Not really a nut cracker but definitely a knuckle cracker. I never like cracking knuckles. Creeped me out when others did it. I would never do it. I always heard it was bad for your joints. Now suddenly I catch myself cracking them at least five times a day!
Decided that part of the reason I can’t get out of bed in the morning is because with my heated sheet it is so warm and I don’t want to get out into the cold room. So last night I decided to not turn it on. I won’t make that mistake again! I had double yes, DOUBLE charlie cramps in my legs. I can still feel them hurting.
I have to renew my license this year. First tie since I have moved here. I would like to think I have changed physically but the number on the scale says differently.
I think cancer has taken my humor. I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I used to be somewhat funny. Smart funny at times even. Now I struggle to smile at anything I say.
I have only logged twice in the last month! How am I going to finish the big race that is one month! I have no idea .
I think it is odd that I get all of 50 in 50 Marathon (James) blogs emailed to me but his wife Paula at Never a Dull Bling (first blog I followed) doesn’t. I get Shameful Sheep but not Runner Girl or Diane’s Lady who reviews lunches. Why is that? I subscribe to the all the blogs the same way. Technology baffles this old body.
There are stressful things going on in my personal life that I feel I have no input in. In turn it is causing me to hot flash. I take meds to fight the hot flashes but the stress and anxiety always wins.
I found bird poop on my car that looks like the mother mary. Even the birds are Jesuits in this city.
I want to tiptoe in the tulips this weekend but I am afraid it will only be green stems. No matter I am going on a road trip and I like it! Skagit Valley pictures to follow. That is if I ever take the time to really blog again.
OVERWHELMED!! that is a good word for my brain right now.
Weighed myself this morning and I was disappointed. I had started going down on the scale and then just like that I bounce back up. I know that tracking all my food is what is going to help me figure out where I am making my consistent errors at. I know that my MOST consistent thing everyday is my coffee with creamer. I drink almond milk based creamer but it still adds calories. I am not ready to give up my coffee and creamer so this weight loss journey could take a really long time.
Alright, with that said here is my rundown of food today:
Breakfast coffee and creamer three cups. Chocolate vegan super foods shake with spinach and blueberries.
Get to work and have another cup of coffee with creamer. (oh boy, don’t judge)
Lunch was 1/2 of an apple, one boneless chicken thing cooked in olive oil. Salad with mushrooms and pear vinaigrette.
Had a cup of decaf with, used guessed it creamer.
Dinner tonight was meatloaf. I made tureky meatloaf that is laced with veggies (carrots and cauliflower) and half a plate of roasted mixed veggies, that I made yesterday! It is brocoli, onions and different color of bell peppers. Very good. I roasted them in olive oil and a little salt and pepper. I had garlic aioli with the meat loaf. For dessert I had a cup of hot chocolate with milk.
No workout today. I had 135 ouncs of water. Outside of all the creamer I think I did pretty good.
So pretty much this has been a veggie free weekend! Not by choice, well I guess by choice. I just wasn’t choosing what I should have been.
My hubby has decided that he wants to be on the Renee train and is all in for joining me in the journey for health and fitness. He absolutely detests veggies. Years ago he found out that Jerry Seinfeld’s wife Jessica had written a cookbook for foods kids like that all have veggies hidden in them. He wanted me to cook from it for him but not tell him what I used in it. We decided that to get him into liking veggies we would start off slow and go back to cooking from that book. What was really exciting to me was he spent the whole day prepping, chopping, steaming and measuring out the veggie purees to pop in the freezer for our meals!! This is a HIUGE deal to me. He must really love me. It was a wonderful day of us just working together in the kitchen. Chatting and laughing and catching up on our week at work and planning out our budget for the year to come. It was wonderful. Funny side note: we were prepping veggies all morning that when lunch time rolled around we ordered take out, pizza.
Butternut squash (from my garden) spaghetti squash, cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes. That is what we pureed today. I made a turkey meatloaf using the carrots and cauliflower for dinner this week.
This is how my food played out:
Breakfast was three cups of coffee with creamer. One cup of hot chocolate. I made poached eggs for the first time ever and served them over a piece of toast with pancetta. Yum!
Lunch was two slices of ‘white pizza’ it is ricotta and mozzarella. I had sausage and mushrooms on mine.
Dinner for me was a vegan chocolate superfoods shake with 1 cup of fresh spinach. I had to sneak a serving of veggies in there somewhere!
All in all I had a lovely day! Enjoyed my hubby’s company while prepping for our health and dinners for the week. I am tired and need to shower but I am very happy.
yeah, you read that right. I showered. Why do I feel the need to blog about it? Well, this time of year I find that I only shower about twice a week. It may be gross for some but the truth is that it is cold outside and inside and I am just too tired with how dark it gets so early in the day and can I make anymore excuses? #breathe No. It is cold and I just don’t want to be standing around with wet hair in this weather. I don’t want to sleep with wet hair either. #excuses Anyway the hubby doesn’t mind the hairy legs and lets face it the extra hair keeps my legs and arm pits warmer…..#whatever
My day is not a good day with food…I will write it below EXACTLY how I journaled it today:
mocha maple spice 16oz……….caramel latte 16 oz. Side note: I bought the latte as a surprise for a friend who then didn’t show up at work today so I decided to drink it myself.
tacos salad, 1 cup ground turkey taco meat, cheese moldy cabbage-yuck (yes you read that right, moldy cabbage) Scott brought me a 1/4 pounder with cheese large fries and a coke from McDonalds. Ate half the fries the whole burger and drank most of the soda. Still taste the mold. I feel full and bloated and my tongue tastes so gross!!!! more water STAT!!!!
1 cup mac and cheese with hot sauce. I used butter when I made it. 16 ounces lemon basil hard cider
I have a lot to share and some of it is funny , most of it isn’t. BUT I am too tired to write so this will only be a food log kind of day:
Breakfast two cups of coffee with the almond milk maple creamer. Had my vanilla superfoods shake with spinach and blueberries with turmeric
Got to work and brewed three more cups of coffee with creamer……then instead of eating my lunch that I packed I was offered leftovers from the appreciation luncheon for the e-com team. It was wonderful and too much food. I just kept telling myself that I was prepping my body for all the Thanksgiving carbs to come.
One warmed up roll with a pat of butter. 2 cups of roasted vegetables, one large scoop of the garlic, ranch,bacon potato salad. Two spare ribs, one chicken thigh with BBQ sauce. Two cups of the most amazing pasta salad that was called America’s salad that had cheese and ham and peas in it. I at it ALL!
Needless to say I am not hungry now so there will be no dinner entry. I am currently at 160 ounces of water.
I DID do some yoga this morning! First workout in days. It was just ten minutes but it felt good. I think I am on the mend, hopefully.
I am a huge advocate of water but also I am becoming a huge advocate for writing it down. I carry this large notebook with me to work and back writing down every thing I eat and drink. It is part of the process of becoming the healthiest version of me. Tracking is a big factor in that. It is about learning what is working for me and what is not working for me. I can look back on my journal and know what I ate and if it made an impact on me.
Anyway I left my notebook at work tonight! I will do my best to reconstruct from memory how my food day played out.
Breakfast (this is easy enough) coffee with almond milk creamer. I don’t know why but I always feel like I am supposed to capitalize almond, weird. I had three cups this morning at home. Then my super foods shake was vanilla today with blueberries and spinach. Yeah I have spinach for my shakes again!
Get to work and have two more cups of coffee with the same creamer in it. I am hungry so I get a granola bar from the vending machine. It is one of those almond sweet and crunchy bars. I am sure they are not that good for you but very simple and satisfying.
Lunch was a spicy tuna roll (large, like two servings) with wasabi and ginger and a little soy sauce. I had a salad with poppyseed dressing too.
Dinner….well I get home tired and annoyed by external factors so I open an Angry Orchard and cook the turkey taco meat up. I make three crunchy tacos with lettuce and cheese. I have another hard cider and TWO more tacos!! Wow! I am such a sucker for tacos!! Hubby informs me he bought cookies so I help myself to two double stuff golden Oreo’s.
I have had 135 ounces of water today. No workout Taco Tuesday came a day late but it was good!!
Still under the weather. Need much sleep. Here are the food deets:
Breakfast was coffee with skim milk. I am still out of creamer. Made two cups that way. Not my favorite way to drink it. I will then make a run by the coffee shop for a latte. I did it was birthday cake flavored and it was good. I had my cafe latte super foods shake with blueberries today too.
At work someone gave me a slice of banana bread with chocolate chips in it. It was so good. I enjoyed every bite.
Lunch was leftover orange chicken. Five cheese wontons smothered in sweet and sour sauce. Two cups of cabbage salad with dressing
Dinner was the rest of the orange chicken and a whole bell pepper. I ate the last fortune cookie since it was just sitting there. It had a really dumb fortune of something to do with age. It didn’t go to 50 so I think that is why I think it was dumb.
150 ounces of water so far. Will have a bit more in a moment.
Woke up today. Sometimes I feel like that is half the battle. The other half is minding my emotions when I don’t feel well or am tired. Seriously, it is hard to keep my mouth shut and my emotions from telling me to eat. Today was one of those days. I didn’t keep my emotions under control when things went wrong. I am tired from not feeling well and that didn’t help either. There is no food in the house and my plan was to go after work. That didn’t happen either. Too tired, too emotional, too many excuses.
I called my hubby told him I was leaving work and I was too tired to go to the store. He said come on home. I did. I ordered Chinese takeout. I am now over full and slightly embarrassed to tell you what I ate this time. Yet here I am confessing to you once again.
Breakfast: coffee with almond milk creamer (shoot I don’t have any for tomorrow) three cups. Cafe Latte super foods shake with almond butter and blueberries.
Went to work and had another cup of coffee with creamer. Then I ran up to the coffee shop and got a 16 ounce dirty Chai latte.
For lunch I had a cabbage/romaine salad with bacon bits and a maple bacon vinaigrette. Half of an apple. A serving of raw almonds.
Now dinner is a much different story: Chinese take out that involves seven fried cheese wontons dipped in sweet and sour sauce. Two spring rolls dipped in sweet and sour sauce. Broccoli, it came in the orange chicken container. Orange chicken, a few pieces of plain fried chicken that I, yep you guessed it, dipped in sweet and sour sauce. One fortune cookie that said ‘luck is coming my way’. Wish it said health and sleep were coming my way.
No workout today. Although I did shower so that is one step better than the weekend.
Been in bed all day today. Outside of the few trips down the stairs to feed and get water. I weighed in today. Not so great. Oh well. It will get back under control. Not if you look at what I ate today, which was just about everything I was craving. I can never remember if it is starve a cold and feed a fever or vice versa. All I know is I was hungry so I fed.
Breakfast was a couple of cups of coffee with creamer (I am sick, not dead) now that I look at my tracker I guess I had three cups. I was craving breakfast so I cooked up the rest of the hash brown in the freezer and the six ounce of pancetta that was in there too. Steamed two eggs over easy and had a glass of grapefruit juice. Had a second glass of grapefruit juice with a small shoot of Tito’s vodka. Googled to find out what that was called. It is called a Greyhound. You just learned something new (like I did)
Then I ate ALL the cold medicine.
Rambled down stairs and helped myself to my hubby’s generic Pringles had about twelve of them. Ate my last slice of pizza.
Dinner tonight was four corn tortillas that I fried in oil and slightly salted. Tasted really good and hit the spot.
Working on my fifth cup of water so that puts me at 125 ounces for the day. Not my best.
I have slept on and off all day. Watched a lot of Netflix and cats on the internet. Hoping to have sweated the bug out of me.
Off to bed now, for good I hope, well until morning of course.
I have been fighting off the cold for about two weeks now. I think it has finally gotten it’s hold on me. Bleh. #thankshubby So basically I have been in bed napping off and on since about 2PM today. My mistake is I am binge watching the new season of the Great British Bake Off. I am really rooting for Rahul. Watching the show makes me hungry and gives me a false sense of wanting to bake things.
This is how my food played out today:
Breakfast was three cups of coffee with creamer. One over easy egg and some hash browns. Had two glasses of grapefruit juice for my scratchy throat.
I was too tired to make anything for lunch so I ordered pizza for takeout. Hubby went and picked it up. It was sausage, black olive and mushroom. I ate three slices. It hit the spot.
Dinner was my super foods shake. Cafe Latte with spinach. It is an extra boost of vitamins. And that sums up the food for the day. Hopefully I feel better by tomorrow.
I have about 125 ounces of water so far. Probably will get another 25 ounces in tonight. I am finishing the Vegan Week on the show and I no longer hungry after watching them make meringue out of chick peas.