Monday, November 16, 2009

Ugh, it's been FAR TOO LONG

So I haven't posted in what seems like ages to me... I'm gonna admit, I'm guilty of having made very few lunches... And what I did make, I didn't take pictures of. I know, I'm ashamed too. But I think I only made two lunches which were boring, which is why there are no pictures.

Ryan's was leftover curry and rice. Mine was leftover curry and ratatouille.

I really need to kick myself back into gear.

Next thing to shamefully admit is my weight... I'm back up to about 204 lbs. I'm not exactly sure how much because when I realized I needed to push myself to actually get a post up I hadn't weighed myself today, but I had already eaten. If that makes no sense, let me explain. I try to weigh myself at the same time everyday: effectively before I've eaten breakfast (whenever that may be). This way I am getting a fairly consistent read, rather than dallying about with what I've eaten and what hasn't been burnt off yet.

So, let me explain myself about why I've been slacking off (and some of the things I think helped cause it). Firstly, I did go home for some birthday fun for my friend, which involved some drinking and eating, which means plenty of empty calories and very little burning of calories. Secondly, I'm moving home 5 December. I'm really excited about the move, that isn't the problem. The problem is that I have this horrible feeling of guilt when I feel like I'm remotely causing people trouble. So to me, I feel like some of the stuff connected to moving is inconveniencing to people. Like me and Ryan moving out of the place we're living is inconvenient to the guy we rent from. My parents have to do some rearrangements at the house, so that's problematic for them. I'm leaving my job right before the Christmas season, so I'm troubling them as well. And Ryan has to move home with me for rather selfish reasons, which makes me really worried about if he is actually ok with it.... All in all, I've been really anxious about a lot of these little things, so I've been munching and being unhealthy. Also, going home this weekend, I munched on some of the unhealthy things that I love that I haven't been able to get since I moved...

All in all, it's way more weight than I'm ok regaining, but it isn't insurmountable. And sorry for the long-ness of that whole weight/stress paragraph.

Lastly, as I said, I'm moving 5 December. I am SO excited!!! And a large part of that is going to be due to some bento awesomeness. One of the first things I'm going to do once we've moved is invest some time and money into my bento/freezer staples. I haven't really been able to do this where I'm currently living, so it really hinders the cuteness, variety, and interest of my bento. There are a lot of things I'd like to try cooking, or I know I can cook that I'd like to do, but I need space in the freezer to keep them. I think I'm going to make some mini-quiches (of different varieties), maybe some spring roll type things, and some other little things that I'll enjoy sticking into bento.

Actual last statement, I promise. This will also help me prep for Ryan and I having an apartment that is ours and ours alone, hopefully. I'm thinking I might start trying new recipes at home and actually documenting them so I know I can do them again later ^_^

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's been too, too long

So it has been ridiculously long since I last posted anything worthwhile >.< But I have made a few bento in the past two weeks or so... Unfortunately when I uploaded these it got reversed... So we're going backwards, starting with tomorrow's bento.

2 November 2009 (47)
My Bento

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Koala Biscuits with Milk Flavored filling
Chai Tea Bag in the Lid
100 Calorie Kettle Corn

2 November 2009 (46)
Ryan's Bento

Pasta and Sauce with Cheese Hearts
Garlic Chicken Sausage
Strawberry/Kiwi/Grape Gummies
Bananas with a Heart of Peanut Butter

Hopefully he tries and likes the peanut butter and banana mix, he's never had it and says it sounds bad... But he just doesn't know what he's missing :P

28 November 2009 (45)
My Bento

Tonkatsu (leftovers from a restaurant)
Bottle of Soy Sauce
Moon and Bat Shaped Jam Sandwiches
Koala Biscuits with Milk Flavored Filling

26 November 2009 (44)
Ryan's Bento

Babao Chicken (leftovers from a restaurant)
Stir Fry with Pork, Pea Pods, Broccoli, Peppers
Bear of Soy Sauce

So, I'm not sure what I'm at for weight, because I didn't weigh myself much this past week. I was working my butt off at my job and I was so tired and sore by the end of the day I just didn't want to think about anything of that sort. So I didn't really pay attention to my weight or my blogging, thus why it's been so long. Hopefully I'll do a better job keeping up this time ^_^