It’s been a while!

Hello blogging world! It has been a while since I have posted so I guess it is time to update!

The boy was in town for a whole week straight, which is why I have not been online at all. My Farmville Farm is dead actually…

While he was in town though, I ate everything in the world that was bad for me. Chinese, pizza, hot dog, mac and cheese, a couple salads and broccoli made their ways in, turkey burger, pasta, probably all the alcohol in St. Louis, etc. It was so yummy but my body feels awful for it. So, while I’m not juicing this week I am on a very veggie diet. So far today for breakfast I ate broccoli slaw. Then tonight at work I will either have a steamable broccoli, cauliflower carrot mix or watermelon. Haven’t decided yet. I am on healthy food again, I may juice the week after.

I have worked the past two days and both nights have been slow. We have a group of about 190 kids in house but they are very well chaperoned (my favorite type of kids) so I don’t see them much, which is fine by me.

Blues are out of the play offs, which is sad since I’ve started liking hockey in the past two years. Cardinals are doing very well though, so that is nice.

I have a lot to accomplish in the next week so I made a list! Here is said list:

1. Fill out the financial info for Suffolk online, pay 21 dollar fee.

2. Contact Suffolk on how to find a room mate up there.

3. Deep clean kitchen.

4. Deep clean living room.

5. Deep clean Bedroom.

6. Deep clean Bathroom.

7. Make a list of repairs the apartment needs.

8. Make an appointment with my apartments office to tell them I am moving out.

9. Contact best friend about staying with her.

10. Bill paying.

11. Figuring out where my furniture is going.

12. Figuring out where my car is going.

13. Giving notice at work.

14. Groceries

15. Bleach work shirts.

That is my list and I gave myself a due date of the 16th. The things crossed off are the ones I did today.

I want to say I have a ton of interesting stories from the boy being in town, but I don’t really. We did what we always do, go out, bowl, and just all around enjoy eachother’s company.

I am planning a hike for next week when I am off of work with my friend Allison. Should be fun. 14 miles all together. ūüôā We just have to get our work schedules compared.

I feel like I had so much more to say but I can’t think of anything!

 

Too much party. :)

I went to my buddy’s birthday party on April 20th, and boy was it fun.

Went to a piano bar, the Jive and Wail, from 7:30 to 10:30, which is fun but 3 hours in a piano bar is just too much! We ate dinner there, I had a French dip sandwich. Everyone else was eating appetizers AND a dinner. I was like, No thank you to that, TOO much food! I was right too. Everyone was saying how the appetizers were the size of meals. I did not eat my fries either. My French dip was yummy, roast beef you dip in yummy salty goodness.

Then the dancing, yes the dancing. Had so much fun. After 10:30 we went to this Lounge called “Lucas Park Grille”. One of the higher end bars on Washington Avenue in St. Louis. If you go, they have these specialty cocktails that, while 9 dollars a drink, are works of art in a glass. Always yummy. I had a “midnight Russian” which had nutmeg sprinkled on top. Very good. And then…more dancing…

Then me and another girl went to an after hours club AFTER the club, Pop’s. It’s in East St. Louis, where there are 24 hour bars. Played air hockey and a game where you punch a bag. Then…more dancing…. ūüôā It was fun.

Then I ate hot pockets at 6 AM when I got home and talked to my boy as he got on a plane to go the Caymans. I miss him a lot. I wish he was with me that night. He would have loved it.

Today I have a 8.5 mile hike to go on by myself though I did just join a hiking group online. Everyone keeps going, Who are you going with? No one! It is just Storm and nature. My mom is convinced I will be killed by a serial killer. Also, my parents got me that bike! I am so very excited for that! That is my post today, now I am going to enjoy an orange.

 

Ending the juice fast

I have pretty much given up on my juice fast and have regressed to the eat one healthy meal, juice two. This works for me. I still lose weight, but I still get to eat a meal. I like it. My meal today was a BIG salad full of great healthy things like romaine, broccoli, carrots, and cucumber. Thing I love about veggies, eat as many as you want, fill yourself up, and you’re still eating the right thing!

Last night, not so good though. Before work I had a bean burger with cucumber slices and broccoli on the side, not too bad. I had a sugar craving like nobody’s business though last night. Probably because I am starting that time of the month, but man, I ate a few pieces of candy I stole out of guests welcome bags and I had a cinnamon raison bagel with peanut butter on top. If I would have had a dollar, I would have bought a straight up Hershey’s chocolate bar. I had it in my head, if ANYONE tips me, that is a sign from the universe that I should eat the candy bar. This guy checks in, who has tipped EVERY time he’s checked in, so in my mind I was thinking, “Oooooooo, I am getting a candy bar.” At the end of the transaction he walks away, no tip. It’s like the universe not only said no, but bitch slapped me for stealing candy. Well played universe.

I had two juices ready to go last night, but that bagel filled me up so much that I wasn’t able to drink them, so I have them for tonight. Yay.

So, nothing else to report really. I will carry on with eating fruits and veggies, try to avoid sweets even though sometimes the craving just get so bad I will probably buy a Hershey’s Cookie and Cream candy bar (My new favorite).

Hannibal the Cannibal!

First day of juicing down. Yay! I am not nearly as hungry as I was the last time I started juicing. Probably because my juices focus on veggie’s way more now. I think those fill you up and give you more energy, while the fruit based ones give you sugar highs.

Here is a breakdown of my juices.

Juice 1: 2 kale leaves, 1 orange, and 1 small cucumber. This juice was so energizing. I drank it at 9:30 PM and had great energy til 1:30 AM and my next juice. It also tasted very yummy.

Juice 2: 1 kale leaf, 2 cups spinach, 1 apple,  3 carrots, broccoli and 1 whole celery stalk. Juice was good considering I hate celery juice! I barely tasted it though. Again, energizing, filling, lasted til my last juice at 6:15 AM.

Juice 3: 1 cup spinach, 3 carrots, 1 whole celery stalk, broccoli and an orange.  Tasted good, I was walking home and finishing it. That was nice. I love walking home to decompress at the end of a hard shift, which last night was. About midway through the shift I wished I had started juicing on Sunday so I could be stress eating. But I stood strong.

Last night wouldn’t have been bad except all these drunk tearing up the lobby and one group on the 8th floor who were part of a frat and assholes. I almost kicked a room of them out. Three noise complaints on them, three! They had the gall to say “It wasn’t us.” Then the whole “I wasn’t even in my room! It was someone else.” Listen buddy, you are responsible for anyone you let in your room. I can’t help you have bad taste in friends. Ack, I didn’t kick them out though, because that would have resulted in an issue with the whole frat and they had 17 rooms, I honestly did not want to deal with that. I used this threat “Okay, you can stay, but one complaint, on ANY of the rooms, the whole Frat is leaving.” They agreed and settled down. Well, settle is relative, they all came downstairs and were really loud.

I never understood Frat and Sororities anyway. To me it seems like it is saying, If you pay your dues you will have friends. Oh yeah, and we’re going to judge you, maybe abuse you¬†before we let you join.

Then there was another group of drunkies that were there for a bridal shower. One of them took a bag of popcorn and just flung it EVERYWHERE! Dicks.

There were some drunkie’s that really just sat in one spot and drank beer for at least 8 hours, maybe more. They were down there when my security guard Cameron arrived at 7 PM and went to bed at 3 AM. They were fine except they left a mess. Bitches.

That was work. I had to yell at some college kids and clean for a couple hours.

I want to tell you guys about my TV habits, what I like and a brand new show I love.

I watch a lot of comedies, The Office, The Mindy Show, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and Bob’s Burgers. I also love Law and Order: SVU. I don’t know why I do, I just do. Some of my favorite drama’s are Breaking Bad, Weeds, The Tudors, Once Upon a Time, Lost, and The United States of Tara.

The new show that I am absolutely in love with is Hannibal on NBC. They really have hit it out of the park with this show. I mean, the writing is great, it is shot very well, the characters are interesting, I can’t wait to see more.

The basic plot is Hannibal Lector is helping Will Grant with his mental state while Will is solving psychopathic murders. Will has Asperger’s, I think, it may be autism,¬†and such a vivid imagination¬†he can actually picture the crime as it took place and it¬†has a pretty¬†deep effect on¬†his psyche. That’s where Lector comes in, providing some psychiatric treatment to¬†Will. ¬†¬†It does take place in present day, so there are Ipads and modern crime solving technology. Hannibal is actually played by an old Bond villain, and he is awesome, Mads Mikkelsen. Will Grant is skillfully played by Hugh Dancy. Also, the way it is shot kind of reminds me of CSI, but a much darker CSI.¬† I would check it out if you like dark thrillers. Be warned, much blood and gore.

 

Juice like you mean it!!!!

Last night was the first night back at work and it went pretty well. Kind of a quiet night for a Friday.

Nutrition yesterday was a lot better than I had been doing (the day before I had four hot pockets. Shocking to think I used to eat like that everyday!) After a relapse into unhealthy, but yummy, world, I am back with my juice and healthy meals.

Before work I had an orange. Simple, just an orange.

I had two juices at work that were made of the same stuff. The recipe was 3 whole carrots, parsley, about a cup of spinach, and an orange in each. Great energizing drink. Went down pretty easy.

I also had a banana and some peanut butter. I am also guilty of snagging a couple bite-sized candy. Not much though. I don’t feel like that is too shabby though, since I was doing so poorly the day before. I am also finishing up my 2nd liter of water.

My goal is to do small meals and juicing until I leave for LA on Tuesday. I will eat what I feel like in LA since it would be a shame to be on a juice fast while in such a great place for food. Then I will start another juice fast on April 13th, hopefully a 10 day one. I ended one recently at the 5 day mark, so I am hoping to do better this time.

I am still at 210 lbs. I was at 208 but after my slip-up gained 2 pounds back.