Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Well peeps, work just about killed me today it went so slow. OMG! 7hrs felt like 70! It’s been quite awhile since that’s happened! AND it’s a pay week so time should be moving along. Sometimes I get caught up in all that I do/have to do outside of work and it freaks me out a little. I think that’s what happened today. I was constantly reminding myself that it was Tuesday (Pilates night) and not Thursday (skating/hockey game night) ARGH!

**WARNING** Crappy breakfast photos ahead! The ghost in our house changed the settings on m camera. Must’ve been him because no one will admit to it!!
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup kamut flakes
-chopped peanuts
-kefir IMG_0063
Ouch…that’s are really bad! The other one was worse!! The actual food, on the other hand, was bang on!

Snacks du jour included the following: IMG_0071 IMG_0066 IMG_0067
I had full intentions of running on the treadmill today but when I got to the gym both were in use. Meh, I just hopped on the elliptical. I upped the resistance some today and was rewarded with a nice burn in my legs.

Time: 45 mins
Avg Hr: 158
Max Hr: 181
Calories Torched: 443
Distance: 5 miles

My HRM went all loco on me before my workout. When I checked the time it read 5:31am. Strange. I went into the settings to fix the time and realized that it had my height at 3’7”….AND….the date said “March 5, 2005!!! WTH??? LOL! It’s all fixed up now, but I’m still a bit baffled as to how everything got mixed up. HA!

I found a bonus serving of mango dal in the freezer this morning! YAY! Once warmed up I used a small piece of Asiago bread to scoop up the juices… IMG_0069

Best. Lunch. Ever.

Seeing as work was so pathetically slow today, I took the opportunity to Google some helpful kitchen tips for you all. Enjoy!

-Before you chop chilli peppers, rub a little vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t absorb the spicy chilli oil.
-To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.
-If your salt is clumping up, put a few grains of rice in with it to absorb excess moisture.
-Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator--it will keep for weeks! (
I do this and it really works!!)
-Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle perfectly shaped pancakes every time
-To get odours out of plastic containers, place crumpled newspaper inside the container and seal it overnight

There you go! :D

I made a nice pot of pasta for supper tonight with a ground chicken sauce. To make the sauce I cooked a chopped onion, carrot and some celery in basil infused oil then added a pound of ground chicken and 3 garlic cloves. Next into the pot went dried basil, oregano, salt, pepper & hot pepper flakes. I let that all cook about 10 minutes before adding 1 can of tomato sauce and a few tbsp of tomato paste. Right at the end I added a good half cup of chopped parsley.

This is the type of pasta that I used: IMG_0072

Just look at the amount of fibre in this pasta!!! IMG_0073

I don’t normally eat pasta but when I saw at the store that this had 10g of fibre I thought I’d give it a try. And it was great! I served myself a scant cup and bulked it up with steamed veggies. Then I topped it off with a half cup of the sauce and freshly grated Parmesan cheese: IMG_0075 IMG_0074

I swear there is pasta under there!! LOL! ;)

Right after dinner DD and I made our way to Pilate’s. It was just her and I in the rebounder class which was fun. My core dynamics class was a big time ass kicker. Literally. We worked our “buttock” muscles tonight and I’m positive that I will feel the pain tomorrow!!

I’m now settling in to watch “The Biggest Loser”. I also snacked on an All Bran bar. (Please excuse the flash) IMG_0076

So, how about I catch you all tomorrow?? Sounds like a plan, right? :D

Bye for now!!


  1. Some of those tips are funny! Putting newspaper in a container will really do that?! I'm watching The Biggest Loser too :)

  2. I hope tomorrow is better day for you! 3'7"! Wow.. you're just a cute little thing! ;) LOL!! That's funny!

    Wow on the pasta!! Irresistables.. is that A&P?? I'm going to have to grab some of that.. I love pasta.. yum!

  3. I hate when a day seems slow..... because it makes me think too many things and to be present! at the same time, i also complaint when there's too much to do because then I won't have time to think anything else... well... life is tough ;)
    great tips and yummy pasta!

  4. Sometimes my camera setting mysteriously change too--it makes me so frustrated because usually I am in a hurry when I am trying to take a picture lol!

    Wow, 10 grams of fiber is a super amount for pasta!! I think the Fiber Gourmet has 18 which is almost TOO much if you eat a lot of natural fiber during the day like me. Although I have never gotten any upsets from too much fiber, who knows!! Hope your week keeps plugging along! :-)

  5. Great workout you had, I am addicted to the elliptihell!!! lol!! I cant do the treadmill!

    Oh my son will be 10 in March, so your daughter is close to his age!!

    Have a great day! xoxo

  6. I hate days when work just drags by...I'm glad for the tips though, I'll try that with celery! Your dinner looks incredible!

  7. I really like the idea to put newspaper in plastic containers. I'm going to use that one.

    I like your breakfast bowl. It's like a teardrop.

  8. that's a really cool bowl you had your brekkie in! and i loveee lentils, yum!


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