Hey there! Today was very adventurous to say the least.
Last night, when I was on the patio getting a marg with my girlfriend, I felt some bugs biting my legs. I didn’t think anything of it honestly, except that it was annoying. I woke up this morning and I had a lump the size of a golfball on the back of my leg… WTF.
So as the day went on I progressively lost my appetite, the bug bit kept getting bigger, and I was starting to get worried. Tried calling my Mimi since she’s a nurse and has the answers to everything but she was busy, same with my Mom in meetings at work. So I called the doctor’s office. Nurse analyzed my symptoms, that it was as hard as a rock, hot to the touch, literally, and she told me to draw a circle around the bite to see if it was getting any bigger.
So, I did as I was told, went into the doctor and turned out that I had a fever meaning it was infected, I was having an allergic reaction to whatever bit me (obviously) and we re-outlined the bite and it had gotten bigger!
Doc told me to take some ibuprofen with some food, get my temperature down, and take a perscription that would help with the allergic reaction aspect of my bite.
On another note:
I tried to cook my own ‘healthy’ version of pork’n’beans for dinner. It was interesting to say the least. I don’t think I cooked the beans properly, but I had left over Louisiana spicy Bratwursts, and then a few sauces from the fridge. It wasn’t too painful to eat, but hey I’ll get it better next time around!
Then after my workout, which was amazing I might add, I kind of gave in to the treats sitting around at home. My family had gotten Domino’s pizza for dinner and my sister just made fresh brownies from scratch.. Bad news.
Kicked Ass!!!! One of the best runs I’ve had in a while. The weather was really hot but it cooled down enough, and it was really comfortable. Feeling great afterwards, walked for about 10 minutes as a cool down.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,428 calories and consumed 1,382 for the day. Breakfast was a banana, a small Iced Caramel Macchiato with skim milk, Oatmeal with dark brown sugar, and a clementine. Lunch was strawberries, half of a red pepper, and a cup of Jalepeno Lobster Bisque. Dinner was my own concoction of food… I decided to try and make ‘healthy’ pork’n’beans. I used cannellini beans, some leftover hotdogs still, some sauces (A1, Worsteshire, and BBQ) and then some cooked spinach on the side. I went and worked out and then came home to find more delicious and devilish food waiting! I scarfed down some chicken, pizza, and a few bites of brownie. Really regretting that one!
Got up at 6 am, right on the dot somehow and hopped in the shower. Was out and dressed by 6:30 and then got my puppy ready to go for a walk. Now, I call him a puppy even though technically he isn’t, but just go with it…We just walked around our block for a half hour, because that’s all I could afford to do since I had to get home, ready for work (makeup, outfit to wear, which is always a challenge, and then figuring out something to eat).
I decided to walk in the still semi-shaded areas around my neighborhood because one, the sun still wasn’t fully ‘up’ in the sky and two, I had just showered and didn’t want to get all sweaty and worked up, even though I did anyway. The disadvantage with still living at home with my four family members and not being at school is that I can’t really workout in the morning to get two workouts a day done, since everyone else has to get ready and the time frame, it just doesn’t work out. So, until I get back to school, where I can be freeeeeee, I’m going to have to figure out a way to make this work.. Morning walks anyone?
Having it be a magical Wednesday, I thought it would be appropriate to hit up ‘Walnut Wednesdays’ downtown. It’s this awesome lunch get together that happens every Wednesday or so where all of the local food trucks come out and you can get some good (yet expensive) eats!
Check it out! Walnut Wednesdays
After work I snuck in time for some spinning! On top of walking the dog this morning, walking around for lunch, and then going to spinning, I still did not feel good because of the stuff I ate.. And I forgot to mention…
It was one of my close friend’s birthdays’ so I was more or less obligated to go out.
First I met up with my girlfriend at a Mexican restaurant around the corner from where the guys were going to be and I got a Margarita. And ate almost half the basket of chips and salsa… I’m so dumb. Really, really regret that one. I’ll know better for next time, right?! Then headed to Lizardville to meet up with the guys .. Definitely didn’t get any beer which was good and I don’t even like it anyway, but here are some fun pictures from the night!
Woke up for a bit of an early morning walk with my doggy. It was so refreshing and felt great to start the day in a good mood and off on the right foot. Afternoon walk was great too! After work I did spinning at Fitworks and it felt amazing to be on track!
Morning walk with the pup!
This was the afternoon walk to lunch!
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,341 calories and consumed 1,705 for the day. Started off the day with a tiny breakfast. Had Oatmeal, raspberries and a banana. Lunch was a bit of madness, had a burger, sweet potato tots, and lots of water from the heat! Dinner was some leftovers that mom had cooked, not the healthiest but it’s food.. Had some chicken breast, angel hair pasta, and cooked spinach with garlic and olive oil. Afterwards, met up with my girlfriend for a Margarita and some chips and salsa. Shouldn’t have even gotten those chips on the table because I hate nearly the whole damn basket!
Off to camping we go!
The main highlight of today was heading off to camping for (my) 4th of July getaway! It ‘s all I’ve been looking forward to all week long..
Myself, a group of my guy friends, and his family all go out to their cabin in the backwoods of PA. There’s little to no cell reception once you get on the dirt roads, and you can barely have that when you go to a beach or anywhere, so I like that a lot. They own about 40+ acres of land, have a cabin, a bunch of four wheelers and dirt bikes, we go shooting, have a campfire, you name it… It’s paradise. So, to say the least, we traveled there on Friday, right after I got off of work, and ended up stopping at our favorite restaurant for the best wings you will ever eat. Honey Mustard and Garlic .. with Blue Cheese… Delish! No picture, because I didn’t want to be the weirdo at the table, especially when you’re with a bunch of guys. We got there, unpacked, started up the fire, and then had some smores for dessert. Hit the hay early and we’d get a good start to the next day!
none. Hah! Honestly, if walking around from the morning, to my car then from the parking lot, to work. etc. Then maybe. Or just sweating buckets because it’s so hot, I didn’t really exercise again.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,445 calories and consumed 1,329 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast consisting of an english muffin at home before I ran out the door and then a doughnut at work… Woof. Then had some mixed fruit from home; watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, and some raspberries. Lunch was carrots and ranch, chicken breast, cucumber slices, and some candy Dinner was chicken wings with bleu cheese! Guilty pleasure alert! Then, I had smores at the campfire, YUM!
Had to go and take care of the dog again after work, which was not in the plan. So I managed to leave work early, made it to take the dog out, feed it, water it, etc. However, trying to make it to spin class was the worst part. I called ahead and luckily got signed in to one of the last spots for a bike. I made it with minutes to spare, the whole class already on bikes and not one left for me. So what happens of course? I ask the instructor is someone didn’t sign up and there was a lady who hadn’t…
Here’s where I find myself in a bind. She didn’t sign up, which I understand, been there, done that… But I just didn’t have the guts to be the bitch who kicked her off the bike. So I just left. I regretted it driving home, because I was already in the worst mood ever, there was no motivating myself after that spout to go and run or do a circuit or anything. And going home, without having the AC on was just making it worse. I got home, and there is nothing appetizing in the fridge. No fresh veggies I could grill up, don’t even have a taste for grilled chicken, and let’s be honest, sharing a kitchen with my mom while I’m home for the summer is out of the question. So no Pinterest recipe making is in my future, at least not for a month or so. I did not end up eating my feelings last night, which may be good or bad… Depending on how I eat tomorrow? And the lack F
So before I spontaneously combust I had to unpack from staying at my Dad’s and dog/house sitting all weekend and all I wanted to do was lay down before I lashed out on anybody else. So that’s what I did, for the greater good of mankind.
No workout. Hating this. Day #2 in a row…. Need to get my shit together!
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,445 calories and consumed 701 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast consisting of frosted mini wheats and fat free skim milk. Lunch was grilled asparagus and squash, cucumber slices, oven roasted turkey lunch meat, strawberries, and some tomato, and a snack of frosted mini wheats again before I went home from work.
Wow, what a surprise… Last night was horrible and definitely got the best of me. Sucks. Bad food choices, too much drinking, and I did not workout today at all. Horrible. I did clean and get the house in order a bit, since there was a scheduled open house that I had to prepare a bit for. However, my bad decisions just kept snowballing worse and worse. So I already said I didn’t workout. Then I didn’t workout, and oh hey, didn’t workout again. Good job, me. Then I went to Winking Lizard and got wings, ate too many, and a beer too.. hahah oh what is happening to me. Moronic and dumb.
On a happier side note, I cooked homemade whole grain pasta with cooked spinach, and healthy cheese, and squash. Yummmmm-O. Then fell asleep watching a movie. So thrilling! You think I would’ve learned from Saturday.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,428 calories and consumed 1,382 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast consisting of frosted mini wheats and fat free skim milk. Lunch was wings with bleu cheese dip, celery, and a summer shandy beeeer. Dinner was homemade whole grain thin spaghetti, with some of those healthy cheese wedges, cooked in spinach, and squash. Then, fatty McFattypants went and got Menchie’s fro-yo. word.