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Retail Therapy

Posted May 11 2010 12:00am

I’ve felt like this guy all day:

Remember the Pillsbury Doughboy or am I aging myself?? He was such a happy little fella, but I’m not a happy camper when I feel like he looks! LOL! Bloaty days are the pits, but I’ve been drinking loads of water which should flush the nastiness away by tomorrow. A little retail therapy doesn’t hurt, either. I won me this little pretty on eBay today!


Let’s just say that had I bought this in the store I woulda spend a solid $70 more….and this is new with the tags still on. SCORE! :)

I finished off my box of Alpen cereal today for breakfast. I was rearranging the one shelf in my cupboard last night and came across a few random, almost empty bags of cereal so I’ll be trying to get those finished off this week. IMG_1546
-1/2 cup-ish Alpen cereal
-1/4 cup spelt flakes
-Enjoy Life Foods mountain mambo trail mix IMG_1545
I just warmed this all up for a few minutes in the microwave before I added the toppings. It was quite filling!

My morning was spent keypunching and it wasn’t until 11:45 that I noticed I was feeling hungry. I made quick work of a smores Luna bar: IMG_1547
My cardio at the gym today looked like this; 20 minute walk (4.3mph, 7% incline), 20 minute run (6mph, 1% incline), 5 minute walk (4.3mph, 7% incline). I never did get my running mojo back after having Achilles tendonitis in both ankles this time last year. I’ve come to terms with the fact that running is not something my joints approve of, but I would like to incorporate it back into my workouts in small doses. My body was happy with what I did today.

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 160
Max Hr: 181
Calories Torched: 461
Distance: 3.8 miles

I enjoyed some curried chickpea quinoa for lunch today! IMG_1548
Sounds all fancy pants, doesn’t it? In reality, it was leftover quinoa and a small can of chickpeas in a curry marinade. I forgot to take a picture of the can this morning, but I’ve had these many times before. I mostly use them as a topper when I make big salads during the summer months. The marinade then serves as my dressing. For today’s lunch I rinsed the chickpeas off knowing that they would retain the flavour I was after. All in all, it was a very satisfying lunch!!

My afternoon snack consisted of thawed blackberries and cherries: IMG_1549
Pretty sad, but we have no fresh fruit left and I was desperate!!

Before I left for work this morning I marinated some tofu in a Japanese dressing. Once home I popped it on the George Foreman (with some burgers for the fam) and grilled it up. On the side was WW couscous, cukes & tomato: IMG_1550

I had a piece of sea salt Lindt chocolate on my way out the door to Pilates. I didn’t get to the rhubarb last night so I tackled that as soon as I arrived home. Right now its bubbling on the stove with some cinnamon and sugar. I love stewed rhubarb! What’s your favourite way to eat it?

I just settled in with a tea and a chocolate chip All Bran bar to watch The Biggest Loser: IMG_1551

Before I go, we had another baby on the farm today! I believe her name is Penny’s Ash. (Her Mom’s name is Penny) Penny's Ash 009

Bye for now!!

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