Saying bye to the garden and Hot 100 update

It’s Friday! I was hoping to sleep in a little, but it was not to be. I headed out to the gym for the lifting:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Split Squat 3 set of 10 at 65# Lower body
Wide Grip Lat Pull Down 3 sets of 10 at 50# Back
Barbell Chest Press 3 sets of 10 at 55# Chest
Captain’s Chair 3 sets of 10 Core
Alternating Side Lunges 3 sets of 15 with 15# DBs (30# total) Chest
YTWL 3 sets of 4 each letter with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders
Nosebreaker 3 sets of 15 at 25# Triceps
Good Mornings 3 sets of 10 at 4# Low back and hammies

I lightened up the weight a bit for my lower body today as we might be doing a long bike ride tomorrow (fingers crossed with Mother Nature).
I was going to do some treadmill work after lifting, but decided to just go home and get outside later because the temps were predicted for mid to upper 50s today!

Home to brekkie and I made some Reese’s Oats.

Banana custard style with cocoa powder and topped with nut butter.  Good stuff.

This week’s Hot 100 Update:

  1. Maintain my weight. Scale stayed the same this week. Won’t lie – a little disappointed..
  2. No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day!  They are available now, but I have resisted.
  3. Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. Did the home duathlon.  5k done on October 30th
  4. Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least.  Did 5 days!!
  5. Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on.  Did not get to as many as I would have liked.
  6. Do one no-added sugar day each week.  I did 2!!

Overall not a bad week.  I had some stresses in there and one snacky day.  I was hoping to see a bit of a loss this week, but such is life.  This week will be a little challenging as I will have extra work to do and I tend to snack during these times.

I did some work, then stopped at my folks house and dropped off a laptop for my mom to use for a bit.  I snagged a couple of these while there:

(And for those that ask, yes, that is my wedding band.)

Lunch break today –

Kind of looks like a breakfast, eh?

It was so, so nice out today that I decided I will finish up work tonight.  I wanted to spend time outside.  The garden is pretty much a shell of what it was.

I cut down a lot of the growth and pulled up the dead annuals.  Leaving up the sedum and the coneflowers as they will stay upright under the snow, plus the birdies eat the seeds.

Those mums are on their last legs.  We have been in the 20s overnight, so they are starting to wilt.  I remember when it looked like this:


John made lattes while I was working outside.

He has almond milk, since he has some lactose problems.  They look different (almond milk on the right).  He is going to try the lactose pills, as he does like his milk.

I also had some nuts.

Thinking about another 5k race possibly next weekend.  I also signed up for this one.  If any of you are looking for some motivation to run/walk a Thanksgiving 5K – Alissa is hosting a virtual run!!

Blogger 5K

Good way to burn off a little stuffing and have a sense of community with other bloggers!

We decided to walk for a slice of pizza for dinner tonight.  Too bad it gets dark so early and it wasn’t as warm, but still a nice night to head out.  It’s half a mile each way.  I had the buffalo chicken pizza:

Yum!  Could have used a lot more hot sauce, though.  2 slices and a drink for $5.  We each have a slice (they are pretty big) and John drinks the soda.  I bring my own water bottle.   Pizza – so simple and yet perfect in that simplicity, don’t you think?

I am so excited for tomorrow – we are taking the bikes back out and going on a 40-mile cupcake ride!  Hope my legs make it :mrgreen:

Now it is back to work for me for a couple hours.  Nice way to spend a Friday night, but at least I got to enjoy the nice day!

Question:  Are you a dairy person?

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24 thoughts on “Saying bye to the garden and Hot 100 update

  1. Jo

    I am such a dairy person. Recently, I have had to give it up altogether for health reasons. I am still not reconciled to this tragic loss in my life 😉 Enjoy the bike ride.
    .-= Jo´s last blog ..One year on =-.

  2. Pubsgal

    It’s funny, I am, even though you won’t see me drinking milk very often. Mine is usually in the form of half-and-half in the coffee, in cappuccino (work coffee is so strong that lattes don’t really do it for me anymore) and as cheese, Greek-style yogurt, and no-sugar-added ice cream.

    I’ve come to really love almond milk in my coffee. Almost tastes too plain without it! Now if only I could get so I liked it with *just* almond milk and not the half-and-half. It is possible…

    Glad you got a nice day to do some gardening, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you can get in your bike ride tomorrow! We’re supposed to have nice weather this weekend, so I’m hoping to get in a long walk/run. And I love the idea of virtual runs. I had to do my own turkey trot last year, because we don’t have one in our town. It was a really nice way to start the day!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..2010 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run =-.

  3. South Beach Steve

    I wish I could avoid the dairy – I think I would be better if I did.

    Seeing the garden go is kind of sad, isn’t it? It makes me ready for spring.

    Great job on your goals, even if you are disappointed for not exceeding one of them. 🙂

  4. Catherine McCourt

    Wonderful post! I love, love how you take us through your day! Yes, I love dairy. I used to hate it, but now I love milk and French Vanilla creamer in my coffee, cheese, peach yogurt…

  5. Ishmael

    Oh yeah, cheese. It’s a major thing for me. I love it, but of course have to limit it. Was gorgeous today, wasn’t it? I hope it holds for the whole weekend. I may get to walk the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday if the sunshine and weather hold. Happy biking!
    .-= Ishmael´s last blog ..Hot 100 Update 7 =-.

  6. Cilla

    Cheeeeeese! Actually, Arth is more of a cheese fan than I am; he usually has a cheeseboard instead of pudding if we eat out. Your lattes always look so divine, even though I drink my coffee black usually 🙂
    .-= Cilla´s last blog ..Strawberry Saturday =-.

  7. Kim Zepp

    Have fun on the bike ride!
    I LOVE dairy, but it doesn’t like me. As a kid / teenager, I used to drink about a gallon of milk a day. Then, in college I started getting really sick. Turns out I was lactose intolerent. For a few years, the thought of milk made me sick, so I avoided it. Now, I love it again, but I use Lactaid fat free milk. (or Lactaid pills for ice-cream and frozen yogurt.)
    .-= Kim Zepp´s last blog ..Someone woke up my legs! 5k race report =-.

  8. Karen

    I’m not a dairy person… in that I really don’t like the taste of milk. But I am eating a lot of cheese for snacks. And ice cream… which I am NOT eating. I am a fair weather rider. Last week, that meant at least the upper 50s. But looks like I will have to adjust that downward if I want to ride at all in the near future. Sigh.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Hot 100 – Week 7 Update =-.

  9. Roz

    I hate “fall clear up” of the garden, however, has to be done. (you have a lovely garden!!) I love dairy, ESPECIALLY cheese. BTW, LOVE your wedding band! Does John’s match??
    .-= Roz´s last blog ..I Got Nuthin’ =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Long story short – his ring sort of matches mine. It used to before he lost it, and the ring before that! He is on his 3rd band.

  10. Jody - Fit at 52

    I don’t do dairy.. I do have Greek yogurt but still have some probs but not as much as milk products.

    You are doing great with your goals & yahoo for stretching! Great stuff!

    Hope you enjoyed your bike ride!

    Hey, what does Pixie think of the new bike trainer??? 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Saturday Funny =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Haha – Pixie isn’t real crazy about the trainer. She comes up and sits on the chair while we are riding and looks grumpy 😀

  11. Fran

    I love diary products, I’m from Holland, we eat a lot of cheese and drink a lot of milk. Although I don’t drink that much milk myself.

    Hope for good weather today so you can go out for a bike ride, it’s been a while since you’ve treated us with cupcakes 🙂

  12. Ex Yo-Yo Debbie

    I love how you called it a “cupcake ride”…gee I wonder where you’re going! What is your favorite flavor? John’s? Hope you have fun!

    I often listen to 100.3 (The Point) out of Glen’s Falls on the Internet way over here in Russia…I wonder if they know they have a listener over here in these parts? 🙂
    .-= Ex Yo-Yo Debbie´s last blog ..Not Good 155 lbs =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      That is crazy that you can listen to a GF radio station! The point plays at my gym LOL!

      I can never decide on my favorite cupcake. I had a maple one today that was pretty awesome!

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