School projects, chainsaws, and Cook This, Not That!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi everyone, been a few days since I posted. Last week was busier at work and I had a minor project due for school. Also have one this week.

The workouts are getting hard as my motivation falters. Got up this morning and had the all too familiar half-awake conversation with myself on whether or not to go the gym. I went. Not spectacular but I did it.

The scale moved four pounds from last week. Still haven't dropped below 210 yet but I will continue to track, drink water, and watch my sodium. Last week, I had a bout of vertigo that prevented my from going to the gym. I hate that. Soreness and pain are better than losing all sense of balance, you know?

The wife and I bought a chainsaw over the weekend to deal with some junk trees that keep coming back with a vengeance. I started with a wood saw but the job was too big for that. Great cardio but it would take me until June to get 'er done. I have to say that it is now my favorite tool. Potentially fatal but incredibly cool! VROOm, vroom, vroom!

I purchased a cook book with one my gift cards recently. It's entitled Cook This, Not That! from the Eat This, Not That series. It's awesome. The photos are so incredible that I wonder if food photographers are overweight as a rule. This book is jam packed with all kinds of useful info and fantastic recipes. The wife and I tried a new dessert idea. Ready??

Two scoops of Breyer's Vanilla Bean ice cream. Nice start, right? Then, great ready for it, half a tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. I am not kidding. It's based upon the premise that several taste sensations sate your hunger better than a single taste.

The verdict. The kids did not like it. I was ambivalent. My wife loves it and says it's her new favorite thing. So there you go. Try it and share whether or not you like it here on the old blog if you like.

Anyways, here is to us all having a great week. Peace!
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    Great job on the 4 pounds!
    2872 days ago
    I've heard of adding salt to ice cream, but not olive oil. Sorry but that doesn't sound appetizing at all (the olive oil).
    2872 days ago
    Good to hear you are trying new things for cooking and staying active with the outdoor workouts on the trees. Good for you for getting up and out of bed and to the gym regardless of how you felt. I have a rule that is doesn't matter a whit how I *feel* about something. If I should do it, then I get at it, even if I'm in a grumpy mood. I've never ever regretted working out after the fact. And 4 pounds is great! The scale will continue to move at its own pace. So long as you are doing what you know is good for you, that's the most important thing.
    2872 days ago
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