R3 VLCD Day 11 Lunch: Chicken, miracle noodles, and cabbage
Today’s Weight: 155.4
Today’s change: -1.4
Total R3 weight lost: 9.6
Ok, I’m just going to glory over the 1.4/9.6. That make me a happy girl. I’ll take it. I’m finally below my “adjusted” LIW from Round 2. Which I have not been talking about much but I guarantee you it’s been on my mind. I got a little lazy with my food choices for a bit. When I started R3 I was as 160 (before load days). I was trying hard not to see it as tragic but it sure didn’t feel good. But DAMN I’ve enjoyed some good food so it could have been worse. I can’t say I regret it.
Glorying over Friday as well – I am going to be very busy with work today/tonight. I was emailing with a customer until 10 last night on some load testing that will commence tonight (yes, on a Friday night). That will occupy my Friday night until 7 :-\ But after that my weekend is officially mine. At least until the next fire pops up. Hopefully there will be no fires!!!
I’m planning on spending alot of time tomorrow working on Tommy-licious’ shaggin’ wagon. It’s a 97 Ford Taurus station wagon (E.G. teenage boy car) that needs a little TLC before it’s road ready. With three vehicles now on my insurance (and two people in my household) I think it’s time to sell one, so I’m working toward that. Tommy-licious happens to think that the shaggin’ wagon is representative of his level of coolness so we’ll probably keep that one and sell my soccer mom van, now that both my little boys are grown (he doesn’t happen to think that the soccer mom van represents any level of coolness at all). Some good times and good memories involved that van. And some not so good ones, like evacuating 3 boys, a dog, and two adults in it at 5 am the day Katrina hit the gulf coast. The van is the vehicle that my boys grew to (almost) adulthood with. Tommy-licious was 8 and Wonderboy was 11 when I got it. At the time we all thought it was the cat’s meow – and it’s been old faithful.
Wait a minute – is this ME getting nostalgic over a freaking vehicle???? LOL that’s so funny and uncharacteristic. But I guess it makes sense – that van has seen many milestones over the last 9 years. One funny story about the van and then I’ll move on – maybe a year or so after I got it I had my boys in the van in the morning, taking them to school, and we stopped at a friends house to pick him up to deliver him to school as well. Now, this is a house I had been to many, many times. And I had managed to avoid the tree that I backed into for a year! But I backed into a tree and the bumper was messed up (I had no idea until this day that my van had a plastic bumper filled with styrofoam, but it did – and does). I was pretty upset, because my van was still kind of new and shiny to me and at that point it was pristine. Wonderboy (and if you know Wonderboy, you can see this in your mind, it is JUST like him) turns to me and says, very calmly and evenly, completely deadpan: Well, it was inevitable. I just about peed my pants. Gotta love that boys’ perspective.
Ok, one more story, really. I’m sitting in the van at the band hall with Tommy-licious on a Friday night after a football game, waiting for Wonderboy to finish up with his band activities (Tommy-licious was 12 at the time). He had gone off to hang out with his friends during the football game and had told me there was a girl from his class that he liked. I mean, REALLY liked. So I was asking if she was there (she was) etc. At one point, teasing him, I said: Did you kiss her under the stands? He was kind of startled, blanched white and said: Did I kiss her WHERE???????????????
I love my boys. They make me laugh 😀 And thank you, soccer mom van, for all the memories. You’ve served us well.
My food: 1/2 apple mid-morning and mid-afternoon. I made today’s lunch the night prior. I dry roasted the miracle noodles in a hot, dry non-stick skillet and removed them from the heat. Add 1/4 – 1/3 cup chicken broth to the skillet along with 2 cups chopped cabbage, pepper, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper. Saute this until the cabbage is cooked (the chicken broth reduces), and add a couple of teaspoons of Bragg’s liquid aminos, cooked chicken, and the miracle noodles. Yum.
R3 VLCD Day 11 Dinner: Grilled bison sirloin and steamed spinach
For dinner I had steamed spinach AGAIN with grilled bison sirloin. I did put some Walden Farms BBQ sauce on the sirloin (not shown in the picture) As usual I threw the sirloin on my pannini grill – two skinny minutes and it was done.
Have a blessed Friday!!