Drag Me

Sorry for my two day absense – my obsessive need to be near A has lead me to make some stupid (but fun!) decisions.  I’ve done a LOT so this with be a slightly less detailed account.  It’s been a great two days, but I’ll backtrack…..

Monday morning I ate a Cookie Dough Balance Bar for my train breakfast.

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I try not to eat Balance Bars all the time because they do have 2.5 – 4grams of saturated fat, but they sure are good!

For lunch I packed a Fiji apple,

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a TJ’s Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt,

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and 1serving of Doctor Kracker Fire Roasted Crisps.

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The apple was super mealy so I only ate half but the crackers and the yogurt hit the spot.

After school I rushed around trying to get some program applications (I’m going to try to post about this on Thursday) filled out and faxed.  It was a lovely spring day and I was glad I dressed in season for school.

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The picture is blurry but here is the flowery fabric –

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I love this shirt, I got it and the same but in black from H&M last year.

With more rushing, I even managed to make it to the gym for a class.  1st I did 15minutes (2walk/13jog) on the treadmill to warm up.  I did 1.6miles.  Then I headed into a 30minute Abs and Stretching class .  Holey Moley, I couldn’t even finish all of the sets!

Next up, making dinner.  I did some snacking while cooked, I serving each of turkey pepperoni and salted peanuts.

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It is also possible that I ate an ice-cream Snickers bar.

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Yums.

Dinner was very veggie,

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baked tofu in a sea of roasted brussels sprouts with a small pile of coleslaw.  I had never eaten a brussels sprout before this year but now roasted they are one of my favs.

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The tofu I drained, pressed, sliced, then drizzled with evoo and a sprinkle of dried mustard and paprika, baked for 25minutes at 475*.  My eyes were bigger than my stomach, I only ended up eating 2slices (1/3 of the package).

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And finally was homemade cole slaw, recipe below.

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All together.

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The cole slaw was inspired by this sale item at the grocery store –

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Cole Slaw Recipe

  • 4C shredded cabbage
  • 3T mayo
  • 3T apple cidar vinegar
  • 1t sugar
  • 1/2C raisins

Mix to combine and Done.  I’m sure this will be even better leftover.  I love raisins in cole slaw.

Somehow after dinner A convinced me to see a 10:15 showing of “Drag Me to Hell.”  Drag me to Hell is right – Worst.Movie.Ever.  Seriously, I don’t know if you guys remember the year in the ’90’s when 80 movies in a row were terrible (Godzilla, Breakdown, etc.) but this movie was worst than all of those movies combined!  Even scarier was what I ate during the movie (I always eat a ton during scary movies) – an entire container of pretzel bites with fake cheese and a box of cookie dough bites.  Seriously, I’m glad I don’t have pictures.  A calls me a goldfish, I actually made myself nausous.

This morning I was still feeling so gross from the movie-crapfest that my train breakfast didn’t get eaten until well into 2nd period!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bar.  This wasn’t bad, but it was my least favorite flavor in months.

Lunch was a total bust – it seemed like such a good idea at the time, but it just didn’t come together.

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The idea was Pre-Smooshed PB & J Museli: Greek yogurt, oats, raspberries and peanuts.

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Doesn’t that sound good?  Well, no, no it was not.  I took about 2 bites before I decided I’d rather be hungry.

I stayed after school to conference with some kids then rushed to the post office to main in an application.  A was my knight in shining armor today – it was pouring and he came and met me at the train with an umbrella.  Even better, he let me talk him into a meal at Sweet Melissa!

It was wet and chilly enough out for a hot drink so I took full advantage, Sugar and Spice Latte.

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A caramel latte with nonfat milk and homemade cinnamon sugar marshmellows.

For eats I got the Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich.

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It came with a green side salad,

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was served on a crossaint and had green apples and golden raisins in it.

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Delish.  Usually I don’t eat the bread on restaurant sandwiches (and I never eat crossaints) but today I ate the whole thing and it was delicious.

A and I hung out at home for a bit and then he said he was going for a run.  Well, my plan for June is to slowly get back into running shape doing intervals but I’m a crazy-face who misses my husband all day so I jumped up and said I’d go too!  We did some loops in Prospect Park and a few little loops in the Slope.  And get this – in 35minutes (I ran the exact time of my 35minute gym playlist on my i-pod, which was an exciting coindence) we did 4.4miles!  Not only did I know think I could run for 35minutes straight I never thought I could do more than 3miles this out of shape!  Other than a few quick stops for boob adjustment (holey heck I need new sports bras) we ran the entire time.  And my ankles/knees don’t even hurt yet (keeping my fingers crossed)!  I can not even describe to y’all how excited I am.

And then it seemed totally normal to tint my hair…..with Kool Aide (oh yeah!).

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I used 4C of h2o and three mini packets to dip my hair into.  The end result?

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Pretty much zilch.  It’s a little bit darker and it smells fantastic!  In retrospect, when I did this as a teenager I had blonde highlights.  I’m glad I tried though.

Now it’s time for a sweet (smelling, literally) bed time.  I hope everyone’s week has started without a hitch.

Have you ever used food for beauty?  How’d it go?

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6 Responses to Drag Me

  1. Vani says:

    Haha – I’ve used lemon juice for highlights, and all it did was make me a bee magnet!

    Congrats on the run – that’s awesome!!

  2. Hmm, can’t say I’ve tried the Kool-Aid trick! But I guess along the same lines, I’m hoping that if I eat cleaner then I will have better skin, which has always been problematic for me.

    Roasted brussels sprouts are one good way to do that, says me! I drooled a little when I looked at yours. Definitely gonna have to be on the menu tonight. 🙂

  3. Lynne says:

    I have done the Kool-Aid on my hair before, both blue and purple. It turned out pretty good, but the blonde highlights did help.

  4. Danielle says:

    I never heard of tinting hair with kool aid what a fun idea.
    congrats on the awesome run!

  5. Hangry Pants says:

    Oh my god I love those snickers bars and haven’t had one in years!!!!!!

    And, yes, I died one strip of my hair with kool-aid. It was for cheerleading. Our colors were maroon and white, so we wanted to each put a maroonish color in our hair – we picked cherry. I have red hair – results less than noticeable.

  6. Sarah says:

    awesome job on that run! you’re less out of shape than you think 🙂

    and omg kool-aid hair dye!! so 7th grade 🙂 i only use food for beauty if i get to eat it, too!

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