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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Heat Wave

There has been a ridiculous heat wave burning through my edge of the country and we were hit with temperatures between 35-40 degrees for about 6 days. We are not used to that kind of heat and dry weather, and it zapped any energy I had. I did not cook a proper meal or do any active exercise during that time. The weather has cooled a little in the past couple of days and I am trying to get back on track. The week of eating out and laying in front of the fan for hours caused me to gain 4 pounds. I am done with whining about my stalled weight loss efforts.. its time to make myself accountable again.
Yesterday DH and I went on a 40km bike ride through some trails, down to the ocean and then some highway riding. My cardio is starting to slip from lack of strenuous exercise and I really felt those 40km.
Onto something more positive.. my garden is doing fantastic! Here are some pictures of some of the fresh veggies I have been enjoying straight from my backyard.
Fennel


Purple Haze and Rainbow Carrots




Parsnips

Swiss Chard




We picked up a big box of blueberries the other day so for the first time in a few weeks I pulled out my cookbooks and made some healthy goodies. Blueberry Crisp from Eat Shrink and Be Merry and Blueberry Muffins from Hungry Girl 200 under 200.

I am going to start taking this one day at a time (really one meal at a time) for this week. My plan is to use up the protein in my freezer and the veggies in my garden, no going out or grocery store visits until Monday. Hope you are all doing well.. Im off to visit your blogs for some inspiration!

4 comments:

TJ said...

everything looks tasty! :) I hate the heat, so I hear ya on not wanting to do much of anything! I am very envious of your garden! Its my dream to have a backyard full of produce! :)

big_mummy said...

love the veg, the carrots look especially yummy!

and the set up for the cucumber and tomatoes made me giggle lol

Dancing Sweet Pea said...

Yum, yum, yum! All the veggies from your garden look delicious! We had a heat wave a couple weeks ago here, and I was the same as you -- didn't move, didn't cook. It really does zap any energy you may have. Good for you for getting back on track!

Julie said...

YAY on the veggies. You got really good produce. Our garden sucks this year we got way too much rain.

I love blueberries, we have some on our land. It's a dream!