Thursday, April 15, 2010


Hey guys! Sorry I've been MIA this week! I've been crazy busy with work, school and the playoffs!! I worked on Monday and Tuesday, both 12 hour shifts. After Monday's shift I was way too exhausted to do anything after work so I basically just went home and went to bed. On Tuesday after work I went over to Mats and watched Sherlock Holmes. It was a pretty good movie! Better than I expected. Wednesday was spent doing homework and counting down the minutes until Philadelphias first playoff game! I watched the game at Mat's where I am happy to say that Philly won 2-1! It was a road game too so I am pretty pumped. Mat's team, Detroit, lost their first one last night to the Coyotes. I felt kinda bad for him. I know if Philly would've lost I probably would've been crying haha! I didn't take any pics of my eats cause they were kinda boring. I got groceries today so I'll share today's eats with you.

First off for breakfast (around 11) I had a nectarine and a banana pancake!
Nectarine and banana pancake topped with 1/2 banana, agave nectar and maple flakes

That pancake was sooo good! I was meaning to make 3 but then they kinda all went together in the pan so I just made one really big one. If you feel like going to heaven one morning here's the recipe:

Awesome banana pancake recipe:
1/4 whole wheat flour
1 egg white
1/2 smashed banana
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp soy milk
1/2 scoop protein powder (I used chocolate flavour)

Mix all wet ingredients and dry ingredients seperately. Add the two together. Make 3 smaller pancakes or one gigantic one.

After breakfast I did a load of laundry and worked on some more homework. I also cleaned up the apartment a bit and worked up enough appettite for this snack:

Cucumbers, carrots, peas, tomatoes, cauliflower, green peppers and olives with 1 Tbsp calorie-wish peppercorn ranch dip

That snack plate was awesome! And Mat made me obsessed with olives again. His are better though because they're humungous ones! The ones I have are just tiny. Anyways, after that snack plate I got to some more homework. Wow! My life is just really exciting with all this homework haha!! I also had 5 fuzzy peach rings that I picked up at Walmart a couple days ago. At 5:00 I had an online chat with my teacher and some classmates. We all meet on Skype and go around answering questions. This one was about are concerns towards instrumentation and counts. The chats are good but they usually take about an hour or so which is waaayyy too long! At least we don't have to use the video thing so I can look like a slob without anyone knowing haha! After the chat I made supper and I was very hangry!!

Grilled chicken breast, steamed brussel sprouts and baby carrots, roasted sweet potato rounds and some BBQ sauce and ketchup for dipping.

Mmmmm that was delish!! I grilled the chicken on my George Foreman grill. I made 6 so I could have some for my lunches this weekend and froze a few more for down the road. I grilled the chicken with some chicken seasoning and BBQ sauce. After making supper I also made some spaghetti squash for my lunches this weekend. It made 3 servings which is perfect for my shifts Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I better get going though because Montreal and Washington is going into overtime and I can't miss it haha!! I think tonights snack might be an apple and a sugar free chocolate Jell-O!!! Have a great night all!! And cheer for Philly tomorrow night in game 2!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Victory Is Ours!!

Great, great, great news!!!! Philly won in a shootout! Yep, that was probably the most stressful moment of my life haha! First New York scored in the first period. Philly hit the post 4 or 5 times and finally scored 1 in the last period. It was tied 1-1. Went into overtime and no score, so it went into a shootout. God, I absolutely hate shoot outs! They are sooooo nerve racking! I didn't watch any of the Rangers shoot just because I couldn't handle it haha. Mat even muted the TV so I wouldn't have to hear it. He let me know though if it was good or bad. And, yes it was extremely good! Philly won which means they'll be playing the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the playoffs!! I think it's a pretty good matchup. And I feel it's a team that the Flyers can beat!! The playoffs start on Wednesday. I'm still not sure if Philly starts that day but I really hope so!! I love the playoffs!

Anyways, before I went over to watch the game I picked up some beer. First attempt was a fail because I forgot my ID. Of course the lady asked for it so I had to run home and grab it. I considered just going to a store closer to Mat's place since gametime was only 20 minutes away. But then I thought, "No! The cashier will think I was underage and be thinking she busted me the entire day"! So I went back and bought the beer. She must've been surprised to see I was 24. She actually looked kinda angry about it. But whatever, I look young, too bad!! I bought Bud Light Lime for me and Guiness for Mat. I had a few of these to calm my nerves during the game. We also watched the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres game. The winner of that would be the one to play Philly. Of course New Jersey won. After all that hockey I was starving so I went home to make some dinner.
Amy's burrito topped with O Organics salsa, steamed brussel sprouts and baby carrots, sweet potato rounds and Heinz Organic Ketchup for dippage.

That was definetely a supper for champions!! After supper I took a long, hot bath and then finished up the group assignment thats due tonight. I also made tomorrow's lunch for work tomorrow. And, as I am typing I am eating a pack of Reese's snackster 100 calorie pack. Love these little things. But I'm gonna head to bed now since I gotta work sooooo early! Have a great night!

The Big Game!

Good morning!! I am as excited as a kid on Christmas morning today! Because Philly plays the Rangers in a do or die game! I'm also very nervous because if they lose that means that Philly is out (unless they lose in OT). This is the last regular season game and right now Philly is sitting in 8th place. If they lose they will be in 9th and that would be a tragedy! So, I am sitting waiting for 1:00 to come. 2 hours away. I'm already wearing my Richards jersey!
Mike Richards- Captain of the Flyers. Pretty cute too!!

I took this picture in Calgary when I went to see the Flyers play the Flames. Anyways, please everyone pray for Philly to win today. I'd greatly appreciate it!!!

So last night I left off on my post with making supper. Well here is what I had.

Steamed brussel sprouts, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower on top of 1 cup spaghetti squash (which was 1 whole organic spaghetti squash) and 3/4 cup vegetarian bolognese.

I love my PC Blue Menu vegetarian bolognese. Per 1/2 cup it packs 5g of fiber and 5 g of protein!! Soooo good! I don't even think someone else could tell it doesn't have meat in it. I also had this little guy as a snack.

Mini creme egg and Reese snacksters 100 calorie pack

I ate all the cereal of the Reese pack first. Then I ate the peanut butter chips and then the Reeses Pieces. Then I ate the creme egg. I like to eat things in order from least favourite to favourite. I feel if I would've ate them in reverse order it would've left me wanting more of the chocolate goods. I also got A LOT of homework done last night. I am a lot less stressed out now. THANK GOD!!!! I went to bed around 11:30 with full intentions of waking up at 8:00 and going to the body blast class at the gym. Well that was a huge FAIL. I finally rolled out of bed at 9 and decided the gym just wasn't going to happen today. I don't want to be too tired for watching the hockey game (what an excuse, hey?!!) haha! Anyways, I had an amazing breakfast along with some raspberry-chocolate coffee.

Overnight oats: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup soy milk, 1/2 smashed banana and sprinkling of cinnamon left all mixed up and left in the fridge overnight. In the morning I nuked it for 1 minute and 30 seconds and topped it with the remaining 1/2 banana, sliced strawberries and some Dark Chocolate PB goodness.

Dark Chocolate Dreama is the best in oatmeal. It's like I'm eating dessert, not breakfast, and I love it that way!! Soooo chewy and soooo delicious! I still really like my Baked Banana Oatmeal though so I might make a batch today that I can eat throughout the week. Especially since I'll be working it'll be easy to pack and take along. Anways, I think I'm gonna get going and work on a bit more homework (if I can possible concentrate) and then go to Mats. I think I'm gonna pick up some Guiness beer for him because he'll have to put up with my screaming and yelling at the TV haha! Hope everyone has a stupendous Sunday!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Start of the Search!

Hello hello everyone!! This weekend has been bussyy!!! I think I left off in yesterday's post with my afternoon snack. Sooo for dinner I had:
Sweet & Spicy Tofu stirfry on top a big bed of spinach!

I was pretty hungry when I had this so I added the spinach and also sauteed a few more green peppers and mushrooms to add in to the mix. Soo good!!! I had planned on a long night of doing homework but then my roommate got home and said she invited some of our friends over to drink and go to the bar. I was kinda P-od because how was I supposed to do homework with all my friends in the living room drinking and having fun!? So I left to go to the gym. I did 60 minutes on the eliptical while reading the newest issue of Life & Style. I planned on going to my parents to do the homework part but it was already around 10:00. Soooo, I thought they'd be going to the bar soon so I just hit up the new Wally world for some snacks and then went home. Dumb idea that was!! Of course I'll spend countless hours wandering the aisles of Wal Mart! I only bought a couple things (protein bar to fuel my workout, broccolli and cauliflower, and some 100 calorie popcorn packs from Jolly Time). I got home around 11:00 and was waaaayyy too tired to do any type of homework. I decided to just read some blogs, watch Criminal Minds and eventually called it a night around midnight.

I woke up bright and early around 8:00. I made some banana chocolate oats because I was a starvin marvin!!

1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/2 mashed banana, 1/2 sliced banana, sliced strawberries and 1 Tbsp Dark Chocolate PB

That was delicious. I then showered and got ready for my big day! My big day of meeting with the realtor that is!! I headed to my parents first because we we're all going to the meeting together. The meeting was at 11:30 and went til 2:30!!! That being said I was HANGRY!!! I stopped by the slowest Subway in the world where I picked up a 6 inch oven roasted chicken breast on whole wheat. I topped it with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, banana peppers and some honey mustard (cause they were all out of regular)! And when I say slowest I'm absolutely dead serious! It took over 20 minutes from when I walked in the door til when I left with sub in hand! And there was only 3 people ahead of me. Yep, never going there again...maybe! I finally got to my friend's house where we worked on our group assignment that's due tomorrow. We did a lot of it and only have a few minor adjustments that I'll be working on tonight.

After homework crushing I went to the gym to do 60 minutes on the eliptical. I don't know why but this has been my favourite workout the last few days. I think it's because I can still manage to text, read and watch TV all while getting some quality cardio in. I watched the Leafs vs. Canadiens game tonight while at the gym. I find watching hockey is kinda hard while on the ET though. I can't keep a good rhythm going because I always get too excited when I think someone is going to score. With only about 10 minutes left I decided it'd be a good idea to just listen to music while having the closed captioning on the TV. That worked but it took me 50 minutes to figure it out!! Oh well haha! PS- I really needed the Canadiens to lose this game and for once in my life I was cheering for the Leafs. The Canadiens lost in OT thank god!! Now, all I need is Philly to win tomorrows game! Then they'll finish 7th place and play New Jersey in the first round of the playoffs. Bad thing though, if Philly loses they won't make it to the playoffs at all and I'll be crying for a solid week at least! The game isn't on my TV again but thank god Mat invited me over to watch the game at his place! Please everyone pray Philly will win haha!!

After my workout I had some brownie batter with an apple.

Brownie batter: 1 scoop protein powder with some almond milk. Apple for dippage.

Since lunch was so late I'm finally making supper and it's almost 8:30. I'm having steamed carrots, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and brocolli. I'll top all the steamed veggies on my roasted spaghetti squash with some vegetarian bolognese. Should be done in about 20 minutes or so. I'll post the pic tomorrow. I'm gonna get to my homework though! Have a lovely Saturday night!!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Hey ladies! TGIF!! But maybe not cause I'll be super busy this weekend! Tomorrow I'm meeting with my realtor and then I'll be working on an assignment all afternoon (and maybe night if we can't get it finished). Then on Sunday I'll be watching the Flyers last regular season game. Thank god Mat has NHL center ice because the game isn't on regular TV. I'll also be studying like a mad woman during free time for Anatomy. So, I left off yesterday after lunch I believe. Well, before supper I made myself an awesome snack.
100 calorie popcorn pack with 1 Tbsp organic chocolate chips and sprinkling of maple flakes.

That was delicious. And now I don't have an excuse to have gross popcorn at the movie. I putzed around a while until supper time. I got a great idea from Gabriela's blog to have a veggie burger in a wrap. I also had some sweet potato fries.

Sweet potato fries with Heinz organic ketchup for dippage

100% whole grain wrap with Gardenburger, tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers and mushrooms drizzled with fat-free peppercorn ranch dressing

Thanks for the awesome idea Gabriela! I had a couple hours before the movie so I studied (aka watched Criminal Minds). The movie we went to was Clash of the Titans. It was really good. I love 3D movies! I always feel like I'm going to get hit with something and probably look pretty dumb but oh well lol! I sipped a Diet Coke but again, only finished maybe half. I don't even know why I get pop anymore. I never finish them! Mat got Diet Coke and some popcorn with salt n' vinegar seasoning. He put so much seasoning on that at one point I was breathing it in lol. But then some girl stepped on his popcorn. He was pretty sad. I got home around midnight and went straight to bed. I had a lot of studying to do in the morning!

I woke up bright and early at 8:25 AM! 5 minutes before my alarm was going to go off. This only happened because Mat texted me saying "Get studying"! Yes, I was angry that I got woken up 5 whole minutes early!! But I quickly got over it because I thought it was a cute text haha! Anyways, I wasn't hungry when I woke up so I didn't eat til 11:00.

Yep, you guessed it! That's baked banana oatmeal (last piece : ( ) and strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and blackberries

I also had 2 massive cups of coffee with almond milk. I studied the rest of the morning and then went to write my test. I did pretty good so I'm quite relieved!! I then headed to get my taxes done and pick up a prescription. I also found some awesome things at Shoppers that I included in this snack:

Apple with cinnamon, sugar snap peas and baby carrots. The awesome finds were Life Creme eggs on sale and sugar-free Campino candies.

I had a major sweet tooth this afternoon so I thought these little find would curve it. Sure did work!! I ate the fruit and veggies first and followed it with the little creme egg (I absolutely love these things)! Then I ate the 2 campinos very slowly. I just finished the last one. This will definetely hold me over for a while and it's already 5:00! Guess I'll be eating around 7.

So the Flyers also play tonight vs. New York Rangers. That's who they play Sunday too. They have to win at least 1 game to make it to the playoffs. If they win both they can pass a couple teams in the standings (which I'm really hoping for)! I just don't want them to have to play Pittsburgh first round of the playoffs! Anyways, games in 5 minutes so I need to go put some sweats on and get the comp set up to watch the game. Have a great Friday night everyone!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Slloooowwww moving!

Hey fellow bloggies!!! Today has been really sllloooowww moving! Probably because last night was a blast!! Mat and I went to Beer Bros. The place had soooooo many different beer from all over the world. The first one I ordered was Wild Rose Velvet Fog from Calgary, AB. It was pretty good. I ordered it because the name was sooo pretty haha! Mat got some Double Chocolate Stout that looked waaaayyy too dark for me to even try. He likes his beer dark!! The next one I ordered was the Apricot Wheat. I forget where it came from but wow it was awesome! It kind of tasted like a beer with a cooler dumped in. Sounds gross, I know! But really it was awesome! Our waiter poured it in the glass, had me sip it and then poored the last ounce or so left in the bottle. Then he made me try it again and wow! The flavours were really brought out after he poured the last bit in! I forget what Mat ordered next. The bartender kept suggesting really dark ones for him because they both had the same beer taste. And they were both from Newfie so it was pretty much love at first sight between them haha! Anyways, next beer I had was the Tankhouse Ale. It's an amber red beer that had the flavours of honey, citrus, coffee and CHOCOLATE! Obviously had I had to order this one. Who wouldn't want chocolate flavoured beer (except Mat's earlier one though that was super dark). Not gonna lie, I was kinda tipsy by now haha. We went to the casino where I lost 5 bucks. That's all I'll spend at that money hogging place! I never win so I don't know why I even bother. Mat lost like 40 because we're really bad at pressing the spin button. I got home around 1 and immediately went to bed!!

Wake up call came at 8:30. I got up and just lazed around the apartment for a while. I wanted to go to the Spin and weights class at 9:30 but that just wasn't gonna happen! Instead I had some breakfast!
Baked banana oatmeal and ginormous amount of fruit!

Sorry about my breakfasts being the exact same every day this morning but this stuff is seriously good!! I only have 1 more piece left until I have to settle for a different breakfast (or maybe I'll make this again cause Im not sure I can live without it)! After breakfast I finally dragged myself to get ready and get out the door. First I had to pick up my contacts from the optometrists. The ones I've been wearing feels like they're scratching my eyes out! Then I headed to shoppers to pick up some organic canned corn, new Clean Eating mag, Lotto Max ticket (estimated $25 million which I'll obviously be winning tomorrow) and some acne stuff. I don't know why but I've been have some serious breakout issues. I used to have perfectly clear skin and now it's trying to be crazy. I ordered Proactiv and apparently I'm allergic to that stuff (just great) so I picked up some on the spot acne treatment. I'm taking a huge risk here because I'm probably allergic to that too but I think a rash is better than some gross acne because a rash comes with a good reason. I could be overexaggerating here cause it isn't really that bad. And I can use cover up so you barely notice it. But it still really bugs me! Anyways after that adventure I finally headed to the gym. It was like 11! Only 1.5 hours late! I did 60 minutes on the eliptical. I burned like 600 calories so I'm pretty proud of myself. I also texted almost the entire time. It goes by so much faster when you can text people. I'll be doing this from now on!!

After the gym I came home to this lovely lunch!

5 egg white scramble with black beans, corn, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms drizzled with Heinz organic ketchup. Side of steamed baby carrots (That one isn't so babyish though)!

This was great! First time having black beans in my egg scramble but I love the added fiber and protein the beans provide. After lunch I read my Clean Eating mag and found quite a few recipes I'd love to try! Then I read some blogs and avoided studying at all costs. I really should be studying though. So to fuel my study session I had this huge bowl of fruit!
Blackberries, apple, pineapple and kiwi

I think I may be overloading on the fruit lately but I have so many and I don't want them to go to waste! So I'll keep enjoying my massive fruit bowls til they're sadly all gone! Tonight I'm going to Clash of the Titans movie with Mat, Kelly and Jen. Jen and I have been friends forever it seems. Her and Kelly are married and Mat works with Jen. Here's Jen and I on her wedding day
Jen looking absolutely gorgeous and me her bridesmaid!

Her wedding was actually where Mat and I met but it wan't until recently we started hanging out. Tonight should be fun except I'm not really sure about this movie. I hope its good. It's in 3D though so how could it be bad? Right? Anyways, I seriously better get studying. Have a great day all!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Anatomy Shmatomy!

Hey there! How's everyone doing? I'm pretty great today besides my arms being pretty shaky! I went to a spin and core class this morning. Really kicked my ass! Before class I warmed up with 15 minutes on the ET. I burned 150 cals. Then we did 30 minutes of spin where I burned about 250 cals. Then came the insanely hard part!! We did a core class where he made us do like 5500000 versions of the plank and push ups!! Ok.... I'm exaggerating on the 5500000... but it was hard!! Definetely need to work on my arms to keep up with his class! We also did crunches and moves for our butts! I think I'll be sore tomorrow but I'm still planning on going to the spin and weights class in the AM. After the gym I came home showered and had some breakfast. Which was really lunch cause it was almost 11. Breakfast was just as delicious today as it was yesterday!
Pineapples, blackberries, strawberries and baked banana oatmeal; all drizzled with agave nectar!

The rest of my afternoon was pretty boring because I spent it studying. Soooo much reading to do!! And the reading isn't really interesting! I find myself having to read one paragraph 2 or 3 times until I'm actually paying attention to what I'm reading. Half the time I'm reading but really my brain is concentrating on other things. I'm almost done though! 1 more chapter! I'm hoping to finish this chapter before supper. This post is just a well deserved break from reading. I had some pretty awesome snacks during my study sesh!

2 diced organic kiwis!

Brownie protein batter with 1/2 mashed banana

This was my first attempt at this brownie batter. I used 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder and 2 tbsp almond milk. I think I used too much milk though so it was a bit runny. That's why I smashed in 1/2 a banana. It was still pretty good! I'll be having this snack again for sure!

I better get back to studying though. My plans for dinner are my leftover Sweet and Spicy Tofy stirfry with quinoa. I also have plans to go out for drinks to a restaurant called Beer Bros. They have something like 100 different beers there. It'll be exciting. We're going out because I won a bet (this doesn't happen too often)!!! But my Philadelphia Flyers beat the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday so Mat owes me big!!!

Anyways, have a great night. I might do another post later tonight if I'm not too tired after beer drinking!