Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weather and TBL and lemons, oh my

Wow. Southern West Virginia is now under a flood watch and a winter storm watch. I couldn't stand the idea of an indoor workout yesterday and opted to walk three miles in the rain. To be fair, it was j-u-s-t b-a-r-e-l-y sprinkling when I started out, but it was a full-on rain after the first mile or so.

No biggie. All I got was wetter, the longer I walked. Popped my jacket in the clothes dryer at the end, and got on with the rest of my day.

The dentist appointment was okay. My "appliance" needs a tune-up, already, and I will therefore have to go without it for a week, beginning next week. I promised I would be at church this Sunday. I'm not able to hide my mouth behind my hand at church, especially when the guest minister that day will be the chaplain who also officiated at the blessing ceremony my husband and I had after our Vegas wedding.

My husband says I look fitter, three weeks into this food-and-activity makeover. He's absolutely positive I've lost some weight, and I had to gently remind him that


He was quick to agree. Because he knows what's good for him. Heh.

One thing about the nutritional part of this plan (if you're new here, it's not any official "plan." I'm not restricting anything but simply trying to keep my daily calories below a certain number.) is I find myself unwilling to waste calories on junk. Even on Anything-Goes Mondays, I've been reining it in, limiting my wild and wicked ways to a shot or two of liquid coffee creamer.

This would have made a nice "yellow"
photo a couple days ago, yes?
The lemons are ripening, and we love us some lemon bars, so I poked around on the internets for a recipe that wouldn't send me over the edge, either calorie-wise or desire-wise. This one from Cooking Light is reasonable enough in calories – just 124 per teeny-tiny bar – but since I haven't made them yet, I'll have to report back on whether I can limit myself to one or two.

I've been watching The Biggest Loser this season. Hard to believe it's the 14th year. I passed it up for several years, a combination of it being broadcast on Tuesdays, when I was at the prison, and not knowing how to make the DVR do what I want it to do. Now that we've upgraded to a DVR that's integrated with the satellite dish, I can program the show easily and watch it at my leisure.

Yoga Bob is now, apparently, Crossfit Bob, and I am in awe of anyone who can do even one burpee, let alone the numbers Team Blue was racking up. Made me tired just watching it. I finished my blue-and-white scarf yesterday afternoon in front of the television, and wrapped it around my neck while the contestants worked out. 

If you'd rather just get a recap of the program, be sure to tune in weekly to Jen's blog. She breaks it down quite nicely, and has been doing so for a long, long time. I appreciate her insight.

And I appreciate your stopping by to see what I'm up to. Thanks for reading.


Shauna said...

Those lemons look so beautiful! Glad the makeover is going so well, yee ha!

Audrey Humaciu said...

I love Cooking Light because they use "real" ingredients. Let us know how the recipe comes out.