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As I mentioned in my last post I find it difficult to post everyday, as I have a crazy schedule right now (lots of travelling- two week spring breaks are the best!).  I am also in the middle of trying to figure out my life next year. I’m kinda really type-A and want to know everything early and to PLAN AHEAD and have all my ducks in a nice row long before I have to. For several reasons that isn’t possible right now, and I am learning the hard lesson of letting life unfold. So please pray for us that things work out 🙂 We need all the positive thoughts we can get!

Without further ado here are some Baking delights and some eats–

My sister sent me a package in the mail a week or so ago. I opened it and found a ziplock bag of mush. It was actually yeast! She had sent me Amish friendship bread, so for the next ten days, my little sack of yeast came with me as I mushed the bag every day and added to it, etc.

Finally, it was day 10 and time to make the friendship bread!

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There they are baking away- getting HUGE! I don’t have bread pans 😦 But I made muffins and mini muffins instead– here is how they turned out:

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Mini-muffins! YUM! The bread is cinnamon and sugary. Very unhealthy, but DIVINE 🙂 I hope some of you get some in the mail!

The next morning I had oatbran with skim milk and peanut butter. I am loving the PB drizzle- I heat the PB in the microwave to get a nice drizzle:

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Then, unexpectedly, I had to rush out of town, but I was able to grab this sucker on the way out the door:

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Perfect Foods Carob Chip. So delicious- even my boyfriend liked it!

Here are the stats (if you can see them):

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This deliciousness held me for awhile… mmmm…

Later I bought this:

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A POLAR F6 HRM! A POLAR F6 HRM! WHEEEEEEE!

I am loving this puppy. It’s interesting though- I have now done two workouts with it- a 4+ mile run and P90X Plyometrics, and for each I would have thought I burned a ton more calories than I did. I’m glad to have this as a “reality check” to how much I am burning and need to refuel. Plus, it definitely made me realize why I may have struggled dropping weight in the past and excelled at putting on the pounds- TOTALLY thinking I burn more than I do!

This morning for breakfast we were at my boyfriend’s parents’ house and his Mama made us Dutch babies for breakfast: dscn1508

I tried to get his Chocolate Lab in the pic who was hiding under the table hoping for a bite! We also had a side of fruit:

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I could only eat half the Dutch Baby (it’s essentially 3 eggs, flour, and milk- so heavy!) but all my fruit 🙂

Unsure what I’ll do for dinner- my appetite has been a bit off with stress and a sore throat. I’m thinking a stirfry sounds fabulous! Then we’re off to San Fran for a night out 🙂

Have a great Saturday night!

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Viva las Vegas

Okay, as requested here is a sampling of my trip!

After doing half of P90x Synergistics and a quick 4-mile run, my boyfriend and our close friend (and an amazing, intelligent, and hilarious guy) left on Sunday and headed to Vegas. I really wish I hadn’t put my camera in the trunk as the geography was gorgeous. We drove from the Bay Area down to Vegas so we saw lush rolling green mountains, an ENORMOUS resevoir that was beautiful, and then desert full of cacti. We got in, checked into the Monte Carlo and began walking around. My boyfriend put a dollar in a slot machine, pulled it twice and kept losing. I pulled it and we won! I immediately hit “Cash Out” and walked away with a voucher for $1.25. A 25% increase in our money! hehehe 🙂 We saw a fountain show at the Bellagio, to Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to The Moon, which I loved. We walked around the Bellagio, which has stunning Dave Chihuly everywhere, a wonderful garden, and a chocolate fountain. Again, I was lame and forgot my camera (and it’s a large Nikon D40 so not that easy to walk around with). We also wandered around Ceasar’s Palace and made dinner reservations at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill for the next night!

The next day our friend Tommy and I went on a fast 3 mile run (22 minutes!) down the strip before we explored. I would recommend going before 9 am, because we did quite a bit of dodging and weaving! I gobbled down some Starbucks oatmeal and we were off! First we booked tickets to see Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere after our dinner. I was so excited.

Here are some pics of our day walking around (We walked 6 miles!)

Strip towards Bellagio and Paris

Strip towards Bellagio and Paris

Strip back towards Monte Carlo and New York, New York

Strip back towards Monte Carlo and New York, New York

Paris

Paris

Paris Again

Paris Again

With the Boy at Bellagio

With the Boy at Bellagio

You can call me PB and Joe Lewis

You can call me PB and Joe Lewis

This is right outside the Mesa Grill in Ceasar’s Palace! You can see in 🙂

My boyfriend kicked his booty

My boyfriend kicked his booty

Outside Ceasar's Palace- See any resemblance?

Outside Ceasar's Palace- See any resemblance?

Wax Blue Man Group in Venetian

Wax Blue Man Group in Venetian

Being Dorky in the Venetian

Being Dorky in the Venetian

The Venetian was SO COOL

The Venetian was SO COOL

Group shot!

Group shot!

Boys and gelato

Boys and gelato

Eating gelato on the steps!

Eating gelato on the steps!

After the Venetian we explored Paris and headed back to swim a bit and go to dinner and the show. Dinner was DIVINE- it made me understand what it means to eat quality v. quantity. I was so satiated with just a bit because the food was so wonderful it made anything else seem like a waste of time. Haha. Cirque was fabulous as well- the flexibility and strength of the performers was stunning. It was also such a funny show:) We tried to go dancing, but it was a bit ridiculous trying to get in, so we went to New York, New York instead and enjoyed an amazing show at a bar of Dueling Pianos. We played a bit of blackjack then hit the sack.

All in all it was a great trip. Not much gambling, but I love any place you can explore by foot. I would return in a heartbeat for the shows and good food.

Whew long post- well, lots of pics. I hope the captions show- if the don’t let me know and I’ll fix it! I’m off to do some in-house Bikram (my muscles ache and are so tired from yesterday!) and other errands. Have a great day!

What is your favorite place to visit?

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Morning folks!

Started my day with an intense hour of P90X Plyometrics. My heart rate was through the roof, but I feel really great now that I’ve done it. I haven’t done any work and my mom gets into town tomorrow so I’m getting a little antsy.

After P90X I started with this:

I want to pump... you up!

I want to pump... you up!

Then I completed my breakfast with:

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1 cup millet puffs, 1 HUGE strawberry, 1/2 banana, Chobani plain, 1/2 T flax seeds, 1 T Dark Chocolate Dreams. So yummy. The millet puffs were crackling! It was so fun to eat and reminded me of rice krispies!

Now that I’m chock full of protein I am ready to do paper research like a mad-woman and clean like a fiend.

I want to try kale chips later! I also missed having my Oobleck (i.e. green monster) drink today. Tear.

Anyone got any fun-filled Friday plans?

Have a great weekend!!!

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