Thursday, April 1, 2010

Monthly Weigh-In: April 1st

I was hoping that not obsessing about the scale wouldn't come back to bite me in the ass but nevertheless it did. I'm up 4 pounds. How the hell did that happen? I think I have a pretty good idea and here's one of the reasons...



Luscious Lemon Raspberry Trifle



APRIL FOOLS!!!

Hee! I couldn't resist. Seriously, I'm back to 176.5, my pre-Boston low weight and I'm pretty excited about it. I know what to do, I'm doing it and enjoying myself in the process. I am confident that the May 1st weigh in will bring 175 or less!

I did make and eat that trifle, though. Lisa's parents, Trevor and Margaret, are visiting from England. On Sunday Lisa had a party in honor of Trev's 70th birthday and since he's a big fan of trifle, I had to whip one up. It came out really good and like Nicolas Cage, was gone in 60 seconds. Next time, I will make the lemon custard less sweet and add berries to the layers rather than just on top. It's been great to spend some time with Margaret again, she and I have become quite close over the years despite the distance of miles. She's my favorite pen-pal, a kindred spirit in the kitchen and all around lovely lady.

Lisa and I finished Stage 2 of New Rules yesterday and I'm am really sore today. I deadlifted 105 pounds and worked up to 85 pounds on the underhand lat pull down. I'm amazed at how effectively this program builds strength. And along with the strength I have built this body confidence that I have never had in my 40 years. And that is what healthy living is all about. Feeling good in one's own skin.

3 comments:

  1. Man, that trifle looks awesome! Good for you on the physical fitness front.

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  2. Man, that trifle looks awesome. Keep up the good work with your exercise plan.

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  3. I'll have some of that trifle...


    Congrats on the next NROLW stage!! It is amazing how strong you get. Just wait until stage 5, I think it is. That will kick your butt!

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