Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Days 171 - 176: Holy Busybody, Batman!

WOW. I can't believe how many days it's been! I've been a busy little bee!

I am also ridiculously tired, so I intend to keep this short. Keyword: INTEND... Honestly, I'm so tired that I think I'm just going to post pictures and type what exercise I did... We'll see.

Friday, October 12:
Fat Free Milk + cheerios 
Yes, this was my lunch. Shame on me.
Afternoon snack
Dinner before
Dinner after
Friday Exercise:  Biked 11 miles

Saturday, October 13

OK, I have to write a little something here because this day was different. This was the 4th year death anniversary of Nick's mom, Ms Ruth. One of my biggest influences on why I started this journey and why I participate in the Heart Walk every year is because of what happened on this day 4 years ago. I don't want anyone else I love to go through that kind of pain if it can be avoided, which is why I must journey on and help others if I can. I only knew her for two years, but she made an impact on me for a lifetime... 
Breakfast:  egg, skim mozzarella, spinach, sriracha
on a whole wheat tortilla with Organo green tea from
my lovely friends Michelle & Michael
Nick and I shared a meal together
at Jason's Deli. I had half a turkey cranwich with fruit
This one's for you, Ms Ruth.
I biked 9 miles in the morning. Not sure why I'm having a harder time biking lately...I might need to stretch more or something because my legs get extremely tired way too early these days.

Sunday, October 14

Ran/walked a mile at 8 a.m.
Had the whole gym to myself
50 lb Squats

Breakfast: oatmeal, protein shake

Lunch:  homemade chicken mami from my mama

More lunch: 1/2 a skinless garlic chicken thigh,
rice, cucumber
Fruit salad for dessert
Monday, October 15

Breakfast was another Activia Breakfast Blend (the banana bread flavored kind).

Lunch:  More chicken mami (before) 
Closeup of the "glass" noodles

peanut butter and honey sandwich
(1 slice of wheat bread folded over)

Couldn't finish 
Banana snack

Not sure what I was thinking here.
Supper. My last bangus/fish. :( And lots of zucchini & squash
Tuesday, October 16

Lunch:  pasta, pesto, LOTS OF ZUCCHINI, SQUASH,
ASPARAGUS, + a bit of beef with broccoli & garlic bread

I had 1 m&m cookie, 2/3 a brownie, and 2 bites of
that awful pink cake. Eew. Was not a fan.
(The 2nd m&m cookie was for Nick)
It mocks me with shame. 

Supper at mom & dad's:  salmon
I ate 2/3 of this.
My "workout" for the day was walking to the dining hall with Craig.

Wednesday, October 17

Activia with a cup of green tea with mint

lunch:  a whole wheat wrap of spinach, skim mozzarella,
sliced turkey, and miracle whip light 
After working through lunch, I had to run an errand for my pal Anna, and then I went on a walk around campus with Craig. We've started this new thing where we're going to walk around campus every day unless we have work obligations or the weather is bad.

Check out our mileage!

My lovely and dear friend Ivonne introduced me to an app called MapMyRide, and I FINALLY figured out how to use it. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it's better than nothing!

I used the app again to track my bike ride this evening.

A bit miffed because the signs at the hike & bike trail say that that straight
stretch is 1.5 mile and the loops is 2, so I typically think I'm doing 11 miles.
But according to this, I only did 7.81? Not sure what's more accurate.
Either way, I biked that straight edge back & forth once, and I looped 3 times.
The wind was PURE EVIL today. It was like trying to bike in a hurricane! I'm surprised I was able to last "9" miles, but at least I got through it!

Supper:  skinless chicken with a tomato
That's all, folks. I haven't been blogging lately because my nights have been full of freelance work projects and a late night choir practice. Hoping to be back on track for the rest of the week now! 


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