Serendipity

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We went to Serendipity for lunch. It’s located at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This place is famous for it’s Frozen Hot Chocolate. Susan ordered one and I tried it. Good stuff! This is actually the main reason we came here – she’s been wanting one of these for a long time. Serendipity is also famous for it’s $1,000 dessert. From the website: It’s five scoops of … [Read more...]

Walking Around Vegas

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I somehow convinced Susan to take a walk with me this morning. We were both feeling pretty rough from last night, but still wanted to stretch our legs. We walked from our hotel up the strip a bit. It was nice and cool out. Susan wanted to walk by Serendipity – she really really wants to eat there later so we scoped it out. I don’t know what I’m doing here… Before … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vegas

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Welcome to Vegas :) I actually had never flown into Las Vegas before. So this was a weird change from driving up with a bunch of friends. As soon as you get off the plane there are slot machines. Feeling lucky?I had some time to kill before my ride was picking me up, so I grabbed a smoothie with carrot juice, mango, strawberries and bee pollen for a pick me up at the airport. … [Read more...]

Saved By The Sign

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This sign totally saved my life today! Don’t you love the quote: “Have Fun, Live Life, Eat Right”! As I was walking around the Atlanta airport during my layover I saw this sign and wanted to take a picture of it. So, I went to get my camera and that’s when I realized - I left my camera on the plane!!!! It had already been at least a half an hour since got there and was … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato – Two Ways

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Oh my gosh! I feel like today was so crazy – I was all over the place, but I did get it all done :) However, I didn’t have any time on the computer so I have no idea what’s going on in the internet world. Did I miss anything? Did anyone leave a really inappropriate or racist comment that I neglected to moderate? Because you coulda gotten away with it. Today, maybe. After my … [Read more...]

Things to do Thursday

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I have a lot of things to do today and I keep remembering more stuff to add to the list! I leave tomorrow morning for Las Vegas so I need to hit up the store for some essentials, figure out what I’m going to wear/pack, take my HTML test (which I’m not ready for) and clean. Luckily (?) my Physical Therapy appointment for this afternoon was canceled so I have some extra time to … [Read more...]

Orange Cranberry Couscous and Stop a Bad Day

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Before we get to the bummer part of my day I thought I’d share my latest and greatest easy meal creation  - aka "So easy your dog could make this"  recipe: Orange Cranberry Couscous Ingredients: 1c OJ, 1c ww couscous, 1/3c cranberries, 1c cooked chickpeas, salt, 1 Tbs. olive oil, 1 Tbs. vinegar Directions: Bring OJ to a boil, add couscous and immediately take off heat and … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Wednesdays – Maria

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Meet Maria, the latest Run, Eat, Repeat reader to share her Weight Loss Victory story… Maria Before: Pounds lost: I lost 80lbs How long did it take: It took me roughly 2 years Location: I was born in St Louis, Missouri, moved around the country and (sadly) ended up back in St Louis!! Occupation: MOMMY FIRST, but I am currently holding MANY positions: … [Read more...]

A Real Egg

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Since my breakfast was a fail yesterday I decided to try eggs today. I have a bunch of generic egg beater cartons, but was craving a “real egg”. So, I made an over-easy egg with toast. I used the bread to soak up the yolk and it was so good. I haven’t done this in forever! I also had an orange on the side and some blueberries. Now, I am off to spend some time with my … [Read more...]

Brussels are Back!

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Thanks for all your comments on my last post about Comparing Yourself to Others. So many of us do it! I challenge you: the next time you find yourself checking someone else out to compare yourself to them – Stop, name three great qualities about yourself and move on. I made myself buy broccoli instead of Brussel Sprouts last week. And I did enjoy the broccoli – it’s great to … [Read more...]

MRI and ITB

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There are a lot of acronyms in my little life today! After Spinning I went to my doctor so she could read my MRI results. MRI = Magnetic Resonance Imaging My results: “Thickening and amorphous signal intensity within the distal iliotibial band, with a large amount of soft tissue edema between the iliotibial band and the distal lateral femur, consistent with iliotibial band … [Read more...]

Breakfast FAIL

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  I had some pumpkin in the fridge that needed to be eaten before it went bad, so last night I added it to overnight oats. For some reason I’m still in my “not feeling oats” phase though. I had been hoping that I’d use the pumpkin in a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal, but it never sounds good to me. Even these overnight oats were just okay. I kinda am making myself eat it … [Read more...]

Tofu Tacos

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I really wanted to name this post “Tacos Tacos Tacos Tacos” or “Terry’s Tacos” because I love Terry from Reno 911 and the fact that he does inappropriate things at his place of work – Tacos tacos tacos tacos. Are you familiar with Terry? Mexican Meatless Mondays are back! I have never made tofu tacos, so I was just crossing my fingers that these would come out good and … [Read more...]

Running Hunger

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Wow, these last few days of not running have made me realize how much running impacts my appetite! I have definitely not been as hungry as usual. It has also been a little bit easier to avoid night time snacking! That is the one pleasant surprise to come out of my very sad running-less days :( So, as long as I eat according to my hunger and NOT according to my habits then I’ll … [Read more...]

Doctor It Up

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I  just realized I have three doctor’s appointments this week! Well, two PT appointments and an appointment with my normal doc to read the MRI. Then, I leave for Las Vegas on Friday morning! My close friend Susan is throwing a bachelorette party for her sister and we’re going to show her a good time ;) In case you’re new around here I’d like to warn you that my Vegas pics … [Read more...]

Drink In The Weekend

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Today Ben and I just took some time to relax and hang out. I’m going to be gone next weekend so we wanted to just enjoy each other today :) As you know I am big on any and all drinks – water, seltzer,  diet soda, vodka… Well, when POM Wonderful offered to send me some juice I jumped at it. I usually try to stay away from juice (even though I often steal sips of Ben’s) … [Read more...]