Thursday, January 24, 2013


We finally got a tiny bit of snow! Seriously, it's only about an inch, but it was pretty to wake up to. 
:-)  There were some flurries coming down last night when I went to bed, but I kind of expected to wake up to nothing again.  I am constantly disappointed by the predictiosn of possible snow that end up entirely missing us.  We may get a little bit more tomorrow afternoon, so that would be good.  Call me crazy, but I miss having snow on occasion.  Some years we get next to nothing here in DC (like this year!) and that's just weird to me!

I continue to quietly simmer in frustration about how much of a non-effect my dietary changes have had thusfar.  Trust me, I know more than anyone it's ridiculous to expect some miraculous change overnight, but I guess I just thought something would have happened.  But no, I'm still a pound over my weight from last week, as I have been for a few days, and my stupid waist is still the same stupid number it's been stuck at for a month or more. 

Grumble, grumble, grumble.  I feel like all I've done all week is grumble.  Again, glad I have trainer tonight to get me through another rough day in a rough week.  Less rough than Tuesday by a lot, but still challenging.  Hopefully by next week these dietary changes will have settled in a little bit more and be less challenging.  I miss my 'Bux, but not like I thought I would.  I bought some Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Mix and put a serving (2 tbsp) of that in a glass of hot milk this morning, and it was a tasty little treat with 40 cals and 8 g of sugar.  Sure, still not stellar, but it hit that morning hot drink spot, and it's a damn good improvement over 58g of sugar.  ;-)

Today I have chili AGAIN for lunch.  I made chili on Monday and I've had it each day for one meal or another since, and today is the last day of it.  I'm SO burnt out on chili, but it's cold out, and I will not make a more healthful choice if I go out to find lunch, so I'm eating it.  Will have to get creative for dinner tonight since I don't have any more leftovers and I didn't thaw any chicken or anything.  Oops.

I also discovered a new little snack that I love and that gives me a sweet kick without being too godawful in calories and the like.  Fig Newton Lemon Crisp Thins.  Sure, they have more carbs than I should have for a snack in my trainer's world, but come's a process, and these hit the sweet spot in a healthier way than cookies or something would.  Yum. 

Anyway, back to work I go!


  1. I LOVE snow as long as I don't have to drive in it. I loved the 3 ft we got a few years ago but that's because I was with my dad and he didn't lose power and I didn't have to work for a week. I would love a nice snowstorm.

    I cannot eat the same thing over and over again. If I could, I would save a ton of money. Good for you for doing it, though. I really wish I could.

    1. I begrudgingly ate it and now it is gone, thankfully! Next time I make chili I need to share so I'm not stuck with it for so long. I know I could freeze it, but I never think of that.

  2. I somehow got myself burnt out on chilli last year -- I would make a bunch and freeze it, but at some point I got tired of eating it... so the remains ended up getting wasted and I have no desire to make more chili. ;-)

    If your diet allows it, chili in a baked potato tastes pretty good. Top with a little 2% milk cheese and it fills you up!

    1. Yeah, I'm good on chili for a couple weeks at least, LOL. I'm trying to skip the cheese and such when I do have it and just stick to the's very filling on its own!

  3. I think you're on the right track. If I may be so bold:

    1) try eating 30g of protein within 30 mins of waking up. if you can do eggs and bacon, fine, if not, maybe a protein shake, but 30g of protein w/i 30 minutes of waking up (if you wait more than 30 mins, it won't work), if you want to cut a few pounds.

    2) try really dark chocolate, like 80-85%. it's got just enough sweetness to satisfy your sugar craving w/o derailing your progress.

    1. Thanks! I'm not sure I could eat my b-fast that early, though. I like having it when I get to work. I think if I ate my first meal that early I'd be ravenously hungry for lunch earlier than I want to be!

      I have some dark chocolate at home that I will indulge in on occasion when I need a chocolate fix. :)