Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Make It Up As You Go

'Ello, loves! :)

No, you're not imagining things. This is me, blogging. Yay!

Yes, I realize it's been a while but I haven't had anything important to say. I still don't but I slipped into a blogging mood and now you will get some randomness. You love it, admit it. DO IT! XD

Well, about 2 weeks ago or so I found out Plain White T's are coming to Phoenix...er, Scottsdale. In October.  A concert in my area-ish? I was beyond excited. We won't get into the last time I went to a concert. OK, yes we will: December! 8 months!!! That is...just...wrong. So before taking the plunge into the ticket purchasing pool, I made my usual callout on Facebook hoping someone would want to go. I got nothing. Am I surprised? NOT REALLY.

Fast forward to last week. Mr. Ryan Star tweeted that he was working with Tom (Lead singer for Plain White Ts). I'm not gonna lie, I squee'd like a 12 year old at Beiber concert. Dead serious. I was having kind of a shitty night so yes, that tweet completely turned it around. About 30 seconds after that tweet, I found myself debating whether or not to hit "Submit Order" on the ticket website.. It was weird, I don't even remember how I got there. There I was still frustrated from my bad night yet oddly excited about the fact Tom and Ryan are hanging out, writing together. I wasn't thinking straight. I clicked. I'm now the proud owner of one ticket to the October 8th Plain White T's concert...with no one to go with.  Oy. I'll figure it out. I think. Pray for me. Seriously.

So in non-concert news: My nieces and nephews are back in school. A Jr. in high school, two 8th graders, a 4th grader, a 2nd grader and a 1st grader. I love the 1st grader, I really do but if I had to wake up to the Spongebob or the iCarly theme song one more time...yeah. - Oh yes, and my lovely Curly-Haired started Pre-Kindergarten. He really likes it. :)

What else? Oh yes, my diet! It's going OK. Food wise. I'm eating better. I'm actually getting hungry more often. Which sounds weird, right? Eating more to lose weight. Well, the thing is that before I wasn't doing well because I would only eat twice a day. No breakfast so by lunch I was starving and I would over-eat. Same with dinner. Several hours would pass and I would be starving by then, again over-eating. Now, all my MAIN meals are smaller, so: I eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and dinner. Depending on what time I eat dinner, I can squeeze in another snack before I go to bed, (either before or after Wii Boxing) IF I'm starting to feel hungry. And by snack and I don't mean Oreos and milk. Like I said before, I've started eating a lot of fruit. That's my main thing right now.

I also decided to either give up or change a few things: Regular sandwich bread and tortillas. Don't tell my mom about the tortillas. We're Mexican. She'd disown me. Ahem, anyway... if you follow me on Twitter you've probably seen the links I've posted for the Flat-Out wraps and flat bread I started eating instead. I've tried the the Fold-It flat bread. Delicious! I've yet to try the wraps. I need to go grocery shopping for veggies so I can make chicken and veggie wraps.

My mom and I collect those Coke Rewards points and we were able to get a 3 in 1 sandwich maker. Grill, Sandwich maker and waffle maker. Pretty cool. I'm just waiting for it to get here.

Soda: That one...isn't going as well as I'd hoped. I went about 2 weeks without one now I'm back to one a week. It's gonna be a long process. I refuse to drink diet soda, so I'm just going to get myself off of it completely. Eventually.

Fast Food: OK this is my biggest breakthrough right now. I didn't have it for about a month, (with maybe the exception of pizza but we'll get to that in a second) then about a week ago, my dad didn't feel like cooking so he made a McDonald's run. Well, after I was done eating I was completely grossed out. Not in a "the food made me sick" way. It just didn't feel right. So yes, I think I may be done with fast food for good. Or at least with the scary clown franchise.Yay! :)

Pizza: OK, I'm gonna be honest here: I would sell my soul for pizza (and pasta, but again we will get to that in a second). No joke. I'm addicted. BUT I've only had it about 4 times in the past 2 and a half months. And the day a had leftovers, I couldn't even finish a slice. But let's blame my stomach for that one. But yes, another breakthrough. Well, I've decided that if I really want pizza I'm gonna work for it. Remember the flatbread I mentioned? Well, I'm gonna use that as a crust to make my own. Should be easy, right? Right. :)

Pasta: Again...addicted. But I'm switching from regular pasta to whole grain/high fiber pasta. Gonna test it out on my blood sugar. Regular pasta sends my numbers through the roof. :/ I've also invested in this little thing called Fasta Pasta. It's a container that cooks pasta (and other things) in the microwave. It's not fancy or anything but for $12 (on eBay) I figured, why not? And it got some pretty good reviews. Bonus!

I can't cook on a regular stove so whatever makes things easier for ME, I'm all for it. Breakfast and lunch are things that I've started making on my own but they've all been food that don't require much cooking. Dinner is usually whatever my mom or sister make. Usually.

Milk: I've taken up Almond Milk. I bought a container about a week ago. I accidentally bought the vanilla unsweetened kind which doesn't really taste as good on it's own (in my opinion) but for smoothies, cereal and whatever else you add milk to...it's really good. I need to get back to the store to buy some of the regular kind and the chocolate kind. Yum! :D

So yeah, I think that's it. Or at least that's all I can think of. I'm still working on the smoothie thing. I can't seem to find the right sweetness. Tastes kind of bland. Boo!

And I think I've taken up enough of your time. Translation: I'm all randomed (yes it's a word...that I just made up) out.

So thank you for reading and I will talk to you soon.

Lyrics of the Day: "Make it up as  you go. Future's wide open, nothing's written in stone." - Make It Up As You Go by Plain White T's