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    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprout View Post
    These brownies were amazing.

    1/2 a brownie: 110 cal, fat 6 g, carbs 12 g, sugar 8 g, protein 1 g. Ingredients: macadamia nuts, chocolate chips, brown rice flour, butter, cocoa powder, eggs, tapioca, brown sugar, honey, salt.
    Not bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprout View Post
    Jumped, hey? . Yeah. The brownies did the same thing. Twice. I may have eaten a total of 4 brownies (whole ones, of course) throughout last week. And the one on Saturday night with hubby. Damn that stuff. Good thing there's not a Whole Foods around here. I've deliberately avoided seeking out bakery gluten free stuff locally, though I do believe there at least 2 places that make it on site in the city.
    Me too!
    Things have been known to "jump" into my cart too
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    Lots to catch up on at work after a week away. Good news is that my promotion may happen by the end of the month, in prep for when my boss leaves in early March and I'll be taking over her job. Of course, this comes with a raise, which is all good .

    Had my gyne exam done today, the plan was to also have an endometrial sample taken as I've been having some mid cycle spotting. Of course, my luck, the cervix wasn't cooperative and rather closed up, so a reasonable span of discomfort for no results. I get in return a referral to a gyne specialist to have the procedure done there. Oh joy. Probably won't get an appointment for a few months. My doc isn't worried there is an issue, but being prudent and precautionary. I suppose that's a good thing.

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    B: coffee, 2 HB eggs, half an avocado, mayo
    L: bone broth, chicken salad with mayo, a lara bar
    D: 1 1/2 smoked turkey & chicken sausages, sauerkraut, roasted brussel sprouts
    2 glasses of wine.

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    Congratulations of promo and raise. I go to clinic for first time today. Sending positive thoughts on the GYN issue.
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    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 160
    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

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    Thanks, Pedidoc.

    I made it back to the gym today for the first time in close to 2 weeks, since before my trip. It felt very good (fasted workout, aside from bone broth), but I aimed for slightly less weight than the last week for today.

    Assisted pullups 3 x 5; squats 45 x 6, 95 x 5 for 4 sets; OHP dumbells 20 x 5, 20 x 5, 25 x5 for 3 sets; bench press 45 x 5, 65 x 5 for 4 sets; deadlifts 95 x 5, 115 x 5 for 4 sets; front plank 90 sec, side planks x 45 sec. The legs are feeling it now. I think a bath is in order.

    I'm aiming at reducing calories this week, about time, I suppose. I need to drop the adult beverages, not quite there yet, but reduced quantities, and since I'm counting at the moment, I can very blatantly see what the problem areas are.

    Eats:
    black coffee
    bone broth
    L: liverwurst (bought, not made) & cream cheese on celery, a HB egg
    green and herbal tea
    D: slow cooker beef round roast on a bed of spinach & broccoli slaw, with pan juices poured overtop and a pat of butter
    A glass of wine is coming to the bathtub with me

    I have chicken bone broth simmering on the stove to get it started, will transfer into the slow cooker before bed. Used the bones from the 2 roasted birds the other day, plus a package of chicken feet. No doubt that will creep out the rest of the family if they see it.

    Son #2 has his second attempt at the driver's license road test in the morning. He did have a lesson with an instructor after school today, so hopefully he's switched on and passes this time. Of course, he forgot to take the envelope with payment for the lesson with him, so I had to drive 20 min away to deliver it to the instructor, since he bussed to his girlfriend's place after the lesson, and she had another student right after him. So much for the responsibility/accountability talks I'm having with him. I can see I'm not getting far. At least he didn't try to blame it on something else, when he called, his first statement was "I screwed up...". Yup. And he apologized. Hubby was dismissive of all that, but I think it's something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprout View Post
    Lots to catch up on at work after a week away. Good news is that my promotion may happen by the end of the month, in prep for when my boss leaves in early March and I'll be taking over her job. Of course, this comes with a raise, which is all good .
    Very good!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprout View Post
    I'm aiming at reducing calories this week, about time, I suppose. I need to drop the adult beverages, not quite there yet, but reduced quantities, and since I'm counting at the moment, I can very blatantly see what the problem areas are.
    Counting does that

    Enjoy your wine.
    Hide the chicken feet under the other bones

    Hope Son #2 passes tomorrow!
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    W&C, your bolding my observation makes it even more blatant! Not sure if I should thank you of curse .

    Son #2 did not pass today. Messed up the parallel parking, which he normally does well, so instant fail. Of course, this made him mad enough to not just do the remainder of the test just for practice. Yeah. Kids.

    I was caught up in some stuff at work, and didn't make the gym, so left a few minutes early to make it to a hot yoga class. It was very good. My legs were rather stiff from lifting, and the yoga loosened the tight stuff up, although I'm feeling it even more now! Glad I went, regardless. Pigeon pose is one I should be doing more often. Very good for the tight hips.

    Eats:
    black coffee
    green tea
    bone broth
    L: pate with cream cheese on celery
    D: spaghetti squash with ground beef marinara sauce, butter and parmesan cheese
    a hard cider

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    7ish hours of sleep. Not doing great on that this week, but not so bad, either. Baby steps sometimes.

    Gym time was a 4 mile treadmill walk in an hour. My knee was very stiff afterwards, but has loosened up since then. Not too sure what's going on here. Legs are still pretty stiff from the week's activities, but have LHT on plan for tomorrow.

    Son #1 is at work, and #2 is out with his girlfriend. I took him to pick up flowers, drove across town to pick her up, and dropped them off for a sushi dinner. Don't think I had a Valentine's Day like that at 16! He seemed pretty excited about the evening, and took time to pick out the flowers.

    Speaking of flowers, I got home to a lovely dozen roses from hubby. We had previously decided against cards/chocolate/stuff for today, but I did mention that flowers are always a good thing. Guess he was listening . We're going out for dinner on Saturday for our celebration. A small place we haven't been to before, but features local, seasonal and organic ingredients, and when I looked at the online menu, they do have grass fed beef as well. Very nice. Hubby picked it out. Brownie points to him. Or perhaps that should be bacon points.

    Eats:
    black coffee
    green tea
    L: bone broth, tin of wild salmon with mayo, pickles, olives, scallion
    2 lindor chocolate truffles from a colleague in honour of the day
    herbal tea
    D: 3 eggs with 4 slices of bacon, half a tomato.
    Wine.

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    A good lifting session midday at the gym. Increased weights on bench press and deadlifts. Assisted pullups/chinups 5 x 5, squats 95 x 5 for 5 sets. Wanted to go heavier, but it didn't feel right. OHP dumbbells 20 x 5 x 2 sets, 25 x 5 x 3 sets; benchpress 45 x 5, 65 x 5 x 2 sets, 75 x 5 x 2 sets; deadlifts 95 x 5, 115 x 5 x 2 sets, 120 x 5 x 2 sets. Planks, side planks. Feeling it tonight in the bum and hamstrings. I stealthily dipped into son #1's stash of glutamine, he swears by it for muscle recovery, and it helped him though the snowboard trip without excessive soreness.

    I'm thinking my thighs are getting a bit larger since starting the lifting, though the midsection is tightening up nicely, and obvious muscle definition going on in the shoulders and back. Must take proper measurements this weekend. Weight is down a touch this week, likely due to reducing calories, as I've been counting, and thus paying more attention. Have been dabbling in the HFLC thing, but with the increased LHT, I think I'd be better off with more of a PHD (Perfect Health Diet) approach, which includes more starchy carbs while maintaining reasonable calorie levels. I thing the lifting demands the carbs, at a moderate level. Perhaps more in the 75-100 g per day rather than <50. Will continue to experiment. And keep lifting. I think I need to get some gloves, as callouses on my palms is not my idea of happiness. Deadlifts are leading in that direction.

    Eats:
    black coffee
    herbal tea: peppermint/raspberry leaf/coconut/apple.
    bone broth
    L: liver sausage & cream cheese on celery (I'm really loving this stuff), flaked coconut
    D: grilled sirloin steak, sauteed mushrooms & peppers, purple sweet potato (really loving these), wine, rum & zevia.

    I think I may up the LHT to 3 times weekly rather than 2, but alternating the deadlifts and squats, so I won't be doing both on the same day. I think I may see more strength gains if I separate them.

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    The glutamine seemed to make a big difference in the post workout soreness. When I got up yesterday, I felt better than the previous evening, much better than I expected. Hmm. Told son #1 I'd dipped into his stash, so he has concluded the next tub is on me, hahaha.

    The place we went last night for late Valentine's dinner was fabulous. Just a tiny place, I counted 38 seats. Focus on local, organic and sustainable foods with a frequently changing menu. I had a lovely cumin carrot soup topped with creme fraishe and gluten free tortilla strips, smoked pork chop with port demi glaze and wild mushrooms on garlic smashed potato and roasted vegetables, and a white chocolate creme brule for dessert, and a glass of pinot noir. Heavenly. Hubby had mussles, bison back ribs and the same dessert. Not cheap, but worth going back again.

    Today I have carnitas in the making, the house is full of amazing porky goodness in the air. And my guys have convinced me to make Brazilian cheese buns to go with. Thought I might get out to the gym, but I think I'll catch up on come housecleaning and laundry putting away instead. Lots that needs doing, when I ignore it long enough, it gets to the point that it needs to be done NOW. To be honest, if I leave it long enough, hubby gets annoyed and does it himself, and grumbles loudly, but he's been pretty busy with fixing some renos in the basement, so I'd better not leave it for him this time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprout View Post
    W&C, your bolding my observation makes it even more blatant! Not sure if I should thank you of curse .
    That's what I'm here for!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprout View Post
    The place we went last night for late Valentine's dinner was fabulous. Just a tiny place, I counted 38 seats. Focus on local, organic and sustainable foods with a frequently changing menu. I had a lovely cumin carrot soup topped with creme fraishe and gluten free tortilla strips, smoked pork chop with port demi glaze and wild mushrooms on garlic smashed potato and roasted vegetables, and a white chocolate creme brule for dessert, and a glass of pinot noir. Heavenly. Hubby had mussles, bison back ribs and the same dessert. Not cheap, but worth going back again.
    Sounds wonderful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greensprout View Post
    Thought I might get out to the gym, but I think I'll catch up on come housecleaning and laundry putting away instead. Lots that needs doing, when I ignore it long enough, it gets to the point that it needs to be done NOW. To be honest, if I leave it long enough, hubby gets annoyed and does it himself, and grumbles loudly, but he's been pretty busy with fixing some renos in the basement, so I'd better not leave it for him this time .
    My Farmer will do that too! He helped me today. We figured there would be lots of visitors here tomorrow!
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