What's on your Tuesday Menu?
My colleagues from Venezuela have told me how beautiful it is/was but I was never allowed to travel there - by the time I started working in/traveling around Latin America it wasn't safe to go, unfortunately.
HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9
Good morning, everybody!
Well, that went by quick. It's a cold rainy Tuesday morning, here in Chicagoland. I have to wake my son up for school in about twenty minutes. After that, I may go back to bed because my first conference call isn't until 11:00.
Had a great weekend. Marilyn and DD had good luck moving my daughter into her new place and getting her set up. I texted my son about something and he responded with a one word reply. But, I think that his younger brother was going to call him last night. I think that "call" means play a video game online and talk while they are doing it
QOTD: I think that I am a medium. I will try new things, if I think the reward is worthwhile. We moved halfway across the country with a six month old for my current job.
Have a great day, all!
Jim Age 54 Height 6 Feet Consult Weight 344 SW 289 Pre-Surgery -55, M1 -25, M2 -16, M3 -21, M4 -10, M5 -5, M6 -1, M7 -4, M8 0, M9 +4, M10 -4
it's cold and rainy up here in southern Wisconsin as well, so I'll be sticking around the house today. I'm going to make a curry that's in my new IP cookbook - and possibly some black beans as well that I can use later for things like tacos and black bean soup. The lectures for my two classes will be posted sometime today, too, so I'll watch those - and probably do some of the readings for them (it's great not to have to worry about tests and grades - one of the readings I was trying to plow through yesterday was pretty dry, so I just ...stopped! I don't have to worry about it!!)
weekend was good. We took a day trip with MIL on Saturday that was really relaxing for all three of us. Yesterday DH and I took a two-hour bike ride. Glad I bought those padded cycling shorts a couple of weeks ago! I've started looking online for padded long pants (for cycling) for cooler weather. I guess I can always wear sweat pants over the shorts, too, if need be. I also bought a new Fitbit (Charge 4) because the face of my old one was really scratched up, and on top of that, the display was starting to fade, so it was getting harder to read, even though it worked fine. And it was five years old to boot, so it had a good life. I LOVE the new one - it has GPS, and it created maps of our ride yesterday, which was fun. And (because of the GPS), it also gives me an accurate count of the miles I've gone, which is great!
QOTD: I guess I'm kind of in the middle. I, like Jim, up and moved across the country - at age 25. I had no family here at the time (some of them have since moved up here), and I was single. I also went to England by myself when I was 30, because I really wanted to see Salisbury cathedral (I was taking a course in medieval art history at the time and was mesmerized by the slides of it). And when we went to Turkey a few years ago, I wanted to stay an extra week (DH doesn't like being away from home for more than two weeks), so I did. I went to Antalya by myself after he flew back to the U.S. With other things, it depends on what it is. Not sure I'd ever try skydiving, but I'm usually up for other adventures. And with food - I'll try anything except for weird meats. And I'll absolutely try unfamiliar restaurants.
B: farro with dried apricots and plain Greek yogurt, coffee with half & half
MS: protein shake
L: Caprese salad - may add a couple of slices of turkey for the protein
AS: piece of lemon/blueberry yogurt pie
D: an Indian vegetable curry
ex: nothing outside. Maybe yoga or a youtube cardio class (??)
have a great day, everyone!
Good Morning JB and Menuers,
It's nice to be back here. I missed you all this weekend. Hope you all had a great time. I tried to spend a lot of time in the pool this weekend and milk out the last bit of sun on my skin however it seems to far away and it didn't give me the sun touched glow I was going for but I enjoyed being in the pool anyway. Sunday we went to a flea market hung in the pool and did a small bonfire. I also been picking a lot of the garden and trying to cook it up. Saturday I made a zucchini pie and Fresh green beans. I actually am getting so many green beans I am going to have to either can or freeze them. I also made grilled jalapeno popper that I put chicken and an onion slice in a jalapeno and wrap with bacon. They were great but a little spicier than I like. My brother had a cook out yesterday we had shish kabob and grape leaves and I made 2 cheesecakes. Creamsicle and Cannoli. Wow they were great. I took a bite of both.
Something funny happened to me yesterday a dear friend gave me a fig tree. Yes a real fig tree. So I think I am going to give it a name since it will be part of the family. I hope I don't kill it. I know it is not easy to get fruit from them here in PA but I am determined to make it work.
QOTD: I am not a risk taker. Steady as she goes. But I would love to parasail sometime when I am in the Caribbean. I tried one time but the guy said I was Too El Grande. But he wasn't being mean he was just being safe for the weather conditions.
Accountability: It was a Carb laden weekend and I need to real it back in today.
HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.
Good morning! Back from 5 days of being in the desert. Good Lord. 115 is hot. I don't care how dry the heat is. It is miserable, baking, skin drying, pizza oven hot. I'm trying to do a daily gratitude that is not actually centered on me, but I had to pick air conditioning for one day this weekend, but I added a thanks to the people who install and service them so it was not so all about just my and my comfort. LOL. We had an wonderful time though, and I have a couple fun photos for Friday.
Work is going to be INSANE today. Bring it on, the day will fly.
QOTD: I am not a big risk taker. I am the calm in the family storm. I have my rules and I always follow them. Too many rules some would say. I don't like scary movies or scary rides. I will try new food things, but not really outrageous things. New restaurants I am always game for as long as they have a health code rating in view. I am very weird. I know.
B coffee and 1/2 PP shake. Hard boiled egg and cottage cheese in a bit
L chicken thigh and 1/4 C refried beans with 1 tbsp shredded cheddar
D beef bulgogi on butternut squash spirals. Rice for the hubs. Need to pick up a small salad.
S: beef jerky or whisps if needed.
surgery date 10/29/19 177.9
goal weight 125
Good morning, Happy Taco Tuesday!
QOTD - Absolutely. I think it's the fearlessness that comes with age, and also having hit rock bottom in so many ways. Now, I evaluate whats the worst that could happen, and if I can deal with that, I do it!
I'm back at work (in office) today and I swear I packed enough food to feed me for two days.
Breakfast - none, fasting so hot black coffee, water
Lunch - Chickpea salad, crackers, yogurt with hemp seed hearts and chia seed
Snack - 1/2 PB&J, pear or apple or plum (I brought all three).
Snack - enchilada with rice/beans (very small portion)
Dinner - none, going to try to start my fast early.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Also Cobra Kai is awesome.
Let it begin with me.