Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Feeling lousy! Yes indeedydoodie! My head hurts from trying to speak loud enough for people to hear. My neck hurts, my back hurts, ugh.

I have been chowing on vegetable soup to try and ease my sore throat. It would help tremendously if these kids would stop fighting so that I could stop yelling! KIDS! GRRRR!

Exercise has been slow. I'm going to go to bed. WOW! This post was EXCITING!

Monday, November 29, 2010


I am freezing. I cannot warm up. I also, coincidentally, am not feeling well. My head and chest are all congested, again. I warmed up my overly spicy bean soup to try to clear the sinuses. It didn't work too well. In spite of feeling a little lousy, I am busting through my homework! That is an improvement. I made some awesome veggie soup today as well. It just sounds so good.

All of my kids are making me crazy. I think the way it works is that I am not as tolerant to their belly aching and moaning as I would normally be. I think I am just extremely patient, but if I'm not feeling well, that patience goes away.

I am really tempted to skip school and just go to bed early.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I was just reading a post over at Adventures with Monkey Girl about her husband and his incredible self control.

I was remembering when I was on WW years ago between kids. Hubby decided he was going to count points. The man is 6'3" and has always weighed between 180 and 190, except for the short period of time after y2k where he ate all of the power bars my dad got him in case the world ended. Anyshaziizzle, after consuming 31 points for breakfast, he decided that he was done with WW and wasn't going to bother with that crazy diet anymore.

My father-in-law seems to be like Monkey Girl's husband. FIL decides he's not going to eat meat anymore, and he quits. It's not that he's allergic or anything, he just decides that's what he's going to do and does it! How do they do that? I have to be confronted with anaphylactic shock before I'll stop eating something, and that doesn't even work completely!

Well, I'm off to make pepper encrusted portobello fillets for lunch! I'll let you know how it turns out!

Friday, November 26, 2010


This is the first time in my life that I have ever had to wear bifocals. I have a really sore neck from holding my head down so that I don't look through the reading part when I'm cooking, looking through boxes, walking down stairs, flushing the toilet, etc. If I look through the bottom part when I am not reading, I get sick to my stomach or dizzy. UGH!

So I'm going to lay in my bed and read with a heating pad on my neck. At least my neck muscles are getting a good workout these days.

I started searching through my fabric today. We are pretty broke this year. We have no way to buy Hanukkah presents for the kids (which starts next week on Wednesday) so I am making things. I found a ton of flannel. Those boys and a little girl who will be with us for the first half of Hanukkah will have flannel pajama pants, flannel boxers, flannel pillowcases, and maybe some doll clothes made from flannel. I also found a bunch of fleece, so I will be making some fleece scarves, hats and mittens, too. My niece (on the other side) will be getting a dress with a pinafore with a matching dress and pinafore for her doll. My niece who is staying here with me is getting a kitchen for her birthday, so I will be making her some linens for her kitchen. This is going to be fun, and busy! I still have a few papers to write as well. I guess I won't have time to eat!

Only Up .2!

I have still lost over 30 lbs. Now, I'm done farting around. I am back on plan. I haven't gone "off plan" as far as eating is concerned, but I have been off plan as far as exercising is concerned. After eating my weight in potatoes, butternut squash soup, and apple crisp, I am only up .2 lbs. Okay, I didn't eat my weight in it, but I ate until I was uncomfortable. Only about a pound of the turkey got eaten yesterday, so I am trying to find unsuspecting passersby to drop some turkey into their shopping bags, except there is only one place to shop in my little town, and I'm not schlepping turkey leftovers over there. Although, that would be a good way to work some exercise into my day. Hmm, I'll have to think on that!

Now, I am just blathering because my Yankee wants to get on my computer, and it is fun to make him wait. :D Well, have a fun day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gobble obble obble

Tomorrow is the only day of the year that we give thanks in our house! Okay, we do it all the time, but this is the only year we put that turkey in a bucket and pour a brine over him! We do put the lid on the bucket so that the turkey doesn't escape. We have a 18 pound turkey for 4 children, a vegan, and two meat eating adults. Leftovers anyone?

Sally came home! She isn't wet either, which is surprising since it's raining outside! Anyway, I think she may have been hiding in someone's garage or maybe someone had her in their house.

Anyway, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Going to School

I am going to school before I forget that I have class today! I keep forgetting, but then remembering...I might even have a test today!

I got nothin! My cat is still gone. That's it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Crummy Day

It is just yucky outside. My favorite cat ran away (she always comes back). I am finishing up on my marathon homework assignments. I just had some yummy toast.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lovely Saturday

Okay, maybe not so lovely here. It's actually really foggy. The dog is spazzed out. The kids have decided that if Dad can go on strike, they are too. Nobody is doing the dishes. I told them that I would not cook or grocery shop until the dishes were done. They don't seem to care.

I am almost pre-flo weight...just .6 to go. She is not a very nice girl, that is all I have to say. It seems like the kids know when she's here, too...they all take her side and gang up on me.

I had a headache all day yesterday that turned into a migraine last night. I was in bed by 6:30 and didn't get up until after 8 this morning. I am surprised that my monthly migraine waited until Aunt Flo was on her way out the door, but that was the way it worked this month.

I have done only 10 minutes of exercise today, but it's a start. Still have homework to do, and if I am on the computer, it will working on the homework. See you tomorrow!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oops! I Missed A Day and Hot 100 Update

I have really been trying to get my act together, but I'm not really very good at it. I am much better and keeping the act all over the place, to be honest. I makes it much easier to not focus. I can just jump all over the place from show to show and not concentrate on the act as a whole.

I am getting caught up. I will have three of my five assignments done today. That is HUGE! I went to the doctor this week, too. I mentioned that before. I had some bloodwork done. I am really low in vitamin D. So, I am on yet another supplement...OH yeah! Hot 100

1. I will remember to take my supplements every single night. Success!

2. When I feel I need ibuprofen, I will take 1 instead of 2. - SUCCESS!

3. I will purposefully exercise every day. I think this is the reason my weight has started to go in the negative! Not so good this week. Aunt Flo was here, and we all know how mean she can be! I did very little exercise, and none of it was on purpose.

Now to get completely caught up so that I can get back to exercising!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordy Wednesday

I am still behind, but I am working very hard at getting caught up. Today, I have an appointment with my doctor to have my thyroid rechecked. I am a little excited because I should be down about 15 lbs since the last time I saw him.

Yankee has been really working out on the Wii Fit. He has gone down on his weight. He is really making good choices and I am so proud of him!

UPDATE!: I forgot to finish my blog post. I am down 20 lbs since my last visit in February WOOT! Now I'm off to watch the Biggest Loser.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Bluesday

Exhausted and more to do! I have to do more tutoring today, then I need to read a book, write a paper, write a couple more papers, and then one more paper, and get together a portfolio of health issues facing our youth. I have appointments this with with my doctor and JFS, so I should be able to find plenty of information.

Sitting in front of a computer doing schoolwork all day does not burn many calories...note to self.

Here is a little poem I wrote about Meijer when I should have been doing schoolwork.


Big Box Store
I love you so!
Every time I visit
I have to go!

Your produce selection
Is oh so great
Oh my stomach!
I cannot wait!

When I was little
It happened at Dominick's
Never at Jewel
Eagle or BoRick's

What is the reason?
What should I do?
I can't stop shopping there
Just because of some poo!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Still So Much To Do!

I would love to not be so busy, but it's just not gonna happen! I had to leave the house to take a test. I have three papers due on Monday, and two due on Tuesday. I have to work in the morning, and then take my niece home in the afternoon. Class starts at 3:00 on Monday, so I'll have all morning on Monday...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK!!!

I made a really yummy creamy asparagus mushroom soup tonight! It was totally yummy. I ground it all up in the blender before I served it which ensured that the mushroom and onion haters were none the wiser.

I had to go to the local WiFi hotspot to take my online test. I starting watching iCarly and I can't stop watching it!

Good Morning!

Yesterday, I went back through my Wii Fit up to the first day I got it on May 14th of 2009. It was kind of fun. I was able to figure out my patterns. I found the first day that I went completely vegan and how my weight went down steadily for a while. I didn't go back up, but I stayed the same for quite a while. Then was the day I saw myself on the front page of the paper.

Sheesh! I was actually down 14 lbs from my highest at this point. That was the biggest eye opener for me. Not just that I was obese, but a little bit of vanity as well! The butt shelf, the back fat, the way I have to arch my back to keep my center of gravity over my strangely skinny ankles, ACK!

Anywhistle, I have been playing with the same four pounds for about a month and a half now. It was encouraging for me to see that the overall downward trend in the weight, but again, frustrating for me to see how I have gone up and down for the last month. Now, I know part of it was because of all of my injuries, but that's over now. It's time for me to get on the stick and get my arse in gear! I will leave you with 10 lbs lost, and when I get to twenty pounds lost from that picture above, I will have hubby take another picture again!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hot 100 Update ... 11/12/10

1. I will remember to take my supplements every single night. Success!

2. When I feel I need ibuprofen, I will take 1 instead of 2. - SUCCESS!

3. I will purposefully exercise every day. I think this is the reason my weight has started to go in the negative! WOOT!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Biggest Loser Week 8 SPOILER!

To start, yesterday, I walked with my aunt. We only did about two miles, but she hasn't walked for weeks, so it was a good start for her. Today, I had too many tasks to do at school, so I didn't get to walk, but I did make my own laundry detergent. It was pretty easy, and I'll know tomorrow how it works, as it is supposed to sit for 24 hours before it is used. I also picked up my bifocals today. I took off my regular glasses and put on the bifocals and said to Hubby, "Whad'ya think?" He says, "Put the new ones on again!" I said, "These ARE the new ones, dork!" So I guess they're not that much different except for the nausea associated with them. If I don't move my head and blink my eyes really hard from looking straight ahead to down at the paper and back again, I'm fine, but that's about it!

Now for the Biggest Loser. FRADO MUST GO! I am so sick of his tough guy attitude. He is a total arse and I do not like him. I am very disappointed that they didn't send those girls home. I am so sick of their whining too. Anyway, Arron and Jesse look GREAT!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I WANT to Watch The Biggest LOSER!

For some reason, it is not on the NBC website, though! Now, I will go and pout, stomp and growl. ZIP IT FRANK!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Back To It!

I started walking with my neighbor again yesterday. We had not walked together since September, before I incurred all of the injuries. We started yesterday with a 2.414 mile walk. Today, we increased it to a 2.941. I don't know if we will walk tomorrow, but my aunt is in town, so I will definitely will be walking with her.

Fruit is way down today. I am at two servings and will probably end the day with an even 5 or 6. My tummy is very pleased with this today. Nine is WAY too much!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Today's Tip!

Nine servings of fruit, even if it means you win, is NOT a good idea!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Time Change!

I am up an hour early because, like Lanie, my bladder did not get the memo. I have, however, made use of my extra hour! Okay, not really the way I had intended at first. I did my Wii Fit (-.7), checked up on blogs, played a little on Facebook, and now updating my own blog.

Pumpkin and Brown Eyes spent the night at my mom's last night, while Dimples spent the night at the in-laws. That left us only with Yankee last night. It was strangely quiet in our house. We had some fun commotion yesterday. We took Pumpkin shopping for a new winter coat. We also stopped so that she and Brown Eyes could see his cousin and play for a while. When we got home, Lanie Painie was at our house with her kiddo. She only stayed for a little over an hour and ate a serving of fruit while she was here. Then I took her to my mom's to see her new place.

I ended up with SEVEN servings of fruit yesterday and Frank following me around everywhere just shouting his name! Anyhippie, we have a big day today with family portraits. I am working this morning and then home for pictures. The day is supposed to be 55 and sunny! Have a good one!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Farty McButterpants

That's what Hubby called me tonight! The NERVE! Anyway, we are having family pictures taken tomorrow (outside!). I am really excited. I was going to get school pictures, but it costs over $100 and I am not spending that on crap pictures.

I made a soup today out of celery root. It turned out to delicious! I made it with cashew cream, celery root, onion, all kinds of yummy goodness! I got the recipe from the cookbook The Conscience Cook. It is a totally vegan cookbook that has some of the best recipes. Anywhopper, I am whipped and off to bed!


Okay, I am at three servings right now. My house is in total chaos, but I was down 1.1 today! I still have not fully recovered from my 4+ weight gain, but I'm getting there.

Today has consisted of a comice pear, a kiwi, and a banana. Off to shop today! Have a good one!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holy Crap!

And I mean it! Okay, one of my all time favorite shows is Everybody Loves Raymond. I LOVE Marie. And Frank, well, more about him in a minute.

About 10 years ago, a friend of mine had her gallbladder removed. It was pretty new still to pump the abdomen with air to remove the gallbladder with small incisions, but she did it! She was home recovering and decided to pick up a laundry basket. She assures me that the basket weighed less than 10 lbs as that is the limit for six weeks after a gallbladder removal surgery. Anyway, she was home alone. She picked up the basket and she heard a man say, very clearly, "Frank!" She whipped around to see who said it! She was alone after all! Then she followed her nose and learned that she had untapped talents!

Anyhoobies, in our family, we have all different names for the gas we pass (that would be an awesome title for a book), and Frank is just one of them!

Now that I have been on this fruit challenge for the last four days, Frank has been stinkin' up the place! I have also become EXTREMELY regular. Coincidence? Or psychic phenomenon? You decide!

Now back to Marie and Frank. My all time favorite quote:

Marie: You don't appreciate me! I am just a trophy wife to you!
Frank: (blinking) What contest in Hell did I win?

Maybe Patrick Is On To Something!

Okay, so I had my six servings of fruit yesterday and today I am down 1.4. I didn't have as much water as I would have liked yesterday, but the scale shows the fruit is the winner! Now, all the pooping is getting to me. I will NOT be going for seven fruits today, thankyouverymuch!

Hubby and I took the kiddos along with my niece who will be staying with us for a while again. I am a sucker for a child wanting a book! I did, however, spend less than a quarter of what I usually spend at a bookfair, so I feel ahead of the game.

Today will be spent doing homework and catching up. Have a good day everyone!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Everything Is Wonderful!

Okay, not EVERYthing. But my eating has been right on today. I had a total of six servings of fruit! Put that in your pipe and smoke it Patrick!

I am really excited that I have started the process in organizing our local St. Baldrick's event for 2011! I am looking forward to the whole family shaving again for the cause! My goal is $1,000 again as I only made it a little over half-way there last year. So, get those pocketbooks ready everyone!

Tagged by Lanie

This is difficult since SOMEone has eliminated the ability to copy from her blog, but here goes:

1. What is the most profound advice you've gleaned from my blog?

A penis is useless without testicles

2. What is the funniest thing you've read from my blog?

After this, no meat mondays

3. What do you like best about me?

The acceptable answer would be sense of humor, but I will go with boobs.

4. If it wasn't all about me, about whom would it be?


Now, to tag people...ugh

Update On The Fruit

Okay, next time I get starfruit, I will make sure there is NO green in it at all. That said, it is delicious, but not ripe enough. Kiwano is interesting and fun! I'm not sure I'll ever get it again, but it was yummy! It was like eating jello without the horse feet and artificial colors!

Now I am enjoying my avocado with my vegan chili made from scratch with love! The avocado is a fruit, so two servings of avocado, one serving of Kiwano, and that's it for fruits so far.

New Day

Okay, since today is a new day, and I won't be driving all over kingdom come, I will do better with my eating. We have all this fruit, and today we are going to try some of it! In a little bit, we will be having kiwano, star fruit and maybe a prickly pear.

I was up this morning just because I ate too much while driving. Three servings of fruit, here I come!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blew It For Lunch...

But I'm not gonna let that stop me! I went to the grocery store this morning and bought about $150 worth of produce. Holy Fruits and Vegetables Batman! I got some exotic stuff as well. I made a mini goal a couple of months ago to try something new every week, and I have! But now that I have mentioned this goal out loud, I am sure I will now fail! Thanks so much for badgering me until I told you! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

Anyway, I had my niece and nephew this morning and HAD to go to the grocery. We were out of EVERYTHING and I wouldn't have a chance to get to the store until Thursday if I didn't go this morning. I let them pick out all kinds of crazy fruits and vegetables. We got some prickly pears, celery root, star fruit, kiwano, peppers, Comice (for Melanie), pomegranates, turnips, kiwi fruit, black grapes, eggplant, graffiti eggplant, mushrooms and a mango.

So how did I blow it? Well, we stopped and had our bread stick special at our local eatery. You get 8 bread sticks and a drink for 1.99. I ate ALL of my breadsticks and half of my garlic "sauce." Back on track now!


Okay, so I never hit "publish post" yesterday after I posted my brilliantly inspired blog yesterday? Here I was thinking you all had lost your minds and couldn't see the brilliance, but now I know better.

I was down a little bit on the scale from yesterday. I still have a ways to go to get back to where I was a few weeks ago. I did neglect to get a soda yesterday, mostly because I am so completely scatter brained that I forgot.

Yesterday's food:

Breakfast: Corn Meal Mush with 1/2 teaspoon of pure maple syrup
Sweet and Spicy Tea with a teaspoon of organic evaporated cane juice

Lunch: Bean soup of my own making (I really don't know what I put in it but it was all healthy!) and a little on the spicy side
Mush with syrup to cool down my mouth

Dinner: Fresh veggies with 1/2 serving of french dressing
bean soup
more tea with a little sugar

Late night snack- one Marshmallow

I forgot to put on the pedometer, so I have no idea how much I walked, but I know I walked a lot! On my way to the grocery now! Have a good one!

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Need A Kick In The Arse!

I know, my language is DEPLORABLE! I made a point of exercising with Brutus last night after I blogged.

The food I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: Sunflower Kernels
Dr. Pepper

Lunch: Vegan Chili

Dinner: 1 can French sliced green beans

Up on the scale!

I know it's probably temporary, but I am not happy at all. I will have to REALLY listen to what my body wants and skip the Dr. Pepper. I will have to exchange it for some caffeinated tea. i am back to feeling good again about saying, "No thank you" when offered something that I don't need.