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Sunday : Relaxing Day !

Posted by Susan on August 23, 2009

Today was my idea of a perfect Sunday ! Since I got so much done yesterday, today was pretty easy. All I needed to do was workout, and get our lunches ready for tomorrow. I did all of that before lunch, and that left the rest of the day free !

I got to sleep in a little this morning, so when I got up I was starving. I decided to make something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. I made an omelet with Laughing Cow Cheese filling ! It was sooooooo good ! I also found the secret to the perfect omelet……. I put the filling on the eggs and then stuck the whole frying pan under the broiler for a few minutes. ( I am sure more than a few people are saying DUH! , but I am new to this cooking thing and I was thrilled to figure this one out !)

The omelet was fluffy and perfect and the filling was perfect ! I will be making more omelets in the future ! I also had a toasted sandwich thin with a light smear of butter.

For snack before working out I had some yogurt and a 100 calorie granola bar.

Lunch rolled around and I was in the mood for a PBJ sandwich ! I made one on another sandwich thin , and had it with some lite pretzels and a peach.

About 3:30 I was dying for some chocolate ! I had 9 dark chocolate kisses (180 calories) and that hit the spot !

Dinner was not too inventive tonight ….. it was a repeat of last night. A 4oz. chicken breast, HG spinach bake, and some rosemary potatoes. I cook once a week, so for the most part my dinners are pretty repetitious. I know myself, and if I don’t have food ready to go at the end of a work day , I will end up eating junk instead of a balanced dinner. This works best for me, and as long as it is yummy, I don’t mind eating it a few times a week !

For dessert I had a piece of the FF pudding pie I made last night ! I added a dollop of lite whipped cream to it and it was awesome. Perfect sweet ending to my meal !
This week is going to be relatively painless. My boss is on vacation, and I only work 4 days this week. I have a four day weekend next week. I am off Fri. , Sat. , Sun. , and Mon. ! I always take a long weekend the last week of summer , because all of September i have a house sitting job. It is a last hurrah for me. I am really looking forward to it ! I am hoping for great weather because the plan is BEACH !
Have a great Monday !

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My very favorite day of the week ………… FRIDAY !

Posted by Susan on May 15, 2009

My favorite day of the week is finally upon me …. and I could not be happier ! It was a busy , hectic day at work , but coming home makes it all disappear ! I love Friday nights . I usually do some chores , take a nice hot shower and relax . tonight I decided to treat myself to a glass of wine out on the deck . It rained this morning here in Connecticut , but by mid-morning it was sunny and beautiful outside .

I have a lot on my “To Do List” this weekend , as always. I plan on working out tomorrow morning , doing the food shopping for the week , and I have a shade garden I need to get planted . Also the usual laundry and housework . I think we are also planning some kind of outing tomorrow to take my niece on if it is nice , but we haven’t decided just what we are doing as of yet .

Tomorrow is also my weekly weigh in . I am not sure why I am always so excited about it . Maybe because I never allow myself near the scale all week . Maybe because I am so close (6 1/2 lbs away ) from my goal weight . I also am going into it knowing that I worked my butt off all week !

The weather report for Sunday is iffy , but we are planning a hike for Sunday at a trail we have never been to , so that is exciting too .

I am looking forward to a night of catching up on blog reading, watching a movie maybe , and just relaxing , with the knowledge that the alarm clock will not be going off at 3am tomorrow morning ! But ……… when I do get up , the first thing I will do is get my cardio session out of the way !!!!!

Happy Friday Everyone !!!!!!!!

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I made it !

Posted by Susan on April 3, 2009

Well I made it through my first week back to work after a nice relaxing week long vacation! Thankfully it went reasonably fast and it wasn’t as awful as I expected it to be. Sometimes I wonder if taking a week off is worth it, when going back to work afterward is such a shock to the system. But, the good news is it is finally Friday !

I was able to do my 20 min. HIIT on the treadmill again this morning with no knee discomfort of swelling again and that was a bright spot as well. Next week I begin a new TT program, this one is a bit harder and totally different from what I’ve been doing so that is sort of exciting.

Tomorrow is my usual Satruday weigh in. I am feeling a little better about this week than I did the past week. My eating has been great, and I “feel” skinnier….I will have to wait and see. I am also preparing myself for the possibility that I may not lose anything, or what I lose may be small. I refuse to allow it to mess me up no matter what happens. I’ve come too far and worked way too hard to throw a wrench in it at this point.

The weekend will be filled with a LOT of housework, and yardwork. That should keep me busy and active enough not to worry about a formal workout. I am loooking forward to being outdoors again and working in my yard. Last year when I did I was suprisingly sore afterward, so it felt like a workout .

So, for tonight, some food shopping for the week (because my husband doesn’t feel like getting up early tomorrow morning to do it) and some TV, maybe a movie, and sleep ! I am looking forward to a relaxing night where I don’t have to rush around to get everything done so I can get to bed on time…..Friday nights I do what I please !

Have a good one !

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Posted by Susan on March 6, 2009

I am finally in a position where it is possible to rest my knee. Three days off to not have to be on my feet 8+ hours a day……I am off for the next 3 days and the plan is to do some chores, hang out with Hubby, and let this knee thing resolve ! Monday will definately be buisness as usual. I HATE not working out in the mornings !!!!!!

This week has definately been a challenge, but the one good thing is that I’ve not used it as an excuse to binge, so that is progress. We will see what tomorrow morning brings.

Tonight my Hubby and I are going out for his birthday dinner…pizza, I’ve planned my calories around this dinner so I can enjoy some pizza.

Aside from dinner I am unsure about todays plans, it’s his day (Hubby) so he gets to call the shots. I personally like to have a plan …he on the other hand likes to do whatever ….so cool. It will be a great day because it is time spent alone together….I know corney but true !

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