Another uncomfortable night…

These hot days are tough in Seattle without any AC or fans. Tomorrow it is supposed to break 100! Eeks! It leads to restless, uncomfortable, hot sticky nights (not the good kind, either!) that result in a very groggy, grumpy Leah in the morning. Sans yoga.

Breakfast

I used up the last of the English Muffin’s today. I turned them into little easy breakfast sandwiches!

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I fried an egg, topped it with a slice of plastic and a little whipped butter and Mayo with OO. I had half a HUGE banana with some AB on the side.

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OK, well, I am off to prep for an “appointment” this morning. Have a great day!

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Monday Mornings = Ugh

Last night, I did end up having a small bowl of fruit salad and topped it with some carob chips and unsweetened shredded coconut.

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Twas delicious!!

Last night was muggy and yuck. No AC, no fan, a very hot boy. I am feeling very lethargic this morning as I head out to work.

In hopes of fueling me, I had a Green Monster with the usual spinach, banana, vanilla whey, and frozen strawberries.

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Along with an AB&J English Muffin.

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For some reason, breakfast didn’t sit too well with me. As of right now, I’ve had only half my green monster. 😦 No yoga this morning either because of the one car situation and having to drop off the boy. He did make me an iced coffee while I was in the shower… without me even asking! 🙂

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Do you think I like the color pink? Pink lunchbox. Pink drink maker. Pink BlackBerry cover. Pink. Pink. Pink!

Oh yeah, and pink signature, too!

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Seemingly Rushed Saturday

Our Saturday got off to an extremely unproductive start by sleeping in until 10am! So unlike us! We felt rushed for the rest of the day because of it.

We got into our workout clothes and went downstairs for breakfast.

A Green Monster was in order.

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Today’s fixings:

  • baby spinach
  • banana
  • frozen strawberries
  • vanilla whey

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With half an english muffin with whipped butter.

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Then we headed to the Farmer’s Market really quickly to pick up a few things.

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  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Green Onion
  • Okra (Over 2 lbs worth!)

All this was $12. Not too shabby. Check out this squash!

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I think it looks like a swan or something. But not nearly as impressive as Andrea and Erin’s zucchini! hehe…

Then we were off to the gym for a quickie. I did 30 minutes on the crazy elliptical thingy and some push-ups and lunges.

We darted home and showered and pounded out lunch.

We grilled corn on the cob.

Now this was my first time grilling corn so we did a little research yesterday and decided to do this: remove the silk, soak the corn in water (while we showered), peel back the husk, coat in olive oil, minced onion and garlic, salt and pepper, re-husk and tie the ends with a husk, throw on the grill.

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We also grilled up Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burgers.

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I quickly threw together some guacamole with some avocado and tomato that had to get used today.

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And we baked some sweet potato fries. We topped the burgers with onion slices and a tomato slice and the guacamole, on a whole wheat bun.

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We bolted out the door after scarfing this down. We had to go to the city. I did some volunteer work with Mary, and R.D. and Jodus went to do some mysterious shopping. 😉

Afterwards, we went driving. I got the hair-brained idea to hit up the Dollar Store after seeing Angela’s cute purchases recently. But we didn’t know where one was. We ended up in Mukilteo and the boy remembered there was an Alehouse he’s been wanting to try so we decide to check it out. We drove around for maybe 10-15 minutes and couldn’t find parking so we gave up and decided to head home.

By this time, I was starving. I tapped into my car stash:

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There sure wasn’t many in the bag. 😦 The boy had a few and I ate the rest. It did hold me over for dinner though.

We swung into Big Lots on the way home. Fail. I hate that store. This was my second time going in. Never again.

Then we finally got home and got crack-a-lacking on dinner grub.

I threw together a quick pasta dish.

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts
  • egg noodles
  • steamed broccoli
  • cherry tomatoes
  • pesto
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • parmesan 

Basically just mix it all together!

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I made some garlic bread… er… garlic hotdog buns in the oven really quick and we cracked a bottle of the good stuff.

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This is my dad’s stuff! I liked it! The Zin had a good balance of sweet and spicy!

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(I spy a heaping pile of garlic hotdog buns on someone’s plate! ;))

We are off to enjoy a movie and the rest of the wine. Toodles!

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Brown Breakfast

No yoga this morning; I had to drop off the boy at his vanpool because we only have the one car today. And boy does this only having one car thing really make me want to sell my Mazda so we don’t have a car payment plus insurance to pay on a vehicle that just sits parked all day long! We’ll see what happens.

I knew I wanted to make a Green Monster for breakfast this morning… but it turned into a Brown Monster instead!

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In the mix:

  • 1 massive piece of kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey
  • 1 Tbls cocoa powder
  • 5 frozen strawberries

Makes 2!

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Along side was a half of a whole grain english muffin.

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The boy’s breakfast was even browner because he had an iced coffee with his!

Where’s mine?

Meh… I really need to stop talking about cutting back and just do it.

So I’m doing it.

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