Salty N Sweet

24 May

The series finale of Lost was one beautiful episode. I absolutely loved the flash sideways and how everyone started to remember the island and the connections and relationships they made on it. I stayed up until 2A reading message boards and Lost blogs because I am a dork like that and for the most part it seems like everyone was happy with the ending however some feel like it didn’t finalize everything and saying that the creators lied when saying the island wasn’t purgatory (which it wasn’t, the flash sideways was). All in all, I am going to miss Lost. It was the only show I ever watched that delved deep into the characters, their development and both their past and futures. I can honestly say I will be shocked if another show comes along that has made the impact Lost has made on me.

I had a Supercharge Me cookie this morning since I caught the late bus into work. I also had a Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Bottle since I wasn’t lazy and didn’t feel like making coffee. This was way too sweet for me and I used to drink these a lot. Add another item to the list of things I am just not diggin anymore. Looks like Operation Watch My Sugar Intake is working because all these sweets are just now too sweet for me and I’m not enjoying it like I used to. I think I have been doing decent with watching my sugar intake (ok except for the occasional ice cream serving) but looking at my sugar this month, a majority of it seems to be from fruit which yeah, it’s a lot of sugar but in my mind, it could be worse by eating something processed with tons more sugar.

I had a bowl of oats around 10A with Trader Joe’s Very Cherry Blend and Trader Joe’s Blueberry Flax—fruity delicious warm goodness (also one of my ex boyfriends nicknames—JK!)

I  was dragging this morning. I had two cups of Starbucks at work and pretty much a walking zombie going though the motions most of the day. Thank God for good eye makeup because I would have just looked horrid without it! I caught up with my co-workers with Lost and we just talked and talked about that so that made my day go a little better. I was busy but nothing out of control so I got to

A) Drink lots of water because I had time to go to the bathroom. Sad huh?
B) Take a 10 minute break in the morning
C) Take a lunch break and catch up on Lost Blogs

Life is good :)

I had a turkey and Pepperjack cheese sandwich with Dijon, tomato and lettuce on whole wheat with cucumbers and Athenos Roasted Red Pepper Hummus for lunch.

I finally tried Better Balance Lemon Herb Protein Chips, which have been sitting in my snack drawer at work. I wasn’t anxious to try these because some of these protein snacks can be quite tasteless and just blah.

Surprisingly enough, they were fabulous. I had half a bag and would love to try more. They have other fun flavors like Crispy Parmesan and Chili Nacho Cheese and will need to try those soon! Now to jump on the Vita Top bandwagon!

I tried something different for dinner: Pita Puff Coated Catfish Bites

I threw in Trader Joe’s Pita Puffs in the food processor

I cut up an 8 oz catfish fillet into bites, dipped in eggwash and tossed in ground up Pita Puffs with barbeque seasoning.

Then fried in 1/5 tbsp of vegetable oil

Drizzled with wing sauce and served with half a sweet potato

The verdict: I really liked the alternative of this as a coating for meat as opposed to bread crumbs, panko, etc. but I forgot that it was the Sea Salt Pita Puffs so it was a tad on the salty side (note to self, get the unsalted kind next time!)

I had a good Kettlebell/ Weight workout tonight including:

10 lb dumbbell

  • Shoulder Press (2 sets, 13 reps)
  • Lateral Raises (2 sets, 12 reps)
  • Front Raises (2 sets, 13 reps)
  • Curls (2 sets, 13 reps)

20 lb. Kettlebell

  • Halos (4 sets, 12 reps)
  • Upright Row (3 sets, 13 reps)
  • Squats (4 sets, 12 reps)
  • Swings (3 sets, 12 reps)
  • Shrugs (2 sets, 13 reps)

Mixed with that, I did a lot of jumping, booty shaking and kicking.

Random workout but I felt amazing afterwards. I let Lincoln out of his holding cell (AKA my bedroom) and we went for a 15 minute walk then came back and had my post workout snack: Baked Apple with Cinnamon and Peanut Butter

And spent. I am exhausted and ready to catch up on blogs and crash!

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16 Responses to “Salty N Sweet”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness May 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Congrats on doing well with cutting back on the sugar! It’s definitely something I struggle with. I get waaaayyyy too much I’m sure- and that’s even without the sugar in fruits! Ugh…

    • simplyshaka May 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

      Heard that. I figure if I can cut down on soda and coffee, I can cut down on sugar. I think….

  2. Erica May 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    Lost was amazing! I was super happy with the finale. I don’t think I’ll find another show I like as much as lost for along while now. I want to try those protein chips and the topping on the tilapia looks like perfection.

  3. terri May 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    yay for cutting back on the white stuff! i am trying and i say that very liberally (is that a word?)…..trying to cut back on processed foods….period. i have been reading so much negative things but somehow, something ends up in my big fat mouth that has been processed…..i guess because its easy….i have still not finished watching lost yet….i am sad its over. what creative writers they had!

    good job on the workout! i slacked today…….hope youre enjoying the rest of your night! xoxo

    • simplyshaka May 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

      LOL I was saying liberally all day long thinking if it was a word or not haha. I knew what you meant by it though :) I feel soooooo much better when I don’t eat processed food but you know the game goes, no time after work, convenience, etc.

  4. genesis May 24, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    whoo what a workout! i wish my gym had kettlebells. i miss them :(

    like the idea of using pita puffs for fish…very interesting.

    • simplyshaka May 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

      I love mine so much, it was soooo worth the investment!

  5. dianacheung May 25, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    Now that lost is OVER I want to get on the bandwagon…I want to know about the ending and UNDERSTAND it! The flashbacks WERE purgatory? So the island is AFTER purgatory?

    • simplyshaka May 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

      It was seriously the best show I’ve ever seen. The flashbacks…well flash sideways was the purgatory and the flashbacks were real of how their lives were before the crash. The island was real and what happened on there happened however some people got off the island and lived life. But the flash sideways we saw was purgatory and their purpose there was to find each other in the purgatory so they could all move onto the next step. But when they all found each other in purgatory they were all in island age (no matter if they later died at 80 or so) because it was the age when their lives mattered most. Two thumbs up.

  6. sophia May 25, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    So I take it that you loved the Lost ending! I have not watched it yet because I am overseas…but I heard some unhappy opinions abt it! I’m glad you liked it though….so I’m not dreading the finale so much!

  7. Monique May 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    poor lincoln was in jail. Mickey has a smaller cell… her crate. she likes to pee on my hardwood floors so… she stays in the crate. if we can get a month of pee free crates then can graduate… but for now- prison.

    i like hte catfish bites. I have never thought of using pita chips as a coating, But i have used crushed pretzels and mustard to coat chicken… mmmm.

    there are days when i dont drink water becuase i wont have any potty breaks. going to the bathroom sucks. why arent “depends” more socially accepted?

    get your coffee girl and screw the baggage under the eyes… tell the world its sexy.
    Or get the eye cream i have been using from Philosophy. it took all my puffiness and dark circles away and yes it cost a million dollars but i dont wear as much make up around the eys anymore! its good shit!

  8. BikiniBy30 May 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    Ben Linus not going into the church broke me. Michael Emerson is so amazingly talented it hurts me. If he and Meryl Streep ever did a movie together I may die. I’m not sure I could take it.

    • simplyshaka May 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

      For real, if he doesn’t get an Emmy nomination for this season alone, I don’t know who will.

  9. Whole Body Love May 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    I am more mindful of sugar now than I have ever been. I realized that my beloved Zone bars have a lil much sugar in them :(

    • simplyshaka May 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

      I know what you mean, these Kashi bars are killing me! I’ve been meaning to ask how the P90x has been working for you?

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