A game to pass the time.

SCATTERGORIES…it's harder than it looks!

Rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things. NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Baxter

1. Famous Athlete: Barry Bonds

2. 4 letter word: Boob

3. Street name: Boylston

4. Color: Blue

5. Animal: Baboon

6. Vehicles: Bug

7. Tropical Locations: Bora Bora

8. College Majors: Biology

9. Dairy Products: Blue Cheese

10. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Bouncy Ball

11. Boy Name: Boris

12. Girl Name: Barbara

13. Movie Titles: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

14. Alcoholic Drink: Boilermaker

15. Occupations: Barrister

16. Flowers: Blue Bonnets

17. Celebrities: Billy Bob Thornton

18. Magazines: Bust

19. U.S. Cities or State: Baltimore

20. Pro Sports Teams: Bears

21. Something found in a kitchen: Banana

22. Reason for Being Late: Bit by werewolf

23. Something You Throw Away: Boogers

24. Things You Shout: Balls!

25. Cartoon Character: Bumblebee.

IBS Be-Gone!: Day Nine

Food Log:

Breakfast: Grits with butter. Tea with milk.

Lunch: Canned saag paneer from Ralph's. (It was kind of weird but I had to try it) over rice. Tea with milk.

Snack: PBJ rice cake.

Dinner: Trader Joe's veggie patty with sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, and swiss cheese.

Snack: PBJ rice cake. Glass of milk.

Making the Halls Safe for Nerds.

These kids give me hope for the future.

6 more months till this is OK.

Harry Potter Countdown Clock

IBS Be-Gone!: Day Eight

It's almost old hat at this point, though I did have a pretty bad craving for a Starbucks sandwich and chai this morning.

Friday Meals:
Breakfast: Grits with hardboiled egg and slice of swiss. Tea with milk.

Snack: Tea with milk

Lunch: Black bean tacos with salsa. Apple.

Snack: PBJ ricecake. Tea with milk.

Dinner: Coffee. Salad with tomatoes, mozzarella, balsamic vinaigrette. Thai coconut soup from a can.

Snack/Evening beverages: Bri and apples. Chips and salsa. Vodka with Grapefruit Izze mixer.

Saturday Meals:
Breakfast: Oatmeal sweetened with raspberry jam. Tea with milk.

Snack: Deviled eggs with yogurt instead of mayo.

Snack: Peanuts.

Dinner: Tacos with red pepper, shitake mushroom, quinoa and Monterey Jack cheese.

Snack/Evening Beverages: Popcorn. Grapefruit Izze with vodka. 2 Crowns on the rocks. 1 Makers on the rocks. 1 Coffee with cream.

Sunday Meals:
Breakfast: Juevos Rancheros with corn tortilla. Apple slices. Tea with milk.

Snack: Chips and salsa. Tea with milk.

Dinner: Pene pasta with pesto sauce. Salad with balsamic vinaigrette.

Snack: Peanut butter rice cake. Deviled eggs.

IBS Be-Gone!: Day Five

No, I don't expect people to read this every day. Really, it's more for me to keep track of my progress. So I apologize if they grow tiresome. I'll try to continue to post items of interest as well.


Yesterday's Eats:

Breakfast: Grits with egg beaters and cheese. Tea with milk.

Lunch: Organic bean burritos with fresh salsa. Organic, unsweetened apple sauce. Tea with milk.

Snack: PBJ rice cake. Tea with milk. Handful of crackers.

Dinner: Roasted red peppers stuffed with quinoa (THANKS, ELYSE!), shitake mushrooms, onions, zucchini, tomatoes and topped with Parmesan. PBJ rice cake for dessert.

After last night's dinner, it was the first time since I started this diet that I actually felt full after a meal. Regardless, I was still pretty hungry by the time I got home at 11, but I didn't want to eat anything that close to bed time.

I'm definitely losing weight. I haven't weighed myself since I started and I forgot to weigh myself beforehand, but at the doctor a month ago I weighed 135. My clothes are definitely a bit looser around the waist.

I'm in love…

…with this extremely fat cat who happens to look an awful lot like my childhood kitty, Cinderella.