Wednesday, June 15, 2011

To Do List - Check

  1. Get through workday - Check!
  2. Go to gym - Check!
  3. Cook dinner at home - Check!
Everything I set out to do yesterday got done.  The workday is the workday.  There are some changes at work that's causing a bit of stress.  That's probably also what led to my Third-Life (I'm not at midlife) crisis yesterday. When I got home, there was ANOTHER article about making career changes and not being afraid to take risks in the local paper.  I'm tellin' ya.  They're signs!  Thank you to everyone who responded yesterday.  I appreciate all the advice and know that there are so many different paths a person can take that maybe it's not even fair to feel to "trapped."  

Anyway, back to my accomplishments yesterday...  I went to the gym and man!  I am already SERIOUSLY out of shape!  I did my 30 minutes of cardio...ran for 15 of it, not bad but nowhere near where I was a month ago.  Then I did 30 minutes of weights which kinda sucked because the gym is SUPER busy at the time of day I went (and will have to go at least once a week) so I couldn't be real choosy about which machines I got and I'm kinda picky about that kind of thing but oh well.  I did it.  A FULL HOUR of exercise.  I think I may have pulled a little muscle in my leg but I'm sure it will be fine by the time I go again on Friday.  I was also looking at the classes my gym offers again and they have so many I had forgotten about.  I think I'm going to explore this in the next month or so...maybe try Spinning or Kickboxing just to change things up and keep it interesting.

Then I went home and made dinner.  Spinach & Feta chicken burgers with no bun and tsatziki sauce (side note: my kids LOVED the tsatziki sauce!  They dipped their strawberries...everything... in it), strawberries (for the kids - not me) and steamed veggies in a light cheese sauce.  Very healthy and one small plate of the chicken and veggies filled me up for the rest of the night!  So far this week, I haven't eaten fast food even ONCE and I haven't gone to Starbucks.  So far, so good.

In other news, my hubby is in Beyond Bandster Hell.  Not only is he HUNGRY but he's still on liquids.  He's got on more week of this before he can move on to mushies and he's so done with soup.  He's also still having quite a bit of pain in his port area.  I kinda remember being done with the pain by now.  Any thoughts on that?  I told him to email the doctor today just to check but he's a man and he's stubborn so I doubt he will.  I DO feel for him though.  I know he's frustrated and he wants to EAT something other than just drink it.  Poor guy.

 Well, that's about it in my neck of the woods.  My oldest daughter is turning 6 on June 24th and I've gotta start getting stuff together.  Since it's the summer and all her school friends are MIA we're doing a full birthday weekend.  Friday, she gets to pick dinner anywhere she wants.  Saturday, we're going to the circus and then having cake and presents with my mom and dad.  Then Sunday we're going to see about getting together with friends who have 2 girls my girls' ages who they get along with really well and go to some kind of Kids' Play thing.  I also asked my daughter what kind of cake she wanted and she wants a cow cake!  Seriously, what 6 year old girl wants a cow cake for her birthday?!?!  Her favorite stuffed animal is "Mooey", a white cow with purple spots so I think I know where this is coming from.  Anyway...gotta get going on figuring out how to make a cow cake.  Should be interesting.  

I hope everyone's having a great week.  Happy Hump Day!


Kristin said...

GO YOU on hitting all your goals yesterday. That's awesome.

Recipe for spinach and feta chicken burger, pls. And tzatziki too!

I had port pain for a while after surgery, and I worried it was getting infected. It didn't, but man did it hurt a lot anytime I bent over. Or moved, really.

Red Riding Hood said...

Congrats on the gym! I know how hard it is to get back into the habit of exercising when you really, really don't want to. Dinner sounds awesome, I'd love to try that myself. I love tsatziki, and would (have!) eat it for dinner with crackers and vegies. Hope your hubby gets out of bandster hell soon! I'm really not looking forward to that part. Keep up the good work!
P.S. Just googled "Cow birthday cake" and there are heaps of examples for inspiration. Good luck!

Ronnie said...

LOL, a cow cake? How cute. :)

Glad you got through your workout even though it was so busy. I get nervous at gyms when I can't do the machines I want. I probably would have just given up and gone home. (Eek!)

Nora said...

Good job on making it to the gym. You said that hubby is off soup. Post surgery my mom made me yogurt shakes- lowfat Greek yogurt, skim milk, splenda, vanilla extract, and some fresh mango. It was very thin and tasted so good!

Stephanie said...

How do you make your tsatziki sauce? I'd love to try some. If you can email me at I'd appreciate it!

~Lisa~ said...

Wow!! I wanna Cow Cake, too!! I love cows!! Great job on all your check marks yesterday!! What is "tsatziki sauce"??? You've got me really curious here!! said...

Good job on hitting your goals yesterday! The chicken burger sound great. Maybe my kids will go for the tsatziki (sp) too?

Catherine55 said...

Awesome on making everything happen yesterday!! And, I want to see a photo of the cow cake! Sounds so cute!