Caterpillar Kick Counts

August 4th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (11 Comments)

I planned a long ride for this morning knowing I didn’t have to rush back with Zakman on vacation.

I prepped a pound of strawberries and chowed about half a pound before my ride.

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Headed out on my bike on this perfect summer morning for 15.4 miles in 1 hour and 1 minute.

Upon my return I promptly polished off the other half pound of strawberries and the last of my pineapple too.

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Yes, I practice dish conservation.

I checked in on our little buddy this morning too.

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It’s been one of those days.

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What exactly does that sign mean you ask? No yelling.

Now don’t get me wrong, I try not to yell. But you might say that I’ve been known to raise my voice. Sometimes I yell more than or louder than I’d like to admit. But I promise that I DO TRY not to yell. Some days I’m more successful than others.

Monday Mess

June 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (4 Comments)

Today’s workout can be filed under: ohmygodwhatthehellhappenedtothishouse?!

You know it’s been a busy weekend when the house is a disaster on Monday morning.

I knew a rest day was in order when I wasn’t pumped about my run yesterday. Even though I was glad I ran after I got going, my reluctance was also my sign that it was time for a day off.

I swapped today’s work out time for an hour of getting caught up house work and then another hour catching up on emails and cleaning up my desk. Around 8 I felt hungry enough for breakfast.

Be Happy! It’s Friday!

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One might think that as a stay at home mom Friday would seem like any other day, weekend or not, and in some ways it is like any other day… but I can’t completely shake the Friday mentality that’s ingrained in us from early on. Of course I enjoy having Zak home for two days to help share the child rearing duties! And I enjoy his company too I suppose. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Salad as Big as My Head

June 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Short or Sweet - (6 Comments)

See? I’m not kidding!

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I ate the whole dang thing!

It was exactly the same as yesterday’s apple, tofu, cashew, feta, miso salad but with mushrooms today too.

Maxine helped with today’s afternoon snack: Magenta Monsters. Magenta would be Maxine’s new favorite color.

I don’t know how magenta these really were but we rolled with it!

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And when no one was looking I tossed in a few spinach leaves and they didn’t even notice! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m getting them acclimated to the taste of spinach *insert evil cackle here*

What a Crock

June 8th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (6 Comments)

For lunch today I made one of my favorite salads.

Red leaf lettuce, spinach, 3/4 of a large Gala apple, chopped (I ate the other 1/4 while I prepped) some tomato and basil feta cheese, cubes of extra firm tofu and a few cashews.

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Everything into a large bowl, then I added 2 Tbsp of this amazing Miso dressing.

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Cover and then shake like a Polaroid picture.

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When I say tossed salad, I mean tossed salad.

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That Kind of Day

June 4th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Short or Sweet - (3 Comments)

A snacky kind of day.

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A blowing the annoying cotton wood seeds kind of day.

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A playing with a stick in the water kind of day.

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A staticky kind of day.

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A green monster in disguise kind of day.

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A bath time kind of day.

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A making popcorn kind of day.

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A put the kids to bed early because Zak’s working late and I’m ready for a break kind of day.