i have a special treat for you guys today (…or a painfully long and boring post, depending on how you look at it i guess)—i took photos of all my meals! that happens very rarely these days.
here we go.
breakfast was rushed because i had to throw dinner together in the crock pot this morning so i had no time to make anything elaborate.
plus a piece of whole wheat toast + skippy natural peanut butter for a little extra satiety.
last time i got a pedicure, i was reading cosmo. it said that the smell of toast supposedly makes you happy. not sure how true that is, but i know it makes me happy!
lunch was in wrap form and protein packed!
la tortilla factory low carb high fiber wrap + 3 oz grilled chicken + ~1/3 cup cottage cheese + salad greens
you really can’t go wrong with a wrap.
my snack was around 4 PM and i was still at work. i have so, so, so much to do still as far as tying out the accounts for year end. sigh.
two string cheese sticks + two clementines + the last of my gallon of water for the day
this has been my snack all week. at 230 calories, 15 g protein and 19 g carbs, you can’t go wrong! i call those addicting little orange guys clementines, but they have so many names. cuties. tangerines. mandarin oranges. aren’t they all the same thing? maria eats something similar called a mikan over in japan.
i managed to get to the gym today. oh, i have a serious case of DOMS from the jackie DVD, by the way! i love it. can’t wait to do the DVD again.
i did the following routine on the treadmill:
|minute #||speed MPH|
2.35 miles total in the 20 minutes..
followed by 15 minutes of intervals at level 10 on the stairmill and 5ish minutes of stretching.
i came home and didn’t have to lift a finger for dinner!
i only had to lift a lid.
i made my mom’s beef stew in the crock pot. it is SO good. click here for the recipe. you can easily make this vegan by omitting the beef.. you may want to add some beans for protein.
i had a big bowl of stew…
…with my favorite side dish.. peanut butter toast.
haters can hate (marshall is a hater) but this is something i have done since childhood! i grew up dipping peanut butter toast into campbell’s alphabet vegetable soup.
oh man. best thing ever. here are the stats per serving. FYI.
not bad! again, the full recipe is here.
in case you are wondering, and i know you are.. i will be having a chocolate vitatop with biscoff spread in a couple hours. for dessert.
if you read melissa’s blog (and i don’t know why you wouldn’t, it is one of my very favorite blogs out there) then you are familiar with her weekly feature called “three things thursday”. basically, thursday brings a good reason to rattle off three things that are bugging her at the moment. i often chime in with my own things, but today i decided to be a copycat and play the game on my own blog.
three things that are ruffling my feathers this week:
1. “i could care less”
people. the correct term is “i couldn’t care less”. i have said this before and i have to say it again because it has been popping up more than usual lately! the point you are conveying is that you really don’t give a flying flip about whatever you are talking about. to say that you COULD care less is really just saying that you care enough that there is, indeed, room for caring less. if you really want to get the point across that whatever you are talking about is at the very bottom of the barrel in care-ville, please use the correct term and say you couldn’t care less. thanks.
2. snow complainers
it happens every winter. the complainers. they start with the first snow and don’t stop until it has all melted. if i hear one more person around me complain about the fact that it is snowing, that it snowed, that it is going to snow or that it is cold.. i am going to throw a snowball in their face. or whitewash them. either or. if you live in utah and have lived here for more than one winter, you shouldn’t be allowed to gripe about the snow. it’s utah. it snows. our license plates boast “the greatest snow on earth”.. remember? complaining is not going to get you anywhere. but a ticket to florida will, word on the street is that is the only state left without snow.. so complainers, please book a flight to the sunshine state.
3. the battery life of my droid
i have a full charge on my phone every morning and i really don’t use my phone much throughout the day because i am at work for eight hours. but every day around 7 or 8, without fail, my phone is blinking red or already dead. yes, i can charge my phone in the middle of the day.. but the fact of the matter is i shouldn’t have to. if you are going to make a smart phone and offer all these different apps and functions, then make a battery that will back up all the features. lots of people who have droids say they have the same problem. what gives, droid?
see ya tomorrow for flashback friday!
1. what is something that is getting on your nerves these days?
2. clementines, cuties, tangerines, mandarin oranges.. what do you call them?
xo. janetha g.