Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

It tastes as good as it sounds. First things first: I’m not sure if all protein powders are vegan, so check before you use it, but I use Shakeology in the chocolate vegan flavor. If you don’t want the added protein or don’t have protein powder, cocoa powder should do. Ingredients: 1 banana 1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology or 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1-2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter 1 cup almond or […]

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Almond Joy Smoothie…Kind of

Tuesday tastes: Meal Food Calories Breakfast Corn Flakes 100 Almond milk 40 Snack hummus chips and hummus 35 Lunch left over bean soup 50 Snack Almond Joy Smoothie 150 Almond butter and honey tortillas 250 Dinner Noodles and Vodka sauce 280 Dessert Fiber One Lemon Bar 90 No-Bake Almond Joy cookie (1.5) 232.5 Total 1227.5 I don’t know where the time went yesterday but I feel like I got nothing done. I didn’t workout. I […]

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Playing With The Big Kids Now

I had my grad school orientation today! Not to sound completely nerdy, but I’m actually really excited. I know it’s going to be hard work and I’m definitely going to need to improve my time management, but I can already tell it’s going to be an amazing two years in this program.  Everybody was so welcoming and friendly, I can tell it’s a tight-knit group that I’ll get to know well. Oh, and I already […]

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Green Tea Smoothie

Yesterday I went on another 4.5 mile run. And I didn’t even walk the whole time! I realize that a month ago I could barely run two laps around a quarter mile track and now I can go over 4 miles while carrying a decent amount of conversation. I admit during the last mile I wasn’t able to talk as well but I could spew out a few words every now and again. Improvement! So […]

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Wahooooooo!

I’ve decided to take up drinking green tea. Maybe not everyday, but fairly often. I’ve heard it has good health benefits such as antioxidants and reducing the risk of cancers and other chronic diseases. I’ve also heard it helps with weight loss but I’m not for sure if that has really been confirmed. It can’t hurt either way. They say to drink it as fresh as possible. I hope adding ice doesn’t affect the uptake […]

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My Sloppy Seconds

Keeping to my goals, I ran 3.5 miles yesterday! It was tough and hot so on the last mile Daniel and I decided to walk and talk. Then later in the evening we decided to go on another walk around town and went about 4 miles! Meal Food Calories Breakfast Cereal 80   Almond milk 15   Egg 100 Lunch Fruit Smoothie 190   Left over Mango Grilled Chicken Wrap 240 Dessert Left over Cheesecake 300 […]

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Fun Friday!

Happy Friday ya’ll! I’m giving a quick update since I’m about to head to a pool party with Daniel and he’s impatient (it was his last day of summer class so he’s ready to party!). Meal Food Calories Breakfast Cereal 120 Almond milk 30 Snack Grande Soy Iced Chai Latte 240 Fiber One Bar (just half) 80 Lunch Banana cream smoothie 210 Veggie sandwich 220 Dinner Soft tacos (3) 339 Total 1239 Yesterday was another […]

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Abs of Steel

I’m actually doing better when it comes to staying under my calories! My weigh-in hasn’t been showing it too much though. I am at 133.6 lb now. Slowly but surely.  If I stayed under my calories every day and worked out I’d probably see faster results. Meal Food Calories Breakfast Smoothie 180 Lunch Planet Sub veggie grinder 455 Dinner Rice & veggies 250 Snack Tortilla w/ cheese wedge & chicken salad 240 Dessert Dark Chocolate […]

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Swai Hello There

Yesterday I was finally able to get back on track.  And lots of cooking was involved! And by that I mean Daniel did lots of cooking! As it should be. Meal Food Calories Breakfast Cereal 140 Almond milk 30 Snack Fruit smoothie 220 3 sushi rolls 132 Lunch Whole Grain Elbows & Vodka Sauce 280 Dinner Breaded lemon pepper swai 276 Spinach salad 120 Rice & veggies 140 Total 1338 For my protein I either […]

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No Short Cuts

This never happens but yesterday I was so caught up with re-staining my chairs I forgot to eat lunch! I did have a few snacks though. In case you’re considering doing some staining of your own, don’t use a 2-in-1 stain + poly! We’re definitely newbies because we didn’t shake up the can very well so it wasn’t very dark, then today we stir it thoroughly and now it’s super dark and thick and looks […]

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