miscellaneous Monday

  • So, I FINALLY broke my plateau and dropped a few pounds this week. I am only 2.4 pounds away from my first major goal and I am absolutely thrilled. Watch though, I’ll go on another 3 week hiatus from losing anything…LOL!
  • Tasks, to do lists, etc? Anyone use them? I use Outlook tasks and paper lists. I am finding that I really would like a solution for my iPhone so I always have it with me, but I have yet to find any good ideas. One blog post suggested Toodledo and an Outlook Sync tool…great, tried it…it synced my Outlook tasks once and now won’t sync anymore…grrr. Any other grand solutions out there? I have toyed with the idea of just using ToodleDo, minus the Outlook sync part but I am not sure how easy it would be for me to get used to NOT using tasks in Outlook and only using a web/iphone version….hmmmm…..
  • Today was my fourth workout/run since my surgery and I am still struggling. Is my energy level EVER going to be back to what it was?! I forced myself to run for 45 minutes yesterday, but couldn’t make it past 25 minutes today. Bryan tells me I need to cut myself a little slack, considering I am only 2 weeks post-op but it is frustrating to me, because I know what I can do. Blah.
  • Spring break here starts next week and it looks like Jacey will be at my Mom’s. Will be a good break for us, considering I will be crazy busy at work next week gearing up for Palm Sunday and Easter and Jacey will probably be a good distration for my Mom. I am not looking forward to two eleven hour trips, to meet halfway, but such is life when you don’t live in the same city you grew up in. I did tell Bryan though that this would give us a built in babysitter to go see Fast & Furious when it comes out on the 3rd :).
  • This song has been stuck in my head for DAYS now…I love it!


  • Dinner tonight was fabulous, probably the best dinner I have made in months. I made Chicken with Twenty Cloves of Garlic and Roasted Vegetables (potatoes, garlic, onions, carrots and asparagus) with milk chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. The chicken was a new recipe from the Spring 2009 Kraft Food & Family magazine and a definite keeper. As for the veggies, I just threw them together. I took potatoes, carrots and onions and did a rough chop, tossed with salt, olive oil and Italian seasoning and then baked for 30 minutes on 400. I did the same to the asparagus and garlic, then added after the initial 30 minutes for another 30 minutes, stirring both batches every 15 to 20 minutes. Once they were fork tender, I pulled them out and gave them a sprinkle of freshly grated parm. As for the chicken, I followed the recipe except I let the sauce cook down a bit more at the end to make it thicker. I am not a huge fan of garlic, but cooking it this way makes it so mild and sweet, I loved it!


3 Responses

  1. I love your meal, it looks really yummy!!!! And I had heard of Plumb but never listened to anything before, I like it.

    I agree as well, give yourself some time. Don’t over do it and be thankful that you can actually get to the gym at all!!! :)

  2. The chicken looks delish! But then we LOVE garlic in this house.

    Give your body time to get back to normal…I know easier said than done.

    Hope Jacey has a WONDERFUL visit with grandma!


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