Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Patriot's Day!

Great races yesterday and today in the Women's Olympic Marathon Trials, and the Boston Marathon.

Now, don't forget to vote tomorrow, all you Pennsylvanians, and help yet another strong woman kick some azzhat!

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Salmon Chowder

2 turnips, peeled and cubed
1 onion
1 stalk celery
1tsp dill
1 bay leaf
1C veggie broth
12 oz salmon (canned or cooked fresh) - my sister who I got the recipe from uses fresh. I used 2 Whole Foods lemon dill salmon burgers and didn't add any more salt, pepper, or dill.
1C buttermilk
1C fat free plain yogurt
2t tabasco
1/4t salt
1/2t pepper

Cook the vegetables in the broth until tender, add seasonings. Turn down to low, add salmon, buttermilk and yogurt. Heat through until hot.

Makes 4 generous servings.

210 calories, 8 g. fat, 2 g fiber (4 WW points each)


Saturday, April 12, 2008

RE-Starting, AGAIN.

What can I say, I'm not quitting, and I have to remember the mantra I've clipped from Tri-DRS member CathyM: "relentless progress forward."

So I haven't been relentless, nor have I moved forward, but I'm taking it on again. Balancing work and life and food and training and sleep and eczema has been very difficult, but I've got no excuses left. I also have a window coming up -- a chance to try out the PLAN (deets below) with less stress than typical. And to remind myself of the GOAL (jeans + fitness).

I'm sleeping so much better now, getting to bed at a sane hour, sleeping through the night most nights, and awake around 6. I finally feel like I've caught up on some of that lost sleep, so at 6, I can get out of bed and MOVE.

I have not been doing well with trigger foods, either. Thus, I'm doing something I don't like to do, but its necessary for a short time. I'm de-toxing: focussing on eating only lean protein, fruits and veggies, a little skim milk or FF yogurt in the morning, and a little good fat. To drink, water and de-caff or green tea. No sugars, No flour, No grains, No cheese, No coffee (not even de-caff). In two weeks I'll see how its going, and how I'm feeling. I have to admit, I had a serious jones for some baked goods this afternoon, but I worked through it, and dinner comes shortly, so I'll be fine.

I ran yesterday, for the first time in almost 2 weeks. I spent some time on core/strength training today. Tomorrow my lovely "long" run or a bike ride if I can get out early enough to beat the traffic.

Wow, more thunder. So the day began, so it ends. Today has been rainy, sunny, cool and foggy. Welcome to spring in New England.

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