Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Back to Class

HELLO, everybody!! How is everybody doing? I had another busy one today, but it’s all good! I went in to work early again today so did a repeat on the packed breakfast business. This time it was a bit of a different mix, though. 100_7927
-2/3 cup water
-1/3 cup PC 5 grain cereal
-French vanilla coffee powder
-splash of milk
-trail mix 100_7925
All in a rather messy, less than beautiful bowl! What a gross photo!!!

After posting last night I made myself….I don’t know what to call it! I used the Magic Bullet to blend a ½ cup of kefir with some frozen blueberries and blackberries. Check it out: 100_7924
It was super good! Pepper sat on my lap the whole time waiting for his turn to stick his face in the cup to lick the last drop. Wish I had my camera handy for that! It was all over his nose and he was oblivious to it!

Here’s a photo recap of the snacks I munched on while hard at work today! 100_7930 100_7928 100_7929
I had a few more than normal because I worked an extra 1.5hrs again today. It’s rather astounding how sitting at a desk can rev up your appetite. Guess my brain needs the fuel!

I hopped on the elliptical at the gym again today. My back has been a bit sore lately so I think this is the best way to workout without aggravating the situation. Why does it hurt? I’m chalking it up to old age because I surely haven’t done and chandelier swinging lately!!!

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 162
Max Hr: 181
Calories Torched: 482
Distance: 4.9 miles

I tried a new to me tuna product at lunch today…. 100_7931
Its hickory flavoured! I mixed the pouch up with about a cup of quinoa. 100_7933
This was pretty good, but maybe next time I won’t use the whole pack as it got a tad overpowering after a while. I ended up tossing the last little bit. :S It kept me really full, though…

As busy as I was I did find a few seconds to take a necklace of the day photo!


I bought this over the holidays to go with a few new shirts that I got as gifts. I just love it!

We used the George Foreman grill again today to cook chicken thighs. This part of the bird has never been my fave, but they were a steal just before Christmas so I bought them regardless. My distaste for them grew stronger as I watched how much fat and crap came dripping out of the grill. Look at this: 100_7940

Ewwwww!!! Before I even put a thigh on my plate I blotted it with 4 paper towels. Then it was paired with some broccoli tenders and brown rice. 100_7941

I took ALL the nasty skin off before eating it. To be honest, I was still to grosses out to enjoy it much. :0

Pilates started back up tonight. DD and I are doing a half hour rebounder (trampoline) class together and then I follow it with my hour long core dynamic class. I feel all loose and limber right now! I think I am gonna make another kefir concoction now and then settle in to watch The Biggest Loser. Amazing that a new season has started already! Tell me about your evening!!!

Bye for now!!


  1. ahh i hope you and dd have an awesome time at the trampoline class :) that sounds like SO much fun!

    peppermint stick lunas are my faaaaaav

  2. I love your necklace! So cute. You make me want to do a better job accesorizing. Sounds like you had a longgg day! Enjoy biggest loser! I just turned it on- I never watch this show for some reason?

  3. You magic bullet creation is such a pretty color. I LOVE those peppermint Luna bars! So freakin good!

  4. I totally want a Foreman grill haha. Chicken thighs though... bleh. I understand the distaste.

    A rebounding class sounds like so much fun! I used to use my little rebounder all the time but it's been a while now. I think a class with it would be awesome.

  5. Your kefir berry concoction looks delicious! And whenever I see a Foreman grill,I want one... But then I remember that I really don't have any space, and if I keep it in the garage (along with lots of other kitchen stuff), I'll never use it...

    My evening: The toddler had trouble falling asleep tonight and finally fell asleep a few minutes ago (9:30 p.m.)...

  6. Trampoline class sounds like so much fun! That necklace is really pretty - I like!! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday :)

  7. love teh necklace it is so cute!!

    wowwwza look at that foreman grease..proof it work, right??

    the peppermint luna is one of my favs!

  8. Trampoline class with DD sounds like so much fun! Wow, that is a ton of grease from the chicken...I agree with you, I'm usually a white meat girl too! Love your pretty necklace!

  9. I have never been a chicken thigh fan if I cook them, but when someone else makes them for me, they seem to taste good. I can't explain it. Obviously, I'm crazy.

    Aren't Foreman grills awesome? I used my little one all the time - which is why I had to toss it when I moved, as the coating was starting to come off, which I figured wasn't the healthiest.


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