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Another one bites the dust.  Another day, another dollar.  Another dinner at Macaroni Grill.  That is my day in a nut shell.

There was so food consumed along the way.

004 Lunch!  I am really starting to hate the lighting in my cube.  Would it be weird if I brought my food to the window to take pictures?  I think my co-workers would laugh at me.

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In my pita I had  more leftover baked beans and chickpeas, spinach and tomatoes.

A pink lady also came to the lunch party.006 She was a little tipsy and was blurred during her photo shoot.

OK I will stop referring to my food as people.

The afternoon came and went and it was snack time!007 Kashi H2H warm cinnamon flavor.  I love the way the hearts crunch and the Os mush.

When I got home I headed out for a short 2.5 mile run.  Nick and I were meeting his mom for dinner and it was really nice to get outside even though the wind was crazy and I was chilly.

I also got a lovely package from Sissy today (really it was my mom, duh!)

008 Crate and Barrel special delivery just in time for summer…if it ever gets here!

2 happy plates, a votive holder, 2 funky green wine glasses and a super cool salad bowl to go with a chiller in the bottom!  Bring on the picnics!  Thanks mama!

I had the usual shrimp spendini and house salad for dinner, but it didn’t seem as well plated today.  Maybe the head chef has off on Mondays.

What is your opinion on places like Macaroni Grill and Olive Garden?  I find that it is really hard to find healthy options on their menu, and if they just reduced some of the salt in their items it could be better for a lot more people.

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Earth Week

Happy Monday morning!

It is also Earth week!  What are you doing on Earth Day this year?  I have no direct plan yet, but I am working on doing something.  I’ll be playing kickball that is a for sure 🙂

I am running a little late this morning, Mondays always get me!  I ended up making up a bowl of cold cereal.  When I went out to take my pictures I realized how cold it was outside!  Where did spring go?  It was 41 when I woke up this morning.  I guess that means my plants are staying inside again.

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  • 1/2 cup Kashi H2H
  • 1/2 cup TJs Fiber cereal
  • 1/4 cup Uncle Sam
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup Kefir
  • chia seeds
  • homemade flax chia almond butter
  • sprinkle of granola
  • Whole Grain drink

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There is something so comforting about cold cereal and banana.

003004 I am so happy there is natural light for two of my meals these days.  I makes my food look so much better than the stale light of my kitchen.

OK the time has come for me to grab my ski parka and head out the door.  See you tonight.

Happy Monday!


Not So Meatless Monday

Another Mondays bites the dust!

My day went by pretty smooth except having a bit of a problem with a few projects I was review that were claiming to be green.  They are really just protected rich people’s backyards.

Lunch was the last of my beef stew and some kashi crackers.

008 New water goblet!  I made these in Boston when my friends and I went to the professional bull rider tour.  I was a super fun night and we were able to hangout with the cowboys after!009 n81900098_30364765_940 I hadn’t been drinking I swear!  Anyway, honestly it was nice to change up my work glass.  Sad I know.

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I a keeping this on the short list of things to make!

My afternoon ticked by and I broke into my orange around 3:0pm.

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After work I went and picked up and new super expensive bag of cat food for Sissy and saw to ordering 10lbs bags.  I also did some core work and a ton of push up and dips.  My heart rate actually went up!  It was amazing!  It felt so good and it was only for a few minutes!  After a shower I set to work on bills, budgeting and taxes.  Oh so fun!  You can see the evidence of my labors in my dinner pictures.

012 Spaghetti squash with basil tomato sauce, meatless balls and parsley.

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I also had a salad of spinach, celery, carrots, avocado and more parsley.

014 I just realized I broke meatless Monday with my beef stew :(  Does it count if it is leftovers?  I would have had to freeze it otherwise!  I will try and do a better job next week!

Nick and I are settling down to watch Schindler’s List. No we do not like depressing movies, he has just never seen it!

Night All!


100% Maryland

Who watches Bones?  I love anything related to science on tv.  I was one of those kids who saw Twister and instantly wanted to be a meteorologist.  I still think weather is pretty cool, but I am not a fan of physics.  Why am I talking about this?  Bones in on in 15min and I want to watch!

So to recap the day…

My Quinoa held me over pretty well this morning, but I think I need some whole grains or something in there.  Maybe you can do a mix of toasted oats and quinoa?  Needless to say, I may be having it for breakfast tomorrow.

Lunch was leftovers from last night.

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I cooked up some tofu last night with our chicken so I could have lemon tofu for lunch, yum!  Fennel, avocado, maters, tofu.

I also had some Kashi crackers for some grains.

I didn’t get hungry until I was in the parking lot of my work and then I dove into my clems and seltzer.

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Before heading home I stopped by the tag and title place to get my MD plates, registration and title.  It seriously took me 10min and I was out the door.  It really was worth the extra cost to skip having to take a day off work and waiting at the MVA for over 3 hours.  Seriously though MD is notorious for having really bad service at the MVAs.

I replaced my plates when I got home.

007 Good bye CT 817-LAM :(  As you can see this plate has been through a lot with me (and my mom!).  I was on our old toyota camery, which we loved and both almost cried when we traded him (Yoda) in for Ayche (my CRV).  I am officially 100% Maryland property.

After freezing my hand off trying to screw on rusty screw I started cutting veggies for dinner.

I roasted up everything we had and made some WF mac and cheese.  It was an easy dinner night, plus Nick loves Mac and Cheese.

008 I had 3/4 of a serving because 1 serving = 380cal?!?!  It was enough to get the good white cheddar flavor, but not too much to be stuffed.  Along side we had roasted brussels, yams (I tried to make chips but some burned and others did not get crispy), carrots, parsnips and mushrooms.  Does anyone know if a good roasted veggie dip?  I am thinking balsamic and mustard of some sort.

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I am thinking of trying this protein cookie dough with an Adora disk for dessert.  Until then it’s Bones time!

Three Cheers for tomorrow being Friday!  It should be a busy day at work and I hope it goes by quickly!

Night Night!


Fending Off The Bug!

Hello from the couch!  My cold is coming on on strong and I am fending it off as best I can.  Problem is I am not really hungry, but I know I need to eat.  So I am!  My waffle held me over amazingly…It was 11:30AM and I didn’t even realize it was almost lunch and I still wasn’t hungry.  Yummy waffles pizzas are on the menu more often.

I was able to eat my lunch in peace.

004 Wrap, veggies and an Adora disk.

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In my wrap there was more than roasted red pepper, but it sure took center stage.  It also had hummus, tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

Around 3:30PM I was feeling awful and thought maybe a snack would give me some energy and strength for the drive home.

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Serving of Kashi H2H warm cinnamon.

I had planned on going to the gym to do a light bike then some PT exercises that I can only do at the gym, but I just went straight home got into my PJs and hit the couch with Sissy.  I didn’t wake up until Nick got home and then about an hour later and an Emergen-C + 100 glasses of water later, I made some “dinner”.

I really didn’t have anything planned so I went with what would take me 5min and be healthy and filling.

008 Eggies, 1/2 of my remaining waffle from this morning, microwed apple with cinnamon.

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2 eggs mixed with dill, S&P, milk, peas and cotswold cheese.  Waffle with PB and blueberry and pumpkin jelly.

For dessert I tested one of my black raspberry bottom muffins that I am bringing this weekend.  The taste was good, but they were extra moist in the middle but dry around the wrapper.  This could be because I did not use butter.  We will see how they taste in the morning.  I also made a special treat form Mr. Bean (Jen’s dog).

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I know it doesn’t look that tasty, but it was!  I am going to finish watching Bones and then head to bed.  I hope I feel better in the morning, I have a lot to do!!!


What’s Going On

Woof, I can’t believe I have to go back to work tomorrow AND it is going to be super crazy and stressful.  Mondo report due Tuesday, and I need to try and get caught up from vacation time.

Sorry I have sort of been slacking in the blog dept.  I have been down in the dumps over my knee and just want to know what is wrong with it and how I can get it better/ when I will be able to run again.  Running has become such a big part of my life it is really hard for me to cut it out.  I have looked into other options if things look really bad.  I could get really into cycling or even become an awesome yogi.  Right now neither one sound that great.  I am doing light yoga, core and upper body work, but it really isn’t doing it for me.  I wanted to become an awesome 1/2 marathon runner and have a life list!

But life changes, and you have to flow with it or get crushed by the waves.

Anyway here are some of my eats over the past 24 hours…I am missing a few meals (a dinner and a breakie I think).

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Leftover bep, mushrooms and brussels, toast with cotswold, clem.  I also mixed in some cherry salsa that I got for Christmas instead of the pesto.002001

This was good, but not as tart as I was expecting from cherries.  I think it would be good simmered with chicken in the crock pot 🙂

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MMMmmmm cheese.  My mom and I both agreed we could give up meat before cheese and therefore think it would be easy to become vegetarians but we could never be vegans.

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1/2 cup plain yogurt, banana, chia seeds, cranberry vanilla peanut butter, 4 berry jelly.

007 1 cup kashi h2h warm cinnamon.

010 Acorn squash baked and topped with 4 meatless balls mashed in organic pasta sauce.

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I really like these meatless balls from TJs and they are vegan!

009 Salad of spinach, tomatoes, avocado, garden parsley and basil.  I dressed it with lemon and white balsamic.

Ending on a happy note…the Ravens are in the playoffs!, Sissy has a Ravens collar and Nick and I had a great time with his Mom and Step-dad last night!

Life could be worse, just keep swimming 🙂


Chilly Willy!

Gah it is cold out!  In the 20s this morning!!!  Very cold temps + Monday does not equal a happy Heather.  I just want to stay snuggled in my bed with Sissy, but we’ve got to work!

It is also purple Monday.  The Raven’s play the Packers tonight and it should be even colder in Green Bay.

We may have to turn on the heat this evening for the first time this season.

I obviously needed warm gingerbread coffee and something warm for breakfast.

001 I heated up a 1/4 cup Kashi 7 Grain Nuggets and a big handful of Shredded Wheat with milk in the micro and then topped it with Kashi Go Lean Crunch, TJs Fruit and Fiber Medley, banana, Oikos and flax.

002 I love these cereals warmed up with milk.  Delicious!

Take some time today to remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor.  I think it is odd that Goggle does not have a theme in honor today.

Let’s get this Monday started!