First things first…
Today I was watching Oprah after work and Christina Applegate was on her show. I know this show has been aired before but I hadn’t seen it. I was in shock over the information that the show provided to women about breast cancer. I am a huge advocate of women being tested, especially if you have breast cancer that runs in your family (and even if you don’t!). I have a friend who was tested to find out if she had the BCRA gene (known as the breast cancer gene) last year and it came back positive. Talk about a scare. Her chances were extremely high that she would develop cancer so she had to take matters into her own hands and do exactly what Christina did: have a bilateral mastectomy My friend brought her chances of developing breast cancer down from above 80% to less than 10%! It is amazing to me that younger women these days are being diagnosed with such horrible diseases. When I was in my teens, I used to think that diseases such as breast or ovarian cancer never affected women who were in their 20s or 30s. I always thought it wasn’t something to worry about until I hit my 40s, 50s or older. Newsflash: women in their 20s are being diagnosed! It’s just amazing to me. I think all women need to take this seriously and make sure to get regular tests done. If you are in doubt, or worried about anything – don’t just pass it off as no big deal– see your doctor!
I really liked this article and it actually was the reason I was able to get up this morning and pump out 3.5 miles of running before I went to work. I kept focusing on how it would feel to get outside on such a beautiful morning and run. I also reminded myself that I would not regret working out, and I didn’t; not even for a second! I’m not paying attention to the fact that my alarm was set at 5:50am and I didn’t actually get out and run until 6:30am lol. The point is.. I went! Yes, it took a lot of convincing.
I knew tonight that i’d be going to the gym with Steve’s Mom and we usually bike together and chat, so I wouldn’t be running tonight. This morning was my chance! We did go to the gym tonight and I biked 19 miles while we were there. Future MIL biked some, then lifted some weights, and then biked some more! It was fun!! I really enjoy the time we spend together at the gym every Thursday. It’s a chance for us to catch up!
Last night I made a fab dinner. It was quick and easy as well, but it tasted so good.
I bought this tofu last weekend and finally had a chance to make it:
After pressing it, I sliced it length wise (to use it for wraps) and drizzled a bit of EVOO on top and then sprinkled it with paprika, cumin and red pepper flakes. I also drizzled a tiny bit of maple syrup on top for a bit of extra flavour before cooking at 150 degrees celcius for 35 minutes (flip at 15 minutes).
I made a wrap with a couple slices (and the “rather hot sauce” made another appearance!).
… and here are the leftovers! Steve isn’t a huge fan of tofu. He doesn’t hate it but it’s not one of his favourites. Oh well, more for me!! It turned out really well!
I made some sweet potato wedges on the side. Washed the potato, sliced it, drizzled it with EVOO and paprika and baked for 45 minutes on 150-190 degrees celcius.
They were so good, and I was reminded of why I used to have them so often!
Like I said, dinner was super easy!
Well.. time to get ready for my last work day of the week tomorrow. TGIF!
Big Brother UK starts tonight!
When Carley and I first moved here almost three years ago we were so wrapped up in Big Brother. I think we watched it every oppourtunity we got. There was even live feed on the internet 24/7 and I do remember checking that out from time to time
I hear this is the last year it’ll be on.. should be interesting!