Tuesday, September 16, 2014

And then there were none ....

Mere minutes remain to my beloved Agatha Christie's 124th birthday (I even made a lunch for it) so I figured it was fitting to title my post tonight the same as my first memory of Dame Agatha. Oh how I watched the hell out of that movie every time it came on and have read/re-read the book (and play) so many times I've had to buy multiple copies over the years. I was telling someone earlier today on Facebook about how I used to have all of Christie's books until the box they were in got "lost" during one of our many moves. The Mousetrap And Other Plays (including, of course, ATTWN) was in my bag with me, though, so it's still rattered and tattered and beloved beyond belief. When my last arrival at work tonight actually arrived I sat down and said "and then there were none" ... and then started to type. Of course, midnight just passed so it's no longer the 15th here in New York ... but until the last time zone changes I'll still consider it her birthday.

It was an okay-ish weekend. Nothing too exciting happened. Grocery shopping Friday and then again this morning so a bunch of walking minutes. Some recumbent minutes here and there. Decent food (non-egg fast because, well, I was getting tired of eggs and really wanted meat of some sort). 202.6 on the scale this morning. I need to drink more water but it's just so danged boring. Maybe it wouldn't be cheating too bad if I used those sugar-free flavorings like I get John. Would it? (And do I really care?) Hell, most of the time I tell myself that the water used to make my coffee counts ....

This week I really hope to get a decent amount of minutes in. I thought it would be easier with John back in school but once my head hits the pillow it wants to stay there until I have to get him off the bus and then it's all homework and dinner and getting my act in gear (and back to bed for a nap) before work. I really need to start biking or something before my post-work nap but I'm always so tired. Hrmph. What I REALLY need are more hours in the day. Of course, if I had those I would probably end up getting distracted by something else and still wouldn't get my minutes in ....

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My new sidekick ... and stuff

Last night, tonight, and probably tomorrow night I have a sidekick at work named Kilo. She's the dog of one of our guests who tends to bark when left alone in her room overnight when anyone walks by their room ... which happens to be right across from the elevator. Her "daddy" is working overnights this week, as well, so I get custody. She's an absolute darling and gives me someone to talk to AND added exercise throughout the night since she really enjoys walking around the hotel grounds. Over and over and over again. I told her person tonight that I was half tempted to trade him our dog (who could care less if I existed) for her ;)  We just came back in from Walk #2 of the night and she's actually laying down for a bit. It may help that I figured out which light switch switches off the lights in the back half of the front office so she can collapse in semi-darkness. Not on her bed which I carried over from their room, of course. It does, though, give me a little bit to do things like actual work ... and blog ... and watch Hell's Kitchen on my iPad (all, also, in semi-darkness). I tried to watch Miss Marple but there was a loud crash in the beginning of the first episode and it kinda freaked her out. Gordon Ramsay yelling at people doesn't seem to phase her, though. I'll have to ask if she's used to hearing it.

At this point I'm still EF-ing. I weighed in Tuesday at 203 and I'm SO CLOSE to breaking under 200 that I figured I may as well stick with this for a few more days and see if it keeps working for me. It doesn't hurt at all that eggs are so freaking affordable and easy. My exercise minutes have been a bit on the low side at home. Last week I was stuck with the horrid 12 hour shifts. Over the weekend I was just trying to recover from that. I sleep as soon and as long as I can when John's in school and once he gets home my time is full of homework and reading with him, making his lunch for the next day, dinner, and sleep before coming back in to work. If it wasn't for taking Kilo out I'd be looking at next to nothing. SOOOO I reset my post-work nap alarms and hopefully will wake up when they go off and get some bike time in. Maybe THEN I'll get to watch my Miss Marple! (Acorn TV rocks my Brit-lovin' socks!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

*grumble grumble*

That's the sound my stomach is making right now since I, yet again, forgot to bring food with me to work. The good news is that I should be home within the hour and can grab something then. I should also make something to bring into work tonight (and actually bring it). If only I could decide whether I'm egg fasting or just LCHFing that would be a lot easier to pull off! I undid all of the damage that I did last weekend with my whole eating-everything-in-sight deal that I think I failed to mention ... so I'm back at 204.4 as of yesterday morning. I may do a philly cheese steak & eggs-ish thing for tonight. Maybe see about using the sandwich steaks as a pie "crust" and kinda combine my Philly Cheese Steak & Eggs dish with my Cheese-Veggie-Egg Pie dish. That actually sounds really quite wonderful right now. Of course, that may just be my empty stomach talking...

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Still here.

Three 12-hour shifts in a row.

Going on 4-ish hours of sleep between each.

Feel like butt.

Still here, though.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Yeah, well ...

The egg fast apparently ended for me today -- at least temporarily. This afternoon John decided (after I had made it, of course) that he's not a fan of tuna so rather than waste it I ate it.... and tonight at work there are wings calling my name rather loudly. I weighed in Saturday at 207 and then this morning at 204.4 so even with the slip-ups (there may have been peanut butter cups involved) I'm calling it a good deal. I'll definitely be revisiting it ... I've been collecting recipes that are EF-friendly and maybe switching it up with those will make the temptation of everything else not so hard. People are so up-in-the-air as to how often to do them: only when significantly, stalled, every week, 5 on 14 off ... I guess I'll just wake up one morning and decide.

I've already had to tweak the Reading Plan again. Ann Charles' newest finally came out so I had to get it immediately and I'll have to read it as soon as I'm done with the book I'm currently about 60% through. Of course, then I'll be left with angst waiting for her to hurry up and finish another one ... but I'm okay with that. I've added at least a couple of dozen books to my phone over the past few days so it's not like I'll be lacking for reading material any time soon!

Oh, and I've got 19 minutes left for the 1500in31 Challenge. I think I'll be able to pull it off  ;)