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Unexpected Busy Day

Monday, October 17, 2011

Today I had nothing special planned but work, work and some more work that I have been putting off for a while. I'm a big procrastinator lately for some reason. At least the things that I would like to get done do not have a scheduled due-date so that is always good.

Breakfast: 2 pkgs BetterOats Oatmeal Maple Syrup and some coffee

Workout: Run, Bike, Free Weights and other calisthenics.

Lunch: Arabic Pita Bread (1 serving) stuffed with Organic Mixed Greens, a side of Freekeh (green wheat) and part of an apple.

Dinner: SoonDobu Jigae (vegan version) with freshly cut red cabbage, kale, kelp, hijiki and brown rice among other things. Yum! Photo coming after I load it.

Snack: Black tea with some Unsweetened Almond Milk and brown sugar, a smartie this afternoon, and a bite of my husband's pumpkin cinnamon roll that I made him this weekend. (he was eating it so I stole a bite - oops) I also made him a healthier version of handheld apple pies with a cute pumpkin face on them. So cute!

I feel wonderful for getting to the gym this morning for a great workout. I worked out for about 2 hours and do not feel pain tonight. A little tired but that could have been since I watched a friend's 15 month old girl this afternoon between some work.

How was your workout?

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2011 10:25AM


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LINTPICKER 10/17/2011 9:07PM

    WOW! you sound so healthy in both eating habits and exercise!! I am very set in my poor habits.... but I am working toward being more like you! WTG!

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6 miler

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yesterday I had the best time in the gym. I'm following along with a rigorous training schedule (at least for me) and it was the day for my first 6 miler. This plan is for a half marathon. The last time I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) was last December. I'm still in the honeymoon phase so I'm excited to start up the training once again. I just took the run slow and enjoyed the fun. It's amazing after you start to make yourself exercise you really do learn to love it. Some days it feels like a chore but most of the time it allows me to release stress and relax.

Breakfast: Better Oats with an apple and peach (from a local farmer)
Lunch: Kale, Collard Leaf, Black Bean Soup (all homemade)
Snack: Apple
Dinner: Mujaddara, Lebanese Lentils and Rice with a garlic Lemon Sauce, Hummus, and Arabic Pitas (all homemade)
Snack: Vegan Peach Pie (all homemade)
All under 1,300 calories- Yum!

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TREVUG 9/24/2011 2:06PM

    Good for you!!!

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Better Oats Revolution

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lately I have been adding a lot of recipes to my personal website, mainly the ones that I have kept around waiting to be put up but I didn't find the time to do so. Check it out, there are a lot of healthy fresh fruit and vegetable recipes that are so inexpensive right now in USA to make at home. Cheap and healthy, isn't that great!!! (

The husband and I were gone on a trip to VA last week and we found a few good things and places to go. One thing that I have fallen in love with for trips is Better Oats. It is a prepackaged (I know, gasp!) of oatmeal that contains things such as flaxseeds, barley and so on. It's not just flatten oatmeal that is so common today. Plus, there is almost no sugar in the ones I purchased. I got the Raw variety and also the Apples and cinnamon. Thought everyone might want to check it out since they are wonderful for people on the go.

I've also been working out hard. I'm on a training plan right now that I'm trying to keep to for a half marathon again this fall. I am doing 4,4,6,4,4,6 miles a day right now. Six days of running and then one day of rest. I'm loving it but I have seen an increase in my appetite and also my weight. emoticon

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ELISA322 9/22/2011 5:25PM

    I just love love oatmeal, even plain. I even bought in bulk from Costco just for myself, lol. I've seen the Better Oats in stores, I'll have to give it a try!

It's been awhile since I've visited your food blog, your recipes look amazing.

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NATPLUMMER 9/22/2011 11:01AM

    I love Better Oats :-)
It's a good thing you're young. There is no way I could run 6 days a week and not get injured.

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HIPPIECHIC68 9/22/2011 9:59AM

    The increase in your appetite is probably due to the new expenditure of calories with your training...and...the weight could be muscle building as it weighs more than fat.

Have a wonderful day! emoticon

Oh, and the oats look great for traveling...I'll have to see if I can find them before our vacation!

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PASTAFARIAN 9/22/2011 8:36AM

    What the heck is "flatten oatmeal"?

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Lovely Gift

Friday, September 02, 2011

Yesterday I had to laugh because my husband brought me home a bouquet of Swiss Chard instead of flowers. Isn't that cute? I love Swiss Chard and dislike flowers (unless it's in a plant pot). What's better than a bouquet of Veggies? Healthy and sweet.

It was a good day for me because I managed to get a lot of work done without too much distraction. My husband and I managed to get some of the housework done and also do the groceries. We have a house guest coming today (Friday) so we had to get groceries otherwise we would have to starve them. haha

Unfortunately I did not get to the gym but that's okay. I'm trying to learn that exercise is important but it can't take over my life. One day isn't going to ruin anything. It's something I'm working on = don't worry over one lost day. Does anyone else have this problem?

More information about my day on my blog. (oops, I'm too lazy to write it both places, sorry)

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SUGIRL06 9/15/2011 8:41AM

    LoL I sometimes don't write in both blogs either. And my google reader keeps booting your page off! Weird...
So sweet of your hubs for the veggies! LOL!

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NATPLUMMER 9/2/2011 3:05PM

    "It's something I'm working on = don't worry over one lost day. Does anyone else have this problem?"
Yes, this is my problem as well.
Have a great weekend!! Enjoy the time with your guest.

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Tuesday x2 Workouts

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Doing great on my weekly workouts. I'm trying to do some sort of workout every day this week. This isn't something so bizarre for me but it's a little goal that I know I can succeed at right now. Don't you love making goals that you know you can succeed at?

I wrote about my workout and what I ate on my blog:

Additionally I added a few healthy vegan recipes (not just for vegans). For instance I put up Lemon Blueberry Scones and today I'm putting up Pea Burgers! Yum!

How is everyone doing on their goals this week?

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NATPLUMMER 8/31/2011 12:37PM

    Yes, it's nice to have goals that are achievable.

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