40 Days and 40 Nights

February 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm 15 comments

I feel like this whole week is just flying by!  I can’t believe tomorrow is already Thursday.  Tomorrow is a normal work day for me but there’s a meeting I need to attend plus more work on a new project so tomorrow should continue the trend and be over before I even realize it.  Then Friday I’m getting trained on a new version of our design/drafting software the whoooooole day which will also go by super quickly.  Then Saturday it’s my mom’s kinda sorta birthday.  She’s a leap year baby (she’s only 12 lol) so she doesn’t have an actual birthday, but she makes us celebrate anyway.  Any ideas on what to get a mom who never asks for anything?  Send them my way, I have no clue what to get her!

So for breakfast I continued the Chobani trend of the week and had another peach yogurt with peak protein granola.

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I had to stop myself from licking the container clean, I just love this flavor.

I was so excited for my lunch I almost couldn’t wait to eat it!  But I held off until a normal hour, and had my leftovers from last night’s dinner out.  Gosh this was even better then last night!  Michelle and I talked about it at lunch and how we just want more and more of it.

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I was hungry for a snack around 3 but there just wasn’t much time to eat.  It was a crazy day where I felt like I was running around the office more then I was at my desk, I am in no way complaining being at my desk for 9 hours a day really drives me nuts.  It was nice to have things to do that didn’t involve sitting there.

I had to meet with my personal trainer tonight so I had to have a quick dinner.  And it’s Ash Wednesday so that means no meat for me.  I went the easy route and had an egg wrap.  I had 2 scrambled eggs, with 2 mini sweet peppers mixed in, and some onion.  On the side I roasted 2 baby white potatoes with a small amount of olive oil, garlic powder, and onion powder.  Such an easy meal but completely satisfying!

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There was too much egg to fit all in the wrap so I had some on the side as well.

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Those potatoes were roasted perfectly.

So did you give anything up for Lent?  I’ve been toying with giving up meat and I still haven’t decided yet, but I think I’m going to do it.  It’s only 40 days right?   It’ll give me the chance to try new things, and I think to get out of this food rut I feel like I’ve been in, it’s just the right choice for me right now.  I was scared to put it on the blog because I’m afraid I might not be able to do it.  But if it’s on the blog it will hold me accountable.  I have great resources for vegetarian meals with all your wonderful blogs, and my best friend Michelle is a vegetarian as well so she’ll be able to help me on the way.

Since I typically eat meat I’m not going to be a very strict vegetarian, as it is I don’t eat too much red meat, it’s going to be chicken that’s going to be hard to give up.  But I’m willing to give it a shot.  Wish me Luck!


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  • 1. foodsthatfit  |  February 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Does your mom like to plant flowers or garden? One of my mom’s favorite Mother’s Day gifts was tulip bulbs from this site:
    They ship them late summer, early fall b/c this is the premium time to plant them, but they send the recipient a card to tell them of the gift and that it will arrive during the time I mentioned. My Mom loved it b/c she likes to plant flowers and they bloom again each year. She says they remind me of her when she looks at them b/c I got them for her! It’s a different/unique gift. Just a thought!

  • 2. Shelby  |  February 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Mmm, I want that wrap!

  • 3. Sharon  |  February 25, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Surprise your mom with anything! Surprises are awesome! -lol-
    And that is so cool with her birthday!!!

    Love your eats too, yum yum!

  • 4. Laura  |  February 26, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Sooo…now would be a bad time to invite you over for some of Fran’s chicken cutlets…?
    I’m giving up potato chips…wish me luck.

    Btw that egg wrap looked yum-O!

  • 5. Laura  |  February 26, 2009 at 8:06 am

    And get Sue some fuzzy dice for her tractor’s rear view mirror. I think she’s been needing a new “Honk If You’re a Hunk” bumper sticker, too.

  • 6. Laura  |  February 26, 2009 at 8:07 am


  • 7. Kristie  |  February 26, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I have so much trouble buying gifts for my parents. Sometimes just taking them out for dinner is nice, or even making a dinner for them. That or a gift certificate to somewhere she really likes… manicure/pedicure/massage? Flowers? I’m sure she would appreciate ANYTHING you did for her. 🙂

    And BEST of luck with the temp vegetarian thing. I’m sure it’ll be tricky at first but I bet you won’t even miss it in no time.

  • 8. applec  |  February 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Looks delicious. I’m the same way about Chobani – can’t get enough and wish my tongue was longer.

  • 9. brandi  |  February 26, 2009 at 10:16 am

    good luck! I’m still praying about what to do for Lent.

    Does your mom like spa stuff? A gift certificate OR a fun day with you getting your nails done is always good.

  • 10. Hallie  |  February 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Flowers is usually my go-to gift, but that would not work for my mom (“flowers just die”…whatever mom!). Lately I’ve been getting my mom gift certificates to restaurants because she used to go out to eat a lot, but she’s in a tough place financially and can’t really afford it anymore.

    Just stumbled upon this blog and it’s great! Good job.

  • 11. ellie  |  February 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Have you tried any other Bare naked granolas? The blueberry walnut protein one is really good 🙂

    I never know what to get my mom either- it’s usually a cookbook which she never uses or picture frame! Last year I got her a t-shirt that said, “rarely behaved woman rarely make history” and for Christmas was some little random things I found… A book I thought she would like, a little wooden tray made out of a piece of tree trunk (she always loses her glasses and keys in the house so now has somewhere to put them when she walks in) and a few little foody gifts (from the same place I got your cocoa pieces and coffee beans!)

  • 12. Meghann  |  February 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I like the idea of giving up meat for lent. Good luck!

  • 13. Elizabeth (thelongweigh)  |  February 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    That dinner looks so yummy!

    I am giving up Diet Coke for Lent. I only drink it when I go out, but thats pretty often. Its going to be a challenge!

  • 14. luckytastebuds  |  February 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I REALLY love your dinner. I’m not a fan of wraps, but somehow yours just looks incredible. 🙂 Although i wasn’t planning on giving anything up for lent, I was totally thinking about going vegetarian and not eating any meats except for seafood. Hmmm it could hike up my grocery bill because i love fish so much!! I admire you vegetarian thoughts! Go for it girlie!!!

  • 15. Becca A  |  February 26, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    My mom always loves a sentimental photo whether its of us or the pets!

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