Thursday, July 29, 2010


Where has the week gone?  I can't believe it's Thursday!  Well, I got a new camera last weekend so expect a lot of pictures to come. 

I am SO sore today, I definitely overdid it at the gym this week.  On Tuesday and Wednesday I did back to back weight lifting classes.  Have you ever been to a class at your gym that basically put you to sleep?  My normal teacher was gone last night and the sub was so monotone and boring.  I wanted to leave 20 minutes into it but I decided against it.

This week has been an emotional roller coaster.  The company I work for is selling and my last day is tomorrow.  I've cried every single day this week.  Today is going to be the hardest because I have to say bye to my boss, who I love so much.  I will have plenty of time to blog while I sit at home on unemployment looking for a new job.  I really want to work on myself during my time off. 

I've said it before, but I will say it again, I have the best husband in the world.  He has been so supportive throughout all of my terrible days.  When I'm sad about losing my job, he is there to cheer me up.

♥Here is a picture of my wonderful co-workers at my wedding.  I will miss them all!♥

Here is my amazing boss and my other co-worker

Here is quote my friend at work e-mailed me...I love it!

“Distance never seperates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad cuz I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.”

Friday, July 23, 2010

9 months later

Wow, I haven't posted in 9 months, life is crazy! 
I'm sad to report some weight did creep back on, about 15 pounds to be exact.  Funny how that happens when you stop working out and eat everything you please. 
Over the last three weeks I've been on a health kick and I plan to keep it that way.

I workout at 24 hour fitness and I've been trying new classes.  One class is similar to Body Pump and it kicks my ass, the other class is spinning and weight lifting combined. 

My camera broke, I'm buying one this weekend so I can start posting pictures.

I will leave you with a picture from last weekend, we went white water rafting.

My best friend and I

Roxie is still doing well....

Happy Friday...if anyone is still out there. ☺

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Friday!

Hello healthy bloggers!  I'm feeling good today, I just need to bust through my work today and then I'm off until Wednesday!!
Roxie did well with her shots and she's ready to go on her vacation to Doggy Haven.  This place looks so cool, I paid the $5 extra dollars per day to upgrade her to a suite.   I know she's going to have a blast.
So, a little summary of our trip, we are going to Portland, OR for one day (tomorrow) and then we are heading to Cannon Beach, OR on the coast for 2 nights.
In Portland we are staying at the Paramount Hotel.  I booked an Executive room with an oversized jetted tub.  I also booked us a one hour couples massage!

In Cannon Beach we are staying at the Ocean Lodge, 5 star hotel, ocean front view, jacuzzi and the works.

The real bummer is the weather this weekend...rain, rain and more rain.  Oh well, we will make the best of it.

Breakfast was Strawberry Chobani yogurt with Kashi Go Lean.  I wanted to love this flavor, I really did but with 19 grams of sugar I almost fell out of my chair.  It was too sweet, I rarely say things are too sweet but this was.   I tossed about half out. =(

Jeez, work is stressful today.  For snack I couldn't wait for some more Justin's Maple Almond Butter.  This is what a serving looks like, pretty big right?  Half my apple was brown, so I cut out the good parts.

Lots of snacks today since I'm out of lunch food in the house.  I needed something yummy to power through a massive amount of work.

I ran around like a crazy lady after work.  I had to drop my car off at the shop, go to Target, Safeway and finally Fred Meyer.

Dinner was a semi-repeat of last night.  It wasn't as good as last night.

♥♥happy anniversary to the love of my life♥♥

xoxo ♥♥Irene

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Portion Control

Today is my Thursday and I'm pretty stoked about it! I got to work bright and early to get some things done before I leave town.

I'm not feeling my best today, I REALLY need to get into the gym, and hard.

Breakfast guessed it, Greek yogurt. Today I tried blueberry, definitely higher in calories (140 for the non-fat yogurt) then I would like. This wasn't my favorite, it tasted a tad artificial but still edible.

Man, waking up early is really catching up to me.  ZzzzZZ
So, for the first time ever we are boarding Roxie on Friday.  Derek is taking her to the vet to make sure we are all up to date on her shots.  I'm feeling like a nervous mother right now.

Until today I was an almond butter virign, and boy I didn't know what I was missing out on. 
Justin's Maple Almond Butter was nothing short of amazing!  I love the little pack because it's perfect portion control.  It was so good that I liked the pack clean.

When I went to take a picture of my lunch I realized I was eating for 2, maybe 3.  I need to watch my portions.  So I ate my carrots first then I ate until was satisfied.  So, I ended up throwing some away, there was no way I needed that much pasta.

Workout: My friend and I tried 24 Lift for the 2nd, and the last time.  I don't feel like it's a good workout at all.  When we were done I hopped on the elliptical for 30 minutes.

Dinner was chicken fajitas with Kashi rice ~ yum!  I really didn't need two, I need to remember portion control.  Have you tried Miguel's Organic Salsa? TO DIE FOR!  Full review soon.

I'm SO tired ~ jeez if I had a penny for every time I said that.  Too much hot tubbing this week. 

Dessert was a Vitatop with a little ice cream.

Okay, I'm running to my bed!  ♥♥Irene

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Feeling better...

Thank you everyone for your nice comments and support.  I'm feeling better this morning, I'm still worried but I'm positive that everything will get treated and I will be okay.  I need to stop thinking that I'm doing to die and that plenty of people have gone through the same thing I'm dealing with. ::breathe:::

My husband knew what kind of day I had and he came home with flowers in hand.  How did I find the sweetest man ever?

I missed my workout last night and I now realize that I really hate dislike missing my workouts.  I don't feel as good today, that could be due to eating too much dessert last night.  I am such an emotional eater.  My best friend and I always joke about pouring soap over our snacks in the house, weird I know.

Did anyone watch the Kate interview last night?  Part of me felt really bad for her, especially when she said she wanted the old John back.

Breakfast was an A+!  Today I tried Chobani Non-Fat Vanilla.  Dare I say it tasted like soft serve?  This is my favorite so far.

Snack time was sweet, crisp, yummy honey crisp apple.

The apple didn't hold me over long, I ate 1/2 of my AMAZING Super Food Bar!

Lunch was interesting.  I grabbed the wrong tupperware this morning, so when I went to make my pasta I realized it was my sweet potatoes from last night.  Anyway, I ended up eating the other half of my food bar.

Tonight my friend and I went on a long walk with the dogs followed by Pho.  Sorry no pics but I forgot my phone.  I'm SO tired from sitting in the hot tub too long. ♥♥Irene

Monday, November 2, 2009

Want to hide today...

Today is going to be a busy, busy Monday.  Payday around here is always hectic for me, makes my day go by quicker. 
I'm not having the best of days, I cut my face with my claw finger nail on Saturday and it's not healing well.  I have a deep cut between my eyes, where your glasses would sit.  It's making me super self conscious and I want to hide in my bed.  Not to mention my face is dry from the weather and my Retin-A medication.  I'm a hot mess to say the least.
I'm going to start with my dessert from last night.
This combo was pure heaven.  I did run back to the fridge for an extra piece of dark chocolate.  This is some of the best dark chocolate I've ever tried.  Have you tried Hermits?  They are made my Newman's Own Organic, and to die for.

I can hardly contain my excitement that my hubby and I will be in Oregon this Friday for our ONE year anniversary!!!  I can already hear the ocean in my head.

Breakfast:  I was excited to try Chobani Greek Yogurt and it did not disappoint.  The consistency was perfect,  I think Fage is a little too think for my liking.  What made it even better was a packet of NuNaturals, just one little packet made it the perfect amount of sweet.

I was kidding about today being busy, jeez.  Snack was an apple eaten in record speed.

Lunch was late because I was doing a new employee orientation. 
Leftovers from last night with carrots ~ good but I ate too fast.

I got some bad news from the dr. today, my pap came back abornal AGAIN. ="( I couldn't help but cry, I'm worried. 

After the call from my Dr. I wasn't up for the gym, lame I know.  Derek and I did take a nice walk.

Dinner was a ham/cheese sandwich with sweet potato fries.

I'm off to relax.  Good night! ♥♥Irene

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just say no to tequila

How was your Halloween?  I'm feeling like CRAP this morning.  I had zero self control last night.  I don't want to dwell on it forever, I just want to start fresh today.  I need to learn that tequila is not my friend and stick to wine.
We had a great time at my friend's house.  The real bummer was that my camera died 5 minutes after I got there so hopefully someone can e-mail me some group shots after everyone arrived.

I just drank a cup of coffee but it's not kicking in.

Workout: One hour on the elliptical, totally kicked my ass.

When I got home I gobbled up a bowl of cereal and my regular PB&J english muffin.

Since I had to run all over town I needed bought an energy drink.  These are SO good if you haven't tried them.  At only 100 calories they can become addicting.

I went to:
Pier One
Fred Meyer
Now I need to do laundry and RELAX!

Dinner: Baked ziti with ground turkey.  The bread was so good.  I snacked on some flax chips while making my grub.  I'm excited because I have plenty of leftovers for my lunch this week.

I'm off to snuggle with my husband and find myself a little dessert. ♥♥Irene

My Husband ♥ My Best Friend

My Husband ♥ My Best Friend


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I work in HR and I live in the rainy city of Seattle. I married the love of my life on November 8th, 2008. I love working out and eating healthy. I have a passion for cooking and trying new recipes. My mom in an executive chef and she is truly my inspiration. We adopted a Jack Russell named Roxie in late November 2008 and we love her so much. Feel free to send me an e-mail at