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Tired but Happy

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wow! It's been so busy lately with work, exercise and prep work for Sunday. For Jesus' birth I do not mind though, I actually love being busy. That might sound strange to many people but once you get into the swing of a more active life you wish for very few moments of down time. I guess that is what happens when you eat healthy, exercise and treat yourself properly. emoticon

Today I was so thankful to get to the gym and work off some of those, ahem, um, cookies that I ate this weekend after they came out of the oven. It's our duty to test them right? Okay, so maybe that is bad but I was proud that I managed to eat just one of each kind - three cookies over two days. Not the healthiest but I'm sure that if I moderate it will be okay throughout the holiday weekend. Have you all been doing okay with the temptations?

My workout included 4 miles in 44 minutes. I'm still working slow but it's not really a wonder with all the cookies filling my legs. emoticon After the treadmill fun run, I bounced on the exercise ball and lifted 15 pound weights and did full situps with a 10 pound weight. Afterwards I engaged in some weight lifting with a cord machine and also 2 miles on the stationary bike in 10 minutes. Not the longest workout but I can really feel it in my legs so I'm thrilled!

How was your workout today? What did you all get into today? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ORGANIC811LFRV 12/20/2011 8:14AM

    Gosh SparkFriend I need a rest after reading what you did! LOL

Can't say I am tempted anymore by anything cooked/baked, etc. Even cookies. Try some raw cookie recipes next year. Then no guilt when you taste them.

You did swell. Gosh, only 3? I would have eaten all except 3 in the days I was eating cookies.

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NATPLUMMER 12/19/2011 7:43PM

    Sounds like you got a great workout. I'm sure you burned those cookies off. Yes, you do need to test them before you give them to anybody else...quality control is important :-)

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GONEWLIFE 12/19/2011 7:26PM

    Great job ! I did a Jackie Warner dvd and some of coach Nicole's cardio dvd.

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12/13/11 Food

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Breakfast "fry-Up" without oil. Freekeh and veggies. Yum! 337 calories total

(photo) to come for some reason this won't let me post photos right now.

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ORGANIC811LFRV 12/13/2011 8:28PM

    I'm not sure what Freekeh is.

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Dinner - yum!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Fresh veggies for dinner never tasted so good after 5 mile run and 2 mile walk in the cold and dark winter evening. It was fun to run last night in the dark, we got to see all the Christmas lights glistening and it really brought our holiday spirit up again. Thank the Good Lord for running in the cold!

Here's dinner:
Radish Greens Soup

Garlic, Ginger and Swiss Chard Side dish with freekeh

Dinner Japanese style- two nights ago (Egyptian Eggplant Dinner)

How is everyone doing? Have you found a way to catch the holiday spirit? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUGIRL06 12/12/2011 8:57PM

    Hey girlie! You food looks delicious as always! I have not yet gotten caught up in holidays yet. I just had my last final today and another week of trying to find a lab to work in. Then maybe I can start unpacking the decorations!

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NATPLUMMER 12/1/2011 2:14PM


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Caribou Coffee

Thursday, November 10, 2011

For those of you Vegans out there - did you know that Caribou Coffee can make a Green Tea Latte to order? I know that starbucks can do one too but unfortunately they do charge for the usage of soymilk in exchange for cow's milk. In addition, you can ask for no syrup which is just sugar and empty calories. So, what you get is a yummy green tea soymilk that is all warm and comforting. Mmmm Just thought I would mention to everyone since I was so happy to find this out today when I was writing for work at the coffee house.

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NATPLUMMER 11/10/2011 1:42PM

    It looks beautiful.

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Detoxing from Vacation

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This week has been very challenging for me. The husband and I got back from over a week business trip to Michigan and Virginia. (Yeah, again) It's harder to keep eating healthy food on the run while also eating vegan but we certainly did everything possible to keep to our normal practices. We purchased fresh apples while traveling and always tried to get as many vegetables as possible. It worked out great but I'm afraid I did gain a four pounds (not sure if it's weight gain or just bloat). We even worked out, including the night we arrived in VA after a 12 hour car drive.

We walked around a lot during our free moments and had a wonderful time together enjoying the warmer weather and tourist hot spots. (Including a Sanrio store!!!! Swoon!!!) I love traveling and could do it more often if money and work would allow. haha One day we walked around 8 hours (our free day) sight-seeing - it was a great workout and such a delightful time. We just parked and walked all around, even if it was a mile from one destination to the next. So, I say we did an okay job.

Unfortunately, I did catch a cold while gone. It has kept me very groggy and really tired. More than occasionally I found myself sitting inf ront of my computer staring for who knows how long. If anyone were to walk past me while working, I'm sure they would think I was on something more than cold medicine. haha So, when we got home I started a "detox" with only homemade foods and as many vegetables as possible. Here are a few days of my breakfast and lunch meals.




Bento Lunch for 2 + baby:

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NATPLUMMER 11/10/2011 10:18AM

    Probably bloat from eating out.
I see the Sanrio store. Always fun to look in :-)
I hope you kick that cold, soon.

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COOKI3123 11/10/2011 8:33AM

    Yummy, looking at your pic is making me really hungry. Haven't had breakfast yet. sounds like you're back in the saddle now. don't forget, you may have lost inches so measure yourself. Stay Strong!

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