Everything’s bigger in… NY??

Woke up way too early this morning.  My gym doesn’t open until 8, and I was up at 6:30.  I had a snack and thought “It’s supposed to be 40 degrees today, I can run outside!”  Well, yes 40 degrees, but not at 7 am!  I did a 2-mile loop and came back to the house.  It was cold and the sidewalks were really sloppy, so I had to run in the shoulder (hope Mom doesn’t read that 😕  ).  Anyway, I decided to just wait and finish up at the gym.  Ran 4 miles on the treadmill for a good 6 mile run total.  Saturday workouts always feel like a Friday, if that makes any sense, in that it’s the last workout of the week for me, so I am ready for a day off tomorrow!  I am very pleased about my mileage this week.  I did a total of 20 miles!  That is a 10% increase from last week.  I will keep it the same for next week, as it is important not to increase too much each week.

With such a spaced out workout, I was ready for brekkie!  Pumpkin multigrain topped with craisins and a bit of pecan butter.

Yay!  It was good.  I was very sad when this bowl was gone (how sad is that :mrgreen:  ).  I finally got caught up in my google reader and with emails and such.  I swear that’s a full-time job in itself, know what I mean??

I was trying to use up some fridge stuff for lunch, so I made an interesting meal.  I mixed together chocolate protein powder (don’t forget to read my post from earlier!) and greek yogurt, and spread it on a toasted Josef’s pita with the last sprinkle of mini chips.

This was  good, although the pita was so crispy I had to use a fork to eat it because it kept breaking apart.

After lunch, it was down to meet my sister at BJ’s Wholesale.  My trial membership expires in a couple weeks, so we wanted to stock up on a few staples.  Afterwards, we popped across to the mall and stopped at a coffee shop that had the perfect name!

It was cute.  The owner obviously does artwork and jewelry, since this was for sale everywhere.

I had a latte and half a cookie.

Me and sister (who sprained her knee – ouch!).

One thing about BJ’s, either everything is in case form or giant form.  Check out these huge bags:

That chocolate chip bag is 72 ounces!  Should last a good long time.  John and I eat a lot of nuts and make nut butters.  BJs has great prices on almonds and pecans.  Almonds were $3.99 a pound!

Football time!  That means we’re in for the night.  I had a dinner salad and cleaned out the rest of the spring mix bag.  Check out this giant bowl of lettuce for 30 calories!

Guess that’s the good thing about salads.

Off to watch more of the games.  There is chocolate in the house…….

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21 thoughts on “Everything’s bigger in… NY??

  1. Jo

    I bought a bag of chocolate chips not too long ago after seeing them so often here. One or two is a nice chocolate fix. Luckily I can stop at one or two. lol If I brought home that big of a bag of CCs, my husband would devour it quickly.

    That’s a beautiful photo of you and your sister!

    I have a VitaMixer, it was Dad’s. I hardly ever use it. Shame on me!!! Maybe once I find some protein powder, I’ll start making some green shakes and protein shakes and give it a good workout. =)
    .-= Jo´s last blog ..Bookstore-Me & DS-Tomorrow! =-.

  2. Shelley B

    I’m with Simply Life…one run in the sloppy cold would have done me in – you are tenacious!

    I would have left that cute coffee shop with some jewelry. Love the handmade pretties! You and your sister are so cute – who is older?

    I shop at Sam’s Club and get those giant bags of Craisins, nuts, Kashi Golean Crunch, and of course, my 3 pound bag of fresh broccoli. Wouldn’t trust myself with the chocolate chips, though. Not even in the car, lol!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Souper Winner and Randomness… =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Pumpkin oats are really easy. Just stir in 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin when the oatmeal is done cooking, and sweeten to taste with brown sugar, plus some cinnamon!

  3. Kimberley

    You and your sis look so cute together!

    I love buying nuts at Costco. I have a giant bag of filberts and one of pecans. So tasty.

    Great job on the two runs. You are the queen of running!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog .. =-.

  4. Fran

    You and your sister look so alike! Nice picture!

    I’ve been to the States on a holiday many years ago and already back then I was impressed by the sizes of the packages of food. We don’t have such large portions here in Holland.

  5. Susan

    BJs must be like Costco? My mom is a Costco shopper and it’s hilarious to go home and find her GIANT bags and cans of things. Even the produce there is bigger than anywhere else! I must just be easily amused 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..The Saturday Chill =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      BJs is more like Sam’s club – as you have to pay a membership to shop there. We won’t be moving on with a regular membership as there is just the two of us. I laugh a lot at the sizes of things, too.

  6. Jody - Fit at 52

    Congrats on that jogging & your increase. Very smart to do it slowly! You know your stuff!

    Gosh, your food looks so good! People can learn from you that it is not dull eating healthy!

    You & your sis look so much alike! Is the age close too? You look like twins!!!

    We shop at Costco here & since just two of us, we only buy certain things due to those large packages. I had trouble with the almonds at our Costco.. did not taste as good as the Trader Joes ones. A friend of mine that cooks says it is because they don’t move as fast as the TJ’s ones. TJ’s has a decent price so I am lucky there.

    Have you seen the Jack in the Box commercial poking fun at the size of packages in the warehouse places like BJ’s & Costco.. so funny!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Feel Good Moment & Maxine too! =-.

  7. Lori's Mom

    Of course, I read about you running in the road! Just stay safe out there!
    Very nice picture of you and Colleen. (You went shopping without me????)

  8. PTG1002

    Wow, two separate runs? You are doing awesome!!! All I did was my 5K this morning, so just half the mileage you did – I definitely need to get it stepped up!!

    For the lunch (the chocolate protein powder) – did you use whey or soy? I’m just curious…I’ve had not-so-good luck with the soy based so I’m just curious. 🙂
    .-= PTG1002´s last blog ..a very good place to start =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, I considered it one run, as I had planned 6 miles.

      I use whey protein for yogurt mixins. For baking we like soy or brown rice.


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