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The Return of the Excercise Room
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      0 comments

Our remodeling project has neared its end. The Christmas boxes and other storage items have been returned to the furnace room. The floor is swept. The DVD player and TV are ready to go. Time to get busy.... Read more
Swimming laps
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      0 comments

61 laps, 167 lbs. 7 warm-up 12 crawl, 3 backstroke 12 crawl, 3 backstroke 12 crawl 3 backstroke 6 crawl, 2 backstroke, 4 kickboard that doesn't add up to 61 laps, hmm...... Read more
Trumpet playing
Monday, November 16, 2009      2 comments

Back in the swing of things--just in time, too. Sunday, 22 November 2009, is the gig: "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" Vaughn-Williams, arr. Dale Wood.... Read more
10 Minute Trainer
Sunday, November 15, 2009      3 comments

We're all here at work sitting around watching Tony Horton's _10 Minute Trainer_ workouts. Good stuff. Makes me want to order them for those days that I'm short on time.... Read more
Chocolate Cookies
Saturday, November 14, 2009      1 comments

1 cup shortening 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup milk 3 cups flour 1 tsp soda 6 tsps cocoa 1 tsp vanilla Mix and drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min at 350 F. ... Read more
Best diameter for pull-up bar?
Friday, November 13, 2009      2 comments

Recently I got a new pull-up bar. My old one was 1 3/4" in diameter. The new one is 1" in diameter. It hurts my hands, and despite how pretty it looks otherwise, I'm afraid I will have to replace it. ... Read more
Swimming
Thursday, November 12, 2009      2 comments

57 laps / 170 pounds. HIIT today: 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 lap ladders. Warm-up & cool down.... Read more
Pelvic Tilt
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      3 comments

I adjusted my car seat today while driving to increase my amount of pelvic tilt (upward). BIG improvement in the back discomfort after driving for 3 hours. Suprising--and interesting.... Read more
Mattar Paneer - Indian Peas with Paneer Cheese
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      2 comments

Ingredients 2 cups paneer cheese, cubes 5 tablespoons vegetable oil or ghee 1 cup finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teas... Read more
Banana Bread
Monday, November 09, 2009      2 comments

(from http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin
/penzeys/recipes/r-penzeys
GramsBananaBread.html) Long before it was a healthful trend, Gram Burns used fat-free buttermilk to replace sour cream in many of her recipes. Rich, moist banana bread co... Read more
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Sunday, November 08, 2009      5 comments

Soups - Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup (www.recipezaar.com) Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion diced (1 cup) 1 large carrot, julienned (1 cup) 3 stalks celery, chopped (1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 14.5 o... Read more
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day
Saturday, November 07, 2009      3 comments

I bought this book a few weeks ago. I made my first loaf last night--pretty good. I am going to try and make another loaf for lunch today with (hopefully) a few things that I learned last night. ... Read more
Braised Peppercorn Short Ribs
Friday, November 06, 2009      2 comments

Step 1: 1 medium onion 1 rib celery 2 small carrots 2 large garlic cloves 3 sprigs thyme 2 bay leaves 2 tbsp tomato paste 2 cups full-bodied red wine 3 to 4 cups dark stock (chicken or veal) To start this dis... Read more
Walnut Pumpkin Pie
Thursday, November 05, 2009      2 comments

1 deep pie crust 15 oz. can pumpkin 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 Tbs all-purpose flour 2 Tbs butter 3/4 cup chopped walnuts... Read more
Rest Days
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      4 comments

I'm taking a rest day today. I think I overtrained on Monday & Tuesday of this week. I'm feeling tired and sore. As I look back over my exercise log, it appears that I need one of these about every 7 to 10 days.... Read more

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