play through it.

by Janetha on May 27, 2009

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whenever i am sick, i go to work anyway.  my boss always tells me to “play through it”.. something that john stockton, a former utah jazz player, used to always say.  apparently he never missed a game in his whole career.. or something along those lines.  when he says this to me, i say “yeah sure, if i was getting paid the same as an NBA player then i would surely play through anything!”..

anyway, today was a day i had to tell myself to play through it.  no, i am not sick. but work was hard for me to get through today without bursting into tears.. which i did do a few times.  i am having some issues on the boyfriend homefront..  not fighting or anything, no worries.. we don’t fight. never have actually.  it has more to do with which directions we want to go in life. it is hard to love someone so much but have so many opposite interests yet still be incredibly compatible and in love.  it makes the future a touchy subject i guess.  opposites do attract, that i know. but also opposites can create conflict down the road 2 years. and  with my 26th birthday coming up on monday, we are running into ultra serious talks that are no fun at all.  this is a food blog so i am not going to ramble about it anymore.. but i have been crying on and off for the past 24 hours. bummer. i am not a crier.  i have a lot on my mind and my head hurts from thinking, sometimes i wish my brain had an on/off switch :P

ANYWAY.. sorry for that.

rewind to tuesday! because i don’t think i’ve blogged those eats yet.. been a busy girl lately..

breakfast was at my weekly sales meeting, i did order food this time because i needed something to keep me awake. i was running on 4 hours of sleep because of the sounds/no doubt concert monday night.  i don’t function very well on that little of sleep.

i had egg beaters+onion+mushroom+spinach+turkey sausage & side of tomatoes..

‘scuse the BB photo

and a LOT of coffee ;)

lunch came a bit later. yes i realize i am not posting my meal times or eating at proper body for life times.. but i am staying in line with the body for life eating style. since i have not been working out very hard i’ve been trying to eat only when i am hungry.

western bagel + LCL + spinach + organic smoked turkey & jicama+celery+carrots+bell peppers w/ sabra~

this lunch was bangin!! so good! i love the western bagels because they are only 110 calories for the whole thing! and they are delicious. i was stoked when i found them at the sunflower market :D

well then i worked and worked and worked, then went home and wrote my marathon post about moab and then the boy came over.. and i promptly lost my appetite.. but i know i had to have something so i made a protein shake for dinner.. it was actually REALLY good, tasted like ice cream!

it included:

  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
  • tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 frozen b naner
  • 1 cup 8th continent soymilk

and then i proceeded to stay awake until 2 in the morning.. and was up for work at 6 AM. lovely.


well i didn’t have an appetite. at all.  the fact that he and i work together didn’t help me this morning. too bad it’s not socially acceptable to wear sunglasses at work.

i had coffee for breakfast. and i used cream. no shame.

lunch came early since i hadn’t eaten all day.. around 11. i had a repeat of yesterday’s because it was soo delish!

i also threw some cottage cheese into the mix for added protein.  i am now officially out of hummus! OMG i gotta get to the store STAT!

i got hungry again around 3:30 and had something i haven’t had since i was recovering from my tonsillectomy

greek yogurt + applesauce mess!

yuhhm. lots of cinnamon, of course! and a handful of this stuff:

i am down to my last box. feel free to send me some more you TJ shoppers ;)

all mixxxed up.

although it was a really rough day at work today.. there were 3 things that managed to cheer me up a bit.

amazing flowers from my dad. he is so thoughtful.  i love my dad! and i love getting flowers delivered at work!

chocolate covered strawberries from my boss.  i didn’t eat one yet.. but i think i will after i post this ;)

$100.  yeah, i have some nice bosses. sometimes they just hand me cash.

when i came home i found something else to cheer me up..

penelope jane.. dogs make the world go round.

i did what i do best when i want to get my mind off things–after a 46 minute phone call with my mom of course (what would i do without her?!).. i cleaned and did laundry and vacuumed and blasted music all the while.  it helped.. now i am blogging in a spotless room with all my laundry folded. it makes me feel less stressed when things are clean. do you feel the same way? i think an organized room/house helps me relax.

after my cleaning sesh i needed something to eat even though i had no desire to eat a thing.. so i whipped up an open faced tuna sandwich..

it was on 1 slice of ezekiel bread, 1 pouch of tuna, some cottage cheese for moisture and some mustard for flavor.  also threw on some spinach & roma tomato.

it was tasty :)

sorry to be such a downer today! i have too much serious business on the brain and i can’t be witty and ramble like i usually do =/

ima go blast minus the bear and hang out with penelope <3


question: what are your no-fail cheer ups? even if they just make you smile for a second, despite the matter at hand.. what does it for you?

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Jessica (jesslikesithot) May 27, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Ok, so I just caught up with your posts…and you ate SO well on your camping trip!! I sware you ate more fun and creative meals than I did, at home!! That one wrap and those desserts all looked too delicious! :) I’m so glad that you had such a great time!!

Secondly, I’m sorry about the boyfriend issues….I hope you two can come to some type of agreement sooner than later! It’s great that you two don’t fight, but you also need to want the same things! I was JUST talking to my cousin about this yesterday!!

Thirdly, I may have to try that apple sauce + greek yogurt mess..since I was just trying to figure out what I wanted to have for dessert tonight! I’m also leaning towards something with peanut butter though….hahah

Megan May 27, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I always go for a run when I’m upset or stressed.. it NEVER EVER fails! Endorphins are like crack.. I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to it haha. I hope the rest of your week gets better.. that protein shake looks so yummy!! And your dog is the cutest thing in the world :)

Suni May 27, 2009 at 10:28 pm

cheer up little sis…i love you! and *wow* on those amazing flowers! you are one lucky lady. hang in there.

Leah May 28, 2009 at 1:33 am

Hey girl, yea this is a food blog but you are a *real* person who has a LIFE to deal with apart from food. Feel free to discuss anything that you feel comfy with, this is your blog. I completely feel ya on the relationship stuff. Not so much now, but WAY back in the day I was with someone where we had some major problems with where our lives were going. I think what you have to do is stay true to yourself and go with your heart. If you are in love, and you want to be with the boy for, like, ever – then you two will work it out. Relationships are not easy that is forsure.

On another note, love all the eats – and love that 100 dollars even more!

Kristin May 28, 2009 at 4:57 am

Oh, hun I understand exactly where you’re coming from.
I’m having the same sort of troubles, and I’m only 20!!!
I wish you best of luck with everything. You’ll figure it out, I’m sure of it.

Sarah W. May 28, 2009 at 6:26 am

Those flowers are gorgeous!! Your dad ROCKS!!!

Sorry about all the BF trouble, it is REALLY hard to maintain a relationship when are you being pulled in opposite directions and sometimes its just really hard to face the music. hang in there and I know you two will come up with a plan of action. Relationships are hard work!

Susan May 28, 2009 at 6:41 am

Awww, I’m sorry to hear you guys are having a rough time :( Relationship issues stress me out like nothing else, I totally get that kind of head space you’re probably in. At least you still got some amazing eats! Yogurt + apple sauce (which you know I am partial too), delicious looking bagels, and chocolate covered strawberries! Yummm.

One thing that always cheers me up, though I hate to admit it, is shopping. Hitting up the mall for some “me time” (which includes a visit to Starbucks for a special coffee treat) I say you put the 100 bucks to work! :P

cocoeatsandcritiques May 28, 2009 at 8:52 am

yummm that sandwich looks so good. I just ordered some Western Bagels, how do you like them? I got the Alternative bagels and I am curious if they are going to be bagelicious! Are they?

eatinnyc May 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

Love your blog. Sorry you needed a pick me up but seems like you got TONS! Your dog is the CUTEST THING EVER! She looks like a baby swiss mountain dog (my boyfriend and I want our next dog to be a swissie :) ) So gorgeous. Our weim is definitely a pick me up for me. She likes to come over to me and put a paw on me and then lay down, still touching me. She is literally the most gentle and pure soul on this planet :)

Michelle May 28, 2009 at 9:22 am

Oh Janetha, I am very sorry about your troubles. BEEN THERE, and I understand the craziness that is compatibility, yet the world has it’s own ideas. Which sucks, because why is the world making your life so difficult!? Sigh. It’s a lot to handle, and I am here for you! Shoot me an e-mail (seriously) if you’re ever up for a chat! hang in there girlie!!!!!

ksgoodeats May 28, 2009 at 9:30 am

Good luck with the serious biznaz! I hate being “adult” when it comes to things so I feel your pain on the seriousness.

What does jicama taste like? I’ve never had it and it looks like it would taste like a water chestnut (aka nothing). LOVE the bagel sam though! I love my cottage cheese but you bettah restock the hummus!!

Those flowers are beautiful – very exotic looking! Gotta love Ben $$ and a pupper! I have to have a clean room/house otherwise I freak (stress) big time!!

My cheer ups: a good cry and cuddling with the pupperonis. Retail therapy is always nice too! I’m sending lots of positivity your way, darling!

Danica May 28, 2009 at 10:01 am

Awwww ~ Janetha, my heart is breaking for you – I can absolutely relate to what you are going through! This is EXACTLY why it took The Husband and I almost 5 YEARS before we even got married and the whole kiddo issue is still sorta open. I commend you for being open and talking to your man about what you want even if you all are different.

I am totally sending xoxoxo your way and big smiles and sunshine your way to cheer you up.

OMG ~ Your bagel, lc, veggie, hummus lunch rocks!!! All your eats look great actually – new camera???

On a BRIGHTER note ~ EMAIL me your favorite things AT TJ’s because well, you just might need a TJ pack for your birthday!



Sarah May 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm

awww, janetha, i’m sorry for the relationship stress!! one of the things i hate most about aging is that everything starts to have much more significant consequences, blech. it gets much harder to just focus on right now!

i love your liberal use of cinnamon on that applesauce-yogurt mess — totally my style!

that is the coolest bouquet of flowers ever from dad. unique and gorgeous! (just like you :-P)

Anne K. May 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Aw sweetie, I’m sorry things are so rough for you right now. Hang in there <3
I love those western alternative bagels, too! Oh, and those are some awesome flowers! So pretty and unique!

My cheerups: flowers, massages, and hugs :)

Erin May 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm


Relationships are just hard. It does get easier as you get older, I promise. But boyfriends when we’re 20-something ain’t all fun and games.

Just keep communicating. Keep being clear on what you both want, and then figure out if compromise is worth it. It might be! It might not be. Just take it one day at a time, one breath at a time.

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