flashback friday: EASTER!

by Janetha on April 2, 2010

in meals,moves

hey guys! i hope you all enjoyed deb’s guest post and the beginning of guest post thursdays! if there is something you want to shout from the rooftops talk about on my blog, feel free to let me know and i will arrange a thursday devoted specially to you and your ramblings.

so, it’s friday! can i get a HOORAY?! :D and not only is it friday, it is easter weekend! i love easter. i love coloring eggs, eating traditional dishes like ham & scalloped potatoes, getting an easter basket (yes, i still get one and i am almost 27), hunting for eggs (well, not so much anymore.. now i help my nieces and nephews find the eggs), and just hanging out with my family. i hope we have some sunshine this sunday.

SO! obviously there are a lot of meals and moves that have went on behind the scenes since i posted last wednesday. well, the whole point of taking thursdays off is to have a break.. which means i will not be telling you every single solitary detail about my meals & moves between posting. but i will show you a few highlights!

best SNACK i’ve had this week!

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1 container brown cow greek yogurt + 1 deep chocolate vitatop + 2 TB of PB2!

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i cannot think of a better way to consume 180 calories!!!

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the fourth and final way i ate my BBQ pulled chicken!

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in a quesadilla! so to recap, i ate this chicken by itself (topped with swiss), on a salad, in a sandwich, in a wrap and finally in this glorious quesadilla!

i layered a smart & delicious high fiber/low carb la tortilla factory tortilla with a wedge of laughing cow light swiss cheese, a layer of chicken and 2 TB each of trader joe’s peach salsa and corn salsa.

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i folded it up and grilled both sides until it was nice and golden brown.

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i served the quesadilla with a dollup of 0% oikos greek yogurt. SO much better than sour cream.. i promise!

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mmm.. yes, i ate this BBQ pulled chicken five days in a row and never got sick of it! that is how you know it is a winner. winner, winner chicken dinner, actually. oh geez, i am so lame. i make me laugh.

guess what today is?!?!

today is NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DAY! yaaaaa.

i made some peanut butter & jam thumbprint cookies last night to bring to the office today in celebration!

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the recipe:

  • 1.25 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TB vanilla extract
  • jelly or jam of choice!

directions:

mix first 4 ingredients, set aside. blend butter & peanut butter together, add sugars, add egg, add vanilla, mix well. add flour mixture. roll into balls and place on cookie sheet!

bake them..

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thumb them..

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fill them with jam! i used momma b’s raspberry jam. FAVORITE!

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EAT THEM!

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yum, yum. i DID have one!

photos from bloggie friends!

  • sami rocks the smoothie stache:

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  • christine’s protein cake ran away from her! this photo made me laugh SO hard!

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has this happened to you? chances are, it has. try to use a wide mouthed mug or a bowl and you won’t have this problem. also, there have been numerous studies done lately on how exactly to make the perfect protein cake.. i think all of us bloggies are in agreement that 100% whey protein powder makes a horrible protein cake. in my experience, the best cakes come from BSN lean dessert protein powder. now you know.

a complete upper body workout in 38 minutes!

no, really! i was short on time last night because the elephant and i had plans.  here is what i did:

warmup on treadmill (!!!) yesss back on the treadmill! thank you NEW SHOES! i can’t wait to get a real run in!

minute # speed (MPH)
0-1 6.0
1-2 6.3
2-3 6.6
3-4 6.9
4-5 7.2
5-6 7.5
6-7 7.8
7-8 8.1
8-9 8.4
9-10 8.7

1.21 miles.

back:

move reps weight
wide grip pulldowns 12 @
10@
8 @
6 @
12 @
40#
50#
60#
70#
50#
seated cable rows 12 @ 60#

*i did 30 seconds of high knees followed by 30 ball crunches between the first four sets

superset triceps & biceps:

move reps weight
tricep cable pushdowns
biceps cable curls
tricep cable pushdowns
biceps cable curls
tricep cable pushdowns
biceps cable curls
tricep cable pushdowns
biceps cable curls
tricep cable pushdowns
biceps cable curls
12 @
12 @
10 @
10 @
8 @
8 @
6 @
6 @
12 @
12 @
40#
20#
45#
25#
50#
30#
60#
35#
45#
25#
overhead cable extension
single arm cable bicep curls
12 @
12 @
45#
15# each arm

superset chest & shoulders:

move reps weight
barbell chest press
upright barbell row
barbell chest press
upright barbell row
barbell chest press
upright barbell row
barbell chest press
upright barbell row
barbell chest press
upright barbell row
12 @
12 @
10 @
10 @
8 @
8 @
6 @
6 @
12 @
12 @
25#
25#
30#
30#
40#
40#
50#
50#
30#
25#
dumbbell chest flyes
dumbbell side raises
12 @
12 @
12.5# each
5# each

THAT’S IT! the end!

super speedy and i have DOMS in my upper body today. mission accomplished!

here is a random story for you all..

i got the coolest email the other day! i wanted to share it with you guys.

first i saw this photo, and flipped out:

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UM.. does that not look just like my penelope jane?!?! i then read this email:

Hi Janetha,

I was googling Entlebucher-cavalier mix because I have one, and was curious to see if any of her siblings’ owners ever posted anything, and I found your blog.

Our dog, Heidi, is 2 years old, and looks very much like Penelope, especially when Heidi was younger.  She now weighs about 30 pounds.  This is a very rare mix; we got ours from a vet in Alpine, California, who is a breeder of both entlebuchers and cavaliers (but not to each other!)  She was born in February, 2008, one of 6 puppies born as a result of an “accident,” namely, the cavalier female was in heat and got out, and had a rendezvous with the male entlebucher.

Heidi is a very cute and friendly dog who has some characteristics of both breeds.  She sits on our laps and loves to press against our legs on the bed, but is also an alert watchdog who runs roaring down the stairs if she hears a sound she deems threatening. She is also obsessed with playing “fetch” with tennis balls.

I am curious to know where you got Penelope from, since the dogs are so unusual. I’ve heard there were only about 900 entlebuchers in the U.S. I’ve attached some photos of Heidi.  Please let me know if you could not open them. Hope to hear from you,

Best Regards,

Helaine

here is another photo of her pup:

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WOW! looks like penny jane! so, for those of you who don’t know, i bought penelope AKA penny jane because i wanted an entlebucher and she was a mix breed (entlebucher mixed with cavalier) and she was $750 less than a pure bred entlebucher.. so i just went with it and bought her. (best decision ever, by the way!) but really, penelope’s litter was a TOTAL accident and it is not like people BREED this type of dog. it was just by chance that penelope was conceived.. and then i get this email about another dog owner who has the exact same type of story! except the mom and dad are switched, in heidi’s case, and the mom was a cavalier. penny’s mom was an entlebucher.

i think the male gene is the dominant one, or something, and that is why heidi appears to be a bit larger than penelope. oh.. and she has a normal sized head:

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my poor penelope jane has somewhat of a pinhead!

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anyway, i thought this was really awesome and i am so glad helaine emailed me about her dog! the photos are just too cute for words~ heidi resembles penelope SO much.. it is crazy! we sent a few emails back and forth.. it was fun to chat with her about their temperaments and what we tell people when they ask us just “WHAT KIND OF DOG IS THAT?”

loved this whole experience, wanted to document it on the blog. yep, random dot com. moving on!

i just ate a delicious sandwich.

sunflower market multigrain bread, nayonaise, mustard, cucumbers tomatoes, romaine and low sodium (columbus brand) herb roasted turkey breast. nom nom nom. all it needed was avocado, right danica?

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LUNCH WAS BUENO.

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time for flashback friday!!

this week’s theme is pretty predictable.. EASTER!

2009:

turns out i have a plethora of photos from easter last year! i started the day snowboarding with my loverboat allie:

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we ran into the easter bunny on the slopes!

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i then went to my parents’ house with these cute easter basket cupcakes in tow:

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they were fun to make!

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there was the obligatory easter egg hunt for the kiddos:

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momma b & me!

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and some relaxing after a nice big easter dinner!

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<3 family photo <3

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2008:

coloring EGGS!

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here is our family photo from 2008! no penelope jane, yet!

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hanging out at the parents’ again…

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the hunt!

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i was going to dig up super old easter photos from when i was a kidlet but i didn’t have time. sorry!

and that concludes this week’s installment of flashback friday! did you participate? i know tina did and susan plans to!  let me know the URL of your flashback post and i will link back to you!

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and now i am off. i’ve got the final phase of my TOP SECRET SHENANIGANS that i have been talking about for the past month or so…

i will let you all know what said shenanigans have been in my *next* post, but does anyone have any guesses as to what i have been up to???

hope you all have a glorious weekend! enjoy yourselves and i will be back (hopefully) tomorrow with the news!

don’t forget to eat pancakes on sunday!

spend some time outside, it’s spring!

try to squeeze in a workout!

eat some easter ham!

have a jelly bean!

kiss your dog!

smile lots!

laugh!

Qs~

1. do you celebrate easter? if so, what are some of your traditions? if this Q does not apply to you, tell me about some of your family traditions during some other time of the year! we always have ham on easter! and have an easter egg hunt!

2. any guesses as to what my secret shenanigans entail? no, i am NOT going to the doc for an ultrasound!

xo. janetha b.

P.S. i gave penelope jane the last of the NATURALLY MORE. she liked it :)

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Bekah April 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Is EVERY day a national something day? Geeeze louise, if I knew all these days I don’t think I could handle myself! Its like a birthday every day! hehe. But I’d have to agree PB & J is definitely something worth celebrating!

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Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) April 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Love the photos of Penny with her tongue in the jar. Reminds me of what I do to the last of my jars, only my tongue isn’t as long. Sigh. That’s where iced tea spoons come in handy ;-)

Love you muahhh!

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