sailorzeo: (midriff)

I was 12 or 13 when I bought my first pack of diet pills.

Let me repeat.  I was 12 or 13 when I bought my first pack of diet pills.  I was in junior high.  I’d been hit with so much advertising telling me “thin is in” and it’s wrong to be hungry that I took money I’d saved, either allowance or paper route money, went to the nearby store, and bought a pack of AcuTrim Late Day.  “I snack after 3 p.m.,” the lady in the commercial said.  So did I; that was when I got home from school, and there were still three hours until dinner, so I snacked.  But the commercial said it was wrong, so I set out to get the pill the commercial said would help.

I was terrified.  I thought for sure the cashier would look at me, see my age, and refuse to sell me the pills.  I thought she would call a manager, that the manager would chastise me, take the pills away, threaten to call my parents.  Nothing like that happened; I was sold the pills without incident.

I was afraid the pills would be huge.  I had trouble swallowing pills then, often gagging and throwing up when I had to take the giant antibiotics for my frequent sinus infections and bouts of bronchitis.  They weren’t; they were about the size of a four-hour Sudafed.

I hid the pills in the front pocket of my purse.  I don’t think I told anyone about them.  I don’t remember telling anyone about them.  I took them on the sly, when no one was around.  I didn’t finish that first pack, though.  I went to take them one day, and the foil card was missing.  It wasn’t in my purse anymore.  I started to panic; someone must have found them.  I was sure my mother had taken them, that I was going to be in trouble, that a lecture was coming, that I would be grounded for months and months. 

Nothing happened.  I still don’t know whether it was actually my mother that took them.  If it was my mother that took them, I don’t know why she was going through my purse.  Neither parent ever said anything to me about the pills.  No one came to me and said, “You’re too young to take these,” or “You don’t need these,” or anything else like that.  The pills just disappeared, and that was supposedly that.

I told you I was 12 or 13 when I bought my first pack of diet pills.

I didn’t tell you I wore a size small shirt and size 7 jeans when I bought my first pack of diet pills.

I didn’t tell you that going by pediatric growth charts, my doctor described me as “lean and mean” when I bought my first pack of diet pills.

No one told me I didn’t need those pills.

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I've managed to keep logging my food for over a month, almost a month and a half.  I'm down 14.4 pounds.  I will admit, I don't log my weight if it goes up, and it did go up 2 pounds a few weeks back, but I've since lost those, plus a few more.

Having my calorie intake allowance drop when my weight drops is a bit unsettling, though I understand the reasoning.  When I started logging, I was allowed 1841 calories a day.  Now, 14 pounds later, it's at 1749, almost 100 calories less.  Despite being over-budget almost all last week, I still lost weight.  A coworker of mine is using LoseIt now, too, for one of her classes.  She was trying to figure out why my calorie allowance is so much higher than hers (1500s).  The simple answer is, I weigh more, probably 100 pounds or more.

A while back on Suits, there was a bit where Mike (young pretending-to-be-lawyer male) and Donna (legal secretary for the older male) were getting coffee.  He was confused as to why she'd get a skim-milk latte if she was getting whipped cream on it.  She told him, "BECAUSE I got the skim milk, I CAN HAVE the whipped cream."  He still didn't understand it, though it made sense to me.  Donna is by no means overweight, but the principle remains.  If she got both full-fat milk AND whipped cream, then there are more calories.  Getting skim milk gives her a little wiggle room for the treat of the whipped cream.  It's making balance.  For instance, this morning I'm having a large-ish Red Velvet hot chocolate with whipped cream, sausage gravy, and really really dense bread (mishap with the bread maker).  Breakfast is clocking in at 1294 of my 1749 calories, leaving me 455 calories for the rest of the day.  Given that one weekend day is usually spent napping, and it wasn't yesterday, breakfast will probably also count as lunch (also because of the time we're eating: it's after 10 now), I'll have an apple (90 calories) as a snack when I get up, and a salad (290 calories) for dinner, leaving me 75 calories under budget.
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I'm still using LoseIt.  I actually earned a badge on the site for logging every day for two weeks.  Plus, I'm down 10 pounds from when I started.  I haven't been keeping up the WiiFit; in fact, I think I've only used it three times.  Timing seems to be the main issue.  I'm out of the house ten to eleven hours a day, Monday through Friday.  When I get home in the evening, I make dinner (most nights), which takes another hour, then eating and cleaning up, and all I want to do is escape into a galaxy far far away for a few hours, or go through my social media links, catch up on the DVR, or collapse in bed and read for a few hours before falling asleep.  I stand a lot at work, so my legs and feet are tired when I get home.  That makes wanting to go work out, using primarily my legs, not a very attractive option.

I got new work shoes, though.  After getting and loving my Crocs sandals, I got a pair of Crocs Work shoes, the Mercy Work.  As a bonus, the Crocs outlet had a buy-one-get-one-half-off sale, so I also got another pair of the sandals.  The first pair was white with blue insoles; the new pair is navy with violet insoles.  Now I just need the black/black and the brown/brown to complete the set.  Anyway, I'm hoping the new, comfy work shoes will help my legs feel less-tired at the end of the day, so I can get a little more motivated to exercise when I get home.  Exercising in the morning is not an option; I already have a hard time getting up and out the door by seven getting up at 5:30 with my current routine.  Adding half an hour-ish of exercise plus a shower would mean getting up at 4 to get the same amount accomplished.  Plus, I hate showering before work.  I prefer to shower before bed.

Still, though, I've kept with it longer than I thought I would, and I'm actually sort of seeing results.  Another 17 pounds, and I'll be down 10% of my starting weight.  Doctors always told me that losing just 10% of the weight would mean drastic positive changes to my health.  We'll see; I think 10% increments will be good for little goals.  I like having goals and rewards--badges, stamps, gold stars, it doesn't take much, just a tangible, visible reminder of "you done good."

Way Over

Sep. 23rd, 2012 07:35 pm
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I'm still using the LoseIt app.  It's been a week and a half, and I haven't forgotten to log anything yet.  I've done fairly well with it; I usually end the day with calories left over.  This week, though, my period finally started, which means I've been craving salt, fat, and carbs.  Today, I'm ending 566 calories over-budget.  I can pinpoint where I went over: I had a 12-ounce can of Coke and a serving of Trader Joe's chocolate-covered potato chips, for 370 calories in the "snack" column, and then we went to Carl's Jr. for lunch, where the small fries and low-carb SuperStar with cheese, no tomato or mayo, ran 880 calories.  Getting the burger without the bun (because of gluten) and no mayo (because I don't like mayo) helped take the sandwich from over 900 calories to 560 calories, but still, those four items were a calorie sink.

I got the Coke because I was seriously craving one the other day.  However, when I had it, it didn't taste like I expected.  It didn't have the "zing" or "bite" I remembered Coke having.  Matt had a sip and agreed, it tasted weak, like watered-down fountain soda.  I also felt it tasted a bit cloying.  I didn't remember Coke having such a negative aftertaste.  I told him that the next time I was craving a Coke, I'd try one of the Mexican Cokes they sell, that are supposedly made with cane sugar, not HFCS, and if it still tasted off, I'd just have to remember that "Coke doesn't taste the way I think Coke tastes anymore."

I'm not going to beat myself up for going over-budget today, because I've been under-budget the rest of the week.  In fact, even with today's splurge, I'll still be about 500 calories under budget for the week.
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So, LoseIt has a number of graphs and reports you can look at to see your eating habits and patterns.  Apparently, I don't like fruit.  Fruit very rarely shows up on my MyPlate report.  This is true; I don't care for a lot of fruits.  I basically like 2 types of apples, green grapes, and grapefruit.  I did have a salad for dinner, so I hit my vegetable quota for the day.  The main reason for the salad was so I could have one of Whole Foods' gluten-free chocolate cupcakes.  I just really needed it.  I haven't had a period since March, but it's been gearing up all week to start, and the PMS was just really, really bad today. 

Just my luck, I should be hitting my heavy flow day just in time for our 8th anniversary.  Whee.  :-P


Sep. 18th, 2012 06:43 am
sailorzeo: (huh?)
So, one of the things with tracking calories, and I've noticed this before, but I always forget about it in between bouts, is that when I start paying attention to serving sizes, I'm always surprised by some of them. 

For instance, this morning, we had pancakes.  Matt made them, so I entered the recipe into LoseIt, then just adjusted the number of servings to be the number of pancakes made.  That was pretty straightforward.  The spread serving size was a tablespoon; that seemed generous enough for 3 pancakes.  The maple syrup (real maple syrup; I stopped using "maple-flavored" syrup years ago) had a serving size of a quarter-cup.  I didn't have a clean quarter-cup measure, so I used the eighth-cup measure...and one of those was more than enough syrup for 3 pancakes.

I remember back in 1999-2000-ish, trying to keep track of what I ate by using recommended serving sizes only.  I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and was amazed at, I think, the serving size of the jelly compared to the peanut butter.  I don't remember now which was bigger; I just rememeber a comically unbalanced sandwich.
sailorzeo: (exercise)
So once more I board the fitness/weight loss train.  I'm going into this with no expectations other than, "I fully expect to fall off the wagon in 2 weeks time." 

I never posted about it here, but back in June, we came home from work one day to find the back door wide open and the house totally tossed.  We'd had a break-in.  They primarily stole small electronics: our cameras, the old laptop that didn't work so well, my DS, the Wii and games, some car speakers and an amp.  They also took 2 of my rings, family heirlooms.  Nothing was recovered, but we had renters' insurance.  Allstate has been nothing but good to us through everything. 

How does this relate to fitness/weight loss?  My primary exercise tool was WiiFit.  Interestingly enough, even though they stole the Wii, both remotes, both nunchucks, and the sensor, they didn't take the power cables or the Balance Board.  They also didn't take the actual WiiFit disc.  So, with the insurance and reimbursement, we replaced the Wii hardware.  I was grumpy, though, because that meant any of my previous progress with WiiFit was gone (and even more so when we lost Scamp, it meant his Mii was gone now, too).

I finally got around to remaking my Mii last night, though I couldn't find the same hair it had before.  That was fine; I switched it to a ponytail.  But I had to reset my profile on WiiFit.  Anything I'd unlocked before, I'm going to have to unlock again. 

In addition to the WiiFit, I downloaded an app to both my Kindle and my phone: LoseIt.  It's a food/exercise calorie tracking program which so far, seems easy enough to use.  I like being able to scan barcodes with my phone if the food's not in their database.  Still, I've had trouble keeping food journals in the past.  We'll see how long this lasts.  Like I said before, I'm not overly optomistic about this.  But, I did 2 rounds of Basic Step on WiiFit last night.  It's a start.

April Stats

May. 2nd, 2007 06:48 am
sailorzeo: (exercise)
Okay, now, the printout is just overall loss, not month-to-month, so I've lost in some areas, and gained in others.

I didn't gain back the 8 pounds I lost when I was sick, so total weight is down 10 pounds. Total inches, 6.75. Body fat pounds, down 7.48.

A lot of what I lost when I was sick was water/fluid, so I need to make sure I stay hydrated, but keep the weight down healthily.

I plan today, to make muffins using the gluten-free baking mix, and bars using [ profile] dollsahoy's recipe, substituting out for the wheat flour. Grab-and-go breakfast stuff.

Recently, Matt and I used a "Buy One Get One Free" recipe to pick up a couple of Six Dollar Burgers from Carl Jr's. He got the Western Bacon Cheeseburger (I think), and I got the Low-Carb: A burger and its toppings wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. It wasn't too bad, and wasn't even too tricky to handle.
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Well, we're about halfway through the gluten-free month, and I've been behaving. Other than the occasional craving for hot dogs and hot dog buns (usually when I go past the "Arizona's Best Chili Dogs" sign), it hasn't been too bad.

On the frustration/anger issue, the reason I started this, I haven't had any episodes. Haven't had to run out of meeting, haven't felt like killing customers (unless I had a LOT of reason), haven't flipped out for any old reason. Two weeks isn't long enough to really judge, though, so in two more weeks, when the month is up, I'll try introducing a little wheat/gluten back into the diet, and see what happens.

I haven't noticed any change in the fatigue, though. I'm still exhausted all the time. I feel bad, because this month, I've only made it to Curves once. The first two weeks, I was sick with that virus, and after that, it's just been too tiring to even think about. I have a weigh-in on Monday, and I know I gained back the 8 pounds I lost while sick, and possibly more. What's really annoying is I was going to try to step up to 4 or 5 workouts a week this past month. :-P Oh well. There's always May. Wow, we're close to May already. Yikes.

More on GF

Apr. 18th, 2007 09:24 am
sailorzeo: (busy)
The bread mix I bought worked well (Gluten-Free Pantry's Favorite Sandwich Bread,, and the ingredients were mostly the same as in the recipe I had, so I'm thinking my yeast may be dead. I'm going to get a small jar of bread machine yeast on Thursday, and try the recipe again.

I'm supposed to go to Curves this morning, but I woke up feeling totally drained, so I may put it off til tomorrow. I think I'm going to make cookies instead. Found a GF chocolate chip recipe that looks promising, and I've been craving sweets since Sunday (psychological much? Can't have wheat, wake seriously craving donuts).

Matt and I made a resolution Sunday to not miss meetings anymore. We proved to ourselves last week that we CAN get to meetings. Now we just have to. Sure enough, though, the world is putting stumbling blocks in our way. Last night at work, my closer was sent home almost as soon as she got there (which in itself is foreboding, but I digress). Right now, my department has three people. One is a dedicated opener, because she has a second job in the evenings. One is my desktop publisher, who was sent home last night. The third is me. Now, it says in my file that I am NOT AVAILABLE Tuesday and Thursday nights. This is a non-negotiable. Remember a few weeks back when my closer called off and I couldn't find anyone to come in? Yeah. I knew this wasn't going to go well. Luckily, we had help from another store agree to stay until 8:30 or 9, as long as she left right at nine. It was 5:30 by the time I left, 6:30 by the time I got home. Meeting's at 7:30. We made it by the skin of our teeth. But we made it.

Now I just need to find a closer for next Wednesday, as the Tuesday meeting's moved to Wednesday next week because of the circuit overseer visiting another congregation in the hall. But I'm working on it. Other than that, the schedule's falling into place, and I can even give the two girls 2 days off in a row. Can't give MYSELF two days in a row yet, though. :-P Maybe when our new manager can start full-time, when he's done training his replacement at his old store.

GF Day One

Apr. 15th, 2007 05:10 pm
sailorzeo: (busy)
Well, the bread was a dismal failure, but I'm not sure if the culprit was the recipe, the yeast, or the machine. It didn't rise at all; the loaf was maybe an inch and a half high. I bought a mix at Sprouts today, so I'm going to run that tonight to have sandwich bread.

On the other hand, the GF pancakes we made today I thought were pretty tasty. Matt wasn't sure about them. They were made with buckwheat flour, which apparently is gluten-free. I like buckwheat pancakes, and that's what they tasted like to me. Matt probably would have preferred a more traditional type of pancake (light and fluffy).

ETA: In case anyone wants the recipe, it's here:
sailorzeo: (busy)
So, I went to Sprouts today (think something like Whole Foods or EarthFare, lots of organic and healthy products) to get flour based on two recipes I found at BreadWorld, the Fleischmann's Yeast website. I spent about $40, and got potato flour, brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, and xanthan gum. Also got cider vinegar, desert honey, some bulk quinoa, quinoa pasta, bulk rosemary, and a bottle of the MetroMint mint water I'd wanted to try.

Okay, unless you like the flavor of BeechNut chewing gum, stay away from the peppermint MetroMint. That's pretty much what it tastes like, old peppermint chewing gum. And by old I mean stale. You can get the same taste effect from drinking water while chewing gum. It was sort of nostalgic, as my dad used to like BeechNut chewing gum, but it was more not-good.

I made this recipe; ; at least the dough portion. We topped it with ranch dressing, chicken, bacon, broccoli, and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. It wasn't bad.

I currently have a batch of their gluten-free white bread in the machine. I'm not staying awake until it finishes, so Matt will have to get it out in the morning.
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I had an episode at meeting Tuesday night, bad enough that I had to leave and sit in the car for the last half-hour. I mentioned this to the sister who studies with me, described it as "It starts as frustration, then builds until I get, well, mean." I basically get agitated and frustrated, can't sit still, and then I get angry at myself for not being able to sit still and it just builds and builds till I start either hitting myself (fists to thighs) or scratching myself or something to cause pain.

She gave me a suggestion. "Try cutting out wheat and wheat gluten for four weeks." Apparently, she gets some of the same agitation and frustration, and that's what a doctor told her. Cutting out wheat and wheat gluten for some reason helps break the cycle before it starts.

So, starting Sunday (because I like starting things on week starts), I'm going to try to cut wheat and wheat gluten out of my diet for a month. I know there are substitutes out there, and I plan to pick up some rice flour, oat flour, etc, and go back to making my own bread. Now I just need to make sure Matt checks labels, since he makes dinner 5 days out of 7 (since he's home at 3 and the earliest I'm ever home is 5:30).
sailorzeo: (exercise)
Just got back from my workout, and my heartrate actually stayed in the green the whole time!  I even did the entire 2.5 circuit!  Not sure what caused this dramatic turn, whether it was not having caffeine since Thursday, drinking a litre of water while I was there, the effects of the Singulair, or just finally getting used to the workout, but I'll take it.  

Now, if I can repeat it on Monday...

Wednesday, too, I used a different club than my regular one, since I had an opening shift and couldn't get to my  home club while it was open.  The Scottsdale club had two more machines than the Glendale club, so it was kind of nice to have some additional/different exercises available.  I might try to hit that club once or twice a month, just to mix it up.  Heartrate was a little higher there, still, but not into the purple.

I hope this trend continues.  

Four days till the official weigh/measure.  Home scale still shows 220.  I'm hoping for an inch or two lost ANYWHERE, and even just a fraction of a percent body fat lost.  Keep the expectations low, since it's only been a month.  Next month will be time to start adding dietary changes again.  Preportioning the carrots, grapes, and nuts helped, but I think we may either have to stop buying ice cream, or start weighing and preportioning it, too.  Plus, watching fiber, protein, fats, carbs and salt again.  

Suddenly, I'm very tired.  But I need to change and go to work.  I have tomorrow off; we go grocery shopping and can catch up on the week's television.  I love DVR.
sailorzeo: (exercise)
Well, it's been three weeks now that I've been going to Curves.  Had a scare last week; made it 1.5 circuits before feeling lightheaded, my blood was pounding in my face, and I couldn't catch my breath.  I went to the doctor last Friday, mentioning that shortness of breath was an issue even back 10 years ago when I was thin.  He put me on a thirty-day trial of Singulair and Nasacort (a spray) to see if it helps.  On Saturday, I met with Terri, the owner of the Curves I go to, who's also a nurse.  She worked with me, and we decided that I'd take it REALLY easy on the boards between the machines, and only do 2 circuits rather than the standard 2.5.  

It seems to be helping.  I'm not huffing and puffing so much, and my heartrate's staying on the chart, even if it is still on the high end.  Today, though, I didn't even hit the purple, which is good.  I made the realization the other day that I usually have something with caffeine in it before I work out, whether it's tea, or something chocolate.  Caffeine is a stimulant.  It can increase your heart rate.  (smacks head with hand) So when I realized that, I made a conscious effort today NOT to have anything with caffeine before I went to work out.  I think it helped.

Also, a good note for today: Claire, the trainer who's usually there when I go, commented that it looked like my belly was getting smaller.  I couldn't see it (especially now, sitting down, it still looks as big as ever), but it's nice to hear it from someone else.  What I have noticed, however, is that my upper arms and thighs feel tighter, my pants are looser around the sides of my waist, and I swear my butt feels firmer, even if Matt can't tell.  :-P  I have my first weigh/measure day in a week and a half.  According to my scale here, I'm down 2 pounds, but that can be from anything.  I've been very good at measuring and portioning, most of the time.   I've even got Matt now weighing the pasta before cooking it, rather than dumping in half a pound at a time or more.  

I'm hopeful for the 28th (first measure day).
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I crashed yesterday after work around 6 pm. I pretty much slept straight through til just now. Approximately 12 hours of sleep.

Haven't eaten since lunch yesterday, which was around 1:30. So...17 hours, no food. My fasting blood sugar this morning was 79. I was expecting it to be a lot lower.

According to my meter book, fatigue is a sign of high blood sugar. While 79 is still a decent fasting sugar, it's been lower after fewer hours of fasting. I also thought about my dry mouth/peeing/headache complaints from the other day: also signs of high blood sugar.

I think I'd better start keeping a food journal again, keeping better track of what I eat and drink. I've been slipping off the GI plan. We still have about half the giant bag of white rice in the cupboard. (sigh) It's cheaper and takes half the cooking time of brown rice. And I'm having a hard time drinking the water I'm supposed to. Especially with these morning shifts, when all I want is caffeine and sugar to get me through.

I'm somewhat afraid of tonight's closing shift. I've been crashing, hard, around six, seven or eight pm. I work tonight until 9. After seven, I'm there by myself. I can't get someone to cover me if I start feeling woozy or disoriented. I think I may have to make and bring something coffee-related, maybe bring some nuts or something. Just something to keep me going so I can get home, maybe nap a few hours until Ellen gets home from work. Haven't heard back from her whether or not she's going to be online tonight after work. If she's not, then there's no need for me to stay up tonight. Can come home and crash again.

I can't believe it. After 12 hours of sleep, I'm sitting here yawning, wanting to go back to bed. I think maybe I'll get a big glass of water, take my pills, and do just that. Get in as much sleep as possible this morning so I can maybe stay awake tonight.


Aug. 30th, 2005 09:32 am
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For some reason, I've been craving coffee the past few days. Maybe because I'm not really supposed to have caffeine. I'm thinking about just giving in and brewing a pot. As long as I don't adulterate it with tons of sugar, creamer and chocolate, as is my usual modus operandi, I may be able to sneak a cup or three.

On the weight-loss front, this past month was a bust. I think I may have actually regained three pounds. And I know why. I totally went off the diet and exercise. Part of it was the new medication kicking my ass. I was too tired to exercise, and didn't feel like eating what I should have. Part of it was the budget. Couldn't afford to get fresh fruit and vegetables. Plus, my water intake went from 6 to 8 cups a day to like three. After watching a marathon of Celebrity Fit Club 2 the other day, I'm not making any more excuses. That's why I went to the pool yesterday, to get in my exercise. Today, I'm going to pop in Walk Away the Pounds Express and do the one-mile walk. Tomorrow, it'll probably be the tape again unless I can fasten a bra around this sunburn. If I can do that, then I'll head over to the fitness center and walk the treadmill.

So since I didn't lose my required five pounds this month and gained three instead, I now have to lose 29 pounds in four months to reach my goal. If I can get back on track, I might be able to do it. I also need to start taking this medication regularly. I need to see if it's going to help or harm, and only taking it sporadically isn't going to do it. So starting tonight, I'm taking it the way it says to on the bottle, all at once, at night. We'll see if I explode.

Plus I need to go get laundry detergent. Matt seems to think he needs his black pants washed. :-P


Aug. 4th, 2005 10:45 am
sailorzeo: (Default)
Wow! I did it! 10 pounds in 4 weeks!

Now just imagine if I'd actually kept up with my exercise this past month, too... (heh)
sailorzeo: (Default)
I think I lost the five pounds I wanted to lose before August 5th. Then again, it occured to me this morning that I may have been misreading my scale for the last few months. It may have been at 230 all along and I was misreading it as 235. But I'm going to take it as a win, keep following the low-GI guidelines, and see if maybe I can lose another five. Plus keep going to the gym and working out. In that vein, it's time to do my weight routine, then go shower before starting another load of laundry.
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Well, I'm on day six of the 30-day eating plan. Most of the recipes were decent (the meatloaf left a little to be desired, but thanks to Matt, I've become a meatloaf snob). The only problem I've had with it recently is that some days, even with the eating every 3 hours...I get hungry every hour and a half. :-P

Oh, and I've spent nearly $200 on groceries this week. I tell myself that a good portion of the things I've bought are "pantry" items, items that aren't just for this week. But then I look over the menus and realize how much I've left off the menu/shopping list (like, all the different flakes and seeds and nuts needed for the multi-grain cereal, and capers, and pine nuts...). Add in that husband and roommate still need "normal" things like bread, lunchmeat, and cheese, and I don't feel too bad about the grocery budget for this past week. And where ARE capers and pine nuts in the grocery stores?? I looked for capers with salad items, with pickles, with italian...I looked for pine nuts with baking nuts, with snack nuts, with international foods...nothing.

I haven't even had a chance to look at what I need for next week. o_O; And I don't know if I'll have anything money-wise for groceries for next week. Chris gave me $25, but that all went into still-needed items for today and tomorrow. Oh, and milk. Those boys burn through milk like nothing I've ever seen before.

And it's been too hot to motivate myself to get across the street to the fitness center. But I put Walk Away the Pounds on the top of my Netflix list, so it should be here soon. We'll see if I like it. If I do, I'll see about getting Chris to copy it for me until I can afford to buy a copy for myself.

I need to do some sewing so I can afford to pick up Half-Blood Prince this weekend or so. One of the downfalls about being a stay-at-home wife: no income of my own to spend as I wish. Unless I do little projects like the sewing, I don't have any "mad money." I just haven't had the energy to sew. Or clean. Or workout. Or do anything other than sit at my computer, watch tv, or nap. I'm wondering if it's because I'm back on my pills. If that's so, I hope this levels out after the first few batches of pills. I'd hate to lose the first week of every pack to hormone-related fatigue.

Plus Chris's parents are coming in this weekend, so it falls to me, the stay-at-home, to clean. I tried using the "but they're not my parents, I don't care what they think" approach in arguing against it, but Matt trumped me with the "but you're home more" approach. (grump, sulk) Besides, isn't there a universal kitchen law that states "The one who cooks is exempt from the cleanup?" I do fracking all the cooking. Matt and Chris should be able to pitch in and do a load of dishes. And I don't mean just tossing what can go in, into the dishwasher, adding a tablet and starting it. I mean the heavy-duty cleanup. The pots and pans that don't go in the dishwasher. Why can't they team up after dinner and wash them? One wash, one dry and put away. I spent an hour or more on dinner, it's the least they could do. Or even just put the fracking leftovers away. (sigh)

But on the plus side, Sci-Fi Friday starts up again tonight. New SG-1, new Atlantis (we're rooting for the Wraith, is that bad?), and new Galactica!!! I'm excited. I'll be watching the first section by myself, most likely, as Matt doesn't get out of work until 8 at the earliest and it takes him half an hour to get home, and as mentioned above, Chris's parents are coming into town. Too bad I don't have an air popper. That'd be the perfect time to have the 3 cups air-popped popcorn allowed as a snack. I'll make do with the apples an yogurt. Mmmm.

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