Filed under: breakfast, dessert., dinner., life., lunch. | Tags: bagel, berries, cereal, chocolate, cottage cheese, flatout, gnu bar, granola, grapes, hummus, kashi, nom, oats, peanut butter, probar, protein powder, protein smoothie, salad, sandwich thins, snack bowl, sweet potato
im back yall. woo hoo.
to be honest ive had a computer since monday
[ended up having to just buy a new one. so having
to wait the two weeks to see if my fatherman could
fix it was sort of for naught. cest la vie am i right?]
..but yeah. anyways. i just wasnt ready to get back
into the whole blogging thing. im still sort of not.
as in i havent been taking pictures of my eats. but
truuuuuuust me. ive been eating. in excess. yum!
obviously not a complete representation of what
i have been eating for the past two and a half or
so weeks but here are a few photos from when i
first stopped blogging and didnt know how long
my hiatus would be. lots and lots more peanut
butter. frozen yogurt. ice cream. cookies. etc etc.
also. nutritional things. in moderation of course. ;]
anyways. tonight and tomorrow are going to worktastical.
plan on regularly scheduled blogging to resume sunday. ish.
did you miss me?
Filed under: breakfast, dessert., dinner., lunch. | Tags: broccoli slaw, cereal, chocolate, hummus, kashi, nom, oats, peanut butter, pizza, salad
seriously. its overrated.
so for my first late night snickysnack last night i decided to coordinate with my peanut butter.
cheerios. BANANAS. CHOCOLATE. soymilk. pbloco chocolatelybananapeanutbutter goodness! delicious. as i suspected it would be.
a bit later i was wanting some more munchcrunch action.
apples and hummus.
then i just went at the jar of peanut butter. at one point i stopped long enough to slather some on a sandwich thin with banana slices and make a legit snack out of it. but then i just went back to the spoon.
by the time my head hit the pillow last night a third of the jar was gone.
dayum. im very upset about this. but only because its not going to last long. boo.
i woke up this morning and thought it best to avoid the PEANUT butter.
aka GOOD MORNING BARNEY BUTTER. this was one of the free samples i got in the mail. it was pretty good. but not like drop your pants good. if it were available around here [its not] and were comparable to wherever nut butter i was fixin to buy [doubt it. homegirls on a budget.] id grab a jar. but i dont think id ever shell out the extra dollahs for shipping. not my style. anyways. soymilknaner oats. fone. cranberries. delicious as always.
then it was off for a funfilled morning of self-inflicted pain. i mean. class.
i made it home with enough time to pack up some grub and out the door i went. to the cupcake factory!
i didnt eat the pure protein bar. i did make myself an iced latte or two. and obviously there were nibbles. i mean come on. i work around cupcakes. chocolate. and gelato. thatd be tough even for someone with some level of restraint.
after work i was planning on going for a run but then my friend who just returned from NEW ZEALAND offered up dinner with her fam. they were going to biaggis which in my humble [im always right.] opinion is not that great. but who am i to turn down free food?
i had a snack first because i got off at six and was gettin hungry and dinner wasnt until sevenfifteen.
there must be some food that i ate that isnt orange..right? there might have been crackers too? okay. there definitely were.
anyways. no pictures from dinner. but i managed to eat a good portion of the big house salad for the table. drenched in dressing. not so fun. but whats a gal to do? for my entree of sorts i ordered the mediterranean pizza. it was a biggin. and i was good only ate half of it. [moderation!] but as soon as i got home i went into the kitchen to put it in the fridge and ended up polishing off the other half. [its overrated anyways.]
so thats where i be now. unrunned. overeatened. supah tired. cest la vie.
no big plans for the rest of the evening. maybe trying to figure out how im going to get out of these pants. perhaps ive been overcompensating for my running these past few weeks. oops. i guess that means ill just have to go shopping for new jeans. ;]
anyways. if anyone wants to come over and play scrabble that sounds pretty alright with me right about now. byopb. [though any nut butter will do.]
whats your favorite board game?
scrabble. for sure. though chutes and ladders is pretty legit too.
Filed under: breakfast, dinner., lunch., run. | Tags: cereal, chocolate, flatout, hummus, kashi, nom, protein powder, run run run, salad
you guys are superb. all of your comments on my
last post were supah sweet and i was lovin them.
[except heathers: 'College is hard, but real life is worse. '
gee thanks heather. that makes me feel loads better.
perhaps she was just hangry? haha. just kidding. kisses!]
so since friday ive eaten A TON but my pictures are all
sort of blah or nonexistent so were just going to pff that.
just imagine lots of good healthy eating all day long. and
then once the night arrives LOTS of cereal. peanutbutter.
chocolate. cottagecheese with spicyflaxchips. etc etc etc.
you havent missed too much excitement in my not eats either.
worked for a long arse time friday. ran all day saturday. worked
for another long arse time saturday night. grumble grumble.
the silver lining to all that work though. i just HAD to sample
the new truffles and caramels and sparkling wines we got..
you know. just in case someone was curious about any of them.
and the gelatos arent new. but i had to remind myself of how
scrumptious they were since id been away for break and such.
yesterday i ran thirteen miles. BALLIN. my hip got a bit tight
around mile eleven which sort of freaked me out. moh well.
hopefully i can manage to tack on that last point one miles
next weekend. i dont know though. cross your fingers eh? ;]
where are all the pictures?!
okay. heres ONE picture from yesterday. just because
it turned out sort of cute. and was horribly delicious.
salad. nothing new. blackbeans. chicken. peppers. carrots. salsa/hummus mix. kashi lovebites. strawberries/kiwi. yada yada.
NOW ONWARD TO SUNDAY.
i woke up and slothed around in bed for an excessive amount of
time because its sunday and pretty much required in these parts.
eventually i realized eating is required as well so i had this gem:
i polished off the corn bran. seventeen servings. hahaha. more like five. also in the pool..soymilk. protein powder. frozen banana chunks.
the colors in the bowl were sort of bland so i dove into my dirty laundry for that shirt for a pop of color. the things i do for you guys.
then i continued to sloth in bed for a long ass time. totally fine.
doing absolutely nothing is hard work so i had to refuel.
as you can see the novelty of the monster plate has worn off.
i whipped up a wrap with spinach and a mixture of carrots. corn. broccoli. black beans. salsa. etc. the bit that wouldnt fit in got its own cute little bowl. alongside i had some delicious fruit from earlier in the week. much more colorful than breakfast for sure.
more bed action. hollah.
i should add that all of this time spent in bed was sort of productive. i had lots of school work to do. it only took me like eight hours to do about fortytwo minutes worth of work. thats pretty legit for this gal.
at this point my fridge was pretty barren so.. GROCERIES. yesssss.
before i left i ate a banana. no picture because my camera battery was charging.
i pretty much looked like this:
at the grocery store i also managed to munch on half the bag of grapes while perusing. i totally owe meijer like threebucks. oops.
meijer didnt have much by way of sweet potatoes so i zipped across the street to walmart afterwards to pick up a couple. walmart randomly has a subway in it? so on the way out the door the smell of stinky feet wafted towards me and i was hooked. damn you subway.
ovenroastedchickenbreast with lots of veggies. mmm. banana peppers. and i dont know whats in that cup but its definitely not diet coke. i only put wholesome healthy good for me things in my hotbod.
now im back in bed because i havent spent enough time here today.
i really need to ‘study’ but im crazyintelligent and so it is unnecessary.
hope everyone had a stupendous weekend void of any excessivelylongshifts at cupcakefactories and the likes.
hold the phone. i havent had any peanut butter today.
this must be remedied..and with that i must depart!
do you have any pets?
i am the proud owner of three really playful plants from meijer.
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thats what i have to keep telling myself.
dude. college is hard.
and minimum wage sucks.
and im getting sick.
but you know what isnthard/doesntsuck/isntsick? well..who.
i was totally having the crummiest of days today and that
little gem of blogger totally made my day. thanks heather.
anyways. things are gettin all wackedup on this end
so my posting/commenting/etc may be even more
sporatic than it normally is so bear with meeee please.
grrr. grrr. im a bear. oh man. i need sleep. baaaaadly.
hey. this is a food blog. not national geographic.
no more bears. unless i start eating bear meat.
which i promise wont happen. ever. though oddly
enough ive had the opportunity. totally awk right?
yesterday morning i had a lovely six mile or so run.
i got all nice and sweaty. and red and puffy. sexy no?
then i came home and ate. i mean showered. [nah man. i ate.]
just a snackish plate of sorts. i ate double the amount of cottage cheese and crackers for sure though. i think i eat half my meals before they even make it to the plate. whoops. [and yeah. that monster is totally tryin to eat my cottage cheese. i showed him what was up though. no worries.]
lunch dessert! strawberries. chocolate. peanut butter. could it get any better?! [well..chocolate covered pretzels would have been nice but..]
i packed up this little gem and headed out to my classes.
this was a GNU flavor for me and good grief was it swell. i think i preferred the peanut butter [shocking i know] but this one was super divine. i think maybe a peanutbutterbananawalnut fusion is in order. and hey. i still gotta try the chocolate one. hmmmm. i like where this is headed.
so i had made a point to check the ten DAY forecast in the morning..but failed to check the ten HOUR forecast. aka i had a nice walk home in the rain. in leather flipflops. sans umbrella. oy.
dinner was so good though that i totally didnt care.
i baked up a sweetpotato and mashed it all up with some black beans and bbqsauce and wrapped it all up with some spinach in a flatout wrap. sooo good. i broiled the whole thing to help keep the wrap together. when i was done i seriously contemplated making another. i also tried kale chips for the first time. they were so awkward and made me uncomfortable while i was eating them. but i definitely loved them. [!?] and yay for delicious fruit.
then i started to get a little stressed out. and when this galfriday
gets stressed out she EATS. so i did.
this was so good. my first time trying the erin baker breakfast cookies. definitely not my last. the ingredients are totally legit but the cookie taste did not reflect that. seriously. go try these. [that notebook is just for you munchhead.]
at this point i started going at the jar of peanut butter to comfort my sorry self. and then i thought this might work out better than just straight up spoonfuls:
comforting and delicious.
but i still ended up with more skippylove.
and some more kashis with cottage cheese.
and a piece or two of chocolate.
im stressed out okay. dont judge.
anyways. zzzzzzzz. but not really.
i did not sleep well last night. bummer.
at least breakfast was good this morning.
corn bran. frozen banana chunks and berries. soymilk. and of course my clumpy chocolate protein powder was added post picture.
i was running late this morning. per usual. so i just grabbed half a clif bar i had lying around to eat between classes. oatmeal raisin walnut. aka best flavor ever.
my head is all congested and nast right now [definitely self-induced. thanks again stress.] so im takin the day off on the exercise front. sometimes its just what you need. ya know?
im gonna go whip up some lunch and then shower and get ready for work. grumble grumble. think of me while youre all off enjoying your friday night. i think im the only person that more often than not does not look forward to friday. come on sunday.
whats your favorite day of the week?!
im a total sunday girl. as a general rule i am not allowed to do anything i do not want to on sundays. and dude. football. :]
breeeeeeeeeathe. breeeeeeeeeeeathe. breeeeeeeeeeathe.
Filed under: breakfast, dessert., dinner., lunch., run., yoga. | Tags: berries, cereal, chocolate, gnu bar, hummus, kashi, nom, oats, peanut butter, protein powder, run run run, salad, sandwich thins
..only its wednesday? [at least i think its wednesday?]
anyways. in true erinbee style ive gotten a bit behind on my posting havent i. mah bad. i am here now and that is all that matters. right?
backbackback it up to monday noche.
this salad was saladtastic. the usual suspects of romaine. spinach. carrots. peppers. etc were present as well as frozen corn and broccoli. [unfrozed. duh.] and a crumbled up morningstar southwestern veggie cake i found hiding the in the back of the freezer. and of course i brought back a jar of my FAVORITE SALSA EVERRR from home so i had lots of that as well. and some stolen franks hot sauce. thanks roommate. hah. on the side i had banana chunks. kiwi niblets. and a huuuumungo strawberry.
SOME of my late night munches:
looks to me like a chopped up apple with my new ZOES GRANOLA. oh my goodness. this stuff is so great. the lovely zoe-ites [aka tori] sent me a granola sampler pack to try. this is the cinnamon raisin. but really they should just call it ‘heckatastyyall’.
mmm. peanut butter. figgers. newmans own chocolate. i had at least double everything shown here. maaaaybe a bit more chocolate and peanut butter..but its been a while so i cannot be certain. ya dig?
the day of twos.
it had been far too long since banana oats had graced my mouthicle. divine. and with that i finished off another jar of peanut butter. [no worries. i have like five more jars. stocked up for sure when it was on sale at meijer. four for fivedollars much?]
it was all drab and dreary outside so i did some yoga in hopes that the rain would stop. no such luck. so i had a snack instead.
blurfest. and i had a lot more of those newmans own organic dried cranberries. they were supah sweet and i could not stop.
i eventually made it to the arc since i found my icard. holla.
i did some easypeasy arctrainering because i wasnt so much lookin for an intense workout as i just needed to get out of my dreary apartment. i also did weights because im a bodybuilder.
i got workout number two in on my walk home in the rain. this poor old man was havin some wheelchair issues so i wheeled him home. hardest. thing. ever. [and i know hard..] he insisted the brakes were not on but im callin his bluff. at least now i am doubly swoll.
lunch was another salad. i like em apparently. spinach. romaine. carrots. peppers. salsa!!. chicken slices. and such. with a wee bowl of kiwis and strawberries. and some newmans own organics white cheddar soy crisps. after the picture i finished off the bag. [thank goodness the are only threeandahalf servings per bag. oh. and that theyre air.] still super delish though. i love flavored crunchy air. and a serving actually has somethin like eight grams of protein. if you say so nell.
and some chocolate popped into my mouth on the way out the door to classville. mmm.
today has been brought to you by the letter: newmans own organics?
i packed up this little diddie for a snack:
as you may recall back in the days of my creepybabyprime i tried the orangecranberry gnu bar and was less than pleased. however..i GNU [bahaha.] that the other flavors were more up my alley and so my dear friends at gnu hooked me up with the other four flavors to try. this peanut butter bar did not disappoint. go gnu!
oh mannnn. its like the neverendstory up in here. [!!! who wants to come over for a movie night!?]
i somehow made it through my classes without inflicting pain on myself or anyone around me. progress.
the most important part of this dinner for me was making sure that everyone could see my new plate from target. with that being said i had double that amount of cara cara orange chunks. looooots more pretzels and hummus. and i added more of my tunahummuspretzelbbqsauce mosh to the sandwich thin.
ah! monster! ah!
i was super snacky last night. [..as opposed to everyother night.]
another delicious mosh of cinnamon raisin zoes granola. apple chunks. soymilk. and cinnamon. its the bombdiggity.
how adorable are these!? i found them at the walmart back home awhile back and sweet talked them into the basket. thanks cath. :]
somehow throughout the night i ingested FIVE candycane frangos..but didnt manage to get a picture of any of them. i got skills.
there was more but ill spare you. i was really proud of myself for not going at a new jar of peanut butter until i realized that by not having a spoonful or two i ended up munching on much more throughout the night. oops?
oh hey. its today now.
another amazing bowl of cornbran. soymilk. chocolateprotein powder. and banana chunks. oh wait. frozen mixed berries decided they wanted to join the early morning rushfest.
then i did the college thing.
for lunch i met up with a bunch of the people that i studied abroad in rome with. also present was my main squeeze fabio parsecoli. he was our instructor while in rome. hes also written a book or two or so and teaches at nyu and in barcelona. and he was a writer for gambero rosso but apparently its just got bought out and he wasnt happy with where things were headed so he jumped ship. yada yada. what im trying to say is hes a jack of all trades. and who doesnt love an italian man? it was nice to chat with him and all my little romepals.
okay. i lied. heres another picture.
me and the fab in italy. [man. im such a cheeser.]
anyways. what im trying to say is that lunch was provided by the department. so no picture. BUT i did manage to swipe some leftover grub so i have a picture of that. but its not loaded on my computer so youre just going to have to wait.
im currently munching on pretzels and salsa. munching in the mindless straight from the bag/jar sense. i should probably stop. its gorgeous outside [though a tid windy] and i think a nice little diddie of a run is in order. or maybe a nap..by the window?
see you sassycats later.
whatre you thoughts on skippy, smucker, and jifs ‘natural’ peanut butter?
i dont so much think its ‘natural’ since they all have more than just peanut butters. but it is better than their counterparts.
i eat lots of skippy natural mostly because meijer hooks me up with super good deals that i just cannot turn down. its actually on sale this week too. uh oh..damn you meijer.
Filed under: breakfast, lunch. | Tags: cereal, hummus, nom, protein powder, sandwich thins
GUESS WHO FOUND THEIR ICARD!!!
and just in the nick of time.
i was in my nine am packing my stuff up at the end of the class and i was planning on shellin out the twentybuckers to get a new one before my eleven and as i was crammin my notebook and ‘course manual’ into my bag I FOUND IT! i totally squealed and started shaking i was so excited. hahaha. its the little things..right? [im guessing it got stuck in my course manual or something because i had previously checked in all my notebook and my bag and well everywhere under the sun. or so i thought.]
anyways. yeah. maaaaaade my day.
speaking of my day. it was a gooden for suuuuure. thus far anyways.
im been the opposite of productive but i dont give two licks.
[i have random pictures of figlets and peanut butter and chocolate and various snackies from last night buuuuut eh. whatevs. its MONDAY yall.]
breakfast had to be quick. and it definitely was lacking in fresh colorful fruit. :/
corn bran. mmmm. for some reason they dont sell it at meijer so i always have to bring a box back to me when im at home. also in the bowl of fun was soymilk banana chunks and chocolate protein powder. chocolate protein powder and cereal is so bomb. i love the gritty chunks.
then class. squeal/shakefest. and some more clissclass. groan.
ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDNT SAY BANANA!?
my lunch turned out way orange. so to be obnoxious/excessive i put it on my orange cmn folder along with my orange phone.
my homemade hummus is the bomb. first time ive ever made it with tahini. and this was the real deal my friends. i had been looking for tahini for a while and so cath bought me some in TURKEY. i have nooooo idea what the jar says but i feel quite authentic when i eat my hummus. mmmm. turkish tahini.
after lunch i decided to NOT do the hoards of things i needed to and set out for a walk in the glorious weather. i was gone for a good two and a half hours. managed to walk about five miles. and hit up the health food store. the food coop. the new grocery store on campus. AND a korean grocery store.
the health food store/food coop are soooo overpriced but they have all the fun foods i see on blogs that want to try but cannot find elsewhere. i didnt buy anything [save a banana] but i enjoyed myself immensely. my friends think my grocery store obsession is weird. i think its lovely. i ducked into county market just to check it out and see how it compared to meijer..doesnt hold a candle. and of well i was just curious about the korean grocery store. i couldnt read a single label but i could sort of tell what things were based on the pictures. and i know what POCKY is. i didnt have any cash on me and didnt want to charge the buckfifty since it probably would have cost them more than that in transaction fees but soon that pocky will be mine.
the health food store is way on the other side of campus. well past it a bit actually. when i was perusing i got a little hungry. i was going to buy a bar [especially since they have all the fun clifs/laras that i cannot find elsewhere] but they were hecka money so i went with a banana. still the most ive ever paid for a banana. ninetyninecents a pound..really!? it was totally worth the thirtycents though. mmmm.
cell phone pic much? i tried to be springish though. yay daffodils and red things.
all that walking felt supa good on my legs which were definitely aching when i woke up from the run/drive combo.
now i should probably get to gettin.
whatre you wearing? ;]
Filed under: breakfast, dessert., lunch., run. | Tags: berries, cereal, edys, flatout, grapes, home, kashi, nom, peanut butter, run run run
yeah yeah yeah.
im probably one of the few bloggettes that is sad that it is friday.
grumblegrumble. boo college.
but enough about ME. how are YOU!?
okay. back to me.
the last of the fudge tracks [twelveservings my ass]. mashup nan. pretzels. cerealll.
times thirtysixZILLIONandthree. sorry the picture is so dark but im tryin to save the world yo.
this morning i woke up and it was sunny and cheery!
haha. GOTCHA. suckahs.
but at least breakfast was good.
the usual premix photo. hey wait..why is that dish of yogurt an awkward/disgusting color. PEANUTBUTTER. mmm.
so good. so good.
it was cold this morn. and i hate cold. and more so i hate running in the cold. mostly because i like to breathe. and when i combine cold and running not so much. so i managed to not breathe for a good three miles/twentyfour minutes [im callin up the folks at guinness..that has GOT to be a record of some kind]. then while the heart was still a pumpin and the snot was still a flowin i got my shred on.
i like this game because basically my lunch was the same thing ive been eating all week..but i get to blame it on someone else. ;]
okay. it wasnt the same thing ive been eating all week because it was SO MUCH BETTER. this lunch totally hit the spot [no..not THAT spot. pervert.]
so im nearly twentyone..but i look twelve. ergo i can still play with my food. kapeesh?
i had no intention of incorporating blueberries into my lunch but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
so heres what went down. i shoved. err. delicately positioned a flatout wrap into an oven safe bowl and stowed her away in the toaster oven whilest i prepared the innards.
you cannot see it so much but there is a layer of sauteed spinach topped with all those above veggies: peppers. onions. zucchini. mushrooms. carrots. etc. these were also sauteed with some FAJITA spices. mmmm.
and of course the blackbeandip/salsa combo had to rear its ugly head. and by ugly i obviously mean delicious.
enjoyed with a cara cara orange and of course those gosh darn blueberries.
and i may or may not have just ran to the kitchen and hit up the peanut butter jar just a tick ago when i was typing out breakfast. but whos to say for sure?
cath is gonna be home from work in a bit and if i dont clean up the explosion i left in the kitchen it may be the end of me and we simply cannot have that now can we?
BUT before i go. check out this post by jbend! so fun.
and hurry along if you havent hit up my giveaway..im picking a winner MANANANANANANANA [tomorrow for my not so cultured friends.]
what the last reeeeeeally good book you read!? [twilight does not count.]
i havent read a book for pleasure in EONS. but this one is always a crowd pleaser.
Filed under: breakfast, dessert., dinner., lunch., run., yoga. | Tags: berries, cereal, edys, home, kashi, nom, peanut butter, run run run, sweet potato, yoga.
you guys a crazy with these giveaway comments. keep on keepin on.
spring break is flying by. is wednesday seriously over?!
per usual i am behind on the bloggage. oops. no worries. im here to get you up to speed.
monday night ended with lots of peanut butter and crackers as well cereal. no pictures. scroll down. i have a couple of pictures of peanut butter on here im sure. ;]
i woke up yesterday and made the most scrumptious of breakfasts.
i started off with this amazing bowl of strawberries. nectarine. kiwi. blueberries. and grapes.
and then i added loads of cerealmash and vanilla yogurt. enjoyed with the latest issue of clean eating magazine and a cuppa joe.
the rest of the day was awkward in terms of eating. it rained on and off aaaaaall day and so i kept just eating light ‘pre-run’ snacks and then as soon as i would throw on my nikes and down pour started up again. eventually i went to the hospital [where my mother works] and used a treadmill in cardiac rehab after all the patients were done for the day. five sweeeeeeeaty miles in about thirtyeight minutes. and i piddled with some weights for a few.
heres the one picture i managed to take between breakfast and ‘dinner’. mmm. i love airline pretzels. haha.
after my sweatfest i made ‘dinner’ though it was pretty early. either way it was divine.
salad contents: mixed greens. spinach. sauteed zucchini. mushroom. peppers. carrots. corn. etc etc. my ‘dressing’ was a mix of trader joes black bean dip and salsa. and trader joes veggie tortilla chips on the side. my little egyptian camel friend wanted a bite.
then to continue on the with trader joes munchin i went back for more chips and black bean dip. so good. so good.
i obviously needed late night nibbles.
edys fudge tracks. newmans own peanutbutter newman os. lotsa peanut butter.
and then when i was taking my little mug back to the kitchen i decided to fill er up again.
this time we have gala chunks. cerealmishmosh. and more peanut butter.
unpictured: lots more cereal. lots more peanut butter. chocolate nibbles.
mmmm. yoga and a warm cozy bed.
this morning i woke up and had breakfast before heading to the doc for my annual check up. mmmm. my favorite.
i swear there is a bagel smothered in a peanutbutter/yogurt mix under there somewhere. such a perfect way to start my morning.
lunch was pretty superb as well. that wrap is hiding an eggie scramble with lots of spinach. peppers. carrots. mushrooms. salsa. and black bean dip. half a pear. and grapes. [i ate lots more than pictured.]
for dessert i had the other half of my pear with the last of this jar of italian generic brand nutella. whats that they say..when in rome? [hahahaha. i thought that was way more funny than i should have.]
as you may have noticed i have serious obsessions with certain foods. [hello peanut butter. cereal. sweet potatoes. chocolate. etc.] so it should be no surprise that this was my afternoon snack:
LOTS of trader joes veggie tortilla chips and black bean dip. i am not kidding when i say lots. i generally cant go more than three hours without food and i was still miserably full a good four hours after this munchfest.
somehow i still managed to find room for dinner. ;]
i baked up a sweet potato with spinach. bbq sauce. peppers. mushrooms. carrots. and pineapple. this picture is terribly awkward but youll just have to believe me when i say this was delicious.
and now i think were pretty much updated. woo.
since my afternoon snack was so much bigger than usual maybe i wont be AS snacky tonight.
hahahahahahahahaha. who are we kidding.
it was cold and dreary all day today so i just wasnt feelin a run in the frigidness so i did some level three shredin and core yoga this afternoon. i was a hot mess afterward. love.
i think ive bumbled on for long enough. hope all is well on that side of the screen.
hasta la vista my wee petunias.
whats your favorite floooooower?
im a sucker for poppies.
poppies at the cutest little winery just outside of rome.
Filed under: breakfast, dessert., dinner., lunch., run., yoga. | Tags: berries, cereal, edys, kashi, nom, peanut butter, run run run, soup, yoga.
hi guys and dolls.
we have much to chat of so lets get to it.
edys fudge tracks. cereal!!! and newmans own organics newman os. peanut butter style. [see below for a bit more].
then i went back for more cereal. this times two:
awkward combo? maybe. but i still ate a boatload. nom.
newmans own organics peanut butter newman os.
these were super good. as one would imagine they taste quite similar to oreos. but without all the ridiculous ingredients. peanut butter. chocolate. cookie. what more could you ask for? the only downside was that a serving was two. who only eats two cookies? not this girl. nu uh.
i crashed and woke up yesterday morning to some yoga. refreshing.
this breakfast was the bomb diggity. toasted bagel with peanut butter and strawberries. blueberries. and banananananana.
then i was all set to go out for my long run. but the weather thought otherwise. i nibbled throughout the morning and FINALLY got to head out for my run three hours after planned. obnoxious.
i pounded out ELEVEN miles [woo. new distance pr.] in straight up an hourandahalf. i was draggin the beginning but once i got my ass in gear it was a pretty great run all around. i did a fiveandahalfish mile loop. twice. so once i finished the first lap i was in front of my house and i enjoyed this midrun snack:
i ate about a third of the clif bar before the run. a third midrun. and a third post run. it worked out quite nicely. it was my first time eating midrun. i definitely thought it helped me keep my energy up for the second half. but that could just be the placebo effect? that yellow cup is full of water. fyi.
cathmeister had a meeting in the next town over. aka a much more legit town than mine. so i tagged along and sipped a latte at panera while she met.
i discreetly captured a photo on my mac so that i didnt have to be the creepy loner girl in the corner taking pictures of her latte.
during this time i was fixin to register for my half since i had been putting it off to see if my hip would be able to handle the distance/training and i was devastated to find out that IT WAS FULL! i freaked out my friends. freaked. out. i emailed everyone i could from the ‘contact us’ section and did everything in my power to not burst into tears in the middle of panera. thankfully a nice chap emailed me back a few hours later and said that if i mailed in a registration form he would set me all up. PHEW.
cath and i hit up los agaves for dinner. typical momandpop mexican style restaurant. i got the pescado something or another.
tilapia [which was huge. its buried but took up well over half the bigass plate. at least the size of my head.] shrimp. zucchini. squash. peppers. onions. mushrooms? loads of butter. side salad. and all the usual mexican restaurant bells and whistles.
then we hit up target and i went to the grocery store again. because i needed bananas. somehow i managed to leave with much more? oops.
obviously dessert was necessary once i got home.
i started out with a honkin bowl of edys fudge tracks. cereal mix. and peanut butter. so good. so good.
and then i remembered that i had ran eleven miles so i had a couple more servings of cerealmix with strawberries and blueberries. check out my cute new bowl from target. loooooove clearance endcaps. :]
this morning cath and i set out on a bit of adventure. i was in dire need of a car. [since i totaled mine in november. stupid icy interstates. :/] we headed out bright and early this morning.
packed up breakfast. i am sooo loving the abundance of fruit i have at my disposal right now.
lunch was just at a random italian restaurant/bar. no picture because i just got a grilled chicken salad. nothing too special. but it did its job.
after several breakdowns on my end i finally got my car! yay. its an ohfour grey jetta. shes definitely got some lovin goin on by way of nicks and scratches but shes all mine and i am in love.
dinner was inspired by everyones favorite bender. COSI. oh my goodness. it was super good. no wonder jenn used to eat there all the time last spring. i got the ‘duo’. half fire-roasted veggie and a bowl of tomato basil soup. however they accidently made me a full sandwich. bummer. it was so good. i loved the soup. and i ended up plopping a bunch of the roasted veggies [zuke. squash. onions. peppers. eggplant. etc.] into the soup and then using the flatbread to scoop it all out.
cath got the chicken bmt [basil mozzerella tomato] and loved every bite.
[she had the soup too!]
we did what we had to do.
since we were in the suburbs we hit up trader joes because its my all time favorite and i get to go about once a year. tragic. i got some good stuff so be ready for it. :]
now im plopped on the couch enjoying a bowl of delicious.
edys fudge tracks. banana. TRADER JOES DARKCHOCOLATEPISTACHIOTOFFEE. oh man. oh man. yes. its as good as it sounds.
for some reason this dish of amazing does nothing for my hunger so ill probably raid the kitchen in a tick. the camera battery is for sure charging so pictures just arent gonna happen. rest assured it will be delicious.
wow. ive eaten out a whole sackload in the past few days which is so out of the ordinary for me. when im at school i DO NOT eat out. ever. cath and i have just been out and about so much that we dont have many other options ya know. this girls gotta eat.
whats your favorite restaurant?
we have a cute little place on campus called za’s. its got soups. salads. sandwiches. pasta. and pizza [!!!] and everything is customizable. i dont know if its my all time favorite restaurant but i do enjoy myself every time i go there. i love being able to get exactly what i want when i eat out.
au revior my pretties.
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yeah. i really dont know where that title came from.
since i left you all in such eager anticipation of my last nights dinner lets just do the damn thing.
but youll have to hold out just a tick longer. were startin with caths.
a pumpkin curry of sorts. i tried it. super delish. shrimp. pumpkin. green peppers. yum.
okay okay. here it is yall:
so it was just called ‘eggplant’. id call it delicious. eggplant. green peppers. onion. shrimp. and a DIVINE black bean sauce. this was soooo good yall. and look at how cute the little flower carrot on that rice is. !!!
after dinner we hit up the grocery store to get some essentials. aka ice cream. and of course loads more.
my mum taught me all about cereal mixing. heres a premixed mash of kashi go lean. kashi crunch. and fiber one. and edys fudge tracks. and of course between bites i finished off this:
peanut butter killah at it again.
this morning i lazed around in bed and did some yoga before breakfast.
imma call these my ‘spring break oats’ because i accidently put in a load of vanilla and my oats looked like they just got back from a week in cancun. bananas. cinnamon. dried crans. cereal mosh. and a fresh dollop of peanut butter also join the festivities. [i swear theres banana oats in there somewhere.]
then i went for a lovely four mile run. paced about eightminute miles give or take. which is way fast for me not on the treadmill. im usually a slowpoke when i dont have anything to pace me.
the weather was fabulous today. we got to about sixty and the sun was a shinin all the day long. score.
haha. sorry im such a cheeseball. this salad was soo good. mixed greens. strawberries. peppers. carrots. blueberries. balsamic. with kashi lovebites on the side. :] and a random hardboiled egg white for protein.
apples with hummus make the best snack.
scrambled delight with mushrooms. peppers. carrots. spinach. and salsa. with a sweet wheat bagel schmeared with peanut butter and jelly. check out the table decor. we keep it classy in these parts.
now im chillin on the couch. ncis much?
im stuffed from dinner. i hope this goes away soon. im jonesin for an ice cream fix.
i loved hearing about everyones first jobs. ive had some doozies. dairy queen. [in the back. lots of greasescrubbin. not so much the cutesie ice cream job.] classic tan. [love cleanin up sweat puddles.] american eagle. [i now loathe malls. and christmas.] but my FIRST job was detassling. [god bless the midwest.]
crime scene dramas..yay or nay?
im a total sucker for em. once i catch the first few scenes i HAVE to watch the whole thing. im such a curious cat. ugh.
until we meet again my lovelies.
ETA: oh myyyy best giveaway ever!? i think so. i want.