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*cause all my pictures lean right. See below for proof.

Hey there lovelies!

Thank you all so much for agreeing, understanding or stating your own opinion on my post yesterday! I love that!


I’m such a cheeseball. But really, thank you all so much for understanding me and why I feel inclined to fit back in my clothes.

I didn’t post last night, because I didn’t actually sleep Sunday night, so I was catching up on that stuff. Do you find that vacation totally messes with your sleep schedule? I took a nap Sunday and did not wake up until 9 PM! PM! That was PM! Anyway, I never could go back to sleep Sunday night, so I just got up at like 5 AM!!! and got ready for work.

So I was tired last night.

But, yesterday’s breakfast [that I enjoyed at leisure as I certainly had the time.]


Kashi + Almond Milk + berries.

This is my favorite ‘Jillian-style’ breakfast, so you will probably see a lot of it and it’s many variations to come. Also, you may see some oatmeal. What’s new?



This was supposed to be a broccoli, cheese and turkey wrap, but I had no wraps. So it was just a broccoli, cheese and turkey. I fly by the seat of my pants, I tell ya!

‘Twas delicious.



Pear + Almonds.

That was actually supposed to be an apple and cashews. But again, I improvised.

Then, after work I planned to go to the gym. But anyway, I went to CVS instead. And then I planned to go after I went home, but somehow I had a nap. And then it was late. And I was still tired. And my foot was still a bit swollen. [We shall get to that later.]

So I had dinner.


Which was COMPLETELY rebellious, as it was a salad with turkey and it was technically supposed to be chicken + wild rice.

See what I mean about ‘using meal plans as a guideline’. Eat whatever floats ya boat, as long as it is still beautiful and healthy.



Beautiful and healthy.

If you get the craving for something hideous and unhealthy, you can always fall back on the old meal plan to set ya straight! Win-win!

Also, if you have not the ingredients for the meal plan…well you might eat a salad.

After dinner, I once again retired to bed, so as to catch up on all my sleep. I did.

On the exercise front, well I have not discussed this on the blog yet, not sure why, other than I never really saw an opening for it.

But, after my marathon, I took my shoe off [obviously, who would be around me if I still had those stanky thangs on?] and my right foot was swollen. With a bruise on the side.

Mama D. freaked out a bit.

I did not. I knew what it was. Tendonitis.

See, a few years ago I had a bout of tendonitis on the same foot. Same place. I went to the doctor and had it diagnosed and all, and he gave me the prescription of no activity for two weeks and anti-inflammatory pills.

So when I started experiencing a little problem with it again during training, I sort of ignored it.

It happened right after I got new shoes, even though I got the same brand I have had since my last flare up. It wasn’t painful, much, just it would swell a little when I was in my shoes for a long period of time. Which, you know, I was.

Anyway, after the marathon it was bad. Like really bad. My entire foot, not just the top, was swollen for 2-3 days.

It is just now getting back to it’s normal ‘just the top’ swollen state. Looks fab. Anyhow, I haven’t put my shoes back on, have just been sticking to flats and hoping all goes back to normal soon. Like completely normal.

So, on the exercise front I think I am going to stick to yoga only [shoeless, yay!] for the next week or so and see how the foot does.

If it’s not better by then [three weeks post marathon] I shall most likely see my doctor and get some of those anti inflammatory pills. They are like magic, they are.

Plus, I think I am going to get new shoes. Again. Sigh…

Ever had tendonitis? Ever ignored it? Oh is that just me?

I KNOW! I should have not ignored it. I KNOW!

So anyway, that is my confession for the day. What’s yours?

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Pumpkin for breakfast, yet again!




Meet the pumpkin breakfast cookie.

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • cinnamon
  • almond butter

Oh my goodness was this ever good. I know I have said that about (nearly) every single breakfast I have had this week, but it’s true!

I am in love.

With pumpkin.

Case in point:

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pancakes

and in case you did not notice, the Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie.


Oh, little breakfast cookie, I could eat you with a spoon.

That’s right.

I did.

Never mind, then.

Lunch, on the other hand was not eaten with a spoon.


Carrot, date and romaine salad w/ honey dressing.

Used a fork.


Onion and pepper jack flat out wrap.

Ate that with my hands.

Just picked it right up.

Yep. Klassy.

That’s me!



‘Twas delicious, and my fork and fingers (plus my mouth) enjoyed it.


Interesting news.

Here, Caitlin speaks about being a vegetarian and labels in general. It’s pretty interesting, so I thought I’d share. If anyone cares, my opinion on the matter is listed in the comments section.

While we are on controversial subjects, why does everyone hate onions? What have they done to anyone? Just curious, because I believe my love for the little white bulbs is well documented.

Moving on to less controversial things. Sarah teaches us how to do push ups in this post. It’s pretty awesome, because she demonstrates about 40 different kinds of push ups. They must work, because she looks to have a pretty rocking body.

Have a great Friday!

I’m off to the movies with Haleigh and Linden later! Super excited for girls night!

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So it was YOGA! by a landslide! It was an awesome power class and I feel so nice and stretchy + strong right now. The girl that taught was NINE MONTHS prego and SO cute! She rocked the class too, with lots of warriors, chatarungas & standing splits.

Mr. Snacky wanted to go to KICKBOXING!


I convinced him that yoga would be best for the both of us.

After my rocking YOGA! class, I consumed a rocking dinner.


Hugh Jass married Gore Jass in my bowl tonight.

  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • peach
  • 3 raspberries
  • strawberry
  • craisins
  • almonds
  • drizzle of EVOO + red wine vinegar
  • peppa


All the chunky fruits + the crispy greens


an almond that tried to hide.

Can you tell I lurve me a fruity summer salad? There is just nothing quite like fresh fruit in a salad.

I was feeling a little protein for dessert.

Enter the nice people at Stonyfield Farms.

They sent me the best little goody package the other day.


  • 5 Oikos coupons
  • Oikos bag
  • DVD

Thanks Kristina!

I pulled a Honey Oikos outta the fridge and topped it with a little dreams.


This was my first time trying the Oikos and I really liked it! It was creamy + tangy with lots of yummy honey to stir in. At only 120 calories and 15 grams of protein it’s a winner in my book!

Speaking of winning, I entered yet ANOTHER giveaway!

Kacy is hosting a really awesome Natural Body Giveaway.

1 Corinthians 9:24 (The Message)

You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.

Don’t we all want the medal that doesn’t tarnish or fade? God is that medal. He never tarnishes or fades away no matter how many times we turn our backs or push him away. He has a great gift for us all. We just have to ask.

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