Sugar is the devil!

by Christine on October 24th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates

Well, overall I think the party was a success. The turnout was only mediocre (7 people total) but I think everyone that came over had a good time! Mostly we ate, drank, giggled, talked, played a few board games (Apples to Apples) and giggled some more.  There’s about a trillion empty beer bottles in my kitchen!  I have a refrigerator full of leftover food, which is unfortunate; there’s no way I’ll be able to eat it all!  I am instructing hubby to take the leftover sweets (cupcakes, rice krispies) to work to give away to his co-workers. I don’t need that shit in my house anymore because I’ve done nothing but eat it all day today! BAD CHRISTINE!  Sugar is the devil, I swear. It’s like crack: you try a little, then need a constant dose of it forever after. It’s seriously wretched!  I’ve eaten very little today, but there’s no doubt that I’ve gone over my calorie limit because of the damn sugar-crack.  If it’s not gone tomorrow, I’m going to throw it out!

Tomorrow there’s a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show! I’ve never been to a showing of it in a theater; I can’t wait! It’s only $5, which is even better! I can’t wait! I wonder if I should go dressed up…?  Columbia was always my favorite, but I definitely don’t have any “costumes” laying around that would fit her character! Boo!

A year ago today I was interviewing for a job (interviewed with the horrible place that I no longer work for!), packing for a trip to California, and I weighed 182 pounds. One year later, I’m down 54 pounds! Awesome!  A post from last year, which shows how desperate I was to get the fills working for me:

Today I nearly forgot that I had a doctor’s visit!!! But I made it there in time. AND HE GAVE ME A FILL! About freaking time! It was fascinating — I could actually feel the band squeeze my tummy. It was a trippy feeling but kinda cool. :-)

I was totally deceptive when I went in for the appointment, too. I wanted to make sure he’d give me a fill, but he wouldn’t if I have lost weight. So I wore heavy clothes (in layers), chugged a bottle of water. I figure it put on 2-3 pounds??? Turns out I was *STILL* down 0.1 pound from my last visit! Anyway, it was enough to convince him to give me another fill. Hooray!!!

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Party Prep!

by Christine on October 23rd, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Diet, Food, Nutrition

I’ve been super busy for the last two days preparing for my girl’s night party tonight. As usual, I’m going to have WAY too much food to go around. I have a lot of great low-calorie foods to snack on that I can enjoy without feeling guilty! A lot of the food I need to finish up just prior to guests arriving, but here’s what I have done so far:

cupcakes

rice krispy treats

Tuna on cucumber

Marinaded veggies

Grilled saffron chicken

shrimp

Plus:

  • Jello shots
  • Raw veggies with ranch dressing for a dip
  • Crostinins: Three kinds: (1)Gouda cheese with pesto; (2) Brie and red pepper, and (3) cream cheese & avocado
  • Homemade guacamole (I make the best!!) with tostitos
  • Homemade salsa & tostitos

I’m quite excited about my marinaded tuna on cucumber slices (photo above). It’s delicious!

The drink of the night will be Slippery Nipples, but I’ve got lots of other beverages for everyone to enjoy.

More pictures later!!

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