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Workouts and Indian food

Posted Nov 03 2008 9:01pm
So I've been working on some new strength training routines for the last few days. Think I have settled in on some exercises, combining both the bowflex and the free weights. Once I get them in my book, I'll post them here.

I do keep a log book of my strength workouts. My book goes back to 2004, and it is pretty neat to see how far I have come. The logs include my weight, my measurements, and the rep/weight of my exercises. I love to look back over my starting measurements and see a 57 inch hip circumference, which is now 40.25 inches. It's very motivating for me.

I think if I could tell someone to start with non-scale measurements from the very beginning, I would emphasize that more than the scale. This log has really helped me to see that I was still making progress even when the scale wasn't doing what I wanted it to.

On a food topic (yum!!), yesterday we went out for Indian food for John's birthday. I am really glad I did my jog in the morning LOL! I decided against a sauce dish, and went for a biryani - which is kind of like a casserole. It was sooooo delicious. I really love the complexity of Indian cuisine, with the subtle spice combinations. I have really come to love cinnamon and clove in savory preparations. Anyhoo - the portion was huge! So, I ate half (I had to force myself to put the fork down), and brought half home, which is still in the fridge. Will probably have that tomorrow. I did have a small piece of birthday cake, but no ice cream. So - not really bad, but I probably could have made a better choice. However, I do not regret my choices, and enjoyed them very much. Will see what the scale says about that tomorrow :)
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