Archive for January 2010

I Cannot Get Full

January 28th, 2010 — 2:05pm

I feel pretty stuffed right now but I bet in about half an hour I feel ravenous again.  Maybe it’s because I’m not very busy?  Hmmm. 

I’ll let my pictures do the talking.

My lunch of Greek Pasta at 10:15-yes 10:15-thanks Starbucks oatmeal for NOTHING:


Salad (minus the sprouts) at 12:30:


Including the bread (no butter) :


Followed by chocolate at 12:45:


And then a pear at 1:


And yogurt with granola at 1:45:


That’s a ridiculous amount of food today.  I think it’s boredom. Ugh.  I’m full now, let’s hope it sticks.

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January 28th, 2010 — 9:12am

My new phone, that is.  I can’t believe how much faster it is than the iPhone 3G-WOWZERS.  I’ll admit that some of the apps aren’t as pretty but overall I’m really impressed. Plus? ZERO calls have dropped and I’ve received all my calls and my phone has full coverage in my house.  I’m one happy camper.  Verizon for the win!

I got up today for boot camp and had half a nanner with PB:


I have a question for y’all.  I get up an hour before Shaun, when my alarm went off this morning, he popped out of bed and ran to the bathroom.  Isn’t that against the rules?  Shouldn’t the person who is getting up get to go to the bathroom first because that’s what you do when you wake up? I got all pissy with him (it was 5:30 in the morning) and he completely did not understand my reasoning.  What do you think?  We do have 2 bathrooms but one of them is too close to Lucy to use in the morning.  We don’t want to wake her up. So I sat there, mad, while Shaun bogarted my bathroom time.

Completely off subject, but I was reminded by my banana picture up there.  Last night Lu said what sounded like “More banana please” while signing “more” and “please” and pointing at the bananas.  It was INSANE and maybe I’m making it up but I’m 99% sure I heard that.

Back to today 🙂 After I dropped Lu off I had a coupon for a free oatmeal at Starbucks (thanks Stacy!!!!).  I got some oatmeal and a soy vanilla roobios latte.


The bag has all the goodies for the oatmeal:


Dried fruit, brown sugar, and nuts.  It was okay.  Not nearly as good as Jamba oatmeal but it got the job done and it was FREE!

Again, I ordered a tall drink and they filled my 16 ounce cup to the top (and gave me 2 tea bags!):


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So Full

January 27th, 2010 — 7:31pm

I don’t know why but I was HUNGRY today.  This afternoon I had my last 2 mandarins-these weren’t as good as the others I’ve had this week.


I also had a Lemon Bar Larabar.  Not my favorite flavor, but not the worst either.


I got home today and it literally took me 20 minutes to put together dinner.  Mexican Pasta is so easy and yummy! I added black beans this time.


Topped with some vegan cheese (I can’t wait until I’m out of this stuff), some vegan sour cream (which I like), and Tapatio-actually Cholula which isn’t nearly as good as Tapatio.


Lu LOVED it.  She had 2 servings.


I normally go to knitting on Wednesday night but I’m seriously beat and I’m going to stay home and cuddle with my honey tonight.

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Chelsea Does

January 27th, 2010 — 3:23pm

I got the…



LOVE IT.  Like really do.  It’s great. YAY.  I’m happy 🙂 (The screen portector looks dirty in that picture, sorry)

For lunch I had leftovers of my Greek Casserole:


Better today!  For “dessert” I had a vanilla coconut yogurt with granola (unpictured).

I also got a VERY FUN package in the mail:


I am SO NOT a traditional Ugg girl.  I’ve had a pair since I was 14 that I would wear after swim practice and my current pair is worn while camping. They are not a fashion statement in my eyes-I really don’t like them. I don’t wear them in public. 

Well THESE are not traditional Uggs.  They are from their new “Duck” line and are ADORABLE.  Yay winter/rain boots:


And now this girl needs to STOP spending money. 😉

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Whatta Day!

January 27th, 2010 — 9:19am

Yesterday kinda sucked BUT there is a silver lining.  Thankfully my meeting went really well and I got home safe-and that’s all that REALLY matters, right?

The day started off with me getting to the airport to discover that my corporate travel agent had booked my flight for the WRONG DAY.  I thankfully got that all settled and was able to get on my original flights for a $125 change fee.  Lesson learned-check my itinerary VERY closely.

The business trip part of the day was fine-the meeting went really well and it was nice to be on campus with the 40,000 other people that work up there.

Then I get to the airport and discover that I LOST MY PHONE. ARGH.  Come to fine out, I’m a little addicted to my iPhone.  What bums me out is that there are pictures on that phone that I don’t think I have saved anywhere.  I do have Lucy’s VERY first picture EVER saved (thankfully):

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Awww, look at this one:

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Or her first time in a carseat,right before we went home:

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Okay, sorry, I got distracted.  Anyway, it’s been awhile since I last backed up my phone so there are a few pictures that are lost 🙁

The good news? I HATE AT&T and have been counting down the days until I could get back on Verizon.  I don’t have reception IN MY HOUSE. ARGH.  And I don’t even really use my phone for apps.  I use it for directions, Facebook, Twitter, mail, and the internet.  Come to find out, my AT&T cancellation price + the price to get a Droid is LESS than it would be to get a used iPhone or even a NEW iPhone with a 2 year contract (which you couldn’t pay me to do).  SO-I’m getting a new phone!  YIPPEE!!!  Silver lining, right?

As for today, other than being bereft without my phone, has been good.  I slept in since I (STUPIDLY) drank caffeine yesterday and didn’t fall asleep until after 1.  NO MORE CAFFEINE EVER.

Lucy was so excited to see me this morning and that was fun.  I guess last night she went looking around the house calling out “Mama?” “Mama?” “MAMA?”  Awwwww.  I hate not seeing her :(  I have many more LONGER business trips coming up and I am NOT excited.

After dropping the munchkin off at daycare I got my $1 oatmeal from Jamba:


This is their new Berry Cherry Pecan Oatmeal and it doesn’t hold a candle to the traditional fresh bananers.  It was good and I’m full-but I missed my naners.

Alright, next time you see me, I’ll be the owner of a NEW PHONE!

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Future Marathoner?

January 25th, 2010 — 8:09pm

That would be this little lady:


We went out to dinner and she wanted to walk home.  She walked the entire way.  It was .382 miles!!!  That’s really far for her little legs!!!

Let’s back up to earlier in the day.  I found my new favorite Starbucks drink-Vanilla Roobios Soy Latte with no syrup:


Holy yum.  Roobios is herbal tea, so no caffeine-just warm goodness.

For my snack I tried a Plain Coconut Yogurt:


With an interesting tidbit:


Who knew?

I topped it with my Mom’s granola:


And ended up needing to add some agave.  The plain was VERY plain.  No tang or coconut flavor at all.  I won’t be getting it again.

Dinner was supposed to be steak, roasted brussel sprouts and mushrooms, artichokes, and quinoa. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately my 4 o’clock meeting that was supposed to end at 5 didn’t end until well after 5 and I didn’t get home until 6:10.  Shaun, knowing that I wasn’t going to get to see Lu tomorrow, suggested that we go pick something up so that I could hang out with my munchkin.  We’ve been out a lot in the last few days, but that’s life :) 

We went to Jeffrey’s-a local, yummy, hamburger joint.  I started with a bowl of chili:


I ate less than half of that and Lu helped me out with the other half. It was too sweet.

I got a mushroom burger:


I added my chili to it and just had a chili mushroom burger-no other condiments.

Shaun got a double cheeseburger:


And Lu got chicken fingers and fries that I didn’t get a picture of.  She ate one piece of chicken, no fries but munched on crackers (from my chili), tomatoes (from the condiment bar), and my chili.  That kid loves tomatoes! So strange-but I’m not complaining.

I will admit to having 3 of her fries 🙂

As I mentioned above, I don’t get to see Lucy tomorrow :(  I have to fly to Seattle for the day.  I have to get to the airport by 6 and I don’t get home until 9. Boo.  I have no clue if I’ll be able to post tomorrow so you may not hear from me.  I’m off-that 5 am alarm is going to be TOO soon.

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I May Have Just Poisoned Myself

January 25th, 2010 — 1:03pm

I highly doubt it but I did eat the stir fry that I made a week ago for lunch today.  It’s all veggies and tofu so I thought it would be okay.  It tasted great, so I think I’m okay.  Would you have eaten veggies, tofu, and rice that were a week old? Am I crazy?


I had a Talking Rain with it.  Talking Rain is sparkling water with fruit “essence” it’s zero calorie but (obviously) has carbonation.  They are a Washington based company and we get them here since WE’RE a Washington based company.  When we were bought, this was one of the first improvements we saw 😉

I also had a gluten free cookie that Miss Elaina made.


It had a strange texture but was good.  I guess it’s just almond butter, baking soda, sucanat, egg, salt, and dark chocolate chips. Interesting.

Right after my dental appointment (it was fine although I now feel like I’ve been hit by a sledgehammer in the face) I ate 2 mandarin’s:


When I got to work, I ate 10 almonds (unpictured).

Speaking of getting to work, I had a VERY FUN package waiting for me:


My friend, Laura, found these at Costco for me and sent them to me.  LOVE IT!  I’m SO excited.  THANK YOU LAURA!!!!  You can see Elaina’s neck and chin in that picture-Hi Elaina 😉

Alright, off to do work.

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Doped Up and Drilled

January 25th, 2010 — 9:01am

That’s what I’ll be in an hour!  I have a cavity that needs to be filled.  It’s been there for awhile but my dentist didn’t want to dope me up while I was nursing.  I was supposed to get it filled in December but that was the day Lucy came down with pneumonia. So, I go today.  I have awful teeth and gums-genetics suck.  My DAILY routine is to brush twice (manual in the morning, Sonicare at night-2 minutes, at least, each time) and then at night I floss, gum stimulate, and rinse with mega rinse.

Ever wonder what this is?


(source) That’s a gum stimulator.  You run the red tip along your gum lines.  Anyway, I do ALL of that and I still have 3’s and 4’s and get cavities 🙁 Oh and I get my teeth cleaned every 4 months. Genetics. At least I lurve my dentist!

This morning I was woken up by Lucy playing in her crib.  She decided that 4:30 was a fantastic time to play!  She eventually fell back asleep and my alarm got me up for good at 5:30.  Our rule is that unless she’s screaming bloody murder (like we KNOW something is wrong) we don’t go in there until 6 am-we started this at about 9 months and it works really well.  Sometimes it’s hard, but we know it works. She usually goes 12-13 (14 yesterday!) hours of straight sleep so we’re not messing with it!

Before spin I ate half of a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar:


I ate the other half after class.  Wow, could I ever feel yesterday’s run on my legs in today’s class.  I had a hard time getting going.  I didn’t push as hard as I normally do, but my legs needed me to be gentle-I listened.

I also made myself some juice this morning.  Here’s what it looked like before:


And after-green juice with orange foam:


Time to go brush my teeth!

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Too Fast…

January 24th, 2010 — 8:26pm

I’m not ready for tomorrow to be Monday 🙁 Tomorrow morning I have a dentist appointment and then on Tuesday I have to fly to Seattle for the day. Ick.

I just finished my 20 + 10 check-in.  Another good week!

I did end up having a beet, apple, kale, and lemon juice.

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I don’t know why so little juice came out?  I didn’t stress though because I knew we were going to get some Yogurtouille later.

We walked down to the local bike/toy store to get Shaun some lube-for HIS BIKE. We also let Lu play on some of the play structures there.  She saw a shelf of balls and yelled “BALL!!!” and started throwing them.  It was pretty cute 🙂

After we left, Talbots, we did, in fact, go to Yogurtouille.  I didn’t bring my camera, so iPhone pictures will have to suffice.


It’s dairy-free orange sorbet, with graham cracker, strawberries, almonds, raspberry sauce, and marshmallow sauce. It was delish.

Lu liked it too:


Here’s Shaun’s:


Chocolate, with strawberry, peach, and mandarin orange.  He normally gets chocolate with brownies, peaches, and chocolate sauce but wanted something different today.  I think it sounds disgusting but to each his own 😉

After Yogurtouille we walked home in the rain.  We did see that a Peruvian restaurant that had good food but HORRIBLE service closed down.  In it’s place? A new Cuban restaurant.  It hasn’t opened yet but I am SO excited.  I miss Cuban food SO MUCH.  It was GREAT in DC and I can’t find it here-I hope this place is good.

Once we got home, Shaun watched the football game and played with Lucy while I made dinner.  I made a Greek Casserole.



I had that serving, plus another 1/3 of that.  This will be GREAT for lunch this week.

Lu got a bath after dinner and then off to bed she went.  I need to update her blog (for family) and then I have to pick up the house in preparation for our cleaners tomorrow.  After that I’m folding and then going to bed!  5:30 am will be here too SOON.

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20 + 10 Check-In, 1/24/10

January 24th, 2010 — 8:04pm

Let’s see how this week went.

1. Stop putting myself down.  Treat me like I would want others to treat Lucy. I did REALLY well at this this week-YAY!

2. Eat something green every day. Check!

3. Eat 2 servings of fruit every day. Check!

4. Completely cut out dairy. Check!

5. Get back on my bike. When the rain is gone, this is ON.  I did get on the spin bike twice.

6. Do something only for me 1 hour each week. Check! I took a nice long bath last night AND on Monday night. AHHH.

7. Do something with Shaun that doesn’t include me sitting on the computer and him on the XBox or us watching TV for 1 hour each week. Check! We watched Julie and Julia together. 

8. Dress nicely, including putting on make-up, at least 3 times a week. Check!

9. Clean out Lucy’s drawers. Not yet.

10. Clean out and organize the filing cabinet. No more progress made yet.

11. Complete Lucy’s birth book. Not yet.

12. Become a faster walker. If you can speed train for running, you can sure as hell do it for walking. Actively working on this.

13. Send out thank you notes in a more timely fashion and to everyone that deserves one. I am completely failing at this one. This week is a new week!

14. Feed myself healthy food and exercise, trust myself. Check!

15. Save my personal money for a new wardrobe. I spent money on myself this week BUT it was towards new clothes-YAY!

16. Be on top of my budget and update Quicken every 2 weeks. Check!

17. Severely limit my computer and phone time when I’m with Lucy.  On weekdays, I should never use them when she’s awake and on weekends, I should use them sparingly when she’s awake. Check!

18. Get the bird out 4 times a week. 2 this week.

19. To appease my husband, never let the gas tank get below 1/2 a tank. Check!

20. Improve on my photography. Working on it.

And, the original 10 in 2010:

1. Take time out every day to simply enjoy my daughter. Check!

2. Try not to look too far forward or lament the past.  Enjoy NOW. Check, although I caught myself fantasizing about the future this week 😉

3. Drink more water-at least 70 ounces per day. Check!

4. Use my juicer A LOT. Check!

5. Go to the gym more often than not. Check! 4 times this week plus a run outside!

6. Eat healthfully-don’t put anything in my mouth that I wouldn’t feed Lucy. Check!

8. Run to the top of Waterdog Lake Road, while pushing Lucy, without stopping and back. Check! OMG I did this TODAY!!!!  I thought this would take MUCH longer to accomplish.

9. Post at least 365 times in 2010.  I can post 3 times a day or skip a day but I want my average to be 1 post per day. Getting there!

10. Fold my laundry by Sunday night. Check!

I need to work on thank you notes and getting the bird out this week.  Otherwise, I’d say that last week was a success!

How are your goals going?

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