The BF vs. Monica

The BF sent me an email last night with what he ate for dinner. It included the recipe and a picture of his food. He thought it was funny since it is in such contrast with what I eat. The subject line was BF vs Monica.I am putting it on the blog to show how freakin' hard it is to eat healthy when I am around this guy all the time. He swears anything with meat, eggs and cheese … [Read more...]


This morning I couldn't figure out if I was hungry or what. I ended up having a hard boiled egg, which I think is random. Who just eats an egg? That just got me started so I had some Kashi crackers and PB. I would say may be 1 Tbsp of PB, probably less. So good! Now I am going for a walk with some work peeps. It's a beautiful day here. … [Read more...]

Today I love … cherries on sale

My legs have been a little tired lately. Today my run was just okay, ended up with an easy 6. It was a little windy which doesn't help either. In the beginning I just feel tired and it takes a lot of effort to get started. Boo.Breakfast was 1/3c oatbran with almond milk and brown sugar. I might try to make myself stay with this during hot weather because it is so filling. I had … [Read more...]

Food Review

Amy's Bowls Pasta Shells - This is one of my favorite Amy's Kitchen meals and that is saying a lot because I love all their stuff. This meal tastes so decadent. I always feel so "bad" when I am eating something cheesy. If they weren't so pricey I would live off of them.Considering how cheesy and rich the shells and the sauce taste the nutritional infomation is pretty decent. … [Read more...]

Today I love … water

I am super thirsty today.Confession:I have a confession to make. I have fallen off the quiting diet soda wagon. I drank 2 diet sodas yesterday. Boo.I did 6 miles today. Felt good, it was cool and overcast out, which is a nice change from the heat. Yesterday it was 76 degrees at 7am!Breakfast was about 1c Flax Plus, a naner, a little Nature's Path granola and 1c skim. I am so … [Read more...]

Monday Recap

I'm a little behind on posting so here is Monday's recap:I went for a long walk of about 5.5 miles in the morning. Breakfast was yogurt with Flax Plus cereal. Plus some cherries when I got to work :) Lunch was a big salad. All I had was lettuce so I went to the building's cafeteria and got about a Tbsp of each : sprouts, kidney beans, corn and hard boiled egg. I topped it with … [Read more...]

Sunday Foodies

I woke up early Sunday to beat the heat. I did about 11 miles and felt really good. It was super hot so I am very glad I got up so early. When I got back I made a PB and naner shake and half a spouted wheat bagel with spray butter. I also snacked on a bunch of cherries. Lunch was some broccoli with light ranch dip, some light chips and honey wheat pretzels and an open face tuna … [Read more...]


Saturday was Catalina day! My mom took Ben and I, Michael (my brother) and his GF, and Matt to Catalina Island. We needed to get an early start so I woke up super early for a short run, about 5miles. Breakfast was yogurt mixed with Flax Plus and a little Go Lean Crunch. I had some watermelon on the hour long boat ride to Catalina. We're here! It was so hot. Beautiful, but hot. … [Read more...]

Friday night at 8…

Friday night at 8 got myself a date she might be my mate and that would be so great great great great great great! - Nutty Professor Dinner Friday was curry chicken, whole wheat couscous, some eggplant thingy, salad and half a piece of garlic naan. It was all courtesy of TJ's except for the last of the garlic naan we got from the farmer's market. I love couscous. I can't get … [Read more...]

Now I feel like crap…

Lunch was a Lean Cuisine - Szechuan Style Stir Fry with Shrimp. I like their Spa Cuisine line because they use whole grains or brown rice. This one had whole grain pasta. It was okay. I put it over 1 and 1/3 cups broccoli for more veggies. A little while later I was falling asleep. I ended up going to bed late last night (late for me anyways). I had the other half of my Lara … [Read more...]

Today I love … being a sweaty beast

I can't help the fact that I sweat profusely! I don't really love it.I was such a sweaty beast on my run today. No, really I was like drenched. I hate that I sweat so much I feel like such a man. Note to self: "Buy a running skirt so you don't look like such a man while running in public." I did about 6 today. I am still pretty slow this week. I don't know if it's because of … [Read more...]

Today I love … feeling 100 percent

Woo woo! I am back full force. It is so nice to not feel like crap. Seriously.21 Days until my beach vacation!!!Today's run was slow, I guess my legs didn't feel 100% yet. I just did an easy 5.5.Breakfast was watermelon on the way to work. I had a mix of cereals with almond milk and a naner at work. (I took the picture together with leftover watermelon for reference.) Estimate: … [Read more...]

Wednesday Recap

Wednesday I was back in business, sort of. I tried to run, but it was still a little painful since I didn't exactly fuel myself well yesterday and because my body was still recovering from Monday night's violent shaking. I ran about 2 miles and took the perros for a walk. Breakfast was a mix of cereals : Clifford Crunch, Fiber One Carmel, Flax Plus and some Shredded Wheat with … [Read more...]

Tuesday I felt like crap…obviously.

Coming back from a horrible night of projectile vomiting and other disgusting bodily functions...I ate half a banana because I was feeling weak and like crap over all. I also had 1/2 a cup of this cereal. It's for kids :). I was not hungry, but the weak feeling was making me feel tired and sick. Then, I had the bright idea to have some yogurt. I thought the healthy bacteria in … [Read more...]

This is what almost killed me…

w I ate this on the way home Monday night. It is basically a piece of veggie lasagna, rice, curried potatoes and 1 piece of tofu. Something in here made me sick. By the time I got home I had no desire to eat my salad. I took a couple of bites of the pasta in the bottom right corner and 1 of the chickpea sticks, but that is all. I ended up having to throw all of this away. Yeah, … [Read more...]