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2 time ovarian cancer Survivor, Advocate for ovarian cancer awareness & research, Teacher of Zen Method Tai Chi, Blogger, sharing the wonderment and power of essential oils, proud fan of Cathe Friedrich's workouts, Reiki practitoner, A Course in Miracles student, paper crafter

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Toys!

Three awesome things happened to me this weekend. I consider each of them a toy in some way or another.

First, my fresh issue of Clean Eating magazine arrived Friday. It rocks, but then again it always does. Here's why I love it so much! I started reading it after dinner, and that's how I started developing my menu for this week. I choose to whip up the Buffalo Chicken Salad and Spicy Tuna Melts this week. There are lots more recipes that I'll make in the near future from this issue, too. That's another post, though.

Also on my menu list for this week is kale chips. I'm excited about trying them! I was hoping to have time today to make them, but they'll have to wait until Wednesday night or Thursday.

Second awesome-ness was going to Whole Foods with my sister. I love that store, but I wish it wasn't SO crowded. I mean, I love that so many Memphians eat organic foods. Really I do, but I just wish the whole city didn't have to shop when I want to shop. I don't do well in crowds. I like my personal space to stay, well, personal. I don't want to feel rushed when I'm shopping. I like to stop and read the packages of 4 different kinds of organic rice without someone trying to reach around me or run over me with their basket. What Memphis REALLY needs is a Trader Joe's. Do you hear that, Memphians? Someone PLEASE open a TJ's here!!

Ahem. Excuse me. Back to the grocery shopping... I love to grocery shop, and yes I know that's kind of weird. I take great pleasure in seeing stuff like organic blue cheese (made in Wisconsin, Go Packers!), organic beans in a BPA-free cans, 6 different kinds of nitrate free bacon...I could go on and on and on and on. But I won't. You're welcome. We bought lots of yummy high quality food. (see below!) We, also, found a peanut butter cheesecake that looks delicious in the bakery, so we bought one. Mom, my sister and I shared it for dessert.

I choose the organic mini sweet peppers because they were cheaper than the organic bell peppers. Go figure!

Beautiful blue cheese, organic kale, pesticide free tomatoes and organic pink lady apples (my fave!). The blue cheese is going to do double duty this week. It goes on the Buffalo Chicken Salad, of course! And it also will go with the vegetable in the next picture.

Guess what these powerful anti-cancer roots are? 
Did you say beets? Hope so!

Here's what 3 heads of romaine lettuce and a red leaf lettuce look like while I'm chopping and cleaning.

The third awesome-ness was finding 2 pound thumb-hook weights at Target for only $13 a pair! I've needed heavier weights for a couple weeks now, but heavy dumbbells are expensive. I'd been eying these and these but they each are only 1 pound per hand.  I'd love to own more workout gear that says CATHE, but when I saw these at Target. I knew they must be mine! Sorry, Cathe! 


By buying this awesome new toy I have just about doubled my dumbbell increment selection! Oh, you want to see my dumbbells? Okay! My apologizes about the shadows...I'm just not a very good photographer. 

Before my new thumb-hook weights I had the following increments:
2
3
5
8
10
11
Now that I have this cool new toy I have these increments:
2
3
4
5
7
8
10
11
12 
13
I am very excited about my new increment choices! All these increments will surely help me reach my SINS challenge goals!

2 comments:

  1. You go girl! Your WF haul looks absolutely luscious! Hey, don't feel bad about not being able to buy all Cathe gear! There are still some things I still want!

    I have learned to just go at my pace and ignore everyone else. I imagine myself at the store all by myself and build my bubble around me. It tends to keep my space mine as I shop!

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  2. Thanks, Tricia! :) I wholly agree about going at our own paces. Thanks for being one of the awesome Cathletes that have reminded me of it. You rock!

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