Reader’s Workout

I’m over the head cold and that’s a mighty nice feeling.  Do you remember the first day you can breathe properly after a cold departs?  It’s a lovely feeling.  But all that recovery time led me to a smaller number of miles walked and few steps.

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This past week’s FitBit report has me at 26 miles. that is 13 miles less than the week before.  This week I am improved in the steps.  Trying to eat better and get ready for my annual physical this week.  It sure would be nice to get on the scale and hear I lost weight and that my cholesterol isn’t as high as before.  Benefits of walking and eating well!

On The Menu

Grilled fish and baked sweet potato
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Eggplant Parmesan
Chinese Takeaway
Landlocked Paella

How did you do this week?

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I missed joining in last week.  It started gangbusters and then my old yoga injury flared up,  locking my leg into a straight position so…..hardly any walking.  I also had to get a temporary crown on a broken tooth.  Once the numbness wore off the injection sites were a dull pain in my mouth. Wah-wah…….this is me indulging in a little pity party.

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The good news is I manged to have a great week of walking prior to the revisitation of the leg injury.  I am doing the stretching exercises and slowly I will be back to my old self, walking fast and long distances.

According to my FitBit stats I walked 45 miles and 111,621 steps between January 30 – February 5. My steps are greatly diminished after that.

The menu:

Baked Cod with avocado, cherry tomato salsa

Chinese Takeaway

Shakshuka  (with fresh eggs from a local farm!)

Tortellini with Spinach (Click on link for recipe)

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Leftovers

How was your week?

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Readers Workout

This week of walking has been much better than last week. Of course, you can’t help the rain and that kept us in a bit last week. Plus traveling….no walking when you are cooped up in a car.

I walked an average of 12,000 steps a day. The meals have been better, healthier I should say, with the exception of Mexican restaurant food and a few beers to wash it down.

The weather is still up and down – so very cold some days (we had frost this morning) and then it will get warm. Maddening. But with the warmer weather comes yard work and let me tell you, we have quite a bit to pick up. A tree was down from the last big storm and the branches littering the field need to be hauled into a pile. I expect i will get lots of activity and calories burnt there.

So, here is the Meal Plan

Garlic Scallops

Pasta Bolognese, garlic rolls and salad

Mexican at El Jalisco restaurant (dinner with the kids)

Spinach Ricotta Pie

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How was your week?

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Good morning to my fellow bookworms and workout partners! It’s a lovely 47 F here in North Florida and the walking has been good….but not great. We had very bad storms run through here over the past several days which meant walking outside was straight out.

This weekend was a bust for outside activities and we even had a very scary moment on I-10 headed home from Crestview. The rain was coming down so fast and hard that we hydroplaned over several lanes and slid sideways into the median. It was very muddy and once the vehicle started sliding, the mud built up a wall on the driver’s side tires, thus keeping us from rolling. Very scary!

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I’m pleased our Subaru has all wheel drive (they all do). We were fortunate and able to get out of the median but that mud washing over the Forester once it came to a stop was like something out of a movie.

So………..the storms….that’s why we didn’t walk on the weekend.  But the rest of the week wasn’t too bad.  I had an average of 12,000 steps a day overall.  My weight went up a bit due to indulgences like apple pie, Mexican restaurant food and some pizza.

Yeah, I know better and it wasn’t a stellar week for eating but I am back on track now.

This past week’s menu:

Swiss Linguine Tart

Pizza from Oscar’s Restaurant in Havana (Roma tomatoes, mushroom and spinach)

Vegetarian platter at La Rumba restaurant in Crestview (very good!)

Grilled grouper, baby red potatoes and sauteed veggies (zucchini, garlic, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes)

Fall River Vegetable Soup

How was your week?

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Readers Workout for January 10

Hello there, fellow bookworms and exercise partners!

Last week I walked 88,514 steps. This is according to my FitBit report. This week, so far, has been harder because of the cold weather. It’s much harder to walk with a heavy coat.

Despite me being in Florida I can assure you it’s not sunny all the time, nor do I have a sweet view of the ocean. This week brought us very cold temperatures of 27 F and ice in our field. So, the walking was harder but still….we both got out and did some.

I may have reached a plateau with weight loss.  Sadly, I never made my weight goal but I did manage to lose 12 pounds and I’m in a smaller pant size – yea!

Meal Planning

North African Couscous

Grilled Fish, potatoes and veggies

Homemade Vegetable Soup and bread

Enchiladas

Pizza from Oscar’s Restaurant in Havana (Roma tomatoes, mushroom and spinach)

How did you do this week?

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My Readers Workout Report before Christmas #exercise

This past week I have walked more steps than ever. As far as I know, this step count of 101,564 is the best I’ve done. Despite that I picked up some weight but I need to make better choices.

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For starters – I like wine and I like bourbon. I don’t drink it every night but honestly, it’s empty calories that are aren’t helping me get to my goal weight.

My best week for loss was coincidentally the week my husband had a stomach virus. I pretty much ate the same things – lots of soup and oatmeal. And no booze. I’m not overweight, I’m not fat, but I would like very much to get back to a size 8 or 10. Even after pregnancy I was able to get into my jeans again in a short amount of time.

That was many years ago and I know my 60 year old body has changed as has my metabolism.  Well….here comes the new year and resolutions will be made for improving myself.

Meal Planning

Swiss Linguine Tart

Pan Roasted Salmon with brown rice and broccoli

Gumbo (using shrimp instead of sausage or TVP)

Vegetable and Rice casserole

Shepherd’s Pie

How is your week of exercise going ?

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Readers’ Workout – Thanksgiving Approaches fast!

I had a stellar week as far as walking.  I’m actually proud of myself. Over 100,000 steps accomplished in one week.  Lots and lots of walking, as well as some work cleaning up the house.  Now that burns some calories.

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I am fairly determined to get through Thanksgiving without too much extra weight.  It’s all about moderation.  Now, if I could curb that desire for a bourbon and splitting a KitKat bar with my husband in the evenings…..weight loss would go quite a bit faster – LOL

How was your exercise week?  Do you have plans to stay on track with the holiday approaching and if so, how do you handle that? All suggestions are gratefully accepted.

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