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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

(3) Special K
(1) Milk

Morning Snack
(3) animal crackers

(7) Chicken Corn Chowder - mmm
(3) Veggie Straws

Afternoon snack
(1) string cheese
(0) apple

(7) Meatloaf sandwich
(4) bread (for sandwich)

Evening snack
(1) string cheese
(0) apple
(4) brownie

I should not have eaten the brownie because now I want more chocolate.  Argh!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 24

I'm watching a movie called Spirit of the Marathon - it's about the Chicago Marathon.  They just said that several runners have PRs of under 2:07...wow!  I'm nowhere near even THINKING about a marathon, but this is pretty inspiring.  They panned the runners - there must have been thousands and thousands of them!  35-37,000 people, they just said - I can't even imagine the energy that must have been in that crowd...

Anyway, craft show season is in full swing; and it's getting really busy!  I am part of a small family business that makes various handmade items (click here to see our website!), and I also make paper crafts and altered items (click here to visit my Etsy shop!).  From the end of October to the end of November, every weekend is spoken for by craft shows.  Of course I don't make it easy on myself by making my items ahead so every night is spoken for by crafting!

The good news is that it keeps me busy.  The bad news is that I'm not a very good planner, and I don't like to take much time out to do necessary things like making dinner, doing dishes, etc.  So I tend to eat poorly.  Last year I didn't even try to eat healthy.  This year I see myself slipping back into old (bad) habits so I need to figure out how to get out of the rut I've been in.  I get 29 Weight Watchers Plus points/day.  Some days that seems like a lot...most days it seems like hardly any.  Especially when I get the munchies.  I ordered a microwave chip cooker from a Pampered Chef show yesterday - I'm excited to get it.  Hopefully that will allow me to have crunchy, low point snacks.

Today's Menu:

Breakfast (5):
(3) Special K
(1) Milk
(1) Coffee w/SF Peppermint Creamer

Morning Snack (5):
(2) WW yogurt (apple pie ala mode - yum!)
(3) animal crackers

Lunch (10):
(7) Enchilada, tamale, Spanish rice (frozen meal)
(0) grapes (they were weird tasting)
(3) Sensible Portions veggie straws

Midday Snack (0):
(0) apple

Dinner (11):
(7) Meatloaf sandwich
(4) Italian bread (the bread part of the sandwich)

Total: 31
But I still have the munchies!

So I made some crafts, packaged up an Etsy order, checked Facebook while watching my marathon movie and decided to blog.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This and that

I'm becoming a connoisseur of tv dinners.  I like to cook, but not just for me.  It's much more fun to cook when I know that someone else will enjoy it, and I won't have to eat the same thing for the next 5 days.  Plus it's so easy to just grab a meal to take to work.  And this is a pretty busy time of year for me so when I don't want to stop working to eat, I can convince myself that it will only take 15 minutes!

The up side is that I get a wide variety of meals that I wouldn't normally eat.  The down side is that it's all processed food.  I figure if Nutri-System works, it's basically the same thing but much more expensive!  I won't bore you with the rest of my frozen food theories...

Insert segue here...

I was thinking today that this is the first year I'm not looking forward to winter because it gives me an excuse to not exercise.  I don't want to lose the running momentum (small though it may be) that I've built this year.  Fortunately my sister has lent me her treadmill until the spring.  I don't normally like running on the treadmill, but I know it will come in handy on snowy, icy winter days.  And, I'm hoping that I can use it to train myself to run faster.  We'll see.