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Stormy Weather

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday was slow, slow, slow, but I made it. I did my morning yoga, and my evening chest/tricep/ab workout. I ate reasonably, well, I fasted until 6pm and then made kale and Mediterranean herbed goat cheese stuffed chicken and a mix of tomatoes, chickpeas, and squashes. Yummy!

Post-fast weigh-in: 171.0

It was jazz night last night, which is always fun. The number of things I can do on my accordion gets better every week! I also took a playing break and sang Stormy Weather, which I adore.

It's Tuesday Tip day! My tip today is to have easily accessible healthy snacks when you need them. I have frozen grapes right in front of my freezer, and so I tend to go for those first before hunting down the junk food that is significantly harder to reach.

I don't know what the weather is going to do, because my husband won't run if it's raining at all. Ack, the phone says 70% rain all day. I will have to look outside once it gets light and see, because I may still get a couple of miles in this morning myself if the rain isn't bad. Oh well, we have the bike. Just gotta make the husband uses it later.

Okay, time to get moving on stuff, make some breakfast, and either run or bike.
Onward and upward!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/17/2011 12:06PM

    HATE rainy days when I can't walk outside! Good luck. Hope the rain subsides.

Just FYI . . . will be out of town (funeral) from Friday through Sunday night. Then am having cataract surgery #2 on Tuesday, so will be out of commish on that day.

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HOPESINGH 5/17/2011 11:16AM

    I think we're done with rain over here, for this year. But we'll see.
Nothing like frozen grapes! emoticon

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ILLINITEACHER52 5/17/2011 8:33AM

  Raining again here too - I sympathize. Have a great day in spite of the rain!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Monday morning! It totally rained all day yesterday, but I still got my strength done at least. It's supposed to rain all week, which is going to put a kink in our running. Still, we have the stationary bike, and so exercise will happen.

Weigh-in today 173.0, I'm always a little up post-weekend but will be down again tomorrow post-fast.

It's Motivational Monday!
"So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win."

~Og Mandino~

Time to keep persisting!

Onward and upward!

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HOPESINGH 5/16/2011 4:06PM

    Loved your motivational quote. Thanks.

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NANCY- 5/16/2011 8:24AM

    This is just what I needed this morning as I face today's challenges.
Thank you so much.
You are doing awesome.... keep Sparking!!!

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POETANDMORE 5/16/2011 6:50AM

    Helps me focus on exercise. Thankyou!!

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Agnus Dei

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This morning weigh-in: 172.0

Today was Choir Sunday at church and we sang a Haydn Mass (a short one). It was awesome. The choir was fabulous, our instrumentalists were great, and I talked for a couple of minutes about what music in church means to me, which went over perfectly.

Then I ate a terrible gluten-free bagel in an attempt to get some good cream cheeses. I need to learn to make gluten-free bagels, because the selection currently in Whole Foods is pretty terrible. I have some ideas, so next time I have time, that's happening.

It's raining so I may or may not run today but I will stationary bike if I don't run. That's later though, because Dungeons and Dragons is in an hour and we just ate Brench (that's a more balanced way of saying Brunch) which was an Italian Frittata.

So, today's plan is to get stuff done, exercise, and no snacking between now and dinner. I can do that.

Onward and upward!

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ILLINITEACHER52 5/15/2011 2:33PM

  It looks like all week will be exercise bike this week here. Wish I could have heard your choir. Sounds like it was great!

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JESUSLUVSYOU 5/15/2011 1:07PM

    Agnus Dei is one of the most powerful songs EVER. I especially love Michael W. smith singing it. I like how you have a backup plan to running. :). Well thought out!

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Still Rolling Along Saturday

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Well, it's the middle of the day on Saturday already. However, I went shopping, did a mini strength workout, ran 4 miles, had breakfast, and showered already, so I think I'm good.

Weigh-in this morning was 171.4, still going down. That was post-fast although we did go out to dinner, so we'll see where tomorrow takes me.

I joined a Biggest Loser Challenge for the summer on my gaming team, so I'm hoping that keeps me moving in the right direction as much as possible this summer. Also, the running will keep ramping up again, so that will definitely help.

I'm still kind of munchy, but I'm saying no more than yes, I think.

Anyway, our plan for the day is to go see a movie, Priest, I believe. Looks pretty cool. Then, probably just chill. My husband got a new iMac yesterday, so he's mostly playing with his toy.

I need to plan some dinners this week. I haven't done that yet. Okay, here's what I got:

Something Asian with sprouts and baby bok choy and rice noodles
Chicken and dumplings with lots of veggies in with the chicken
Spinach and goat cheese stuffed chicken with squash/zucchini/tomato/leek/chickpea casserole and salad
Some kind of meat with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli/cauliflower
Cheesy chicken, rice, and broccoli and salad
Carnitas with a bean/corn/tomato side dish
Italian quiche with spaghetti crust

Okay. I like the sound of all of that. Leaving for the movie soon. Have a great weekend!

Onward and upward!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/15/2011 9:10AM

    Hope the movie was good.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Today is UMass graduation! That only means one thing to me: work from home. I don't want to be anywhere near the thousands of kids and their families today. That's nice, because it means I get a relaxing day where I don't have to catch buses or worry about troubleshooting equipment. I can also work while sitting on my couch and watching tv, which I actually do very well.

So, yesterday was okay. I ate about right, just a little bit of snacking. I ran in the morning and did strength in the evening. Today is a fast day, so I just need to stay busy. I'm making a big thing of iced tea out of Berry Zinger and Wild Blueberry so I'll be sipping that for a while. It is beautiful out, so I may even try and work outside for a bit. Or just take an outside break, we'll see. Actually, a walk would be a great idea, and I rarely get to do that at work.

It's fabulous Friday, and I think just having a nice relaxing day works for that! A walk in the sunshine would also be fabulous.

Today my weigh-in was 172.8, yesterday it was 172.0 but I was in different clothes. I need to track that here. If I fail to give my daily weigh-in, someone ask me about it, okay!

So, I've got work to do, tea to drink, and True Blood to watch.

Onward and upward.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/13/2011 10:27AM

    Good day! I love the fruity teas as iced tea. Works for me too.

Enjoy your day.

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PRUPLEBEAR 5/13/2011 9:21AM

    You rock!

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