Wait, it wasn’t my 50th birthday yesterday so why am I so hungover? Fun night celebrating Betsy’s big day…

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 207.4 pounds (-1.0 from last week’s weigh-in); makes no sense, must be turning muscle into fat.

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On the backend of a cold that settled in my body on Friday. I may have done myself a disservice by going on the Urban Explorers bike ride yesterday, but after lying about all day and night Saturday I needed to get out and be with people. I am struggling to get engaged and moving this morning…

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Some good, and not so good, last night:
– put the road bike on the trainer and, after changing rear wheel and pumping flat tires, rode for 50 minutes while watching “The Great British Bake Off” (good)
– front derailleur on road bike not working (not good)
– learned how to use the “Delay Start” feature of my Instant Pot (good)
– made the spicy peanut butter soup with sweet potato and kale (good)
– ate too much (not good)
– put flannel sheets and down comforter on bed to stay warm (good)
– stayed up too late watching football (not good)

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Thursday is my recovery day. Tonight I will stay at home, cook dinner, drink no alcohol, and do chores.

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Very tired and feeling lazy, I need to perk up and get moving.

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Late night last night after going to the Fucked Up concert at Masquerade. Starting my sleepy morning at the Waschsalon, wondering if I will get around to doing my German homework or even be able to stay awake to go to class tonight…

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 208.4 pounds (-0.6 from last week’s weigh-in); yay camping! 😉

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Two cold nights.
Two huge campfires.
Two pairs of melted shoes (not both mine…).
Two hard trails.
Too much beer.
Too much food.
A wonderful end to the weekend with a take home dinner from SoBa.
And a new problem with the M6…

In addition to the (anticipated) alarming from the TPMS again, the “Ignition Immobilization” light came on some time during the weekend. The owners manual says this light comes on when the car no longer recognizes the key and goes off when the car is started and stopped using the proper key. What? Thankfully my fear that I wouldn’t be able to drive home did not come to fruition, though I do need to find out what the hell is going on with this. Who knows, perhaps the car I bought to drive for five years might not even make it to its fourth anniversary.

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A little rain last night and today may dampen the campground, but it won’t dampen my spirit. Oh, and it’s getting cold this weekend and staying cold next week? Hope the ITP Estate’s heater still works…

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I’ll give my effort for dinner making last night a six out of ten. In replaying my construction of the sweet potato soup I realized that I added too much canned tomatoes with their juice, which may have accounted for the over-watery consistency of the soup; to me it felt as if I were eating a bowl of pico de gallo. If/When I have another go at this I will definitely cut back on the tomatoes and have a stick blender ready to thicken up the finished product.

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Meh, going to try and make myself happier today.

Tonight I will attempt either this beefless stew or this sweet potato tortilla soup, both Instant Pot meals, for dinner.

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