Posted in Food, Menu Planning, Recipe

And, I’m back…

Breakfast wrap - 2 eggs, 1 slice sharp cheddar, tortilla; oranges, sweet peppers

Is it just me, or is WordPress being weird? I usually include photos in my posts and this one *STARTED* fine, but then I went back to edit the draft of this post and the photo exploded.  The preview looks fine, but, I dunno…I’m typing right now and all I can see is the orange and it’s super zoomed in and… let’s just say it doesn’t look like an orange at the moment @_@;

Ahem.

I’ve been away a lot lately because, well, life happens–I needed to be there for family and so I was.  This involved going back to Canada for a funeral service just a week and a half after we had come home from Canada, but it was well worth the journey, just to gain some closure, healing, and time with family.

 

I’m at a point, where I want to get back to what I originally intended with this blog–cooking, working out, getting healthy.

Today, I’m spring cleaning around the apartment and I’ll be cooking up a few things for this week’s dinners.  I’ve got my grocery list planned out and the meal plans, too.  Now it’s just a matter of executing on the plan:

Monday: Chorizo Chicken Jambalaya

Tuesday: Taco Chicken Bowls

Wednesday: Wild Rice Soup – made from a mix, I’ll be adding fresh mushrooms and serving with a salad and a crusty bread.

Thursday: Spaghetti – nothing fancy, just browned beef, pasta, and sauce

Friday: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Saturday: Skillet Gnocchi w/ Chard and White Beans – we’ve tried this one before, and it was terrible.  Mostly, Jeff says, because “melted spatula” wasn’t supposed to be part of the recipe.

Posted in College, Fitness, Food, Gaming, Life + Living, Overeating

Things and stuff and words

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What’s up, bloggy-type people? I haven’t written any entries recently because I’ve been letting my standing station entry sort of sink in. I shared it with people at work, so I kind of wanted a gap between that and my normal content.

Here’s a few things and stuff and words that matter to me today (get out of my head, Phillip DeFranco!):

1. Eating is (mostly) on par, but I still eat too much sugar.

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2. Jeff got a new desk and it’s REALLY COOL. It’s an Obutto Revolution cockpit built for a range of PC activity, but specializing in flight sims, racing games, and other stuff. His friend came over on Monday and helped with the assembly.
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It’s wicked.
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Before:
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After:
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3. When I went to Ikea recently, I happened upon a set of perler plates and a bucket of beads. My first creation…?

Well, I have had a week of static. To the point that I shocked my computer mouse the other day and killed it (thereby leaving me stuck with a mini mouse that only fits one and a half fingers):
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Because of this, Jeff proudly proclaimed via Facebook that he married a pikachu. My first creation then, was a pikachu.
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Posted in Food, Life + Living, Overeating

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with veggies

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Yesterday, someone snuck a salad into my eggs, so, today I’m putting veggies in intentionally 😉

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Maybe it’ll help me cure my pizza hang over. We hung out with friends last night and ate really good food.

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Okay fine. It was “bad” food, but it was delicious, and we enjoyed ourselves 😀

Posted in College, Emotional Eating, Fitness, Food, Life + Living, Overeating

Wipers up, snow down

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I said this morning that wipers up means snow will be coming down.  It started early afternoon, and never really let up…

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The roads were icy, visibility was reduced… And I had to go to school for class tonight.

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Yeah. Good luck getting anywhere.

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You know what, though? I got there, checked my voicemail, and heard a message saying class was canceled.

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Some days are only good for building snowmen and going to bed early.

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Tonight I’m wearing my warrior shirt to bed. Kind of need a reminder to eat better tomorrow and stop getting so frustrated with work.  I ranted at a friend* at work today about all of my frustrations and it just made me want to cry.  Then, I rushed off to school where I was scheduled for an exam…I was feeling crappy, so what did I have for dinner? A chicken taquito, a corndog, a bag of chips, a handful of dark chocolate, and about half a cup of gelato.  Did it feel good at the time? Absolutely. Does it feel good now? Nope. Can I take it back? Nope! Time to move on.

Tomorrow I’ll be well rested, and I’ll make sure to have healthy snacks with me.

Have a good night!

Posted in Emotional Eating, Food, Life + Living, Weigh Ins/Progress Photos

Sugar Wednesday

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Today was a bit hectic. We stayed up super late last night (1am), so this morning was rough.  I had a sensible breakfast, then pizza, a sensible lunch, (salad and menacotti (sp?), then too much sugar.

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Since things are stupid stressful at work, people keep bringing around doughnuts and treats, and I keep eating them. The scale reflects those decisions…

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Posted in Food, Life + Living, Self-Reflection

Reset Button | Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Chia Seeds, and Excuses (Crosspost)

When I want to feel particularly healthy, I’ll have 1/2 cup rolled oats with a sprinkle of chia seeds and a dash of raisins.

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Of course, it’s just as likely to make me er.. nevermind.

This week has been horrid.  We’ve had fast food every night.  Y’all, I even ate MCDONALDS on Wednesday.  What kind of processed crap is that?!

blech.

The good news is that we don’t have to wait for a new year for a new start.  You can “start fresh” any time you realize you’re getting off track.  So, first things first–confront excuses:

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Our dishwasher has been broken, but, instead of just washing dishes by hand we just keep waiting for the repair man to show up.  It’s been over a week. -_-

This morning, after eating oatmeal with a fork, served in a measuring cup, I decided to try my hand at fixing the dish washer.  If it didn’t work, well, the repair man is scheduled (again) to come today.  And if that doesn’t work, I used the old “no excuses!” line with the hub-ster and we’ll wash them all by hand tonight.

Posted in Fitness, Food, Life + Living, Measurements, Overeating, Strength Training, Weigh Ins/Progress Photos, Weight Watchers

Guess who is almost 240 again? :(

I have a scale in my bathroom and, occasionally, I will weigh myself to make sure that things aren’t getting totally out of hand. Well, I’ve been hovering around 233 for the longest time.  I was STUNNED to step on the scale this morning and see 237.6.  I’m so distraught.  I don’t know of any solid reason for what feels like such a sudden gain.  Sure–I could cover it with a blanket statement about holidays, but I really didn’t feel that off the rails this season.   What’s more is that I’ve actually worked out 3x so far this week with a 4th planned for later today.

There’s nothing to it but to do it, though.. here’s to starting over.  Again. 😦

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I’ve already got Iaido to keep me busy on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  I’m adding more workouts throughout the week, and I need to track again for a while.  Tracking is going to include measuring until I can actually fit into my jeans again.  This is a bit ridiculous.

Posted in Emotional Eating, Fitness, Food, Life + Living, Self-Reflection

Crosspost from MegsfitnessPhotoTracker – Lunch: long day, short nutrition

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Jeff’s family was visiting between Christmas and New Years Eve, so I’ve been scarce as far as this blog goes.  They’re gone, though, so I’m back 🙂

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Today started out rough. My back hurt, and I was supposed to be to work at 9, but Taz has a worrisome sneeze, and he’s been ripping his fur out. A trip to the vet revealed no cause for the fur pulling, but his sneezing is probably feline herpes virus. His hypothyroid seems to be stabilized, but they’ll be checking his T4 anyway.

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Lunch included a spicy chicken sandwich at 11, and a lunchable at 2.

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Skittles and water mean my habits from 2013 haven’t but the dust just yet, but my fitness challenge says I’m trying:

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