Monday, January 31, 2011

Boots can tell

Boots is acting a bit weird. When I got home from work, he greeted me at the door and we did the belly rub thing on the bed. I had to go to the grocery store, with the rest of Quincy, MA to get a few things before the snow, and he was sitting in the same spot for a long time. He didn’t even move when I walked right up to him.

He eventually got moving after I picked him up but I think he must know there is a storm coming because he was like this two weeks ago too. I hope it is just a temporary thing. He lets out a help me yelp now and then.

I feel a bit weird too so maybe it is not too unusual.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

5 Things: Snowmageddon

Gah!

Mother Nature please stop!

 

So that is the outlook. Far too much snow! This is what I do during what has been the Snowmageddon season.

1. Knit

Not that I need snow to knit, it is the perfect excuse. This is what is being cast on tonight:

Not the hat but the mittens! Easy to knit on the subway too. One can never have enough mittens.

2. Laundry

I might as well do it since I am stuck at home. Exciting, I know.

3. Reading.

I am getting caught up on reading magazines but I need some new book suggestions. I loved the Outlander series, historical fiction and non-fiction and stuff like the Harry Potter series. Have you read anything good lately?

4. Sleep

I know. I don’t need snow to sleep but it is so hard getting up when the windows are encased in snow. I really could spend all day under the covers. Depression does not help the cause but I can’t think of a better place to be during a snow storm.

5. Hot Irish coffee or spiked cocoa sort of like like this one:

 

 

 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Did you know?

I have had a long week. Snow, snow and more snow. Lots of work at work. I have a busy weekend ahead of me and I am going to try to remember to document it. I take the camera but forget to use it then I regret it.

I went to dinner in the North End tonight at Lucia’s. I love gnocchi and could probably live on it alone. I remember eating my Nana’s homemade gnocchi when I was a kid. Their gnocchi was good! I had it with pesto sauce and 2 very full glasses of wine and was not disappointed!

I saw on a few blogs that people are posting 7 random things about themselves to help people get to know them better. Well, I am going to give it a shot.

Here is what you may or may not know about me:

1.I have totally been bitten by the travel bug. The USA is a big country and I want to see it all and Canada too. Someday, maybe 10 or 15 years down the road, perhaps I will move away and visiting places will give me ideas of where to go.

2. I have always been fascinated by maps. As a kid, I used to take those business mail reply cards in the back of travel magazines and circle everything and send it so I would get mail. Then I would spend hours looking at the maps. I was a bit of a nerd.

3. When I wear green or red, I get a lot of compliments.

4. I love wearing heals but I always tower over a lot of people and it makes me self conscious. For some reason, really short guys like to hit on me when I wear them. I am talking really short – like 5’2 or 3. I am 5’10.

5. I love blueberry pancakes.

6. I still have my childhood teddy bear. He is not out but I have him. He is about as old as me and in one piece.

7. Ketchup on my hotdogs and eggs.

That wasn’t so bad. I even have an idea for my 5 things tomorrow.

I am participating in:

If you want to participate in this healthy Valentine’s Day gift swap, stop on by All the Weigh and get all the details. Since my Valentines will be topped off with a gyn appointment, I might as well get them good and healthy. You may get me as a gift mate Smile

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Check In: Finally!

I had a great loss this morning. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got on the scale half asleep this morning but when I saw 269.4 I was smiling.  It is a 4 pound loss. I know that the scale should not effect my mood but it was a great surprise. It was 12 pounds off from when I went to the doctors last week and we discussed weight loss surgery.

I will be honest. My self esteem has been kind of low lately. I am not liking what I see when I look in the mirror. I have been slacking on the make up and clothes. I need to pay more attention to myself. My hair some days looks good and some days I hate it. I don’t know what to do with it. I need some new styling products I think. Anyone use anything good for fine, limp hair?

Seeing my Dad suffer at 62 has truly motivated me. I don’t want to have his amount of problems at that age. I worry about him so much. I met him at Mass General Hospital for his cardiologist appointment yesterday and it was an eye opening appointment for me.

I ate breakfast every day this week. I tracked most of the time. I exercised a few times and now have a spark in me.

I am feeling good today.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Whine To Go With My Cheese

This post is going to be a little whiny. I am in a whiny type of mood.

I am so tired of winter.

I want to hibernate and stay under the flannel sheets all day. I see yellow snow that grows progressively yellow each time I pass it. I know exactly where the neighborhood dogs like to pee. We got a fresh coating of white over the black and yellow snow this morning. We need some melting not new snow!

I am a native Massachusetts gal. I lived through the infamous Blizzard of ‘78 and have listened to my Dad’s tales of driving on 128 not seeing anything in the middle of a snowstorm. I may whine a lot about the weather but it what we natives do best.

I am just at my breaking point where I am just a quibbling mess at the thought of more snow! We still have February, March and dare I say April to get through and I am decidedly not optimistic about it. The area kids will be in school until July.

I need an intervention of some kind. Plus I am getting all this “Take a romantic weekend for 2 here..” emails. Ugh. I have hit a breaking point in that regard. Don’t call me up after 2 months of no contact. Don’t expect to be FWBs. I am tired of it all and spending my days being a crazy cat lady is looking better and better.

This whine is over for now. Maybe I just need some wine or a nice strong martini or two or three.

Monday, January 24, 2011

You Should Be Reading

 

Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers.  This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes.  Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend’s wish!

Many of you know I have a bit of a Google Reader addiction. Maybe a bit is an understatement but I read a lot of great blogs each and every day. When Clever Girls Collective, Inc. contacted me to name 5 Fabulous Bloggers from the many I read every day, I knew it would be hard to pick just 5.



1. The Sarcastic Lab Rat by Lisa

I discovered Lisa through The SITS Girls and a program introducing different bloggers based on what they blogged about. We were both in the Donkey Tribe. I like her honesty and her writing. She has a fun to read blog and I find it easy to find things to comment about. She also has bunnies, which to me, is another reason to like her. I have a lot of pet related issues and I like to know I am not the only one.

2. And In My Corner by Jodi

She lives on the other side of North America as I do but when I read her blog, I find we have a lot stuff in common. She blogs about her life, weight loss, photography, farm and I enjoy reading it.  I found her through the Power of 1 challenge I am doing through The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans blog. I am a life blogger and I write about ups and downs of life and I enjoy reading and getting inspiration from people who do the same.

3. A Merry Life by Mary

Mary’s blog is one of the first blogs that I started reading before I really got addicted to Google Reader and all of your blogs. She writes about the good, the bad and trials of weight loss. She moved half way across the world to New Zealand and I am totally jealous of that. She provides helpful tips to new bloggers looking to break into the world of blogging. She even wrote an e-book on the subject. Anyone looking to start a weight loss blog should stop by. Congratulations on finishing your triathlon. You are awesome!

4. My Everyday Adventures (of me in the City) by Jessica

The dating scene in Boston is less than stellar if you are over 30 and I have whined enough about my lack of success here in Boston. Chicago is one of my favorite cities and I have a little bit of jealousy over people living there but I really like to read about it. Her writing is funny and it makes happy to know my behavior at times is normal.

5. Getting Stitched on the Farm with Kristin Nichols

What can I say? She is a well known knitter and has a sheep farm in Western Massachusetts. Someday I will take one of her classes or weekend knitting workshops. I love her photos of the sheep and her antidotes of life on a farm. Even if you aren’t a knitter, it is a good blog to add to your reader.

There are so many great bloggers out there. It was hard to only pick 5. Since I love to find new blogs to read to feed my addiction, what are some bloggers you like?

Do not forget to enter the 50 Fabulous Wishes contest for a chance to win $1,000 to support a friend’s wish.   I was selected for this Tropicana Trop50 sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.  I received compensation to use and facilitate my post.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

5 Things: Randomness

1. I haven’t put away all of my Christmas stuff yet.  The closet needs to be rearranged and I am just avoiding it.

2. I spent last night watching Alaska State Troopers on Nat Geo while lying on the couch with a cat on my thigh doing something like this:

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I miss the crazy days in my past where I would go out with friends and I would not be reduced to watching the Alaska State Troopers on TV.

3. My Dad is very worried about the cat on my thigh. He wants to know if I am keeping my heat high enough for said cat.  I would not think of freezing my cat. It is kept at 65 and the kitty is fine. He has fur. Dad is such a softie in his old age.

4.  I can cross off number 1 from my 5 Things: My To Do List last week. I gave blood at the Dedham Donor Center of the Red Cross. I almost wasn’t allowed to donate because my iron level was 12.3 but she tried the other hand it went up to 13 so it was a go for giving blood.  The phlebotomist said as she saw me taking this picture that she would have taken my picture while I was giving but I did have juice and a treat after:

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I also got a free pound of coffee for giving, which I picked up after.

5. I knew there was a yarn store in Dedham but I have never been so I decided to stop by on my way home. When I found it, I loved this sheep out front.

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I am sucker for things like this.

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They also have a cute sign!

I am hunkering down for another foot of snow and wicked cold temperatures tomorrow. I can not wait until spring.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Climbing Mountains

Guess What!

I am going to climb/hike an actual mountain in Colorado in July. That mountain is Quandary Peak, a 14er in Colorado. It is scary as in how is this flatlander going to train to climb in the Rockies? I am totally excited.

I will be climbing the mountain with some wonderful ladies I know from the Weight Watcher’s message boards where I have been post a LONG time.

This summer is going to kick ass.

This is me being positive about the future.

I loved Denver when I went to visit last year. Unfortunately, my friend no longer lives there, she moved to another cool place I will get too but I really liked the city, the vibe, the warm winters and the sun! It is on my short list of places to move to after Mom passes someday. I will visit the others and add them to the list.

Plus I have the Race Up Boston Place in two weeks, which is a 40 story stair climb. If I can do that, I should be able to the mountain.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Check In: Dusting Off

 

 

I had a gain this week and set back most of the 4 pounds I had lost. I know what I did wrong.

  • I ate sporadically this weekend. I did not eat breakfast on either Saturday or Sunday because coffee does not count as breakfast.
  • I bought Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. In a case of depressed mindless eating, most of the bag was gone.
  • I didn’t track.
  • I have been down more than I have been up.

This has been a rough week mood wise.

I had gone on a second date with someone I met off of Ok Cupid and he emailed me today telling me that “You're intelligent, funny and a good person but you aren't for me.” and the classic “I’d never introduce you to my parents but your fun to hang around.” Oh wonderful! Thanks.

He could have left the last line out.  Then I made a post about it on Facebook and my Dad in his round about way sounded like he was happy about it but talking to him tonight, it was the opposite. He does not want me to be depressed and down about myself.

Plus I have lost 2 Google Friend Followers this week to my blog. Hmm. I am one of those strange people that have to know who defriended me on Facebook so I can wallow about it. For some reason, it is bothering me and it shouldn’t. People come and go. Not everyone can handle talk about being depressed.

The good news, is that I have tracked today! I got in a lot of the good health guidelines and 30 minutes of working out on the elliptical machine during my lunch break. It’s a start of a good week.

PointsPlus™ Tracker entries

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Morning
1  Tbsp maple syrup
1
1 cup old fashioned oats
4
2/3 cup of pumpkin
0
Subtotal 5
Midday
1 orange
0
2  serving(s) Healthy Choice Red Beans & Rice
7
Subtotal 7
Evening
5  oz cooked beef round steak or roast
9
spanish onion
0
2  tsp olive oil
2
bell pepper
0
1  cup(s) 2% milk reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
2
Subtotal 13
Anytime
75  piece(s) Goldfish Cheddar Crackers
5
2  serving(s) Pepperidge Farm Gingerman cookies
7
Subtotal 12
Food PointsPlus values total used 37
Food PointsPlus values remaining 6
Activity
30 min elliptical trainer, moderate intensity
4
Activity PointsPlus values earned 4

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Night with the Boston Food Bloggers

I am not a food blogger but I blog about my life (in addition to my battle with depression) and food does play a role plus I read a lot of Boston Food Blogs so I got a ticket and decided to go.  The event was held at The Gallows restaurant in Boston’s South End. I posted about my personal battle last night but I did enjoy several things.

They had bowls of this snack mix aka crack all over the place. I only had two bunches because the damage could have been worse.

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At the bar, when I was looking at the bar’s drink menu, I came across this:

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Yes, it is what you think it is. A high class restaurant with Boones Farm on the menu! That brings back memories of basement dorm rooms and games of quarters. It made me smile.

I had one of the best ice creams that I have ever had last night from SoCo Creamery. The flavor was ginger and it was oh so yummy. I will have to go Roche Brothers to get my hands on a pint.

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The party was crowded and everyone seemed to be having a great time. I am definitely going to going back another time.

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It’s a nice, comfy looking place.

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A Small Side Post

I am going to post some pictures and stuff from the food bloggers event but before that, I thought I would get a few unrelated things out of the way.

I took a mental  health/sick day today. It was needed. I was at a low last night and feel better today.

I have absolutely wonderful Valentine’s Day plans. I am going to get my ob/gyn physical that night. So if I don’t feel crappy enough, I get to feel even better! My GP yelled at me for not going to get my physical and booked an appointment for me. I won’t be doing anything that day most likely anyways.

My GP also talked about weight loss surgery again. Even though I have lost about 4 pounds in 2 weeks (probably gone at WI tomorrow if my WI at the doctors is an indication), it made my heart drop. I can lose the weight. I have lost 100+ pounds twice and I can do it again. My BMI is not high enough for my insurance to cover it so it is not an option.

I will do it the healthy way not with self-hatred but all I heard from her is “Your depression will be better if you lose weight.” I chuckled inside at that. No, it won’t be better. I was just as depressed if not more depressed at my lowest weight then now. No, that shadow is here no matter what the weight but I can do things different. Loving myself is what is going to be different.

My life isn’t going to magically get wonderful when I lose the weight. My problems will still be my problems. I just need to treat myself better to deal with them better along with treating some of my other “issues”.

I also bought a ticket to see Pete Yorn at the House of Blues in Boston in March. No one seemed interested and those that did don’t know his music so I decided just to get a ticket for myself. I love his music.  I don’t care that I am going by myself. If you are going, I got a general admission ticket anyways.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Insecurities

Today started out well. It was a typical day. I went to breakfast with Secret Sister. There wasn’t any fighting or barbs associated with that outing. I came home, vegged in front of the TV, knitted and watched Swamp Men and generally had a decent day off.

Then I went to a Boston Food Blogger event and was totally overwhelmed. The event was a great networking event but it brought out my insecurities. I just get totally overwhelmed and closed up. It is a fight for me to be outgoing and to go to events like Blogher and not know a soul and meet people but even that was a bit easier then tonight. I just felt different. Taller, fatter, freakier looking then anyone there.

It feels good to get it out of my mind. I left a bit early because I wanted to get home and because I am not really feeling good overall. Maybe that is what brought out the insecurity. I know it is all in my head, except maybe the taller (hard to deny that, I am 5’10 and I did have heals on) and I am fat. 

I’d just be lying to myself if I told you that I felt different. Even after I got home, the “your ugly” voice was loud in my head. I haven’t had a night like this in a while. Sometimes I feel I take 5 steps forward and two back.

I am just going to relax and watch some new Swamp Men tonight before I go to bed.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blah

Today was not as good as it could have been.  That is really all I can say about today.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be better.

Last night, I went to a hockey game and a movie with a friend. Boston University won the hockey game but the movie, The Green Hornet, was disappointing. I had wanted to see it and as someone once told me, the best parts are in the previews, and that was totally it in this case. It could have been much better.

And it didn’t have a person like Ryan Reynolds running around in tights to save it like The Green Lantern, which I am really looking forward to.

As for the friend who I went with, he confuses me.  I wish men were easier to read. Especially him because I think we get along well.

I am talking to an interesting fellow on OkCupid and he lives in New Hampshire. My run of Rhode Island men off of dating sites is over. We’ll see. His picture was wicked goofy and that is what intrigued me.

Here’s to a better tomorrow, my last holiday off until Memorial Day in May!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

5 Things: My To Do List

So there are lots of things I have never done but want to do and these I am going to cross of my I need to do list in 2011.

1. Give Blood

Yes, I have never given blood but I made an appointment to give blood next Saturday at the Red Cross so this should be the first off of my list. I have sort of been afraid of it.

2. Go camping.

I have never been camping. I have wanted to go but just have never had the opportunity to go. I live in New England with lots of camping opportunities so it should not be hard.

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3. Learn to Crochet

I have signed up for a Beginning Crochet Class at The Creative Stitch in February. So cross that off the list soon too!

4. Use the broiler.

Another silly fear of mine.

5. I want to go on a road trip.

I love just getting in my car and driving. To where? I don’t know. Maybe I will drive to Canada since so many Canadians drive here or maybe I will head west and swing by Rottenchester (oops, Rochester) where I spent three years. The opportunities are endless.

What are some of your to dos?

Yesterday was National Delurker Day. Since I could not bare to turn the computer on after work last night and instead watched big cat shows on Nat Geo WILD, my new obsession, I am hoping some lurkers will say hello. Smile

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Red Velvet Goodness

Look what I found on my desk this afternoon when I came back from getting lunch!

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Yes, it was a delicious red velvet mini-cupcake! It was from one of my tenants, Voltage Coffee & Art in Cambridge, along with a note for me. It was small and hit the right spot.

I had a little change in how I get my medication which has made things a lot easier for me. Before January 1, all maintenance type medications including my Prozac and Wellbutrin had to be obtained via mail order. I hated it. I would forget to mail in my script because there was never a renewal and once or twice, I had to wait a day or two between the last pill I had and when the new ones came. Now, I can get them at the drug store again, which is much more convenient for me even though I will pay a little more for the three months then getting three months via mail order. I haven’t been the most organized person as of late. This will help me.

I finished knitting the Gretel Tam from the Stitch ‘n Bitch Super Star Knitting book (I get nothing from Amazon for linking to them) and I just have to find a plate the right size to block it. All of my plates are either too big or too small.  See what I can do when I knit on the subway?

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That was a quick knit!

I am really looking forward to the weekend. I know I should be busy but all I want to do is what mindless TV. Is that wrong?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Weekly Check In: Snowed In!

I lost .8 of a pound, bring my 2 week loss to 3.4. I will take it. I have been feeling fairly yucky and being in the middle of my period, I just a mess so losing an .8 of a pound is awesome.

Considering this is what is going on outside:

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I am actually quiet tired of it. This is the second foot plus storm of the year. I know I moan about the weather a lot but Mother Nature, can you let up on it for a bit? Yes, it is winter in New England but stop for a week or two! The weather person said we will probably get another substantial snowstorm on Tuesday. Yuck!

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This stuff has to melt! Bring on spring!

This sort of weather encourages hibernation. I have a hard time resisting. Honestly, I could stay in bed all day. I never quite understood insomnia because I have the opposite.  The warm flannel sheets beckon and have a hold on me. Humans were not meant to hibernate but perhaps I was. To resist, I have a boat of social events coming up and I have been to a boat load of stuff. Must keep busy to avoid the call of the bed.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

5 Things: Onion Soup!

Now that the chaotic holidays are over, I am back to my 5 Things posts. I have missed them.

I have been dreaming of onion soup. Dreaming of soup in general. I could eat soup everyday in the winter. Maybe it is part of the hibernating feeling, I don’t know but I found a recipe for Onion Soup and was convinced that I had to make it.  I bought the 5 pounds of onion and cut them and all of the other stuff and set to it.

I know I will never be a food blogger per se because my photographic abilities leave something to be desired but that is ok. I eat the same things over and over so it would pretty boring to see the same stuff day after day.

The soup was easy to make yet it took a while to me. After cutting 5 pounds of onions and drying my tears, you melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in a heavy pot and put the onions in.

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You cook the onions for about 15 minutes or until they release moisture then you add 2 bay leaves and let them cook for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.

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The onions start to caramelize and you stir now and again to get the brown bits up from the bottom.

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After about an 1.5 hours, you pour 1/4 of a cup of water at a time, scrape the bottom of the pan and let it cook for 12 minutes repeating 2 times. After you add, 1 tablespoon of flour and 1/2 cup of dry white wine and stir for 3 minutes.

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You pour 2 cups of beef broth and a 32 ounce box of chicken broth into the pot. I added all of 32 ounces of beef broth since I did not want left overs. You let it simmer for 30 minutes to blend the flavors. You can add salt if you feel it needs it and add about a tablespoon of butter to the pot to melt.

I have a fear of my broiler. Yes. I bought a baguette to toast with gruyere cheese to broil on it but the broiler intimidates me. It also sets my fire alarms off like crazy. You can toast a few piece of the baguette then broiler with shredded gruyere cheese.

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Since you had to open the wine bottle for 1/2 cup, you might as well drink the rest. Enjoy! I personally liked it and will be eating for lunch the left overs. It makes about 6 servings.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Week 1 Check In–I’m in it

 

I lost 3.6 pounds this week, which is amazing. After losing and gaining a 100 pounds a few times, I often wonder what my metabolism is. It probably isn’t fast. It was a good week.

  • I got stickers to put on my calendar for days that I work out 30 minutes or more. So far there are 3 this week, there would be more but I was sick one day.
  • I am mindful what goes into my mouth, except maybe the Goldfish that I am munching on now.
  • I was not my own worst enemy. I really suppressed that voice in me that gets loud and only thought about it a few times.
  • I noticed that I tend to get more depressed when I do not feel well physically and I have not this week. I am so looking forward to the weekend even though it going to be snowy, again.

I have things to look forward to. I booked my hotel for SheCon and I am going on a cruise in June. There is a light at the end of the long drawn out winter tunnel.

I have trivia tonight so I am going to keep this post short but I am feeling a bit better and brighter.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chugging Along

I find it interesting that when I feel bad physically, I get more depressed. I know that the two go hand in hand. I felt horrible. I was a low point this afternoon at work that I decided to break my no buying coffee mantra unless it is an emergency and get a super pumped up Beyond the Sea Latte (caramel and sea salt) from Voltage Coffee in Cambridge. The lattes are awesome and it did make me feel better, at least to get through the work day.

Since gas is up over $3 again, I have to cut down on driving into work, especially since I pay for a subway pass. This week so far I have not driven in. I have been knitting on the train and I like it. I will have to do it more often.  Especially since I am going to 3 blog conferences and I must save my pennies – Bloggy Boot Camp, SheCon and Blogher ‘11.

As you can see, my food choices today were a little better but not much. I did not eat my points. Mainly because I am sick and just ate dinner 5 minutes ago. Better luck tomorrow. Now, that I look at it, I also had a 12 oz. caramel latte made with 2% milk as a much needed pick me up this afternoon. That will eat up a good portion of the left over points.

PointsPlus™ Tracker entries

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Morning
1 cup cooked old fashioned oats
4
1/2 cup pumpkin
0
1  Tbsp unpacked brown sugar
1
Subtotal 5
Midday
1  serving(s) Simply Enjoy Fra Diavolo Sauce
2
1  Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1
1 cup whole wheat pasta
4
1  link(s) cooked italian pork sausage
6
Subtotal 13
Evening
2  serving(s) Campbell's Select Harvest Savory Sausage & Vegetables
5
3  serving(s) Fresh Market Wheat Entertainer Crackers
9
Subtotal 14
Anytime
orange
0
Subtotal 0
Food PointsPlus values total used 32
Food PointsPlus values remaining 11

Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to Reality

I can feel a cold coming on. My head is all stuffed up. I wish I had not cried on Saturday night. Crying brought this on. I must start with preventative measures as soon as possible. I try not to whine but this is the 4th time I have been sick. I really need to get healthy again just to stop this getting sick so often! 

Work was work. Getting out of bed was so hard this morning. I could have slept all day. 

I logged my food today. I even sucked it up when I realized my lunch was 21 points for a D’Angelos Buffalo Chicken Wrap – darn blue cheese dressing. I must say it kept me full until about 5 pm when I walked to my other office to climb some stairs. The Race Up Boston Place is a month away and I could barely make it up all 38 flights. 

Monday, January 03, 2011
Morning
1  serving(s) Stonyfield Farm FF Strawberry Yogurt
3
Subtotal 3
Midday
1  item(s) Wraps Buffalo Chicken Salad Wrap
21
1  serving(s) Baked Lays Plain
3
Subtotal 24
Evening
1 cup of whole wheat pasta
4
1  serving(s) Simply Enjoy Fra Diavolo Sauce
2
1  link(s) cooked Italian pork sausage
6
1  Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1
Subtotal 13
Anytime
medium orange
0
cookies - Quick-added food
3
Subtotal 3
Food PointsPlus values total used 43
Food PointsPlus values remaining 0
 
Not bad I guess. I did not get in all the healthy guidelines – no oil, more veggies needed but I tracked. Baby steps. I have left over pasta to bring to work tomorrow. 

I am going to make some tea, probably Candy Cane Lane, and relax. I have so much tea since I did track down some Christmas teas. It is my resolution to drink all of the tea!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sleepy Sunday

Today was much like most Sundays. I didn’t do much. In fact, last night, I was watching a sad movie, Mother of Mine, and I could not stop crying. It was as if the tears were flowing and could not stop. I was so stuffed up after, the bad thing about crying and it started a sinus headache. One thing snowballs into another thing.

I did a lot of sleeping and when not sleeping, I was watching the Patriots beat up on Miami. Next Sunday will be a relaxing football free day. What will I do with myself?

It is back to reality tomorrow. I am not looking forward to it. I like having time off and the long cold winter bleakness is taking over. At least we have another few days of snow free weather ahead of us.  I aim to wake up early tomorrow morning so I am going to go to bed early. Even though I have been sleeping most of the day, I could sleep longer.

I still have that sinus headache so sleep is probably a good thing.