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Godiva French Vanilla Iced Coffee Smoothie

I tried a new way of consuming my coffee this morning. I usually have a hot cup of coffee at home and maybe an iced coffee at work. Instead, I used the Godiva French Vanilla coffee I received from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program and made a vanilla coffee smoothie. I added skim milk, the Godiva brewed coffee, a few ice cubes, some soy protein powder, and a bit of vanilla stevia to sweeten it up. It tasted pretty good and was a fun new way to drink my morning coffee!

Godiva French Vanilla Iced Coffee smoothie

Godiva french vanilla coffee; smoothie

I had the last of the Yogi Cherry Almond cereal on the side.

smoothie, cereal

Thanks Foodbuzz and Godiva for allowing me to try the coffee! I still have some chocolate flavored beans to try and write about.

Snack at work was these Pop Chips.

salt and pepper potato pop chips

And a cup of hot coffee with some sugar in the raw.

coffee and sugar in the raw

I sported a bright yellow cardigan and it made me feel cheery today.

me with cheery yellow sweater

This is one of many pieces of clothing that were handed down to me from my sister’s friend. Even though she is very petite compared to me, the clothes seem to fit perfectly. Usually I am not one to love used clothing, but because I know this woman took good care of her clothes or in most cases, didn’t even wear some of them because they still have the tags on, I don’t mind as much. I am not a Goodwill/thrift store or rummage sale shopper at all. As Craig says, I didn’t get the rummage sale gene handed down from my parents. 🙂

Lunch was two quinoa stuffed zucchini boats, a blueberry Chobani, some cherry tomatoes, and a string cheese.

lunch on 8-16-11

My co-worker borrowed me two copies of Nutrition Action magazine and I enjoyed reading through those during lunch. They are jam packed with great information.

Nutrition Action magazines

Dinner was pizza. You know what that looks like. 🙂

At the gym, I biked for 10 minutes before going to an hour long yoga class. After class, our teacher told us that starting in the fall, there would be a Belly Dancing class after our yoga session. Someone mentioned that the first two sessions may be free, but otherwise there will be an extra fee for it. Ooh, I am tempted to try it out just for fun!

My goal is to read more before bed, so it’s time to read a few blogs and then a book!


Relaxing day at home

Feliz cinco de mayo! (I speak Spanish pretty well and even minored in it in college for a while, until it became too difficult). No fun cinco de mayo food on the blog today, but Craig and I might try a new Mexican restaurant this weekend. Did you know that cinco de mayo isn’t even widely celebrated in Mexico? Learned some fun facts about it while lounging around and watching the Today show this morning!

I ended up calling in sick today so I could rest properly. It felt so good to be home and relaxing all day, with my foot up for most of it, of course. I finished about four magazines that had already been started, lots of newspapers from my huge stack, and I read on the Kindle.

The good news is that my ankle is feeling better. The pain in my foot was not too prevalent today, except for now, in the evening. It seems that my ankle and leg itself always hurt the most at night and overnight, while I am sleeping. In fact, I woke up many times last night with pain and that was also one of the reasons I stayed home today. I needed to sleep in until 9 a.m. to make up for my lack of sleep!



I painted my toenails a cheery summer color of Essie Boat House and read The Secret Holocaust Diaries (a free book that is really good so far) on the Kindle.

reading The Secret Holocaust Diaries on Kindle; painting toenails

Lunch–just Stonyfield plain yogurt with almonds and honey. I was not hungry all day, so this is the only thing I ate for lunch.

Stonyfield plain yogurt, sliced almonds, honey

More reading, this time it was Nutrition Action. This article on sandwich and bagel thins opened my eyes to the fact that I may want to consider switching to a different brand of sandwich thins because Arnold’s doesn’t rate so well (due to sodium levels).



I think I’ll pick up some of the top rated Trader Joe’s thins while shopping there this weekend.


Dinner–whole wheat gnocchi with four cheese fettuccine alfredo sauce and some grape tomatoes on the side. I think I’ll stick to regular flour gnocchi from now on. The wheat flavor was too strong for both Craig and I.

whole wheat gnocchi; fettucine alfredo sauce; grape tomatoes

Even though I read all day, I want to get some more in tonight. I also need to ice and elevate my foot again because the pain is starting to surge. No exercise today, just lots of rest.

Sleepy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a little after 8 p.m. and hard to believe I have been on the couch asleep for the last two hours. Boo. I ate dinner and then just crashed. Unfortunately, so did my husband and we both woke up at 7:45 after sleeping for a while. Anyone else feel so tired this week? My co-workers have all been telling me they’re unusually tired too. Could it be the time change? Weather change? I even got more sleep last night!

So, no gym tonight. Which meant no yoga and now I am sad. Good thing I have trainer Bob’s Yoga Warrior dvd checked out from the library. Maybe I’ll pop him into the dvd player after this quick post.

Breakfast–I officially want greek yogurt for breakfast every morning this week. I had it again with the wild blueberry preserves. It fills me up just perfectly so my tummy isn’t growling at work. Plus, I just haven’t been in the oatmeal mood lately. Again, probably due to the warmer weather.

Chobani plain greek yogurt, wild blueberry preserves, Jonathan Adler Starbucks coffee

Snack time was the “usual” for this week too. I seem to be in a routine with my eats.

yogi tea, Nutrition Action, granola bar

Loved this quote, which reminded me of a story my co-worker told me today.

yogi tea quote

A sweet co-worker of mine who is also interested in nutrition borrows me the Nutrition Action newsletter. She brought me in their healthy foods bonus section along with the newest newsletter. I read through the healthy foods pamphlet on my morning break and they scored various foods, which reminds me of NuVal. Top food items in each category include:

Fruit: Guava
Veggies: Kale (spinach is right behind it)
Beans: Soybeans (pinto is next)
Grains: Quinoa
Leanest meats: Turkey breast

No surprise with these choices, huh?

Speaking of turkey breast, I had some deli turkey meat on a Flat Out wrap for lunch. I added Frank’s Red Hot, spinach, tomatoes and provolone cheese. Yummy!

I also had a Strawberry Banana chobani yogurt and carrot sticks.

turkey, spinach, provolone wrap, chobani strawberry banana yogurt, carrots

I ate my lunch among co-workers at the library story time session. Today’s story was a love story set in China. Good story, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I swore it was the tryptophan in my turkey, but maybe I was just plain tired (as was evidenced from my long nap tonight).

At an afternoon work meeting, I snacked on the red grapes and a toffee bar. I also had some coca-cola to wake me up. I drink soda about once a month, if that, and it’s in situations like the one today where I was sooo tired and it was offered for free so I couldn’t pass it up.

And for dinner, I totally didn’t feel like eating much. I snacked on some tortilla chips and Herdez green salsa. I then had more of the same meal I had for breakfast. My tummy just wants yogurt lately, so much that I realize I had it three times today.

I guess the blog post evidences that I felt kind of “off” today in general.

With that, it’s time to get this post published and get some stuff done around here so the whole night isn’t wasted.

Did you go out and celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day? I never do, but I was surprised at how empty the roads into work were this morning. I guess a lot of people took off to party!