No sugar day and Slim-Shoppin’ article!

Slim-Shopping has posted an article on my weight loss, sharing the company of bloggers like Lisa, Shelley, Diane, and others, so if you would like to stop by and read Jennifer’s site, please do!

Boy did I sleep well last night!  Guess it was that long bike ride or something.  I got over 8 hours, which is unheard of for me.  My legs felt a little tired, but good.

I decided that today would be a no-sugar day.  Started off with a bowl of cream of wheat cooked with a banana and 2 egg whites, topped with pecans and a little prune puree.

Doesn’t it sound like something a 95-year-old would have for breakfast?  It was good, though.  Except I would have like some fluff on there 😳

Started work on the most frustrating of notes after a 4-day hiatus.  You know those days where there are computer issues and you just cannot be productive at all?  I really need to find a company that has a different platform to work in.  Their in-house programmers really created such a clunky software platform instead of using industry standard ones.  It creates a lot of headaches all around and they are constantly updating it.  I spent a lot of the morning as close to crying from frustration without actually crying.  Great day to decide to go no sugar…..

This is Pixie trying to ignore all my cursing today:

I took a break for lunch and made the chicken curry salad that I have been eating lately.

Yum!  Things settled down a bit and I was able to get work done, but it put me a couple hours behind.  I was hoping to get in an afternoon run, but that wasn’t going to happen.  I was so ready for the latte this afternoon:

My beloved caffeine friend (sprinkled with nutmeg).  I also had a dish of blueberries:

Blueberries are such a fun and interactive food, don’t you think? (or is it just me?).

I was going to make BBQ shrimp for dinner, but BBQ sauce has sugar in it, so I had to think of something else.  When in doubt – go eggs!

Feta/egg/egg white puff (cooked in the microwave for about 1.5 minutes).    I poured the brussel sprouts onto the plate and they landed onto my pear.  Ick! I am one of those people who doesn’t like my food touching too much.  I’ve always been that way.  Gravy was always problematic 😀

I decided to take a run after dinner.  I headed down to the track and started plodding.  It was really hard tonight.  I think it was probably because I biked 40 miles yesterday (duh).  After 2 miles, I started to pull to the right, so I stopped.  I have a race to run on Sunday and I don’t want to mess that up.  I have to say that I have really lost confidence in my running since my injury.  Very curious that I so looked forward to a long bike ride yesterday, and running 3 miles  fills me with a little unease.  I worry that I won’t be able to finish the race (not really likely, but the feeling is still there).  I think I won’t feel right about it until I get back to full speed and strength.

I am off to make a protein snack and company is on the way over, so I am out of here! Have a great night 🙂

Question:  Are you a food separator?

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22 thoughts on “No sugar day and Slim-Shoppin’ article!

  1. Lisa

    I used to be. I hated having food touching as a kid. I grew out of that and now I want a bite of everything on my plate in one bite. LOL

    Thanks for the shout out!

    And don’t feel too bad about the run. 40 miles is a lot!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Why Losing Weight is Healthy =-.

  2. cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I’m so busted. When I read this, I had just built a little paper towel food dam on my plate to stop my pea juice from touching my chicken. 🙂 (I should have known to put the peas in a little cup.) I told myself that no one would know I was being so anal about it, and now I’ve gone and confessed. 🙂
    .-= cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..What Are You Proud Of? =-.

  3. Tish

    Nope, not me, unless the spinach juice is going to run over into the roll and make it soggy–but I’m not “doing” rolls these days, so that doesn’t happen any more. 🙂

  4. Shelley B

    Not a separator per se, but certain things must.not.touch. Like eggs and pancake syrup – that is a no no. When we used to go out for those types of breakfasts, I couldn’t look at my husband’s plate – ick!

    About your run today – my gosh, woman…you just went on a huge bike ride yesterday! No wonder you were plodding…another day or two of rest and you wouldn’t be having these doubts. You are going to be great at the 5K!!!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Things That Keep Me on My Toes…Plus Mini Weekend Wrap up =-.

  5. debby

    This was so funny! The whole food separation thing. “Gravy was always problematic.” Hi-larious! And what’s the deal with the ‘interactive blueberries?’ I guess I’m not a food separater. Although I’m not exactly a food mixer-upper. And regarding Shelley’s problem with the syrup and the eggs, well, that sounds delicious to me.

    So does this mean you never ate stew or mac and cheese or spaghetti when you were a kid? What about pizza? My brother was a food separater to the tenth degree.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Salad Season has Officially Arrived! =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      No, I like all those foods that are cooked together like stews and casseroles,etc. I just don’t care for co-mingling of things on my plate like gravy on my fruit or cranberry sauce in my mashed potatoes (thinking Thanksgiving here).

      Now if I make a sandwich with turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing, that is another matter entirely…. yum….

  6. John

    It depends on what the foods are for me. Example: My mom makes jello for Xmas dinner along with the turkey and gravy,etc. I can not take the jello on the same plate as hate it mixing with the gravy. I will allow the corn to mix with the mashed potatoes and gravy though.

  7. Alissa

    I keep my foods separated for the most part. Doesn’t kill me if something touches something else, but I’ve never really thought about it!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..A Milestone =-.

  8. April

    No that 40 mile bike ride has nothing to do with your legs being sore 😉 LOL!

    I keep my food seperated but it really doesn’t matter to me. My husband mixes EVERYTHING together. It’s embarassing sometimes HA!
    .-= April´s last blog ..I pity the fool… =-.

  9. Jody - Fit at 52

    Lori, I sure wish I could sleep like Pixie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cute!

    You were smart to stop the run when things started to lean right. 🙂 I am sure that hard core bike ride the day before did not help!!! Hoping all goes well with your race this weekend!

    Food, I eat so many mini meals that I usually don’t have enough on the plate to touch! :-O
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Knowing & Doing: Do You Do What You Know? =-.

  10. Leah

    Not a food separator here. In fact when I saw KFC now offers a bowl of mashed potatoes with fried chicken and corn all doused in gravy and said, “Ha! I’ve been doing that for years!!!” My favorite…. although, ahem, I’m not sure I’m supposed to be excited about that kind of food anymore. LOL

    My hip gets sore now when I jog, so I feel your pain (no pun intended). I’m going to work on bike and elliptical and when the weight gets down more try and run again. hhmm… I think hubby is getting close to letting me go to a running store and look into some serious running shoes. We’ll see if that helps. He thinks the pain is just inflammation.

    Sorry..went overboard with the commenting today. Hope you’re having a better work day!
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..All In Good Time =-.

  11. Dawn

    Nope I’m not a food separator actually like a bit of each food on my fork all at once lol. You’ll do fine with your run I think *smile*. Wow on the 40 mile bike ride I need to read that one. Loved all the food pics as always and if that’s a 95 yr old’s breakfast I’m in lol. Cute pic of Pixie too as always. Sorry the work stuff frustrated you hope it’s better today. Sorry I’ve been missing, have missed reading your posts need to catch up.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Graduation and another goal met =-.

  12. Carter

    As soon as I read this last night, I marched in the kitchen for eggs! You’re so right…when in doubt…:)

    I used to not care about food touching…it all goes to the same place, right? Clearly, one of my huge food issues was just get. it. in. Now that my thinking about food is so entirely different, I am a LOT pickier about what touches:)
    .-= Carter´s last blog ..BIG delivery =-.

  13. Jenn@slim-shoppin

    I used to separate thing like that too when I was little. Now I am a little less picky about that, but I don’t like sweet and sour to mix. Like if I had stawberries and a bbq chicken breast, those 2 things CANNOT touch!

    Great job on the 40 mile bike ride! I was excited that I rode my bike 2 1/2 miles before work today! Ha! And don’t beat yourself up on the run, I probably would have taken the day off if I was you!

    Thanks again for being a success story on my blog and if any of your readers have lost weight, they can join the party! They can e-mail me at

    Have a great day Lori!
    .-= Jenn@slim-shoppin´s last blog ..Meet Lori! Weight Loss Super Star 100 pounds gone for 2 years!! =-.

  14. Ali

    Hey Lori,
    I love your blog and I am delurking because I have a question for you. I am really at a low point with my weight: sick of counting points, calories, etc. etc. I read your BIO and I know you mentioned that Nutrisystem was something you did and felt had helped you on your journey. Would you be willing to shed a little more light on that- I am considering ordering from NS but I am feeling a little apprehensive- however, I am really tired of my weight not changing. I just *need* something else….THANK YOU!

    1. Lori Post author

      I’ll talk about NS tomorrow in a post, because there are probably some other people with the same question. 😀 And yes, it did help.

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