Thursday, August 27, 2009

It’s So Close

The weekend, that is! This week has felt really l-o-n-g to me! I got up a little later then I would normally so I needed a quick b-fast. Enter Kashi U cereal; 100_5894

As you can see, I spruced up this 1 cup serving with a generous amount of fresh blueberries. I used USVAB for a little extra sweetness. 100_5893

I’ve got my fingers crossed that this cereal makes it to Canada in the near future because I really like it. And that’s a lot coming from someone who isn’t big on cereal!

My day at work consisted of lots of keypunching. Yay me. Not my favourite task, but whatcha gonna do? I dug into my blueberry muffin a little sooner than usual…out of boredom, I’m certain! 100_5895

Lunch time…AKA…gym time couldn’t have come soon enough! When I hopped on the elliptical I realized that my ipod was dead and was dreading the time with no tunes but it trundled on surprisingly fast. I also did some lower body work and stretching.

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 152
  • Max Hr: 173
  • Calories Burned: 408
  • Distance: 3.4 miles

Here’s what I did strength-wise;

  • 3 sets of 15 squats on the bosu ball
  • 3 sets of 15 tricep dips
  • 3 sets of 15 lunges with 7lb weights
  • 3 sets of 60 toe taps on a step

Lunch was a lazy one today, but good. I had packed a tuna steak with broccoli, but there were some mighty good looking sandwiches in the staff kitchen so I snagged one. I paired it up with the broc; 100_5896

The bread was a delicious, rosemary focaccia with ham, mozzarella, tomato, lettuce and a mango relish. It was the perfect size to tide me over. I didn’t even eat my grapes that I had packed!

Mid afternoon one of the fellas in the office brought me a small iced cap from Tim Horton’s. 100_5897

When I asked what the special occasion was, he replied that it was a thank you for reminding him to get his time sheet into me so I could get him paid properly. Awwww….

I snacked on some walnuts and almonds on my way to pick the kids up from the sitter’s. I was getting a bit grumbly and didn’t want to get home hungry. That equals disaster! 100_5898

Before we got dinner going I went to the garden to gather more goodies. Here’s my haul for the day… 100_5900

There were more cherry tomatoes, but the kids went nuts eating them on me! :D The 2 zucchini ended up on the grill for dinner. Can’t get fresher than that!

Speaking of dinner, we tried some salmon burgers from Costco that I finally found. 100_5904

My burger got dressed up with mayo, chipotle mustard, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickle….all on an Arnold Thin. Zuke’s on the side! 100_5902

If you like salmon, these burgers are for you! Thankfully, we all love it! I do think, though, that the next time I’ll eat it sans toppings and bun. I think it would be better on it’s own so the flavour can shine through. My sweet end was another All Bran bar; 100_5903

DS and I just got back from puppy walking duties. I’m going to kick back with my Shape magazine soon and then crash early. I’m looking forward to the end of the work week! Anybody have fun plans lined up for the weekend?

Bye for now!!


  1. GORGEOUS veggies :)
    I haven't forgotten about your care package... finances got really bad, so I'm slowly accumulating. Will ship soon!

  2. What a yummy plate of food you have there ;) Love salmon burgers! I'll have to look for that brand .. Happy almost Friday!

  3. I agree- this week has been ridiculously slowwwwww. Love your lunch- I'm a huge fan of broccoli and the bread looks so good! Your garden is really turning out some amazing produce. I am SO planting a garden next year. Hope you have a good night

  4. Wow, your garden veggies look amazing and colorful!

  5. I love Tim Hortons, so jealous! I've only been 2 times when in Ontario once. They need to come down a couple hundred miles to MN and IA!

  6. Your veggies look gorgeous! What a great way to get some organic, LOCAL, fresh produce. Your tempting me with those lovely looking muffins...I need to do some baking!

  7. ha ha. i was just reading my new shape issue :) what a nice coworker! all your eats look delish!

  8. Your burger & grilled zucchini look good... Reminds me again that we didn't grill enough this summer...

    Happy Friday! :)

  9. gorgeous veggies!!! I wish I had a garden!!!
    and it was so nice your worker remembers to thank you.... you know the gesture of being thankful is really kind.
    have a nice Friday, so close to weekend! :)

  10. Ooo I would love those burgers! I still wanna try to make homemade salmon burgers sometime :-)

  11. I love your garden goodies! I've got to look for those salmon burgers, they look delicious!

  12. Aw what a sweet guy for bringing you the ice cap! The bread from your lunch sound delicious!

    Your garden is doing great!! Love the haul :)


  13. Everything looks soo good! I'm super jealous of your garden haul!! We're in a 3 story walk up so no garden for us.. *sigh* But I do love seeing the gorgeous goods from yours!! :) Nothing better than garden fresh veggies!

    I love Timmies Iced Caps.. haven't had one in forever, but they are good! yum!

    My weekend plans, heading to the VIP Theater tonight and out for dinner... the rest of the weekend will just be hanging out with my kidlets! Dh works, so no special plans.

    Have a fabulous weekend!!

  14. Your garden sure churns out some gorgeous veggies!

    Have a swell weekend :)

  15. Very cute that your daughter wanted her lunch photographed as well. My family just thinks I'm insane shooting my meals.

    And your kids are already back to school, before Labour Day? How come so soon?


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