Dinner bell

It has been a rough week, but into all sadness a little levity sneaks. I put some chicken in the oven tonight for dinner through the weekend. Nothing fancy - just a simple, roasted chicken. Since it was cooking for 45 minutes, I stepped outside to chat with M about projects he is working on…

Boozey-schmoozey summertime

A couple of my private clients run very social organizations. Over the traditional holiday season and in the summer there are multiple parties for different tiers of their organizations with lots of really great food and booze. The raffle and door prizes are pretty stellar, too - everything from bottles of good booze and cases of…

If only

There are certain words and terms I want to exorcise from my vocabulary and use. Words like "fail" or "should" and terms like "if only." Context is absolutely critical here, though, because it remains glaringly obvious to me that I cannot completely extricate myself from using these words and terms in all situations and in…

Training #36 – Start me up

Thursday morning, training with J. Today was a late session at 8:30 a.m. (versus our recent early starts at 6 a.m.) and it is rather fitting with the rest of the unusual week. Yesterday I slept in until 5:30 and got to the gym at 8, this morning I got up at 4, realized that…

Training #32 – Crazy for you

Thursday morning and training with J, and it was review day! I love review day. Review day for me means doing things I already know I know and learning to do them better. And so it was today. What we did: Bench supported single-arm row Bulgarian split squat - right leg DB chest press Bulgarian…

Day 5 – In the City

I spent the day in San Francisco and between the drive, the meeting, the schmoozing, and the animosity I feel toward my former boss, it was a very long day that has pretty much killed my appetite. My day in food pictorial is light, I know: Protein shake before gym this morning, usual oatmeal for…

Day 4 – Busy day

This particular Monday turned into a very busy, hectic, kind of crazy day. While I did not skip meals, I did go light on the vegetables today and heavy on convenience. My food consumption in photos: According to MyFitnessPal, this is what 1452 calories looks like. The banana was consumed at 2 a.m., when I…

Day 3 – Ringing the dinner bell

Day 3 of my eating in photos and trying to use MyFitnessPal to track calories. Frankly, it's torture, but I'm sucking it up and dealing. Today was busy, and my eating was off because of the late start with my day and the shopping and errands this afternoon. I feel a bit like Supergirl for avoiding…