Hot 100 update

It was so cold when I got up this morning. I just could not make myself bike to the gym – it was 25 out! There was a layer of frost to be scraped on the car as well. Brrrrr…… Sometimes I feel guilty driving the 2 miles to the gym.

I warmed up with treadmill walking and then set to work.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squat 1 set of 10 at 45#

1 set of 10 at 55#

1 set of 8 at 65 #

1 set of 6 at 75 #

1 set of 6 at 85#

Lower body
Deadlift/row combo 3 sets of 10 at 55# Hammies and back
Reverse crunches 3 sets of 15 Core
Seated Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 110# Calves
Lower Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 100# Low back
Upright row 3 sets of 10 at 30# Shoulders
Cable curls 3 sets of 10 at 40# Biceps
Triceps Pull down 3 sets of 15 at 30# Triceps

My shoulder/biceps is doing a little better with the rest, ice, and heat I have been doing. I can do chest pushing motions without weights and no pain, so hopefully I will be back to doing pushing exercises in a week or so. I know my chest muscles won’t wither away, but it feels funny to leave those moves out.  :mrgreen:

Onward to breakfast!  Banana cream of wheat topped with homemade fluff and 5 toasted pecans.  So good!

My Hot 100 Update for the week:

  1. Maintain my weight. I am going to have to go to weight loss mode.
  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. Did the home duathlon.  5K coming up next weekend!
  4. Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least.  Did 4 days – yippee!!
  5. Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on.  Been visiting.
  6. Do one no-added sugar day each week.  Done.

Actually did really well except on the weight front.  I need to buckle down and get back into losing mode.  I actually ate well this week except for snacky Wednesday, so hopefully I can tweak things a bit more as I get my exercise program figured out.

I worked this morning for a couple hours, then took a break for lunch.  I didn’t really want a cold lunch, but these berries were on their last legs – so I made my cereal/yogurt/berry mash:

Then it was more work.  I was getting annoyed at the doctors a little today.  One of them set the recorder on one side of the room and proceeded to walk around shuffling papers and such while dictating.  Do you know how hard that is to pick out words?  I had to stop for a while and go out to the library for my sanity.  While there, I spotted my pink item:

The Breast Cancer Site

I did not get this book out, but I noticed the color.

I did, however, get these out:

Let’s see, a book on dieting, a Stephen King book, nonfiction about a cholera outbreak, and a running book.  Quite the range, eh?  This is my brain all.the.time.

John made lattes when I got back:

which I paired with a Balance bar while reading the paper.

Finished out my work day and did an experiment for dinner.  Sweet potato quinoa cakes!

I will post the recipe for recipe Tuesday.  They are good as a base for adding things to.  Liked topped with jam (weird for dinner, I know).  John dipped his in maple syrup!

Pixie shot of the day.  We got these sheer curtains and Pixie likes to sit behind them.  I think she believes no one can see her, but she can see us:

Silly girl.  She is cute, but not too bright.

I am currently blogging with a decaf skim latte:

Me and John time before he goes off to poker.  Then I get to watch scary movies on TCM – Hammer Horror during October on Fridays! 😯

Question:  Do you like scary movies?

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22 thoughts on “Hot 100 update

  1. Jody - Fit at 52

    Jeez, how did I miss the previous post but YES on eggs! 🙂

    Of course i have to say that I love that Pixie pic!!!!!!!!!! Will be sending to my friend! She loves Pixie from afar!

    Lori, I have a quinoa recipe set for my next Friday post.. I know, far away, but I saw it so I wanted to get it down before I forgot! Looking forward to your recipe!!!

    You are quite the reader… I used to read books alot & now I am always picking up fitness & exercise mags.. I need to expand….. feeling guilty looking at your stack.. 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Hot Chocolate Recipes Pumpkin Scone =-.

  2. Stef

    Hey Lori!

    I just found your blog thru April’s blog. I will have to go back and read some of your older posts.

    Just thought I would say hi!

  3. Shelley B

    Pixie reminds me of my kids when they were toddlers – they would cover their eyes with their hands and think I couldn’t see them. Too cute! She is such a fun cat.

    I am too jumpy to enjoy scary movies…plus I spend too many nights alone in my house – I do not need to be freaking out over every little sound!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mishmash – Jeopardy! Edition =-.

  4. Carol

    Thanks for showing a pic of your library books. I’m always on the lookout for new, interesting reads so I went to Amazon to check out Ghost Map. It sounds cool…now I just have to wait for my library site to come back online to see if they have it.

    I hate scary movies. I’m a wimp.

  5. Tish

    NO, I can’t watch scary movies. It’s like I’m 7 again, I leave the room. I think Psycho and Cape Fear scarred me for life! Your kitty is so cute, thanks for sharing. 25 is too darn cold! Stay warm.
    .-= Tish´s last blog ..Biker Girls- Hot 100 Update =-.

  6. suzanne

    I love scary movies and actions movies. Oh wait i like almost any movie 🙂
    Pixie is such a sweetie pie!
    When i woke up this morning it was 32 and i thought that was cold!
    .-= suzanne´s last blog ..Back to work! =-.

  7. debby

    You watch scary movies AFTER John leaves the house??? No thank you!

    And 25 degrees–now that’s scary! I’m cold when its 58 degrees.

    That is a funny picture of Pixie. Who knows what goes on in the mind of a cat.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Cooking Light and Eating Well =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Indeed, who know what goes on in a pet’s mind? I swear sometimes I know what she is thinking, but then again – do dogs and cats really think? LOL

  8. Andra

    OMG, I love quinoa! Do you have a recipe for the sweet potato quinoa cakes? Define scary? As far as scary movies go, define scary. I hate straight up horror/slasher. But good suspense like Jaws and Silence of the Lambs, I love. I also love Werewolf, Vampire and Zombie movies.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..Just a Thing =-.

  9. Jan

    No scary movies for me either. They stick in my head far too long! I can vividly remember the few that I have seen dating back to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Then Wait Until Dark (the original) and then The Changling. After the last one totally freaked me out I stopped watching them. Boy did I ever date myself with those titles 🙂

  10. Ron

    Isn’t it great when you can have such an easy time meeting a goal like your goal #2 :)… It will become harder in the near future LOL… Sounds like you had a great day…. I drive to work everyday.. and it’s only a mile from my house… but I have to attend meetings in other state buildings all over this town and never know when one will pop up.
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..Hot 100 Update =-.

  11. Fran

    Not that much into scary movies, I like drama and a good thriller more.

    Running until you’re 100 reminds me of a small article I just read in Runner’s world where a 80 year old man ran a half marathon this year and he finished before 80% of the participiants. Well that deserves my respect!

    About the “Vitaminebron” you’re close. Free translated it means “the vitamine well”

  12. Robin


    I suspect Pixie had a plan. 🙂 I’m LOL about your library comment and stack of books. Just did the same thing during my lunch time yesterday. Came away w/ two books on writing and one running: UltraMarathon Man (Dean Karnazes). Funny how our books reflect us, isn’t it? I have the Running Until You’re 100 book. Like the ideas, but I wonder: Do you have to stop the day you turn 101? 😉 Just sayin’…

    btw: I’m in that “need to lose” mode, too. Scares me. Old habits have a way of creeping back in.

    *hugs* from Orlando!
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..TGIF LOL! =-.

  13. Charlotte

    Pixie is making me think I should keep these two little black stray kitties I have in my garage. Found them on my walk the other night and worried about somebody messing with them at Halloween, so I took them in. Thought it would be temporary, but now I guess I’ll take them to the vet tomorrow and get them checked out. I might have two new pets, if my old dog says it’s okay.
    I love the pics of food you post. Sometimes I wish I could eat a little more than I do on a daily basis, but I realize I could if I were as active as you are. I’m working my way up to it.
    .-= Charlotte´s last blog ..Queen B =-.

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