MIRROR

I took a mirror from the hotel. It’s about 4 feet tall, 2 and a half feet wide. Thing was, I walked to work but I knew if I didn’t take it home I would forget. So I carried a gigantic mirror through downtown STL this morning.

I sent out my first e-mail to a girl asking if I could be her roommate. ūüôā

I ate some veggies today and some fast food. I don’t plan on eating anything unhealthy the rest of the day or week.

My body is so sore from my work out yesterday and my mirror adventure.

I am planning a hike with my buddy Jessie for this weekend. Should be awesome.

Last night at work I had a girl shadowing my job. They want to find a replacement for me so the transition from me leaving is smooth. Funny thing happened last night. We were delivering receipts and got to this room and they were burning INCENSE! Such a STRONG smell. So, smoking is not allowed in the hotel, because of the smell. Same goes with incense. We were scared they would set off the fire alarm so we went to google “Does incense set fire alarms off.” As soon as we put in “Does incense” the google pulled up the last search of “Does incense cover the smell of weed.” The kicker of this story, the person in the room was an employee! Which means they are going to be fired! Dummy.

I hate emotions!

I am so emotional right now! Crying every hour about my boyfriend, crying about being addicted to bad food, then eating said bad food because I am sad, then going to work and swallowing my feelings and putting on a brave face. Repeat cycle.

I did try filling out my Suffolk financial info again, but now when I go to pick a security picture it kicks me out. I tried calling the help number and got a voice mail. So annoying.

I went to my leasing office. I have 60 days to clean and pack up. I will be working hard on that.

I have decided to go on a couple mind clearing hikes within my next few days off. 6-14 mile ones. I may go several days in a row. Be prepared for many pictures of that.

At work they somehow have cut the Wi-Fi off in the back office, so the employee’s can’t use it. That means I can’t do anything on my computer at work even on extremely slow nights, super sad.

I had to kick out a room the other night for having a party. I gave the room 40 dollars back but forgot to put a note on the room so my manager thought I sold the room for 50 bucks and got mad. Then when I said I gave money back he was all like “WHY??? We don’t give money back on PARTIES?” Honestly, the room was very polite while leaving, which is usually not the case, so I gave a little money back. Usually there is a screaming person going “FUCK YOU! I am going to get a lawyer and you can’t do this and where is your manager and what’s the corporate number!!!! Yell, yell, yell.” Now my manager is mad at me, and AH!!!!!!!

I also left my phone charger at work and the last time that happened it was stolen. I asked my security guard to bring his. I hope mine is still there, I can’t really afford to buy a new one.

Overall, today has sucked and I am ready for tomorrow.

Oh, and I am on my period and the added emotional feelings suck.

Off work for a few days!

I get to be off work for the next 7 days. I also get to see the boy this weekend. ūüôā

I was going to go on a 14 mile hike tomorrow but the weather forecast calls for a 90% chance of rain! Starting with storms tonight! I was still going to go, buy a poncho and pack it along. But then I received this endearing text for my boy after telling him that I will call off the hike because he was scared for me,

ūüôā Phew. I am glad. Was worried about you trapped and scared in a thunderstorm.

I honestly think this was one of the cutest little texts I’ve ever gotten! Really made me go, awwwww.

Work was boring. Nothing happened. I watched some Mad Men. I am at the end of Season 3 about to start 4.

Since I will not be doing the big hike tomorrow, I will try and do 2-3 mile ones while the boy goes into the STL office. We are long distance, but I meet up with him all over the United States. We see each other sometimes as often as every two weeks, but sometimes have to go with only seeing each other once a month. This has been a once a month kind of stretch.

I think if I was a Mad Men character I would be Peggy, even though I am shaped like Joan. If I could be a male character I would be Ron Sterling because he is the funniest character.

Nothing on the diet to report except bad, so I won’t report it. In a week I should be back to juicing and post recipes though.

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).

What was in the trashcan?

Phew, I just woke up from a very deep sleep. It was a good sleep though. STL has had some rain and storms and that always makes me sleep well. I had a dream that I was at a cigar bar, called “Bob’s burger’s and meats” and they also supplied the burgers to my favorite bar in STL Syberg’s, and the “cigar artist” was really hot and I wasn’t smoking a cigar but practicing making one. Then these three old women sit down and they’re talking about how they may be old but they still love to live and they’re now children of leisure. The cigar bar guy, I think is asking me for my number but is in fact asking me if I knew the girls across the bar, and they were two girls I went to high school with. Well they came over, and the cigar man ends up giving us tests back like we were all still in a class together. I had only gotten a 4%, this other girl got 100%, and I was so embarrassed because I wanted to go on a date with him.

Anyway….

Juicing! I messed up yesterday. I had the first two juices but then this guest came in, really awesome old man with amazing stories, ordered pizza and cheese sticks and INSISTED, would not stop offering, me and Cameron a slice. I finally broke down, after saying no about 7 times, had a slice and one cheese stick. It was sooooo good too. I weighed myself afterwards, still lost 2 pounds, but dang, messed up. I did want to binge eat after that one slice on muffins that we serve for breakfast, but I did not.  I stand by the fact that when I am off a juice fast NO ONE offers me food, when I am on one, EVERYONE offers me food. Yesterday it was two Doubletree cookies from my friend who works down the street, last night it was pizza. I mean, COME ON!

Anyway, my juices.

Juice One: Kale and apple. I just needed a quick small juice before work. It was good.

Juice Two: Spinach, little broccoli, parsley, celery, kale, romaine, an apple, and some coconut water. Call it a green blast since I use so many green ingredients.

The funny thing that happened last night is Cameron found a pornography magazine in the trash can in the lobby. It’s funny for two reasons: 1. We didn’t expect it to be there and naked people are funny. 2. Who still buys pornography magazines? Haven’t they discovered the internet yet?

The rest of the night was really uneventful. I read a lot of World War Z and am almost done with it. SUCH a good zombie novel. Read it if you haven’t and you love the zombie genre.

 

Sad Day For Boston

My deepest sympathy goes out to all those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombing. I hope they catch and then lethally inject whatever evil individual caused this. Very sad.

Also, my mom is now officially freaking out about me going to school there. I am trying to explain to her things like this can happen anywhere, but you know moms. I have been to Copley Square before, and it is such a beautiful area, I can’t believe something so tragic has taken place there.

On to juicing.

I finished my Day 2 of 7. Today was hard though, hunger craving hit and I just wanted so bad to go into my favorite local bar and get a veggie burger or a buffalo chicken salad. I remained strong though!

My first juice yesterday was 3 kale leaves, handful of grapes, and a couple carrots. It was very yummy.

My second juice was spinach, a splash of coconut water, three small broccoli pieces, and an apple.

My third juice was spinach, a splash of coconut water, two carrots, and an apple.

I also have been drinking a ton of water.

Work last night was incredibly slow, which is funny because today had less check in’s than yesterday, so tonight’s shift should be slower, which means I will see NO ONE. I am fine with that. I just need to find something good on Netflix for tonight. Maybe I will start watching Mad Men. Everyone tells me I need to see that show.

I did weigh myself to see where I was starting weight wise, I am at 211 now, I was down to 208, but I ate so much in Southern California and when I got back I am really not surprise I went up. Now I don’t plan on weighing in till after the juice fast is done.

 

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.

I just shocked myself with calories!

I am currently decompressing from work. It was super slow, super boring, but something about those do nothing nights, I don’t like. Wipe me out mentally. Then there are the nights that are TOO busy, see the post on Saturday about Friday night, that wipe me out physically and mentally. Perfect night is just the right amount of being busy to fight off the boredom.

Nutrition yesterday was okay. I ate 3 banana’s! Potassium! They were spread out over the day, one when I woke up, one midway through work, one nearish the end. ¬†I had a sandwich that I need to name, I name it, the Green Machine sandwich, a couple hours before work.

Basically I took one avocado, mashed it up with a fork. Then into that I added some shelled, unsalted sunflower seeds. Mixed that up some more. Then I took my roll, you can use bread, pita, whatever, put the tiniest bit of mayo on it, spinach, then scooped my avocado mixture on there. Bam, green machine sandwich. It was awesome.

I had a tiny bit of granola.

I also had a juice. This one was half a purple cabbage, spinach, an orange, and half a cucumber. It was very good, a nice green color.

Now, for my very naughty thing. I have a buddy who works at the double tree and you know what they give upon check in? COOKIES. He always brings my security guard and I cookies! They are sooo good too! I ate, not one, but two! Argg. I know I shouldn’t have, but I haven’t had any sweets in so long I couldn’t resist. I will make sure to do a kettle bell work out today to work some of it off.

Yesterday was the most calories I’ve had in a day in a while. Most of the calories were good calories, I think I still ended up being well under 2, 000. Let me do some quick calculating.

Roll: 240 Avocado: 322 Sunflower Seeds: 165 Mayo: 57 Spinach: 7 WOW! 791! More than I thought

3 banana’s: 315

Little granola: 100 calories

2 cookies 630

One juice which is probably 130 or so. So, all in all, I had around 1,966 calories, which is under the 2,000 mark, barely. Those cookies really put me over. Wow. I change my mind, my nutrition was not okay! I can’t believe if I woulnd’t have had those cookies I would have been closer to the 1, 200 mark. Dang. Oh well, today is a new day, I will just make sure to eat super healthy tonight.

 

 

 

Great Sleep

I just had some GREAT sleep. Really deep, really awesome.

Nutrition yesterday, I think I did okay.

So, I already told you about my egg sandwich and walk. Before work I had a spicy black been burger with spinach, tomato, cucumber, and mustard on top. It was very yummy.

I only had one juice yesterday. It had half a small purple cabbage, 3 carrots, an orange, and spinach in it. It was a lovely brown color which looked disgusting but tasted fine. Gave me a big boost of energy.

I then had some granola at around 5:00 AM. It was a very small amount.  I get off work at 7 AM, so, I still worked most of it off.

I also stepped on the scale, just because everyone before I started juicing said “when you start eating again, it’ll all just come back because it is just water weight.” I lost 2 pounds again! That brings me up to 18 pounds down. If I had 18 pounds water weight, I was basically a water balloon so I think that whole water weight thing is bologna.

I ate a banana so far today. They are browning so I want to eat them before all I have is banana mush. Yay potassium!

I have also been walking to work to get just a little bit more exercise in my life. It only adds about a mile a day all together, but better than not adding a mile.

Last night work was quiet. It felt more like a Monday night at work than a Saturday night. I had to keep reminding myself what day it was.

Happy Bunny Worship Day to you! Please, only give chocolate bunnies to each other unless you really know how to take care of bunnies.