Friday, April 16, 2010

Nearing 100%

Friday, hay haaaaay! You're finally here. I love you and I want to stay with you for ever and ever and ever until the end of all time. Never leave me again!

I woke up feeling "funky" yet again. I wish I knew what this was so I could make it go away. Sigh...

I shuffled slowly (while rubbing my belly) into the evil room where Mr. Scale was hiding. We tangoed, we swooned, we danced and we battled. I WON! I'm down 2.1 pounds from last Friday. That would basically mean only a 1.1 pound loss since I gained 1 last week but still, very good! I've felt bloated and horrible all weak. I was sure the news wouldn't be good. YAY! Total weight loss to date is 51.1.

I threw some clothes on, pigtailed it (Friday is casual day right?) and drove my accomplished a$$ to work.

BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:00am.

I was sitting in my office sweating for no reason. Joy. I got nauseous and hot and was having all sorts of problems. I was hopeful that a bowl of sweet oatmeal magic would cure my woes. Look, I even made it smile (sort of).
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch salt
  • Splenda
  • (Microwaved & topped with 1 tbs ground flax, 2 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter & 2 tbs sugar free strawberry preserves.)

After eating I felt even worse. Stomach flu maybe? Who knows. I suffered through the discomfort for maybe another hour and then it started to get better. By lunchtime I was feeling like myself again. Not 100% but close to 80%. At this point, I'll happily take 80!!

LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:15pm.

You can call this a lazy attempt at nourishment. As luck would have it, it actually turned out to be quite delicious! I stuffed a wheat FlatOut with 1/4 cup fat free refried beans + 2 slices of fat free cheddar cheese + a drizzle of Sriracha hot sauce. I cut it into three wedges and microwaved them for 30 seconds. Just long enough to melt the cheese.

I also had a Fuji apple on the side sprinkled with cinnamon. Twas delicious!

I knew a thunderstorm was coming later this afternoon so I decided to do all of my grocery shopping during my break. It's sort of annoying because I have to haul all of the perishables into the office and find magical space for them in the fridge. However, I LOVE being able to go home straight after work on Fridays. No gym, no groceries, no errands, no plans. I just get the unwind and relax. I NEEDED IT!

SNACK (meal #3) at 4:30pm.

I tried one of the Nature's Path organic granola bars I was sent a while ago to sample. It was the Mmmaple flavor. Seriously! It was ridiculous. Amazing! Sweet (if you don't like sweet, don't get it), maple-y, moist and decadent. SO, so good. It made me think of Janetha because I know she loves anything maple flavored. I give it a 10 out 10. No doubt!

When I got home from work I found the Mr. in the living room screaming at the TV. He was at WAR again. Hahahaha! To deal with this RAW, AGGRESSIVE and MANLY extracurricular activity, I did the only thing that made sense. I changed into my pajamas, poured myself a glass of wine and curled up with my laptop. I was focusing on tuning it out but it was hard. Just look at him. He was so into it. INTENSE! HAHA! :)

A coworker gave me this little bag of roasted peas to try. (Rockin the fuzzy polka dot pajama pants, YEAH)

I have no idea of the nutritional stats because they weren't written in English. However, the bag was super tiny so I'm sure it wasn't anything crazy. They were delicious. Salty, crunchy with a great flavor. YUM! I wish the bag was bigger. I guess you can call this and the glass of wine I had Snack #4? Yeah, sure, why not. I also snuck in some pretzel sticks which went un-photographed. :-O

I forgot to mention this earlier. On the way home from work I was chatting with Mama and Papa Babushka about my upset stomach and overall funky feeling. They blamed it on stress and we came to the conclusion that maybe it was/is an ulcer. The symptoms fit perfectly! I hope our assessment is wrong because that would be horrible. I'll admit it, I stress out easily and work has been tough lately. I wish I wouldn't and I know I need to work on it. It's in my genes though. I'm a MAD Hungarian crazy lady. Sometimes I have to remind myself to just BREATHE Ildie! JUST BREATHE! (made me think of this song...) :)

DINNER (meal #5) at 9:00pm.

I was craving roasted veggies. SHOCKER right? I could live off the stuff I swear. I baked up some brussel sprouts along with sweet potatoes for me and red skinned potatoes for Nick.

I also baked a smoke turkey sausage for myself and a smoked bratwurst for Nick.

Dinner was absolutely without a doubt fabulous. Probably because I was finally feeling good (nearing 100%), because it was Friday, and because wine makes me HUNGRY (and happy). Weeeeeeeeee...

Time to go cuddle with my Mr. and the remote. I'm feeling super sleepy right now. It's been a long week so I'm not at all surprised. I bet I pass out within the next hour and start drooling on myself on the couch. HA!

Have a great night my lovelies.



homecookedem said...

Congrats on the amazing weight loss!! I know the hard work that goes into it, so you should be hella proud of yourself girl!! Woohoo!!!!!

Can you please come over and fix all of my meals and snacks for me? B/c everything you eat looks soooooo good!! Especially the refried bean wrap. Omg, and I think I actually have all the ingredients!! Will have to make it SOON!

Have a nice Saturday!! :)

Sonia said...

Great job on the weight loss! You rule!! I'm in the process of losing the "last 10 lbs." I haven't really posted about it but you are definitely inspiring me!

The brussels look awesome- love those!


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