Monthly Archives: February 2009

How was yout hump day? Mine was moody~~

Yeah~~~ I celebrated the hump day with 7 hrs of work, began my day with 45min power vinyasa #1, went to spin class at 5pm and was on bed at 9pm. I think taking a break in the middle of the week is really useful to recharge energy, since my weekend won’t begin until Saturday night!
But I had mood swing yesterday (I invented a new word “moody” for it ^_^) First, I woke up at 5am with a terrible nightmare (a annoying guy chasing me around). Then, the day went through well with good work. After then spin class I felt wonderful. And finally after dinner…I felt very very low! I don’t know how someone can have such big emotional swing in a day??????
Anyway, let’s recap on eats. Breakfast was AGAIN 1/2 cup oat bran, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, vanilla/cinnamon, GYG and 1/2 cup strawberries yogurt.It was a huge, cute, yummy bowl~~~
AM snack was two of these goji chocolate muffinsLunch came late again (I should cut back on munching on muffins) at 1.30pm. I had leftover chili, 1/2 baked red peppers and snake fish.Not a big deal but I got my belly happy and all nutrients for the day.
After lunch, my digestion time came with 3 minis and blog readings! Love Maggie‘s new template! ^_^
This is how I sit when I’m tired of work šŸ™‚
PM snack before the spin class: Tj’s pop seeds bread with BB. (I was hungry at all at 4.30pm, but as I know I’d burn some extra cal, I’d better add some in).
Back home before dinner I could help to munchies on this gigantic orange!It was so sweet and juicy! I devoured it in Dinner: my new fav veggie: lotus, stir-fried with broccoli and some chicken flavored textured soy protein sauteed bok choy with mushrooms black rice porridge and some kabocha. STUFFED!!! Dessert was two bowls of Fage 2% with cinnamon. BLOATED!!! Does anyone have this problem too? I get really bloated after having fage. It does not happen with other kind of yogurt though.
Okay. Michelle @luckytastebuds has awarded me a creative blogger award! So, I’ll pass it to these lovely ladies
Gina @The fitnessita
Megan @Megan’s Munchies
Kristie @lighterportions
Julz @Simple and Divine
Tiffie @Miss Tiffie MUNCHES

I began to watch Lipstic Jungle series. Has anyone watched it? I’m a big fan of Sex and the City, so I guess I’ll like it too.

Question: What’s your favorite girly TV series and why?

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Crazy day~~ work overload and cake overload! And award!

Thanks for all the touching words and supports you gave me yesterday! They made me feel cared and loved by all you guys. I thing I’ve noticed from your answer to my question about how do you know he’s The one is that You Just Know! There’s not any countable reason, but You just know it, everything just feel right, everything from him is just perfect for you (although he might not be perfect, but perfect to match you). But thanks thanks thanks, I really appreciate it!!

Yesterday was a crazy day of work… 11 hours!!! grrrrrrr………. and overload of cake because yesterday was my fav girlfriend Qiao’s birthday!~ It was a intimated birthday party: just she and me! ^_^ I feel so honored to be the only guest! She’s soooo funny and adorable! I like her! šŸ˜€Woke up early again at 5 am, but it was good because I had time to do 60 min power vinyasa #1 and read blogs before heading to office and start work at 8.30am.
Before going to AM snack let me know you my breakfast made with 1/2 cup mix of oat bran and oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tiny pear chopped, GYG and Peanut & Co. Smooth operator. Looks how cute is this pear, it adds the perfect sweetness!Delicioso!!!
okay. Now, AM snack: the so unexpected goji berries choc muffin!I had second right after this one.More work and another late meh lunch (1.30pm): sauteed green with mushrooms, baked salmon (it exploded in the microwave) and rice.Dessert was Mundies! ^_^ (love these)
Working working!!! PM snack came to give me a break: apple!It didn’t full me but I didn’t want to ruin my appetite again for dinner.
Okay. left office at 6.30pm to go to Qiao’s home. She made us noodles (a chinese tradition to have noodles on birthdays, because it means longevity), steamed glutinous rice filled with chicken, sauteed sprouts (my leftovers).She was so nice to omit the spicy chili for me because last year I mouth was on Fire! It was delicious everything. And finally, the cake!A huge one!!! Obviously we didn’t eat the entire cake, but many many large bites!
More dessert: ice cream filled in a real pineapple!!! have u guys ever seen this before? I haven’t and it was sooo cute!
After dinner, I had to work for two more hours and that summed up to 11 hours of work!!! oh…man…. my head almost exploded!!!

Michelle @luckytastebuds, a beautiful, funny and adorable girl, has awarded me a creative blogger award! Thank you so much!!!I’ll pick up 5 people later to pass the award.

oh.. lastly, don’t forget to participate Mara’s giveaway!

Question: do you like a girlfriend that you like a lot? What do you like about her?

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Doubles!!!

First, thanks everyone for giving me tips for how to console a friend, they were simple but sincere advices. Thanks! ^_^
yeah~~ Yesterday was a day of doubles: double baking and double workout. Lovely~~~
Let’s start properly. I woke up at 5am yesterday, not so appropriate for a Sunday. But, as my immune system against early bird symptom has improved a lot, it didn’t affect me much. Instead I spent time on blog and articles readings. And by 7am I felt like baking. So, I made my first batch of muffins. (Technically, they’re blondies since I used pretty much Veggiegirl‘s recipe, but I don’t like cutting and wanted to be easy to carry, so I made them as muffin). This could be called “Peanut Butter mun-dies” (I’m so not-creative). Here’s the adapted recipe for these goodies: (9 mini muffins)

  • 1 cup regular yogurt (not fat-free)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut & Co. smooth operator
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

As you can see, I changed the original recipe quite a bit, I substitute sugar by honey and cut in half, I omitted oil since I think PB is high in fat.
Method? Easy, mix everything and bake for 35 min on 350F.
You guys could imagine the smell while these goodies were baking????? sooooooooooo good!!!I couldn’t resist to try one (still warm). They’re perfectly moisturized and just sweet enough for my taste! I love it! I’ll definitely make them more often!
Then, breakfast came. I had a BIG bowl of black rice porridge with a beaten egg in it, and dried spicy pumpkin. I knew I was going to have a late lunch, so I ate more than usual.Went to the sunday 90 min vinyasa yoga flow, and the new instructor was a celebrity (I don’t know him until some students recognized him) Greg Marzullo, apparently he’s a famous dancer in DC area. It was a nice class with a couple of “ninja” poses (Greg words) and I was the only Ninja in class! ^_^
After yoga, I went to do groceries and came home for lunch at 2.30pm! I was starving!!! So, I made a salad with sprouts and baby peppers and leftover chili on a package of Shitake noodles.Very satisfying lunch, followed by one Mun-dies!
I spent afternoon cleaning and cooking for Monday’s lunch and made my second batch of muffins. These are inspired my Maggie’s oat bran mini scone. I said inspired because I changed the ingredients a lot, the only thing remained was the oat bran. ^.~ For these I used (10 mini muffins)

  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond breeze vanilla
  • 1/2 cup egg white
  • 1/4 cup Peanut & Co. Wonderful Chocolate
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 goji berries
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Same method. They came out with strong flavor of chocolate, not so sweet, a little bitter which I love and more crunchy than “mun-dies”.After my baking, cooking and cleaning it was still early for dinner, so I went to the gym for some magazine readings.
Came home and prepared a nice dinner: baked salmon with onions, sauteed bok choy and 1/2 steamed sweet corns.I enjoyed every bite of it!!! ^_^ A perfect meal MUST end with a perfect dessert: fage + strawberries + wheat berries.Great Sunday, isn’t it? I hope you guys enjoyed your Sunday with whoever you’re with, and if you’re like me (alone), I hope you treated yourself well as I did! ^_^

Question: What’s your daily skin-routine? I’m just curious!

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