A Current View

I’m working on some other stuff today, but I wanted to post this photo before I moved on to my other tasks.  Continue reading

Bored at Work

Note: This post’s draft was actually written FOUR YEARS ago when I still kept up the blog regularly. I have updated it to reflect my memory of that time but still maintain its original purpose.

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I’m back.

Hey y’all.

So, it has been four years.

Four years since I’ve written a post for this blog or even signed in to it.

That’s a damn shame. Continue reading

Weight Loss Journey: Grumpy, Chubby Kitty Edition

We’re currently preparing to have guests stay with us this weekend (yay St. Patrick’s Day parade & related festivities!), so in the absence of time, here’s a little picture post for y’all.
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The Nagging Nurse

scale-weight-surprise-348wy071910As mentioned yesterday, I made a weight management appointment at my doctor for this morning. I made the appointment because I felt remorseful about my eating behavior yesterday and in general feel down-and-out over my sluggish weight loss.

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Day Two: Charting for Success

Today was a day of challenges. I’m coming down with something right before the Thanksgiving holiday, and work was so busy today that we didn’t get to take lunch. So instead of going home to make the salad that I neglected to assemble this morning before work, I ate a 100-calorie pack of pretzels and some Nerds my team won last week during Office Olympics. (Out of nine teams, mine finished next to last. The end of the Olympics and the candy were the highlights of my experience.)

In summary, I went off the chart today. Even after discovering my home scale was sitting on a slant in our apartment floor when I weighed in around 134 lbs. yesterday; when I moved it to level ground this morning, I weighed in at a nine-month high of 138.8 lbs. (the scale in our office breakroom confirmed the latter number).

I find that weight loss is always rife with these little challenges: you don’t feel well, work gets in the way, you have a box of leftover Nerds on your desk.

So how do you stay on track?

While I ponder this question, I’m snacking on my faux chicken sandwich and writing out Christmas cards. Hope everyone is well and ready for buckle their belts for Thanksgiving.

Boca Original “Chik’n” Meatless Patty sandwich

Calorie breakdown for Boca “chik’n’ sandwich:

Boca Original “Chik’n” Grillers – 140

Hamburger Bun (Kroger brand) – 120

Kraft American single, made with 2% milk – 45

Lite Mayo, 2 tbsp – 70 calories

Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon, one strip – 30

Leaf of romaine – appr. 5 calories

Two slices tomato – appr. 8 calories

Sliced red onion – appr. 5 calories


Total: 423 calories

Compare this to:

540 calories in McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich

530 calories in Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich (their Crispy Chicken Sandwich, which is simply lettuce, a chicken patty and a bun with mayo, is 380)

500 calories in hate-mongering Chik-fil-A’s Deluxe Chicken Sandwich

By opting for the Boca “chik’n” sandwich, you’re saving about 80+ calories that you can then spend on nutritious kale chips – and you skip the temptation to get French fries with that!