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Eating out and phone fix

Saturday, August 26, 2017

I've been meaning to blog for the last few days and it keeps not getting done. I intended to take some new "before" pictures (although as I've lost about 7 lbs they wouldn't be true before pics). However, I keep forgetting to do that too LOL. Maybe tomorrow...

The last few days I've been eating a bit too much. I'm still in calorie range, but I'm at the very upper limit. I'm happy to be keeping in range though! I was craving Taco Bell the other day, and very carefully scoped out what I could have that would still keep my under my calories for the day....and then I went and got those two items, and nothing else! It tasted soooo good too! I know they say that once you give up fast food it doesn't taste as good, but that has NEVER been the case for me. I went almost 2 years with no fast food, and when I ate it for the first time I was in heaven. I am a true fast food junkie!

Then Thursday night my brother in law was in town, and we went out to eat. We ate at a seafood place that was just meh. I had some grilled oysters and a beet salad. I did eat two tiny cheddar biscuits but since the rest of my food was really tiny portions, I figure all total I only had 500 or maybe 600 cal. I actually had to eat a snack when I got home! I wanted to go somewhere and have a burger and fries, though, so it was good to have little portions of relatively healthy food.

I am going to be out of town week after next, and that is going to be challenging for sure. So proving to myself that I can eat fast food and restaurant food and still stay in calorie range is important!

So enough about food...two weeks ago I think I mentioned that I dropped my phone and the screen shattered. I really didn't want to spend several hundred dollars on a new phone, esp since this one was only about 6 months old. I watched several youtube videos and decided to attempt the repair myself (no cell phone repair place would touch it!). I did order the wrong part by mistake at first, so had to return that and get the right one, but $65 and several hours later, I have a perfectly functional phone! So now I know I have a fall-back job as cell phone repair tech if times get tough LOL.

It was very satisfying to be able to successfully fix it, I have to say. Now, we won't talk about the fact that I didn't realize I was supposed to pull the forward facing flash out of the old frame, so now I have a whole there and no working flash...but I don't take selfies anyway so it really isn't a big deal. That's the problem with watching videos to learn how to do this repair, they don't show everything!!!

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    glad you got your phone fixed, i have a protective cover on mine
    1392 days ago
    You go girl...alll techie and such! It is empowering to be able to fix things yourself, isn't it? Also, you did really well on your calories eating out. I always try for a salad first to fill myself up and I smuggle my own healthy homemade dressing along in my purse. emoticon
    Oh...and I totally LOVE Taco Bell...3 crunchy supreme tacos is my dream meal! emoticon
    1392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2017 9:16:23 PM
  • MAW_OH
    Way to go, fixing your phone like that!

    Tonight, put a reminder up on the fridge to take that before pic!

    1392 days ago
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