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Week end update

1962 - Salad Hat

1962 – Salad Hat (Photo credit: clotho98)

I still felt sick this week, saw my doctor twice, ended up having IV antibiotics…and guess what!! I think it really helped. I’m able to breathe a little better…well, a lot better than a couple of weeks ago.  I think I’ll be able to go back to work on Monday…whew!  Of course, now I’m so out of shape that I’m going to be worn out at the end of every day.

I’ve been walking a little and doing a few sets of resistance training every day, but staying in bed for a couple of weeks takes a toll.  I’m sure I’ll fairly easily regain the fitness level I had before I got sick.  Once I’ve accomplished that, my next goal will be to kick it up a notch…add more cardio every week.  And the long-range goal is to be able to run or even just walk long distances again…I felt so good when I was doing that.

The salads in the jars kept very well for the entire week…so there you go.  Just make your salad and put the cut up veggies (I used cucumber, mushrooms, carrots and whole grape tomatoes) in the bottom of the jar, then fill with your lettuce or spinach. I kind of packed it down to get a lot of the air out.  Then put the lids on and put it in the fridge, just pulled them out when I was ready to eat a salad.  I didn’t put the dressing in the jar.  I read that, if you do, you want to put it in the bottom of the jar keeping it away from the greens.  I also didn’t put my boiled eggs in the jars…those are pretty easy to take with you and even cut up with a fork.  So I’d say this idea was a success and I’ll be doing this all the time now.  And someday I’ll even post pictures..haha!

So how was your week?  Get some exercise and healthy eating in?  Got anything planned for next week?


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Journey delayed

Salad with chicken and boiled egg

Salad with chicken and boiled egg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I still have the flu…yippee!!  Home from work, running a fever, not able to keep anything down, exhausted, achy…all that jazz.  So, no exercise, no healthy eating…no unhealthy eating either, so there is that.  I’m actually looking forward to being able to eat a crisp salad with a boiled egg on it…just not gonna happen today.

The closest I’ve come to planning my menu for the rest of the week is pinning healthy recipes on Pinterest.  I’m like just about everyone else, I’ve pinned more recipes than I’ll ever be able to use…but it’s fun and does give me some good ideas for when I’m feeling a bit better.

I did check in at SparkPeople.com yesterday.  Visited a couple of teams that I like, reconnected with a couple of friends.  So I guess my journey hasn’t  really been delayed, it’s just not starting quite like I planned.  But that’s life, isn’t it?  Very rarely does it turn out exactly as we plan.  Being aware enough to enjoy the journey is what counts.


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