OH CRAP! I just had to get up to go to the bathroom and in the last hour my leg muscles have frozen up. I’m going to be sore tomorrow!
Worked out (at the gym) for the first time in at least 2 months tonight. It felt fantastic. Working out is weird — you don’t realize how good it feels until you do it and then its like, “wow, this is great”. You remind yourself to keep remembering this, and hope that you do.
We did the Circuit @ Planet Fitness and it was great. I had to go down on all my machine weights, but I kept up well on the aerobic stations and did well with my numbers of rotations. All in all, very successful.
We are back on Thursday for another round.
So we’ve moved on to “Weeds”. Damn, this so is so fucking funny.
No, I haven’t given up alcohol. :)
Today marks the 1-month mark since my husband quit smoking. This Is Huge.
I’ve never smoked. But I’ve watched my husband struggle with this addiction for almost 30 years. He has smoked for almost 40 years. And now he is a non-smoker, and I couldn’t be happier.
He has quit before. I can tell you though that this is 1000% completely different. It was different from the first moment he threw away the last of his cigarettes. First, he hasn’t been grumpy. Exactly the opposite as a matter of fact. I really didn’t realize how much his personality changed over the last couple of years until I had him back again. He is an absolute joy to be around.
I’m so proud of him and I just wanted to share that with everyone. This is a huge challenge, but he is making it look easy (although I know it isn’t).
Keep it up Burl - you are awesome.
While cooking dinner tonight (steak and risotto), I really took some time to think about how I used to eat. It’s been a year now since I changed my life, and that’s long enough where I don’t always think about the changes that I’ve made.
One of the changes is definitely in the amount of beef/chicken/pork that I eat. A Saturday of old would have meant steak and baked potatoes. I would have bought a ribeye or T-bone (or 2) and it usually was almost 2 lbs. uncooked for my husband and I to split. Along with that, huge potatoes, loaded with butter (yes, real butter - we never used margarine), sour cream and cheese. Several glasses of wine usually accompanied the meal.
Bring us to tonight. One of our absolute favorite finds during this last year has been risotto. My daughter turned us on to it, and between what she taught me and recipes that I found on Weight Watchers and www.skinnytaste.com I am now a fantastic risotto chef. It takes time if you do it right, but it is easy to lighten up and there are so many adds you can make to liven it up. Our current favorite is a lightened up parmesean risotto with parsley. Only uses a very small amount of cheese to make it really creamy and fantastic tasting. Other than 1/2 of one at a friends graduation party, I haven’t had a baked potato in over a year.
The steak? We now eat 4 oz. portions. We have a local butcher that does 8 oz. NY Strips, and they are perfect cut in half.
Oh, and I still drink the wine, although not as often and not as much.
What a difference a year makes. If you want it bad enough, you can change the way you eat and think about food. I’m old and set in my ways, and it took a lot of encouragement from everyone in my family, and if I can do it, YOU CAN TOO.
“don’t alarm the makers of the Tiny Humans, because they will eat you alive.”
So I downloaded the new Tumblr I-phone upgrade yesterday and I thought I would try it out. So far, not too shabby.