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Another Day

26 Oct

Another dollar. We are still going through the training process which means sitting in a conference room, learning things that I will probably forget when I get my portfolio and realizing my company uses way too many acronyms. I seriously cannot keep up with all of them! I think I am going to make a cheat sheet soon so I can remember all of them because it’s just not sticking with me.

On a brighter note, we got a two-hour lunch today-holla! Of course, this was the day I brought my lunch so I thought “Why not go home?” I drove home and was out walking Lincoln 15 minutes later with lunch in the microwave

Looks can be deceiving huh? I would really like to know where this “colorful medley” they speak of is located because it wasn’t in my white glop in a tray. Hmmm, that kinda sounds like a sperm on a petri dish? Gross. Anyways, it was good, just not “colorful” I watched some VH-1 for awhile, ran errands and was back with an hour to spare. I received an email earlier in the day saying there was a little something something for me to pick up at the library…..

Yay! SATC The Movie Soundtrack is one of my favorite movie soundtracks out there so I was excited for this. I still haven’t seen the movie but I’m in no rush since I heard it was kinda meh. I listened to the soundtrack tonight and there are a few good tracks but don’t think it will be a favorite. Liza Minnelli does a cover of “Single Ladies” which is just fabulous and I love Alicia Keys remake of Blondie’s “Rapture”.

I was looking for something easy and filling for dinner. I made a salad with cucumbers, zucchini and tomato and home-made pizza using Harris Teeter Whole Wheat pizza dough topped with mushrooms, Morningstar Veggie Crumbles, fresh parsley and mozzarella and parmesan cheese

I liked this whole wheat pizza day alot more than the standard Trader Joe’s I normally buy. It’s about $1 more but I feel like I got more and had more substance. It’s not very often that Trader Joe’s fails me. Sadness.

I did three workouts in one tonight. I started out with Jari Love’s Get Ripped 1000 DVD that I got through Netflix. I’ve heard good things about her dvd’s and was into it at first but then she started using a stepper and I don’t have one. I was doing the motions by stepping side by side and doing jumping jacks but that got boring very quickly. The squats and lunges kicked by butt though and I did about 12 minutes of that. With my heart rate up, I decided to go for a walk which soon turned into a run. I’m running again with little pain-score! I’m nowhere near I was before but I am excited to start running again and feel confident that I can get back into it, we shall see…..

That’s what I like to see!

With that, a green monster was calling my name with a new protein powder–SpiruTein Chai Latte

I used half a packet so I wouldn’t be in overload

The color reminds me of pistachio pudding my mom used to make when I was younger-yum! I liked the flavor but like the S’mores flavor, not sure if I would buy an entire tub of it but it did taste like Chai which was great!

Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post. It’s nice to see that I’m not the only one who has some issues with making female friends and such. Not nice to see b/c it kinda sucks but you know what I mean! Right? Maybe? Hopefully!

And that’s it. Yeah, kind of a boring day but oh well, such is life. Hope you all are having a good one!

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Skills That Pay The Bills?

4 Aug

Happy Humpday all! Today was yet another good day of great eats! I am so happy I am back to meal planning and making larger quantities of items so I have things on hand. This is going to be a quick one (you will see why at the end of this post)

Breakfast was Kashi Go Lean Crunch! with almond milk and blueberries.

Note, this is the second time this week that I’ve had cereal in the twice week. I don’t think I’ve had that much since back in my high school days.

Lunch was a leftover pork chop with quinoa with grilled eggplant, parsley and green onions.

When I got home, it was hot as balls out. I took Lincoln out and then got into my comfy clothes. I was kinda hungry but not ready for dinner and I wanted something cold.

What to do in that predicament? GREEN MONSTER! I made one with Spirutein Cookies N Cream Protein Powder, Almond Milk, handful of spinach, xanthan gum and a special addition…….

Santa Cruz Organic Mint Chocolate Syrup. I bought this a few months ago on a whim and have been waiting for the perfect moment to crack it open. I figure cookies n cream plus mint chocolate? I might as well die and go to heaven!!

Look at how beautiful it is? I wish I could put into words how great it was. I know Monique will appreciate this piece of art and I will be having this again (although I will have to have some self-control with that mint chocolate syrup). Thank God for the Magic Bullet

Oh! And I ordered a Bondi Bond on Sunday and got it in the mail today-I love a great deal and fast shipping!

Dinner was another fabulous BIG salad with baby romaine, red onion, mushrooms, hardboiled eggs, cucumbers, quinoa, gorgonzola, chicken bites and ranch dressing.

Ummm, I promise there is lettuce under there!

Good God, this was yummy. I haven’t had gorgonzola in a looooong time and forgot how creamy and rich it was. “You’re dreaming of gorgonzola when it’s clearly brie time baby!”  If you can name what movie that’s from you officially rock in my book.

I went to Marshalls and found a couple of good buys

Bigger Loser Sculpt and Burn set for $5 I am a sucker for anything on clearance and figure it would fun to have on hand

Black Dress for $15.

Ok so it actually looks way cute on and not frumpy at all.

Why a black dress you ask? No, someone didn’t die but……I have an interview tomorrow!! Anyone who knows me or reads this blog knows I am absolutely miserable at work and want out. I am super nervous and just found out about it this afternoon so I spent the last part of my day worrying about what I will wear. It’s for another position at the bank and would definitely be a step up (not to be confused with Step Up 3D) and a great career move for me. There is no way in hell I am wearing a suit in this weather nor do I have one since all my suits I are from before I lost weight. I figure a simple black dress is a good bet and I know the person interviewing me. I work with this team every day and think I am a good fit for the position but know there are other people applying who have more experience for me so I have my doubts I will get it but I am sure going to try my best!

 Please send some good vibes my way and we’ll see if I have the skills that pay the bills!

Stuffed, soggy and smooth.

20 Jun

Thanks for the compliments on the hair everyone! I am starting to get used to it and loving the style! If yesterday was all about the beauty for me, today was all about pampering for Lincoln.

He was given a nice belly rub this morning then held like a baby (I’m a little too crazy for this dog)

And besos aplenty!

Like me, he got his hair did but no highlights for the Linkster. Turns out one of my friends grooms her own dog and in effort to save $40 I asked her if she would trim Lincoln and she didn’t mind at all. Doesn’t he look like he’s planning something deliciously evil in this picture?

I made stuffed blueberry french toast this morning.  I prepared two slices of bread as normal and while that was cooking, microwaved 1/4 cup frozen blueberries and 2 tbsp cream cheese under warm and soft then spread on one of the pieces of french toast then topped with the other.

With a kiwi, apple and banana fruit bowl on the side

Fantastic, I liked using frozen blueberries a lot more than when I made this for the first time! I didn’t think I was going to be satisfied with just two pieces of bread but this + the fruit bowl really filled this girl up. I wish I could make a big breakfast everyday, sigh 😦

I caught up on some reading at the pool—I am halfway through this book and recommend it so far!

I got back in and took a long shower and then made a quick lunch—turkey and cheese sandwich on wheat with tomato, baby spinach with Tribe Forty Spices Hummus spread on both sides. This was my first time trying this brand of hummus and I loved it! It had a nice kick to it with a smooth pepper flavor. It was the perfect spread to give a boring turkey and cheese sandwich some pizzazz.

And picked up my pottery piece I made this last Sunday–it turned out cute-yay!

Soon, it was the time of day I despise most on Sundays-3P. This is optimal nap time however with my sleep issues, I can’t give into naps that often on Sundays. I was sitting down enjoying some Triscuits and Tribe Forty Spice Hummus.

I had Lincoln by my sat, Glamour in my hands and all was quiet, which it shouldn’t have been since i was doing laundry and should’ve been on spin by that time.  I went over and the water was just sitting there and I tried pulling the plug, starting over again and nothing. I rent by washer and dryer and called the company and left a message for their emergency maintenance but never heard back. I couldn’t let it just sit there right? I didn’t know what to do but get the water out so off to work I went. First, I took the clothes out and rung them out as well as I could. Holy balls, this took forever and was working my arms good!! Then I took two plastic cups and started on getting to work out of the washer. Which resulted in this bucket ……times five. Argh.

I threw the clothes in the dryer and only took about five hours to dry—can’t wait to see my electric bill next month!! Doing all that felt like a workout in a half from digging for water, carrying the bucket to the sink and pouring out then doing it again. Thank God I am moving in three weeks!

I had the last of my Reid’s salads for dinner–grilled chicken caesar with T Marzetti’s Light Ancho Chipotle Ranch….can ya tell I like this dressing?

This was probably the worst of the salads I had from Reid’s. The chicken looked seasoned but really had no flavor and it would’ve been nice if the croutons were packaged separately instead of getting all soggy.

I’ve been in such a rut with working out outside since the warm weather and humid hit but decided to get out after dinner and go for walk. I covered a little over two miles and it was nice to get out for a bit and enjoy the end of the evening as the sun was going down.

I really wanted to get some ice cream afterwards but didn’t have any on hand so I made a smoothie with almond milk, ice and Spirutein Cookies N Cream Protein Mix. I loved this! I could smell the cookies n creaminess when I poured it into the blender and definitely will buy this again—for smoothies or desserts in general!

I’m feeling kinda blah right now and feel like I have a headache coming on.I feel like I did so much today and have been up forever but I’ve only been up 13 hours-ay chihuahua! Sooooo……apologies if this post isn’t so fun or witty. On another note, I kind of feel good about tomorrow. I am not going into work knowing I will be slammed (and not in a good way) from the minute I walk in until the minute I leave. I will get to take a break, a lunch break and be treated like a human! Let’s see if the case of the Mondays makes an appearance or not…..