July 31, 2004

I have been busy. Grrr I need to get here more often.

Any way Vince has been having really long over time lately. So yesterday I didn't figure I would get to Curves. I go on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Cause they aren't meeting days. And it gives me days in between off from strength training. Then I walk in place at home. Any way I finally broke my plateau too! Well, yesterday Vince was working the 8-4 shift. And he called and asked me if he could work over time. He's never had over time on this shift before, (well only during 9-11) and we need the money this month so I said yes. And I would just do a harder work out at home. Although I was fine with it I was kind of disappointed cause on this shift I don't get to go on Sunday either, I have to wait till Monday then go on Weds, and Friday. And it messes up the whole week, but Curves closes early on Sunday so this week each month I just have to do it out of whack. Then Vince mom called and said she would pick me up and take me. I was so happy! So she took me, and even though she joined on the 9th this was her first work out. She loved it. And said she wanted to go back on Sunday. Really she wanted to go back today, but I told her to give her muscles a rest. So she is going to take me Sunday too! I am so happy about that! So I don't have to have my week out of whack. I hope she sticks with it, and will keep taking me this one Sunday a month at least. So that way I don't have to have my week out of whack, and go on Wednesday which is a meeting day. I really like to have my meeting days off.

Other then that I don't really know what else to talk about. lol I've been eating some new foods. Well, not exactly new just in different ways. I've been experimenting a lot in the kitchen. My new favorite is my version of eggplant Parmesan, I make with eggplant, that I coat lightly with bread crumbs and bake instead of fry. Then I use fat free ricotta, and low calorie spaghetti sauce, and low fat mozzarella cheese. It is so good with spaghetti squash on the side! I have also made chicken parm, using Bocca vegetarian chicken patties and it was AWESOME! I did it the exact same way I did the eggplant one, except the chicken patties were already breaded and cooked. And only 1 starch and one protein window! YEAH!

Then I discovered Keeblers fudge shop ice cream cones. I LOVE THEM! They are one extra window for me (35 calories) on the Richard Simmons plan. And I love to fill them with Skinny cow chocolate peanut butter cookie dough ice cream! Oh my! YUM!!!!!!!

So I've been having fun with my food. And my exercise. And am so so so glad I am finally past that plateau!

Oh yeah and yesterday I hand washed 4 loads of laundry in the bathroom sink to save money. Now that was some upper body exercise! It took me 2 hours. But, I think I will just keep on washing our laundry this way. It's cheaper, and it really wasn't that bad. And I like the way the clothes smell too.

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