EFS Day 2 Week 2 (Sounds like a Star Wars Character–if you say it fast) YukYuk (that’s for you Beth)

March 26, 2009 at 2:36 pm (EFS) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s Thursday. Day 2 of Week 2. Getting better. Yesterday we weighed–got the good news, 11 and 4 pounds, boyfriend and myself respectively, and then just followed the plan.  You really feel like you just want to go out for celebratory cheeseburgers or at least  breakfast burritos (so yummy at McD’s–slathered in that Hot Picante Sauce–man I love that sauce, I could just squeeze it right into my mouth from the pack), but you don’t. They put the gym RIGHT next to the McDonald’s. You could park your car by the gym, and just walk your spandex butt right over to the McD door.  I’m just saying.  It’s exercise if you walk ACROSS the parking lot.

Anyway. Yesterday was fine. Followed the diet. Mom bought me a Starbucks coffee as thank you for taking here to doc. I love the SBux. I know it’s wrong on all kinds of social, economic, global, fancy-pants-coffee-type levels, but God Help me I love it. Try to resist but can’t. When I worked in the city I would go EVERYDAY. Sometimes twice. I had to have it going home on the train. If I didn’t have time to stop myself  for fear of missing the train, I would call my friend and have her pick it up for me on her way to the train.  Luckily you can’t throw a stick in Chicago without hitting a Starbucks. They even have a little stand set up in the bathroom at the new Millenium Station. Kidding. But they should, that would save some people alot of time!

Yes. I was quite chunk-a-riffic from my habit. It’s like drugs, but in reverse. It made me happy and hyper. I ate less but I got fatter. WTF?? Oh, is it because of the whole milk? The chocolate/mocha syrup? Or all the whip cream? And my stomach started hurting. Alot and all the time. So I had to stop. It was hard. The employees at my three regular SBux shops were like family. So hard to say good-bye. Example of the withdrawl pain I suffered thru: You know how sometimes you get a receipt with an invitation to take a survey? I would get them and answer the questions and the people in the stores I was judging would know it was me saying nice things about them based on the results they got from the survey takers! Hardcore. You can’t BUY that kind of love, can you? But I have to say those employees sure knew their customers. Makes you feel so special. And that’s part of the TRAP!

Back to yesterday. Obviously Giant Mocha Coffee with Whip is NOT on the EFS plan. It’s not on anyone’s plan actually and it really shouldn’t be. But I ordered. The small (which is Tall–whatever, not even gonna start)–the small, mocha but with skim milk and NO whip cream. And I am happy to say that, if you haven’t had one in awhile, it’s just as good. Considering you forgot how it was supposed to taste in the first place. Either way. It was good and it was free. Thanks again MOM!

Now where was I? Day 2. (ohyeah I also ate Pringles–come on–4 lbs! don’t be like that. They were reduced fat. One of the few foods that actually taste BETTER in their altered form. Try it. Believe it.)

Day 2. Today. Thursday. Following plan closely. No exercise. No car to get out anywhere to exercise. It is in repair. Won’t be fixed until tomorrow sometime.  What? My LEGS are the exercise? I can’t hear you.

No exercise. Besides I had to go to the kids school to cook hot dogs and help with the special lunch they got for many various quarter ending activities and good progress and grade reports. It was fun actually. And it was three hours of non stop action. PLUS, I had to WALK to AND from the school! (No car—remember?)

It seems strange to write something about this every day, but it helps also. In the way that, when you tell someone that you are doing something—you kind of HAVE to do it. Otherwise you  look like a failure or a person who goes-back-on-their-word person. I know there is a term but I just cannot think of it or how to fit it into this sentence. So if I say it I have to do it and if I don’t do it I should feel guilty like I am letting all you people out there down. You who depend on me to help you through when you too are struggling. All 2 of you, possibly 3 by now. All 3 who are actually following the same plan sort of as I and actually doing a little better…but it’s you. And me. We’ll help each other. We will not….hey…Back At The Barnyard is on!

Working on Music List for later. Also have to come up with a long list for the CrawFish Boil. Long hours of sucking heads. (It’s a legitimate sentence. ) Requires long hours of music for the diversified audience we will be playing for. SpongeBob is next. Stay Tuned!

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Easy like Sunday mooorrrnnning…..

March 22, 2009 at 10:16 am (EFS) (, , , , , , )

Fans of the SpongeBob unite! Don’t care what you think….the square is funny!   Made it thru Saturday. Did not exercise, but, was gone all day doing stuff with boyfriend. Things like home-fix-it-project purchases, oil changes, groceries, library activities, getting gas (for the car), bird seed replacement, garage cleaning, going to the bank….that’s right. It is exciting out here in the Midwest. Nice day. Nice night. I stayed home while boyfriend went out with friends to cheer up other friend after sad personal loss. (Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family).

Did some laundry and dishes (well, not really dishes; 2 plates that had 1 very lean hamburger patty and some brown rice on them–we licked them clean and I just put them back in the cabinet). Done.   So, then my night is free to think of today’s playlist. Have to work out, twice, but can’t. So will have to combine workouts.  An hour, plus. Hmmm….Sunday….days of the week music? Don’t know if I can find enough–we’ll see. That’s my first idea.

Second idea: I am going to my sissy’s (she’s a boo-tishin’) (hair do-er…ya’ know…) and I need the whole job done on my head. I have sort of darker blonde hair with strands of grey, so color is required. The winter is brutal. Cold so harsh it makes your hair turn white! In order to get the “California Blonde Look” we all decided looks the best, apparently, on me, (says the mom, the kids, the boyfriend, people I used to work with…) it means one layer after another of beautiful fake sunshine. A highlight here and there. A cut, a blow, and a style I will never be able to repeat, and I’m done. Slap on some fresh make-up and present the new and improved  head for examination.  So, point is, I’m thinking…hair…blonde…brunette…California style…and so on.

I’m going to hold a Sunday Song  list for a lazy moment and instead bring you the “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific” List:

1. Hair / Treat Williams & Cast (Movie Soundtrack)

2. Sister Golden Hair / America

3. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) / Scott McKenzie

4. Suicide Blonde / INXS

5. The Boys Of Summer / Don Henley

6. Delta Dawn / Helen Reddy

7. Wonderful Tonight / Eric Clapton

8. Are You Gonna Be My Girl / Jet

9. Jolene / Dolly Parton

10. She Talks To Angels / The Black Crowes

11. Bette Davis Eyes / Kim Carnes

12. Stupid Girls / Pink

13. California Girls / David Lee Roth

14. Witchy Woman / The Eagles

15. Sister Honey / Stevie Nicks

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