It's half way through the week!!! How is everyone holding up? I have a billion things to do today and need to get moving early to fit it all in!
Heads up that today is Vacation Eve for me, and I will be off celebrating my birthday in the wilderness of Maine for the next four days and might not have reliable wifi. On Th - Sun, if I haven't posted by 7am, someone else should start us off! I will be back on Monday to start my new job! Yay!
Accountability: 2 mile run logged (see photo below for accountability!) and virtually no foot pain (yay for new expensive running shoes!). I didn't eat exactly to my planned menu, but all good choices.
QOTD: What is the newest hobby or craft you have tried? I am learning to turn wood on the lathe and really want to get good at it. We joined a few wood turning groups and my goal is to be able to turn out (literally, ha) some nice holiday gifts this year. This weekend we are also taking a class up in Maine where we will be hand carving a bowl. I'm excited!
Ok, after an amazing week when I dropped a few pounds, I am officially stalled... so this calls for drastic action. I dropped my calorie goal and changed up my macros a bit, too. I am sure I will not be eating exactly to plan while we are on vaca, but I wanted to have this set for when I return and go straight back to work.
Exercise: 4 mile run (I am going to preemptively make up for time I will likely miss over this weekend away in order to make my 50 mile August goal).
well I have been up since 1:30 a.m. UGH. I've tried a couple of times to go back to sleep, but it's not happening. I hope I don't end up sleeping half the day today because it's my birthday and I was hoping to get out and do some fun things - not nap all day!!
last night I went out with one of the PhD students I met through that guy from Turkey who stayed with us earlier this year. She's just wonderful and I wish we'd have had more time together these last few months, but she's an insanely busy person. She is leaving to go back to Turkey on Friday (boo!), but she will be back sometime this fall to start a post doc at the Univ of Minnesota (yay!!). She really wanted to get a post doc appointment here in Madison, but it didn't work out - but I know she will LOVE Minneapolis/St Paul even though she doesn't think so.....or at least that's what she's thinking NOW (because she desperately wanted to get something here). Everyone I know who's ever lived in the Twin Cities has loved it, and DH and I used to really like going up there. Anyway, she and I met on campus at one of the student unions - the one on the shore of a lake with a huge patio outside on the lake edge. She'd gotten us a pitcher of sangria to celebrate. Yikes (she doesn't know I had WLS). I had a couple of glasses and thought I was going to DIE. By the end of our thing I still felt like I wasn't ready to drive home, so I went over to the library where I worked for a gazillion years and did some work for the organization I chair in the computer lab. Thank God it was evening and there was a grad assistant in charge (who didn't know me, thankfully). The last thing I needed was for one of my former co-workers seeing me come into the library sh*tfaced.
accountability was great up until that sangria. Lots of wasted calories - and I'm up a pound this morning to boot. Crap. And today might be a somewhat heavy day because of the b-day dinner. I'll have to really watch it the rest of the day.
QOTD: Mah Jongg. I started playing three or four months ago because my friend wanted to start playing it, and they needed a fourth player. At first I thought it was the stupidest game on earth and only went because of my friend, but a few weeks ago one of the players was on vacation for a couple of weeks, so we didn't play. I actually missed the dang thing. I am addicted... The aforementioned friend is going on the trip to India with me in October, and we've actually thought about buying a travel-sized set so we can play it in the evenings while we're there. Good Lord...
4 years 2 months out:
B: protein pancakes topped with plain Greek yogurt and some kind of homemade fruit compote, coffee with half & half
MS: protein shake
L: Wednesday night is often our "sushi night" (because a couple of the grocery stores around here have half price sushi on Wednesdays), but we'll be going out with the family tonight, so I may get a pack this morning and have two or three pieces for lunch..
AS: light yogurt and/or baby carrots with ranch Greek yogurt
D: pizza (this place has a crustless one - everything but the crust - so I'll order that and split it with someone), a sliver of lemon cake
ex: hopefully I can stay awake long enough to do something this morning!
have a great day, everyone!
Enjoy your day celebrating you!
Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014
Goal reached 17 months. 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16
#lifeisanadventure #fightthegoodfight #noregrets
they make it in something that looks like a cake pan (although they're probably the same pans they use to make "deep dish" pizza). It's just cheese, tomato sauce, and whatever you want on that (pepperoni or whatever). They also serve it in the pan, since it would be impossible to scoop it out and plate it without it looking like some unappetizing blob. Then you just eat it with a fork...out of the pan. I've only been to that place once and it was a couple of years ago. I was happy to see that on the menu since it meant not wasting a perfectly good crust..(or worse, eating the crust..)