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I got out of my part time job really early, which was a lucky twist of fate… because when I got home, a puppy was sitting on my doorstep! 

 

He was wet and cold (it’s raining like crazy in Florida), so I let him in, he barked at James, and he peed on my floor.  :)  Oh well!  He had tags, and I called his mommy — they were very happy to see each other again!

 

Dinner was, as usual, eaten on the run.  I ate a banana around 6 PM:

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And a mini PB sammie while working:

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I think my biggest challenge with this new and crazy schedule is making sure I get enough fruits and veggies in.  When I’m tired and rushed, it just too easy to eat another bowl of cereal or make a sandwich. 

 

I made up for my recent lack of fruits and veggies with an awesome PLATTER that I’m currently munching on:

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I had: blackberries, Sabra hummus, kale chips (roasted in oven for 6 minutes at 400 degrees), cucumber, and a sliced plum tomato.  ARGGGGGGGGGGGG I love vitamins!

 

Did you know the most commonly consumed vegetable is the potato… in the form of French fries?  Ick! 

{ 21 comments }

 

  • Graze With Me May 19, 2009, 6:27 pm

    Boo, french fries suck. I also had a dinner based on fruits veggies. Butternut squash fries, apple and kiwi šŸ™‚

    I’m glad you reunited the puppy w/it’s owner!

  • Holly May 19, 2009, 6:29 pm

    French fries?! That is really sad….

  • Learning to Cope w/ Eating and College May 19, 2009, 6:41 pm

    I hate french fries, but I love to eat boiled potatoes… I think that to have potatoes in moderation is a good carb substitute!! I hope that you try out the little baby ones some time along with some chicken and veg… it makes for a great dinner!! šŸ™‚

  • Victoria May 19, 2009, 6:42 pm

    Poor puppy! Sad but unsurprising about the fries. We read a study in my physio class that said the average american eats like 1.25 servings of fruits and veggies a day. Crazy.

  • Brandi May 19, 2009, 6:47 pm

    aw, i’m glad you were there to help that puppy!

    i love the produce platter šŸ™‚

    i have a hard time justifying a plate of french fries as a “veggie”, but I’ve heard it from other people before!

  • *Andrea* May 19, 2009, 6:58 pm

    yummy platter šŸ™‚ i love how you eat several snacks and smaller meals. i prefer this too over 3 big meals. thats funny about the french fries, ive never been a fan of them but i guess its not too surprising with all the fastfood chains out there!

  • eatingjourney May 19, 2009, 7:17 pm

    1. That’s disgusting about fries
    2. KALE CHIPS–AWESOME.

    Have you ever steamed kale? I did it the other day as a side dish. I had too much then I had it the next day cold as a salad base. It’s fab.

  • Zesty Cook May 19, 2009, 7:18 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I have to agree – eating on the run – I find it hard to consume enough veggies for sure. Fruit I am decent at with apples oranges and bananas but I hear ya

  • carolinebee May 19, 2009, 7:21 pm

    aww good karma for rescuing the pup! He must have a known a doggie lover was inside šŸ˜€

  • Viva La Karly May 19, 2009, 7:23 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I love your blog! I actually lost my Green Monster virginity tonight after reading your rave reviews about them! Just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and you have such great ideas and advice!
    Take care,
    Karly

    http://karlysweightlossjourney.blogspot.com/

  • Bec May 19, 2009, 7:31 pm

    glad you were able to help out that poor puppy! I knew that about french fries, pretty crazy!

  • Molly May 19, 2009, 7:47 pm

    Hey Cait-

    Given your disdain for fat talk & your love of Jillian Michaels (so fierce), I thought you'd enjoy this video:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/30722200#30722200

    Thanks for being such a good role model!

    M

  • havefaith4ever May 19, 2009, 7:48 pm

    Sweet potato fries should def. top those french kind šŸ˜‰ Love the plate! Kale Chips? Another must try!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

  • sweetandfit May 19, 2009, 8:22 pm

    sad to think that dog was out in the cold wet rain! =(

    I can’t imagine how stressed and exhausted you must be from working so many hours now and eating on the run so much – hope it gets easier for you to manage everything!

    ps- just gave you a little shout out in my last post =)

  • Lexie May 19, 2009, 8:33 pm

    I am so happy the puppy had tags so you could call his parents šŸ™‚

    Eating my fruits and veggies is something I really need to work on….it’s so easy to skip them when you are in a hurry.

  • redheadedjournal May 19, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Glad you were able to put the puppy in contact with it’s owners!! šŸ™‚

  • Christina May 19, 2009, 8:41 pm

    hopefully they’re talking about baked french fries šŸ™‚

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks May 19, 2009, 8:45 pm

    Awww, that is awesome that you got the pup back to it’s owner! šŸ˜€

    I will eat fries..if they are from a sweet potato. yuuummm

  • BOBBI McCORMICK May 19, 2009, 9:05 pm

    man I so have the same issue with veggies!! I love mags in her crate too cute. Question, what does Temph taste like and is it cheap?

  • Stacey May 20, 2009, 3:19 am

    Ha. My class actually did a presentation on that, and I went to every 3rd grade classroom asking the children if they knew that fact!

    Most of them didnt. You can’t call it a veggie if it is drenched in oil!

  • Skeletor's Mommy May 20, 2009, 10:10 am

    I’m going to have to disagree with a lot of the commenters here. I think french fries are awesome and delicious. I do think it’s sad that too many people eat them too often, but I don’t think that in and of themselves french fries are bad.

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