Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Who Needs a Stair Master?

What a horrible night. I don't have a bathroom upstairs, where my bedroom is, and I hate trudging down the stairs in the middle of the night to use the potty so I decided to take my antique "thunder mug" with me a few nights ago. Wow, didn't have to use it at all the first couple of nights and then came last night. Some time about 2 hours into the sleep I had to use the durn thing, (I hate cleaning it out in the mornings too). Then when I'd gotten back to sleep I heard one of my dogs heaving. What a wonderful sound to wake up too. I jumped up and turned on the light and there she was right at the foot of the bed with a couple of little piles of, well, you know. I had to go downstairs to get something to clean it up and wait until I was sure she was finished then laid back down and went back to sleep. A little while later I felt her licking me which means that she has to go outside really bad. So up I got and went downstairs again. I stayed down here until she was ready to come back in and back to bed I went. Then about 8:00 this morning (I didn't get to bed until 2 AM) I was under attack. Or that's what my sleepy head thought. I heard the sound of helicopters above my house. Not one but two. It sounded like they were hovering there for the longest time. I called a neighbor when I got up and he said they weren't really that close and they didn't hover just drove overhead real slow. Probably looking for pot fields. He was out feeding his hunting dogs when they went over. Ok, there must be a moral to this story and I think it is that I shouldn't be so lazy and just come downstairs to potty from now on. That's the only moral I can think of. So from now on the "thunder mug" stays in the bathroom as a decoration.

And to beat it all when I got on the scales this morning for my weigh-in, nada, nothing, zip!!. Not a bit of difference in last week. I've been so good this past week. I've stayed under my calories every day but one and that one I only went over by 150. I got some good cardio in and burned a lot of calories doing it. WHY am I stuck in the 190's? I've been there since March, fluctuating up and down. I am definitely going to eat that steak tonight. Maybe that will kick start something. It has worked before and I have just felt too guilty lately to try it. After all a rib eye is full of fat. And that's the only kind I like. Think I'll even try some onion rings with it and here is the recipe for them that I am borrowing from MaryFran. (Hope you don't mind my reposting the recipe, but it sounds so good. And I did give you credit for it. :-) )

Onion Rings

One Vidalia Onion (sliced and separated into rings)
Egg whites or Egg substitute
Seasoned bread crumbs

Spray cookie sheet with Pam.
Dip each ring in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.
Place on cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Happy Hump Day!


Fatinah said...

hang in there with watching your calories and exercising - you'll see results soon. Is it possible your daily calories are too low?

Cammy said...

I'm sorry that scale wasn't loyal to you this week! But it still doesn't take away from all the victories that were yours. You SHOULD have that steak and those yummy (and healthy-ish) onion rings! They'll give you energy for tomorrow's workout! :)

->cara said...

Note to self... "when visiting mom, never touch the "thunder mug" in her bathroom."


Seriously, go for the steak. I know it'll make a difference. And you'll enjoy yourself rather than sacrificing and frustrating yourself perpetually.

You're doing great!

MaryFran said...

Ahh that wonderful sound of an animal heaving up the contents of their stomach! Dont' we 'love' it?