Wednesday, July 23, 2008

High-carb, Helena, and Hellions

Calories eaten yesterday: 1286
Fat: 24g (17%)
Carbs: 138g (44%)
Protein: 124g (39%)
Weight this morning: 134.2 (One week ago: 131.2)
Calories burned in exercise today: 430

Note: In case you're wondering what a hellion is, Merriam-Webster defines it this way: "a troublesome or mischievous person."


How did I gain a pound yesterday, and 3 pounds over this time last week?!?!? body hates me. Must have been too much water (yes, it is possible to gain if you drink too much) and my higher carb day yesterday. Back on track today.

I notice how much hungrier I am on my higher-carb days. I feel like I could eat a house! Yes, my medication makes me hungry, but carbs seem to exacerbate the problem. Today should be better; I am getting plenty of lean protein. Breakfast was cottage cheese with protein powder, and I had the same after my workout. Lunch and dinner is tuna. I'm putting the dinner tuna on my salad. Yum! The lunch tuna is mixed with fat-free mayo, diced onions, and spices and I'll eat it without bread since I can't spare the calories.

Had a good workout today even though I was a bit tired. I did one hour of mostly upper body work. I threw in some leg work since I didn't get a leg day this week. Then I ran on the treadmill for 31 minutes/3 miles. I had my snack while waiting on the train, then walked to work from my train stop.

Tomorrow I am doing laundry since Friday is booked. The kind of doctor appointment this is will require the rest of the day to recover.


Helena is still not giving me my money back. She wants me to talk to Nick about the $200 cat deposit. I left one message and he never called back and I am now sick of doing her work for her. If Nick owes her $200 when he sold her the contract then she needs to take it up with Nick and sue HIM if need be. The fact is that she owns the contract and now owes me my security deposit back, including the $200 cat deposit. I told her that I am not going to do her work for her and that I expect my money. It's past the 21 days she has to give it to me. No more Mrs. Nice Girl!


my feral girl AbbyThe cats are still going at it. Last night Xena hissed at Abby on the bed, so I tossed her off. This resulted in another cat war breaking out. Xena takes out her stress on Abby, Abby attacks Xena and chases her into the bathroom and under the tub. When I walked in Xena was under the tub hissing and growling and Abby was halfway under the tub. As soon as I walked in Abby ran out, tail fully poofed.

Abby wants out (no wonder!) and without an easy way to separate them in such a small apartment, I'm inclined to let her. I'm no longer on the top floor so Abby can make her way back. It's been more than two weeks so I doubt she'd run off. She's very smart and knows where the food is. ;)

I just don't know what to do. Xena is stressed and Abby is an easy target, but how do I make her less stressed?

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1 comment:

Arthur_of_Old said...
Hope it helps! =-(