Monday, November 17, 2014

Week 45 Monday (11/17/14)

Recipe Review      

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda,                                                       Tomatoes, and Basil
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 341 calories per serving, if 7 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         This salad is good, but I had to add a lot more adobo sauce than the recipe called for in the directions. I also had a problem and couldn’t find smoked gouda, so I substituted regular aged gouda. I do like this salad and would even like to try it warmed. I look forward to eating several meals of this at school.

Random Reflections - Bucket List

         For the first week, I don’t have anything to add to my bucket list. Maybe it’s because I am tired or coming off a report card stressed week. Maybe I just don’t have a thought in my head. Who knows?

Set up a schedule for next summer to visit area cities
Organize and purge the basement
I am going to learn as much as I can about large animals
Make repairs in each and every room of my home to prepare to sell
Research Hadrian’s Wall for visit to Scotland
Enter a quilt in a local fair
Write a book about school for parents
Host a game party
Purchase a truck
I would like to learn more about fostering animals
Visit the narrowed list of Kentucky towns each for a weekend
Have a B.M.I. of 24.9 or lower
Return to Florida/Alabama and see old friends
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an in-ground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Why Weight?

         I should have gained a lot of pounds this week considering my calories every day. I am thankful that I didn’t, or I would be going into the new week disgusted with myself. I can live with 1.7 pounds. I guess we attribute it to walking a lot more this week.

11/9                  Sunday                  1,650         calories         nothing                 
11/10                Monday                 1,622         calories         Curves                 
11/11                Tuesday                2,417         calories         Curves
11/12                Wednesday           3,010         calories         Curves
11/13                Thursday              2,017         calories         nothing
11/14                Friday                   2,605         calories         nothing
11/15                Saturday               1,605         calories         nothing

Goal:            64.1  lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  +  1.7 lbs.         this week’s loss
                    65.5 lbs. lbs to go

Sun.                   11/9                    7,481 steps                 2,829 calories burned
Mon.                  11/10                  7,149 steps                  2,736 calories burned
Tues.                 11/11                  9,383 steps                  3,020calories burned
Wed.`                11/12                   7,098 steps                 2,769 calories burned
Thurs.                11/13                  9,335 steps                  2,945 calories burned
Fri.                     11/14                  7,081steps                   2,762 calories burned
Sat.                     11/15                  7,047steps                   2,696 calories burned

Wants and Wishes

         This week I really want a stress-free week. I want to leave work at work and come home and truly enjoy every night. I want to sit in front of the fire with a mug of Ree’s amazing cider and read a book. I want to be able to finish knitting my new dishcloths. I want to catch myself smiling as I enjoy a week full of peace and love.

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