Day 1

I actually decided to make today Day 1 since I didn't have a lot of the food I needed on hand yesterday and ended up eating very random (and not necessarily healthy) things. I'm gonna post the menus the night before or in the morning so there is a set plan for each day. Day 1 - Menu B: high fiber cereal with 1% milk S: fruit L: Salad with beans & veggies S: naner w/ … [Read more...]

21 Day Body Make Over

I came across this special issue of Shape yesterday at a bookstore. It is a 21 day plan to makeover your body. Normally I think magazines tell you stuff you already know or just give you a few random tips, but this is a little different. There are tips for each day, a menu, recipes and workouts! There are 3 pages dedicated to each day and a lot of great weight loss success … [Read more...]

Wedding Photographer

We are working with a limited budget and time frame for the wedding. The photographer is one of the more expensive costs for a wedding and I want great pictures, but I don't want to spend half of my budget on it! Money Saving Tip: Place a local ad or ad on a website for a newer photographer or for someone who does it as a side business.  What I did:  I placed an ad on … [Read more...]

Melting 2x

It was raining AGAIN this morning when I woke up, but I was determined to not let that stop me. Actually by the time I went out to run it stopped and didn't start up again until I was less than a half mile from home :) I think people around my neighborhood think I'm crazy for running in the rain. Luckily, I'm not made of sugar (even though I eat so much of it) so I didn't … [Read more...]

Candy is gone, but no pics to prove it.

It was pouring this morning, so I didn't run and went to the gym instead. I really don't like the gym so, you know it had to be raining pretty hard to get me there as a last resort. Then, on the way there I saw a guy running and I was sad :( He's way more hardcore than me! I ended up doing that step machine for 30 minutes, half heartedly doing some weight machines and calling … [Read more...]

The good, bad and ugly Weekend Eats

Sorry I have been MIA. I was in Big Bear, CA this weekend. We actually were going up to Big Bear (BB) on Friday night and had to turn around because there was an accident and the traffic was delayed 4 hours! Boo. So, we went back home thinking the trip was cancelled until I called my mom on Saturday morning and she said we should just go for it! It only took 2 hours to get … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine's Day!

So, the surprise for Ben was a singing telegram in the form of a Gorilla! Ha. I thought he would think it was hysterical, but he just ended up looking embarrassed and annoyed. Boo. I honestly thought he would be laughing and dancing around with him. Oh well, I tried. Now he says he is going to get me back next year. Great. I actually got the idea because he bought a gorilla … [Read more...]

New running Gear and Contests

My running shirts are disgusting. Seriously, how can I put this without grossing you out? I can't. For some reason the armpit area of my workout clothes always turn yellow. Apparently I have acid sweat. It's embarrassing. Also, sometimes in the summer I will Mystic Tan (in the spray booth) and I sweat it out on my runs. This leaves gross orange-y stains on the chest/back and … [Read more...]

Pancakes & Flowers make me happy

I made pancakes this morning. I love pancakes :) especially the super buttery kind from restaurants - and don't even get me started on the IHOP harvest grain ones - YUM. Okay, back to my 'cakes. Monica's Random Pancake Recipe: 1/3c oatbran 1/3c cottage cheese 2 egg whites dash of : baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon banana Directions: Heat pan. Mix all … [Read more...]

The Book of Ayurveda

I picked up this book on Sunday from a local yoga studio that I've been going to. I have heard a little bit about Ayurveda in the blog world and am curious to learn more. I found out my dosha type is Kapha. The book has a lot of great info and a big list of foods you are "Okay" to eat and foods you are supposed to avoid. I am not liking the "No" foods list because it says I … [Read more...]

It started out so well…

I started out my day with a very healthy and happy run and breakfast : Lunch was super good too. I discovered this lunch yesterday after a disappointing Lean Cuisine pizza lunch on Monday. I had a turkey sammie, apple, carrots and a Kashi bar. After this meal I am super satisfied. I calculated it out and it is just barely over my target lunch calories. It's a keeper, but I'm … [Read more...]

What's the point?

Now that my training is over for the full marathon I kind of feel like, "What's the point?" about my runs. I am not setting out on a run with a specific mileage goal. I'm basically just running to run. Most of the time that's okay, but it is hard to make myself run when it's so cold outside and I am not working toward a goal. So, I am contemplating my next race. I always … [Read more...]

Kashi PB Recall

I received an email from Kashi this morning. I know everyone already knows about the massive PB recall that has been going on for months now, but in case you still are holding on to some recalled Kashi foodies, here is the info on their recalled products: • Kashi® TLC® Chewy Granola Bars in Trail Mix and Honey Almond Flax varieties, 7.4-ounce box with a "Best If Used Before" … [Read more...]


It is cold today! I am wearing footless tights under my pants and 3 layers on top and I'm still cold! I started my little day with a tempo run for about 45 minutes and a 5 minute walk to cool down (not that I needed to get any cooler).   Breakfast was my usual oats. I love this hot bowl of food when it's cold, but I know once it warms up here I am sooo not going to want … [Read more...]

Eat II 2/9/2009

I had a Reese's chocolate heart as part of my afternoon snack. It doesn't look like a heart that much though, but it tasted good :) I was signing my name on my Valentine's for work so I couldn't help but have one :) Look at this big pile tempting me! I better give these away asap so I don't eat any more. For my real snack I had blueberries and a baggie of cereal: Lunch did … [Read more...]

Rainy Run

It has been raining forever here!!!! At least it feels like forever, it has actually rained every day since Thursday. That is crazy for California. Luckily God was nice to me and stopped the rain for a bit so I could run this morning. I did about 5.3 miles, it was misting rain for a bit, but nothing serious. In even better news, my foot doesn't hurt :) I hope I'm all better, … [Read more...]