Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I am feeling a little run down tonight.  Hungry, because I feel like I haven't been getting enough of what I should eat.  For one thing, I had one of those "don't know where I am going to eat" with total strangers today.  I went down to Grand Isle for work this morning and had lunch with the mayor and port commission president and some other good ol' boys from the coast.  I ended up ordering the gumbo and potato salad.  They were out of potato salad, so I got a potato.  I drank the gumbo broth, ate some sausage and chicken, and some potato.

Tonight at dinner I could not eat more than two bites of steak.  I must admit though, I have been eating too much potato... creamy mashed potatoes with dinner... yum.  But still, I ate less than a 1/2 cup of food.  My size 18 Target pants I bought over a month ago now fit. I would say I'm more like a 16 in other brands.  I hate shopping.  I really don't like having to constantly go through my clothes to see what fits. It's all getting too big to quickly!  The cold weather will be nice though, I am sure my mom can give me some warm sweaters.  Christmas is not that far away... this year has flown by!

So, I wasn't feeling so hot this evening because I felt like I needed some nutrients.  So I give you:

Vanilla Cheesecake Pudding

1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 scoop GNC Women's Multi-Vitamin Powder
1 scoop Muscle Milk Lite Cake Batter Flavor Protein Powder
1 tsp. Torani SF Vanilla Syrup
3 T milk

Blend all ingredients well in a small blender cup.  Serve with fresh berries.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Building Blocks Sample Pack

I received my Building Blocks sample pack this weekend.  I tried them tonight, and overall they are chalky.  I did like the Black Raspberry Iron chewable though.  I'll post more about these vitamins, but right now they are not in the running for my vitamin regime.

I have had problems recently with acid reflux, and the night I took these vitamins it was worse.  I'm not sure why.  Last night, I stopped drinking water an hour and a half before bedtime and I still had problems.  I'm going in for a little unfill to see if that helps.  Trial and error. 

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Spoonful of Ice Cream with vitamins!

I have got to do a better job of taking my vitamins, the gummies are not sufficing.  My once thick hair hair is falling out at a more aggressive pace lately.  I am remedying this by taking GNC's Women's Ultra Mega® Maximum Nutrition Formula - Vanilla.  Let's see how it goes. It's got at least 100% of the vitamins necessary to store hair and nail growth: Biotin,  Zinc, and Iron. 

Edit:  I took 1 tablespoon of the vitamins in a 1/2 cup of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream.  Yes, I know that's so not diet food, but when you only eat little amounts of food and ice cream makes you happy. It was a little gritty, but the ice cream helped it go done.  A spoonful of sugar is quite nice.

I'm going to try this everyday for a week and see if the hair loss issue improves.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Doctor's visit

My follow up today on the kidney stones was a nice nod and you're doing great from my PCP.  Things are looking good and I don't need to go back until January. Dr. L improved my otherwise crappy day as I had been up late last night coughing and keeping Jonathan up. Today was a strange day. I had forgotten to put my doctor's appointment for 12:30 on the calendar so when the client I was suppose to meet with for my lunch appointment showed up at 8:00AM, it surprisingly all worked out.

I have no plans this weekend other than to exercise and babysit tomorrow evening.  I have a friend coming in from Austin whom I'll probably have brunch with on Sunday before the Decadence parade, please don't let it rain!!! I have my big gay umbrella ready and I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in the crowd.  Maybe I'll even see my high school art teacher! Anyway, my honey is playing Rome and I'm about to go hang at the pub and visit my sister for free stuff since she's packing to move to Memphis this weekend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Weigh In!

September 2, 2009 - The verdict's in.  I lost 9.5 pounds in the last month.  I weighed in at 233! That's 61.5 pounds since January 7, 2009.  8 months, 61.5 pounds.  I'm excited.  I would like to lost 100 by the year marker.

I need to do a better job of writing in here.  I need to log my workouts.  I need to go to Anytime Fitness and set up a membership.  I need to get out of the house more!