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Pumpkin Oatmeal in all it’s glory.

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • maple syrup
  • granola

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And there you have it.

Heaven in a bowl.

Speaking of that bowl, isn’t it lovely? I think so. So do the people at Muddy Muse, who made it. You can check out their Etsy shop here.

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Lunch Quesadilla!

  • black beans
  • broccoli
  • mozzarella cheese
  • tortillas

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So good.

I haven’t had a quesadilla in a long, long while, and this hit the spot. Love.

As I really have nothing more to say of note, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite pieces from the Muddy Muse shop…

Nautical Vase

Small nautical vase by the muddymuse

Fall Leaf Soap Dish

7 inch designer ceramic leaf  dish by the muddymuse

6.5 inch designer ceramic leaf  dish by the muddymuse

Dragonfly Saucer

5 inch dragonfly saucer by the muddymuse

Soup Bowl + Saucer

20 ounce soup bowl with saucer SALE PRICED

And a giveaway!

In honor of, well nothing actually, [I just want to give someone a cute bowl] I am giving one lucky winner any of these five pieces listed from the Muddy Muse shop, or any item you choose up to $25.00.

The rules:

1. Leave a comment stating which piece you’d like to have for your own in the comment section below.

2. For an extra entry, tweet or link back to this contest on your blog.

Contest ends Friday the 13th for an extra freaky spin on the whole thing.

 

I am in no way associated with Muddy Muse, except for the fact that I bought a bowl from them at a street fair. The Muddy Muse folks have never heard of Whit’s Getting Fit, and probably could care less about me.

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Behold:

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Ugly snack.

TJ’s Fiberful + PB filled pretzels. Ugly, but yummy. Unfortunately I underestimated my snackiness and did not bring enough to fulfill me.

So I had an extra cup of coffee. I am sure that would not have had anything to do with my late bedtime the night before or anything. Grandma. I know. Call me names.

I have a confession to make. I snacked more than that. But I did not picture it. It was random + embarrassing. Like Cinnamon Toast Crunch straight from the box. The bulk box from Costco.

I have been really stressing at work this week, in case you did not pick up on that vibe. Stress = mindless snackage on my part. I also have not exercised as much as I wanted this week, which is no help.

Next week my goal is to destress, do more yoga, clear my mind and subsequently the mindless snacking should stop. No more Cinnamon Toast Crunch out of the box.

Tonight my goal was just to relax.

But first, look what the UPS guy brought me!

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My Go Red giveaway goodies I won from Meghann!

So excited. New yoga mat minus the stinky foot smell my old one had is a definite incentive to do more yoga this coming week.

Now let’s get to this evening.

Working out the stress:

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I Do Not Hook Up is a great stress reliever. I don’t, by the way.

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Much better. The reserved and relaxed restaurant version of me.

Kelly Clarkson can do wonders for the soul.

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I know. Boys are so unphotogenic.

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Pizza is too.

I did the best I could, I think I am improving. Slowly, but surely. No flash was used in the making of this photo of Wild Mushroom Pizza, shared by Kasey and I. We each had two pieces and I brought the rest home with me for lunch. Kasey paid for it.

I knew I liked that kid.

Well, Grandma is off to bed at the late, late hour of 11:55 pm on a Friday night.

First I need to take my Metamucil.

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As I type a massive storm is brewing outside the window.

Very dark.

Very rumbly.

Anyway, this is what I ate for a snack today, while the sun was still shining.

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1 organic pink lady apple + chocolate covered edamame = snack.

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Do I really need two pictures? Probably not, but I could not decide between the two. They both show off the simple beauty of this delightful snack only to well. It could only be better if my camera had twice the megapixels. Oh wait. It did. And I lost it.

Small camera rant.

Back to business.

Funny.

That’s exactly what I said.

After business hours were over and all the shops were closed, this little lady took her administrative assistant a butt home.

Where a beautiful package awaited. Only this administrative assistant did not know that yet.

But when I found it, all the tape in the world could not stop me from tearing it open.

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Giveaway goodies from Megan at Runner’s Kitchen! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Megan!

Check out the goods.

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  • soy crisps
  • mini pretzels
  • mints
  • chocolate bar
  • pb cups
  • dark chocolate and milk chocolate caramel cups
  • Newman-O’s
  • organic prunes

Megan definitely knew what to send a chocoholic like me. And I don’t even think she knows about my slight mint addiction.

Oh what a welcome sight this was.

Since I needed proper food before I could dig into this, I cooked up a quinoa dish.

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  • quinoa
  • cheese
  • broccoli
  • red bowl + red spoon

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It was nice and warm.

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So I had some nice cold frozen blue berries on the side.

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bowl + bowl = dinner

Then I wasted no time digging into the Newman goodies.

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dark chocolate caramel cups.

Oh so, so good. And only 160 calories to boot. The perfect dessert.

Only I supplemented it.

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apricots in my dwarf hand x2.

I just really like apricots, and had a sudden craving for them. So I gave in.

And now the the thunder is rolling and the clouds are darkening, and OH MY! the rain is pouring.

I’m gonna call it a night, and retire with my current read, The Shack.

I am loving it so far. I really appreciate the author’s portrayal of the Holy Trinity. It’s all starting to make a lot more sense to me now.

Have you read The Shack? Thoughts?

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It’s time!

Time to announce the winners of my giveaway.

I know you are all dying to know who won…

Well I have a lot to say, and I shall make you suffer until the end, cause I am evil like that. Mwahahaha.

In other exciting news I received a shout out from dear Pastor D in service this morning. Holla! In return I shall give Pastor D a shout out here, saying thanks and I am pumped for your new SuperSize series. It’s about time I supersized something besides a #5 combo. I particularly liked the verse this morning in Romans.

Romans 8:29 (The Message)

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I like thinking that God knows me by name.

If anyone is interested in hearing what Pastor D has to say on a regular basis, you can read his blog, listen to his podcasts, or even follow him on twitter. My pastor is on Twitter. How cool is that? Just so you guys know, I am also on Twitter. Follow me!

Ok so on to the regular show.

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I started yesterday morning off with a cuppa joe.

Fuel for my run, 7 miles to be exact.

After a bath, stankless at last,

into the vitamix I tossed;

a banana, spinach, PB, almond milk and proteins, for a shake the color of moss.

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Margarita glass x two…

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Pancake, flowers, and greenery, that my breakfast shall conclude.

That shall also conclude my short career as a poet.

My madre’s flowers were so pretty I forayed in photography for a bit.

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LindenClaire, I am not.

I did not mention it previously, but my bfast was not eaten until 11 o’clock. That threw a wrench in my lunchtime, so I had a snack plate worthy of my homegirls and snackfaces around 3.

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Orange, TJ’s edamame crackers, corn chile & hummus, blue chips and chocolate edamame. Only TJ’s best for this girl. 

I hit the mall to do some shopping for Boston and lucked out on a sale at American Eagle. $19.95 shorts and $12.50 shirts! Chyeah. I picked some of those suckers up.

I also picked up a skinny Chai latte.

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I headed home with two things in mind.

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+

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But when I arrived I found Mere and Jordy G, with sushi in mind.

Sushi?

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Why yes please.

Firey fish.

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Weeds.

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Well, seaweeds.

Unfirey fish.

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Philly fish, actually.

Then we went to blockbuster and rented some movies that I did not watch for eating my dessert.

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You knew I would fulfill my chocolate + ice cream fantasies. I must say thanks to the kind folks at Blue Bunny for helping with that. They sent me a free coupon for the ice cream the other day. So THANKS! and just for the record, Blue Bunny + No Pudge is a killer combo.

That pretty much concluded my eating.

Today, so far I have had this:

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Very fruity oatmeal bowl that included:

  • 1 mashed banana
  • almond milk
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • PB
  • ground flax

If I eat anything else, I will let you know.

 

 

And now ladies and gents, the moment you have all been waiting for!

 

With no further ado, here are the winners of the birthday giveaway:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

52	73	114

Timestamp: 2009-07-19 15:09:13 UTC

 

Prize #1 goes to #52 of course,

Lynn from Actor’s Diet! Lynn, email me at w_huntley@hotmail.com with your information and what flavor of Shakeology you would like to try, Chocolate or Greenberry.

Prize #2 goes to #73,

Kacy, from Low and Behold. Kacy, email me with your shipping info, so I can send your prizes! Funny story, I just won a giveaway over a Kacy’s blog! haha, Random.org loves us!

Prize #3 goes to #114,

Maddy, from Bake, Pray, Love. Maddy, email me your shipping info as well.

As for everyone else, I hate you didn’t win, but you can just keep reading, and perhaps in the near (or distant) future I will have another giveaway. I love giving prizes, so it is most likely.

Have a great Sunday!

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It’s my birthday!

Lucky you!

Birthday = gifts fo’ me and fo’ you!

Yes, that’s right…

My VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

Three fabulous prizes for three very lucky readers.

Prize #1

(I really, really want this one myself!)

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All of these are tested and loved dearly by yours truly.

Prize #2

I am shocked at the number of readers who have not tried PB Puffins or dark chocolate edamame.

That’s why I am offering up a second prize of:

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  • PB Puffins
  • dark chocolate edamame
  • Clif chocolate brownie z-bar
  • Luna chocolate peppermint stick bar

Chocolate peanut butter heaven!

Prize #3

Just cause I love prizes, we have a third prize.

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The rules:

Ok here’s whatcha do:

Leave a comment on this post telling me your most embarrassing moment! Has nothing to do with this comment, I just like embarrassment and laughing at you guys.

For a second entry, either link back to this post in your blog or if you don’t have a blog send me an e-mail with the funniest picture you can find in Google Images.

If you really love me and want to give me a gift add me to your blog roll. This is not for a third entry, but just because I love seeing myself in blog rolls. 

You have until midnight next Saturday, July 18, 2009 to enter. Winners will be chosen at random using random.org.

That’s all!

Go forth and win some peanut butter and chocolate!

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