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I ate my homework

Monday, May 13, 2013



I am taking an online course from coursera.org: Child Nutrition and Cooking. The first assignment was to make a colorful 3 vegetable dish. I modified a recipe I found on Dr. Hyman's site: drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/17/recipe-g
ingered-carrots-and-red-onions-with-br
occoli-2/


If I had to critique it, then I would have to say for the visual effect I would use fresh broccoli instead of frozen and less peppers and change the shape of the carrots. But for the flavor, I would not change how I made it (I omitted the red pepper flakes because DH does not tolerate "heat" in food well.

It was so yummy. I made wraps with it for leftovers.

  
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DS9KIE 5/15/2013 11:29PM

    yummy homework

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JUNEPA 5/14/2013 12:39AM

    Very tasty looking homework !!

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 5/13/2013 11:34AM

  I owe my health to fresh veggies of all kinds

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MOTHEPRO 5/13/2013 10:45AM

    Looks yummy!

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LIV2RIDE 5/13/2013 9:25AM

    How fun! Looks yummy!

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SPARKCHANTAL 5/13/2013 9:19AM

    sounds delicious.
my cat ate my tax declaration.

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5k fun run

Monday, May 06, 2013

My Garmin time was 33:06. Not too bad considering it was a hilly course. Have I ever mentioned that I do not like running uphill and usually walk them? I was running with my granddaughter and since it was an out and back course, I let her go ahead of me when I had a stitch and needed to slow down. I was not far behind her.

It was a beautiful day for the run. No jacket needed. Sunny. It was a charitable run and the proceeds went toward a fishing pier for a camp far children with disabilities. Running uphill is nothing compared to the challenges some face daily.

  
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08ESCAPE 5/7/2013 4:10PM

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    That's a great 5k time. Keep it up. emoticon

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40+ pounds gone

Sunday, May 05, 2013

This morning when I weighed myself, I saw the number on the scale that was my starting weight. I was heavier than I remembered. Funny, how my brain chose to file that number somewhere in the deep dark corner of my mind.

It has been quite a few years since I weighed that much and this morning I am thinking about how I felt when I carried all that extra weight around. I was tired all the time because I did not sleep well. My body hurt when I moved, especially when I got up from sitting for too long. I walked around with a "life is a bummer" attitude back then.

This morning I read a blog by another "Sparker" who mentioned that she had never written down the reasons why she wanted to lose weight and eat healthier. That caused me to glance at my list that I have pinned on the wall near my computer:
1. Reduce the risk of chronic disease
2. Less aches and pains
3. More mobility (when I first lost 25 pounds my hubby told me that my step was lighter)
3. More energy ( I just finished my second half marathon)
4. Eliminate and/or control cravings for junk food (This one needs a lot more diligence to achieve)
5. Get rid of excess body fat ( I need to lose 1-2% yet)
6. Positive attitude (every day is a challenge but being positive is so much more enjoyable)
7. To have a sense of control in my destiny

Seeing that starting weight on the scale was a reminder of where I was, how far I have come, and the journey is not yet over.

  
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PAMDAQTPI 5/5/2013 11:00AM

    I can't wait until I hit the 40 lb mark. I'm stuck right around 30 right now. Congrats and keep it up.

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SANDICANE 5/5/2013 8:10AM

    Oh yes, the journey. I prefer a happy, easy journey...but this weight thing is not to be that way for me either. I have to work and work and work. It doesn't matter how much food I say No to, it matters how much I say say to.

Good luck,
Sandi

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10k Trail Run Training begins today

Friday, May 03, 2013

I began the training for the trail run I signed up for. June 8th is the date. I ran this one last year, but the weather was so hot and humid I really did not care what my time was. However, I have a different mindset this year. I want to be strong in my races this year no matter what the weather.

I completed a 4 mile run today, the goal was to have 2 miles @ 10:40. (accomplished with 10:12 and 10:40) My route is hilly, the first was more downhill. I need to work on running up the hills. I get lazy and don't want to push myself too hard.

My granddaughter and I will be running a 5k this Sunday. She wants to do a sub32 on this one, but on the runs we have been doing I am not sure if she will make it or not. She will have someone at the finish line that she wants to impress so she may leave me in the dust. emoticon

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.


  
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JAMER123 5/3/2013 10:04PM

    Sending good luck your direction!!! Hope the weather cooperates!!
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Half Marathon Results

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I improved my time from last year, but did not meet my goal time. I guess I'll have to try again next year.

The weather was awesome. It was sunny and springlike. Something we had not experienced in MN. The MN Pacers were there and I stayed with the 11:27 one for the first 6 miles. I had to stop for a potty break and I lost the group.

I learned a lot running along side some one that knows how to pace and quickly discovered that I cannot pace myself on my own.

What was my time you ask? 2:36:04 That is 5 minutes faster than my last year's time. I am happy with my results even though I feel I could have ran a bit better the last 6 miles. However, since my legs are sore this morning, I know I really put forth a good effort.

Now, I am going to focus on speed and try to get a PB for the 5k. My granddaughter (11 years old) has a goal of a 29 minute 5k and I am hoping to come in on her shirttail. emoticon

  
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KBEHNKE81 4/28/2013 6:07PM

    Sounds fantastic - both your result and you 5k goal. Your granddaughter is lucky to have you for inspiration (and vice versa). emoticon

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OWL_20 4/28/2013 12:00PM

    Great run! I think it's awesome you even ran a half-marathon--it's something I have on my 'to-do' list, but am kind of afraid of the distance. Maybe I don't need to be? Thanks for the report--you're encouraging!

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LIV2RIDE 4/28/2013 9:38AM

    emoticon That's awesome! 5 minutes off your time is a great improvement. I love that your granddaughter is pushing you. That's pretty cool!

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