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Spic an Span

10 Jun

Today was a cleaning day – ugh. I hate cleaning, I hate the smells of the cleaning products, I hate how they affect my skin, I hate the effort I have to put in to make the place clean – there is nothing about cleaning that I like. Sure, I like the place being clean but I’d be just as happy enjoying the clean apartment but having someone else doing the cleaning. lol.

I’d like to say I don’t know anybody who likes cleaning but sadly, I do know one of those crazy people who like to clean. *rolls eyes* How the two of us are such good friends is baffling – well, ok, not really, we have lots of other stuff in common, but seriously? She likes to clean? That is so…wrong!

Why did I have such a big clean fest today? Lots of reasons! (1) neither my roomie nor I are all that enamored with cleaning so we tend to let it slide (2) I’m going away next week and I like to leave the place clean – usually because I like coming back to the place being clean but there are no guarantees about that when you have a roomie, sigh (3) my friend who likes to clean is staying the night tomorrow and there is no way in hell I could let her see how messy it got (4) I wanted to take a day off from formal exercising because the dragon boating festival is this weekend so I’ll be racing a lot both sat and sun and thought I should give my body a bit of a break but I still wanted to do something vaguely active, shrug.

Yes, you read that last reason right – even though I was giving myself a day off from exercising I still wanted to be active – I am slowly becoming “that person” – the person I have always mocked and sneered at – oh how we change, sigh. lol.

I am psyched for the festival this weekend – my team has two races each day and I am fairly certain we will lose each race. lol. This is not uber negative thinking, it’s factual, we have only been a team for 5 weeks and only get to practice together once a week – that’s not enough time to take a bunch of newbies and have them become a perfectly timed team. shrug. You should see the pro teams, they are amazing to watch. They are perfectly in sync, they can go crazy fast, you don’t want to look away when they are rowing cause they are truly captivating. If you youtube Dragon Boat Racing you’ll find lots of videos you can watch, if you watch a good team you will see what I mean. 🙂

I won’t get to weigh in like normal on sat or sun because I have to be at the racer’s village at 7:30 am – disgusting! So I weighed myself today and I lost, wOOt! I am not going to make the amount lost official until monday though when I will re-weigh in and see how that number compares.

Today I ate:

1/2 bagel = 2.5 points

1/2 tbls whipped peanut butter = 1 point

1 banana = 1 point

29g Special K = 2 point

1/4 C 1% milk = 1 point

1 apple = 1 point

1/2 pckg frozen stir fry veggies = 0 points

1 C brown rice = 4 points

1 pckg Stir Fry Tofu and Sauce = 8 points

1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich = 2 points

Total points eaten = 22

Exercise points earned = 9

I found by accident when grocery shopping this package of tofu and sauce meant to be put with veggies to make a stir fry. I guess it’s the lazy man’s way of making stir fry? I figured I’d give it a try. The tofu and sauce package contains two servings so normally I would have made it all but only eaten half but I won’t have a chance to eat left overs until monday and I wasn’t sure it would really last that long…tofu confuses me, shrug. Also, I was freakishly hungry, it was almost 9pm and I hadn’t had dinner yet so I figured meh, eat it all, it’s all good. lol. It was tasty but I won’t buy it again. I mean come on, it’s not that hard to throw in some meat or tofu of your own and toss some sauce from you fridge in the wok too – right? Maybe it’s cause I was making my own stir fry before trying this package thing – so I already know making it from scratch is stupid easy, I mean, if I can make it and have it taste good then anybody can lol. 😛

Now, the exercise points, I wasn’t sure what to do with that, I mean, I didn’t break a sweat and I didn’t do any traditional work out stuff so part of me feels like I didn’t work out but I was active for 4.5 hours and if I hadn’t been cleaning I would have just been sitting on the couch (or something similar) so maybe cleaning should count as activity? I decided it counts as Low Intensity Activity and wow, low intensity for 4.5 hours sure does add up in exercise points! lol. Yah! Oh, and don’t go thinking I was just doing a bit of dusting, I was scrubbing, moving furniture and my fridge and stove, stretching up to reach the high places – I cleaned it all! That is also why I feel it should count as activity – I moved furniture! That deserves something! lol. 🙂

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