Liftin’ and bagels :D

Hello again!  Looks like we all have tried crazy diets in the past.  It’s amazing what we will do for weight loss isn’t it? 😯   Add yours to be entered into the giveway for the Lose the Diet book!

I am going to be so glad as the sun rises earlier in the morning to go to the gym when it is light out!  It feels so much earlier than it really is.  Today was lifting and a little speedwork.  I bring an extra pair of shoes to change into at the gym, and found that Pixie had left me a present:

This little paper ball was tucked into the toe of my shoe.  She likes to do this.  😀

Da muscles:

  • Chin ups:  1 set of 3, 1 set of 2, 1 set of 1-1/2 LOL.
  • Barbell deadlift:  3 sets of 8 at 65 pounds
  • 1-arm dumbbell snatch:  3 sets of 8 at 15 pounds
  • Dumbbell pliet squat:  3 sets of 8 with 35# dumbbell
  • T pushups:  3 sets of 3
  • Bent over dumbbell row:  3 sets of 8 with 20# dumbbells.

Treadmill included 40 minutes of walking, with 1 mile of speedwork run in there:

  • 1 minute at 5.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 6.0 mph
  • 1 minute at 5.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 6.5 mph
  • 1 minute 5.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 6.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 5.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 7 mph
  • 1 minute at 5.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 6.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 5.5 mph
  • 1 minute at 6 mph
  • cool down

That was quick and easy!  Much better than sticking it in at mile 4 of a 6 mile run (duh…)

Picked up John and hit Ridge street up for a bagel and coffee!

They were out of my multigrain.. booooo…. so I had a cinnamon raisin.

Backdrop of exposed brick.  For some reason, I really like exposed brick indoors, but only the authentic really old stuff (not circa 1970).

Late start to work on Wednesday, always, because of breakfast out, but it’s worth it. I almost had oatmeal for lunch, since John had some, but I decided to not be monkey-see-monkey-do and have some good protein:

And applesauce!  With no strawberries forthcoming for a while, you’ll see different fruits on the blog coming up.


On a serious note, the earthquake in Haiti is just devastating to see.  Sometimes I  feel so helpless about the enormity of disasters like this.  Part of me wants to go down and help in person if I could.  Part of me wishes I could donate a lot of money.  Neither of those is really very realistic for us.  I can donate some.  I also just gave blood a couple weeks ago, or I would go out and do that again.

If you want to help, here are a couple links to some organizations that are on the ground there.

Partners in Health

The Lambdi Fund

Medical Teams International

Just a note that before you commit money, please make sure the organization is legitimite.  You can look up your charity at

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20 thoughts on “Liftin’ and bagels :D

  1. Shelley B

    Your chin ups are increasing in number – way to go!!!

    The mortar in the exposed brick reminds me of the cream cheese in your bagel…but I bet it doesn’t taste as good.

    Are those Food Should Taste Good chips on your lunch plate? I was looking at some today at the grocery store – didn’t buy them as I couldn’t decide if they would be worth the calories. But I am getting a little bored with what I bring to work for my lunches, so I looked for something different.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update! =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes – those are FSTG chips – the sweet potato kind. They are soooo good! I am more than willing to exchange any other chip for these.

  2. Alissa

    I feel so terrible for the people in Haiti. They’re already living in poverty and in such terrible conditions and then they have this thrown at them.

    I love the coffee mug!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Weigh In Day =-.

  3. Robin

    Hey Lori!

    Funny – I love exposed brick inside, too – the authentic kind! It’s so rustic, natural, and beautiful. Could tell its own story, I’m sure, for all it’s seen over the many years. 🙂

    Great speedwork! I really like the tread for that… much more controlled. And such a cute ‘gift’ from Pixie. My kitty used to leave me things, too, but it was usually dead lizards, a bird (only once, thankfully!), and other various items she’d find (catch) on the outside deck. Ugh!

    Yes, my heart feels so heavy when I see devastation like that in Haiti. It’s then that my spiritual side kicks it up a notch and I remember that prayer can do amazing things…

    Hugs from Orlando –
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Wed Winner – New Format – Meet Kathy! =-.

  4. Trish

    Wow, you rock the workouts! Awesome inspiration.

    Lori, I did it, I ordered a waffle maker! It will be here on Friday so you know what we will be having for Saturday’s breakfast! I made the mistake of telling hubby what was in your protein waffle recipe… he promptly asked that I make his “the regular way” HA!

    .-= Trish´s last blog ..C25K Week 2 Day 2!! =-.

  5. Karyn

    I have the need to touch the bricks too! 🙂 He,he.

    Pixie is great. Isn’t it wonderful to have pets that love us that much?

    I actually hadn’t heard about the Haiti earthquake until I read it here. How awful!
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..10 things I love. =-.

  6. Ang

    I’m very upset about the earthquake too. So many lives lost! 🙁 The Red Cross is accepting $10 donations by text. All you do is text HAITI to 90999 and the $10 will be charged to your phone bill. I’d love to do more but I guess every little bit helps!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Happiness and it’s causes! =-.

  7. Nancy in AK

    I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and recommended it to my sisters and friends. It is a very inspirational website! I love that you show us in pictures the foods you eat which are all wholesome and fairly easy to make.

  8. Jane

    Great workout — I’msorry you didn’t get the bagel treat you wanted.

    I’m glad to see the recommendation for Partners in Health. A friend of mine is Haitian-American and spends time in Haiti; that’s his strongest recommendation for donations right now. I’ve got it on my blog today, too.
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Is This TMI? =-.

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