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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Enough slacking! A "hills" ride with the bike club over the past weekend had me *GASP* WALKING up a hill on a climb for the first time since like forever! It was a new hill for me, so I don't know if it was one I would've climbed successfully in the past. But it was a 5-bell-alarm that I was overdue to get back to the fitness center for some regular, full-fledged workouts...just like the "old" days. Oof! Has it kicked my butt! The soreness I've been having since has been a sweet reward. Ah...now THAT feels better! :-)

New Business: Hosting our local bike club's Board of Director's meeting at my home. Had a humongous pot 'o veggie chili ready (black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, onions, garlic, tomatoes and cauliflower...yum!) with some shredded cheese and sour cream if anyone wanted to indulge. Bowl of nuts. Tray of broccoli & baby carrots & dip. Pot o' coffee ready. Spare time to chill with some good mood music before folks arrived.

Dilemma with the coffee: someone's gonna want sugar and cream. So I bought those sugar packets. I can resist having them around (I'd feel silly and guilty ripping into sugar packets for my oatmeal...) as opposed to loose sugar which would be too tempting. I don't like the chemicals of that dried powder creamer and don't want to pass that along. So I bought some Half & Half...donated the rest at work today.

9 of us...a tad snug, but it worked! Productive meeting, great catching up with folks! Some brought "contraband" such as chocolate squares, juice and bread: duly donated to the work kitchen today. Even a leftover can of beer. LIGHT beer...yuck. Now if it was a hearty stout I might be tempted...lol! So I'll hang onto the can to pass along should I have company that might be interested.

Life is GOOD!

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    Light beer is yuck.

    Know what is also yuck? That Skinnygirl wine that is supposed to be light. Yucko!!

    If I'm going to indulge I'll just have the real thing. Why waste the calories on something unsatisfying. emoticon
    1223 days ago
    I love your solution to your dilemma with sugar and half and half. Letting yourself have a little keeps life bearable and your lifestyle doable.
    1232 days ago
    Your pleasure in life is just vibrating off the blog: so happy for you!!

    A place where you can have your friends come -- and entertain YOUR way.

    Absolutely priceless.
    1236 days ago
    I love that good sore. And I do the same thing as you - I bring unwanted food to the office. Or I just toss it.
    1236 days ago
    Yay for good choices...and a little bit of "good" soreness after your workout!
    1238 days ago
    That sounds like fun.

    Light beer is NOT beer! Can't stand the stuff either. I don't drink much alcohol, but when I do sip it's usually a Deschutes Brewery Black Butte porter or Obsidian stout. At the German deli Oktoberfest I enjoy a Spaten Optimator.
    1238 days ago

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    A good wake up call there. Nothing like a hill to humble you :-P
    emoticon with the chow! Would have loved all you had there!!

    emoticon is my downfall, would have to keep far, far away from those, easy to resist if milk chocolate though, I will only have 85% or higher cocoa dark chocolate.
    I confess to having a tsp of brown sugar on my steel cut oats. No worries of a landslide as I don't crave sugar and find even a little sweet enough.

    Keep up the great work! You got this!
    1240 days ago
    Happy happy day!!!! Cheering for you!!!
    1240 days ago
    Yep, I think we've all "been THERE" with the wake-up call to get back at it! As for the sugar packets... if it works, work it. I have discovered the magical elixir called "unsweetened almond milk" and use it in preference to dairy/non-dairy creamers, myself, for my coffee. But when one is hosting... you did a great job finding homes for the leftovers!

    emoticon and good luck with the return to the gym!
    1240 days ago
    Great blog!! Thanks for sharing your experience!! emoticon job on the hosting menu! Sounds good to me!! emoticon
    1240 days ago
    Awesome! Your chili sounds right up my alley! YUMMY.
    1240 days ago
    Sounds like a great meeting! You are very adept at handling the leftovers. I find it so easy to get side-tracked with exercise, simply because it takes time. Quite a bit of time. But then I remember not being able to move easily, and the exercise time doesn't look so bad.
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