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Happy Monday [Apr. 9th, 2007|09:48 am]
Feet first into fitness
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[pamelajnh]
well, how's your day looking?
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From: pamelajnh
2007-04-09 01:51 pm (UTC)

morning

well, had a lovely easter weekend. but i didn't get any movement in. it was chock full and i didn't make any time for me :(

today i will. i'd like to get out and tromp across the field with the dog because he needs to move to. if not that, summin else inside. not exactly nice out- windy and cold.

started my day with an easter egg and cheese toast, cuppa grapefruit cuppa tea and she's good to go.

my5
a really nice easter
the sun is shining
taxes are done
work to be done
a busy week (which means it will go by fast)
lucan,my office mascot
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[User Picture]From: di_in_wi
2007-04-09 02:46 pm (UTC)

Re: morning

We've got that cold stuff going on, too. It's getting really old.

Enjoy the sunshine and getting outside!
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From: pamelajnh
2007-04-09 03:07 pm (UTC)

that's exactly what i was just ranting!

letting the hound in and it is blowing and blustery and cold! yesterday was cold as well, but we had a nice fire going in the patio fireplace at sisters, so i did get out and get some fresh air. and of course for the egg hunt. kids were so cute! but yes, i'm ready for some 'spring' warmth. pronto.
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From: pamelajnh
2007-04-09 03:07 pm (UTC)

that's exactly what i was just ranting!

i was letting the hound in and it is blowing and blustery and cold! yesterday was cold as well, but we had a nice fire going in the patio fireplace at sisters, so i did get out and get some fresh air. and of course for the egg hunt. kids were so cute! but yes, i'm ready for some 'spring' warmth. pronto.
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[User Picture]From: di_in_wi
2007-04-09 02:44 pm (UTC)

Monday Monday

We had a nice holiday, too, but it was cold! I took a 2-mile walk and had a nice stretch at bedtime (working with a "Yoga for Arthritis" book.)

Holiday dinner: ww pasta w/leek-almond sauce (mmm! -- found the recipe in a vegetarian noodle cook-book at the library), sugar snap peas, salad, strawberry short-cake (on angelfood cake) for dessert. It was great!

bkfst: kashi w/ skim, OJ & vitamins, blueberry muffin, tea (my stomach is tolerating real tea now, so I get a little bit of caffeine).

Calorie balance: I've been eating >2000 cals/day since I started counting (but the count is slowly drifting down). My target this week is <2000/day. I'm starting by eliminating the morning snack (which I don't really need most days). If I'm extra-hungry midmorning, I'll have part of my lunch.

Exercise today: Walk with DH after dinner (he had a dentist appt. so we couldn't walk this morning) or a couple of miles with Leslie. PT/stretching at bedtime.

I signed up for personal training at the Y over the weekend (talked to the trainer last week and she sounded great!). It will take a week or so to get going (I need physician approval and some recommended exercises from my physical therapist) but I'm looking forward to it! It's also clear I need a trainer to save me from myself -- I lifted weights on Saturday and tweaked my right shoulder. Thank goodness it feels better today!


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From: pamelajnh
2007-04-09 03:05 pm (UTC)

you're funny

to save yourself from yourself. :) yes, we don't want you to injuure that shoulder of yours!

ok, i need that pasta with leek almond sauce recipe. i even have leeks in the fridge this week. sounds divine!

keep up the good work di. great to hear you're looking into a trainer- that will certainly change things up!

great choices!
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[User Picture]From: di_in_wi
2007-04-09 03:20 pm (UTC)

Re: you're funny

I'll post the recipe for you this evening :).

Yup, I'm really looking forward to working with the trainer. I need some muscle!!!
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[User Picture]From: di_in_wi
2007-04-10 01:15 am (UTC)

Recipe

This is from "Noodles: A vegetarian journey through the world of pasta" by Cornelia Schinharl.

Fettucine with leek sauce

1.25 lbs young leeks
1 garlic clove
Salt
1 lb. fettuccine
1.5 oz sliced almonds
1 T. butter
Black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 handful fresh chervil

1. Trim and wash leeks. Cut into thin strips. Chop garlic.
2. For fettuccine, bring plenty of water to boil. Add salt and fettuccine and boil until al dente. Reserve 1/3 cup cooking water.
3. Toast almonds in dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden.
4. Melt butter in pan and saute leeks and garlic until translucent. Add reserved fettuccine cooking water and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes. Stir in cream and almonds. Bring sauce to boil. Tear off chervil leaves and set some aside for garnish. Drain fettuccine and mix with sauce and chervil. Serve garnished with reserved chervil.

Notes: Makes 4 servings (according to the recipe). Well, if you make the whole thing, it really makes 8 servings! I made half the recipe and we had it for dinner two nights. Whole wheat fettuccine works fine (I love Bionaturae ww pasta). Next time, I would make a little more sauce -- maybe 2/3 of the sauce for 8 oz. of pasta. I think chervil is British -- I used a bit of dried chervil which I found at the co-op. Fresh parsley would work well, too.
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From: pamelajnh
2007-04-10 01:35 am (UTC)

oh boy

am i glad i asked for that one! thanks a bunch!
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From: pamelajnh
2007-04-10 01:37 am (UTC)

wrap up

never moved. lame. no excuse other than not doing a good time fitting everything in my day! i opted for vacuuming instead - i just couldn't stand it anymore with the dog hair dust bunnier rolling about.

anywho. lunch was a sm cuppa roasted tomato and garlic from friend's natual food cafe and slice of pumpernickle on the side. heaven.

dinner was baked boneless chick thighs with curry. spaghets with lemon and capers and salad. mmmm. snack was an activia berry yogurt.

think that is it for now.
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[User Picture]From: di_in_wi
2007-04-10 01:55 am (UTC)

My day

I skipped the morning snack, but indulged a bit too much later in the day -- had leftovers for dinner and more shortcake (with frozen raspberries this time) for dessert, plus a reese's easter egg. So cals were >2000 (~2300) today.

I'm going to burn a few off with Leslie in the living room, and do some stretchies.
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From: pamelajnh
2007-04-10 01:19 pm (UTC)

excellent!

wasn't your goal 2300 this week? either way, looking good!
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