Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Hello my secret friends!

Ed makes fun of me because I have this whole "secret blogging world." I started tracking unique visits to my blogs and wouldn't you know that 130 people read my blog yesterday!!!?? I was shocked! And that's not page loads, that's individual people! Guess I have a lot of lurkers and not a ton of comment posters. ;) Speak up people!!!

Anyway, I got in a Body Sculpt class this morning after carpool drop off. I thought it would be a "lighter" choice since I've used to mostly cardio classes. Um, once again I was put in my place. ZAPPED my ass! My legs were shaking by the time I left class. I have a feeling I'll be sore tomorrow.

After class I met Ed at our church for the Ash Wednesday service and then headed back to pick the kids up from school. I got a Veg Out Bagel from Einstein Bros. I forgot how much I love that sandwich! It's so good. Hummus, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion. Just plain ol' good. It was 8 pts and work every pt! I was able to do a quick grocery run to Whole Foods during the hour between Amelia's pick up and Fischer's pick up. I loaded up on some fresh, organic fruits and veggies and some snacks.

I made a delish old fashioned chicken soup this afternoon. I forget how good homemade chicken soup is. I boiled my free-range chicken along with carrots, onions and celery. Once chicken was done I took it out and picked it apart. I took the veggies out and left the stock in the pot. I added new carrots, celery and onions. Then the chicken. ended up adding a little bit of orzo, frozen corn and fresh parsley. Salt and pepper and there you have it! Kids ate every last bit in their bowls. Just a good, rich, but simple flavor.

After dinner we all went on a walk. The kids played at the park and then we came home for bath and bed. Just a good day all in all.

I gave up alcohol and eating past 7pm for Lent. So far, so good! :)

5 comments:

Queen of the Binge said...

I'll speak up,lol I admit, I read your blog almost every day. I found it on CAM :)
I find your story extremely inspirational and it even encouraged me to start my own weight loss blog. Thank you for that and keep up the good work! :)

Paul & Julie said...

Okay, okay, you got me! I'll come out of hiding! I found your blog a week or two ago from a comment you left on another blog (maybe Roni's? don't remember). Anyhow, I was intrigued because our stats are so similar: about the same starting weight, same current weight (though I'm up a little over the winter unfortunately), same goal weight, etc. Anyhow, I NEVER comment, but I figured if you can put your tummy pics out there, I can surely leave you a comment! So, there you have it - keep blogging away and I'll keep reading! :) -Julie

Jen Gordon said...

LOL! Two lurkers come out of hiding! :) I read blogs religiously and never really comment. But I have to admit that it's nice to know my story is half way inspiring or a least entertaining to some folks.

I get a lot of "real life" lurkers that come up to me at my playgroups or church that say they read my blog every day. It starts to make me wonder what I've said......OY!

Anyway, I do this for me and I do this for you. So I'm pleased to know you read it. :)

Amanda said...

I just recently come out of lurking on your blog :) You are in my google reader so whenever you update, I know. Your story is so inspiring and I truly admire your dedication!

Gwen said...

Jen, I, too, am a regular lurker! I am really inspired by your posts. I do Weight Watchers in Louisiana and have also had lap-band surgury a year ago. Love your site! Have lost 60 lbs- 10 to go. Good luck with your tummy tuck. I'll be tuned in to hear all about it! Gwen

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