Monday, September 13, 2010

My Inner French Girl

I arrived home from work today and realized I hadn't planned anything for dinner. Hmm..since Kali's (seriously carnivorous) boyfriend was due home from a business trip, I decided to make him a special (read: meat-laden) dinner to welcome him. I had some ground beef thawed for the dogs I figured he & Beren could share that..giggle. Since it was only just after noon, I figured I could toss something into the slowcooker. A quick google search resulted in this meatloaf recipe. Sounds good, right? I mean, if you're not a mostly-vegetarian watching your weight. Alas, no eggs. I grabbed my keys and was ready to jump into Bettie when I thought..wait! It's a beautiful day, why don't I just walk to the market like the French girls do! Oui! Oui!

While my Suburban streets are nothing like gay Paris, there are lots of shade trees making for a pleasant walk.

Half an hour later, I'm back home preparing dinner, feeling pretty fabulous about my petite accomplissement!

Once again, I stayed on program and managed to burn over 200 calories on that walk. Enough for a little glass of vin, no?

Have a Beauty-Full Evening,


  1. Nice move with the walking decision. Looks like it was a lovely day for a stroll.

    You are quite the linguist too. Unfortunately, my French knowledge extends only to fries and kissing :p

  2. My French ends with ...Fries... Oh well. I like the charts and logging your calories and getting to a bottom line. You know I can appreciate looking at the data (Mr. Engineer here). Finding the opportunities to increase your healthy activities are impressive. I think you have found a groove… it is more important than ever right now to KEEP it going. It will soon turn into habit. ONWARD!

  3. Mark, I think you have just the right amount of French knowledge! ;) Besides, I cheated. My daughter speaks a bit of the language. I know..oh, about as much as you do.

  4. Thank you, Misunderstood! You'll appreciate this morning's post as well, I did some number crunching of my own. I am in Accounting, after all. ;)