Archive for November 2009

day 36 (round 3)

November 30, 2009

8 a.m. (Meal #1): scrambled eggs, turkey bacon

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): mango yogurt cottage cheese smoothie

2 p.m. (Meal #3): tomato basil soup, multigrain saltines (7)

5 p.m. (Meal #4, light snack): Odwalla bar, nonfat milk

7 p.m. (Meal #5): shrimp salad, multigrain crackers

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): orange juice



November 30, 2009

I am so regretting the cereal, milk, and bread I bought today for my meals this week.

Erika Used Good Nutrition To Fight Thyroid Disease and Lose Weight

I have got to figure out how to convert to a no-carb/dairy (or very low) diet plan. It’s the only thing I keep hearing that works for people with thyroid issues. *sigh* I wish I’d thawed out that chicken I bought yesterday. I could make chicken salad for tonight.

*double sigh*

I’ve got to get it together. The pudge around my middle keeps growing. Maybe I’ll make another grocery stop tonight on my way home.  I should probably go by Central Market.

The basics of the ‘Paleo Diet’ as referenced in the article above are fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and seafood.  I have shrimp at home, so maybe I’ll make that for tomorrow while the chicken thaws overnight.  I’ll have to rummage through my freezer.  I’m sure I have lots of frozen vegetables from my vegetarian efforts. 

*triple sigh*

hair envy

November 30, 2009

natural hair

day 35 (round 3)

November 30, 2009

8 a.m. (Meal #1): Special K, nonfat milk, coffee

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): 1/2 Odwalla bar

2 p.m. (Meal #3): Rotisserie chicken sandwich with lettuce, 2% cheese, veggie chips, fat free pudding

5 p.m. (Meal #4, light snack): 1/2 Odwalla bar

7 p.m. (Meal #5): turkey chili, multigrain saltines (7)

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): small mango yogurt

simply amazing

November 29, 2009


I had the most amazing weekend!

Thanksgiving was spent with C.’s family.  I was tempted to just stay at home and have a lazy day, solo Thanksgiving, but I decided to take C. up on an invitation to spend it with her family and I’m so glad I did.  They were so great.  I love them!  At one point all the aunts and sisters were crowded around the t.v. and C.’s Mom was leaning on me in that comfy stuffed stupor and she said, oh, look at me leaning all on you, lol.  It was great.  If you can’t be at home with your family, at least you can be with people who treat you like family.

The next few days were spent being lazy, but I did manage to get caught up on my housework.  I didn’t get everything done, but I did get the big things addressed.  I’ve had a few weeks of laziness related to housework and it was time to get things back on track.

Last night I decided to reach out to R. and I’m glad I did.  He was a guy I met last summer and while it didn’t work out, we seemed to have a good friendship connection. 

This is what I wrote about him after we met. “Last weekend I met my soulmate.  Lol, yes I know that’s a reach and that soulmates probably don’t exist, but if they did, he’d be a good candidate.  Tall, handsome, a gentleman, smart, and chemistry out of this world.”

Lol, I don’t plan on getting caught up in him relationship-wise, but I do plan on enjoying every drop of him as a friend.  He’s kept in touch, but I never did more than the bare minimum.  I decided to open that door again and I have to say it has already been worth it.  We met for wine and conversation and it reminded me that I’ve got to become more selfish in my life.  R. is a great guy.  While the relationship side didn’t work out because of timing, I still need someone like him in my life…and he wants to be in my life…an all around good fit that we should allow to happen regardless of who else we might have in our lives.  We have a friendship and that’s hard to find with someone of the opposite sex the older you get.

fb2 has been M.I.A.  Some woman has been posting on his page in that way women do when they are in your life.  It may be my imagination, but I know women.  We don’t post smiley faces on a man’s page unless he is making us smile.  Ya know?  I’ve decided not to visit him next month.  I guess he’ll find out if he says boo to me.  I’ll let him come to see me if we are going to be anything.  For now, I’m not enthused.  I’ll wait until I am again to put any more energy into it.

So, the weekend ends with me fully relaxed, still single, reconnected to a great guy who is fantastic, and focused on preparing for Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

to do

November 29, 2009
  1. download photos
  2. call T.
  3. call N.
  4. mop
  5. vacuum
  6. clean carpet
  7. refrigerator
  8. cancel plane ticket
  9. bills/ balance
  10. chestnust rinse
  11. walk daily
  12. movies
  13. book
  14. find disc
  15. laundry
  16. schedule appt
  17. schedule hair appt

how will things be different in 5 years?

November 27, 2009

What will your life be like in 2015?

I will be moved out of my current home into a new one.  I want all the upgrades I can get, 2 stories, and closer into town.

I will be debt free.  A reasonable task if I do what I know I can do come 2011.

I will be in a new job, with less stress and more structure.

I will have a different lifestyle.  No 2 hour commute.  Lots of fresh air.  Lots of travel.  More time living my life.  Less time standing and watching it go by.

I will be starting my own business.