Wednesday, April 7, 2010

after the gym

they were giving hot dogs out today, in celebration of the opening of baseball season. how could I refuse? the problem is that hotdogs go down so quickly. I held myself to one, but wanted at least two more. I like mine with both ketchup and mustard. I know that foodies, like Anthony Bourdain, huff at people who have the gauchery to include ketchup in their bun, but whatever! ketchup is SO good. I don't understand the mustard ONLY rule at all.

I went to the gym to do a "speed" workout. that means that I ran intervals at a speed greater than 6mph (6.5 and 7 mph - 1.0 incline). I ended up joining an exercise, I'm not sure that it's going to have a real impact on whether or not I do well in my exercise & diet sectors of life, but who knows, maybe it will. one thing I do know is that my BMI is officially in the overweight category (no duh). my blood pressure and everything else seems to be in the healthy category, but really, I need to get rid of some of my pet fat.

hard NO! to the turkey burger

John was dismayed when I first mentioned turkey burgers, and he insisted we eat something else...well, yesterday I didn't give him an alternative, and of course he loved them. I used Addie's recipe, but made one change. rather than feta, I used blue cheese. My favorite part of the burger is where the cheese was cooked all crusty by the pan. Oh, I forgot - I also put a slice of turkey bacon on each burger. the only family member who didn't like the entree was Henry. well, he didn't try it, so maybe he would have liked it. Henry focused on eating ketchup.

I'm going to go to the gym today!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

debauchery is the key to discipline!

ahh, yes, I've finally figured out the recipe for success (ok, stay tuned to see how it does - you know how I go back and forth on things).

I had this epiphany while I was jogging this morning. my hypothesis is that being a little bad goes a long way to staying good. I believe that without my weekend indulgences, I wouldn't get the contrast to my workaday chastity. honestly, how much fun would not drinking, eating sensibly, going to bed at a reasonable hour, and getting up early be if those lazy, hazy, friend-filled days didn't exist?

I made a small change to my workout routine, and I'm really excited about it because it's made such a big difference in how I feel about exercising. I moved my run outside, and into my morning routine. that way, my workout is mostly within my control - NOT at the mercy of my workload, anyway. what I've found is that running in the morning makes me more relaxed during the day because I'm not frustrated by having to stay at my desk to get "surprise-sudden, urgent" issues resolved. I've also discovered how good it feels to run outside. I totally forgot! I mean, the gym is still a great place, and I'm excited that we have it for free at work, but now I think I'll only go two or three times a week to do a strength workout.

I am so addicted to these sandwiches! egg white poof (two scrambled egg whites, microwaved in a bowl like the one in the photo), spinach, two slices of turkey bacon (microwaved for one minute), and Arnold Sandwich Thins. that avocado snuck into the picture...I had half of it for lunch with some peas, corn, sliced chicken breast, and blue cheese.

hey! I forgot to mention it yesterday - great opening day!

Friday, April 2, 2010

last days of disco

it's a yummy sandwich made from egg white poof, spinach, turkey bacon, and arnold sandwich thin. you can see the last days of disco on the tv. once upon a time, I was a shy, geeky kid living in NYC. somehow I hung with the cool kids a liitle bit. chloe sevigny was one of the people I knew in the say hi and that's it way. well, I think we can say that things took their proper course(s). the last days of disco was charming, like it was written and produced by a wes anderson/owen wilson character.

about to drink coffee, run, and get on with my day.

o&o, e

Thursday, April 1, 2010

finally bttw?

I was kinda single white female today (married yellow female?). I've been inspired by ktiker for quite a while, but today it went a bit far: breakfast included an egg white poof, and a green monster, I went running OUTSIDE, and now, I'm blogging.

ok, so ktiker never has two breakfasts...but the green monster was eeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaarly, and the piece of toast with egg white poof, tomato, spinach, and cucumbers was I turning into a hobbit?

btw, awesome guest post on the windy city blog! I will be purchasing the ingredients for the meal today. I just got even creepier, ewww. do I have my own life AT ALL?

I just read Audrey Niffenegger's book, Her Fearful Symmetry. I'm mentioning it because it's partially set in the suburbs of Chicago and mentions Heaven on Seven. I'd already read that post on Kate's blog, and was all, oh! I know about that place when I was reading the book. The book was really fun to read, as was The Time Traveler's Wife, but you know what? I'm not even going to pretend that I understood it AT ALL.