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Monthly Archives : March, 2010

A Real Handful

I stretched and used the myorelease ball for almost 30 minutes at the gym.  I also threw in a few different abdominal exercises.  Gotta do those crunches so I can eat cupcakes.  I sat in the sauna for 12 minutes before ending my workout.  I’m disappointed that I passed on my usual Wed night spinning [...]

Dr. Google

I made a Super Smoothie for breakfast this morning.  This is the 1st smoothie that’s ever kept me full until lunchtime.  I used enough ingredients to serve 2 people: 1 small bottle of POM juice 2 cups of frozen strawberries 1 frozen banana 1 tablespoon of flaxseed 1/3 cup of oatmeal 2 tablespoons of maple [...]

Getting LOST

Sorry for the lousy posts today.  I’m going to take the easy way out and just blame it on the weather.  So that means when it stops raining tomorrow, you guys can look forward to a great post.  I’m in the middle of watching Lost so I’m going to make this post quick. I wanted [...]

Water World

I’ve been in a meeting all day.  It’s raining cats and dogs.  Half of the city is underwater.  My basement flooded again.  I desperately need to go grocery shopping.  Not a fun time to be in Boston.  At least I made a delicious double batch of oats for breakfast this morning.  Jared and I shared [...]

Rainy Days and Mondays

“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” -the Carpenters  Yeah, my mom totally raised us on music circa 1970. I made stovetop oats for breakfast on this rainy morning using: 1 cup of water 1/2 cup of oatmeal 1/4 packet of white chocolate hot chocolate 1 tablespoon of blueberry flax seed 1 tablespoon of [...]

Red Mango

Chicken and vegetable pasta with olive oil for dinner. Then I got hit with a major frozen yogurt craving. Luckily Red Mango was a 10 minute walk from our apartment, and open until 11 pm! No Dogs Allowed!  Sorry Miles…  He looked SO cute and pathetic waiting for us. I ordered a small serving of [...]

Born to Run

I woke up this morning ready for another run. I forced convinced Julie to drive to Boston and join me (and Jared) for a 5 mile run. While Julie got lost trying to get to the South End, I fueled with a bowl of stovetop oats with: 1 cup of water 1/2 cup of oatmeal [...]

Gran Gusto

Blurry but this picture made me laugh.  I asked Jared to snap a picture of my outfit and look who decided to join in the photo shoot?!?! Jared, Drew, Nicki, Chris, and I met in Cambridge at Cambridge Common for beers and appetizers.  I had a Pretty Things beer. We shared an ordered of fried [...]

10 Minute Solution Winners

Using the Integer Generator from random.org, the 3 winners of the 10 Minute Solution Ultimate Boot Camp DVD giveaway are… #2 Molly @ the Vegan Dorm #12  Carol #19  Lori K. Congratulations on winning! Please send your mailing addresses to me (melissa@crunchesforcupcakes.com) so you can each receive your copy of the DVD!

Running by the Reservoir

My after work outfit!  I wanted to be warm and comfortable to go to the movies so I wore a hooded sweatshirt and a scarf.  I like the colorful combination.  Annnnd this picture is a reminder that I need to clean the bathroom mirror. Before going to see Hot Tub Time Machine, Jared, Chris, and [...]