I got my new camera this afternoon, and so far I love it. I spent half the afternoon alternating between taking pictures of the dogs doing absolutely nothing trying out the various modes, and taking pics of some of my clothes I’d recently sewn and was unable to get good photos of. You can see the clothes I took pics of here at my sewing blog. I finally got up good pics of my prom party dress, my leopard pants, my square-necked button-down top, and Mattie’s black dress shirt, also made for the prom party, though I seem to be wearing it a lot lately.
I have no idea what Sashi is doing here, but Lucy looks really good. This was one of the random dog pics which turned out well, with Lucy standing at attention and Sash making weird ass faces over who knows what. I think maybe she was eating something, probably something that was not food. For those of you who don’t know, Sashi is what I like to call an eater, meaning if it fits in her face, she will ingest it, no matter what it is. I’m pretty sure if we had gravel in the yard, she’d have had to have a foreign body removal surgery by now.
The macro mode is nice too. This was taken in dim lighting in the house, using the flashy, which to me always gives an iffy result in close up photos. Oddly enough the focus is still really good and you can see the detail in the piece really well. This is the polymer clay pendent I made at Tracy’s a few weeks ago, by the way. Its balanced on top of my waterproof thumb drive, which is sitting on the arm of the couch. Looking at this one, I do wonder what the F-stop setting is at in macro mode- it looks like its at a pretty low number based on the really shallow depth of field- something my last camera was not good with at all. Anyway, good, clear detail, and I can’t wait to see the photos taken in macro mode in actual daylight.
Food was so-so today. On one hand it was good because I stayed away from the foods I am trying to avoid, but no so good because I went over my points at the end of the day by 6. Still, I am feeling confident about the scale tomorrow and I’m not worried. I tried so many variations of Weight Watchers Points and Points Plus programs, as well as several variations on calorie counting, and even a stint at extremely low carb eating only to eventually find out what I need to do is roughly stick to my Points allotment, and cut out the processed carbs as well as white potatoes. Doing that has given me consistent losses and by still allowing myself things like beans and sweet potatoes, I can satisfy my carb cravings, and take in lots of fiber while I do it. I’m also not denying myself the three Ritz crackers I steal from Mattie’s snacks about once a week and they’re a nice treat.
Since I’m not eating pasta, rice, or bread, I’m doubling up on the veggies with dinner, and I’m eating more fruit and a lot more eggs at other meals. Dinner tonight was actually a mess of eggs, with green onions, garlic, and sausage mixed into them. Really tasty, but unfortunately not as filling as I would have liked so I followed dinner with an apple. I’ve been eating a lot of apples lately, and earlier this afternoon drove to the store to pick up a few because I only had one left. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any Pink Lady apples at all, and I ended up with Fujis, which are like my third favorite type. They are also pretty cheap, which makes up for the fact that they don’t taste anywhere near as good as the Pink Ladies. Of course they had a huge mess of the Honeycrisp apples, but I think I’ve discussed my intense dislike of them here in the past. Also, they were over $3 a pound, and I bought like 3 pounds of apples. No way am I okay with spending what would have been almost $12 on apples.
Not much else to offer up tonight so signing off. Hopefully I’ll be popping back on tomorrow with something good to say about the scale’s reading.
This is what my scale said this morning. I was really excited to see that number is moving down, and it puts me that much closer to my previous low of 182.4. I honestly would not be surprised to see me surpass that number by the end of the month, though I know I won’t make my hope of being into the 170′s by the first. I am however confident I will be seeing the 170′s early in March.
Food was good today starting with cottage cheese and fruit for breakfast along with coffee, and dinner was chicken breast cooked with sliced zucchini and stewed tomatoes, with salads on the side. It was good, but I was a little hungry later so I had an apple. Tomorrow I’ll be heading to the store to get more cottage cheese, apples, and not sure what else. I’m thinking of doing cabbage soup for dinner though, so will hopefully remember to check the cabbage in the fridge if its still okay. I really want to stay on track this week and have a nice loss to show for Sunday, as well as for the month.
Not sure what else to put in today. I honestly didn’t do much since I slept way, way, too late after being up most of the night reading, and pretty much wasted the rest of the day. I think the most productive thing I did today was take a bath and wash my hair… lol. I got two packages in the mail today- one of aloe vera gel (for washing my hair) and one of the polymer clay I ordered from Joann’s. Tomorrow I’ll be getting my new camera and I can’t wait to try it out. My next purchase to save for is a toaster oven to use with my clay. I have one picked out, I just need to scrape up the money for it, which I’m hoping will be in part from Amazon gift cards from surveys.
Saturday morning we got up, and headed out to Los Angeles to go to the Pantages Theatre and see The Book of Mormon. We got there early, and spent about 80 minutes walking around the streets, and then later the mall, until it was time to head in. We also stopped at Starbucks where I got a camarel macchiato, and a cranberry orange scone. Delicious, but definitely not healthy.
When we finally went into the theatre and found our seats, we were super ready for the show. I thought the seats were a little narrow, making me good friends with my neighbor on my right, but otherwise the place was really nice and it looked like every seat was a good one. We were in on of the center sections towards the back.
The show started and I was thrilled! I literally had sore cheeks by the end of it because of the non-stop laughing and smiling. It was fantastic! We had the soundtrack on CD since I think 2 Christmases ago, and while its fun to listen to, you are missing so much from just that alone. Saturday was quite possibly the best day out I’ve had in longer than I can even remember. If you have the opportunity, go see this show! The crown ranged in age from early 20′s to the elderly, and everyone seemed to have left it happy.
We didn’t do anything really on Sunday (Mattie had a meeting and I was home amusing myself) but it was an awesome weekend. Sunday afternoon I fixed those bacon pancakes you see online and let me say this- while they were delicious, they do not look anything like the ones you see floating around online. The bacon they show in those photos is obviously flat, where my bacon (and pretty much everyone else’s) is curled and bumpy and makes super weird shapes around the pancake batter. We also had eggs, and we dipped our bacon-pancakes into tiny bowls of syrup. I also almost burnt 3 of them because it seemed like they cooked up faster around the bacon then normal pancakes do.
Monday afternoon I went shopping and picked up a lot of different meats, but my shopping cart never got very full. Even the veggies I bought didn’t take up a lot of space, which made me feel a little disappointed, but I still think I did alright. I ended up coming home with chicken thighs, a pound of hamburger, shrimp, a polish sausage, and a package of lunch meat. Usually its really only a single package of meat plus some lunch meat, but I made it work.
That evening we had pool league and my first two games were terrible. We played one of the better teams this week, and I got a 1 on each of my first two. My third game was against a guy who always gives me pointers, and I ended up with a 5 there. The last game I won, but that was mainly because my opponent was having a really crappy day and it showed in his playing. He also came really close to me telling him he is not 3 years old and bad at communicating, and its not cute when a grown man throw a fit. The only reason I didn’t say it was because I tend to bypass polite confrontation completely and go straight to picking a fight. I ended up with a 17 for the night, which is still pretty crappy considering a perfect score would have been a 40, but against that team I really wasn’t expecting much, tough even a 20 would have made me feel a lot better.
Anyway, now its Tuesday afternoon and I’m doing laundry and about to vacuum. Then I’m going to read a few more comics (I had like 6 piled up on the couch Mattie set aside for me and I want to finish them today) and maybe I’ll start my next actual book. Hopefully I’ll be popping back in tomorrow, but either way, see you next time!
I know I said I was going to be posting regularly again, but apparently that’s still not happening. Where did I go? The last three nights I’ve meant to make a new post, but I never got around to it. I got as far as typing a title in, saving as draft, and that was it. Food has been okay, but not great. Still, I’ve been making the effort again to avoid processed starches and the other things on my no list, and the scale has been dropping steadily. I know I wanted to reach the 170′s by March 1st, but I don’t think I’m going to drop another 3 pounds in one week.
Tomorrow we’re going to see Book of Mormon and we’ll be having dinner at Big Boy afterwards before heading home. I’m planning on bringing my tablet to play with during the drive there and back because I will need a distraction from the traffic. I tried researching the menu ahead of time, but there’s not a lot on it that looks friendly, and there’s no nutritional info available that I can find. The menu honestly looks a lot like a Denny’s menu; I am hoping the food is much better quality, and at this point I’m leaning towards ordering an omelet as it’ll be filling and won’t leave me hungry again in a few hours. Aside from the possible food issues, I’m super excited about tomorrow and can’t wait to see the show!
I honestly don’t know what else to tell you guys at this point. I’m fixing turkey legs tonight for dinner, but since I’m on my own tonight, I’ll probably have the second one for breakfast tomorrow before we leave for the show. I just popped them into the oven, and I’ve also got some Parmesan crusted zucchini slices in the oven as well.
That’s all I’ve got for today, but I’m sure I will have plenty to say about the show tomorrow once we get back!