Manic Monday

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Hi friends! Sorry for disappearing on you yesterday… I had a jam-packed Monday!

I got off to a great start by packing some fresh vegetable juice to take with me to work:

I can’t have breakfast right away in the morning… I’m just not awake enough! So I kept this beauty cold in the fridge until I was good and ready for it. Still tasted wonderful when my appetite showed up! ๐Ÿ˜€

I got a couple of strange looks from my co-workers as they walked by my office with that puppy sitting on my desk! Ha ha. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  This juice was packed with a cucumber, kale, carrots, a lemon and a beet. YUMMY!! I was really paranoid about spilling this DEEP red drink on myself and ruining the rest of my work day, but the straw was a life saver! No red lips or red clothes! Whew!

Lunch was an un-pictured salad– a huge bowl of mixed greens, topped with 1/2ย  a red pepper, and 1 1/2 ounces raw goat cheddar– topped with my favorite homemade dressing. So good. I could eat that salad every single day!

Immediately after work, I went to dinner with the “geezers” as they call themselves. ๐Ÿ˜€

I had a nice time with my grandma and her friends, and munched on a veggie plate of sweet potatoes, roasted green beans and grilled zucchini. They were a bit oily, but other than that it was awesome. I also sipped on about half a glass of Shiraz. You need it when your dinner guests are guzzling martinis! My grandma and her friends go out for the alcohol, NOT the food! ๐Ÿ˜‰


And of course, I spent the rest of the evening watching The Bachelor Season Finale! Um, sorry Jake. I don’t think I respect you anymore. First you pick Vienna, then you announce you’re going to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars?! Not sure how I feel about that… let’s just say, I felt like this surprisingly intriguing season kind of just fizzled out at the end.

I got to bed pretty early after the show– I was wiped out! Good thing, too, since I had an early morning ahead of me. I had to be off to work by 7:25 am, whether I liked it or not, because my grandma was having her cleaning people come over– and I can’t be there to get in the way! Breakfast juicing was not an option!

I had quite an appetite this morning, so I made a less-than-stellar choice for breakfast:

A whole wheat bagel with butter, and a cup of black coffee. Not exactly the breakfast of champions, but the bagel tasted AWESOME. Bagels aren’t very common in LA (donuts and cupcakes are the more popular choices there), so it was kind of a nice treat. The coffee, on the other hand, was terrible! So watery, I poured it right down the drain. Sorry, Einstein’s– that was not at all a “bold” roast! Yuck!

Okay, it’s back to work for me! Hope you all have a great Tuesday!!

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Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly

Eistein’s makes the BEST bagels…hands down! YUM!


I do love a good Einstein’s once in a while too!! And totally agree on Jake – so cheesy!!

Nicole @ Making Good Choices

I am so jealous of your bagel right now – I gave up white flour for Lent and the past 2 weekends my hubby has delved into these HUGE amazing looking everything bagels. that may be the FIRST thing I eat on Easter!


Einsteins is a favorite! And that veggie juice looks awesome!

Kris |

I love bagel’s and wish I could eat them still ๐Ÿ™ I love my coffee black…..that is my weakness my friend!


PS I wish he chose Tenley….


YUM, that juice looks delicious! I’m hoping to steal my mom’s juicer this weekend so I can start making the Green Lemonade. Did I tell you read the Natalia Rose Book already? I love it. LOVE it. I’d love to talk to you about it. James is kinda tired of hearing about Quick Exit foods.


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