Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 16: What is on your mind today?


     What's on your mind today? Work, Weather, Travel Plans, Thanksgiving? I have a bit of it all floating around mine. I hope everyone is having a good week. It's only Tuesday but somehow this week is already feeling quite chaotic and I keep thinking it's closer to the end of the week. I seem to be coming down with something, I am a little achy and sneezy. Hoping it will go away...ain't nobody got time for that! 

     This week is a busy week for me, and out of my usual routine. I have a long to do list before Thursday that I need to accomplish. Lots of errands to squeeze in.I have not been good with getting my workout in but I'm kicking my walking up a notch or two to balance out. Heck, I've even been parking everywhere far away to walk some more. Instead of moving my car down to the next store, I've walked. I should have been doing this all along! I am sure that trying to swing my arms and power walk on our little strip mall looked funny, but hey you gotta do what you gotta do right?  Even through the weekend, which is a definite change. A good one.
 We also had big winds and rain which made most of the leaves come down, making a huge mess of our front and backyards. We will be having some help with the raking, but we will be getting out and raking some ourselves as well. That should burn a few calories...it's a big yard!

     Thursday is fast approaching and with it comes the turkey adventure. I wrote before that I'm in charge of cooking the turkey this year and while im excited, I am also hoping it turns out well. I have considered using the brining method ( to ensure its nice and moist) but adjusting it to not include sugar and somehow reducing the sodium. But I keep thinking, brining implies sodium...I don't think there's such a thing as low sodium brine...I must research. Thinking I'll do heavy on herbs and aromatics instead. Not sure yet. All I know us I want everyone to love it! Lol

     Last night, I got an early Christmas gift! It's a fitness tracker! Not the newest, most sophisticated. or the most expensive, it's actually an older version of  the Jawbone which is the only reason I accepted it as a gift. .It was a great deal and something I've been curious about. I love that I can connect it to MyFitnessPal and even to my Pact app. I think it will motivate me to move more. I have found that having a goal on an app makes me work hard to accomplish it. Once I do, I don't want to lose my streak. It's a win-win! I'll keep you usted on how I like it. 
I am sure hard core runners or so called experts could tell me ten reasons why these are no good, inaccurate or that a heart rate monitor is better.  For me it's a motivation tool. I'm super excited about it!

    So as I enjoy my cup of coffee and figure out my plan for the day. I leave you with this inspiring quote:


  1. Cook the turkey upside down the first hour, at least. It will cause all the juices to (by the force of gravity) move into the breast area, which tends to be the least tender cut of the meat (even if it is the most beloved.) Trust me, this works!

    I won't do brining. Don't need any added salt. But that's just me.

    I'm on the hunt for several containers of fresh mushrooms and heavy whipping cream today. Wish me luck! :)

    1. I think that I'll do herbs and olive oil instead. I will following your cooking tip. We shall see!

  2. We BBQ 2 smaller turkeys ... like a beer can chicken ...always moist even when the game is exciting and hubby forgets about it ... we have had some beautiful birds and then some that were charred on the outside and still yummy on the inside ... super easy and pretty fool proof! Which is good ... I may be doing the Turkey this year as hubby has tweaked his back and may be down for the count. On our way to the Dr. appoint in the next few ...

  3. That sounds yummy! Hope nothing serious with hubby and he gets to feeling better soon!


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