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Vacation goes by too quickly

The rest of the week just flew by. I was barely home, but I feel like I accomplished a lot.

On Wednesday, I drove out to Menomonee Falls to meet up with my friend Danielle. We walked on trails for an hour and 10 minutes, picked her one daughter up from daycare and then went to lunch at Nino’s Italian Bakery and Deli. It was our first time trying it and we were pleased we did!

Danielle and Kiersten

They had a great selection of sandwiches, plus Italian desserts, fresh bread and a small selection of Italian groceries.

Nino's in Menomonee Falls

I had a delicious blood orange San Pellegrino.

Blood Orange San Pellogrino

Lunch was a veggie panini, which hit the spot after working up an appetite on that long walk. The panini had giardiniera (pickled vegetables) on it and I may add that to my paninis at home once in a while.

veggie panini

These girls were a lot of work to have lunch with! Danielle’s three year old has tons of energy and is so curious about the world!

Danielle's girls at lunch

We all grabbed cookies for dessert. I picked out two small Italian ones–a black and white and an almond. Both got touched by the three year old a couple of times and while eating her own cookie, she asked me about ten times, “Can I have some of your cookies?”

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After lunch, we went back to Danielle’s house and chatted. I played with her cats, who loved the attention.

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Then it was off to Woodman’s on my way home! I bought a huge cart full of groceries. I was pleased to find the Clock Shadow Creamery quark and BellaVitano Merlot cheese. Hooray for Wisconsin cheeses!

Quark from Clock Shadow Creamery

BellaVitano Merlot cheese

I also stopped by REI on my way to meet Danielle and picked up all of this for only 40 cents, thanks to my REI dividend.

Justin's nut butter and Clif bars

On Thursday, I went to spend the day with my parents. Mom and I took a trip to Costco, where I had to get new passport photos taken. Let’s say they didn’t turn out that great, but I am glad I have my request for my name change done and in the mail.

I was hungry by the time we finished shopping, so I got a really yummy turkey, provolone and pesto spread sandwich at Costco. Mom and I also indulged in some swirled fro yo from there. The amount we got was huge, so I had to bring half of the sandwich and the fro yo home with me.

Costco meal

mom and frozen yogurt at Costco

After our lunch settled, my mom and I headed over to the brand new YMCA in Mukwonago. My parents had already been to it before, but it was my first time checking it out. I didn’t bring a camera to take photos, but it was gorgeous and made me wish we lived closer to that gym vs. our own. Mom and I walked/ran the track, lifted weights, I showed her a few machines and the kettlebells and we even played basketball for a little bit. Their pool has a big water slide, a lap pool, section for walking in the water, a whirpool and a separate water aerobics pool. I hope to check that out next time we go, but I am not a big swimmer.

Two days after that workout, I am still store from doing squats with the kettlebells. I really enjoyed using those again and wish my YMCA had them. I guess I can use dumbells to do similar moves though.

I can’t believe I only have one more day off and then it’s back to work!

Shopping trip success

It’s been a good weekend! Productive and fun! How was yours?

We worked out Saturday morning and I biked for a half hour at a good resistance! I also lifted weights and walked. My ankle didn’t bother me at all. Woo hoo!

After lounging around the house a while, I decided to go shopping at the mall and to some other places.

I haven’t bought any clothes in a while, but I found a tank top and two shirts at the Gap–all for $20. My husband thinks the black and white top looks too much like my other “French girl” shirts but I disagree. I love these t-shirts from Gap. The material, cut and prints all are wonderful.

I also picked up a free Hand Relief at Aveda (with a coupon I got in the mail) and some foundation (back to using what has always worked for me–Double Wear in Sand) and received the gift from Estee Lauder with a cute chevron bag and makeup goodies.

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gift with purchase-Estee Lauder

I ran to DSW to look for some flats, but had no luck. I then went to downtown Wauwatosa to Oro de Oliva (more on that later this week) and finally I popped in Outpost, a local co-op grocery store. Shopping at Outpost was so nice. I found quite a few things and it had me wishing we had one close by. But, then again, when Trader Joe’s opens nearby in August, I’ll probably be there every other weekend.

Back to Outpost–I spotted this DentaTreat and called Craig to see if he thought we should get it. Karma had inflamed gums and he also has tummy troubles (besides his lung being collapsed) and this sounded perfect. It’s a powder we add to his wet food and I noticed it has acidophilus in it, which is great for his tummy. He’s had it twice so far and seems to gobble it up.

Wysong DentaTreat

Once back home, I pulled this new spice out of the cabinet to add to the veggies I was roasting for dinner.

Penzey's Spice Ruth Ann's Muskego Ave Chicken and Fish Seasoning

Chopped up the broccoli and brussels sprouts for roasting!

broccoli and brussels sprouts

All done and fantastic! I swear that shopping at Outpost made me want to eat tons of veggies. :)

brussels sprouts and broccoli

To get full use out of the oven, I mixed up this package of muffin mix.

Simple Mornings Blueberry Streusel muffins

I had one fresh out of the oven and it was delicious, of course!

Later on, I watched a few episodes of Ted Talks on Netflix. One featuring Jamie Oliver and the other, Mark Bittman.

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We ended the evening with the movie The Descendents. We watched about 3/4 of it before we went to bed and finished it today. It wasn’t great, but not that bad either.

Today, I cleaned up around the house and then we drove downtown to the central library. I checked out these two books, which I probably won’t start until later this week.

Crohns and Colitis book and The End of Overeating

Our next adventure included going to the downtown YMCA. It was such a nice facility. I loved the track. We walked three laps, which equaled 1/2 mile, did the elliptical and lifted weights. The weight machines were different than our Y, but we figured them out pretty quickly. We were hungry after and I really wanted a juice from Fresh juice bar. It was closed. :( I opted for some guacamole and chips from Qdoba, two bites of Craig’s Culvers burger and a Snickers custard since I hadn’t really indulged in sweets all weekend long.

Amazing Race is on, so I will end this super long post and go watch it. Good night!

Y-Triple Threat and Tempeh

I tried a new group exercise class after work tonight. It’s called Y-Triple Threat. The teacher said that the class was setup like the Tabata one in the last session, so I was kind of excited as I had been wanting to try Tabata for a while now.

Here is the class description from the YMCA’s website:

Knock your socks off with this three-tier total body workout! Participants will work through a combination of exercises encompassing Cardio, Strength and Core. This class offers variety and modifications for all fitness levels.

It was a fun, but tough class. I did find myself really sweaty and red at one point and had to run for an extra sip of water. It felt good to get my butt kicked though! :)

I feel like my exercise routine has been too boring lately, so it was nice to switch things up tonight.

I came home and knew exactly what I would have for dinner–tempeh. I love this Lightlife flax kind I got at Whole Foods. It’s definitely been the best tempeh I have tried so far. (Sorry for the yellow photo).

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I cooked it in soy sauce and had it with a side of asparagus and a berry protein smoothie.

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I really like this protein powder. It doesn’t taste chalky or thick like some others do.

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I had better luck with curling my hair yesterday. We went to my in-laws’ house for dinner, so I thought I would change things up with my hairdo. They all liked my hair a lot.

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I can even report that I slept on my curls last night and they still looked good this morning, so I didn’t wash my hair. I just dry shampooed it and refreshed some of the front curls. A co-worker also commented on my curls and wondered how I got them to look like they did. Love having a new style to experiment with!

On the bus ride into work this morning, I decided that I’m giving up on The Tiger’s Wife. Just can’t get into the book and I am about 35% through it. I have plenty of other things to read! Life’s too short to read bad books.

Any book suggestions for me? I have a bunch of stuff to read, but has anything grabbed your attention lately?

I’m only two episodes into the series, but I am loving Downton Abbey so far! I am off to catch another episode now before bedtime.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday evening!

Celiac test

This morning, I tried the new brand of instant oatmeal I purchased at the store on Monday: Better Oats. This was the best instant oatmeal I have had in ages. The cinnamon plum spiced flavor was different and so delicious. The ingredients and nutrition facts are great as well.

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Lunch was another smashed white bean sandwich, some carrots and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert. The highlight of my lunch break was trying this little So Delicious coconut chocolate milk. Craig had it for lunch too and enjoyed it.

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Besides being dairy and soy free, it’s also gluten free. When I saw that on the back of the carton, I couldn’t help but think of the lab test I was having drawn after work today. I had to get the Celiac panel done. Let’s just hope I don’t have to go gluten free. I’ll let you know when I get the results, of course.

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After eating lunch, I ventured outside into the windy, yet warm January temps for a nice walk. I returned this video to the library before I started walking around downtown Milwaukee.

We watched this Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes show last night and it was fun! I liked seeing the scenery and food that is typically found in Stockholm, Sweden. I don’t like fish, so I am not sure how I would do traveling there. I am willing to try everything once though. :)

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I made myself a homemade pizza for dinner tonight. I was trying to use up some things in the freezer-a whole wheat Boboli crust and some pineapple. So, 1/4 was pineapple and ham, I made some with just cheese and ham for Craig and then veggies on the rest! My favorite flavor of pizza is Hawaiian and I rarely get to have it, so this was the closest I got to it in a while (no Canadian bacon but the ham gave it a nice flavor that was close).

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The evening flew by tonight! After I rested on the couch, we got to the gym where I got an intense 5.21 mile bike ride in and some weights lifted.

Good night!

Dinner with Danielle, a great workout, and a Sunwarrior protein powder review

What did you do with your “extra” hour!? It felt good to be awake at 6:30 and see the sun shining in our windows. It won’t be so dreary going to work, but coming home will be depressing.

Last night, I went over to my friend Danielle’s house to visit with her family for a bit before we headed out to dinner at Panera nearby.

Danielle with her kids

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I met her new baby girl Kiersten and played with her energetic 2 year old daughter Taylor. Oh yeah and you’ll see her cat loved getting attention from me too, so he’s camped out next to me on the couch.

me with Kiersten

Kiersten

Danielle was happy to get out of the house without kids and have an adult conversation over dinner. After asking about various people in her life, we both concluded that we are pretty darn lucky to live the lives we do. I never take it for granted, but I feel so blessed with the way my life has turned out, even though I did go through some tough times in my early twenties.

I was craving veggies all day, so I had a Greek salad at Panera and a baguette on the side. Mmm…it hit the spot!

Greek salad Panera

This morning, I made panettone french toast for Craig and I. We needed to fuel up on some carbs before hitting the gym.

panettone french toast and coffee

panettone french toast

I also had a couple of bites of a Pure Fit Granola Crunch bar right before we left for the Y. I don’t love this flavor and texture, but the other bars have been really good so far.

Pure Fit Granola Crunch

At the Y, Craig had an equipment orientation and basically got his settings for the weight machines programmed. I bounced around between the Cybex, rowing machine, weights and bike while we got an orientation. We also walked the track and ran a few laps to warm up. I was famished by the time we got home and I knew what I wanted to recover with.

I got this Sunwarrior chocolate protein sample free from the Sunwarrior Facebook page and it was great. I would definitely purchase this protein powder in the future.

Sunwarrior Chocolate protein packet

Sunwarrior chocolate shake

Loved the ingredients too!

Nutrition Facts Sunwarrior chocolate protein powder

Time to be productive around here. I need to research iPhone cases and get ready for the week.

Be Thankful Challenge: Yesterday, I was thankful for a nice dinner with a good friend.

Brewers Mascot at the Grocery Store

I’ve had a productive Saturday around here…

Made pancakes this morning. No pumpkin this time because my husband likes them plain. You all know what pancakes look like, so no pic was really needed.

Did some laundry using this sample that I got from Vocalpoint.

Downy UnStopables

It smelled yummy and seemed to make our clothes softer.

I was still hungry and had most of this Clif White Chocolate Macadamia Nut bar before going to the gym. It is one of the bars I won in Kimberly’s giveaway. I loved this flavor!

Clif Bar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

I think it was the perfect thing to eat pre-gym because I had lots of energy for my mostly cardio workout! I biked for 25 minutes while reading this Family Circle magazine, featuring adorable Halloween themed cake pops.

Family Circle halloween cake pops

I also did 15 minutes on the Cybex, some ab work, and a bit of weight lifting. I think the Cybex is one of those machines that does the best job of getting my heart rate up and is easy on my old lady joints.

Post-gym and shower, I blended up some spinach, frozen berries, banana, and 2% milk for some his and hers smoothies.

Berry smoothies

I ran to the mall to get my wedding ring cleaned and inspected and then to the eyeglass store to check out the frames. I am searching for the perfect pair before my eye appointment in mid-October so I can get them ordered right away. I am anxious for some new glasses that fit better than my current ones.

I considered this pair by the brand Chelsea Morgan, but I am not sure Craig will like them. I need a second opinion and he wasn’t with me today.

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Did some grocery shopping after my trip to the mall. While picking out some Chobani yogurt, I had an odd feeling that someone was watching me. I turned to the right and there was a Brewers sausage waving at me! For those of you who don’t follow baseball (like me) and don’t live in Wisconsin, the Brewers mascots are sausages that race during the game. The sausage standing right next to me freaked me out a bit, but also made me laugh. Glad for all of the Brewers fans that they won today!

Here is a picture of me back in 2007 with my friend Laurie and her friend after we had just run the sausage race 5k. I am the one appropriately in front of the German bratwurst (because I love all things German).

Milwaukee Brewers sausages

Here is what I picked up at the grocery store. I am most excited about the Pumpkin ice cream.

food bought on October 1, 2011

I was also pretty stoked to find lots of great coffee really cheap. A huge 20 oz. bag of Starbucks Breakfast blend was half off, so with a $1.50 off coupon, I got it for $5.50. I also found some Organic coffee whole beans for $4.44 each.

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Rewind to last night…

Went dark again with my nails for fall. It’s an OPI shade I had from last year.

dark nails

Also went to the gym and got a good workout in (stair stepper, walk/run on indoor track, full circuit of weights), then to the store to get some candy corn and some Libby’s pumpkin. Was relieved to find we aren’t out of the canned pumpkin in our area after I heard on the blogosphere that there has been a shortage this year.

Finally, Craig and I watched the beginning of True Grit, which is pretty good so far. Craig thinks I am like the character Mattie Ross. :) It’s the sassy side of me that he is talking about.

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We’re watching the rest of it tonight after we head out on a little dinner date. We really never got to formally celebrate our wedding anniversary, so we finally are by going on a date tonight. We are trying an Italian restaurant not far from our house. The menu looks pretty good! I might try a wine flight. I am ashamed to say that I have never ordered a wine or beer flight before, but am feeling like some wine, so I just might do it. I’ll be back with a review tomorrow.

De-stressing–what works for me

Do you find yourself stressed about certain aspects of your life? I know I do. I guess I’ll just come out and be honest–I am only stressed about work from time to time. All other aspects of my life just don’t stress me out and I am completely happy with them.

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During the YMCA community day programming two Saturdays ago, my mom and I had pretty much a one-on-one session with the teacher about de-stressing and living well.

She talked about ways to control stress in your life. The speaker represents the Living Compass program that the YMCA is offering this fall. It’s motto is “inner strength training.”

Some of what we talked about included examples like the following: at work, delegate tasks to others when possible (I’ve been doing this more often and it helps), say no to people (had to learn how to do this, but sometimes with my colitis, I have to step back and say my schedule is too busy and need to put my health first), and talk to someone about what’s bugging you (I’ve done this, it helps, but I need to learn to keep my complaining to a minimum). Basically, follow the “AAAbc’s of Stress” which are: Alter, Avoid, Accept, Build up my resistance or resilience, Change myself or perceptions.

Here are the ways I am managing my stress lately:

-I have been meditating for about an hour each day since March of this year. This has calmed me down a lot in general and made me think more clearly. I don’t tend to react as harshly as I used to when things irritate me.

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-I declared it in a recent blog post, but I will cut back on blogging when I feel like other things need to come first in my life. Since I work full-time, I have no choice but to consider blogging a hobby and one cannot devote every day of the week to a hobby if they want a healthy life balance.

-Driving in rush hour traffic is stressful. Driving in the snowy Wisconsin winters in a little, light car like mine is even more stressful! I am going to start taking the bus in November. I’ll still have to drive to a freeway flyer lot, but it’s worth it. It will cut back on the stress I feel from driving. It will also be good for the environment and allow me to de-stress even more by reading and listening to music or podcasts on my way into and home from work. I am really looking forward to reading every day.

-Get enough sleep during the work week! I am automatically more stressed when I am tired.

*I used to love Garfield when I was about 10 years old, so I had to go with this image. :)

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-Take breaks at work. I get two 15 minute breaks per day and a half hour for lunch. I used to just take my lunch break and didn’t take my 15 minute breaks. Now I step away from my desk to read or check my e-mail on my iPod touch.

-Read and relax each day.

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-Eat a healthy diet.

breakfast eggs, tomatoes, spinach, nutritional yeast, green peppers

-We all know this, so I won’t say much, but working out really helps me combat my stress after a long day at work. Thanks to endorphins, I can go to the gym in a cranky, negative state and leave perfectly happy and energetic.

Here are a list of things you can do under the category of “building up my resistance or resilience” from the Living Compass worksheets we received: healthy diet, regular exercise, build and maintain support systems, invest in relationships, meditation/prayer/faith, and rest and play. I was happy to see that I do a lot of these things already!

How are you managing your stress?

De-stressing, yoga, and a cooking class with mom

I had a good, but busy Saturday.

I got up sort of early and had some coffee, finally made some breakfast of eggs, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, nutritional yeast, and green pepper, and got all cleaned up and pretty before my mom came over.

breakfast eggs, tomatoes, spinach, nutritional yeast, green peppers

Since I ate so late, I was still feeling shaky and hungry, so I had a banana with some peanut butter. I love this Smucker’s Natural PB.

PB and banana

My mom and I went to the YMCA for community day, which was also free to the public but not well attended. Maybe it was the gorgeous fall weather we were having here.

me and mom

I’ll most likely write some other blog posts about it later this week, but we were there for three hours and went to a de-stress class, yoga, and then concluded with a wonderful “Something’s Cooking” class. The cooking class teacher was also named Lisa and had a lot of similarities to me in terms of the foods she likes and other things. She made veggie burgers & banana quinoa pudding, both of which were so delicious. We also tried samples of boca burgers and soy sausages before trying the veggie burgers she made from scratch (recipe to come soon). It felt like we were spent a day at the spa (minus lovely massages), but it was all free! I love all things wellness, so this day was perfect for me. Now to find a job doing what I love that involves nutrition and/or fitness.

When we returned to my house, Craig excitedly presented me with a package and it looked like a book! I won this Joy Bauer book from Lynn at The Actor’s Diet. I am most excited to find that Joy has a chapter on IBS and also talks about a lactose free diet. It looks like it will be such a great book overall with tons of recipes to offer in addition to some very useful nutrition information. I always like Joy when I see her segments on The Today Show or have read her articles on nutrition in magazines, so the right person definitely won Lynn’s giveaway. :)

Joy Bauer's Food Cures

My mom brought over a pumpkin table runner she made me. I spotted a bunch of these while we were at their house last weekend and I picked out some fabric I liked. Isn’t it cute? I am not a big holiday decorations person but I do gravitate towards pumpkin things in fall and pretty, yet simple decorations at Christmas.

table runner pumpkins fall

After the Y, my mom and I went to Penzey’s and the AT&T store to check out the cell phones.

At Penzey’s, I picked up this adorable “teach” box free with a purchase (I selected red and green pepper flakes) and a free jar of the Forward spice (Forward is the Wisconsin state motto). If you aren’t getting the Penzey’s catalogs in the mail, you are missing out on some great free spices or nearly free spices throughout the year!

Maybe Penzey’s is making a statement to support teachers this fall with this box. After all, they’ve been through some tough times in Wisconsin this year and the forward motto is very applicable right now.

Penzey's

There was also a small recipe book included in the box. Their recipes always look so good.

Penzey's

On the cell phone front, I am almost positive I’ll go with a general phone that only calls people instead of a smart phone. My mom will definitely get a general phone. I wish the smartphone Craig thinks I should get wasn’t so expensive at the store vs. what it sells for online.

Trying the vegetarian sausages at the cooking class today prompted me to pick some of these up at the store this afternoon.

smart sausages Italian style

I added them to some shells and I threw in some green pepper, olive oil and sea salt. It was delicious! Craig also tried it and enjoyed the meal.

pasta with smart dogs

Time to curl up with the cute kitty next to me and maybe read a bit before bed. Just another low key Saturday night around here.

Shopping for a lactose free diet

Tonight, I went grocery shopping with a lactose free diet in mind. I’ll probably start my week long experiment tomorrow.

I found myself reading labels more, even though I mostly shopped the perimeter of the store. When buying sushi, I saw milk on the label and knew that I wouldn’t be able to eat the sushi rolls as leftovers for lunch tomorrow. So, I read other labels and found the vegetarian version (which I prefer anyway) didn’t have any milk.

With a $1.00 off coupon, which was doubled, I got this milk for about $1.50. Not bad. I am not the biggest fan of soy milk, but I figured I would try this kind over the next week because it has 8 grams of protein per serving.

I had a glass of it with my dinner and it wasn’t too bad.

8th Continent Soymilk

I also picked up two types of store brand almond milk: original and vanilla. I figured the vanilla might be good in my coffee. I prefer almond milk over other dairy alternative milks.

almond milk

I enjoyed the sushi for dinner with some soy sauce and wasabi. I love wasabi, as long as it is in moderation.

b & w sushi

I found out that sushi is the perfect pre-gym dinner. It wasn’t heavy in my stomach and didn’t make me feel sick while I worked out. I had to get to the gym right after eating as the night was flying by. I just lifted a full circuit of weights and biked while reading the September issue of Health magazine.

There, I managed to fit in a shorter blog post and still have time to read before bed! Night!

Laborous computer data

Hope your Labor day was great! Ours was nothing special, but it was mostly relaxing.

I just can’t believe that on Thursday evening we were sitting outside in 90 degree temps with major humidity and now it’s only in the mid 60’s as a high. Where did summer go?

I also can’t believe that my mini vacation is over, but I am sort of ready to go back to work and to a routine.

Before heading to the gym this morning, I had the Chocolate flavor of the Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer. This was not my favorite flavor and I kind of expected it to be because I love chocolate anything. I definitely like the Vanilla Chai flavor better!

Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer

Vega chocolate Whole  Food Health Optimizer

I have to say that this did fill me up though! I’ll admit that I missed eating something though and am not sure I am someone who likes drinking things for breakfast instead of eating cereal or oatmeal.

I had to get the gym early because it was closing at 1 today, so I relaxed and then was off! It was packed, but I hopped on the rowing machine, cranked out a good interval workout on the Cybex Arc trainer and lifted machine and free weights.

After the gym, I was on a mission to write a travel recap that I entered in a contest today. The voting for it starts tomorrow and since my full name is on the entry, I’ll probably keep it private, but if you are on my friend on my regular Facebook page, please vote for me! :)

It felt good to get that done and now I have one more entry to accomplish this week too. Hate that it’s still hanging over my head, but I did start working on it yesterday.

Lunch was just a black bean Morningstar veggie burger and then I got a craving for something sweet. Once I saw these grilled bananas on a blog, I decided I would use up our ripening bananas and make them!

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making grilled bananas

I used some of the Tropical Traditions coconut oil to make them.

making grilled bananas

I didn’t grill them though, just cooked them on the stove. Craig thought I was making bratwursts.

grilling bananas

Mmm…these were a great way to use up brown bananas! Craig liked them too!

grilled banana and strawberries

I read my book for a bit and relaxed some more before I began what my title refers to: I labored over cleaning up some of my old computer contents, deciding what to keep from my external hard drive, then Craig wiped off my old hard drive, and now I have a big file of old photos and documents on my new computer to go through. Not a fun task! If your computer is not organized or properly backed up, this is a lesson for you. Get it organized ASAP. Luckily my husband is very computer savvy and helpful, but it was stressful getting old stuff put onto my new computer and realizing that if I didn’t clean it up, that is just more stuff taking up room on my nice laptop. The good thing is that I can now use time machine and my new computer will automatically backup anything new onto my external hard drive.

Once I was sick of working on that project, it was time for some well earned dinner!

I was on a mission to use this KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce that the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program sent me to use over the holiday weekend.

KC Masterpiece Southern Style barbecue sauce

I baked the tofu in the stove.

tofu with barbecue sauce

I also baked kale chips with olive oil, nutritional yeast, and I coated a few with some Northwoods Penzey’s spices. These turned out perfect! Much better than the last time I made kale chips.

kale chips with nutritional yeast, olive oil and Penzey's spices

Loved this meal and can’t wait to have some of it for lunch tomorrow at work. I really enjoyed the flavor of this barbecue sauce and I appreciate the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program sending it to me.

tofu with barbecue sauce, kale chips, pumpkin beer, tomatoes

Back to the grind tomorrow. Just happy it’s a four day week!