welcome to the weekend!

by Janetha on July 2, 2009

in meals

heyyyyyy guys! so stoked for the 3 day weekend, do you all have a long one? today my boss was a little mad that he decided we could all have friday off, but i told him it was too late now and he would just have to deal with it! muahahah.

lemme just dive right into my eats, as i don’t want to make this post a novel like my last one.

i made a breakfast cookie last night.. and then like a genius i forgot to stick it in the fridge!! what? i am on drugs.  well, not really.. but that is my excuse and i am sticking to it! but it was still good. i still ate this beauty:

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  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tb cocoa powder
  • 1 Tb PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams
  • unsweetened coconut
  • splash of almond milk

love the breakfast cookie! it held me over for five hours today! not even kidding.  the only thing i had between the cookie and lunch was some much needed coffee.

lunch came around 1 and i had the other half of my whole foods salad bar salad that i got yesterday. i topped it with some deli turkey, annie’s honey mustard, balsamic vinegar and baba ghanoush. meals 029

let me tell you, this was phenom. i added some cauliflower to the mix as well.

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i am missing the cucumbers and sprouts on this salad though.. for me, those toppings are essential. unlike candy bars..


after work i said peace out until monday office!  and went home and did some room cleaning.. i worked up a bit of an appetite and had a sweet tooth so i had something for dinner that is usually breakfast… parfait ala k

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this one had multibran vita, oikos 0%, naturally more PB & some agave

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view from the top.

it was delish! i was realllllly bummed when i started breaking up this vita. see that brown dude in the photo above? bottom right? yeah, that is a raisin.  i don’t dig raisins! hate them in fact. but i hate wasting precious vitas so i just sucked it up, and surprisingly i didnt taste a one raisin in the whole parfait! must have been the overpowering existence of PB? perhaps. but i liked this!

and then for some added protein i ate a couple slices of turkey and one slice of cheddarrr. oh, and an unphotographed apple

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and here i am! i am rather annoyed at the moment. i came to marshall’s because he wanted me to go to the gym with him. i got here at 8, he was to be here at 8:15 after kung fu. it is now NINE THIRTY and i just got a hold of him.. his class ran late.. ugh i am so so bothered by the fact that he didn’t let me know, i could have worked out and ran my errands instead of sitting on his couch and wasting my time! sorry, had to vent for a second.. i am just real irritated!

i have 80 ounces down on the water drinking front.. 48 to go, i will have that done in no time.

now since i am still waiting i will answer some questions you guys asked me in this post:

k asked:

Q: Have you always lived in Utah?

A: yep. born in a town called bountiful, which is about 15 minutes north of salt lake city. i have lived in and around SLC my whole life except for the time i spent living abroad in london. i love to travel but i could never live away from my family, so i guess utah is the spot for me! i love it here because we have amaaazing winters and equally as stellar summers! perfect.

Q: Your name is pretty unique, where did it come from?

A: although i hate my name, it IS unique.. my dad was in law school with a girl named janetha and she was friends with my parents. they liked her name and cursed gave it to me.

susan asked:

Q: What is your favourite Natalie Dee cartoon?

A: are you kidding?! how can one choose such a thing?! haha.. they are ALL so amazing. out of the three comics (natalie dee, married to the sea & toothpaste for dinner) natalie dee is def my fave. i feel like i can relate to every single comic in some way. but this one always comes in handy:


haha.. makes me giggle so much!

also something exciting! the lovely danica has awarded me with this super fab bloggie award!!

thanks danica!

i am to pass this along to  5 people i believe.. so i would like to send some award loving to these hard working ladies:

sophia, of burp & slurp because she works so hard to bring us a ultra creative recipe every post!

susan, of trying for a tri because she has been working her face off at training for her tri (good luck!)

courtney, of peace, love & healthiness because she posts sooo many quality posts throughout the day! i had 6 new posts of hers to read today!

kailey, of snackface because she does all that hard work at veg news, for FREE, and manages to still whip out lovely posts in the meantime!

megan, of healthy on the run because let’s face it.. that girl is working MAAADDD hours in the big city!


1. how do you handle situations that annoy the living dayyylights out of you? what is your coping mechanism? i try to walk away from the situation if i am real upset, wait until i can logically think things out before i try to talk about them. if i don’t do this i tend to blow things out of proportion :)

2. do you use a laptop or a desktop? random, i know.. i was just thinking about that today. i blog from my laptop if at home and a desktop when at work. i prefer using my laptop for blogging, much more comfy

hope you all have a great thursday night/friday tomorrow!!!

xo janetha b.

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Courtney July 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm

imma loving the new layout, classy lady :]
and boys are dumb, throw rocks at them. i refuse to let boy drama taint my blog anymore! ;)

natalie is amazing, haha, love her. :)

I have heard incred things about this breakfast cookie. they’re all over the blogs, I guess I just don’t know how to make ’em! maybe i’ll give one a shot, tonight.

don’t worry about missin’ a work out! relaxx (:

homegirlcaneat July 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

YO! LOVING the new banner! I love when peeps take the time to fancy their blogs up! True love + dedication.

And I was laughing out loud about being on drugs and not putting the cookie in the fridge ahahah! I prefer to ask myself, am I on crack?!?!

I am a laptop gurl fasho! In bed, daz wassup!

insideiamdancing July 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

love the new blog look! aaah, parfait = heaven. I had one for breakfast that was BANGIN’- apparently my camera thought so too cause it ate the photo. Boo.

Sorry about the gym :/ hope you have an amaaaazing long weekend!

Leah July 3, 2009 at 12:19 am

Great new look you’ve got goin’ on here!!

That breakfast cookie looks freaking amazing!

Susan July 3, 2009 at 4:57 am

Bahahaha at the Natalie Dee comic. That was my waffle this morning. They are so indecisive!! P

Breakfast cookies are soooo filling for me too! Which is quite the feat, as few things tame my hunger in the a.m.

Thanks for the award!!! Although, since I’m tapering this week, I’m not actually working that hard ;)

When Chris does something like that to annoy me, I let him have it. Get it all out of my system. He never takes me seriously anyways. When I’m done venting, he just smiles and cracks a joke. Then I feel better :)

Laptops all the way! Have a great weekend Janeeeetha!! )

Kailey (SnackFace) July 3, 2009 at 7:36 am

Janetha! Thank you for that award, first and foremost!

Secondly, I just caught up on the previous post too…BABY!!!! Ahhhh I love cute, chubber babies. I also adored the pick with the pup standing on you. So damn cute. Oh, AND your bod is still killah!! Shoooo.

Let’s talk about marshall’s lateness. Why do guys do that? Why do they never let you know when they’re running late? Like, seriously. Buck up, call me when you’re going to ruin my workout sched. K, thanks.

When I get seriously annoyed, I just have to stop talking for a minute or twelve, and think things out for myself. Often times I go to a bathroom to do this. I come out clear-headed and more positive most times. This sounds bizarre, but that’s because I am. The bathroom trick normally works.

I be workin’ from my VAIO. Actually, right now I’m in the VegNews office at 6:34. I’ve been here since 5:15, when I had to call a senator at 8:15 EST. It’s going to be a long day. I’m going to need a few brews by the end.

Thank you for letting me leave novel-length comments. :) Have a fab weekend!

ksgoodeats July 3, 2009 at 8:50 am

First of all – LOVE the new layout and header! Looks niiiiiiice!!

That breakfast cookie sounds amazing! I’ve been on a coconut kick lately. A parfait is lovely any time of day!! I would have been a little ticked if I had to wait too :(

I loved reading your Q&As – jealous you studied in London (dream city!!) and I feel your pain on the unique names. My name isn’t AS unique but it’s definitely not a generic name and it’s always pronounced wrong.

1. how do you handle situations that annoy the living dayyylights out of you? what is your coping mechanism? Usually I try to talk myself down but if I do blow up usually a strong f-bomb or two helps and if it’s REALLY bad, a good cry!

2. do you use a laptop or a desktop? Desktop. I have broken every single laptop I’ve ever owned (two) so I’ve been cut off from that piece of technology ;)

Angharad July 3, 2009 at 9:30 am

I just found your blog and I’m loving so far! I read all your background and can I just say wow. I’m impressed you have the balls to post semi-naked pictures that tell the whole story as part of your weight loss – good on ya.

Um, as for the questions:
1) I normally sulk/hold it all in until I’m at bursting point and then…burst! Not the healthiest reaction to stress…
2) I have a laptop but it LIVES on our dining room table so it acts like a desktop most of the time :)


Emily July 3, 2009 at 9:38 am

Love the new layout + congrats on the award! Such excitement!

And, chocolate + coconut = amazing, in any incarnation, I think.

Boys. Need to learn to communicate.

1. I have ridiculous patience. Still, on rare occasions, I have been known to scream and throw things, and sometimes that makes everything better. Cardio, or sweating in general, is also a very good coping mechanism.
2. Laptop. Hub and I each have one, but he wants us to get a desktop too. Eh.

Enjoy your long weekend!!

Lara (Thinspired) July 3, 2009 at 9:40 am

Hi there Janetha! It’s been a while since I’ve visited…the blog looks great! Love the new header.
I love your name! It is unique without being weird, if you know what I mean. It”s pretty and can be strong or delicate. I think you should embrace it :)

mayapamela July 3, 2009 at 11:26 am

Great banner!

I agree with Lara, Janetha is a beautiful name. It’s also unique but pronounceable when you read it, so you don’t get your name butchered!

Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm

oh yeah, i hate when people are late and don’t tell me. i try to not take it personally, let them know it hurt me, and move on.

Sarah July 3, 2009 at 2:47 pm

breakfast cookies are seriously so filling! i never expect them to be but then boom, i don’t need to eat for hours and hours and hours.

people not sticking to schedule and not informing me promptly is one of my biggest pet peeves. i feel your pain!

Julie July 3, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Damn the boyf! But just think now you had time to grace us with your presence!

L O V I N that parfait for din :) i’m craaaaving WF hot bar!! ah! hope you had an awesome day off!

runningyogini July 3, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Cute comic! Oh and I love the new decor :-) Have a good one!

Danica July 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Hey girlie – you totally deserve the award – glad to share it! Congrats!

Kristin July 18, 2009 at 5:29 am

2 or 3 ingredient meal… well i’ve got one that’s five, but it’s still pretty simple!!

Corn & Edamame salad =
defrosted corn + edamame+ sesame oil +vinegar +sesame seeds= heaven =)

Hope you get your sense of taste back ASAP!

Christine July 19, 2009 at 2:07 pm

How ironic that YOU would lose your sense of taste! I am no doctor, but do you still have your tonsils? I also read that sometimes an ear infection can cause this. I also LOVE the picture with Marshall’s dog standing on you – precious! Hope you get everything back in working order soon!

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