Monday, March 13, 2017

Whole Life Challenge Week Seven

I'm determined to get back on the wagon with this challenge.

Day 43 Saturday - not getting on the wagon very well, I went to a fundraiser and had a mini cupcake and soda. Did a 13 mile run and my stretching and my plank challenge. So that's better than nothing. It's amazing how quickly the sugar cravings come back when you eat some. I wonder how long I would have to cut out sugar to really no longer crave it or even think about it. Or be able to have a little and it not turn into a huge backslide.
Day 44 Sunday - Tried making a new 'compliant' cookie that didn't turn out too well, though I think I know where I went wrong. I made flank steak in the crockpot and then pulled it for tostadas. I toasted corn flour tortillas in the oven and they were pretty good - a little chewy. My son refuses to eat anything that isn't one of four foods even though we showed him how fun it was to make a tostada and heap a bunch of stuff on it. Oh well, his loss. No exercise or stretching though.
Day 45 Monday - We had an event at work and had a bunch of cookies left over. I ate four of them 😩 but also 😋. Had black bean soup I made in the crockpot which was good and compliant. Didn't run or stretch. Trying to find the motivation to get back on the wagon. I did do my stretching and planks before bed, so there's that.
Day 46 Tuesday - I believe I found the motivation - I have gained two pounds (I know the horror!). It's probably just water weight, but I was enjoying seeing the scale be under 120. I also totally realize that I am at a healthy weight and muscle weighs more than fat and I don't need to lose weight. But it's hard not to believe that cake and pizza and cookies didn't decide to just deposit itself right on my hips.
Day 47 Wednesday - Ran a good 6 miles today, up and over Cricket hill twice. Had a filling breakfast which I am hoping gets me to lunch and beyond. Trying to have a vegetable with every meal so I had an egg with spinach and avocado - not too bad.
Day 48 Thursday - The good - I ate compliantly and talked a friend into doing the challenge as well. The bad - I did not exercise, drink enough water, stretch or write in my journal (this week's 'lifestyle' practice). I don't know why it is so much easier to just sit on the couch. Maybe it's because first I had to come home and make dinner for the kid and myself and then figure out if we needed to finish his school project for Friday or for next Monday (next Monday - whew). And after all that and a day of working, I just want to veg out. So instead of doing 10 min of exercise and 10 min of stretch, I did half an hour of sitting on the couch next to my son watching Flip or Flop.
Day 49 Friday - Didn't get up to run because I was just too tired and when I looked at the temperature and it said 29 I thought - nope.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Whole Life Challenge Week Five and Six

short note: I'm catching up on my documentation of the WLC. I wrote a lot of this as I went along and then didn't and so had to catch up. So that's why this is several days behind.

Day 29 - Saturday - So it's the day after my birthday. I have saved up all my indulgence points so I can eat all the food. I start out the day with a 15 mile run. I'm no longer feeling sluggish during my runs, which is nice. Once I get home it's running around all afternoon cleaning to prepare for the housewarming/birthday party we're having that night. I did do some snacking, but generally I didn't actually deviate from compliant food until the party where I proceeded to have cake and mini corn dogs and wine and other things. The cake was super sweet and I ended up eating only one small piece even though I totally thought I would end up eating half the cake. So while I enjoyed my small break from the challenge I really didn't go hog wild like I thought I would.
Day 30 - Sunday - Feeling VERY tired after yesterday. I don't know if it was the 15-mile run, running around after the run before the party or the crap food I ate or a combination of all three. But it is beautiful outside so I went out, had a pedicure with a good friend and then walked over to Lincoln Square with the boys, stopping by the library on the way home. My back was hurting a little when I got home so I did some stretching! Good for me right. Of course I forgot to put my points into the system in time so I lost all the points for the day.
Day 31 - Monday - Yeah President's Day (excluding the current one) and yeah for four-day weekends! Again, fairly tired. But went out to the park and got some good exercise with the kid, a friend and her kids. Ate well and got enough water. Of course I managed to not stretch again today. I was lying on the couch watching John Oliver thinking I could just get on the floor and stretch and get those points, but it was easier to just lie on the couch. Gotta work on that.
Day 32 - Tuesday - Back to work means more structure around my meals which is a good thing. Had an egg and banana for breakfast and salad with leftover steak for lunch along with fruit and yogurt and nuts. I think breakfast and lunch will be easy for me to continue past the challenge - dinner, not so much.
Day 33 - Wednesday - Flew down to Oklahoma for my grandmother's funeral. Traveling means things kinda get thrown out of whack. I got a latte at the airport because I always get coffee once I go through security. It's my treat for dealing with TSA. When my sister and I landed in Oklahoma we stopped at Slim Chicken's for lunch. I had a salad with grilled chicken. It was pretty good and compliant. But then we had desserts that come in mason jars because. I ate about half of it then and then saved the rest for later. That night for dinner we went to a place that actually had a 'dieter's plate' which was a burger on a plate, no bun, and veggies for sides. So at least I was good there. Did manage to get a five mile run on the treadmill at the hotel as well.
Day 34 - Thursday - Had planned on getting up early and running a few miles before the funeral, but slept in instead. Went and got coffee and then went to the funeral. The thing about funerals at a church is the church ladies want to feed the family. I kept mostly compliant, eating salad and ham, but then I couldn't pass up the homemade brownies.
Day 35 - Friday - Since I didn't get back home until later on Thursday night, our flight being delayed an hour didn't help, I didn't get up and run on Friday morning. Friday night had pasta for dinner for the first time since being on the challenge. I passed the garlic bread though.
Day 36 - Saturday - Long run 13 miles. Felt pretty good but after several days of warm weather, winter decided to come back. After my run and stretching, we headed to Windy City Ninjas and I watched my son train to be a Ninja Warrior.
Day 37 - Sunday - Pretty much just hung out on the couch and knit and watched TV with my son all day. I did make some "cookies" that weren't really cookies - but they were good and compliant.
Day 38 - Monday - Didn't get up and run and had just an OK day.
Day 39 - Tuesday - Found out I got a raise today. Treated myself with a latte. Why do we treat ourselves with food? It was partially a treat to just get out of the office as well. To take a break.
Day 40 - Wednesday - Had book club after work. Dinner at book club is usually pizza and salad. I could have had just salad. Or planned better and brought something. No one would have cared. But I just ate the pizza instead. First time I've had pizza since the challenge begun. Tasted pretty good. Started a 30 day plank challenge today.
Day 41 - Thursday - Didn't do my planks today - can't even go one day!
Day 42 - Friday - Got up and ran 4 miles. The pace for the shorter runs has started to pick up, which is nice. I don't mind going slower, but it's also nice I can do a 9:30 for four miles if I want. I had a big bowl of oatmeal with some nuts and fruit in it for breakfast, but the rest of the day I just felt hungry. Or I just wanted to eat things. I had my salad with fruit and nuts for lunch. But I also went out and got a bowl of soup. It's been cold lately and I wanted something warm for lunch. By the time I got home I was in a 'screw it' kinda mood regarding this challenge, so I ate two cookies. I then went over to my sister's house and had pizza and birthday cake in celebration of my niece. So yeah, the nutrition went down the drain today.

Overall thoughts on this challenge - it gets tedious after the first five weeks and life starts to get in the way. I've liked that I've felt good and lost a couple of pounds and noticed that my pants are a bit looser, but I've not really embraced all of the different parts of the challenge. Only a couple more weeks left of this insanity.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Whole Life Challenge Week Four

NOW it's been four weeks.

Day 22 - Saturday - Ran 13 miles in the morning. Have to tell you I enjoyed the chocolate gu. It was my first time as a group leader - even though my group consisted of one other person. But it was nice to have someone to run with. Did my stretching and meditation - even though this week's lifestyle challenge is not eating with electronics - as in no reading your phone while you're eating. This one will be fine for me when I'm at home, but at work is going to be a challenge since I usually work while I eat or I look at Facebook or something. Made chili for my block's chili cook off tomorrow. I'm determined to win this year.
Day 23 - Sunday - Didn't win the chili cook off, but did have fun eating compliant chili. Wished I could of had some of the ice cream for dessert, but oh well. Walked to the park to enjoy the warmer weather - even though it was really windy. Spent a lot of the day making cookies for a work bake sale. Didn't eat one cookie (OK tasted a tiny bit to make sure they taste OK before I sell them to people). The cookies look really pretty, which makes it a little better not to have one of the finished products.
Day 24 - Monday - I managed to not eat one thing from the bake sale today which I take as a testament to my will power because there were some really yummy foods. Read a book during lunch while not paying attention to my computer. Even though I was sitting at my desk, it was nice to 'unplug' for a few minutes.
Day 25 - Tuesday - We got a free indulgence point since it's Valentine's Day and I didn't even use it. I was actually a bit scared to. Like I thought what if I go crazy because I eat sugar!
Day 26 - Wednesday - Used that free indulgence point to eat one of my cookies. I don't know why I didn't win the bake sale they were delicious and very pretty. I'm 0 for 2 on cooking contests. Maybe I should have made some compliant cookies and seen how those went over ;)
Day 27 - Thursday - I'm having a difficult time with the stretching every day. I don't know what it is. I exercise, even if it's just going for a walk, but I can't seem to make myself stretch.
Day 28 - Friday - Today is my birthday. I have the day off, but I'm saving up all my indulgence points for tomorrow. Ran 4 miles in the morning. Did a bunch of shopping in prep for the party. Had an almond milk latte in the afternoon. All in all a pretty good day.

I'll be honest, this challenge is getting a little tedious. Again, I'm not really bothered by the nutrition part. Sometimes I wish I could eat whatever I want, but I like knowing that I actually have the ability to cut out foods that aren't as healthy. I look forward to having a regular latte, but having a dessert only every once in a while doesn't sound like I'm depriving myself of anything.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Whole Life Challenge: Week Three

First off, I thought I had already completed four weeks not just three. So apparently this is dragging out a little. I won't lie, this last week wasn't great.

This shows the daily score of the challenge. Look how good I was the
first week. Not doing so great later on.

Day 15 - Saturday - I don't know why this thing starts on a Saturday. It always confuses me. But whatever. I missed stretching despite the fact that I ran so should have stretched afterwards and I didn't do my lifestyle goal of meditating. Since I have been trying to meditate even before this challenge, you would think I would see this as an opportunity to really focus on it and make it the habit I would like it to become. But nope, still just has hard to find 10 minutes to sit by myself. Went to brunch with the girls after running and had a almond milk latte and some bacon and eggs. Not a bad way to start the weekend.
Day 16 - Sunday - Not a bad day. Went for a walk to get exercise and did some mild stretching. Somehow didn't manage to get enough water. Had chili for dinner.
Day 17 - Monday - I missed stretching, water and meditating today. Oh, I also didn't run, but didn't lose points for that because I had a gimme day.
Day 18 - Tuesday - No exercise again, but did 10 minutes of yoga right after getting out of bed. Another day with no meditation.Went to Kopi for knitting and had the nachos without cheese (are they still nachos without cheese) or sour cream but did get some guacamole.
Day 19 - Wednesday - Determined to get back into the swing of things. I hate seeing my chart not filled up with 5s. Did do some meditation despite the fact that my son was yelling for me and/or his dad the entire 10 minutes.
Day 20 - Thursday - Well my resolve lasted all of one day. Nutrition was fine, but I didn't exercise, I didn't stretch and I didn't drink enough water. There was nothing stopping me from doing any of these things, I was just not motivated enough to actually do them. Plus I feel like I think about food all the time. When I can eat next. What I'm going to eat. What I can't eat. This has definitely made me aware of what's going into my mouth.
Day 21 - Friday - I got up and ran today and so stretched and drank enough water and ate well - basically I did all the things I'm supposed to do for this challenge - so you know, that's good. I don't think I actually got enough sleep but I had another gimme so it didn't count against me. Put my headphones in to listen to my meditation app when I got into bed. I don't think I technically finished the full 10 minutes, but something was better than nothing.

So another long week of being aware of what I'm eating and trying to stretch and exercise everyday, plus drink enough water. You really think the hardest part would be the food. Which is it for some people. I have gotten into a pretty good routine for breakfast and lunch. I have been eating an egg in a cup with a banana or some spinach a few days a week or making smoothies. For lunch it's salad with carrots and tomatoes some nuts, maybe some raisins and some yogurt with fruit. Dinner is harder because with two other people in your house that aren't doing this, you have to work around what they are going to eat as well. Plus the short one half the time doesn't want to eat what we're eating anyway, so it's possible we have three different meals going. Sometimes we have the same dish, or I modify what they are having to fit the guidelines. Like the other day we had burritos with re-fried beans. The meat and the beans are OK, but not the tortilla. So I made a salad with some corn chips with meat, beans and salsa. It was pretty good. And honestly I don't really need to eat that tortilla anyway - and since burrito night is common in our house - I may now just be having taco salads for those nights. Sometimes I'm having something entirely different. On Friday nights we usually have pasta because we do our long runs on Saturday morning. This last Friday I had spaghetti squash with butter. I would have put pasta sauce on it but their was sugar in the jarred variety and I didn't make my own. So while this challenge will change my eating habits in some ways, I'll probably go back to pasta and garlic bread on Friday nights once this is over.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Whole Life Challenge - Week two

Day 8 - Saturday: Ran the Icebreaker Half Marathon Relay let myself have a latte on the way up to Milwaukee. Didn't count the snacks I ate during the race since you need energy yo.
Day 9 - Sunday: Did nothing but sit around. Didn't drink enough water. Ate compliantly but didn't stretch so didn't get full day points. Oh well. Pretty tired after the race.
Day 10 - Monday:We closed on our house today so I worked from home in the morning. Tried one of the weirdo recipes that i found on the whole life food blog. I totally thought it would be awful, but it was actually kinda good - an egg and banana mixed in a cup and cooked in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Sounds totally gross - totally not. To celebrate closing we went to the Daily Bar and Grill (yeah, we live the high life). I searched for compliant food and ended up eating steak tacos on corn tortillas. Pretty good. Looking at a menu of food I can't (not supposed to - I guess technically I could) eat isn't a lot of fun.
Day 11 - Tuesday: Didn't have that great of a day - at least not whole life challenge wise. Nutrition I was OK, but didn't manage to exercise or stretch. I had a 'rest' day for exercise so I didn't lose any points for that though. I also didn't drink enough water.
Day 12 - Wednesday: Got all my points  - woke up and ran 4 miles with the girls, ate a good breakfast, stretched i even wrote for a little bit before I went to work (which has nothing to do with this challenge but still made me feel good). I have a sneaking suspicion I am doing something wrong. Like I feel like I should be much hungrier, or craving more sugar or bread or pasta or cheese or something. I mean sometimes it's annoying that I open the refrigerator and i see the baby cheese and I want one but then have something else or more likely just close the fridge. I just don't miss it as much as I thought I would. You know what I do miss - milk and half/half. I've basically given up coffee because I can't drink black coffee. I tried a coconut milk latte from Starbucks and it's just not the same. Why pay extra money for something that doesn't taste as good as the real one?
Day 13 - Thursday: So i'm probably eating too much fruit than I should. technically it says in moderation. i mean i'm not eating fruit non-stop but so far today I've had a banana, applesauce (homemade no sugar!) blackberries and raisins. While good, still higher in carbs than what the 'ideal' is. Maybe i'll try to cut back on my fruit intake a bit and see if anything changes. Totally didn't feel like making dinner so we ordered Chinese. Tried to find something that stayed within the guidelines but i'm sure there's stuff in there that isn't 'compliant'.
Day 14 - Friday: Got up and ran but didn't stretch afterwards. I don't know why stretching for 10 minutes some days is so hard. Had a small box of chocolates on my desk that I get every year from a vendor at Valentine's. I just shoved them in my drawer and went about my business. I'm sure they'll taste good when this is all over. Made a chicken dinner that someone from our group suggested. Pretty simple, but tasty. I wish I had more time to cook. I do enjoy it, it's just time consuming.

The only thing new this week other than really being surprised I wasn't having more cravings is that I am having more gas. I'm sorry, but what can I say. It is what it is. I've added a probiotic to my morning to help ease digestion. Apparently I am not the only one because when I asked this question on the team board I had several people chime in that they too were feeling the same and they were glad I asked.

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be feeling health wise yet. I don't feel as tired in the afternoon. But I'm waiting to decide whether that's the placebo effect or not. I do feel back to normal when working out - so I got over that hump. Otherwise it just seems like right now, at least food wise, there are a bunch of things I'm not eating and I'm either eating vegetables or fruit or making my food. None of those things are bad things. I still miss coffee with cream.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Icebreaker Indoor Marathon Relay with Oiselle Team Frozen Flock

All of the Oiselle teams.
So instead of running the F3 this year, I made an impulsive decision to run  the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon Relay with my sister. I had already decided i wasn't going to run the F3 and was thinking of working the hydration station for CARA when my sister texted me and asked if I wanted to run this relay. With four team members, I had to run roughly 6.5 miles. No big deal right. Plus the race, while in Milwaukee, wasn't until 1 p.m. so I didn't have to get up early and stand around in the cold. And it was inside, so that was a plus. Of course, it was inside an ice rink so it wasn't actually warm.

We didn't run on ice, because that would have made it next to impossible and a bit stupid. Apparently the Pettit National Ice Center is this crazy ice rink that has two hockey rinks on the inside of an ice track which is surrounded by a three lane running track. Like I said, crazy! So here's how the day goes:

Wake up. Lay around while deciding what one wears to an race at an ice rink. Get picked up by my sister. Stop at Starbucks because Whole Life Challenge or no, I am having coffee I enjoy if I have to travel two hours to a race. Drive to Wisconsin. Meet up with the other Oiselle team members - there were maybe seven other Oiselle teams all with cute names like Frozen Flock and Frozen Flight and Birds of a Feather. Put sleeping bags, blankets and what not on the ground next to the track and watch the end of the half marathon. Figure out our order, put on the cute socks that Jackie bought so we all match and try to stay warm.


Not drawn to scale.
Runner C not necessarily a short person/child.

At 1 p.m. Jackie takes her place at the start line and does her first 800. We, like most teams, have broken up our race into 800s. You can technically do it anyway you want to. And you don't have to have four people on a team. You could have just two, but no more than four. 800s sounds about right to us, so we get into the groove of doing two laps around the track and then switching the timing chip on our ankle (it had to be on your ankle, not your wrist, not your head, not your neck, your ankle. They made this very clear) to the next runner. This is a complicated maneuver where the runner who is going next (runner b) waits for the current runner (runner a) to come in. The runner who is going after runner b (runner c) is in charge of taking the velcroed timer off of runner a's leg and placing it on to runner b's leg. It's an awesome responsibility and one that you want to do quickly but securely. I was the third in the order, and the first time I switched the timer I was sure I hadn't put it on securely enough and it was going to flop off and we'd end up dead last reliving my most painful running memory when I came in last in the mile race back in grade school.

After Jackie came in from her first set, I switched the timer and then Jackie gave me her singlet. Because as I was a last minute replacement for someone who couldn't make it, I didn't have my own Oiselle singlet. My first 800 wasn't too bad. I took off as fast as I could making sure not to run into one of the other 99 runners on the track (there weren't really 99 others - there were 100 teams signed up, but only 87 teams finished). Anyway, I keep to the outside since I know I'm pretty slow compared to a lot of the runners and just try to go as fast as I can. I make it to the far side of the track before my lungs begin to burn and I slow down a bit. But then I'm coming back around by the group of Oiselle teams and they're all shouting for me, and so I speed up again. By the time my lungs are hurting again on the other side of the track I realize I'm almost back to the exchange area and there is no reason to slow down now so I keep going.

And this is how it goes for the next 3 plus hours for 12 sets. In 8 minuteish segments, I switch the timer, I run, I recover, I cheer, I switch the timer, I run, I recover, I cheer. I'm not entirely sure how far I ran because the track was slightly more than a quarter of a mile (443 meters apparently) and the start and finish weren't full laps. But if we say I did a quarter of a marathon - which is 6.55 miles, then my overall pace was a 8:56. Overall our finish time was a 3:31:54 (definitely my fastest marathon time ever!) with a pace of 8:06. So my speedy teammates helped me a bit, but I feel pretty good about running sub-9's over and over again, having just enough time to cool down and then actually cool down necessitating the need to warm up again on my next go around. Not really the best way to run speed drills. But it was fun.

What was really fun was watching the fast guys and gals running on the inside track blaze past you. The winners ran a 2:10 marathon which is insane. Normally you don't get to see that kind of speed when you're a middle to back of the pack marathoner. Also, it was kinda cool as people finished to gradually be the faster person on the track. The big downside was being inside in the cold, dry air. By the end of the day my lungs were burning and it sounded like I was coming down with bronchitis.

I would definitely recommend this race. It was fun, fairly well organized but also low key.




Monday, January 30, 2017

Whole Life Challenge - Week One

Day 1 - Saturday long run day, stretched and rolled after. breakfast was eggs - miss coffee with cream. made 'muffins' with coconut flour, coconut oil and blueberries. VERY dry. End up crumbling into my yogurt cause I hate for food to go to waste.
Day 2 - Made chili which is a normal Sunday night meal especially during winter/football season. realized i wasn't going to be able to have crackers, or cheese, or sour cream on my chili - booo
Day 3 - starting to feel a little weird, sluggish, went for a run and felt like we were going really fast - but then looked at my watch and realized we were going fast(er than we normally run). at least i was tired for a good reason and not because my body hasn't gotten used to not having carbs as a ready fuel source.
Day 4 - my body has not gotten used to having carbs as a ready fuel source. really wanted coffee so had a soy latte thinking soy milk was compliant, it's not, oh well, i had one 'indulgent' point. went to knitting which is at Kopi which is a vegetarian restaurant, which means no meat. they do have tuna, and i was feeling like I needed some protein. so i had a salad with a hard boiled egg and tuna. realized the tuna probably had mayo which i assume isn't compliant. there goes another point. first day not getting full points on nutrition.
Day 5 - starting to get the hang of this. tried the butter, coconut oil in my coffee thing and wasn't bowled over. didn't use the grass-fed butter like people recommend. is Kerrygold going to make that much of a difference? worked from home so had a weird lunch of walnuts, almonds and raisins. dinner was plain chicken breasts and salad. i'm eating a lot of lettuce these days which is good because usually i buy a bag of lettuce thinking i'm going to have salad every day for lunch, and then I don't and it goes bad and then I feel bad and I give it to the worms in the basement (I have compost worms, not just random worms, in my basement).
Day 6 - breakfast - yogurt and fruit. lunch, leftover chicken and salad, four mandarin oranges. dinner turkey tacos. first day i was actually hungry. i came home hungry and then hubby said we had to do our exercises before he made dinner. WHAT?! realized again that while I was eating a 'normalish' dinner, i wouldn't be able to put cheese and sour cream on my tacos. cut up an avocado and red pepper and put that on there. was pretty good alternative to my salsa from trader joe's that has lots of good stuff in it (beans, corn, tomatoes) but also has SUGAR because of course it does.
Day 7 - am i ever going to stop thinking about food?

So clearly all of my energy is focused on the nutrition portion of these 7 habits. However, there are other habits I am tracking and accomplishing. I have managed to workout at least 10 minutes as well as do 10 minutes of mobility each day. Sleep never is really an issue for me. If anything, it is making myself get out of bed that's the problem. The only day I didn't get at least 8 hours was Monday when I woke at 4:30 a.m. to run. Hydration has been something that I do need to work on and, except for yesterday when I was chugging down 20 ounces of water right before I went to bed, I managed to get my full 41 ounces before the end of the day.

The last two, Lifestyle and Reflection are usually the last things I do before going to bed. My Lifestyle goal this last week was to write down, each day, three goals, one long term, one medium term and one short term. My short term goal was to write a blog post. I've done that. My medium term goal was to be able to do a pull up. I don't really know why I put this as a goal because I don't really care if I can do a pull up. But everyone around me assures me that I will be a better person if I can do at least one, unassisted pull up (not really, no one else really cares either). I only worked on this goal once this last week, so that probably either needs to be more of an immediate goal, or I need to give up on the idea that my upper arms and back will ever manage to pull the weight of my body up several inches. I guess if I get stuck hanging off the edge of a cliff i'm just going to fall because lord knows I won't be able to pull myself up back over the edge. That's the only real reason I can see for being able to do a pull up. If there are others, let me know.

Speaking of weight (which I did about three or four sentences back), I have actually lost a few pounds and I can see the definition in my stomach a little bit. But I also know that the weight loss is mostly water. I didn't really do this to lose weight but to cut out some bad habits in my diet (sugar). But I won't lie, seeing the scale go down a few pounds has been a nice side effect.

My thoughts on this week are:
- I thought I would miss bread more
- I thought I would miss cheese more
- I miss ice cream