Saturday, March 31, 2012

Two years and 4 months in and I'd say "mission accomplished."

Saturday, March 24, 2012


I have to admit that my eating was pretty poor today.  It hasn't improved yet and has thus far consisted of:

36 oz Coffee with skimmed milk
a Reeses' Peanut butter easter egg
a bag (yes, a whole bag - they have a terrible power over me) of Brach's jelly beans
36 oz sparkling water
sweet potato fries
half a veggie burger

And I wonder why I don't sleep well and can't seem to lose the last 6 lbs I'm trying to shake off.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Little Efforts

I ran after dropping Miss N off at school - Yay!  It had been part of The Plan when I signed her up and canceled my NYSC membership.  Sadly,  its only the second time I've actually followed The Plan but I'm getting there.  I'm also a bit behind on my training plan, but I have a little wiggle room there.  If I add a small (between 1 & 1.5 miles) extra run over the next couple of weeks I should be able to compensate without injury.  

Oh, hey, I recommend trying this from Angela over at Oh She Glows, I have one nearly every day.  I forgot to take a picture of mine this morning so here's a picture of Miss N and her best friend Master G, playing in the park yesterday.

My version involves vanilla whey protein powder and 1% milk.  Don't be scared of the blue-green fading bruise color the drink resembles, it's actually very good.  My immersion blender does a decent job at liquifying everything and makes clean-up easier.  Just sayin'.

Modified Green Monster
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 scoop of protein powder.
  • 1 cup 1% organic milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 6 frozen strawberries
 Throw it all in a blender (light stuff first, ie, powder, flax, spinach) or mixing cup big enough to hold all the ingredients and blend.  I've got this cool reusuable straw cup I pour mine in which holds just about 16oz.