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hello friends.  just wanted to check in, although i am feeling really crappy.  i spent all weekend up visiting family, which was fun but stressful at the same time.  there was lots of good food on saturday for my cousin’s graduation party – including homemade stuffed cabbage and homemade kielbasa (omg swoon!) and my mom made a homemade tray of chocolates:

so i tried to make good food choices, and didnt walk away stuffed, but i definitely could have done better.  oh well – you win some, you lose some.  yesterday was my great grandfather’s 99th birthday!  most of the food didnt appeal to me, so i had a little bit, and then had some snacks in the car.  by the end of the night i could tell my body was craving vegetables!  the bf and i went to sam’s grill where i housed a small veggie quesadilla and a big plate of grilled veggies.  i felt so much better after that!

today has been totally blah. i just walked in the door about 20 minutes ago, and ugh am i irritated!  i just want to go for a run… but i was feeling totally dehydrated, and knew that i wouldnt eat dinner until 10pm…  so i opted to stay home.  hopefully tomorrow will be better!  it’s been forever since i’ve gone for a run… i need to hop back on that band wagon, stat.

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So its been quite a week, huh?  I wish the sun had come out more than once, but cest la vie.  We’ve had some pretty good eats this week… I stopped by trader joes on Monday to get my groceries for the week – check out this loot!  I was pleased – I hardly ever get all my groceries from TJ’s, but this week I gave it a shot, and it wasn’t any more money than I would have spent at the acme!  The bf doesn’t understand why I insist on TJ’s, but I (like most of you out there) like understanding all the ingredients that are in my food!

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Anyway:  some fruits + veggies: eggplant, zucchini (my fave!), naners, tomaters, and an asian stir fry mix that has some peppers, onions, squash, water chestnuts, baby corn, etc.  This was pretty good, but I could do without the water chestnuts, etc and next time will prob just stick to my usual peppers&onions.  (oh and check out those naners – they were huge and only$0.19 a piece!

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Main courses:  frozen chicken breasts, marinated pork tenderloin, asian marinated beef slices, three cheese ravs, and mozz cheese

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And the rest of it:  soyaki (soy sauce + teriyaki!) sauce for our stir fry, which was ok.  A little too sweet maybe… some of the best tomato sauce from a jar that I’ve ever had (reminded me of my mom’s!), whole wheat spaghetti, Israeli couscous, and OMG edamame crackers.  These are ADDICTING, and I highly recommend them. 

Dinner this week was ehh.  Monday I tried roasting the eggplant and made “eggplant parm” ravioli… I tossed the ravs with half the roasted eggplant, the delicious sauce, and some chopped mozz cheese.  It was pretty good.  I could do better with the eggplant, but Robert loved it, so that was good at least. 

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Tuesday was a pretty easy stirfry, which was pretty good… like I said, the sauce was kind of sweet. 

Wednesday was a great surprise – my uncle was in town and he took me out to dinner!  We went to this little Mediterranean place in the middle of nowhere, and I tried babaganoush for the first time!  WOW!  I might even like this better than hummus!  My main course was Monday’s dinner, only with pasta instead of ravs.  And I ate my uncle’s side of string beans for dessert 🙂  he thought I was crazy.  (oh and two little glasses of some delish white wine!)

 Yesterday was my favorite dinner this week:  marinated pork tenderloin with Israeli couscous mixed with veggies – the zuch, the rest of the eggplant from Monday, and some yummy maters.  I was a little disappointed bc I usually cook all my rice, etc in chicken broth but completely forgot!  So it was a little bland, but I just added a drizzle of butter+garlic for flavor, and topped it with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and it made all the difference!  I made the pork for Robert, and had a few pieces, but I was mainly interested in my couscous and veggies.  I went back for half a bowl of seconds… Super yum!

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Working out this week was sort of a bust.  My legs had still been bothering me since my road race on Thursday, and I was just feeling so blah!  Yesterday I went for my first run in a week, and couldn’t get into it.  I ran/walked for a half hour, but I wish there was more running and less walking.  Oh well!  I’m just glad I got nice and sweaty at least once this week J   oooo and I did buy some new shorts at city sport last night – pretty colors, and a zipper pocket.  For 10 bucks!  Gotta love it.

Tonight I’m meeting my gf’s and their bf’s for drinks outside in manayunk, soaking up the dry weather while we can! (mind you, we’re not soaking up the sun – it went back behind the clouds, booo)  the rest of the weekend is chock full of family parties – we’re celebrating my cousin’s 8th grade graduation, and my great-grandfather’s 99th birthday!  This man is like the energizer bunny!  Here is a pic of the whole gang last year!  Can you believe there are 4 generations in this picture? 

 

 

What’s on everyone’s agenda for the weekend? 

Who remembers this song?! Can you believe it’s been 12 years since we first heard it? I was in a store this morning buying my banana and it was on – and then it just came on my ipod a few minutes ago. i feel like a dork but i love this song, and kind of wish i named my blog something from it! anyway i heard this little nugget of advice, and wanted to share it with all of you. hopefully it will inspire you the way it does me!

“Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.”

ok ok i can’t just stop at one – these little gems sing to me too:

“Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.”

“Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.”

hope youre all having a great day! love you all 🙂

can you believe it’s friday?  i spent the first part of the week looking forward to my birthday, and the past two days looking forward to friday, its almost been like two short weeks!  this week hasnt quite been my healthiest, which is unfortunate because i am in my BEST FRIEND’s wedding next weekend and the dress is a little too tight for my liking around the chest.  normally the boobage would be embraced, but not until after the 23rd!  i was supposed to do my 20 minute run yesterday, but crapped out.  what a great start to the “new year,” right?  but i was really exhausted and feel like i’ve been getting sick… and all i wanted to do was curl up and watch two hours of grey’s.  well guess who fell asleep about 1:15 in?  and then woke up with about 5 min left, so i know how it all ends without any of the good stuff of how we got there….. oh well.  i feel much better after sleeping so much last night so i guess thats good at least.

anyway dinner last night was delish.  i picked up a salad with artichokes, red peppers, tomato, chicken and steak to share with the bf, and he baked a bunch of pierogies for us to share.  it sounds like an odd combo, but it really hit the spot and i didnt feel too gross afterwards, so that’s good news!  this morning i ate 3 egg whites with some cheese (my weakness.  add weaning myself off of cheese to the list of birthday resolutions!) and tomatoes and spinach.  i had some strawberries and pineapple on the side.  yuum-0!  lunch was delish as well but unfortunately out of convenience (my boss-person wanted us to work through lunch… on a friday!)  my only option was caesar salad.  at least it tasted good!

in other news, my brother got me some tomato and pepper plants for my birthday, so the plan for the weekend is to get them going!  it was such a sweet present, and i cant wait to eat home-grown veggies!  (yesterday, my boyfriend, being the city boy that he is asks “are those veggies even going to be edible?!” he’s got a lot to learn!)

any good plans for the weekend?


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