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Day 15: Ready for My Close Up

5 Thoughts

  • Tomorrow is a less busy day. Tomorrow you’re working from home. Tomorrow is Friday. You can survive this. You can survive this.
  • I sat at the computer for only about 3 hours total and spent the rest of the time in the test kitchen. Surprised I actually ate all seven meals!
  • I should probably log all of these running up and down the stairs as calorie deficit. LOTS of running up and downstairs today.
  • Roasted fennel smells like roasted chicken. It’s really weird. I’ve always cooked fennel with something else so I never notice that before!
  • After a couple of crazy work days and a horrible sleep week (between the bedroom A/C and Brandon’s tossing and turning to get around the pinched nerve in his shoulder, I really haven’t gotten much sleep.), the husband took me to get sushi and sake. I love him.

Today’s Photo

I was in the test kitchen all day working on our YouTube videos. But I don’t mind. I was surrounded by beautiful fruits and vegetables like these lovely Rambutans.

Breakfast

McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin and a medium caramel iced coffee.

That coffee lasted me ALL day!

Second Breakfast

2 thin slices of black forest ham.

Elevensies

Oh the usual. (Stone ground wheat crackers and Laughing Cow cheese.)

Lunch

St. Dalfour Tuna and Pasta Salad.

With a good pinch of bacon salt, this canned lunch is actually pretty tasty.

Afternoon Tea

Snacking on props during our video shoot like melon and Prosciutto, fruit salad, and random cookie from another meeting.

Supper

More nibbles on the set but now more like pieces of roast meat and fennel, goat cheese, and more fruit.

Dinner

Brandon took me to our neighborhood sushi place, Kampai Sushi House. Blue crab handroll and Mackerel (Saba) sushi with half a little bottle of sake.

Since B wasn’t drinking, I shared the rest of the bottle with the chefs. They were very grateful. :)

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For those who just now joined in, here’s why I’m going on “The Hobbit Diet” of eating seven times a day for a month.

Day 14: Madness…Period

5 Thoughts

  • I love my job.
  • Shoot me now.
  • I love my job.
  • Oh god oh god please make it stop.
  • I love my job.

Extra Thought

I have a new found respect for schedulers or anyone who have to proverbially herd cats. I had to arrange a schedule for 2 people AND meet a deadline and I can’t even do it. My colleagues, on the other hand, had to schedule 3 days of meetings with a dozen people, and they worked it all out. Kudos, man. Kudos.

Today’s Photo

Nothing. I don’t even have time to think about that. I was such a stress case!

Breakfast

Annie’s microwavable Mac & Cheese with some ham.

Breakfast of champion, man.

Second Breakfast

Stone ground wheat crackers with French Onion Laughing Cow Light.

Elevensies

Beef jerky.

Lunch

One of them Tuna Salad with crackers thing.

Afternoon Tea

The other half of that Kind bar.

Supper

Half of a steak bowl from Chipotle.

Dinner

Guac and chips

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Day 13: Meatless Madness

5 Thoughts

  • I really must remember to make some eggs for my Meatless Tuesday. I was going mad without the protein.
  • Hungry OakMonster means a cranky OakMonster. It’s been a rough day at work I have to say.
  • Hungry OakMonster also means I usually end up making horrible food choices, either too much fried things or too much dairy. Today it was fried things.
  • I can’t believe I’m saying this but I miss riding my bike. But there is NO WAY I’d ride this week in this weather. Holy hell, it’s way too hot, windy, AND dry for that!
  • But more than anything, I miss my car. (Brandon’s still in the shop until probably Friday.)

Today’s Photo

All of my friends know about my love for bacon. She posted this on my Facebook wall…on my MEATLESS DAY.

Thanks a lot. FRIEND.

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Breakfast

About 2/3 of a McDonald’s hash brown and a small iced mocha.

The smell of fried potatoes in the morning! I couldn’t help myself!

Second Breakfast

Honey Bunches of Oats with whole milk.

THAT was what I was going to have for breakfast.

Elevensies

3 stone ground wheat crackers. No cheese though.

Lunch

A bucket of Karen’s super fresh cole slaw mix with Litehouse Opa Greek Yogurt dressing. And a handful of cheddar cheese cubes.

I forgot I have croutons. Dammit…

Afternoon Tea

Strawberries

Supper

5-piece Jalapeno Poppers from Arby’s.

Dinner

One egg scrambled.

I went to a meeting at a brewery with not really any good vegetarian option that is not fried or a salad. I came home starving.

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Day 12: Carbs Are Friends

5 Thoughts

  • God I’m tired.
  • A horrible allergies that started up right before bed demanded Nyquil. My nose seems to know when the Santa Ana wind is coming.
  • I think Nyquil + all the booze I had at the Faire might have made my sleep all kinds of wonky, that’s why I’m so tired after 9 hours of sleep. Quantity is so not quantity this night.
  • My body demands that I have carbs. I crave carbs. All kinds of carbs. Must have carbs.
  • The Santa Ana wind is blowing again, interfering with my bike commute plan and hurting my sinus. I’m already hating this week.

Today’s Photo

The rainbow unicorn Mycroft, protector of my desk, has acquired a brother today. Say hello to the purple Sherlock!

Breakfast

Fage Fruyo Strawberry with granola.

Yay for granola!

Second Breakfast

A handful of baby carrots and 3 thin slices of Black Forest Ham.

Elevensies

The usual: stone ground wheat crackers and a slice of Laughing Cow cheese.

Effectively stopped myself from eating more than 2 crackers. I knew I had pasta coming. Carbs…I want carbs!

Lunch

Last bit of that fettuccine alfredo from Friday.

This is why for the most parts, eating out really is a bargain for me. I can get 2-4 meals out of one!

Afternoon Tea

Half of the dark chocolate raspberry KIND bar with protein.

Not bad, but not my favorite. Still many more to try.

Supper

Leftover homemade beef stroganoff with egg noodles. LOTS of egg noodles…

Dinner

Strawberries my CEO picked from a recent farm visit. Delicious!

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Day 11: A Hobbit at the Renaissance Faire

5 Thoughts

  • Need to eat 7 times a day is easy when you’re at a Renaissance Faire, I tell you. There’s food EVERYWHERE and tavern at every corner! And I want to eat EVERYTHING!
  • Fortunately for me, there’s only so much cash in my wallet…
  • …and even less room underneath my underbust corset. LOL
  • Seriously. There must be a study somewhere about how women get drunk faster and/or feeling the effect of alcohol more while wearing a corset. I had 2 drinks and I was well schnookered when I got home.
  • How about that Tyrion Lannister, eh? What a bad ass.

Today’s Photo

Thanks Ken for a rare photo of Lord of Chaos and Captain Bubbles. We took so many photos of everyone else, we rarely had any of our own!

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Breakfast

Half of the stuffed cookies from the Deli News.

I bought THREE of those. Hee. So yes, I still have some left.

Second Breakfast

Harmless Harvest Coconut Water.

Coconut water is the best thing to gear up for day drinking! Between having worked on a project for another coconut water company and having grown up on fresh Thai young coconut, I am a bit of a coconut water snob. But I have to say that Harmless Harvest is the BEST tasting coconut water by far. It tastes like it came right of the coconut!

Elevensies

Fried oysters and chips and the Evil Queen’s Kiss (raspberry pear cider with chocolate port floater).

Best. Elevensies. Ever!

Lunch

Nutella and strawberry crepe with loads of whipped cream. And another Evil Queen’s Kiss.

Best. Lunch. Ever!

Afternoon Tea

A large McDonald’s fries.

I inhaled it. Talk about alcohol-fueled binging. Sheesh…

Supper

Home made beef stroganoff.

Got up off my butt to do it after eating crap all day.

Dinner

I didn’t have any because I was asleep by 7:30 p.m. LOL

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Day 10: A Lazy Day’s Conundrum

5 Thoughts

  • I’ve been looking forward to sleeping in ALL WEEK since I woke up at 7:30 for no apparent reason last Sunday. But the problem with sleeping in is that you have less time in a day to eat, and therefore interfering with my schedule. For instance, I woke up at 10 today and that’s about 30 minutes after my usual time for Second Breakfast.
  • If I have to choose between sleeping in and failing my challenge, I think I’m choosing sleeping in. Does that make me a bad Hobbit?
  • Saturday morning fridge is usually pretty empty and that’s not good for someone on a Hobbit Diet who is already behind her eating schedule.
  • But boy, do I have a LOT of beer and Angry Orchard cider in my fridge.
  • I don’t feel fat today. Thanks, Wolverine!

Today’s Photo

I went fabric shopping for my next cosplay project and came across these. Suddenly, I REALLY want to know how to sew well.

Breakfast – 10:30 a.m.

Chic-fil-a Chicken Biscuit.

Off to a bad start.

Second Breakfast – 11:30 a.m.

A handful of pretzels.

Elevensies – 1 p.m.

One Deli News meatball leftover from yesterday.

Lunch – 3 p.m.

4 pork taquitos…and a Black and Tan at Dempsey’s.

I had two choices to eat at the strip mall where fabric store is located: pub food or Baskin Robbins. I chose the pub. But in hindsight, I might have done better calorie-wise if I had gone for a scoop of ice cream. 

Afternoon Tea – 7 p.m.

Another 1/3 of the leftover fettuccine alfredo with chicken and broccoli from yesterday.

One meal is feeding me three times. I love the Deli News.

Supper – 8 p.m.

Fudge-stuffed chocolate chip cookie, also from the Deli News.

Oh yes. Their stuffed cookies. What a marvelous creation!

Dinner – 9 p.m.

A handful of blueberries.

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For those who just now joined in, here’s why I’m going on “The Hobbit Diet” of eating seven times a day for a month.