April 2009

Thoughts on the Running Hiatus

I can sum up my feelings towards the running hiatus in 1 word:  adjustment.   The hiatus has forced me to re-think the way I exercise, eat, and look at my body, and although it hasn't been all bad, it certainly has been an adjustment.   The hardest part of the hiatus is truly accepting the [...]


So around 4:00, my work computer went on the fritz.  Instead of struggling with it for the next 1.5 hours, I decided to call technical support, turn my computer over to them, and go to the gym.    Running Hiatus Workout #5   I brought a few documents with me, and it felt SO good [...]


Ham and Cottage Cheese Mini Quiches

Good afternoon! I am SO thrilled many of you sound enthusiastic about the Blogger Summit.  More information regarding the date and location is forthcoming!  It's going to be loads of fun!   I had the most satisfying lunch today: The star of the show was three scrumptious Ham and Cottage Cheese Mini Quiches. These are [...]


The Early Bird

I woke up at an ungodly hour to take Meghann to the airport.  I walked into the living room and found she was already dressed and blogging!   A good blogger never rests. :)   After I drove her to the airport, I made myself a basic but yummy breakfast: My banana oatmeal contained:   [...]


Mindless Munching

I had my normal mid-afternoon snack around 2:30 (cereal + Chobani)... Which left me feeling very satisfied!  But then I stood in my kitchen, stared out my window, and thought deeply about a project at work.... while stuffing my hand in the cereal box! I don't know what came over me -- it was total [...]


Voluminous Foods Rock My Face Off

I ate lunch slooooooowly from 10:30 to 11:45 today.  I must say, I love inhaling high-volume, low-calories foods!   I started off with a Lundberg Rice Cake and a smear of PB (new favorite snack): The 'entree' of lunch was very GREEN! I made a Roasted Red Potato Soup by roasted about 2 cups of [...]


Mix My Granola Contest Giveaway

I literally dreamed this breakfast last night: A Hodgson's Mills Whole Wheat InstaBake waffle with a smear of Chobani vanilla yogurt, topped with Mix My Granola and blackberries. Breakfasts like this make my Mondays about one hundred times more bearable!  :)   Plus coffee: Week 1 Roundup -- Running Hiatus Workouts   I've managed to [...]


Running Hiatus Workout #4

I'm going to grow gills. I'm obsessed with swimming!  It's challenging, it's fun, it's tiring.... it's almost everything running is! :)    Running Hiatus Workout #4   I hit the gym for some strength moves before diving into the pool.  Although I could have done these at home, I feel like I try so much [...]


A Little Bit of Britain

We've done so much already today!   I started the day with a nice bowl of oatmeal and a coffee. My oatmeal contained:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1 sliced banana Toppings: blackberries and brown sugar I'm not sure what was different about these oats, but they were SO good! [...]


Dinner Time Picnic

I arranged a nice picnic for the Husband and myself tonight.  We set up our Miami chairs under a shady tree.... And enjoyed a lovely dinner! I made Healthy Chicken Salad sammies (NF plain yogurt, grilled chicken, celery, and red onions) with a squishy bun.    I ate about 2/3 of the sammie and passed the [...]


Running Hiatus Workout #3

Good morning!  The Husband and I both work up early today because he's playing golf with friends.  I made us both a scrumptious breakfast before he left. Over-easy egg on whole wheat toast, a slice of ham, and a fruit mix. A few of you have asked lately how I fed the Husband.  He eats [...]


Power Foods/Nutrients for Healthy Joints

Evening!  Thank goodness it's Friday! I worked all day on stuff for the holistic clinic and the blog, and now I'm just happy to be relaxing.   Unfortunately, my knee was still hurting today so I skipped the gym.  I took the dogs on another long walk, which helped me feel less "blah" for lack [...]


Drumroll, please....   The winner of this AMAZING gift bag (valued at $75) that includes environmentally friendly items and coupons for free Oikos yogurt is..... Ellen! Ellen said... this is way cool! so many of these organizations are ones that i wish i could support (but i'm in college, so that's not happening.) i have [...]


Active Work

I've managed to fit in some decent activity by taking a few breaks from working.  I hate being chained to my desk!   Break #1: 20 minute stroll around the neighborhood with the doggies.  James definitely enjoyed the action! My fat little moo cow, Maggie (she doesn't require a leash -- she's too slow to [...]

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