Monthly Archives: March 2010

Long Day

I am done moping now. Sometimes I just need to get it out of my system and my way of doing that is by writing it down. Or by whining to Jason, but that never feels as cathartic! This day has been long. My dog is not feeling well. He has some sort of growth on his groin area that just appeared out of nowhere. Jason took him to the vet yesterday and they gave him a cortisone shot and some topical spray and sent a sample of the area to a lab. He seems like he’s in pain today. The vet said that the area might be really sensitive since they had to shave the hair and everything. He seems like he can’t walk more than a couple feet without sitting down, like it hurts him to stand. I’ve spent the majority of the work day worrying about my dog. We’re supposed to find out the lab results in a few days and the vet said to take him back if the cortisone doesn’t help at all. I wish he could talk and tell me what’s wrong – I can’t tell if it hurts, itches or is just uncomfortable.

Poor baby dog.

Aside from that, I forgot to do my photography homework. Okay, more like I kept putting it off. Usually the homework is to take a certain type of picture, but this week’s was to print pictures on different paper and honestly, I didn’t want to buy a ream of photo paper. Whatever, it’s not like a class that I get graded on. I know how to print things. Hell, I work in printing! I still felt guilty about it!

The problem with photography class is that it’s over at 8. So I got home, did P90X and am sitting down to dinner at 9:30! So, how’s P90X going, you ask. So far I have done the chest and shoulder dvd, the ab ripper x dvd and the shoulders and arms dvd. It’s a good workout. The DVDs are an hour but they’re really not because there is like a 10 minute warm up. The number one thing that I noticed so far is that I HAVE to buy heavier weights and a stronger resistance band. I only have 5 and 8lb weights at home and while they are okay for some of the moves, they are way too light for others. I think I’m going to buy some 10 and 15s. Jason and hope to one day have a home gym and quit crappy LA Fitness, so I’m just thinking of buying weights as a contribution to our future.

I’m pooped. Long day. I hope my doggie is better soon.

Confession time

I have two confessions. One, I totally made muffins and ate them on Passover. Don’t tell my mother. Not that she’d be surprised; I’m not religious at all. (You’re not supposed to eat bread. See Morgan’s blog for a much more in-depth explanation.)

I am sort of proud of myself because I took a whole wheat muffin recipe that I had on my computer and altered it so much that it didn’t resemble the original recipe at all and it still was good! That never happens.


Makes 10

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Trader Joe’s Carrot Applesauce Crusher (they’re like squeezy applesauce. It make a little less than a half cup)
1 tsp canola oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
1 cup vanilla almond milk
Trader Joe’s superfruit spread

Pre-heat oven to 375. Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl and then mix together. Grease muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill each muffin about half of the way and then put about 1/4 cup of TJ’s fruit spread on top. Then cover with a little bit more muffin mix.

I didn’t get a chance to post last night’s dinner because I was sitting around being a total moody mope. That’s confession number two. But we’ll do dinner first. Jason made chicken fajitas. I’m not exactly sure what he did, but everything was really good.


I made mine into a salad.


The only thing that I would have changed about this meal is that Jason was very heavy handed with some Mexican hot sauce. I like spicy foods but I actually had to pour myself a glass of milk after eating this salad!

So, confession number two. I took these before pictures for the P90X and got in a terrible funk because of the way I look in a bathing suit. I know I’m supposed to love my body and all of that, but sometimes I just don’t. My stomach is weird looking and not flat. I think it’s from years of being heavy. I mean, I guess it is. But I was never that big. At my heaviest, in college, I probably weighed 175. I’m 5’7. So while I was overweight, I don’t think I was so big that my skin should have lost elasticity. So, I moped about this for like half an hour. Do you have body image funks? What do you do to get past them?

I’m going to post about the actual P90X workout later this evening.

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