Monday, April 20, 2009

Introducing BLAB

Good evening! This will be a quick post to recap my day.

First though, I should explain the title. Obviously, I love to talk. Haha, I know my posts can be quite wordy and lengthy. Part of this blog is a great way for me to write about things on which I have an opinion that I'd like to share. So I figured I put "BLogging ABout" together and get BLAB. I want to pretend I came up with something highly creative. :) I have a couple topics in mind that I'll write about as time permits.

I had a lovely breakfast of oatmeal with one chopped fig and some non-dairy carob chips. I like them, in addition to chocolate, not to replace chocolate.


I finished a partially opened Greek yogurt for some protein and didn't end up having the apple.


With coffee.


I had several more small handfuls of carob chips. They are addictive. Phooey, because they made my stomach hurt at the gym. I ran for 20 minutes on the treadmill and then 20 minutes of arm weights. Plus I went back to the gym in the evening for 1 1/2 hours of racquetball. According to on-line calorie calculators, I burned around 600 calories, not including the morning workout! Oh and I forgot about a 30 minute walk I took earlier (see story below!) Yay! I'll admit that my days have been pretty calorie heavy and low exercise recently. I don't think I've gained weight, and even if I did, I'm not too concerned. But at the same time, part of intuitive eating was that my body was BEGGING for some hard workouts! I feel way better now!

I had a snack of this bar.


To finish out my food for today I had a dinner of exactly what I had yesterday: barley, cabbage and tofu. No picture, the roommate and our house guest were around. Sorry. It was good and healthy. :) Oh and one caramel Girl Scout cookie.

I went out yesterday with friends and ended up drinking an entire liter of beer by myself. Oops. But then we went to play darts and pool and they had well drink specials for $2. I had two vodka and cranberries. Oops again. I promise, I'm not actually an alcoholic. Just social. ;-) Of course, I also ate some drunk snacks when I got home (I DIDN'T drive!) so it was a pretty caloric night! I had parked at my friend's house and he drove (and dropped me off when I was uhmm, slightly inebriated) so I had to get my car in the morning. He lives about 3 miles away so I was just going to walk there. But it was raining and freezing cold, and I was supposed to meet a friend at 11am for coffee/breakfast. I ended up talking to him on the phone and he offered to pick me up and drive me to my car. So kind, because I'm way too stubborn and independent to actually ask him for the ride to my car. But he offered. By the way, he's a GREAT guy. He's interested in me. I'm slightly interested in him. I don't even want to be interested in him, because I don't want to be in a relationship. But we're going to keep hanging out and see where it goes. Hmmm.... (I ate a gigantic plate of potatoes, black beans, tofu, and veggies w. onion gravy plus quite a few mugs of black coffee at the phenomenal mostly vegan/vegetarian place we went!)

By the way, the song and video of the day is Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent", not because it's a great piece of music but because the lyrics are hitting me hard, with this guy situation:



Miss independent
Miss self sufficient
Miss keep your distance mmmmm
Miss unafraid
Miss out my way
Miss don't let a man interfere, no
Miss on her own
Miss almost grown
Miss never let a man help her off her throne
So, by keeping her heart protected
She’d never ever feel rejected
Little miss apprehensive
said ooo, she fell in love

What is this feeling taking over
Thinking no one could open the door
Surprise it’s time to feel what’s real
What happened to Miss independent
No longer need to be defensive
Goodbye old you when love is true!

Miss guarded heart
Miss play it smart
Miss if you want to use that line you better not start, no
But she miscalculated
She didn’t want to end up jaded
And this Miss decided not to miss out on true love
So, by changing her misconceptions
She went in a new direction
And found inside she felt a connection
She fell in love

What is this feeling taking over
Thinking no one could open the door
Surprise it’s time to feel what’s real
What happened to Miss independent
No longer need to be defensive
Goodbye old you when love, when love is true

When Miss independent walked away
No time for love that came her way
She looked in the mirror and thought today
What happened to Miss no longer afraid
It took some time for her to see

How beautiful love could truly be
No more talk of why can’t that be me
I’m so glad I finally see…

What is this feeling taking over
Thinking no one could open the door
Surprise it’s time to feel what’s real
What happened to Miss independent
No longer need to be defensive
Goodbye old you when love
when love is true...

Miss independent

Now, I'm NOT saying I'm in love or anything, but I could definitely see myself dating this guy. And I tend to enjoy my single life way too much, so it's significant for me to even have ANY interest in a guy!

I'm baby-sitting again tomorrow morning from 8:30-12:30, then I'll try to squeeze a workout in and I'm teaching from 4:30-9:15pm, as I do every Tuesday. I leave my house at 3:30pm. So I should get to bed now. Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday! Sorry for the cheesy alliteration; I'm tired! :)

1 comment:

  1. fun post! and i love the concept of BLAB :D this guy sounds sweet... but these things are complicated! i hope you find a good balance of independence/relationship in the end :) taking it one day at a time is always the best way! it's funny, even before you wrote that you were into each other i was thinking in my head, "yeahhhh he is so into her!" from the little things he was doing!

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