Before I get started with today’s post, can I just take a moment to give a big shout out to coffee?  I love coffee and it loves me.  We’re thinking of taking our relationship to the next level  – freshly ground from the whole bean.  J’adore le cafe. 

Anyway, today I am blogging from home ( I took a vacation day to take care of things like dentist appts and veterinary appts, etc).  I’ll probably be doing more of this (blogging from home that is) in the future because the microscope is increasing its magnification at work, and I don’t want to get fired for something as stupid as abusing the internet policy.  I mean if I’m going to lose my job, I would prefer a layoff as to have to admit to my friends and family that my blogging addiction got so out of hand that they had to fire me.  So if you find that I’m posting and commenting on your blogs at random times of the day – that’s why.   Just trying to keep all under control – I can quit anytime I want to, I just don’t want to.   😉 

I have to say, this cooking thing is getting easier and funner!  Last night I made the best meatloaf and it was chock full of yummy veggies and my family had no idea!  Mwahahahahah.  I felt so sneaky!!  Today I was seaching the cupboards* for something to eat for lunch when I realized that I was going to have to actually cook something if I wanted to eat.  So I thawed some chicken and sauteed it in a wee bit of olive oil along with some green onion and green pepper, then I added it to some brown rice mixed with salsa and a small dollop of sour cream.  It was goo-ood!  Tonight I am making lasagna in the slow cooker, and I have added lots of veggies to it too.   I may turn into a for really reals cook yet!

So I went to the WalMarts today and bought some protein powder.   Now what do I do with it?  I know I can make shakes, but I’m guessing ice cream is probably  not one of the ingredients in a protein shake.  So what is your favorite use for protein powder? 

The treadmill is dead.  For real.  Let’s observe a moment of silence for my friend of 8 years, shall we?



Thank you.  Since the treadmill took a header six feet under, I’ve had to break out some of the dvds.  I have also decided that Denise Austin is not my friend.  Kickboxing for Dummies however is my new BFF.  And Gilad is still my boyfriend when it comes to working my abs and other general toning parts.  I miss the treadmill though because that’s when I could just escape my little family for a while and be inside my own head and not have to worry about 4 other people and their IMMEDIATE needs.  I will most likely get another treadmill for my birthday but that’s still a couple of months away, so I’m going to have to get used to working out with four pairs of eyes watching me because I have to do something.  Not working out is not an option.

Oh, and I think I have solved my snack attack dilemna:  I’m going to have a portable snack that I can eat on the way home.  Also I have decided to eat a small snack every couple of hours instead of every four hours – we’ll see if that helps.  Mary Lou said this morning I was 2 pounds below my starting weight, so that’s a start.   I think I should have mentioned also that this week is TOM, so that had a lot to do with my angst and malaise on Monday.  Funny how those hormones can take a perfectly optimistic woman and turn her into moody, pathetic pile of goo.  Glad they’re under control now.

I should probably clean up around here a little bit before everyone gets home – just to make it look like I did something besides spend all day on the internet…not that I did that, because like I said, I can quit anytime I want to.  Really. 


*did you know that for a long time I thought cupboards was spelled cubbards?  I blame Mother Hubbard for that one.  Just a bit of trivia for ya.