Sunday, January 23, 2011
Hi..I've had quite a lazy Sunday..I like that. I did ride my bike for 30 minutes, kept within calorie ranges and all that :) We watched an afternoon movie..then hubby blew snow and I did a bit of cleaning, got fire wood and made supper. Lunch was our usual eggs and toast... I had mine with salsa and hubby had bacon and homefries with his. Supper was also our usual Sunday supper..chicken, sweet potatoes and a veggie..I made cabbage salad ..then lemon pie for dessert..I had a sliver again :)
Jan goal recap...
refresh spark page..new pic and new program :)
record progress..yes..here and on a calendar with stickers :)
tea..yes..almost every night so far, missed a few days :)
exercise..yes every day I've done some..also joined 28 day boot camp and did it about 10 times, hurt my back and have more or less quit..at least I did some of it and now I know how the videos work :)
water..yes..I've been drinking at least 10 cups a day including tea..I'm using a quart sealer and drink 2 or 3 plus a pot of tea most nights
healthy foods..yes..I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies and have been making a huge pot of soup from scratch weekly then having it for a meal a day :)
streaks..I've kept up my steaks of water, log in points and exercise since Sept 1..and I've only missed a few days of blogging since then too :)
Dr. Weil's 8 weeks..not so much..I have mostly incorporated his ideas into my life now already..it's just a refresher anyway..
House..I've been doing a bit off decluttering..sorted out over 100 books to give to my sister for the school library where she works, took lots and lots of magazines to the recycling..haven't gotten back to painting yet tho..so much to do..so little energy for it :)
rejuvenate..well I've been trying to remember face and body lotion to rid myself of dry flaky winter skin, been doing lots of reading for refreshing ideas, I bought myself a new coat..old one was getting way too big..also got some compliments so that's very rejuvenating..one day hubby even paid me a compliment..one morning we woke up with all the covers on his side and he said it was cuz I've lost all that weight and now the bed doesn't lean to my side..haha :)
goal weight..to lose 4 to 5 pounds..I didn't reset my ticker from Christmas gain but now I'm about one pound away from my ticker and that's around a 3 to 4 pound loss so I'm happy with that :)
So there you have my goal update..hope you're all doing great with your progress too. The weather has warmed up but the wind is so up today it still feels quite cold..but way better than it has been...and it's supposed to stay nicer for the whole week :)
I spent lots of time today reading on Spark..I found an interesting idea..cook oatmeal in tea and add cinnamon :) I'd like to go to a second hand store and look for cheap and different tea pots and tea cups.
Well I've finished my little pot of cinnamon tea..thanks for stopping by and keep on Sparkin'
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Hi..I've been busy giving out goodies to team Sask members and adding some comments to pages..the team Sask challenge included 5 goodies and 10 comments. Also included drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water, get a plant or fresh flowers..I did that last week with my mini orange roses..they still look okay but it's time to pour out the water and use them as a dried bouquet!! I do that all the time, so I can enjoy them longer :)
Thanks for all the comments on my refreshed page and new picture...I really appreciate the positive comments..you made my day :)
Lunch was a homemade pizza..I had less dough so it was a thin crust (less calories) I made the sauce with some tomato soup, BBQ sauce and spices..then added sautéed onion slices and mushrooms (in olive oil so it's healthier) then added some sliced deer sausages and a sprinkling of 3 cheeses..mozza, cheddar and parm..hubby doesn't like it real cheesy..me on the other hand thinks the more the better..gotta think like hubby :)
While I was making the pizza I also made the week's soup...some of the onions and mushrooms , the rest of the tomato soup and a bag of frozen homemade tomato sauce..some celery, green peppers,carrots and spinach (some had seen better days..a good add to soup) also some sliced deer sausage and some spices and simmered it during lunch...
now I have soup ready for the week :)
Supper was steak, brussels sprouts and spinach salad with mushrooms..I also had a little sliver of chocolate meringue pie for dessert (I made 2 pies for hubby, also a lemon meringue one) I apparently like to make it hard on myself!!! haha!! Does anyone else have a hubby with a sweet tooth??
I rode my bike for 30 minutes..can't wait til that can be my outside bike..winter's getting looong!!!
Another challenge was to add lots of fruits and veggies to your day..I had 1/2 banana, handful of saskatoons, a grapefruit, onions, mushrooms and tomato sauce and spinach, mushrooms and brussels sprouts and just had 4 dates for a snack with my tea..
More of the challenge was to bake some bread..should dust off the bread machine tomorrow!
Read a book..working on that..always...try a new fruit or veggie..I'd have to go shopping for that..and the last one not done..a pamper me session..well, I've been enjoying all my new magazines and to me that's a major pamper for me :)
How's your weekend been going? I kind of feel like I spent most of my day in the kitchen..I also worked on some books, got some mail ready and did some cleaning...hubby spent most of the day out doing chores but we did play some cribbage..I lost :(
Now I'm finishing my tea and watching some hockey/curling..after I got control of the remote!! Before we watched parts of 6 movies and a hockey game and some car auction..hubby loves to channel surf..sometimes it drives me batty!!! So off to the lap top I go :)
One of these days I should recap January's goals..maybe tomorrow..things are going great!
Thanks for stopping by for a chat and tea..keep on Sparking..
..still waiting for the warm up!!!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Hi..I've been working working on refreshing my spark page..put up a new profile picture..now I realized that it was a quick picture I took this morning..with out doing my hair or having any makeup on !! haha! and all my other pictures..camping, after swimming with the Granddaughters etc have me with no make up..I think for my goal pictures when I'm all made up and have my hair done :) Oh well you guys are seeing the real me!
Speaking of seeing, when I was updating my page and went to the bottom to save changes I saw for the first time a box that says how many people have viewed my page..mind boggling, awesome and kind of scary at the same time..almost 3000 ..to think I've bored that many people..haha!!
On to what else I've been doing today. I rode my bike for 30 mins while I talked to my sister on the phone..while we were talking she could tell I was riding my bike since I was starting to breathe heavy..did some housework and sorting, shovelled snow, hauled wood to the house and burned some garbage. Then hubby and I went to town, got the mail and brought 50 magazines to the recycling. Then out for supper and got drinking water on the way home, then checked the oil site. Now I'm watching tv, catching up with Spark and reading some new mags that came in the mail..and drinking beer..multi-tasking at it's finest on the couch (also listen to hubby read tidbits from his papers and magazines)..so if this doesn't make complete sense blame any of the above!
Lunch was the last of my weeks soup and a tuna wrap with a bit of cream cheese and a handful of spinach, then yogurt. Had an orange with coffee and cribbage ( got skunked twice today :( ) Supper at the cafe was clam chowder and a grilled chicken breast on a bun with lettuce and tomato and coffee..had a treat of a small bowl of maple walnut ice cream when we got home..now beer..will I have room for tea later???
It has warmed up some..storm forecast for tonight and tomorrow..that's why we got the mail today..it's been a week since we got the mail!! Nothing like living 20 miles from your post office :) Next week is supposed to be above normal and we can't wait!! Too many cold days!!
If it does get nice we may go to Williston.. although I don't really need much but it's fun to get out...I've been trying to cut down on my spending by tracking the days I stay home and don't spend any money!!! I read if you spent around $27 a day you spent $10,000 a year..yikes!
Well I should go for now..thanks for stopping by for a chat ..have a great weekend and keep on Sparkin'
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Hi another cold windy day!! below -40 with the wind chill..quite a storm was happening tonight but it's settled down a bit..this kind of weather makes me feel like hibernating!! I did walk outside for about 10 minutes to go to the shop and tell hubby our neighbor was on his way up to pick up his mom's groceries. He stayed for coffee and a visit.
I did a bit more sorting and recycling. Made banana cupcakes for hubby. I had a spinach salad with mushrooms and peppers and salmon for lunch and had a bowl of my chicken noodle veggie soup and half a sweet potato for supper and some applesauce and a little spoon of ice cream for dessert...yum yum.
I drank my gem jars of water and I'm off to make some tea..I think peppermint tonight :)
I hope you're all keeping warm on this frosty night!! We're still waiting for the big warm up!!! Or at least to have temps around normal!!
I got an e-mail that team Sask is doing a challenge that sounds like lots of fun so I'm joining in!! One thing was to add more fresh fruits and veggies to your diet and I bought quite a lot of that in Regina and Weyburn..I have fresh spinach, mushrooms, green peppers, sweet potatoes, celery, onions , cauliflower, cabbage and parsnips from the stores. I also have lots of potatoes and carrots from the garden..then I have frozen stuff, either homegrown or boughten. I also have lots of fruit on hand..fresh and frozen :) Another was to make soup and I've been doing that weekly since Jan 1...also give goodies to team members and comment on their blogs...off I go to give some goodies and comments....
Have a great evening..thanks for stopping by for a chat and tea..oh..I thought if I ever changed my spark name I'd change it to Teabag :) haha..or maybe Loosetea :)
Take care and keep on Sparkin'
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