Archive for November 21st, 2008

http://www.idealbite.com/  sent an email today that had a link to a site that produces holiday cards with plant seeds attached. I thought, what a great idea.  Check it out at:   http://www.greenfieldpaper.com/index.cfm  Kind of neat for the holidays. 

Last year, one of our vendors sent a gift which was simply a fir seedling, its roots wrapped in burlap. I kept it going all winter our kitchen window and come spring, we planted it in the center birm which runs the length of our back yard. 


 I call it “Shane’s tree” because I received it about the same time I brought Shane home as a puppy.  It’s still out there growing strong.  Not that our yard needs anymore trees (I’m reading Ted’s thoughts).

Look what I found way down in the uttermost depths of my purse today… dental floss! But look at this cute container:  


So cool!  I’m a floss fanatic. Ever since my black bean experience… that’s another long, embarrassing story!

For lunch I packed a big broccoli slaw salad with the usual additions: cucumber, radish, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, brown rice. I added Chicken of The Sea Pack Salmon and topped it with Annies Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette and a little balsamic.  After that, I wanted something else and began eating my “protein pancake” from this morning. It was SO good-even cold! It really satisfied the sweet tooth!  I might start making a few of them and have them instead of protein bars which contain questionable ingredients! I didn’t even need the whole thing, just a few bites because it’s filling and satisfying and sweet! Yum!

Tomorrow… I will check with “Self” and see if a run with Shane is in the works or simply a few miles on the T/M followed by a long walk with Mr. Shane.  There’s a severe storm warning through until Sunday at 10AM so we’ll watch the weather. I don’t mind going out in the snow – it’s those plows that scare me with their hurling salt/sand mix.

So that’ll be all before wine time. Happy Friday and enjoy your evening!


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It was nice out this morning. Not temp. wise, that was a cool 23 degrees, but it wasn’t windy and it was nice and clear.  I expect that’s the last we’ll see of calm & clear for the next few days. We are in for some heavy snow.

Last nights movie wasn’t bad. A little sad but funny in parts. It could’ve moved a long a bit faster but wasn’t the worst we’ve seen: movie

This morning my alarm wasn’t set but I was wide awake at 4:10 so up I got and onto the treadmill, even though I typically declare Friday as my day off. The plan, as decided while I walked with Shane, is to do my miles this weekend with shorter runs and longer walks since my hamstring is acting up.  So, 4 miles on the t/mill this morning and a 3 3/4 fast walk with Shane.  No pressure tomorrow for a long run, I’ll just go with the flow.

The pre run shake was 1 scoop Jay Robb Chocolate. The post exercise breakfast was the protein pancake. I used 1 whole scoop of VPX, 1/3 cup of Cream of Rye (dry), 1 TBS Naturally More P-Nut Butter, 1/2 cup warm water. Let all that sit while I washed up (about 20 min.). Added 3 TBS egg white.  Set on a hot grill pan sprayed with non stick spray. Chopped up 1/3 of my JUMBO Crispin Apple and let that cook with the pancakes. This time I got 4 cakes!  Realizing I forgot my Apple Pie Spice, I sprinkled it on top of apple pcs. & cakes. Again, I sandwiched the cakes and in the middle, piled the cooked apple pcs. drizzled with 1/2 tsp. honey per cake sandwich (2).  It was too much and I wrapped up one “pancake sandwich” with 2 slices of apple to bring to work in case hunger set in with a vengeance.  I did bring a 5.3 oz cup of Oikos Plain Yogurt w/ 1 TBS of almonds & raisins for mid – morning. But you never know.  So this mornings breakfast, less the pre workout shake was about 470 calories (the JUMBO apple was about 125 calories) with 36g Protein. Wait! – I only ate 1 pancake sandwich so I’ll have to cut that in 1/2:  235 cals + 18 protein.. oh no!  But it seemed to work because I’m pretty full…. about a 6 on the hunger scale. 

protein-pancake TGIF ya’ll and see ya at Happy Hour – Yippee!

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