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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Good Food, Bad Back

Well, I've been off the wagon for a while now.  It's been two straight weeks since I managed to record what I ate during the day.   And, I was having a good run too.  I'd lost about five pounds and was hopeful of meeting my goal of losing 10 pounds before my 40th birthday.   Now, I'm afraid to get back on the scale and see what kind of damage I've done.   Let's just say my Memorial Day Weekend was full of beer, wine and  chips.  Lots of chips!   And, what would chips be without guacamole.   So, now that Tuesday is here it's time to get back on track!!!!!!  

Speaking of the track, I also haven't been good about running.  I've been experiencing some pretty severe back pain ever since my fall over month ago.   So, for June I'm really going to focus on working on my abdominals and back strength so I can get back to running regularly.   If your on Pinterest there are ton of examples of "Ab Challenges."   But, I think I'm going to develop my own, being I really want both back and abs -- a little more planking and a little less doing sit ups ....

In the meantime.I've been making it to spin class at least once and sometimes twice a week.  I finally bought a pair of spin shoes over the weekend.  I wear a size 44.   They don't carry that size in Women's at REI!   I had to buy the men's shoes or special order them.    Lot's of women I know have big feet, but I'm the only one I know who is 5'6"!      Meal planning is relatively easy for us this week b/c there were a lot of leftovers from the weekend.   Here's Oliver's lunches and our dinners:

Tuesday
Hamburger and Cheese - diced
Corn - cut off the cobb
Watermelon
Grapes

Dinner:   Black Bean and Corn Chili -- No recipe.   I'm using canned black beans -- which I don't normally do, but after all the work over the weekend I wanted to keep it easy.   We have two ears of grilled corn left, so I'm going to slice that off the ear to add to the black beans along with some peppers, onions & spice.

Wednesday
Black Bean & Cheese Burrito
Carrots
Watermelon
Banana Muffin

Dinner:  Greek Salad -- I like the Ina Garten Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

Thursday
Hummus & Veggies (carrots & peppers)
Pretzles
Watermelon
Banana Muffin

Dinner:  Grilling some leftover "dogs" (which are really nitrate free organic sausages), veggie burgers and some more corn on the cobb

Friday
"Hot dog" - cut up
Corn - cut off cob
Grapes
Banana Muffin

Dinner:  Siracha Salmon.  It's Gwyneth's Recipe.   But, don't let that stop you.  It's delicious.   Probably sauté some green beans to go with!

 Fortunately it is a short week!   So, I only had to come up with four days of stuff.   I don't think I could have handled a fifth!

Have a healthy week!