Monday, 22 April 2013

Low Carb Day 4

So I cheated a bit yesterday and today on my low carb diet, but just a bit.  I had one small slice of pizza and one slice of halfmoon cheesy bread yesterday and the same today.  But other than that I've been sticking with the diet and I've already lost 1.5 lb!  It's not much, but it's a start, and my pants have already begun to feel looser.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Low Carb Diet Day 2

Day 2 of low carb diet. Today was much easier to endure than yesterday even given the fact I dreamed about candy as I slept last night and now have a craving for bread with butter on it. All I've had today were sausages, peas, diet cola and a cappuccino.  However today we did grocery shopping and I bought a lot of canned chicken so I can have chicken salad (sans bread) for lunches during jury duty next week.  My intent is to try this diet for 2-4 weeks and see how it goes. I can't afford to lose a lot of weight or my wedding dress won't fit anymore.

Speaking of weddings we went to People's Jewellers today and bought Andrew's wedding band.  We paid for it then and there so it is paid for and not a debt looming over our heads.  I also ordered some shoes.  I know I already have a pair of shoes from Call It Spring but these are a similar style and they were $9.99 + $20 shipping.  Considering these shoes are regularly $45 that's a good deal!  These are less flashy and will be more appropriate for wearing to special occasions in the future.  The ones I have now would be too flashy for future occasions, since they're covered in sequins.

Tonight I looked at some websites for plus sized bras and clothing and found out there's a Lane Bryant store in the Walden Galleria mall in Buffalo.  I've been there before with my mother so maybe before the wedding I can go there to get some proper sized undergarments for the wedding.  Once we have our honeymoon booked I may have to go back to buy some swimwear.  Either that or take a risk ordering it online.  I plan on going low carb after the wedding to lose as much weight as I can so worst case scenario I end up not needing plus sized anything for the honeymoon (I'm about a 16-18 now so it won't take a lot to bump me out of plus sized clothing).

Friday, 19 April 2013

Low-Carb Diet begins, my time with Dr. Martin ends. DAMMIT!

So Day 1, Meal 1 of starting/trying a low-carb diet and already I'm having a hard time with it. I WANT SOMETHING SWEET OMG. For supper I had honey garlic sausages and boiled peas. The sausages only have 5g of carbs per sausage so that's well under the suggested <9g/hr. For now I'm allowing diet cola still because it doesn't trigger insulin (sugar alcohols are not sugars). I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow to buy more food. I figure I can do this relatively cheaply by eating a lot of chicken salad, eggs, and fresh/frozen vegetables (or low sugar fruits). I've decided the only sugar I will permit is lactose because my gender and depression pretty well require calcium and vitamin D respectively. I'm not crazy about milk so it won't be difficult to ensure I don't go overboard.

I also recently received my gift for my groom in the mail.  It's even nicer than it looked online and I LOVE the box/packaging it comes in.  Pics to come when I give it to him (months from now so be patient)!

I also received notification that my mother's day gift is waiting for me at People's Jewellers.  I bought my mom a pair of lab-created white sapphire stud earrings for $30 (she doesn't even know about this blog so I'm not worried about her reading this).  I didn't want to spend a lot on her because we might be in some financial trouble soon, but I still wanted to get her something nice.  The earrings are 6mm so that should be nice without being ostentatious.

Also as of Tuesday 16 April 2013 I no longer get to go see Dr. Martin.  :(  I've been discharged.  That's the price of doing well: people you've come to rely upon begin to disappear from your life.  He's going to write a note for my general practitioner so that she will know that she will be responsible for refilling my scripts from now on.  Going to see her is annoying (2-3 hour waits) but I guess it's still faster than going to Hamilton and back, not to mention much cheaper.

As for financial troubles, Andrew came home the other day saying that he was told if he doesn't increase his productivity at work they will let him go in two weeks.  Which is "great" considering that was when he was going to take his vacation.  We've talked about it and I think he agreed to try and work harder to try and avoid being fired.  We also discussed if he could instead be moved to a different position where he will be more successful, or moved into a part-time position instead.  I mean he's been with the company for five years, three years of which has been in his current position so there has to be a way this can work for everyone (his management changed over in the previous months and that could be why this is now an issue when it wasn't before).  In the event the status quo changes, I will have to contact CPP to see if I qualify for a higher amount and also contact ODSP to see if I can be reinstated on that.  We will still have less money than we did before, but at least we shouldn't become homeless.

And finally, on Monday there was a bombing at the Boston marathon.  This was especially troubling for me because I knew someone who was running in that marathon (a World of Warcraft guild member).  Luckily he finished the race, went to his hotel, showered and was in the taxi to the airport when the bombing happened).  He and his wife made it home safely.  Today they finally arrested one of the suspects (the other one died in a standoff with police).

So all in all this week has been more downs than ups, but there's nothing that will become cataclysmically bad.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Wedding Party presents almost all purchased!

Previously I had purchased some jewellery for my bridesmaids as is customary, but I never received them.  It's for the best because now that they have their dresses, it wouldn't have worked out anyway.  Jewellery is a customary gift for the bridesmaids so this isn't much of a spoiler, aside from the fact I bought it.  I've received one of them and am still waiting on the other.

Just now I ordered my gift for Andrew.  It's something he will be able to wear on our wedding day.  No, it's not another pocket watch.  I can't outdo the Dr. Who one I gave him in December.  And no, this won't conflict with the tuxedo rental.  So I will let you guess what it is.  :)  This gift I bought from a reputable company and not eBay, so there's no question I will receive it.

In other news my bridesmaids dresses have arrived and they fit J&A perfectly.  They've also bought their shoes so that's already set.  Andrew and his best man went to Moore's and have picked out a nice gray tuxedo that they like.  I think the gray will fit in nicely with the "silver" aspect of our wedding.  :)

Also, oh shit Bell is coming early to install our services so I'm going to go for now.