Spring?

Woke up this morning and it was not even 30 degrees! Brrr…. It started snowing last night around 9 or so and I was sure we were going to have a bunch of snow on the ground, but it was only in the grassy areas.

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That meant no shoveling before Bagel Wednesday!

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I decided to try something different by bringing my own cream cheese that was portioned out. I suppose I could ask them to measure it out, but it’s just easier for me to do it myself – especially if they are really busy.  I am reading a book called The Diet Fix by Yoni Freedhof (which I will review at some point once I finish) and he talks about how calories can sneak in more than we expect. That’s not revolutionary, but I figured that there are some things that I can’t control, but I can control this. At least for a while. The cream cheese can vary widely on the bagel depending on which person is behind the counter. Since we do bagels twice a week, this is a great opportunity for me to have a little learning lesson. 😀

It didn’t warm up all that much today, but at least the sun was bright and shiny.  I took some breaks with work and did three 1 mile walks in 3 separate intervals.  I got some snow shots before most of it melted and it actually looked pretty.

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My bowling ball!

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It’s wearing a saucy little beret of snow!

Lunch was my standard yogurt/apple mess. 

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I never want to bother with another yogurt other than Fage. 😀

You know yesterday I was talking about body image problems. Then there are the things that put it into perspective.  A file I was doing today during work was someone finally deciding to stop their cancer treatments and go into hospice. Makes you realize the important things in life, which is not how one looks in the mirror. Why is that such a hard lesson to learn?

Dinner after I came back from the last walk of the day. This was baked chicken with BBQ sauce and a ton of broccoli!

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I portioned some out in the pan and there wasn’t much left in the bag, so I dumped it all in there. 😀

Here is my snack ready for later.  Half a protein bar and strawberries.

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This is my treat after practicing guitar tonight! 😀

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16 thoughts on “Spring?

  1. Kathy W.

    I feel the same way about Fage. Tried all the Greek yogurts; they taste completely different/awful! But I lurve my Fage! 🙂

  2. debby

    The snow is crazy! Does it make you feel better or worse that I have to use the air conditioning when I’m driving around?!

    Yum to Fage! I alternate between that and my homemade stuff.

    What brand of protein bar? It looks yummy. You are pretty disciplined to only eat half a bar.
    debby´s last blog post ..AIM: Are We There Yet?

    1. Lori Post author

      I’m just jealous of your garden right now, Debby!

      That protein bar is a Balance bar (cookie dough). I like half because it is 100 calories and 7 grams of protein. I don’t like how small it is, but I think of it like a couple Hershey Nuggets. Just enough to satisfy.

  3. Fran

    It’s ridiculous you still have snow! Enough of that!

    We have a restaurant at work and before WW I often brought my own bread to work but always ended up buying some soup or extra bread. Now I bring my own lunch, for example today I brought a tuna salad and my own bread. I buy some salad and cucumber today from the salad bar and that’s it. Now that I bring my own lunch I realized how much I actually was eating during lunch before.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Tuesday April 15, 2014: First week of Weight Watchers

    1. Lori Post author

      Sometimes you just need to really pay attention to what you are eating. I can get portion creep if I start to get lazy.

  4. Helen

    “F-A-G-E is the best yogurt out there for me!” (Said in my best high school cheerleader voice.)

    I’ve always said that the headstone on my grave most certainly won’t have “Helen, birth weight 7.9 lbs. death weight 1- – lbs.” It won’t! Still, I think we tend to get into the navel gazing because we want to be and do better. While it’s true that something like what happened with you at work can bring things back into a better perspective, I still think it’s OK for us to feel how we need to – even if it’s to wallow a little. Just don’t sit there too long!

  5. Deb

    What a freeing concept…… Divide the quality bar, instead of eating a whole “sawdust” bar! Can’t believe that never occurred to me…I glean so much from your cadre of Maintainance friends! Love your photos! Fage Rocks!

  6. Jody - Fit at 55

    Yes, Lori, the sneaky calories is nothing new BUT implementing things like the cream cheese & other stuff if you do can be a rude awakening. 😉 AND YES on your comments on the body image & reading that doc file…
    Jody – Fit at 55´s last blog post ..I’m Kinda Tired…

  7. Kitty

    I look forward to reading your Diet Fix review. I read his blog sometimes and have been watching his videos on Diet Myths. So, I’m sort of interested in it, but I’ve read a ton of eating books and usually after I’ve read the reviews when I buy the book there isn’t much left that I didn’t already know or that wasn’t laid out in the reviews of the book. So, I’m pondering whether to break down and buy this one.

    Hope your weather improves soon!
    Kitty´s last blog post ..Deferred

  8. Kim

    You are the 2nd person in just a couple of days who has said that something didn’t seem as important after reading/hearing about someone battling cancer. I think that sometimes perspective is exactly what we need!!!
    I hope that spring finally shows up – I’m ready to shut our heat off for good!
    Kim´s last blog post ..What Matters Most

  9. E. Jane

    Let’s hope the endless winter is soon to be over! I have had my own wake-up call this year, and there are more important things in life than striving for a certain body image! I’m after good health and enough fitness that I can be as active as I can be, while enjoying life. Your food looks great BTW!

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