One Photo Monday

January 26, 2009

Hello my loyal readers,

Hope you all had a lovely Monday. We had some more ups and downs at work today – seems to be a weekly occurrence! Overall, I had a fairly nice start to the week.

After work, I knocked out 8k (7 run, 1 walk) and then some weights, basically simulating Jillian Michaels’ routine, but at the gym. 

I made a trip over to Shoppers’, then perused the magazines at Chapters. Nothing like reading for free! 🙂

Dinner was easy tonight – maple salmon and leftover roasted veggies.

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Hence the title – easy meal, easy post!

I had a little dessert (sin bowl with gummi bears and Nibs, amounting to 150kcal) while watching streaming Gossip Girl. I’ve found a great site and I’m excited to try the show! It’s the perfect pastime for Graham-free evenings! Oh, well, except that I’m supposed to be stripping the dresser and bookshelf, in preparation for painting this weekend. And there’s Daring Bakers to finish. And skis/snowboard to pick up. And ironing napkins. Ah well, guess that can be done tomorrow!

Night, all. Sleep well!

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I am tired and this is why

December 10, 2008

Double workout today: 4.38mile run (7.02km) + 30 minutes spin class. And I worked hard, let me just say! 

Dinner looked much like yesterday…

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Off to bed very soon – night!


Nearly bed time

December 9, 2008

Hello my loyal readers. I’m tired! But first let me tell you what I’ve been up to.

I tried to run at the gym at work, but forgot socks! I came home and ran here instead, watching Food at the same time. 

Next, it was to the mall for groceries, the cleaners and the library.

Next, dinner!

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This was half the salmon, so it will be making an appearance tomorrow, as well as more brussels sprouts!

I’ve been relaxing with tea, cookies and some jelly beans! 🙂 I think it’s bedtime soon, though. Today was a 2-coffee day, so I think I need some extra sleep.

Hope you’ve had an enjoyable Tuesday and see you tomorrow for Hump Day!

PS – Made muffins tonight so that I could use my Christmas muffin papers! I’ll have one for breakfast tomorrow, then post the recipe. Want to make sure they’re ok!

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Lazy Tuesday

November 11, 2008

This is the life! Well, I say that… it would be pretty lonely to lead the exact life that I had today. It was lots of alone time! But, it is nice to have a Tuesday to myself – with no work in sight!

I had a great shopping trip at Yorkdale, buying two skirts, a turtleneck and earrings. Pretty good!

I came home to a quick left-over lunch.

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I’ve had a pretty chill afternoon – the bank, the shoe repair man, my book (finally finished Breaking Dawn!), two episodes of Lipstick Jungle. 

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Great dinner! Even though the sweet potato fries were a tad crispy! I’m now relaxing with my hot water bottle [side note: I think there is something wrong with our heat…] and Dancing with the Stars. I always said I wanted peace and quiet from Graham’s comments on results night, but I wish he was here! Ah well, Friday will come soon…

Night!


Great evening!

November 10, 2008

Hello all! The after-work part of my day has been great!

First, the food round-up (day 1 of being accountable)!

Breakfast – 2 packages oatmeal, tea
Lunch – english muffin with butter, turkey soup

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Snack – Halloween mini chocolate bar and two small Lindt chocolate balls; Kashi bar before the gym

After work, I had a great run! I set the treadmill for 30 minutes and forgot to let the time tick up – to try Heather’s workout trick. I’ll try to remember Wednesday. Anyway, I had a great (fast!) run and then did some abs.

After getting home, I made Tina‘s pumpkin muffins.

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I only made half the recipe – I’m saving the other half of the egg for pancakes tomorrow!

Then, on to dinner. I figured my first (weeknight) alone shouldn’t be a cop-out meal. I had salmon, brussels sprouts and an english muffin with goat cheese. Yum!

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I had about two-thirds of the salmon and had some brussels sprouts left in the steamer pot, so will save those for tomorrow. What a tasty dinner!

Now – I am relaxing with Dancing with the Stars. I’m having a muffin with Graham’s parents’ apple butter jam – very tasty! Oh, and tea too. I have tomorrow off (Remembrance Day in Canada, and I work for a bank) and can’t wait! I know it was just the weekend, but I have lots of things to do. On the list? Pancake breakfast, ironing, reading, watching Lipstick Jungle, run… hmm, some other stuff too, but don’t remember!

Hope you’re having a great evening!


Back at it

October 25, 2008

Sorry ’bout that! Here is my 24 hour recap:

Friday after work
We tried to go for a run, but I was having some leg pains. We probably walked 3k, ran 3k. I don’t really know what was wrong, but I just couldn’t do it!
Graham wanted oysters and fries for dinner, but I wanted a little more substance – had a leftover piece of chicken, about 10 fries, 3 oysters and salad.

A look at the oysters…

(Yes, we shared a bottle of white wine… the entire bottle!)

Saturday Breakfast
We put some bread out last night to stale up [is that a term?], so that we could have french toast today…

Latte art (sort of) 

We then went out to Wal-Mart [our toaster was recalled due to faulty elements], the Beer Store [returns and a case of DAB] and Ikea [frames for above the sofa and new cushion covers].

Saturday Lunch
Suffice it to say, we were both starving and crabby by 1:30. We had leftover chicken and some brussels sprouts, with a toasted whole wheat english muffin on the side [not in the photo].

A look at our little pumpkins too!

Graham’s university roommate is stopping in around 5:30, on his way back to Ottawa, so I think we’ll hang around here for the rest of the afternoon. I’m going to catch up on my blogs and cross a few more things off my to-do list… maybe watch some of my PRV’d shows too!

See ya later! 


‘Twas the night before LSAT…

October 3, 2008

And all through the house… a creature was studying… as quiet as a mouse.

Yes, Graham is at the table, studying. I, meanwhile, am watching The Prince and Me on Peachtree TV (formerly TBS). Ahh… this is the life!

No work talk going on here – let’s just say I was happy to escape just after 5. Life goes on! I was dissuaded from running because I needed to get to the store, and then Graham called and wanted a pick up from the bus. We came home and made dinner – salmon, baguette, brussels sprouts (what we wanted last night!) and salad. And wine! Oh, the wine. Need the wine!

Note the fish cutlery?! 😉

We tried latte art this morning, but it’s not as good as last time.

Hope you all have a lovely evening! See you tomorrow! 🙂