Archive for December 1st, 2008

Great day at work. I made a list before I left this morning regarding things I have been putting off because they aren’t fun nor interesting to do, and … DONE!  I’m just so proud!





I brought a Chobani and a TBS trail mix to snack this morning. I was getting pretty hungry.  I also picked at a CarbRite bar and ended up finishing it at about 2:45pm.



carbrite1I hadn’t planned out lunch and forgot to cook the rice last night, so ended up with mixed salad greens, 1/4 cup garbanzo beans, and 1 2.5 oz packet Albacore Tuna. This was topped with F/F Asian Dressing.  I also finished off that very refreshing fruit juice water.


As for dinner tonight, Ted has made himself a pork loin. I made a Crustless Potato Spinach Quiche. The ingredients are: 

Crustless Red Potato and Spinach Quiche

Crustless Red Potato and Spinach Quiche

  • 1 1/2 cup Egg Beaters
  • 3 each cooked small red potatoes, chopped (I have estimated this as I am using left overs which are already split)
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fage 0% fat yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper, tabasco
  • Optional ingredient:  Soy Bac-n-bits, about 1 TBS
  • 1/4 cup shredded italian mix or cheddar cheese


Preheated oven to 350. Mixed all ingredients except the shredded cheese. Turned into a 9″ pan or quiche dish, topped with shredded cheese and baked 30 min. 


The nutrition for 2 and 4 servings is a follows:

2/4:  Cals= 269 / 134.  Fat= 5g / 2g. Protein = 26g / 13g. Carbohydrates=29g / 15g.

Just one more thing for you guys to see because I am SO PROUD of my dad, he is super smart, very creative and talented.  Take a look at what he makes in his wood working shop in South Carolina:  dads-pens   He makes these pens, fountain pens, and pencils out of exotic woods which you’ve probably never even heard of.  They are truly gorgeous.  I have to ask him to name some of those woods.  Maybe I can get him to start a woodworking blog! HEY DAD?!!!!


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This morning I am trying a different hot cereal and the Vanilla Peanut Butter from Naturally Nutty:

monday-pics-0012  I’ll back track a bit first.  Good workout. 40 minutes of T/M running, ave. 6.7 mph. 40 minutes back and tricep weight workout, ending with stomach and some yoga moves.  36 walk/jog with Shane. 

When I first went outside, it was so wet and sloppy I thought we would just do a short walk this morning. But when we got out there, got going, it turned into such fun, I forgot about the wet mess on the ground and just kept going. Love it when that happens.

Back to breakfast… I’m all over the place today!  ….

I began with a pre workout Jay Robb shake. After walking Shane, I made a protein shake with Jay Robb, 3 oz raspberries, and some LIme-Raspberry Fruit Juice Water by Tropicana (about 1/2 cup).

monday-pics-002It was a good addition. Subtle yet there. 

The cereal was ok. Texture is like cream of rice, just slightly grainier.  I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 TBS Vanilla Peanut Butter by Naturally Nutty.  Not bad for a Monday morning healthy start.


Now for a few facts about this month, December…Can you believe it!???…

Today, Dec.1st is World AIDS Day.  December used to be the 10th month of the Roman year.  XMAS was originally used by churches in the early days of printing because the word Christmas was too long. December is also Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month.   Chanukah means  rededication.  It takes about 7 years to grow a Christmas tree of aveage sale height: 6 feet.  More to come. 

Everyone… today is Cyber Monday. Shop happy!

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