Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer Temps Have Arrived!

Ola! How’s everyone doing? The weather has been gorgeous today so I decided to haul the laptop outside to blog. This is something I wait all winter to be able to do!

As I was preparing lunches the other day I noticed that my jar of almond butter was almost empty. This called for OIAJ for breakfast yesterday!


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Quaker oats
  • cinnamon
  • almond butter
  • Dorset cereal


Taw's marvellous! I prepared and photographed by morning snack at home because I wasn’t sure how it would hold up in the container.

IMG_1635 This is a piece of whole grain bread with some raw chocolate coconut spread and it was delicious! Although the bread is very good savoury, I think I prefer it done sweet. Here’s the spread…


I actually hide this on myself because it is super addicting. It’s like a chocolate macaroon in a jar. Great product!

I wasn’t planning on running in the gym today, but there’s a new pup (he’s probably saying “there’s this cougar….here) that started at the office a few weeks ago and he hopped on the treadmill beside me and we started to chat. I was walking on at 4mph with a 7% incline but started feeling a little self conscious so I decided to pick up the pace and ran at 6mph for about 20 minutes before I had to start walking again. This cougar can not talk and run at the same time!! LOL!!

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 166
  • Max Hr: 185
  • Calories Torched: 501
  • Distance: 3.6 miles

Lunch was a mish mosh of leftovers. Aztec blend, pork tenderloin, cherry tomatoes and wasabi ginger dressing. I ate this cold… IMG_1639

We had a big meeting in the office this morning where I snagged a juicy plate of fruit. IMG_1638

So, now that the summer has turned more summer like I’ve been craving hotdogs in a MAJOR way. Because of this I ate another 2 Yves veggies dogs with a great big salad: IMG_1640

And dessert, after Pilates, was a bowl of mouth watering coconut pineapple ice cream. IMG_1642

I had to take DD back to the doctor today for a follow up appointment and I’m happy to say that the pneumonia is gone and her lungs were clear. YAY! Before heading out I made myself a decadent breakfast. IMG_1645

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Quaker oats
  • cinnamon
  • strawberries
  • coconut butter
  • dark chocolate chips


This was AWESOME! My morning snack was yet again another piece of whole grain bread, but with almond butter this time: IMG_1646

I had some errands to run at lunch so no gym, but I did have some mail waiting for me at home that made me a very happy girl! My 2 pieces of Lululemon that I won on EBay came in! IMG_1648 IMG_1647

LOVE! I ate my lunch when I got back to my desk. I had a great sandwich consisting of Mediterranean roasted chicken (from the deli), provolone cheese, Dijonnaise and lettuce on a WW bun: IMG_1650

I also enjoyed 2 mini Tolerance bars: IMG_1651

Dinner was chicken breasts on the BBQ with a side of steamed broccoli and Budweiser BBQ sauce: IMG_1653

And dessert was the last few bites of coconut pineapple ice cream. Mmmm…

IMG_1654 Well, I think I’m gonna move inside now and make myself a cup of chai tea: IMG_0692

Hope you’ve all had a great 2 days!!

Bye for now!!


  1. hahahhaha your explanation of why you ran was hilarious! So many good eats- that chocolate coconut spread? unreal! I'd need to hide that too. And I want your plate of fresh fruit. Adorable finds from lulu. Glad to hear the pneumonia is gone! Fantastic news! keep enjoying the weather :)

  2. I know this may sound kinda like a dumb question but I got know. How do you make your oats in a jar? I see in this post you are using a plastic jar, and when I tried to make them was in a plastic jar and the jar melted! I only put jar in the microwave for 1 minute. Any advice or tricks???

  3. Where, oh where did you find that delicious sounding chocolate coconut spread? Sounds divine. Love that strawberry bowl of oats as well. Must bring back coconut butter into my eats.

    How are those hot dog thins? I've seen them at Superstore, but thought they were a bit odd.

  4. the gym experience! Priceless! you totally know you're hot on that treadmill!

    i'm with you on the bread thing; if it's gonna be a snack, it needs to be a sweet bread with spread! seems to taste so much better!

  5. that fruit looks so good- i always notice when i take a pic of a fruit bowl or plate, it always looks so freshing and amazing when im loading up the pics lol.

    yay for warmer temps too! and i saw a really good raw choc spread at the store the other day.. its choc/coconut, prolly the same one u use, but it looks so good. YUM <3

  6. I love that Lulemon polka dot top! Cute!! I don't think I could contain myself around the chocolate cocounut Heaven in a jar!

  7. That is a pretty fantastic workout, Krista! The chocolate coconut spead sounds amazing...I wonder if a home-made version would be easy to make? Happy Thursday! (Or better yet, Happy Pre-Friday! ;) )

  8. It all looks great Krisa! I've been craving hotdogs too. So I eat the same ones that you do, however, some day this summer, I will have a real hotdog from a hotdog stand somewhere... :)

    So you find the glare of the sun a problem when using your laptop outside? I always get frustrated with it.

  9. That spread sounds marvelous--there's so many possibilties in ways to use it, my wheels are already turning lol!

  10. That cold rice salad looks delicious! Such a summer salad :D I love your Lululemon pieces! I wish I could afford them : P

  11. Thanks for the comment on the fashion post! I love yellow but never wear it so Im glad I got the yellow dress!

    Loving the OIAJ, the tofu dogs ( never had one, are they good??) , the icecream of course, and the the sweet scores you got off ebay!

    Hope you have a great night! It got warm here today too! yay!!!

  12. Decadent breakfast to say the least, your strawberry oats put mine to shame!


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