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Cranky Pants

Wasn’t it just the other day that I was talking about how I am in such a good mood when the weather is nicer.  I don’t know what my problem is today, I just felt off.  I wasn’t hungry for anything and I seem to get this way a few times a month, no appetite, terrible mood, and just a general cranky feeling.  I know with the weather being so hot and everything in bloom my sinuses have been a little crazy, and although it’s not a full blown sinus headache I definitely feel the pressure.  All I wanted to do today was come home and go to sleep. 

Today’s title should really be DON’T Eat Like Me.

For breakfast this morning I planned on having Vanilla Chobani with puffins, I knew once I got to work to not even waste the puffins because there was no way I was going to eat the whole container.

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I was right I ate maybe half the container and then into the garbage it went.

I started to feel really fatigued so I ran out at lunch time to Dunkin Donuts to grab an iced coffee.

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Medium iced coffee with skim milk and splenda.  While I was there I picked up a multigrain bagel lightly tossed with a tiny bit of butter.  They actually listened to me and put about the amount I would put on it.

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I ate in my car because I was so cranky I couldn’t stand the idea of going back in to work.

Around 2:30 I realized I needed some fruit so I grabbed an orange.

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In the middle of the orange was a baby orange!

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Too cute, that made me smile for about 30 seconds.

After work I came right home and wallowed in my crankiness.  I didn’t even know what I wanted for dinner so I didn’t start cooking until I felt some hunger kick in.  Getting off the couch felt like such a chore.  I finally made myself put some water to boil on the stove and had my go to comfort meal of pasta.  I had whole wheat angel hair with too much sauce.

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I would guess this is close to a serving size but somehow my kitchen scale melted and won’t turn on.  Of course it did why wouldn’t it? 

I’m off to drink a tall glass of water (it’s 85 in my apartment right now and we don’t have the AC’s in yet.)  And watch some more trashy tv. 

Hope you all have a great night and don’t forget tomorrow is Hump Day!  We’re getting close to the weekend.

April 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm 24 comments

Danielle Runs on Dunkin’

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!

March 29, 2009 at 7:18 pm 20 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

Go Giants!

Good Morning!

Last night I slept terribly.  I felt really sick before I went to bed, just something wasn’t sitting right in my stomach.  I feel much better today though. 

For breakfast I made myself an egg, with 3 pieces of turkey bacon and put them both on an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin, with a cleminitne on the side. 

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And of course on the Egg there was Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

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I definitely added more sauce after the first few bites.  I think I may be addicted to this stuff!  I’ve had it on every meal since I bought it yesterday.  I think I need to give it a break.

Today we’re going to be packing up our Keurig to exchange it, it’s leaking water so hopefully we’ll be able to just bring it in and get a new one, I don’t know if I can live without it for long. 

Then we’ll be going to my parents house to watch the big Giants v Eagles game.  No offense to anyone from Philly but I really don’t like the Eagles, I went to college in PA and some of the fans are just nuts.  Let’s go Big Blue!

Then we’re off to celebrate our 4 year anniversary at a really great restaurant nearby.  

I doubt I’ll be able to post until after dinner so hope everyone has a great Sunday!

January 11, 2009 at 11:02 am 5 comments

Breakfast Re-do

Good Morning!

This morning I woke up at 8, a much better time then yesterday’s 10, it gave me the opportunity to get started on my huge to-do list for the day.  After last night’s post I had every intention of starting the massive amount of dishes from last night’s dinner. Unfortunately I was exhausted and went to bed instead.  So when I got up this morning I starting to do them. I washed for so long, enough to run out of hot water, and still I have so many dishes to do.  When I’m done here I’ll have to start the next round.  Although I love this apartment it doesn’t have a dishwasher and after a night like last night it would certainly be a time saver.  Typically it’s just me and Andrew eating though, so there’s not many dishes.  This might be the most dirty dishes we’ve ever had!

Once I ran out of hot water I took a break to get breakfast ready.  It’s pretty much yesterday’s attempt at breakfast, but this time with Vanilla Chobani. 

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I misjudged my appetite and also made a banana with peanut butter sandwiched in the middle.  I only ate half the banana, but you better believe i scarfed down every last bite of my vanilla Chobani, pomegranate, and pb puffins mixture!

I also had a cup of coffe, and although brewing a cup of coffee isn’t typically exciting, I know of at least one blogger that will find this fun, Rose over at On a Lobster Placemat.  It’s just as much fun as she says.

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My parents gave this to me for Christmas, they’ve had one for almost a year now and I love using it when I go over there, now we have our own and believe me we put it to good use.

So I’m off to wake Andrew up, do some more dishes, and then we’re going to the new outlets nearby.  I have some Christmas money that is going towards buying a couple new pairs of Uggs. Hopefully we’ll be hitting up the gym at some point today as well.  See you soon!

January 2, 2009 at 3:19 pm 1 comment


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