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End of day update…

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Today was a great day, probably because the sun is shining for the first time in over a month! I was able to enjoy a nice long bike ride, get some fresh (rain free) air, and see the clear blue sky before the clouds came back which is what seems to normally happen… I also enjoyed a most delicious red bean quesadilla:

In the mix:
1 whole wheat tortilla
1/2 cup red beans
1/4 cup brown rice
Sprinkling of low fat cheese

On top:
Sautéed onions
Cupped lettuce
Salsa
Sour cream

The beans were slow cooked in chicken broth and tasted great. Maybe a little bit on the carb heavy side for dinner but hey, gotta splurge every once in awhile right?

Dessert was a small cup of plain vanilla ice cream with some chopped dark chocolate sprinkled on top.

And because it was so beautiful outside and my mood was so good (thus the food splurge) I leave you with a pic of the clear skies:

Hopefully we have many more ahead! Good night!

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August 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm

The Last Frontier…

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So, I have a new found dislike for the home I missed for two years and came running back to last summer: Alaska… The Last Frontier. Home to the great outdoors and wonderful outside activities. So what the @#$% is up with all this DAMN rain?!?

But of course, the sun wants to come out at some point… while I’m at WORK!!

The thing is this: I don’t mind getting out in the rain and doing my thing… Cycling, running, hiking, whatever! But I am constantly being thrown obstacles that require money. Like my bike needs fenders otherwise my face becomes the target for every square inch of water that my front tire can throw up at me. Or if I want to run, I need new shoes otherwise my knee, calfs and ankles give up by 1.5mi and if by some chance I push to 3mi or more I can barely walk for two days. And any other outdoor sport that I want to do (paintball, skiing, etc…) I need contacts because my glasses fog so bad I can’t see my hand in front of my face!

So I know I am just complaining right now, and things may get better eventually,  but I was so looking forward to running today. I tried my hiking shoes but apparently that was a bad idea because my shin is a mess now. Oh well, second job here I come! But wait, that means NO time in my already MINIMAL amount of time to do pretty much ANYTHING! Ahhh, life… just keeps raining on me… LITERALLY! 🙂

On a plus note… I weighed myself this morning. My starting weight was 220.1 lbs.

Current weight…

(drum roll please…)

Here it is…

(continuing drum roll…)

215.2 lbs!!

So maybe I am doing something right after all? Or maybe it’ll all come back by monday. WHO KNOWS!! I guess we all have to wait and find out!! lol

But for now, I’m off. And sorry, no food pics today. Breakfast was healthy but lunch was eaten in the privacy of my car… Can anyone guess what evilness I was eating today? Go ahead, I dare you!

Bye for now!

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July 30, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Sweat… or rain?

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Well, as I’m sure most of you know, I’m more than a little out of shape, but this run was actually short even for me! Only ran 1.75 miles! Granted, I was a little short on time as I have to be home and ready for the wife when she gets here because it is family photo day with her parents and sibblings! (OK, I’m trying to sound thrilled but really, I hate getting my picture taken!). So anyways, back to the run, I actually came home dripping in what seemed like sweat but it could’ve been rain (although rain is an overstatement… more like drizzle). I’m just confused because it really didn’t seem like the kind of workout that would get somebody sweating a lot.

Oh well, I am simply proud of myself for actually getting out in this nasty weather we’ve had ALL weekend and tonight is going to be a Group Power class at The Alaska Club. (I’ve been talking about this a lot, I know. I am simply tricking my brain into wanting to go so that I actually do go!! So far it’s working!). The gym is right after the family pics so it’s gonna be a busy evening and a late dinner. Hopefully I’ll be posting shrimp fajita’s tonight using our leftover tortilla’s! OK, I’m off! Stay healthy everyone!

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July 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Boo Rain!

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Boo rain! Looks to me like it will be a rainy run today (that is, if I can motivate myself to get up and go!). All this rain lately is getting very depressing, but I guess that is just life in AK right now. What else can you do? Get wet I guess! Or get a wet suit maybe…

Ok, so breakfast this morning was simple yet quite good. Had an apple (my last one) with some almond butter (now empty) and some Kashi crackers.

Apparently I put WAY to much almond butter on my plate and I was not quite as hungry as I thought. 🙂

Oh well, I guess I still have some almond butter after all! Hope everyone has a great Sunday! Mine is a lazy day with coffee and a computer. Maybe I’ll get out to the gym later instead of getting wet outside. Who knows!?! 🙂

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July 25, 2010 at 11:05 am