fessing up.

by Janetha on November 15, 2010

in meals,moves

confessions are in bold.


if i didn’t have to go to work every day, i would wake up no earlier than 10 AM.

i struggle to wake up on time evvvvery day. i wish i could be hypnotized to be a morning person. maybe i could give the hypnotist from the movie “office space” a call. he seemed to know what he was doing.


i only took photos of one meal today.

my breakfast was an egg white scramble with mushrooms, onions and bell peppers. my afternoon snack was cottage cheese and a cookie. in case you wondered.

this was my lunch:


half of a turkey sandwich on wheat with avocado, mustard, tomatoes, olives, lettuce and sprouts.


a bag of veggies.IMG_2417

such a waste of paper and plastic. and a waste of money. that bag of veggies? $2.15. and the sandwich? $3.49. lame. (but delicious, none the less.)


i can’t seem to find the motivation to take breakfast and lunch photos lately.

that is why they are lacking. i am sure my breakfast and lunch blogging spunk will return, but in case you wondered why i rarely blog about those meals these days.. that is why.

i have been eating out entirely too much lately.

breakfast AND lunch were both eaten out today. and this is a tilapia & quinoa salad from squatter’s brewery over the weekend. IMG_2308

while it is tasty, it isn’t good for my wallet or my waistline. or my sanity. eating out too much drives me crazy and i would rather do it for fun every so often rather than daily for convenience. plus i can feel the sodium pumping through my body and my fingers don’t like it. i need to get on top of meal planning and make a grocery store run. instead, i am blogging. go figure.

i have made three batches of cookies in the past week and have eaten well over 20 cookies myself.

batch #1: a failed attempt at mama pea’s balls.


they went flat. IMG_2291

they were still delicious.


batch #2: a successful attempt at mama pea’s balls.


they *somehow* slipped the camera’s eye (tricky cookies!) so i stole her photo. and while i debated not giving her credit, i guess i probably should Winking smile

batch #3: holly’s vegan pumpkin molasses cookies. i made these last year. they are AMAZING. marshall requested them last night. i blame him.


i have eaten four already. since last night.


i am really not OK with the amount of sugar i have been consuming lately.

it started with the foodbuzz festival and it just never stopped. while everything has tasted great, have had really bad headaches mid-day and i have been grabbing sweets left and right. for me, that is a sure sign of too much sugar. i am throwing this out there for accountability sake, because maybe next time i will think twice about eating 5 cookies in an hour.

i didn’t go to the gym friday, saturday or sunday.

but guess what? i went today. and THAT, my friends, is all that matters.


20 minute HIIT on treadmill:

minute # speed MPH intensity (1-10)
1 6 4
2 6 5
3 6.5 6
4 7 7
5 7.5 8
6 8 9
7 6.5 6
8 7 7
9 7.5 8
10 8 9
11 6.5 6
12 7 7
13 7.5 8
14 8 9
15 6.5 6
16 7 7
17 7.5 8
18 8 9
19 9 10
20 6 5

i finished the workout off with 20 minutes at a 15% incline. i would walk at 3 MPH for 5 minutes and jog at 4 MPH for 2 minutes while reading my new issue of oxygen magazine.

total workout: 40 minutes max HR: 175 average HR: 145 calories burned: 310

that workout was harder than it should have been.

i haven’t been serious about working out lately. my leniency has shown through in my performance. the HIIT workout above is one i do all the time with ease. when it gave me a side ache today, i got a little discouraged and realized i need to focus on consistency so my cardiovascular health doesn’t suffer.

i skipped out on the jazz game tonight.

we had tickets to go to the game and i told marshall to take his grandpa. sure, it sounds like i was just giving up my ticket as a nice gesture.. but really, i just wanted to work out, blog, grocery shop and hang at home. plus, because marshall is at the game, i don’t have to watch monday night football. thankyouverymuch.

i will probably eat oatmeal for dinner.

i didn’t have it for breakfast today.. so i kind of miss it. and it is cold outside. that’s my logic. plus, it should keep me away from holly’s cookies. maybe.

my clothes are still in a heap on my bedroom floor.

but on the upside, my bed has clean sheets, my kitchen is spotless and my spare bedroom went from looking like this:


to this:


so progress has been made. but you may notice a huge heap of shoes in the middle of the floor.


yeah. about those. i need to get rid of them. size 6 for anyone who wants a pair! you pay for shipping and they are yours.

i registered marshall & myself for a turkey trot 5k on thanksgiving.

marshall doesn’t exactly work out. like, ever. and i haven’t run outside in months. this should be a treat!


in other news
, i decided to call my ex boyfriend because it is his birthday today. we dated for five or six years on and off. that’s the guy i owned mable with. we aren’t exactly friends but we keep in touch from time to time, so i called him. i try to be nice like that. his phone went to voicemail and so i decided to message his sister on facebook to have her wish him a happy birthday from me. well, long story short i discovered than he is in jail. again. for, like, the 80th time.

while that really doesn’t mean much to any of you.. it did cause me to do a lot of reflecting of my relationships passed.

and that brings me to my final confession of the night.

i am real glad i married marshall. mister right.



what is your confession of the day?

xo. janetha g.

p.s. the winner of the swag giveaway is entry #34: Lauren Brown! congrats—send me your address and i will ship your swag out. thanks for playing, everyone.

p.s.s. i am serious about the shoe thing.

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Mama Pea November 16, 2010 at 11:08 am

Oh my gosh, you just made me laugh my hugh jass off. I’m glad the second ball attempt worked out for you. And it’s not stealing if we’re friends. What’s mine is yours!

marlopnwgirl November 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

I hope the turkey trot goes well for you guys. I wanted to sign up for one also, but im SO not a runner. I think you can walk it though. So i might still..

runningaroundnormal November 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Girl you and me both as far as the sugar consumption goes. Way too much. I’ve been trying to limit it substantially in the evening. Apparently this also means that I should eat more in the day time. Doh!
I wish I could hire the office space hypno too sometimes!

Katie November 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm

All those cookies! I want, I want! I made Holly’s last year too, and forgot about them – thanks for the reminder!

Confession: my pants don’t button anymore, and they’re staying up with a rubber band.

Steph November 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Good luck with the Trot! Y’all will have fun doing it together!

LC November 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Hm, confessions.

1 – I don’t like to bake, and don’t really love cookies, etc. so when people go crazy on all the blogs it doesn’t really excite me! Sorry :)

2 – I like wine. And cocktails. I would rather have another glass of wine or a ridiculously sugary cocktail than Mama Pea’s cookies (gasp!)

cbrady3 November 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I get on those sugar sprees way too often…mine usually involve chocolate and m&ms and jolly ranchers. I just gotta STOP – i try making a smoothie as my dessert instead!

Eden November 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Count me in on the shoes! I love getting any shoes that are new to me! And lucky for me I am a size 6! :)

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather November 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm

You and your marsh man are too cute! Glad you’ve got your right man :)

I spent way too much time on the computer this morning and skipped out on my workout… 2 days now.

Shanna, like Banana November 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Confession: My motivation for work today is in the toilet. I am merely going to sit it out until I can go home ;)

BroccoliHut November 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I did some confessing on my blog today too–I had never made a pie until today.

julie November 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm

hahaha i bet that felt SUPER good posting this. and i bet your about to have a janeth comeback. if not then don’t! don’t be so hard on yourself mannnn. i’ve been in a lazy mode lately. and i’m blaming it on…

…i don’t have a good excuse..

i want to make holly’s cookies but i don’t have ground flaxseed. what to do..what to do..

janetha @ meals & moves November 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Leave it out and make them anyway!

lynn @ the actor's diet November 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm

love your honesty – and i’m sure marshall appreciates it too :)

Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 16, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I am so with you on the eating out + sugar. Ugh. I enjoy it in the moment, but my wallet and energy levels just hate me later. Need to work on that…

Confession of the day (one about an ex, inspired by you): my high school ex-BF and I are good friends, but whenever I talk to him I’m always tempted to thank him for dumping me, because in the long run it was one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.

Hope you’re having a great week!!

Emilyeatsclean November 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Ohh goodness all the cookies have me drooling! I looked up those malasses cookies…..I might be making those soon, but half a batch because I’ll be the only 1 eating them! :) That’s some major success on that guest bedroom. I’m suggesting donating all those shoes to Souls4Soles!! Confession of the day…..I decided to sleep in this morning instead of going to the gym and tonight I decided to nap, blog, watch Biggest Loser, and hang out with the hubby instead of working out. Whoops. ;)

kaitlinwithhoney November 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I love love love this post. I think it’s so good when we admit we’re all just human. :)

My confession of the day? That I really want to make those molasses cookies AND those cookie balls… and eat well over 20 myself. ;)

Amy Baily November 17, 2010 at 2:37 am

Confession time! I have been following your blog since gawdd ermm
May I think :), I’m obsessed! Your recipes are amaaaazing, your photos are
Beautiful and your always just so cheery and smiley :),
I look forward to reading your blog every morning with a hot cup of
I’ve literally just made my own blog and am in the process of building it up
(I didn’t realise how hard it was!)

loveeeee xx

Katy Travis November 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

I am a size 6!!!!! When you get to the point of getting rid of your shoes I would love to have your hamney down’s : )

Pure2raw twins November 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

I struggle getting up in the morning too!!! I hate it.

My eats have been all over the place. I cannot really remember the last time I actually sat down to eat a meal. I know, so bad and unhealthy, but life is crazy right now…and sugar and coffee are keeping me going…I do plan to “detox” soon, haha

Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices November 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

I have MISSED you so much & your blog too!!
I am SO glad I am back & catching up on everything! :D Be prepared for late late comments on old posts, but I just love catching up.
You & Marshall are P.E.R.F.E.C.T- I love reflecting on past relationships as well, and realizing HOW lucky I am to be with the man I am with today!

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