Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I followed the diet to the letter, except for having creamer in my coffee while fasting (they said that was cheating, but that is was ok if I didn't over do it).
My meals were mostly:
Breakfast: two eggs with a slice of cheddar and two strips of bacon (sometimes with one slice of bread as a sandwich)
Morning snack: cottage cheese with strawberries (and splenda)
Lunch: usually meat and veggies (maybe a carb, equivalent to a slice of bread)
Afternoon snack: pork rinds or peanuts (or my morning snack if I missed it)
--and on the way home during my commute, some cheddar cheese (about 2 oz)
Dinner: more meat and veggies, or a salad, or chinese food
I started eating at 11am and stopped at 7pm. The toughest part is waiting until 11am. I filled up on coffee or tea (no sugar).
I had read a couple of reviews of the book and they said they practically lost weight without doing anything! I guess there's no magic bullet for losing weight, except exercise. Looks like I'll have to muster the encouragement to get back on track. My expanding waistline and general lethargy are good motivators!!
I'll give this ONE more try... I'll continue the diet through this week. Although, I'm taking vacation soon and may have to cheat... but the following week, it's back on the treadmill, or maybe I'll try one of Men's Health's "Fat-busting" exercises!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Stopped working out last fall, but continued on the low carb diet. Gained almost all the lost weight back! Can't seem to find the motivation to start working out again. Could be the extra hours at work...
Then, I came across this new diet called, "The 8 Hour Diet."
I won't go into it's details here, it's easy to find the online. Essentially, you can eat what you want for only eight hours a day, no baked goods, sugar, white rice or pasta. The other hours are for fasting.
Started Monday, and I swear I've lost one belt notch! I will post official results next week....
We'll see how it goes....
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The other day, I had a bloody bowel movement. Before rushing to the hospital, I waited to see if it happened on the next one. (I had to wait till the following morning!) It didnt. Whew!
I concluded it was one of two causes: a hemorrhoid, or something I ate. No, Gery, I did not eat a bucket o' beets! However, I did have leftover sweet n sour chicken the day before. The sauce is a psychedelic red. Viola! Bloody stool!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
So, I was at the Social Security Office today, applying for a replacement card. While waiting for them to call my number I had nothing to do. My phone was dying, so I couldn't play a game or listen to an audible book. And the ladies conversations around me were in other languages. FAIL!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Finally completed the shading and color on my FIRST leg self-tattoo. I've decided it is a peacock, so I colored the wings.
Funny....it's easy to remember my bird tattoo dates...
The crane was done over Thanksgiving weekend (turkey).
The peacock over xmas weekend (colorful, like the lights).
The eagle on Presidents day (no explanation required)!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It's not very comforting, but ever since I was young, it's been my observation that bullies never truly go away, they're always replaced by another one.
Briefly rejoice in their departure, until the next one appears...
Life is full of good and bad, how else could you appreciate one without the other?!