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April 8, 2010

The Road to Hell is Paved With…

Filed under: Fitness,Food — Shhhh @ 2:13 am
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I had the best of intentions.  I meant to take pics of ALL my food.  But leaving eating until you are super hungry makes picture taking be the last thing on your mind.  Whoops.

The day started as usual with breakfast (duh).  Porridge with molasses and a bit of banana cooked into it.  I have a weeks worth of containers in the fridge, if you think this is looking suspiciously familiar.  Milk and vitamins finish it off for a total of 217 calories.

Breakfast of Champions

Lunch was a crackwrap.  Oh delicious goodness!!  Mine had liverwurst, avocado, tomato and spinach.  Side of sliced pear rounded it out for 404 calories.

Mmmmm, crackwrap. *droooool*

Aaaaand that’s the last pic I took today.  Pffft.

Snack was 1/2 cup yogurt with a kiwi and a quarter cup granola.  202 calories.

Dinner was a burger on a whole wheat Burger First bun, with a side of roasted olive oiled yam (holy deliciousness).  611 calories.

Total for the day?  1435 calories.

Workouts were a 35 minute aerobics tape from the 70s.  LOL, it’s funny to watch for the hairstyles and small boobs.  I also did ten minutes on the bike while Bentley spent some time on the treadmill getting rid of the underwear chewing gleam in his eye.

Work it off, Bentley!

Pouring rain out, so hells if I was going out in it.  Wasn’t feelin it.  I figure if the dog whisperer can do it, so can I.  It at least takes the edge off his insanity.  The treadmill cannot replace walks completely, but it sure is a great tool when I’m feeling walk lazy.

That’s all I got today.


April 5, 2010

How did YOU do?

Filed under: Daily Jabber,Food — Shhhh @ 8:46 pm
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Ahhh, Easter.  Religious holiday or chocolate fiesta?  Either way, you know it’s a holiday of gluttonous eating, if you let it be.  Did you let it be?  I did NOT!!

I didn’t buy a swack of chocolate this year.  I bought one bar each for my people.  My husband got a bar of truffly milk chocolate.  My oldest son got a bar of good mint chocolate, and my younger son a bar of good dark chocolate.  My youngest is 16, so I don’t need to go all out with eggs and stuff any more.

Easter dinner I had one big slice of ham, probably about four ounces, with a scoop of faux mashed potatoes, a big scoop of broccoli, a couple tablespoons of lemon dill sauce (made without butter), and a bun, without butter.  Dessert is where I went nutser.  I had a sliver each of pumpkin and apple pie, a tiny scoop of ice cream, a huge dollop of real whipped cream, and a tiny slice of cake my eight year old niece made.  I was nowhere near stuffed, and very pleased with myself at the end of the day.

Today I woke up late, and made a breakfast burrito with avocado, 1% sour cream, asiago, 1 egg and some crumbled bacon.  I’ll count it as brunch.

I’m trying to wrangle someone, anyone to come for a hike in the woods today.  I want to take the beagle out.

Speaking of the beagle.  No more kennel for him.  Yesterday we came home to a kennel full of blood, and his paws red up to his elbows.  Obviously his anxiety has escalated to ridiculous proportions.  Kennelling is not an option.

Now we put him outside, wearing the bark collar.  Our back yard is beagleproof, so this may end up being a good option.  There is shelter out there for him.  Cross your fingers, because if for some reason this does not work, I am out of options.

April 2, 2010

Day 5

Filed under: Daily Jabber,Food,Journey — Shhhh @ 9:09 pm
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Not bad, not bad!!  I spent the rest of yesterday on the couch, and nursed my hangover.  All was well in the eating department, and I managed to keep down a bunch of water, too.

Did I tell you my starting weight?  I cannot remember… it was 160.4.  Now, I do know that a few of those pounds were sodium weight, what with the four days of ridiculous eating before.  However, the last “real” weigh in I did, on the Wednesday before my food vacation was 158.  That was a new high that caused my freakout, leading to food vacation, leading to GAME ON.

I stepped on the scale today to see 155.6!!  Nice!!

I took a couple of pics of my food over the last few days:

Jammy Cheesy Cracker Goodness = 81 Calories

Avocado, Asiago, Sprouts = 316 Calories


I’m totally in love with the simplicity of this wrap right now.  And my excema loves the healthy oils.  Because of it’s simplicity, you can really taste how the asiago compliments the avocado.  So yummy.

Last night, I was craving pancakes, but I have no mix.  I’ve always used a mix, but it’s not a part of my healthy living lifestyle, so I have not bought any in about three years.  So I googled last night and found a simple recipe.  Holy shit, I had NO idea that making pancakes from scratch was SO easy!!  And WAY better than a mix!!  So light and fluffy, and I was even able to make them whole wheat!!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs

Mix the wet, mix the dry, mix together.

I work tonight, doing the delivery job for the Chinese food place.  I’m counting that as my “ass of couch” time, since I do a lot more activity during that job than I do in my regular job.  I’m thinking I’ll find a healthy option for dinner tonight, but I’m not sure what yet.  Either shrimp with veggies, or Subway (which is right around the corner).  Each option is high in sodium, but I’ll stay within my caloric range.

Hey, I have a problem in another area.  Maybe someone in blogland can help me.  This is what I posted on Beagle World this morning:

My rescue beagle has separation anxiety in the worst way. He’s destroyed the carpeting in two rooms and the linoleum in the kitchen while we were discovering his limitations. He’s done major damage to the house and cannot be left alone at all. We bought a regular crate, but he learned to get out of it, and that’s when he destroyed the linoleum, scratching and digging to get out the door.

I went out and bought a wire crate, and this has been successful in holding him. But his anxiety about the crate is so insane that you can actually smell it. He emits an odor of anxiety when he knows he’s going in the crate. However, we cannot leave the house without him going in it. But when he’s in it he howls, pants, stinks, poops… it’s awful. For everyone, but especially for him. Do you see the catch 22?

Side note: I do work from home, so he doesn’t have to go in it often. I do, as much as possible, coordinate my shopping and appointments so that he does not have to be crated, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

Last night was possibly the final straw for my husband. While I was in the bathroom with the door closed, my husband stepped outside to have a smoke. Bentley lost it. He thought he was alone, I guess. He went to my bedroom door and started digging, and ripped up the carpet and destroyed it.

I don’t know what to do any more. My husband is at his wit’s end. I am this dog’s fourth owner. I know that if I give him up, he will end up dead or fiercely abused.

Frankly life has become crazy trying to work around this dog’s anxiety.

Please, I beg you, help me. Help me find the tools to deal with this. Point me in the direction I need to go to learn the tools to relieve this dog’s anxiety. I just don’t know what to do any more.

Can you help me?  Any ideas?

November 11, 2009

It’s the Boys!

Filed under: Daily Jabber — Shhhh @ 12:16 am
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Oscar, in typical Oscar fashion, is hollering at me to “drop the damn cookie already!!”.  LOL

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