First and foremost, welcome to new follower Patsy! Hi there! If you have a blog, please post a link in the comments so I can go read you.
I think this brings the grand total of my fans to: eight. (There are some that lurk but I know who you are.) Woo hoo!
Well, it's another rainy Monday and I'm at lunch. I figured this would be a good way to ignore the fact that I am eating a bun from which I had to scrap off a couple of little mold spots last night. I'm on serious antibiotics right now so that should kill any creepy crawlings, right? Right??? I had planned to have the rest of my pulled chicken for lunches this week then discovered last night that the remaining buns had started to mold. Bastards. I, having not known this previously, accordingly did not pick up any more buns at the store over the weekend. Today's bun was salvageable (provided you ignore the ick factor) but the rest went into the garbage and the pulled chicken went into the freezer. Oh well, lunches for a later date. Chicken salad got moved up in the rotation for the rest of the week.
In a disturbing aside, one of the satsumas I grabbed for my lunch had also started to mold. This is the problem with being single and buying food: stuff often goes bad more quickly than you can eat it. I love satsuma season, but I buy a box of them (about 25 of the suckers in there) and always have to toss out five or six. They've been living in my pantry, apparently it's time to relocate the healthy ones to the crisper drawer in the fridge. I like my oranges cold anyhow so it's a win-win for me.
In case you're wondering (or even if you're not --- muwahahahahaha!!!!), lunch today is: black pepper and molasses pulled chicken (made from scratch) on a pub bun with half a slice of deli swiss cheese, a satsuma, and carrots with a smidge of yogurt-based ranch dressing. Because I can't eat naked carrots. It's too carroty. Total calories: 655.
I ran a report through my food log (nutridiary, see the link on the side) to see how I did on my first week of food logging (this runs November 2 through 8). My average intake was 1,868 calories. My average expenditure was 2,685 calories. Total difference was (5,718) calories, which the program estimates should have lost me 1.6 lbs. I'm not weighing myself until November 30 so we'll see. But so far, so good!
I've got an appointment after work tonight to check out the gym I'm interested in joining. I got to tell my mom about the plan briefly; once I have more info I can see where I'm at. My friend S also said she and her husband would chip in as my Christmas present. My grandmother would probably also help as well. Plus I'll have overtime coming at the end of November and at the end of December as well. Now I just need to see how it works into my schedule; can I get done what I need to get done and still get to work on time? The dogs and my breakfast can be a big factor in this.
Off to eat my 655 calorie lunch.