Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another Long One

Life would be so much easier if I didn't have a job. Then again, everyone's life would be easier without jobs, and then there would be no one working, and then the world would shut down and we'd all be in big trouble. But still, this job thing is really getting in the way of the more important things in life, such as blogging! I have been MIA the last couple of weeks. It's been really busy here at the campground, and I've been as busy as a madwoman trying to tie up all the stuff at school for the end of the year. Plus add in softball, and I have barely any time left to hang out and relax let alone get online. I have been keeping up with everyone else's blogs through my iPhone, but not my own. Actually, let me rephrase this - life would be so much easier if I could get on blogger at school! It's blocked. :(

Anyways, I have still been weighing in, so here is yesterday's results:
Unfortunately, that shows a gain of one whole pound. It's not as bad as I would have expected after what last weekend looked like eating, drinking and the lack of exercise-wise. It's still a step in the wrong direction, and reminds me that I really need to get back on track. I haven't been doing as bad with my eating this week, but I did have a glass of wine last night... along with two rather large helpings of goulash. And you may be thinking 'oh, it was only one glass, that's not too bad' - well, you've never seen my glasses. A friend and I split the entire bottle into our two glasses, so when I say one glass what I really mean is a HALF A BOTTLE. Please, don't have sympathy for me, I did it myself. I must move on.

So I did end up getting my tattoo on Thursday. So did my sister, stepsister and stepbrother. I had to go first, and I was sure they'd end up chickening out, but they didn't. We all got a matching tattoo that is the Chinese symbol for family. Or maybe it's Japanese? I don't know. For all I know it really means 'I-abuse-my-husband' or 'I'm-a-pedophile' or some shit like that, but hey, we all got the same one, so it doesn't really make a difference. I got mine on my lower back, and they all got it on their shoulders. They wanted me to get it there too, but I would just rather have all my tats in areas that are easily covered if necessary. And seeing as how my feet are pretty much covered, I had to head north. Here're a couple pics:
(That's me, my stepbrother, my sister and my stepsister. I felt so fat and icky standing next to them, they are all a bunch of twigs!)
Usually I do "Stuff I Stole" on Saturday, but it's been pretty quiet here in bloggyland. I only really stole one thing this week, and it's the ABCDEFood thing that's been going around. It's really cute, actually. I got it from Fat-Be-Gone, and she got it from someone else. I've also seen it on a few other blogs, so I have no clue who started it. Go ahead and steal it from me!

A: is for Apple, what's your favourite variety?
I LOVE gala! I used to really like Granny Smiths, but not so much anymore. 'Round here we eat a LOT of apples!!

B: is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains what is your favorite type to have a nice big piece of?
Whole grain. I like the kind with seeds and nuts as stuff right in it. I especially like it with peanut butter slathered all over... yummy!

C: is for Cereal what is your favorite kind currently (just one!)
Frosted mini wheats... especially the maple and brown sugar kind

D: is for Doughnuts, you might not currently be eating them but what kind do you fancy?
My usual is a chocolate eclair, but sometimes I just feel like a simple glazed... it has to be the larger fluffier kind, though, not the little condensed ones (whatever they are called, I don't know, but I know YOU know what I'm talking about!)

E: is for Eggs, how would you like yours prepared?
Honestly, my fave is hard-boiled. But, I will eat them any way they are prepared.

F: is for Fat Free, what is your favorite fat free product?
Whipped cream, out of the can. YUM!

G: is for Groceries, where do you purchase yours at?
Most often, I hit up Giant Eagle. It's close and they have the largest selection of organic stuff in our area. The nearest place to get decent food is at least a half an hour away, so I only make it there once in a while. Trader Joes is an hour away, but I get there once in a while also. In the summer, most of our tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, etc. come from my uncle's garden.

H: is for Hot Beverages, what is your favorite hot drink?
Chai tea... or hot chocolate

I: is for Ice Cream, pick a favorite flavour and add a fun topping.
Ben and Jerry's HALF BAKED!!! YUMMMMMMMMY!!! And I like hot fudge - I know, lame-o!

J: is for Jams or Jellies, do you eat them, and if so what kind and flavour?
Yum, homemade strawberry jam. I hate to admit it, but my hubby's ex makes the BEST.

K: is for Kashi, name your favourite Kashi product?
I don't have a favorite - I don't eat them enough. If I had to pick something, you can never go wrong with a granola bar.

L: is for Lunch, what was yours today?
Today? A big bowl of Raisin Bran. Yeah, not the best, but it was quick and easy. My usual, though, is some flavor of greek yogurt, cheese and a piece of fruit.

M: is for microwave, what is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
I rarely use my microwave for anything other than reheating leftovers, but if I had to choose I'd go with popcorn.
N: is for nutrients, do you like carbs, fats, or proteins best?
What do I LIKE? Let's be honest, fats. But the if I had to pick something for on the healthy side - proteins.

O: is for oil, what kind do you like to use?
EVOO all the way.

P: is for protein, how do you get yours?
Meats, nuts, and the occasional protein shake.

Q: is for Quaker, how do you like your oats?
Brown sugar and some vanilla almond milk.

R: is for roasting, what is your favourite thing to roast?
S: is for sandwich, what’s your favourite kind?
Peanut butter and jelly on whole grain. Or a good old Reuben (only on any other kind of bread because I hate rye).

T: is for travel, how do you handle eating while traveling?
Just make the best choices I can!

U: is for unique, what is one of your weirdest food combos?
Hmmm, I don't know what would really be considered weird. Maybe ketchup on potato chips? That's not too weird, though. Other than that, I'm a pretty normal regular non-weird eater, I guess.

V: is for vitamins, what kind do you take?
Just a general multi-vitamin.
W: is for wasabi, yay or nay?

X: is for XRAY. if we x-rayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
Again, a big bowl of Raisin Bran (minus the bowl of course ;) ). And water.

Y: is for youth, what food reminds you of your childhood?
Chicken puppycosh. My family's dish. YUMM-O!!!
Z: is for zucchini, how do you prepare it?
Sauteed. I LOVE sauteed zucchini!

So since I don't have much that I stole this week, I've decided to make it more of a 'Shout-out Saturday'.

First of all, this morning I checked the mail and received a copy of Weight Watchers magazine from my pal over at The Skinny Doll. This was SO cool for a couple reasons. First of all, she lives all the way out in Ireland! That's a long way to send a magazine! I would just like to say, "THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH SKINNY DOLL!!! You rock lady!!" She has one of the best blogs out there, she's amazing, she's funny, and she's inspiring. What more could you ask for?!?! If you haven't been by her blog, make sure you head over!
(Yes, this is her pic, I forgot to take one to post. I'll have to write about it when I get the chance to read it. It was either read the magazine, or write a post. My mom will be happy that I chose the latter.)
Then, I logged on and saw a post from another fave of mine. Sarah used to call her blog Operation Size 8, but she changed her blog's name to Running for Myself. She's already lost over 125 pounds and is no longer on a mission to get to that size - because she's already there!! Congrats!! Head over to her blog to read all about how she did it!

I also discovered a new blog, though he's not a new blogger of course. He's Alan, and his blog is Pounds Off Playoff. He came up with a challenge called June Boom and has three rules:
  • Exercise every day in June. 
  • Start something you've been putting off.
  • Be publicly accountable.
I'm so joining, even though it's already the fourth and I haven't been consistent with his rules. I've decided I'll go until July 3rd to make things even. I don't think there's any kind of prize or anything, but it's always good to have a challenge in mind to keep me motivated!

Ok, I've saved the best for last. Drum roll please.....

Candy at Candy and Kankles is in ONDERLAND!! I'm sooooo proud of this gal! And, she's been posting pics - she looks AMAZING! She's soooo gorgeous! Candy, if you're reading this, just know that I think you're amazing and so inspiring! You are sooo beautiful!! And even though you probably didn't think I had been reading because I haven't commented in what feels like forever, I have! Keep at it killer!! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!
    ALSO, in the process of writing this post, I just discovered that a blogger that I used to talk to quite often last year has finally posted again. And she's struggling. I've missed her dearly and it's so hard to hear that she's been having a hard time. PLEASE go visit Lindsay at Hungry to be Thin and leave some words of encouragement - she'd do it for you! :)

    Well, there it is. A huge long post. Hopefully it won't be quite so long before I post again this time!! Have a great weekend everyone!!!!


    sarah said...

    I LOVE your tattoo!! LOVE IT!! I'm getting ready to get my 5th one. I can't wait. and I weigh the same. So...don't say you're fat. Because you're so not fat.

    Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad the challenge is motivating. Have fun with it!

    ThunderThighs said...

    @ Sarah - thanks! It's actually not something I'd usually get, but they picked it out and it makes sense, so whatev. And funny enough it is MY fifth tattoo! And anybody would look fat next to those malnourished-looking kids, so that's more of what I meant ;)

    @ Alan - thanks for stopping by my blog as well :)

    BnE's Mommy said...

    Awe...cute tat. I agree, you're not fat. :)

    I know what you mean by busy, busy, busy...

    Bonnie said...

    NIce's funny what you said about what they actually never really

    Great ABC's, and good luck on the June Boom, I'm doing it as well!!

    Missy said...

    Thanks for the links!!!

    ThunderThighs said...

    @ BnE's Mommy - yeah yeah yeah ;)

    @ Bonnie - Thanks, and great, I look forward to hearing how you do on the challenge!

    @ Missy - No prob!