New Day

My sweet tooth was seriously raging yesterday.

Remember how I joked about eating cookies and brownies for dinner? Well, I ended up having ice cream. Gah! Thank goodness for a new day and a new start.

I did enjoy a little sweetness in my breakfast this morning. I made myself a chocolate peanut butter sandwich on an Arnold whole wheat sandwich thin and had few South Beach Living dark chocolate covered soy nuts on the side.

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Monday's Breakfast

I got my chocolate fix, but in a healthy, controlled way. Sometimes I feel like when I start to eat junk food and sweet stuff early in the day, my body wants to keep eating that way. It’s hard to break out of the sugar funk.

How do you handle days when your sweet tooth is out of control?

I try to silence my sweet tooth by eating something indulgent, but small. Yesterday my sweet tooth didn’t understand the concept of a small indulgence. It wanted an entire cake. 🙂


Today I was excited to get to the gym because it was the launch date for the latest BodyPump release. Unfortunately, I must say I’m not feelin’ this new track at all. I love upbeat, happy music and classic rock when I’m lifting weights and I couldn’t get into the music selections for this release. Oh well… at least it’s still a good workout!

After the Pump, I did 20 minutes on the elliptical followed by 10 minutes of incline walking. Carrie Underwood’s music video for Cowboy Cassanova came on while I was on the elliptical. I think she is so gorgeous!

Carrie Underwood

What celebrity do you think is beautiful?

I think a billion celebrities are very pretty, but Carrie Underwood is one I always think looks classy and gorgeous.

Cardio Hodgepodge and a Bowl of Pumpkin Fun

Before going to bed last night I planned on going to my normal Thursday spinning class when I woke up in the morning.

When the alarm went off, I just wasn’t feelin’ it. I love the instructor who teaches spinning at my gym on Thursday, but I was not in the mood to spend 45 minutes on a bike.

What workout do you do when you’re just not in the mood?

A mindset like mine called for a cardio hodgepodge workout! My random cardio workout ended up like this:

  • 10 min. stair master
  • 10 min. run
  • 10 min. incline walking
  • 20 min. elliptical

This workout made me sweat and kept me entertained (as did the Cooking Light I read while on the elliptical).


Breakfast this morning was oh-so-filling. I prepared a bowl of Flax Z Snax butter pecan hot cereal and added 1/4 cup of pumpkin, sweetener and a handful of South Beach Living chocolate-covered soy nuts.


Butter Pecan Hot Cereal and Pumpkin


Lovin' That Chocolate!

My belly is full of warm pumpkiny tastiness.

thursday breakfast

Thursday's Breakfast

Mmm, mmm good!

Back to the Grind

This weekend was productive but also quite relaxing… a nice break from the day-to-day grind. Fortunately I like my job and welcome the routine of the weekdays, so I am an odd-ball who doesn’t really mind Mondays.

How do you feel about Mondays?

My normal morning walk with Sadie was very enjoyable due to the time change. It was nice to walk with the sun up! Sadie was extra chipper this morning as well. I think we were both well-rested from our Gossip Girl marathon on the couch yesterday evening. 🙂

gossip girl marathon with sadie

Gossip Girl Marathon


Halloween in St. Pete was great! All I really wanted was to see some trick-or-treaters and pass out candy and I got my Halloween wish.

My favorite costume was a flasher. This 10-year-old boy showed up in a trenchcoat and when I asked him what he was both he and his parents started laughing. I said I knew exactly what he was but wondered what he told the older people in the neighborhood when they asked him. He said he was still thinking of what to say and we decided on a detective. 😉

Though Halloween 2009 is done, my love for pumpkin lives on. For breakfast this morning, I blended 1/2 cup cottage cheese with one cup canned pumpkin, sweetener and pumpkin pie spice.

pumpkin and cc

Pumpkin Delight

I topped the mix with South Beach Living chocolate-covered soy nuts and served it with a cup of Mighty Leaf chocolate mint truffle tea. Tasty!

monday breakfast

Monday's Breakfast

Great kickoff to the week! 🙂