Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday Mash-Up

Hi Friends!  The rain has finally left us for a little while and the sun is shining!  Friday night was spent eating a vegetarian pizza and sipping a Milk Shake Stout from the Rochester Brewing Company.  Had a good time hanging out at the bar- I think we sat there for two full hours after we ate just talking about and planning out our life for the next few months. We have lots of upcoming travel and so many bike races and running races to look forward too!!
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Random thoughts on a rainy Thursday and some favorite pictures

Feels like it's been raining forever here in Michigan.  April showers will hopefully bring lots of May flowers this year.  I wanted to run and meet a friend this morning but the rain made that impossible. Instead, I ended up taking a class at the local health club.  A hot yoga class that wasn't as hot as the one I did last month.  This one was kept at a cool 85° and the movements were real slow. I didn't feel like I was going to pass out and I actually completed all of the movements. I think maybe I have finally found a hot yoga class that will work for me. I am still eating lean proteins with lots of vegetables for lunch and dinner, but I have also included oatmeal for breakfast and an occasional beer after dinner. It feels good to enjoy a craft beer now and then. Only maintaining the weight loss, have not lost any more. My goal is to lose weight, not maintain. :(

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday Mash-Up!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!  We were busy as usual,  Friday we rode our bikes to a local brewery and enjoyed a hand tossed pizza with brussel sprouts and artichokes.  So good!  We enjoyed a Milkshake Stout from the Rochester Mills Brewery, tasted great with the pizza.  On Saturday we had brunch over Lauren's and had such fun watching KJ find his eggs! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fat Flush Cleanse

It must have been 10 years ago now that I found this book on my way home from a family vacation in Oscoda, Michigan.  There was an outlet mall in West Branch and we pulled over to shop and kill some time- the girls were young and needed to stretch their legs.  While walking into a Barnes and Noble bookstore, I came across this book in the nutrition isle at 50% off.  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday Mash-Up

Hi Friends! Woke up to birds singing and sun shining here in Michigan.  We might have finally turned the corner on this weather thing.  Well, let's hope so.  Yesterday was so warm and sunny we actually put the cushions on the furniture on the back porch!  We rode our bikes for a whopping 37 mile ride, first long ride of the season, and then proceeded to relax on the back porch because we were pooped! We should probably ease into biking but that's not how we roll- it was so nice to get on our bikes again.  We stopped for a beer at our local pub to celebrate our first ride of the season.  We shared a Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout with Toffee, 5.2 ABV and a Witch's Hat Edwards Portly Brown, 5.5 ABV, both very good.  

Friday, April 7, 2017

Karen's Book Shelf

March (2017) Books - The following materials can be found in your local library!

As many of you know, I try to alternate fiction and non-fiction books.  I am always looking for new ways to stimulate my mind and not get caught up in the fiction world.  Not that a really good fiction book can't be stimulating, but if I didn't restrict myself- that would be all I would read!

March Books are little late...sorry for the late post for March Books.  This home stuff has me so preoccupied.  I love to read and always look forward to quiet time with my books, but lately it's been tough getting the time to read because work crews seem to be always at the house.
Anyway, here is what I have read lately.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Not much new here...but I did enjoy some quality time yesterday with Lauren and Olivia. We saw the movie Beauty and the Beast!  What fun we had!  They ate popcorn and candy (I only had a decaf because of the fasting) we smiled and hummed through out movie.
It was nice to relive that part of their childhood with them. We used to watch all of the Disney movies together :)