Couch to 10 Miles

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Last week I signed up for the Big Sur 10 Miler on April 29th. By some random twist of events Ben agreed to do the race with me?! Well, it’s not completely random as I sold him on the epic road trip up the coast to get to Big Sur like the one we took in July. One of the questions I get all the time is, “Does your husband run?” The simple answer is, No. When I met Ben I was … [Read more...]

Let Me Eat Cake!

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This pretty much sums up my day. Cake = Happiness. But let me backtrack, Earlier today I snacked on a fruit salad that I intended to be a whole tupperware full, but oddly disappeared without any leftovers?! Hmmm. These bars are from the HLS swag. I’m bad with bars in that I open up more and than one to “taste” them before deciding which one I want. Then Ben and I headed to … [Read more...]

Ben Is Better

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I worked 4 to 8pm today, so I packed a snack in between clients since that’s my usual hungry time. I can’t decide if I love or hate this bar. I got this from the HLS swag bag, but had tried it before. The chocolate flavor is delicious, but the consistency is stale (it’s not just a stale bar as I’ve tried them before). By the time I got home I was super hungry and threw … [Read more...]

Jose Cuervo Light Margarita Mix

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A massive smoothie with cereal stopped me from eating my other arm this afternoon. I know what you’re thinking, “Thank God! Because how would she post without arms?!” Trader Joes Tuesday Tip – Get this Taco Mix. Use half of it for fajitas and the other half to make Tofu Tacos. Done and done. It’s Fajita night! Fajita night must haves: Tapatio or Cholula … [Read more...]

Ben Does C25K

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Ben has been talking about taking up running for a while. Then, when we were talking about our New Year’s Resolutions he said he wanted to run a marathon this year (!). I suggested we start with a 5K and take it from there. So, today is Ben’s first day of the Couch to 5K program! I’m going to be his coach and running buddy for this so I’m excited too! This morning we did 20 … [Read more...]

Ben Tries Wick Wear

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I am a heavy sweater and refuse to run in anything but wick wear. I’ve been telling Ben the joys of sweat wicking fabric for a long time, but I don’t think he believed me. See how happy it makes me? Yesterday I went out and got him a long sleeve tech tee to wear under his shirt. He’s been biking to work lately and I knew it would come in handy. He  was hesitant, but … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Apple Granola Bowl

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When I went to pick up my blood test results I felt snacky, but not hungry. I decided to bring along a bag of carrots to get the “chew” out of my system. My breakfast was super big, so lunch was delayed until almost 3pm. I knew I wanted a sweet potato, but wasn’t sure what to have with it. Enter: my favorite meal these days – salad with chickpeas, cranberry gorgonzola … [Read more...]

Ben’s Package

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Ben got busted earlier this week because of his package. Yes, you read that right. He got a package this week that I thought we decided against – Nutella to go. Look at his guilty face enjoying the sweet tea that comes in the snack pack. I have to admit, even at room temperature the tea was good.   I think this picture speaks for itself. Nutella on a stick? Yes. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cakies

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On the way home tonight I was suddenly inspired to make Pumpkin Brownies. Unfortunately, I didn’t have cocoa so I had to make some changes to my inspiration. I rummaged through my cupboards and decided I had the goods to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Cakies Ingredients: 1 c. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/2tsp. cinnamon … [Read more...]

Finally Friday and A Weigh In

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Whew! I made it. Just barely, but I did make it to Friday. This week was rough, but I’m glad it’s over :) I think all the stress has accumulated on my body though because I woke up with my eye twitching ;) <- No, I’m not winking at you. My eye is twitching. I have been avoiding the scale since Curacao since I knew I over did it a lot there. This morning I finally bit … [Read more...]

The Ostrich Farm and Hato Caves

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Ben and I went on an excursion yesterday. First to the Hato caves, which were cool, but not as cool as caves I’ve seen in the Sequoias. It was super hot in the caves since the rock walls retain heat.   Obviously, it was dark in the cave. Sorry for the blurry picture. Before we left for the excursion we had lunch at the resort’s buffet. Throughout the trip I tried to … [Read more...]

Willemstad

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We signed up to take the shuttle into Willemstad today. Before we left we had breakfast and caffeinated up. Ben was running late so I grabbed a couple of things that I knew he wanted before they were gone. So, I shared most of my pancakes and potatoes with him. I love that there are a lot of healthy breakfast options too (you know, if I ever decide to go that route) – poached … [Read more...]

Maiwand Kabob

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Hello hello :) Well, today turned into my “cheat day” after an indulgent afternoon and dinner. So, I have to stay on track tomorrow (Saturday is usually my cheat day). Boo. Ben and I went out to dinner tonight in honor of our 3 year anniversary. Three years ago we had our first date :) It’s funny to think about how short 3 years is, but how much has changed in that time! We … [Read more...]

Pump Up the Protein

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First off, THANK YOU all so much for your amazing and kind comments on my last post. No matter how long I blog I don't think it's ever going to get easy to put myself out there like that. I truly appreciate every single comment. Thank you :) Today I tried to make an effort to pump up the protein in my life. I made a protein cake thinger (it’s a technical term) for breakfast … [Read more...]

Portabella Burgers Get Burnt

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No, I didn’t burn the fabulous portabella mushrooms that I got for dinner. Luckily, those came out perfect! But, I did manage to burn my arm on a pot of boiling water. #fail After a good wipe down I marinated the ‘shrooms in balsamic salad dressing, garlic and S&P for an hour. Then, Ben grilled them up on our little camping grill because that’s all we have. This … [Read more...]

Ben vs. Michael Pollan

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Ben is very well aware of Michael Pollan’s amazing quote: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” He’s also been flipping through Pollan’s book Food Rules. But randomly as he was taking off his shirt to go to sleep last night he said: “Wear clothes, not too much, mostly pants.” Ha! ************************************************** We stayed up a little past our bed … [Read more...]