Project Discover Week #11

Project Discover Week 11
Have you ever dreamed of living on a houseboat? I have! I love the water and for most of my adult life, I have lived very close to some water source. When we go on our walks along the Columbia River we pass a slew of houseboats, including the one above. However, we didn't have the clear weather shown in the photo. Instead this week, we had days and days of rain.

We did manage to get in three walks including yesterday. But 2/3 of the way through, it started pouring down rain. We were dry underneath because of our rain gear but when you've got rain coming at you sideways, it really doesn't matter what you have on!

On the diet front, I lost 1.5 pounds this past week. Not as exciting as 3 pounds, but it's still a loss, so I will take it! We are trying to keep our meals varied and I think we are doing a good job with lunch and dinner. We've had tuna poke, soups, etc. It's breakfast that is getting old. I've made just about every kind of egg white omelet there is. We eat egg whites 5 days a week and real eggs with bacon twice.

Now, I absolutely love eggs. My phone screensaver is this:

Phone Cover Egg

But you know when you really love something you find yourself saying, “I could eat X every day?” Well, you can't. Trust me, you do get sick it! I'm kind of over eggs for awhile.

In desperation, I Googled low carb bread to see if there was anything out there we could have for a change and I found the Great Low Carb Bread Company in the LA area with bread and BAGELS! Each bagel is only 2 carbs – it's like the miracle noodles I mentioned last week, but this is miracle bread! I couldn't order their sesame and rye bagels fast enough! They arrive on Monday, I will give you a full report next week along with the miracle rice I bought at the Japanese market.

Today is our cheat day, but instead of going out, we are cheating at home! Mr. Misadventures bought fresh squid at the Japanese market and sauteed it in olive oil and garlic. He ate his with salad while I turned mine into tacos with low carb tortillas, avocado, sour cream, and salsa. I ate three (I really only wanted two but had to finish my portion of the squid) and that equaled 22 carbs, my full allotment for the day, but it's cheat day so that's okay!

Mr. Misadventures being French, his cheat was cheese with his salad and Greek yogurt with raspberries for dessert.

This week was the last week before Mr. Misadventures takes his certification test on Monday. It's been like he was a premed or prelaw student. Studying all day and in the evening. Simulation tests, quizzes, more reading, I'm exhausted from watching him!

We've got some movement on the job front happening next week as well. I keep plugging away at freelance opportunities and blog optimization in between job searches.

I updated four old posts this week adding new images, creating a Pinterest image, and updating the content from an SEO perspective.

Writing Notes

I am also conducting a content audit. I've got close to 2,500 posts and not all of them are brilliant (shocking, I know!). I plan on getting rid of some, consolidating others and then doing the appropriate redirects. As soon as I have a full-time job I will be doing a site refresh and I want the content to be ready to go.

Also this week, I was honored t guest post for Krysten of Why Girls Are Weird. She's on vacation and I wrote a post advising her and all bloggers on How to Enjoy Your Vacation and Still be a Blogger!

Project Discover is my weekly series originating from my 2017 word of the year, discover. Besides looking for a job I am focused on three things:

  1. Discover(ing) Portland
  2. Discover(ing) Exercise
  3. (re)Discover My Blogging Mojo

You can follow along every week in my Project Discover Weekly Updates.

That's been my week, what have you been up to?

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Project Discover Week 11



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  1. Your life sounds so interesting & busy!!

  2. MichelleS says:

    Today my husband and little one get back from their trip to Cali visiting his family. It’s easy IMO to prep breakfast ahead (where possible). I use three scrambled eggs and you can mix up your fixings.

  3. Judy Thomas says:

    I would love to live in a houseboat or even just holiday in one 🙂

  4. Calvin F. says:

    Colourful life 🙂 thanks for keeping us updated.