Today’s Workout: Unexpectedly Spicy


Since I missed a day, I went a bit longer on the desk peddler today. Next week I’ll start running again and my period is coming so, I need to be active to help deal with soreness and cramping.

Since I’m trying to eat breakfast more often but don’t always have time to cook, I grabbed a pomegranate cherry toaster pastry from Trader Joe’s. Just one, I can’t eat two of them at once. For lunch it was my regular Itaki meal but as you can see from the little red spots in the dish, I also got one of those little pepper plants from Trader Joe’s and since it says it’s high on the Scoville scale, I just used one. And they are quite potent! Just the one went very will with the spices I already use to marinate the meat. When it gets cooler and I start making chili again, I’ll totally use these peppers in it. If I can keep the plant alive till then. I kill a lot of plants for a witch. For dinner I had a small portion of chips and salsa since I wasn’t hungry after the big lunch.

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August 2023 Writing Update


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I am picking at the edits for the next Go Away Girls book that I’ve decided to settle on calling “Vanished” (unless I hit on something better in the editing process). There’s a bunch of stuff I put in the outline that didn’t make it into the first rough draft that I feel will make the story much better so, I’m working on ironing out what I did get down before I start including that stuff.

“Vanished” will be the third book in the series. You can check out the first one here or here (contains adult material, be 18+ to read), or check out a different one of my lesbian fantasy stories here, here, here, or here.

Hope you’ll check them out and I’ll hopefully be updating again soon!

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Today’s Workout: Three Squares


The desk peddler session was a little short today just because I didn’t quite have the time but I did my squats and crunches later on. I still need to get in more muscle work but I’m getting there.

I actually ate three meals today and I gotta say, I felt overfull. It all came to about 1,000 calories. That pasta dish took awhile to make but I was able to use some delicious heirloom tomatoes instead of canned diced tomatoes (which are fine, I just wanted to try the fresh ones) and I made a big enough portion for lunch tomorrow.

Since my weight isn’t really moving, I think I’m gonna switch to the desk bike; which has higher resistance than the desk peddler. I know I shouldn’t be focusing so much on cardio if I want to build muscle but with the higher resistance, I think I’ll get more thigh and calf definition. Once it gets cooler, I’ll get back to Zombie’s Run. I’ve been paying for it so, I might as well use it.

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Today’s Workout: Remember Bobby McFerrin?


This session felt calf heavy so, tomorrow I need to focus more on my lower belly and thighs to keep things even. I was able to read some ARCs meaning there will be more book reviews posted soon.

I actually had three meals today. I didn’t have time to cook breakfast, so I grabbed some D-Plus bread on my way out of the house. Lunch was my Itaki usual and dinner, I was so excited for this salad. I hit up the farmer’s market over the weekend and got some beautiful tomatoes. And I don’t even feel bad about that; I am entitled to some simple pleasures in this capitalist hellscape we live in.

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Today’s Workout: New Breakfast Option


This one was a little shorter because there was some work stuff I had to deal with but that’s ok. It was still over 30 minutes and I still felt my muscles working.

You know those videos online of a little kid cooking on a hot rock? Like this one? I was very curious about making something like that so, I found some flat bread similar to what’s in that video (if anyone knows where to get the exact thing, let me know) and tried it out myself. Since it wasn’t puffy enough to open and make a sandwich, I just folded it with the fried egg. That’s a little dash of chili crisp on that egg; which tastes fantastic. It’s a quick, delicious breakfast. Next time, I’m gonna try the scallion flavored bread. For lunch, I got pre-diced chicken breast from Misfits Marked and I gotta say, the convenience is so worth it. I don’t have to spend time and extra dishes cutting slimy chicken. They marinate and cook faster, too. Definitely gonna be in my regular rotation.

With that breakfast and my usual lunch, I didn’t feel hungry around dinner time. I just had an ice pop cause it was hot and I was in the mood for something sweet. I think it was a good day overall.

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Today’s Workout: All a mess

I had another webinar for some upcoming titles (please pity my TBR pile…) so it just made sense to use that time to be on the desk peddler. The heart points get a little off because I reach forward and use the computer to make note of books I want but calorie burn is calorie burn.

I wasn’t able to prep my lunch like usual so I went for a tuna sandwich on a bagel; meaning I had a nice walk on my lunch break. For dinner, I’m working on the last of that baked chicken. Both meals were a hot mess (the young lady who put the bagel together didn’t quite get it right) but a meal doesn’t have to look good to taste good. And I had plenty of protein for the day, did my squats, and a bit of ab work. I keep forgetting to use the apps I have for those. I need to make sure I use them.

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Today’s Workout: Wrong Container


We had some special online training today and I did my desk peddler during that since I didn’t wanna just sit for an hour. It was not doing the workout that left me completely confused about the software I was learning. I’m the type who has to get into the thing and use it to learn about it not just attend a training.


For lunch I was still working on the left over chicken so I didn’t take a picture. Dinner however, I had a salad but I wasn’t paying attention when I reached for the pepper; thinking it was in it’s usual spot and ended up putting basil on the tomatoes. It wasn’t bad honestly but I did have a chuckle at that.

Also, I am now down to 202.2 pounds and I’m proud of the work I’ve done so far.

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Today’s Workout: New Things


Despite the low heart points in this workout, I did spend a good deal of the day walking around to gather ingredients for a big cook this weekend. I have a whole chicken I really need to use so I can have room in my fridge.

Apparently, it was pasta day. Now that I’ve tried the Public Goods ramen on it’s own and not mixed with my usual Itaki meals, it’s pretty good! It definitely needs a protein or some kind of vegetable with it.

I did have a talk with my doctor about my numbers and she is very happy that the triglycerides are on a downward trend but has some concerns about my liver levels. She said it’s probably nothing but she wants to make sure everything is all good. Part of me doesn’t want to because I don’t want bad news but I gotta get it done and make sure I’m healthy.

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Today’s Workout: Salad all day


I had a webinar about some awesome graphic novels coming soon so, I decided to be on the peddler while I watched it. I had to slow down at a few points to actually look up and order some titles but it was a good ride.

Apparently, I was really feeling some salad today. I had some leftover lettuce and onion from yesterday’s wrap so I added some tuna to make it more filling. I also had one more burger patty from yesterday’s dinner. I chopped it up and split it with the kid. I made myself a taco salad and the child had beef with broccoli. I seem to be on a salad kick and that’s probably because I don’t want to cook much in the summer. Well, more like I want to cook but turning the oven on is the last thing I want to do. I may have to bring out the slow cooker so I have some variety.

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Today’s Workout: Folded Burger?


I’m continuing with the desk bike for now while it’s still hot. Which is funny since my office is always cold and it warms me up. Now that Camp NaNoWriMo is over, I can get more steps in my day to add to my activity.

For lunch I had leftover Chinese but for dinner, I tried my hand at that tortilla hack again this time making a burger type thing. I still overfilled it a bit but it didn’t completely fall apart like the last time I made it. And the child enjoyed it! I used a whole wheat tortilla and a few almond slices in there. Did I need bacon? No, but I wanted it and it was delicious. It’s a fun little thing to do and I can see why people do it. I bet I could make a killer breakfast this way.

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