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Step one: fuel the tank

Saturday, March 30, 2013

First MetroPark ride today! The wind managed to be in my face no matter what direction I turned, and about 3/4 of the way into the ride I remembered what the thing was I'd been standing in the living room trying to remember to do: eat something. 12 miles into the ride I was FLAT--blood sugar bottoming out. I was deep in the weeds and didn't really think I had what it would take to get back out. And I didn't even have a single snack in my bike bag.

The MetroPark is in a gorge, which means that at the end of the ride, you have to climb back out of the gorge. I got to the bottom of the hill and thought, "I can't do it. I don't have the juice." But I figured I'd at least start pedaling up and stop when my speed dropped below 4mph or my wind gave out. Amazingly, neither happened. My wind was going as I neared the top, but I coached myself on because it was getting flatter again.

That was 17 hardwon miles, but I did it!

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/1/2013 9:00AM

    Holy smokes! That was a tough ride.

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GCHUNG 3/31/2013 7:37PM

    Fantastic!!! Great job.

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CORNERKICK 3/31/2013 3:15AM

  Wooo hooo...Good for you!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/30/2013 9:31PM

    You are out there doing what I shouLd have been doing today! I have a couple of those huge hills that I dread. And yep, fuel is so important! Glad you were able to get out of there!

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NATPLUMMER 3/30/2013 7:55PM

    Glad you made it. I bet you won't forget snacks again ;-)

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/30/2013 6:49PM

    I'm glad you were able to finish it!

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Stretching dinner

Friday, March 29, 2013

I went from "Guh, I have nothing planned for dinner and am too hungry to cook" to really tasty bastardized Indian curry with tons of veggies in, like, half an hour. Thanks, stray jar of masala simmer sauce in the cabinet! I totally ignored your cooking instructions and made you about 50 times healthier, but I'm sure you will forgive me.

See, the jar called for just browning a pound of diced chicken breast, then dumping the sauce in and simmering for 15 minutes. But instead, I chopped onion, garlic, red peppers, mushrooms, green beans, and carrots and sauteed all of them with the chicken before adding the sauce. Suddenly, we went from a dish that was really only big enough for 2 and was really high-calorie and veggie-free to one that was mostly veggies with the chicken and sauce serving a condiment role.

Don't be shy about adding more veggies to dishes! The whole family eats them better when they are incorporated into the main dish.

  
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KAREBEARCARES 3/30/2013 7:18PM

    I love this! this is what I always do! just toss in carrots, onions, broc and/or mushrooms into everything I make. simples!

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NATPLUMMER 3/30/2013 12:10PM

    YUM!!!

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GAILRUU 3/30/2013 11:29AM

    My husband will eat mainly meat if I cook a roast or steak. It is more cost effective to use it in a dish to flavor the dish and incorporate healthy vegetable choices.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/30/2013 11:20AM

    Delicious!
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TATTER3 3/30/2013 9:46AM

    Yum!!!

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ROBERTAUP 3/30/2013 8:48AM

    sounds great

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/29/2013 11:47PM

    Great idea! I am gonna have to go find some of that sauce!

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TAFODIL24 3/29/2013 10:07PM

    emoticon emoticon thanks for sharing

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FRANCIEVW 3/29/2013 9:48PM

    Way to rally and find a great dinner in your own home! :) Love those simmer sauces. I don't even bother with the meat. Just veggies, sometimes a few raisins. Yum.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/29/2013 8:55PM

    It's always good to add veggies.

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RISAMEANSLAUGH 3/29/2013 8:28PM

    Dear Miss180's,

You're quite right about the veggies!! I hope you continue going in the right direction on your weight loss journey. All the best! sincerely,

Riisa
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Hibernation day

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today was one of those days when I just could NOT wake up. My girls left around 9am to go snowboarding up in New York, and I got up to help them get out the door. Then I crawled back into bed with my sweetie, snuggled up on his shoulder, and fell back to sleep until noon. Woke up long enough to look at the clock, roll over, and fall back to sleep until after 1:00!

But I think I really needed it. I'm feeling very mellow and happy today, and the fact that it's already 2pm isn't throwing my into a tizzy. Other than getting laundry done, I think it's going to be a very lazy day of just playing on the computer and watching movies. I kind of need that.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/25/2013 7:36PM

    Every once in a while we really need a day of rest...I guess this was your day!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/25/2013 10:58AM

    Sounds like a good, cocooning type of day!

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JANETRIS 3/25/2013 9:22AM

    We all need a recovery day. It makes us appreciate what we have! emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/24/2013 8:13PM

    Every once and again, a person just has to have a day like that! Glad you have enjoyed and appreciated it!

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NATPLUMMER 3/24/2013 8:05PM

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TATTER3 3/24/2013 7:55PM

    Yea for you!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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DOGLADY13 3/24/2013 4:39PM

    If anyone needs a break, it is you! Enjoy your rest. Falling back asleep in a warm bed with the man you love is one of life's greatest gifts.

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Just do it!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Just completed a 5k as a family. of the 700+ people who signed up, less than 200 actually participated because it was all of 26 degrees. And DH, Younger Daughter and I were the only walkers in the crowd. (Older Daughter ran, then came back around and walked the last mile with us.) We were slow. We were, in fact, dead last. But we were lapping everyone who stayed in bed instead of showing up!

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/24/2013 10:50AM

    Congratulations on participating and getting your whole family involved....I bet you all had a lot of fun!

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NATPLUMMER 3/24/2013 9:57AM

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TATTER3 3/23/2013 3:18PM

    Yea for the success!!

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MRS_FLOWERS1 3/23/2013 10:51AM

    That is Awesome! You were doing it for YOU, anyway. Way to go! emoticon
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That was scary...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Took my girls out for sushi last night, which is one of my favorite foods in the whole world. But as we were driving back home, my throat began to feel sore and tight and the inside of my mouth to burn, and I realized that something in the sushi we ate was cross-contaminated with shrimp or lobster.

I can eat any seafood or shellfish except shrimp and lobster, but those two definitely cause me problems. Fortunately, I recognized it right away and we were almost home. I took 4 Benadryl, and then an hour later two more, and an hour after that one more. I was a little loopy, but it managed the symptoms, and today I'm fine.

Still, from now on when I order sushi I will definitely mention the allergy issue and make sure the chefs don't cross-contaminate!

  
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MSANITAL 3/24/2013 3:16PM

    Glad you are better.. and you where able to relize it right away and take care of it.. I know if I took that many Benadryl I would be under the table..
take care hope you feel better soon


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DOGLADY13 3/23/2013 7:01PM

    You can't get a break this year can you? Maybe you should write a blog about all the good things that have happened this year just to help balance out the craziness.

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DOGLADY13 3/23/2013 7:00PM

    I have a nut allergy that does that. I carry an epipen, but I can tell if the attack is epipen worthy... when I'm fairly certain I'm going to be OK, I load up on the benadryl but I also gargle with very, very salty warm salt water. (Like a 1/4 cut salt to 10 oz water - I've never measured, but that seems about right.) Also, if you can get the capsules of benadryl, you can break them and pour the little rolly-tablets under your tongue for faster release.

Still, you need to carry an epipen because you never, ever know what it is going to be the time that could kill you.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 3/22/2013 9:23PM

    That's scary. And that's a lot of Benadryl. Do you have an Epi Pen? You may want to talk to your doctor about getting one.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/22/2013 4:00PM

    I'm glad you are okay! Take care.
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NATPLUMMER 3/22/2013 3:12PM

    Wow...that is scary. Maybe you need to carry an epipen with you.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/22/2013 2:16PM

    Benadryl puts me out. I'd never make it past the first dose! I'm glad you were onto the allergic symptoms and took fast action!

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