one step forward Thursday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
one step forward Thursday
11
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 7:29am

It's time for a fresh start once again. :D  That's what's great about life..."do overs."

Lots of work, new attitude, fresh start, pup training tonight.  I was too exhausted to work out yesterday, after meeting with my son's therapist.  I think some ad lib yoga is much needed this morning, as well.

Whwhwhwhere is everybody?!

B green smoothie, better than pb with pumpkin butter on ww toast

L salad with roast beef or chicken

D 1/2 sandwhich of roasted chicken on ww toast with dave's sweet pickles, salad on side

Dessert  mix of choc chips, orange infused craisins and tj honey roasted slivered almonds...YUM

Pages

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 8:22am

Hope the therapy went well yesterday. I had problems getting on and was super busy yesterday. We went to Volt for our 20th anniversary, which was something I'd been wanting to do for years, even before Top Chef. It was a 21 course tasting menu.  Crazy long, like 3 1/2 hours.  It was great to start but I joked w/ my husband that by the end, it was like the 23rd mile of the marathon, exciting for what it was but I was ready for it to end.  But, the food was amazing, very Top Chef-like.  Bryan Voltaggio was present throughout the night. As much as it cost, I can't imagine that they can make much money off of it when you have only 8 people enjoying these dishes that take forever to prep. Definitely a labor of love.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 8:45am

FSN - keep taking care of you and remembering that boundaries are healthy.  :) 

Jean - Sounds fantastic and much like the place we go to in town (It's called Binkley's and is run by Kevin Binkley who worked at The French Laundry).  And happy belated anniversary!  

I have a pretty busy day today.  I've got two clients this morning and then a Costco run.  Workout (probably moderate steady state cardio on the elliptical), lunch, another client this afternoon.  Tonight we're going to a friend's house (Nosy Nancy, actually) to open up a billboard cover that our camp purchased for shade at BM next year.  The thing is freakin' heavy and we need to see what mods need to be made to make it workable.  

Breakfast: yogurt, granola, honey

Snack: latte, edamame

Lunch: turkey sandwich, grapes 

Snack: ? 

Dinner: broccoli, lean burger 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 8:47am

Haha, I read "Costco run" and thought you meant a race at Costco.  That would be fun--especially using samples to refuel.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 9:14am

Jean, I had to look up that chef's name - wowza...sounds like alinea (sp?).  That's something I want to do one day, too.  :)

Gymrat, thanks for your support.  It really means a lot to me, especially coming from you, someone I admire for her boundaries...and I need to do a costco run, too, although you know I don't run (with my legs.)  With a drooling dog, I go through a LOT of papertowels.  I know, I know, I'm just not that green.  Perhaps I should invest in some dog towels.  :O

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 9:41am

Hi Fresh, I'm here-just been very busy.

You are so right about a "fresh start".

I think about your situation with your son and my heart breaks for you. At one time my oldest son was an angry teenager who blamed me for everything. He ran off, got married, and his life fell apart. He came back home broken hearted, starving, and penniless. His entire attitude toward me changed when he grew up and now he is one of my best friends. I don't know why some of us go through stuff like this.

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 9:44am

Congrats on your 20th!Wow-I'd love to do a dinner like that. We went to Jeff Ruby's for our 20th and it was an incredible experience. Its so funny to think about how one dinner would have nearly paid our rent 20 years earlier! lol We've come a long way. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 1:30pm

Probably a similar approach as Grant Achatz--molecular gastronomy and changing how we look at food.  






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 1:31pm

It reminds me of that Mark Twain saying about leaving home angry at his dad for not knowing anything, and when he returned, he was surprised at how much his dad had learned.  Glad your son learned.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 2:50pm
Paper towels are biodegradable. :)
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 3:43pm

Etch a sketches can be used countless times!  Environmental.






Pages