November 11, 2009

i'm that girl

happy HUMP day my pretties :) i feel like this week is going by quite fast- yay for that!! this week has been another busy one so far- lots of work and school. blah. my mom is a caterer (can't remember if i have mentioned that before or not) so her season is just kicking in as well and i've been helping her in addition to all of my other commitments. i'm beginning to realize i'm somewhat of a work-a-holic- i can't decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing? thoughts? i mean i would MUCH rather being running around like a chicken with my head cut off than sitting around doing nothing. my favorite days at work are insanely busy ones with lots of work to be done- those slow, quiet days go by sooo painfully slowly. yuck.

okay, so sunday was spent being productive- laundry, bathing ollie, homework, etc etc. i did 70 minutes of cardio at the gym. on the way i picked up a much needed non-fat cappucino (with an

extra shot of espresso) from starbs.

holiday cups make me smile :) my smile would be even bigger if it was actually COLD out instead of this ridiculous 89 degree weather. it's very hard to get in the holiday spirit when it feels like the middle of summer. this cup says it all- i wish for a snow day...sigh...

sundays eating was kind of sparse during the day- i had an unpictured chobani and z bar for a late brunch and then nothing until dinner. i just wasn't hungry- very unlike me hah. dinner was nice and light.

amy's alphabet soup :) i felt like a little kid again- it was fab!

monday was an uber early morning- my mom had a huge breakfast and luncheon for our local hospital association. the alarm went off at 5, and let me tell you i am NOT a morning person. my first stop was for coffee, obvi. the event went great and i was done by 3. after working with food for hours the last thing i want to do is eat. i did snack on a zucchini muffin and a little bit of chicken salad at the event however. i hit up the gym for 80 insanely sweaty minutes of cardio and headed home happy as a clam :) i got even happier when i saw 2 packages on my doorstep...

package numero uno was from corinne at pop chips- she sent me a fabulous variety of pop chips to review for the blog. i cannot wait to try them after reading so many good things about them from other bloggies. thank you SO much corinne!

package numbero dos was from gabriela at une vie saine- she was kind enough to send me some seasonal clif bars (pumpkin pie, gingerbread, and cranberry orange nut) after hearing that i couldn't find them any where in my town. she also send me two cookies from magnolia's bakery in nyc (where she lives). gab you ROCKKKKKK! these cookies were INSANE and i cannot wait to try the bars. thank you thank you thank you- you made my week! ps if you dolls haven't checked out her blog, please do- i guarantee you will love it :)

dinner was a french salad made with love by momma sue- and 1 and half pieces of mulitgrain boule.

the salad was a mixture of fresh boston and bib lettuce with tomato, avocado, hard boiled egg, and a petit marmit dressing. twas ridiculously delish! as was the toast of course :) it was followed by a somewhat disappointed episode of gossip girl- i mean come on, couldn't they have created a better 3some then dan, olivia, and vanessa?!? i was thinking of something more scandelous- along the lines of chuck, jenny, and nate?!? i know- i'm bad.

tuesday actually started out with BREAKFAST! i woke up early and decided to have an unpictured bowl of cheerios with low fat milk and naner slices. nom nom. this kept me full until about 2ish, when i had an unpictured pumpkin yogurt with granola. sorry i was really bad with the camera yesterday! after work i did 80 minutes of cardio and rushed home for my ultimate tv night- 90210, the hills, the city, and styl'd. yes, i'm THAT girl- who likes THOSE shows. trashy tv is my guilty pleasure- ain't no shame in my game :) dinner was amy's tuscan bean and rice soup with some added sauteed mushrooms.

this soup was really good- but extremely filling. i only ate about half of the mug and then had a toasted arnie with a smear of jalepeno hummus. i was close to a food pregnancy when i finished. oopsey daisy.
today has been a fairly busy day at work. mid-morning i had pumpkin yogurt with a tiny spoonful of udi's. as you can tell i am LOVING the stonyfield pump yog! lunch was two tiny slices of unpictured veggie pizza with tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and vidalia onions. i also had a few bites of greek salad. i cannot remember the last time i had pizza for lunch. it was SOOOOO good, but now my tummy is hurting. i just can't eat like that at lunch. oh well, ya live ya learn.
okay back to work, then gym, then studying. blah. xoxo that girl

November 7, 2009

tis the season

hello kittens :) NO, i have not forgotten about you- so please don't think that! the problem with living in a seasonal town is that one day it is dead and the next day is a whirlwind of hustle & bustle. i live in a small resort town on the east coast of florida and from May 1-Oct 31 it is painfully quiet. but THEN, once nov 1 hits- its like EVERYONE (aka the snow birds) are back in action. this past week has been insane- traffic, long lines at stores, long lines everywhere- you get my point. i had no time to even think about blogging. now, i'm not complaining- i much prefer the busy life than the slow one. i'm just going to need to figure out a time for blogging. anyways i took a few pics this week, so here is a little food porn for you lovies...

grilled swiss on an arnie with hummus & sauteed spinach, mushrooms, & onions and sweet potato fries on the side- YUM :)

chobs. nuff said.

oatmeal raisin cookie. oops, i mean luna.

veggie egg scramble with a toasted arnie with pumpkin butttahhhh. heaven.

PUMPKIN PIE YOGURT! i finalllllly found some at greenwise in palm beach :) topped with udi's. LOVED this.

hummus & swiss sammie with a few pretzel sticks and the left over hummus from the s. don't you die for the adorableee single servings of sabra that i found at bj's :)

okay dolls, sorry to be short today- i will be back to normal soon :) love you all.

November 2, 2009

happy halloweenie, belatedly

is it really monday already? boooo :( hope everyone had a fabulous halloween weekend! mine was nothing exciting, but it quite nice and relaxing. let's recap...

after work friday i headed to to the gym and had a quick snack on the way- a dr. kracker sunflower cheddar flatbread.

you can actually see the melted cheddar on the cracker :) sooo delish- another homerun for dr. kracker!

i did a quick 15 minute run on the treadmill (as a warm-up) and then did 45 min of strength. geez after not doing strength for over a week my arms had already lost some power!

dinner was a mug of amy's lentil soup...

this was my first time having the lentil soup (we all know i'm a fan of the veg barley!!) and it was sooooooooooo delicious! amy's never fails me. on the side i had a piece of flax toast with (drumroll pleasssseee...) PUMPKIN BUTTER! yes my loves, i FINALLY got my hands on some! it is sooo hard to find pumpkin butter without hfcs, but i finally found some at fresh market!


i had another o face when i had my bed time snack...

a deep chocolate vitamuffin :) nom nom! i had a quiet friday night at home with ollie watching scary movies- doesn't get much better!

saturday was a HoT and HuMiD halloween in florida! there were sooo many warnings on the local news to make sure and not overdress your children in their costumes because there was a chance they could get heat stroke. poor kids. i'm so over this weather. is it possible to be sick of the SUN?!? i would killllllll for a dreary, cold day! asap PLEASE!

since i knew i wasn't dressing up that night (i was the only one at my house so i had to hand out candy- no partying pour moi), i decided to semi-dress up for work. i put together a sorry attempt at a rhianna-ish outfit (current elliot cloud wash jeans, forever poufy shoulder top, chanel cuff, balenciaga heels).

don't laugh- i know, i'm white.

saturday morning was fairly quiet at work so obviously i ate my morning snack out of boredum...

love me some LUNA! i also had some crack- aka COTTAGE CHEESE.

i seriously could live on this stuff. and yes, i am eating it straight out of the container- i'm just classy like that.

i had packed a yummy lunch (aka pb&j), but forgot it at home. i don't function properly in the morning. i scoured the menu folder at work and decided i would treat myself (as it was halloween and diabetics shouldn't have candy). egg salad and a diet pepsi :)

holy moly- this ROCKED!
ollie (the pumpkin weenie) and i only had ONE tricker treater! okay well we may have had a few more but after the first i was over it and left out the bowl on the "honor system". when i removed it later that night there wasn't much missing. ugh- i don't want that many almond snickers lying around my house! ollie quickly pooped out...

please excuse his yucky looking manly parts. we need to get those taken care of.

jon and i decided to go see saw vi, so i whipped up a quick mug of pumpkin oats (with pumpkin buttttter!!!).

no measurements for this one- i just threw it all together. YUMMM!

the movie wasn't too "scary", but it was insanely GRUESOME!! the perfect way to end our halloween night. okay i also may have ended the night with one too many snickers. bad bad diabetic. needless to say i wasn't feeling to well in the middle of the night.
yesterday was the best day off i'd had in a long time. jon and i slept in (yay!) and then met friends at the beach club for lunch and pool time. another hot and sunny day. for lunch i had a whitney cobb salad with spinach, carrots, cukes, chicken, egg, bacon (couldn't resist), and toms with a sherry dressing. twas delish.

after about an hour or so by the pool we decided to go out on our friend sam's boat and go fishing! i haven't been boating in forever! i forgot how much i loved it! we spent the afternoon and into the evening on the river. it was GORG out! the sunset was beautifulllllll :)

we got in from the boat around 8 and headed to jon's parents for dinner- pork chops, salad with fresh shredded beets, and a sweet potato. another fabulous meal. i was STUFFED. with lots of bad eating and no gym this weekend, i feel gross. time to get back on track.

well, it's monday again- ugh. oh well, at least GOSSIP GIRL is on tonight :) back to work. ta ta lovies.
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