My adventures, and misadventures, as I stumble around finding my place in the world.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Well hey, it's been a while!

My how time flies!  I've been absent from posting for over a year, but boy have I been busy.  Just a quick April I started an accelerated Masters program in Educational Leadership.
In May I began a full blown job search.
All spring/summer we finalized wedding plans and created tons of DIY projects...including crocheting 150+ pumpkins for wedding favors...
In August I started a new job ( which I love and has been such a positive change for me).
In October I married the best man I know!

In November we packed up and moved to a new town.
In December we brought home a 2 month old puppy.

Did I mention that this was all while I was working on an accelerated Masters program?
Life has been tough, so many wonderful things, but really really tough.  I graduate in 3 weeks, and cannot wait to have some much needed free time!  My husband and I have a "belated"... By 6 months....honeymoon planned for April.  We will be headed to Punta Cana in the Dominican.  Has anyone been?  We have heard such wonderful things, and I can't think of anything better than hanging on a beach relaxing after this insane New England winter.
I promise to pop back in with pictures, there are a plethora of our handsome pup.  Hope all of you out there in the blogosphere are keeping on!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Days 4 + 5 - Cabbage Soup Diet

Well, throughout this whole process, I found Day 4 to be the easiest.  I didn't get through much milk, I just don't like the taste of a glass of milk.  And since I couldn't put anything in it, or eat it with cereal, I just didn't get through much.  But, I found the bananas to be really filling!  I ate about 6, every time I got hungry, I snacked on a banana and it did the trick!  Lots of water and 2 bowls of soup today, and I was feeling pretty good.  Down 5 lbs which makes the whole process worth while!

Day 5 was not as easy.  After 2 bowls of soup yesterday, I just wasn't feeling it today.  I'll be honest, I was an irritable wreck today!  Sorry Kindergarteners...

I would have done just about anything for a chocolate bar and a cup of coffee...but, I'm so close to the end I knew I could stick it out.  I was pretty excited about the 10 oz. of chicken waiting for me at dinner time!  No additional weight loss, but I'm pretty happy about the 5 lbs.  Drinking water like a boss...ready for this to be over!

I have made the decision to stop after day 6.  Day 7 falls on a Sunday, and we will be with Brian's family, and I know at that point I'll be done and just ready to enjoy the Superbowl with some real food!  Tomorrow is steak day, psyched!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 3 - Cabbage Soup Diet

Ugh.  Today was not so fun!  Probably 4 hours of restless sleep, a migraine, an unexpected early call into work, and lack of energy...set me up for failure!

I still started off strong this morning, somehow, but by lunch time I was hurting!  The migraine sapped what little energy I had left, and I was feeling pretty light headed.  I ended up cheating with a small bowl of Ziti at lunch time with the kids.  It was pretty crazy how just that little bit of solid food improved how I was feeling, rather quickly.  Maybe I just needed some carbs, maybe it's all in my head...whatever the case, I was able to finish out the rest of the day cheat free!

Salad for lunch again, today also included fruits so I was able to snack on apple slices, strawberries and grapes.  I'm trying to get down the 8 glasses of water, but I usually come up a little short.  I had the soup for dinner, still tastes ok, but definitely not something I look forward to at this point.  The soup does seem to make me pretty thirsty.

Tomorrow is soup, bananas, and skim milk.  Guess we will see how it goes.  I think the bananas will fill me up, but I'm really looking forward to having something solid in my stomach to absorb some of the fluids!  We will see how the milk goes, I'm not really a milk drinker, and when I do drink milk, it's usually 2%.

Down about 3.8 lbs since Monday morning.  Just about half way there...I'm already dreaming about the meat days...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 2 - Cabbage Soup Diet

Day 2 is successfully over! I'm sadly impressed with myself for actually making it through a second day without cheating!

Today was the veggie day, I found it much easier than yesterdays fruit.  However, I did feel awfully strange starting off my morning with carrots and broccoli for breakfast...
I packed my salad in a mason jar for lunch, which was a big hit.  And by dinner time...a baked potato has never tasted so good!  Wow, I devoured that thing fassssst.  But it was pretty satisfying and I felt pretty full afterwards.

Soup wasn't so appetizing today, I know the rest of the week is going to be a struggle to get it down.  So far my weight has gone down 3.3 lbs, mostly all water, but I'll take it!  It's a promising way to start off the diet, and probably one of the only reasons I'll be able to stick with it!

Day 3 is a mix of fruits and veggies, and soup. No potato this time :(  I think so far tomorrow will be the hardest.

I'm still feeling a bit bloated, I've been using beano, as recommended, with the soup.  Cabbage is a know for creating gas, ugh!  Otherwise I'm feeling ok.  Not too hungry, my stomach felt more full than yesterday with the fruit, and I haven't been too lethargic, which was another "risk factor".

More updates tomorrow!

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