Happy Halloween!

Last Night continued…

After dinner, we went to do our grocery shopping and made an impulse decision to stop by a stand that we’ve seen and always been curious about. It’s semi-enclosed. Rather large, decent selection, GREAT prices!

Look at the size of this cabbage!


(That’s Jodus’ hand.)

Great price for Avocado!


It’s usually $2-$3 per avocado in the grocery store and ~$1.15 each for a pack of 5 at Costco.


I’m glad we stopped. We got 2 huge bell peppers, 4 lemons, a jalapeno, and a big bag of grapes for under $5! Who says eating healthy ain’t cheap?!

We also hit up Costco for mushrooms, bananas, fruit leather, tomatoes, asparagus, and maple syrup.

Then we hit QFC for a few more things.

And I splurged on a treat!

Earlier yesterday on Twitter, I inquired if anyone knew a tasty lactose-free eggnog. PCC, my local natural market, replied saying they had Silk Soy Nog. We didn’t make it there last night but I did find Silk Pumpkin Spice Soy milk at QFC!


I poured myself a tiny glass.


Initial response: smelled very pumpkin-y.

Taste test: quite good! Not really creamy and thick like nog, definitely more in the milk realm. I quite enjoyed it! I think this little 2.5oz pour was about the perfect size too!

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Jar o’ Oats

The best part of last night’s dinner was the fact that it cleaned out my peanut butter jar!


Oh yes. That means one thing: Oatmeal.

Typical mix: 1 cup oats, 2 cups vanilla soymilk, 1 banana, for two people.

I’m greedy and obviously took the jar. Boy got stuck with bowl. haha.

I just sprinkled some carob chips on top and called it a day!

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This was so incredibly filling.

Jodus had to help me polish it off.

We finally got on with our day.

Went to get my oil changed and of course they said I needed a transmission flush, power steering flush, some new valve, maybe an air filter. Ugh. Depressing.

Then we went to the gym.

Apparently not enough time had lapsed from our oh-so-filling breakfast. I could not get into it. I managed to wimp out after 20 minutes on the elliptical. Lucky for me, Jodus wasn’t feeling it either so we just called it quits and got some stuff done around the house instead.

Tortilla-less Fajitas

The original plan for lunch today was fish tacos. But alas, we were out of tilapia and are feeling a pinch this pay period so decided to hold off on buying some fish and just making do with what we have. So I thawed a chicken boob instead.

I decided to grill up the veggies and chicken on the George Foreman. I got that underway then realized our tortillas were turning green. Ew.

So we just threw everything into a bowl.


Jodus and I made some guacamole and had some FSTG Jalapeno chips on the side.


There is also some Chalula sauce, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Isn’t it pretty? Jodus is responsible for the presentation!

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He’s just too darn cute!

Happy Halloween, all!



Record Heat Wave – 102*

Morning Snack

Breakfast didn’t really seem to hold me over too well. By 9am, my belly was a-rumblin’.

I had fruit salad, from a few nights ago, topped with Yami Yogurt (again).

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That was the last of the fruit salad! May need to make another batch. It was delicious! I have plenty of fruit to do it, too!

(There may have been a piece of chocolate following this…)


Leftover Shrimp Gumbo from Sunday night.

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No rice hiding in there today. Just the gumbo.

(There may have been a piece of chocolate following this too…)

Afternoon Snack

I didn’t really eat one at work like usual. It was actually off for me. But when I got home, I was hungry so I ate a string cheese.

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So lately, Angela and Tina have been talking about being in an exercise funk. I feel their pain. I haven’t exercised since Saturday. I think it has to do with the heat un-motivating me even though it shouldn’t be an excuse because the gym has plenty of fans and I think it is air conditioned. I haven’t even been doing yoga in the morning! Could be that it’s that time of the month too… I’m just very unmotivated. But today, I made it happen. I forced myself to do some kind of activity today.

The boy actually got home early so he was there when I got there and we decided to go for a jog. Outside. Recording breaking temperatures for Seattle and we are running outside. Possibly insane. I almost died. I really don’t know how all you Floridians do  it.  We went really slow. We took lots of walking/water breaks. We actually probably walked more than jogged but my feet were hurting (per usual) and it was hot and hilly.

The stats:

3.11 miles

48 minutes (I told you we went slow)

453 cal burned

40% from fat

Max HR 182

Ave HR 157

I felt really good that we accomplished it. As soon as I got home, I noticed I was rashy and getting an emerging breakout already. This made me think of Caitlin and her post yesterday about bacne. I’m pretty sure it’s heat related. I’ve been breaking out recently on my neck and chest which is odd. I’m going to blame the heat. And try and stay out of it.


Tonight, I made up some Ground Turkey Taco/Fajita Salads.

These salads were MONDO!

I sautéed some onion and garlic in a skillet, added ground turkey to cook up.

Mixed in a pack of Simply Organic Taco Fajita Seasoning.

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The salad had a little bit of artisan lettuce and spinach.

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Slathered with Chalula Hot Sauce…

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Toppings include:

  • grape tomatoes
  • corn
  • black beans
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • crunched up Jalapeno FSTG chips
  • avocado slices
  • shredded cheese

And a small side of leftover guacamole and Jalapeno chips.

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Some parting words…

You may or may not (*ahem* Google Reader users) have seen my new layout and header. I want to give a huge thanks to Claudia, my dear friend for helping me with the header design. Any of you bloggers out there want to freshen up your header, give her a shout!

Also, I had a small (very small) breakdown today. A few months ago, my dear friend, Lis, introduced me to the world of the Julie/Julia Project. Today, I finally finished reading the blog. Every. Single. Entry. And. Comment. So bittersweet. I feel as though I have an immense void in my life. I immediately attempted to fill the void by purchasing the book on Amazon in  hopes that it would get here with enough time for me to power through it without coming up for air before the movie premiere next Friday. I’m sure I have pissed off someone by “running out” and buying it a mere week and a half before my birthday but I’m sorry. As I said, I needed to fill the void. My heart is heavy. Maybe more chocolate will do the trick until the book arrives? Hm. Maybe I should try to finish Under the Banner of Heaven this weekend then…

Off to watch another episode of The Wire!