Posts Tagged ‘Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats’

A new shake mix was on the menu, “FitSmart Shake”, Chocolate Creme. It is Gluten Free, Preservative Free, and No Artificial Ingredients.  The nutrition values, in summary, are:  Calories: 155, Total Fat: <1g, Total Carbs: 17 g (Fiber=10, Sugars=2), Protein:20g.  The taste is very much like the Jay Robb Chocolate Protein that I typically use.

DSCN1023The unfortunate characteristic about these shakes is that they don’t stay mixed for long.  Enjoy it QUICKLY.


Today was Back and Tricep day:

Warm up with 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer.  4 sets x 12 reps:

  • Bent over rows. One hand tricep press.
  • Pull ups. Two hand tricep press.
  • Cable rear delts. On hand overhead tricep extension
  • Cable mid back row. Two hand overhead extensions.

4 mile run around Proctor Park with Shane.

A new twist on oats. I added 1/4 cup each blueberries and raspberries with 1 tsp maple syrup and cooked up the hot cereal.  There is about 1/2 TBS of  my granola mix from “Mix My Granola” on top. It’s not pretty but it sure is tasty. 


Did you know it’s International Pickle Week?  I’m not making that up.  To bad I’m not a fan. Oh well. Have a great Wednesday 🙂

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Wednesday’s work out was back and triceps.  Getting up wasn’t a chore since I was able to relax earlier than usual last night. I hit the massage chair at 7:45 pm and that really eliminated a lot of tension.  I went for a walk with Ted and Shane at 9pm. By 9:20pm, I was already under the covers. Zzzzzz.

Back to today’s exercise:   4 sets of each exercise.  I’ll refer to each “set” as the back exercise immediately followed by the tricep exercise.  The first “set” was done for 20 reps. The second “set”, 18 reps. Third “set”, 15 reps. and finally, the last “set”, 12 reps.

  • Close grip pulley rows + Two hand overhead tri-extensions.
  • Wide grip pulley rows + One hand overhead extensions.
  • Close grip pull downs + Bent over tricep extensions.
  • Wide grip pull downs + Tricep presses using the cable machine.

The warm up was 30 minutes of ET.  Shane and I ran 3 1/2 miles.  He picked up a tennis ball at the top of the street and carried it the entire length of our run.  At least he was more controllable this morning.

Breakfast:  There was a really over ripe banana that I was eyeballing for my shake this morning. Ted beat me to it. You gotta be quick in this house.

  • dscn0875Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut oats with cinnamon, 2 English Toffee Tea Bags, 1TBS powdered chocolate peanut butter.
  • Jay Robb Chocolate shake with 1 TBS powdered pb.
  • 1/2 a grapefruit and 1 strawberry


Now it’s off to work. 

Have a happy hump day!

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What a gorgeous sky this morning.  Unfortunately no picture.  The color was a morning blue with wisps of clouds here and there. There was a long line of clouds over the horizon where the shades of pink were feathered into the white. What is that sayingRed sky at night, Sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, Sailors take warning“.  Is that really true?

Shane and I went for a 3.42 mile run.  Skipped the workout again thinking I may take advantage of the nice weather and go for a run after work followed by a lower body workout.  I’m not sure that this routine will be kept up but it sure is nice getting a little extra sleep. Maybe I’m just a bit burned out.

Breakfast for a Healthy Beginning:

tues-oats1Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats cooked with 2 Vanilla Hazelnut teabags and apple spice.  Sprinkled with 1 TBS reduced fat coconut and 1 strawberry added.


A Chocolate VPX protein shake with 1 strawberry blended in. Unfortunately, there was a big chunk of strawberry that didn’t get blended nor eaten because it felt AWFUL drinking a smooth shake and suddenly getting a chunk of something in my mouth. Eeewwww!   Other than that, it tasted pretty good.



It’s off to another day at the office.  We are getting a lot of orders this week. Figures! Sue is out.  Oh well, it’s a good thing.

Have a great day!

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Yesterday the mechanics worked with lightening speed on my jeep to complete the oil and systems check in under 25 minutes. Amazing!  Someone must have ignited something under their derrieres.

Up there in Richfield Springs, where the dealership is, they still have snow covering the fields.  Here are some photos of farm country:







A Routine…

The day began with the usual routine:  Treadmill for 32 minutes. Chest and biceps for 40 minutes. Shane and I walked for 40 minutes.

Today’s eats and treats…

A warm bowl of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats cooked with 2 Vanilla Maple Tea Bags. Added in were these little cuties… dried Maine blueberries. Love blueberries.  Raisins were also added to the cereal.



A large Spiru-Tein Chocolate Peanut Butter shake was the protein of the morning.



The rest of today is end of quarter business busy-ness.  So with that, better get a move on.  

Have a great day!

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There was an accident in the kitchen last evening while preparing dinner so I am temporarily one typing finger short.   Therefore this mornings post will be told in pictures.

Wet walk - run with Shane after a leg work out preceeded by a 20 min.run.

Wet walk - run with Shane after a leg work out preceded by a 20 min.run.





Spiru-Tein Cherry Jubilee Shake with FUZE

Spiru-Tein Cherry Jubilee Shake with FUZE

Bob's Red Mill SC Oats cooked with 2 Vanilla Maple Tea Bags.  Banana and Coconut added. 1/2 a grapefruit

Bob's Red Mill SC Oats cooked with 2 Vanilla Maple Tea Bags. Banana and Coconut added. 1/2 a grapefruit

Put stubborn aloe plant under light in an attempt to get it to grow ... it's been a year.

Put stubborn aloe plant under light in an attempt to get it to grow ... it's been a year.

That’s it for now.  I would take a pic. of my injury but it’s too gross for me to look at it. Ted is having to change the bandages. 
Have a great day!

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Some of us are gadget people and others could care less. This blogger is a gadget fanatic.  This is only a few of the items found around this house:  food dehydrator, flat bread maker, regular bread maker, food processor, 4 blenders, coffee press, coffee pots, coffee bean grinder, orange peeler, various style graters, meat thermometers, candy thermometers, funky styled pots and pans that are for all different cooking variations….the list continues.  

This morning, while putting in the miles on the tread mill, a commercial appeared advertising some type of egg cooker.  “Ah Ha! I have one of those!”  The egg cooker was dug out from way, way back in the cupboards.  It has been so long since it was used and was originally purchased by my mother.  It seems that egg cooker may have made several location moves with us from Massachusetts to Texas to New York (here we are talking over 30 years.  Jeesh! Hope I’m wrong!   Old wizard:10315).

Getting on with it and to make this already long story shorter…. it worked!  Using our dear Shane as a test subject, 3 eggs were boiled and the result was beautiful!  So our future egg timing woes have ended.  Alas! An old gadget resurrected!

Oster Egg Cooker

Oster Egg Cooker

Before all this egg-citement  😉 ……
I had a good leg workout, preceded by a 30 minute run, followed by a 3 + mile walk will Shane. 
Breakfast was 1/2 a grapefruit, a Tropical Fruit Spiru Tein Shake (still trying to figure out if I enjoy this brand or not), 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats, 1 TBS Buckwheat Groats, 1 tsp raisins and a pinch of apple pie spice.
My day doesn’t look too challenging, how about yours? Hope it’s a good one!

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Doesn’t that sound yummy?  “Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride”.  It may be out of season, but it still makes your mouth water.  It is the name of my latest Celestial Seasonings tea.  I used one tea bag to flavor my oatmeal this morning. “Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Oats”.

1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Water. 1 flavored tea bag. Cinnamon and raisins to taste. 


To be so deserving of such a great bowl of oatmeal, this is how my morning began.

Up 30 min. later than normal – must have been that “springing forward” that messed up my clock.

I was still able to run 3o minutes on the treadmill before doing a pretty good back (using the cable machine) and tricep workout (dumbbells and cables).

4 Sets each. 20 reps x 2 and 15 reps x 2. After each back exercise, I did a tricep exercise, 4 x 12 to 15 reps.

  • wide grip rows & bent over tricep extensions
  • close grip rows & over hand tricep extensions.
  • close grip lat pull downs & tricep push downs.
  • wide grip lat pull downs & wide grip tricep push downs.

Shane and I went out for a 45 minutes walk/jog for about 3.4 miles.  It wasn’t too bad outside. It was a little windy but it hadn’t started raining.  I thought Shane might be limping a little on one of his back legs but it was so minor, I wasn’t quite sure. Typically, that’s how it starts – you can hardly notice it then it gradually gets worse and then better. The whole process takes about 7 days.  We’ll watch him to see what develops. He probably hurt himself playing.

That’s all for now. Hope you’ll check in with me later for a mustard coated chicken and pseudo chicken dinner.  Have a “pink” Monday! ….as opposed to blue 🙂

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