First of all, thank you for the kind thoughts on my job loss. I think some of those nasty blogs/talk shows out there spewing the hate need to come here and see what the real blogging community is all about. Seriously.
I am fine. For those who are newer to my blog, I work 2 part-time jobs as a transcriptionist. The first job I was at full time last year and it became a very stressful place to work, so I took another job and reduced my hours at the first company. So, I was not really enamored of working for them anyway, but I wasn’t feeling motivated for change. Guess they motivated me LOL! So, I will talk with my other job and see what they can do for me. I have to replace that income. I suppose I can always work at Dunkin Donuts up the street if need be 😉 The only choice is to be positive about it.
I was trying to decided whether to run or bike today. The bike trainer was calling to me from the bedroom next door to avoid the cold, but I knew a lot of snow is going to come in overnight tonight, which might preclude me from going to the gym on Wednesday, so off I went.
Ready for action! That sign is just a friendly reminder to bring a separate pair of sneakers to use the equipment during snowy weather.
I ran for 3 miles today. I worked my pace up for the first 3/4 of a mile and settled in at 5.7 mph (10:31 mile) and ran the rest. I decided to push just a wee bit with the pace since I was doing 3 miles instead of 4 or 5. I also experimented with fasting cardio today, so that is the reason I just did 3 miles. I was fine, although pretty hungry when I got home. I commenced to making some pumpkin oats!
- 40 g oats
- 1 cup of water
- pumpkin pie spice (lots)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- topped with 1/2 ounce crystallized ginger
- 7 grams toasted walnuts
- 1 tablespoon creamed honey
Does this not look heavenly? It was. Total calories for this bowl 380. I loves me a big breakfast!
Since I am back in weight loss mode, I am dropping down my exercise some. I know some people ramp theirs up, but I don’t work very well that way. I need to eat when I exercise a lot. I don’t do Biggest Loser style. I do find that the weight comes off more easily when I get in a little less exercise, like running 3 miles instead of 5. Kinda funny, but that is how it works for me.
I settled in to work job #2, although I guess this is now the only job. Will have to see what kind of work comes in over the course of the week to see if it is sustainable to do alone.
Lunch break came and I had a slice of homemade bread with tuna salad. I was going to have some carrot sticks, but how appealing were these?
Not very. So I left them out 😀
Took a work break for the standard protein latte with a truffle.
I have had this bag since Christmas and still working on it. This bag was not involved in the chocolate fest that was last weekend…
It’s that time of year when tax stuff starts rolling in. We have all of our receipts for 2010 in a box. You can tell what Pixie thinks of tax season:
What’s an audit?
While I thought about dinner, I snacked on some of my Trader Joe’s haul of Thai chili lime cashews:
Dang these are good. But they are cashews, so what else would I expect them to be?
I was in the mood for both BBQ and a stirfry for dinner, so I decided to combine the 2! I used some of the brown rice from the other day. Pan fried it with broccoli, a little cooked pork, caramelized onions and BBQ sauce.
Quite good, I have to say.
John and I are going out for some coffee tonight and chit chat. Lots to chit chat about, too.
We are gearing up for some more snow tonight. As if 10 inches wasn’t enough over the weekend, they are predicting another 4 to 9 tonight. That will likely interfere with both bagel day and and going to the gym… double boo… but there is the bike trainer and the shovel