Thanks you guys!! Just thinking about sweet Austin ordering that plaque weeks ago makes me smile. I know I’ve said it before but I just sometimes can’t get over how supportive he is about my newfound exercising, cooking, blogging, etc. He’s the best husband eva! Sounds like we have some other anniversaries coming up – how exciting!! Can’t wait to read about yours!
Backing up a tad, I tracked Tuesday (guessing a bit?), and ended up here: 2,190 calories, 207 carbs, 72 fat grams and 131 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.
On to book reviews! I had started reading Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic and Sister book, but about 45 pages in realized I needed a break from Beckie Bloomwood, so I picked up another Sophie Kinsella book, Remember Me? Basically, the main character is in her early 20’s out with her friends having a bad night (bad dating experience; bad work situation, etc.), then she wakes in a hospital to find that three years have gone by and she looks fabulous is married and is super successful. What happened? How did she end up here? That is the book in a nutshell. It was a super fun read with lots of cute surprises. It may seem a little hokey, and in truth, it may be a bit hokey, but I liked it and felt like regardless of the silliness that comes with plots built on amnesia it avoided a lot of that and just told a good story and her writing cracks me up! I gave it a 4.5 out of 5. The only thing that would have made it better to me was learning a bit more about the time period from where it began to where it ended up. It definitely made sense, but I could have used a few more ‘flashbacks.’
I have been listening to Mary Jane Clark’s Dancing in the Dark during my commutes. It was a great read/listen that focused on a TV reporter being assigned a story on the Jersey shore about ‘girls who cry wolf’ – women who are falsely claiming to be abducted. Her and her family take off to the shore to report on the story, and while there discover lots of suspects, loose ends and more in this sleepy little town. The story is told from multiple perspectives, which I like, and the end surprised me so much so that I had to listen to the last 3 tracks twice! Great story! I give it a 4 out of 5 because I felt like while the identity of the real killer was awesome, they didn’t really explain why a couple of the suspects were accused. Like what was that person doing if they didn’t do it?? I don’t get it? This could have been my fault (with the audio it’s hard to pay as much attention as reading – and other motorists appreciate that, I’m sure!).
On to yesterday! I started a new audio book, James Patterson’s Honeymoon.
So far it’s creepy. Like the beginning was like WHOA. Ready to get back in the car and see what happens next! I also got about 60 pages in to Beach Trip (the book club read). It’s SO good so far! (I read during lunch – walked 4 miles; burned 172 calories). Then I worked some more, and then it was back down to the gym after work for 2.5 miles of C25K. I did the three 5-minute runs one (Week 5) for the 3rd time. This one was the easiest one yet! It just kind of happened. I was surprised since it had been a week - pleasantly surprised! I burned 156 in 30 minutes (taking my total to 328) , then I headed home for lasagna dinner with Austin! We hung out, I read a bit, then passed out, ending up at 1,803 calories, 208 carbs, 56 fat grams and 115 protein grams. Here's what I ate.
Today i'm taking a cardio break - 19.5 in 4 days is a good bit for me - especially since i'm planning 6.5 tomorrow and 4 on Saturday with mom! Instead i'm just working, doing laundry and hope to cook some tonight! I'm also working on finding someone to cut down trees!!
What are you doing today?
Who is your favorite author?