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I am woman...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This time last week I said never ever ever again... It's Wednesday and while he's not here yet, Bill is going to bring McDonald's for breakfast. I'm waaay ahead of him though. Woke up early and rode my bike to work today (yea me!), wait wait... getting ahead of myself. Had a fantastic dinner last night (at dinner time! - not 9pm) and when I woke up this morning I was already feeling a little hungry. Rode my bike to work (yea me!), by the time I got to work was kind of famished. It's only 15 min or so, but any activity on an empty stomach makes me feel like I haven't eaten in a week. Got to work, jump in the shower, walk up to my desk - to the kitchen actually - and prepared my oatmeal cobbler thing. I've done it! I've found the answer. The trick is to be so hungry on Wednesday that I can't possibly wait till 9am when Bill gets here with breakfast. I'm sitting here filling up on oatmeal and it's only 8!

McDonald's, WE ARE THROUGH!

In other news, I'm back on my bike. The ankle is still the tiniest bit tender, but I'm not letting it slow me down. Doing Yoga at noon and will be having grilled chicken and a greek style salad for lunch, AND I brought snacks again. Grapes, and yogurt and bananas, Oh My! I'm ready for anything, I AM gonna ride my bike to choir practice this afternoon and expand my biking horizons.

HEAR ME ROAR!!!

  
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KATANNAH 7/29/2009 6:19PM

    You are empowered and powerful! You are WOMAN!!!

You go girl.

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KING*GET*FIT 7/29/2009 5:43PM

    You are so smart! emoticon

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AOGOAE 7/29/2009 11:08AM

    hm, I hope you aren't so hungry by lunchtime that the leftover mcdonalds looks good :P

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VALERIENEAL 7/29/2009 9:52AM

    WAY TO GO!!!!! So, do you work at home and ride stationary bike, or actually leave the house? Just curious, I am a stay at home mom, who homeschools, and you just inspired me to hop on my stationary bike and ride to school this fall. I LOVED this blog. emoticon

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-DEBY- 7/29/2009 9:33AM

    teehee emoticon

~~BLESSings~~ this WEIRDnWILD Wednesday ~~0:)


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CARADAWN 7/29/2009 9:14AM

    emoticon Show McDonald's who is boss!!

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Waking up...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

as it turns out is not so easy. My AC is back up and running and my my room and consequently my bed, oh so comfortable. It's 70 degrees in there and I've got a down comforter and purring cat, who in their right mind wants to get out of bed when those are your sleeping conditions. Actually... I woke up around 7 anyway because sleeping conditions changed. Jordan decided she was too hungry to wait and started licking any exposed skin. This included my nose and forehead. Good thing I wasn't sunburned, she's gotten thrown off the bed for that before.

So, I didn't wake up early enough to ride my bike to work, but I did get up in time to pack my breakfast, snacks and lunch, no reckless eating today. Tomorrow I'll do better, tomorrow I'll wake up early and ride to work, I may even ride to church after work and wait there for choir practice... I may be getting ahead of myself.

Oh Oh! Last night I had fried shrimp! and it was guilt free. I had been so smart with my calories and fat intake all day long that when it came time for dinner I was able to indulge without feeling the guilt. It was awesome! I even stayed under on my sodium intake, yea me!

I put in all this info BEFORE I fried up the shrimp, just in case. After seeing the results I felt so empowered I thought I'd make my granola again... something went wrong though, needs much tweaking before I publish to Spark. No. 1 I added too much nutmeg, this was just a lazy error on my part. No. 2 - this one is going to take some work - the ingredients that make it clump are on the fatty side. Nothing too terrible, but it could certainly be better. I'm going to work on this next time. Any ideas? ps, I like my granola crunchy, hate the chewy kind.

  
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MOOMOOSCARYGIRL 7/28/2009 11:32AM

    emoticon for you...

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CARADAWN 7/28/2009 11:19AM

    It is definately hard to get out of bed!! I have extra motivation to get up - when my alarm goes off if I don't get up within a minute my dog is on top of me and in my face. He demands his walk first thing and if he doesn't get it he will sit on me and then jump off and whine right by my side of the bed.

I can't wait for you to post the granola recipe! I love granola but haven't made it in sooo long emoticon

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KING*GET*FIT 7/28/2009 11:02AM

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Today is a good day...

Monday, July 27, 2009

I was prepared. I know I shouldn't find joy in the misery of others, but it's not what you think. Every monday Allen (guy i work with) brings in tacos from Whataburger. Yesterday after volleyball my endorphins were still going, I was feeling good, I was freaking Shera! I don't need no stinking tacos! Then as the night wore on, and the following morning (this morning) I realized how much I really wanted a taco. Then I got a text from Allen - Up with a virus all night, won't be bringing in breakfast tomorrow. Woohoo! Sorry Allen, but I needed to not be tempted today. Instead I had my frozen waffles, and coffee. Brought a banana and some yogurt for snacks, and a very healthy lunch. I AM Shera!

Tomorrow I'm going to try and get back on my bike. This is important to me, now if only waking up early was easy.

  
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AOGOAE 7/27/2009 5:37PM

    Sometimes life throws you a break, huh? :)

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AZCUPCAKE 7/27/2009 4:19PM

    Don't mess with SLYNNK821! She is ONE BAD GIRL (in a GOOD way!)!!

It is almost like you have an angel on your side....you are doing all the hard work, of course, but your co-worker Allen and his tacos needed to stay home today! Thought that was so funny, the way you told the story.

Congrats on the healthy choices you are continuing to make; you are on your way to being one super-hot female! I can already see the flames! emoticon

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Applesauce

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I made my own applesauce this morning, I started searching Spark recipes but they all called for either sugar or honey or some kind of artificial sweetener. This was very disappointing as my favorite jarred applesauce is always the one with no sugar added. So I took it upon myself to just use these as a guide and came up with this:

4 small golden delicious apples peeled, cored and quartered.
1/2 cup water
dash of cinnamon and ground nutmeg

But all in a small baking dish, baked at 350 for... a while. Smashed up with a hand blender and VIOLA! It was so good! Why do people add sweeteners to applesauce?

Anyway, I took that along with my previously frozen, now mashed up bananas, and cooked up a new waffle recipe
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Not as sweet as the old Belgium waffles I used to make, but just as satisfying and WAAAAAY healthier.

It's Saturday and I'm off to a great start.

  
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CARADAWN 7/27/2009 8:37AM

    I love Belgian waffles!! My sister's wedding gift to us was a Belgian waffle maker and every time I make some (like I did yesterday) I think of her emoticon The best waffle/pancake mix I have found is from Fiber One. It keeps me fuller longer than any other mix and still tastes great. I am not as talented as you to make my own!

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KING*GET*FIT 7/26/2009 8:32PM

    You did them just as I would have. Now I probably would have mixed redwith sweet and sour apples because I like to do that.

BTW, Cinnamon lowers blood sugar.

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AZCUPCAKE 7/25/2009 5:09PM

    You sweet girl! Applesauce! One of life's simple pleasures, and so basically GOOD for you! I am not as creative as you, but I am going to follow your example and get some unsweetened applesauce on my next trip to the grocery store. Thanks for reminding me!

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KATANNAH 7/25/2009 4:17PM

    Oooh. Girl, I am SO making these tomorrow. I tried a pancakes recipe that was NOT a hit with the husband so I need to redeem myself.

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What a difference a bed makes...

Friday, July 24, 2009

I can hear Nat King Cole singing in my head... What. A. Difference... A Bed Makes. Give me 8... Little hours.

The AC guy came by yesterday afternoon and last night I was able to once again sleep upstairs in my foam memory bed with the down bedding topper. soooo comfortable. Life is good again. Well... it would be if it weren't for the fact that I got on the scale this morning and it said 137.5. really??? 1.5 lbs can be gained and lost in a hot dog. 1.5 lbs is the normal fluctuation for a person who isn't trying to do anything. 1.5 lbs is a lousy return on 10 days of food tracking and exercise. I know, I know... I'm supposed to look at inches at the beginning because the actual weight is meaning less without the inches. I know that muscle weighs more than fat. But I keep forgetting to measure the inches so even if I went home this afternoon and broke out my measuring tape it wouldn't make a difference because I have nothing to compare it to. And I REALLY wanted to see that scale move.

I'll keep going though, all is not lost. And my sodium really is still off the charts. Who knows, maybe there will be 5 lbs of water weight hiding behind all that sodium I'm consuming and once I change that it will just miraculously fall off.

  
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KING*GET*FIT 7/24/2009 7:03PM

    I love this song! emoticonon the loss

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KATANNAH 7/24/2009 3:58PM

    But... how do your clothes fit?
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OSPREY50 7/24/2009 3:52PM

  Remember small steps add up. emoticon

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AOGOAE 7/24/2009 2:06PM

    1.5lbs is actually *great* if it's a real weight loss in 10 days. I WISH I lost 1.5lbs every 10 days. That's almost 5lbs per month! Keep tracking and I'll bet the scale keeps creeping down.

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