Friday, April 8, 2011

The Cats Are Playing Tricks!

My cats are scheming, I think.

Last night, I took a good, long, hot shower. Hubby was gone. I was singing away, eyes clothes, lathering the shampoo into my hair, and suddenly something LUNGED INTO ME. I screamed. I slipped. I did an awkward slow-motion slide/fall into the wall. Soap was in the eyes. Claws were in my flesh. My cat was frantically flying around the tub trying to find a way out around the shower curtain.

Never again will I forget to latch that bathroom door securely.

THEN, last night, I woke up and felt a lifeless body next to me. My two kitties ALWAYS sleep at my feet. And also, to set up the background story, my friend had just told me a story today about a friend of hers who lost her precious baby to SIDS. Now, I am not a mother, and to lose a child to SIDS has to be one of the most tragic things in the world; I mean no disrespect to those who have gone through that horrible situation. I am, however, just making it clear that that was already weighing heavily on my mind all day. I felt in the dark and my hands felt a lifeless little furry body, laying on it's back with it's legs limp and splayed. I rubbed her belly. I flapped her back legs around. I shook her and started squealing and yelling at her. Nothing. I was sure my lil' wildcat was gone. I flew over to the light switch, turned it on, and looked at the bed. She lazily lifted her head, looked at me, and then ran out the door. Cruel.

Anyway, my weekly update! I was wholeheartedly expecting a gain this week. I had ice cream. Yesterday, I had a huge apple dumpling. I ate fried potatoes.

The verdict? A 2.4 lb loss!! That puts me at 208.5. 4.5 more lbs, and I'll be back at my "returned from China" weight!

I should give myself credit, though. I ate Fiber One cereal everyday with fruit and almond milk. Lunches were salads or vegan brown rice/bean/cheese burritos and raw veggies. Dinners were mostly spaghetti squash, omelettes, baked chicken, lentil soup.... good stuff. I just snacked poorly.

Anywho, I have been running myself ragged all week. Finals in a couple weeks; I have tons of projects and papers to write. I'm going to NOT DO MORE TONIGHT. I'm ready to settle into a bubble bath with my laptop playing an episode of Army Wives.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

One more month!

If I can just survive for one more month, the craziness of this schedule will be over; and I'll be on my way to the Caribbean!

One thing that I'd like to do once classes end is blog more. I don't have time to read all of the blogs I follow, and I have even less time to comment. It's no wonder I talk to my lonesome here all the time; I don't do my part! All relationships, including bloggie ones, go two ways. I'm excited to put some more time into things here, make new friends, learn from others, and find another source of strength.

I've changed my WW meetings to fridays during my lunch at work. Two other women in my office go, so I wanted to find some people to go through the journey with. I never updated on friday, but I'm another 2 lbs down! That's 12 lbs since I started. It's not what I'd originally hoped, but I've realized how happy I am moving at the pace I'm going. It isn't even that difficult. I weighed in at 210.8 this week. Hopefully, we'll get down another 2 lbs this week!

Food had been good. This week I switched up my breakfasts. Instead of oatmeal every day, I had Fiber One with blueberries and almond milk. It is seriously like dessert to me; I am realizing that breakfast just might be my favorite meal of the day!

I've also realized the amazingness of Costco. I loaded up this week on convenience foods to get me through the next month; laughing cow wedges, arnold's thins, organic frozen burritos (with brown rice!), hummus, lots of veggies, cereal, almond butter, yogurt.... it was amazing.

This week I ate a lot of produce. I nursed a huge pot of veggie soup all week, along with raw carrots, celery, broccoli, and green beans, baked chicken breast, burritos, cereal, pink lady apples, greek yogurt, spaghetti squash, lentils... deliciousness.

Anyway, I've gotta come up with a constitutional amendment and write 10 pages supporting it. Geesh.