Happy Thursday and the last day of my work week! Yay! I *finally* will get 2 whole days off in a row. I need it. Headed off to do my run at the gym. I put on some music from the jog tunes indie podcast and just used that to do my different speedwork with. That was fun. I normally use this outside to help me keep a pace. It’s easy to do on the treadmill 😀 I did 5 good miles today and it felt great! I am surprised my body wasn’t a little more sore from the shoveling yesterday. A little in the back, but not bad. John said he had “shovel back” today. Shhhh… don’t tell anyone, but he needs to be lifting weights….
I had a little trouble deciding on a breakfast today as I just wanted to eat! I wanted blueberries, though, so that meant protein waffles!
I am randomly going to answer some of the FAQs over the next few days:
As a NWOL4W veteran, how did you track your progress? Did you update charts each lifting day? Are there any aps for this?
I tracked my progress using the charts at the website. I just printed out the forms and used those. It was kind of neat to see how I progressed over time. I brought those sheets with my to the gym and recorded my weight tallies as I did them. I don’t know as there are any apps for something like that. Go NROLW!!!
For lunch I was wanting something kind of sweet, for whatever reason. I decided to make a PB and nana wrap using a Smart Carb tortilla with 1 tbsp of PB and half a banana, plus a drizzle of chocolate sauce. I then pan grilled it. It was quite good, although a bit messy.
After more work, it was time to do one of my civic duties! Blood donation.
There was no line today, which was nice. I think the weather scared people away, although it was just raining. I was pleased that my iron was good (hematocrit) at 13.1. My blood pressure was also pretty good at 118/68. A little higher than normal for me, but it goes up a bit for donations because I get a bit nervous. Travel safe to your new home, little blood cells….
After donating, I restocked that iron with raisins!
I so wanted one of the cookie packs, but they were the really caloric kind – to the tune of 300 calories for 1 pack! Probably full of trans fats, too. Ah well, the raisins were good.
Dinner time and I felt like some shrimps 😀 We had extra in the freezer from our Mardi Gras dinner, so I cooked some up. Mmmmm…. pressed and formed shrimplets.
I love how using smaller dinner plates makes it look like a huge amount of food. We are on the 3rd pound of strawberries we bought on Sunday already. Guess that is why John calls me a fruit Hoover. 🙂
Working later tonight as I had to flex hours to donate blood (better be getting some good karma back, I tell you). Then it will be time for the weekend!
Snack time – one of my favorite combos is dark chocolate chips and something salty crunchy – like these whole grain Wheat Thins.
There is some chocolate under there!
Question: What snack texture/taste do you like? Crunchy, smooth, sweet, salty?