Sunday, January 18, 2009

Exercise and a Good Meal...

What is it with me and remote controls? I got all ready to put on the DVD yesterday and get my exercise in and the DVD player wouldn't turn on. I kept pushing and pushing the remote control and nothing. So I got down on my hands and knees and found the power button and hit it and voila, it worked. So off I go to the battery drawer to replace the batteries in that remote. Let's see, I think there is only one remote here in the living room that doesn't have new batteries. I might as well replace them today, because the next time I get ready to use the surround sound again they probably won't work. Good thing I picked up a 24 pack of batteries the last time I bought them.

So...

I did feel like exercising yesterday and burned 583 calories. I ate on plan too. So all in all, yesterday was a good day.

I noticed on Biggest Loser last week that Bob gave a suggestion in between segments to sing while you exercise. In case you didn't catch it, he said that singing while you exercise will help you to breath better and will allow your body to get more oxygen. That's not hard to do with the oldies, so I did. I'm up to doing all but one song on the DVD and today I'll add it to my routine.

As you can see on my side bar, I updated my 6 weeks challenge stats. And I was honest about it instead of just deleting the chart so no one would see. After all this is about accountability and honesty.

Shhhhh, be real quiet so you won't scare them away, but there are four big deer (all does) rummaging through the snow right now outside my window. They are so beautiful. And it looks like they are finding plenty to munch on too. Sorry no pictures, it's too overcast and they blend in with the trees so well, you wouldn't be able to see them.

I fixed myself my very own chicken nuggets yesterday for supper and they were yummy. I just cut the chicken up into small pieces, coated them lightly in flour, salt and pepper, then fried them in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. And I wanted mashed potatoes with them so I baked one potato in the microwave then spooned out the meat and mashed it with some low fat Carnation evaporated milk and a little light butter. Yes, I did have vegetables too, cooked cabbage. Was a wonderful meal and kept me full for most of he evening. It would have kept me full all evening but I stayed up a little late last night, so I had strawberries dipped in Splenda for a snack. There was a restaurant in Charleston that used to have whole strawberries on their salad bar with powdered sugar for dipping. After trying that there, that's the only way I would eat them afterward. Well, the Splenda is just as good, I couldn't tell the difference.

I'm nearing the end of the 'Daniel X' book and it isn't much better. It's written for teenagers or older elementary children. I think that's why I haven't enjoyed it much. But the story has me captured to find out how it ends, so I'll finish it. Since I was a teacher, I've read a lot of teenage books so that I could recommend some to the kids and if you have one out there that likes Sci-Fi, I would recommend it for them. There is no foul language or sexually explicit content at all.

I used to read most everything I could get my hands on in the Sci-Fi genre but have gotten away from it and am into mysteries now.

Have a blessed Sunday.

10 comments:

Donna B said...

Congrats on the exercising! You are doing so great with your staying on plan and exercising. I like to check your sidebar to see how you are doing. Keep up the good work!

Linda said...

MMMMmmmm. chicken nuggets. I need to make lunches for this week. Now I have an idea of what to create! Thank you.

Tena said...

You have made me laugh these last few days with your remote issues! I hate it when techno stuff lets me down!

Sing it out, girl! Keep up those workouts!

Yum, that meal sounds scrumptious. I've got to do some meal planning so I may try your recipe. I wonder if I could sub ground flax for flour? Hmmm.

Mother Hubbard said...

You're doing great! I'm so happy you are feeling better. We don't have deer in our yard but Ellie Mae ( our daughter and not her real name either lol ) likes to feed the critters that do roam around here..possum, racoon, all feral cats. I bet it's pretty up there right now with the snow. It's warming up just a little bit here but not a whole lot. Thank you for your kind comments and you have a great day. Talk to you soon.

grammy said...

Good for you. You are doing great. I have read some of the Patterson books where the young kids have wings...they had been part of an experiment. Maybe this is another one of those. I not only read it...I read the rest of the series. I can not leave a book unread. I use to read lots of science fiction. It goes in spurts. I read tons of Indian stories, now I can't seem to get into one. lol

grammy said...

Good for you. You are doing great. I have read some of the Patterson books where the young kids have wings...they had been part of an experiment. Maybe this is another one of those. I not only read it...I read the rest of the series. I can not leave a book unread. I use to read lots of science fiction. It goes in spurts. I read tons of Indian stories, now I can't seem to get into one. lol

Cammy said...

Maybe it's your magnetic personality causing the remotes to go haywire? Just a thought. :)

You're so imaginative with the way you cook! I'm envious of that. Well, also of the fact that you CAN cook.

Keep up the great work! You've really got yourself a rhythm going.

Nicole said...

My parents had a get together at their house. She made meatballs and sausage, my dad's friend made chicken pot pies and I made a pudding cake. I ate too much... way too much.

Fatinah said...

the chicken nuggets sound really yummy!
You are doing so well!

MaryFran said...

Dinner sounded really tasty!

Yay for exercising! I did hear that tip from Bob about singing and it caused me to get the giggles at the gym the other day...just thinking about what my fellow gym members would think if I started belting out the song that I was listening to on my IPOD while I was on the elliptical!