1/18/08 Log: Birthday Book

Happy birthday to me, hehe!

(Where did those 33 years go?)

I weighed in this AM at 142.8 lbs, which was a nice surprise since I haven’t been this low since early December. Apparently not ALL of the gain over the holidays can be explained away as water retention.

:: blushes ::

Anyhow, I’m feeling and looking leaner after two weeks back on the warpath, and with all of these challenges (not to mention four male co-workers ready to give me $#@% if I slack off) to motivate me, I am looking forward to rocking my skinny Pants-o-Meter AG jeans in 10 more weeks.

When I crawled into bed last night, I found that DH had put a wrapped package under the covers. It turned out to be a copy of The New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Cassandra Forsythe. I’ve had the original (men’s/unisex) version of the book checked out from the library on the serial renewal plan (e.g. nobody else wants it, so I keep renewing it online) for the past 4 months, and I’m eager to see what the differences are between the two books. WOO!

I took today off and will be spending my birthday working out, sewing a cute party dress, reading, posting the final details about the PDB/JSF cruise, and possibly catching Sweeney Todd. Dinner will be homecooked food at my parents’ house, including snow crab legs and tons of fresh oranges and papaya from my dad’s garden no doubt. I’ll try to control the portions as I am due for 2 week progress pics and measurements on Sunday.

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WORKOUT
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– TT 2K3 Workout B + Intervals (Elliptical) (67 minutes; 677 calories burned)

– Recumbent Bike (LVL 7 x 30 minutes; 256 calories burned)

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NUTRITION
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M1) 1 c. Go Lean Crunch, 1/3 c. light soy milk, 1/4 c. Fiber One
M2) Pineapple protein shake
M3) 4 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. veggie mix, 1/2 c. Kashi 7-grain pilaf
M4) Homemade trail mix (1/2 oz. walnuts, 20 g raisins, 3 dried apricots, 1/4 c. Fiber One cereal)
M5) 5 oz. crab, 1 c. veggies
M6) 2 c. Go Lean Crunch, 1/3 c. light soy milk, 3/4 c. veggies

Est. Calories/Ratios: 1639 calories (not counting possible birthday cake and/or ice cream)

Supplements: multivitamin, calcium 600 mg + D, vitamin C, 5g l-glutamine, 3 fish oil caps

5 thoughts on “1/18/08 Log: Birthday Book

  1. Happy Birthday!
    Mine is the 19th and I just started checking you blog…very inspiring, and I jsut got the Merit Badge for Adult Girls and love it, it was an early birthday present to me.
    Thanks for this awesome blog and all the great resources! you rock!

  2. also Maggie wanted to tell you that I am late as I stayed up late to start making my birthday cake at midnight, a very unhealthy carrot cake! and I also decided to order presents for my friends…I had just got the Merit Badge book as per your recommendation (it is way cheaper through your site?) anywho so I am loving it and so I ordered some presents for my friends and I am sending them the book.
    I am 40! ugh what an ugly number! but its all the attitude and I feel half that age! yay for me!

  3. Happy Birthday! taking the day off to do fun things is a great idea.

    I’m a bit behind on this – but I have a cat just like your guys and he is a hairy, hairy beast. I think he could survive in the arctic with his undercoat. Good thing he’s cute. 🙂 I might have to try that brush you mentioned – although I only get in 2 or 3 minutes before I get my hand bitten….

  4. shep – Happy birthday to you, too! I’m glad you liked the merit badge book enough to send copies to your friends as well. We busy grown-up women rarely set aside enough time for ourselves, so having a guide to get us started is a real help.

    Laura – I can only get my younger cat to stay still for 2-3 minutes when I brush him, too, but wow…that Furminator thing still gets a ton of loose hair off in that short amount of time.

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