Travel Tuesday– Calm Before the Storm

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How’s it going?! Today I ate an early lunch while working so I could meet up with my new BFF Katie for a noon walk. I met Katie through SR who met her through Al Gore via the internet. Or something like that. I bought a rotisserie chicken from Costco on Sunday and randomly decided to weigh out 4 oz. for my salad. I underestimated how much 4 oz. of chicken would be and later … [Read more...]

Margarita Monday and Tequila Tuesday

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Hello and Happy Tuesday! Last night Ben and I celebrated Margarita Monday while sitting outside. The SoCal heat is still alive and well and it’s cooler on our patio. A rep from Refine Mixers recently sent me three different flavors of their mixers to try. They are a zero calorie mixer sweetened with stevia! Ben cracked open all the flavors over the weekend so I’ve already … [Read more...]

Meatless Stuffed Peppers

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This isn’t a recipe, this is a story about a passionate love affair... About four years ago I met Ben and everything changed. It’s like I got a sneak peak into a part of the world that had been there all along, but I didn’t know about… The world of eggs, or huevos if you will Growing up my mom would make us eggs on the weekends, but it was never my favorite thing. But when … [Read more...]

Motivational Monday and My Key

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Yesterday morning I couldn’t find the key I keep to take on my runs. I have a loose key I grab before I go and either put it in my zipper pocket or tie it in my shoe laces. Well, it was missing yesterday but I left without it since Ben was going to be home anyway. I ended up finding it later in the last pair of capris I wore to run. It went through the wash though! Ben puts … [Read more...]

Ten Taste buds

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Hello! I ran a strong 10 miler at MGP and only fell off in the last mile and a half. I’ll take it since I had to go to the restroom 3 times before I left this morning and thought I’d make a U turn back home to an emergency stop! Post run – Whole Foods Detox Juice. They gave me an extra wheat grass shot and I reluctantly took it. I don’t like wheat grass, but I know it’s … [Read more...]

Four Miles in Four Hours

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The day started off optimistic, I packed up an iced coffee and went to pick up Skinny Runner for a drive down to San Diego. Later that iced coffee would wreck my stomach and that was the high point of my day… Long story short – we spent 4 hours in the car because of two major accidents. The traffic was bumper to bumper and we were only 1 exit from where we started after an … [Read more...]

If Kim Does It…

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Breaking News: Kim Kardashian went to Yogurtland 3 times in 3 days. See?! If this is what it takes to maintain a booty the boys love, then I’m all in too. (source) Yesterday afternoon I grabbed Panera for lunch. I tried their new-to-me chopped cobb with avocado (hold the bacon). It was good, but I wanted more egg and less blue cheese. They did hook up the avocado though!!! … [Read more...]

Five Fun Friday Fings

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Happy Friday! For some reason Ben and I both woke up around 4:45am and couldn’t go back to sleep. Instead of fighting it he got ready for work and I got ready for run. Run - I did 6 miles and felt GREAT the whole time. No music either – just my big ol’ head movies. When Ben sat down to breakfast he noticed a lady bug hanging out on our kitchen table! They’re good luck. But, … [Read more...]

Postponed the FroYo

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Reader Rochelle from Australia reached out to me ages ago that she’d be in town this week and wanted to meet up. We’ve been emailing back and forth for so long I was happy to finally meet her today! We met at Pinkberry for fro-yo, but since it was lunch time and I hadn’t eaten I grabbed a WF salad from next door. It was so cool to chat with a reader from the other side of … [Read more...]

Hills or Tempo

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Change of plans, yesterday I was considering moving to Corona (or drinking a Corona – I forget). But last night while eating dinner… I watched an episode of House Hunters in New Hampshire. It’s so cute there and the houses and lots are massive! So, I decided to move to NH. Then, Ben reminded me it snows there. So, I decided to stay put. The End. *Note – Ben and I never eat … [Read more...]

Where Am I Going to Live

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Well well well, looks like weight loss and/or my eating disorder is the hot topic of the day! I spent the morning wallowing in my own self pity over it… and working. I have a job now so I don’t have as much time to read comments about how awesome I am or how I’m a gluttonous c-word. It made me so emotional I dove head first into this bag of PopCorners – Cheesy Jalapeno … [Read more...]

Diet Bet Results–I didn’t Win or Lose

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I joined Sarah Fit’s Diet Bet 4 weeks ago. Everyone who wanted to “play” put in $15 and was challenged to lose 4% of their weight. For me that was 6.5 pounds. Yes, it was a lot. My weight has been up since January, hence the reason why I wanted to join in the first place. The bet started on July 18th, a Wednesday. I didn’t weigh in the first week out because I was on my … [Read more...]

Calories in Watermelon

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The other day someone asked in the comments how many calories and grams of sugar are in a serving of watermelon. Off the top of my head I knew it was about 50 calories per cup, but wasn’t sure about the sugar. According to Calorie King there are 9.4g of sugar in 1 cup of watermelon: For reference, 1 cup of apple has 57 calories and 11.3 grams of sugar. But, what’s more … [Read more...]

What the Duck

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This morning I woke up dreading the run I was supposed to do – 1 mile repeats. I’ve been avoiding these at all costs. I have a ton of great excuses I’ve thought up too… “it’s 202 degrees… I don’t have a flat 1 mile stretch I can do them… My body is strictly opposed to going fast…” But, I feel like I’m getting slower lately – partly because I haven’t been racing or training … [Read more...]

Mexican Meatless Monday– Two Ingredient Taco Recipe

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It’s been a year since I made tofu taco meat. Not sure why it’s taken me so long – I love this stuff and so does Ben?! Luckily, I remembered to grab all the dozens of ingredients to make this yesterday while grocery shopping. Not really. This recipe is 2 ingredients – tofu and TJ’s Taco Seasoning. Growing up my Grams NEVER used seasoning packets for taco meat. She just … [Read more...]

New Target Capris

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Happy Monday! First off, can I say that I LOVED the Spice Girls on the Olympic Closing Ceremonies last night?! Love. I can still remember dancing around to their music with my cousin in my old old house  (souce via Leon Neal/ AFP / Getty Images) I also love the See’s Candy sucker I found at the bottom of my purse. Enjoyed while watching the show Monday The heat wave … [Read more...]