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Year Two, Day 168: A Day at the Races!

I had a lovely Monday morning. Usually it is mother-daughter day. Today it was grandmother-mother-daughter day at the horse races!  My daughter has a picture of all three generations on her phone. I will have her send it to me and share tomorrow. Above is my mom placing her first bet!

My daughter and I started the day with a quick workout at the gym. Then we drove over to Vancouver and swooped up my mom. We had a big lunch of cheeseburgers and fries and then spent the next several hours looking at horses, analyzing the stats and betting. 

The meal that almost killed me!

We could only stay for three races, because my daughter and I had work this afternoon. But my mother took right to it. She is very intuitive. She won all three races.

Too bad we were betting so low.

But great fun! And good bonding and family memories were made.

I really should not have had that cheeseburger though. It was so yummy, but I crashed big time when we got home. I think it was the bun. I get depressed and sleepy after I have anything to eat containing gluten.

Note to self: Stop eating gluten!

But I had a lovely cup of Earl Grey tea and I am going to stop for a quick cardio workout and hot tub before my afternoon students.

I made a wonderful pot of chili yesterday. I slow cooked  the pinto beans while I was at the gym. Then I came home and added ground Angus beef, two diced jalapenos, 1/2 diced onion and 1 clove garlic. Plus a can of fire-roasted tomatoes and a tablespoon of cocoa.  Seasoned it with cumin, salt, pepper and a little chili powder.

I had a bowl when I got home from the races and helped to revive my spirits!

I may have to go back to keeping a food log.  I am frustrated that with all my working out, I still have a Buddha belly!

I am still a work in progress!

Happy Monday!


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