December 7th, 2009: fill ‘er up

Hi gang!  There was a little excitement today here at the HQ and by excitement I mean almost fainting with a slight chance of vomiting.  Fun!  That however will get explained in another more in depth post.  I know you’re looking forward to it! ;)

This morning started off pretty normal.  When I took Rocky outside I saw some light fluffies on the deck and realized it was snow.  I didn’t think much of it and then it started spitting snow a little more aggressively.  Whee!  We came back inside and I started knocking out some work.  I saw more local peeps on twitter talking about snow and that got me excited.  YaY snow!

Then I looked outside and realized that it was seriously snowing, sticking to the roads and everything.  I don’t normally run on Monday mornings but I had to get me some of that action!  I quickly changed and hightailed it outside for a quick 4 mile loop.  Wheee!

Back home and showered, I made a huge batch of oatmeal.  Just plain old oats.

Coffee and oatmeal

They were delish!  I plowed through the oats and in no time, I’m talking like 1/2 an hour, I was starving.  Like big time, totally empty, almost nauseous kind of starving.


I snagged a huge apple.  Wasn’t enough.

I then ate a piece of Ezek bread with PB.  No picture because I was trying to get it in my bellah as quickly as possible.  That helped but it didn’t fill me up or anything.  It just made me more functional and decrease the level of hunger from red alert to orange.  Or yellow.  I don’t really know my alert colors too well.

Then I made lunch which was quick and easy.

And also lame.

Smoothie and soup

Canned soup that was supposed to be veggie penne but was more penne and no veggie.  Aside from the five carrots and two pieces of celery.  Complete with a purple people eater smoothie:

  • 1.5C Vanilla Soymilk
  • 1C Unsweetened cranberry juice
  • .5C Water
  • Kale
  • Banana
  • A few apple slices that I didn’t eat
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen peaches

I didn’t eat all of that soup, about half probably.

I putzed around the house doing a whole bunch of things and then got started on dinner.  Since it was pretty clear that I didn’t fuel myself properly yesterday and today, and that I needed protein, I busted out the big guns.  Prepare yourself.


Yes, that is a burger.  I used sirloin (local, happy, you know the drill) and made some burgers for Scott and I.  Topped with pepperjack cheese.

Parsnip and sweet potato fries

Parsnip and sweet potato fries.


I also busted into my stash of frozen summer corn!  Oh yeah!

Burger, fries, and corn on the cob

My burgers are mini size. :D  I still feel a little empty so I’m gonna hit the prune bag and also the nut bag.  Ba dum bum!  Then it’s off to brave the cold and dark to make stick fighting.  Another day where I’m counting down the hours till I can get in bed! :p

10 thoughts on “December 7th, 2009: fill ‘er up

  1. Snow! I’m jealous :) Glad you got to get out and enjoy it!

    Yea, I definitely need to add nut butter and fruit to my oats to stay full for a while..gotta love protein!

    I LOVE sirloin for burgers, I think it’s my favorite cut of beef.

    • Mama Pea, nope nothing like that. :D Just didn’t fuel myself properly!

      Jenny, Sirloin for burgers is just awesome isn’t it? Nice and lean but totally flavorful!

  2. a says:


    Can I just say how refreshing it is to see a healthy food blogger posting about eating meat?
    I am a veggie whore and I love all the creative ways bloggers list to scarf them down , but sometimes I’m like, come on gals, lets throw some chicken or something in that .


    • Amanda, Thanks! I try and do that with some of my favorite summer things. I still have a whole bunch of blackberries too!
      Lynn, I have some spaghetti squash in the freezer as well. I should probably pull that out and use it soon. :p
      Lauren, Yup, everything is okay. Just still a learning curve for me. :p
      A, Thank you! No worries, this sister right here likes her meat. ;) I don’t eat a bunch of it but I do eat it. :D

  3. I think I might be running in the snow tonight! But in the dark on slippery sidewalks. Hmm… :)

    I need to try making some sweet potato fries! My husband would love them.

  4. Delish meals as ush :D Hope you are feeling okay!! I agree with you on the WFE book, soooo good until the end!? Have u read Middlesex?? It’s by Jeffrey Eugenides, v. good I recommend it if u see at the lib!

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