The Man in the Mirror

by Holly on June 25, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,reviews

R.I.P. Michael Jackson :(.

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I am seriously so sad you guys – I literally grew up on MJ’s music.  It’s really the best cure-all when you are in a bad mood…how can you not smile when you hear “The Way You Make Me Feel”? Thank you MJ for your ragin’ music, awesomer dance moves and for always giving us something to talk about (you know what I’m talkin’ about…).  My thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson fam!

Onto happier things…breakfast started out with a bowl of cereal – perfect for this lil’ heatwave we’re having.  Tarjay Heartsmart, sliced naners, slivered almonds and vanilla oat milk~

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I had my usual cuppa joe with skim milk when I got to work, and then the morning absolutely flew by!  I have no idea where it went.  That rarely happens, so I enjoyed it to the fullest by having this snackarooni at about 11:30am…

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At around nooner, this gal headed out into the less hot (but still quite warm) sunshine and sweated her way through a lovely 30 minute walk.  It felt soooo good to get outside, especially because mis ojos were glued to the computer screen all morning, and I am pretty sure I was on the verge of going blind.  Upon my return, I had the most gl-gl-gl-gl-glorious bowl of yogurt (an idea I stole from the fabulous Miss Jenny)…

Stonyfield Farms Oikos plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Tarjay Heartsmart cereal
1 smashed banana
1 heaping tbsp. peanut butter

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Peace.  The world needs it.

This fab combo seriously held me over all afternoon – with the protein-packed yogurt + peanut butter, it kept me cruising through an afternoon of work.  However, mid-afternoon, I did have to bust out a 4th of July Tootsie Pop in Cherry.

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Then later in the afternoon, it was more YOGURT!  My fridge is sparse and looks quite sad :(.  Soooo…it is that time of the week to use up what I have, and thankfully I have my Oikos Greek yogurt!  Not only was the plain yogurt delicious (tangy, thick and creamy) but the vanilla was even better.  The touch of sweetness in the vanilla is just enough to set off that sometimes too tangy taste – and with only 11 grams of sugar (some of which are the natural milk sugars).  Holla!

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Then I got the sad news about our friend, The King of Pop.

I worked until 5pm, braved the still horrendous traffic home and quickly made dindin.  Berry salad with slivered almonds (with a drizzle of EVOO/honey/lime juice), whole wheat kaiser roll and some beets on the side (I was going to name this post Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica after Dwight, then refrained).  Mama Everythingtarian introduced me to beets like a year ago, and I LOVE THEM.

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After dinner, I organized my to-do list (it never seems to get any shorter), got ready for Fitness Yoga and popped a couple of True North Citrus Burst nut clusters before gettin’ my chi centered.

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This handful x2.  I sweated my little buns off in yoga today – lots of Vinyasa-esque flows, chaturangas, downward dogs.  I was supposed to run 3 miles (per Hal Higdon) today, but I wasn’t feeling it, so I headed off to yoga instead.  I think I will make up the 3 miles tomorrow or just skip it – I have to run 9 on Saturday anyways :).

When I got home, I popped two more nut clusters.

Please hop over to This Winding Road and help Miss Jenn Girl compile the ultimate 90’s playlist!  If for no other reason, do it in memory of Michael Jackson and write down all his 90’s hits. Alrighty, I think I’m going to sneak in some reading, take a quick rinse off before bed and hit the hay, because tomorrow is Fridayyyy!!!

Any weekend plans for anyone?  I have a buncha movies I want to see (Away We Go, My Sister’s Keeper & Food, Inc.), but other than that, my schedule looks pretty open.  Ahhh…I love that feeling…

{ 24 comments }

Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 25, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I know, I’m so sad about MJ too. Though he’s causing so much traffic in LA I can’t get to the documentary I’m supposed to go to tonight….

homegirlcaneat June 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Between the peace bowl and the tootsie pop, I love this post a lot. But I won’t like, both those things are AMAZING..BUT MJ is even betta. RIP!

jenngirl June 25, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Such a sad shock today, I will totally dedicate my playlist to his memory. Thanks for the shout out!

Love the PB peace sign, work of art, seriously. ;)

I’m going to see My Sister’s Keeper tomorrow, can’t wait!!

Jenny June 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm

such a tragedy! RIP MJ <3

your peace bowl officially made my day! LOVE it, and you :)!

Tay June 25, 2009 at 10:33 pm

I love your peace yogurt!! Inspiration right there :-)

I cannot wait to see My Sister’s Keeper. A commercial for it just came on right now. Exciting!!

strivingforbalance June 25, 2009 at 11:10 pm

love the peace sign yogurt!

I want to see how close the movie to the book is of my sisters keeper. Let me know how the movie is :-)

http://strivingforbalance.wordpress.com/

Jessica (jesslikesithot) June 26, 2009 at 2:45 am

I love your peace bowl!!! That snack sounds as good as it looks??! Haha!

And aww, RIP Mj…..it’s so surreal that it just happened so suddenly, I had no idea that he was having health issues. :( His music reminds me of a bunch of classic, older movies from when I was growing up (ohhh, especially “Center Stage”, haha!).

And woo for beets!!! I’ve always avoided them at all costs until this past weekend. Had them at a bridal shower in some dip mixed with tahini sauce and it was divineeeee.

ksgoodeats June 26, 2009 at 7:34 am

Get out of my head please! I totes posted my entry before I saw this – LOVE The Way You Make Me Feel ;)

DWIGHT REFERENCE?! We are two peas in a pod. Fer reals. That roll looks delicious!

Katharina June 26, 2009 at 7:45 am

BEETS!!! BEETS!!! I LOVE BEETS!!! You should try them drizzled with honey and some sweet basil + yogurt.

I still can’t believe what happened. It’s crazy how someone who never had a physical presence in my life (I probably would’ve been shocked into a paralytic state forever) passed away, and I feel like something is gone from my life. I hope he’s finally resting peacefully, but still dancing too! :)

Kailey June 26, 2009 at 7:52 am

I just bought that organic raw bar and cant wait to try it!!
your salad looks so fresh and delicious.
enjoy your friday :)

Whit June 26, 2009 at 8:10 am

I love your peace sign!

No more MJ…I am still a bit shocked. No more PYT, no more Billie Jean…

brandi June 26, 2009 at 9:19 am

i know, what a sad day.

i love the pb peace sign :)

weekend plans? spending time with my parents + the in-laws. it will be fun! and i’m hoping for some late birthday shopping!

Traci June 26, 2009 at 10:00 am

Welcome to Friday! So happy! And the rain has finally stopped here in Boston after a solid week. Looking forward to getting out on the boat the weekend, going for some good runs and getting some much needed vitamin D!

Beets! This is the one vegetable i just can’t eat. I will seriously eat just about any other vegetable…but never a beet!
Have a great weekend!

Alison June 26, 2009 at 10:06 am

That’s my favorite MJ song too. In fact, it’s the only one I have on my iPod. He was an amazing man.

I want to see Food, Inc too! I would also go see My Sisters Keeper but I think I’ll read the book first. That’s my favorite way to do it.

Abby June 26, 2009 at 10:51 am

Dwight Schrute has single-handedly put beets back on the map. Not back on my plate yet, as they are one veggie I really don’t like, but back on the map none the less!

I am addicted to (plain) Greek yogurt as well and might just go broke replenishing my stash (cheaper than smoking or something, so I guess it’s my vice).

That roll? Looks delicious and huge.

(That’s what she said.)

Angharad June 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

You love smashed banana too! I love your blog! I feel like we have really similar eating habits! The nosiness of food blogging is addictive! :)
I’ve been following for a while and this blog has been a big part of my inspiration to start writing my own. Please stop by and leave a comment if you get a chance!
http://eating-for-england.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Holly June 26, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Ummm I think we are soul sisters! Not only do I LIVE in the same city as you, I studied abroad in England (I LOVED IT!!!), taught in Thailand (LOVE all the food pics) and am trying to find a job in non-profits!

Your blog is adorable – I am so glad I found yours!!!

For some reason, I can’t comment on your blog at work (error message) but please give me your e-mail if you see this, otherwise I will try posting at home!

Holly June 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Yeah Traci for the weekend! Go enjoy the sun girl – and get in a morning workout if you can :).

I’m going to find those Sensible Foods snacks this weekend!!!

Holly June 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I enjoy the Raw Organics bar – the Chocolatey Chip I think is my fave!

Holly June 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

yummmm on the sweet basil + yogurt combo!

Holly June 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Soul sistas.

Holly June 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Center Stage = one of my all-time faves.

The tahini sauce sounds divine – what was all in it?

April (Foods of April) June 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm

What a pretty salad!!

I’m loving all the yogurt combos too!

Angharad June 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm

NO WAY! That is a ridiculous number of things in common! Where did you study in England? I can’t believe you actually live in Minneapolis too! I think I had a setting on my blog that wasn’t allowing everyone to comment – it should be fixed now so give it another shot :) – and thanks for adding me to your blog roll!
Would you believe my organization is actually currently hiring for a development associate! Send me your email address and I’ll send you the link!

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