Well, my poor little puppy has a belly ache. She was sick when I got home from the gym last night, so I made her hamburger and white rice (which she ate all of) and then she laid on the couch with me and I petted her. Poor thing.

She seemed in better spirits this morning, so hopefully she’s turning the corner!

Onwards and upwards to Tuesday!


A little cereal, milk, and fruit action. Cleaning out cereal boxes:

  • ~1/2 cup Cascadian Farm Cinnamon Crunch
  • ~2/3 cup Cascadian Farm Oats and Honey Granola
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup lowfat milk



I pulled a packet of salmon out of the cupboard last night with the intention of eating it over greens. But then I saw the sugar snap peas in the fridge and had to have them. So I whipped my salmon into a ‘salmon patty’ – perfect.

Salmon patty:

  • 1 packet boneless/skinless/ready-to-eat salmon
  • ½ an egg white
  • Dill, salt, pepper
  • Just enough whole wheat breadcrumb to bind it (~1/4 cup? Maybe less)

Pan-fried it in a non-stick skillet until heated through and brown on each side


Packed that, and a generous (2 cups?) helping of steamed sugar snap peas. Delish!


(And a string cheese for a little more protein, and entertainment-while-eating factor)


Also picked up a The Green Drink at my market’s organic stand (spinach, ginger, parsley, mint, banana, orange, apple and ice) to sip this afternoon while working.



Gala apple + natural PB was the plan, but snack time came and I wasn’t ALL that hungry.

Granola bar and a fingerful of PB




Janetha kicked my ass today. Holy cow.

I used one of her HIIT workouts today. WHEW!!

20 minutes HIIT (elliptical) + 10 minutes steady state (bike)


3 sets:

Jackknife – 10 reps

Planks – 60 second hold

The one where you lay flat on your back with your legs bent at 90 degrees and gently bend your legs together to the left and then the right without touching the ground – 12 reps

1hr @ the gym = 452 calories burned

Headed home to find my puppy in good spirits and Dave reporting that she was feeling better, had eaten, etc – so we went for a 25 minute walk, and then I let her play with the neighbor dog 🙂


Oy. My mother in law insisted she wanted to make us dinner one night. This woman doesn’t know how to

  1. Cook for less than a crowd of 10


  1. Make anything with less than a pound of butter and oil in it

This is some seriously heavy dinner, folks. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes (with butter AND sour cream in them), corn fritters and homemade vanilla pudding with fruit.

Oy. I ate a little of each, and after she left I made a salad…I just can’t eat like that!

Female (Monthly) Warning

Aside from my hormone-related migraines, the biggest thing I struggle with monthly is fatigue. God I’m tired. I’ve done some experimenting…last month I tried caffeine (in the form of iced tea) but naturally I suffered from ‘caffeine crash’…rather badly, since I don’t normally drink any caffeine.

So that’s out.

This month, in the week and a half or so leading up to my dreaded fatigue time, I’ve increased my iron intake, predominately through food. While it seems to have helped marginally, I am still literally struggling to keep my eyes open at work for 2-3 days per month.

Any suggestions? What else should I try?

Some Cool Links

Low-Sugar Breakfasts

  • I’m notorious for my sugar intake…I need to cut it. Seriously. These breakfasts remind you there are plenty of delicious options out there!

The Truth About Food Spending in America

  • Neat article 🙂

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