Thursday, February 10, 2011
Yesterday I drank a LOT of water. So, I got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, except it wasn't the middle of the night...it was time to get up & go to the gym. :(
I sat in my living room, all dressed with my shoes on and everything, and prayed about it. About God being with me on this. And how hard it has been. "Please don't leave me now."
SO I got to the gym, and did an hour on the elliptical. Not bad, for not really wanting to go today.
The only problem this morning was my bra. I felt like it quit working in the middle of my workout! I looked in the mirror, and there were my boobs, flopping all around. Ah, who am I kidding, there were many parts of me flopping all around. :(
But I am doing it. Spark On.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
This morning my kids had a late start at school. The state owes the school district a LOT of back-money (It's IL, go figure) so to cut the budget, the teachers have to complete their CE's during school time, once a month. It throws a wrench into our lives but we're dealing with it.
But the nice thing about late starts is it gives me more time at the gym. I don't have to race home by 7am to make lunches and get kids out the door, so this morning, I took my time and worked hard...and burned 1300 calories. Life is good. :)
The weather is still miserably cold, but there is a warm-up on the way for the weekend and I can't wait. I need me some sunshine and warm temps right about now.
On Friday night I'm going x-country skiing. The ladies bike group I'm in is putting together a ski/snowshoe night on the trail. I've been wanting to try it for 2 winters! I just never have the money for equipment. But I found out that the local university rents them pretty affordably, so I'm finally getting my chance to try it out. I hear it's a great cardio workout. Also one of the women is hosting dinner afterward. It will be great to visit with everyone! It's very hard in the winter to get out and socialize. I really can't wait. :)
I guess that's about all. I'm staying in my calories again today! I have some really great momentum right now. Yay, me. Spark On. :)
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I don't usually blog more than once a day, but I don't want to forget this Swedish Meatball recipe so I'm typing it out while it's still fresh in my head.
16 oz. egg noodles, cooked
2 (16 oz) bags Aldi Fit & Active Frozen Turkey Meatballs
2 Tbs. canola oil
1/2 c. flour
2 c. beef broth
12 oz. evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Preheat oven to 375F. Lay meatballs in a 9X13 baking pan in a single layer. Set aside.
Combine oil, beef broth, and evaporated milk in a large saucepan. Add flour, dill weed, and pepper, whisking together over med-high heat until mixture is bubbly. Pour mixture over meatballs, cover and bake at 375F or until heated through.
Cook noodles according to package directions while meatballs are in the oven.
Serve meatballs over noodles. Steamed carrots and a tossed garden salad are great sides. :)
8 servings: 456 calories
10 servings: 436 calories
12 servings: 354 calories
I broke the servings down this way so you can decide how much of this recipe you actually want to put on your plate. ;) I've been pretty good on calories today, so I'm thinking about going the 8-serving route.
Also...you can probably switch to fat-free evaporated milk to reduce the fat, and reduce the broth to cut the sodium, but I was just playing around in the kitchen and I'll probably try that another time.
I normally make this much food every time I cook because I have so many kids and a large husband to feed, but you can either cut this recipe in half, or store/freeze half of what you make when it's done. I hope you enjoy. Spark On. :)
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
This morning I lifted again, and I'm really proud that I've been sticking with my ST schedule for the past 5 weeks! :)
There are a few grunting men in the gym, but I don't let them intimidate me. I'm there to work hard and do my thing and everyone leaves me alone, so I'm happy.
The weather is cold, cold, COLD. It's gonna be like this all week! :( I just want winter to be over. Last night I told Dan that I want to move someplace warm when we retire, because the winters are just too hard with my depression. But we'll have to wait and see where our kids end up; I don't want to be a grandmother who never sees my grandkids.
Yesterday I did a great job staying in my calories. It was very hard! I hadn't realized how off track I'd gotten. But I did really great yesterday, and I want to build on that for today. Probably the hardest part is not snacking every hour or so in the afternoons, or having the right kind of snack. I'll keep working on that for today.
Well I have to get my kids out the door for school, and then I have 2 papers to write for school, but wanted to say it's a better week in spite of the weather and I'm doing pretty good. Spark On. :)
Monday, February 07, 2011
This morning I stayed on the dreadmill until I got 4 miles in. And I was on there 62 minutes. Not bad. :)
I also lost a pound since last week, although I think I should've done better.
I'm going to try harder to log my food, but not sure how it will go with f/t classes. :(
I don't have much else to say, so I guess I'll go make some lunch. Spark On! :)
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