odds & ends.

by Janetha on March 22, 2010

in meals

hi everyone! congratulations on making it through yet another monday.  those mondays sure are sneaky.. they come around more than fridays or saturdays, i SWEAR!

this post is going to be full of random junk, so hope you enjoy my riff raff.

the rest of sunday’s eats.

after publishing my last post, i made another delicious turkey sandwich~


180 calories, 1.5g fat, 24g carbs, 19g protein

yum. can’t get enough of that bread. it is 50 calories/fat free/10g carbs/3g protein per slice.  i buy it at sunflower market, for those of you who have asked.

i spent the day being super productive and hanging up laundry.. which is the single worst chore in the world, if you ask me. UGH. hate it, hate it, hate it. would rather scrub toilets with a toothbrush.

i also filled up my supplement/vitamin container for the week!


it never occurred to me until yesterday.. but i never think about the calories that i take in each day through vitamins and supplements.  not that i am a calorie counter.. i just thought it was interesting when i realized that i take about 100 calories worth of pills and calcium chews each day.


my hunger found me sooner or later and i finally got around to making ellie’s lovely sweet-but-savory egg white omelette! or is it omelet? i am never sure.

i stared off with a cup of egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla extract and a touch of stevia~

once the eggs became firm, i added a wedge of laughing cow light cheese and a tablespoon of sugar free raspberry smucker’s..


folded it all up and let it get all sorts of melty and delicious!


granted, this was not the prettiest omelette ever made.. but it sure tasted fantastic!


i fail completely at omelette making. i am ashamed.

this snack was really low carb so i toasted another piece of that sunflower market bread and sopped up the raspberry-cheese remains with the toast!


all together: 215 calories, 2.5g fat, 20g carb, 29g protein

later that night i went out to dinner for one last hurrah with my norwegian friends who have been in town this month. so sad to see them go! :(

i ordered a side salad with grilled chicken:


poor lighting. i drizzled it with balsamic vinegar. clocked in at 147 calories, 1.5g fat, 6g carbs, 24g protein.

obviously that was not a very filling meal so right when i got home i had dessert!

protein cake!


if you won a progresso giveaway like i did, you have the perfect protein cake making mug:


look how glorious it comes out!


1 serving of whey protein, 1 TB unsweetened applesauce (give or take), 1 tsp baking powder, 1 egg white. mixed (should be a cake batter consistency–you may need to add more applesauce) and microwave for 1.5 minutes. topped with naturally more peanut butter.


198 calories, 6g fat, 8g carbs, 30g protein


i was up too early for my own good.  5:30 AM. how do you early risers do it?

meal 1: egg white scramble + fresh fruit @ 8:30 AM


231 calories, 1g fat, 29g carbs, 24g protein

aerial shot. i get sick of photographing this meal every monday. i did switch it up this week and get fruit. twas a nice change from the toast!

how is it that 231 calories kept me full for 3.5 hours? i am still puzzled.

meal 2: another turkey sandwich. this time with avocado. @ 12:00 PM


no diagonal cutting today. just ate the whole thing in one piece.. in a paper towel.. at my desk. classy lady.

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lunch was:

290 calories, 7g fat, 39g carbs, 20g protein

i have to tell you guys. my boss brought back some coconut from hawaii and it was baked in sugar cane and vanilla extract. OMG.. SO GOOD! i calculated it into my lunch macros and that is why the carbs are so high. it was pure carbs, totally worth it. i had never had such a delicious, coconutty treat!

forgot to take a photo. woops.

i was going to head straight to the gym after work but i realized that i forgot my shoes! doh. so i went home after work and had my afternoon snack there.  i was thinking about my delicious omelette from yesterday so i decided to recreate it in scrambled form.

meal 3: egg white+laughing cow+raspberry jam scramble & 1/2 english muffin @ 4 PM


two things:

one, this is definitely the least photogenic meal in the history of man.

two, the omelette form was much better. while this was still good.. it was not as amazing as the omelette version i made yesterday. i guess i will just have to brush up on my omelette makin’ skills!!

i really dig the sweet eggs. it makes me wonder if there is any hope for me to ever like sweet cottage cheese??

now i am letting my snack digest before i hit the gym for some HIIT on the elliptical. not sure what tonight’s meals will consist of but i have some ideas floating around in my head.


how about some odds & ends, since that is the title of this post.


  • i purchased the insanity DVDs and will be incorporating the workouts into my moves.  i know this strays from the body for life way of working out, but my main focus for this challenge is the eating regimen. since i can’t do any running right now, i am hoping these DVDs will help get my heart rate up into the zones i want to achieve.


  • oh yeah.. about that no running thing. my ankles are in a lot of pain. it is the muscle that is on the inside of each leg, right above my marble. wait, what? marble? yeah, that is what my family calls that knobby part of your ankle. it’s your marble. promise.


me, pointing to my marble. anyway, about an inch above my inside marbles, the muscle hurts SO bad. the pain extends about 3 inches up my leg. this is where it hurts:


pretty sure it was from my shoes.. and i won’t be running until things feel better. if anyone has some advice regarding how i can make them feel better faster, lay it on me! i am in a lot of pain :(


  • life is busy. if anyone has a fun, interesting topic they would like to talk about on my blog, please contact me and we can arrange for you to do a guest post! i know that everyone is busy, but if you want to ramble about something on meals & moves and give me a day off.. i would be more than happy to let you do so. just let me know if you are interested.


  • fish oil pills make my burps taste disgusting.


  • tomorrow is national chips & dip day! yum.


  • i have had an overwhelming number of emails asking me how to calculate a 40/40/20 ratio eating style but i don’t have the time/energy to post about it.. so that will be in tomorrow’s post!


  • i am all out of odds & ends.


1. do you take vitamins/supplements? which ones? i take a multivitamin, thermoCLA, fish oil and calcium chews.

2. are there any funny names you/your family uses for body parts? in addition to “marble” for the bump on the ankle, we also grew up calling the—ahem–female body part a “toetoe”. NO idea why, but it is pretty hilarious.

have a good night! please let me know if you’d like to do a guest post!

xo. janetha b.

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{ 94 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea@WellnessNotes March 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I like your supplement/vitamin container! I should get one! I’m terrible about taking my vitamins. I try to take a vitamin, and Omega 3 supplement, and calcium chews, but I forget most days…


Jenn N. March 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I have supplements a multi, a b-complex, calcium, and fish oil…but do I take them??? Nooooo…I have the best of intentions. I’ve never considered the calories in them…probably b/c I always forget to take them.


Katie March 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm

A boyfriend of mine’s grandpa used to make him jelly omelettes…so when we were together, he introduced me to the AMAZINGNESS of jam/jelly+eggs. Now whenever I order eggs at a restaurant, I ask for some jam on the side :-)

SO FAREEKIN FUNNY about the toetoe…whaaa?!?!? Hahaha.. Awesome. We called that part the “Ginee” (pronounced Jai [as in the song “Jai Ho”] + knee)…tmi?

I need to make this protein cake.

All your BFL stuff is so inspiring. You have such dedication, and I know it will yield exactly results you want, if not greater :) Have a lovely evening!


The Hot and Fit March 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Girl you are going to LOVE Insanity!!! Send me a msg if you have any questions. Or go to Katie’s blog, she is am Insanity goddess!


Alyson @ Nourished Fitness March 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I really need to try these Sweet Omelets.. they look so good! I’m really curious to hear how you like ‘Insanity.’ I’ve seen it posted around, but I’ve never been able to get into home workout videos. I am awful about remember to take my vitamins & supplements, which is why I prefer to get them in powder form and mix them in with my shakes!


balancingfoodandlife March 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm

50 cals a slice?! Wow thats good.
I’m totally craving a turkey sandwich now aha!




Kerry March 23, 2010 at 12:57 am

I take a multivitamin with iron every morning. I don’t eat fish so i bought some omega 3 fish oils but they both have 100% of 2 vitamins, so i would be overdosing and can’t take them!

As for funny names, it’s not a body part, but i call the remote control for the television the ‘dee dee’.. my bf thinks im crazy! lol! Great post! Insanity looks hard! You should see Therese’s blog at http://healthyhotthousewife.blogspot.com
If you haven’t checked it out, she’s started doing the insanity dvd with her hubby!



Kerry March 24, 2010 at 12:25 am

Ah thats so cool! i love her blog and she has the best body! lol! in a non lesbianonic way obviously!! im so intrigued by body for life! xxxxx


Karin March 23, 2010 at 3:15 am

I don’t take any supplements or vitamins but to be honest I don’t feel like I’m missing anything..
Haha we always called the belly button the “tut” so weird! ;) I love family insider-names ;)


balancejoyanddelicias March 23, 2010 at 3:46 am

I don’t take any supplement,1 because I don’t think I need it if I eat a balanced meal, 2 because I’m still skeptical about pills.
your turkey sandwich pictures are making me want to take the key and drive to the supermarket at 7am and buy some turkey!!!! :D

guest post? what about a post not related to meal & moves? what about a post about how to be happy? ;) Let me know if you’re interested, since I’ve read few books about it, I could write some tips and highlights about what i’ve learned.


dailygoods March 23, 2010 at 4:49 am

i REALLY need to start taking my vitamins regularly. I even bought one of those vitamin holder thingys and def lost it. haha. i wish you could have come to baltimoreeeeeeeeeee :(


Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 23, 2010 at 6:11 am

Aw…girl, I’m sorry your leg is hurting! I’m the queen of injuries, so I can totally relate to how horrible it is to be in pain! :( I hope it’s feeling better soon!!

I go off and on with taking a calcium and vitamin D supplement. Sometimes I’m religious about it and sometimes I completely forget to take it. ;)


MelissaNibbles March 23, 2010 at 6:37 am

I’m looking forward to the 40 40 20 post.

I would fill that Progresso cup with coffee every morning. I love the size!
I take a multivitamin and a fish oil supplement every morning.

Sorry about your leg :(


Therese March 23, 2010 at 6:41 am

OMG i can’t wait to see how you feel about Insanity!

That bread looks so doughy and amazing for only 50 calories! Yum yum yum. Oh and it’s not normal to call your ankle bone a marble…just sayin ;)


lowandbhold March 23, 2010 at 7:04 am

That’s the exact place that my legs have been hurting! I’ve been wearing Zensah compression sleeves and it helps somewhat.

Whit and I watched the Insanity infomercial during Fitbloggin. I really want it!


Holly March 23, 2010 at 7:05 am

i would tell you all the funny body part names my family has, but they are probably too x-rated for a comment. seriously disturbing, i know.

love the odds and ends – i think in odds and ends, so it is really easy for me to follow along with posts like this, haha.

i usually take a multi every morning – that’s it! sometimes i supplement with an iron pill too for good measure.

take care of that injury my love, and have a fabbity fab tuesday!

love you!


Kelly March 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

Haha that’s so funny I did the exact same thing with the eggs.. they were much better as a omelet, I gonna work on my skills! I take calcium w/vitamin D, omega 3-6-9 and CLA – still not convinced the CLA is doing anything


Valerie March 23, 2010 at 7:19 am

I take Omega 3’s and Bluebonnet Maxi Two. Gotta love the mom & pop nutrition stores who know you when you walk in, don’t charge taxes, and give you a “military” discount for being a loyal customer :)


Tiffany March 23, 2010 at 7:46 am

Toe Toe? Interesting lol. I call that part of my ankle as well although Im sure it has a more technical name!

And that omelet looks and sounds bomb….I can’t wait to read about the ratio split!


eatolive March 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

jam in an omelet? im gonna have to try that! yumm

i hope your marble feels better soon! i think the only thing i called something different is actually pretty common, the hangie ball in the back of your throat. in fact, i STILL call it the hangie ball.


ps nice use of that soup mug! ;)


Graze With Me March 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

There is no hope for sweet cottage cheese – it’s just nasty. Unless you can find the no-sodium version, but I can’t seem to track it down. I am intrigued by that sweet omelette though – looks great. I think the key to a perfect omelet is a smallish pan and a lot of patience.

Toetoe?? HA!


Whit March 23, 2010 at 9:00 am

I want to do insanity so bad! I can’t wait to see how it works for you!


Paige @ Running Around Normal March 23, 2010 at 10:16 am

Omg your boss is awesome for bringing in those coconut treats. They sound delicious.
My boss is doing Insanity now and he loves it! He hopped on the P90X train and did that twice, too.
And on your ankle – it sounds like you overpronate. I over supinate, and the opposite tendon was giving me trouble. I got fitted for different running shoes, wore orthodics for a while, and was good as knew.

I take a b12 supp about 3 x’s a week because I don’t eat meat, and same with acidophilus because I don’t eat too much dairy. But, oh man, fish burps – have had those and they are THE WORST!!


fightingwithfood March 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

I suck at omelettes. I start out with good intentions and things always end up as a “scramble.” Total fail, but still tasty!
I take a multi in the am and pm, along with a Vitamin D3 and BCAA supplement. On workout mornings, I also use GNC’s Amplified NO loaded.


peanutbutterfingers March 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

“toe toe” haha that’s hilarious!

ever since we got our dog, we call her “area” her “peaches.” we had to think of something b/c she’s always lickin’ ’em!


hayleycepeda March 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

I seriously get the BEST meal ideas from your blog and Lisa’s (I’m an Okie). Your food stuff always looks so good!!! I really want a turkey/avocado sandwich right now, but I can’t eat deli meat. DAMN!!


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 23, 2010 at 11:54 am

Delicious eats!

I take CLA, One a Day Women’s Active and when I am good (which I have not been lately) I take calcium chews. Almost the same as you!!

My english grandmother would NOT use the word “fart” so she called it “breaking wind”. And our “toetoe”s were “girlparts”. ha.



Allison March 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks and am loving the protein cake (I have been trying tons of delicious variations). I normally don’t like to impose my nutrition/fitness ideas on other people but I do think that this is something that could help everyone! The “fish burp” that you get is most likely a sign that you are not properly digesting the fish oil which would mean that you are not getting the full benefit. One way to compensate for this is to add a high potency enzyme with lots of lipase (fat digesting enzyme) to your regimen… although I don’t know if you have any more room in your pill box! Hope this helps you and others!


ellie March 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

HellZ YES to the sweet omelette! <- no idea how to spell it. Half of mine come out as scrambles…hehe, they are hard to make pretty! But so tasty. Give the cottage cheese another go- I grew up eating cottage cheese and jelly sandwiches. Oh so delish.

I take a bunch of supplements- calcium + vitamin D, fish oil (blackcurrant flavour- really good, and one of the 2 things that I have had shipped over to me when I lived in the US- check out the kids section of the drugstore for tastier ones) and a kids multivitamin (strawberry flavour- also delish). Honestly, I probably wouldn't take them if they tasted nasty!

Body parts- my family always called teeth toothy-pegs. "go brush your toothy-pegs, kids!"


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble March 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Hi Janetha,

I just came across your fun blog. I actually grew up in SLC to before I spent my high school and college years in Virginia. That’s a great idea you have for remembering you vitamins. I need to put something like that together! Cheers!


Meg @ Be fit Be Full March 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Sweet eggs, huh? I may have to try that! I take a daily multivitamin, folic acid, calcium, and fish oil. Although I’ve never noticed fishy burps? Not sure I would like that.


sophia March 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Eew….tuna burps. Lol, that is one burp I do NOT want.
Your protein cake almost looks like a buttery biscuit!


Angharad March 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Awww sorry you’re feeling tired and over-done :( take a break!
Not sure about the sweet eggs…I make enough savoury things sweet to keep me going – I don’t need anymore!

I take iron every day (anaemic) and folic acid (not preggers!) and calcium. Except I haven’t taken the calcium in weeks because I am a lazy ass.

Can’t think of any weird words for body parts but I do agree that fish supplements are minging for breath/burps. Cannot abide it!


Tamizn March 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Yay to the protein cake! I take fish oil, calcium + glucosamine, vit c + multi vit I’m sure I rattle! ha ha x x


caronae March 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I love these sweet and savory omlettes I’ve seen around. They look yummy, and protein cake=genius!
I used to experience similar pain on that area of my leg. I think part of the problem was not having the ideal shoe. I believe it’s called tibialis-something or rather, and it definitely helped me to take a little time off. Good luck!


Jenny March 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

so I just popped my savory oats cherry, sweet omelettes are next on my list. oh, I’m such a hoebag.

p.s just catching up on your posts. Now that I’ve seen you in a bra I’m officially 10x’s more in love with you. Didn’t think that was possible.

nighty nighty sugar plum!


snackface March 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

JANETHA!!!!! I’M SORRY THAT I’M AN AWFUL FRIEND AND I’VE FALLEN SOOOO BEHIND!!!! Anyway, I am going through all the posts I need to catch up on and I’m leaving one-liners. I love and miss you!! xoxoxo


paijery March 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm

The egg looks AMAZEBALLS!!! Seriously. I want one NOW. Your food always looks SO GOOD! Totally forgot that I had a green stache day and linked to you! Just forgot to tell you aboot it. Hahaha oops! have a suuuuper week :)



Susan March 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Okay. Where to start. I am pretty sure it is “omelette,” because that’s what my spell check always tells me, plus it looks more pretty. Protein cakes rock my socks. And I’m sure someone mentioned this, but your ankle pain could be achilles tendonitis related. I used to get the EXACT same pain. Stretching out my soleus and icing the area after running got rid of 99.99% of the pain. I only slightly feel it now the day after long runs.

I just started taking fish oil and calcium, but I need to get some yummy calcium chews!


Matt March 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Thanks for the link, Janetha! Those muffins are one of my favorite things she has made.


hundredtenpounds March 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I take a multivitamin/mineral plus Glucosamine (sp?), flaxseed oil, and Vitamin D.


Katie April 25, 2010 at 6:23 am

I LOVE those protein cakes.. I have been making them for a while now..(I think I found the recipe on a blog a while ago) Only I do mine with 1 tbs coco powder! :) They make a great snack! :) Do you have a protein powder that you really like!? I am still trying to find the best tasting out there and am always searching! :)


Katie April 25, 2010 at 6:25 am

Also…too funny about the ‘omelet’ I have been doing that for years (with jam and cheese..) I use feta and NSA jam! Mmmm!!! Looks yummy! :)


Kelsey August 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Hi Janetha – What exactly constitutes a “scoop” of whey protein? I buy it in a bag at my local natural grocery store. I looked through some of the comments for this answer — but there are a lot of comments. Thanks!



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