The long and winding road to fitness, day 18

Breads and Bread rolls at a bakery

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I had the day off work today.  It was nice early, then a little hot later on.  Fortunately, I did all of my running around early in the day and spent most of the rest of the day working around the house.  I didn’t get in a lot of exercise today (walked for 20 minutes), but I did work up a sweat cleaning house.  I managed to get everything done on my to-do list and, believe me, that doesn’t happen very often!!  So now I have a (relatively) clean house and can face the next few days of work before I go on vacation (woohoo!!  I love vacations!).

I had to go grocery shopping.  I was out of bread and close to being out of fresh fruit and milk.  So I took my list and my coupons and headed out to Kroger.  I ended up spending way more than I wanted to, but I bought some things to take to work for healthier alternatives to the junk in the vending machine.  Now I need to package them up in individual serving size bags, then they’re ready to just grab and go. Better for my health and for my wallet.  I bought a bag of prepared popcorn from Popcorn, Indiana…seriously…it’s just down the road from where I live.  I’m going to have to make a road trip and check it out.  Anyhow, I’ve had the popcorn from Popcorn before, and it’s really, really good!!  I also bought some dried pineapple to use in my trail mix.  That’s probably my favorite dried fruit.  So now I’m all set as far as food for work is concerned. 

You’d think, having the day off and running around in the morning then doing all of those chores in the afternoon would have kept me from eating too much, but you’d be wrong.  I bought a baguette from the Bakehouse ( a local bakery).  All of their breads are so tasty and I’m a huge fan of fresh bread.  So, yes, you’ve figured it out already, I ate too much bread today.  Combine that with a bowl of ice cream and you’re looking at a nutritional disaster of a day.  Oh well, tomorrow’s meals and snacks are already planned.  It’s truck day, which means a day full of running around like a maniac, lugging boxes around, climbing ladders…so plenty of exercise.  I’ll just let today fade into the sunset and move on with increased determination tomorrow.

How’d everyone else do today?  Anything fun and exciting to report?  Any great recipes to share?

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9 Responses

  1. Dried pineapple is my favorite, too. Yum. Good job on finishing the to-do list…and storing up good snacks, getting some exercise, etc. Fresh bread is hard to pass up, especially if you get a whiff of it, and we won’t even talk about ice cream! That’s my weakness, but last year we discovered the soft-serve frozen yogurt shops. 🙂 Today I did 45 min. cardio, resistance band for upper body, ran errands, stopped at The Skinny Dip (frozen yogurt shop) because they had my favorite flavor, German Chocolate Cake. I also had a muffin, peanuts, cucumber, six Keebler multigrain crackers, coffee blended with skim milk and ice. Hubby’s working late, and I’m trying to think of something really good for dinner, to use the 567 calories that I have left.

    • You make it sound so easy. I admire your vitality! Patti and Patti, you both astound me!

    • Great job, patti!!!! I’m getting ready to head out to work…they did the floors overnight, so we’ve got to move a lot of things back into place before the truck gets there…whew!! I’m sweating just thinking about it!!

  2. I made chicken and dumplings, Bisquick dumplings. They never fail, light and fluffy. Way too many calories. I didn’t get my walk. I rode the disaster train today, too, I’ll let it “fade into the sunset and move on with increased determination tomorrow” with you. 🙂 Blessings to you, Patti…

    • the chicken and dumplings sounds really good…thank goodness I’m not in much of a cooking mood in the summer!! of course, there is that darn ice cream…

  3. I’m ashamed to say that I did absolutely nothing worth bragging about but your day was inspirational to me. I will get off the sofa tomorrow–there are so many things I should do. I feel so bad that I will
    push myself to 15 minutes on the treadmill in the a.m. My calorie intake was low–I was just too tired to eat much. I’m thinking about getting those fruit and vegetable juices that are low in sodium and sugar to drink when I don’t have an appetite.

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