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Taxes are done!

We had a storm come through last night, just as our bedtime rolled around, and it made for a very sleepy day! Glad to have the warmer temps, but not the thunderstorms that keep me awake!

Breakfast was plain non-fat Chobani with almonds and honey.

Chobani non-fat plain with honey, almonds, coffee

Snack at work was a peppermint tea and a Pecan Pie larabar.

Lunch was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on an Arnold’s Thin, a pomegranate Chobani, an apple, and a clementine.

On my break, I read Crazy Sexy Diet and as I found when I was reading it before bed last night, I am really enjoying Kris Carr’s writing and am learning a lot from her! I knew nothing about pH levels before reading the last couple of pages.

pb & j on Arnold's Thin, Chobani pomegranate, apple, clementine

I left work somewhat early to make it to a 4:30 class at the Y. Ultimate Intervals class was good. It used to be called Boot Camp, but they changed the name and we have a new teacher. You see, I didn’t attend Boot Camp for the last couple of months because I really hadn’t cared for the last teacher. The one we had today was enthusiastic and had good stations set up. It’s tough to make the class time though. I wish it was at 5:30 instead. We’ll see how often I attend because Mondays are busy for me at work.

I was so happy to get the giveaway items from Laura at Food Snob STL in the mail today! Thanks Laura–love the goodies!

prize from FoodSnob

Dinner was red quinoa, feta, tomatoes, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, sea salt, and some spices.

red quinoa, feta, tomatoes, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers

After dinner, we meditated and then Craig and I finished our taxes and submitted them! Phew. One thing that we learned from doing them was that we aren’t so savvy with finances. We are good savers, but we don’t know how to invest our money. So, this prompted a new goal for 2011: take a financial class together so we are more financially savvy!

From finances, back to food–my sister-in-law is starting a new full-time job on Monday and she’s not used to bringing a meal to a workplace. I gave her some advice in an e-mail and told her to check out my blog.

Question for you readers: any tips for my sister-in-law on making healthy brown bag lunches?

My tips were to prepare veggies, etc. on Sundays and to cook extra of a meal and save some for work leftovers. I also said that fruit often fulfills my sweet tooth (like it did today) and that way I guarantee I get my fruit in for the day too.

To 10k or not to 10k, that is the question?

So, I am forcing myself to make a decision this week on whether or not I will sign up for the Rock N’ Sole 10k this summer. The registration goes up in price after Thursday, so that is motivating me. Running a 10k was one of my goals at the beginning of the year, but I am still on the fence about doing it. The reasons are that I have two bad knees and once I start running long distances, the one especially acts up. I also have been having a lot of hip pain recently. I think with training and regular yoga, I would be ok. As you can see, I keep talking myself out of it.

I consulted Pawsitive Life’s blog post on training for a 10k and it really does look doable.

What to do? I guess I will think about it until Thursday and make my decision.

My eats for the day–breakfast was plain non-fat Chobani with Kashi Go Crisp! Berry Crumble cereal and fresh strawberries.

coffee, chobani with Kashi Go Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble, strawberries

At work, I sipped on a peppermint tea during a meeting and then had a mini bagel with cream cheese because we had leftovers from one of my events.

Lunch was a spinach salad with herbed tofu, cherry tomatoes, shredded mozzarella and topped with olive oil and balsamic dressing. I tried the Mango Chobani for the first time and it was SO good! Probably one of my favorites (Laurie, you must get yourself to Woodman’s and try this flavor soon)! I had some peanut butter m&m’s for dessert.

tofu, salad, pink lady apple, mango chobani

The apple was my afternoon snack around 1:30 and then I had a 100 calorie pack of Blue Diamond almonds around 3:30.

blue diamond almonds

I think I was extra hungry today because I was tired. I also didn’t feel great in general-nauseous off and on, not wanting to see food at certain times and then being really hungry at others. I swear being tired did this to me. I am getting myself to bed early tonight no matter what!

I meditated when I got home from work, read my book for a bit and then fell asleep on the couch. I declared a rest day from the gym since I wasn’t feeling so hot.

My lovely husband made us cheesy noodles for dinner while I napped and woke me up to let me know I could eat.

cheesy noodles

Then I attempted to play with his new Nintendo 3DS, which also made me feel dizzy and sick. You can turn the level of the 3D up and down though, so that helped. Then it was fun to play with! I love the pretty teal color. Don’t tell my husband I think the color of his 3DS is pretty though. 🙂

Nintendo 3DS

With that, I am going to check my google reader and sign off. Night!