June 11th, 2009: Fuzz Free

Hi gang!  We worked it pretty good last night at SF so I was a little famished when we got back home.  I went round and round on what to eat and finally decided on something filling and comforting.

Whole wheat pita with peanut butter and honey

Hi pita!  Toasted WW pita with PB and honey.  Goodness but I love this snack.  PB + honey on toast was always something I had at my grandmother’s house when I spent the night.  I never had it at home because no one made it and I don’t even think we had honey too often.  When I started living on my own (on my own being, with Scott after college) I would make it all the time.  Especially when I wasn’t feeling well.  Now that I try not to eat empty calories, I’ve switched to pitas.  They are healthier and also pack some protein along with good carbs.  Score!  I snacked and watched some TV for about half an hour and then hit the hay.

Where I passed out till after 8am this morning.  Glorious!  It was so nice to have a great night’s sleep and not feel so groggy when I woke up this morning.  I also woke up starving so I guess I worked it harder in SF than I originally thought!

While it stormed and pitched a fit outside, I made us some breakfast.  Super duper basic oatbran with coconut and pecans on top and a smidge of vanilla almond butter too.  Coffee and creamer.  Ick.  But I’m out of the good stuff so I have to make due.

Bowl of oat bran and coffee

I ate breakfast and putzed around on the computer.  Then I had to hightail it over to the salon to finally get my legs defuzzed.  I almost cried when the chic who does my legs said that the hair might not be long enough.

Wha?!

She did a test patch and it worked so I was able to get waxed.  There were some baby fine hairs that didn’t come up but I don’t care about those.  They don’t get long or look uggy so it’s cool.  After having hot wax dripped on me, it was a quick run to The Anderson’s.  I needed some treats for Rocks and was out of bananas and you know how it goes.  I picked up some produce, most for a great price.  When I got to the checkout the cashier told me the green peppers I got were 99cents a piece, did I still want them.  Sure. I was already there and didn’t feel like having to run them back.

Of course once we got out in the parking lot, I really did pitch a fit.  99cents per green pepper, seriously?!  That’s loaded with the crazy.  And it made me realize that I need to start paying closer attention to the produce I buy and it’s prices.  All of our grocery budget is on produce.  There are very few prepackaged things we buy.  We do buy them, don’t get me wrong but it’s on occasion not every time at the store.  And once produce is gone you have to get more so there’s more money.

Vicious cycle!

Do you all read my fave due, A&E?  If you do not, you totally should and I promise that they did not pay me to say this.  A is currently working on a budget and comparing prices for the things she buys at different stores, creating a spreadsheet for cross-reference and then seeing what the results are and working with that.  I informed Scott that we need to do the same thing because the grocery bills are insane.  Especially today when all I picked up were just a few veggies and fruits that we were out of (like salad mix) and our bill was 80some dollars for just a few things.

This is not acceptable.

I should be able to buy produce at a reasonable price that is not going to cost our household a ton each month.  This is my newest mission.  I’ll keep you posted whether you’re interested or not. ;)

Moving along, when we got back home it was time for lunch.  I was starved but it was also late in the day (like going on 3pm) so I didn’t want a bunch to eat.  I had a lame salad with a fabbo smoothie.

Salad

  • Mixed greens
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Sunflower seeds (hooray)
  • Crushed corn flax chips
  • Raisins

Balsamic, honey, and olive oil topping.

Smoothie

Boo-berry smoothie:

  • 1.5C Vanilla almond milk
  • 1C cranberry juice
  • 1C water
  • 3 huge kale leaves
  • 1 carrot
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Frozen mango

Delish!

Salad and smoothie

The salad was lame because it didn’t have enough variety for me but there were seeds so I was a happy lady.  The smoothie was perfectly perfect.  After lunch, I prepped everything for tonight’s dinner and then I cleaned the kitchen up.

I jumped in the tub quick to get the leftover wax off my legs and after all of that it was time to head to MT conditioning class.  I did have a wee preworkout snackie-poo.

Luna bar

1/2 a Luna peppermint stick bar.  Goodness I love these things.  It was off to class for a very sweaty butt-kicking session.  We had to make a quick stop at Sam’s for some computer things and finally back home for dinner.

Pizza

Oh yeah, Pizza Thursday!  WF crust topped with lots of yummy things:

  • Shredded carrot and zucchini
  • Cheese
  • More shredded veggies on my side
  • Red onion
  • Green pepper
  • Chopped artichoke
  • Chopped broccoli (on my side)
  • Spicy Italian Chicken sausage and mushrooms (on Scott’s side)

Pizza

Fabulous!  Pizza Thursdays rock!  Especially after a good workout, coming home to some homemade pizza is such a treat.

Pizza

I started with three small slices on my plate but only ate two and then I was stuffed and done.  You know we kicked it with some Antiques Roadshow while eating dinner. :D  Now I’m off to rest my bod and then head to bed.  It’s been a very long and busy day here at the HQ.  I didn’t even proofread this post so be gentle.  Later lovies!

3 thoughts on “June 11th, 2009: Fuzz Free

  1. For what it’s worth, we get our produce at a produce stand that’s in kind of the ghetto here (and there are a few around the city). We pay about 1/3 as much as what we would in the grocery store, though admittedly, the quality can be hit/miss.

    I’ve been wondering about waxing the pits, but then I saw what my friend had to grow them out to and I knew that I couldn’t get there. Legs are a little easier, i think.

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