Posted by: fabbod | January 28, 2009

Living Without

I have food intolerances to dairy, soy, and wheat products.  I think someone else in the BLBE might also have some issues with these things and was once asking about substitutions.  I’m sorry, I don’t remember who that was.  I think I wanted to leave a comment but I would have had to sign up for a Blogger account and I didn’t want to mess with that.  Anyway, to answer some questions about substitutions for milk products you might consider looking for a magazine called Living Without.  In the back of this magazine they have a substitution solution area.  They show you can use soy milk just like regular milk. But if you want to substitute 1 cup of milk with water or rice milk you should add 1 egg yolk to the cup of rice milk or water.  You can also try to substitute a cup of fruit juice.  I recommend using low-fat vanilla almond milk, if you don’t have a nut allergy.  It’s very tasty.

Posted by: fabbod | January 27, 2009

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Did anyone see the article on CNN the other day?  In it, the author interviews Laure Redmond about women’s feelings about their bodies.  This article really spoke to me.  I feel like I’ve always been ashamed of how my body looks.  I just turned 40.  You’d think by now I’d be comfortable in my own skin.  I hate that I feel so hateful to my own body.  I think I’ll check her book out of my library.  I’ll let you know what I think about it.

Posted by: fabbod | January 26, 2009

Week 2

Well, I was on a cruise last week so I didn’t get to weigh in.  I know-life’s rough.  A lot of people in this challenge are from Canada and I’m wondering what the temperature has been up there.  We had some people on the ship that were from North Dakota and the week before they left the temperature up there had been -44 degrees.  Burrrr.  It was usually a lovely 75 degrees with mainly sunny skies for the whole trip.  It was so nice.

But, omg, the food!  I can’t say I held back too much.  I have some food issues so I didn’t go all out but I did have steak for like 4 or 5 nights.  Yummmmm. 

Are you wondering how this affected my weight?  This morning I weighed in at 211.6.  I gained 2.5 pounds.  Oops.

Posted by: fabbod | January 16, 2009

Week 1

Today’s weight is 209.2.

Posted by: fabbod | January 15, 2009

Out Sick

So I haven’t been around because I’ve been soooo sick.  I developed an upper respiratory infection and now I’m having trouble breathing.  But I have some great drugs from the doc and I’m on the mend.  I have no idea how this is going to affect my weight loss goals.  Can’t say that I’ve cared too much about losing weight while dealing with the head and chest pain.

Posted by: fabbod | January 9, 2009

Oh, My Aching Head

I woke up with a low grade fever this morning.  It looks like I have cold.  Bluh.  This is the second time in 2 months that I’ve had a cold.  Usually, I’m a pretty healthy person.  I think this new job overstressed me and made me susceptible.  Well, maybe it’s not just the new job.  It’s more that I’m trying to squeeze learning a new job into a 2 week time frame.  I’m going on vacation for 2 weeks so I need to learn this new job and get everything done for the rest of the month by Thursday.  There is just not enough time to do that.

Posted by: fabbod | January 9, 2009

Weigh In

I’m at 210.2.  Less than I thought I would be.

Posted by: fabbod | January 8, 2009

Keeping My Fingers Crossed

Well, I managed to bring lunch to work today.  Turkey, sweet potatoes, and peas.  Yum.  And I also managed to not stop at any fast food place on the way home.  I’m very proud of that.

I was thinking about what Karen said in the comments section of the last post and I looked in my fridge tonight and realized that I totally could have brought the cherries with me.  And I could have brought some almond cheese and some crackers.  I would have been fine.  I like to use my schedule as an excuse but that really needs to end.  There will always be some type of scheduling issue.  Using that as an excuse ends here!

I weigh in tomorrow.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Posted by: fabbod | January 7, 2009

The New Job

The new job is exhausting.  I’m trying not to use that as an excuse but, man, it’s hard to eat well these days.  It should be better after tomorrow.  I’m running between buildings so it’s hard to bring a lunch and I’m eating out more than usual this week.  I think I’ve been making the smartest choices I can but I’m to the point of hoping that I just maintain my weight this week.  I’m going to concentrate on drinking a lot of water tomorrow and Friday so I can flush all of that extra sodium out of my system.

Posted by: fabbod | January 5, 2009


I played on the wii tonight (with the wii?  played the wii?  what’s the proper phrase?).  I have the sports game and last time I tested my fitness level on it I was 54 but this time I was 40.  Woo hoo!  I’m so out of shape that just moving my arms around to play the games works out my arms.  I kept switching between the right and left so that each side would see some action.

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