Sunday, July 25, 2010

Awards Shows are Always on Sundays

So I felt it appropriate to post our second ever blog award on Sunday.  We just received this from Food Addict at Food:  My Drug of Choice.  She found us the other day by searching for her own blog, and happening upon my post, "Is Food My Drug of Choice?"  Turns out, we seem to have a lot in common (except that she is, um, like actually losing weight), and she has a great blog, so check her out!
These are the award's rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Share seven things about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs.

4. Let your nominees know about the award.

So, without further ado...Thank you Food Addict!
Seven things about me:
1.  Most of the time, I'd rather snack than eat "real food."  Someone told my mom once that she eats like a ten-year-old latch-key child, and I think I inherited that from her.  (Nobody uses that term anymore, "latch-key child" which maybe means fewer people are leaving children home unattended?  I hope.  Anyway...)
2.  I really dislike sports.  Playing sports especially, but I'm not terribly fond of even watching.  Unless I'm terribly fond of someone playing, like a cousin, or my high school team, or whatever.  Then I'll go.  But I still don't really relish the idea.
3.  I can do butterfly pose in yoga really well.  I'm not the most limber person, but for some reason, my body bends that way.
4.  I cannot, however, do child's pose.  It makes me feel like I'm suffocating.  I think because my boobs and stomach are too big.  So, I do a variation, which I think is actually called polar bear or something like that.  I spread my knees wider, and rest my forehead on my palms.  Try it.  It's cozy.
5.  I guess I'm what you'd call a "flexitarian."  I eat meat, but not a lot.  And if I think about it too much, it bothers me.  I'd really like to be able to just give it up completely, because I love animals.  I don't think I could ever do vegan though, because I adore cheese.
6.  I seriously believe my job was making me fat. I'm hoping to reverse that trend now.  Unless being unemployed also turns out to make me fat.  So far it makes me mostly just not want to eat.
7.  It makes me insane to work out without my ipod.  I'll seriously just skip working out if I forget my ipod.  And "my" ipod technically belonged to my job.  So, when I lost my job, I lost the ipod.  I went without it for a day, then bought a new one.  And it's awesome.
Okay, as for the fifteen "new blogs", I have been neglecting my blogging world so much lately, I don't have that many "new" ones to nominate.  So, the newest ones I've found are:
Dr. Grumpy in The House  (Hilarious!)
Eric Maisel Creativity Central (which actually hasn't been updated in a month, but is worth browsing)
Stuff No One Told Me
Everyday Rebel
And now they are cuing the music telling me to wrap up my speech, so thank you all for reading us, despite our ups and downs (on the scale, and in our lives).

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Review - As Promised

Time has gotten away from me - I have valid reasons...but some time ago I said that I had requested some samples of a product to flavor up my water - calorie free!

It's called True Lime (though there is also True Lemon and True Orange). They also offer True Lemonade - it does have calories but only 5 per packet - I haven't tried this version so I can't speak about it.
So I got my samples and immediately poured myself a beverage. The packets are the size of a sugar packet in a restaurant - and it says that one packet equals about one wedge of fruit.

Did you know - when those slices were tested in restaurants - they often had many bacteria on them? This is a natural product without the germs.

It did have a nice flavor - though if you wanted it to be strong, you may need 2 packets for a normal glass of water. The price for a box of 32 is around $5. For most flavor packets I'm paying $2-3 for 10. So even using 2 packets at a time, this product is very competitively priced.

Also, I enjoyed the orange and lemon in club soda - a nice alternative to sugar / chemical filled soda!

Overall - we have a winner!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Stressed Out Person's Diet

I haven't stepped on a scale lately, but I think I'm losing some weight from this whole job loss fiasco. At least I have that small consolation I suppose.

I'm not working out a lot or anything, but I'm just not having much of an appetite. It's hot, I've been upset, I don't feel like cooking, so I just don't eat a lot.

I did go to yoga last night, which was awesome, as usual. Last time I went, I immediately burst into tears, so this time was better in that there was no crying.

Until after.

Yesterday was my last day of work, so I was pretty emotional. Sometimes in a bad, devastated, my life is over kind of way, and sometimes in a thank God I never have to do this or that again kind of way.

My poor boyfriend is putting up with a lot lately. At least maybe he'll have a thinner girlfriend out of the deal.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

I haven't really exercised for several days, but I made myself go to yoga this evening. And then there was no yoga. Again! Grrrrr. If I'd gone last week, I would have known there was no class this week. But I was too upset to go last week.

Anyway, since I was there, and in my workout clothes, I went ahead and walked for about 30 minutes. It felt good. Not as good as yoga, but good.

I don't know why I make things so hard on myself by not being consistent. When I can get into a routine of working out most days, I start to crave it. And it's easier to stay in a routine once a person is in a routine.

But I seem to consistently be inconsistent. Then I have to make huge efforts to get myself going again.

And then once I make myself go to the gym, there's no yoga class.

At any rate, maybe once my job situation settles down I can get myself back into a routine of working out regularly.

Most Awesome Song I Heard While Working Out: "Can't Keep a Good Man Down" by Alabama

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Time Flies...

Has it really been a week since I posted that last thing about being too upset to eat?

You'll be relieved to know I've moved firmly into the "wanting to eat everything in sight" phase of my upsettedness.