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My biggest Accomplishment to Date

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I rode my bike 24 miles today. I have never ridden my bike that far in my life. Even as a kid... 24 miles in a little over 2 hours. I am really proud of that.

right now, I am kicked back with an ice pack on my back. It hurts like nobody's business!

I am really too tired to blog right now.. I will have a more comprehensive account of my awesome bike ride and crappy shopping trip tomorrow

  
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METALJEN73 9/12/2012 5:45PM

    That is awsome! Great job. I get excited when I make it a little over 5 miles.
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ATTACKFATCAT 9/12/2012 5:27PM

    That is so awesome. You may need the ice pack, but what a huge accomplishment. Way to challenge yourself! emoticon

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KTREK32 9/12/2012 6:32AM

    congratulations emoticon

Kim

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ZRIE014 9/12/2012 1:04AM

  my biggest was 31 miles run in 4 1/2 hrs emoticon

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The Most Amazing Breakfast Ever! (Recipe and Photos included)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I honestly have no idea where this recipe came from. My Mom used to make it when she was on Atkins and South Beach. I think it is fantastic


Broccoli Quiche

6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups shredded low fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup low fat half and half cream
1 tbsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
3 cups broccoli

Pre-heat oven to 375 F (200 C).
Par cook brocolli by steaming.
Spray 9" pie plate and spread cooked brocolli in bottom.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
In large bowl combine remaining ingredients stirring with a whisk until well blended.
Pour egg custard mixture over brocolli and cheese.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 35 minutes until firm.

I made a few subs... I didn't have Cayenne so, I used red pepper flakes and I used frozen broccoli since I didn't have any fresh.



  
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MITZI_LAUGHS 9/14/2012 11:29PM

    I have been craving something like this. Thank you for posting it. (Oh, and your bike rides inspire me)!



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NYKIMMIE 9/10/2012 3:13PM

    Looks yummy! emoticon

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ATTACKFATCAT 9/10/2012 2:31PM

    That looks so good. I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting this!

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HEATER1369 9/10/2012 11:30AM

    I have made these a few times and they rock!! I have put in ham, bacon, onions, mushrooms, and other stuff. I love it!

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NDTEACHER1 9/9/2012 10:36PM

    Sounds great. I'm going to try it. Need to buy a few ingredients first.

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JANELLE86 9/9/2012 9:41PM

    emoticon yum!

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OOLALA53 9/9/2012 9:32PM

    And not just for breakfast.

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PURSUEJOY 9/9/2012 9:23PM

    Looks delicious! Gonna try this! ~ now I'm hungry!!

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Who rode 15 miles today? This girl!

Friday, September 07, 2012

I took my bike to the trail today and rode 15 miles again. It was a good feeling. My little trip meter is on the fritz, so I think it is time to buy a new one. It only seems to work about half the time. I think that is because it got wet. I am thinking about buying a wireless one. I am going to post on the boards and ask people what they think.

I made the most awesome dinner
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I altered it by adding a can of black beans and diced tomatoes w/ chilies. It is fantastic. I am in love! I served it over cilantro brown rice. The only problem is once again, it made a mass quantity of food, that I wasn't sure exactly what to do with, so I made containers for my co-workers and froze the rest.

I didn't use a lot of rice with it for me, 1/8 of a cup, and truthfully, I didn't even eat all of it.

Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day. We have to take Lucy to the vet at 2 then we are going to my grandparents for a cookout. I am looking forward to spending a few hours with my family.

I think that is all for now



  
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ATTACKFATCAT 9/7/2012 1:21PM

    The recipe looks really good. I may have to try it. Congrats on the 15 miles, that's fantastic! emoticon

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DRAGONCHILDE 9/7/2012 10:33AM

    Rock it! I'm still choking at around 6-7. I'll get there!

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/7/2012 5:26AM

    That sounds like hard work! But fun : )

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ZRIE014 9/7/2012 12:56AM

  congrat on your trip today. i ran 7+ miles today for my exercise. emoticon

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SYZYGY922 9/7/2012 12:23AM

    Congrats! That's wonderful! Once I got to the 15-mile mark with my rides, I started doing it almost every day! I live about 7.75 miles from the beach and riding there and back is just the greatest thing.


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Obnoxious Rednecks... ugh!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I went for a 10 mile ride today, and I feel great. I went road riding instead of trail riding in an effort to save time. Since I worked until 7am, didn't get home until after 7:30, talked with the boyfriend, ate a popsicle and got to bed it was well after 8. I woke up around 2 and had to be back at work by 6, so that didn't leave a lot of time if I wanted to spend an hour riding. So anyway, I was peddling along, and some stupid redneck in a diesel pick-up truck comes up behind me, and instead of going around me like a normal person... he revs the engine, thus blowing a big cloud of smoke... I was not impressed, but I just shrugged it off. I mean how sad must your life be if you have to harass the chubby girl on the bike?

Fitbit customer service got back to me, they are sending me a new base...whooo hooo!!

that is all

  
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HEALTHYGAL01 9/6/2012 5:58PM

    That is really sad and all too common. Please be extra careful and also beware of dogs. I too love cycling. Also from your previous posts - it may be time to quit thinking of yourself as a chubby girl - afterall you don't even wear a plus size anymore!

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JUDSTERF 9/6/2012 11:01AM

    What an ignorant idiot!!!!!

Judy

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CACHENUT 9/6/2012 7:03AM

    Once I had someone come up behind and lock up his brakes to scare me. It did.

Good job on the wonderful ride. I love bikes.

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/6/2012 5:57AM

    What a muppet.
But YAY for getting a bike ride in, and for getting a new Fitbit base!

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That really shouldn't stress me out

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Well, add another thing to my list of things to stress me out... I just wrote an epic blog, and I accidentally closed it out... effffffffffffff!!!!

My Fitbit base isn't working right. When it is plugged in to my USB port, my computer will not recognize it. Then, it will start working, and it won't upload. I am stressed out about it because I have come to rely on my Fitbit to track my daily progress. I feel so... lost without it.

I have contacted their customer service, and hopefully they will get back to me soon. It said it could be up to 2 business days, and with the holiday, I understand.

There are so many chips in this office right now... it is driving me crazy. Especially, when once of my old binge triggers is in a desk right beside me. I can't see them, but I know they are there. They are the really good kind. The ones fried in LARD and covered in SALT -- yumm... I know I can't have them, but it is still kind of a bummer.

I woke up today at 11:30. You may think I slept in, but when I didn't get home until 5:30 and to bed until sometime after 6... 11:30 is pretty early. Around 2:30 today, I was so tired, so I decided to lay down for a little bit before I had to go to the gym. I was woken up by the phone ringing at 4:45. I missed the gym and had to scramble to get ready for work.

I missed working out Sunday because of rain ( I wanted to bike ride) I missed working out yesterday because of the holiday and humidity and I missed working out today because I was lazy. I am mad at myself for that. I guess there is always tomorrow, but what about today? Excuses are not really acceptable.

Thursday I have a lot of stuff I want to get done, but all of it is going to take a back burner to my bike riding. That is all there is to it.

Blah.. I am stressed

  
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JUDSTERF 9/6/2012 12:09AM

    Don't be hard on ourself. Sleep is just as important in your journey of weight loss and health as exercising is. Evidently your body needed that sleep. Be good to yourself my dear. You deserve it!!!! Your body was taking care of you!!! You have done so well and I know you will continue to do so.

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ANNE1123 9/5/2012 11:49AM

    Have you checked out the chair exercises video that Coach Nicole has on SP? Of course it's low impact, but it is a great motivator and it's short. It's just one of those, oh, I did SOMETHING today exercises and it helps relieve tension. Take care!

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BILL60 9/5/2012 8:05AM

    It's a matter of priorities. To me riding the bike is right up there, rain, snow, sleet, or heat. There are no excuses or reasons. I just do it.

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ANGRITTER 9/5/2012 7:02AM

    Don't get bummed, there's a reason you didn't get the exercise in. Do you have a desk job, or are you always moving around? Wear a pedometer at work and count your steps. That's one way to keep up with what exercise you are getting.

I hope you get everything straightened out and can get back on the exercise track!

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WATCHMEGO! 9/5/2012 5:42AM

    Agreed, it's not laziness, it's tiredness. Some days it's like that. We need to rest our bodies when they say we need it. You'll get back on track!

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/5/2012 5:35AM

    That's not laziness, it's tiredness! Just forget the last few days and start again : )

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CSTERLING 9/5/2012 2:33AM

    Take today and make it the best that you can...

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