by Janetha on November 15, 2009

in meals

sweet potato that is. i think i am turning into one. i ate sweet potatoes thursday, friday and saturday. and i am craving one today but i think i will refrain. oh and today i spotted a recipe for sweet potato cupcakes.. mmm.. those may have to be whipped up in my kitchen soon.

oh! first off do you want to know the winner of the oikos relaxation prize pack?  i bet you do…


number one! which was julia! she said: “My favorite way to rewind and relax is being outdoors, like in the woods or at the beach. When I can’t be outdoors, I like sitting in my chair and reading.”

congrats honey pie! send me your info and i will pass it along to the folks at stonyfield farms so you can get your loot!

okay. so.. long weekend. i can’t really recap everythang because this would turn into a novel but i will show you eighteen pounds of sweet potato fries the highlights!

friday night i met up with the ladies!  first off a few of us met up at the bohemian brewery for some food and drink action.

they serve bread alongside this incredible spread which is, from what i can decipher, just cream cheese mixed with green olives.  it’s super tasty.


my friend and i split the chicken pesto pizza~

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this, times 3. delish.

after our meal we headed to the bayou to meet up with seven other lovely ladies.


we hung out while waiting for a table, which turned into an hour and a half long wait.. so glad i ate beforehand or i would have been staaarving.

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once we finally sat down everyone was ordering food and i didn’t since i already ate i blurted out “sweet potato fries” to the waitress. gah, trust me.. they are so worth it :)


don’t worry, i had help.

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i realized that i am old when the main topic of conversation all night was wedding details (no, not of MY wedding) and talk of buying houses and other adult related whatnot. ugh. can i please just go back to being 22? i also realized that i am old when we finished up at a bit past midnight and i was ready to go home. hah. it was super fun to hang out with everyone though.. i have been so busy with the move and then went straight to san fran, i have missed my ladies!

saturday i woke up to GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS SNOW!!!!!











i made myself a latte with espresso+almond milk~

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in a very weather-appropriate mug:


and whipped up a greek yogurt mess using some ingredients from a couple of my favorite gals..


i started with a bowl of oikos and added chocolate almond macaroons from deb and bulgarian nut butter from tina:

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throw a little shredded spoonfuls into the mix and breakfast was served!


i spotted something on the back of the shredded spoonfuls box that reconfirmed the fact that it is indeed my favorite cereal..


they said “stellar” :) it was meant to be.

after devouring this amazing yogurt bowl, i spent the next 5 hours at ikea, bed bath & beyond and target. whew. i got a lot of good stuff which i will probably show y’all sometime or another!

at least my new subaru can hang with the winter conditions. i was so dang happy the whole time i was driving. I LOVE THE SNOW!






saturday night we went to mccool’s for a birthday dinner celebration.


i was going to get some black bean soup but the waiter basically told me that it was disgusting so i went with the turkey burger + sweet potato fries..


the sweet potato fries were served with some sort of curry mustard and it was fabulous.  and i ate fries two days in a row. and i didn’t even care. but i probably should have.. i have been so lenient with my eating lately. bah.

today marshall & i made egg sandwiches for breakfast.  i served mine up on a winter wonderland plate.. still so excited about the snow :D


2 slices of nature’s path all natural 100% whole wheat bread, 1 slice tillamook cheddar, 1 egg+1 egg white (cage free eggs)~i felt better about this meal than i do about all the others over the weekend.


this afternoon i went to a baby shower for my beautiful friend katie.  she is having a girl in february!  so exciting.

i made fruit pizza..


always a hit.

and my friend sabrina made strawberry cupcakes which were super cute!

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i had a little bit of fruit pizza but not a cupcake. i also had some of the other food that was at the shower~


mayjuh lackage of protein.  but not too horrible i suppose.

SO..honestly.. i have got to get off the crappy eating wagon. there. i said it.

the way i feel tonight after this weekend reconfirms the fact that i need to get my butt back in gear.  i was really lax with my eating at the foodbuzz festival and the whole time i was in cali,  once i got back to utah i was SO busy at work that i didn’t make the best choices for lunch.. nothing horrible, just not enough protein and probably way too many carbs.  when i am stressed out and exhausted i eat lots of carbs. and then i feel like garbage. grumble.

i have also been a slack ass at working out.  i have only worked out 3 times in the past week.. all cardio, no weights.  well, i did do 20 squats while holding marshall today. hah. but i can feel my body telling me to stop being so lazy and get back into the weight room. i have not been gaining weight or getting fat or anything.. but i KNOW i am losing muscle, i can feel it, i don’t like it.

i also have not been eating enough veggies or protein and have not been drinking enough water. it is crazy that i have been so lenient with myself because i know what i should be doing.. and i am just not doing it. duhhh janetha.

i counted.. 81 days until i leave for jamaica.  that is a little over 11 weeks. plenty of time to get my body bikini ready :)  it will be hard since the holidays are just around the corner.. but i am bound and determined to be happy in my own skin come february 5th (the date we leave for jamaica).

SO.. for the next 81 days i have a few goals:

  • at least 1 gallon of water a day
  • 3 cardio workouts a week
  • 3 weight training workouts a week
  • abs 3 to 4 times a week
  • focus on lots of veggies
  • body for life style meals (balanced protein/carb ratio plus healthy fat)
  • cut waaaay back on sugar.. only eat a treat if i REALLY want it, not just because it is there (this is big during the holidays.. so many treats are everywhere!)
  • try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night
  • no fried foods. no excuses.

i think that this is a good list to start with.  it is important for me to have specific goals and not just tell myself to “do better”.. if i lay it out then i am better at sticking to it. lists are this girl’s best friend!

okkkkay so yeah, sorry to ramble on there for a bit. just had to reassess my situation and talking it out helps me stay accountable!

hope you all had a great weekend, i am going to try to catch up on some blogs but i think cuddle time with the pups+marshall just might make me end up closing the laptop ;)


1. how do you get motivated/get back on track after a lapse in regular exercise/clean eating (aka “vacation mode”)? let’s hear it people! i need a kick in the butt!

2. what is the best thing you ate this weekend? i love asking this question and hearing about all the deliciousness!

xo. janetha b.

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Devan G November 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Those are some great goals, Jantha!
its Okay to “fall off” the wagon. you know! No one is perfect :)

it looks like you had an awesome weekend! I live ordering sweet p fries:D

Julia November 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I think the word YUM pretty much sums up my feelings about this post. Such great looking eats.

Julia November 16, 2009 at 10:53 pm

And I won the Oikos giveaway! Yay! Had to come back to mention that!

Emily (The Experimentarian) November 20, 2009 at 6:25 am

I loooove the bohemian brewery! They have sauerkraut! It sounds like you will have no problem getting back on track after setting your goals. P.S. BOO! to the snow! But I thought of you during the blizzard and I’m glad it made you happy :) xoxo

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