Friday, July 30, 2010

Three Things

If the zombies were to invade right now, I would be in sorry shape. While I am happy to report that I have stopped gaining after I put those few pounds back on, I am sad to report I have not lost any weight again yet either. This is because I have not gotten back into working out, or eating properly. I could make a bunch of excuses, but it really comes down to the fact things are just hard right now.

Money is tight. We've been on unemployment for 9 months now. There really just doesn't seem to be anyone hiring in My Educated Rabbit's field that doesn't require either a bachelors degree or several years of experience. Shopping is aggravating. Groceries are so expensive. It is so much cheaper to eat crap, then the healthy fresh things I want to. I'll need to reapply for food stamps soon.

This has basically lead me to a lot of escapism. I've been knitting quite a bit. I've been playing video games. I've been watching movies. I've been doing those things that engage my mind so I don't have to think about what is hard.

I've been neglecting my workouts. I've been neglecting my house. I haven't visited my parents or asked them over for tea in far too long. I realizes last night that I am kind of avoiding life so I don't have to feel stressed out and worried about all of the STUFF going on. While it might work for a little while, I know I'm only really hurting myself.

So last night I came up with the list of three things. Every night before I go to bed I need to write a list of three things I must acomplish before I can do the fun things I am using to escape.

3 Things 7/30

1. Gather Load of Laundry - Done
2. Wash Laundry - Done
3. Clear Coffee Table - Done

I have to say. It felt pretty awesome to be able to write done after each of those things.

I'm really not looking for solutions. I know I just need to face up to it all and start working through it. I mainly wanted to put this here to work through it and sort of get an honest picture of what is going on out there. Fatgirlvsworld talks about honesty in her writing quite a bit. And I am very good at lying to myself when I don't want to really face the issue. So here it is, me being honest with myself about why I am not being successful right now.

Here I am giving it an honest try to get better.

After all, who will protect the world from the zombie invasion if I don't!

I tried to figure out how to join the blog hop this week. I didn't quite figure it out. Maybe next week.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stove of Doom

The vegetable cook book was awesome. I was starving just reading it. Admittedly, not all of the recipes were healthy ones, but they were all vegetable based. Now I am going to have to re-nig on my statement of making a certain amount of these recipes a week.

My oven has died. The burners on top still work, but the actual oven part has given up the ghost I think. I timed it. The last time I turned it on it was over three hours from turning the dial to when the gas actually kicked on. Mind you, my pilot light is lit and healthy as ever. I just don't feel comfortable gambling with a gas stove.

Now. If my house were invaded by zombies and I had an amazing throwing arm with a lit match, that would be another story entirely.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Okay, so we all know I am going to rid the world of the Zombie threat... but just in case, its good to have a contingency plan, right? Well according to this ever all knowing internet quiz...

The Zombie Bite Calculator

Created by Oatmeal

I would have about an hour and a half to administer the cure, before submitting to the forces of the flesh eating, brain lusting, throng. Not bad really. I could totally come by the cure in that amount of time.

Well I could if I could run fast enough. Dang... guess it means I better get this tushy of mine back on the treadmill.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Let me out of this thing!

Do you know what is worse then being stuck on a rut?

Being stuck in a rut with the smelliest of undead. Let's face it. When it comes to undead, zombies probably rank amongst the top contenders for STINK.

But maybe even worse than that, (yes there is such a thing) is feeling like you are ready to pull yourself out of the rut and you remember the Y is closed. Blah.

It's alright though. Tomorrow the Y is open and I am ready to get myself back in gear. I was trying to prepare myself for the damage I did by not eating properly and not having worked out in two weeks. But it wasn't as bad as I had thought. I really only put back on about 4lbs. At least I know that trying to make healthy choices most of the time means that I am starting to make some sometimes even when I am not trying.

But on that note, as I try to make healthy decisions. I borrowed a book all about roasted vegetables from the library! So I am going to make a goal to browse through this book tonight and update my blog tomorrow with a vegetable goal! I was tempted to make a goal of one recipe from the book a night for the next week, but fresh veggies can be pricey and I don't exactly have the funds all the time. So I will look through it and come to a decisions. I will probably make it a goal of three times this week and next week. :)

I need to get back to the Y!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I earned an award! It's my very first blogging award. Thank you so much Midori Mighty Warrior.

Now, here's what you need to do!
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Nominate fifteen newly discovered blogs.
4. Let your nominees know about the award.

Seven Things About Me:
1. I am a craft-a-holic. I must be creating something.
2. I can't wait to be a mom and start the next generation of Zombie assassins.
3. I struggle with feeling like a slave to food.
4. I actually like my watermelon warm and fresh from the field instead of ice cold from the fridge.
5. I adore being married. I still feel like a newly wed.
6. My aspirations are to be an awesome stay at home mom/wife... they always made me feel like there was something wrong with me in school for feeling this way.
7. I love dancing... like seriously... no really... more than chocolate even.

I will continue to list blogs I follow as time permits!

1. I go through life in inches and pounds,
Knock-Off Wood
3. Attic24
4. LucyRavenscar - Crochet Creatures

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ear Plague

I am still here folks! I'm just fighting off the plague of ear doom! See, the zombies fo after your ears, so you can't hear them coming... or maybe it's just the close proximity to the brain... this requires further study. But when I get back on my feet I am setting a goal to get on here and blog SOMETHING every day! More Zombie Fighting Mayhem! More personal insight into whatever I am thinking! More emotional outbreaks because losing weight is emotional! More articles because Robby does it and I think its cool! MORE MORE MORE!!!

But first... back to bed.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Curse you...

Red Baron! Alright, it was not Zombies nor dust bunnies... It was in fact, this ear of mine and we had plans today that I had forgotten about. I've had a little bit of a breakdown. I believe you should be able to eat what you want, maybe just not as much as you might want. ;) And I've really kind of said screw it.. to my nutritional goals this last week.

I am feeling the effects. I just don't feel well. So, I am aiming to get back on the horse and back to the Y, and just get on with it. Talking about it, and getting it out there makes me feel less guilty, and then I don't try and hide it. This is good!

So here I go... I am eating some cherries. Yum! Cherries!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


It's been one thing after another this week! I haven't been to the Y in forever and I feel like a slug. First we were away all weekend getting fat. Then when we got back, I didn't feel well plus something was going on with my leg where it felt like I had a pinched nerve or something. THAT finally goes away and I wake up with an earache?


I still feel nauseous... this is going on about 4 or 5 days of bleck...

So clearly, it is time to start eating properly again. Obviously my body is very angry with me. The last thing I am going to let it do is ofter me up to the Zombie Horde. No thank you. No cheese with this booty.

So I had my shake for breakfast, it was fabulous. :) And we're planning a healthy lunch and dinner. And come zombies or dust bunnies, it's back to the Y tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I am back from the land of sun, and fattening food. Actually, I didn't really go anywhere. This past weekend was the tri annual family reunion. Let me tell you, if the zombies had invaded there would have been a brain buffet! While there weren't corn dogs, per say, they were plenty of other fattening treats to make you stop and say MMM... and then be munched by the mindless undead.

However, with the heat and the blazing sun, perhaps they might have baked to ... undeath?... in their tracks. I mean, I reapplied sunblock all day long like you are supposed to and I got burnt to a crisp! However, that huge blister I had on my foot that was perhaps the impending zombie plague coming to claim me, is not completely gone. It had healed, and the rough stones of the patio and pool exfoliated it to soft wonderful newness! I just can't move my shoulders now. HA...

But today or tomorrow marks my return to the gym. It was going to be today, but I am having shooting pains down my right leg and it's pretty painful to do anything right now. I;m afraid to check the scale, but I also want to know what kind of damage I did. So off I go to scare the pants off myself, and then hopefully motivate me to push through the pain and get moving.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I love this list...

Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding?

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human's skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale's brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant's heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant's penis (yep, weighs more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11")
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4")
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

At this point, I have lost a chihuahua

Working out

Thursday I forgot to write about our workout at the gym! It was a running day, but my knees were hurting and I decided not to push it. Today is another running day so when I go to the Y I will be implementing my new C25K workout and see how it goes.

So while at the Y I did 30 minutes on the eliptical, about 10 minutes on the treadmill and the yellow curcuit. (strength training) In total, I burned about 330-350 calories. We forgot our little notepad so I couldn't record all of the details. I'm excited. My consistency excites me. I'm working towards being able to do a 5k on the elliptical.

I really never thought I would get to the point where it was fun. The running is still really really hard. I do manage to feel powerful afterwords though. But the elliptical is just FUN. I listen to my book on mp3 and just sweat. I use the weight loss setting on the elliptical and it gives me periods of high and low intensity. I am huffing and puffing through them, but having a great time.

I am expecting a good workout today as we'll be doing about an hour and a half instead of about 45 minutes. Ugh.. then I have to go to Sams Club...