Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Retail Therapy

I’ve felt like this guy all day:

Remember the Pillsbury Doughboy or am I aging myself?? He was such a happy little fella, but I’m not a happy camper when I feel like he looks! LOL! Bloaty days are the pits, but I’ve been drinking loads of water which should flush the nastiness away by tomorrow. A little retail therapy doesn’t hurt, either. I won me this little pretty on eBay today!


Let’s just say that had I bought this in the store I woulda spend a solid $70 more….and this is new with the tags still on. SCORE! :)

I finished off my box of Alpen cereal today for breakfast. I was rearranging the one shelf in my cupboard last night and came across a few random, almost empty bags of cereal so I’ll be trying to get those finished off this week. IMG_1546
-1/2 cup-ish Alpen cereal
-1/4 cup spelt flakes
-Enjoy Life Foods mountain mambo trail mix IMG_1545
I just warmed this all up for a few minutes in the microwave before I added the toppings. It was quite filling!

My morning was spent keypunching and it wasn’t until 11:45 that I noticed I was feeling hungry. I made quick work of a smores Luna bar: IMG_1547
My cardio at the gym today looked like this; 20 minute walk (4.3mph, 7% incline), 20 minute run (6mph, 1% incline), 5 minute walk (4.3mph, 7% incline). I never did get my running mojo back after having Achilles tendonitis in both ankles this time last year. I’ve come to terms with the fact that running is not something my joints approve of, but I would like to incorporate it back into my workouts in small doses. My body was happy with what I did today.

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 160
Max Hr: 181
Calories Torched: 461
Distance: 3.8 miles

I enjoyed some curried chickpea quinoa for lunch today! IMG_1548
Sounds all fancy pants, doesn’t it? In reality, it was leftover quinoa and a small can of chickpeas in a curry marinade. I forgot to take a picture of the can this morning, but I’ve had these many times before. I mostly use them as a topper when I make big salads during the summer months. The marinade then serves as my dressing. For today’s lunch I rinsed the chickpeas off knowing that they would retain the flavour I was after. All in all, it was a very satisfying lunch!!

My afternoon snack consisted of thawed blackberries and cherries: IMG_1549
Pretty sad, but we have no fresh fruit left and I was desperate!!

Before I left for work this morning I marinated some tofu in a Japanese dressing. Once home I popped it on the George Foreman (with some burgers for the fam) and grilled it up. On the side was WW couscous, cukes & tomato: IMG_1550

I had a piece of sea salt Lindt chocolate on my way out the door to Pilates. I didn’t get to the rhubarb last night so I tackled that as soon as I arrived home. Right now its bubbling on the stove with some cinnamon and sugar. I love stewed rhubarb! What’s your favourite way to eat it?

I just settled in with a tea and a chocolate chip All Bran bar to watch The Biggest Loser: IMG_1551

Before I go, we had another baby on the farm today! I believe her name is Penny’s Ash. (Her Mom’s name is Penny) Penny's Ash 009

Bye for now!!


  1. Penny Ash is adorable! I hate Pillsbury doughboy esque days, I had one today from a bit too large of a salad at lunch, ugh! Love the Lululemon jacket. I bought the Apres jacket which is similar this year retail and I have gotten more than my wear out of it, I love it!!

  2. The pillsbury doughboy is still on their commercials! I love that little guy ;) I hate that feeling though...blah! Hope the water helps. Great job on the workout- glad you're only keeping the running in, in small doses. Gotta listen to your body. Ah! And how cute is Penny Ash

  3. haha no fresh fruit! id get desperate too. are those the delish canned cherries they sell-LOVE THOSE! mmmm and alpen cereal bits..mm that'd be tasty! xo

  4. haha i used to love the dough boy! he was so cute. what a great jacket! :)

  5. love the adorable horses..awwww! too cute!

    thawed blackberries and cherries look great.

  6. I adore stewed rhubarb! Poured over creamy greek yoghurt with a sprinkling of some kind of crunchy cereal, yum!

  7. is it horrible i've never had rhubarb in my life?! what kind of food blogger am i!? i promise to try it soon...

    and i totally need to make that chickpea dish...i've got everything and bet i can even do it in the microwave at my hotel!!!

  8. Rhubarb pie is my favourite! But not strawberry rhubarb. It's okay, but I like my rhubarb straight up in a pie. Delicious!

  9. I totally remember the Pilsbury Doughboy! He was so cute when he got his tummy poked and giggled!

    Love quinoa right now too! Isn't it the best?!?

    Frozen fruit is SO much better than no fruit at all! Great job using what you have! A girl after my own heart!!! :)


  10. AWESOME jacket!
    Now that I own a George Foreman, I like seeeing what people do with it. Do you need to use firm tofu on it?

  11. Delicious eats and what an adorable baby Penny had!!
    I've never eaten rhubarb, believe it or not! I'd love to try it!!

  12. You always impressive me with the intensity of your workouts, way to get your HR up! Oh, and that pilsbury doughboy really made me smile :-)

  13. Awww, Penny's Ash is adorable! Love your eBay score...retail therapy is the best kind, isn't it? ;)

  14. What an adorable little foal!!
    That chickpea quinoa sounds soo easy and yummy.

  15. LOVE the Pillsbury dough boy! He's sooo sweet & cute! Yet filled with crap... haha!! ;)

    Also LOVE your new jacket too! Great deal too! A girl after my own heart.. ;) I still want a pr. of Lulu pants.. feel like telling me which are your faves for "everyday" wear? I know you're tall like me, so i'd love your opinion when you have a few spare minutes! :)

  16. I love the Lindt chocolate with the sea salt! It's SO yummy.


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