Maintenance so far

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Alright, here's a little recap:
Friday was a total buffet/gorgefest at work, followed by lots of drinking. Saturday I didn't go overboard on food, but my choices weren't exactly healthy. Sunday I got back into the swing of things big time with healthy meals (including some of the best fish tacos to date!!) I also did an outdoor run, ST, a mile walk with my bf AND a ton of cleaning. I burned over 700 cals, woohoo!!

On sunday I made a delicious pumpkin lentil soup.
Here's the recipe, in case anyone is interested:
Over medium heat in a large saucepan sautee 1 chopped onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil and seasonings (ginger, cumin, cayenne pepper) for about 3 minutes. Add chopped butternut squash (I used slightly more than half of a frozen package) and 1 can pumpkin (unsweetened) and cook on medium heat for approx. 7 minutes. Add 12 ounces of vegetable broth and increase heat to high to bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and let simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add 1/2 or 3/4 cup red lentils and let simmer for an additional 7 minutes. Taste and add more seasoning if desired. In batches, puree soup in a blender or food processor and reheat if necessary. Voila, simple and delicious :-)
Nutrition facts (for about 6 servings):
Calories: 285; Fat 14; Fiber 6; Protein 13

Yesterday was a decent day, workout-wise. Out of excitement for Obama's win I jumped on the treadmill and did 3.5 miles of intervals. I'm so happy about the presidential election votes, I seriously cried yesterday - while laughing, it was a huge mixture of emotions. On the downside, I'm sad that Prop 8 looks like it will be passed (unless there's an overwhelming count of No's from the absentee ballots...) Voting to take away the rights of others is so backward and it makes me cringe that as a nation we don't seem to learn from the past. Civil rights battles shouldn't still need to be battles, but since it's the case, I'm willing to fight ;-)

Alright, that's all I've got to update. I'm planning on doing 30 minutes of hills tonight, as well as ST. Bikram tomorrow and a long run on saturday.
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    Sounds like you are kicking maintenance butt - nice work! Also, thanks for sharing the recipe! It looks delicious.
    3457 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Oh, that long run on Sat. sounds fun.
    3458 days ago
    Nice job with all that exercising! Sunday night you must have been exhausted. Good job, keep it up emoticon
    3458 days ago
    The soup sounds really, really good...thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Glad to see you're still going fierce with the exercise, and I was emotional about Obama's win, too!! (But I get emotional about everything.)

    Sorry for the dumb question, but were you talking about taking away gay marriage in California? I live in Massachusetts where it's legal...I have been to a beautiful, legal gay wedding here. (My boyfriend works with a few gay married men at his architectural firm.) I cannot for the life of me figure out why anyone would want to stop a loving couple from having the right to marry. What a step backwards.
    3458 days ago
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