Squash /veggie soup w/ turkey 400 cal.
Sm salad w/anchovy dressing 250 cal.
Beef short ribs w/balsamic glaze and pearl onions 550 cal. (done in the pressure cooker!)
Kale for ribs & roasted brussels & carrots 250 cal.
Apple/prune crisp w/hazelnuts 400 cal.
Total calories 1850
Add in coffee w/cream 60 cal., subtract the soup (only 200 cal, because I added the turkey to the salad), add in some homemade fudge and other misc. sweets 400 cal., new total about 2100-2200.
I feel great, maybe that's a bad thing! I want to swing.....
I've only been walking and doing some dumbell exercises (very light) for my shoulders and arms, but when I walk, as I move one foot in front of the other, I can feel some tension on my upper abs, especially on my right side. So, I thought, why am I walking when I could do some super light swings that don't twist my upper abs?
Ever so gingerly while prepping and packing my lunch for the day I did 10, 20 rep sets w/8kg over the period of 30 min. in my kitchen! So each set only took 30 sec., and then I took quite a rest before doing the next set. I didn't feel anything pulling, tightness or weird!
Tomorrow will be 4 weeks since my surgery and I feel, with the OK from my doctor (I'll be calling today) that I can start, very carefully and lightly swinging again.
First 2 weeks (weeks 4-6), nothing but swings w/8kg, only 2 handed for the first week before moving on to 1 handed, working my way back to long sets.
Next 2 weeks (weeks 6-8), still nothing overhead but, swings w/12kg, working my way back up to longer sets.
After week 8, overhead movements and I'll see how I feel before working w/16kg.
Life is good, swinging my KB's again is good!
Basic Crisp ( 8x8x2, or 4, 6oz. ramekins)
Granny Smith or any other tart apple 2-3 peeled and diced
Prunes, 1/2 c. chopped
sugar, 1/4-1/2 c.
brown sugar, 2 tbl.-1/4 c. (about 1/2 c. total of both sugars)
1 tbl. flour
cinnamon, 2 t.
brown sugar / flour / oats (old fashion) 1/3 c. each
salt 1/4 t. (lg pinch)
1/2 stick butter, diced and somewhat cold
chopped hazelnuts, or other nut up to 1 cup ( I used about 1/2 c.)
Preheat 375 oven, mix filling ingredients and let stand 5-10 min. Bake filling in buttered dish for 20 min.
Mix sugar, flour, oats, salt...add butter...leave slightly clumpy, mix in nuts. Scatter over filling and continue to bake for additional 20 min.
You can use any kind of dried fruit (raisins, cherries, etc.), or all apples, or combination of fruits (cranberries, pear, blueberries, frozen or dried, etc.)