Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 7.

My weekend was busy, mainly because I'm taking a Communications class for the next couple of weekends that meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Friday night after dinnerand a 30 -minute bike ride, I made a bunch of spring rolls for my class the next day to go with my demonstration speech on how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Then we watched Take Me Home Tonight, which was okay, but not great. The 80s references were pretty entertaining, but it's not a movie I'd want to seek out to see again in the future.

Saturday, I got up early, went to class, came home and went to the pool. I swam some laps and got some sun. Perfect pool weather. Then, because it was Saturday night, and because I'd been on-plan all week, and because we had a Groupon, and because it sounded so, so good, we went to dinner at Michael Smith where we had a 5-course tasting menu and a bottle of Kim Crawford unoaked chardonnay from New Zealand. Both the dinner and the wine were very enjoyable.

Notice the absence of bike rides on Saturday. On the fifth day she rested. Or something like that.

Peaches are in season right now, so for dessert I chopped up a peach and topped it with some greek yogurt that I had mixed with fresh rosemary and a little honey. Then I crunched up a Newton Fruit Crisp cookie and sprinkled it on top:


Then, it was back to the grindstone with 30 minutes on the bike with Harry.

Sunday night we caught up on the second season of Louie and watched last week's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Today started off right with a 30 minute bike ride and a breakfast of an English muffin and yogurt. Lunch was leftover sloppy joes. They are just as good days later, I'm tellin' ya.

I'm hoping to go swimming after work and if I do, dinner will be at Subway.

A week into the KC Slimdown challenge and I'm feeling very positive about my progress!


  1. You have amazing dedication! Congrats on a great week. I saw Frank today and I am betting you are just as tan as he is! I am jealous of all the time you guys get to spend at the pool.

  2. Thanks, Courtney! It's not as hard as it sounds, especially when there's so much great produce in season. As for the pool, it's really nice to have access to one when we want to go. I wish it was right next door, but a 7-minute drive isn't so bad, either.