good things come in threes.

by Janetha on September 22, 2009

in meals,moves

hi guys!

so, what the balls? my humungo recap did not show up in google reader. go figure.  part of me thinks it is because at the beginning of the post i showed you all how i shunned the reader by clicking “mark all as read” but the other part of me wants to think that maybe my post was just too amazing and had it shown up in the reader it would have broken your computer due to utter and complete stellarness. yeah, i think that is it. so in case you missed it.. you can check out my seattle recap here (but make sure you have nothing on your agenda for about 37 minutes because that post is longer than randy the basset hound).

anyway. happy birthday to my brother in law eric! 22 is my favorite number and ice cream is my favorite food (today is national ice cream cone day) so today was DEFINITELY a good day to be born!

i am rather excited to do a typical meals & moves post tonight!

but first i want to talk about three reasons i love my fellow bloggettes!

reason 1:

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fabulous package from miss everythingtarian! with a classy note to match, homegirl knows how to busta rhyme..

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holly, you are my sista from another mista. how did you know i was in dire need of turntables socks?! thank you from the bottom of my little heart! <3

reason 2:

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holy chia seeds batman! averie, thank you so much!! i was super stoked to win your giveaway. i had been searching high and low for chia seeds and now the search is over! i can’t wait to start putting these seedy fellows to use.. maybe i can sprout marshall some hair? i mean, his hairline is receding.. cha cha cha chia pet! thanks averie! xo

reason 3:

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*insert trumpets blaring here* glory! i have searched for mighty maple in every. single. grocery. store. ever. and never found it. BUT my girl emily spotted it on the shelves of our whole foods and sent me an alert! good lookin out my dear! i went straight to WF and purchased some!! yayer!

and that, my friends, is why food blogging wins at life. my life specifically.

want to know what else wins at life? selling my car. yep! found a buyer! they are going to do the financing tomorrow and all the business mumbo jumbo, i am stoked! a big thanks to my mom for helping me show it/sell it to interested folks!

whew, i am on excitement overload.

onto the tuesday recap! today was a day of favorites that i have missed while i was out of town. yes, that means the staples: protein oats, humungo salads with cottage cheese and greek yogurt messes. *insert sigh of relief*

i love the fact that i love clean eats!


so this morning i knew it was going to be a rough one when i got three phone calls before even going into the office. ugh. i KNEW my oatmeal was going to be postponed :( i got to work at 9 but did not get to eat until 10:30! eep.

meal 1: protein oats with the mightiest of the maple! @ 10:30 AM

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i may or may not have had a few licks of the mighty maple while my oats cooked. holy yum! it was all i had hoped for. i LOVE maple flavor and obv i LOVE peanut butter flavor so it just felt so right when entering my mouth (TWSS). instant mighty maple fan! i can’t wait to try this on protein pancakes!

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instead of stirring the PB into the oats, i kept it in a chunk and ate little bites of it with each bite of oatmeal. it was fabulous.

i chugged my water all afternoon, i haven’t mentioned this yet but i am having a hard time getting all the yuck feeling from saturday’s greasy food out of my system.  i have felt really gross, had a BAD headache and just haven’t felt up to my full potential.  ugh. i hoped chugging water would help but i still felt blah all day.

meal 2: amazing salad @ 2:00 PM

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okay! hold the phone, i have found a new favorite combo. TJ’s peach salsa mixed with cottage cheese.  i didn’t document my eats yesterday but i ate this on its own and it was epic! so i had to do it again today and throw it on top of my salad.  no, it does not beat my garbanzo/cottage cheese/ranch combo but it is a nice little tasty new treat!  so this salad had:

  • spinach
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • grilled chicken (i grilled it with cumin)
  • mushrooms
  • red peppers
  • avocado
  • annie’s honey mustard
  • cottage cheese+TJ’s peach salsa

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this was really good! i am sure lots of you have tried mixing cottage cheese with salsa before, but i never have. it is brilliant! and the peach salsa paired fabulously with the honey mustard.  i do NOT like my cottage cheese sweet.. as in mixed with yogurt, fruit, etc. but i DID like it paired with the peach salsa, it was a savory/spicy/sweet flavor. definitely a wonderful salad. i missed my veggies!

since i had a late lunch i didn’t have time for a snack before my workout.. it was straight to the gym after work!


HIIT day on the treadmill! i was feeling like i was going to fail miserably at HIIT because of the barfy feeling i had lingering.. plus i felt like i had a cold coming on (knock on wood) or it was just remnants of a crappy chain of eats. who knows. but i busted out my HIIT anyway. i didn’t have my HR monitor and i was bummed about that because i would like to know what i maxed out at, i hit a new personal best for speed with incline!


  • 2 min @ 6 mph
  • 1 min @ 6.5 mph
  • 1 min @ 7 mph
  • 1 min @ 7.5 mph
  • 1 min @ 8 mph


  • 1 min @ 6.5 mph
  • 1 min @ 7 mph
  • 1 min @ 7.5 mph
  • 1 min @ 8 mph


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  • 1 min @ 7 mph
  • 1 min @ 7.5 mph
  • 1 min @ 8 mph


  • 1 min @ 6.5 mph
  • 1 min @ 7 mph
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  • 1 min @ 8 mph
  • 1 min @ 10.0 mph<—yay!

i have never ran at 10 mph on a 1.5 incline so i was stoked! and i was dying afterward. it felt so dang good. i think my body NEEDED to have a high heart rate sesh.


i came home and whipped up a quick dinner with some stuff i had on hand. i did buy some produce and greek yogurt (and mighty maple) at WF’s yesterday but did not buy TONS of groceries because i am a tad broke after my trip.. and i have ANOTHER trip coming up next weekend!

meal 3: spelt pasta with meat sauce & veggies @ 7:00 PM

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i bulked up my serving size because this was only my third meal of the day and i needed the nutrients.  when i don’t get to start eating until later in the day i try to up my portion sizes since i won’t be able to fit 5 meals in. make sense? hope so.

dinner hit the spot! i love these wheat spelt noodles from trader joe’s!

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and even though these green giant veggies were nothing fancy, i mixed them in with the pasta and it turned out to be a really tasty, filling meal!

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after dinner i had to do some business with the selling of the auto, once again.. did i mention i am stoked? please keep your fingers crossed that everything goes smooth with the sell.

and then it was up to marshall’s for some slacking off! and blog reading and dog loving and television watching. typical.

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after awhile my hunger found me again and i whipped up

meal 4: 0% voskos + PBJ larabar+buttload of cinnamon @ 10:00 PM

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yep, the PBJLB is just as good the second time around! this one tasted even better because it was sent to me with love from holly :D

again, this meal is probably higher in calories than my typical snack.. but i only had time for 4 meals today so it worked! it was 350 calories, 36g carbs, 30g protein and 10g fat. a carb/protein/fat ratio of 40/35/25. not too shabby if you ask me. and it tasted INCREDIBLE! it could be that i was having greek yogurt withdrawals.. but i like to think that it would have been incredible no matter what.

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and now i am going to call it a night! wow, how nerdy am i, it feels so good to be back to regularly scheduled posting. i guess i like organization and documenting detail.. so blogging helps. i need to be right on track with my body for life challenge for the next week because i go out of town AGAIN on the 1st! but i think i will be able to keep the eats pretty clean on this upcoming vacay.

ok, enough rambling for tonight.. i am excited for hump day happenings tomorrow:

  • waffle wednesday
  • lunch date with the girls at jason’s deli
  • upper body workout! yess

tomorrow is also national white chocolate day so those of you with some white chocolate wonderful better be up on that business pronto!


1. when you don’t have time to eat as often as your “usual” day, do you up the portion sizes for the meals you do fit in? i do. yep. i need my nutrients!

2. is cottage cheese a savory food or a sweet food for you? how do you like it best? what is your #1 cottage cheese mix-in? like i said, i don’t do sweet and cottage cheese together. savory all the way! and my #1 mix in is hidden valley ranch seasoning.. duhhh ;)

i also would like to hear your favorite ways to use chia seeds so fire away!

xo. janetha b.

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Andrea@WellnessNotes September 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I don’t like sweet cottage cheese. But I love it plain. I usually don’t add anything to it. But I really want to try it with beans and ranch seasoning… Whenever I see it on your blog I think “Oh yes, you have to do that.” And I will soon! And I may have to try it with (peach) salsa… Even though I am a bit worried about the peaches in it… ;)

The Foodie Diaries September 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I can;t find Mighty Maple!! I think my WF keeps sellinnng out. LAME

Paige @ Running Around Normal September 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Mighty Maple is THE best. Janetha, it’s SO good on pancakes. Especially after a kick butt “moves” workout :)

Cottage cheese is a sweet or plain food for me. I either eat it plain, or sweeten it up with fruit.

tessa September 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm

can i just tell you how much i loved your seatown post! gots to rep’ my 206 pride.
might maple, amazing… haven’t had that gem in over 6 months, not okay.
doesn’t it feel fan-effin’-tastic to go back to clean eating?! i love to splurge, aka every weekend… but i could never make a life style out of it, eva.
have a ballin’ day chica!

inmytummy September 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm

This going to sound totally bizarre, but my favorite way to eat cottage cheese is to mix it with…wait for it..peanut butter, a bit of agave (or whatever sweetener) and some sort of cereal for crunch. I promise it’s good. Mixing with salsa is a close second though.

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) September 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Your HIIT workout sounds awesome – wtg!

1. when you don’t have time to eat as often as your “usual” day, do you up the portion sizes for the meals you do fit in? I should.

2. is cottage cheese a savory food or a sweet food for you? how do you like it best? what is your #1 cottage cheese mix-in? savory only. sweet cottage cheese is not good! I like cottage cheese in eggs

Erica September 23, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Hey hey! So many fun packages! That is a ginormous thing of chia seeds! Love the laras and hooray for nut butters! I liked the mighty maple, but it is VERY sweet! As for your questions

1. Yes mamm…I need my food
2. I don’t like cottage cheese :(

Becky September 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I don’t usually up my portion sizes on purpose, i probs just eat more because I’m hungry!
I love cottage cheese both savory and sweet…but probably sweet more! I love adding fruit. I have never mixed it with salsa though. I do like it in eggs!

Tra September 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm

congrats on running 10.0. when i ran at 0% 10.4 or 10.1. i was like HOT DAMN i am fast at least on a treadmill. =D

never tried chia seeds!

i think i do bulk up portion sizes.

glidingcalm September 23, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I love the way you eat girl!!! Everything looks delicious!!!

Esp. that chicken and avocado salad!

I want to try that Mighty Maple PB so badly!!

Hurray for bloggy care packages!!!!!

happy Thursday Mama!

homegirlcaneat September 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I love that I love clean eats too!!! Nothing beats it.

Cottage cheese… I like it sweet! Don’t hate me! I love it with a packet of Splenda (don’t hate me) or with a spoonful of jam!! YUM! But I just discovered the beauty of it savory (love me)!!!! With crackers and with salsa! AHHH THE MOTHALAND

Whit September 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Mighty Maple! Ah, so jeals. Alls I can get is Cinna Raisin and Dark Choc Dreams. Not that I am complaining, mind you, cause those are fabulous indeed. Indeed.

And that Holly kid? She sure can write + she is wondrously kind. I do love her.

broccolihut September 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Next TJ’s purchase: spelt wheat noodles.
Lovin’ the broccoli love in this post!
Cottage cheese is more of a sweet thing for me–best enjoyed with Sunbutter!

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