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Start of Week: January 9th

Monday, January 09, 2012

As you have noticed, I don't really like to turn on my laptop on the weekends. It's my one fight for a relaxing weekend. I know if I turn it on, I will most likely start looking at something that deals with work and I get hooked. So most of the time you will not see me on the weekends, I hope you don't think I've gone on a run and never come back. I'm still here.

This weekend was amazing! The weather was unlike any other January I remember. We have unseasonably warm weather and I will never complain about that. Usually we have a few feet of snow but in 2012, nope that's not the case. Hooray! That only meant one thing, the furry baby got her dream come true and has been enjoying 2-3 mile walks in the afternoons. She loves it! She may be less than 10 pounds but the girl has some unknown strength and power when it comes to walking. So, that's what we did. The husband, furry baby and I went on a walk on Friday and Saturday for workouts. It wasn't what I had hoped for as in running, but it was a great workout and really uplifting to see the sunshine. On Sunday the husband wanted to get to the art museum so we spent three hours walking/standing looking at amazing art pieces. Boy were we tired after, our feet were killing us. I guess for me it was because I wore heals instead of my normal everyday wear of running shoes at the gym. emoticon

As far as food, I am ashamed I found a bag of Holiday Skittles. emoticon I ate them like candy, oh wait that's what they are... I'm saddened that I haven't worked completely through my urge to finish of something in our cabinets - I have an issue with overeating. I'm working on it though and it probably could have been much worse. I went through the kitchen this weekend looking for candy and other junk food to send off with the husband to work. That way, I won't have the temptations in the household for me to eat. That's my little trick, no junk food in the house so that I won't eat it. If we want a little something, we go out and grab an individual sized something and eat it right then. Unfortunately this bag was from our holiday trips to the family hometown.

Other than overeating the entire weekend (boy was I hungry all the time), I am happy that we got a little workout in and felt the wonderful sunshine. emoticon

Here are some motivational things I love today:

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TOTHEFUTURE1 1/9/2012 7:21PM

    Like you I am finishing all the left over stuff and trying to share it. So just how does it get into the cupboard during the rest of the year? I live alone!

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NATPLUMMER 1/9/2012 11:55AM

    Walking is great exercise.
Now you're making me want Skittles.

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Friday 1/6 Ramblings

Friday, January 06, 2012

So today is finally Friday - the first week of the new year! Hooray!!!! I can't wait to spend some much needed alone time walking with the husband and furry baby tonight. It's gorgeous - above 50 degrees in winter is almost unheard of in our area. Thank you very much Mother Nature! After moving to a cold region, I dream about once again living in a warm place - or at least under a nice warm heat lamp. Anyways, I am so thrilled about today.

I decided that it was time for me to get to the coffee house (why not right?). I work from a home office all the time and although I love my furry babies, they do not hold a conversation as say a human. Most of the time that is a good thing but sometimes it is nice to have human activity around me and conversations. I never want to become a hermit. ^_^ It was a perfect idea for the day. Not only is it a good work environment but the sunshine is coming in the windows and really giving me encouragement to get outside today. Perfect motivation right before the weekend.

Unfortunately I haven't been good about taking photos of my meals because they have been rather boring. For breakfast I had a Clif Bar Chocolate Brownie and a Jazz Apple. Then I had my favorite part, coffee!!! *happy dance* For lunch I met up with the husband and had a packed lunch of Boca Spicy Chickenless Patty on a bed of Artisan Lettuce and a little tomato. Then we also got (shame on us) a small/medium french fry and some onion rings. The onion rings were terrible so we didn't really eat them. They used to be the husband's favorite but not anymore. The french fries are an addiction of mine that I will never stop eating. Yum! They were just okay but I'm afraid I can't eat them often because they are so high in fat content. Moderation is key.

Dinner: I have no idea yet... hmmm

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TOTHEFUTURE1 1/8/2012 9:49PM

    Enjoyed your blog Thanks Sending hugs and skinny vibes

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NATPLUMMER 1/6/2012 2:43PM

    Sounds like a nice day so far. emoticon

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Thursday Meal in Photos

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Today was a little bit harder to stick to my calorie intake requirements. I'm thinking the constant workout has come harder after the holidays than normal. We took a whole week off from running over Christmas and now I'm feeling it with extra hunger and a little fatigue. It's okay, I'll continue to make myself reach my goals and then I will be happier in the end. After all, it's mental most of the time in my case.

Today's Breakfast: Vegan Hot Dog Scramble (I use Trader Joe's hot dogs since they are fat free and vegan) Also had some Red Rose Tea with soy milk and a little raw sugar and an orange.

Lunch: Felt really hungry and sluggish so I went ahead and had a bowl of leftover cheezy pasta bake. I love tomatoes! I forgot to take a photo but if you want to see it, look at meal in photos on Monday 1/2/12.

Dinner: We went shopping for more fruits and veggies so time was spare. I got home from the gym, took a shower and then was off with the hubby to the store. I wanted to eat everything in the produce aisle, yum! Maybe we purchased a little more than normal due to our hunger, oops. But, came home and made Boca Spicy Chickenless Patties to place on top of some "artisan lettuce" with a diced tomato and half a pretzel bun. It was great but I have to eat something else to fulfill my daily calorie count. Grrr

Seeing that it was a grocery shopping day, I didn't get to work out as much as I usually do. But seeing that I am tired today, I guess that is okay. Gotta listen to the body. I ran 3-4 miles (I lost my information when I had to get off to change a tv - grrr).

I watch food network when I work out, is that wired? Some people were laughing that they were working out and then watching food shows that they couldn't eat the contents. I was shocked because these shows just make me run harder and then I know what to cook at night afterward. emoticon

emoticonWhat's your favorite thing to watch while working out? emoticon

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7WORSHIPS 1/8/2012 5:17PM

  emoticon at the cartoons. Your vegetarian meals look yummy!

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MATEYMATE1 1/5/2012 10:12PM


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JENN03275 1/5/2012 9:26PM

    Yummy pictures!!

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NATPLUMMER 1/5/2012 8:16PM

    I have not tried the Trader Joe's ones. Are they as good as Smartdogs?

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SARAHSMILE2012 1/5/2012 6:54PM

    Yum... love the comics too :)

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Wednesday meal in photos

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Breakfast: in a rut, what can I say? Today was scrambled tofu with zucchini and swiss chard. (I'll upload photo later, can't find it right now.. oops.) Chocolate Cherry Coffee - 2 mugs

Snack: Two mugs of tea with soy milk and a little Sugar in the Raw

Lunch: two vegan hot dogs (smartlife) with a tsp of ground mustard (no preservatives)+ leftover greeny radish soup

Snack: 1/4 of a bottle of Bolthouse Green Goodness Smoothie after workout at the gym

Dinner: After returning from the gym I took about 1.5 hours to make this delicious looking Chickpea Soup with Persian Herbs but then my stomach started to hurt (stomach muscles too busy) and I just ate some leftover pasta with large chunks of stewed tomatoes.

Snack: I made the husband Coconut Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Donuts (also for breakfast tomorrow) and I had a Clif Bar Chocolate Chip since I still had to have more calories, carbs and protein for today.

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NATPLUMMER 1/5/2012 9:48AM


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BREW99 1/5/2012 7:51AM

    Oh, thanks for the idea Raw organic vegan. Actually I don't really like green smoothies as much in the winter - they make me cold. Every other time I love them! But you will see that I had a 1/4 serving of Bolthouse Green Goodness Smoothie. It was for sugar - I have hypoglycemia so have to have sugar after tiring runs. My stomach ache afterwards was from stomach muscles getting restless after a workout. One of those things we all have to deal with from here and there. haha emoticon

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ORGANIC811LFRV 1/5/2012 6:25AM

    Where are the greens? How about a freshly made green smoothie, it will help with the stomach issues.

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Meals in Photos

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Breakfast was a tofu scramble with kale and cabbage- less than 200 calories + chocolate cherry flavored coffee

Snack: two mugs of tea with a little "sugar in the raw" and soy milk

Lunch: Vegan Hot Dog Scramble with Swiss Chard and cabbage + orange+ plenty of water + red leaf lettuce (no dressing)

Snack: one mug of tea with little "sugar in the raw" and soy milk

Dinner: Greenie Radish Soup (recipe on my site) + Swiss "fried" rice + 1/2 tsp garlic hummus

Snack: NuGo Go Free Dark Chocolate Trail Mix (Gluten Free) bar + 1/2 orange

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NATPLUMMER 1/4/2012 9:26AM

    Yum! I think it's time I made a tofu scramble...definitely putting that on my shopping list :-)

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