Sunday, February 07, 2010
I knew that SP had a Dining Out Guide, but today I discovered the Restaurant Nutrition Index. I didn't explore it thoroughly, but I was thrilled to find that Pizza Hut had a link to their Nutritional Calculator. On this site I was able to build my own pizza and decide how many slices I wanted! It calculated a list of the nutritional information for each type of pizza that I was considering! I happily ate my 2 slices of thin crust veggie pizza with a reasonable serving of salad and I was comfortably full! In the past, I have complained when we dined out with friends who wanted this same pizza, but today I enjoyed it and I did not feel deprived.
We made a huge salad (for 12 people) with romaine, spinach, shredded carrots, shredded red cabbage and cucumber slices. Most of the children had some and the ladies raved at how delicious it was. Most of them have brought bagged salads to our dinners, so there's definitely a noticeable difference in taste when the ingredients are freshly chopped. However, It was time consuming to prepare and I'm glad we have some leftover.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
I went to the gym today and torched some serious calories on the treadmill after I did the more difficult hills program on the recumbent bike. The music was just right so I kept going much longer than I planned. Plus I did some ST after I got home. That's my kind of Saturday morning workout!
I talked to a staff member who said they're convinced the theft of all of the TVs was an inside job. Apparently a female employee quit on Monday, but did not turn in her keys. (duh!) The person I spoke to worked later that night and closed the club and set the alarm. However, the alarm was not triggered during the theft and there was no sign of forced entry. Everybody thinks she was instigator but they have to prove her involvement. The TVs will be replaced, but no news as to when.
I went grocery shopping and came home and baked 4 lbs of chicken breast and divided it into ziploc bags and put them in the freezerso that they're ready for use in casseroles, etc. We'll be preparing a huge salad to take to our home group pizza lunch meeting tomorrow. We're ordering 4 pizzas from Pizza Hut so I will check out their options tonight so I will have a better idea of which kind of pizza to request. We may order 1 thin crust veggie pizza for those of us watching our nutrition intake.
The street crew was working TODAY, a SATURDAY, at 7:15 AM and it was cold (about 35 degrees) !!! They must be trying to meet an earlier deadline b/c they haven't worked on Saturday before and it appeared that there were more workers than usual. It looks like about half of the other side of the street is now connected to the new sewer line.
I got a message yesterday from our neighbor two doors down that she took her mother to the ER on Thursday night/Friday morning. Apparently the mom was vomiting blood and they've admitted her to the hospital. She didn't leave her cell #, so I left a message today, but I haven't heard any further update. I'm going to call the neighbor in between us as they are very good friends. It would be very sad to lose her, she is so spunky for being 81 years old. She's the woman who literally shuffled over here to bring us a plate of Christmas cookies.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Today DH & I went to see the special exhibit "All the World is a Stage" today for FREE admission. DMA has free admission the first Tuesday of the month! woohoo! The exhibit had a nice variety of art forms including statutes, costumes, tapestries, paintings, etc. There was a totally worthless exhibit (IMHO) of a baby grand piano filled with concrete and other stuff that made no sense to me. However, if the exhibit happens to make it to a reasonably priced museum near you, I encourage you to go see it. My favorite exhibits have been the Titanic (some years ago at a science museum) and King Tut, which was at the DMA about a year ago.
I did my Pilates dvd today and a moderate amount of walking at the museum and I'm feeling stronger every day. I'm looking forward to going to the gym tomorrow. The Healthy Heart challenge is making me think of how I can fit more veggies into my meals!
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