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That’s the sound of me crying because I’m still at work.  :(  I thought I was suppose to leave early today!  I should know better… deadlines are never reached easily, are they?


My lunch was really superb, though!  A bright spot in an otherwise dreary and busy day:


The star of the meal was a Grilled Tempeh English Muffin Sammie, which I topped with cucumbers and mustard.  Plus broc on the side.


OK – Tempeh is the BOMB.  Amazing!  Love it! Two thumbs up!  So chewy and nutty.   I marinaded 1/3 a packet in Italian dressing, cut it lengthwise, and grilled it on the George Foreman for a few minutes.  Viola!


Plus, an orange on the side:


And a date about 30 minutes later to quench my nagging sweet tooth:


Work got really loco after lunch, which is why I’m posting so late (sorry!).  I grabbed my usual mid-afternoon snack around 2:30:


Yogurt, Heart to Heart cereal, and granola. Yum!  Carb coma, here I come! 🙂


And by 3:30, work was really getting to be mentally and I felt like if I didn’t chew on SOMETHING, I was going to KILL SOMEONE or eat my entire fridge.  Instead, I just had a little bowl of dry Heart to Heart again.   Like I said, carb coma.


I’m going to try to sneak away a little early and maybe do the 30 Day Shred in my living room.  I don’t think I’ll have the time to get to the gym (wahhh!), so it will have to suffice.


Also, check this out:


Maggie… in her crate… on her own free will. She has anxiety disorder and HATES the crate, so when I turned around and saw her laying peacefully inside, I was a bit surprised and knew I had to document it.  🙂


Back to the grind… when am I going to win the lottery so I can just be a full-time blogger?  Wouldn’t that be fun?



  • sloank May 19, 2009, 1:02 pm

    I wonder that everyday, Caitlin haha. Seriously…. gotta start purchasing lottery tickets.. Good luck getting the work done! The long weekend is coming sooon enough 🙂

  • Dori May 19, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Maggie is so cute and funny in her crate on her own like that! Good luck with the work… hope you get done soon!

  • Amanda May 19, 2009, 1:05 pm

    So sorry that your day ended up being long! Hope you get a little Jillian-ass-whooping into your day … it’s amazing what 20 mins can do!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health May 19, 2009, 1:16 pm

    My dog was voluntarily hanging out in her crate today too! Totally weird because she has separation anxiety too and has torn up our couch on multiple accounts! She never goes in unless I lure her with a treat. Hope you are done with work soon!

  • Rachel May 19, 2009, 1:17 pm

    That sammie looks yummy! I still haven’t tried tempeh but I bet it’d be good with some marinated tofu, too. I haven’t tried anything like that – I think I will!

    And: lottery? Yes please. I’d settle for more interesting employment, though!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 19, 2009, 1:18 pm

    booo! it sucks when you think you can leave early and then can’t!

    I really have to try tempeh!! I have only heard good things! They way you did it looks really good!

    Nice doggy pic!! My little lay-lay used to go in her kennel on her own when we had it set up- especially when she did something bad. We always knew when she was up to something if she put herself in her kennel in “time out”

  • redheadedjournal May 19, 2009, 1:20 pm

    I’m a tempeh fan too!

    Sorry work is going longer than you expected!

  • eatfabinnyc May 19, 2009, 1:23 pm

    Aw so cute of abbie in her crate!! I have wanted to try tempeh forever…I need to get on it!!

  • Runeatrepeat May 19, 2009, 1:24 pm

    I never thought to put tempeh on the Foreman. I am so doing that soon!

  • Brandi May 19, 2009, 1:31 pm

    i hope today calms down a bit! the tempeh sandwich looks great

  • Allison May 19, 2009, 2:24 pm

    awww…maybe she is learning to love her crate! My dog randomly gets crate anxiety….it’s strange.

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) May 19, 2009, 2:27 pm

    Okay, you have convinced me to try tempeh! I have been a bit leary of it(I think it’s the color or lack there of), but I think I’ll give it a whirl:)

  • just me May 19, 2009, 2:27 pm

    yes, we need to win the lottery to become full time food bloggers…or just become really famous…

  • Matt May 19, 2009, 2:35 pm

    Sorry to hear you have to stay late at work!

  • elliebelle May 19, 2009, 2:50 pm

    Yeah, I’m with you on the win the lottery thing…but I guess you gotta play to win! haha. Sorry about the crazy workday. Love the shot of your pup in her kennel. I think it is pretty funny when my cat decides she wants to go sleep in the dog’s kennel!

  • Jenny May 19, 2009, 2:59 pm

    haha I would love it if you were a full time blogger 🙂 hope you get out soon!

  • spicygranola May 19, 2009, 3:33 pm

    You have got to try tempeh baked in Vegan Dad’s Wing sauce. It is so good. http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/06/vegan-sweet-and-sticky-wingz.html
    My dog is crazy too. He is terrified of riding in my car but is totally chill in the bed of my bf’s truck.

  • nibblesandwiggles May 19, 2009, 3:54 pm

    Yay for your puppy – mine love their crate.

  • Meganerd May 19, 2009, 4:49 pm

    I’ve never tried Tempeh but that sammie looks soo good! I don’t know if I would be able to cook that though-seems tricky lol. What brand do you use?

    megan @ meganerdruns.blogspot.com

  • Tina May 19, 2009, 5:15 pm

    Oh, that’s my dream too!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 19, 2009, 6:04 pm

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