Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 8 Day 1

Not EVEN gonna face that scale this week. Mind you I know I reached that 50 lbs lost, but I have not been really on plan this week. I doubt I even gained due to the activity, but my water intake was lacking. And I ate meals with more carbs. I have company dieting this week coming, though. It was the agreement of me being one of the young girls. Party together later!

So I did not pass the new city new food on pay day test. I had to do it now or never, I opted to do the now. This past week, opposed to my post of wanting to fast for peace, I got all caught up in the newness of things.

It started with looking for some coffee. I usually can handle a breve latte sugar free on a low carb diet, but we sidetracked near the local Walmart and found a Tea House that served "Boba Tea". I have NEVER had it. Then they also had frozen "Mochi" balls. OMG I just could not resist. New food!  I had to broaden my personal database with some added culture on the food side! So then I thought...let me get this new thing out of my system. It will hopefully be behind me and not on my behind.

I am so thankful for my bloggie support. I thought as I decided, that I did not want to disappoint you, but you also would understand. It might of even passed your mind when I posted of my move, that:
Whoop. I am out of the Redneck Wilderness and in the Big City!  BOOM!

Bubble tea is the name for pearl milk tea and other similar tea and juice beverages that originated in tea shops in Taichung city, Taiwan during the 1980s. Drink recipes may vary, but most bubble teas contain a tea base mixed with fruit (or fruit syrup) and/or milk. Ice-blended versions of the drinks, similar to slushies, are also available, usually in fruit flavors.
One of the famous categories of bubble teas is "pearl milk tea" (also known as "boba milk tea" in America), which contains small chewy balls made of tapioca starch, called "Pearls" in Chinese (also known as "Fenyuan 粉圆" or "Zhenzhu 珍珠"). Pearls made of tapioca are also available in many places.

when brewing these tapioca turn brown/black

Mochi ice cream is a Japanese confection made from mochi (pounded sticky rice) with an ice cream filling.

And I got to go Downtown baby! I saw the Fremont Experience. Went to a free concert just off of the Fremont X (got to see that as well) gambled three bucks broke even and stopped. I decided that a reward for weight loss will be due in May. We are going across on the Zip Line ride that goes above and across Fremont X. Walked a bunch because we got there early AND walked .6 miles back and forth to "Pawn Stars" and did not get to see any of the Harrisons or Chumlee. Saw the old man's desk.

The free concert was called "Rock The Block with Awolnation". We had to get our pre-registered tickets by 5pm, but the gate opened at 8pm. It was a big lot in front of El Cortez. We had 3 hours to sight see walking. The concert had 5 bands including top ten band Awolnation. It lasted until 12:30 AM. I was impressed with a Scottish band named "Twin Atlantic". It was punk indie. I think that "indie" means independent label.  Lead singer Sam McTrusty is a handsome young "bas" (Scot slang for bastard) it is how they speak..he did at least.. The band had energy. I took this picture and "shopped" it neon for the Neon City I now live in. I thought the moment was camera worthy.
Click to see larger-Sam McTrusty tying his no name no bling shoes keeping it real.
After walking around from 5 pm then standing and dancing and swaying until 12:30, my piggies were screaming! I noticed my 23 yr old companions were a bit still and then when one said "my feet are killing me" I did not feel quite so old.
 Fortunately, I got smart. I was behind a girl who was right on the railing to the stage. I asked if I could just hold on to the railing a bit. I then did the hold one foot up thing then the other foot until my feet felt a whole lot better. I swear they had got so tired that they felt heavy and like they were gonna plant into the concrete!
Those girls in front of me left after Awolnation did there first song. I was then right in front. Lead singer, Aaron Bruno started the top ten song "Sail" and jumped down in the area between the stage and that railing. I pulled my daughter up front thinking he was gonna shake hands. NO. He climbed on the rail and stood on it singing. Then he took a dive into the audience right where I had pulled my daughter from. The girl that had taken her place got knocked in the head hard (ouch) and lost her hat. My daughter's bff caught him with one arm (along with others) and he did that classic being held by the audience thing. BUT she said it felt like something popped in her shoulder. I asked her, "Well did you grope some of that rock star ass?" She says, "Hell yea I was squeezing all over that." LOL It was quite the memory on the way home. And remembering that girl with the hat Aaron fell on was really being a bitch to my girls. It came close to a cat scrap. Karma in the way of a rock star butt intervened. LOL. Sad, but true.

Awolnation's hit crossed over to hip hop hits, but this band I will tell you thrashes like grunge era madness. They were wild and talented. All the bands were.

I was not going to go to this concert and babysit, but last minute saved by the hubby came in the night before from the road. He doesn't like concerts. And it was free.

Good journey. Good dieting. Back to plan this week.


  1. I'm a tea person, but haven't heard of the pearl milk tea...looks interesting and the Mochi looks delicious, probably is a good thing I haven't seen it down here?
    Seems like you are enjoying life....and getting back on track this week...!!!!!
    Hope the feet are recovering.

  2. A dancing, swinging hipster are you.

    I am not much of a tea drinker, but those look interesting. Lots of hidden cals though, I think.

    Enjoy life AND and move forward to better health.

  3. I just felt my feets hurting when I read your blog. hahaha I know, how that feels.

    And this tea that you are mentioning you can have here in many tea shops. Usually they are tea shops where you buy your tea and take it on the street to drink it outside. Just opposite the University where I studied chinese they have such a shop. I like that tea, but it has a lot of sugar. :-)
    Hope you have a great and successful week.

  4. I love bubble tea, and mochi balls! I can understand how you couldn't resist them :)

    I can't believe your test is so easy! Here, you're given a test route (they don't publish them in advance anymore so it can be anywhere within the area of the test centre), you are asked to do one out of 3 possible manoeuvres (parallel park, reverse around a corner or turn in the road. In some places they count bay parking as one, but in my test centre they don't), you do a hill start, and you have a portion of independent driving (when they tell you to follow roads signs for somewhere until they tell you to stop, or give you the next three turns to do, then stop you and give you the next three, it's a test to see if you can observe the road signs/markings properly). They may also ask you to do an emergency stop, though that's not mandatory. You can't take the practical driving test until you've passed a multiple choice theory test, and passed a hazard perception test (where your given about 15 videos and have to click on hazards, depending on when you click on it depends on how many points you get because it shows how quickly you noticed the hazard). If you just randomly click then you get no points for that question. I passed my theory in april, and have to pass my practical within two years otherwise I have to retake the theory test.

  5. That is a new tea to me. Take the slacker off your graphic and jump back into the challenge,lol. I must admit that was a cute thing to do. rewmach

  6. how did youlike the comment to 5 Kindered showing support. That is very neat.

  7. Yep, I am not gonna be a "slacker" this week. I gots me some plans to be slimmer next year. Just could not resist being in Las Vegas or a major metropolis. One thing I did that was cool is replace the living room furniture that we could not fit into the moving truck. Oh and the high chair and breakfast nook table..omg an 18 month old does is not trusted wandering with food. Definitely a NSV on that.

  8. Bluezy you make me LOL each and every week, your Aussie Lingo is getting very good :D.

    We have a bubble tea place here but I haven't been adventurous enough to try it. I am a bit of a sook that way.

    Karma is awesome isn't it? Especially when it is there, right in your face! Priceless.
    Sounds like you had a little fun, anyways.

  9. Yeah, the test is pretty thorough. Also, it's not like in America where most cars are automatic, here the default is manual (only about 15% of cars on the road are automatic), so I'm also dealing with gears and things. It's rare to learn directly in an automatic here, because if you qualify in an automatic you can't use a manual, you have to take another test.

  10. You had to get it out of your system. Now just get back on track. You're human you know!

  11. Bubble tea is awesome - I had it for the first time several years ago in Venice, California and was hooked. There really is no place around where I live that sells it. Maybe I should request it at Starbucks???
    I know what it's like to get off track. This week i have made a promise to get back to healthy living! Join me????


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