this website that gives you a human equivalent to your cat's weight. So if Chandler were me (a 5'4 woman), he would weigh 363 pounds.
Today was my boys' first day of school. I got them ready to go, and then walked to the bus stop with them. While they were waiting for the bus, they spent the entire time fighting:
Once they were on the bus, I was very tempted to play hooky from my scheduled run, but I knew I would feel more "worthy" of relaxing later once that was done. The plan was to run eight miles, and I chose to do it on the treadmill because it's much easier on m knees, and I'm still scared my knee injury is going to reappear. I really didn't feel like watching The Biggest Loser, so I decided to start watching Nip/Tuck from season one. I loved that show!
I decided to do the eight miles as a progressive run. A progressive run is just where you start out comfortably, and then gradually increase your pace over the course of the run. So I started at 6.0 mph, and then each time I hit a mile, I bumped it up by 0.1 mph. The last half-mile, I just wanted to be done, so I bumped it up faster and faster.
I kept thinking of a million excuses to quit early, but I stuck it out. And of course, I'm glad I did. But I was pissed when I saw that I forgot to shut off my Garmin while I checked my e-mail (notice split #9)...
|Actual time was 1:14:20 (9:09/mi average)|
When I was done running, I showered and decided to go to Sam's Club. My membership expired in March of this year, and I wasn't sure if I was going to renew--every time we go, we spend a small fortune. But when I was shopping for things like meat, nuts, dried fruit, etc, I was paying a small fortune at other stores, so I decided to renew my membership today.
I probably spent more money today than I would have all summer if I'd still had my membership... but this will last us a long time! I got snacks and lunch stuff for the kids for school, meat to portion out and freeze for dinners, lots of nuts (including a bag of Castachios--a mix of cashews and pistachios, with salt and pepper--yum!), and a bunch of other stuff.
By the time I got home, it was already 1:00--I had a quick lunch and then tried to catch up on e-mail, which was my original plan today. Cleaned up the house a little, and the boys were home at 4. Time flies by when the kids are at school! But they had a good first day, and I made goulash (at their request) for dinner.
1 onion, chopped
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 (14.5 oz) can of petite diced tomatoes
2 cups of water or beef broth (I use broth)
1 Tbsp. sugar (this is what makes this taste like "goulash" rather than just spaghetti to me)
8 oz. uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds (I use the Smart Taste brand)
Heat a pot over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the onion and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the turkey and cook until the turkey is browned, then drain the fat. Add the tomatoes and broth or water, and the sugar. Bring to a boil. Add the spaghetti, reduce heat to medium, and cover. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. My kids LOVE this!
I almost forgot that my new weekly goals start today. Here is what I'm going to work on this week...
Food--Replace my nighttime snack with tea.
Fitness--Do Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred twice.
Misc--Back and tie my sweatshirt quilt.