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Striking And Balling: A Parable

You know that really annoying country song by Luke Bryan… something like, “hunting and fishing and loving every day” Blah blah blah? I’ve been thinking (y’all… get ready… glimpse into the psychotic workings of my brain space) that they really ought to do a spin-off of that annoying song but for like a mental health rehabilitation center… “eating and sleeping and drinking every day”. Instead of a video of some Luke Bryan dude in camo carrying a gun and a fishing pole, y’all get some man or woman in raggedy pajamas with blood shot eyes eating cake! Can y’all take the brilliance!? My sincerest apologies to anyone who loves that song so much they have it as their ringtone… but the apologies aren’t that sincere because really… get a new ringtone before my blood shot eyes roll out the roof of my skull!

Moving on. I’ve also been thinking this week about calorizing parables, and I somehow keep landing on softball/baseball themed ones. I loved playing softball in my younger years, and wish I could have continued playing… maybe one day on the senior citizen league. Tangent averted… the reason I was thinking about softball this week was because I made some poor eating choices. I had a menu in place, but I choose on a few occasions to forgo that menu for something less smart. In the more recent past that would have been a total derailing of all things healthy living. My attitude has been all or nothing a LOT the last few years. I’m always trying and I’m always failing, and the failing leads to a few weeks of not trying at all before I pick up the trying again. No more… that’s an extremely unhealthy lifestyle regimen because in this life of ours we’re always going to have some times where we don’t choose the wisest choice, but our life doesn’t end because of it (in most cases). I’m having to think of this week as an inning in a softball game, and more specifically a single up to bat. I get 3 strikes at the plate before I’m out or 4 balls before I walk, but even then the inning isn’t over and if that inning does end in 3 strikeouts, there is always the next inning… the game isn’t over until we leave this pretty Earth for the heavenly home.

To sum it up, this week I’m giving myself a strike for eating, but a homerun on the exercise front as I managed 4 days of purposeful exercise and 2 more days of moving more rather than sitting and drooling more. I’ve tightened up my menu for this next week… more protein (oh meat, I have a hard time with you) and more veggies, and fewer carbs. This next up to bat is going to result in a homerun or else my name isn’t Yogi the Bear!

How did you all do this week? On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your exercising and on that same scale your eating? Would love to hear any meal ideas you tried!

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LINDSAY’S UPDATE:

Hi everybody, How are you guys doing? How was your past week? What was your success and failures?

I am still working hard to be super diligent in my eating. In the past I have worked out really hard and then ate horribly. Now it’s the reverse I workout less and eat right and I am loosing weight. What we eat is the key. You just can’t Out-Exercise a poor diet.

I don’t have much to report on but I do want to share a couple of recipes that are my go to for my new diet. I am focusing on protein and loving these 3 recipes:

Have a great week!

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes:
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 banana
1/4 cup pumpkin
2 tsp. baking powder
(Stevia or honey for sweetness)
Put in blender and blend til smooth
Pan fry
(I added blueberries on top while they were cooking)
Use Walden farms 0 CALORIE syrup

Banana Protein Pancakes:
1 egg
2 egg whites
banana
(you can add stevia or honey for sweetness)
Blend and pan fry I use Walden farms syrup 0 CALORIES!!!

Chocolate Cherry Shake (love this for a breakfast on the go):
1 cup frozen cherries
Handful of ice
1 TBSP of ground flaxseed
1 tsp. almond extract
1 chocolate priemer protein (from costco) ready to drink
1/2 banana
1 tsp cocoa powder
Blend in your blender and ENJOY!!!


BoBo don’t have time for this crap!


Oh, but wait… yes he does!


Look errybody, I gots a new big boy table… now I can do really important things like puzzles and my taxes!

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Venus Williams Ain’t Got Nothing On Me…

… in the weight department.  😛  I’m trying… trying is the key word… to be more brave in the exercising department because I feel like I’m in a rut… like I’m floating in an oarless boat and just happened upon a crapload of quicksand.  The numbdumb eating portion of this is my biggest issue, but I’m saving that rant for another day because I have grounded myself… sent myself to my room to think about my actions.  That’ll teach me!  Plus, I feel like I don’t want to rant about something without a solid plan on how to fix it… but I do think it’s important to rant it out… save myself from myself… because sometimes myself can be myself’s own worst enemy.  Oh, myself… lighten up!

Back to the exercising talk.  I used to be a softball player… LOVED it… every dagnabbed minute of it… and I think I was fairly good at it at one point.  But, then I got too big to play… can you imagine a 530-pound hippopotamus diving for a fly ball?  Totes not recommended… unless America’s Funniest Home Videos is in town… Gotcha a million-dollar winner, fellers!  I so wanted to try out for my high school softball team… even got as far as getting on the bus that would take me to tryouts, but then at the last minute I chickened out… got off the bus and called my mom from the 7-11 to come and pick me up.  I was sure there was no way they’d let a fat chic on the team.  Moving on from patheticville… it’s been years since I’ve even put a mitt on and thrown a softball around… YEARS.  Sunday evening, I talked my dad into playing a bit of catch… and my love of softball all came rushing back to me.  It was a beautiful feeling… time to find me a pair of compression shorts and get my softball on…

Monday night, I dug out the old tennis rackets and drug Madre up to the university tennis courts to embarrass ourselves… and by ourselves, I really mean just me.  Side note:  I have played tennis 2 times in my life… both times I’ve sucked… and this 3rd time was no exception.  I should have charged admission.  I swear by the holy tennis courts that it wasn’t my fault.  Firstly, I wasn’t wearing the right outfit… didn’t have one pair of those little tennisy skirts up in that joint… nor did I have a visor cap or a Venus Williams original spandex suit.  (The entire state of Utah called to thank me for that afterwards!)

Maybe it was the fact that my racket was made in the 80s… but it says I’m totes a pro!?!?!?  Secondly, they need to adopt that thing that bowling does for the youngsters… bumper bowling?  Except with tennis courts.

As you can see, there were no partitions between courts… and there were 4 courts in a row and we were stuck in a middle one with a team playing on each side of us, which I’m sure was just the best possible experience for them, having to field my skeewampusly hit balls every 3-1/2 seconds.  I just whacked the sucker and prayed it didn’t hit the Pacific Ocean by 2022.  And then… THEN… every time I’d jog to hit or pick up the ball, it sounded like I was clapping for the tennisy-ing neighbors… Bravo on that hit, stranger man.  Good going, stranger lady… stupid hanging skin flabs.  When I got home, I immediately Googled compression shorts for clapping skin flabs… I’ll let you know if they work out.  In the mean time, I diefinitely won’t take up the sport of Tennis professionally. Venus… you’re safe with your world titles.  Believe me!!

Question of the Day:  Did you play any sports in high school/as a kid?   What’s your favorite sport to play? 

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