Cuddle with Your Demons

Howdy y’all! How are you today?

Having a so-so day like I was when I woke up? Well here’s a Calliope-cat vigorously licking her butt-hole! Now doesn’t that make you feel better? πŸ˜‰

I told Luke to “cuddle with yo’ demon” (you bet your ass that’s a Futurama reference!), so he picked up an unsuspecting Persephone and had a nice cuddle! Persephone looked completely betrayed by him as she sauntered off the couch.


I had a simple and tasty breakfast of a Brown Cow maple yogurt, one large banana, some almonds, and a drizzle of honey. The almonds were SO tasty and added a nice healthy crunch to my little parfait. Coffee to drink! I “healthified” my two cups of coffee this morning and simply had milk instead of creamer along with a touch of stevia. I was surprised by how tasty my coffee is with just a hearty pour of milk. My gabapentin, buspar, calcium supplement, probiotic, laxobolic, and epigrow were taken on the side!


After my first workout, I came home and had another cup of coffee and then I sipped on hot peppermint tea with stevia out of my Yeti mug. After I was good and hungry, I roasted some red onion, some cauliflower, broccoli, and a large carrot (seasoned with S+P and fajita seasoning) and warmed up a bit of leftover steak and mushrooms from Outback. I put my steak on some lightly salted cucumber rounds as little crackers and dipped my lunch-y munch-ies in a little bit of salsa, hummus, and ranch dressing (I’m trying to cut back, I swear! This is a smaller amount that usual!).

My lunch was rather large for me as I ate too many veggies and felt far too full, so I resolved to tone my dinner down a bit. (I made Luke two steak and potato burritos with eggs and cheese for lunch, and I wasn’t even tempted by them, ha!)


In keeping with staying lighter at dinner, I started off with an apple and plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg …

… and then I sipped on two glasses of a thick ‘n creamy vanilla cinnamon smoothie while watching Expedition Unknown. My mix was a cup of milk, a massive handful of ice cubes for thickness, a large banana, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, and cinnamon. YUM!

Exercise and Mental Health

Today I weighed 128 lbs upon waking up … 2 pounds to my goal weight of 130! πŸ™‚ (I had it in my head that our trip to Outback would make me gain at least a pound or two, but I only gained .2 pounds.)

I woke up in a very LOW mood, y’all – I was groggy and grumpy, had some negative thoughts and anxiety going, and I simply felt like feeling sorry for myself … SO I went to the gym to work that bitchy mood out of my system! I did the elliptical for 50 minutes and walked/ran for 10 minutes. I also did a ton of sit ups when I came home. Let’s just say that I was “cuddling with my mental demons” today through working out!

I must say that this approach to my moodiness was a positive one, as I came back from the gym feeling positive and less anxious. I truly believe that exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant, as they say.

Around 2:30, I mixed both of us some Pump N Grow (we’re now out and need to take a trip to Total Nutrition, boo hiss!) and we headed to the gym to do arm weights for about 40 minutes.

Luke snapped some pics of me doing bicep curls … the first one is INSANE and totally shows my sarcastic little my personality (I started laughing my ass off).
I’m SUPER pleased with my progress, y’all. I’m looking and feeling great!

Mentally, I started off in a grumpy and low mood, but I obviously perked up after my first workout and was stable for the rest of the day.

In blog-related news, I’m thinking about buying a domain name for this place to make it feel a little more like home. Hmm. The Mood Eater is a good name, methinks, so hopefully it’s available. After all, I’m always dealing with my moods and love sharing pics of my meals!

Now I’m off to take a hot bath, drink some hot tea, and veg out with my iPad and TV … have a great night, my friends!

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