by Janetha on May 16, 2010

in meals,moves

i am lucky.

lucky to have 47 people who said something making me feel better about my last post. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

lucky to have several people email me, telling me that everything is going to be OK.

lucky to have a fiance who is willing to go to the store and get all the groceries for the trip to the cabin while i am still at work, allowing me to have time to go to the gym before heading out of town for the night.

lucky to have endurance and strength.. to be strong enough to power me through friday’s HIIT:


minute # speed (MPH) incline (%)
1 5.0 5
2 5.5 5
3 6.0 1
4 6.5 1
5 7.0 1
6 7.5 1
7 6.0 1
8 6.5 1
9 7.0 1
10 7.5 1
11 6.0 1
12 6.5 1
13 7.0 1
14 7.5 1
15 6.0 1
16 6.5 1
17 7.0 1
18 7.5 1
19 6.0 1
20 6.5 1
21 7.0 1
22 7.5 1
23 6.0 1
24 6.5 1
25 7.0 1
26 7.5 1
27 8.0 1
28 2.0 0
29 3.0 10
30 3.0 10

30 minutes, 3.12 miles.

lucky to have a mom who is selfless enough to give me her HRM watch after i lost mine.. only to buy another one for herself.

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lucky to have pups who miss us when we leave.. and roommates who take care of them while we are gone.


lucky to have the chance to spend the night at such a beautiful cabin.


lucky to receive products like POM wonderful and kombucha for free~ to make stellar fizzy cocktails.


lucky to have a friend all the way from norway send me some chili nuts. they are delicious.


lucky that i won averie’s giveaway for a mini food processor so i can make TWO INGREDIENT sun dried tomato hummus anywhere i go.


lucky to be in the company of people who LOVE delicious appetizers, just like me.

veggies & greek yogurt ranch dip~




chips & salsa~


fruit & dip~


spinach artichoke dip & pita chips~


lucky that we had not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bags of stacy’s pita chips. how did we get so lucky?!


lucky there are yellow labs named sage that remind me of my sweet mable, RIP.


lucky i have the best friends in the world to cheer me up and forget all my worries.

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lucky we had a delicious BBQ feast friday night.

pasta salad~


grilled veggies & chicken~


green salad~


lucky someone had a birthday which gave us a reason to make better than (subpar) sex cake!! (a cabin tradition!)

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lucky i am friends with this birthday girl. i love her to pieces.


lucky i have the ability to throw all rules out the window for a night, and eat cake straight from the pan with everyo else. it tasted like chocolate french toast.


lucky i am slowly but surely becoming a morning person (thanks to the wakeup call challenge) and have the chance to go on nature walks before everyone else wakes up. just me and my shadow.


lucky i live in such a beautiful state.

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lucky i know how to work a french press, since nobody was up yet and i wanted coffee.


lucky to have such gracious hosts who make us breakfast!



(i ate probably half of this bowl of fruit while breakfast was cooking. i cannot tell a lie.)





and cinnamon bread.

my plate~


(add about 7 pounds of melon to this picture to get the real story.)

lucky we made it home in one piece. goodbye cabin!


lucky marshall loves me enough to spend a whole day inside on the couch with me.. even when i turn into a complete spaz and do silly dances and sing ridiculous songs for hours on end.

lucky i had time to read ALL the blogs in my google reader.. since i sat around all day.. and it is so nice to be caught up with all my favorite friends (no, i still didn’t comment, sorry!)

lucky i have the sense enough to take the day off from working out when my body tells me it needs a break, both physically and mentally. take. a. break. and i did. no workout yesterday.

lucky for sunshine, so we can enjoy our libations on the patio of salt lake city roasting company.


lucky i’m not marshall, who’s sunglasses are missing, thus making him do this adorable frowny face when the sun is piercing his eyeballs. (okay, that was mean, but he is so cute.)


lucky for birthday dinner for my friend darrell, which took me to a new-to-me restaurant.


lucky i completed elementary school, so i could read the menu and make my selection:


“grilled chicken piadine: portobello mushrooms, fontina, mixed greens balsamic reduction”

for the record, a piadine is described as a warm, tender, unleavened bread (read: tortilla) wrapped around a variety of savory fillings.  if you want it put into terms that make more sense.. it’s an italian taco, folks.


lucky marshall gave me a bite of his margharita pizza. yum.


lucky we decided fro yo would be a good choice!

lucky i realized it is smartest to put your fruit on the bottom, before the fro yo.


lucky they had graham crackers AND coconut for toppings.


lucky we have jobs so we can pay for 1.69 lbs of fro yo.


lucky to find out i won FOUR giveaways recently. four! thanks coco, amie, danica and ruth! wow.. someone’s luck is turning around.

lucky it is a beautiful day today!! time to get off the computer and enjoy this lovely weather.


see ya later, alligators!


1. why are YOU lucky? you saw that question coming from a mile away, i’m sure.

2. weekend highlight?

p.s. my wedding is TWO MONTHS from tomorrow! eeeep!

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closet365project May 17, 2010 at 6:33 am

I had fro yo at one of those places last night! It was definitely my weekend highligt.

runningaroundnormal May 17, 2010 at 6:41 am

So glad your luck is turning around sister friend. Sounds like you had an amazing time in the cabin. And wow…those surroundings. I want to take a vacation to that spot in Utah! Seriously…cray beautiful.
I’m lucky because my freinds, family, an husband couldn’t be more supportive of me up and changing my life to go for my dreams…and that I’m able to do so.
Weekend highlight was having time to RELAX. It was super amazing…

ellie May 17, 2010 at 9:21 am

aw, I love this post- I can’t think of anyone who deserves such an awesome weekend more than you right now, m’dear…everything looks great. I want to come hang out with you and your friends one day.

Why am I lucky? I am lucky to be part of the blogging community- the support I have had over the past few days has meant the world to me.

Weekend highlight? PT session! LOVE! DOMS! WOOHOO!

julie May 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

WHERE’S MY SEX CAKE!!!!!!!! hahahaha i keed. but for real this post was amaze-a-balls :) so glad that you had such a nice weekend! you earned it for sure girlfriend!

i’m lucky to have this awesome internship that pays which helps me pay the HUGE bills i have and gives me the experience i need to never have to worry about money in the future :) wahoo!

Mama Pea May 17, 2010 at 9:42 am

Aww…you make me want to go rent a cabin in the woods! You have some really fabulous friends (real life and of course, bloggie friends like me…) and I don’t think luck has anything to do with it. You are a sweetheart! Hope your week starts out right :)

Danica May 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

Just when I thought I couldn’t LOVE your post even more, I read Momma B’s comment.

J – You are so lucky and so loved…..You are a strong woman and will make it through it all and be able to look at it all with a smile on your face :)

Happy Monday!

Danica May 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

P.S. I am lucky to have a friend like you :)

Mary (A Merry Life) May 17, 2010 at 10:15 am

You are lucky! I’m sorry Wednesday was such a rough day. I wish it had been better for you. I loved the pics on Wordless Wednesday, but I wish it had been a better day. You’ve got so much going on, I can see how it adds up and leads to a breaking point. I’m glad you have so many people around to help you out and make you feel better and get through things. That’s not really lucky, it’s just what you deserve because you are so awesome.

1. I’m lucky because I know so many amazing people, I have a super loving boyfriend (even if he is far away), I’m able to do crazy things like drive across the country, I have supportive blogging friends… I could go on and on!

2. Weekend highlight was EVERYTHING. I seriously love Oregon and have had so much fun since I got here.

Hope you have a great week Janetha! :)

Kristie May 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

I’m lucky to have your blog to read?!? You’re the BEST! That’s a whole lotta lovely lovely luckiness you’ve got going on and I love every little bitlet of it. Things will get a whole ton better for you, no worries! And hey, at the rate your winning contests, I’d say some lotto tickets would not be too crazy of in investment right about now… can’t you just smell the win?

I love chili nuts. And I want to devour that cake all by myself right now.

My weekend highlights = local music show and plenty of grooooovin!

jqlee May 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

Glad to hear you are feeling better. We are lucky to have your awesome blog! :)

Katie Anderson May 17, 2010 at 10:50 am

So I got introduced to your blog about a month ago from one of my besties, Jamee Davis (Uhrig) My wedding is July 17, 2010 (is this the same day as yours?), and I am trying to eat right and exercise. Your blog is a huge help for me. I am also currently on weight watchers so I can actually see what certain foods contain and track what goes into my body. I love that your recipes contain the nutrition facts so I can just punch that into the WW calculator. Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks for your inspiration and for all of your help with the food and workouts. Congrats on your wedding!

Elina May 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

Just caught up on your posts. So glad you’re feeling better. I know when things seem to all go downhill in one go – not fun. You do have a great fiance and amazing friends. Hopefully the weekend in the cabin cleared your mind and you’re ready to start another week strong. :)

Allie May 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I am lucky to have such a fabulous loverboat in my life : ) loved this post, loved our cake making hot mess fest at the cabin & most of all I love you!

holly (the healthy everythingtarian) May 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

may is positivity this month, and this was like the ultimate post of happiness. we are lucky to have you in the blog world and spreading such lucky love. love, love, loves it.

i am lucky to have a job, have lunch #2 waiting to eat and have two legs that are going to allow me to run 10 miles tonight. word.

love ya to pieces!!!!!!!

lizzyj1305 May 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Hi Beautiful friend!!!
LOVE all the AMAZING things going for you right now chica! you are a hard-working, passionate, extremely caring love-bug who deserves all the “luck” you have! I donno if I believe in luck…I’m huge on believing that time and effort (hardwork)=REWARDS! but sometimes unfortunate things happen to us…I’m praying for you girlie, I know you will pull through all the tough obstacles you are currently battling! keep pushing through and keep that beautiful chin up! the reward=HONEYMOON! ahhhh 2-months!? time is FLYING!!! I bet you are so so so excited! and you should be because you have a great man, and two adorable doggies!
on that note: I am so lucky to have a family that supports me in all my crazy endeavors and allows me to be ME! I am so lucky that my body allows me to KILL it on the daily, and wake up to do it again! I am lucky that I figured out how to fuel myself in order to recover!
AND i’m lucky to have met you through bloggy land! you are such an inspirational and balanced sista! I heart you!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) May 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I love this post- I also love the “me and my shadow” photo as well as all the other nature-y ones. So sweet. I’m so glad you turned that frown upside down. Thanks for the shout-out…totally unnecessary but sweet.

I’m lucky that amongst the madness and sadness that is my life, I took 3 minutes out to read this post. I’m lucky to have friends like you come through for me when I need you.



Marie May 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Wow; can’t believe your wedding day is so close! You must be so psyched!

Hmm, I am lucky because of the wonderful life I share with my wonderful husband and twins.

Weekend highlight? Having my husband home from work and spending time as a family. Wow, I sound SOOO boring! :)

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