It’s Friday: So let’s talk Thursday
It’s Friday! How fabulous! How exciting! Actually, it has been one hell of a day thus far but I am fine with it because I had a pretty awesome Thursday. This in itself is exciting because Thursdays are by far my most difficult day of the week. This Thursday, however, everything went smoothly and I even had time to breathe and enjoy myself:
I slept for 12 hours. Twelve. Count them: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. TWELVE. This is about as rare in my world as finding a purple unicorn in your living room. It felt absolutely amazing.
I enjoyed cauliflower quiche. Quiche, with or without crust, is a very practical meal for me simply because it is easy to make, stores well and can be enjoyed warm or cold. I love cauliflower and never imagined eating with egg let alone in a quiche with caramelized onion and a touch of Dijon mustard. But a friend of mine, who is a very picky eater, swore the combination was to die for. She was absolutely right. YUM.
I weighed out for the biggest loser challenge at work. Nine pounds, people. NINE. Shall we count those too? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. I am actually pretty pleased about that. Our team, which won the half way point award, did even better. The five of us lost a combined total of 100 lbs in 8 weeks. I am so proud of all of them! The key to our success? Mutual support, eating like real people and moving.
I signed up for another 6 weeks of biggest loser challenge. Everyone has had a lot of fun and the results have been fantastic so it isn’t surprising that when HR announced another six weeks we all enthusiastically signed up. This time, however, I have an actual goal: Another 10 lbs. Will I be disappointed if I don’t hit ten? Not really. But I’ve gotten a little lazy the last few weeks as I’ve been so busy and the goal is mostly to re-discipline myself a bit especially since I have 39.3 miles looming at the end of the summer.
I ran a few miles. Nothing exciting. Just a few run of the mill miles. I am not looking to set personal bests here, just keep accruing mileage for a couple more weeks. I am looking forward to my long run on Sunday, however.
I didn’t touch the Ben & Jerry’s Frozen Greek Yogurt…again. I love froyo. I love Greek yogurt. I love Ben & Jerry’s. So of course I love Ben & Jerry’s new line of frozen Greek yogurt. But despite the fact that I have a fabulous new pint of the strawberry shortcake variety, I haven’t touched it yet. This is truly a sign of the times. Eighteen months ago (count it with me: 1, 2, 3, 4…) that entire pint would have been devoured in one or two sittings. It certainly wouldn’t have lasted in the freezer for more than a day or two. And yet, three days later it is still sitting there. Weird.
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