hello gorgeous friends! happy weekend to you all :) it had been a day and then some for me.. it is almost nine PM and i am finally sitting down to relax. i don’t think i will get off this couch until monday morning ;)
not going to ramble.
somehow i managed to go a whole two days without my new found love! i had it for breakfast this morning..
meal 1: yoatgurt. which is protein oats + PB2 yogurt @ 8:30 AM
*reunited and it feeeeeels so goooooood!*
yes, i have dubbed this “yoatgurt” umm cold yogurt.. hot oats.. so there you have it. i used the usual 1/3 cup oats, 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder, 1 cup oikos, 1 TB chocolate PB2.. which was the LAST of my chocolate PB2. le sigh.
mm. warm oats, cold yogurt.. what makes the combo so stellar? big props to my ladies katie, kailey, kacy and julie who have all given this combo a whirl. anyone else i missed? and ellie~ i know you want me to try it cold but i don’t know if i can give up the gooey warmth!
eaten at my desk with the necessary beverages: water and coffee.
work was super busy which is not normal for a friday. but it is the end of the month and i am leaving town for a week so there is a lot to get done before next friday (EEK!)
meal 2: sodium+sodium+more sodium @ 11:45 AM
what’s in the bowl, you ask? well, three sodium-filled foods. sometimes ya gotta.
1/2 cup garbanzos, 3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1/2 cup italian season diced tomatoes (canned) all mixed up. it was deeeelicious!
i had a toasted arnold sandwich thin alongside my concoction.
random lunch, but satisfying.
things got a tad crazy around snacktime. someone who works er—worked at our office just decided to up and quit this afternoon. um.. okay. sweet. stay classy. i won’t get into the details of it because that would be ultra lame of me.. but it did throw a wrench into my day~ we had to take some emergency precautions which kept me at work two hours later than i should have been there and with little time for a snack.
luckily i had this dude on hand!
meal 3: chai tea luna bar @ 4?
this was a new-to-me flavor. the verdict? i dug it! total winner. i love chai tea so it was kind of a given that i would love it. then again, i love peanut butter and HATED the peanut butter cookie luna~ ah well, ya win some ya lose some. luckily i won today with this new bar. i will be buying it again.
after work i went to dogfunk and picked up a few items for jamaaaica. swimsuit bottoms and tanks and coverups and such. wanna see? ok:
you can click on the pictures to go to the website. it is based here in SLC which is dangerous because i spend WAY too much time and money at their warehouse! but they have rad gear.
anyway~ by the time i was done there it was 6 PM but it was off to the gym! as much as i wanted to just go home, i decided to see how the treadmill felt.
today was a cardio+abs day but truth be told, i just did a really easy 30 minute interval workout:
(on the treadmill)
total time: 30 minutes, total distance: 3.26 miles
check out my mileage page! i am almost 10% toward my mileage goal for the year.. and we are only a month in. hooray!
check out what i saw when i was leaving the gym:
yep. homeboy took a cab to the gym. that is dedication right there!
i came home and had a special delivery! i love mail!
these are the protein powders i ordered the other day. i got two BSN lean dessert flavors: cinnamon roll and banana nut bread, and i got the biochem chocolate fudge flavor. thanks to everyone for your protein powder advice~ i think these should last me for some time!!
i made some random dinner. i wanted veggies and i wanted to try the cinnamon roll protein powder.
meal 4: whole bag of steamfresh veggies + cinnamon roll protein shake @ 8 PM
yes. i ate the whole bag. it actually isn’t very many veggies but the bag said 4 servings. psh.. more like one! i adorned my veggies with salt and pepper.
and then the cinnamon goodness! this had 1/2 cup soy milk (im out of almond milk, had to use the roomie’s) 1/2 cup water, lots of ice, 1 scoop cinnamon protein powder, generous shake of cinnamon and the gums~
i’m completely happy with my decision to branch out and try new protein powders. i can’t wait to try this one in my oats.
time for flashback friday round XXIII!
so since next friday i will be ON MY WAY TO JAMAICA i decided to do this flashback friday a tad early. i have been planning on this one for a long time..
february 2, 2007 i was deported from canada.
(insert frowny face here)
this flashback friday will not have many photos, as i have lost lots of my files due to computer crashes over the years.. but i wanted to share the story! i am still trying to look back on it and laugh~ turns out 3 years is still not long enough.
when i lived in london i made friends with a bunch of austrailians. one particular aussie i befriended was lachy. he and i became super good friends. when he decided to spend a season in big white (a ski resort in kelowna, british columbia, canada) i decided i had to go pay him a visit!
i planned to go to big white for 10 days and snowboard my face off and hang out with lachy and just have a baller time. some of my friends originally said they would go along with me, but when it came down to it~ i went alone. that was fine, i like to travel and don’t mind traveling alone. as long as i can get into the country i am going to.
i first flew to seattle and got there in the afternoon on the 2nd of february. unfortunately, my flight to canada was canceled due to the weather. strike one. i had to just hang out in the airport for a few hours. i decided to go get something to eat.. and then i realized that my debit card was missing. ugh. strike two. i had no idea where it was! i figured it had just fallen out of my pocket somehow. this was the story of my life. i once lost my debit card seven times over the course of six months! not exaggerating. i currently don’t have a debit card because i don’t want to lose it.
SO~ anyway.. a second flight was canceled and i was stuck at the airport for what seemed like centuries. i finally was able to snag a flight into kelowna and was ecstatic! i got into canada around 9:30 PM. the kelowna airport is probably the tiniest airport on the planet. so small.
one by one we all picked up our bags. the only people at the little airport were the workers and then the people who were with me on the plane. one by one we went through the customs line to show our passports. and i was pulled aside.
i was put into a room. by myself.
i started to panic.
there was lots of talk behind closed doors and i had no idea what was going on. after QUITE some time, they came to talk to me. everyone had gone on their merry way. i was the only one left. i burst into tears~ i had no idea why they pulled me aside.
they started questioning me about my past. asking if i had any criminal charges. yes, i told them, i did have charges from when i was 20.. from july of 2003. i had taken care of them and my name was clear…
in the united states.
apparently you cannot have any type of charges on your record for FIVE years before trying to go to canada. say what?! i had no flipping clue!
so they told me i was getting deported. i won’t go into the details (oh and don’t ask what my charges from 2003 were) but lets just say a lot of tears were shed and i basically thought my life was ending.
strike three, i was out.
they gave me three options, since there were no flights going back to seattle that night:
- stay the night in the airport
- stay the night IN JAIL
- have lachy pick me up, hang out with him for the night and come back the next morning to fly out
well obviously i decided to stay the night in jail.
hah. psyche! i had lachy come pick me up so we could spend a little, tiny bit of time together.
what really chapped my hide was the fact that they wouldn’t let me into the country for ten days to snowboard~ but they would let me in for the night. as far as concepts and principles go, i would have rather they made me stay in the airport or jail! but of course i was grateful that i got to see lachy and hang out for the short time i had.
oh and P.S. i dunno what was wrong with the exposure on my camera. all the photos are super white.
lachy and his friends picked me up~
i hadn’t seen him for five years!!
we went to the hostel he was living at.. where i had paid for nine non refundable nights.. ugh..
we went out to a bar~
and gallivanted around the town until the wee hours of the morning. i had to get my moneys worth! i mean.. i spent a few grand on a trip i wasn’t going to be able to take.
we slept for a few hours and then headed to the mountain. i had purchased a snowboarding pass from some girl for $200.. and i was able to take three runs. those were very, very expensive runs!
in the lodge, having a meat pie because lachy said i HAD to try one.. haha..
and then it was back to the airport to fly home :(
i’d been crying my little eyes out.
i ended up coming back to the SLC and took the time off from work even though i had been deported. i spent the time snowboarding at my local resorts.. sigh.. not as epic as canada would have been!
here are some photos from the days i spent in SLC when i was supposed to be in canada~
went out with friends
hey wong! you were there! (this is my friend who secretly lurks my blog)
balanced on boards
sigh. tried to live it up in the SLC but i was really just depressed about getting deported!
and NOW.. i don’t know how to get allowed back into the country. apparently once you’ve been deported you have to jump through all sorts of hoops to be allowed in. if anyone has an in at the canadian embassy~ let me know! i sure wish i could go to banff with these girls.
well folks. there you have it! my biggest travel debacle ever! hope you enjoyed the story.
and i leave you with smoothie ‘staches!
you are all so gangster with your ‘staches. keep ‘em coming!
i am done for the night. i am beat. lots to do this weekend~ hope you all have a good one!
1. are there any traveling debacles you would like to share with the class? see above. and mom, i know you have one with one too many ambiens on a trip to italy! ;)
2. would you pay to take a cab to the gym? i don’t know if i am that hardcore…
xo. janetha b.