Thursday, April 22, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Look who went MIA again yesterday! I really started feeling like shiz as the day wore on plus the kids were at the pool until 8pm so by the time I got home I was done. I should have known I was in for a rough day when my oats started to look unappealing! IMG_1255

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Quaker oats
  • raisins
  • PB&Co cinnamon raisins
  • coconut


I can’t remember much about the morning, but I see that I ate a Clif Bar before heading out to the gym: IMG_1256

I hopped on the elliptical at the gym. I was sad to see that Rach is no longer on over the noon hour. Boo!!! About halfway through I started to feel really weak and slowed down for a few minutes to assess the situation. It passed so I continued on.

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 164
  • Max Hr: 176
  • Calories Torched: 460
  • Distance: 4.8 miles

I was out of the gym by 1:30 and had a meeting at 2 so lunch was inhaled. I tried something new that was on sale this week at the grocery store: IMG_1257 IMG_1258

This was actually pretty tasty, but not meant to be inhaled, I’m sure. It wasn’t long after this that I started to feel horrible. The last hour of work dribbled by, but I was finally able to hit the road for home….for a minute. I threw back some Tums, packed the kids swim stuff and took off for the rink as DS had a 5:15 game. *sigh* There are 3 levels of rep hockey in our city….triple A, double A and single A. The triple A team was finally chosen and to top a bad day off, DS was cut. Initially it was like a kick in the pants, but the coach was very positive and he will being playing only one step down at double A. This means more ice time which is a very good thing. Also, the triple A coach made him an “AP” (or alternate player). This means that he will have the opportunity to practice at the higher level and fill in if a player is ill for a game. It’s a win-win situation at this point. It does mean 3 more days of hockey, though. :/

One of the Mom’s, my friend Manon, brought me some treats that she made. On the way from the rink to the pool I pulled out an orange molasses muffin to tie me over: IMG_1265

This is actually the other muffin, but I couldn’t snap a pick while driving! HA! I loved this muffin even with an upset stomach. The orange and molasses went perfectly together along with sweet raisins and crunchy nuts. I must see if she’ll share the recipe with me us. Insert 1 + hours at the pool and I finally rolled into the driveway, exhausted at 8:30. I didn’t even feel like eating anything but knew I’d be in worse shape if I didn’t so I grabbed an easy, fast bowl of Wildroots cereal. IMG_1259

Bad lighting = bad picture!

I woke feeling MUCH better this morning and my oats tasted like they should. IMG_1261

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Old Wessex 5 grain cereal
  • blueberries
  • kefir
  • sprinkle of granola


I didn’t want to push my luck by going to the gym today so I bailed. Before I actually made the decision I ate a Luna protein bar:


I was just so so over this bar. It had a grainy after taste that I wasn’t really digging. I liked the cookie dough one much better.

Once home I prepared some egg whites in the microwave which got sandwiched between a toasted Ezekiel English muffin that was coated with a LC cheese wedge and pinenut hummus. On the side was more hummus with some Dr. Kracker Hummus Mummus crisps: IMG_1263 I enjoyed this out on the deck with a Prevention magazine. And my cats. Nice.

*Insert work*

On the way home I stopped by the seamstress to pick up my perfectly altered skirt. Now that it doesn’t hug my ass in all the wrong spots, I can actually wear it! LOL!

Dinner was some fast fry pork chops and for me, a big bowl of fruit salad:


Then I had not one, but 2 sweet ends! The last of my Lindt sea salt chocolate bar: IMG_1264

Then I tried another of Manon’s treats, a ginger bar; IMG_1269

I really liked the consistency of this treat. It was dense like a fudgy brownie, but it smelled more gingery than it tasted. I think I’ll spread some nut butter on the second piece when I eat it. ;)

This brings me to the present, sitting on the couch enjoying the last night of no plans for the next 7 days. I really hope Vampire Diaries isn’t a repeat!!

Bye for now!!


  1. phew! I'm tired over here for you! Bummer about the hockey, but thats great that hes an alternate. Hopefully he'll get some ice time with them and they'll see how awesome he is and pull him up! That ginger bar sounds awesome- love love ginger. And your bowls of fresh fruit always look good. Enjoy RELAXING!

  2. whoa! Sounds like a busy 2 days. I will say this over and over again. Mothers rock. Seriously. I am not sure HOW YOU DO IT!!

    And you take care of yourself by giving yourself good food! I like that.

    Sorry that you have been feeling less then great though and that ds got cut :( But perhaps it was just the wrong time to move up for him.

    And yum...I love Lindt sea salt choc bars. I bought 2 on sale a few weeks ago and forgot about them. Today I felt like chocolate, went to go snap a piece off and one bar was already completely gone! My mom had devoured the bar this week! Must hide it! :P

  3. Sorry to hear about DS but playing at double A is an awesome accomplishment! I've looked for those luna bars around here but havent found them. Hope you enjoy your night off!

  4. Manon's desserts are making my mouth water, they look SO good!

    Sorry to hear about the stomach probs. It's definitely a problem when food isn't appealing anymore... WORST! Glad you're feeling better now though!

  5. That's too bad that DS didn't make the triple A team, but he's still young, and you never know what might happen - someone could get injured, and he might get to play with them more than he thought. And practicing with them will really up his game :)

    Every time I see you put kefir on your oats, it reminds me I have yet to try it out. One day.

  6. danggg you are SO busy girl!!! you are a hero!
    sorry about the bad frozen meal feeling :( i love that meal tho!!! mmm kefir..i need MORE in my life!

  7. busy day indeed but you got some goodies treats, didn't you?

    sorry that DS was cut from the triple A, but at least he's AP, he'll get the chance to show his skills! :)

  8. Sorry you felt crap Krista.
    You're a super mom running your kids all over the city for their activities! I think it's great.
    Thank Jason for the congrats for me, and thanks to you too for your enthusiasm. It made my day!

  9. good oh' on hockey situation; and even though you might have three more days being an alt that means he gets more experience! always a good thing; same thing happened with my brothers and baseball!

    and omg your blueberries on your second day of oats look foodtasting worthy!!!

  10. You are super busy! The fruit looks really good. I loved the chocolate luna protein bar. I've been searching for the cookie dough and haven't found it yet!

  11. Hi Krista,

    Can you please post the recipe for the granola bars you've been eating? I cant seem to find the recipe anywhere. Thanks!


  12. yay for Canadian girls!!! love your blog!! amazing food pics. that muffin looks insanely yummy. have a great day! xoxo

  13. oooh that ginger bar does look dense and tasty...yum!

  14. Sorry to hear about your discomfort after eating the Healthy Choice meal--I've learned that lesson many a time myself!

  15. More ice time is definitely a good thing! I think you've got a future NHL player on your hands, Krista! :)

    Yummy eats, especially that ginger bar!

  16. Sorry to hear about DS but I agree it will probably be a good thing that he will be at the top of his team next year and get lots of playing time so he`ll have more time to practise and get better


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