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  1. 03/04/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 03-05-2009 at 02:42 AM
    Another trip to the doctor, and I'm on antibiotics yet again! So between the doctor's office, the pharmacy, grocery shopping, and stopping at the feed store, I'm surprised I had the time or energy to work out! (I am finding I have 2-3 good hours before I have to rest, and if i push it, I'm down the whole next day, so am trying to pace myself.)

    I missed breakfast in the rush to get all the animals fed, so I didn't actually eat until I got home, around 1pm, when I had stir-fry ...
  2. March 2009 - Second spending trip of the month

    by , 03-04-2009 at 05:01 PM
    Ouch!! Four days into the month, and I'm already a couple of hundred dollars in the hole!

    Purchased today:

    Silk soymilk creamer $1.79
    Soymilk $3.99
    Potato chips $2.49
    Cheese puffs $2.89
    mozzarella cheese (big bag) $7.99
    frozen strawberries $2.79
    frozen blueberries $3.69
    Claritin antihistimine $18.99
    Neti pot with "sinucleanse" $14.99
    shampoo $6.99
    conditioner $6.99
    2 magazines $10.49 ...

    Updated 03-04-2009 at 05:03 PM by madhen

    Grocery Budget Reduction Challenge
  3. 03/03/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 03-04-2009 at 01:29 AM
    The weather today is MISERABLE, and I swear that my motivation to exercise and eat right is tied to how sunny it is outside!!

    I didn't do badly today, but just no energy still, so everything seems to take a lot of effort.

    I did do 40 minutes on the treadmill, although I didn't do sit-ups, push ups, or free weights. I did do a little shoveling of compost and garden soil, and I had to haul a couple of armloads of wood up a flight of stairs into the house, so maybe that ...
  4. 03/02/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 03-03-2009 at 02:03 AM
    I did okay today. Not great, but not terrible, either.

    I walked for 35 minutes on the treadmill, and I got my sit-ups, push-ups, and free weights in.

    I drank my eight glasses of water, and I'll take my multi-vitamin tonight.

    Meal-wise, I had oatmeal, about 1/2 of a carrot, and 2 cups of coffee for breakfast; leftover baked brussels sprouts for lunch; a handful of peanuts and a couple of kumquats as a snack; and a large serving of stir-fried mushrooms ...

    Updated 03-03-2009 at 02:04 AM by madhen

    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick
  5. A week on the ranch (February 23 - March 1)

    by , 03-01-2009 at 09:56 PM
    And in the blink of an eye, another month is gone, and no getting it back.

    My week started on a hectic but happy note: my chicks arrived from Murray McMurray. I just moved them into larger quarters tonight, so as I'm typing this, they are snuggled together on their blanket, warm and dry and safe under their heat lamp, while the wolf of winter howls around the doors, trying to find a way in. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, or if any of them will eventually fall prey to a bobcat ...

    Updated 03-01-2009 at 09:58 PM by madhen

    Ranch Diary