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Weenie Thanks

10 Mar

Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. Kayne seems to be back to his spoiled rotten self:

He was very clingy after the seizure. And once again, he went over to his bed (where the seizure occurred) and sniffed it. I have a good friend who is a vet up in New Jersey and I spoke to him at-length about the situation. He’s assured me that its much more difficult for Hubby and I than it is for Kayne. Unfortunately, unless he starts having them more frequently, there’s not really anything we can do about it. There are treatments for seizures, but not for as infrequently as Kayne is having them. Granted, I’d rather him not have them at all, but I wish there was something we could do. Fortunately, studies have shown that the victim tends to not even remember the seizure.

On a much happier note, I really like the Weight Watchers Online tools.  While the whole POINTS system can be very confusing, the online tools completely break it down.  It’s a lot like SparkPeople.… SparkPeople on CRACK.  And the recipes?  Check out my dinner tonight.  Jealous?

Last night, I went for what I hoped would be a quick run before dinner.  My legs felt like lead.  I could definitely still feel a little soreness from running the bridges over the weekend.  Regardless, here’s my crappy splits:

Mile 1: 12:15

Mile 2: 12:50

.43 Miles:4:55

Walk/Cool down .57 miles: 11:00

Meh.  I was not pleased.  But it happens to the best of us, right?


Weenie Prayers

8 Mar

I’m having a really sad day so far. Hubby texted me this morning to tell me that our doxie, Kayne, had another seizure this morning. If you remember, about a month ago, Kayne had his first seizure in the middle of the night, scaring us half to death. We’ve been told by our vet there’s nothing they can do until he’s having cluster seizures or has 3 within 6 weeks.

Kayne would really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Last night, we ate some homemade soup and watched The Hangover:

The soup was just what I needed for my rapidly developing sore throat. I cannot get sick this week. I cannot get sick this week. I cannot get sick this week. Who knows? Maybe my mantra will work!

For breakfast, I had oatmeal and crack (a.k.a. almond butter with honey):

And a ginormous Starbucks non-fat misto:

I’m feeling really depressed today. I know its completely and totally my worrying about Kayne, but I can’t help it. I’m one of those people that loves my pets as if they were my children, and Kayne is definitely about as spoiled as they come. And I know I’ll feel better as soon as I can see him and hug him. I’m just a mama worried about her baby. *sigh*

Back to Training

31 Jan

It’s official, y’all: I am back in training mode!

With the Gate River Run rapidly approaching, I figured it was time to get my rear in gear and start training again! Before I could take off for my 6-mile run, I had to fuel up:

I finally tried to egg white oatmeal that all the food bloggers have been raving about. It was pretty great! I threw in some chopped pecans and a little brown sugar as well. I wanted a banana, but we were out 😦

I had a pretty good, albeit brisk, run. Instead of running on the sidewalks, I took a detour on the cart paths of the golf course instead. At one point, I thought I’d been caught by the neighborhood controlled access, but they let me sneak by. It was really nice running along the cart paths. There were actually a few little hills, and some of it was dirt! I love switching my routes up.

I got home from my run and found the cutest effing thing ever waiting for me:

I love my boys. I also love how they cuddle on cold days 🙂 And by the way, Weenie is doing much, much better after his seizure. Fingers crossed that it was an isolated event!

We spent the rest of the day running errands, and had some chicken and biscuits for dinner:

I didn’t eat all of it. It had pimentos in it… and I don’t like pimentos. I get mental blocks against certain foods (sushi, tomatoes, olives, etc), and I just cannot make myself eat it. It doesn’t happen. Does this happen to anyone else? I always figured I took pickiness to the extreme.

Hubby and I have decided to give up alcohol for two weeks to see its effect on our weight. Yes, you read that correctly. I am giving up booze for two weeks. I texted one of my good friends with this news earlier and her response was, “WHA?! WHY?!” Yeah. Since that doesn’t start until tomorrow, we just had to drink this bottle tonight:

God, I love Cabernet.

I have a big announcement coming up soon. Just you wait! Its something I said I would NEVER do, but hey, things change 😉

Grocery Day

10 Jan

Good evening!!

Firstly, I’d like to congratulate Caitlin on completing her first marathon! Way to go, girl! I’m sure its the first of many 🙂

We had a busy morning of running errands including a hunt for the perfect corduroy jacket for the hubby. We went to  Old Navy, Target and Ross, but no luck. I searched a little online too, but we haven’t found the perfect one yet 😦

While we were out, we also did a little wine tasting at Total Wine. I felt like such a lush sipping on chardonnay at 1 on a Sunday. Then we headed to Petco to try to find a new brand of dog food for Cosmo. Cosmo, like many golden retrievers, has a lot of food allergies. His previous favorite brand changed their formula to now include chicken–which makes Cosmo scratch like there’s no tomorrow. We figured a vegetarian dog food might be a good solution. We’ll see how that goes.

We ended our errands at the grocery store where we a little stocked up for the week:

Yes, that’s more Amy’s burritos. I think I’ve created a monster in myself. I also replenished my snack stash:

By then, I was starving. Hummus + turkey + swiss = my favorite sandwich:

The only thing that could’ve made it better would be sprouts. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any around. My mom once told me I could grow sprouts in a sponge, but I have yet to try it out. After lunch, I braved the low 40-degree weather for a 3-mile run in the neighborhood. My usual route is an out and back, and the way out was significantly colder than the way back. I actually started sweating on the way back! My Garmin died about 1/2 a mile into my run, so I have no idea how long it took. It was kinda nice to run and not worry about time.

When I got home, it was Whittle My Middle 2 time:

  • Front plank: 60 secs.
  • Side plank:  30 secs each side
  • Torso twists: 20 reps
  • Plank ups: 10 reps each leg
  • Boat pose: 0 (I totally forgot about it)
  • Bicycle: 50 reps
  • Side plank w/ twists:  10 reps each side

I can tell a difference in my waist already! I can’t wait to see the results after a month.

Remember that Amy’s burrito monster I mentioned earlier? Well, here’s the proof:

I couldn’t resist having one for dinner. It’s one of my new favorites, and its one of the most filling 300 calories I’ve ever had. And to make myself feel a little less guilty, I had some steamed broccoli on the side. My husband gave me the side eye when he saw what I was eating for dinner. He said he won’t hesitate to give me some Gas X and make me sleep on the couch! Ha ha! I hope that doesn’t happen.

Since I’ve revealed my latest food obsession, what’s yours?!

Taco Hell

17 Dec

For some bizarre, unknown reason, I decided Taco Bell sounded absolutely amazing for dinner:

Why did I think that crappy mexican food a mere two days after having a viral stomach bug was a good idea? I have absolutely no idea. I’m not always the brightest crayon in the box. And the really weird thing? I normally don’t even like Taco Bell! There’s this amazing place in Tulsa, Oklahoma that called Taco Bueno, and I kindly describe it to the hubs as, “Like Taco Bell, but good!” Every time I go visit my family in Tulsa, we eat at Taco Bueno about a million times.

Anyways, I did manage to find Kayne a new sweater at WalMart:

Excuse his demonic eyes. They’re always like that in photos. I want to try to get him and Cosmo posed in front of the Christmas tree tonight. Wish me luck!


13 Oct

Good evening!

I just want to pimp the awesome BlogPress app on the iPhone for a moment. It’s made it so much easier to keep things up to date! Love it! I just wish it were easier to insert links into my posts instead of good ‘ol fashioned HTML.

I started off my evening with an easy 3 mile run. It was brutally hot and humid. Surprise, surprise. I’m complaining about the weather again! Afterwards, I made some yummy pumpkin cake:

-1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix
-1 egg
-2 tbsp pumpkin pie seasoning
-1/2 c. Canned pumpkin
-1/2 c. Water

Mix it all up and bake on 350 for 35-40 minutes.

At one point during the evening, not one, not two, but all three of the dachshunds in this house decided my lap was a perfect place for a nap:

And some sweet close-ups…

Meet Kayne:

And the love of his life, Lucie:

And Jill:

Yes. They’re ridiculous. But I love them.

Time for bed! I’m exhausted and could use some quality sleep.


Somewhat Better

13 Sep

Last night Bran and I spent the evening watching college football and eating Vegetarian Hamburger Helper. Sounds like a contradiction, right? Well, whenever we need a cheap, no-fuss meal, a box of Hamburger Helper and a bag of Morningstar Farms or Boca Soy crumbles is on our list. Last night was Cheesy Hashbrowns. It really wasn’t that good, but what can you do? And its a little high in sodium, so I’m a little bloated today. Yuck.

I was really nervous about the FSU game for, well, most of it. I couldn’t believe we were losing to Jacksonville State. But, I prayed to the football gods, and reminded them that I’ve been a very patient and devoted fan. Thankfully, prayers were heard and we pulled it together the last few minutes of the 4th quarter. It’s funny because growing up, I HATED football. Then somewhere in college, I decided I loved football. I think tailgating had something to do with it.

This morning, I woke up still feeling crummy. I’ve decided to scrap my long run this weekend in an effort to feel better. I still have plenty of time to train for this half marathon. So, I got up, took some more cold medicine and made myself a cup of my favorite oatmeal:

  • 1/4 c. oats
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 splenda/truvia
  • 1/4 c. water

Yum! My favorite!

Since I’ve been back in Melbourne, my doxie, Kayne, has been attached to my hip (or stomach, or shoulder, or whatever he can attach himself to).

He’s such a baby!

That’s all for now. I’ll be driving back to Jacksonville this afternoon. I may go hop on the treadmill for a short run. We’ll see.