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Archive for November 18th, 2008

Although we had snow and it is pretty cold, the roads were clear.  We’ll have the snow tomorrow as well because temps. are’nt rising anytime soon. 

Busy morning, then home for lunch which was a spinach salad w/ a radish, 6 cherry tomatoes, 1/3rd of a peeled cuke, 1/3 of a red bell pepper, 1/4 cup brown rice and about 1 cup of left over Quorn Chicken bean saute.  I topped it w/ 2 TBS Annies F/F Raspberry Vinaigrette.  Took about 2 TBS trail mix on the way out the door.  tues-foody-001

Afternoon snack was 1/2 of a Jay Robb High Protein “No Junk” Fudge Brownie bar. Chocolatey and chewy. REALLY, really good and highly recommended!

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When I was preparing dinner, I heard a whine. I called “Shane“!  But he didn’t come so  I thought he might be upstairs with Ted. Ted came down … no Shane. We went around the house calling “Shane” “SHANE!” Nothing. Finally, I opened the bathroom door… there he was. He went in and the door shut on him. Oh you guys! No – No – No. We haven’t trained him to use the toilet!  But when he came out, Ted did ask if he flushed.

Dinner: A “Namaste” Pizza. Ted opted for 2 cans of crab meat (I would recommend use only one). Ever since I saw the Chicken with Black Beans Pizza at http://runningwithfood.com I’ve had a craving so I made my style tonight. I use the Namaste Pizza crust mix.

namaste-pizza-crust1I had to add 3/4 cup regular flour because I ran out of the Namaste mix. It came out a bit chewier than I like.  I added to the pizza: 1/2 can southwest style corn, crab (marinated in lemon juice), diced tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, sauteed onion, spinach, mushrooms, mexican blend cheese & parm. cheese. Sauteed all the toppings except tomatoes and cheese. Blended the crab & veggie saute mix w/ Old bay seasoning.  It was good. Ted said he would have liked some sliced olives on it. Personally, I’m not an olive person.  He’s not a cooked onion person (kind of like the aversion Kath of www.Katheats.com has regarding onions).  BUT… the “cook” likes cooked onions so I say “Chef’s choice”.  Just for the record, I don’t like raw onions. I enjoy food but not to keep tasting it for the rest of the day or night! 

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So that’s a wrap for the day. The agenda tomorrow… a trip to the hair dresser!  Hey there Gregg!!!!

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A Call From Teddy

Hey All!  We rec’vd. a call from Teddy. He sounds good & healthy. The Marines have plenty of free time at his particular location….that’s a good thing!  For the holidays, they decorate the base and have a festive meal. He already rec’vd. our Christmas pkg. but promised not to open it.  I posted his address in earlier emails.

Now for our snowy, cold day:    Shane and I walk around MV which was covered in a thin layer of fresh snow. My 90 lb GSD needs to learn that it’s slippery this time of year and slow it down a bit. My arms were flaying all over the place trying to walk fast and keep my balance while Shane was leaping up and down and lurching forward in the excitement of the cold white powder which he decided was just for him to play with.

A snowy college campus

A snowy college campus

The day began with a pre workout VPX shake. I ran  36 min. on the tread mill and then went into 40 min. of legs. A lot of squat variations today.  After that, I was ready to cool off in the 30 deg. temps. offered by the fresh morning air.Breakfast? Well, I was toying with making a protein pancake but decided on a hot bowl of Gluten Free Steel Cut oats with 1.5 oz raspberries + 1 tsp raisins and a couple of shakes of Apple Pie Spice. I added about 1/2 tsp Natural Green Stevia to offset the tartness of the raspberries. The other 1.5 oz of raspberries were blended into my Jay Robb Tropical Dreamsicle shake. Also had the left over 1/2 grapefruit from yesterday.   As for my snack… I’ll eat the apple and1 TBS nut butter mix I planned for yesterday.  
GF Steel Cut oats with Raspberries and Natural Stevia
GF Steel Cut oats with Raspberries and Natural Stevia

So if you have snow where you are… enjoy it ’cause we can’t fight it. And… if you have sun and warm weather, make sure to soak up some natural Vitamin D today – ENJOY!

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