Thursday, June 27, 2013

You GO Girls!

Having a blast while making a mess.  Lozilu Mud Run 2013.  Team Mudder Muckers. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hey Maggie....

...if you have a few minutes, read this.  Holy whoa, does this resonate with me.

Monday, June 24, 2013

I can't believe an entire week has passed since I posted. Where does the time go?  Training is going really well, I'm consistently getting in 6 days a week of exercise, usually with my girl Megan.  Food choices are 90% there on the weekdays, less so on the weekends,but overall   I'm pleased. Lost $16 worth of freshly cooked organic chicken breasts in addition to some others stuff due to the power outage. Still working on letting that one go, we are really lucky in so many ways but having just gone to the coop and filled my fridge, I was a little crabby about it.  But nothing can overshadow the PHENOMENALLY DIRTY time I had at Lozilu with my GO Girls!!  A 5K run with 15 muddy obstacles, what a blast!!  What wonderful woman, what a lucky girl I am.  Feeling healthy, strong and a little less lost these days. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Had a truly GLORIOUS weekend that I didn't want to see end.  I spent tons of time with neighbors, made a delicious meal for my lunches this week and went on a totally spectacular 23 mile bicycle ride! 
Organic chicken stir-fry with brown rice, snow peas, peppers, carrots and cabbage. Super deelish. So there you go.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


I KNEW I made that quinoa for a reason!  I made quinoa stuffed roasted peppers for dinner!  I had tons of leftovers and stretched it into different sorts of meals for days, added it to my bfast egg bake and lunches and such.  So you see Maggie, I DID make a new whole grain recipe, I just didn't REMEMBER that I did it!  :)  I feel so much better now.  I've been staring at that leftover quinoa in my fridge that I STILL need to throw out and thinking "WHAT DID I MAKE WITH THIS??"

And that's today.

Friday, June 14, 2013

No thanks.

Resisted the urge to buy the full order of Duck Fat Fries (French fries fried in duck fat oil) from the gourmet food truck parked outside my office building. Instead I ate my salad I brought from home and snuck a lone fry from a co-workers plate.  And that's today.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Said goodbye this weekend to one family member.  Wrapped arms around countless more.  Ate good, clean food, even got out for a run with glorious mountain views. And that's today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Oh boy, bok choy!

One of my assignments this week is to make a new greens recipe.  I chose this Bok Choy recipe from the book Great Greens.  Where Kale has failed me, Bok Choy has come to my rescue.  I actually really like it.  It's nice in a recipe, like Pho or just on it's own.  When I made this, I had no other agenda, I was making Bok Choy and nothing else, so it worked out great.  But I gather that it's similar to broccoli in that it cools very, very quickly and needs to be eaten right away.  It would take some mighty good timing to make this recipe with a meal and have everything come out at the same time and be served hot, but I'm willing to give it a try.  Especially since I know Shawn would LOVE it too!   And that's today.

Affirmation Station

Finally, finally, finally, my affirmation wall is up.  It's not complete and I will keep adding to it, but it's a start for now.  The goal is to fill my head with healthy thoughts just like I'm filling my belly with healthy meals.  And that was yesterday.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Roasted Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

This recipe was labor intensive, especially since I added ground beef.  Besides that and substituting zucchini for mushrooms, I stayed close to the recipe.  It seemed to call for a LOT of cinnamon so I dialed it back a bit but even that was too cinnamon-y. Next time I make this, and I will make this again, I will add some tomato paste as a binding agent and change up the spices. On the plus side, I have leftovers for lunches and will use this mixture in my breakfast egg bake.  And that wraps up today.

A good start

Morning Glory Oats and green pomegranate tea.

And that's far.