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pinklatte - Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 252.0

Today went okay. I left the house late, but I got to work on time.

Breakfast

2 egg whites, bell peppers, olives
cottage cheese, bread roll
Greek yogurt
flavored coffee
Red Bull

Lunch pumpkin soup, with carrots, onions
spinach, cauliflower, corn salad with dressing
twisted bread
breaded chicken
Snack instant coffee x 2
flavored coffee (132)
tuna rice ball (220)
Dinner Pork, shirataki, olives, bell peppers, onions
cucumber, kimchi
rice

Lunch, the portions were smaller than usual for some reason. In the end, I didn't mind. Also, I wasn't too keen on the taste of the soup. Shame, because I love pumpkin.

My fitness tracker says that I'm less than 500 steps away from 10K, so I will do a bit of walking around the house to reach the goal. I hardly ever walk so much, but apparently today was kind of busy?

At the office, someone left a 12-quart canister of Crystal Light of all things. That's definitely something I haven't seen in years. I don't necessarily like it, but I helped myself to some anyway.

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 92 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2018:
Pumpkin soup sounds AMAZING! a nice squash soup, wonderful! loving the entire lunch actually!

your whole menu is awesome for today!

you are doing great, ever since you went back to work, it seems you are doing really well with exercise and diet. go you!

pinklatte on 09/12/2018:
:) Well, if anything, work gets me out of the house every day.


BearCountryGG on 09/11/2018:
Good walking numbers!!!

pinklatte on 09/12/2018:
*thumbs up*!



pinklatte - Monday Sep 10, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 254.0

Before I saw my paystub and freaked out over my finances, I had planned on returning to the gym this month. I went to a small place that was part of a rehab clinic. It was super-cheap at $30 a month, I drove by it at least three times a week, and although it didn't have much, it did have treadmills, a set of weights, and a mat to stretch on. I liked it a lot.

I stopped going because my schedule changed, but I always wanted to go back to it.

After not driving by all summer, I drove by it Wednesday and Friday, but it was today, as I was going home, that I saw that it was emptied out. The parking lot signs were painted white. It's gone, and I didn't even notice.

Some of my coworkers go to a gym close to the office, but I can't afford it and I don't live near it. So, I'm thinking of visiting a local sports facility this Saturday, see if I can join in on a few classes or when I can start exercising in the training room. There is a pool. I love pools.

Breakfast 2 egg whites, spinach, bacon, corn
cottage cheese, bread roll
pineapple chunks
Red Bull
Lunch

rice
miso soup with tofu, bean sprouts
chicken and burdock, onions

Snack instant coffee
chocolate almonds, box of chocolate/cookies
Dinner

2 fried chicken pieces, 2 bread rolls
pork with bell peppers, shirataki, onions, olives
cucumber with kimchi
rice

I was so sleepy today, I devoured the chocolates to stay awake. And I bought the chicken because I think I was craving some. I didn't mean to eat that for dinner, but I wasn't hungry for the pork. The cucumber/kimchi is good, but the kimchi always ends up burning my gut.

Tonight, I will do some work and watch some TV. It's raining hard again tonight. I don't mind.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/10/2018:
Bummer about the gym. I like to exercise at home....hand weights and a mat are low cost.....and some good old fashioned jumping jacks are free....

pinklatte on 09/11/2018:
I have hand weights and a yoga mat, and I had a jump rope for a while, but no matter how many times I tried, I can never stick to exercising at home for more than a week or two.


happy-1 on 09/10/2018:
I second BCGG... except I also do class pass for the yoga classes to strengthen my neck till I can return to running and HIIT workouts at the park. I like the social aspect of group classes through independent trainers.

pinklatte on 09/11/2018:
I could use having some social interaction in general; I'm a rather awkward person. :)


Donkey on 09/10/2018:
I like exercising at home - now. Back when my kids were little, though, I had to have something outside of them and home for myself... and the gym was perfect for that! I might feel differently if I were single, retired, etc.

If you like to swim, then having regular access to a pool would be grand. Location is everything.

pinklatte on 09/11/2018:
I'm glad you were able to find a place for yourself then. :)

I love swimming, so I am looking forward to checking that pool out soon. Especially since it's so close to home.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2018:
$30 per month is great for a gym...mine's too pricey but the closest one, at $50 per month. i pay for the convenience. there is actually one gym closer, but it's female only...which is NOT what i would ever want! i need the inspiration and men in the weight room!

it's so crazy when we aren't notified of a place closing. the bank i had to go to yesterday was also closed...i had to drive to another, very inconvenient location!

pinklatte on 09/12/2018:
At first, I thought, "Oh, yeah, because seeing the guys work hard inspires you to work hard, too," only later realizing that you also prob. meant, "Oh, yeah, sexy guys!"

That bank trouble is terrible. It would irritate me to no end if I had to go on a chase like that.



pinklatte - Sunday Sep 09, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 255.0

I weighed myself this morning as usual, but then I forgot whether it changed or not.

Breakfast

2 egg whites, bell peppers, olives, cottage cheese
Greek yogurt
bread roll
Red Bull

Lunch white rice
chicken and stuff with tomato sauce, broccoli, cauliflower
pork, shirataki noodles, olives, onions, bell peppers
canned coffee
sweet tea

Snack
Dinner

ice cream bar (360)
pork cutlet rice ball (260)
cookie
Greek yogurt
bread roll, cottage cheese
milk

My taste buds were oddly oversensitive this morning. The olives were super salty and the yogurt was super off. They calmed down after a few hours. I blamed the bitter melon.

After work, I stopped at the convenience store for caffeine, but I ended up getting a fancy, newly-released ice cream bar instead. I wanted to try it today. It was nice.

I took a nap in the afternoon instead of eating a proper dinner. I'm not not hungry, but it's late and I didn't feel like eating some of the pork I have left over.

I think that, this week, I will work on eating more vegetables. Well, adding a different vegetable than the ones I've been eating lately to my meals. I might be making it unnecessarily difficult for me by trying to pair things that taste good together instead of throwing things together willy-nilly, especially since I'm not a good cook. But challenges can be fun. Plus, I feel like I need the variety.

I think cucumber+kimchi might work well paired with the pork+shirataki.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 95 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/09/2018:
How do you like the shirataki noodles....I hear that they smell funny.

pinklatte on 09/10/2018:
I didn't think they did smell all that much. After adding it to the pork, it basically tasted of that.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2018:
Your cals and meals look GREAT!

yes, i'd blame the bitter melon too. i don't think i could cook it yet myself, but when i see it ready made in stores, i buy it! so healthy!

aren't naps the best!?

lol, good job on wanting to eat more veggies this week....:)

i hope to use a crock pot someone lent me...i want to make a really tasty cooked cabbage that will melt in my mouth!

yes, i agree...i use only a little bit of those shirataki noodles at a time bc they are hard to digest and cause stomach issues, so a little goes a long way :) good job.

cucumber and kimchi sounds great!

pinklatte on 09/10/2018:
I'm trying!

That's a good idea, actually. If I feel up to trying some again, I'll keep a look out for ready-made bitter melon.

My stepdad LOVES boiled cabbage, and the house would reek of it whenever he made some. The idea of cooked cabbage is not my thing, but I've no problem with cabbage in soups.

Shirataki noodles, I'm a little wary of, because I don't think it messes up my stomach, but it's so weird.

Cucumber and kimchi is real good. The mild crunch and the spice? Delish.


Donkey on 09/09/2018:
A while back you mentioned this, and I didn't comment, but I will now: I sure do give you props for having to replace your refrigerator. It ain't easy, it ain't cheap.

pinklatte on 09/10/2018:
I don't think I deserve props for that. The old one was a gift from my landlord, so when it broke down, I talked to him, hoping he could fix it. He was the one who called in a friend who sold me the new one and took the old one away. If it was just me, I would have muddled through without a fridge for months. I did once before.



pinklatte - Saturday Sep 08, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 255.0

I didn't do anything interesting today. A welcomed change? I should have just slept after doing my laundry like I usually did.

Breakfast 2 whole eggs with bell peppers, olives, cottage cheese
Greek yogurt
instant coffee
Snacks

almond Pocky
instant coffee
cookie x 3
rice cracker
box of chocolate/cookie snacks

Lunch  --
Dinner white rice
chicken and stuff in tomato sauce
flavored coffee

Bumbling around, ignoring lunch and the cooking was a mistake. I kept pecking at the mountain of snacks in the fridge. I had to go to the grocery store through a sudden thunderstorm. I let the bread dough sit in the fridge for 6, 7 hours before I got around to doing something with it.

I have work tomorrow, Sunday. I have to pack a lunch, so I figured I could try making some goya champloo for tomorrow. Goya champloo is a stir-fry of eggs, pork and bitter melon, or goya. Goya is super bitter, so I tried to make it more palatable by first salting the bitterness out, and then boiling it out. Instead, I got a salty, bitter mess. So I make pork and bell peppers instead. I threw in shirataki noodles for no reason other than to make it more filling. It didn't need it.

So lunch will be rice, some of the pork, some of the chicken, some of the frozen veg, and pineapple chunks for dessert. Which might be too much food.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 95 lbs to go!

graindart on 09/08/2018:
Looked up goya melon. Definitely don't have anything like that available in my area. Unrelated, but I did see some fresh Rambutan last night as I was walking through the grocery store (highly unusual to see here).

Interesting with the time zone differences. You've just posted your Saturday happenings at the end of the day, and I'm just getting started early Saturday morning while the rest of the family is still asleep.

Food menu looks good.

pinklatte on 09/08/2018:
I've never even heard of rambutan, but it looks pretty. :)

Yeah, I like to joke about it, saying that I live in the future.


happy-1 on 09/08/2018:
Sounds like lemons from lemonade. I miss thunderstorms. Hasn’t rained here in months.

pinklatte on 09/09/2018:
I had to think about that phrase for hours because I never heard it phrased that way before. I got 2 things from it: Yes, I was in a negative state and low on energy. And: It's impossible to get lemons back so embrace the entropy of the universe. Which probably doesn't make sense.

I hope it rains there soon.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2018:
I LOVE BITTER MELON! i know a store that sells it and i think i'll try to pick some up on Monday! thanks for waking up my taste buds!

yes, your menu looks good. remember to eat the veggies :)

nice calories, i can tell!!

pinklatte on 09/10/2018:
I'm trying!

... Veggies. So many ways to get them wrong.



pinklatte - Friday Sep 07, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 254.0

Over two weeks and 3 kilos down, but the weight I lost so far is probably the easiest chunk. I'm a bit worried that it'll take a lot of mental work to lose the next kilo/2 pounds, because I'm a procrastinator and a lazy-bones, but I'm also alive and I know I can do it.

I almost didn't eat breakfast today. I'm out of bread, I didn't have time to cook eggs, and I didn't want to eat tuna again. But I knew that if I didn't eat then, I would feel self-induced pressure to buy something on the way to work, or to raid the snack box.

At work, I got another small box of full of snacks. And a pack of 14 (!?) whitebait rice crackers. I'm glad that I got the souvenirs, but it's going to take me hours to eat them all.

... I'm joking. Still. It's a bit of a mountain.

Breakfast

can of tuna, olives, cottage cheese, mayo
Greek yogurt, canned fruit
almond Pocky (125)

Snack cookie
4 cups of instant coffee (200)
Lunch tanuki udon (udon noodles, eggplant/mushroom soup, battered deep-fried disk of vegetables (carrots,  onions, leeks, shiitake))
corn salad, with cabbage and cucumber
Dinner small ice cream cone (125)
flavored coffee (147)
macaroni with sauce (300)
chicken and stuff in tomato sauce, broccoli

I still haven't figured out what to do with the goya I got the other night. I'll probably spend tomorrow trying out some new recipes. And making bread? And doing more work-related stuff. And sleeping. After a week of work, I'm glad for the small break. But now I feel pressure to make sure I eat well.

... One week, and I've already forgotten that I can eat well during my days off, too. So long as I'm willing to cook.

Tonight, I will take some time out to clean, mostly putting things away and throwing out trash, and catch up on some TV.

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 94 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/07/2018:
What are Goya? That’s a brand of spanish foods out here.

pinklatte on 09/07/2018:
Ah, Goya. I've eaten and drunk a lot of Goya products. Here, though, I'm talking about Okinawa's bitter melon, a bumpy, almost too bitter vegetable. I might have confused the two goyas more than once on purpose, because linguistic confusion is funny.


happy-1 on 09/08/2018:
Bittermelon is super good for you but def an acquired taste. We have to go to the Indian stores here to find it.

pinklatte on 09/09/2018:
It is, but I still wish it didn't taste so bitter.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2018:
nice job so far on losing weight...even if it's the "easiest chunk," be proud because you did it!

do you bake bread often!? that's fuN!

pinklatte on 09/10/2018:
I am. I'm just happy that even the change from mostly store to mostly home-cooked food made even that much of an impact.

I bake bread when I run out, mostly because it's cheaper than buying a loaf, which are nothing like the loaves of bread back home. It's definitely interesting. :)



pinklatte - Thursday Sep 06, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 255.0

I finally finished my work and went to bed at 1:30 am or so. I did feel a painful hunger spike aroud 11 pm, which I understand. My body is annoyed that I'm burning the midnight oil without giving it fuel, I get it. But I was so annoyed with myself re: the cake the night before, I didn't listen.

I didn't fall asleep into maybe 2 am. My eyes and brain were still engaged on "work" and had trouble calming down. Which is fine, sure, except that I had to get back up at 5am. I didn't get out of bed until 6 because my brain couldn't convince my eyes to open for nearly an hour.

Last year, I did an all-nighter before work for almost the same reason I stayed up so late last night: I'm a procrastinator constantly working against a hard deadline. That time, I managed to finish just as my morning alarm went off. I was awake for nearly 32 hours straight. That workday was a blur. I couldn't feel my face. It's a miracle I survived. Good times.

Breakfast can of tuna, olives, cottage cheese, mayo
bread roll
Greek yogurt
flavored coffee
Red Bull
Lunch curry mapo tofu, with pork, peas, carrots, onions, shiitake
seaweed/konjac/tuna salad
barley rice
Dinner pork cutlet rice ball (260)
flavored coffee

I'm home before 6pm tonight, but right now, I don't really have the energy or the appetite to cook dinner. That rice ball will have to do for tonight. If I get hungry, I have a satsuma in the freezer.

I'm going to bed early. Like, 7, 8 pm. I need the sleep.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 95 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/06/2018:
good eating...very nice lunch provided at school :)

you will feel better as you get into your routine..it's always a challenge at the beginning of a school year for kids and teachers and parents, as well!

if you have coffee for dinner, it may cause you to be up...caffeine! steer clear after like 2pm.

pinklatte on 09/07/2018:
Oh no. I think that's the one thing I refuse to not do: stop drinking coffee after dark. Besides, the only things keeping me up at night are deadlines and stubbornness.


BearCountryGG on 09/06/2018:
Lots of good veggies.

pinklatte on 09/07/2018:
Riiiiight!



pinklatte - Wednesday Sep 05, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 255.0

So, I know that bringing junk food into the house is a bad idea. I know that staying up past midnight is not good for me. But, I stayed up past midnight last night, working, and... devoured a small cake because I was starving.

... I blame that cake for keeping me steady at 115.5 kg/255 lb.

Work, I did very well. Wednesdays, there's usually a lot of snacks to munch on, some fruit and a box full of sweet/savory stuff by the drinks area, but not once did I go near the thing. I didn't look inside. I didn't crave chocolate. Mostly because I was too busy to get bored enough to take a look.

Because it's post-summer vacation, I also got some souvenirs to take home with me: a block of konjac jelly and a small box full of snacks. Gifts and souvenirs here often means food, so I probably got an assortment of sweets and crackers and whatnots in that little box. I don't know; I haven't looked inside that one either.

I did have a bit of a pear, though. If I had more time, I would have had some more.

Late Night cake (350)
Breakfast

2 egg whites, spinach/bacon/corn mi
Greek yogurt
bread roll, cottage cheese

Lunch cabbage soup with meatballs
fried meat croquette
hamburger bun
cabbage salad
Snack

1/4 pear
pork cutlet rice ball (260)
cafe latte x 2 (152)

Dinner can of tuna, olives, cottage cheese, mayo
bread roll

Dinner is up in the air. I will go grocery shopping after work and make a quick egg and veg soup when I get home.

I finally settled down at 9pm, which is kind of late. Dinner was ridiculously protein-heavy. Defrosting a couple of brocolli bits seemed like too much work. (I don't have a microwave.)

More late-night work tonight. I'll try to finish everything before midnight.

Finally, my landlord gave me a couple of jelly cups that I'll probably never eat and a couple of bitter melons, or goya. I have no clue what to do with them. I'll look up some recipes tomorrow, see if I can't use both the konjac and goya in the same meal. Hopefully make them taste nice enough for me to eat happily.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 95 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/05/2018:
Repeated late-night snacking in front of the TV was how I packed on the pounds second-to-last time I gained weight.

pinklatte on 09/05/2018:
I hear you. I definitely have to be more mindful of what I eat and when.


BearCountryGG on 09/05/2018:
That has always been a problem for me too...I can be good all day...and then sabotage it in the evening.....I guess , knowing it can help make the change......and you can always do what I do about not sleeping well arr night and being tempted to get up...I tell myself that I can get up...but I have to wash the kitchen floor....I always fall right back to sleep....it could work for late night eating by telling ourselves that we can eat...as ling as it is a green vegetable.,....LOL

pinklatte on 09/06/2018:
Pfft! lol My trouble isn't exactly the same, but if I had to pick between late-night chores and staying in bed , I will pick the bed every time.


graindart on 09/05/2018:
Like Bear, I've wasted a whole day's work numerous times by giving in to snacking at the end of the day. For me, after being successful the entire day I get the mindset that "I've been good and should reward myself for being good." Of course that "reward" is always food....

Knowing that, I just have to keep the junk out of the house so there is less temptation.

pinklatte on 09/06/2018:
I hear you. I know that I shouldn't make food "rewards", but I still think that way. "If I finish this chapter or that chore, I'll give myself a treat." I still haven't figured out a good reward that isn't chocolate.



pinklatte - Tuesday Sep 04, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 255.0

I'm not even sure if I did well today. ... Maybe a little well. 45% well.

Breakfast 2 egg whites, bell peppers
cottage cheese
Greek yogurt with fruit
bread roll
Lunch chili with beans, carrot, onion, bell pepper, celery, tomato
naan
macaroni salad with cabbage, cucumber, corn, ham
milk, yogurt
Snack rice ball with tuna (230)
flavored coffee
Dinner chicken soup
bread roll
bottled coffee

I'm never sure what the lunch calorie count is. Today's meal was listed as somewhere between 700-800 calories. I always just mark it down as 900 and move on with the rest of my day. And I definitely ate it all, to my regret. I was full enough without the bread, milk, and yogurt, but I ate them. Oh well. I'll do better tomorrow.

Don't know what tomorrow's lunch is, but I know it will include bread of some sort. No clue about dinner.

I will never understand the need to pair bread with pasta. Never.

Tonight, I have to do something for work, so I'll be staying up for a long while.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 95 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/04/2018:
lots of healthy items in the mix!

well, 900 cals for a meal is still decent. you won't gain more weight if you can eat lighter for dinner. at least it's balanced.

pinklatte on 09/05/2018:
Like, before the restart, my diet was convenience store sandwiches, school lunch, convenience store sandwiches. And while they might be a bit high in calories, lunch is not my biggest problem.

So many veggies, man. It took ages to type them all out.


BearCountryGG on 09/04/2018:
I think I will be making more use of soup too.

pinklatte on 09/05/2018:
I don’t like soup that much, but it was a good dinner.


happy-1 on 09/05/2018:
Hugs! good job today!

pinklatte on 09/05/2018:
:D I’m trying!



pinklatte - Monday Sep 03, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 255.0

While cleaning last night, I found a couple of old post office money orders that I squirrelled away years ago, which felt like such a boon. After cashing them in, I checked my balance, and I had a bit more money than I thought I did. I felt like I was flushed with money. So I went a bit nuts at the grocery store. Yogurt, cheese, olives, bell peppers, onions, frozen veg... coffee, ice cream, and pre-cooked food.

Breakfast 2 whole eggs with bell peppers
bread roll
Lunch bread roll with butter/cinnamon/sugar
instant coffee
pineapple chunks
Dinner ice cream cone
1/2 fried pork cutlet
macaroni with meat sauce
flavored coffee

Dinner wasn't very delicious.

Tomorrow means back to work. I'll be spending the night getting ready. I still haven't settled on a work-day plan, and in my splurge, I didn't buy any fruit or veg to snack on in the afternoon. Egg whites at 5:30, school lunch, 4-6pm of nothing, 6-7pm a bit more work, and then back home around 8 pm for dinner. I think I can make it until then, maybe, but if I can't, I have to plan out what I feel okay eating after work. Yogurt? Energy bars? The 7-11 sometimes sells a cup of stick veggies that wouldn't be that bad...

I will clean out the car in the dead of night because I procrastinated because I have change work cars tomorrow. My current ride has an inspection coming up.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 95 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/03/2018:
I found that getting a grip on afternoon snacking made a HUGE difference in losing weight this time around.

Making changes to afternoon snacking and eliminating nighttime snacking were the 2 biggest contributing factors to success.

pinklatte on 09/04/2018:
I think I must do the same. I'm no longer eating very late at night, but cutting down on afternoon snacking is definitely something I have to put some effort into.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/03/2018:
I totally went nuts at the supermarket today on similar items. lots of frozen foods and ice creams, bulked up my order just on those items being around $100 and the rest of my order was an additional $100...i'm good for awhile! Now i will not be needing to go to the supermarket as often :) since i got a lotta foods on layaway in my freezer haha!

it seems to me you should pack snacks. if you don't, it'll lead to indulgences when you get very hungry!

I agree with Donkey.

pinklatte on 09/04/2018:
Food on layaway!? I love it. I spend that much throughout the week; I have trouble buying more than a few days' worth of food.

Definitely have to pack snacks. I still have so-so self-control.


graindart on 09/03/2018:
Snacking works well for some. For me, it just leads to overeating. As soon as I start snacking, I don't want to stop. So I try to go as long as possible in between eating times without throwing snacks in between. But figure out what works best at keeping yourself under control.

pinklatte on 09/04/2018:
I will have to try that. If only to see if it's something I can stick to.


BearCountryGG on 09/03/2018:
I didn't know you could keep money orders like that...I thought they expired after a few months...

pinklatte on 09/04/2018:
I didn't know either. Maybe the postal ones here are different. I went hoping that I would be able to get at least some of the money back, but they gave me the full amount with no problem. I guess even as a money order, it's still money. Like changing bills into coins. (shrug)



pinklatte - Sunday Sep 02, 2018
(..um...)
Weight: 255.0

I did some yardwork at the last possible minute today, and that yard is in a worse state than I let myself believe. The last few days' worth of rain had softened the earth, so yanking some weeds out was super easy, but I mostly focused on trimming back the bushes that makes up my fence. And those are wild. I'll probably have to do more tomorrow.

The grass definitely needs a trim.

I sprayed myself all over with bug repellent. The mosquitos did not enjoy the smell, but I  think they still took a few bites out of me.  Through the fabric of my track pants.

Breakfast

instant coffee
2 bread rolls
butter, cottage cheese
2 pieces of chocolate
pineapple chunk

Lunch 2 whole eggs with bell peppers
bread roll
Snack

box of chocolate/cookie snacks
hot cocoa
2 bread rolls, one with butter

Dinner chicken soup with frozen veg mix and egg
2 bread rolls

I dropped a kilo overnight, but I bet it's because I couldn't afford sugary drinks the last couple of days. I've been snacking a lot today, constantly raiding the fridge. The only thing in there now are the bread rolls, really, and I'm of half a mind to mix up a cinnamon/sugar/butter spread and devour the lot... tomorrow.

Dinner was the boiled chicken/broth from yesterday plus a frozen broc/cauli/carrot/string bean mix that's been in my freezer for a while. Nothing fancy. I added the egg out of habit.

Tonight, I will spend 20 minutes cleaning and then do some sewing. I bought the fabric ages ago, but I still haven't used it. I'm aiming to make a bonnet and a scrunchy.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 95 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/02/2018:
I have an admiration for those who can sew. I knit on occasion. I'd love to learn how to crochet.

pinklatte on 09/03/2018:
My knee-jerk reaction to that is, anyone can sew. It only takes patience and precision... and time.

I admire anyone who can knit. I knitted a cardigan a couple of years ago. It was so much more work than I thought.

Ditto on crocheting. I can only do the most basic of stitches.



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