First of all, my eye, specifically the eyelashes in the outer corner of my left eye, was extremely irritated yesterday. It felt like an eyelash was growing in the inner rim rather than where it was supposed to grow. After a completely miserable day of rubbing it endlessly I got home and broke out the tweezers. I think I've tweezed every eyelash around the outer third of my left eye, upper and lower lid, in an attempt to find the one that was causing such irritation. After spending half an hour doing this I gave up and complained to Cro that I just couldn't find it! He offered his mini-flashlight and so I enthusiastically resumed my tweezing efforts. Finally I got it!!! At least it didn't hurt any longer. I took Cro's flashlight back to him, sporting my new Clockwork Orange look. Eep. I spent a good while this morning trying to hide my lashlessness with eye shadow and eyeliner. Pfft.
Second, I found out yesterday via Facebook that my cousin (yes, that one!) is getting married in the spring. Woot! I am actually looking forward to his wedding for a couple of reasons. Because he is one of my very favorite cousins!!! And because I've lost enough weight to wear a dress and not look terrible. :)
Another, I took a couple of St. Johns Wort this morning. I used to take anti-depressants that where prescribed along with my MS medication. I found that they were horrible to get off of, and I didn't need them. In planning for no needing them I bought a couple of bottles of St. John's Wort then later decided not to open the bottles because I read that St. John's could actually make a person feel more depressed when they went off of it. Forgetting this and being curious about whether it would lighten my mood (curious regarding whether or not my mood was ok or if it was lower than it should be) I took a couple this morning. I'm happy to report that I still don't feel any different and therefore conclude that I don't need artificial mood lifting pills. I really hate taking stuff (don't trust much) other than ibuprofen. I don't even take Copaxone any longer (MS med) ... long story and very rare bad reaction that scared the bejesus out of Cro when it happened to me. Basically racing heart accompanied by severe immobilizing chills and labored breathing. If you have MS and want more details on my experience, just say so ... I figure most people are here for LC and I'm too freakily healthy to be of interest otherwise. :D
What else, hmm. Oh, tomorrow is Friday! Not having much selection for lunch today I made a toasted cheese sandwhich on LC bread. I'm looking forward to lunch. For some odd reason I sprinkled cinnamon and sweetener on the bread and it came out sort of good last time so, hope it does today too! I used bitter stevia so it might not be good. I'll find out in about an hour.
Oooh, and Hell's Kitchen is on tonight. Which reminds me! One of our clients is a higher education chef academy. They asked if everyone at our company would do them the honor of judging a chili contest that their students will be having on Feb 20th. I guess that will be a planned cheat day because I'm heavily envolved in the design of that client's projects and don't want to turn them down. Now I have to do my damnedest to lose another 10 pounds despite the cheat day, and despite this stall, before spring!!!
I'm always impressed when I see people fish out hidden carbs by adding up the calories ... so here's my first attempt at fishing out hidden carbs in the spicy pork rinds I had at lunch.
80 calories, 5 fat, 8 protein, 0 carbs for the whole bag (I ate the whole bag).
[ fat = 9 calories per gram ]
[ carbs = 4 calories per gram ]
[ protein = 4 calories per gram ]
So 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein equals 77 calories. Leaving 3 calories unaccounted for! That must be uncounted carbs. Carb count for the whole bag therefore is .75 ... which is enough to go ahead and call it one carb, in my opinion! Cool, I found it. :D
[ 4g ] chocolate muffin
Half of a toasted cheese:
[ 5g ] one slice of LC bread
[ 1g ] cheddar cheese
[ 1g ] spicy pork rinds (hot hot!)
[ 1g ] almonds
[ 3g ] mushroom cap
[ 3g ] beef and cheese mixture
[ 5g ] LC ice cream
TOTAL 23 carbs