Food Rut

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Breakfast Yesterday: Nutrigrain Waffle with 1 tbsp. Brummel & Brown (waaay too much), orange, Dannon Greek yogurt with homemade granola.

Today: Nutrigrain Waffle with 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter, strawberries and cinnamon, 1 orange.

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Post workout snacks both today and yesterday: 1 cup cantaloupe with 14 almonds, Kraft Milk Bite strawberry granola bar (dangerously good).

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Lunch yesterday: Big salad with spinach, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, feta cheese, peanuts, carrots, and fat free balsamic vinaigrette.

Lunch today: Dannon Vanilla Greek yogurt with 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter, pumpkin pie spice and homemade granola, 2 pieces of Jamie’s protein bread.

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Snacks yesterday: Quaker Granola Bar, cantaloupe & watermelon.

I wasn’t super hungry for dinner last night so I had some of the fresh protein bread I had just made.  Can’t say no to that!  Oh……and let’s not forget a few of these.

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Cookie dough truffles.

Thank goodness they’re almost gone.

Basically I have been living off fruit and bread with bits of protein here and there!   I am eating what I am wanting….no need to eat what you don’t want just to get to the stuff you really want.  Winking smile But I think because we have been really busy this week I am just grabbing what is convenient.  I don’t have to give any thought or put prep into it.  I mean at least it’s not chips and cookies, or fast food, but I can do much better than this. A Food Rut is what I call it!  I am going to REALLY make an effort this week to plan some meals.  I haven’t been able to spend the time I like to gather recipes and make out a grocery list.  I have been having to go grocery shopping on the fly and just wing it with a haphazardly made list of items we are out of.  As I was grocery shopping yesterday I started to get hungry.  I saw pasta and sauce and thought….”Ohhhh I want some spaghetti.”  I saw some hamburger buns and thought “Man, I want a burger.”  I saw a Boboli Whole Wheat Pizza Crust and thought, “Dang….I need that….I want some pizza!”  Then I thought ok, next week….I am making all of that!

What I am Loving Lately

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I have done it 3 days this week and I am loving it!  It’s so challenging and fun.  I have been wearing my heart rate monitor to make sure I am not over doing since the first time I tried the class I felt like I was going to pass out.  I have been burning about 500 calories in the 60 min class and about 350 in the 45 min class.  There have been several times I have had to really pull back because it was too hard.  I love that because it means I have room to improve and something to work on!  It feels great to be out of that exercise rut.  Now, if I can just get out of the food rut!

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Cetaphil Cleanser

I know this has been around for ages, but it’s new to me.  I LOVE IT!  I have oily and sensitive skin. This seems to have made my skin less oily, softer, evened out my skin tone, improved the texture and cleared up a recent break out over night. Jeremy’s skin is the same as mine and he will use whatever I use to wash his face.  I have noticed an improvement in his skin as well.

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Plants that I can’t kill.

This is a Wandering Jew that has taken over a spot in my back yard.  I am going to propagate this and plant it in a pot out front.


Bath & Body Works Lavender Salve

I just love it.

Well, I am off to spend 4.5 hours on Pinterest gathering recipes…..wish me luck!!!

Articles I have loved this week:

Controlling Post workout hunger – Greatist.  I know if I don’t eat enough breakfast I fall victim to this.

Mouse is Jillian’s partner?!  It’s like a twist at the end of the book!  I am SO excited for them!  It’s no secret she is a huge role model for me and I attribute about 95% of my weight loss to her no nonsense approach to fitness and nutrition.  I look forward to hearing about her adventures in Mommyhood!

I hope everyone has a beautiful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!


One of those days

Today has been one that I wish I could just go back to bed and start over.  We skipped the gym in favor of bumming around the house and catching up on laundry/housework that I wasn’t able to get to over the weekend.  I was so spacey that I didn’t even think about taking any pictures of my eats for the day.  Don’t worry, nothing stellar, all my normal stuff.




1.5 bags Pop-Secret 100 calorie bag popcorn.  (Aidan didn’t want the rest of his so I helped him out)

I am not sure what I am going to make for dinner tonight……nothing out of the ordinary  or new though!

The most exciting part of my day is the fact that I made it to the post office and the grocery store for a few items and I am waiting on a package to be delivered!  Mondays are slow around here folks!

So lets talk about Sunday….I was pretty much going non-stop from 5am until 11pm.  This may have everything to do with why I am so sluggish and spacey today.

Church was really good.  I got there on time this week with zero issues.  Service was a great message about discipline and obedience, I visited a new class that I am not sure was a good fit for me but I think I will give it one more try before going back to the other one.  Volunteering in the nursery was fun!  The little babies are just too sweet!  I love them so much.

I am sorry I have nothing to show for what I ate yesterday, it was pretty sporadic and whatever I could eat quickly!  I can’t even remember breakfast!  Oh wait….yogurt, sandwich thin with peanut butter!  Winking smile

So anyway, our church had a Spring picnic yesterday afternoon that was so much fun!  My friend Anyssa and her two girls came with Aidan and me.

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There were bounce houses.

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There were jelly beans.

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There was cotton candy.

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and messy faces.

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and boredom.

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And then there was Brandon Heath,

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such an amazing artist.

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I got *thisclose*.  His demeanor and energy were very charming and gentle.  He looked each and every fan in the eye and spoke softly, asking how they were doing.  I wish I could have shaken the man’s hand.  He sings one of my favorite songs ever.

Your Love

My heart melted when I looked over to see Aidan clapping and singing along with him.  His eyes lit up when a song came on that he recognized.  He looked at me and said “That’s the one on my radio!  He is in my radio!”  He was fascinated by the fact that he was seeing the man who sings the songs on his radio.  Totally adorbs.

Well, hopefully I will get some fire under my britches for the next several hours of the day and get something accomplished around here!  If not….oh well….there is always tomorrow!