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28 January 2009 @ 11:30 am
Out of the mouths of... once-babes?  
I have as my current home desktop a larger picture of this "Diner Dean" icon, which Christopher finally noticed last week:

Christopher: I don't think they should let that man in the restaurant. He has a gun.
Me: Well, it's more of a diner than a restaurant.
Christopher: ??
Me (because I'm evil like that): And maybe he's in Texas.
Christopher: !!?? *brainlock*

FIC updates: I'm working on a little SPN Gen fic (bigger than a drabble! Yay!), and I spy some birthdays coming up on my f-list tomorrow, so expect some drabbles soon. My fourth Tony/Rhodey fic is stalled out, but I should be able to reclaim it. Who knows about the Sam/Dean things that are cluttering my hard drive? I've been making recent progress on one of them, but it's headed for length, and you know how that goes with me! Basic PWP may be the answer for now.

Poundage: The recent dieting and giving up sugar has had amazing results. I know they won't last, but they're shocking given my history. I've lost 7-8 pounds in the last 11 days, and I can actually see AND feel the results. Normally, I lose weight at about the rate of 1/2 to 1 pound a week at best, and it takes a long time to see any effect and it's much too slow to feel the difference. This is really nice! I can stand to look at myself in the mirror again. I'm about 3 lbs. away from my October '07 Wincon weight, and 26 away from my goal weight (THAT could take awhile, and probably will).

The Spark People food diary helped me realize that my overall fat intake has been too low for a really long time. A physician's assistant mentioned this years ago, but seeing the "7-10 grams of fat" reappear daily really hit home. In general, I'm not a big fan of fatty things, and fat adds tons of calories to food. I love butter, margarine, chips, pizza, and ice cream, but virtually never eat them (because I can't stop once I start!) But gravies, cream sauces, and oils of any kind? Yick! I pour most of the oil out of my vinaigrette dressings because it's gross, and it coats your mouth. Almonds and occasional peanut butter toast will have to become more of my diet. But that way, I'm choosing which fats to eat.

Pimpage: First, fab_feb_friends is open for joining, to share some holiday love with your friends. And second, I'm sure most of you have heard that Kim Manners died earlier this week from lung cancer. He was a great creative force for Supernatural, the X-Files, and so many other shows over time, and he will be sorely missed. Fans can donate to the American Cancer Society in Kim's name (more information via Caffeinekitty here). If you'd like to send condolences to the Supernatural Cast and Crew (or to Kim's widow, Marlena Manners), the address is:

*your choice of above here* c\o
Supernatural Films Inc.
8085 Glenwood Drive
Burnaby, B.C.
V3N 5C8
Canada


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i want this to last forever: Stock-Head in Suitcaselinzi20 on January 28th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
My husband and I have similar conversations, although ours tend to surround my Wentworth Miller obsession. I call them our "Lindsay and Jeff RPF moments" :P

And congrats on the weight loss! Cutting sugar out, although very hard, is definately the key!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on January 28th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
I call them our "Lindsay and Jeff RPF moments" :P
Hee! Does he generally understand what you're talking about, or does he get caught up on weird surface things that you don't even notice anymore? That gun is totally a blind spot for me now. I mean, I notice it but I don't notice that issue of context with it!

Cutting sugar out, although very hard, is definately the key!
Especially for me-- I'm hypoglycemic, and so I crave sugar on a daily basis (sometimes hourly). But even calories aside, it gets addictive for me very quickly and pretty soon I find myself at the bottom of a bag of chocolate chips. Or worse. :0