Friday, December 21, 2007

Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl

It was awesome! We didn't crawl very far...we stayed at the same bar all night.

Pics can be seen here.

Here is a full body shot of my outfit, horrible angle, but you get the idea.


Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

One Step at a Time

So I am really working on my eating. I had a few setback yesterday, but I am conscious of them.

For breakfast at home I have a bowl of oatmeal with splenda, crasains, and skim milk.

At work I ran into some trouble I have 2 (yes two) apple fritters and 3 cookies. Yikes!

Ok, so for lunch we went to Chilli's. This used to be one of my favorite places, but not so much anymore. I got the guiltless grilled chicken with 2 sides of steamed veggies and the corn. I had one chip! My co-workers polished of 2 baskets between the 3 of them. Normally I would have been digging in right along with them. I didn't even miss them.

I had to run a camera at the basketball game last night so I ate at work. I was able to snag a salad with crasains, pecans, and apples, with the dressing on the side. I did have one small bag of popcorn.

Then after work I met Zach for drinks where I consumed for Jack and Diane's aka Jack and Diet Coke's. It was nice. We just caught up for a bit, laughed, and the time flew by. Oh and I had some Egg Nog Ice cream when I got home. I could have done without the ice cream and I need to throw it away tonight.

Today I had oatmeal at home. I had a 100 cal pack of popcorn for a mid morning snack. For lunch I had left of pei wei spicy chicken, string cheese, and 100 cal pack of ritz sour cream and onion crackers.

Tonight is the ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl some friends and I are hosting. So I will be drinking lots. My boss just said since it is so dead we are leaving in an hour and a half! I have some cleaning and packing I need to do before I leave on Saturday.

So I am starting to freak out about the cruise. I have no clue what to take and I don't feel prepared at all. Thank god I have a half day tomorrow so I can start to pack. Also, I am a little (ok a lot) worried about food on board. I don't want to just eat and eat and eat on board. I know they will have a gym and I am going to workout even though it is a vacation. I love working out so I am going to do it. As far as food goes I am going to try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible.

Watch for pictures from tonight's festivities!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I am at work right now and I am holding back the tears. I just started to read some of my older posts from the beginning of this year. What happened to me? Where did my optimism go? This is the first year in 4 years I will have not lost any weight. I pretty much maintained. It is so hard. I feel so close to where I want to be, yet so far away. I don't want to live the rest of my life longing for a skinny body.

Right now I feel disgusted with myself. I know I shouldn't feel this way, but I do. Blame it on the holidays, stress, TOM, what have you. I need to change my behavior. No more putting things off. I just need to do it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I love NYC and all the food...

So I am such a sucker. I ate and ate and ate some more. I mean I know Chipotle and Jamba are all over the US, but they are in NYC. My food intake consisted of Starbucks twice, Jamba twice, Chipotle once, Serendipity once, The Burger joint once, and a few other yummy places as well.

Got in late Thursday night. I spent Friday morning at the Museum of Modern Art and really, really missed Paris. Like my heart was aching a little bit. They had one of the original Metropolitan signs in the courtyard, but of course the courtyard was closed because of the weather :( After the museum I met back up with Jenny and we headed to Rockafeller Center and did Top of the Rock and also watched the ice skaters. We headed to union square and ate some yummy mac and cheese at this place that only serves mac in cheese in different varieties of course. Then we stopped for my first Jamba. Next we saw the play the Seafarer.

Saturday we tried for rush wicked tickets with no success :( Lunch at Chipotle and the ice skating at Central Park! We walked around the park for a good amount of time considering how cold it was. We tried again for rush wicked tickets with no luck. We went to the TKTS booth and got half price Spring Awakening tickets. Yeah! It was awesome. I am so glad we saw that one. After the play we went to Serendipity. Even after the health scare we still had a hour wait. Oh well. It was yummy and now I have been there.

Sunday we slept in. The weather was really wet and cold. We grabbed lunch and then went and had a manicure and pedicure. I LOVE my black nail polish. It might be my new thing. After we headed back downtown for Pinkberry. I just thought it was OK. I don't really get what the big deal is. We were going to get tea, but the line was way too long. We settled on seeing the Atonement. Dinner was at the Burger Joint in the Le Parker Meridian. SO YUMMY!

I caught in early Monday morning flight to Nashville. I worked all day yesterday until 9 PM :( I had today off and did a bunch of shopping that I haven't done for my cruise that leaves on Saturday. EEEEEEK. I am nowhere near ready. I work tomorrow until 9ish and drink after with a friend. I am hosting an ugly sweater pub crawl on Thursday. On Friday my dad is here for the night and then we fly to Orlando on Saturday. Oy. I have a busy couple of day.

Pictures from my trip can be seen here.

Here is my favorite, right after ice skating: