Monday, March 4, 2013

All Over The Place

So, the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge (SBBC) is now underway!  Hurray!  It comes at a perfect time.  I’ve gotten lazy in a few regards. 
I won’t list certain things, but I will give you an example to illustrate:
Every night last week, I had the same thing for dinner.  I am too lazy to cook my own chicken, so I got a baked 8pc chicken thing from my local deli (it ranges anywhere from $6.99 full price to $3.59 on managers special).  2 pieces a day. My sauce of choice last week was hummus.  Too lazy to make a salad, I just ate the chicken with my fingers and dipped it in the hummus.  So lazy.  So good.  The best that it got was on Thursday night, I used some lettuce to make the chicken and hummus into “wraps”.  And I ate my dinners while standing in the kitchen.  Couldn’t even be bothered to walk to the table!
My point is:  Ineed more variety, specifically fruits and veggies! 

That’s one thing I love about these challenges.  Simple steps can add up to great and healthful changes. 
 Here's to hoping I workout more than once M-F this week (last week...oops!).

Last week I also neglected to realize that it was my 1 year blogoversary.  Hip hip hurray!  I feel slightly sentimental thinking about how far I’ve come weight wise, and definitely how I’ve improved in my swimming.  And blogging, so many fun friends and things I have learned along the way.  Thanks guys!

A weigh in:
Last week:  241.2
This week:  241.8
I'm fine w/that!
I’ve also had a cold going on for forever.  I felt pretty well doing the Netipot, but then it just didn’t go away (spoiler: still got it).  I went to see the doctor last week, after having it for a week, which is long for me.  I went to my work’s employee clinic, which is across the street from my building.  It was a good day to go:  I was their only patient all day!  Dr. told me I was (as in my symptoms were) boring. Haha!  He was nice and spent a lot of time talking to me (as I was the only patient).  They do primary care too, so I might just give in and make him my primary physician.  The cold is lingering and I’ve stocked up on chapstick as I have become a mouth breather, much to my dismay.  I’ve also enjoyed the snot crusties on my face in the AM (sarcasm!).  But seriously, the Netipot (with water that was either boiled or bottled water…don’t want this to happen!) is so much fun. 

I did think it was transitioning into the flu on Saturday.  In the morning I went to Pilates and ran for about 28 minutes outdoors (25 degrees - go me!).  Then I hurried on downtown to a bar to meet a friend for drinks and college basketball.  Thank God there were drinks.  Our team lost by an amount that I can only laugh at!  Alcohol helped.  This was the second time this year I had alcohol and I had 2 huge long islands.  My second was a mix between a long island and a margarita.  Vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, lime, simple syrup, soda.  Needless to say I didn't drive home.  So when I finally arrived home later that afternoon I took a nap.  When I woke up I really thought I was getting the flu!  My face was flushed, I was sweating, my body ached, my sinuses were all stuffed up.  I really worried all evening.  Then when I saw my temp was fine time and time again, I though " you think alcohol could have been a contributing factor combined with being achy from Pilates and running???".  Sometimes I am a genius.  Sometimes not!
I guess I don’t have anything substantial to say today, but here are a few pics of the last couple of weeks!

The only kind of cheese I really like

Vegetable and shimp curry w/brown rice. Nom nom nom!

Lots of my fave!

Only spectating.  Love this pool!

Going to bed at 8:30 one day! Oy, this cold!

Made myself feel a little better with homemade chicken and stars soup.

And of course my new desk pal.  I named him Buster.

I picked up a yummy salad.

And a --what the???  LOL mislabeled much?  I bought it because it was mislabled and hilarious.  Tuna is not chocolate!

Oh yum!


  1. OH! Happy belated blogiversary!!! I used to llloovee when my mom would put the stars in my soup :) it made ny soup super awesome!
    Feel better soon!!

  2. I've been getting bored with my food a bit too. I love my daily salad, but I need to mix it up more.
    Happy Blogiversary!