Thursday, June 27, 2013


I'm happy to report workouts & eating have been good this week. I've been to 2 Yoglates classes. Yesterday, I ran 4 miles, did 50 squats & an upper body weight workout. Tomorrow is another 4 mile run. That's leading up to 6 long miles Sunday which has me kinda scared.

I made quinoa salad the other night. I put tomatoes, olives, carrots, red onions & bell pepper in it this time.
Very good! Dean baked chicken & I cooked squash.
It was good too. I've had squash leftovers the last 2 days at lunch. I've been wanting to buy a spaghetti squash & try it but the fruit stand doesn't have any. At least I don't think they do. They don't have anything named "spaghetti squash", they have "butternut squash" that looks a lot like it. Any chance they're the same thing?

My brother heard somewhere that local honey helps with allergies. After being sick on vacation yet again I decided to try it. It can't hurt.
Supposedly, 1 tablespoon a day is all you need. I've been putting it in my coffee.

Last night I didn't feel like chicken leftovers so I had scrambled eggs with deli turkey & an avocado.
It may seem weird but it was like an omelet just not pretty. I was being incredibly lazy last night so the eggs were cooked in the microwave & everything else was just thrown in.
I had whole wheat toast with peanut butter to go with it. I love having breakfast for dinner.

I was reading Tina's blog the other day & she had a recipe for a smoothie that I thought sounded good.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1.25 cups almond milk (I use unsweetened vanilla)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (I never measure cinnamon I just sprinkle it in)

I blended it all up in my Magic Bullet & it was delicious! I've always wondered about smoothies with avocados & spinach & kale. I just don't think I want to drink any of it especially at breakfast. Well, the smoothie tasted like banana. I plan to buy some spinach & try one of the green smoothies everyone talks about.

I have lots of weird little food things about me. Like when I eat cereal I only want a tiny bit of milk in the bowl because I don't want the cereal to get soggy. Well, now that I've been drinking almond milk I don't have that problem. I've been buying Cascadian Farms granola cereal (LOVE LOVE LOVE - seriously could probably eat the whole box in one sitting but that would totally negate the health benefits of granola), anyway, when I eat it I want to eat cereal like a normal person with a bowl of milk. I never use to likedpeanut butter unless it was with Chocolate like a peanut butter cup. Any of y'all do weird things like that?

Another thought I'm having right now is about the $629 I have to pay for my mammogram & ultrasound that I had in January. UGH! I have a job & pay for health insurance & I still have to pay that. So annoying. Insurance is such a racket. Do you know how many things I could buy with $629??? At LEAST 629 different things.



  1. No, butternut and spaghetti squash are not the same. I like the spaghetti squash myself. Oh my, don't even get me started on insurance!!!!

  2. We love having breakfast for dinner, and it's on my menu plan for tomorrow night!

    We just heard the weather prediction for tomorrow is 118 degrees. I already feel hot and am starting to get my "grump" on.......ha!

  3. The smoothie sounds good. I like avocado with sugar and milk but it's fattening....Christine

  4. I love spaghetti squash. It has the best nuttiest taste! I could eat it every day.

    I only like a little bit of milk in my cereal too! It gets too mushy!

    Mmmmm granola. I can't buy it because I'd eat the entire box too.

  5. That's a lot of yummy food. I hope you have a great 4th of July.