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Whole30 – days 6 & 7

Look VERY close... you can see bicyclists!

Look VERY close… you can see bicyclists!


Whoops! Didn’t post at all yesterday! Well, I hope you’ll forgive me, since I was just WIPED OUT from riding the Edible Pedal 50! Four and a half hours of bicycling – 54 miles with 3,000 feet of climb. Yeah, whew.  Here’s a picture at about the ‘halfway’ point for one of the canyons we climbed. This was the brutal one. It’s the longest (not the steepest). ->>
There ended up not being anything we could eat at the event (well, anything that we were willing to wait in line for, anyway). Most of the stuff was marinaded, etc. The servers couldn’t tell me what was in it, so we skipped it in favor of keeping our Whole30 clean (and not having to start over!). We chose to come home and just eat the roast I had put in the crock pot that morning. 🙂

Day 6 (Saturday)
Breakfast – Breakfast Patties and coffee whipped with coconut oil & egg.
Snack – plums, raspberries, coconut cream. (Note to self, don’t eat raspberries before a bike ride… ACID!)
Dinner – Green curry pork & veggies

Yeah, I missed lunch… But, breakfast was late & we ate dinner early, so it sort of all worked out.

Day 7 (Sunday)
Breakfast – Eggy coffee & a Breakfast Patty. (pre-ride)
Snack – Banana & half an apple, raw cashews, goji berries. (on ride)
Lunch – Hard boiled egg, coconut water. (on ride)
Dinner – Pot roast with cauliflower and carrots.

Then, bed early.

This morning… I’m doing okay, but my butt is sore and my muscles are a little achy. 😀

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R3P4D19 – Here I am… Rock you like a hurricane…

Today: 206.6 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +0.4

Okay, okay… I’ve been slipping on my blogging. Sorry. Weather is (mostly) rockin’ & I’m spending as much time outside as I can!  Plus, I’m probably at the point now where posting every day is kind of silly… I track my food on SparkPeople – I have for years – so, I’m at least remaining accountable with what I eat. I’m just not boring all of you with the exact details. 🙂  I will try to post at least once a week, though.

Let’s see… this week… I’ve gone on a couple of jogs. I’m repeating week 2 of the C25K program – for a couple of reasons. First, I just don’t think I’m ready for week 3 yet. Second, because Hubby has finally decided that he needs to start training too. 😀

Today, Hubby & I went on a 28 mile ride. It was GLORIOUS! (If a bit chilly at times – the weather has been super wonky.) I even still had some energy after we were done! View my MapMyRide data

Now, I’m off to finish cooking dinner… Rib eyes & artichokes! Nom!

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R3P4D13 – Goddess on the mountain top, Burning like a silver flame…

Today: 207.8 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +1.6

Well… Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days… But, I don’t seem to have enough hours in the day! My choice was to blog or to exercise. And, well, since I didn’t post for a few days – guess what I did! 🙂

On Saturday, Hubby & I decided to get our gaits assessed. There’s a running store in town that does it for free. And, since we were there… we both got new (really nice!) running shoes. Yay! We also hit Sierra Trading Post & got me some new riding gear – my pants were falling off & I really needed a jersey that fit. Then, we stopped into REI (sale day!) and got a bunch of stuff – including a nice bag to go onto the rack on my bike. It just slides right on & clips!  That evening, when hubby left to go game with friends, I went on a short 6 mile ride. Didn’t do a long one, since I was by myself & neither Hubby or Roomie were close enough to “rescue” me in case of a problem.

Sunday, Hubby & I went on the Verdi ride again. Ali was going to come with us… but when I texted her at 8:30 (the time we were going to meet up), she had just gotten up. LOL  So, we headed out on our own. Our pace was a little slower this week, but still, 11mph is nothing to sneeze at – especially with some of the hills on the route! Then, we went & saw Avengers again (woot!) – this time NOT in 3D.

I’m up a bit in weight today for a couple reasons – one, I didn’t drink enough water (at all) over the weekend. I only got in about 2L per day, instead of my usual 3… and it’s worse because I was exerting myself! The second reason is because I splurged with a 10″ Gluten Free pizza for supper -with a beer.  Oh well. Gotta live, right??

Today, Hubby & I broke in our running shoes. He joined me in my afternoon C25K run. We did 2 miles in the 30 minute program.

Oh! On Saturday, I had Hubby take a pic of me in my new bike gear.  And, I compared it to a pic taken back in September on a ride with Ali… HOLY COW, Obvious weight loss is obvious.


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R3P4D4 – I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like…

Today: 207.4 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +1.2

Today’s ride was AWESOME!! We averaged right at 13 mph. And, with some of the hills on that ride – I’m pretty darn pleased.  PLUS! I finally managed to get up that damn 8% grade without having to get off and walk my bike! *giddy*giddy* We did 15.8 miles in 1:17. Not too shabby.

After our ride, we had Bestie & her hubby & her girlie come over for BBQ & movies. Ate until we were all very full – but it was so yummy!  We had an Avengers-a-thon, since we’re all going to go see The Avengers tomorrow. We watched Thor, Hulk, & Captain America. Woot!

Well, had a very full day… and tomorrow is going to be a full one too. Going on a hike, a picnic, & a movie.  I’m going to bed. 🙂

Breakfast was a flax mug muffin & coffee/cream.
After ride snack was an Atkins Peanut Fudge Granola bar & a small iced breve latte.
Lunch was cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, & ranch dressing.
Dinner was bbq pork ribs, grilled mushrooms/zucchini/peppers, fresh corn,  & home made coleslaw.

Water count: 110 oz

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R3P4D3 – Wild kind of look to the day, Opening eyes impale neon flickers…

Today: 207.2 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +1.0

Whoops, I didn’t make a post yesterday… I had a nail appointment right after work and then came home & made dinner… then I went to bed early. So, a post just didn’t happen. Oh well.

Today, Hubby & I finally made it out for a ride with his new bike. Yay! We did a fairly short ride – 8.8 miles. But, the loop we do includes a 5% and a 4% grade hill. They’re not terribly long climbs, but enough to get the blood pumping. I think the most exciting thing is, though, that I didn’t have to do the swivel back and forth thing to get up the climbs! Woot!!

Tomorrow morning, we’re going to make our first attempt at the Verdi Loop ride for the season. I don’t know if I’ll feel up to doing the whole thing, but the good thing is that we can pretty much turn around and head back to the car at any point of the ride.

That being said, I’m going to bed now, ’cause we’ll be heading out fairly early for our ride.

Breakfast was bacon, eggs, Dubliner cheese, & coffee/cream.
Snack was macadamia nuts & Just The Cheese.
Lunch was buffalo wings & celery/carrots.
Pre-ride snack was an Atkins coconut bar.
Dinner was carnitas & broccoli/cauliflower with blue cheese dressing.

Water count: 100 oz

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