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Christmas Spirit

Posted by fsumeg1884 on December 23, 2012

Happy Sunday everyone! I slept amazingly last night. Of course, I would hope that I did since my bedtime the night before was 2:30am. Whoops!

Lexie is a notoriously fast eater. I will put her food down in some tupperware and by the time I turn around back to her, she has already whoofed it food down. The other day Nate (Nathan) bought a new bowl that is designed to slow down a dogs eating session.

Lexie food

Above is from the first attempt this morning. At first she was a little unsure of the bowl since it’s made of metal. Because of course, all metal bowls are super dangerous, scary, and out to get you…….Like I said, she is a special kind of dog. She eventually started eating her food and while it did slow her down there wasn’t a huge dramatic change. Even so, I have decided to keep using it.

After breakfast I headed to the gym for some much needed cross-training time. I did 60 minutes of moderate effort on the elliptical while skimming a Redbook magazine my mom gave me. Once I finished there I headed downstairs to do some resistance training. After the gym I was craving something cold so I whipped up a protein smoothie.

smoothies 2

As with most of my smoothies, it contained the usual suspects. I have tried many different protein powders and I always keep coming back to Jay Robb. Since this is usually the time of year I get sick, I have been rotating the Amazing Grass powder into my diet more in hopes for some immune boosting. So far so good!

After lunch and shower I proceeding to begin my biggest task of the day, Operation Shredding. I am very guilty of keeping receipts and past bill notices for was too long. I have a box I throw them into but eventually the pile gets too high and I am forced to shred it all. I really didn’t think there were that many papers but after I got THREE garbage bags full of shredded paper I realized that maybe I should do this more often than not…….

Nate and I are not going home for Christmas this year (tears shedding) because we both have to work at our respective hospitals. I decided to have quick baking session this afternoon to put myself into the Christmas spirits. I gathered all my ingredients and put Pandora’s Christmas station on and got to work.

Yes they are from a box

Yes they are from a box

I decided to make 2 different batches of brownies for a taste test. The contenders shown above are 2 of my favorite dessert flavors. Give me either of them and I am yours forever =) Obviously they were very simple to make and in about 60 minutes I had 2 batches of brownies for Nate and I to take to work on Christmas.

Fresh and Hot

Fresh and Hot

Above is the first batch I made, the peanut butter, which I have a feeling is going to be my favorite. Once the second batch, the health bar, is cooled I am going to dig into these babies. Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday with family and safe travels!

Merry Christmas Everyone!





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