Yesterday was awesome. I had a really nice time at the ballgame, the beach, and the drive in. What a perfect summer day :) Another great one planned for today! I am heading up to Rockport MA, one of my favorite little New England beach towns. I planned for fish tacos for dinner, because I am 99% sure we will end up at a fish place for dinner, but who knows, for sure??
I am still trying to decide between job offers. They are so different--one is kind of adventurous & unknown, and the other is pretty stable and maybe a little boring. There are serious pros and cons to both. So much pressure to decide since they will take my life in wildly different directions. I hate these crossroads, but feel very lucky to have the choice...
QOTD: What was your favorite childhood toy? We watched Toy Story 4 last night and it made me nostalgic for my favorite doll. You could pull a string on her back and her ponytail grew or retracted. She was pretty creepy and my family joked about her being the female Chucky for a long time. When my parents had a house fire everyone jokingly blamed Chrissy, lol. But I loved her!
Accountability: Meh. I ate what I planned, and did my exercise, but I ate a few French fries at the game, and a handful of m&ms and popcorn at the drive in. Not a total disaster but not on plan, either? Better today!
Exercise: I am going to the gym this morning! It's been awhile since I stepped foot inside, so I will explore and probably do some spinning.
Good morning JB and menu peeps! Supposed to be hotter with possible rains here in Illinois so in a few minutes Lily and I will head out for our first walk and will do 2 more later today if possible. QOTD my hairless Barbie--actually she had 8 different wigs.. I always loved changing the length,style and color of her hair. It kept me busy for many hours. Accountability was mediocre yesterday-'steps were good but there were too pecan sandies eaten that were not needed. I'll do better today choice wise. Here's the food plan B2/3c earnest eats hot cereal L tuna packet with 1 t may and relish D good protein when we go out maybe fish or an omelet. Have a great day full of smart and conscious choices everyone!
Ha! I have never heard of a bald Barbie. That sounds amazing. I want to see her wig collection!
I'm having coffee with a friend later on this morning. Then, around noon-ish, that guy from Turkey who stayed with us for a few weeks back during the winter is catching the bus to O'Hare to fly back to Turkey - six months earlier than planned. He was never really happy here. I think he just doesn't deal with change very well, and he was pretty homesick. I'm still a bit miffed that he pretty much dumped us after he started meeting other Turkish graduate students, esp given all we did for him, but I'm feeling like maybe I should go to the bus stop to say good-bye. I don't know. We'll see what I'm feeling like later on this morning. He did mention when I last saw him about three weeks ago (after over a month of no communication at all) that he was leaving and hoped I would come to see him off, so maybe I should (I should add that we were very happy when he started meeting other people from Turkey - and people his age to boot - as that was the plan - but we were NOT expecting him to leave us in the dust like that, pretty much cutting us completely off - sheesh!)
anyway, nothing else formal planned, but I have a lot of little stuff I need to get done today. And hopefully exercise, too!
accountability has been good the last couple of days. Just waiting for my weight to float back down again....(it's happening - but slowly...)
QOTD: We loved our Hoppity Hops. And my Spirograph - I remember playing with that for hours! I also loved Creepy Crawlers - and Easy Bake Ovens. My friends all seemed to have those, but not us, for some reason. Maybe my parents were afraid of safety issues? Not sure. I was envious!
4 years 1 month out:
B: blueberry protein pancakes with 1/3 C plain yogurt and blueberry/rhubarb sauce (no added sugar), coffee with half & half
MS: protein shake
L: turkey taco meat with lettuce, plain Greek yogurt, tomatoes, and salsa
AS: light yogurt or raw veggies dipped in ranch Greek yogurt
ex: I don't think there were any yoga classes of interest today - so something at the gym - even if it's just the stationary bike!
have a great day, everyone!
Sorry to read about your Turkish friend. You put so much time and effort into making him comfortable and making him feel welcome. You have a good heart and there are not many people who would do what you did!
You can't measure your achievements with someone else's yardstick!
Revision from lapband to RNY 12/26/17 with Dr. Caitlin Halbert
HW 260 SW 248 CW 155 GW 145
Gallbladder removed 9/18
so next two days are remote after today so yippie and I get to GO HOME!! or at least my 'old home' - its all very confusing. my eating went a little off the rails last night, there were a couple cake bite packages involved. I think anxiety driven and maybe boredom from being apart from hubs. and I don't have a gym up here yet so its really hot to walk in 96 degree heat during work lunch then go back all sweaty and gross. been a bit discombobulated.
food for today:
water (more than yesterday, I found a tervis at the store last night for $4! so I will be using that)
lunch is roasted wings
breakfast is my egg veggie bake
not sure what else as I'm driving back today after work
QOTD: hmmm I would say my barbies? I had a huge collection but I wasn't tied to one in particular. I used to go to the flea market on Saturday/sunday with my mema and sometimes we would get a table. I would buy and sell them most of the day. I was good at selling things :)