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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Feeding Your Soul: She’s Giving Up Junk!


This morning I woke up extra early, 5am so that I could carpool with hubby down to the gym. He plays basketball with some high school teachers right across the street from my gym. I woke up with a bit of sinus pressure, but after running my face with some HOT water, I was determined to go!

I only had 3 mile run, and after last night’s hard core AKB class this is all I think my body could have handled. A lot of it was strides so the treadmill running went by fast. I then did my 20 minute Jillian workout without the DVD.I pretty much have it memorized now. It was a mixture of ab and arm workout. Then what I looked forward to most, the SAUNA. I sat in it for another 20 minutes. I can’t believe I don’t do this on a regular basis, what amazing toxin release!


For breakfast was the best bowl of OATS! I made some cranberry sauce the other day and have been dying to put it my oats this morning. It reminded me a bit of Thanksgiving which made me happy!



The Mix-Ins

The combo:

½ c of oats
½ c Almond  milk
½ c H2O
½ banana
1 tbs PB2
Pinch of pumpkin spice
1/4 c warmed up and put on top cranberry sauce
1/8 of a Blueberry Honest foods plank
2 tablespoons of Wheatberries!
Handful of chopped pecans
with a scoop of apple butter


With a glass of Emergency-C!!!!

After breakfast I prepped for our Taco Tuesday Dinner Party. Normally it’s just hubby and I, but this Tuesday Hubby invited his entire new work gang, and their wives. I was excited to meet them all:) I didn’t get off work till 5:30pm and they were coming over at 6pm so I had to do a lot of cooking before work, hence the reason for no early blog post.


Well all the prep work paid off, when I got home all I had to do was cook the turkey meat and all was ready (thanks to hubby for getting the house in order). I started losing my voice today(I wouldn’t be surprised if it is gone in the morning), so I was a little nervous about meeting all of his co-workers sounding like a HORSE! But they were all so nice, I felt completely comfortable. I am so happy that Hubby has such great guys to work with, there not just co-workers they are family! Sorry for the lack of pics I was too busy being a hostess, but I did get a quick pic of my plate and dessert!


These cookies were amazing!!! One of Hubbys co-workers brought them, I need to get the recipe, you all would die:) They were small which was great, because I had THREE, hey after all it is FAT TUESDAY


Hubby is currently cleaning up the kitchen, I LOVE HIM! Bosco is passed out next to me, you know you would all like to see that, and I am starting to dose off myself but I have one last thing to share with all of you!


Alright, I know I mentioned it yesterday, but I am doing Lent this year. What is Lent, well it is a time when Catholics, or others give up something in that is there daily lives for 40 days leading up to Easter. For me it’s about a time when I am giving up something that means a great deal to me in order to reflect on prayer, and the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for me. For others it could be about trying to focus on something in their live that they would like to get rid of for such a time.

This year in order to feed my soul, I am not feeding my face with sweets or junk for 40 days. Well why sweets and junk? Because right now I feel like it is something that I have kind of of lost control of. Not that I eat ALOT of sweets and junk by any means, but I tend to eat dessert more then usual lately and have a tendency just to eat junk that is in front of me at school, instead of eating intuitively. I need to gain control back and also it won’t be easy, which is why I will be praying A LOT! lol…so what does this look like?

  • I will not eat any desserts, including chocolate chips in my oats.
  • I will not drink any fruity cocktail drinks(like a dessert)
  • I will not eat any chips that are not 100% natural
  • I will not eat anything when going out to dinner that I don’t know all of the ingredients that are in it. (this will be a hard one).
  • I will not snack just to snack!!!
  • I will not drink anything from Starbucks except for black coffee for tea.

It’s time to feed my soul by not feeding my face! LOL…Well kinda.  What is something you could give up for 40 days that would help feed your SOUL, or something you could start doing!!!

P.S Hubby is going to do it with me, this is first time giving up anything for 40 days, so let’s cheer him on!!!!!


Hallie said...

Those are some ambitious goals! I've always thought the idea of Lent was very interesting.

What exactly are chips that are 100% natural? Like, tortilla chips that are just corn, water, salt, and oil? Stuff like that?

Julianne said...

That oatmeal looks delicious!!

Oh and good luck giving up sweets for Lent!! I am not catholic but I'm tempted to give up sugar for Lent, too... You know what? I think I will!

just me said...

those are some hard core goals! i totally wish you the best of luck! i'm sure you'll do great! and even though i'm not catholic i thought of giving something up but not sure what and if i should...i'll ponder some more!

Mica said...

Ooh, Bobbi! Best of luck with these goals! They sound intense!

Meghann said...

Wow! Giving up sweets and junk for lent?!?! Good luck! I think it would be way to hard to give up chocoalte or my nightly desserts.. but kudos to you fo trying it!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Go hubby!

foodsthatfit said...

Great goals! My religion doesn't celebrate lent, but I should take advantage of it and use it as an opportunity to make some healthy changes!

Denise said...

I'm trying to think of what I can give up for Lent. I'm thinking peanut butter...because it tortures me!

Lacey Nicole said...

WOW it will be so much easier now that hubby is doing it with you!!!!!!! you guys can check each other/ support each other. and oh my i need to make cranberry sauce, i haven't since thanksgiving!!!!! have an awesome day :)

RunToFinish said...

ok I only took my Lent half way... you'll see in my post today...we'll both be praying together!!

Rachel said...

Looks yummy.

Good for you on giving up junk food. Not sure I could give up dark chocolate though.

The Three T's said...

Your oatmeal looks AWESOME!!

Also, I love your idea of giving up sweets and junk. I wish I had the will power. I am such a junk food junkie! I think that it will help that you and hubby are committing to it together. Good Luck. :-) Will be praying for you!

greendogwine said...

Love your lent list - very nice!

Those oats look flippin' amazing! :)

HangryPants said...

Not snacking just for snacking would be hard for me. Good luck! I am sure you can do it.

Also, you made me want to go to a sauna so much!

SLJ said...

Wow those are impressive things you are giving up! I am only giving up diet coke (the only soda I drink) but the sweets are a given so I can look hot for my wedding in April! The resturant thing I don't think I could ever do... good luck!

Toni said...

Wow, those are some great goals. I have a friend who is giving up junk food and sugar for Lent as well. I'm not sure if I am strong enough to do that!

Pearl said...

great job on those goals for Lent :)


thanks friends for all the well wishes!
Hallie: I am mostly talking about tortilla chips, and chips that are made with poor ingredients. I can eat pita chips and pop chips things with organic and natural ingredients:)

Sheena said...

Hey sweetie!

i am celebrating Lent as well. This is hard for me because usually I give up chocolate and peanut butter and alcohol and chips and soda and candy, etc... But I have enough guilt over food issues that is driving my ED, so I decided to do something instead. I am going to be reading teh Bible daily and do an extra church event a week, because I feel that I really need the extra spiritual support right now.

Anyways, good luck with giving up junk and sweets. Take Care!

Ryan (chasing daylight) said...

GOOD LUCK BOBBI! I hope your husband enjoys the 40 days! I gave up meat one year and it was a great challenge :)

You'll do awesome!

Brian said...

Your awesome for havin a taco teusday, everyone should!

Thats a good list, it isnt EXTREME, but definitely doable! Good luck!

Laurel said...

Those oats look amazing! Cranberry sauce! What a good idea.

I love your goals. It's very brave of you. It will be hard, but you are totally tough! You can do it!