Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

brain tired

I find that eating bars for a snack makes for a very weary picture.


Excusez-moi. I shall endeavor to be more creative in the future. Sometimes my brain is just too tired.

I did read an interesting fact in Women’s Health while riding the stationary bike this evening. Women’s Health states that if your brain is fatigued that you in turn feel more physically fatigued. Wonder how much money was spent on that survey? I could have given you that result right from my living room for a discreet fee.

After the gym + sauna [who loves the sauna? Whit loves the sauna!] I cooked up a delicious Mexican style breakfast for dinner. Although I am almost positive that actual residents of the country of Mexico would not eat this for either breakfast or dinner; I am still calling it of Mexican origin.


Omelet + Chips and salsa!

[It’s the chips and salsa that make it Mexican. The omelet is the breakfast part.]


In my messy omelet I had:

  • 3 egg whites
  • spinach
  • tomato
  • chickpeas
  • feta cheese

nom nom nom.


BLUE! chips make me excited for life.

But it’s ice cream that makes me get out of bed every day.


Mint chocolate chip ice cream, in fact.

Is there a better flavor anywhere? [What kind of question is that?!?! OF COURSE NOT!]

Mint chocolate chip has been my favorite ice cream forever and ever. If in doubt, I ALWAYS order mint chocolate chip. It has never failed me in all my 23 years.

In fact, I’ll put it to the test. What ice cream flavor beats mint chocolate chip?

Are you a peanut butter lover? Oreo? Plain ol’ vanilla or chocolate? Tell me. What flavor do you think beats out mint chocolate chip?


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Yo! 😉

Glad everyone enjoyed our pumpkin carving festivities. ‘Twas a night to be remembered indeed. If you are looking to throw a pah-tay I suggest pumpkin carving as a theme, indeed.

This morn I could not think of a quickie breakfast I wanted more than toast.

So toast it was.


And what a toast!

Strawberry + Ricotta toast and plain Butter toast.

Both come strongly recommended from my toast lovin’ mouth.

Lunchi was exciting, because guess who remembered their pasta sauce from last week?

ME, that’s who!

So I had a Hugh Jass bowl of carb loading 15 mile running pasta.


AND, although it looks to have no veggies, it’s fooling you.



There’s an entire carrot and a zucchini in that sucka!

Now it’s work, work, work and gym lata! Gotta work those kinks out of these legs.

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You know what would make me really cheery?

A S’more Z-bar up in this joint.

But alas, they are cleverly hiding from me, so I picked up a Luna S’more instead.

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But I don’t think that’s really the same.

It doesn’t have that cute Halloween packaging.

Anyway, these flowers cheered me up.

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Because they are quite lovely, that is why.

And then this dinner did much more than cheer me up.


It also filled me up.

  • Organic Ragu
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 1/2 can garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 onion

Serve over whole wheat penne and top with feta cheese.


  • Makes 2 meals
  • Delicious


  • Dirties multiple pots

The pros far outweigh the cons in this case.


Also making me cheery: Bublé singing ‘Heartache Tonight’. 😀

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Well I know everyone has just been on pins and needles waiting to hear whether I actually got up and went to spin class this morning.

I know I was.

The answer is, I DID. And it was wondrous. Might be a new Thursday routine. Except I don’t really like getting ready for work in the gym locker room, but that’s a small price to pay for getting my work out in early.

Plus, Starbucks is nearby, so I could have breakfast there on Thursdays. Now that’s a temptation.

Today though, I had a slice of banana bread I packed.


Plus a giant mug of coffee.


And then my boss offered me half a blueberry scone, which I promptly gobbled up.


That was all well and good and delicious.

Now lunch.

Well lunch on the other hand, I have been having a hard time getting excited for lately.

I literally never want anything to eat at lunch time.

And I just pick at my food.

Much like I am doing to this salad currently.


I mean, it’s such a pretty salad.


Why don’t I want to eat it?

I did eat this apple.


But I didn’t love it.

And I have eaten this half of a bagel.


Meh, didn’t really care for that either.

And an apple and a bagel does not a lunch make.

An apple and a bagel just =  a lot of carbs.


Look at that pretty lunch!

But I just don’t have any appetite for it. In fact I am quite miserable about it.

I used to love lunch. Lunch was the highlight of my day.

And now that love is just gone. Gone. Gone.

Like the wind.


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Behold the return of…


MR Z-BAR!!!!

Sorry to say that Mr. Z-bar did not do anything interesting today. I was too busy working.

And then I got busy going to the gym.

Pushups, crunches and an hour on the treadmill.

Can hardly walk or use my upper body.

Ah, well it’s all for a greater good, right? 😉

Since I didn’t get to have oatmeal at breakfast, I chose that for dinner.


Spicy, spinachy, eggy oatmeal!


  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • hot sauce


Runny yolk = love. ♥


6 am spin class in the morning! Fingers crossed that I don’t oversleep again!

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Could have…

I could have gotten up on time this morning.

Instead I overslept.

I could have had oatmeal for breakfast this morning.

Instead I reheated pumpkin pancakes.


And topped them with maple syrup.


Had I not overslept I could have gotten to work on time.

I could have eaten leftover stir fry for lunch today.


But I had to make the call.


Panera it was.


Soup and salad it was.


The bread? They threw that in as extra.

Maybe because it could have been sunny today.

But instead it’s rainy.


I could whine about that.

But I’ll just eat my bread instead.

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Plan A

My Larabar grew a ‘fro.


But she seems pretty happy with it, so I let it go.


After work I scrambled to get to CharlotteOne, and low and behold I actually got there on time!!

What! What!

I never do that!

CharlotteOne was amazing, but I’ll get to that in a moment.

Dinner was an SIAB [Kath speak for Smoothie In A Bowl]


I happily dumped a muffin in that thing.

Muffins go with everything.


My smoothie consisted of:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 a bag of spinach
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 spoonful PB
  • coffee (!!!)
  • almond milk
  • ice

It had a lovely mocha flavor. I was mucho excited about adding the coffee. SCORE!!!

On the side I had some crunchy + crispy grapes.


Yes, they are freshly washed, but are they clean?

That is the million dollar question, because I did indeed spy some dirt on one even though I vigorously ran water over them.

Wash fail.


At CharlotteOne tonight the topic was Epic Fail. It’s the same topic that we talked about last week, but this week it hit really close to home.

I am sure that we all have had at least one epic fail in our lifetime, or else you must be living under a rock somewhere, which would be an epic fail in and of itself. Rocks are darn uncomfortable. Plus, I just don’t know that they make very good homes.

Anyway, Dave [the worship leader] started out by saying ‘God is bigger than your epic fail.’ Wow. Just wow.

I posted that to twitter, and honestly you guys, I don’t always think twice about what I post on twitter, but I was so surprised to see that get RT [retweeted] several times.

One girl put ‘I needed this today’ in front of her RT.

It just brought a huge smile to my face to see the response to that, because we all do have epic fails, but in truth God is bigger than any epic fail we make.

Not only that, but he forgives us our failures and shortcomings and makes something great from it.

Remember God’s Plan is always Plan A for you. Not Plan B or C.

If you are living Plan B, why?

What’s stopping you from living your dream?

Get out there and do it. God has your back.


I’m doing some soul searching and figuring out just what Plan A is.

I’ll let you know. 😉

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