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Aniki's picture

Who else is having a Tubby Tuesday? I was tired last night and microwaved a can of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni. I cannot tell you the last time I ate pasta, but after eating that? Ermagawd, I felt like I swallowed an entire POUND of the stuff.

Today I'm feeling bloated (still!) and I swear that two pimples popped up overnight. Aniki needs VEGGIES! My plan tonight is to have a nice, big salad for dinner. Spring mix, salmon, blueberries, and cottage cheese. Nom nom nom...

How goes it with YOU?


Siemprematahari's picture

Hi Aniki!

I remember having Chef Boyrdee and can't say the last time I had one. I was thinking of something for dinner tonight maybe fried cabbage with Kielbasa, not sure yet.

Have a great day amiga!

Aniki's picture

Hola amiga!

We keep some in the pantry because PigPen likes it. I do, too, just haven't had it in forever!

Every time I hear "cabbage" I think of colcannon. NOT a diet dish! LOL

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

Yummmm!!! One thing I have to say I have appreciated in the south was the cabbage... You can find it basically anywhere. i like it very simply cooked up with kielbasa or bacon. Yummy!!!

Monkeysee's picture

I’ve been eating nonstop carbs the last few days & im def feeling it :S

Not sure what I’ll make for dinner tonight but it’ll be loaded with veggies & low carb lol 

Aniki's picture

Monkey, I've been stress-eating lately, which means I'm not eating salad 3-4 times a week. Too many potatoes and pizza and JUNK.

beebeel's picture

I ate four peanut butter cookies right before bed last night and this morning I woke up wishing it was a bad dream lol. This snow needs to melt so I can go outside again!!

Aniki's picture

I do like a good peanut butter cookie!

WTH, woman, you can go outside when there's snow. LOL

beebeel's picture

We have a foot or so of packed snow on top of ice with a nice layer if ice covering everything. I can figure skate down my driveway I suppose! Blum 3

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I ate a cheese bagel with tomatoes and cheese on it for dinner... And pasta for lunch yesterday... I too am having a bit of a tubby tuesday... Bleck!

Beebeel reminded me... There was also peanut butter ice cream and chocolate involved....

DPW's picture

Yup. Over here too. I bought a shitload of groceries the other day but I've just been eating frozen pizzas and pb&j sandwiches for meals. Finally just had some carrots. Must continue on the veggie express. 

futurobrillante99's picture

I can tear up a whole can of Chef Boyardee Ravioli!

I'm not having a tubby Tuesday, and I'm sorry you are. I did overindulge slightly over the weekend. Guinness and a cheesteak sub on Saturday after doing an escape room. I skipped most of the bread, but did have birthday cake for dessert.

Sunday was a 5.5 mile hike followed by a stout beer and a shot of lovely Irish whiskey over a lunch of corned beef and cabbage. Needed a 2 hour nap when I got home - what was in that stout?

I hit the gym last night and did my strength training and a 1 hour spin class where I nearly died. LOL But I came home and sauteed some mushrooms in butter and cooked up 2 thin pork chops = heaven. And then I dropped a pound overnight.

I am on the cusp of seeing a number on my scale that I haven't seen since 1989. Stay tuned. Biggrin

Tonight, I'm back in the gym for my class, and I'm hoping to get some swimming in. Tomorrow is a bike ride with my group.

HUGS!! Drink a lot of water today!

Aniki's picture

That's GREAT, FB! Congratulations and keep it up!!! Yahoo

somethingwicked's picture

You are turning into an Iron Woman! Go you.

And I thought you wrote that you ate a cheesecake

Recipe? lol

And btw Happy Birthday!


futurobrillante99's picture

Thanks somethingwicked. It was a friend's birthday, but thank you again. Smile Mine is later in the year.

I've got a long way to go to be an Iron Woman, but I'm really pleased with how quickly I'm seeing results from regular exercise. I have a body type called mesomorph that has higher than average muscle mass. Even if I was really overweight, I would still be very strong. Mesomorphs gain muscle very quickly but will also gain fat quickly, too (double edged sword).  However, when I do strength training, my muscles click and my shape will change quickly. More muscle also burns more fat. The other types are ectomorph (usually long and lean) and endomorph (typically soft and roundish). Anyway, I have great results without having to kill myself too hard in the gym, so it's a blessing. I don't want to give the impression I'm spending hours in the gym. LOL

somethingwicked's picture

I hear you about mesomorph body type as that is what  I lean towards.

AND the muscle memory is a great advantage when you've worked out or  are  very physically active, weight lifting etc  and if you lapse the muscles remember and are  likely to respond w/o the next day soreness.

AND that double edged sword of which you speak,,I am living it .

Currently I am a cannibal's dream ~such lovely marbled fat thighs have I.




futurobrillante99's picture

Awww Sad Most of my dimples are gone on my legs, but I've been doing a low carb diet for a couple months now. Nothing special, but I have a set repertoire of food (I know, boring) and I plug that info into an app on my phone called Lose It! Tracking it really helps me not to overeat. But I do have cheat days. Wink

I hope you can wake those muscles up to help you out!

Evil3's picture

I pigged out yesterday. Some days I feel like I'll never get my damn weight off that I gained as a result of the agony of the mini-wife crap.

Aniki's picture

Sunday night, I ate 5 pieces of chocolate. FIVE. I usually eat ONE. Stress eating is a beeyotch...

Letti.R's picture

You seriously did not eat that?
I looked it up because it sounded like some exotic disease.

Not a tubby Tuesday for me.
I stopped eating added sugar for Lent.
I am really struggling with no sugar in my tea and being without my daily chocolate milkshake.
No other eating changes and I am down 4 pounds in 2 weeks.
Nice benefit, but I am dying for chocolate!
Roll on Easter!

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

That's what I use to sweeten smoothies!!! I'll make green smoothies with some strawberries and a bit of stevia to take off the edge from how bitter the greens can be!

Aniki's picture

I did, Letti. I was too tired to make a sandwich. Dumped the Beefaroni in a bowl, microwaved it for 90 seconds, and collapsed into a chair to eat.

Can you mix cocoa powder into something for a substitute??

somethingwicked's picture

No carbs for 2 weeks here.

*sob* Not even my pwecious pwecious love ~ wine in any and all forms..I am talking wine pops..LOL.

And I have lost weight , feeling less joint pain  and feeling more energy  w/o an aggressive exercise program.

Oh wait ..I DID have a couple  shots of good Irish Whiskey on St Paddy's Day. But no soda bread or potatoes .

Fingers crossed that this will power sticks ..there is SOOOO much temptation in the form of chocolate  and goodies everywhere in the grocery stores.

(: - (

Tonight for dinner it's grilled sockeye salmon with ginger teriyaki marinade, traditional spinach salad ,mushroom onion and greenbean sautee and herbed wild rice with quinoa ~~ I'll forgo the last although I could eat the entire bowl of that stuff.

And  blast from the past! Chef Boyardee! Wow..that was our fave lunch as kids .






somethingwicked's picture

Well , I have a bottle of  Scottish Drambuie and that was not acceptible for the Wearin' O ' The Green .So we picked up a bottle of Sextan (mostly coz I love that bottle shape) and a bottle of Greenspot for a  taste testing party.

Both different and both smooth.Greenspot is similar to Drambuie but not as sweet.

I'd like to get a good peat moss whiskey at somepoint just to taste the difference. One w/o additives  like honey or citrus.


futurobrillante99's picture

Redbreast 12 is my current favorite. <3 I'll check out your two. I didn't care for Drambuie but I haven't tasted a Scotch that I like, yet.

Letti.R's picture

Talisker Storm or a 12 yo MacAllan.
I normally have the Talisker as my staple and I love the MacAllan too.
Take it from a Scot who knows whisky.

somethingwicked's picture

Thanks ,sweetie! BUT we'll see how awesome  if if I lose my resolve..


Chocolate everywhere ! GAAHHH! 

And donuts, hot crossed buns, cookies.. Must..r.e.s.i.s.t.



Cover1W's picture

I just had my usual miso soup with egg, a banana and a cup of tea for breakfast.  Five minutes later followed by a chocolate chip cookie (I baked).  No regrets.

Last night it was leftover night for DH and I. A smorgasbord of leftover indian food, brats and some steamed veggies.

Tonight is up to DH to cook so likely it'll be a tofu/veg stir fry of some sort.  I'm still training him to not mix Italian spices with Chinese spices (they do NOT go together and I usually don't eat it if he does this) so we'll see how he does.  I over heard him last week asking SD13 if X spice will go with Asian spice...her answer, "No....."  Right on SD13.

hereiam's picture

Five minutes later followed by a chocolate chip cookie

A chocolate chip cookie? As in ONE? I'm calling you a bad name, right now!

DPW's picture

My SO is the same. I try over and over to explain spices that go with what type of cuisine. He has put jerk sauce in alfredo. He has put soya sauce in pasta. I could go on. It's blasphemous!

Cover1W's picture

YES!  He uses the "Spike" spice in everything - he just loves the stuff, but doesn't understand if you mix it with OTHER things, it clashes.  And if you use a very good jar asian stir fry sauce then don't use anything else but maybe some red pepper flakes or a little extra's a sauce for a reason! 

One of his friends stayed with us for a couple days and DH made one of his "make it once, eat it for lunch for a week" dishes.  He saw it and said, "Oh, DH made his quintessentially DH-dish!  He still does this?!"  LMAO.

DPW's picture

Don't get me started on sriracha sauce... And you're right - it CLASHES! When I go on one of my rants, he laughs at me and says that he's just practical and experimenting with different things. I try to explain how it offends my "refined palate" and he laughs even more.... lol


Aniki's picture

The Chinese restaurant owner recommended that I touch the tip of my fried potstickers in sriracha after dipping it in the potsticker sauce. Nom nom nom!

Aniki's picture


CLove's picture

Bosses are at a meeting all day today, so its nice and quiet here at the office.

Last night was rough - Toxic Troll has been telling DH that Feral Eldest need phychiatric attention. She is simply acting EXACTLY like BM. LOL.

Otherwise its cool and cloudy, I am definitely going to the gym tonight no matter what. Ive been good with eating healthy. I too crave veggies. I love artichokes, so I bought some and steamed them. DH likes to eat his cooked veggies with mayonnaise. I grew up eating them with butter and salt. We were too full after to partake of all the bbq leftovers. LOL. Couldnt even attempt the rice he had cooked.

Today might be chicken and okra. I absolutely LOVE okra. Its texture and flavor. I have gone almost 49 years not having ever eaten it, but there are some dishes that DH eats that require okra, so I started eating it.

Chef B. My mother used to make that. And spaghettios. With sausage. I would have added spinach, some fresh garlic and parmesan cheese. LOL. A sprig of basil.

Aniki's picture

With MAYO?! *bad*

One of my brothers used to eat spaghettios for breakfast, washed down with Coke.

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I had an elderly man here (in the south... He's a vegetable farmer) inform me that since i didn't know how to make fried Okra, he had no clue how I was going to keep a man. LMAO.

I tried Fried Okra once, Didn't like it... I haven't had it cooked any other way though!

Aniki's picture

So you can't keep a man unless you know how to make fried okra? Bahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

My DH calls okra "slimy green blobs of death".

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

Yup. I apparently can't. Destined for failure over here!

Your Dh is onto something... That was basically what I was thinking while trying it...