Friday, February 26, 2010

Formspring Friday

I mentioned a couple of times last week that I had decided to join the formspring along with a bunch of other bloggers.  I was skeptical that it would be fun, but I now admit I’m totally addicted.  :)  Go check out my page and ask me something…I won’t say anything because obviously some stuff is off limits, but have at it!

It’s a good distraction between work tasks!  As is lunch…

Just leftovers…it’s seriously mother hubbard’s cupboard around here…


This was the roasted veggie/navy bean concoction from earlier this week…with a scoop of hummus just for fun.

Early afternoon I got hungry again.  This is what happens when I don’t have oats for breakfast.  Smoothies are delicious and nutritious but they don’t have sticking power.

I was hunting for chips, but ate this bosc pear instead. 


And drank a lot of water, which only made me hungrier.  Yes, water makes me hungry!  It’s that quasi-ulcer type situation I have…water works in reverse on me.

So I ate the last serving of Eggies


Good.  Now they are gone! 

Worked a bit late but nothing too major. My aching back can’t take sitting there that long.  I ended up not making it to the gym due to weather, work and back pain…but I wanted to do something so I popped in the Booty Camp Fit DVD and did the Booty Booster.  Love that 14 minutes of pain! 

I wanted to do abs too, but my back wasn’t having any part of it.  I am sooooooo over this injury.  Make it stop.  Pleeeeeeease.

When I opened the fridge I realized dinner was going to be a challenge.  The shelves are pretty much bare.  I guess my plan not to buy groceries this week worked!  I did spy some broccoli so I pulled some chicken from the freezer and a box from the cupboard and make quick work of a tasty meal.

Chicken, broccoli and risotto.  Deeeeelish.


Cheater risotto…


Chicken breast marinated with EVOO, balsamic, garlic, Italian Seasoning and s&p…grilled on the Griddler.


All this fanciness cooked up and eaten while FH waited for a pizza.  Silly boy missed out!! 

I saved half the chicken for tomorrow.  And had a glass of milk because I’ve been slacking on the dairy this week…


So now I have my Magic Bag, hot tea, a Kashi cookie and I’m just waiting for the men’s Olympic hockey game to start.  Twitter peeps convinced me to watch women’s curling and the minute I turned in they lost the Gold.  Damn.  Silver’s good too though!


Hockey time… Go Canada Go!!


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Ruby Slippers

Happy Friday everyone!  Holy Halifax windstorm going on.  I half expected to wake up in Oz this morning.  Just sitting here at my desk I can feel the house blowing in the breeze.  If this keeps up, I’m going to need a Gravol! 

Instead I had coffee…


Yes, I know you are completely shocked by this. :)  Sometimes I think I should just quit posting that I have coffee every morning but showing off my mugs is one of my “things”.  haha.  Or maybe that’s just all in my head?

I also felt dehydrated when I awoke.  For some reason I’m not good with chugging water first thing, so decided I’d better whip up a green smoothie instead of oatmeal to help quench the thirst…


Love the cute banana sticker!

The basics in the KA today:  ice, 1/2 banana, 1/2 scoop Amazing Meal, flax meal, spinach, UVAB

Added a cranberry bran Vitamuffin to the table cuz I feel like I should chew something at breakfast time…


I had planned on sneaking in an extra cardio session today…however it seems FH is hung up at work with my car so I guess we’ll see how the day plays out.  I’m stiff as all hell from yesterday’s massage (yes, I know that seems weird but it’s true!) and would love to sweat it out.  Must make it happen, right? 

On a personal noteC*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S to one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world, Mikey…and his new wifey Angela.  Check out this cute story about how they “secretly” got hitched at Starbucks back home.  (My favorite Starbucks by the way.) 

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Itty Bitty Post

My beloved readers…

I fear tonight’s blog will be tres boring on the photo frontier. 

I ate too many of these…


…while working late…which didn’t leave me hungry for dinner.

So all you get is a picture of an egg on toast


Not even a good picture!  Sorry kids.  ;)

But I can leave you with yet another Go Canada Go!!

The Canadian Women’s Hockey Team just picked themselves up some lovely GOLD hardware.  Wooooooooooooooooooooooo! 

Breaking Olympic records all over the place.  History being made!  Love it!!

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Everything is better in PINK!

According to Ali anyway!  :)  Yesterday I had two fabulous packages to retrieve from the post office.  One was a box of red mittens my lovely Mama sent on out for a bunch of my East Coast friends.  And the other was my lululemon loot from Miss Ali’s giveaway.

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Yes, more lululemon in da house.  I have a problem.  :)

Thanks Ali!!!


Holy moly for yesterday’s Canadian Olympic athletes, eh?  Breaking records all over the place!!  GOLD, 2x SILVER, and BRONZE!  All brought in by fabulous females.  Love it.  Not too mention the large group of sad Russian male hockey players.  We’re on fire!


Heather Moyse and Kaillie Humphries celebrate gold and Helen Upperton and Shelly-Ann Brown celebrate silver in the women's bobsleigh yesterday.  Photo sourced from Vancouver 2010 Official Olympics Facebook Page.


This morning it was up and at ‘em to drive FH and hit the gym.  Back pain or not, I need to get back into a routine.  I’m coming up short on February workout stickers and that is not OK with me.

I did a slow 10 minute run on the treadmill and felt fine so hopefully tomorrow I can work in a full length cardio session.  Sweat needed!  Also did Day Three of Intro to Iron.  I hate that I have to drop my weights down and can’t do any of the “fancier” crunches, but I know my body is telling me to take it easy.  At least I felt stronger today!! 

Came home for a hot shower and hot coffee


And PB&J on toast

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Then crammed in two hours of whirlwind work before heading off to massage therapy.  I love how everyone was tweeting about how jealous they were of my massage.  LOL.  People this is not the soothing massage…this is the hurts so good massage.  In about two hours I’m going to be stiff as hell.

Which is why I bought a new Magic Bag. Heat is my friend.


So is hydration.  Most important thing you can do after a massage is chug water.  I cracked open one of these bottles of SmartWater I received from Glaceau the other day.


“it’s vapour distilled for pure taste and hydration you can feel.”

Um, OK.  Whatever they say.  It’s water!  :)

By now I was starvin’ like Marvin and thankful that I had one last container of leftover Chicken Alfredo in the fridge.  One minute and 45 seconds later…lunch.


I feel an evening of work coming on.  Lots to do and too much running around today.  Must get cracking!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Congratulations to Clara Hughes! So happy for her!  She’s just so damn cute and feisty…I really wanted her to win a medal.  And she did!! 

Oh, and what about poor Lindsey Vonn?  That poor girl is accident prone.  She attracts injuries like lint to velcro.  Yikes.

No schmancy dinner to report on this evening.  I was scrambling like a mad fool to get out the door for coffee with Tasha, Angie and Lynn and completely scratched food from the to-do list.

Instead I enjoyed a hunk of reduced fat chocolate chip banana loaf (pretty much the only Starbucks treat I find edible…well, except that 1100 calorie choco chip coooookie)…


And a grande non-fat half-sweet vanilla Roobios tea latte


These are decaf and tres yummy.  :)

Great gab session with the girls!  One of these days we shall lasso Lex and Farm Girl into joining us!!  We miss you busy girls!!

At 8:45 we realized we were missing the all important and exciting Canada vs Russia hockey game so we headed out.

I ate up the leftover apple from this morning with a scoop of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter


And a big bowl of Smart Pop.  nom.


Not a very satisfying “meal” but I’m going to keep myself glued to the TV and hope that the urge to snack runs away.

The game’s looking good people!!!  Currently 7-3 in our favour, but we still have half a period to get through.  It’s so stressful!!

Here’s what I think of Russia right now:


Go Canada Go!!

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Doh. Where did the day go?  Oh right, it went to work!

Coffee to start…


And oats.  If I’ve learned anything this week is that I need a hearty breakfast…even if I’m not doing anything super active.  Man, my metabolism has sure changed recently!


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

In the pot: UVAB, water, unsweetened apple sauce, oats, chopped apple, flax, cinnamon


On top: a bit more apple, raisins, walnuts, smidge dark brown sugar


Deeeeelish.  I say that every single time I have applesauce oats.  I should do it more often.  I just always get enamoured by banana!

I was in a crazy hurry to make lunch so I threw together a super fast salad.

In the big silver bowl:  baby spinach, tomatoes, carrot, celery, cauliflower…


Dressed with Greek yogurt and grainy dijon mustard.


With Kashi crackers, Nut Thins and a scoop of hummus…

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Afternoon snack (while on conference call mute) was a Dark Chocolate Coconut Kashi bar.  I’m still not in love with these but they do hit the spot on that afternoon sweet tooth.


Now, in the next 30 minutes I have to finish publishing this post, put my face on, fix my hair, eat something, and potentially do more work before heading out the door to meet Angie, Lynn and Tasha.   Yikes.  Me thinks I might be working later tonight.  Boo.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Congratulations to Ashleigh McIvor!!  GOLD in x-skiing!!  Now just share that with the men’s hockey team and you’ll have some super happy Canadians!

Today’s headache hung around most of the afternoon.  Gah.  Finally, after I picked FH up from work I let my ponytail down and that totally helped!  I forgot how heavy my hair gets when I grow it out.  I’ve got A LOT of hair!

Afternoon snack was another deeeelish Kashi cookie


and a bosc pear


After slogging through some afternoon work I asked FH if he would mind going out for a burger.  I had a craving something fierce!  I actually think that this craving might be what was making me all snacky yesterday.  I knew I wanted something but wasn’t sure what.  Turns out it was a big juicy burger.  Hello protein!!

We hit up The Armview


And went all out on the “feed the beast” craving.  Shared mozzarella sticks


I had the Classic burger with ketchup, mustard and fried onions.  To which I added bacon and cheddar…


With crispy fries (and yes, that is a side of mayo!)…

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I ate the whole thing!!  Funny enough I’m not even all that full.  Bottomless pit, anyone?l

Now hopefully I’ve got that out of my system!!  It’s not often I eat beef and even more rare that I crave it.  Sometimes you just gotta!

Good thing I have a make-up cardio session with the girls tomorrow night!!

Now to take in the Canada vs Germany hockey game where our boys are going to make up for that sad showing vs USA! 


Go Canada Go!

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Brain Ache

Ever have one of those mornings where you wake up just feeling “off”?  That’s me. 

I slept OK (until FH kept pulling the covers off my feet!) and I slept long enough…but I still woke up feeling “meh”.  And “meh” turned into a headache.

So instead of the gym I decided I should snooze some more before work.


And watch some PVR’d TV.


And tried a coffee to kill the headache…with some mint hot chocolate powder sprinkled in…


Ditching work isn’t an option so I loaded up my water glass (9 times out of 10 my headaches are caused by lack of water…maybe I’m still rehydrating after yesterday’s snackfest)…


And made a big bowl of oats to fill my belly for the morning.

Peanut Butter & Jam Oats!


In the pot: water, UVAB, 1/2 banana, flax meal

On topKashi Toasted Berry Crisp, natural PB, Crofter’s Superfruit


Yummy!!  But it didn’t cure my headache or lethargy.

When I started to feel hungry again I decided that a green smoothie was the only thing I wanted.


Straight up green goodnessIn the KA:  ice, frozen strawberries, 1/2 banana, spinach, Amazing Grass Superfood, UVAB, water to thin…


While I was drinking it, I felt instantly better!

Boooo…but here we are 20 minutes later and my headache still lingers. Guess I will resort to pills.  Lame. 

I’m going to try to cuddle Stoopy, but he looks kinda comfy in his corner…


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