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Yikes! Indian Buffet for Lunch---Update with picture

Saturday, October 09, 2010

In order to prepare for all that tasty food, I hike an hour on the incline trainer and did my 28 day challenge lower body video.
I will do my best to only take a little of my favorites: channa masala, palak panner, aloo gobi.
Boy, do I love Indian food. I really have a hard time resisting it. I just will have to remind myself that this is not the last Indian food I will eat, so just eat a little and enjoy.
Good luck to me.

And here's what I had:

The palak paneer was very skimpy on the spinach (upper left) so I only ate the cheese (paneer) and left the creamy sauce.

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LAPLESKY 10/11/2010 12:49PM

    I don't know you, but I at least know you are short and adore Indian cuisine, like me. The meal sounds wonderful. I took a 6 week Indian Cooking class from a gal in the area (from India) back in May and it was a blast - took a lot of the unknown out of trying recipes and knowing what to buy at the Indian store. She was great - a no nonsense woman who kept instilling in us the following fear-busting notions:

* Improvise! (She never follows her recipes exactly to the letter).
* Substitute! (If you don't have an ingredient, just substitute. It will be fine).

So, I have collected about 40 recipes for condiments, main dishes, soups, sides, breads, desserts, etc. from that class and worked my way through making about 2/3 of them at home since the class ended. Now, I have to count carbs so I should enter my faves into the recipe calculator and find out which will remain o.k. If you really love Indian food, see if you can find a class in your area! You'll have fun.

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KWRIG7 10/9/2010 7:42PM

    Mmm, Indian food.

In fact, I'm making Pav Bahji for dinner tomorrow night! Seems like we have yet another thing in common!

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MASSPEACH 10/9/2010 2:30PM

    I'm going out for Indian food tonight for dinner, but I'm not going to do a buffet. I worked out in anticipation of dinner, but not as much as you-that's great!!! Enjoy your dinner!!

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HALFFAST 10/9/2010 12:15PM

    I'm not a fan of Indian food but if that was a Chinese buffet, I'd be in trouble! Lol! Anyways, I'm sure you'll do fine! Especially since now you know we'll be expecting you to come back here and update us on how it went ;)

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MYKALEIDOSCOPE 10/9/2010 12:09PM

    I've never had Indian food. It sounds interesting. Good luck.

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28 Day Challenge Day 8

Friday, October 08, 2010

It's very much like Day 1. In fact you're supposed to do day 1, so I did. Then I added on some more cardio because 10 minutes just isn't very long and the day 1 video doesn't really get my heart rate up too much. I did manage to burn the bootcamp videos to DVD which is convenient because I don't have a laptop so it's difficult to watching streaming videos and exercise when you're computer is in another room.
So, I did a total of 40 minutes which according to my heart rate monitor burns a whopping 175 calories. Kind of sucks. Maybe I burned off a slice of toast. Sometimes I hate being short.


C25K Week 3 Day 3 and 28 Day Challenge Day 7

Thursday, October 07, 2010

I finished the third week of C25K (and added an extra minute of running at the end for 10 minutes total) then did the 7th day of the challenge (core work). Decided to do the core after running because my back is a little iffy and I didn't want to tire it out before running.
I feel fabulous and I'm looking forward to the next week of running.
First a shower emoticon and then some dinner emoticon . After that a little cookie baking. emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 10/8/2010 11:28AM

    Great job!
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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/8/2010 9:42AM

    Keep up the great work!

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 10/7/2010 8:51PM

    Wooho...Keep it up and do the core work often it helps with the back and running.

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MASSPEACH 10/7/2010 8:38PM

    Woooo!! You're doing so awesome!! I finish Week 3 of C25k tomorrow.

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HALFFAST 10/7/2010 8:13PM

    Fantastic! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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28 Day Challenge Day 6

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I finished the 6th day which was upper body. For more fun I also did the upper body portion of Jackie Warner's Circuit Training. Then I did 50 minutes of step aerobics while watching the Thintervention I recorded this week.
I feel good.

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 10/6/2010 9:24PM

    Congrats! I started day 1 today although I am on day 6 on another team. So I did 3 of the videos and felt so much energy I ran after. Isn't it a wonderful feeling.

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HALFFAST 10/6/2010 9:13PM

    You go girl! emoticon

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C25K Week 3 Day 2 and 28 Day Challenge Day 5

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I had to get my workout in early (3am) because they're repaving the streets and I wouldn't have time in the evening.
It was a little tougher than usual to run because I hadn't even had a snack but I made it through. I tried a hip-hop podcast today. The music was good but I couldn't really hear the cues to change pace very well. Luckily I'm running on a treadmill so I can see the time and know when to change myself.
Back is a little sore now but should be fine later.
I'm looking forward to my next run/walk on Thursday.

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BAILEYS7OF9 10/5/2010 1:51PM

    3AM?? OMG emoticon that is dedication! I haven't run in a week because of a stupid cold. Going to tonight though, can't wait!

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MIRWYN 10/5/2010 11:26AM

    My goodness girlie - 3AM! That is awesome and inspiring, keep kicking butt!

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MRKTGCHICK 10/5/2010 11:15AM

    Good Job with your C25K work-out!

Do you have an iPod for running? I found a pretty good app for the C25K... it's called Get Running Lite (and it's Free!). If you are listening to music, the voice will actually pause the music to tell you when to switch to walking/running.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/5/2010 9:27AM

    Whoa that IS a early workout. I sure couldnt do it. Good job!!

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LEAHLUE 10/5/2010 9:17AM

    You certainly started your day off early and in a wonderful, positive way! emoticon

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