Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you for all your comments. I honestly wasn’t sure what you thought about taking the weekends off. Seems the consensus is for me not to worry about it. Do what I enjoy doing. Sounds great to me!

I’ve decided not to take pictures of food for a few days for a break but I will be back at it soon. It is nice to take time off!

So today was my first C25K mp3 workout. Just for the record I have kind of wonky knees and ankles. Some times they’re great and some times not so much. So I decided for the first time instead of running I was going to do power walking. Believe you me it was still a major workout SmileI loved it!! (I only took pic's when the slower walking was playing :)

On Monday I went to do some volunteering with pumpkin carving. It was a great success. A lot of the people said they hadn’t carved a pumpkin since they were little and they had a blast. Unfortunately almost all the pictures were of them holding their pumpkins proudly and I won’t put any of their pictures on here without their permission.

Yesterday and this morning were miserable, rainy and cold. Not my favourite weather. I did have a board meeting yesterday afternoon that I needed to go to but other than that I admit I was a slug Winking smileOh well it just means I must work harder for the rest of the week.

Today’s nosh:

Breakfast: pumpkin pancakes made with oat flour (just put oats in blend and blend until flour consistency), an egg, skim milk, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin. Topped with sugar free syrup. Skim milk for tea. 1pp

Lunch: cucumber, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, celery, light cheddar cheese, dill dip (made with greek yogurt) and an orange

Dinner: Manwiches made with meatless crumbles on a light whole wheat bun, salad and light dressing 2pp


  1. My knees have been a little wonky since I started running too. It is a good idea to power walk on the days they don't feel the greatest. The pumpkins are so cute. I miss carving them when my kids were younger.

  2. My specialist told me to stay away from running, but I have a big yearning all the time to do it again. I also power walk.

  3. Yea I can't really run with the old bad knees (I've tried) but racewalking works for me pretty well though you have to be careful not to have your hips hurting, my advice always stretch really good :)

  4. I need to try your oat flour pumpkin pancakes - I want all things pumpkin these days!

  5. Hi Suzi! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I think it is fun that you made a jack o lantern. Halloween can be fun without gorging ourselves. Teen daughter and I had fun going to Hotel Transylvania.

    :-) Marion

  6. Oh that sounds like fun!
    I actually volunteer with adults with mental health problems and plan activities to do with them :) Monday is bowling and pizza!

  7. Your pumpkin has wires in its head. Hope it is careful, it could poke an eye out. Oh, too late.