15 October 2010

13 October 2010

Hello again

Alright. It has been a while. I apologize.

I ran my first half! Signed up for a second. I ran that and beat my last time by 16 minutes!! So I did what any sane person would do.

My first marathon!!!! I really loved the rock n roll half I did, and this date worked out perfectly. My family is going to use it as a vacation.

I also signed up for another half on November 7th. I'm going to try and run 2 more before June.

I'm going to start blogging again, but I want to change the blog name. I also want to move to wordpress! I'm trying to think of a name now. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!

14 June 2010

Funday Sunday

Sorry for the last posting! The boyfriend came into town late Saturday, so I was hanging with him yesterday.

I started out the day with an egg wrap I was craving.

This was about 1 egg and 1 egg white with a slice of swiss cheese on a Flat Out wrap. I made an extra egg and egg white for the doggies who were begging from me. They love eggs, so I just couldn't resist. I added some paprika and ketchup to my wrap after the picture

One the side I had roasted asparagus.

Roasted with a tsp of EVOO. It was delicious. I love roasted asparagus.

The boyfriend and I spent the day watching How I Met Your Mother Season 3. It was fun.

For dinner, we went out to eat with my grandpa, dad, and my cousin. I can already see a problem with eating while I'm home over the summer. My family eats out A LOT. That combined with eating out with my friends. Yikes. I tried to make good decisions at the Chinese buffet.

With another plate of green beans.

After dinner, my cousin, the boyfriend, and I went to see Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. My cousin saw it right when it came out and really liked it. Now, my cousin goes to the movies with me all the time when I'm home, but probably the last movie she REALLY liked was The Dark Knight. Most movies she either says she doesn't like. Or she says it is okay. So, I had to check this out. She was even willing to see it AGAIN AND go with me and the boyfriend. It was decent. Entertaining. Reminded me a lot of The Mummy. She is 14, so I think she might have one of her first movie star crushes. If I was 14, I would have loved it too.

I'm hanging out with my cats now, while the boyfriend goes on a bike ride.

12 June 2010

The A-Team

Hello all!!

We went to see a noon movie about an hour away from us, so I tried to eat a large and filling breakfast!

I finally had the material to make overnight oats, so I put this batch together last night.

Topped with half a banana, cinnamon, and a Weetabix biscuit. I was so excited to finally try it. I thought it was a pretty good topping.

We saw the A-Team. I liked it, but I think I mainly liked it because Bradley Cooper is so cute. It was a fun action movie, and I like action movies.

I brought a wrap as a snack for the movie, but I ended up not needing it. I ate it around 7 instead.

Banana and Sunflower Seed Butter on a Flat Out Wrap.

I forgot to take a picture of my lunch, which was a salad at Moe's Burrito place. It was delicious.

I ran some errands with a friend, and she wanted Dairy Queen. I ended up getting a kid's meal.

Now I'm watching my newly purchased season 3 of How I Met Your Mother.

11 June 2010

Suburb Food Tour 2010

On Wednesday my cousin and I took my dogs to the groomer in a suburb of Chitown. While they were getting groomed, we ate some food and went shopping! It was exciting.

Summer is 14 and a vegetarian. She has been on and off since she was about 12.

She had never had thai food before. So we ate some thai.

They gave us the soup of the day to start out with. It had a giant carrot in it. Summer was quite amused.

We shared an order of spring rolls.

They weren't that good. I've had better spring rolls for sure.

We both had Pad Thai with Tofu.

It was good!!

Afterwards we went to the mall for some Yogen Fruz!! I was so excited.

I had plain with mango mixed in. Yum.

Afterwards we went to Trader Joe's.

When we came back into town, we had a Chinese buffet.

I just watched the first episode of Losing It with Jillian Michaels. I have a girl crush on Jillian Michaels, so I liked it, but she is does try to play Dr. Phil too much. Anyone else watching? Thoughts?

Beautiful Blogger Award

I'll update with some food in a bit! I'm going to do Jillian's Yoga Meltdown before I get to settled into the computer.

But FIRST I got a blog award today. Whoo hoo! Thank you to the lovely Bebe!

The rules: pass the award on to 7 bloggers and write 7 things about myself that you did not know!

7 things you don’t know:

1. I have two different colored eyes!

2. I am currently in love with Neil Patrick Harris and have watched season 1 and 2 of How I met your mother in four days.

3. I'm going to Disney World really soon!!

4. I've been blogging since seventh grade. I started on deadjournal, moved to livejournal in High School, and moved to blogspot this year. I still check my lj though. and update sometimes

5. I've been dating the boyfriend for 3.5 years and have no intention of getting engaged anytime soon.

6. I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I've dressed up for most of the midnight book releases and some of the movies.

7. I'm also obsessed with Star Wars. I've been to three out of the four Star Wars conventions.

Seven Bloggers

Ashley from Texas Teacher!

Sarah from Who Invited These Guys

Lauren from Thoughts That Often Concern You

Natacha from The Wayward Explorer

Megan from Life with Megan

Beth from Beth's Journey

Stephane from Stephane Inspired

02 June 2010

Hello From Philadelphia

Hello all! I just typed up a long post summarizing what I had done since graduation (mostly moving and a lot of eating at St. Louis places) but it was lost. ugh.

I'll recap it later with more pictures! But, I'm back to a more regular blogging schedule. Roughly once a day! I'm also playing around with the title of my blog. Not the address, but I don't think Less of Me fits anymore!

I'm in Philadelphia with my mom for a convention.

Today started off with an unpictured egg and cheese biscuit.

Before we got on the plane, I grabbed this fairly tasty thing from the greek restaurant in the airport!

Inside was spinach and feta!

I also had an unpictured greek salad on the flight.

When we landed, I saw somewhere that had guava juice!! I love guava juice, so I had to get it!

The convention had a cocktail hour, but the food wasn't that exciting.

A group of people went to Hard Rock Cafe afterwards. They had the calorie postings right next to the entrees!! It was kind of scary.

I ended up getting the salmon.

It was actually pretty tasty! I was sort of surprised.

Tomorrow we are going on a movie tour of Philadelphia. I also think we are going to check out the Reading Terminal Market before the tour! It sounds amazing.

21 May 2010


I'm a college graduate.


My parents gave me a kindle. I'm so excited!! It has been a while since I read purely for fun. Any book recommendations? I'm kind of lost with all of these books at my finger tips.

10 May 2010

Last Final

My last final ever as an undergrad is tomorrow.


It is for a class I'm taking pass/fail, so it is hard to get motivated to do hardcore studying.

For an afternoon snack, I enjoyed a Starbucks light coffee frappuccino. They are having a happy hour special with half priced frappuccino's from 3-5 pm every day this week!! This was delicious and only 100 calories! Yum.

Also pretty filling which is weird.

I keep forgetting to take pictures of my food! So weird. I really need to start doing that again because I felt more in control of what I was eating when I did.

I don't know what I'm going to be eating tomorrow. My final is from 10:30-12:30 so obviously I'll eat lunch afterwards and breakfast before.

I plan on going to sleep soon and getting up early to study.

Afterwards I think I'm going to go to a bookstore and buy a new book to read for fun!!

08 May 2010

Welcome to the Family

I took the train home this morning.

We headed up to get the new puppy!

She is from Angus's breeder. Her dad is his biological brother (but not from the same litter).

She is adorable.

Ainsley McKenna!

Mom, Angus, Me, and Ainsley!

Petsmart getting puppy supplies (and of course a toy for Angus).

Mom and Ainsley.

To follow more about the adventures of Angus (and now Ainsley!), you can follow Angus on twitter here. Yes, my dog has a twitter. And yes, I did steal most of these pictures from the twitter account.

All the while as I am with the puppy, my roommate (who is cat sitting) was sending me adorable pictures of my babies.

And this

07 May 2010


Hi All!!

I'm going to get a puppy tomorrow with my parents!!! I'm so so so excited. It should be fun.

I turned in my last paper for undergrad yesterday! It is weird. I might never write a medieval history paper ever again (I don't want to say never of course).

I'm watching NCIS and Criminal Minds now.

Sorry I've been a crummy blogger. It has been a crazy few weeks.

And since yesterday I've been celebrating by playing with these.

And movie marathons.

Midnight releases of Iron Man 2 followed the movie marathon. Twas a lot of fun.

My lunch from today.

The next time I update, I'm sure puppy pictures will be included!

02 May 2010


Alright, last week of classes was pretty crazy!! This week might be a little insane too, but I'm going to update better I promise.

My eating has been out of whack like whoa. Booo staying up late and studying.

Back to writing.

26 April 2010

Manic Monday

Hi all,

Last week of classes as an undergraduate! It is pretty crazy.

I'm thinking about changing the title of the blog since I'm not really focusing it on losing as much as I was in the beginning. I've had some suggestions for changes.

I forgot to take a picture of my breakfast (egg sandwich with strawberries) or lunch (hummus wrap) today, so I'm going to post the pictures from yesterday.

I slept until 10, so I just ate lunch instead of breakfast. I had a black bean burrito.

I had a side of roasted asparagus as well.

Dinner was a sweet potato with quinoa stuffing and roasted asparagus.

Instead of making the quinoa with water, I made it with vegetable broth. It was delicious.

Right now, I'm trying to decide what to make for dinner. I want to make enough to bring to work tomorrow. I'm thinking baked tofu with broccoli.

25 April 2010

Sunday sunday Sunday

Hi all!

I'll post some food pictures later. This week is going to be really busy, so I don't know how often I will blog. I hope once a day!

Right now I'm making quinoa for the first time to eat on top of a baked sweet potato. Yum.

I'll update soon!

23 April 2010


Hi all! I'm blogging a little earlier than usual. I had a doctor's appointment, and now I have about 20 minutes until class starts.

My breakfast looks pretty similar to my dinner last night.

No spinach on the sandwich though.

I feel a lot better eating fresh fruit in the morning. I need to remember that.

I packed a few snacks since I'm going to be working on campus and eating a latish dinner with the boyfriend. Today is our "date night." We haven't decided what to do yet.

I'm excited about lunch/my snack though.

I'll see you after class!

22 April 2010

Night time snack

Hi all,

I'm watching an episode of Castle and eating my bedtime snack.

I don't usually post it because I forget to take pictures, but I remembered tonight!

Usually it is either dark chocolate pudding or a piece of dark chocolate.

However, I wasn't craving sweets tonight. So I decided to switch it up.

2 pieces of celery with a wedge of laughing cow light swiss!

Earth Day!

What do you do to help the earth?

I spent most of the afternoon sleeping so no electricity. Does that count?

I knew it was going to be a busy day at work, and I wasn't sure how long I would have for lunch so I started out with a pretty calorie dense breakfast.

Overnight oats. Topping with Almond Butter, Kashi Go lean, blueberries.

It kept me pretty full for a while. I did manage to get a very, very quick lunch between school groups, so I made a frozen dinner.

It doesn't look that appealing, but it was pretty tasty.

Sweet n sour "chicken" from morningstar farms. This had carrots, peppers, pineapple, and brown rice.

I had an unpictured strawberry shortcake for Administrative Professional's Day. They brought it in for some of the workers.

I took a nap with this guy after work.

I named him Phantom. I don't know if I ever made an announcement here! He has a total Phantom of the Opera mask, and he is super sweet.

Since I had fake meat for lunch, I knew I didn't want to have it for dinner. I was dreaming of eggs (seriously) during my nap, so made an egg sandwich. I wanted more veggies today, so I cooked some spinach with evoo to add on top.

Trader Joe's had fresh berries, and the blackberries were AWESOME. I'm so excited. I love berries.

This weekend is the Earth Day celebration in Forest Park, and the Tower Grove Farmer's Market is there. I think I might check it out on Thursday.

21 April 2010

Fewer Meat Subs Experiment

I am so uncreative with titles for my blog posts. I should get better with that.

After my last post, I went to my first WW meeting in like a month or so. I really liked this leader. I want to keep going to her, so I'm going to figure out how to swing that with my schedule.

On my way back I stopped by trader joe's to pick up some fun, protein packed meal ideas.

I decided to replicate what I get from Chipotle, a burrito bowl.

I was super excited to find this at Trader Joe's

I don't like tomatoes (weird, I know), so I love Chipotle's corn salsa. This helped my laziness.

Here is my taco salad!

I used baby argula, black beans, a tsp of the corn salsa, fat free plain greek yogurt, and guacamola.

Excellent dinner for about half the points as Chipotle.

I am eating some hummus with whole wheat pita now!

It is going to be a long day tomorrow with a lot of kids at the museum, so I made a protein packed over night oats. I think I'll ad almond butter and fruit to it in the morning.

Good night all!


I started my morning out with a breakfast cookie.

I found the recipe on Fitnessita's blog.

I used Dark Chocolate Dream and chocolate protein powder. It was delicious.

Lunch today was a random fake chicken bbq sandwich with swiss cheese and a bagel thin.

It was good. The brussel sprouts were kind of gross, so I threw them out and made broccoli instead.

I'm about to go for a run, go to a WW meeting, and finally I'm going to trader joes.

I noticed I eat a lot of meat substitutes, so I'm going to try and eat less of them throughout the week.

20 April 2010


Hi all! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days.

Saturday the boyfriend and I ended up going on a long bike ride.

Here we are half way through the ride.

The boyfriend bought me this jersey for our 3 year anniversary.

I think it is pretty awesome.

Garmin time.

I started out this morning with my usual overnight oats.

I need to buy some more egg whites so I can start eating them again too!

Overnight oats with cinnamon harvest cereal and cinnamon.

I might make a breakfast cookie for tomorrow.

Dinner I had a black bean burger with sweet potatoes on campus.

Now I'm watching Glee. I love this show.

17 April 2010


Hope everyone is having a good Saturday!

Yesterday I stayed on campus and did homework until about 7. I went home and changed for a date with the boyfriend.

During the day I had an egg sandwich and a salad. Kind of boring so I'm not going to post the pictures.

We were going to go to a sushi place that I had a groupon for, but we were running late. We went to Stir Crazy instead.

Stir Crazy is probably my favorite chain restaurant. I love the market bar and making my own stir fry.

We started out with a side of edamame.

Yum. Love edamame.

I also had a mojito.

Also delicious.

For my main course I had the market bar create your own stir fry with tofu and flat rice noodles.

I get the classic chinese sauce.

For dessert the boyfriend and I shared the banana wontons.

Delicious. It was awesome.

We went to see Kick Ass afterwards. It was excellent. Really really good.

We snuck in some candy to the movie.

We also had some sour candy that I didn't snap a picture of. We didn't eat all of it because we were still pretty full.

This morning we headed to St. Louis Bread Co for breakfast (panera for all you non-St. Louis readers).

I had an egg and cheese sandwich. It was so good.

The boyfriend ate this.

He is 6' and weighs 140 pounds. He can eat anything.

I think we might go on a bike ride thsi afternoon. He is at work now, but when he is done.