Archive for November 12th, 2008

Some can,Some can’t

Some people seem to be very good at multi-tasking. I’m not. I told Ted about a mis-hap this morning while trying to accomplish 3 things at once: punch in a phone no., look up a different phone number, read email.  There is some poor guy out there who is still running scared, looking over his shoulder, watching out for the crazy chic who called him this morning about a salt water bath.10146


Ted is now very worried about his dinner tonight since the following menu is planned:  1. Ted = steak. 2. Joanne = tempeh. 3. Shane = dog food.  Ted’s wondering who’s going to get which dish.  According to him, he prefers the steak, the dog food will be forgivable, but don’t mess up and give him Tempeh! He really has a “thing” against soy products, unless it’s a Morning Star Breakfast Patty… Not a “link”…nor the “bacon”… don’t try to sneak those “crumbles” past him…and if Tofu even touches his plate, it’ll be grounds for divorce!  Check out the “Helpful Link” where WHFoods describes Tempeh and its versatility. You can’t beat the nutrition it contains and you really can give it any flavor you want. The texture is a lot better than some other soy products as well. 


On the tempeh, you will see some black stuff. It looks kind of gross but it’s just a product of the fermentation process and is normal. tempeh-0021


For Ted’s steak: It is a NY Strip, sprinkled with NO MSG Tenderizer and marinated in Roasted Red Pepper Italian Dressing. Broiled about 5 min. per side.  For the Tempeh: Chop into squares and put into a baggy. Add 1 TBS BQ sauce + 1 TBS soy sauce + few shakes of hot sauce. Mix around and let sit for 30 min. Put about 1 TBS olive oil in saute pan and heat on med. Cook about 10 min. per side.


Went for a 3 mile run after work. It was a pretty cool 40 deg. and I forgot my hat and gloves.  Most body parts stayed normal temp. except my left thumb which was numb and throbbing by the end of my run.  When I feel like running late in the day, after exercising in the morning, I think subconsciously, I’m trying to “run” away from something. It’s probably the current economic situation and the fact that we are having to purchase a car in the middle of this nasty down time in the market. I guess our purchase helps a little… and as my dad would say…. “Every little bit helps as the old woman said when she peed in the sea”.  I’ll end this evenings blog on that note … everyone out there, have a terrific night.


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First…great news! Pam sent me her “Lunch and Learn” presentation. It’s a powerpoint slide show so if you have PP, check it out:  Go to the Nutrition page and look for “Tips from Pam on Dining Out”.

I woke up today feeling good. As I went from Elliptical to my weight work out, somewhere my energy just starting seeping away.  With each repetition, I lost a little more steam.  I did manage, what I would rate as, an OK workout which included 40 min. ET + 45 weights (chest & biceps & abs) + 38 min. slower walk and a “cheat” with Shane. The “cheat” was that I ended our stroll with a trip into MVCC track. I had his frisbee with me and let him chase it a few times as we walked around the track. Unfortunately an elderly Gent. came in and I didn’t want to run the risk of Shane galloping over to him, jumping up and knocking him over. So we ended that session pretty quick. 

I tried 1/4 cup Non Fat Pineapple Cottage Cheese with my 5 Grain Oats & cinnamon this morning, being ever so careful not to stir in the cottage cheese and make the oats creamy. It was a good “on the side” accompaniment.  Thanks KATHEATS.com!  I didn’t have my 2nd Protein shake because with the cottage cheese, the protein was about 17.5 grams.

5 Grain with pineapple cottage cheese

Had an hankerin’ (is that S.P talk?!) for nut butter…sooooo…..

Nut butters and a medium apple
Nut butters and a medium apple

this was my mid-morning snack-aroo….(1 TBS of the nut butters mixed).

Since my energy was low earlier, and we are going to be dishing out the “dough” tomorrow by way of a car… I grabbed some running gear in case the angst worked up to a blowing point later today.  In that case, I will stop at the park on the way home for a “get out the frustration, anxiety and butterflies” run.  I always get that way when spending money. Should a professional be called with a soft couch?   Have a super day!

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