Thursday, some things

Remember when I used to have a blog and wrote things on it like, a lot?  Yeah, I forgot too.

airhead

The truth is that I’m still working on this year long project and it’s so time consuming I barely have a moment to spare.  Oh, and also it has been raining for like a year, (actually 4 or 5 days) and the grass and weeds are taking over.  So yesterday we got a break in the rain and I spent the better part of the day weeding the mulch beds and trimming the massive overgrowth that is my lawn.

exhausting

Remember how I told you that MacGyver and I had been on the Keto Diet but we switched back to our regular Paleo diet?  Well, for some reason MacGyver has managed to stay in Ketosis even with eating a few more carbs and he has lost a whopping 9 pound WITHOUT working out.  I however, am working out an hour to an hour and a half every day, eating less than 1,500 calories a day with a carb count under 75 and somehow I managed to gain 2 pounds in the last 2 days!

This is an accurate representation of me this morning:

I cannot believe this shit

Here’s the plan.  There is no plan.  I’m gonna eat when I’m hungry, continue to work out and fuck it.

Did you see the news reports of the 30 year old who was evicted from his parents home?  This story was so great I wanted to posted it yesterday for WTF Wednesday but I didn’t have a chance.  So today, I am giving you the most awkward interview ever.  Oh, and also, this man will never in his life go on another date.

How is your week going?  Hopefully better than that guy!

And I ran, slow and steady, but I ran

Well, this weekend it happened, I started running again!  I mean, I’m all kinds of awkward and slow but then, is that really a new thing?

silly running

Nope.

I walked around 10 miles last week and my hip felt fine so on Sunday I decided to run and I ran a whole 5 miles.  It was a slow and steady run but it felt so good.  I can definitely tell the difference in how I feel since I started cross training more.  I’m gonna veer off my beaten path from now on and keep doing that.  It seems to work. 😉

We had a pretty low key weekend around here.  It rained on Saturday afternoon and pretty much all day on Sunday.  It didn’t stop me from getting some yard work done though because we’ve entered the rainy mowing season here and I have 3 lawns to mow on the reg.  If I get behind it’s a bitch to catch up.

For some reason I happened to be awake on Saturday morning and caught some of the royal wedding.  I loved both dresses though the second one was my favorite.  The first one would have been pretty in a tea length but then it wouldn’t have been a wedding dress now would it.  That train!  Oh my gosh, I would have gotten it caught on a pew or something and ripped off the crown jewels so that would have been a no for me but she pulled it off so Go girl.

I wasn’t really all that interested in the actual wedding or who attended and all the customs and pomp and circumstance.  I was interested in little Charlotte.

Charolotte

her wave game is on point!

MacGyver and I did manage to go to a few estate sales over the weekend and I did very well.  One of the places that we went to had some various things in the garage and I found this unique looking rooster.  I offered the person hosting the sale a dollar and they accepted.

Turns out it’s a Dala Rooster from Sweden, circa 1950’s.

I found one just like it on etsy selling for 92 dollars!  I’m not selling mine, it’s prominently displayed in my kitchen on a shelf above the sink.

Now let’s talk food.  I know it may seem like I’ve been a bit evasive in talking about the diet that MacGyver and I have been on.  It’s not that I didn’t want to tell you about it but rather I wasn’t sure exactly how I felt about it and so until I figured it out, I didn’t want to talk too much about it.

eat all the cheese

Anyway, we were doing the keto diet.  We didn’t plan to stay on the diet long term for many reasons but mainly because it is very hard to keep your body in ketosis and in order for the diet to work in the way that it’s supposed to, that’s what you have to do.  I have to say though, when I read I could eat ALL the cheese, I was on board.

The problems that I had were that I had to keep my carbs under 8 grams a day just to even get my body in ketosis and then if I went over 20 grams of carbs in a day, my body would not stay in ketosis.  Also, no matter what recipes I found or tried, I could not get enough fiber.  And I NEED fiber.  I will say the diet did a good job of breaking me of the sugar habit that I had developed over the past few months but I could no longer eat all the fat.  I mean, let’s be honest, food was going in but nothing was coming out!

So I had to Veto the Keto.  MacGyver and I are now back to our paleo way of life and while it’s still fairly low in carbs, we get enough fiber and not so much fat.  I lost weight after the first 24 hours of getting off the diet.  I’m not going into details, I’m sure you can figure out how 😉

Have you tried the keto diet?

Are you strict with your diet or do you splurge whenever you want to?

 

Motiv Customer service, Christie Brinkley and other things that are awesome.

First of all, a big thank you to the most awesome customer service that is Motiv!  They absolutely rock and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

As you may know I was having some issues with my ring and I contacted them and they were on top of it right away.  They are not only sending me a new ring but they offered to call and explain the issues so I would understand what was going on.  No need Motiv, the fact that your customer service is so great and the product has features that I do love, I’m a happy camper and can’t wait to receive the new ring.  Once I do, I’ll be giving it a full review but your customer service team deserves a trip to Hawaii because they’re the best!

Customer service

What is wrong with some of these internet trolls?  Someone actually said Christie Brinkley looked old.  Like, OLD.  Why not think of something else to call her, like attractive or smart or inspiring?  Nope you had to go and say she’s looking old.  Of course then they said but still pretty.  Really?

It’s okay though because Christie had the best comeback ever, she compared herself to wine!

Christie Brinkley

I love her.  And trolls, if all you have in you is a backhanded compliment you may want to search your soul for some real substance.  That is all.

Kudos to the Detroit Free Press who every week highlights a runner from their marathon.

highlight runnerAnd these aren’t elite runners, these are just every day ordinary runners like you and me.  How cool is that?

And before I go I just wanted to pat myself on the back a little bit.  I’m taking a little break from running for a week or two but I’m still walking occasionally and this week, I also did yoga, did some weight training and rode my bike and even when I start running again, this time, I’ll continue all of those things.

Hope y’all have a fabulous weekend!  Got any plans?