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I get attacked by my blender

I honestly own the most ornery blender in the world. Today, I was making a coffee protein shake and, even though the blender lid was tightly closed, somehow air pressure or something raised it up and I got bathed in coffee. That’s one way to start the day. =D

This weekend was suuuper fun….. after church, we spent all yesterday afternoon at a friend’s, cooking out, swimming, and just having tons of fun. I was sad when it was time to come home. =P

Now, I’m just doing my school work, and trying to do some extra work today so that I can have a “lighter” rest of the week.

I’ve got tons of recipes that I want to try, from Julia Child’s ratatouille to spaghetti squash to shrimp creole. I also have a stack of good cookbooks to look through. Am I the only one who truly gets a kick out of reading cookbooks? I just think that it’s sooo much fun. =P I’ll keep ya’ll posted on how the cooking is going this week!!!! I’m soooo excited about all of my new recipes!!!!!!!!!

Do you have any recipes that you want to share? If so, just post ’em in the comments section! I looooove cooking and want to try out new things!!!!!

Well, sorry about the quick post, but I have to get back to studying!!!!

Buh-bye now! =D

Dinner with a friend and lots of books

So I told ya’ll that a good friend was coming over for dinner. We had suuch an awesome time!!!!! The chicken was wonderful, you HAVE to try the McCormick Garlic, Wine and Herb seasoning! It’s high in sodium, but tastes wonderful!!!! We also had stewed potatoes with salt, pepper and oregano, brown rice with garlic(lust a little, not overpowering), black beans and a brazilian sort of pico de gallo. All it is is diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro and green bell pepper mixed together. Nothing else added to it. It’s sooo good on top of rice and beans, on sandwiches, or on anything else that just needs some veggies!

Now I love to read, so, when this friend came over, she brought a BOX of her favorite books for me to read!!!! I’m sooo excited! My first book is White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick. I actually chose it because it had chocolate in the title, but it looks like it will be super sweet! I’ll keep you updated on it as I begin to read it.

Tomorrow morning I’m gonna try a new smoothie!!!! I can’t tell you what it is yet, so you’ll just have to wait a couple of hours!! I hope it’s good!!!! I just needed a change from my normal shake, and invented this one. We’ll see how it turns out in the morning!

Well, I guess that’s about it!

Sweet Dreams =P

One scary nurse and a trip to the movies

It really stinks to drive out 20 min to a lab, only to find out that they no longer recieve patients and that they have another office 5 min away from your house. It also really stinks to find all of this out on an empty stomach.

So, 40 min later, we walk in to the other office and I’m greeted by a nurse who tells(barks at) me not to faint because someone already has today and she doesn’t want to deal with it again. Good news is that we were in and out in less than 10 minutes. After the trip to the doctor’s, we ran by Kroger, where I immediately bought a Luna Bar to snack on, and did the rest of the week’s shopping. I bought a can of chickpeas, which I have never eaten, so if anyone has any recipes, feel free to comment and tell me!!!!!! I also bought some cottage cheese to try!!!!!

When we got home, I did my pilates routine (its the 20 min less is more from exercisetv.com….classy I know :P) and drank my mocha protein shake….except I doubled the amount of coffee in it……guess I needed caffeine!!!  It was reaally good though, wish that I had a pic, but I still haven’t gotten around to buying batteries…..whoops.

We’re gonna have an early lunch today, and I’m plannin’ on a pb sammich with some chocolate yogurt pudding and a peach, and anything else that happens to strike my fancy. Strange how missing just one meal throws the entire day off.

Later, I’m goin’ to the movies with some of my close friends!!!!!!!!! They chose Ramona and Beezus, which, while it may not be my first choice (hello inception and salt!!!!) will be cute and at least I get to spend time with them before school starts tomorrow!!!!! For them anyway……..I study online so I just have long days of sitting at home doing schoolwork ahead of me………super fun :P.

That’s about it for now………..catch ya’ll later!!!!

Versatility of Oats (via Peanut Butter Fingers)

This post has a couple of AMAZING recipes using oatmeal!!!! They’re sort of like a healthy indulgence. Apparently I’m on an oatmeal kick right now, because these look wonderful!

Versatility of Oats Oats are so versatile. They can be used in oatmeal, meatloaf, pancakes, cookies (my favorite!) and more! This morning I used old fashioned oats to create protein-packed oatmeal pancakes for my mom, sister and me to enjoy before heading off to church. To make the pancakes, I blended the following ingredients together using an immersion blender: 1 c. old fashioned oats 1/2 c. fat-free cottage cheese 8 egg whites 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 … Read More

via Peanut Butter Fingers

About me, my day and some very important questions.

Ok just so you all have a little background info, I started exercising to lose weight about a year ago. At first it was because I needed to and wanted to be healthier, but even after I reached my goal weight I wouldn’t stop losing. I became terrified of gaining weight and started eating less and less. Recently, along with my mom, I have decided to start eating better and gaining weight, even if that means cutting back on exercise. It has and will be tough, but I know that God will help me through it. I also live in Brazil most of the time, I’m just in the States until January. I’m really hoping that this blog will keep me motivated and that if anyone reads it, they will tell me when I need to eat more.

So anyway, today was an ok day. Started out the morning w/ a chocolate and pb protein shake (my mom wants me to get my vitamins and gain some lean muscle mass too!) and some yummy yogurt with cereal, blueberries, and chocolate Jell-O pudding mix stirred in.  The pudding made the yogurt(which was originally vanilla) soooo yummy and added in some extra calories!

I did do pilates today, so afterwards i ate a Peanut Butter Cookie Luna Bar (YUM!), a slice of bread, and some juice.

Then for lunch, we went to one of my faaaaaavorite restaurants…………. McAlister’s!!!!!! For those of you who have never been, McAlister’s has great sandwiches, spuds, soups and salads. My FAVORITE thing to eat there is a bread bowl of chicken tortilla soup. It’s soooooooo good, and of course its exactly what I orders, along w/ an unsweet tea(to which I added some sugar packages, I just find normal sweet tea too sweet for me =P). If anyone has a recipe for the chicken tortilla soup, PLEASE send it to me!!!!! It would be AWESOME to have it in Brazil!!

Then, after spending some time hanging out at home, I had a yogurt parfait, with layers of yogurt, cherrios and granola!!!! Then I ate a couple of apple slices with about 2 tsp of peanut butter. I guess I was hungry for PB and chocolate today! =D

I had confirmation class at church for the first time today and it was great!!!!!! After that, we went to see a group headed to Brazil off at the airport. It’s so weird that they’re going there and I’m here.

For dinner, I had some shrimp with spicy seasoning salt on top, with rice, a small ear of corn, a slice of bread and some of that broccoli in cheese sauce that comes in a microwaveable bag! Simple and quick, but oooh so good. I also drank a SoBe lifewater (pomegranate cherry).

I now have a question for you all:

Should I post pics of my meals here? Also, do you have any protein shake ideas (I have chocolate powder, but will buy vanilla at some point)? 

Just wondering, would the pictures help? That way ya’ll could have a visual of what it is that I’m really eating. And, so far, I’ve only come up w/ 3 shakes: coffee, pb and blueberry, so some new ones would be nice!! =D

Sorry about the super long post, they shouldn’t all be this long!

Until next time!!!!!