What’s Blooming and Hot 100 update!

Wow – lots of great thoughts from yesterday’s post!  Don’t worry, I hope I did not give the impression I was giving up blogging.  I will be jabbering on for a while 😀

It was a beautiful morning, albeit a bit chilly (39 degrees).  I biked to the gym and did a lighter workout (weight wise).

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squat 4 sets of 10 at 45# Lower body
Close-grip lat Pull Down 3 sets of 12 at 50# Back
Incline push ups 3 sets of 10 Chest
Single-leg deadlifts 3 sets of 10 each leg with 15# DBs (30# total) Hamstrings and balance
Horizontal Wood Chop 3 sets of 10 each side at 20# Core
Seated calf raise 3 sets of 10 at 110# Calves
Nose breakers 3 sets of 15 with 25# bar Triceps
Front Raise 3 sets of 12 with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders
Good Mornings 3 sets of 10 at 45# Low back and hammies

John met me there and we biked to Maude’s for breakfast.  I won the football picks last week – so that meant my choice for a meal!  Yay!

I love Maude’s.  It was really busy and noisy, though – just like you expect a diner would be.

I ordered the usual cheese omelet and homefries.

Not pictured is my wheat toast, which came a couple minutes later.  I was hangry and ate every little bit of this!  Yum.  It had warmed up a  bit for the ride home.  Maude’s is 10 miles round trip, which makes it a nice little ride.

I got a chunk of work done this morning and worked up an appetite for lunch. I was really struggling to think of what to eat when my body was wanting an oaty-type meal. I decided to go ahead and honor that and had some pumpkin cream of wheat.

My body knew what it wanted! This bowl filled up my tummy and kept me satisfied for a couple of hours. Imagine that.

I got out into the beautiful weather and worked on the side garden bed some. I just have a small patch of grass left to lift up and it will be ready to amend for the winter. I am only doing about a 10-foot span of it this year. It’s going to be a long project. Still have a few blooms. A surprise dahlia:

My mums are now filling out (the ones that were in ground).

Plus the knockout rose bush. Note how dark the sedum has gotten!

Then I found the World’s Tiniest Mum!

That is my finger there for reference. How cute!

That cream of wheat kept me satisfied enough that I didn’t have anything with my latte:

Worked a little more (nothing like dragging it out… ) then got dinner on. I was craving hot sauce, so I made an open-faced buffalo chicken sammie. I do like the blue cheese laughing cow, but only on some things. Think I prefer the regular swiss.

It was so beautiful out today. Took advantage of a warm evening and I got the rest of the tulip and daffodil bulbs planted – hooray!

Okay- time for the Hot 100 Update:

  1. 1. Maintain my weight. I actually am in losing mode right now from September and the scale is drifting down again. Yay!!
  2. No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day!  Not in stores yet.
  3. Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. Training for.
  4. Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least.  I think I did 3 days.  I really need to work harder on this.
  5. Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on. I visited several.
  6. Do one no-added sugar day each week.  Done.

Tonight is finishing up work (just 45 minutes or so to do) with some of the cobbler that John made the other day.  It’s quite tasty.

Pink item of the day: My mom’s Vera Bradley bag. I am not cool enough to own a Vera Bradley, but that’s okay.

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16 thoughts on “What’s Blooming and Hot 100 update!

  1. Heidi

    I am addicted to Laughing Cow and the new Mozzarella/Sun Dried Tomato combo is really good. I’m definitely not a bleu cheese fan – too strong.
    I searched for this in your info and have always wanted to ask what you do for work?
    .-= Heidi´s last blog ..A dose of pep =-.

  2. Tish

    I’ve got to plant some dahlias–that white one is beautiful. Good job on your hot 100. Drifting down in weight? Count me in!

  3. Pubsgal

    Cheese omelet? Breakfast of champions! 🙂 It’s dangerous how many good places to eat are a short bike ride from my house. Maybe next time my husband and I have a date breakfast, I can convince him to ride bikes!

    So many beautiful flowers in your garden. I love that dahlia, too – wow!

    Congrats on your Hot 100 challenge progress, too!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Do the Bloggers You Love- Love You Back =-.

  4. Shelley B

    Your flowers are so pretty – love the dahlia especially! Looks like you are doing great on the Hot 100 challenge…must be nice to see the scale drifting down! 🙂
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mishmash =-.

  5. debby

    I always have bad luck with dahlias–any hints?

    That breakfast place looks so quaint. I love the idea of biking to breakfast.

    I really like the goals you choose, and how responsible you are to update regularly.

    This is the time of year that oats sounds good to me for breakfast, lunch, dinner,snack, or dessert!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..What’s a Girl to Do =-.

  6. April

    You are cool enough 🙂

    I wonder if there is a way to make a healthier version of the eggnog latte? Screw that…it won’t be as good as the real thing. That is what I love about you too. You are NOT afraid of the real thing. You rock!
    .-= April´s last blog ..Flaunt It Friday =-.

  7. Alissa

    What beautiful flowers! Hubby and I got married in the Fall, and for my bridal shower my co-worker gave me the most beautiful, big white mum plant. We planted it outside but it never came back. 🙁 I’m not sure what I did wrong, but I need to plant some more. I love to see those Fall flowers.
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..My Workout Buddy Saved the Day =-.

  8. Fran

    Your garden still looks beautiful.

    Maude’s Kitchen looks great!

    What a great result on your hot 100 challenge! Well done and scale going down is always pleasant 🙂

    I’m honored that you participate in my virtual run! Thank you for that.

  9. Jody - Fit at 52

    Cool workout & cool pics!!!!!!!!!!! I love your pics & from yesterday, which I missed due to having too much fun with friends, nothing wrong with video/pic journaling of the food if it is what works for you!

    BEAUTIFUL garden pics!!!

    Hey, I took a pic of my special treat for this weekend & will share later.. PUMPKIN SPICE cookie!!!!! How exciting is that!

    Congrats on the weight loss & all your other goals!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Saturday Funny =-.

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