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Food:
Lunch: Leftover vegetarian curry. Hmm, hmm, good.
Afternoon snacks: Dried apricots and a large apple

Fitness:
55 minutes at the gym (stretching/abs/core/legs/some arms)

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Veggie tacos

Food:
Lunch: Two veggie tacos (unhealthy tortillas, fresh spinach, homemade salsa, grilled onions and peppers, brown rice)

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My appetite is out of control this morning. I’m insatiable! I finished all my snacks and lunch before noon.

Food:
Mid-morning: 1 cup of Kashi GO LEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax cereal; 6 dried Cali figs
Lunch: Salad greens topped with leftover roasted veggies.

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Fresh

Mood:
Refreshed. Great night’s sleep! I fell asleep on the couch (again) after dinner…..crawled into a real bed around 10:00, woke up this morning at 9:00. Ahhhh!

Speaking of dinner….last night was amazing comfort food. More below…

Food:
Breakfast: A banana, and later a glass of fresh juice (3 oranges, 1 apple, some carrot, and a slice of ginger).

Recap of Yesterday:
Fitness:
Gym – 45 minutes of abs and strength training (focus on legs) and 30 minutes jogging on the treadmill

Food:
Snacks: Apple, banana
Dinner: Milanesa (a thin cut of breaded red meat), mashed potatoes, sauteed carrots & zucchini—-by Lucas. The milanesa and m’taters are the ultimate in comfort food!

Things to do today
-run 6.2 miles at Town Lake
-get truck we are borrowing for the alleged* move
-do a major apartment cleaning/purge before we move (*assuming we are moving! still not definite!)
-creative writing assignments

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Hey, Thursday! You sure took your time getting here.

It has been a loooong week.

Ughh. I’m stressed. We still haven’t straightened things with the landlady of the duplex, so we haven’t signed a lease, so we don’t know if we are moving next weekend or not. I wanted to get a headstart on packing, but it doesn’t seem like a good idea in case things fall through.

But since we are hopeful that everything will work out with the duplex (and have been hopeful), we put our place up for rent on Craigslist. But no one has emailed (except for 1 guy that flaked. It’s been almost 2 weeks! 😦

Food:
Mid-morning snack: 2 dried cali figs and 4 dried medjool dates
Lunch: Leftover veggie souffle and brown rice

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Bake it

I like to bake. I’m not the best at it, so one of my 2010 resolutions was to bake more often (and get in better shape. How’s that for irony?)……  So, last night I joined an online baking group:

Sweet Melissa Patisserie is a bakery in Brooklyn.  Food & Wine hails it as “one of the best pastry shops in all of New York.”  The bakery’s owner/namesake, Melissa Murphy, has a book called The Sweet Melissa Baking Book. It’s from this book that SMS (Sweet Melissa Sundays) chooses a recipe, bakes it, and blogs about it.

Basically, I have to bake at least two of the recipes per month, and post my baking experiencing on the corresponding Sunday.  Get it? Sweet Melissa Sundays. If you’d like to join SMS, find details here. The one requirement is that you own the book.

Food:
Lunch: Leftover veggie quiche.
Dessert: A chocolate chip cookie from the batch I made this morning. I had to try at least one. I used the famous Neiman Marcus cookie recipe. I’m sure you heard the rumor about how a woman was charged $200 for the recipe? Well, it’s just a rumor. The recipe is available for  FREE online. 🙂

Did you notice the Green Heart violation in the above picture?

There’s a plastic fork. Eek! I took my real fork home last week for some reason, and I still haven’t remembered to bring it back. I’ve been re-using the one above, but still. Shame, shame.

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The Evening Post

Yawn. That 5:30 wake-up call is catching up to me.

Food:
Dinner: Lucas made a delicious vegetable quiche. Really, the man is amazing. He made the whole wheat dough from scratch! Am I lucky, or am I lucky?

The quiche had leeks, green onions, eggs, and corn (frozen).

I had 1/4 of the entire quiche. And I wolfed it down because I was anxious about something. When I’m anxious, I inhale my food. Not a good habit! But, it brought me one step closer to…

Dessert: I just finished off the milk chocolate bar from last night. I’ve been a dark chocolate girl for many years, but this milk chocolate is growing on me fast.

I’m on an ongoing quest for good chocolate—do you have any recommendations?

Fitness:
Combined my commute with my work-out today! I ran 4.5 miles home from work. A dog tried to bite me, but luckily he only managed to slobber on my shorts. Whew.

Green heart:
I took the last of the bottled waters out of the cabinet as I was setting up for a meeting at work. The bottles had been sitting in a cardboard box, which was wrapped in a big piece of plastic. I chunked the box into the recycling bin, and was about to trash the plastic, because I didn’t think it would be recyclable. But then I decided to check just in case, and it was! So I saved the plastic to take home to recycle, since I’m pretty sure they only recycle plastic bottles at work.

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