Greetings from outer space

Yes, it indeed feels like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth. Sorry about that. The week after the July 4 weekend, things just sort of exploded in my organic chemistry class. As in, got really, really hard. When I wasn’t working, I pretty much had my head down, studying, studying, studying, and was nowhere near a computer.

Jeff (my husband) said “you really should post something saying you’re taking a break.” I know, I know. Totally my bad.

Anyhoo, I am done with that class. Freakishly hard final was yesterday, and now I just wait for my grade.

I couldn’t celebrate by getting a drink, because I crossed that off my list of allowables for the duration of the Burn the Fat challenge. So I walked around downtown Seattle with a Starbucks iced coffee (unsweetened) in my hand, tried to do some retail therapy at Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale (since the challenge is going well enough that I am running out of pants that aren’t falling off me), and ended up simply buying some broccoli, cauliflower, celery and cherries at Pike Place Market and hopping on the light rail train home.

I know, I know…you can hardly handle the excitement! I had a healthy dinner (big salad with chicken breast), did a good legs and abs workout, then did the unthinkable…sat on the couch and watched something on the television. I never do that! In this case, it was the last episode of season 7 of the fab British show “MI-5” (or “Spooks” as they call it on that side of the pond). It was an hour well spent, because I just love this man (sorry, Jeff). FYI, if you consider yourself a “Pride & Prejudice” fan, then you must, I repeat MUST, get your hands on “North & South” (no, not the John Jakes Civil War-era drama). Move over Mr. Darcy, because there’s a new brooding hero in town, and his name is Mr. Thornton. This is completely non-nutrition related, I know, but you’ll thank me later. Trust me.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a nutrition-related post (although I guess this post did involve vegetables, a healthy meal, a low-calorie coffee beverage option and a workout, so maybe it counts!).