Dreamy Sunday

August 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (6 Comments)

Thank you all for your congrats on the 5K yesterday, I’m very happy with how it went, especially considering when I ran that same race in 2007 my time was 27:something. It’s just a reminder to me that sticking with something eventually pays off. Dropping 35 lbs since then certainly didn’t hurt my time either.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to run or ride this morning, but when I noticed my legs were a little sore I figured I would ride and save running for Monday.

My pre-ride breakfast.

hardcore kiwi

Hard core, straight off the cutting board, who-needs-a-plate, kiwi.


July 31st, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (12 Comments)

The kids were with Aunt Ellen today, so the only pics I took were of food. I think I’ll spice this post up with some oldies but goodies.


Good Morning Pears

Ava, age two, with a pair of pretzels boobs.

Pretzel Boobs

A bowl of shriveled stuff.

shriveled stuff

Maxine, shriveled.

Big Sister Kiss

A banana spinach smoothie, with a little too much spinach. Even for me.

Too Much Spinach

Ava and too much green finger paint. Even for me.


After my morning meals wore off, I made my everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salad.

Everything but the kitchen sink

Liquid Diet

July 24th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (5 Comments)

The schedule is a little thrown off with Zakattack not here to stay with the girls while I run, ride or otherwise escape first thing in the morning. My run for today has been pushed back a couple of hours.

I started the morning out right with a glass of green lemonade, a la Natalia Rose.

I stocked up on ginger the last time I was at the grocery store. Considering I only use an inch or two at a time, I think this ginger tree should last me a while, no?


New Concepts

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

I’m still on the fence about running the Rochester Marathon this year, which is in mid September. I trained for it last year, but really it was all about just doing it AND I used it as motivation to have a guide and a schedule to make sure I was getting out there and exercising daily to help me stay on track with losing weight.

A Salad as Big as My Head

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

See? I’m not kidding!


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!

max_help magenta_monsters

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

That Kind of Day

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

A snacky kind of day.


A blowing the annoying cotton wood seeds kind of day.


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



A staticky kind of day.


A green monster in disguise kind of day.


A bath time kind of day.


A making popcorn kind of day.


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

Brown Monsters

May 23rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Short or Sweet - (Comments Off on Brown Monsters)

Green veggie smoothies are sweeping the food blogs. I unintentionally adopted the green smoothie name coined by Angela at Oh She Glows and we call them Green Monsters in our house. The girls only had to hear me say that once and they were all over it. Calling something a monster AND they get fight over who pushes the buttons on the blender?? A match made in heaven. They ask for Purple and Pink Monsters, meaning they want me to leave out the spinach. So close!