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Happy Tuesday 🙂

Hope all your weeks got off to a great start!! Mine was very nice. Yesterday was my first day to myself in a while (I love my cousin, but sometimes a girl just needs some time on her lonesome 🙂 ) And I just enjoyed the lack of company a bit. But cha know whhaatt? I also forgot to blog!! So hows about a two day re-cap yes?

Sunday was a really lovely, really lazy day.

I started with a lovely breakfast staple:

IMG_0276Eggo FibrePlus Blueberry Waffles topped with banana and tropical cottage cheese. Enjoyed with a nice tall cup of Java.

It was my cousins last full day visiting, so I had thought that we would try and do lots on the last day, (ya know, to end the trip with a BANG.) But alas, there was lots of rain outside, and my cousin was a little exhausted from the gay clubbing the night before. So instead we spent the day just chilling at home, watching some chick flicks (“Blast from the Past”, “Two Weeks Notice”) and just enjoying eachothers company 🙂

After soo much lounging, you all know I needed some snackage to get me through it:

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Vanilla Yogurt with 1/2 cup kashi puffed cereal and a sprinkling of All Bran Buds

Ohh it was yummy. And the perfect sized morning snack 🙂

Staying in also meant I finally had time to do some blogging, which was great. 🙂 I managed to keep the blog a secret for the whole of my cousins visit (snneaaakkyy), though he did stumble upon some food pictures, and seemed a little confused, but he didn’t bother asking. I assume he figured it had something to do with my recovery or something 😉

The stomach started rumbling, so some lunch was made and eaten:
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Whole wheat pita with ham, mozzarella, tomato slices and dijon mustard.
Along with some Kashi TLC Crackers, apple slices, baby carrots and some unpictured orange mango juice.

After seeing me eat these for a week, my cousin decided he wanted to try making one. Half way through his mozzarella turkey melt, he went off to Subway for a 12″ BMT. I guess once you find something you like, you stick with it yeah?

Which is why I will be sticking close by my Panini grill 🙂

As I told you all, we had planned on hosting a potluck dinner that night. But the combination of the rain, and the fact that Sunday usually ends up being hangover-city for my friends, not as many people were able to attend as we had expected. So we decided to just continue down the same lazy path for the day and cancel the potluck. While my cousin was bummed to not be able to say bye to everyone properly, some girls dropped by to say bye throughout the evening, and others sent their goodbyes to him in texts 🙂 He was feeling the love.

Some time later more snack-age happened:

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Vanilla Boost, 1/2 english muffin with laughing cow cheese and diced tomato

This is quickly becoming a favourite snack. Quick and absolutely delicious!

Because it was my cousins last night, and there was no potluck dinner going down, we decided to go out for dinner. So me, my mom, my dad, my cousin and another guest we had visiting from Sweden (we really were a full house last week) went to dinner at an Italian place downtown.

I didn’t bring my camera, as I was more focused on celebrating my cousins visit, but picture this dinnaaahh:

whole wheat bread slice with butter, 1 tomato slice with boccocini as an appetizer (we were sharing) and as a main I had a grilled salmon fillet, with some type of butter sauce, boiled potatoes and green beans.

Now to be truthful, the butter sauce did freak me out a bit. Although I include fats in all my meals (butter, olive oil etc) this uncontrolled, unknown amount of melted butter poured over my fillet caused some panic. I tried my best to just enjoy the added flavour, and not let the “calories” hinder my meal. It was tough, but I did my best.

When these situations arise, I try to just think “how would a normal person react to this situation?” In this case, they would probably just indulge in the great flavours of this dish, they would maybe even dip some of the fish in the extra butter sauce on the plate!! So should I be scared or nervous? No!!

After dinner we headed back home, and spent the rest of the evening on the back porch, telling jokes and recapping his trip. It was a really lovely end to a lazy day 🙂

This made the day even sweeter:

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Mini So Delicious Neapolitan Ice cream Sandwich (these are sooo good, my gosh!) with some vanilla pudding and chocolate milk 😉

I am definetley planning on trying more of the So Delicious coconut milk ice cream products, cause this one, wins lots and lots of prizes in my books.

Then Came Monday:

I woke up bright and early (around 6:30) to get my cousin up, and ready to head to the airport. I made him a nice goodbye breakfast on the go, egg mcmuffin, with 1 scrambled egg, 1 slice mozzarella and keettcchup, with a sliced green apple on the side.

For my breakie: I made a whole wheat pita with 1 tbsp peanut butter and a whole naner sliced up. I put that baby in the panini grill, then wrapped it in some paper towel and enjoyed it on the car ride to the airport. Yummmy on the go 🙂 No photo though, sorry girls!!

So my cousin set off for Iceland well fed, and with little issue at the airport. I was really sad to see him go. We had quite a fun 2 weeks, but at the same time I think we were both ready for a bit of a break. There is only so much time you can spend with someone before they start to drive you a little crazy, and 12 days was the perfect dosage, not too much and not too little 🙂

It also was not too hard to say bye to him, because I am headed to Iceland for 6 days next week 🙂 I have already been once this summer for about 2 weeks. But this time we are going to a family reunion thats going down at the beginning of August. Hence I will be reunited with my cousin in no time. 😉

After dropping my cousin off at the airport, me and the momma drove around the city a bit, she stopped off at Starbucks and picked up a nonfat iced latte and a feta spinach wrap for herself. Mommas review? Latte was delicious, feta wrap was…suspicious…
She ended up giving up on the wrap about half way through.

I didn’t have anything, cause I had this lovely snack waiting for me at home:
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Peanut Toffee Buzz Clif and 1% Milk

This is becoming one of my favourite flavours. Its up there with the maple nut clif. I have yet to try the white chocolate macadamia nut clif which I am sure could probably trump both from what I hear. Some day..some dayy..

After some more lounging with my momma I made a yuuummmyyy lunch:

IMG_0341Two slices rye bread with ham, melty cheddar cheese, tomato slices and dijon mustard – panini grilled. Along with some apple slices, baby carrots, Kashi TLC Crackers which were dipped in 1 tbsp salmon cream cheese (see it there?? in the corner, you see it? yum.) all washed down with some orange mango juice.

I had not had rye bread in sooooooo long, so I was stoked when we picked some up at the store the other day.  It had been too long friends, too long. It was an absolutely delicious sandwich. The bread was so soft, and yet crispy at the same time from the panini grilling. Perfection.

As I said, I decided to just enjoy some time on my own, and spent the rest of the day watching sit coms with my momma, checking facebook, walking around my neighbourhood etc. It was a lovely, and exactlly what I needed yesterday – being that it was the first day to myself in a while. So I am sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, I was just so busy indulging in my solitude. :p

I also indulged in this snack:
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Tropical Cottage Cheese, with 1/3 cup of all bran buds.
I was also unable to finish all of my clif bar in the morning (was a little full), so I crumbled what was left of it into the cottage cheese as well, and as a cherry on top?
A peanut butter puffin. Yumms. Washed down with some vanilla soy milk.

This snack was delicious! Definetley a repeat sometime soon, but probably better to have it when dinner is far off, cause the protein from the cottage cheese and the clif made me stuufffeeeddd.
But ya’ll know that didn’t stop me from going out for some lovely sushi with the family 🙂

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while can probably guess what I got, is it lame I always order the same thing? Probably yes. But its just so gosh darn goooooood.

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Seaweed salad and a california roll (heart, love, kisses, hugs)

After dinner me and the fam headed over to the movies to see “500 days of Summer”

I loved this movie!! It was romantic, funny, sad, artistic, all wrapped up into one. Also the music in it was soo great. I will for suree be picking up the soundtrack sometime sooon. The fam loved it too, so girlies, if your looking for a film for ce soir? this is thee one 🙂

After the movie, me, my mom and my brother decided to walk home (about 10 minutes) cause the summer night weather was too good to pass up.

All in all it was another lovely day (hope this pattern continues 😉 ), and it was great to spend some quality time with the fam after the constant craziness of my cousins visit.

Alright well this post is long long long, so I’m gonna end it here. I have lots to tell you guys from happenings today, but I’ll save them goodies for tomorrows post!

Ooops, EDIT:
Now how could I have forgotten to include last night dessert?

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Mini Vanilla Chocolate Hagen Dazs Bar with Chocolate Milk

My oh my, it had been toooooo long since my last hagen dazs. I found mini versions in the store the other day and was sooo stoked. I could have my hagen daz fill, without actually becoming too full! win win win.

Love, as always
xx

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Look on the bright side

Hello hello hello

This is going to be a quick post because I am on my way out with the fam, but things are OK.

I’m still super bummed, but I talked with my dad, and he was up for the idea of me going back in January, and just about an hour ago, my mom suggested me going to school, but just taking a lighter course load, and coming home every weekend. So I hoooopping that will be the case. Going back at all would be fantastic! So I am keeping my hopes and my head up 🙂

Yesterday was tough, but I got through it, stuck to the plan, and I felt good by the end of the day, and had enjoyed quite a few lovely eats.

Breakfast:
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To begin bringing me out of my slump, I had a breakfast favourite. 😉

2 eggo apple cinnamon fibre plus waffles, 1 banana, cottage cheese and some coffee.

I loveeedd these waffles, it was my first time trying that flavour, and they were yummmyy, and definetley helped put a bit of a smile on my face 🙂

I talked some things over with my dad and mom, and it was a little intense. So after that, my mom and I took a stroll to the neighbouthood starbucks, to blow off some steam, with some steamy drinks:
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Double shot tall soy latte, and a chocolate chip peanut crunch clif bar.

I had this flavour before, and it was just as good this time around.
But nothing beats the maple nut. 🙂

I only had about half the bar, cause this girl was a little stuffed. I just planned to finish it later.

After this we went grocery shopping (as you notice, my mom was trying her best to cheer me up) and we got some very necessary grub which included la tortilla wraps, kashi crackers, turkey, apples, peanut butter puffins, some more clif bars and some juuiiice.

With my shiny new wraps I whipped up this DSC01753lunch:
Tortilla with lemon pepper tuna, laughing cow cheese and tomato slices {panini times} along with baby carrots, apple slices, and some pomegranate blueberry juice.

I was only able to eat half of this before I had to run out the door for my yoga session.

Yoga was the usual, super nice and relaxing. I always leave feeling so much more connected and in tune with my body 🙂 love love love it.

After yoga I promptly had my post workout snack the rest of my lunch, and read some blogs.

Before I knew it, I was off to therapy. Which went well, I would explain if I had more time, but basically he was able to clear some things up for me, and helped me to see the positives of the situation, rather than focus on the negatives. [such as having proper time to get better, spend more time with my brother who will be in the city this year etc.]

I needed some more comfort food, and what better than a little cocoa:
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Liberte Vanilla Yogurt and a cocoa mint jocolat larabar.

This is the only jocalat flavour I have tried, and I love it so much that I have yet to tear myself away from it to try the other flavours. Some day..some day..

I crumbeled it into the yogurt, and it was loverrrlyy.

After this snack, I finished up my blog entry, and got myself ready for my friends BBQ, only to get a call from her saying it was no longer a BBQ (due to some rain), just a party, and I should get myself over there just a litttlee later.

I was all dolled up with no where to go (yet)
So I just pranced around the house for a bit, and then made myself this dinner (BBQ inspired):
DSC01758 Chicken burger on a whole wheat pita, with melty cheddar cheese, mustard and ketchup.

Steamed veggies, kashi crackers and a laughing cow cheese wedge.

After one bite, I felt the burger needed some more pizzazz, so I put the LC wedge on the burger, and put that baby on the panini, again. Problem solved. This burger deserved prizes.

Photo credits go to mom, who remembered for me to snap a photo 😉

Then I was off to the BBQ. It was really fun, saw some friends, met some new people, had a drink, and felt a little more normal again. It made me realise how much we neeed interaction to be healthy. Just being with other people, and being out of the house made me feel so much more at ease with myself, and with the wholes situation. (though it did suck when people from other schools started talking about how stoked they were to come visit us at our house next year..but im keeping my hopes up! I will be there at some point!)

I headed home sometime after midnight, kinda early, but peoples had work, so it wasn’t an all night raging vibe anyway, gotta save some energy for the weekend 😉

Once home I was ready for some sleep, and tucked myself right into bed.

Well girlies, as always here is yesterdays sweet concontion:
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Cookies n Cream Ice Cream, some skor bites, the rest of my clif bar (I didnt forget 🙂 ) and some chocolate milk

I am off to sushi with the fam, we’re gonna try and just put all this drama aside for a night, and just enjoy some time together.

Then tomorrow morning I have the weigh in with my dietitan! Hoping for the best!

Have a lovely night girlies!!
xx

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Boost Induced

Friday is here, the sun is out, and I am feeling fine 🙂

I am really enjoying this blogging dealy so far, feels kind of good to be able to get all my thoughts out on “paper” haha
I also really appreciate all the comments from you girls, reminding me of what a welcoming and loving community the blogging world is. 

Thursday started out like any other, I got up, and dragged my half awake self down to the kitchen, only to discover we were missing quite a few food staples, breads, fruits, MILK!? 

So off me and my mom went to the grocery store.

I think its kind of weird how much I like grocery shopping, and this is something I have noticed on the blogs of other girls as well. But I could honestly spend hours in a grocery store..i think its fun! weird? maybe, but whatevaa 🙂 And it drives my mom crazy cause she just kinda wants to get what we need and bounce, whereas I go up and down the aisles, looking for new things to try, or finding some favourite items. Yesterday was no different, and we had quite the haul of items, no picture though girlies, sorry.

By the time we got home, I was hunngggrryyy. So i made myself this lovely breakie:
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2 eggo fibre plus blueberry waffles, with 1/2 banana, 1 container cottage cheese, and some java.

Probably one of my favourite breakfasts, but I try and keep it to once a week though, so I don’t ever get sick of it. 😉

After breakfast I wrote up my blog entry, read some of your lovely posts, and then me, my mom and my brother decided we should go do something. Though it took us forever to get out of the house, around 12 we headed out for a starbucks run, I made sure to grab myself a granola bar to enjoy along side the coffee on the way out.. IMG_0277

 

Double tall soy latte, and a sunshine valley banana nut granola bar. Love these granola bars. 

We strolled around town for a bit, looked at some design stores, and then ended up in Sleep Country Canada, where I may or may not have napped on one of the many mattresses…haha

 

 

Then we headed back home where I made myself some lunch:

IMG_0279Brown rice wrap with turkey, mozzarella, mustard and spinach, panini’d as always. 

With some carrots (way more than pictured) 1/2 a golden delicious apple, 10 kashi TLC crackers (with 1 tbsp salmon cream cheese for dipage) and some so nice mango juice.

yum yum yum.

My brother saw my lunch, and promptly made himself a wrap as well. I think it was his first time having a wrap, and damnn, he loved it. He kept on going on about how great wraps are cause you can fill them with anything you want!! And while I agree, I reminded him that the same concept applied to normal sandwiches. He was blinded by the greatness of the wrap, how can I blame him?

After lunch I kind of just chilled around the house, went to staples with my dad, bought some office supplies, chilled some more. And after all that chilling and lazing, you know I needed some snackage if I was ever going to have enough energy to chill more:
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Banana Cookie LaraBar, 1/2 normal, 1/2 crumbeled over some raspberry yogurt.  

I am really influencing my brothers diet, as soon as he saw the LaraBar, he said he wanted one too! He enjoyed the Pecan Pie LaraBar. And he is now also a LaraBar convert.

Wraps, larabars…he may soon start blogging my friends.

About one hour later my fam decided to BBQ some lamb burgers. Unfortunatley I was not quite hungry yet. So I just sat outside with them and enjoyed the weather and company. About an hour and a half later, I did begin to feel some hunger, and the lamb burgers inspired me to do some burger action of my own:

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Methinks my foodie pictures are improving yes? 

Sol Veggie Burger on a whole wheat hamburger bun, with a slice of melty processed cheese, tomato slices, ketchup and mustard, all panini’d (yes I even panini my burgers…its a problem) and some baby carrots, kashi TLC crackers (can’t get enough of these) and some banana to spread on the crackers.
(Banana and TLC crackers together taste like mini banana bread, try it ouuut)
The lot was washed down with my lemon lime gatorade of the day.  

The fam and I were gonna go out and see a movie, but we made the mistake of turning on CNN where we found the Larry King Live at Neverland Ranch…and we all kind of couldn’t stop watching. I still can’t fully beleive that Micheal Jackson is dead, he just always seemed like one of those icons who could never die you know?
Speaking of last nights Larry King, did anyone else see that video of MJ’s 2nd last rehearsal!? He was looking pretty good! Its a shame the world won’t get to see his final tour, I’m sure it would have been pretty epic!
After Larry King, we decided to rent The Pink Panther 2, too make up for the missed movie outing . Just as we were about to watch it, i realised I hadn’t had my supplement!! 

IMG_0287 It was reccomended to me back in January that I start using Boost, but back then I was no where near as ready to get better as I am now. Back then I saw Boost as some evil concotion made to make me gain weight. So i resisted and refused to try it. Then on monday when my new dietitan recommended it to me, I didn’t feel the urge to fight it anymore. 

Now I won’t lie, I was super nervous to try it. A part of me just wanted to skip it, but I’m tired of cheating myself, and I was way to full to have a clif instead (though I love them dearly) So i poured the boost in a glass and went for it, and you know what. It tasted damn good. I really enjoyed the boost, so drinking one of these a day? or having a clif? Noooo problemo. 🙂

I enjoyed the boost, and I enjoyed the movie. Goofy and off the wall, exactly the type of movie the fam was in the mood for. After the movie, I went on a nice midnight stroll with my brother. Something I love about the summer is that its still so warm at night! 

So all in all a lovely lovely Thursday. Friday promises to be quite good too, some shopping with brother downtown, maybe actually getting oursleves to a movie tonight? we shall see…I am dying to see My Sisters Keeper, everyone keeps writing about how great it is. We’ll see if I can convince my mom to go with me. 

And then Saturday I am off to a friends cottage for 2 days, very excited to get some sun, some brewski, and be with my girls! The girls I’m going with are my best friends, and we have all known each other since grade one! So I may not post till Sunday, but we’ll see 😉

IMG_0288Well I’m gonna call this a post, but I’ll leave you all with last nights dessert. (The best course, yes? youuubetcha.)

Bad lighting I know, but this lovely mix is 2 mini chocolate chip cookies with some breyers cookies n cream ice cream. And that box like dealy you see next to it, is some chocolate milk. yummmers.

 

Hope you all have a fabulous friday!

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