Sunday, January 3, 2010

All Over The Map

I’m so sad that my Christmas vacation is done. I’ve had such a fulfilling week! I spent lots of time with family including my bestie, enjoyed a few days lounging around in my pj’s and even got some shopping done. And the week didn’t fly by like time off usually does. *sigh* I guess I do like my pay cheque, though!

Here’s what I ate for breakie yesterday and today; 100_7897

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Windy Hills flax seed porridge
  • cinnamon
  • raisins
  • coconut and cappuccino flavoured agave

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • cinnamon
  • dried cranberries
  • hazelnuts & yogurt chips


After DS’s hockey game yesterday we came home for a quick lunch. I warmed up a bowl of mango dal which of course was much better a few days after being made! 100_7898

Then we went to Costco where I bought these 2 items for myself! 100_7901

Call me corny, but I LOVE Dr. Oz! And the Wii fit plus is great fun. We played it for over 3 hours last night and another 2 today! I also bought some broccoli tenders and sliced Portobello mushrooms for which there is no picture, but I did take a picture of the BIG bag of quinoa!


Dinner was delish! I roasted a pork tenderloin with some garlic cloves and sliced onion. I served it with some WW couscous, broccoli tenders and cranberry sauce. 100_7903

After eating this morning we went out to the farm for a visit. DD showed grandma all the ins and outs of the Wii Fit Plus game as they have it, too. When we got home I made myself a “pizza”. 100_7907

I simply cooked a red pepper and some sliced mushrooms until tender then added 1/3 of a cup of egg whites. Once it was mostly set I dotted it with some goat’s milk cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro. To. Die. For. End of story!

I spent the afternoon with Dr. Oz learning all about my heart. Awesome. I also scored a great Lululemon hoodie on ebay. HA! I did get a little productive by making some muffins from Veganomicon: 100_7908

The only thing I changed was to omit the oil and they turned out just fine. Look at this baby: 100_7911

He was my sweet end tonight.

For dinner I defrosted some beef stew that I made about a month ago. The fam had theirs with bowtie pasta, but I chose to eat mine with a serving of quinoa. 100_7913

I’ve been on a real quinoa kick lately. Loving it! :D

Over the past 2 days I’ve been doing much better at eating less of this: 100_7899

And more of this: 100_7895 100_7902

YEHAW!!! :D I still feel like a marshmallow, though. I’m pretty confident that getting back into my routine will take care of that, though.

Well, sorry this post is so disjointed. I’ll be getting back to regular posting habit this coming week. I have loads of stuff to get ready for the morning so I’ll end this right here.

Bye for now!!


  1. The WiiFit game looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to give that a try. Glad you've enjoyed your break. I can't believe tomorrow is Monday- yikes! Your quinoa topped with stew looks awesome- what a yummy dinner. Happy new Year!

  2. I'm sad that my vacation is over too... :( And I love Dr. Oz as well! I have a couple of his books, and I really find them helpful!

    Have a great week!

  3. nom nom on those muffins! i wanted to make those recently but ran out of time...and didn't have oatbran. lame! yours looks terrific!

  4. It is always a bummer when vacation comes to an end, but glad to hear you had a good one!! I bet you will love the Wii Fit--I sure do!

  5. mmm the 'pizza' looks great! I love making mock pizza on a low carb wrap too!! :) cappucino flavored agave? this sounds soo good! applesauce muffins look great and I am sure they tasted just as good (if nto better) with no oil! I do the same thing ommiting it usually

  6. Oats with hazelnuts and yogurt chips sound fabulous! I hope your first day back at work is stress free. Pay checks are nice, aren't they?! ;)

  7. My friend raves all the time about the Wii fit workout -- I'm jealous! Your egg white pizza looks killer, I'll be trying to replicate that! :)

  8. Dr. Oz is a bit of a whack job, at least when he's talking nutritions. I'm not saying he's not a good doctor, and he knows what he's been trained in, but when he veers off, it gets a bit wanky. You should check out this post:


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