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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 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

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 five, still unweighed because i am a lazy fuck

Good news! I brought the scale inside the house! I haven’t actually stepped on it, but you know… whatever. I’ll do it tomorrow! 😀

Today has been an interesting day! Well, let’s start with last night. (I am a master of flow and chronology!) Last night was Warrior. Warrior was… well, it sucked. After two laps around the track my legs were just stiff and hating me. As if I had run ten miles. I was tired on the insides of my thighs. :[ So it definitely wore me out. My upper body was okay but I was just run down. Not working out for a month and a half and then radically changing your source of energy will do that, I suppose. Bummer!

I knew that working out was going to be a bit tough and my stamina was going to be reduced but… GOD DAMN. I guess I hadn’t really internalised that. Whoooooops.

So, today! I fasted from after Warrior until noon today. Wasn’t hungry until 11 am, but I figured I would wait. Interesting experience! I had a handmade mozzarella stuffed burger with no bun and a big ass salad. Yuuuuum! No photos, because I forgot. Whoops!

I got to walk Pooch for the first time in two weeks with my husband. Pooch was thrilled, naturally. Our neighbors called us into their large yard and we got to let the dogs run around and play with their dog. Very kind people! They gave us a large bowl of their home-grown lettuce. I am definitely having an awesome lettuce/spinach salad tomorrow for lunch. 😀 And they are growing zucchini and invited us to wander by and grab some when it comes in! Yessssss! I can’t wait until I can have my own garden and grow too many vegetables!

After the walk, Isaac was craving a breakfast burrito. So I made some CHORIZO and eggs! CHORIZO and eggs because my CHORIZO to egg ratio was waaay off. Even though I used 8 eggs. Thus, CHORIZO. And some bell peppers, garlic, scallion, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, lime juice… I had mine in a bowl and hubby had two burritos. I kind of miss tortillas, but the only carb craving I had today was for some almond milk ice cream. :[  I will have to have a fast day again and have super low carbs so I can have some. It is delicious and cappucino and omnomnomnom.

I’m going to try another 8pm-12pm fast again. I didn’t overeat when I broke it, which was quite surprising. Reddit was right, Keto fills you up like CRAZY. Delicious fats, you are so awesome.

I need to hydrate more (second day in a row of being bad! Damn it!). And my bottom has been quite productive. Hopefully it settles out. I thought I was supposed to get constipated, not all runny. :[ Oh well.

Tomorrow I need to get my ass over to the old apartment and finish clearing it out. Hopefully hubby gets off work early enough to help. And Saturday we have a very good friend coming to stay the night/a move to orchestrate. I’m pretty sure we’re going to Trapper’s… going to be very awkward explaining to the chefs that, no, I really am ordering only sashimi… Hopefully my willpower is strong enough to resist the Trump. ;_;

I will be strong. I MUST be strong.

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