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Running Late

Today there was drama, drama, drama, I don’t want to get into it on here, I just hate being thrown in the middle of things, after I got out of work it was time to deal with the drama for almost 2 hours! Then I rushed to the gym did the first day of the first week of the couch to 5k plan.  Now I’m home and finishing up getting ready to go out.  But I pledged to myself I would blog each day this weekend since I’ve been sucking at that lately so get ready for the fastest post ev-er.

For breakfast this morning I had the peach 2% Fage from my samples.  It was really good, but I’m still partial to the Chobani, the Fage tasted a wee bit artificial.

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On the side I also had a piece of my fabulous bread.

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I totally devoured it.

Lunch I had an Amy’s Vegetable Lasagna.

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It was just alright, sorry Amy but it was kinda soupy.  The sauce tasted great, the noodles got crunchy, and the filling was too watery, it tasted fine, just not what I expected.

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After I got home the drama started, I was on the phone until 7 and then it was time to rush to the gym.  I ate 1/2 an unpictured clif bar (pear and apple strudel).

I’m currently eating a cereal bowl of puffins, and apple cinnamon morning o’s.

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Alright girls, I’m off to meet up with some friends!  Have a fun Friday night!

March 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm 8 comments

In Like a Lion

I have so much catching up to do, but today is the perfect day.  I’m home from work because there’s 14 inches of snow outside, so much for the warm March weather that I’ve been hoping for.  But this is very true to the old saying, “March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb.”   I stayed home today with  Andrew and we’re having the perfect snowy day lots of relaxing and reading.  I couldn’t ask for a better Monday to be honest.  But I have to start with Saturday since I haven’t posted since then.

Saturday morning I had a doctors appointment, once I was done I went to my parents house and ate some of my sister’s oatmeal.  I used 1/2 a cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of 2% milk, 3/4 of a banana whipped in, cinnamon, and vanilla.  Of course I put some pb on it too.

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I took the time to cook this on the stovetop and gosh was it good.  Look at that pb melting perfectly.  Here’s a spoon shot like Kath .

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I ate this kind of late in the day since I had the doctors appointment, after Andrew got out of work we went to the gym, and then had to come home and get ready to go out for my Mom’s birthday dinner.  We went to Yesterdays again, same place we went on Valentine’s day.  Except I totally splurged on the meal. I paid for it later though.

First I started off with a big salad from the salad bar.

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I had there perfect pasta salad, on a bed of greens, with carrots, onions, cauliflower, and broccoli, all with oil and vinegar for the dressing.

I also snacked on 2 rolls while I waited for my entree.  There rolls are so fresh it’s hard to resist.

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Here’s the big splurge that had me in agony for hours after dinner.  I got baked manicotti.  I should have asked for just a little cheese on top, instead I got a ton.  And instead of being smart about it and taking some off I ate all of it.  Stupid mistake, but at least I learned my lesson and won’t be doing that again anytime soon.

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Look at all that cheese!  You can barely see the 2 manicottis under it all. The manicotti without the cheese would have been fine, I definitely over did it on this meal.  On the way home my stomach started cramping up horribly, I was almost in tears.  We went back to my parents to have cake that we never wound up having since none of us wanted dessert.  I fell asleep there for a couple hours trying to ignore the stomach pains.  After I woke up I felt a little better but we just came home and read until we fell asleep.  Boring Saturday night, but really it was my fault I should have guessed after eating so lightly for the past 2 months that that amount of, what I’m assuming to be full fat cheese, would make me ill.  Lesson learned.

Sunday Andrew had work in the morning so I hung around the house and cleaned out the pantry and a few other odds and ends.  We also woke up to about an inch of snow which was melting quickly. For breakfast I had 2 kashi waffles with sugar free syrup on the side for dipping. 

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About an hour before Andrew got out of work  I had some vegetarian chili, on top of brown rice, with less then an ounce of Mexican cheese.

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This was really good and I ate about 3/4 of the bowl.  Once Andrew got out of work we headed to the gym, it was an okay day but I felt a little weak, kind of frustrating, but I pulled through.

After the gym we went to Andrew’s parents house to visit, then to Whole Foods to get some dinner, and some food since we were running low.  Good thing we did because there’s no way we’re leaving the house today, except to maybe play in the snow, clean off our cars.

I got some salad from the salad bar at Whole Foods.

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I got some roasted peppers, and the rest was just a plain old salad, on the side I purchased some whole wheat onion rolls from the bakery and couldn’t wait to try one!

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Soooo good!  I’m so happy I picked these up.

Then it was time for the birthday cake for my mom.  Since I never ate cake as a child, and still don’t like it, my entire family is forced to have ice cream cake on their birthdays.  Not that they mind though, really who doesn’t like Ice Cream Cake?  I don’t like chocolate ice cream though so I switch with Andrew, I get his vanilla, and he get’s my chocolate and most of my crunchies, I love the vanilla ice cream part, especially the outer layer of that frosting.  So even though this looks like I had 2 pieces it’s the the top of mine and the top of Andrews.

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I hate that you can’t separate the flavors that well, you can see I still had to endure some chocolate ice cream. 

All last they were talking about this big storm we were getting, Andrew’s school announced they were closed last night, I had a feeling I wouldn’t be going in either.  We woke up at 5:45 and the snow was up to our front door, when we opened the screen door it skimmed the top of the snow, and there’s a step up to get to the door. We went back to bed and slept until my alarm went off.  I had a weird dream that we only got a dusting of snow and everyone at work was mad at me for calling out, when I woke up I couldn’t remember which part was true so I had to run to the window and check, once I realized we did have about 10 inches I knew it was safe for me to really call out.  Around 8:30 it started snowing again and we got close to 14 inches.  It’s bitterly cold out and I’m happy to be home safe inside instead of braving it out on the roads, I’ve heard on the  news there’s been lots of accidents today, and I’m grateful I have an understanding boss that knows I’m the biggest baby when it comes to driving in the snow.

Once we lazily rolled out of bed at 9 this morning I made scrambled eggs for Andrew and I.  I also bought vegetarian breakfast “sausage patties” last night and had my first one today.  It was different, but overall I liked it.  I also had another one of the whole wheat onion rolls with it and a nice cup of Keurig Coffee.

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So I guess it’s time to go clean up a little outside, I’m sure there will be plenty of hot chocolate to report on later.  If you got a lot of snow today I hope you’re safe at home, if not please be careful on your way home from work later today!

March 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm 9 comments

40 Days and 40 Nights

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!

February 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm 15 comments

Fat Tuesday & an Interview

Another day flew right by!  I can’t believe tomorrow is the middle of the week already!  I hope you all had a quick moving Tuesday as well.  I’m exhausted after such a busy day so I’m going to get right into my eats.  I also did an interview that Brandi of Bran Appetit sent me!  She had some great questions!

Breakfast today was an old favorite combo.  Plain Chobani with a crumbled deep chocolate vitamuffin crumbled on top.  Such a great mix!

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I should have brought a bowl to mix it all in, it was quite overflowing, after I took this picture I really crushed it up in there, my department vp thought I was eating cookie’s and cream ice cream for breakfast.  It was almost as good!

Lunch was a big salad with romaine lettuce, a mini sweet pepper, and black beans, with caesar dressing, also yummy but a little boring.  Sometimes I hate having to pack lunches ahead of time because I never know what I’m going to be in the mood for.

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For snack a little later I had a braeburn apple.

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As I said yesterday I had dinner plans with my friend Michelle.  We decided to go out to dinner but didn’t know where to go.  She had a coupon for Bertucci’s so we decided to go there.  Great Choice! 

There rolls are delicious!  I had 1 and 1/2.

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We ordered the exact same thing right down to the salad. We each got a house salad with balsamic vinaigrette, I forgot to say dressing on the side, I ate about 1/2 of it but the rest was drowning in dressing.

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I also gave Michelle my olive’s.

For dinner we both ordered off the lunch menu and got the eggplant panini. It was Fire-roasted eggplant, Pomodoro sauce, fresh basil, mozzarella and provolone cheese.  Minus the provolone cheese for me.  I like it sometimes but I’m not a fan of it melted.

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I have one piece left of the 3 so expect to see that for lunch tomorrow.  It was a great dinner, we had a lot to catch up on since we haven’t hung out it a while.  Lots of laughs.

So as I said Brandi sent me an interview to fill out.  She asked some great questions and it was fun to answer them.  I’ve seen this on a ton of blogs so I’m sure most of you have already been interviewed, but if you haven’t and you’d like me to interview you leave me a comment and I’ll happily do so! 

Here’s the rules to play along:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."  If a few people want

interviews, I will randomly pick 2.

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the

questions).

 

Here are the Questions Brandi sent me

1. What is your all time favorite breakfast?

When I was little we always had a big breakfast on Sundays.  Usually bacon or sausage and eggs with hard rolls or bagels.  It was my favorite meal of the week, I would wake up early and go to the bakery with my dad, then we would go to 7-11 to get coffee for him and hot chocolate for me.  We’d then go to the beach or to the marina to look at the boats.  Once we returned home we would have scrambled eggs and bacon sandwiches.  Now I switch it up with turkey bacon to make it a little healthier, and it’s not every Sunday, but it’s still an ultimate comfort food for me on the weekends.

2. What do you think is the perfect food combination?

Chocolate and Peanut butter, I’m not sure you can get better then that!  Or pineapple on pizza, another ultimate favorite.

3. What do like best about blogging?

Oh my gosh there are so many things!  I love that it’s introduced me to a super supportive community.  When my sister was in the hospital last month I got some of the sweetest comments.  Every blogger I’ve gotten a comment from has been so positive, I feel like I have a whole bunch of friends all over the country and world!  I also love the time it makes me take on my food.  Before I would mindlessly eat right at the kitchen counter or stand at the pantry and just snack.  Taking the time to put my food on a plate and take pictures of it slows the whole meal process down.

4. How/why did you start blogging?

Early fall I stumbled across either Jenna or Kath’s food blogs, I forget who I ran across first, I instantly started clicking through the links and comments and found a whole community of girls who were eating healthy and living active lives.  I’ve been unhappy with my weight for about 2 years now and I would try to make changes but they never stuck.  I would go to the gym for a few months, and eat decently and then would just stop.  The idea that the blog would hold me accountable made it a pretty easy decision to start my own.  I’m so happy I did, I see the changes in my body and the changes in my attitude towards food and I’m so grateful that the blog, and other bloggers have changed my outlook.

5. If you could spend the day with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?

My paternal grandfather.  I never met him, he died a couple years before I was born.  I’ve heard a lot of stories about him but it would be great to get to meet him.  Knowing my dad and my aunt and uncles he must have been a great person since he raised them. I’m lucky to still have my maternal grandparents, and was able to get to know my paternal grandmother before she passed away when I was younger.  But I’ve always been curious as to what my grandfather was like and I’d love to spend a whole day just talking to him and finding out things about him.

February 24, 2009 at 10:04 pm 8 comments

A New Spin On Leftovers

Whew Monday is over!  Today was a pretty good day, I’m feeling much better today.  I would say I’m 90% back to good health.  My work day flew right before, before I knew it the day was over and it was time to go home.  Tomorrow is not going to be a fun day I’m starting a new project and I pretty much have 2 days to get it all done.  Should make tomorrow go by quickly as well, but it is going to be so hectic!  Hope you all had a fabulous Monday!

Chobani was on sale at Stop and Shop 10 for 10 so of course I stocked up.  I feel like it’s been a while so I grabbed a peach one for breakfast today.  I also restocked my Bear Naked Peak Protein Granola so I was able to have a protein filled breakfast.

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You can see my desk was a complete disaster today with all the papers surrounding my breakfast.  My desk is usually super neat but I let all the papers pile up around me today.  Hopefully after this quick project is over my desk will be back to my normal organized work space.

Lunch today I had a serving of Pacific Natural Foods Organic Creamy Tomato soup.  I enjoyed it a lot, but I’ve never been a big fan of tomato soup, I would get this again just for ease, but it’s hardly something I would crave.

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On the side I had 15 kashi crackers, but only ate 10 of them.  I put the other 5 back in the box for another day.

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After this lunch I was satisfied for a long time but around 3 I got hungry again.  I snacked on 3/4 of a banana with pb sandwiched in the middle.

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I love this snack it is so filling and it does an awesome job of fueling a workout or keeping me from snacking all afternoon at work.  It gets the job done for serious. Yes, I just said for serious, it’s something I’ve been made fun of since high school, it’s something I say though I know it’s not good English though.

For dinner tonight I was craving the rest of my taco meat from yesterday.  But for the sake of the blog, I knew tacos again would be so boring so I re-created tacos with a new twist.  Taco Pizza was born!

It was a whole wheat boboli crust, 2.5 ounces of taco meat, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 2 sweet mini peppers diced,  and a little more then an ounce of a low fat mexican blend cheese.  I haven’t used VeggieGirl’s “Holy Yum” on this blog yet, but for real guys, HOLY YUM!

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Dare I say this was better then regular tacos.  After I finished eating I thought of one thing that would have made it better.  Shredded lettuce on top once it was out of the oven.  Seriously that would have been out of this world!  Please if you find yourself with taco leftovers, make this pizza, you will NOT regret it!

After dinner I was contemplating going to the gym.  I know I’m probably not going to be able to go tomorrow because I have a doctors appointment and then a dinner date with my friend Michelle.  But it’s cold out there!  So instead I looked on demand and found a yoga sculpt program.  I’ve never really done yoga, I mean sure on the Wii Fit, which totally doesn’t count.  After I set it up and the show started I found out it was level intermediate to advanced.  I didn’t feel like looking for a new one so I did the best I could, I can’t believe how much work it was!  Yoga is something I will totally do again.

 

P.S. Head on over to Hangry Pants where Heather and Mark are giving away a box of Zoe’s Granola!

February 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm 11 comments

Weekend Recap

I am a bad weekend blogger.  Wish I could say it was because I was so busy with friends and having fun.  Unfortunately I didn’t do much this weekend, Friday night I crashed early and yesterday I was feeling really sick so I skipped a friends birthday dinner and night out for some time in bed.  Not a productive weekend but definitely needed.  I’m hoping that with all my rest I should feel great this week, I’m also hoping this week flies by as quickly as last week did.    It’s sad the weekend’s over but I’m ready to get this last week of February over and done with.  I can’t believe it’s almost March!  Springtime is just around the corner.  And March is my favorite month, I might be a little biased because my birthday is in March. 

So clearly I have a lot to cover since I have not written anything since Thursday.  So let’s get onto the eats.

Friday for breakfast I had a bowl of oats, I decided to finish off my canister used the 3/4 heart healthy portion.  That was really good but super filling.

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With cranberries and PB.  So delicious!

This was seriously stick to your ribs good.  3/4 of a cup is great, but it definitely kept me full for hours.  By lunch I was barely even hungry so I just snacked on a cut up gala apple, 2 clementines, some blueberries, kashi crackers, and about 1 tablespoon of pb.

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I didn’t eat that z bar until about 3:30.

For dinner that night we made a stir-fry of sorts.  I used black beans, green peppers, onions, baby corn, and salsa.  It was a really yummy combo.

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After this we headed to the gym, it felt soooooooo good to be back.  I definitely didn’t have my best workout but it was really good.  I was just happy to be back to working out.

I woke up Saturday morning and had some puffins for breakfast.

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I ate about 3/4 of this before I was full.  After breakfast I hit up Costco with my dad, I didn’t buy much just some socks, bananas, a new scale, and some seasonings. 

For lunch later on I was craving some of that Panera LF chicken tortilla soup, so I ran out and bought some and ate it at my parents while I waited for Andrew to be done with work for the day.

I got the soup:

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And their Classic Garden Salad:

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I also ate a piece of the whole wheat baguette, but somehow I didn’t get a picture of it.

After Andrew got out of work we headed to the gym.  I felt like complete crap, I got horribly out of breath barely doing anything and my head was pounding we only wound up staying about 45 minutes before I finally couldn’t take it anymore.  We left and came home.  We had a birthday for a friend to go to, we were supposed to go out to dinner and then out to a bar, but I knew I just needed to stay home.  I made myself a comforting dinner, while Andrew headed out for the birthday festivities.

I had 2.5 ounces of whole wheat Angel Hair pasta, with 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce.

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I ate this and then moped around the house, frustrated that I was missing out, especially because a friend I rarely see was there.  I took a hot shower, took some medicine and laid down, after about 45 minutes I felt super sick and nauseous.  Unfortunately that spaghetti dinner didn’t stay down very long after that, sorry I know that’s TMI.

I fell fast asleep by 9:15 and only briefly woke up when Andrew got home later that night, other then that I slept right up until this morning.  I felt much better but didn’t have any appetite until close to 12.  I decided to have scrambled eggs with green pepper and 3 turkey sausages. 

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Because we ate so late in the day I didn’t wind up eating any lunch.  We went to the gym and the girl I was sad I didn’t get to see last night was actually there, after she gave me some grief for not going out last night we worked out together.  She works at the gym as a trainer (not mine though) so I did 20 minutes on the bike while I waited for her to finish up, then she showed me some new arm exercises to do.  She worked me out hard we were both dripping sweat by the end.  Then we did a quick 15 minutes on the elliptical.  I was so surprised by how much I did the elliptical, I’m not a fan of it, but I might have fallen in love with it today.  I was drenched in sweat when we left.

After the gym we ran to the food store to pick up a few items for the week, sorry I didn’t take any pictures of our purchases.  We made tacos tonight with lean ground beef.

I had 2 tacos on a whole wheat toritilla with lettuce, green peppers, salsa, and mexican blend cheese.

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Well I’m off to finish my taxes.  Keep your fingers crossed for a big return!

February 22, 2009 at 9:12 pm 9 comments

Happy Valentines Day!!

I hope you are all having a great Valentine’s day no matter what you are doing!

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After driving my sister home we went to the chiropractor, then went back to my parents house to watch “You Are What You Eat.”  It’s one of my favorite shows but it’s a British show so it’s only on the BBC America channel and we don’t get that at our apartment.  If you do have BBC America you should check it out, I know it’s on every Saturday at noon but it might be on through out the week.

After watching that we went to the dress place so I could get measured and put down a deposit for my bridesmaid dress for my cousin’s wedding.  I’m so excited to get it.  It’s a gorgeous dress,  I’ll be sure to post pictures of it once I get it.

Once we were done there we headed to the gym.  My right knee started bothering me yesterday so I took it easy and mostly walked on the treadmill today with a little jogging.  I’m trying to prevent any injuries, I think I might have to look into knee sleeves, or something for my knee.

After the gym we were decided to try a kinda new place nearby for lunch called Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

I got a “Veggie Veggie” which was southwestern rice, corn, black beans, asparagus, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, parmesan cheese, balsamic vinaigrette in a garlic herb tortilla.  It was really good, I just wish they had whole wheat wraps.

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Andrew got a Jamaican Jerk Chicken wrap which I tasted it was really good, spicey, but delicious.

After lunch we came back to the apartment and took a long nap.  I can’t remember the last time I napped, it was glorious!  Definitely needed that.

For our Valentines dinner we went to favorite restaurant, Yesterdays, I have come here dozens of times growing up.  Pretty much every birthday I’ve come to this restaurant and I’ve only gotten one thing to eat.  Chicken parmigiana, as I said yesterday this is my favorite meal!  And at Yesterdays it’s amazing!  I’m glad we had the chicken parm last night because it made me want it less, but the craving was still there.  I started at the salad bar, that tri color pasta salad is so delicious!

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I decided to try their homemade ravioli for my entree.  I’m glad I did it was delicious, you can’t beat fresh pasta.

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There were 6 altogether but I ate 3 of them and brought the other 3 home for lunch sometime this week.

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It was a really great dinner, and I was happy to actually try something new.  But on my 24th birthday next month you better believe I’m getting that chicken parm.  I don’t know if I could not eat it on my birthday. 

After we came home from dinner I had 2 of my cappachino coated coffee beans from Ellie!

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Oh my gosh these were outta control delicious!  It was hard to stop at just 2, but I’m going to do my best to make these last.  Thank you so much Ellie!!  Andrew tried one and loved it as well, I’m going to have to hide this bag from myself before I eat the whole thing tonight!

Well I’m off to lay down and watch “Burn After Reading”  I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day!

February 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm 10 comments

Friday Night Slumbey

Hey I wanted to do a quick post, my sister is here for a sleep over.  So I’m just quickly going to post my eats so I can get back to hanging out with my sister.

For breakfast I had vanilla chobani, cranberries, and granola.

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This stayed with me right until lunch.

As I was getting my lunch together to eat I got a call from the receptionist to come up to the lobby.  When I walked in Andrew was there with flowers!!!  He had the day off for President’s day and came down to visit me for lunch and bring me the flowers.  How sweet is that?

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For lunch I had pb and banana on a ww bagel.

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A few hours later I was hungry so I had some grapes and 2 clementines.

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For dinner Andrew made Crock Pot Chicken parm.  He just pounded out 2 chicken breasts until they were about 1/2 and inch thick put it in the crock pot with a jar of marinara sauce and let it cook on high for 3 hours.  After it was completely cooked he sprinkled on some part skim mozzarella cheese.  It was unbeleviably delicious!  Definitely didn’t miss the breading at all, cooking chicken in the crockpot makes it so tender!

On the side I had a serving on ww penne.

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Sooooo good!  Can’t wait to make this again, Chicken parm is my ultimate favorite food so finding a much healthier version is exciting. 

I hope you are all having a fun Friday night I’m off to hang out with Andrew and my sister.

February 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm 6 comments

Creature of Habit

Hey bloggies!  I am in such a better mood then I have been the past few days.  This weather today was just ridiculous.  Hard to believe last week we had 6 inches of snow here and now it was close to 70 today!  Oh my gosh it was gorgeous, I wish I wasn’t at work the whole day but I know that weather like that for everyday life is just around the corner.  Tomorrow it’s supposed to be colder and rainy but now that I have a taste of springtime weather I can’t wait for it!!!

I’m glad so many of you have a favorite color M&M you like to eat.  I typically get made fun of if someone is eating M&M’s and I ask for an orange one, good to know that many of you have a color preference.

Thank Goodness for the nice weather because my eats were seriously bland and boring today.  I really need to mix things up soon.

Breakfast was my “old reliable” vanilla Chobani, with Bear Naked Granola, and dried cranberries.

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Big Surprise right?

Well get ready for some real excitement, I had another ww bagel with pb today, but it wasn’t toasted like yesterdays.  Just trying to mix it up.   I’m in lunch time rut.  I also had 2 clementines today.  So at least there’s some color there.

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Later in the afternoon I had a braeburn apple.

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I was starving when I got home, I couldn’t wait for dinner to cook, so I had a string cheese while I got everything ready.

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For dinner we had grilled chicken, with brown rice, broccoli, and a side salad.

I ate all the chicken, all the broccoli, and most of the salad and rice. 

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I need to redeem myself tomorrow.  I already made lunch for tomorrow and it’s not a bagel but it’s nothing exciting either.  After dinner we went to the gym another good session but my arms are already sore, I can’t imagine what they are going to be like tomorrow!

So Valentine’s day is coming up this Saturday, we’re really late making plans but I believe we’re going to go to Baltimore for the night to hit up the aquarium, does anyone live in or near Inner Harbor Baltimore and have a good suggestion for some great places to eat? 

Well I’m off to read and go to sleep, if it was warm where you are today I hope you enjoyed the weather! 

February 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm 9 comments

3 Day Recap

Since I haven’t posted any of my eats since Thursday, I have a lot of recapping to do.  I can’t believe this weekend is over already and another week of work starts tomorrow.  I still have a few things I’d like to accomplish before I go to bed tonight so I’m going to try to do this as quick as possible.

Friday for breakfast I had 2 clementines and a peach Chobani yogurt. Of course it was amazing!

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For lunch that day I had an Amy’s burrito, I forgot to take a picture of the wrapper but it was a Cheddar Cheese and bean burrito.  Once again I was not let down by Amy’s.  It was absolutely delicious and I will definitely be buying many more of their meals to try!

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After work and before the gym I ate a Clif bar while watching Thursday night’s Office episode.  There’s Michael Scott in the background.

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After the gym and before our friends came over I ate a bowl of PB Puffins and blueberries with skim milk.  Delicious combo. 

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We had a lot of fun with our friends Friday night, and once I again I decided to partake in any drinking and just chugged some water. 

Saturday was a busy day I had laundry to do, I had to pick up a couple more things for my blogger who I got in the exchange for Valentine’s day, ship it out (don’t worry it should be there Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest I shipped it all priority), and go to the chiropractor.  I didn’t have much of an appetite but I planned on going to the gym so I finally forced myself to eat some oatmeal around 12.

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I made these at my parents house while doing my laundry and I just didn’t put enough milk in, they were really dry but once I mixed the pb in there it was delicious.  I still can’t believe I’m eating oats!!!

After the gym I still wasn’t hungry.  Something was just off, I was afraid I was getting sick but but my appetite was back in full force today.  For dinner we went to SaladWorks.  I got their Fire-Roasted Fiesta salad without tortilla strips and no dressing.    We brought it back to my parents house while I was still waiting for my laundry to be done.   I put a couple tablespoons of Salsa on the salad once I got to their house.  I also had a whole wheat roll from there.

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Like I already said my appetite was back today and I woke up this morning craving an egg sandwich.  I had one “pam” fried egg with 3 pieces of turkey sausage all on a multi-grain roll.

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After breakfast we cleaned up around the apartment and then went to the gym.  I had a really great sweaty session again today.  I’m so happy that my workouts have been pretty consistent so far.  And I love seeing the changes to my body.

After the gym I went to my parents house to pick up my camera, but when I got there my dad was washing off their cars so I took the opportunity to clean some of the salt off of Cocoa.   She looks so shiny and happy now.

After my parents house we were heading to Andrew’s parent’s house to visit.  Before we went though we stopped at Panera because I was really craving their Low Fat chicken tortilla soup.  I got a “you pick two” with the classic cafe garden salad, the soup, and a whole wheat baguette.

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I used about 1/2 the dressing and ate every morsel of the rest.

After our visit to Andrew’s parent’s house we headed home.  I have been craving pizza since late last night.  I gave in today and made a pizza the same as last time.

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It was delicious and I ate this plus the other 2 slices. It was perfect for my craving.  It definitely hit the spot!

Well I hope you all had a great weekend!  Sorry about my lack of commenting and posting this weekend.  Everything should be back to normal during the week.

February 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm 6 comments

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