Bagel Wednesday and doggy visits

Ahhh… back to regularly scheduled programming 😀   Glad you enjoyed the BOW posts.  It was a very nice weekend and such a great program to try things you never might think of doing in a very accessible way.  Women just rock anyway…

We had some fierce storms blow through last night and it was a crap-filled road for riding today.  John had a flat.  He had one the other day.  Brand new tube and came out today and that one was flat as well.  Our tire luck is flipping unbelievable this year.  So, he decided to walk while I rode around.  It takes about 25 minutes to walk there, so I got in a little over 5 miles of riding and met him there.

Bagel!  I haven’t had a bagel since before the weekend!  I keep thinking about making my own bagels, but I don’t really need to have more than the 2 a week I normally have.  Or do I??

Then I biked around more before heading home.  A good day for riding, but a squidge humid.

The last couple of days, I needed to food detox.  While my general meals were pretty good at the workshop, the food on Sunday was not what I am used to eating, and then I got wanting chocolate and stuff because of that, I think.  So, I had 2 no sugar days and no grain days Monday and Tuesday and really felt good by this morning!

Having grains today.  With lunch:

Plain greek yogurt, berries, and Kashi Heart to Heart.

This week is a little slower for work.  I think there is the preholiday slow down going on.  John made up some cookies to take to his poker game tonight, and I snagged one to have with my latte.  He used the recipe on the chip bag, but subbed wheat flour with some peanut flour and some of the butter with coconut oil.

I hope very, very few of these cookies come back home with him.

During the slow times, I watched  a cute birdie friend visit the feeder a lot today.  I think this is a very young sparrow:

I love the birdies. Well, I just like nature in general.

I made a new discovery for my salads this week.  Cooked broccoli makes a nice addition to salad!  I don’t like broccoli raw, and I wanted more substantial veggies on my salad, so I sauteed up some broccoli and added it.

The typical BBQ chicken/feta mix with the broccoli.  It was tasty.  Who knew?

I normally visit with my mom on Wednesdays, but she was busy tonight, so I thought I was going to spend the evening solo.  Then my sister texted that she was dropping by!  Her dog Georgia had surgery a couple weeks ago because she ate a bunch of things she wasn’t supposed to and they had to remove part of her intestines.  😯  Tonight the stitches came out, so that was why Colleen was in town.  Here is Georgia:

It took about 10 pictures to get this shot.  Never work with kids or animals, right?

Colleen also brought my belated birthday gift:

It’s a little garden cart that I can keep on the front porch and store all of my tools and stuff!  It has a removable pad there for kneeling and a couple cup holders.  Yay!

Now I am munching on some cashews and trying to avoid cleaning the litter pan…

Question: How easy is it for you to get back on track after an indulgent weekend?

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14 thoughts on “Bagel Wednesday and doggy visits

  1. Shelley B

    Geez Louise, you guys should buy stock in bike tires! I can only imagine how frustrating these flats have been.

    Never thought about putting cooked veggies on a salad, but then I like raw broccoli. Hmmmm…. 🙂
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Wednesday Workout Update

  2. debby

    Laughing at taking 10 shots to get one good one of the dog. Ha–I always get a good one on the first try with Monk LOL. Now Sophie…that’s another matter.

    Sometimes I eat something healthy before I go to bed even if I’m not hungry to kind of signal to myself that I am done with the junk. But usually like you, I just try to make good choices all day. Not always no sugar, but usually very little sugar. Sometimes a few extra grains sneak into that day’s menu.

    I like cooked veggies in salad, but I don’t often think about it. Except roast beets, which I love.
    debby´s last blog post ..Food Network Mania Continues!

  3. Jody - Fit at 53

    WTF with the flat tires Lori! First you & then John! UGH!

    Hmmmmmmmm, on bagels. making your own & having them right there in the house might be dangerous! 😉

    I love that little garden thing your sis got you. For a second I thought is was one of those “things” that pet owners in CA use to push their dogs around in Here they have baby carriages & purses & gadget for their pets – I think a bit much! 😉

    Glad your sis’ god is OK – WOW! She must have been hungry to be eating stuff that did that to her!!!
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Healthy Burger Recipes

  4. Alison

    It’s hard for me to get back on track if the offending food is still nearby. Lately I’ve noticed that even though I swapped out foods for healthier options, I am nibbling too much and need to cut back.

    I lady at work brought in bagels today and I ate 1/2 of one – the first flour I’ve had in months. It was GLORIOUS. I am resisting going back for the other 1/2 as we speak. Must. Be. Strong.

    Cute garden cart! I love that. If I ever get a house and a garden I want one too!!
    Alison´s last blog post ..Finding a balance

  5. Helen

    Oooooh I want a garden cart! It’s exactly what I need! Mr. Helen will be looking at your blog later as I think he should buy me one no, while they’re in the store, and give it to me for Christmas, don’t you?
    Helen´s last blog post ..I Love Food.

    1. Lori Post author

      It isn’t that hard to change a tube, really. Much easier than changing a car tire! You get faster the more often you have to do it…

  6. Roz

    I think you and John must have done something to p*ss off the flat tire gods! 🙂 On a brighter note, that garden cart is FANTASTIC!!!! And big “awwww” for Georgia. Glad the surgery was a success! What a beautiful (albeit naughty for getting into things she shouldn’t have) dog!!!
    Roz´s last blog post ..New Word Wednesday #46

  7. Fran

    Another flat? This isn’t your season for tires, you almost should get a second job to pay for the tires 🙂

    If I eat too much over the weekend (happens a lot still) eating healthy on Monday isn’t a problem because I’m usually tired of indulging over the weekend. But after that stick to the healthy eating is more a problem. Still not that far I can manage that but I’ll keep trying.
    Fran´s last blog post ..A day in my life: Wednesday June 29, 2011

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