it’s officially official.

by Janetha on March 30, 2010

in meals,moves

hello, blog world!  how did your tuesdays pan out for you? good, i hope. can you believe that there is ONE MORE DAY left in march? time is zooming by. it’s ridiculous.

even though it is almost april, salt lake city still thinks it should be cold, overcast and windy. i felt like dorothy today when walking to my car to leave for work.. i almost blew away!

so.. today was a good day. i am not going to waste any time on the details because i have some rambles to tack onto the end of the post :)

meals

meal 1: mighty maple protein oats @ 9:30 AM

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1/3 cup oats cooked in 1.5 cups water and a bunch of cinnamon on the stove top.. coco asked if that took a long time.. um, yeah. it does. i usually put the oats/water/cinnamon in the pot, turn it to low/medium heat and then leave it for about 15 minutes before coming back to the kitchen to check on it. as long as you have a big enough pot, they will not boil over. the upside to using this much water is you end up with really voluminous oats! seriously, the 1/3 cup of dry oats turns into a giant bowl of cinnamonny glory.

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right at the end of the cooking process, before ALL the water is absorbed, i stir in one scoop of vanilla protein powder and stir vigorously until all the powder is dissolved completely.  the last bit of water is absorbed by the powder and the result is perfect consistency protein oats.

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i topped them with 1 TB of mighty maple peanut butter. can’t forget those healthy fats.

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332 calories, 11.5g fat, 27g carbs, 33g protein

i have nothing to ramble about as far as shenanigans that went down between breakfast and lunch.. so let’s move on!

meal 2: pulled BBQ chicken sandwich @ 12:30 PM

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2 slices of my favorite bread (sunflower market’s cracked wheat bread), nayonaise spread, french’s yellow mustard, a serving of leftover pulled BBQ chicken (from momma b’s on sunday), cucumbers and romaine. perfect.

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i find it so hard to believe that i hated mustard until the age of about 23.  then one day, i fell in love with it. the romance started with wendy’s honey mustard.. then progressed to dijon mustard at sandwich shops, and eventually i became completely and totally into mustard, straight up.

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although i don’t love it as much as marshall.. who dips his french fries in the yellow stuff. he claims he could eat mustard packets all day long. that is something i would like to see. as long as we didn’t have to make out afterward ;)

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so good!

approximately 265 calories, 2g fat, 27g carbs, 33g protein

i got a lot of work done today. month end usually brings a ton of busy work since i do the accounting for the company i work for. gotta love quickbooks.. meh.

before i knew it, it was time for my afternoon snack. i was really wanting a greek yogurt mess.. but i realized i only had 1/4 cup of greek yogurt on hand at work!

sad.

i definitely wanted something sweet, after my savory lunch i was just craving some PB&J lovin.  i had to improvise. stay with me.. this is going somewhere.

i realized i had a container of low fat cottage cheese than expires on thursday (april fool’s day!) and i thought maybe.. just maybe.. if i added the cottage cheese to the greek yogurt and then threw in a plethora of PB2 and raspberry preserves.. i wouldn’t be able to taste the cottage cheese.

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a little background: i HATE cottage cheese as a sweet eat. don’t get me wrong, i LOVE cottage cheese! but it is strictly a savory food for me. always has been. whenever i see those commercials for the cottage cheese that comes with a side of pineapple or peaches or something, i nearly vomit. i am not kidding. i don’t know how you bloggies do it.  yes, i put cottage cheese in my protein pancake batter.. but it is blended in and the flavor is totally masked.

some have told me it is because i need to find low sodium cottage cheese.. but i have looked for it in about 18 different grocery stores with no luck.

anyway.. sweet and cottage cheese are just a no go for me. i have really enjoyed sweet/savory combos lately like ellie’s omelette with cheese and jam, so i figured maybe my taste buds were coming around.

so.. yes. i gave it another shot today. i figured that i really had nothing to lose (except my breakfast and lunch if throwing up was induced upon trying to eat this snack) so i just gave it a whirl.

meal 3: greek yogurt+cottage cheese+PB2+smucker’s sugar free & half of a protein cake @ 3:30 PM

does not look so bad pre-stirred…

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after the mixage of the jam i got a little weary..

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and i this clumpy, cottage-cheese filled photo almost put me over the edge.

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before trying it, i made half a batch of a vanilla protein cake and broke it up over the top of my concoction.

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285 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 41g protein

that’s better! now you can’t even see the cottage cheese!

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time to try a bite..

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my thoughts???

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EW! it was a salty, peanut butter, raspberry cakey mess of a snack. it was foul.

no can do. i tried to eat as much as i possibly could because i hate to waste.. but in the end, the PB&J cottage cheese conquered me.

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and i quickly chugged a whole contigo to get the taste out of my mouth.

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blech!

it is officially official!! i do NOT dig sweet cottage cheese. maybe if i ever come across the low sodium version i will try it again, but never again with the regular stuff. mark my words.

oh yeah, a few of  you asked to see my bangs. so i snapped a photo. here you go.. i feel silly.

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okay.. moving on!

moves

i got home from work and was planning to do an insanity workout, but my roomie was installing a new light/ceiling fan in my room and the power was shut off.

i decided to go for a lower body workout (body for life style, of course) at the gym.

best part about today’s workout?!?!

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NEW KICKS!

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yes yes yes.  i did some research and found that the asics GT 2150 shoe is best for my over-pronating running style. this shoe is a motion control shoe.  i had to order them online because it turns out not a lot of ladies like black shoes which means no running stores near me carried the black. only baby blue or pink or other ridiculously girly colors that make me ill. ;)

here is my workout:

  • 10 minutes of warming up/stretching

QUADS

move reps weight
bulgarian split squat
(holding dumbbells)
12 @
10 @
8 @
6 @
12 @
15# each
17.5# each
20# each
22.5# each
15# each
dumbbell step ups 12 (each leg, alternating) @ 8# each

*i did 30 seconds of butt kicks and 30 seconds of high knees between the first four sets, for a total of 4 minutes of added cardio.

ABS

move reps weight
decline bench oblique twists 100 15#
crunches on decline bench 50 body weight
reverse crunches on decline bench 50 body weight

*i did the above cycle a total of two times

HAMSTRINGS

move reps weight
single leg dead lifts
(holding dumbbells)
12 @
10 @
8 @
6 @
12 @
12.5# each
15# each
17.5# each
20# each
12.5# each
barbell stiff leg dead lifts 12 @ 40#

*i did 30 seconds of butt kicks and 30 seconds of high knees between the first four sets, for a total of 4 minutes of added cardio.

CALVES

move reps weight
laying calf raises
(on leg press machine)
12 @
10 @
8 @
6 @
12 @
100#
120#
140#
160#
120#
standing weighted calf raises (machine) 12 @ 20#

*i did 50 crunches while still laying on the leg press machine (clever janetha b!) for the first four sets, for a total of 200 reps.

  • 5 minutes of cool down/stretching

really, really, really good workout! loved it! my glutes already feel it ;)

meals

i needed some post workout nutrition and i needed it fast.. so liquid was the only way to go!

meal 4: strawberry banana blueberry protein smoothie @ 7:00 PM

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oh, natural light at 7 PM, i love  you.

this had:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • ice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • a few strawberries
  • xanthan & guar gums
  • spinach
  • 1 serving tera’s whey blueberry protein powder!

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okay, so it is expensive.. and i use it sparingly.. but when i use it.. YUM FACTOR!

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approximately 230 calories, 3g fat, 28g carbs, 26g protein

after i drank this i opened up my laptop and typed everything you just read. and it is an hour and a half later. yeah, it takes me awhile to blog. things happen in between. i got cold so i turned the fireplace on. someone came to the door to ask if we needed our law aerated. i text emily because i miss her. i turned the fire off because i got hot. i went pee. i watched a little say yes to the dress. i checked facebook a few times. and now we are current!

i am going to go make some dinner, and then eat it.. and come back here and write about it before publishing this post. ok? be right back!

oh, hello! it is now 9:52 and i just finished dinner :)

meal 5: chicken & roasted broccoli pasta @ 9:30 PM

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to make this dish, i used the leftover flax-coated baked chicken from yesterday, diced it up and re-heated it in a skillet. i roasted about a cup and a half of broccoli florets in the oven at 435 degrees for about 20 minutes. i cooked an ounce of whole wheat thin spaghetti noodles.  when everything was nice and warm, i tossed it together with 2/3 cup of sunflower market’s basil marinara sauce.  finally, i topped it with some fat free feta.

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i didn’t figure out the statistics because i am lazy, but i believe it was a very balanced ratio.. protein from the chicken, feta and pasta (it was pretty high in protein!), carbs from the pasta, marinara and broccoli. fat from the olive oil i used to coat the broccoli before roasting it. perfect!

i ate it in my lap while reading blogs. i tell it like it is, people!

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this was so delicious, i am kind of sad it is gone!!

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a few questions answered!

i am slowly working on creating a FAQ page for the blog.. you all asked me a slew of questions awhile back. i decided that since it is taking me SO long, i would start posting a few of my answers in my posts every now and then. enjoy!

kyko asks:

“how tall are you, how old are you (sorry!) and how many calories do you eat per day? You’re very active!”

my answer:

i am 5’1” and i will be 27 on june 1.  i don’t mind sharing my age, so don’t be sorry! 

i don’t necessarily count how many calories i eat in a day.  since i started officially doing body for life again, i have been tracking my meals but there is no real way to tell exactly how many calories i take in.  i don’t like to measure food and i don’t have a food scale so i cannot weigh out my food.  if i had to put a ballpark number on how many calories i eat each day, i would say it is between 1500 and 1800.  on free day (which is usually saturday) i could not even begin to tell you how many calories i eat! honestly it is probably around 2500.  maybe more.  i am not joking.  i definitely think this higher calorie day does wonders for my metabolism! i just have to make sure to get right back on track the next day so my calorie intake does not get out of control  ;)

thanks for your question and i hope that answered it well enough!

 

mary asks: “why did you start blogging?”

my answer:

i LOVE this question, mary! i don’t think i have talked about this in a long time!  let me tell you. 

i used to have a “regular” blog, where i would occasionally blog about this or that.  later on, i had a blog dedicated to body for life.  this only lasted a short while.  i had NO idea about food blogs this whole time.

one day i was looking for a photo of an omelette pan that i bought so i could show it to my mom.  google images brought up a photo of the pan and the photo was hosted on a food blog.  enter: clicktastic city.  i read that blog in almost all of it’s entirety and then i started clicking on her blogroll. and then clicking on the blogrolls of those blogrolls. it was a snowball effect and i was hooked.

i always posted the national food holidays on my facebook, but that was the extent of food photos in my life. aside from the occasional recipe on my other blog.

a week later, i went to mexico. i pondered this whole “food blog” phenomenon and i was really into it. i decided that i wanted to start one. bad. i was so down with the concept! i couldn’t believe there was a whole world of food bloggers that i had JUST stumbled upon. it was like i found buried treasure! i was ecstatic.

upon returning home from mexico, i started my blog.  i adopted the name from one of my body for life friend’s witty slogans~ so no, “meals and moves” was not MY idea. give credit where credit is due :) i WAS going to call it “vanilla bean and everything in between” but that just seemed waaay to long. plus i am a sucker for alliteration, so meals & moves it was.

the five main reasons i started my blog:

  1. i love to work out.
  2. i love to cook.
  3. i love to write. love it, love it.
  4. i wanted to lose a little weight and wanted to stay accountable through documentation.
  5. i wanted a place to express my daily thoughts and use it as an outlet for many things.. including (but not limited to) creativity, ideas, frustrations, happy times, sad times, photos, etc.

one reason i did NOT start blogging was the blogging community. when i started the blog, i had no freaking clue there was a whole world of amazing people that i would eventually become friends with. i consider this result the best reward for blogging.. and it was totally unintentional. amazing.

well, there are a couple Qs answered for you guys! there are a lot more where that came from. remember, you can always ask me anything. i am not shy and i will answer anything and everything!

i am going to call it a night.. waffle wednesday and last day of the month tomorrow.. hope you guys enjoy it!

Qs~

1. if you have a blog, why did you start it? and how did you come up with your blog name? if you don’t have a blog what is the reason for not having one? can’t wait to hear your answers! i answered the first two parts of this question above.. but if i didn’t have a blog, my answer would be along the lines of the TIME it takes to blog. seriously, that would be the only reason i would ever not have a blog.

2. what is the last thing you tried and HATED? see meal 3 above for my answer. yuck. i have a feeling a lot of your answers will be protein cake.. i have heard a lot of people have had protein cake flops…

xo. janetha b.

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Graze With Me March 31, 2010 at 10:33 am

Sweet cottage cheese is terrible. Just awful, glad you agree.

I’ve always referred to myself as a grazer so I just took that label and ran with it for the name of my blog. I discovered food blogs through recipe searches. It’s totally a hidden treasure! Plus I like the accountability that it gave me since I was planning a wedding…

Holly March 31, 2010 at 10:53 am

i don’t do sweet cottage cheese either. word.

love the bangs. the green monster. the dinner. the randomness of your evening activities (mine look scarily similar). and you!

love you girl…have a fab day :)

sonia @ master of her romaine March 31, 2010 at 11:01 am

I started my blog after being inspired by the first blogs I started reading: Oh She Glows, The Fitnessista, Inner workings of a College Grad, and Healthy Tipping Point. I started blogging after losing 30 lbs and reading blogs for over a year! The name of my blog is a Seinfeld reference- my favorite show!

And…the last thing I ate that I hated was this morning. It was a stupid impulse buy at the grocery store- a coffee cake snack cake. It was gross.

Erica March 31, 2010 at 11:05 am

yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I’m 5’1″ too. Tiny girls rock :) Oh and I’m 27. Yuppers. And..>I don’t like cottage cheese. Ok, I’m done sharing random things we have in common. Great eats. I still haven’t tried those protein muffins yet! I know! And I think designer or organic protein is totally worth the $$. Great pasta dish- last night was totally a pasta kinda night :)

Hallie March 31, 2010 at 11:08 am

I started my blog because I was a blog reader for so long I figured I might as well join in on the fun. Plus I wanted a space that I could use as a creative outlet and practice my writing and social media skills.

Last thing I hated…I don’t know…over the weekend I went to a Passover Seder and someone brought in an experimental potato dish that was a giant fail…vanilla yogurt does not belong in a savory casserole, we learned the hard way :-)

Angharad March 31, 2010 at 11:39 am

Cottage cheese makes me want to vom so no worries!

So, miss J. I believe you could easily come up with a local flavo(u)r photo. Doesn’t have to be SLC or even Utah-specific…it could be from any trip you went on anywhere…say, a photo of something you ate in CA or Seattle that you feel really sums up the local “flavour” there. So, there you have it. I am making you do homework! Haha.

Anyway, how about YOUR questions?!
1)I started my blog because I was reading so many others and I wanted to add my two cents to the pot and share my little food adventures! The name relates to a saying at home, “I’m so hungry, I could eat for england!” i.e. if it were an olympic event. Got said a lot in my household…haha.

2) I honestly can’t think of something. I don’t hate much.
xx

peanutbutterfingers March 31, 2010 at 11:55 am

loved your lil’ Q&A!

the last thing i tried & didn’t particularly care for was whole wheat ravioli… i normally love whole wheat stuff, but this was just bleeeeh.

Jessica (jesslikesithot) March 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm

J baby!! You are so cute–I love that posed pic of you with the bangs, it’s adorable!!

But aww girl. The sweet cottage cheese mess is MY FAVORITE!!! It’s not for all of us though ;)
That sandwich looks kind of amazing though! I really need to try that (faux) pulled bbq chicken stufffff–it just so sounds savory and yum.

And hmm my mom and I came up with my (silly) blog name since I like all things spicy!! LOVE U!

snackface March 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm

OK, I should be reading for school right now, but I just had to say SORRY you did not enjoy the sweet/salty CC. I loved it that way. So delish. You crack me up.

Back to reading now. LOVE YOU!!

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Love your Q’s and A’s!

And I also love your bangs! Very cute! :D

Beth March 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm

O.M.G. I LOATHE sweet cottage cheese!!!!!!!! I wouldn’t even attempt to do what you did. That was a bold move my friend–very bold indeed.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I hated mustard for years. Refused to eat it on burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches…you name it. Now I can’t live without it. It’s sooo good and low in calories. What’s not to love? (I love honey mustard the most!)

I have only had cottage cheese plain. Never tried it sweet or savory so I’m not sure which one I would prefer.

I’m an overpronator too. I just saw the dr today for some heel & knee issues. Thank God I recently purchased some good shoes. I’m really digging yours though. I like that they are black. Mine are white, gray and baby blue and kind of dorktastic.. when i get money I might copy you! I have Brooks Ariels (A motion control shoe) right now.

1. I kind of hate our blog name but we call each other boo and it worked. I can’t imagine being anything other than Two Boos Who Eat. Andy thought of the idea to make a blog but he rarely posts. He wanted to post about eating while travelling and i wanted to write about healthy eats, working out and losing weight.

2. I tried acorn squash and hated it. When it’s in season again, I’ll try it out!

Alison March 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I was snackin’ on some cottage cheese and fresh pineapple as I read your post, and I’m pretty sure a single tear rolled down my face right into my cottage cheese when I read that you don’t like my fave snack. It’s the tastiest!

1. I named my blog Ali’s Fat to Fit because a) I’m fat and b) I’m going to be fit. ‘nough said.

2. I hate eggplant. I try, and I try and I TRY to like it – I just don’t….yuck! It’s like a big purple ball of seedy, slime. Isn’t that a pretty picture?!

homecookedem March 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Hey Janetha!! I’m a new reader and you have inspired me to start Body for Life!! You have so much good and helpful info and I really appreciate you putting it all out there to share with everyone.

I’m so glad to see that you are eating pasta. I wasn’t sure if that was allowed on BFL. Your pasta looks great with the yummy veggies. I need to make that soon.

I might be emailing you soon! :)

Brittany March 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I LOVE your hair, how cute are you? I decided to start a blog because I decided to work for my family’s company doing the Accounting. Accounting is not my thing, i’m a creative girl and I love to write and crack jokes. SO when I stumbled across the wonderful world of food blogging I figured I would be a perfect fit. Why? Because I love writing/talking (I feel like i’m talking to readers) and I LOVE food!! The last thing I tried and hated? GINGER CHEWS, gross!!!

Katie March 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I hated mustard until my 20s too…now I LOVE it and can’t imagine life without. Weird how that happens, no?

1. My blog: a friend sent me a link to Super Caloric Chalk Dust (now called “Eatventures”) thinking I would like it because it was about food and teaching. How right she was…I like you HAD NO IDEA the food blog world was so vast, and I spent a week reading every single food blog I could click on before deciding to start my own. The rest is one big love story. As for the name…when I was growing up, cake was always a logical choice for breakfast. When I went to college, I shared this breakfast phenomenon with my roommates, and we always used to say “Yes, I want cake for breakfast!”, which later was shortened to “Yes, I want cake”

2. I don’t think I could compromise the integrity of cake because of my love for it’s sugary, fat wonderfulness, so I know I wouldn’t like protein cake. The last thing I tried and disliked coffee this morning with half and half in it…yuck!! I usually drink my coffee black, but on a whim added the H&H this morning, and HATED it. Never again, lesson learned.

BroccoliHut March 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I heart cottage cheese…the sweet way:) I haven’t had it the savory way too often–what combo do you recommend for a newbie?
I started my blog on a whim during spring break of my sophomore year. I had been reading Kath’s blog for a week or so, and I decided I wanted to give it a try too!
Broccoli Hut is what my dad used to threaten us with instead of Pizza Hut, as in, “Be good or else we’re going to Broccoli Hut instead.”

Lori March 31, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Great post! Love the Q&A section!!! Eats look delicious too!

I started my blog because I was inspired by so many other amazing blogs. I loved reading them and wanted to share my creations in the kitchen too!
The name RunLoriRun was my Team In Training fundraising website- when I was training for my marathon- and it just stuck. :)

Good questions!

julie March 31, 2010 at 5:54 pm

i’m not sure we can be friends if you don’t love your cottage cheese sweet..

…although you ARE the person who introduced me to cottage cheese + hidden valley. so i guessss we’ll still be pals ;)

are you excited for pancake sunday?

Whole Body Love March 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Thanks for sharing your start-up story! I tried Better N PB in the Chocolate flavor and it was GROSS

jodie March 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I started blogging to share my passion for pilates and overall healthy living.

The last thing I tried and hated but really wanted to like it, was a Raw food bar, that left a really bitter aftertaste just after one bite.

simplyshaka March 31, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Bummer about the cottage cheese, it looked and sounded like it had so much potential :(

I had a fail in the past few wks….but now I can’t remember. Getting old sucks.

I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s responses of why they started blogging. I was a lurker for awhile and One Fit Foodie’s was the first I stumbled upon and I got so many great ideas for recipes, workouts, etc. from the blogs. And I absolutely loved the positivity everyone shared and the encouragement as well.

For me, it’s more about accountability to myself. I love to work out, cook, try new creations but also just need to vent sometimes about my life. I have too many co-workers, fam members and sensitive friends on facebook where I cant do that so I decided to start my own. It may not be all health all the time but it’s mine :)

Merry Mary March 31, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Oh cool! I clicked over to catch up on reading your blog and you answered my question today! That feels like fun timing. :) I love the reasons why you started. I’m always fascinated by why people started blogging. After I post this I’m probably going to read through all the comments about it, haha.

And another thing: the black shoes are awesome. I never see anyone wearing black running shoes. To be honest I didn’t even know they made them.

1. if you have a blog, why did you start it? and how did you come up with your blog name? I actually started with a different kind of blog then being healthy became more important for me so it took over what I was posting. When I realized this I created another blog just for that. I named it “A Merry Life” because that was my goal – a healthy, happy life. :)

2. what is the last thing you tried and HATED? Ah. Mushrooms. I still don’t like them.

caronae March 31, 2010 at 8:56 pm

re: no salt cottage cheese. Try looking for friendship brand 1% no salt added. It totally changed my cottage cheese life! I started blogging the same way; I read other people’s and discovered all the healthy living blogs out there and finally felt ready for my own! So fun.

LOVE your pasta, it looks great. I’m *thinking* of learning more about body for life…

paijery March 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm

it’s officially official that I am OBSESSED with your blog. Xs a million :)

I too DISLIKE cottage cheese with fruit and stuff. Nasty pants. My last meal that sucked the big one was the red thai curry with zucchini salad mess. Bleh. I tried to eat it all but ewwww. GARBO.

Your Q&As are so sweet. I did the exact same thing when I first discovered food blogs. click click click click from blogroll to blogroll to blogroll. I think I spent like 48 hrs straight on the interent when I discovered food bloggies.

waffles + paije = next wednesday for suuuure.

inmytummy April 1, 2010 at 6:27 am

Yes, mine hated recipe is protein cake! I think I must have done something wrong because you make it sound so good! But maybe our tastes are different because I like sweet cottage cheese.

I had a marathon training blog back in 06-07. I sometimes talked about food but mostly read other running blogs. Back then I was active on a fitness (sorta) message board and someone talked about katheats. I read that and just started reading different ones.

Stef April 1, 2010 at 6:45 am

Hey,
I do have a blog since approx. 5 minutes. And I have it becasue you asked your questions and my answer would have been I don’t so I could mentally hear you asking: “Why don’t you?” And so I asked myself: Why don’t I? And since I didn’t have a good reason for that I figured I’d start one.
I’ve been really inspired by your blog and love to read about what other ppl eat all day.
And I’m certain that it will help me keep on track (I’m doing WW)and help me lose my last couple of lbs.
So thanks for inspiring me and I hope that you’ll come and check out my blog some time!
Stef

Stef April 1, 2010 at 6:46 am

Duuuh, here I go telling you to check it out and totally forget to tell you where to find it *dumb me*.
So here’s the link: http://losingingermany.blogspot.com/

famishedtofantastic April 1, 2010 at 7:10 am

I am so with you on the sweet cottage cheese. The only way I can do it sweet is to get NO SALT added cottage cheese. I have a hard time finding it though :) I know deans makes it and it comes in a hot pick tub (just so you know when you are looking.

I started my blog as a way to keep myself accountable in recovery from my eating disorder. I love the feedback that comes from blogging and I feel like I can be real and put my feelings and thoughts out into the world.

Ildie April 1, 2010 at 9:58 am

Hey lady….

1. I started my blog to document and track my struggles and accomplishments with getting healthy again. At first it was not as FOOD and FITNESS obsessed as it is now. Slowly but surely I came across bloggy brilliant ladies and realized there was a whole world of healthy foodie fanatics out there. I fell in love with the concept, the recipes, the moves and the ladies and the rest is History!

2. I recently tried making banana soft serve with both the gums AND protein powder. It turned into an overly fluffy, chalky (sandy) marshmallow (in a bad way) mess. YUK! I love it plain and will never mess with its creamy perfection again!

danica April 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

See that is one thing we are complete opposites on – I HATE SAVORY cottage cheese LOL :D

I want your dinner – looks delish!

Yeah for new shoes! Miss you :)

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness April 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm

haha, I totally laughed out loud at your comment you left on my blog about sweet cottage cheese :p The last thing I tried and hated was probably some sort of green veggie. I’ve been trying a lot of the things I’ve hated since childhood, some I now love (squash), some I toss right out (asparagus, bleh)!

Ariffa April 2, 2010 at 7:45 am

I’M with you! savory cottage cheese is the best =) but it’s good with oranges too

traynharder23 April 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

bleh i don’t like cottage cheese that much! sometimes about it…is just not cool with me!

1. why did i make a blog. because i had been reading blogs, and some dude i commented on was like why not start a blog? me: hmmm. it’s summer. and i’m not doing much. WHY NOT! but lately sometimes i feel like i should just shut it down. not many people read it. i do like to use it as help to remember wtf happened on certain days, and post hilarious things that i find. not much on recipes…but working on that.

2. what have i tried lately and hated? hmm. a while ago i had white choclate wonderful but DID NOT LIKE IT. i know. sorry. what else….duncan hines yellow cake. ew. too sweet. nasty.

Allie April 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Janetha, I absolutely adore your blog. It always makes me smile :) Haha, and I can totally relate to the getting distracted while blogging issue – it sometimes takes me over an hour to finish a post too.

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