Monday, March 29, 2010

End of An Era

It was fun while it lasted, but it didn't last 30 days. Turns out monotony and sickness were my downfall. I'm only just now getting over a bronchitis/cold hybrid that has kicked the trash of everyone in the family for a month.

Keep eating your fiber!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Weekly Weight Wednesday - 2

I have good news and bad news. Which do you want first?

I'll just start with the bad. I have consumed exactly ZERO cereal in the last two days. That's right. Days 13,14 - and likely 15 (today) are cerealless. (I believe I just invented a word).

This cold, or whatever it is has taken away my appetite, and when I do have a small one, cereal and milk just DO NOT sound appetizing. So, I won't report my entire menu, since it included no cereal. But, rest knowing that it is is minimal and the last two days can pretty much be summed up with Diet Dr. Pepper, a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream and a frozen burrito.

The GOOD news is, I'm in Richmond again and at the same scale I weighed in with last week. So, this is a firm number, not a guesstimate. I'm down 5 pounds from last week. That's right. 5. I know... I know... it's from being sick and not eating. It will return. Let me just be happy for a little bit. Besides being able to lay in bed and watch hours of Rick Steves in Europe on Hulu, it's the only good thing to come out of this cough.

I need your vote. I'm thinking of tacking on the days missed while being sick to the end (so I still have 30 days of cereal, even though the span of time will be greater). Your thoughts? Do you think that is fair? Please comment.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

I used to generate the winner of this week's giveaway. Congratulatons go to.....
Comment #4 - Fighting for Freedom!!! Congrats!!!
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All others, keep an eye out for the next round!

Days 11 & 12

Hereafter known as the "beginning of sickness" days.


Breakfast - Fiber One w/ lvsm and a banana
Morning Snack - None
Lunch - None - on the road to the old apt again
Afternoon snack - 1/2 of a 6" turkey and veggie sandwich
Dinner - *begrudgingly* WG Total w/ vsm (not light) - not hungry, but did for you. All for YOU, the readers.


Diet Dr. Pepper - no appetite. I have two oranges in the fridge. They are the only other thing that mildly appeals to me right now.

I've had a cough for a few days, but no other symptoms. My temperature is normal, I have no nausea or upset stomach, no nasal congestion, etc. Just a cough. Last night and today, though, I've lost my appetite. I hope this isn't forshadowing worse things to come. I really need to get the move done in the next couple days.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 10

Breakfast - Fiber One scrambled eggs (see post below)
Morning Snack - none, breakfast kept me full for quite a while
Lunch - WG Total w/ lvsm
Afternoon Snack - chocolate mint cookies (argh! - see post below)
Dinner - WG Total w/ lvsm, one slice toast w/ chipped beef (I wanted to see if I still disliked it)
Dessert - chocolate mint cookies (double argh!)

I have noticed a significant mental hurdle since passing the 1 week mark. I could use encouraging words in the comment section. They help me along. Also, don't forget to comment on the Give Away post if you want a chance to win the prize!

You Might Think I'm Crazy

For the following two reasons:

1. This was my breakfast today. Remember when I said I reserved the right to use the cereal in a recipe if my sanity demanded it? Well, this morning it did. I ate scrambled eggs with Fiber One, shredded low-fat cheese and salsa. Not as bad as you might guess. The cereal was not crispy nor soggy. It was chewy, which is the best of those three options, if you ask me. It was pretty much like adding 14 grams of fiber to scrambled eggs.

2. I'm holding a grunge against Girl Scouts today. I see them at grocery stores. Friends from all over the country keep updating their Facebook statuses to gloat in their cookie orders coming in. It's all very hard to keep out of my mind. So, last night, during my Target run, I purchased a bag of these. At $1.52, they were nearly exactly a 1/2 price box of thin mints!

If it weren't bad enough that my will finally gave in to the siren song of "girl scout-ish cookies", the bag is now empty. (I had two other people helping me eat them!). Darn you, Scouts!

Day 9

Breakfast - WG Total w/ lvsm
Morning Snack - leftover potatoes
Lunch - WG Total w/ lvsm and blackberries
Afternoon Snack - chips and salsa
Dinner and Dessert - explained below

So... another confession. I didn't eat cereal for dinner. *shock* *horror**gasp*

You see, I finished off the bag of blackberries with lunch. That bag had been reserved for Dad to make his famous blackberry dumplings on Christmas. Because of his condition and then hospital stay in Lynchburg, they never fulfilled their purpose. So, I've been putting them to good use with the cereal. When the bag ran out, it was one of those things that made me sad out of the blue. It was one more tiny piece of Dad that was gone. I wish I had left a few in the bag and in the freezer.

I was reflective the remainder of the day, and when mom wasn't feeling like eating dinner, I had an idea for the both of us. Pancakes. Dad spent the last 15 years or so making pancakes (and occasionally waffles) for Sunday breakfast. He went through a great deal of effort perfecting his own recipe. I didn't use his recipe. I used the Better Homes and Gardens buttermilk pancake recipe. But, Thursday dinner was a tribute to Dad and his pancakes.

*end confession*