Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hair, hair, hair

Hey!  Has everybody been enjoying their weekend?? 

I have actually had a pretty productive day.  This morning, after breakfast, my mom, Jaci, and I set out for a walk. It was SO nice outside for a change! So far this Spring, the weather has been completely crazy, but today was the first day that reminded me of summertime…and oh boy, am I ready for summer!!! I wore my Garmin during our walk and we did about 2 miles. Then I set back out on my own to do some running as well. I want to try to keep building my endurance…and that will be easier with this nice weather…hopefully there will be more days like this through out Spring.

Rewinding a bit, breakfast was a delicious b-fast cookie…for the 3rd day in a row! I just love these things. In case you were wondering, my cookie did not shrink, I just used a super big plate!


Then later on for lunch I had a yummy combo of 1/2 whole wheat bagel with two eggwhites, 1 slice of cheese, and 1 MorningStar Farms soysausage. I also had some veggies and strawberries



After lunch, I started on some homework and then I went to work for the afternoon. My boss/hairstylist was doing a bunch of girls’ hair for Prom. It was so much fun to see all the cool unique hairstyles…I already know what I want to do for my prom now! ;) I got home around 5 o’clock and it was definitely time for a snack…

So I made an almond butter and banana roll up…I also added some Kashi cereal to it.


This is one of my favorite snacks ever! It has a great combo of protein, carbs, and fat to really keep you going.

After that, I decided I needed to make myself finish my homework and get it out of the way with. Then it was on to dinnertime.


I made a pasta dish where I basically just used what I had and threw it all together in a pan. I think that you can come up with some of the best meals that way! It turned out awesome!

I cooked the 100% whole wheat pasta and then combined that with some black beans, tomato sauce, tomato chunks, and Morning Star crumbles. I also added some seasonings and lots of garlic powder. Then I topped it with a sprinkle of cheese.


Obviously, I am not dairy free yet. The grocery shopping will be done tomorrow but honestly, I am feeling unsure about it now. I will definitely try to cut back on the dairy, but I don’t think that cutting it out completely is a very realistic choice right now. I think I will buy some non-dairy items at the store and just take it one day at a time.

For a “desert” I just wanted something simple, so I had some dried fruit and a chocolate peanut butter banana muffin (unpictured)


And that is all for me for now. I am going to kick back and watch a Life of Ryan Marathon. Did anybody else watch this show on Mtv?

Have a great night!!


  1. girl your eats today are making me DROOL! especially that wrap - yum =)

    hope the weather tomorrow is just as nice for you!

  2. Love all your eats today...yummy looking pasta, great idea with the black beans for some extra protein!

  3. Between that wrap and that lunch, I'm in love!! I used to watch the first season of Life of Ryan but I kind of forgot about the 2nd, oops ;)

  4. What a vibrant container of strawberries! I also love the idea of adding cereal to the wrap for some sweet crunch.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
    Love, Rachel

  5. Ahh I've never seen Life of Ryan, but he's a cutie ;)

    Haha anyways, your weekend sounds so nice & relaxing. I love going for long walks with a fam member or friend. It's really refreshing, especially when the weather is enjoyable as well. What an amazing experience to be able to see all the girls get their hair done for prom! I bet you have a bazillion ideas for your own hair now.

    Have a lovely Sunday!

    Love, Meg

  6. Such a happy-looking breakfast!! :-)

    Confession = I DO watch that show on MTV, haha.

  7. your meals always look so good. Way to go walked for 2 miles then went out for a run. Interval training combining walking with running is a great way for you to build your endurance good job.

  8. I am definitely in love with that show!