NROLW and camera is here!

No biking to bagels this morning.  My eyes popped open at 6:30 and wouldn’t go back to sleep.  It was raining, so I just drove to the gym in the dark since I didn’t have to wait for it to get light like I do biking.

New Rules of Lifting: Stage 6 Workout B:

  • Reverse lunge, one dumbbell on shoulder:  3 x 6 at 25 pounds
  • Dumbbell 2-point row:  3 x 6 at 30 pounds
  • Dumbbell push press: 1 x 6 at 15 pounds, 2 x 6 at 20 pounds
  • Back extension:  3 x 8 at 100 pounds
  • Incline reverse crunch: 3 x 8

Assessment:  Increased the dumbbell weights on all  of the first 3 exercises!  20 pound dumbbells on the push press was hard, though, and unwieldly.  Also, the lunge with more weight is hard on the balance, which I guess is good.

Picked John up and off we went to bagels!  Delicious warm coffee on a cold and drizzly day:


Plus numminess….


My replacement camera arrived today!  Hello beautiful –


And hello camera 😉

The camera and I are both pink items in this picture!

I proceeded to take a 1000 macro shots of everything.  How I missed my in-your-face food shots LOL!    Even Pixie was getting annoyed with my picture taking.

pix1028Can’t you just hear her saying “Enough already, I’m trying to nap here for goodness sake!”

I had a chill all morning and decided on breakfast for lunch:


Pumpkin cream of wheat with the last of the cranberry sauce and some dulce de leche.  It’s all flecked with vanilla bean goodness.  Yum!

I had some snackage problems today.


Plus some unpictured cereal. Not sure if it was the blood donation or something else.  I need to nix cereal from the house.  I never actually eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast.  It is pretty much only for having on yogurt, but I have found that I really love to snack on it.  It has become red light for me, so off to the dungeon it goes for a while.  Will I never learn???

Shaking it up for dinner:


You don’t see that on my plate very often!  Little cheese raviolis.  So good and they really hit the spot tonight.  I don’t have pasta too often because of the small amount of food for the calories.  Although with mini cheese raviolis, it looks like you get more.  A serving of these is 240 calories, which isn’t too bad.

More soapmaking in progress as I type this.  Tonight’s menu is gardenia, applejack, and coconut.

Stay tuned tomorrow for one of my thinking posts!

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17 thoughts on “NROLW and camera is here!

  1. Jinx

    Cann’t wait until you post a pic of all your soap. Wish the computer had scratch and sniff technology! 🙂 Wonder if my camera has macro capability?? Have to look..
    You always make the best food choices and i admire your ability to stay with the weight lifting. I really need to get back on it. Running no problem, but i fell off the bandwagon with the lifting…ugh..

  2. Las Vegas Weight Loss Challenge

    Lori- I applaud you for getting up soo early and working out. I have never been a morning person and that has always been a struggle for me. Great job!!
    I love cheese ravioli and with Broccoli is great! Keep up the good work.
    Thank you soo much for the ideas for my fundraiser. I am soo lost.

  3. Fitcetera

    I just noticed your ring in the shot with your new camera. Could you please do a macro shot of that? 🙂
    Love the pinkness of the camera!
    Pixie is adorable just like her name.
    I keep only Shredded Wheat & Bran, Muffets & oatmeal in the house. Any other cereal and it’s a red light for me too.
    Pasta … I can’t even go near it. It goes right to fat for me.
    So you went a little nuts on the cashews eh? lol
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog ..Love Ya Like Cooked Food =-.

  4. Susan

    I think we may suffer from the same cereal issues!! I never really have a bowl of the stuff because I don’t find it filling, so I just keep it around for sprinkling on yogurt. Except, I don’t even do that that much! Mostly, I just see yummy looking cereals in the grocery store, tell myself I MUST try them, then end up munching away the whole box! Sigh. The woes of a cereal muncher… 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Onward and Forward =-.

  5. Dawn

    I love all your picture taking. Love the new camera too. I need to just go ahead and buy myself a new one. I loved your pink picture from yesterday and you look great in pink too.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..The darn scale =-.

  6. Diane Fit to the Finish

    The pictures are great! I know you are so glad that the new camera made its way across country!

    My hubby loves to snack on cereal too. He takes it for breakfast, and then will snack on it all day long. He said something very similiar to what you expressed.

    My snacking tends to be on a sweet note! So I just try and keep it out of the house!
    .-= Diane Fit to the Finish´s last blog ..Value Sized or Dangerously Sized? =-.

  7. Ang

    Yummy looking ravioli! I love ravioli. I like the new camera. I need a new one bad. Mine is getting old and it doesn’t take the greatest pictures.

    I must agree that cereal is best for snacking. I haven’t actually eaten it for breakfast since I was a kid!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Long time no blog! =-.

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