I kinda took it easy on the desk peddler today as I could still feel some soreness from last weekend. For lunch I just had the same salad as last night but I had some fun with dinner.
I noticed the diced tomatoes were building up in the fridge so I cooked some tri color vegetable pasta, chopped up garlic and onion, sauteed them in olive oil and added the tomatoes. Simmer for a bit with some of the pasta water and top with some shredded Parmesan! You may feel like those onions aren’t cooked enough but I like my veggies crunchy. I kinda miss the garlic scrapes from Misfits Market but they haven’t had those in stock again.
It’s been awhile since I made pasta at home and it was super filling. I’m glad I split my old portion into two so I have lunch for tomorrow. It’s my late night so, I have to bring two meals. I plan to experiment a little… Cross your fingers I don’t make myself sick… Again.
I’m still hurting from NYCC so, walking was my workout for the day. I had a doctor’s appointment to go over the results of my last blood tests and while the lab did email me the results, it was good to hear the doctor go over them with me as she wasn’t as dire as I’d assumed looking at them myself.
My good cholesterol is fantastic but my bad cholesterol is creeping up which, since so many of my other numbers were so good (aside for some low vitamins), my doctor recommended I start taking omega-3 supplements. I used my lunch break to get myself a tuna sandwich (there’s a great place near my job that has a lemon tuna salad with no mayo and it’s delicious) and stop by the grocery store to pick up some sardines, mackerel, and salmon. I figure the pills will help but it’s always better to get nutrients from food instead.
Since I started Saxenda, I have been eating less fish because I’ve been eating less in general. Very often, lunch fills me up enough that I don’t feel the need for dinner. That means I’m not firing up the oven to bake any fish. Especially in the summer. The only other way I get fish is tuna in my salads; which I only buy when it’s on sale. Even the sardines and mackerel I bought were on sale.
Now, it’s been so long since I’ve eaten sardines, I didn’t put much in my salad for dinner in case my palate changed and they’re gross now. Luckily, this wasn’t the case and this was my dinner. That’s lemon pepper on there instead of straight up salt.
I portioned out another bit of this for lunch tomorrow and hopefully I’ll get back on my regular workouts after one more day of resting.
No matter what I do, I always feel like one giant bruise by the end of this event. But, here are all the pics!
First up the kiddo:
Yeah, I never had the guts to wear a costume with that many parts… But the grand reveal of the dress I was losing weight for:
Hey, I tried. It was really hard to lose that much weight so quickly for a dress that has no give to it whatsoever. I ended up needing the cape to cover what my chest would NOT allow the zipper to pass. No really… The zipper could not be moved right where my bust started (no matter how much my kid kept telling me I looked fine, I still felt self-conscious).
I have to say, it was kinda cool to see people recognize me. There was on other nice lady who legit fangirl squealed and ran up to me for a selfie with her (she was also dressed as Eda) and that was so cool. Sometimes it’s just nice to geek out and be nerdy with other nerds.
That lady will probably never know how happy she made me.
Anyways, my feet hurt, my back hurts, I have aches in places I didn’t realize I could, I managed not to spend too much money (not a cheap day but not too much) and I got to introduce the child to boba tea.
I’m picking something more comfortable for next year. It’s also a fitness challenge for me but I have a year to go for it.
Since this is NYCC weekend and I attend all 4 days, my steps are going to be off the charts. And as I figured, being on my feet and wandering around all day left me with little appetite. I just snacked on a granola bar and some homemade popcorn.
Here are some highlights of what NYCC had to offer today! Other than the dudes hawking their CD’s at the front (I literally paid them to leave me alone and left the CD’s on some random table) everyone there was chill and there was space to move around. It’s usually like that on what is usually “Professional Day” and given there’s a mental limit for me being in crowds, I’m able to stay longer and see more things this way.
I took a walk during my lunch break in normal shoes but I also tested out the shoes I’m going to wear with my cosplay this weekend and they’re as comfortable to walk in as one would expect since they’re heels. I anticipated this and I have foot pads and I plan to bring sneakers to wear for the lions share of the walking. I apparently love torture since I walk from Penn to Javitz.
Since I didn’t eat much of anything for lunch (I just ate an apple) I went all out for dinner. There’s some plain ramen noodles under those veggies and ground beef. I might have over done it with the chili crisp but I enjoyed eating this and the kid liked it (with enoki mushrooms, go figure). I like the combination of snow peas and bok choy. It’s crunchy goodness!
Tomorrow is NYCC day one. I won’t be thinking about my diet much since all that walking makes me not want to eat much. I just feel tired and have sore feet.
I used the Wirk Peddler today while I read through some manga I had on my desk (that I will be reviewing) and I am such a sucker for cute animal stories that I was tearing up while I read the volumes. It’s just so sweet!!!
Regardless, I went a little wild over the weekend and had a burger but I got back on track with my diet this week. I’m sure one burger didn’t destroy everything I did since my weight is about the same. Tomorrow, more kettlebell since I like working my muscles to get stronger and doing cardio every day is kinda boring; even with reading during it. What do I keep saying about it? “Golly gee, burned all those calories the same way as the other 4 times this week.”
I am impressed that I was able to go from 211 to 205 or so but after NYCC, I am not going to restrict my calories so much because there are things I just miss eating and it’s just no fun. I know it’s not supposed to be fun but it’s not supposed to be miserable.
“After Tia defeated Jeshe, Grey City becomes a safe haven for escaping Muri slaves. But King Bastion is on a mission to stop them and has a secret weapon; his magic-wielding queen, Anasia, who is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure Grey City falls.”
This is a direct sequel so you need to read the first one to understand the second.
I weighed myself again today and I was 204.6 but I take that with(out) a grain of salt. That little tick downward was probably just water weight. Actually, if I think about it, all of what I’ve lost the last couple weeks is probably water weight. Hey, I’ll take it.
The big challenge is as of today, no more Saxenda. I’m probably going to be really grumpy… But I have plenty of coffee to act as a natural appetite suppressant.
This flavor was really good. I might try mixing this one with the cookies and cream one. I bet it’ll taste like pumpkin-flavored Oreos! But I’m a freak and I think chocolate and pumpkin taste good together. One of my favorite fall treats is the Trader Joe’s muffins baked with chocolate chips in them.
Maybe that will be the first thing I eat after NYCC is over.
I’m enjoying trying out the Dead Sled coffees I have around. This one is cookies and cream and even though I put too much cream in it, I like this one. It’s really satisfying.
Today was just the desk peddler since I had a lot of work to do at work and tonight I’m working on finalizing my new story to release on Friday. I just want to make sure things flow right and I catch as many typos as I can before the book releases.
My MyFitnessPal account is public if you want to friend me on there but as you can see, I have lost 2 more pounds. I’m 206.8 now after creeping back up to 211 when I took on this challenge to fit into the cosplay dress. There’s exactly a week before NYCC and maybe I can drop another 2, fingers crossed. I don’t feel any different; other than accomplished with what I’ve done so far. I’ve lost 25.4 pounds since I started the Saxenda. The real challenge now is to keep up the progress off of that medication. The side effects are NOT something I want to deal with while spending hours walking around in the city or Javitz Center with public bathrooms as my only option AND wearing a costume. Noooooooo thank you!
This is almost the last of the chicken and sweet potato I figure there’s one more meal’s worth out of those leftovers which is perfect because tomorrow I work late and have to bring two meals to eat instead of one. I plan on making my usual meat and bok choy to use in my electric lunch box. Misfits Market has been on point with the bok choy lately. They don’t always have it and I just can’t get broccoli from them anymore.