Ellipticals, recipes, and broken 15 year old things, oh my!

I’m on Weight Watchers online. And I blog there. I’m trying to do 30 days in a row. So I’m going to be lazy  resourceful and post them here too. At least the interesting ones. Here are 5 things I learned in the last 24 hours. (Basically since Day 1)

1. The elliptical is a necessary evil. At least for now. As I train for this 5k and really become an actual runner, I’m going a little easy on the “cross train” days. That said. I hate the elliptical. Especially when I forget my head phones and the sort of creepy guy in a hat is grunting next to me. “Dude, just don’t go so fast and I won’t be worried you’re going to have a heart attack.”
2. Dinner last night was a fabulous fAHbulous swordfish recipe. Basically you cook pasta (though I opted for wheat berries. Love those things!). On the side you heat oil in a pan. You cut swordfish into 1/2 inch cubes … you know what. I’m just going to link it…I think. Awesome Swordfish (also, subscribe to their mailing list, even if you live elevendy million miles from the North End of Boston. Their recipes are killer. And the emails are hilarious)

Good Food Made Simple Oatmeal
picture from shopwell.com

3. I eat breakfast at work because there must be at least 60 minutes between my bed and breakfast at all times. I am in no way, never have been, never will be a morning person. I’m praying my future (unknown) husband will get up with the kids. I can’t guarantee the right kid will get into the right car pool car otherwise. Anyhoo. I like oatmeal. It’s easy at my desk. And it keeps me full until lunch, which is key! I’ve been reading that steel cut oats are better. Nutritionally and fillingly (it’s a word. Promise). But it takes 30-40 minutes to cook. Until now! Good Food Made Simple has steel cut oats oatmeal. (Or is it steel cut oatmeal?) They cook it and flash freeze it into pucks that you can just microwave. It was delicious. The drawback is the cost. I posted this on fb because I live my life online and because I like to share things. And it works! Because my cousin sent me lesson 4.

That zero means it won’t play a CD. Sad.
4. You can pre-make steel cut oatmeal (it sounds better saying it that way, even if it’s not correct). Recipe here (Disclaimer. I haven’t tried this yet. I make no promises. I’m trying it this weekend. I’ll report back).

5. The last thing that  I learned today is that my boombox that I’ve had forever and ever died. (seriously. The thing is 15 years old. I’m only 25. I’ve owned it for 60% of my life.) I’m sad. I think I’m going to try to find a repair place. Or maybe my step dad can work his magic. I can’t get rid of it.

That’s it. If you made it this far, you’re as crazy as I am.

Hearts and non-broken boomboxes


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