Today’s Workout: It’s endless…

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Unlike my previous run, this workout felt like it would never end. You know those days where everything just seems to crawl; that was my workout today. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it or didn’t feel like I accomplished something; time just felt warped and like it was taking a lifetime to get this done. I guess it was just one of those sessions.

As for my food for the day, it was all leftovers from what I’ve already posted. I was hoping for a salad for dinner but Misfits Market has been putting off my order all week and I’m out of salad type stuff. I’ve already emailed them to ask what the heck is going on. I’m the type of person that’s not gonna go all Karen and demand a refund; I just want to know what the problem is and how it can get solved. It’d be cool if they gave me a credit but I’m not going to harass them for one. I’m sure these people are just trying to do their jobs and hit a snag.

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Today’s Workout: Weight Checkin

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It’s been awhile since I posted my weight and I am now down to 204.2 with a total loss of 27.8 pounds. I am so, SO close to getting out of the 200 club! I also spent a little time going through some older clothes in my closet and I am very close to being able to wear them again. So, all this work is paying off! I know I’m not the most consistent with my workouts or completely virtuous with my food, but this is still working for me and I’m super excited to see how much more I lose in the coming months!

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Today’s Workout: Release the drone!

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I’m not shocked at all that drones are in the story now. In fact, I can think of a few situations where they could have used a drone to make things easier.

That aside, as you can tell I’m not going very fast on these runs. I’m more power walking than anything just until I’m used to running again. I could tell my knee not feeling up to snuff at the start but once I got going, I was fine. It was also one of those runs that I needed to talk myself into. I just keep telling myself that I’ll feel worse if I don’t do it than if I just suck it up and do it.

My diet has been pretty boring lately so, no pictures of food this time.

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Today’s Workout: I’m Okay!

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More peddler today but the main star is trying out salmon in the electric lunch box.

The last time I tried putting salmon in this thing, I put the salmon in the fridge to marinate, didn’t remember how long I’d had it in there, figured it’d be fine if I cooked it enough, and ended up spending the next day bent over the toilet heaving my guts out. That was years ago and I still was afraid to see how this was going to turn out. But, luckily this was fine. And it was filling and delicious.

I still think beef and chicken are the best for this type of recipe. Maybe lemon would be better with the fish instead of soy sauce but my all time favorite is sliced or cubed beef with broccoli instead of bok choy. The noodles are fun but not necessary. I used Black Garlic Oil ramen but only half the block and half the seasoning because the soy sauce is already salty; I don’t need the ramen seasoning on top of that.

The next few days I’m gonna be taking it easy and enjoying the parts of the weekend I don’t have to work. I’m still pondering if I want to do NaNoWriMo this year or what I would even write about. All the series I have are short stories except for the First Brood series and I already started book 4. That would be cheating to start a challenge with a few thousand words already written. Maybe I’ll have a lightbulb moment over the next couple weeks.

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Today’s Workout: Takin’ it easy

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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.

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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.

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Today’s Workout: I’m Weak

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.

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Today’s Workout: More Progress?

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.

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Today’s Workout: Fueled by ghosts

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.

Now, I’m back to typo hunting…

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Today’s Workouts: Starting the day right

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Ahh, spooky season is upon us and I finally cracked open my Elvira Deadsled coffee. I have some other kinds I’m going to try soon, too.

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Since I had some meetings today, I used the peddler rather than just sit there. It’s easy to forget how long you’re peddling when there’s something else to pay attention to. It was a productive day; got a lot of work and side work done. My previous post was the cover to my current soon to be published work so I’m pretty happy about that.

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Since it’s the upper body that’s not fitting in that dress, I’m still working that area. This week is my period so I am super nervous on trying on the dress to see if I made more progress. I tend to horde a lot of water weight and even though I logically know this, it’s still going to feel like crap if it fits even worse.

In terms of what I ate today, it was just a repeat of yesterday. If the food is good, I can eat the leftovers for days. Tomorrow will probably be the same unless I break and get a burger or something.

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Today’s Workout: Finger Lickn’ Good

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Since I was off today, I was doing chores and didn’t do any cardio. I decided to keep up with the kettlebell workouts to build my muscles and strength. It’s only an 8 pound kettlebell but with all the reps I do, I can feel the pain.

As is my habit, I like to have a major cooking day at the beginning of the week if I have the day off. Today, I baked a whole chicken with sweet potatoes and onions. I brined the chicken overnight in saltwater and lemon pepper with some sage, thyme, and garlic powder. I dried the skin off, seasoned it inside and out with kosher salt and pepper, then put a slab of butter inside the bird while it cooked. I also put butter on the potatoes and everything turned out juicy and delicious. I portioned out some for lunches tomorrow (one for me, one for the kid) and there was still some left after I stripped the meat from the bones.

The temperatures are dropping and this was the perfect comfort dinner. It’s gonna need to cool off more before I have a pot simmering for hours making broth but this was just right. And it has plenty of protein and vitamins I’m lacking from my last blood tests. While this is more work than just nibbling on a gummy vitamin, this tasted much better.

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