NROLW and balloon festival bust.

Thank you for all of your opinions on my 2 dresses.  I should also note that those are the only 2 dresses I own!  As I lost weight, I have always worked without needed them, so I just got these recently.  I have John’s opinion on the 2 dresses, now I just need to make up my mind.  😀

Didn’t sleep really well last night (like that is anything new….).My legs are also a bit stiff from yesterday’s run.  We have a long bike ride tomorrow, so hope they feel better soon!

NROLW Stage 5 B

  • Deadlift/bent over row:  4 x 4  at 75 pounds
  • Single leg partial squats:  4  x 4
  • Wide grip lat pulldown:   4 x 4 at 70 pounds
  • Back extension:  4 x 4 at 100 pounds
  • YTWL:  4 x 4 at 10 pounds
  • Crunches, reverse crunches, lateral flexion:  3 x 10
  • Prone cobra:  3 x 2 minute holds

Then I walked on the treadmill for 15 minutes. Almost done with stage 5 – only 2 more workouts to go.  Then it’s the scary chinup stage :O

Yummy protein pancakes for brekkie!


This plate is a little small for the blueberry sauce.  I almost made quite a mess.

Pixie was falling asleep watching me eat (yes, I was in a computer chair by the printer….).  P9250007_edited

Spent a good portion of the morning cleaning the house.  It’s amazing that we both work at home, and yet the house gets out of control at times.

Lunch break!


Tuna wrap and Kiwi!

I picked up a sweater at one of my favorite consignment shops today, plus the black shoes that you saw in in the dress photos.  I am addicted to consignment shopping!

The hot air balloon fest tonight was a bust.  It was pretty windy and cold, but we biked there anyway to see what was up.  Lots of people there, lots of food vendors, but no balloons.  At least they weren’t going up for a while.  There was a chance it would be later, but because we biked there, we couldn’t stay too late and had to leave time to bike home before dark.  We brought along a couple protein bars to eat instead of eating the stuff for sale there.

Hopefully balloons will go off tomorrow!  We decided to stop for some warmth on the way home:


No donut for me, though!  I had this when I got home:


So, Saturday should be a long bike ride to Greenwich for their fall festival, if my legs can hack it. They are a bit tired (shouldn’t have biked tonight). It’s 32 miles round trip. Going to pack some lunch foods and snacks and hit the road. Gonna be chilly, though. It’s perfect for a fall festival!

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9 thoughts on “NROLW and balloon festival bust.

  1. Karyn

    I so admire how you bike everywhere you go. It is great that John bikes with you. Makes workouts that much more fun.

    My son thinks he may know where my hubby stashed our weight plates we had bought at a garage sale a couple of years ago. I hope we find them so I can get re-started with NROLW. I miss it!
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  2. Susan

    Awww, love that pic of Pixie!! Ha, I can totally relate on post weight-loss wardrobe. Chris complains that everything I wear is too baggy, probably because I bought it 30 lbs ago! 😛 the seond-hand shops around here are no good either.

    Hope it warms up for your bike ride today!! It’s freeezing here now, so it probably is in NY too!
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  3. Diane Fit to the Finish

    Pears are fabulous this year!! I know I missed yesterday’s post, but I vote on the black one! (Without the shoulder pads of course!)

    Have fun at the festival today. We are heading to a little festival, but my kids are playing their instruments so we won’t be biking or walking!! Take care.
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  4. m i c h e l l e

    I am late to the dress opinion party and while I thought both looked great, my eyes gravitated toward the flower print. Your waist looks tiny in it and it just seems like a great pick for a fall celebration dinner 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  5. MB

    Sorry the balloon festival was a bust. We didn’t get to see the balloons in Stowe, VT this year due to rain and wind. Oh well, hopefully the weather will cooperate next year. Enjoy your anniversary dinner with your hubby. I’m sure you will look beautiful in whatever dress you decide to wear.
    .-= MB´s last blog ..Out of Control =-.

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