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Samantha's Quest to Stop Sucking Her Stomach In


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Hello! I'm Samantha. I have been here before but fell out long long ago. I'm back because right when I'm totally-gonna-get-back-into-it, there's a six week challenge up. It's kismet.

 

GOALS

 

Work: Be better at working. I am easily distractable and internet addicted. Also work is the worst, so why not just take a minute for tumblr, oh wait five hours have passed? I know I need to make this a SMART goal, so I will try to measure it by how long I'm online for not-work. The first step is banning myself from forum.mrmoneymustache.com, because I am sort of obsessed.

 

Life: I have got to meet people. Right now my best friends, who I love, are married to each other and as such not really in the same life position I am. Hanging out with them is like being with family. I enjoy our time together but it's not going to make me any friends or get me married. My goal is to meet one person per week. I try to go to events, meetup and otherwise, but it seems like some weeks I'm 100% gung ho and some weeks I cannot drag myself out.

 

Fitness: I weigh too much, I need to lose fat. I workout at lunch time, either Yoga with Adriene, the Barre3 video or one of the Pure Barre videos that I cycle through from the library. I sweat, a LOT, so other workouts during lunch are a no-go. These videos are all about 40 minutes, which when added to walking down to the gym (it's in our basement), changing, and then reversing that, is an easy hour. Adding in a shower, hair drying (or a second shower later to wash my hair) and re-makeuping would (a) take way too much time - 1.5 hr conservative, (b ) be so wasteful, makeup ain't free and I hate to apply it twice a day, every day and (c ) just sucks. Getting ready is no one's favorite part of the day. In an uneventful week, I can do this 4-5 times. If we have court, or an office lunch, or I have a networking lunch, I don't also workout, and I never make it up after work - though I want to. I also want to add in the stationary bike or running through the neighborhood, on nights when it's still light out when I get home. I have never yet accomplished this. 

 

I also need to eat better. Right now I eat very little most days, followed by eating absolutely everything in sight. My house is currently empty of food (except for two boxes of BJ's Club Oriental Mix I brought from home this weekend and one serving of eggplant parm that I didn't eat for lunch today), so tonight I will hit the ALDI's and buy all the vegetables I can handle, with the plan to have salad with beans for lunches.

 

(Also I'm already sabotaging goal #1, it's 4PM and guess where I'm posting from?)

 

Good luck and godspeed.

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Tuesday 09/15

 

Food:

Lunch

Pizza Slice Pepperoni - Pizza Pepperoni Slice, 1 slice 298 34 12 13 683 4  

Pepperoni and Sausage Thin Crust Pizza - Pizza Hut, 1 Slice 230 22 8 9 540 4  

Sbarro's - Cheese Pizza Slice, 1 Slice, 7.7oz 410 53 14 18 790 0  

Papa Murphy - Cheese Bread, 1 pieces 110 16 4 3 242 4  

 

Totals 1,048 125 38 44 2,255 12  

Your Daily Goal 1,200 165 40 45 2,300 45  

Remaining 152 40 2 1 45 33

 

Exercise:

Stationary biked for 30 minutes, 4.5 miles, and what the bike claimed was 42 calories. Don't joke me, stationary bike!

 

Obviously my lunch workout plans were blown. My boss proposed lunch, and I never say no. It happens infrequently. It was to a pizza BUFFET - imagine! - so the results were predictable. I also lost on my meeting people goal. I actually had an event tonight that I planned to attend, but parking was a nightmare. I didn't want it bad enough to keep driving around, so off I went.

 

Pretty of the Day:

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Sigh.

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Thanks sterre!

 

Wednesday 09/16

 

Food:

 

Lunch
Albertsons - Banana, 1 banana 105 27 0 1 1 14
Eggplant, raw, 1 cup, cubes 21 5 0 1 2 3
Homemade - Tomato Sauce - Crushed Tomatoes, 0.5 cup 45 9 0 2 230 4
Egg - Hardboiled Egg, 1 egg 70 1 5 6 70 0
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Dinner
Vegetables - Spinach, 1 cups 10 2 0 1 33 0
Dole - Frozen Fruit - Tropical Island Blend, 1 cup 93 24 0 0 20 17
Add Food Quick Tools 103 25 0 1 52 17
Snacks
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 0.666 cup 320 28 18 10 360 2
Apples, raw, with skin, 1 medium (3" dia) 95 25 0 0 2 19
Little Salad Bar (Aldi's) - Roasted Garlic Hummus, 2 Tbsp. (28g/1 oz.) 70 5 2 2 100 1
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 0.666 cup 320 28 18 10 360 2
Add Food Quick Tools 805 86 38 22 822 24
 
 
Totals 1,149 153 43 33 1,177 62
Your Daily Goal 1,513 208 50 57 2,300 57
Remaining 364 54 6 23 1,123 -5
 
364 calories under, 5g sugar over (fruit sugar, though)
 
Exercise:
 
Walking, upstairs 10 73 calories
Barre3 40 minute 40 240 calories

 

Goal Report:

 

Food: My problem (one of my problems...) with food is that I tend to think in units. One lunch = one lunch, even if one of those lunches was a burger and one was a Chinese buffet.  I do this with alcohol and coffee too. One shot = one long island iced tea = one mixed drink = one beer. It is problematic. Anyway, no wonder I'm so hungry when my lunch (a cheater eggplant parmesan that was just slow-cooked eggplant and homemade tomato sauce, with a breadcrumb/parm cheese topping) is 66 CALORIES? I will have to work on that. Tracking it will solve it.

 

Exercise: I include the stairs because I go out of my way to take them. It's eight flights up in the morning (154 steps - I counted yesterday) and down in the evening, and 9 flights up and down for the gym (which is in the basement).

 

Work: My goal was to only internet the last ten minutes of every hour. I got in late because I took my car in for repairs this morning, so I did it at 9:50, 10:50, 11:50, then workout 12:30-1:50, 1:50, 2:50, 3:50, then I lost it at 4pm. So while that's a TON of wasted time, at least I'm sticking to some sort of schedule. Of course, I'm on the internet right now, at work...

 

Meeting people: I did go to an event last night. I thought it was a kind of grown up activities fair, but what it actually was was a new member meeting for a group of which I am not a member. Huh. So I sat through the meeting for an hour and didn't meet anyone. As a note, when we went around the room, just about everyone said they joined for networking/meeting people, but right after the meeting, everyone left. I know why I left - shame and embarrassment - but why did these other people leave? Isn't that ironic? Anyway. I don't particularly want to join that group because it's $200 yearly + discounted (not free!) tickets to events, and I am bleeding money this quarter with all my professional fees come due.

 

Pretty of the Day:

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Thursday 09/17

Food:

 

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
Homemade - Cold Brewed Iced Coffee, 2 cup 2 0 0 1 10 0
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Lunch
Albertsons - Banana, 1 banana 105 27 0 1 1 14
Apples, raw, with skin, 1 medium (3" dia) 95 25 0 0 2 19
Dole - Romaine Hearts, 85 g (2 cups) 15 3 0 1 5 1
Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup 45 9 0 1 0 2
Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup 68 12 0 5 1 0
Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz) 5 1 0 0 3 1
Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped 6 1 0 0 1 1
Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g) 5 1 0 0 1 1
Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 4 TBSP 20 4 0 0 230 2
Add Food Quick Tools 364 84 2 9 242 40
Dinner
Dole - Frozen Fruit - Tropical Island Blend, 1 cup 93 24 0 0 20 17
Vegetables - Spinach, 1 cups 10 2 0 1 33 0
USANA - Nutrimeal Free, 3 scoops 220 26 7 15 340 12
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 0.666 cup 320 28 18 10 360 2
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 1/6 cup 80 7 5 3 90 1
Add Food Quick Tools 723 86 30 29 842 32
Snacks
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Totals 1,089 171 31 38 1,095 72
Your Daily Goal 1,395 192 47 52 2,300 52
Remaining 306 21 15 13 1,205 -19
 
Under 306 calories, and over 19g sugar (mostly fruit sugar, but that smoothie powder had 12g sugar!)

 

Exercise:

 

Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
Walking, upstairs 10 73
Yoga 30 68
Stationary bike, light effort (bicycling, cycling, biking) 30 54
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Daily Total / Goal 70 / 30 195 / 137
Weekly Total / Goal 120 / 90 508 / 410
 
MyFitnessPal said that "light" effort would have burned 150 calories. The bike said 5.5 miles and 54 calories. 

 

Goal Report:

Food: The "Nutrimeal Free" is a powder that I added to my smoothie (frozen tropical mix + spinach). I got the bag for free in the mail - I'm sure I asked for it at some point. I wouldn't buy it, but I will certainly use it. Man it's calorie dense - 220 calories! that's more than my entire lunch!

 

Work: Total failure. I did not stick to any kind of system. I was online... uh... most of the day. And it wasn't even that there were things I wanted to do. Sometimes I was just online for the sake of being online. I just don't want to do my work. But my goal, my real real it's gonna happen goal, is to finish my case tomorrow.

 

Meeting people: I didn't go to an event tonight, although there was one, a happy hour. But it was for a big group - one that advertises on the radio. I think I need a small group.

 

Quote of the Day:

 

Pat: Oh no, I don't drink in the day.
Jo: But half your life is in the day.

 

From Astronaut Wives. I'd love to show you a GIF but I haven't finished the season so I can't tumblr it. Also I suspect this show is not for the tumblr demographic. That hurts.

 

Pretty of the Day:

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Friday 09/18

 

Food:

 

Breakfast  Calories  Carbs  Fat  Protein  Sodium  Sugar

Homemade - Cold Brewed Iced Coffee, 2 cup  2  0  0  1  10  0 

 

Lunch

Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 4 TBSP  20  4  0  0  230  2 

Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g)  5  1  0  0  1  1 

Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped  6  1  0  0  1  1 

Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz)  5  1  0  0  3  1 

Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup  68  12  0  5  1  0 

Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup  45  9  0  1  0  2 

Dole - Romaine Hearts, 85 g (2 cups)  15  3  0  1  5  1 

Apples, raw, with skin, 1 medium (3" dia)  95  25  0  0  2  19 

Albertsons - Banana, 1 banana  105  27  0  1  1  14 

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364  84  2  9  242  40 

Dinner

Tequila - tequila, 1 oz  80  0  0  0  0  0 

Juice - Orange Juice (Simply Orange), 1 fl oz  14  3  0  0  0  3 

Lemon juice, canned or bottled, 0.5 oz(s)  3  1  0  0  3  0 

Lime juice - Raw, 0.5 oz(s)  4  1  0  0  0  0 

Oktoberfest - Beer, 12 oz  170  18  0  6  8  0 

Oil - Vegetable, canola, 1 tsp(s)  41  0  5  0  0  0 

Kroger - Popcorn Kernals, White, 5 Tbsp (38g) about 4-5 cups popped  233  45  3  7  0  0 

Kroger - Canola Oil Spray, 3 sec. spray  0  0  0  0  0  0 

Salt, table, 0.5 tsp  0  0  0  0  1,163  0 

Homemade - Ranch Dressing Mix (Cooks.com Recipe), 1 tbsp  22  5  0  1  466  3 

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567  73  8  14  1,640  6 

Snacks

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Totals  933  158  10  24  1,892  46 

Your Daily Goal  1,273  175  42  48  2,300  48 

Remaining  340 calories 17  32  24  407  1 

 

340 calories under, under on everything.

 

Exercise:

 

Cardiovascular  Minutes  Calories Burned

Walking, upstairs  10  73 

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Daily Total / Goal  10 / 30  73 / 137  

Weekly Total / Goal  130 / 90  581 / 410

 

Goal Report:

 

Exercise: I didn't have time to work out at lunch, we were swamped. Then after work I got drinks, so... you know, forget it.

 

Work: I did not get that case done, but not because I wasn't productive - because I was buried today.

 

Meeting people: I did go out tonight, but with someone I already knew. My friend (I don't really like her) and I shared a drink at her place and then had a beer out. She's recently coming off of a breakup and now she's on tinder, she's already had four dates (she is beautiful and skinny). She asked me how long it's been since I was in a relationship (I wonder why I don't like her - she doesn't know anything about me and I know everything about her?) and I said a long damn time. She asked how I meet people. I have no idea. I'm not ready to tinder - tinder does have a serious relationship side, not just the casual hookup side - but I'm not ready for that or for online dating. I'm still stuck in believing that I can meet someone in real life, even though I know the world has changed. And I know there's no shame in it, and I know no one would even bat an eye (even my dad encourages me to online date). It just seems not quite right, and I am not quite ready.

 

Anyway, she asked me if I wanted to go out and I said no. I don't have an excuse, but also, ugh. Going out won't get me married either. I think she ended up staying in too, although it's only 9pm so who knows where she'll land.

 

Pretty of the Day:

 

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(Not the best picture of that scene but I couldn't find a better one.)

 

Quotes of the Day:

 

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Saturday 09/19

 

Food:

Breakfast  Calories  Carbs  Fat  Protein  Sodium  Sugar

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Lunch

Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup  45  9  0  1  0  2 

Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup  68  12  0  5  1  0 

Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz)  5  1  0  0  3  1 

Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped  6  1  0  0  1  1 

Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g)  5  1  0  0  1  1 

Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 8 TBSP  40  8  0  0  460  4 

USANA - Nutrimeal Free, 3 scoops  220  26  7  15  340  12 

Vegetables - Spinach, 1 cups  10  2  0  1  33  0 

Dole - Frozen Fruit - Tropical Island Blend, 1 cup  93  24  0  0  20  17 

Rice - White, medium-grain, cooked, 1.5 cup  363  80  1  7  0  0 

Quick Added Calories, 155 calories  155  0  0  0  0  0 

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1,010  165  8  29  857  37 

Dinner

Generic - Vodka Soda Water With Lime, 1 drink 8oz (1.5oz vodka)  96  0  0  0  0  0 

Homemade - Ranch Dressing Mix (Cooks.com Recipe), 0.66 tbsp  15  3  0  1  308  2 

Salt, table, 0.5 tsp  0  0  0  0  1,163  0 

Kroger - Canola Oil Spray, 3 sec. spray  0  0  0  0  0  0 

Kroger - Popcorn Kernals, White, 5 Tbsp (38g) about 4-5 cups popped  233  45  3  7  0  0 

Quick Added Calories, 210 calories  210  0  0  0  0  0 

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554  48  3  7  1,470  2 

Snacks

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Totals  1,564  213  12  36  2,327  39 

Your Daily Goal  1,200  165  40  45  2,300  45 

Remaining  -364  -47  28  8  -27  5 

Calories  Carbs  Fat  Protein  Sodium  Sugar

 

364 calories OVER.

 

Exercise: none. I walked to the bar, which I thought would add up, but the pedometer says 3300.

 

Goal Report:

 

Food: I was over today. :( I just have more time to eat on a weekend. I had breakfast today, which I never have. I guess I'll need to think about that for tomorrow.

 

Meeting People: I didn't meet anyone this morning, in a very frustrating way. There was a city-wide volunteer event today. Three of the groups I'm associated with were participating in the event. I picked the one that was a new group (so new people), not women only, and started at 9am where the others started at 8am. But when I went to bed last night, there was no location information online. So I got up at 8am and checked. No update. I got up at 8:15 and checked. No update. 8:30. No update. So forget it, because even if they update now I won't make it anywhere by 9. I went back to sleep, and when I woke up I'd gotten an email update. at 8:42AM the group leader emailed to say the time had been changed to 8:30AM and gave a location. I'm not quite sure how that would work. The point is, obviously, I didn't go because I cannot go back in time. But I was disappointed. If I knew this group wasn't going to work out, I would have gone with one of the others.

 

Anyway, I did end up going out, to a game watch for my law school. Ugh. How do people meet people? I knew some of the people there. And I met some other people, like literally met them, but not like had a real conversation or sparked interest or likely to remember my name. I'm quiet at events and I think that's part of it, but I just don't know what to say. My friend invited me out after, but I'm not going to meet my husband out there, and I certainly don't need the money cost, the calorie cost, or the hating-myself-at-the-end-of-the-night cost.

 

Pretty of the Day:

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Sunday 09/20

 

Food:

 

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
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Lunch
Rice - White, medium-grain, cooked, 1.5 cup 363 80 1 7 0 0
Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 5 TBSP 25 5 0 0 288 3
Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g) 5 1 0 0 1 1
Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped 6 1 0 0 1 1
Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz) 5 1 0 0 3 1
Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup 68 12 0 5 1 0
Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup 45 9 0 1 0 2
Add Food Quick Tools 517 110 1 13 292 7
Dinner
Quick Added Calories, 155 calories 155 0 0 0 0 0
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 0.666 cup 320 28 18 10 360 2
Quick Added Calories, 155 calories 155 0 0 0 0 0
Add Food Quick Tools 630 28 18 10 360 2
Snacks
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Totals 1,147 138 19 23 652 9
Your Daily Goal 1,200 150 40 60 2,300 45
Remaining 53 11 20 36 1,647 36
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
 
Under in everything, 53 calories under. 
 
Exercise: none. My pedometer said 4000 which is silly since yesterday I walked at least 1.5 miles to the bar and back and I was only at 3300 but today I didn't even leave the house. I also need to remember that my pedometer doesn't store the previous day so I have to write down the total at night.
 
Meeting People: I didn't go anywhere. I did want to go to a ballet for a meetup group. Of course I waited until Saturday night to consider buying tickets, which is obviously dumb. I put myself on the waiting list. Someone commented to say they couldn't make it, but I guess another person must have been before me on the waitlist. 
 
Pretty of the Day:
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Week One Goal Report:

 

Food: I did good! I was under every day except for Saturday. And I wasn't grossly over on Saturday either.

 

Exercise: I worked out three times this week. I think four is a reachable goal - and I would have reached it this week if I hadn't been out of town Monday - and five is a good stretch goal, because it will motivate me to workout on the weekend. I NEVER workout on the weekend. 

 

Work: I am doing okay. This week is going to be so busy so I won't be able to avoid it. 

 

Meeting People: I don't think I'm succeeding and I don't know if it's from lack of trying. I tried to go to an event on Tuesday and failed. I went to one Wednesday and didn't meet anyone. I went to one Saturday and didn't meet meet anyone. 

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Thanks sterre. I'm just impatient. Outings that don't lead to something immediately feel like a waste of time, even though I know that's not true. 

 

Monday 09/21

 

Food:

 

Lunch
Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup 45 9 0 1 0 2
Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup 68 12 0 5 1 0
Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz) 5 1 0 0 3 1
Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped 6 1 0 0 1 1
Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g) 5 1 0 0 1 1
Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 4 TBSP 20 4 0 0 230 2
Albertsons - Banana, 1 banana 105 27 0 1 1 14
Apples, raw, with skin, 1 medium (3" dia) 95 25 0 0 2 19
Dole - Romaine Hearts, 85 g (2 cups) 15 3 0 1 5 1
Add Food Quick Tools 364 84 2 9 242 40
Dinner
Dole - Frozen Fruit - Tropical Island Blend, 1 cup 93 24 0 0 20 17
Vegetables - Spinach, 1 cups 10 2 0 1 33 0
Smirnoff - Silver 90 Proof- Vodka, 1.5 oz 111 0 0 0 0 0
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 0.666 cup 320 28 18 10 360 2
Add Food Quick Tools 534 53 18 11 412 19
Snacks
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Totals 898 138 20 20 655 59
Your Daily Goal 1,552 194 52 78 2,300 58
Remaining 654 56 32 58 1,645 -1
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
 
654 under in calories, just 1g over in sugar. 
 
Exercise:
 
Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
Walking, upstairs 10 82
Barre3 40 minute 40 270
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Daily Total / Goal 50 / 40 352 / 198
Weekly Total / Goal 50 / 200 352 / 990
 
Work: I could have done better. 
 
Meeting People: Nothing. I was babysitting tonight after work.
 
Goal Report:

 

Exercise: Jeez, okay, this is the saga.

 

1. My shorts and sports bra were still wet from the laundry. My shorts were damp (dried on a rack) but my sports bra was wet wet, because I forgot it in the bottom of my hamper and didn't even hang it up after I washed it.

 

2. I got a new DVD from the library, and it was totally messed up. It opened on an "intro" that took forever, but when I tried to fast-forward it, it took me back to the home menu. So I tried to do "chapters." I saw there were only four, three not including the intro, so I thought okay I'll just come back to the menu after each chapter. I clicked on chapter 2. It took me back to the intro. I went to the menu again. I went to the chapters again. Now there are at least 24 chapters. No way will I be clicking back to the menu 24 times. I go back and press "play - full workout." It takes me to a scene I haven't seen before, not the intro, and I can actually start.

 

3. Some alarm starts going off. I work out in the basement, which is where the dangerous things are, so I am not psyched. Usually someone comes on the intercom to tell us if it's an emergency or not. No one comes on the intercom, no one comes in real life, so I play through. It ends eventually.

 

4. The DVD starts acting scratched around the second section, and it is totally broken. I try to fast-forward, I try to jump ahead, nothing. I got all the way through thigh work and barely started seat work. I think there was also core. But by this time it had already been 30 minutes so I couldn't start another workout; I just called it quits.

 

Pretty of the Day:

 

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Tuesday 09/22

 

Food:

 

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
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Lunch
Homemade - Roasted Spiced Chickpeas, 0.5 cup 212 3 6 9 437 0
Dole - Romaine Hearts, 85 g (2 cups) 15 3 0 1 5 1
Apples, raw, with skin, 1 medium (3" dia) 95 25 0 0 2 19
Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 4 TBSP 20 4 0 0 230 2
Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g) 5 1 0 0 1 1
Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped 6 1 0 0 1 1
Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz) 5 1 0 0 3 1
Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup 68 12 0 5 1 0
Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup 45 9 0 1 0 2
Add Food Quick Tools 471 60 7 17 678 26
Dinner
Vegetables - Spinach, 0.5 cups 5 1 0 1 16 0
Dole - Frozen Fruit - Tropical Island Blend, 0.5 cup 47 12 0 0 10 9
USANA - Nutrimeal Free, 1.5 scoops 110 13 4 8 170 6
Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 1 TBSP 5 1 0 0 58 1
Eggs - Egg, 1 large egg (50g) 70 0 5 6 70 0
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 0.666 cup 320 28 18 10 360 2
Add Food Quick Tools 557 55 27 24 684 17
Snacks
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Totals 1,028 115 34 41 1,362 43
Your Daily Goal 1,552 194 52 78 2,300 58
Remaining 524 78 18 37 937 14
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
 
Under in everything, 524 calories under. 

 

Exercise:

 

Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
Walking, upstairs 10 82
Barre3 40 minute 40 270
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Daily Total / Goal 50 / 40 352 / 198
Weekly Total / Goal 100 / 200 704 / 990
 
Work: Focused because I'm busy. Stayed until 6 working and not just staying which is something for me. 
 
Meeting People: Nope. Went to the store after work then went home. I did volunteer to help set up for a Saturday event. Some weeks are feast and some weeks are famine with this.
 
Pretty of the Day:
(I had a pretty picture yesterday but I guess they don't auto-save in here?)
 
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Wednesday 09/24/2015

 

Food:

Lunch
Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 2 TBSP 10 2 0 0 115 1
Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup 45 9 0 1 0 2
Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup 68 12 0 5 1 0
Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz) 5 1 0 0 3 1
Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped 6 1 0 0 1 1
Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g) 5 1 0 0 1 1
Apples, raw, with skin, 1 medium (3" dia) 95 25 0 0 2 19
Dole - Romaine Hearts, 85 g (2 cups) 15 3 0 1 5 1
Homemade - Roasted Spiced Chickpeas, 0.5 cup 212 3 6 9 437 0
Add Food Quick Tools 461 58 7 17 563 25
Dinner
Dole - Romaine Hearts, 42.5 g (2 cups) 8 2 0 1 3 1
USANA - Nutrimeal Free, 1.98 scoops 145 17 5 10 224 8
Dole - Frozen Fruit - Tropical Island Blend, 0.5 cup 47 12 0 0 10 9
Kroger - Popcorn Kernals, White, 5 Tbsp (38g) about 4-5 cups popped 233 45 3 7 0 0
Kroger - Canola Oil Spray, 3 sec. spray 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salt, table, 0.5 tsp 0 0 0 0 1,163 0
Homemade - Ranch Dressing Mix (Cooks.com Recipe), 1 tbsp 22 5 0 1 466 3
Oil - Vegetable, canola, 1 tsp(s) 41 0 5 0 0 0
Smirnoff - Silver 90 Proof- Vodka, 1.5 oz 111 0 0 0 0 0
Quick Added Calories, 77 calories 77 0 0 0 0 0
Add Food Quick Tools 684 81 13 18 1,866 20
Snacks
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Totals 1,145 139 20 35 2,429 45
Your Daily Goal 1,552 194 52 78 2,300 58
Remaining 407 54 32 43 -128 12
 
407 calories under. Over 128 (mg?) sodium because I ate... salt. Well that doesn't seem fair. Whatever I'm probably salt deficient anyway.
 
Exercise:
 
Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
Walking, upstairs 10 82
Barre3 40 minute 40 270
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Daily Total / Goal 50 / 40 352 / 198
Weekly Total / Goal 150 / 200 1,056 / 990
 
Work: Could have done better, although I did finish my case. The downness of the day - see below - affected me.
 
Meeting People: Nope. I went home after work. 

 

Oof, today was a down day. Why? I don't know. I know I'm very annoyed that my BRAND NEW co-worker got an interview. At a place I've been trying to get an interview for... well... years, technically. (We are all in a temporary job made more temporary by the fact that our boss is being replaced soon.) And I know I'm annoyed about work, about this same co-worker working a million hours a day and spitting out completed work somehow. And that he's getting "good" (it's relative) cases even though when I was in his position I was doing "bad" cases until the day I moved up to my new position. I know. I don't really care care about work. I'm not going to get fired, I'm not going to get paid less and I'm not going to get a back recommendation, no matter what I do. So if this guy is getting better cases or doing work faster, whatever. Whatever whateve.

 

I'm also annoyed at a mile-long to do list and not feeling like I'm doing anything right. I identify with this post from another forum (forum.mrmoneymustache.com, actually, which I swore off):

 

 

Kids want scholarships, they do the research to look them up ...and then they quit.  I see it year after year.  They print the forms, but they don't write the essays, they don't gather copies of their transcripts, they don't ask their teachers for recommendations.  And then suddenly the deadline has passed.  I see this year after year.  They think about their applications and scholarships ALL THE TIME, and they genuinely STRESS over them ... but they don't do the logical thing:  They don't sit down, devote a weekend to the necessary work, and just get it done.  I've said it before:  The single thing my students do worst is time management.  

 

That's me - not with scholarships. I'm at work all day. At work, I plan out many things. I plan grocery shopping trips and meal plans and workouts, I plan house cleaning and errands and miscellaneous to-do's, I plan job searches. And then I get home, so tired like all normal adult humans, and do some of it but not all of it and then come in to work the next day and keep working on my list. I am like these children, not even accomplishing something but worrying myself over it. If I'm going to be stressed or sad or down about it, I might as well do it. But I can feel my 6PM at work tiredness and I look at my seven-item Wednesday list (two are projects) and I can just feel myself falling into my bed and falling asleep with my makeup on instead. And then having this problem tomorrow. 

 

Pretty of the Day:

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Thursday 09/24/2015

 

Food:

 

Lunch
Dole - Romaine Hearts, 42.5 g (2 cups) 8 2 0 1 3 1
Homemade - Roasted Spiced Chickpeas, 0.5 cup 212 3 6 9 437 0
Apples, raw, with skin, 1 medium (3" dia) 95 25 0 0 2 19
Peppers, Red Bell, Generic - Peppers, Red, 0.1 cup chopped (149 g) 5 1 0 0 1 1
Onions, raw, 0.1 cup, chopped 6 1 0 0 1 1
Fruits - Cherry Tomatoes Raw, 0.1 cup (8 oz) 5 1 0 0 3 1
Kroger - Black Beans, From Dry, 0.3 cup 68 12 0 5 1 0
Corn - Frozen, 0.3 cup 45 9 0 1 0 2
Home - Aldi Mild Salsa, 2 TBSP 10 2 0 0 115 1
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Dinner
Dole - Frozen Fruit - Tropical Island Blend, 1 cup 93 24 0 0 20 17
Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 0.666 cup 320 28 18 10 360 2
Vegetables - Spinach, 1 cups 10 2 0 1 33 0
Breyers - Indulgences Chocolate Caramel Gelato, 0.5 cup (80g) 170 26 7 3 75 21
Add Food Quick Tools 593 79 25 14 487 40
Snacks
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Totals 1,047 136 32 30 1,048 65
Your Daily Goal 1,359 170 45 68 2,300 51
Remaining 312 33 12 37 1,251 -13
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
 
312 calories under. 13g of sugar over... some of it is fruit sugar?
 
Exercise:
 
Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
Walking, upstairs 10 82
Yoga 30 77
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Daily Total / Goal 40 / 40 159 / 198
Weekly Total / Goal 190 / 200 1,215 / 990
 
Work: nope, still off. Maybe I was still on a down day. Boss left at 4 so I left at 5.
 
Meeting People: nope. Had a big errand day - library, Kroger, ALDI, gas, Publix, Dollar Store.
 
Goal Report:
 
Food:
 
My roommate has been out of town, and I hate all her ice cream. I ate all of her Haagen Dazs Artisan Collection Chocolate Caramelized Oat Ice Cream and I finished her Breyer's Chocolate Caramel Gelato. So I had to rebuy both before she got back. Then I ate some of the gelato to re-create how much had been gone when she left.
 
Exercise:
 
When I can't do my videos I'm very annoyed by it. I did Yoga with Adriene - Hips and Hammies. She's very good about giving alternates and being encouraging. But in this video, she does a humble warrior with her hands behind her back and it is a really long pose. I can't do it. It's very frustrating. She doesn't give an alternate, either, so it makes me think it's easy and everyone else can do it. I really curse her during that portion. In other news, I got crow for a hot second, which is longer than I ever have. Progress.
 
Pretty of the Day:
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(And I'm realizing now I just bought a mint dress for myself. Copy cat.)
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Friday 09/25

 

Food:

 

Lunch

Red Hot Buffet Shack - All the Sushi, 2 plates  1,200  0  0  0  0  0 

Outtakes - Red Grapes, 1 cup  110  28  0  1  6  24 

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1,310  28  0  1  6  24 

Dinner

Outtakes - Red Grapes, 1 cup  110  28  0  1  6  24 

Wellesley Farms - Oriental Mix, 1/3 cup  160  14  9  5  180  1 

Häagen-Dazs - Tres Leches Brigadeiro, 3.6 oz  240  25  14  4  60  24 

Smirnoff - Silver 90 Proof- Vodka, 1.5 oz  111  0  0  0  0  0 

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621  67  23  10  246  49 

Snacks

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Totals  1,931  96  24  12  251  73 

Your Daily Goal  1,200  150  40  60  2,300  45 

Remaining  -731  54  16  48  2,048  -27 

 

I'm not putting to too much stock in it, since as you can see my lunch was "all the sushi" a 1200 calorie meal. Honestly I probably could have done without my evening snacks, but it's my BIRTHDAY EVE and I will do what I do. Tomorrow: all the Chinese food and sushi! Delivered! Like I'm some kind of millionaire.

 

Exercise:

 

None. We went to lunch instead.

 

Work: Ugh, not really.

 

Meeting People: nope. I went home. My co-worker and I skipped a group lunch to go out ourselves, so missed that opportunity too.

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Saturday 09/26

 

MY BIRTHDAY!

 

Food:

 

All the food. I got Chinese delivery - sesame chicken, an egg roll, six dumplings, white rice. I made brownie cakes (although good for me, I made these - it came out to four cupcakes - instead of one whole cake). I ate snack mix. I drank 3 white wines at the event and a vodka when I got home (I also polished off the dumplings when I got home). There might be more, can't remember, don't care birthday!

 

Over in everything.

 

Exercise: none.

 

Meeting People: I went to a charity event tonight, where I didn't know anyone. I met several women, which is nice, but not totally what I'm going for. Shockingly there were a lot of single men there, but I didn't talk to a single one because I am a chicken and I can't even imagine myself doing that. I got one number (of a woman) and one Linkedin connect. It was also mentioned at the event that I was a member of the planning board... which I didn't know, but I will surely accept. I also won a mini bundt cake!

 

Pretty of the Day:

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Other Thing of the Day:

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LOL.

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Sunday 09/27

 

The day after my birthday!

 

Food:

 

All the food again! I ate the rest of the sesame chicken with more white rice, more snack mix, the rest of the cupcakes, the mini bundt cake I won last night, a red wine at book club, grapes. Is that all? Again I do not know.

 

I cleared the house of all my bad weekend things so that I could have a clean week. Sure, I emptied my house by filling my stomach, but still... 

 

Exercise: none.

Meeting People: I went to an alumni book club. I already knew those women, but I think it counts. 

 

Pretty of the Day:

 

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(Of course, in that scene she's about to eat a whole pie and bulimia throw it up.)

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Thanks sterre!

 

Well, I've certainly lost track of this. Had I been writing yesterday, I could have said that it wasn't because I had fallen off the wagon, it was just because I was busy. These are memories and not from MyFitnessPal:

 

Monday 09/28

Lunch: pumpkin chili

No Snacks

Dinner: 1 cup spinach + 1 cup frozen fruit smoothie

 

(Not hungry, probably because of my big eating weekend).

 

No Exercise - busy. End of September is a very crazy time here.

 

Tuesday 09/29

1 cup grapes

Lunch: pumpkin chili

1 apple

Dinner: 1 cup spinach + 1 cup frozen fruit smoothie

1.5 servings (1/3 cup each) of Wellesley Farms Oriental Mix

 

Exercise: none. End of September busy.

 

Wednesday 09/30

1 cup grapes

Lunch: pumpkin chili

1 apple

Dinner: 1 cup spinach + 1 cup frozen fruit smoothie

?? I think this is right for Wednesday. I left work after 6 and went to bed at 10 to get up early Thursday, so I didn't really have much eating time. 

 

Exercise: none. Home stretch. At lunchtime we were told not to leave the office, so. 

 

Thursday: 10/01

WAGON FALLING

1 cup grapes

Lunch: pumpkin chili

1 apple

Dinner: 1 cup spinach + 1 cup frozen fruit smoothie

1 canister Pringles.  MyFitnessPal tells me this is 900 calories. Even that wouldn't be SO bad - I would still be under in calorie allotment - except...

1 bag Snapper's Gourmet Chocolate and Caramel Treats which I think was 685 calories but I'll have to check my trash. Was that bag 6oz or more than that? When I looked at them, I thought I saw that Pringles and the Snapper's treats were each 160 calories/serving, and that there were four servings in one and six in the other so I had a total of 160 x 10 = 1600 calories. The point is, that is a TON of calories.

 

Exercise: none. I took a friend to the dentist and it turned into a whole thing (Dentist: So you'll be staying with her for the next 12 hours, and... Me: What?) so I didn't get to work until almost noon. I was not going to take a lunch in addition.

 

And now it's Friday. I've already been starving today, and I'm already not going to work out at lunch because the internet guy is coming to my apartment and I might/will have to leave work early. 

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Ah, so I have fallen again. I don't even remember what I ate, but I did want to check in here. 

 

10/02 A Friday. 

I remember nothing. I don't have it marked as an exercise day, or a going out to lunch day. I remember I did have the AT&T guy coming. 

 

10/03 Saturday

Roommate and parents out of town! I made a double batch of this half batch of pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. They came out really badly, super moist in all the worst ways. I was planning on leaving four (of eight total) for my roommate and her parents, but I couldn't give them a shoddy product like that. I think I ate two today. I didn't work out. 

 

10/04 Sunday

I think I ate a lot yesterday and then didn't eat so much today. Roommate and parents came back, so I holed up upstairs and didn't go down for much food.

 

10/05 Monday

I worked out, barre3 for 40 minutes. I ate pumpkin chili, an apple, and half an avocado. And my emergency desk Lara bar. Babysitting after work. At home I don't think I ate.

 

10/06 Tuesday

Didn't work out - continuing education at lunchtime. I ate pumpkin chili (the last of it - half and half with white rice), an apple, half an avocado. Did NOT have a good day at work. I bought a bag of SunChips on the way home and ate it with a lot of vodka.

 

10/07 Wednesday

Food:

Soup (made by someone else, but I think broth, green beans, carrots, grains (rice? couscous?), ground beef (?))

Apple

Three dumplings made by my roommate's parents with a single-serve soy sauce

 

The last of my ice cream - just two spoon fulls

A madeline cookie stolen from my roommate

The last of my popcorn with PAM spray and homemade ranch seasoning

Last pumpkin cupcake

 

Exercise: walk at lunchtime with group, approx. 2 miles

 

Work: so NOPE. Our boss is out of town this week and my productivity leaves something to be desired. I'm trying to pick it up at the end of the week.

 

Meeting People: no. I have no after-work events scheduled for this week, although I did have several during the day work-related events. That's odd though, usually I have at least one.

 

Funny of the Day:

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Pretty(s) of the Day:

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Overall, I am failing. The quest is to stop sucking my stomach in and I haven't. I do it all the time, and it always makes me feel like a failure. At work I wear a suit skirt, and there's no place to hide in them. Then when I'm wearing normal people clothes I somehow feel worse, because it's too loose and there's nothing holding me in. 

 

And of course I know why I'm failing. Because I don't work out everyday and I'm eating in a very unmoderated way. I didn't work out last Thursday (unskippable work lunch) or Friday (skippable, but still work, work lunch). But I also didn't work out last Saturday, Sunday or Monday (holiday) and that all has no excuse except my laziness. I've been planning to do Couch25k - or actually this one because it's free - and I have to start making myself do that. I don't mind running, and I used to do it a lot more before I had a gym membership. But now I can't run at all. And I have to get in better breathing shape. Even though I take the stairs every workday, I am still winded every time. And when I was babysitting over the weekend, picking up a chubby baby and walking him around was getting me OUT OF BREATH. Which is beyond unacceptable. Also fit people and superheroes on TV always run:

 

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Tuesday 10/13

 

Food:

2 cups coffee with milk (just a dash - I'm stealing it from my roommate)

 

Apple

Thermos of soup (made by someone else, but I think broth, green beans, carrots, grains (rice? couscous?), ground beef (?))

Roasted broccoli (broccoli, olive oil, spices, onion, lemon juice)

 

1 cup spinach + 1 cup frozen fruit + 3 scoops Nutrimeal Free powder smoothie

 

Then I made a cake... Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies (not a blondie by any stretch of the imagination). I ate about 1/4. 648 calories according to My Fitness Pal. Yes, I know that I was JUST complaining. And prepare yourself for this because I want a pizza and I will buy one on Thursday. A PIZZA.

 

Exercise:

 

Barre3 video, 40 minutes

 

Work:

 

Uh, not really. I had a big morning and dropped off after.

 

Meeting People:

 

Nope. I went home after work for laundry, ironing, cake making and the Blair Witch Project DVD from the library.

 

Pretty of the Day:

 

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Wednesday 10/14

 

Food:

2 cups coffee with milk (just a dash - I'm stealing it from my roommate)

 

Apple

Thermos of soup (made by someone else, but I think broth, green beans, carrots, grains (rice? couscous?), ground beef (?)) with added water 

Roasted broccoli (broccoli, olive oil, spices, onion, lemon juice)

 

1 cup spinach + 1 cup frozen fruit smoothie

Sweet potato fries (sweet potato, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cornstarch) with ketchup (lots)

1/4 of the pumpkin cake

 

EDIT: Exercise:

Exercise: walk at lunchtime with group, approx. 2 miles

 

Work: 

Not good. Thursday. Thursday will be good.

 

Meeting People:

No. Went home at 6. Watched Tuesday night sitcoms and Sports Night. I don't like Sports Night but it's pulling me along - they know what they're doing - because I want to see what happens with Casey/Dana and Jeremy/Natalie. And that kind of interest got me through 50 Shades of Grey so it's not exactly a compliment for Sports Night. These made me sad:

 

CASEY: The thing is it's been 15 years of it from you, Dana.  And frankly from my marriage, too, and I know you shouldn't be getting the bill from that, but, well, I just want to move on.
DANA: Yeah.
...
DANA: Casey? If I were to ask you out tonight, would you say yes?
 
CASEY: No. But ask me again another time.
 
And another quote from the next episode that I can't find but I can't look too hard for because I haven't finished the show yet. The quote is Dana telling recently-broken-up Jeremy that she's gotten good at being alone but the hard part is after their show's over and she doesn't have anyone. And then it spins off into some bad stuff about how it's because she's a boss all day and it's nice to feel "feminine" after that even though I'm pretty sure women can be bosses now and can even like it. It's sad because Dana's not fine (she's in love with Casey) and Jeremy's not fine (he's in love with Natalie) and then Dana goes and macks on her former-enemy-but-now-maybe-it's-okay-because-they-agreed-once ratings fixer William H Macy. And it's sort of okay because he backed her earlier, so it's not supposed to be a hate f!ck, but it's also so not okay because she's not over Casey and because she was just talking about how not alone she felt meaning she felt totally alone and because William H Macy was only in town for one more night so it was a very one-time deal (which is not something we've seen from Dana). 
 
This season is weird. I DO NOT like this show, but it pulls me along. I watched last night instead of taking book-reading time... to read a book I also don't like
 
Pretty of the Day:
 
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Thursday 10/15

 

Food:

2 cups coffee with milk (just a dash - I'm stealing it from my roommate)

 

4 oz roasted chickpeas

Thermos of eggplant parmesan (eggplant, can of diced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, spices) with breadcrumbs, mozz cheese, and Hillshire Farm keilbasa

Roasted broccoli (broccoli, olive oil, spices, onion, lemon juice)

 

2 glass white wine blend

1 square pepperoni pizza

1 square cheese pizza

1 dessert fruit cup (so small, so classy)

1 tiny bread thing? At the tiny, classy table

 

Exercise:

Barre3 video - 40 minutes

 

Work:

Not as much as I should.

 

Meeting People:

Yes! I went to an event tonight, and worked a table for a charity I'm involved with. So I met the people working with me, had someone approach me who I knew from previous events, and also "met" the people who came up to the table interested, which was a lot of people. The first was two guys, one who was lightly flirty and both in suits:

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And then the (lightly!) flirty one mentioned his fiance. Ugh. #campaign for men to wear engagement rings too. (Cory Matthews reference.) (Get that reference or get out of my thread.)

 

Pretty of the Day:

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