September 2009


Today’s eats started with soapy oatmeal for breakfast…….ughhh….

I prepared my oats in the same container I always do, but today when I was eating them – something tasted off – I thought perhaps it was my palate or that my taste buds were wacky this morning lol – but the more I ate the more I determined it was def the oatmeal….

At this point I basically was almost done eating the whole thing – didn’t really enjoy one single bite – and have felt nauseous the rest of the day after determining it must have been the dish soap I used to last wash out the container……excellent…… : /

Although I did enjoy a nice tofu sandwich later in the afternoon from yesterday’s leftovers…..

Honestly though, I have a can of chickpeas, some yogurt, some oats, and brussel sprouts left…….I can’t wait to go grocery shopping after I move in on Saturday…..until then my eats will be bland and random to say the least – probably nothing picture worthy!

Also, this will probably be my final post for awhile, because things are going to start getting crazy and I will be experiencing a lack of internet soon as well – like my partner in crime has been for what seems like the past decade!!! lol

I cannot wait until I have my ownnnnn kitchen and an entire refrigerator to myself – not just half a shelf that I was given at my current housing situation…..

Again, sorry for the lack of food pics – but I will be a total dork and show you:

My new comforter that came in the mail today! Love the colors! : )

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And my new shower curtain to go with my pink bathroom!

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And the adorable oven mit that I got for a dollar! Yes, I got excited about purchasing this oven mit……perhaps I am just super pumped to finally be moving into my own place! : )

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Well, despite the lack of posting that will be for a little while – please stay tunedddddddddd!!!!!!!

DoubleScoop will be back! : )

– Ania

Hello!

My moving date is nearing!

Although I reallyyy need to, I’m avoiding going grocery shopping until I move into my new place…..I don’t feel like packing and unpacking food lol

So currently, I’m basically trying to use up all the ingredients I have lying around….not many lunch options to pack for work……

With that said and the cooler weather kickin in, yesterday for lunch, for the first time, I checked out the much raved about Hale and Hearty Soup – cheap, warming, and delicious!!!! 3 or 4 bucks for a small soup and fresh seven grain bread! Bonus!

I was torn between the ten vegetable and fall harvest vegetable, and ended up getting the ten – which was yum!

So I decided to go back today, and get the small fall harvest veggie – loved it! : )

Along with the chewy bread, and a side of mixed berries that I had…..delish!

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For dinner tonight I made tofu – coated some extra firm tofu with organic EVOO, curry powder, paprika, and sesame seeds, and let these babies bake at 400 degrees or so for about 30 minutes….

Added some broc tossed with flax and Newman’s Own light honey mustard dressing on the side…

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Leftovers = lunch tomorrow

Alrighty!

Gotta get going…..later!

Ania

After spin class this morning, I devoted the day to cleaning & organizing all my stuff before the big move this week!

I got rid of a lot of stuff and feel much more organized and “lighter”……

I also ordered my new comforter, and got a new shower curtain, and cute kitchen accessories! I am going to love making this place “my own!”

Today’s eats included:

A yummy, single serving cranberry & flax pancake with some all natural fruit jam and PB…..

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Juicy oranges…..loading up on that Vitamin C!

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A shot worth of Blueberry POM…..I love this flavor…..

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Sweet potato with drizzled ketchup & cinnamon:

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Stonyfield’s plain/unsweetened organic yogurt, cinnamon, banana, a lil sugar to sweeten, and Uncle Sam’s wheat flakes cereal……

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Yogurt and banana are supposed to help you sleep! So hopefully this concoction will aid in me getting some Zzzzzs tonight!

Later!

Ania

Okay, okay, okay……

I’m going to try to contain myself…..

So here we go……

This weekend came fast…..

Last night I went rollerblading with Lauren in Central Park…….I thought it was going to be sketch out…..but it was AWESOME! : )

This morning was just as awesome and set the tone for the rest of the day……I slept in (almost 9 whopping hours!!!!)…..had a slice of toast with one of the best combinations known to man – peanut butter and banana……looked outside at the gorgeous fall day……hit up Central Park again and did some more laps rollerblading…..and then caught the intense finish of the men’s Fifth Avenue Mile……..

I just realized I bladed about 25 miles within 24 hours, actually within less than 15 hours! I can definitely feel it in my legs now!

Rollerblading has to be one of the best fitness options out there……..love, love, love it…………I definitely need to get in some more sessions before winter hits!

Well up to date, some of Friday’s & today’s eats have included:

Toast & carrots with garlic hummus, and all natural chicken with drizzled ketchup:

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Again – one of the best combos ever – toast with banana and PB:

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Kashi Honey Sunshine – a freebie sample that came in the mail today…….Casey informed me that if you go to Kashi’s website….you could select a free cereal sample to be mailed to you……

This is one of the very few Kashi cereals that I haven’t tried…..

I don’t know whether it was because I was famished and tore the box opened and inhaled this serving with a splash of skim in about 5 minutes, but overall, I think I quite liked it : )

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Steamed broc tossed with flaxseed and Newman’s Own Light Honey Mustard Dressing:

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And this sweet treat – Breyer’s all natural Cookies & Cream:

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Which was a celebration regardingggggg………………………………………………

MY NEW APARTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

After a fabulous morning and getting showered and ready for the rest of the day, I was optimistic, yet became a little hesitant feeling…..due to what was planned for the afternoon/evening……yes you guessed it, more apartment viewings…..

After all my venting on this blog in regards to apartments, I’m sure you can understand why I felt this way……

HOWEVER!!!!

Props to mom for stumbling across this ad and persuading me to give them a call! : ) Ahhh, I cannot thank you enough!

From the moment I walked in the lobby – I knewwwww this was going to be different – good different…….and potentially, finallyyyyyy, the place for me!

And it is!   

It’s a large studio in a doorman building in Queens……..clean, secure, laundry on every floor, a sun deck, a gym (if you choose to pay a fee – still how convenient!), walking distance to everythingggg – including the subway, gets great sunlight, semi furnished, private, within my budget (a tad more than what I was looking for – but worth every penny!), and most importantly I see myself here and making this place my own! : )

I am soooo thrilled! : )

I’m planning on moving my stuff in this week, and permanently moving in this upcoming weekend!

On that note, this upcoming week blogging may become quite choppy/non-existent due to the move and lack of internet…..

Oooooo, but I can’t wait!!!! : )

I just realized how many smiley’s I incorporated into this post……

Well here’s another! : )

Night!

Ania

Hello all!

For the most part I feel better : )

I had a good workout at the gym, caught the train just before the doors shut, and began my day at work with a delish breakfast:

Banana & PB oatmeal…….oats, flaxseed, cinnamon, stevia, a small mashed banana, a splash of water, splash of coffee, and a splash of skim, with a small scoop of PB swirled in…….a big, mashed glob of heaven…..

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Lunch was some Wasa crackers with garlic hummus and some steamed carrots:

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And a half cup of plain Stonyfield organic yogurt, sweetened with Stevia, flaxseed, some blueberries, and a sprinkle of Kashi GoLean Crunch:

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Dinner was zucchini, carrots, lima beans, squash, and some gluten free penne noodles, tossed with flaxseed and Newman’s Own Light Honey Mustard Dressing…..

I just realized I have had quite the amount of ground flaxseed today!

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And dessert:

A slice of whole grain toast – with a little PB and the last of my TJ blackberry jam…..hit the spot! : )

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No apartment viewings tonight……so I’m off to search for possible weekend appointments!

Welcome back Casey – you have been missed!!!!! But I miss you in person more : (

– Ania

Hey everyone! Casey here. What? Casey who? I know, I know, I’ve been M.I.A. And I’m not talking about her…

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So let me tell all of ya’ll why I’ve been so MIA recently. First and foremost, I have had NO internet connection for the past MONTH and Time Warner is a really unhelpful and unfriendly service provider. They are almost as YUCK-O as Kanye West. And he is pretty yuck-o in my book. Too bad his music is awesome, though. (Does that make me a hypocrite?)

So when we did finally get internet back in the household, for some reason my computer refused to connect to it. I was planning on calling Dell on Monday so I could get back to blogging (I’ve missed this so much, seriously.) but then my mom got pretty sick and had to go to the hospital. Nothing too too serious but she’ll be there a few more days and since Monday I’ve been going to school, work, and directly to the hospital till 9 or 10. Needless to say, I have had zero time for anything else.

This is just me saying hey! and that I’m NOT GONE! Just going through a few things right now =/  I HAVE to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to my amazing friend Ania who has really carried the blog and was basically deserted by yours truly. I love you, Banania! I will make this up to you. How about I find you a super-nice apartment for 20 bucks a  month in a cool neighborhood?

I also need to thank my boyfriend who has been with me, in the hospital, every night – completely ignoring his own needs and responsibilities to help me with mine. You. Are. Amazing.

I promise to be back ASAP! I CAN’T stay away much longer!

Miss you,

Case

As of Monday night……my body hit the wall…….I basically was up all night tossing and turning unable to sleep, all stuffy, etc……

Tuesday I worked from home, yet managed to drag my body to a apartment viewing – in which I got stood up by the broker – which resulted in me randomly sobbing in the middle of a main intersection in Queens…..

I’m not embarrassed to admit this, actually I felt quite better afterwards…..

Given the fact that I was stood up (after waiting awhile), this being the millionth negative apartment viewing/experience it seems, being sleep deprived, sick, and dealing with my current housing situation, the tears just started to automatically flow…..lol…..

I must say, I was shocked how many random people comforted me on my journey home though : )

I woke up today feeling somewhat better, and went to work……..which consisted of today’s main food highlight…..

Lunch: An amazing, immunity boosting, germ killing, antioxidant & vitamin loaded salad – baby spinach, cubes of grilled chicken, a sprinkle of cheddar, tomato, cucumber, carrots, beets, asparagus, roasted pepper, sundried tomato, and aged balsamic on the side……

This salad was gone in about 5 seconds….soooo good!

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After work today, I went to two more unsuccessful apartment viewings:

#1: Nice neighborhood, niceeee owners, great price……..crappy basement apartment

#2: A bunch of studios shown to me byyyyy yes indeed – the broker who stood me up….

He actually is a nice guy, but still…..

Anyways, all the places he showed me were in all honestly – gross. It was an older building – and it showed badly.

So the apartment hunt continues!

I apologize for all the apartment venting on this blog recently……but it feels good to let it all out sometimes……it’s been quite the challenging and mentally draining experience…….thanks for listening…..if you still are lol….

Later!

Ania

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