yum. run. !!!


breathe in..breathe out.

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.

HEATHER!

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.]

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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.]

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.

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sunny sunday!

..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.

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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:

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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’.

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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?

zzzzzzz.

the day of twos.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:
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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.

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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.]

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another delicious mosh of cinnamon raisin zoes granola. apple chunks. soymilk. and cinnamon. its the bombdiggity.

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how adorable are these!? i found them at the walmart back home awhile back and sweet talked them into the basket. thanks cath. :]

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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?

zzzzzzzz.

oh hey. its today now.

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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.

END PICTURES.

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.

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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.



tuckered out.
March 29, 2009, 9:00 pm
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hi little kitties-

this hot mama is supa tired so lets make it happen.

yesterday was a splendid day of sorts.
well..for the first half my body was noooot pleased with me. but whatever. shut up body. i spent the day with cath and such. panera. target. haircut. yadayada. im not a fan of the haircut. i dont like haircuts. i have serious separation issues. especially with my rattyasshair.

wait. yesterday was stupid. i hate snow. grrrr illinois.

now onto today!! sundayyyyy.

i slothed out of bed and meandered downstairs to whip up a gourmet meal of sorts.

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at first i thought i wanted cottage cheese. but i wasnt sure. so i ate a few spoonfuls outta the tub and decided no. i dont want this. and then i ate some more. [!?] so i schmeared a sandwichthin with peanut butter banana and berries. this was for sure what i wanted. coffee may have been brewing whilest this photo was taken. its an addiction kids. :]

can someone explain where half the peanut butter went in two days?

it was snowy/slushy outside but i reeeeeeally wanted to get a long run in. and i didnt want to have to resort to the rickety old treadmills at the hospital so i bundled myself up and was on my merry way.

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midrunsustenance: obviously i ate more than just the one fig NEWMAN.

fig newmans are supa good. however if youre going to eat them midrun eat them BEFORE you hit the water point. i was in front of my house at around mile sixandahalf and i guzzled some water. and then at about mile seven i nibbled on these puppies and they definitely gave me the energy to finish up my run but my mouth was hootin and hollerin for some more water.

oh. by the way. i ran twelve miles. i think i ended up running it in an hourforty. give or take. i need a watch. no biggie. [oh man. kidding. biggie!]

it was a pretty ballin run. minus having to prance through/over/around snowslushpuddles. gag. i want to live in la jolla. NOW.

after my run i whipped up a couple of batches of roasted red pepper hummus for the mum and myself. yum. i may have a had a spoonful or three while making it. just to make sure it tasted right of course.

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for lunch i mixed up a packet of tuna with bbq sauce and hummus and chopped up peppers carrots and zucchini. i plopped it all on the last of the spinach and for some CRUNCH i added lots of fone. mmm. a juicy little nectarine decided to join the party as well. gobble.

at this point i realized that im in college and so i loaded up my little janky jetta and started off on my three hours journey.

running twelve miles and then driving for three hours straight do not happy legs make. STIFF. [hahaha. i wont take it there.]

along the way i munched on this gal.
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ive always been more into the clifs over the lunas but this littlelass was on sale a couple of weeks ago so i picked her up. she was pretty damn good actually. maybe i should give lunas another go?

p.s. disregard the fact that i took that picture while a. driving and b. speeding. oops. [sorry cath.]

after i got back i hit up meijer because a girls gotta eat.
im really bad at actually buying things i need so we will see if i have sufficient food to make at least three meals tomorrow. [my moneys on: not gonna happen.]

by the time i got back to my apartment and unloaded all the my schnaz i was ravenous. ive had a kashi frozen dinner in my freezer since the first week of school and i thought it was probably past its prime and it was an easy fix so into the darling red microwave it went. it took a whole fourandahalfminutes to heat up so i munched on anything i could get my hands on until it was ready.

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in a pitiful attempt to pretend im still at home and have access to legit produce i added like a cup of frozen broccoli.

okay. this girl is callin it quits. sorry for a razzlefrazzle post of sorts.

i feel like i had something quasi important to say..type? but now i do not recall. moh well.

ugh. im more joyous news i just got my work schedule for this week.
friday: 4-close.
saturday: 5-close.
woo. party party up in the cupcakefactory all weekend. [i hate my life.]

do you like to drive?

i loathe driving. i make a MUCH better passenger. :]

meowmeow.



inspiration nation.
March 27, 2009, 2:39 pm
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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.

last niiiiiiight:
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the last of the fudge tracks [twelveservings my ass]. mashup nan. pretzels. cerealll.
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times thirtysixZILLIONandthree. sorry the picture is so dark but im tryin to save the world yo.

zzzzzzz.

this morning i woke up and it was sunny and cheery!
haha. GOTCHA. suckahs.

but at least breakfast was good.

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the usual premix photo. hey wait..why is that dish of yogurt an awkward/disgusting color. PEANUTBUTTER. mmm.
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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.

as of late there seems to be a game of inspiration tag going on in the blogosphere. eh! eh! eh! !? so i thought i would play along.

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?
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i had no intention of incorporating blueberries into my lunch but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

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!!!

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.

thanks sarah. andrea. and brittany. i am eternally grateful to all of you. at least until snack time.

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.



no mas.

well hello.

is anyone else starting to think that the sun has forgotten how to shine? lord knows ive forgotten what sunshine looks like. buzzkill.

anywhooo. last night i had some munches. self-explanatory at this point.

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times this picture by three. and then add in a few handfuls between pours.

and a moment of silence please. we lost another jar of peanut butter.
five days. not bad. not bad at all.

of course all i wanted when i woke up this morning was peanutbutter. no such luck. i found a pretty legit alternative breakfast though.

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pre fone and mixage.
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this is good stuff my friends. good stuff.

i spent most of the morning putzing around. i like to putz.

putz putz putz.

[maybe i moreso just like word?]

i nibbled a bit as i waited for some sunshine. no such luck.

i went out for a fivemiler. it took about fortyminutes give or take. when i started my legs felt tighter than a .. i think such inappropriate thoughts. you guys have no idea how much i censored myself for yall. thankfully after a half a mile or so they loosened up a bunch. woo.

i had to shovel down lunch so i could head out and check my car checked out by my mothers fellafriend.

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spinach. mixed greens. carrots. peppers. corn. sweet potato chunks. pretzels for some crunch action. salsa/blackbeandip ‘dressing’.

i feel like i should apologize for such repetition in my eating. but im not going to because this was the bomb diggity. youre gonna have to deal.

apparently my trunk is all cock-eyed so when it rains my spare tire well gathers water. glorious. always the optimist matt told me i should just enjoy the fact that i have a hot tub in the back of my car. hardy harr harr. not amused.

cath tried her hand at homemade pizza dough tonight. oy ve.
this recipe calls for heating the pizza stone and then just putting the pizza on it for five minutes to crisp up. the transfer to the hot stone was quite a sight to be seen. i wanted a super crisp thin crust. hahahaha. not even close. oh well. it was still a delicious disaster.

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i roasted peppers. onions. mushrooms. etc. then added those and some sundried tomatoes to the sauce laden dough. goodness that picture is haggard.
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i cut some it into more manageable chunks and plated them with grapes and kiwi. divine.

and then five minutes later i went back and hoovered the rest of it down.

and then five minutes later my stomach began to register the fluffypuffy crust. oops.

i just finished up some yoga in hopes of stretching my leadlegs out.

oh and dont worry. cath and i went and got some more peanut butter this afternoon. ;]

so whats the word..thin and crispy or chewy doughy crust?

im a total thin and crispy girl. with loads of veggie toppings. nom.

oh. and if you havent already heard about tinas pure bar giveaway then youre doing this whole blog thing totally wrong..but just in case: CLICK!

heres another fun giveaway: ;]



goodness me..
March 25, 2009, 8:46 pm
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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.

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i started off with this amazing bowl of strawberries. nectarine. kiwi. blueberries. and grapes.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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i obviously needed late night nibbles.

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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.

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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.

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i swear there is a bagel smothered in a peanutbutter/yogurt mix under there somewhere. such a perfect way to start my morning.

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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.]

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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:
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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. ;]
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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.

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poppies at the cutest little winery just outside of rome.



busy busy bee.
March 23, 2009, 9:57 pm
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hi guys and dolls.

we have much to chat of so lets get to it.

SATURDAYNIGHTMUNCHFEST:
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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:
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awkward combo? maybe. but i still ate a boatload. nom.

PRODUCT REVIEW:
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.

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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:
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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.

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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.
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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.

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i started out with a honkin bowl of edys fudge tracks. cereal mix. and peanut butter. so good. so good.
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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.

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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.
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cath got the chicken bmt [basil mozzerella tomato] and loved every bite.
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[she had the soup too!]

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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.
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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.

p.s. check out this barney butter giveaway. woo.
and this favorite things giveaway. zing.