Dessert for Me & for the Dogs

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Ohmygosh — dinner was so nice!


But first…. a mid-afternoon latte that Huz made in the espresso machine.  Work was very productive today!  It was probably the multiple servings of caffeine (this was my THIRD coffee).




The gym was very quick… and yet strangely relaxing.  It was a great workout for a cross-training day!


I did 30 minutes on the elliptical; I pedaled backwards for about 10 minutes as well!  Does that work different muscles, or just the same muscles in a different way?  Anyone? 


I read this book on the elliptical.  It’s called "Tell It Slant" and it’s about creative nonfiction.  It’s a leftover from college.  Chapter 1 was interesting….


After the elliptical, it was weight time.  I always do arms on Monday, because that’s always my c ross training day! :)  Today I decide to add 10 lbs. of weight to my bicep curls and tricep pulldowns.  Realizing that it was not challenging anymore, I figured why not?  But I could only do the new weights for 2 reps.


  • Bicep Curls with weighed bar – 12 reps x 2 sets at 40 lbs; another 12 reps at 30 lbs.
  • Tricep Pulldowns on cable row – 12 reps x 2 sets at 40 lbs; another 12 at 30 lbs.


I also some dual pulley rows with 45 lbs. as well, and about 90 crunches. Whew!  Easier than a long run. 🙂




As I mentioned, dinner was so delicious.  I am LOVING the George Foreman that we got for the wedding.


I grilled chicken breast that I marinated in EVOO, water, pineapple juice, and pepper.  After cooking it 90%, I added pineapple rings to the top and poured back over some of the juices.  MMMM!


We also had a yummy salad with sun-dried tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, and this dressing:


On the side, I had some brown rice.


The pineapple was DIVINE.  Ohmigod — definitely going to do this again!

Dessert for me:  dried apricots.


Desert for the dogs:  Ice cream for Puppies!


They looooved it! 🙂


Goodnight… sleep tight! 



  • brandi February 2, 2009, 7:07 pm

    I LOVE grilled pineapple – it’s so good!

    I love the puppy pic 🙂

  • just me February 2, 2009, 7:08 pm

    ah, i bet the puppies feel special!

  • Erica February 2, 2009, 7:11 pm

    Hey baby! Whats going on? I’m going to need your huz to come to my house tomorrow and make me one of those lattes, ok? Dinner looks so good- easy and delicious. Hope you have a good night 🙂

  • dailygoods February 2, 2009, 7:23 pm

    thanks for the info on the HRM! I appreciate it 🙂 that grilled pineapple looks amazing! it is the best way to eat one 🙂 YUMM

  • Nicole ( February 2, 2009, 7:27 pm

    One time, my dad ate one of the doggie ice creams because he thought it was real ice cream. It definitely did not taste like real ice cream!

    Grilled pineapple is super delicious..mmm!

  • chasedaylight February 2, 2009, 7:29 pm

    OH grilled pineapple are the best!!! Yummy dinner 😀

  • trusthopebelieve08 February 2, 2009, 7:35 pm

    For the ellipitcal – I feel a little more burn in my thighs when I pedal backwards..

    I need to go to dinner at your house! haha looks great!

    and those dog treats are soo cute! Where did you find them?

  • Erin February 2, 2009, 7:37 pm

    I need to make better use of my foreman!

  • Simple and Divine February 2, 2009, 7:38 pm

    FABBBUL0US DINNER, Homes! I'M DIGGIN Y0 SKILLZ, but lord knows that aint nothin new! X0X0 <333

  • Deirdre February 2, 2009, 7:43 pm

    Hey, I love my George Forman.
    About pedaling backwards on an elliptical a friend from college told me it works your hamstring muscles more than when you go forward, but be careful because she also told me if you do it too much it can be bad for your knees!

  • Meg February 2, 2009, 7:45 pm

    My dogs would love those treats! Your dinner looks awesome!

  • Megan February 2, 2009, 7:46 pm

    MMM your dinner looks so good! I think I will be making that in the near future! Thanks 😀

  • imadedinner February 2, 2009, 7:46 pm

    PINEAPPLE CHICKEN?! OMG! That totally reminds me of my trip to Hawaii! Try it with teriyaki sauce and you’ll be in heaven!

    p.s. Did i tell you I bought my wedding dress?!?!?!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog February 2, 2009, 7:50 pm

    I love giving those to the pup! It’s especially funny watching them chase it around on the tile flour.

    Your dinner looks soo good! Definitely want to try that.

  • balanceisbest February 2, 2009, 7:56 pm

    Ummm my mouth is watering, haha! I love grilled pineapple on chicken and pizza! Great idea!


  • Jenna February 2, 2009, 8:09 pm

    wow that latte looks amazing! and the cup is so cute :]

  • Keiko February 2, 2009, 8:10 pm

    I wouldn’t mention something like this usually, but it’s one of my biggest pet peeves ever…
    On your quote taped to your computer, you need to replace “your” with “you’re.”
    I mean, if you’re looking at it everyday, you might as well look at something grammatically correct.

    Sorry I’m OCD.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 2, 2009, 8:14 pm

    Keiko – Well, actually “If you find your here and now” is correct. You’re = You Are. “if you find you are here and now” isn’t correct.

    i feel the same way about “there” and “their”!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 2, 2009, 8:54 pm

    At the gym, my elliptical has a muscle chart, and I know you work different muscles when adjusting the ramp. The “cross-training” workout always has me go backwards for about a 1/3 of the time, and so I’m assuming it works the muscles in a different way due to the change in motion. Sounds like you got in a good workout!

    I love my George – don’t know what I did without it!

  • Cassandra February 2, 2009, 9:00 pm

    doggie dessert how sweet! love dried apricots! What a neat idea to grill the pinapple!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 2, 2009, 9:00 pm

    ha I accidently commented on the wrong post. I read that book for my narrative writing class recently. How fun!

    MMM pineapple looks great.

  • inmytummy February 2, 2009, 9:17 pm

    My puppy loves that ice cream (although I haven’t seen that particular brand) Only problem is that he likes to eat the cup afterwards!

  • emily February 2, 2009, 9:42 pm

    grilled pineapple is my favorite! how is the creative writing book? I’ve read about it, but never flipped through it.

  • sweetandfit February 2, 2009, 9:49 pm

    I love my george forman too! I never tired grilling pineapple though – it looks realllly good! I have a recipe for frozen doggie treats if you like – it saves me a lot of money on doggy ice-cream

  • Mica February 2, 2009, 9:54 pm

    OOoh, that pineapple looks so good. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that with my Foreman. I’m going to try it ASAP!

    Ice cream for dogs, hilarious!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) February 2, 2009, 10:04 pm

    That pineapple looks so good! I’m totally going to ask for a George Foreman for my bday this year 🙂

  • Sharon February 2, 2009, 10:38 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    Maggie & James must've been SO excited for the special ice cream treat!! They are just adorable!

    Your coffee looks so creamy & delicious and your dinner is to die for 🙂

  • ChickPea February 2, 2009, 10:57 pm

    Uh oh…I spy a new salad dressing to add to my ever growing collection!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 2, 2009, 11:35 pm

    Doing the elliptical backwards works DIFFERENT muscles.

    Okay, really I don’t know, but neither do you, so you won’t know the difference.

    It works DIFFERENT muscles.

    And Caitlin, you could speak complete gibberish and I’d still read YOUR/YOU’RE blog =)

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 3, 2009, 5:28 am

    emily – i dont think i actually did any of my assignments in college, but so far the book sounds good 🙂 its basically the 1st time i’ve read it!

    sweet and fit – pleeeeeeeeeeeeease share the recipe!

    lovINmytummy- lol

  • D10 February 3, 2009, 5:43 am

    The ice cream for dogs is so cute!

  • jenn February 3, 2009, 7:39 am

    i know that walking or jogging backwards works your quads differently than when you go forward. it also helps lengthen your stride, but not sure if thats the same for the elliptical. walking backward on the treadmill on an incline does wonders for your butt.

  • lauren February 3, 2009, 8:08 am

    the coffee looks incredible. I want one now! I love the ice cream for dogs. I have some in the freezer for oscar too.

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