Showing posts from June 19, 2016

El Fin - Saturday

The final night of dog sitting is upon me, it seems I've finally got belle recalibrated to using the bathroom outside, funny how storm can really throw a wrench into the flow of things. I've been able to eat a bit more lately, by tilting my head and eating to one side slowly, I still don't eat much but I eat just enough not to feel hungry. Tooth hasn't been hurting as bad since I having been using it as much.

I have anxiety, I just realized this week has kind of been like I have been sequestered. It's just been me and this dog all week. I called my mom a few times on Google Hangouts, made an appointment, but was otherwise away. The dog added flare to an otherwise underwhelming, unusual week. I didn't exercise, and due to my tooth situation I didn't eat right throughout.

I'm angry. I didn't read, I didn't discover anything about myself, I didn't find a new great tv show, or stumble upon a good movie, I didn't meet one of their awesome nei…


Remember that good news about Belle not having any accidents, well that's gone out the window! Last night we got a major storm, loud lighting bolts, thunder, high winds, down pour of rain, the works. Belle of the Ball lost all of her composure. She was not able to sit still, she was a nervous wreck, a one point a lightning  bolt sent seemingly straight from Zeus' trident appeared to have just landed about three feet away from the apartment, Belle sling-shooted from one side of the room to another, and I basically had an outer body experience (Astro Projection?) because that sent me straight out of my body for a few seconds. This was pretty late after 12am, midnight. Belle finally made her way back to the couch.

It wasn't long before I noticed the tornado siren going off, anxiety was starting to rise, but the dull ache from my tooth, and Belles theatrics were distracting me pretty  good. I had noticed how hard the wind was blowing. I thought I better message mom  I love you

There's A Canyon In MyTooth

Otherwise known as a cavity, its been building up to this point the past few days but now it's reached a fever-pitch and it's awful, I won't be able to do anything about it until next week though, and judging by the severity of the pain, which is reminiscent of the pain I had a few years ago when I had a cavity that had to be pulled (when I was warned of my high blood pressure but did nothing) this tooth probably has to go too. It's interesting I  try to make it a point to brush my teeth more then something happens like a seeping spell of depression and it's the the first thing to go, especially  since brushing before bed becomes so iffy since bedtime  can very during bouts of the dark haze.

Anyways it's going to be long rest of the week, the good news is Belle has been rather good, no accidents.

Heres Whats For Dinner

Chicken + Veggies + Rice, Baked Fries. It's #whatsfordinner #healthychoices #weightlossjourney #losingweight #accountability #brandonwholivesathome A photo posted by Brandon Hall (@brandonwholivesathome) on Jun 21, 2016 at 5:17pm PDT

So what we have here is my Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (a heftier peice today) Rice & Veggies, and Baked Fries. Today's calories is roughly 450 calories

Heres Whats For Dinner


Below we have my usual of boneless, skinless chicken breast (lightly season with garlic and sea salt). Steamed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) and some baked fries which I generally have quite often. This is 210 calories. I actually did eat a bit more today, in comparison to the last several days, but I still have ended up with 1290 calories to spare.

A photo posted by Brandon Hall (@brandonwholivesathome) on Jun 20, 2016 at 3:46pm PDT

A Mild Loss

It's weigh-in, after a week of good eating and exercise (minus Friday I didn't workout ) it's time to see the results. Last week I weighed 387.4, this week 385.6. I lost 1.8lbs, I'm not quite sure why this week is lower than the week before. I'm not very happy with this number, and this a little foreboding for what I can expect for next week since there won't be workouts this week, but I'm still down at least.

Goals got the week include coming closer to my calorie goal (2500), I have not been coming close enough to my calorie goal daily, I tend to leave a lot of leftover calories to spare and I think this week I'm going to try to close the gap a bit more which likely won't help with next weeks weigh-in but I'm just going to see how this goes. Reading is another goal for the week, I'm now 48% done with my book, so if I read at a consistent pace everyday this week I can really get through a nice portion of the book, and I'm also on issue …

Here's What's For Dinner


Chicken & Veggies. It's #whatsfordinner #weightlossjourney #losingweight #accountability #brandonwholivesathome A photo posted by Brandon Hall (@brandonwholivesathome) on Jun 19, 2016 at 2:57pm PDT
So we have my beloved lightly seasoned Garlic and Sea Salt boneless skinless chicken breast with steamed broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. I didn't bring my food scale so I don't have the measurements sadly. I also ended up adding two servings of light air-popped (whatever that is) potatoes chips because I'm rather low in calories today due to skipping most my usual breakfast(which I do have, but opted just to not have). Today's dinner was around 350 calories total.

A Dogsitting Week Unfolds

Dog sitting has already begun. That's what's pretty much on the agenda for the upcoming week. I'm not sure if I'll be doing any workouts, though I suspect not (I may see what's on demand). Tomorrow is weigh-in, luckily my friend has the same scale as me so we we'll see how that goes. I'm going to try to knock out a lot of reading this week. Just have to wait and see how this week plays out.

Yesterday while shopping for supplies for the next week with my friends, in the checkout-lane a few isle over I noticed one of my former university professors. I thought how odd was it that I had just been thinking mostly regrettably  about university recently and then I see him. I suddenly got anxiety. I kept hoping he wouldn't see me but then I was thinking he might have actually seen me first, I wondered what he might have been thinking. I made sure to make it so that we never made eye contact, assuming he ever looked my direction. I remember really liking his cl…