Exercise/Food Diary/Kitchen Mash-up

So after walking a few times, I needed to get back to yoga to stretch out the ol’ bod.  I had an apple before going.

When I came home, I decided to make soup, but since I wanted to not pig out, I made a quick salad to eat while making lunch.  Now again, there is always shit in the fridge and pantry that need to be used up.  Sheesh, so I pulled out some Udon noodles, which are very high in carbs, so I knew I would be making 2 servings of soup, not one.  I found some miso soup mix that I used instead of the super salty stuff that comes with the noodles.  I also added some fresh mushrooms.  And I had some pork chops I needed to use up.  Now I brined them over night but uncooked they way 3.5 oz, so I cut it up and cooked it to make a 2 serving bowl of Udon Noodles with mushrooms, miso soup and pork.

I was able to use up items from my house, and not totally ruin my diet or eat to much meat. And best of all it was pretty darn good!

Now I am out to move the stuff in the garage around so I can get my car in, that also counts as exercise, don’t think I am going for a walk today, my ankles hurt :(

Food diary kind of …

Instead of doing a daily food diary, which probably bores everyone (including me) plus I am always forgetting to enter my stuff in, I will just keep track along with my exercise and kitchen mash-ups….. so here goes

We went walking again at the other side of the trail, now I wasn’t planning on walking BuT….I slept ate a Cherry Pop tart….so I figured, probably gotta work that thang off :)

Now this side of the trail is not as nice, more just a road and fence, HoWeVer, we were able to climb down in a spot to two, so we could get to the creek bed, this damn dog likes water…

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So there she is enjoying herself, after digging in the sand and getting in the water and generally being a menace as usual.

Hopefully this is the last time I sleep eat crap that makes me HaVe to exercise later that day…gah!

Well hell, who know you could fit so

much stuff if one room?!!  Now that my son is moving back I have to move all of my stuff out.  Now the good thing is we had stuff in the garage that he was going to take, so we moved that IN the room, he is getting rid of or selling his old stuff and I have moved stuff into the garage AND the den like area.

But there is just SO MUCH stuff, sheesh,  we may need to get a shed if they need to store stuff because I am getting rid off (trash or goodwill) as much as I can and I can still barely get my car in to charge.

Auugghhhh!!!

Trying to lose weight while using

up leftovers and avoiding food waste isn’t as easy at is seems.  I did try using the black beans in a brownie recipe, uh no thanks, wasn’t good, wasn’t like you spit it out, it was just Meh.

I try to eat my carbs early so for lunch I got a twofer….I used up a hamburger bun so I wouldn’t have to throw it away, I basically toasted it in a pan, added cheese, hummus, tomato, avocado and lettuce, it was actually pretty darn good :)

For dinner we went to Baja Fresh,  I got 2 wahoo grilled tacos and tortilla soup, the one thing I always do is only eat 1 of the 2 tortillas they put them on.  Then since I added tomato and plain yogurt (in place of sour cream) to them, I also added it to the soup to cool it down some.

Still trying to get in my fruit/veggies it is working pretty good.  Helps really good if I am starving while cooking, by the time I am done, since I had the snack, I don’t eat so fast nor as much.

Exercise is my downfall, I hate to do it, it is boring, and you get sweaty….but the puppy is driving me crazy, so I am getting a twofer, I walk her and we both get exercise and hopefully she gets a little calmer for a short while:)

Silver Linings….

my son doesn’t use ice in his drinks….yes he is a freak :)  So at home he puts his cans in the freezer to cool down….yes you can see where this is going….so he left one in and it exploded….so he had to clean the WHOLE freezer…the silver lining …..my freezer NEEDED to be cleaned and He had to do it…. :)

Sometimes you really have to search for the silver lining

but it is there.  My son and his betrothed live in a “not so good” area.  We have been encouraging them to move elsewhere.  Unfortunately, they don’t make a lot and she has some student debt.

Yesterday, the downstairs guy hit his wife in the head  5 times with a MEAT CLEVER, OMG..WTF….seriously???

So, the silver lining is that the wife lived and my son is now coming home for about a year to pay off debt and get a decent savings going.

Now it is crazy time trying to figure out old room or garage, where do we put all the stuff…ect.still they are getting out of that area.

Ponder on these imponderables for a minute:-


1. If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times,
….does he become disoriented?

2. If people from Poland are called Poles, ….why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?

3. Do infants enjoy infancy ….as much as adults enjoy adultery?

4. If a pig loses its voice, ……is it disgruntled?

5. If love is blind, ……why is lingerie so popular?

6. Why is the man who invests all your money …..called a broker?

7.. When cheese gets its picture taken,… what does it say?

8. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist….but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist?

9. Why are a wise man …..and a wise guy opposites?

10. Why do overlook and oversee…. mean opposite things?

11. Why isn’t the number 11 ….pronounced onety one?

12. ‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.
Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence? (
Ha Ha !)

13. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

14. What hair colour ….do they put on the driver’s licences of bald men?

15. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks …so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks?

16. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them?Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the postmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

17. You never really learn to swear …until you learn to drive.

18. No one ever says, ‘It’s only a game’ when their team is winning.

19. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 apiece on those  little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE

20. Isn’t making a smoking section in a restaurant… like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?

23. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhoea,…
does that mean that one enjoys it?

24. Why if you send something by road it is called a shipment, but when you send it by sea it is called cargo?

25. If a convenience store is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the door?

and for the record, I have been exercising…

Just not really regular or hard :)  So as you know I am frugal, so at the yoga place you got 10pts for every time you work out.  I got a FREE month, you know I love me so free!

But again, yoga, (the kind I do) isn’t really sweat producing,  hence the reason I really RealLy like it :)  So on groupon (one of my faves!) they had a deal for 5 workouts for 9rounds.  Me and my sister-in-law got one.  NOW this one is very sweat producing, but we are only making it once a week, for once I am NOT the flake, it is the in-law.

So today, I thought, wait, I am not working, my yoga is free, I can do what I want, soooo, I took the crazy puppy to a nature walk way thingy, about a mile round trip, outside in the air, it was Nice Nice Baby!  Plus the puppy walked on different types of material, wood, grass, dirt, cement, and saw other people and dogs and had a little playtime with another dog.  All in all pretty darn good.  I ate a Banana before we left, and I had a granola bar while we were there.  Es Bueno!

Working on losing the weight (again :)

So got rid of all the junk (ok we ate it…so what!?) we haven’t replaced it, got the veggies and fruit.  Doing pretty good.

Cooked up some black beans, NO chili’s this time, so I can eat them without my mouth being on fIrE!

Trying to eat fruit for breakfast, eat piece of fruit or veggie while cooking lunch and dinners.  This increases my fruit and veggie intake and reduces the meal intake.

Used the black beans for a chili dish, how says it has to be kidney beans and meat??  I did black beans, celery, carrots and cubed steak, small steak, made 2 meals out of it.

I had some lobster ravioli from Costco, they were very seafoody, so I had bought a scallop and pea cream bag from Trader Joes and I mixed the two together, the sauce and veggies helped to cut the seafoodyness, but still kind of strong, ate that over quinoa and kale.  Sooo, I added some squash soup base to the mixture, that should take care of it.

Trying to eat most of my carbs in the Am and Lunch, most active time for me.

We will see, I need to get exercising, but…auggh, I hate to sweat!