“That’s a good workout”

Today is a new day! I woke up and did 5.9 miles, during the run I ran up and down the 1 hill in my area 4 times. A guy walking up the hill to work said, “That’s a good work-out.” It made me feel very proud of myself!

I run as much as my chubby little Mexican legs can take me. This morning when that guy told me that I thought to myself…”This is ridiculous, I bust my ass trying to run. Fuck if I’m going to ruin it all with my eating.” I can’t workout any more than I do right now, I don’t have the time & it would just make me hate working out! But, I really need to improve my eating habits.

I’m thinking about going to talk with a professional. More on that to come…

After my run I had a waffle with PB& naner.

dscn7192And a protien shake with blueberries, protein powder & water. It needed more ice, but was good 🙂dscn7189


It’s my friend Adriel’s b-day & I have a birthday surprise for him later! I can’t post about it yet, because he reads R.E.R. I’m excited!

Thank you to everyone for your super supportive comments and emails 🙂 It’s great to be a part of this amazing blogmunity (blog + community). I made that up 🙂


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That is my thought on tonight’s eats. I came home and snacked and snacked and snacked while making dinner. By the time dinner was ready I wasn’t even hungry anymore. I ate some of it and went for a walk. Now I’m eating ice cream and making myself blog for accountability and honesty.

I don’t need any encouragement, I just need to get it together.

I am truly convinced that if I ONLY eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full I will lose weight & get my body to a good weight for my height. But, I keep eating out of habit when I get home & eating when I’m not hungry. This sounds so stupid that I keep doing this.

Tomorrow is a new day. See you then.

Hummus – the new dressing

It’s still Monday… and I’m still at work. I’m sad when I think about all you east coasters out there that are already home 😦 But, I am barely getting to work when you are all eating lunch!

Lunch : great salad topped with hummus. I love using hummus as dressing, but this one (I found at WF’s yesterday) is a little to thick and grainy to be able to mix well.dscn7170

Barney Butter and Apple Jam sammiedscn7175



I didn’t pack an afternoon snack, but realized I had strawberries and a box of cereal (no pic) that I brought from Ben’s.


I also bought a few of these the other day when they were on sale…dscn71771


See you for dinner 🙂

Barney Butter – 4 ways

So, I finally broke down and bought some of the infamous Barney Butter. I had resisted for months now despite the raves around the blog world. Ben wanted to go the Borders and there is a Whole Foods nearby, so I had a lot of time to just walk around and see all the very expensive and delicious goodies I shouldn’t buy. A jar of this stuff is $9.00! That is ridiculous. But, I had to at least try it and see what all the hype is about.

1. First I tried it straight up, out of the jar. Good stuff 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve had any Almond Butter, so it was a nice little surprise to taste it again. dscn71551

2. Then, I put it on a piece of bagel, because bread and (Barney) butter just go together.dscn71621

3. Since I was trying it right after dinner and calling it dessert I added a piece of dark chocolate and melted it in the micro. Amazing. But, what combo of nut butter and chocolate isn’t amazing?


4. This morning I put some BB on my oats. This was a nice, and subtle change from my usual PB.


Final Review –

Pros – I got the crunchy kind and I love the big pieces of almonds in it. It tastes good 🙂 There is no oil on top & no need to stir it. It’s made from California almonds. Again, it does taste good 🙂

Cons – The price! That alone will probably keep me from buying it on a regular basis. Also, I am perfectly happy with my natural PB where the only ingredients are : Peanuts and Salt. Barney Butter has evaporated cane juice and palm fruit oil. I know this is part of what makes it taste so good, but I’m used to plain old PB or almond butter with no added ingredients and would not want to get myself used to added stuff.

I really liked it, but I don’t know if I can put it on regular rotation in my shopping cart. I will definitely be enjoying this jar though!

It doesn’t help that I also bought this at Whole Foods too…these suckers are expensive, but I love them! I was forced to pass by the hot food/salad bar because I allowed myself to buy these things 😦 Boo.


P.S. – I did 5.6 miles this morning and didn’t have time for any repeats. I managed to turn off my alarm and fall back asleep for another 20 minutes.

P.P.S – If you visit the Barney Butter homepage you can request a free sample!!! It’s on the front page, left hand side.

Have a great week!

Thanks to Quaker, I’m a boxer

I went to yoga first thing this morning 🙂 It was the Power Vinyasa Flow class and I had never done it before, so I was a little scared. Luckily, I did okay and enjoyed myself.

Before I left I had a big bowl of oats dscn7133

I received my great robe/slippers/granola bar pack from the great oats company – Quaker. The robe has a hood and it made me feel like a boxer. I wanted to show off the new trail mix granola bar too, but I couldn’t hold it while doing my boxer pose.dscn7147

I had my brother try the new Quaker Simple Harvest Trail Mix bars for a second opinion. He normally doesn’t like things with berries, but he liked it 🙂 dscn6937

dscn69321I think these universally appeal to all audiences since they taste good, aren’t too “fancy” (use common ingredients) and are low enough in cals to be a snack not meal replacement.

Come fly with me…

I was terrified when I first saw the plane we would be flying in to Santa Barbara. It was tiny!  Ben is still studying for his license so the instructor was with us (thank God!). The views were amazing! I know I’m partial, but Southern California is so beautiful – I love it.dscn7105

I had to wear headphones to be able to hear what they were saying. dscn7051

There were no in-flight refreshments, but I brought my own…dscn70751


We got to SB safe and sound and had lunch at the Elephant Bar. dscn7081

I had a great salad…dscn7085

and Pad Thai with tofudscn7086

I couldn’t stay away from Ben’s sweet potato fries!dscn7088


Dessert, this candy plus a bite of chocolate chip cookie 🙂dscn7089


The rest of the day was random eats, nothing worth taking pics of..and I had to have dessert since I have been on the verge of pint diving any second so got the biggest Yogurtland I’ve ever gotten! dscn7125

All the stars aligned…

All the stars aligned this morning and I finally had a great run! I am so happy because I felt very beaten down from a week of bad runs. I guess it happens. I have said in the past that all the stars have to align in order for me to have a good run since I’m not “made” to be a runner. So, I need the perfect weather, rest, fuel, shoes, etc – in order for me to do just okay!

15 great miles today!

Before I left I had one of these english muffins.  People have commented that I don’t eat enough before my runs, but I usually start running within a half an hour of getting up so I’m not hungry yet. And I eat pretty late before going to sleep – which I am working on so I will wake up with hungry instead of going to bed FULL. Trust me, I make up for it later in the day.dscn7022

Here is me when I got back. I wanted to show off my new fuel belt. A review is coming soon!dscn7031

dscn7033It makes me feel like I’m wearing a gun holster.dscn70341

After the run I had yogurt/cereal/naner/other good stuff.dscn7038


My middle toe nail is fading fast here folks 😦 dscn7040This blog has really turned into a creepy freak show where I show you my gross toe nails…Sorry. My pedicure lady actually told me I need to quit running as that’s the only way my toe nails will get better. I guess I’m gonna live with tragic nails, too bad…

I am way late, so I’ll see ya later!

Oh, and I was a guest blogger over at For The Love of Oats today! Check it out 🙂