Well, I kept thinking of these things that I wanted to blog, or all these things that I need to look up or “I’ll just email so and so” and I am starting to get cranky. No internet is like no oxygen. And not having cable? Yeah, royal pain in the ass. Especially because when they hooked up the cable, they disconnected the connection of the antenna on the roof, and now I can’t get ANY channels (not even local) because they disconnected the antenna. Unfair! So I have decided that I will go down to the basement and see if I can figure out how to get the antenna back again until tomorrow, so that I don’t miss desperate housewives and grey’s anatomy. Oh the horror.
So today has been pretty uneventful. South Beach is still active, I got LOADS of groceries at Hy-Vee on Saturday, good stuff, like shrimp and scallops and marinated chicken breasts and turkey tenderloins… and veggies and hummus. Lots of good healthy food. And I did get to go out to eat last night, Evan and I went with mom and dad to the Prime Quarter to use up some gift certificates and celebrate Mom’s Birthday. I ate salad and a filet mingon… which was great tasting. I specifically asked them not to bring toast or a baked potato and they did it anyway. So I gave toast to husband and put the hot potato in my purse (for real) to bring home for husband to eat later. I didn’t touch anything I wasn’t supposed to, not even alcohol.
I already feel better, less sluggish and have more energy. I wish I had weighed myself at home before I Started this. The doctors scale was 4 pounds heavier on Wednesday than mine at home is today. So I am wondering if some or all of that is a scale discrepancy. I guess I will find out eventually. I have been seeing all these hot skinny people on TV and thinking that COULD be me. That helps. And the threat of cancer in the future is helpful too.
Today I made lunch for myself(see above)… A baked chicken breast (Italian marinated) with some funky topping that I concocted… Mushrooms and Roma Tomato slices sautéed in Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar and seasoned with salt, topped with Garlic and Herb Crumbled Feta Cheese… and I poured all that over the chicken breast, and had peas and lowfat cottage cheese too. Then this afternoon I had some snacks… Green Peppers dipped in Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, and plain yogurt. Since I didn’t eat breakfast, but ate chicken when I got up at 10:30am, that was kind of actually like my lunch at 3pm. And then I had a fudgesicle (no sugar like recommended.)
I just might live through this. Maybe I will even stay on phase one longer, although I miss fruit TERRIBLY and when I smell bread me knees go weak. Seriously. Mmmmm Bread. I love to bake homemade bread. And eat it.
Today I had what my husband aptly named as “the great underwear crisis of 2006” when I realized that just about ALL of my undies were dirty. Time to do laundry. Damn. I have run the dishwasher twice and put away dishes twice and also did three sinkfulls by hand. Really. With the recent parties I had not only regular dishes but all the entertaining dishes too. And I just did a 82% cleaning of the scrapbook room, and put another coat of decoupage on my “altered book.” Then I went down and sorted 3 hampers of laundry and started a load. I am well on my way to successful. But I miss my internet!