. Pooch is *very* rambunctious and it can be difficult keeping up with him, especially when I have chores to do. A little sister might be just what he needs. I can see how having a buddy to play with would be really nice, especially once I start going to school. :]

Anyways, I dropped hubby off and headed home, running through my day in my head. Then some idiot decided to try and murder me. This van decided that, despite having a completely open right lane, the left lane was superior. The problem was, I was right next him, in the way. “What a bother” he must have thought, as he merged anyways. Luckily I slammed on the brakes and the car behind me was far enough away to brake themselves. I swerved a few times, and eventually got my car under control.

Holy. Shit. Balls. I was so angry and scared and surprised that I burst into equal parts tears and expletives.

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day fourteen, 153 lbs

Holy! Shoes!

Fishing yesterday was fantastic. I mean, only hubby caught a fish, that he had to release, but it was just such a fun time. Sure, I suck and my pole hates me, but wow! We went to Wildcat Lake and got soaked! Unfortunately it was a bit late in the day, so the fishies weren’t biting. But it was nice. We tied Pooch to a fence that extended into the water and he got some nice swimming and rolling in the dirt accomplished. The three of us made an executive decision to head to the ponds on the Bangor base around three o clock. The ponds were nice, but not shaded at all. And on the hottest day of the year… Well, we will definitely go back, but at the ass-crack of dawn.

I forgot to take photos of the actual adventure… or of my food… but I did take some of my buddy and my puppy! Said buddy wants to use my puppy for picking up ladies. HRRRRRMMMMMM. We will see!

Bro'in out

Pooch is learning how to thug it up.

Food yesterday was awesome. I only ended up eating the Oopsie Roll sandwiches and I was full for hours. I had a few pork rinds while cooking dinner, but hubby demolished my celery and peanut butter. He had never combined them before. Sacrilege.

Dinner was delicious! I had some chicken thighs that I stuffed with cream cheese, pepper jack, and chives. I rolled them in egg and crushed pork rinds and baked them with a butter-garlic-lime sauce. Hubby had potatoes roasted in the same mix on the side, I just had two pieces of chicken. It was quite scrumptious! Hubby was a bit reluctant regarding the pork rinds as breading, but it turned out very yummy. Spicy, but not overwhelming the chicken. Definitely need to get more Pork Rinds, as they are my default snack.

Not sure what is planned for today. We need to do some dishes and make a trip to the grocery store, but I’m saving my big chores for tomorrow. I plan on fasting again tomorrow, since hubby will be on duty and there won’t be any need for me to cook. Cleaning helps pass the time. Ugh, I sound so domestic. Maybe I’ll set aside a few hours where I’ll just play video games or watch cheesy true crime shows…

News wise, I found this article on almonds to be quite interesting. Calories are such an inaccurate measure of food, but it seems we are stuck with them. Still, at least I can eat more almonds without feeling so guilty! I wonder what other nuts have drastically incorrect caloric counts.

Hopefully today I remember to take photos of my meals! Happy eating. :]

day thirteen, 152 lbs.

Today will be a very short post. My husband has the whole weekend off for the first time in, I don’t know, a month? It’s wonderful!

We’re going to Wildcat Lake with a good friend and going to fish the fuck out of that lake. Trouts will be caught. Trouts will be eaten. Om nom nom. Pooch is coming with us, too! So I’ll have loads of adorable pictures and hopefully some nice landscape shots. I enjoy photography, but I’m not very good at it. I’m hoping to take a photography course at uni in the winter or the spring.

I’ve packed quite a delicious lunch for myself. I made some Oopsie Rolls, and oh my goodness. It is like bread cotton candy. They are so light and SO delicious! The perfect substitute for bread (I think I like these MORE than bread… ssshh, don’t tell my husband). I have some roast beef, pepper jack cheese, tomato, and lettuce packed for my sandwich. Almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, pork rinds, celery and peanut butter have been packed for my snacks. I doubt I’ll eat everything I packed, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. :]

We should be gone all day long. I’m going to have to program reminders on my phone for sunscreen, as I burn like a motherfucker. It sucks having English genetics sometimes. :[

Have a wonderful Saturday!

 

“We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.” 
-Martha Grimes

day twelve, 153 lbs!!

153!!! I know it is mostly water weight but it is SO EXCITING!! I squealed like a dying pig when I saw that on my scale  this morning. 140, you are so close! Soon my driver’s license won’t be such a lie! Hooray!

So today has been a pretty awesome day! I made a Cream Cheese Pancake today! Oh my goodness was this amazing. I’ve never liked pancakes. They were always too heavy and turned my stomach. But this… this was a delight. Did it fall apart as I tried to flip it? Yes. Was it the most delicious pancake I had ever eaten? Absofuckinlutely. It tasted like fat angels making love on my tongue.

No photograph, I’m afraid, because it definitely didn’t look pretty. I need to work on my flipping technique. More butter in the pan beforehand, I think.

 

Lunch was leftover Eggplant Lasagna and some Baken-ets Hot’n’Spicy Pork Rinds.

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Holy. Shit.

 

I had never eaten pork rinds before. I can’t believe I’ve gone 21 years without this amazing snack in my diet. It is fluffy and light and so fucking flavorful. It has the perfect amount of heat, forcing me to drink more water and leaving my lips tingling. Wow. Just… wow.

 

Tonight hubby and his mates are doing Friday Night Magic, so I’m going to go play the fuck out of some scrabble. I will probably get my butt handed to me. Home-girl is a scrabble MACHINE. And apparently we are having liver! Ooh la la!

Until tomorrow! Happy eating!

I need feminism because in the military, I was a “man-hating lesbian” for mentioning harassment and a slut for being married to another sailor. I need feminism because “make me a sandwich” jokes are not funny when they are being used to minimise the worth of a woman’s opinions.

I need feminism because in the civilian world, men think it’s okay to touch me at work and that I’m being ridiculous for getting upset.

I need feminism because I am not a Dependopotamus for being an unemployed Navy wife.

I need feminism because I used to think that about civilian wives and stay-at-home-mums and I am so, so sorry that I did.

day eleven, 159 lbs

So, the Shark Week from hell ended this morning. Finally! I haven’t bled like that in a year. Simply awful.

Last night, hubby and I went to a mate’s house. He made us a summer stew and it was stupid delicious. I avoided the potatoes, onions, and the bread and ate sausage and shrimp.

Unfortunately, I gorged. I gorged like a mad woman. :[ So today I have elected to fast. Fasting is more in line with our ancestors eating habits, as we did not evolve with a constant source of food. Fasting is great on keto, especially if you think you might have eaten too many carbs and knocked yourself out of ketosis. It forces the body to use what it has as an energy source, instead of something new. I’ve been Intermittent Fasting for the past few days, allowing myself to eat between noon and eight pm. I feel fine and I know I’m not cramming food down my throat out of boredom like I used to. I will fast until 8 am tomorrow, where I will probably have a small breakfast.

I think I’m going to head out and see if the NEX has some ketostix. I will find them, god damn it! I might get a coffee pot, too. Unsweetened (or sweetened via stevia) coffee is a natural appetite suppressant, so it is pretty awesome for fasting periods.

Tomorrow I will go to the gym at the base and see if I can sign up for a personal trainer. Wheee, weight lifting! 😀 I want a six pack! And sexy as fuck muscles! Woo!

day ten, 158 lbs!!

So, I’ve been out of action for a bit. Friday was the first time eating out on Keto! Needless to say, I kicked ass. We went out to Silver City with the family and a friend. I had a HUGE dinner, but it was totally worth it. :] I had a steak with green beans and roasted garlic, with some coffee and the scraped off toppings of their flatbread. Yum!

Saturday was moving day for my Mother-in-law! I made chorizo and eggs for five. The others had toast, I had coffee. Keto has gotten me hooked on coffee. Especially with my liquid stevia that tastes like toffee… oh my goodness it is crazy delicious. How have I lived without this?!

The move went smoothly enough (though the apartment complex is staffed by jerks) and I made Pork Florentine for dinner. The boys had pasta alfredo on the side and I had massive quantities of spinach. Spinach is amazing!

Saturday night, my husband’s former recruiter arrived from California. He’s returning to the Nimitz after a tour in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, hubby had duty on Sunday so it was just me and the buddy. We went out to Trapper’s Sushi, where I was strong! So strong! I had a rather lot of sashimi and a handroll with minimum rice. It was pretty damn delicious, though I was CRAVING the tempura rolls like crazy. :[

Sunday evening I reheated the last of my No Shell Taco Salad and made home made pizza rolls for the buddy. I had one, but each has 4 grams of net carbs and I didn’t trust myself to have restraint. :[

Yesterday was Monday! Monday was good, actually. I overate like crazy at lunch, easily eating a pound of super fatty pork chops and a giant salad. Hubby was a bit upset that I didn’t have dinner, but I was stuffed. We took Pooch to the Waterfront, which he loved. He got to run around and be pet by loads of people. He’s such an attention whore. 😛 Some friends came over for dinner, so I threw some steaks on the grill and my home-girl made mac and cheese for the boys. Home-girl is more Paleo than Keto, but she also abhors carbs. I am not alone~~~! We settled down with Pooch and watched Top Gear while the boys played Magic. It was a most enjoyable evening. :]

dawww

He herped so hard, he derped

Now, finally, we reach today! Today is TUESDAY! I broke my fast around two o clock with Eggplant Lasagna.

omnomnom

Eggplant, Squash, Parmesan, Mozzarella, and Pepperoni

It was scrumptious! 10 net carbs per serving, but 15.43 g of protein and 21 g of fat. :] I was craving pasta, so this seemed like an awesome substitute. No squash next time, though. So many carbs!!

Hubby and I are going to a friends for dinner tonight for some low country cooking. Said homie will, hopefully, make me a portion that doesn’t have potatoes and corn. He’s pretty understanding, and a kick ass cook, so I will keep my portion sizes low and hopefully stay in ketosis.

Now, to drink more water!

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