Days 164,165 & 166: Pumpkin Days, Questions & Gears

Just color me orange and give me a spaghetti squash drip.  Its Fall and I’m marginally sucked into the squash lifestyle. Thursday night I made Pumpkinsnaps.  Basically its the Maple Ginger Snap cookie from last week, but with a 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree instead of a 1/3 cup maple syrup all based on this…

Days 162 & 163: When You Receive a Compliment

I received a random compliment from my yoga instructor on Monday night after class.  Joel and I had gotten home and I was making a chicken soup dinner when I got some texts” “I looked at you today and thought, Patrick is no longer fat.” “Good job :)” Haha, talk about warm fuzzies! When your…

Days 159, 160 & 161: Birthdays and Fabric Burns

This weekend we celebrated two birthdays.  One was my nephew’s birthday.  He turned the big 5. I know, he’s almost driving…  its insane.  His party as with most 5 year old’s, was filled with screaming chitlen children of varying ages.  Its… Well, nauseating really. I mean, I’m glad they’re having a great time, but 2.5 hours…

Days 157 & 158: When The Company Meets

Oof.  So one of the nicer things about my job prior to going full time was the way that I was able to ease into the morning each day.  Emails would come in over night, but there was never really a call to action prior to 10 am that I had to pounce upon.  Well,…

Day 156: I Make a Wicked Curry

Last night I had a culinary challenge that I’ve yet to take on in my life.  Curry. Sure you can get the pre-made sauces at the store, and there’s even a spice called “curry”.  But honestly, unless you go through and grind/cook the spices? You’re totally missing out.  Using this this recipe (Basil Chicken in…

Days 138, 139 & 140: When One Parties

A few years ago I worked at a small company locally that resulted in my achieving an ulcer.  Oh yes. As a result of this ulcer I gave up on caffeine, most spicy foods, and other foods that otherwise ticked my stomach off.  This means no coffee.  Well, fast forward to today and I’m a…

Day 137: Back on the Scale

This morning I weighed in at 247.7 lbs with a BMI of 29.2 (scoff I say). My lowest weight to date. For the past few weeks our scale has been out of commission, but that’s not the only reason there hasn’t been weigh-ins on the blog. To put it simply, I’ve been frustrated with my…

Days 117, 118 & 119: A Good Weekend

This weekend I played host to some amazing folks.  My best friend from Grad School and her husband came down from their adopted country of Canada (via Australia) and it was a strange and wonderful experience. Friday started out simple enough, Joel and I grabbed dinner with some other friends and had time for an…

Day 116: Another Good Day

It occurred to me while titling this post that I could potentially begin a string of “Another Good Day” titles on a series of “Good Day” Posts.  It would be interesting from a future perspective in order to quickly track how many good days I have in a row. Ya know? That’s not a bad…

Day 115: A Good Day

As I’d mentioned a bit ago, sleep is important. Tuesday night I actually did quite well.  Partially due to my taking benadryl to knock me out for the length of the night without a single instance of waking up, but also due to the fact that I went to sleep on time. 🙂 This is…

Day 113: Sleep is Important

In high school I used to wake up at 5am in order to shower, eat and walk to the bus stop a mile away in order to then travel a 20+mile series of bus routes which would land me at school prior to my 7am class.  Man did that suck. These days I’m at work…

Days 110, 111 & 112: Of Painting and Tomatoes

What a weekend. Sometimes you have a weekend where you both feel like you’ve just been lazing around and yet accomplished all at the same time.  Friday started off early, with my getting off work around 1pm on Friday. Joel and I had recently picked up a brisket and he was in the final stages…