I’ve got my plants packed up and little orange stickers on all of my cube items. Everything is packed away in blue bins and ready for transport.
Only problem…they aren’t being moved until Wednesday morning…We are packing computers and phones tomorrow so I am not really sure what the day will bring, but it should be interesting.
I had leftover wheat berry salad and chard along with my first pear of the season from the FM.
The cucs had gotten a little soggie but the wheat berries were still nice a chewy! I really need to make them more often. Check out this huge chard leaf.
After seeing this article pop up around blog land I knew I need to read it : Getting Real about the High Price of Cheap Food Similar notes as Food INC. but still very interesting. I also really enjoyed the embedded stories within the article, especially the ones that showed typical grocery hauls from around the world. Honestly these pictures really make Americans look like processed food pigs.
Snackage happened around 3:30 when I got bored/hungry. I had the typical blueberry oat round and orange seltzer…and of course I forgot to snap a shot.
Mondays are usually spin nights, but Nick and I are signing up for a new gym that is closer to the new apt tonight and if I wanted $60 off I had to go sign up today. I am hoping that I can get out of my current gym contract with some help from my 401K but we will see. Either way I will be saving money in the long run even if I have to spend a little extra right now. Before out apt. I had a cinnamon roll Larabar. ”Was that supposed to taste like a cinnamon roll?” That is what I was thinking after I ate it.
Smashed chicken breast with eggplant and Dinosaur BBQ sauce stacked on an Arnold Sami thin. I also had a salad with heirloom mater, pepper and cuc.
Time for the season finale of Weeds!
Woohoo Monday is over!
Yikes! It is so dark out this morning. AND cool. I actually threw on my robe this morning…of course the roommate put on the AC when it is in the 60s! GRRR. It is truly fall, the last of the schools are opening today and labor day is coming.
This week is moving week in all aspects of my life. We are finally moving offices and in case you have been living in a whole lately Nick and I are moving to the county together! It should be stress filled, but all good things are coming.
For breakfast I also went the warm route.
~ 3/4 cup Me&Goji Muesli with 1/2 cup h20, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 naner cooked in, handful granola, 1 white peach and a spoon of almond buttah!
What is your threshold for using AC? I grew up without it so I think I do better then these southerners.
Attack your Monday!!!
After breakfast I set to work packing up the kitchen. I don’t even have 1/2 my kitchen stuff in this house and yet I have so many bags packed! To fuel me through the packing I made a red and green or I guess brown smoothie. Frozen raspberries, baby spinach, vanilla protein powder and skim.
THE RUN – I made it and it went really well! Once I got to mile four everything was moving easily and I knew I was going to be able to do this! It feels so amazing to be able to run this far. I used to think 3 miles was the furthest I could ever run and now I have more than doubled that!
Post recovery drink I wanted to try out.
Check out this chard that I got at the farmers market!
Along with my chard I cooked up some wheat berries and mixed them with FM tomato, yellow pepper, cuc, Mrs. Dash original blend and parm cheese.
I think I am off to have a chocolate vitatop and some coffee fro-yo, ya know got to clean out the freezer
Ugh is tomorrow really Monday?!? At least I only have a four day week.
Have a super rest of your evening!
Is the weekend really almost over again? I feel like just started! The worst part is, is that I didn’t get my to-do finished. I guess I will have to do most of it this Friday before I pick up our keys!!!
So yesterday, I did get something completed.
After a little lunch of flat out wrap with AB, apple butter and banana. I also had 2 carrots with pine nut hummus.
After loading 3 bags of my stuff to take to Good Will I headed up to Nick’s Dad’s house to do an overhaul of all of his clothes. In total we had 7 huge bags dropped off for donation and countless bags of trash.
A big sigh for less crap in our lives!
I then set off to get myself a new pair of runners!
Once I got home I had about 45min to shower and get ready to go to Fed Hill for the Raven game. I packed my dinner to go in plastic so I didn’t have to worry about Tupperware.
Leftover tuna and noodles with extra spinach balsamic and a slice of harvest bread. I also had a huge nalgene of unsweet iced tea to mix for 2x sweet tea vodkas during the game. I alternated mixed drinks with h20 and got some seriously strange looks from people for drinking water.
We weren’t planning on going out, but the gents really wanted to get some frozen ravens. yeah gross in my opinion. I am not a frozen sugar drink person, but they love them!
We ended up getting home way too late due to the fact that my dance partner Garrett accused us of being party poopers and always leaving when people head out to the bars. Honestly the bars are hot, drink and expensive. Not really a place I like to go but the single men looooove it.
This morning I finally got out of bed around 9:30 and wanted an omelet.
It is beautiful day out! Too bad I need to finish packing/cleaning. I am going to open up all the doors and windows to get some fresh air in this place. It reeks of AC. Gross.
Check ya later!
This morning was my last trip to the Fells Point Farmers market. Not that big of a deal because there are some out where we are moving. There was a new vendor today!
I decided to make my favorite breakfast – french toast. Two slices of multi-grain bread dipped in almond milk, egg whites, vanilla, almond extra, flax, cinnamon and nutmeg. Topped with Naturally Nutty vanilla almond butter blueberries and banana.
Time to clean, organize and get a Goodwill bag together. The best part of moving is seriously purging!
Got to get started!
Yes, Saturday morning!
I am currently listening to the Cornell posts that Tina posted early and really enjoying it already! Nick and I are staying in tonight to watch a movie and drink some vino. We also hit up the gelato place in Canton for the last time before we move (maybe going back for a cannoli before we go )
I am getting ahead of myself…
Today was another crazy weird Friday at MDE. We are moving finally to the 5th floor next week and some started moving today. Then we came to find out that there have been mine living in some of the cubes we are moving into! Like people were working there with the mice and never noticed. GROSS!
For a slap together lunch I think I did pretty well!
I worked on some more reporting updates and listened to some more crazy stories from the 5th floor.
Afternoon snack included another blueberry oat round and a mini CT plum
I ended up running the same 6.5 miles as Wednesday. I finished 3 min slower! My legs were def feeling the speed and weights from yesterday, but I got through it. It wasn’t really tired, but I was more tight and sore in my hammies and quads. Good thing tomorrow is a day off!
Dinner’s focus = move less. Clean out some food from the fridge and cupboard.
While this was baking I poured myself some Makers Mark and lime
Nutmeg and basil actually go really well together! I was really surprised!
OK finally to the gilato…
Ok wine and movie time!
Yay weekend of organization to move is upon us! I love organizing!
When the alarm went off and I rolled over to look at the alarm clock it was already 7AM! I had forgotten to re-set it from “Nick time” yesterday. Now that I was running 45min behind I hurried to get dressed brew a pot of coffee, come up with something for lunch and mix up some breakfast.
Thankfully I had the bottom of the Chobani 16oz tub to use as a breakfast base.
I had 1/4 cup of everything…Greek yogurt, milk, kashi heart to heart, Uncle Sam, Nature’s Path flax flakes and Natures Path Cinnamon Blueberry. I also had 3/4 banana, 1 CT white nectarine and some blueberries.
All mixed up and ready to be shoved in my mouth as I sent this pictures to myself in order to get this b-fast post up as soon as I got to the office. Now I had to get off this thing and get started on work. Talk about blog dedication!
Happy Friday Everyone!
Busy day up in Baltimore town. Lots of stimulus work with three more pushed into action! Get those jobs creatin! There is actually lots going on with the state with furloughs and cut backs. We are moving and people are losing their jobs…crazy times!
At least all of this hub-bub made the day go by quickly. I got a brief break for lunch and some blog reading.
Roll-Up wrap (I am starting to like like these better than flat out wraps, less rubbery texture) with hard boiled egg, red pepper hummus and spinach. One very large carrot, mango, blueberries and dark Adora disk.
Today was speed work and I really wasn’t feeling outdoor running…it was humid and I was feeling like my legs needs a little less stressful surface.
I did 4 miles of speed work: 5min warm-up at 6mph then alternated 1min sprints at 9mph, 2min at 6mph. 36min total.
Then I did leg strength, arms and core.
Sooo what was I craving? Turkey dogs and pickles…yeah I don’t know. I am blaming it on cleaning out the fridge.
So here is what came of the two.
Now I am currently watching last weeks Project Runway and getting into bed. It will be interesting to see how Lifetime takes the show. Man Heidi is gorgie!!! And I love her family.
DOES ANYONE WATCH PROJECT RUNWAY?? I feel like I have been watching a lot of TV but it is really only 3 shows…they are my favorites though!
Top Chef is such a good show! I was ready to sleep at 9pm, but knew I wouldn’t want to wait to find out what happened on last night in Las Vegas. The extra hour actually gave Nick and I some more time to hangout and we watch Bear bite a frogs head off (Man vs. Wild) on Discovery.
After getting myself out of bed with one less hour of sleep, I need oatmeal like whoa!
Fall in a bowl! Just missing some real maple syrup.
Have a great day everyone!
Those who watched Top Chef, do you agree with sending Eve home?
So who is excited for Top Chef tonight??? I know I am. I even went to the webpage to snoop around and ended up taking the “Which Top Chef Judge Are You?” Quiz. I am Gail, which is cool with me because out the three I would want to be her, Tom 2nd and Padma 3rd.
My muffin DID NOT hold me this morning and I found myself heading into my prune bag around 10:30 to keep me until lunch. I was kind of sad about this, but felt that it would happen. Maybe it was all mental?
I was ready to eat again around 12:30.
I used my leftover lentils to make a flatout wrap this morning with spinach and hot sauce. I also had an overflowing Greek Chobani plain yogurt with pumpkin granola and a white CT nectarine.
I can’t forget my Adora disk! I am down to the last one of these and will have to stop by the dangerous Whole Foods soon.
I had a little water bottle malfunction with a lemon seed!
I ran 6.56 miles today in 58:36! That is the furthest I have run EVER. The best part about it is that I included hills AND I felt great after it. I could have kept going, and I know that means I can really run a 1/2 marathon if I train at it. I am still pretty scared, but knowing I am 1/2 way there and feeling good really boosts my confidence. Yes I am tooting my own horn here!
Dinner involved more cleaning out. Angel hair pasta, frozen edamame, frozen asparagus, frozen shrimp and 1/2 an onion – gone.
I marinated the shrimp on fresh grated ginger, jalapeno and the juice of two limes before I left for me run – so they soaked for about 2 hours. I heated all of this up in a skillet and put it over pasta.
I also made a little veggie plate for Nick and I to split with red wine vinegar mustard dressing for dipping. Tomatoes from CT and MD gardens, cuc, carrot.
We are settling in for Top Chef, why is it on sooooo late???!?!!? I am hoping to watch from bed and not fall asleep during it. Oh getting old is so much fun!
******Big news! Biggest Loser Bios are up!!!! The theme is “second chances”?*******
Am I the only one excited about this?