Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday I left work early excited to make a new recipe, Banana No Bake Cookies. They are gluten, soy and dairy free and I have to say - DELICIOUS! They have oatmeal, chocolate, banana and peanut butter in them, YUM. I did tweak the recipe when I determined I didnít have enough time to form the cookies before Zumba class so I made them into bars instead. I was able to get 24 squares out of one batch.
Saturday I jumped out of bed and walked to the gym to attend Zumba class. On the way there I took in some of the classic cars at the Annual Classic Car Show. I saw some real beauties! Zumba was amazing. We currently have five Zumba instructors at the gym and two of them really get me pumped up. After class I hustled home so I would have enough time to buy a salad before heading to work for the afternoon.
I was jazzed about working because my Saturday boss had already told me he wouldnít be in the office but would leave me piles of things to do. My Saturday boss is also a close friend and sometime he isnít always that productive when we are together. Iím all for socializing but thereís also work to be done. HA! I arrived on schedule and found the piles. I knocked out some paperwork before I devoured my salad and iced tea. While doing the filing I danced to music and sang along too. When everything was ďnailedĒ down I packed it up and left for home.
I took a power nap when I got home and woke up refreshed and ready to tackle the balance of the afternoon and evening. After picking up the Mr from work I set out to clean the bathroom - my least favorite activity. Between my iPod and two fur balls the task was tolerable - I even giggled a bit too. My youngest fur ball, Irie, loves water and decided he needed to hangout with me while I cleaned. He supervised while sitting on my back while I cleaned the tub and then the other fur ball, Road, checked my work when he peaked over the side of the tub.
After that adventure I decided to try a new recipe, Zucchini Crust. I love pizza. Itís the ultimate comfort food for me and Iím determined to make it healthier. One of the non-SP blogs I follow on-line posted a Zucchini Crust recipe with pictures - looks great! When my first attempt failed the Mr encouraged me to try again so I did, and again it failed. I just moved on not understanding what I was doing wrong. Well today, I found out. The blogger posted an edit and apologized for leaving out an ingredient. *BIG SMILES* I will try this one again soon with the updated recipe. Iím also going to try Cauliflower Pizza Crust soon.
Sunday morning I took a sneak peak at the scale and was happy to see I hadnít reset to my high weight of my plateau and even happier when the scale flashed a 231.5 before settling on 233.
My Sunday was filled with more cleaning, laundry and playing with the fur balls. I also caught a few episodes of Chopped and went to visit a friend before the Mr had to go back to work. In the afternoon the weather was just too nice to stay inside so I pulled my bike off the rack and went for a ride. It was lovely! I explored different areas of town and stopped at a few stores. The sun on my face was awesome.
That night I attempted another new recipe, Veggie Minestrone Soup (gluten free). It was successful and yielded a huge amount. Iím having it for lunch today so Iíll see if those leftovers are just as tasty.
Although there wasnít much down time on Sunday I rather enjoyed my day. If left with an open schedule I flounder about and get distracted by my inner thoughts. I strive to find my balance on Sundayís.
Mondayís are my official weigh-in days so I woke the scale early. The numbers danced around a bit and then landed on 232.5 - Iíll take it! Iím gonna sneak past this plateau one way or the other and Iím gonna find the lighter side of 232 soon. Stay the course, just stay the course!