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I just love it when I have to pick up parts on the way to work!  Look what happens on my way back….

paneras and gingerbread bagel bite

paneras and gingerbread bagel bite

Can you see the sample of Gingerbread Bagel?  Good thing it was only a sample because it tasted SOOO good!  I would have scarfed down a bagel or two if I had access to more! The coffee was better than my last stop. I went for the light blend. It all helps to get me through a Monday which went pretty good actually.  Apart from STILL being undecided on that silly car.

For lunch we cooked up some Wheat Free/Gluten Free Spinach Brown Rice Pasta. Not bad. It took the place of our usual standard brown rice.  The pkg. serves 6 and has about 200 cals.per serving, 1 g Fat. 44 g Carbs. 2 Fiber. 0 Sugar. 5 g protein. 

rice pasta

rice pasta

I had it with the left over Hoki from last night. Not a great fish – won’t buy it again.
There were snow flakes in the air today at lunch time.   11212    Hard to believe we saw snow since Ted grabbed his golf bag yesterday and played 9 at Valley View.  10574  Shane and I were in the yard tossing the frisbee. This entire week doesn’t look like it will be so accommodating.  Send the weather report and some sun from those sunny states, please!

Here are some foody tid bits I found over the weekend:

  • You might not see a price difference in e.g peanut butter, on the shelf at the market, but if you check out the content amount, you may see a 2 oz quantity reduction from before. The jar will look the same because they simply made a concave “bubble” in the bottom to reduce jar size.
  • Foods to get you going:  1. A tsp of the -oses.. aka SUGARS.  These release a chemical that helps memory. 2.  Carbohydrates, e.g whole wheat bagel or oatmeal, these provide the glucose your brain needs for energy.  3. Something hot and spicy such as ginger in your morning shake or hot tea. How about simply an Altoid.  These set your metabolism in motion. 4.  Soy by way of a glass of soy milk will clear your mind. 5. Simply ice water can shock your system and give your metabolism a boost.  6.  Caffeine for alertness.. but don’t over do it because too much makes you LESS efficient. Pay attention to your limits.

 Tonight I made “Hurry Up Baked Eggplant”.

Hurry Up Baked Eggplant

Check it out on the recipe page.   On that note, I’ll leave you with a nice little quote by Emily Dickinson:  “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul.”   Have a great evening.9077


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Vibrating Desk

What a day.. Phew!  This morning I had some work related running around to do, but treated myself to a Panera’s coffee on the way back. nov4-naturally-nutty-bobs-5-grain-0032

  Bit disappointed because it was too bitter so I had to add another Splenda. It was a large (20oz) but still, I don’t like using that much Splenda.

Busy, frustrating work morning. One of those where you feel like you’re peddling backwards.  That continued into the afternoon. This morning, I had the discomfort of sitting at my desk which vibrated with the construction going on next door. nov4-naturally-nutty-bobs-5-grain-0011

At least that stopped in the afternoon.  I had some India Chai Tea at about 1:30pm which caused me to work up a sweat since I was pretty heated anyway chasing “money”.. one of my LEAST favorite jobs.

The day did start ok with a good work out and a good breakfast.  The workout was back, triceps, abs. With a 30 minute run and 10 minutes rowing. 35 minutes using the weights and universal. 34 minutes jogging with Shane.  See on the right side of the page “Category”  under “Exercises” where my workout is detailed. 

Breakfast was Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Whole Oats with Flax. (detailed under breakfast ideas category). nov4-naturally-nutty-bobs-5-grain-0082

1 TBS Pumpkin. 1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice. 1 JUMBO crispin apple. Jay Robb protein shake.   My morning snack:  Oikos Plain yogurt w/ 1 TBS trail mix. Lunch:  About 2 oz left over tuna steak from last night and a big spinach salad with 1/4 cup brown rice.  Dinner: That will be baked crispy tofu accompanied by baked butternut squash and steamed broccoli. baked-crispy-tofu-dinner-0022

(Check out the recipe page for Crispy Baked Tofu). Ted is on his own with his ground tom turkey (I’m guessing it was Tom. Could have been Tammy???)

When I got home, my special box was waiting for me so I had to immediately dive in:



It was really good!  Thanks to www.Katheats.com for the initial reference to this nut butter. I never had Almond Butter before and it’s really good. No added sugar!  Yum!  Who needs dinner now?!!!

I’ll go take my socks off… I REALLY hate wearing socks. They always twist on my feet. I don’t much like shoes either. I’m a barefoot gal!  We will prob. watch the voting results and hopefully the latest DVD:


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