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Day 74: Superwoman

Another late rising morning. Finally got out of bed at 10:30. But I did have rehearsal last night and didn't even get home until after 10 p.m. Then I had my lovely ice water whilst watching two episodes of Downton Abbey. The word "whilst" sounds quite British. I find myself speaking "proper" English after a Downton Abbey episode viewing. I am currently on Season 4, Episode 4.

I shan't feel guilty about my late mornings after a late night. Oh, maybe a little bit.

This morning I decided to exercise at home since I am short of time and it looks like it is already getting hot outside. Side note:  I read the weather forecast for tomorrow and it is predicting a high of only 77 degrees. Relief at last!

I am so pleased with my workout this morning.  I put on music from the Hall of Fame Classical list.  Ironically I am on #296, which is the Theme from Superman by John Williams!

http://halloffame.classicfm.com/2015/chart/position/296/


I was so tickled to be doing yoga to Superman.  I found myself to be much more flexible this morning. I did about 20 minutes of yoga and even about 20 seconds of the dreaded plank!

I'm going to don my running shoes today and walk very fast from bus stop to library, to teach and rehearsal.

And now for a true confession. It's about my dinner last night. I had carbs.  Much bread and pasta.  Spaghetti Aglio Oglio (spaghetti with garlic and olive oil). And a small plate of antipasto. And a salad.

I had dinner at DeNicola's Italian Restaurant. This has been one of my favorite Portland family restaurants for as long as I can remember. Right up there with Tom's Restaurant and Pho Hung on SE Powell and 48th.

But since I have been trying to lose weight I avoid it.  So many carbs. Big portions. But oh so yummy!

http://denicolasitaliandining.com/


And you know, I didn't gain a pound last night. I slept in, but I don't ache anymore than normal.  I think if I continue to exercise daily, discontinue eating after 6:00, or 7:00 at the latest, drink lots of water and consume a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, I can afford a Spaghetti Aglio Oglio once in awhile.  After all, life is to be lived!! (This is what one says after one has indulged)

Regardless, I feel good. I feel like superwoman!

Happy Friday! :)

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