Monday, January 4, 2010

weigh-in and a furry friend

so this post is basically a random mish-mash of updates, or something of the sort. first of all, weigh-in!
even though i had gained some weight last week according to my scale, i must have peed most of it away because i weighed in at 195.2 lbs, that's .4 lost! made it to that .1% percentile of "loss"
that i gave myself. i was soo convinced i would gain. maybe it was that i almost stripped naked wore the same clothes i did at my last weigh-in, but who knows.
when i came home, there was a little surprise waiting for me! one of my room mates and her boyfriend adopted a puppy and brought her here to stay for the week. she's a little lab-mix pup, 3 months old, and a ball of energy!

isn't she cute?! it has great to have a puppy around! i absolutely love animals! she is so playful, but definitely a handful. it is obvious that my room mate and her boyfriend didn't really know what they were getting themselves into when they adopted her. my roommate goes to school full-time and they both work, so i have no idea what will happen to this puppy once life goes back to "normal." she needs constant supervision, needs to be potty-trained and has a few bad habits already. for example, when you pick her up she snarls and tries to bite you. that's fine in a pup that's five or so lbs, but what happens when she is the size of a lab!?

anyhoo, in other news apparently i am coming down with a little head-cold. i wondered why for the past few days i have felt so drained of energy! even on new years eve, i could barely motivate myself to go out for the concert/mingle thing (which was super fun, p.s.)! the entire night i wanted to go home! and that is so not like me.

yesterday, after getting home from church, we had lunch and then i "went to my room for a few minutes to check my email." those few minutes turned into a 3 hour nap! when i woke up, i had something to eat, and then spent the entire rest of the night wanting to go back to sleep.

when i woke up this morning i felta little better but... not really. i had some oatmeal for breakfast with banana and protein powder. i looove oats. now, the other day i tried the breakfast cookie; which has oats, protein powder, peanut butter, a splash of almond milk and whatever else you wanna throw in it. i made it with a few chocolate chips (sorry i didn't snap a pic). i told you that once i tried it i would tell you what i thought. well, the jury is out and i didn't like it. yes, it kept me full for a few hours - but i hated the taste/texture of uncooked oats. if you have an aversion to cooked oatmeal, i encourage you to try the recipe. however, i love me some cooked cereal. so, the next day i decided to throw all of the same ingredients into a bowl of cooked oats and it had the same effect. tasted decent to me and kept me full for 3.5 hours!

i'm off then to pop this vitamin cocktail... mmm... i have no plan for the day but hopefully i start feeling better and can cross a few things off my to-do list that is about 494095.5 things long! have a great day and toodles!


Tiff said...

I'm glad you fessed up about the breakfast cookie because I have been feeling the pressure to try it but I definitely don't like the oats uncooked so I think I'll just stick with what works :)

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Losing 100 said...

I hope you get feeling better! I just found your blog, and love it. I've lost 66 pounds but gained some back over the holidays. I've got 3.5 left to lose to get back to where I was before Christmas. That puppy is too cute!

Vanessa said...

What a cute puppy! I have such a soft spot for dogs. ♥

Carissa said...

Aw, that puppy is ADORABLE! Love puppies, not crazy about dogs, heh.

I loveeeeee oatmeal too.. it keeps me full for so long! For whatever reason it started making me nauseous every time I eat it.. so I haven't in so long :(.

Congrats on being .4 lbs down.. woooot!!