The Healthy Everythingtarian

finding a better balance in exercise, food and life

My New Boyfriend August 13, 2009

Everybody…meet the newest member of The Healthy Everythingtarian family…

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Meet my new love...McMac!

I can’t even express how hard I fell in love with McMac.  At first opening of the box, I knew me and him were meant to be.  He’s sleek, suave and ultra sophisticated.  Just my kind of guy.

The even better news?  The same day I got my new comp (shoutout to Daddy Everythingtarian for helping his dear daughter purchase said McMac!), my Internet equipment also came!  As of 8pm tomorrow, I will be with computer AND with Internet.  Release the doves and let the animals run free – freedom is here people!

I don’t think I even begin to say how much I missed y’all.  Even though moving into the new hippie abode has been taking up lots of time as has starting a brand new job, I knew something was missing from my day-to-day activities.  So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for being patient and sticking with me through all of it. Your dedication shall be rewarded my people.

 

Back to the good stuff….THE EATS!  Here is a sample buffet of what yours truly has been putting in her workin’ gal belly:

First, multiple, consecutive days of overnight oats (alert: new obsession!) using the standard recipe:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup organic skim milk
1/4 cup POM juice
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut

~ soaked overnight ~

fruit of choice
hunk o’ almond buttah

bananas are the popular topping of the week

bananas were the topping of the week

yep, more overnight oats

yep, more overnight oats

Shoutout to Jess for finally turning me away from the darkside and towards pepperjack cheese!

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toasted portabella veggie sandwich with pepperjack and a side salad

veg tikka masala stirfry over brown rice and frozen applesauce

veg tikka masala stirfry over brown rice and frozen applesauce

***OBSESSION ALERT***  Go home and freeze your applesauce right now.  It will be the most delightful summer frozen treat you have experienced yet.  Just trust me.

Without working Internet or TV, I’ve resorted to doing makeovers in my spare time…

pre-makeover

pre-makeover

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post-makeover...isn't she a beauty?

Who knew nonfat plain yogurt, smashed banana, Banana Nut Cheerios, buttloads of cinnamon and almond butter could look so fabulous?  I didn’t.

salsa + black bean + spinach wrap and more yummy applesauce (unfrozen)

salsa + black bean + spinach wrap and more yummy applesauce (unfrozen)

Some pre-run fuel for my mid-week 8 miler (which for the record, was one of the BEST runs I have had in a LONG time!  I think my body does not run well in the heat :()…

1/2 banana walnut muffin

1/2 banana walnut muffin

Now, I sit happily blogging at the cutest lil’ coffeeshop (with free WiFi, yesssss!) around the corner from my apartment with a decaf skim chai latte (brewed with real tea bags…not the concentrate crap).  

Sidenote: If you drink cow’s milk, lowfat and nonfat milk are perfect post-workout recovery fuel.  It is the perfect balance of carbohydrates + protein to repair those muscles.  Just make sure you buy organic and preferably from small farms – hopefully the milk will come from happier cows :).

 

In happy moving news: I joined my local co-op which is a 5 minute walk from the apt!  It is adorable, stocks a plethora of of local, organic produce and fair trade products and I am part-owner.  I also joined a gym, which I really like so far.  I went to a yoga class on Monday that kicked my arse.  Love it.  Do you like how the two first two things I do when moving to a new city are find the nearest grocery store and gym?  Haha…that is healthy living dedication!

Alrighty peeps, I’m rollin’ out to go read blogs, spend quality time with McMac and pack for my weekend trip back home to MN for a wedding.  The weekend also might involved a lovely brunch outing with our fave Brit…wink wink.

 

Happy Thursday everyone!  Since I am behind the times, I demand (yes, DEMAND!) you leave a comment and tell me something you’ve been up to this week.  Funny stories, weekly goals, exciting news and happy events are all welcome.

My highlight of the day today was having a High School Musical jam session with one of my fab new co-workers in the office.  It ruled.

 

39 Responses to “My New Boyfriend”

  1. Angharad Says:

    YOU’RE BACK!! Thank god.

    More than happy to oblige your demands my dearest! I LOVE that you said “arse” instead of “ass”. I am creeping into your soul.

    REALLY excited about brunch this weekend. I have a long run Saturday too…except mine is only 7 miles….mwahahaha. Just kidding, you’re going to rock it poppet. Where do you want to go? Thinking caps on lads.

    Thanks for the overnight oats advice :( I think you’re right about them needing a butt ton more liquid. Maybe I’ll put my Pom juice to similar use – still haven’t cracked into it!

    Love that you’re blogging from a coffee shop; I keep meaning to do that some lovely Sunday afternoon but not finding the time.

    Also: tikka masala, wrapology and banana walnut muffin = out of control! Want!

    Much love sweet cheeks xx

  2. Holy yum! Your oatmeal combos look sooo good!!! I’m drooling over here!

  3. Oh, I love the boyfriend… I can tell why you fell in love with him… ;)

    That’s exciting that you joined a co-op and a gym; a good grocery store and a friendly gym are definitely the first things I’m looking for in a new place… :)

    What have I been up to? My week has actually been kind of boring, except that I got to go to the dentist on Monday. Lucky me! I hate/dread/fear the dentist. Well, not my dentist, he is a really nice guy. But I don’t like people poking around in my mouth… Okay, so this was neither funny nor happy nor exciting. But it’s my life, okay! ;)

    Have a nice trip, and enjoy the wedding!

  4. Lizzy Says:

    YAY! congrats on McMac! love him! :)

  5. WholeBodyLove Says:

    I’m glad you found a co-op. They are such great resources for fresh, seasonal produce!

  6. Anne K. Says:

    Awesome computer! It looks so cool. And that’s great that your internet will be up soon! That almond butter in your oats looks fantastic :)

  7. Yay, you’re back! A co-op? A coffee shop with free wi-fi? A butt-kicking yoga class? A fab new job? No wonder you moved! Congrats on the new computer – love, love, love my mac :-) I’m off to the Healthy Living Blog Summit in Boston tomorrow, hooray!

  8. Katharina Says:

    So glad you’re back and that your life is almost in order again! MACBOOKS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So shiny :D Glossy screens are way better than matte. Pepper jack is where it’s at – try it with apple butter and grill it in a sandwich.

    http://www.ohonemorething.wordpress.com

  9. Alison Says:

    Oh thanks god you’re back, we’ve missed you!! Seriously.

    I recently found our local co-op, I’ve considered joining as well! You can volunteer a couple hours a month to “pay your dues”. I’m thinking about it.

    Do they have BULK NUT BUTTERS like ours does?? That’s the best kept secret in the city if you ask me.

    And a new gym with yoga classes to boot? *swoon*

    Welcome and hello to McMac!

    Hmmmm… my story of the week?

    I guess that would be someone coming up to Maxine at the park and asking her “can you talk?”

    She replied “Minnie pooped out a hair ball!” (Minnie would be our cat, who’s hairballs do indeed look like a bowel movement.)

    Yeah. She can talk.

  10. leianna Says:

    I love your new computer and happy you are back with posts and great eats! Your food makeover looks good in a messy kind of way:)

  11. Karena Says:

    Hooray for a fun new computer!! No fun stories this week, but I did have fun making myself a new blog header (instead of doing work haha)!

  12. Hurrah for your return! :D And McMac is such a good lookin’ guy. ;)

    I’m the same way with running in the heat…if there’s a nice cool day that comes along, I tend to feel *amazing* after running in a heat wave.

    Oh, and you’ve intrigued me with frozen applesauce…does it really harden? Or does it get mushy/soft but not completely frozen hard? Or should I just stop asking questions and try it? haha… :D

  13. VeggieGirl Says:

    HOORAY!! I love my MacBook as well :-)

    This week = continuing to train my new puppy, Chooey.

  14. Christina Says:

    AWESOME new computer! and i am so happy that you are back to blogging- i have missed readying your day-to-day posts! Nothing too exciting going on here- i ran in a 10 mile race, though! that was fun. and i saw julie and julia and lets see i taught my last spinning class of the summer (until i return to college) and matt sent me pb granola! and ive tried some new recipes and have been doing yoga (vinyssa and bikram) all week :) the end. have a good day holly!

  15. Abby Says:

    Actually, having a good grocery store and exercise accommodations are my requirements for moving somewhere. School system? Crime rate? Nah…local produce and a yoga studio? When can I move in?

    As for my exciting week (insert sarcasm), I overheard a kid asked his mom what kind of bird that was (a cardinal, for the record) and she replied, “That’s a red blue jay…” Seriously.

    And I have been addicted to overnight oats as well. Maybe there’s a support group in your area.

  16. Mel Says:

    Ohhh… pretty new computer! I love it!

    Love the HSM jam session. We’ve been known to do that at work too. :)

  17. justine Says:

    Glad you are back babe and everything seems to be running smoothly for you :). Love your new man. He is hott no doubt!! I have barley blogged this week, Ive had play dates (another one today) and business dinners with the hubs. Nothing to exciting but I am going to the Titans preseason game on Sat. night so that should be fun!!! Have a great weekend!!

    ~Justine

  18. brandi Says:

    so much excitement!!! yay for a new place, new computers, new gym, coop and food obsessions :) i’ve been loving the overnight oats, too.

    I’m glad things are going well!

  19. ksgoodeats Says:

    Welcome back!! Yay for McMac :D

    Woohoo for the pepperjack! It’s bueno in a grilled cheese with tomato soup! I love that portobello sam!!

    Oh hello there, Banana Walnut Muffin. You are looking MIGHTY fine!

    Glad you found the grocery store and gym! It’s all about priorities!!

  20. Faith Says:

    Yay for your new computer! Oh wow, that toasted veggie sandwich is calling my name!

  21. i am so glad you are back!! yeahhh mac attack!

    story of the week: watching the sun rise on the beach in montauk whilst counseling a wasted forty-nine year old who was a bit disenchanted and lost in life. intense, yo!

  22. janetha Says:

    oh daaang girl he is FIIIINE! i can see the celebration of animals and bird now, and i can feel it in my heart. haha. i am so stoked for you! and for me, since i will get my dose of you much more once you are up and running. frozen applesauce is SO great, i agree! it is like italian ice! mmmm. and pepperjack cheese is also up there on the fabulous list. that is great your co op is so close! have fun at the wedding.. and with my girlfriend.. sigh. you guys should hop a plane to slc ;) something exciting?!?! i have drank over 7 gallons of water since sunday. jealous?

    ok no but really? most exciting thing this week was wakeboarding.

    LOVE YOU!

  23. uncle tommie timbertoes Says:

    If we call an orange orange, why don’t we call a lemon yellow or a lime green?

    I think you pay too much attention to grains & legumes and not enough to fruits. I like fruits and would request more information from you on them -alone- not sharing a plate with natural sugars & cereals.

    I had an ex-boss who was very wise and he had a philopophy about eating too. His regimen and advice for everyone was to eat like a king in the morining, a prince in the afternoon and a pauper at night. He lived to be 90.

  24. lowandbhold Says:

    Ohh so much good news! I’m so happy you’re back. Me and my Mac Mister are pretty hot and heavy too. I think it’s really going somewhere.

    All the eats look absolutely incredz!

    I was so happy to see your comment pop up today. How I’ve missed you! I think you’d make a bomb-ass examiner. Email me if you wanna talk about it.

    Have fun catching up!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. JB Says:

    a portobello sandwich sounds so good right now. and your laptop is beautiful! i love my mac. :)

    as for me…i’ve been packing this week and getting ready to move! on sunday i leave for my new apartment, and then i start college on the 24th! yikes!

    -JB
    http://cardiovegsular.wordpress.com

    p.s. i’m going to start using “hunk” when i talk about nut butters, just so you know. haha. “blob” and “glob” and “scoop” and “spoonful” are getting old!

  26. SHE-FIT Says:

    Welcome newest family member! Love it.
    My week… well, I flew out to Cali today to visit family. That is the highlight of my week :)
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  27. Erica Says:

    Hey girl! Congrats on the new computer- it looks super sweet. As does that veg tikka masala stirfry – what a great dish ;) Hooray for the gym and the co-op! Can’t wait to hear more about them! Have a great weekend

  28. Jenny Says:

    oh the new boyf — what a catch! hope McMac treats my laday right! if not i’ve got a internet virus in store for him ;) jay kaaayy.. macs are the bomb!

    happy to hear your back my doll — don’t know if i could’ve gone much longer without my dose of everythingtarianism. :) love!

  29. I can’t wait to try frozen applesauce, that sounds genius!

  30. congrats on your new baby!!! maggie mac is so happy for you.

  31. Matt Says:

    “He’s sleek, suave and ultra sophisticated”.

    Sounds like me :)

  32. Matt Says:

    Oh… Something I have been up to this week…

    Running :)

  33. Evan Thomas Says:

    Ooo a new computer on the blog world, that is exciting. Some day we all need to get our laptops together for a giant playdate, you know, except for the fact that we’re all across the country.

    What will I be up to? Hmm, I think dorm shopping over the weekend

  34. PEPPER JACK! My fave. :) I’m so happy that my sorority house always has the little pepper jack cubes stocked in the salad bar……they know what I likeeeee!

    Your new laptop is adorable, and yummmmm lovin’ all the oatmeal shots. MISS U! XOOOOOO

    PS frozen applesauce sounds delish. Must try!

  35. Yay for a new laptop!! My gym is within walking distance- sadly my co-op is not. I’m still joining the co op though!!

  36. Hi McMac! :D
    I spent Friday night at an amusement park wearing yukata (summer kimono). It was fun walking around and watching fireworks.
    Yay for internet connection – glad you survived the week! :D

  37. Sarah Says:

    Yay for being moved in and everything! And blogging!

    My news for this week will be my news for the next few: preparing to go to russia! it suddenly dawned on me that i am leaving MN in 6 days and the country in 17. Uhhhh. I haven’t packed a thing. Panic and freak out!

  38. Tay Says:

    Yay for your new computer!!! That is so exciting :-)

    Hmmm this week I’ve just been chilaxin and sleeping in at home!!

  39. buffmuffy Says:

    hot boyf! I love my macs. looks like a macbook pro, which are just great today. so well designed :) my boyfriend’s cousin works for a mac store and always gets to take home the lastest things. i have a mac pro desktop myself, and a heavy old macbook … along with a powerbook that needs repairing lol. right now i’m on a 300$ acer netbook though, which is what i use at school beacuse it weighs 2.5 lb :)
    -muffy


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