Trip to Detroit

I went to Detroit/Southfield to see my grandma. My grandma isn’t doing well, she is in pain and she can’t do anything like walk or ANYTHING at all. She has a  nurses aide that comes to her house twice a day. She’s suffering but she was happy to see me. One day I played music for her on my iPhone, she likes religious/spiritual music so I played Mary Mary and Chris Tomlin. I asked her about her childhood, she was telling me about graduating from high school in Georgia and after high school she moved to Michigan to find job. She ended up meeting my grandpa and getting married instead.

I had a nice time seeing family, my aunts and uncle and cousin. I saw my friend Yasminah who I hadn’t seen since 1993. We went to a nice vegan restaurant for lunch called Chive. Me and my aunt Vicki and cousin Apryl went to a Vegan Soul restaurant where they had vegan catfish that taste like real catfish.

On the last night I was there, I met my cousin Helene in downtown Detroit. We went to the Greektown Casino. I don’t gamble but it was impressive and lively. I ate a hummus pita that was delicious down there. Oh yea and there was a Wahlburgers across the street from the casino. I love the Wahlberg’s, well mostly just Donnie. Then we went back to my cousins house in Detroit and met up with her friend Latese. We had some jello shots that were pure hard liquor. ridiculous. We smoked a little. Ok I didn’t smoke cause I have a sore throat but they blew it in my face. So we were there for about 30 minutes, then we went to my Aunt Rhonda’s apartment. My Aunt Rhonda has a bar in her house filled with more liquor than a liquor store. Literally. Everything you could possibly want or conceive of was there from 1800 to Moonshine to daiquiri to Remy. Everything. I found a big bottle of Cake rum in her stock and I claimed it as mine for the night. It was sweet so I didn’t need a chaser. I drank it straight over ice all night. I drank the whole bottle. We listened to music. Despite their protests, I played one Korean song by BTS called “Mic Drop”, they said it sounded like any other hip hop song. Then we went to a cabaret. It was BYOL (bring your own Liquor) so I brought the cake rum. Helene brought Patron. Don’t remember what everyone else brought. Anyway it was fun, my brother met up with us there. I hadn’t seen him in a few years, like 6 years.We left there at like 2 am. I slept at my cousin house and got up really early like 7am to get back to my grandma’s house to see her before I headed to the airport.

I had catfish 3 times on my trip to Detroit. Once at the airport, once at a soul food restaurant around the corner from grandma house called Motor City Soul Food, and once at the cabaret. It was so good, there’s no place in this town I live in to buy fried catfish that I know of. There’s no soul food restaurant here either.

Also at the airport at this duty free shop they had a Tom Ford section and I really want the Tom Ford Vanilla Fatale perfume but it’s $225 for the smaller bottle. I really really want it.

For some reason right before I left grandma gave me money. I was like “why are you giving me money?” She said she appreciated me coming to see her so she wanted to give me something. Anyway it was a nice gesture but I’d rather have something I could keep to remember her by, like a piece of jewelry or some old pictures, or a blanket/quilt or a piece of clothing, something like that. We did take pictures though so that’s good. I don’t know if I will ever see my grandma again to be honest.

Here’s a picture of us. img_1643When I was a child, I thought my grandma was white. I was a teenager when I realized she wasn’t white. LOL Some people say there is a resemblance, we have similar noses.

There’s more pics on my Instagram.

Anyway it was a good trip.

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Vacation

I got back from my vacation to Arizona at 2am yesterday. I had loads of fun and feel rejuvenated. I ate like there was no tomorrow. I had waffles every day for breakfast and drank a lot of liquor. I gained 5 pounds. I will probably lose that this week, HOWEVER, I am going to Detroit on January 3 and will probably gain the same 5 pounds back. I’m just trying to stay under 290 lbs. if possible. I’m going to see my ailing 90 year old grandma, try to get some pictures with her for the last time.

Day 85 ;The End of the Road

We’ve pretty much come to the end of the road as far as tracking my calories on this blog. I will still update regularly and I plan to continue the weight chart. I ended my weight at 283 this week so I didn’t reach my goal but I am happy with the weight I am at this week because I usually gain weight on my period and also I’ve been eating reckless the past 3 days. I went to Red Lobster yesterday with my mom to celebrate my good grades. Today we’re going to brunch.

What I ate:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Dinner: Lobster and Langostino pizza (690 cal), 2 Cheddar Bay biscuits (320 cal), Tuna poke (74 cal), Apple martini (200 cal), chocolate martini ( 330 cal), Manhattan (176 cal)

Total calories 2,170

Grades

I’m screaming. I got A’s in all my classes this semester. I can’t believe I got a A in Managerial Accounting. My GPA this semester is 4.0 This is going to look so good on my applications to Graduate School.

Day 84 – All is well

I went to see my psychiatrist today for medication refills. They weighed me and my psychiatrist was happy I lost some weight.

I’m all packed for my trip. I took multiple naps today.

I’m anxiously waiting for my grades to be posted. It’s stressing me out, I just want to know already.

I’ve been really hungry all day today. I keep eating but not getting satiated. Probably caused by my period.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Lunch: Amy’s Chili Mac (420 cal)

Dinner:  Amy’s Chinese Noodles & Veggies in a cashew cream sauce (480 cal)

Snack: Taste of India Saag Paneer (440 cal)

Total calories so far: 1,720

Day 83 – Shopping

I’m still shopping too much. I was watching Holiday Gift Guides on YouTube and it made me want to buy so much stuff. I went to 2 websites tonight trying to buy stuff and had to stop myself, luckily the shipping fees made me decide not to buy the stuff, but I did go to the Ulta store today and bought some stuff, then I went to Ulta.com and got the stuff that they had run out of in the store. Luckily I found out I had some redeemable points so my $38 ultra.com order only cost me $5 After shopping I got a pedicure and my eyebrows waxed. Then I went to my meetup group and ate a bunch of crepes. I was so stuffed afterwards. Oh I gained .8 pound today so either those street fries yesterday had more calories than I thought OR it’s caused by me starting my period today. I get kinda bloated and can’t lose weight on my period. I have my last final exam tomorrow.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Lunch: Smoked Salmon crepe (405 cal), apple crepe (184 cal) with ice cream (266 cal)

Dinner: General tso’s tofu (330 cal)

Total calories: 1,565

Day 82: Good day

I had a pretty good day today. I went to the dentist before class this morning and he said I don’t have any cavities and all I need is a good cleaning. That’s weird cause the previous dentist said I needed 5 fillings and perio scaling. One of them is wrong. I hope it’s the previous dentist cause I can’t really afford all that dental work. I had a final exam in my Economics class today. I think I did pretty good on it. I was so tired on my way to school that I was falling asleep at the wheel. As soon as I parked I ran to the cafeteria to get coffee. I went to the liquor store with my roommate and we both got this delicious rum with cream drink. It tastes so good. I got the banana flavored one, she got the pineapple flavored one. It cost $18 but it is so good , it’s orgasmic. Tonight I went to therapy to talk about my bad day yesterday and my shopping addiction. I think shopping has replaced my eating and sugar addiction. But I don’t have the income to support my shopping habit. Tonight I found out I got a 70% on that Accounting Final Exam I took yesterday. That’s terrible but it definitely could have been worse. It looks like I got a 92.13% as my final grade in the Accounting class. I hope that equals an A. I’m not sure cause I think the teacher grades on a curve. If I do get an A, I might actually have a shot of getting into the Texas A&M Masters in Accounting program. I ate a little crappy today. Nothing healthy except breakfast.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Lunch: Starbucks Grande Peppermint mocha coffee (250 cal), Blue Chair Bay Rum cream liquor (234 cal), Mexican Street Fries (354 cal)

Dinner: Linguine with ricotta & spinach meatless meatballs (260 cal), Blue Chair Bay Rum cream liquor (234 cal)

Total calories today: 1,712

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