Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Half way done (plus a half an hour) ... and yogurt woes

I've got just about half an hour left to my current shift and then two more nights and then three nights of sleeping as much as humanly possible. I didn't get any sleep on Tuesday until Tom came home from work around 4:30pm. By 5 I was snoozing away. I probably could have dozed a bit on the couch or in the recliner but my mind was racing and it just wasn't happening. Today I don't think there'll be a choice. I'm sure that John and I will still play some Wii and I'll get some mileage in on thee ol' recumbent while we do ... but I also know that my eyes are ready to snap shut NOW so I'm sure they'll follow through with the threat at some point this morning.

In spite of the super tiredness it's been an okay night at work. I've half-watched a lot of shows. I've read a LOT of LCHF blogs and articles. I've even done some actual work (crazy, I know). The highlight, of course, has been the blog reading. I'm trying to come up with a good game plan for the next round of grocery shopping ... whenever that may be. I may have to go to an actual honest-to-goodness grocery store instead of one of my typical discount grocers (PriceRite & Aldi's) in order to find stuff like full-fat yogurt. The "light" varieties are typically loaded with junk in order to make up for taking the fat away. No thanks! I was glancing at some of the light & nonfat yogurts we keep in our little shop here at work. I've eaten so much of it (and similar brands) in my lifetime. It kinda makes me shudder now.

I know that it's possible to just make my own yogurt at home but, quite frankly, I'm too lazy and would just rather someone else do it for me. Preferably with less freakish ingredients.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


There's been actual progress! No ... not on the scale ... that still hates me. The tape measure does, too. I HAVE, however, made it to book #19 on The Reading Plan and I think I'm mentally in a better place than I have been in a while. Of course, this is Hell Week with John being on Spring Break and, thus, me not getting much in the way of sleep. By Friday morning I might resemble a zombie.

We have no real concrete plans for the week. The baseball game happened Saturday and he made it over half-way through the game before wanting to head over to the "Family Fun Zone" they have with bounce house & such. He did walk away from the game with a free plush mascot and blanket and got some cute pictures with the two mascots before the game. I was kinda bummed that the game wasn't more exciting for him ... but, to be honest, the game wasn't that exciting. (It probably would have helped if both teams didn't kinda suck.)

It's supposed to be pretty rainy most of the week so there won't be much outside activity to be had. We did, though, just start reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and we have a million and a half Wii games to play and even if he decides he doesn't want to play one of the more active Wii games I'll still be able to get some exercise in since my old recumbent bike is in his play room -- right in front of the Wii. (I pulled off over 13 miles on it Monday, in fact!)

Of course, I'm still hoping to eek out at least a little nap here and there. Having to go all week waiting to sleep until Tom gets home from work would more than blow. Also going to blow? This week's weighin since I normally do it after my nap. Ah well. The scale hates me anyway. Why should this week be any different, right?

But really, though, mentally I'm feeling more optimistic in spite of the scale and the upcoming exhaustion. Really. And if I say it enough times now maybe my zombie self will look back further in the week and not want to drown myself in a pint (or five) of Ben & Jerry's.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Take me out to the ballllll gaaaaaame ...

John is now officially on Spring Break. Besides Easter dinner at his Aunt Tammy's and watching me trying not to sleep the week away there have been no plans made ... until a couple of hours ago when I got the bright idea to check our local Triple-A baseball schedule. There's a game tomorrow and it looks like we're going AND it looks like we're going to have pretty phenomenal seats since we'll be in the first row of section 103:
I LOVE baseball! Tom ... not so much. John has never been to a game before so we'll soon find out! If nothing else he seems to enjoy dates with his mom so we'll still have a great day!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I hadn't realized it had been so long since I've posted anything! We've been going through some computer turmoil/upgrading at work and since that's where I normally am when I post ... well ... yeah. It's an okay excuse.

The scale still hates me. The tape measure isn't much happier with me.

I'm frustrated.

I'm exhausted.

I'm in need of something drastic to happen. After Easter, probably. We're going to Tom's sister's for family dinner and there's no way I can plan around it without taking my own grub and offending the world.

Soon ....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

That awful smell? Just me thinking...

I've had quite a few friends who've either gone on gluten free diets or have talked about maybe going gluten free in the future. My son and I have done it before to see if it would help with his issues but, as it turns out, the kid can eat whatever he wants. While a huge part of me has been SO relieved because gluten free diets aren't necessarily easy or cheap (especially with a little one who's already picky) ... but an eensy teensy bit of me mourns the fact that being gluten free kinda forced me to get creative in the kitchen.

That's just silly.

So many times I get an idea for something I want to make and go scouring the web for a recipe with no luck. Back in the gf days I would have just sucked it up and made it anyway -- hoping for the best at edibility when finished. I can still do that, right? The hard part will be doing that when I'm not working ... or sleeping ... or helping the boy with his homework ... or sleeping ... or on the bike ... or sleeping ... (I'm also always tight on money now so that will make things interesting, too.)

Great. Now I want a nap.