Friday lifting

Lifting day *and* Friday! Yay! After a short spin on the stationary bike to warm up, I hit the iron.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Split Squats 3 sets of 10 at 65# Lower Body
Straight arm lat pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 60# Back
Rope Crunch 3 set of 15 Core
Incline Barbell Bench Press 3 sets of 10 at 50# Chest
Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 170# Calves
Lower Back extension 3 sets of 10 at 100# Low Back
1-legged dumbbell deadlifts 3 sets of 10 each leg with 15# DBs (30# total) Hammies and balance
YTWL 3 sets of 4 (each letter) with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders

I jetted on home all the while thinking of breakfast. I soaked some steel cut oats overnight and cooked up with egg whites whisked in. Then topped with a banana sauteed in butter and cinnamon with some of the chocolate coconut butter on top.


Glad you appreciated the review of the Taubes book.  Reviewing books is really hard, I have to say, especially nonfiction!  It’s a lot different than reviewing a product.

Today is a carbing up day, which you probably noticed from breakfast.  I pulled out an old favorite for lunch!  Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp flax meal, berries, and granola.

Jody had put up a post today on pretty much this same meal.  Can I just say that I love this shot? I had planned this meal last night without the kiwi, but John must have had some strawberries after I planned my meals out as there were only 3 left.  So, I added the kiwi, too.  It’s all good.

We have had this granola in the house for a couple weeks now and this is the first I have had any of it.  I just haven’t wanted it, so we shall see if this sets off any kind of craving for it.  Eating more fat for me has really meant a lot less desire to be snacky on things like cereal and chocolate chips.   Always helpful when you are losing mode, I have to say.

Speaking of chocolate… I brought out the other slab bar from my Pure Dark samples.

Big honking chunk of chocolate!  I  used a big knife to break off some pieces to have with my latte.

It was very good.  Nice and dark, but I like the bark kind with the crunchlets of the cocoa nibs better.

Today was such a gorgeous day.  Lots of snow melting and the sun was out.  Pixie was enjoying some sun today.

I was able to play a little hooky this afternoon since I ran out of work.  :mrgreen:

Friday night quickie dinner.  I forgot about the buffalo shrimp in the freezer!

This red pear was delicious as well.  3 cheers for fruit!

The weekend coming up!  I have a job interview tomorrow (yes, on a Saturday!), which I hope goes well.  It’s for a seasonal position, but something I would like to do. Wish me luck.

Now John and I are off for a Friday Night Coffee Date.

Have a good one!

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21 thoughts on “Friday lifting

  1. cammy@tippytoediet

    I giggled when I saw your pear. I had a pear with dinner tonight and when I put it on the plate, I actually said (to an empty kitchen), “Lori would cover this thing with cinnamon, but I’m having mine plain.” I really need to get a life of some sort. 🙂

    Have an awesome weekend! (fingers crossed on the interview!)

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  3. Helen

    Hope your interview goes great today if you really want the job.

    The sauteed bananas on top of that oatmeal look good enough to make me consider trying sweet oatmeal again!

  4. Fran

    Good luck today on the interview! I’m sure you let us know what it is if you get the job.

    Love the meals, it all looks delicious as alway!

  5. Jody - Fit at 53

    Lori, can’t wait to see the results of tis eating test with you. Sounds like it is working! AND your sundae looks better to me than the one on DR. Oz…. maybe it is the granola! 😉 I have trouble with that stuff so I don’t bring it in the house….

    Pixie, such a cutie!!! Love her!

    Good luck today since I am writing this on Saturday!!! Can’t wait to hear what it is for!

  6. Rachael

    Your breakfast looks amazing! It looks so fancy. I am going to have to try it. Are you noticing any difference with you carb experiment? Hope your job interview went well. Have a peaceful Sunday! 🙂

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