Monday, May 10, 2010

New Treadmill !!!!

I was banking on a new Ipod shuffle for Mother's Day. M more than outdid himself this year. Eeek! 
To say I'm excited is an understatement. He really does listen to me :)
It'll be going in our spare bedroom next to the elliptical.  I'd like to run in the morning before work, but I'm afraid the whole house will rumble.
Does anyone else keep a treadmill on the second floor? Just wondering where I'm going to rate the Richter scale......

Monday, May 3, 2010

Friday Food & Wonky Week of Running

Still trying to get my workout mojo back. Not much to report on that.

Emily and I both had a low grade fever all week, felt lethargic, and were basically all-around cranky. My muscles and joints also hurt something fierce, so the kiddo's probably did as well. We both have doctor's appointments scheduled for Monday, but I'm assuming it's just some low-grade virus that needs to work it's way out of our system.

I also haven't done any food posts lately because I basically eat the same things Really, I could just recycle the same pictures over and over, but I won't bore you like that.

My new thing in the morning has been Kroger brand's Carb Master yogurt. I've always walked right by it in the store, but was surprised by the nutrition label when I finally picked it up.

It has 12 grams of protein, 35% of your recommended daily calcium, and only 80 calories per 6oz. cup. That's better than greek yogurt. At $.35 a cup, my taste buds and wallet are loving it!

Now that the weather's warming up I've traded my lunchtime soups for salads. This is my nifty salad container. I got it at TJ Maxx for $5 last year.

Notice the field greens and spinach? I'm try branching out from my good ole iceberg.

Toppings: shrimp, a sprinkling of bacon bits, and Trader Joe's Asian Sesame Dressing

Dinner was homemade pizza. Trade Joe's whole wheat pizza dough layered with organic marinara, low-fat mozzerella, turkey pepperoni, and baby spinach.

Cooking it on a pizza stone dusted with cornmeal takes it to the next level of yumminess.

M couldn't be fooled into whole wheat crust. He could deal with the spinach and turkey-pepperoni (the low-fat cheese was my little secret), but how dare I defile his beloved pizza like that? I made a stromboli using the same toppings, but regular white pizza dough to keep him happy.

Here's what my plate looked like.

Happy Mother's Day to ya'll....Hope you are having a great weekend!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Vacation Pics Have Arrived

The Florida Keys are one of our favorite places to visit. It's where we went on our 1st vacation together in 2004. When we lived in Ft. Lauderdale it was especially easy to cruise on down for the weekend. This was our first time there with Emily, and it was like experiencing it all again for the first time.

Hope you have some rations on hand to survive the longest and most gratuitous post ever.

Our vacation highlights:


Starting off a little grey

Setting Up Camp in Bahia Honda

Doesn't get more beach front than this

Yep, that's a window air conditioning unit. We may have done this a time or two before......

My bathing beauty...sporting her Buff Wear

Sunset from the Old Bahia Honda Bridge

Nice early morning runs

Key West

Bar Hopping Family Style

(Don't worry it was only 1 drink from 2 bars..and we split both!)

Sunset at Mallory Square

What M could be doing for a living....thank heavens he's not (even if it was in Key West).

Feeding time at Robbie's Tarpon Ranch

The Sea Turtle Hospital in Marathon

48 (!) patients the day we visited

Weight belt so the poor gal can swim straight and dive

Headed Home