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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday Time to Feed Your Soul: How about a good book?

I am trying to keep track of all the fruits and veggies I consume each day for the March Booty Buster Challenge AKA MBBC. I am taking pictures off all my food for the month of March. I don’t normally take pictures of everything I consume, mainly breakfast and dinner. I think this will be interesting to keep track of, and hopefully helpful to all of you.

Snack: 10:30am: Peach & String Cheese
Lunch: 12:45pm: Large Salad with romaine lettuce, strawberries,pineapple,red and yellow peppers,wheat berries, cucumber, and kiwi. Along with some black eye peas,Thomas ww pita, hummus, and a laughing cow cheese.

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Snack 4pm: Greek yogurt,flax granola, and blueberries. I also had a small kiwi(yes I eat the whole thing skin and all).


Pre Workout Snack 6:30pm: Small Decaf Sbux Coffee with non fat milk, and an apple. I have AKB at 7:30 so I always need something to hold me over.

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Dinner 9pm: I didn’t have my ritual bowl of cereal because I met with a friend after AKB to talk about here wedding plans:) She so sweet and bought me dinner! Sbux Protein Platter, and Perfect Bowl of Oatmeal. This was a very satisfying dinner. I could have had a little sweet after, but I resisted.


WOW I eat a lot of FRUIT! I need some more veggies in there. Today I ll pack some carrots and snap peas.


This morning I woke up at 6:30am, which I was was proud of because I didn’t get to bed until after 11pm. I was out late because, I am working with a friend, we shall call “skinny bride”, to help her lose weight before her wedding. She has hired me as her wedding decorator/personal trainer. I am soooo excited, and of course am doing it for no charge:) This is what I want to do for a living(help people lose weight), so this will be great practice. There will be more on this to come.

Today’s run was an easy 3.5 miles, so I threw on my clothes and hit the outdoors! It was so nice to run outside finally, the treadmill and I are now friends but I still miss the pavement. I truly ran easy, I only looked at my garmin once, and just cruised. I will be doing my Yoga tonight because I have limited time this morning.Tomorrow I am running with a new running buddy who lived right down the street from me, I can not wait!


I had a bowl of cereal this morning, because I missed mine last night.


I went with 1 c Kashi Heart to Heat, 1/4 c Zoe’s Cranberry Currants, and 1/2 c of Kashi Go Lean.


I added 1/2 almond milk, blueberries,wheatberries and a spoonful of Naturally Nutty Flax Seed- Hemp Seed PB.

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I still need to get my cup of joe for the road!


When was the last time you curled up to a good book, that truly fed your soul? I know how busy life get’s, and reading for fun is some times out of the question. I think that reading as an adult is just as important as reading as a child. I know my Hubby is not a big fan of reading, but he has at least a couple great reads. If you do make time, or would like to make time to read for fun what would you read? I know for me, I think the Bible feeds my soul, and here are other books that I love to read as well:

Redeeming Love

Atonement Child

Cooking for Mr. Latte

Those Who Save Us

Trail of Crumbs

The Poisonwood Bible

Afternoons with Emily

Souvenir: A Novel

The list could go on……what books can you add??? I would love to get some more ideas:)



I have a pretty easy going day today, there is Taco Tuesday and Yoga on the list, and I have lot’s of blogger stuff to catch up on. Have a great Tuesday!

P.S. I just signed up to volunteer at my first Marathon on March 22nd! It’s the inaugural Pasadena Marathon, so it should be fun. I am so excited, I have always wanted to work at a marathon instead of run one. My friend Moe is going to do it with me so it shall be a blast!


RunToFinish said...

way to go on voluteering!! I think I am going to do that for KC this year.

I have another book review posting coming up soon, cause I love reading it just feels so relaxing and special.

yah for you helping out the bride! that sounds like a blast!!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

All that fruit looks awesome!

Girl I love The Poisonwood Bible!! I have read that book so many times I can't count anymore. In fact it's the next book I'm going to read. It helps me regroup and I discover so much more about the characters with each read. :D

Anonymous said...

Volunteering at races is so much fun and I am sure they greatly appreciate the help. You are a very kind and service oriented person! I think that is so great that you have offered to help "skinny bride". I love to see people so willing to help others so unselfishly! You are awesome!

Meg said...

I am going yo have to look into some of those books.

Great Starbucks meal!

Denise said...

Kiwi *with* the skin?? Really???

Anonymous said...

I love reading. Right now, I haven't been able to sink in a book because of school, but I have a whole stack waiting for my return. I keep track on goodreads, another addicting website!

Fitnessista said...

how cool you're volunteering at the marathon!
and that's awesome your friend hired you as a decorator and trainer.. *sighs* i love weddings
thank you for the book list!
have a wonderful day <3

aron said...

my dream job = wedding planning and exercising :) i have said i wanted to start a business that would be wedding planning with personal training on the side - so fun!

Danielle said...

A friend and I are about to start a book club, I'm so excited because I definitely feel like I haven't given myself a break to read in a long time.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to see your daily eats! Whee!
I'd try Life of Pi! It's amazing :)

Leah said...

I just love your posts!

To add to your book list, anything by Jodi Picoult is a great read! And currently i'm reading "Marley and Me" :)

It's so nice if you to help out your bride friend!! I'm sure she'll have some great success before her wedding!

Anonymous said...


that salad. i have no words.

Marianne said...

Your cereal mix looks really great, love the addition of wheat berries.

I know I don't read as often as I would like, I just can't seem to find the time to do EVERYTHING I want in the day, and reading is often the one thing that gets left behind.

M said...

Right on! The grub looks tasty!

"90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper

Keep going strong!

Petite Noonie said...

I love how you always add something inspirational at the end of your posts, something to make us think or make us better and not always in a fitness/ food way!

I would add East of Eden by John Steinbeck to that list. He's an amazing author! Or A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. So sad. I have never been so glad for the life I have then when I read this book!

aNd! said...

I am with Leah on the anything by Jodi Picoult (speaking of I saw she has a new book out), others I like are The Time Traveler's Wife, The Year of Fog, Special Topics in Calamity Physics (not a science book)! I love reading!

Mica said...

That salad looks awesome. And I can't believe you eat the kiwi with the skin on! I might have to try that!

Brian said...

Nice spread on that salad! I am not a big reader so I can only add Runners World to that list, but Im sure you have that covered :-)

Rose said...

I just read a couple good books including: The Autobiography of a Face, Truth & Beauty, and This Boys Life.

All good memoirs, if you're looking for one. Kind of sad though..

just me said...

i would totally add anything by jodi picolt to that list! she is a phenomenal writer!!!

Lauren said...

You are such a sweet friend to help out a bride-in-need. I know she must be so thankful for you!

By the way, regarding your post from yesterday, Bebo Norman is such a great singer! Our wedding song (the one I walked down the asile to) was "Nothing without You" by Bebo. Have you heard it? It's one of the most beautiful songs I think I have ever heard.

Have a great day tomorrow!

Ryan (chasing daylight) said...

You're doing a great job with no sweets!!!

One of my favorite books is "A Long Way Gone" by Ishmael Beah. It was promoted by Starbucks a couple of years ago and is a memoir of a boy soldier in Sierra Leone. SO inspiring and moving!

joyRuN said...

I never knew that the skin of the kiwi fruit is edible!

Can't wait to hear your volunteer report from the Pasadena Marathon. Should be fun :)