Thursday, June 4, 2009

no monster today

i had to take a break from the monster. why? WHY? i'll tell you why:

1) i had to leave my house this morning at 6:30am to take my car in to the dealership for repairs. i got an oil change and a water belt something something maintenance thingymabob and when i was backing out of parking spots and turning i could hear a grinding in my engine, so i wanted to get that looked at. they call me at 10:00 am and kindly let me know that the grinding noise means i need new break pads. that's okay because it's not that expensive. i was hoping it would be relatively cheap and it was sort of, if you consider an all-inclusive vacation cheap. anyway. they also informed me that i have a crack in my exhaust, need all new tires and an alignment. yikes. i am doing it all because i don't want to meet my untimely death driving home from work in an unsafe vehicle. yikes. not cheap. i guess it's better to be poor than dead, right?

my point is i didn't have time this morning to be blending.

2) even though my smoothies contained fiber from the spinach, they weren't ... how should i say ... regulating my system quite like my regular oatmeal breakfast. by the end of the day yesterday i was feeling really bloated and gross. my lower stomach was really protruding! yes, i said it - protruding!!!

3) my boyfriend really likes when i make salads with dinner. he thinks my salads are so special because i add carrot shreds, tomatoes and the key - red onion for a kick. i know it's pretty standard but i'm keeping that to myself. anyway, i think i'm ODing on greens since the thought of having a salad last night really made me nauseated. we had hot dogs and soup. not bad but no veggies - what's going on here?

4) i love oatmeal and missed it dearly.

i needed a break from the monster. instead i had a multibran vitatop in my car on the way to the dealership, and later at work a nice bowl of oatmeal which included an instant pc multigrain oats pack, 1/4 cup all bran, 1/2 banana, 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts and 3 chopped pitted dates. YUM. so hot and delicious and filling.

anyway, that's that. for those who asked, my green monster was very large. i took that picture after i drank some. it went to the top of the bottle. and yes, i drank it all even with the gross coffee in it. i added a bit of splenda. i wasn't going to not eat anything! heaven forbid. and here is my lunch:

hahaha it's backwards - do you love it?


P.O.M. said...

I'm so excited you're doing a half marathon. I created a little training spreadsheet in excel if you want me to email it to you... just hit me up with your email address.

Good luck with training.

Jaime (Embracing Balance) said...

Cars are so expensive. Every time I think I'm about to be ahead of the game, I have something else to pay for on the silly thing. But I LOVE it and couldn't NOT have a car!

Jaime (Embracing Balance) said...

Oh, FH loves red onion in salad too. I can just mix lettuce tomato and red onion and he's happy. Nothing fancy necessary.

And thank you for your comment on my running. You are probably totally right. The lame time limit on the treadmill probably gets me too...but I actually like the treadmill. I guess I'll have to get outside and see if I like it!

Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) said...

Lurve the backwards pic. That's right, lurve.

I love me a good salad!

If it makes you feel any better, the tranny in my escort all but blew up. I want a new car!

Fatinah said...

well, I'm glad you're taking a break from the green monster cause the look of them kinda gives me the icks and they are on almost EVERY blog I read!!


Angie All The Way said...

Boooo on the car stuff, that's never fun.

"my boyfriend really likes when i make salads with dinner" those are words you will never hear from me because my mister SUX in that department!

I miss oatmeal too!