May wrapup and goals

I conked out good last night!  My thigh was pretty stiff and sore after the run, so I took a Tylenol PM last night and woke up about 8 hours later!  That is pretty amazing to me.  My legs are stiff today, so I will be taking an easy day today.  It’s also rainy, which limits biking 😀

I was in the mood for some chocolate oats.  Reese’s oats, really 😀

5 grams of cocoa powder with 1 mashed banana and some cinnamon cooked into the oats (plus 2 egg whites).  Topped with nut butter.

Love the voluminous bowl created by the egg whites.

Work still busy today after a slow start. I am so looking forward to my 4-day birthday weekend coming up! :mrgreen:

Lunch time.

All-Bran for fiber, greek yogurt for protein, strawberries cause they’re just good, and buckwheat honey for sweetness.  I also had a 1/2 of a protein drink.

So, here were my goals and the assessment for May:

  • The return to running.  Yep – it happened! Not 100%, but doing good.  I realized that the atrophy in my left leg is not going to be a quick recovery.  Just because it doesn’t hurt doesn’t mean it isn’t going to take a long time to get back to normal.
  • Lose 3 pounds.  Epic fail. I went the other way.  Still just too much snacking and really not being in the losing frame of mind.
  • Go to the dentist. Done!
  • Really, really think about my current job.  Have been. I’m not really in any hurry to make a jump, but I have explored some other options.  (Bagel/donut shop LOL).
  • Try to make the blog more interesting with recipes and  lifting stuff (or anything else you want to see!). Done.  Well, doing really.  I started the lifting move of the week, and I posted some recipes.  I also organized the great veggie experiment page a little better.

So, not too bad on the whole.  Always room for improvement, though.

Afternoon snacks:

This bar was really m’eh.  Would not buy again.

Plus the usual:

FYI, as I don’t think I have ever talked about the lattes.  We use 1 cup of 1% milk (that’s what we drink) and a couple shots of espresso in this.  The foaming makes it really seem like a lot of drink (again the volume eater in me loves this!).  So this is around 110 calories or so, with maybe another 20 calories of honey on top.

June Goals:

  • Enjoy my birthday (the 5th).  I took a couple days off of work so I can do whatever I want this weekend!  You only turn 42 once :mrgreen:
  • 70 mile bike ride.  I know we can do this.  It’s only 10 more than the last long ride.
  • Read more books.  I read voraciously when I do read.  Need to make it happen more often by unplugging the computer.
  • Run a race.  I think we will do the Read/Run on June 13th, if my running continues to progress.
  • Go sugar free for a few days during the month.  Just to make myself aware.
  • Note I am not making a weight loss goal this month.  If it happens, it happens.  No number pressure allowed.

Leftover pizza for dinner.  Pretty tasty, though.

My brussel sprouts got kind of crispy because I got a phone call right during cooking.  Note to self – remove pan from heat, don’t just turn off the burner.

Got most of the soap packed up and ready to go.  I really should make extra for us, but I never get around to it.

Gonna unplug and relax tonight.  This is the snack for later:

If you  have never tried pears and cheese, you should.  It is quite a tasty combo.

Question:  What are your goals for June?

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20 thoughts on “May wrapup and goals

  1. Kimberley

    I have goals for 2010 and weekly goals. Food looks great today. I like when my Brussels sprouts get crispy in the oven. Yum!

    For my afternoon snack I had a red pear (where ever did I get the idea to try those? 😉 ) with a couple of wedges of Laughing Cow. Great minds think alike.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Looking Back at May =-.

  2. Joanne

    I am SO glad you said that about pears and cheese. I mentioned that pairing to my parents and my dad was so quick to say “pears and cheese don’t go together but apples and cheese are perfect”. I think it would depend on the cheese.
    Plans for June: a lot of cakes to bake. UGGG!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Running and Hot Lentil Salad with Scallops =-.

  3. cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Pears and Havarti cheese are divine. Gorgonzola also makes a nice sidekick, especially if walnuts and cranberries are involved. 🙂

    I’m still working on my June goals, but I think they’ll mostly relate to around-the-house stuff.

  4. John

    Great goals for June! I’m hoping to try riding 56 miles this month. Depending on how it goes I may upgrade my OLYTRI to the HIM. Not sure if I want it to go well or not 🙂

  5. Shelley B

    I’ve never tried pears and cheese – it looks good, though. Did you ever see a picture of a slice of apple pie with a slice of American cheese on top? I always thought that was weird.

    I had almost the exact same thing for lunch as you – sub. Fiber One and no honey – so good, right?

    I like your no weight-loss goal for June. Sounds like it should be a good month!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Weekend Recap =-.

  6. Tish

    I love a perfect pear (d’anjou is my fave) and meunster cheese. Sometimes we harken back to my French ancestry and have that for dessert.

    My goals for June include weight loss (6 pounds) and running (finish last week of C25K and start running 12-15 miles/week). I know what you mean, tho’, about not being in the mood. Finally, finally I’m back in the mood and the weight loss groove.

  7. Laurie

    Those Reese’s Oats look yummy!! My goals for June include increasing my running mileage and getting below 180 lbs. Haven’t been there since before my freshman year in high school. I’m 31 now! Its’ about time!
    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..Higher and higher… =-.

  8. Miz

    HOW GREAT your birthday is on a weekend too.

    Im rolling goal free for june 🙂 its kind of a life experiment to see if I get MORE DONE when there’s zero pressure!

    We’ll see….
    .-= Miz´s last blog ..National Running Day. =-.

  9. Susan

    I think you did an excellent job on May’s goals!! You can most definitely get 70 miles done this month – you are well on your way to doing a century this summer!!

    I only have one goal this month – SMILE 🙂 Now is not the time to be a cranky arse, and I want to have lots of fun amidst the moving stress!

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  11. Mallory

    That chocolate oatmeal looks great!

    I’m running a 5k for charity next week, so my June goal is to keep running, I’ve had a hard time getting into a running schedule.
    .-= Mallory´s last blog ..4. Visit a Museum =-.

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