Danielle Runs on Dunkin’

March 29, 2009 at 7:18 pm 20 comments

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday or comment on all of your blogs.  But thank you for all your kind comments.  I have so much on my mind but unfortunately I can’t share it here just yet.  This weekend was a tough one, I kept busy yesterday morning but then towards of the end of the day all the stress just hit me at once and I was crying on and off for a while.  It feels weird that I can’t discuss anything on here just yet, it’s like I’m keeping a secret from my best friend or something, because so far this year I’ve shared almost everything with you guys, and I know that if I could tell you all what was going on you’d be able to offer some advice and kind words, which I really need right now. 

Since that’s really all I can say, I’ll just move on to this weekends eats.

Yesterday morning I had to go to the chiropractor with my mom so I stopped on my way to Dunkin Donuts I was craving Ice Coffee.

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I also picked up a multigrain bagel and took it back to my mom’s house to quickly eat before we had to leave.  I used a small amount of butter on the bagel.

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I ate a little more then half and then we were on our to the chiropractor.  After our appointment we were on our way to check out an assisted living community for my grandparents.  It was a really nice place and after seeing the menu I was really hoping we’d get to have some lunch there.  Unfortunately we’d only get lunch if my grandparents came.  The place was really nice and I’m hoping my grandparents decide to come here because it’s right down the street from where I work and I’d definitely get to see them a lot more often, as they live in the Poconos right now, and I don’t get to see them as often as I’d like.

Once I returned to my parents I had the unfortunate chore of laundry (way too much laundry, it’s been a while oops.)  I had a piece of bread with pb since I was a little hungry.

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On Andrew’s way home from work he stopped at Tropical Smoothie Cafe and got me the same smoothie I got a couple weeks ago.  After a few sips I started to feel really itchy, and my leg was breaking out in hives.  That’s the reaction I get to strawberries (which sucks because I love them), but the smoothie shouldn’t have strawberries in it, it didn’t taste like strawberries but I’m wondering if maybe the blender wasn’t properly cleaned between making mine and somebody else’s.  Once I stopped drinking it within 30 minutes I felt fine.  I only drank about a 1/4 of this gigantic smoothie but I figured I’d share a picture anyway.

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Once I felt better we headed out to the gym. I was using the Lat Raise machine and an older guy just stood there watching me after one set he very rudely and loudly said “Are you going to be done with that soon?!”  Dude the gym is empty move on to another machine for a few minutes.  I told him I had more sets and he continued to stand there and watch me.  Creep.  Once I moved on I was setting the weights on another machine and someone asked me if I was using it, he said it a lot nicer so I let him use it first, but for real, the place was empty why was everyone trying to use whatever I wanted to?  Then we were in the movie theater and I was using a treadmill, as I said before my heart rate monitor transmits and displays on treadmills next to me, after running for a few minutes, the guy next to me yelled in front of everyone there, “Do you have a heart thing on or something!?”  Ugh so embarrassing I apolgizied and he said it was okay but he was only walking so of course my heart rate was higher and I guess it freaked him out a little.  What a day.

For dinner last night I had my leftover pizza from Friday.  I was literally craving it.

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After dinner and moping around the house I got dressed and headed out to meet up with my friends, it was just what I needed to get my mind off of everything.  I drank some vodka and diet cokes, which probably helped as well, we got home around 12:30 and I read and went to bed.  I felt much better today then I did yesterday and got up and enjoyed a smoothie for breakfast.  After my incident yesterday I was craving a smoothie and was happy to finally have one.  It was a little overcast this morning but really warm so I enjoyed this out on the deck with Andrew.

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This smoothie included:

  • 1 Scoop protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 a cup skim milk
  • blueberries
  • pineapples
  • 4 ounces POM juice
  • and 1tbsp pb

So yummy and just what I needed.  I love smoothies for breakfast!  After my smoothie we got dressed and ran some errands.  I was feeling extrememly tired so we stopped to get coffee and some food.  We decided to once again hit up Dunkin Donuts.  I got a medium coffee with skim milk and splenda, and a veggie flatbread sandwich.

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The flatbread sandwich was just okay, a little bland, I wish I had some hot sauce for it, if I got it again I definitely would spice it up a little, it’s a good option if your out and about though.

After visiting with Andrew’s parents, sister, and grandma we headed home.  The sun had come out and it was beautiful I actually threw on some shorts and a t-shirt and sat outside on the deck reading, until a squirrel tried to join us and scared the crap out of me and sent me running back inside.  I’m a baby I know.   The sun went away as quickly as it had come out but we had already decided to have a bbq.

I had a veggie burger with a string cheese melted on top, with romaine lettuce, and pickles.

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And also threw some sliced garnet yam on the grill for “chips”.

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I think I liked them better grilled then baked, can’t wait to do this some more in the summer.

Now I’m going to spend some time catching up on my blog reading and then head off to bed.  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

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20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. marafaye  |  March 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Hugs to you my dear!!!! Hope everything’s alright 🙂

  • 2. Yasmin  |  March 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    So sorry you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just let us know whatever we can do. Food question…how did you get your sweet potatoes like that? I love that idea.

  • 3. ksgoodeats  |  March 29, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Aw sorry about the gym and drink fiascos! Thanks for the review of the DD flatbread 🙂

    Hope you have a fabulous evening!!

  • 4. Sarah  |  March 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    i second the HUGS!! you know i’m here for you. hang in there, and i am thinking about you and hoping it works out.

    p.s. a treadmill in the movie theater?? what kind of gym is this?!

  • 5. cleanveggiex3  |  March 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    america runs on dunkin 🙂
    im a dunkin girl myself. haha

    *hugs* sorry about the gym :\

  • 6. Lizzy  |  March 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    yummmm i loveee iced coffee!! i could drink it in the dead of winter all day long! i’m sorry about your strawberry allergy 😦 sucky!

  • 7. Kate  |  March 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I really am giving you a huge hug through the computer! Please please take your time to do whatever you need to do hun!eeeek I’m gonna have to disagree w/ you on the dunkin coffee though!

  • 8. Sharon  |  March 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmm yum. I wish we had a DD here!

  • 9. Caroline  |  March 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Yay for two smoothies in one day! I do that all the time;)

  • 10. Mariposa  |  March 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    send good thoughts your way!!!! i hope everything works out!

    i hear ya on the smoothies- i hate it when i get a reaction from fruit of a “shared blender”.. then you dont know who to blame!

    i once had a reaction in an ice cream parlor when the server scooped out ice cream into my dish after using a spoon in the coconut ice cream! not pretty!!!! they felt bad, and now i dont feel bad about asking them to use a new scoop!! gotta protect yourself!

  • 11. fitforfree  |  March 30, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Hope everything is looking up today!!! I’m glad you have a good support system 🙂

  • 12. Melissa  |  March 30, 2009 at 9:35 am

    great weekend of eats. sorry about the strawberries!

  • 13. dailygoods  |  March 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

    i hope everything is goign ok! if you ever want to talk or vent im here girl 🙂 we’re all here for you!

  • 14. Kate  |  March 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

    ps you are in my blogroll!

  • 15. healthy ashley  |  March 30, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Sorry about whatever you’re going through!

    I laugh about wanting lunch at the place. Next time you’ve got to bring the grandparents along! LOL

  • 16. Aimee  |  March 30, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Those yam chips look amazing. How did you cook them on the grill? They look really crispy.

  • 17. katecooks  |  March 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    sorry to hear that you have a lot of stressful things on your mind. of course you will get tons of support from all your blog buddies if you ever need to vent 🙂 sometimes when things are overwhelming me it helps to give into that feeling for a little bit…just know that “this too shall pass.” it’s maybe trite but oh so very true.

    love all the dunkin trips btw!!!!

  • 18. Erin  |  March 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I just got my first iced coffee last week too. I’ve been dealing with a stressful situation too and I just keep telling myself, “you’ll get through this”……. If ya need to talk let me know!!!

  • 19. Bec  |  March 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    iced coffee is my life in the spring/summer!

  • 20. Sarah  |  March 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I love iced coffee and was mad the other day when I ordered hot! I will need to go get one in the AM. I hate stressful situations but hang in there. We are here for you!

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