Archive | July 2011

Feel Like A Stuffed Pig

Yesterday morning, I went into work for a few hours to help out (it was my day off). The unit manager gave me a ‘free’ meal card for doing that.

This morning I stopped into work to give another manager some jewelry-making supplies that I have been wanting to get rid of. I stopped making jewelry before I got my glasses, which was 11 months ago.

So on the way back home today, I stopped at the employee cafe and had an omelette & rye toast & banana for breakfast.
For a late lunch (early dinner) I decided to use the free-meal card at the cafeteria near my dorm. The meal cards let us get an entree, small salad, drink & dessert. I got a chicken burrito & fries for the entree. I got jello for dessert…pretty sure its only the second time I have bought jello in since I got here. Now I am stuffed…even though I brought the salad home and haven’t eaten it yet.

I should do a few more chores around my room, but now I have no energy to move and just want to lay down to sleep. It rained for a few minutes while I was having my burrito at the cafeteria, so at least the temperature is a bit cooler outside. But I don’t even have the energy to carry my trash downstairs and enjoy the weather right now.

Oh well, if I fall asleep now I will be up early for work tomorrow and I should have time to do some chores before work.

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OH, what a relief

Even after pigging-out this last weekend I still lost weight at tonight’s WW meeting. ok, so it was only .2 pounds but at least it wasn’t a gain…like I was expecting. I
expected a gain because when I came up to the rec center yesterday, I stepped on the public scales and saw a 2 pound gain. Guess there is a reason to always use the same scales to weigh yourself.

See I went to Maswik’s Pizza Pub late on Saturday night and had 2 slices of pizza, some breadsticks with cheese & ranch dressing and a 20 ounce beer. Then on Sunday I went to McDonald’s. I should of only had the Asian salad but then I also ordered a crispy chicken sandwich with fries and a soda. I have no idea why I got the soda because I had bottled water in my backpack. I guess its something about being in a fast-food place and I end up getting the whole meal instead of just a sandwich.

It was the first time I have tried the Asian salad at McDonald’s and it was pretty good. I’m not sure what possessed me to get it with crispy chicken and not the grilled chicken though. The whole complete salad had 22 total grams of fat, 35 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber and 24 grams of protein. (need to figure out the WW-PlusPoints later…but I didn’t eat most of the sweet dressing and didn’t finish all the salad.) It might have been the first time I ever had edamame and I liked the mandarin oranges & almonds in my salad.

It was raining out on Sunday so I didn’t stay in Tusayan for the BBQ; but that is probably a good thing. It stopped raining that night and a bunch of people said I missed a good parade. It has been raining again today and I will probably get soaked as I walk home tonight from the rec center. Not a good thing…seeing as I seem to be getting a sore throat this week. But at least the earache is gone tonight.

Well I really should walk home now while the bright red sunset is out. I might get an ice cream for the walk home…as 1 last splurge (I promise). Then I have next week off from work so I will have lots of time to start coming back to the gym.

Independence weekend

First I need to explain the time off from here. On the 21st, Alicia and I went to the rec center together to get weighed on the public scales (not the official WW scales). Even though we were not having a meeting we wanted to still have an idea of how we did for the week.
I have since learned….don’t weigh myself everytime I go up to the rec center during the week and try to weigh myself around the same time of day. I seem to lose weight in the mornings.
On the official WW scales…I only lost 1 pound in 2 weeks. So this week I ended up at 167.4#.

But now, a shuttle bus driver (Barbara) has finally decided to join me at the meetings. So now it seems more like I will have a buddy-system. I see this driver often during the week and she always asks how I am doing on WW.

I got this (4th of July)holiday weekend off from work…YEE-HAW!! I plan on spending the whole day in Tusayan on Sunday. There should be a BBQ, some band playing, a light parade and a bunch of other stuff going on.
I just need to plan ahead for this BBQ; and not pig out and bring lots of water to drink as I am sure it will be hot outside, and I don’t want to get tempted to buy any soda.