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So now that we’re well into the New Year, looking back on things I see what’s still sitting around the house that are still reminders of what ’08 had to offer.  I mean, 2008 was an ENTIRE YEAR- filled with its ups and downs…a full year of life just moving along!  SO coming into 2009, if you haven’t made your resolutions yet I would get right on that!  What do YOU want to make out of this year because the opportunity lays right ahead- in the next day, the next hour, the next minute, the next second

RUN: Today was a recovery day after those hills yesterday.  Yeows.  5 Miles easy (Between 7:30/mi and 7:45/mi)


For breakfast (right after my run) I had a berry smoothie with whey protein powder, and a big ol’ slice of flax toast with my favorite- smart balance peanut butter and cinnamon.

Since I haven’t had much today and it would bore you guys to death, I will start with what I had yesterday night…

Here’s the chocolate chip cheesecake that I’ve been raving about.  Or…at least what’s left of it.  The filling is yogurt-based on top of a graham cracker crust.

Yogurt-Based Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Yogurt-Based Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

And while we’re still looking through what is left over in the fridge, here are the remains of my garbanzo bean hummus from a few days ago.


I’ve been eating it on tortillas, with stone ground tortilla chips and sun chips, with baby carrots…

What are your favorite ways to eat hummus?



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Ringin’ into ’09, what are your new year resolutions?  I have a  few I can think of right off the top of my head…

1) Continue getting stronger, faster, better.

2) Fuel my body properly

3) Balance academics and athletics

4) Spend more time with the family

5) Get Organized

…Among many others.

Anyways, this past day has been crazy.  This morning,


Was with a bunch of good friends.  We went a very conversational pace for around 7 miles and called it a day.  What a great way to catch up, huh?


Ohh man do I have a lot for you guys today.

After the run, I had a good ol’ cup of Hot Chocolate made with Skim.

Then I had a High Fiber Whole Wheat Tortilla with SB PEANUT BUTTER and bananas, warmed in the Microwave. (Yummm)

Went out shopping a little for New Year’s Eve clothes.  Ended up spending around $42 for a top and something to go over it.  Came home at around 2-ish to make lunch which was, in all honesty, the same thing I’ve been having for the past three days which is a Ham & Swiss on Rye.  (No point in taking a picture of that!)

Throughout the afternoon I snacked on Baby carrots with homemade hummus,

And some mixed nuts,

Another cup of Hot Chocolate, and a large Red Delicious Apple!  This was all during my BAKING BONANZA.  Made three different types of cookies, as you can see…

1) Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

2) Chewy coconut cookies dipped in Semi-sweet Chocolate

3) Chocolate Frosted Sugar cookies with Crushed candy cane

DINNER was this:

A Tuna melt on Rye, along with my own vegetable stir-fry!  A few handfuls of dry Kashi Heart-to-heart came soon after.

After this, danced it up a little at a New Year’s eve party:  There I snacked on some almonds, M&M’s and sipped on some good ol’ H2O.

When I got home, tired and kind of hungry, there was chocolate chip cheesecake, and ice cream pretty much calling out to me.

So I thought- Heck, why not! It’s New Year’s Eve!  So watching the Big Apple Drop, I had another warm PB-Banana Tortilla, had some 2% Cottage Cheese with more SB Peanut Butter, and had a large slice of Chocolate Chip cheesecake along with a big ol’ scoop of Butter Pecan Ice Cream!  “Stop eating sweets” isn’t one of my New Year’s resolutions now, is it? 😉
PICTURES of the Chocolate Chip cheesecake in all of its glory are to come!

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