Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Am Grateful…

For my niece that makes me laugh whenever she does the Robot (which I taught her)

For my family that is always supportive and loving

For Koko loco who has loved me unconditionally for the past 15 years of my life

For having a home to lay my head down at night

For having a meal every single day and never going hungry

For my body that each and every day surprises me with its capabilities

For having a job (even when I complain about the jefe)

For this blogging community that has accepted me with open arms

For that I am Grateful.

What will you be grateful for mañana???


Eats and Workouts

Ayer I had a Green Monster for lunch which had:

  • Spinach
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 Kashi Oatmeal
  • Chocolate LMM
  • Peanut Butter
  • Splenda

DSCN3382(With a side of Happiness lol)

I was feeling sick ayer so my coworker who I have given the title of my “at work boyfriend” lol got me some Airborne =)


I knew that I had no energy to Workout when I got home so I decided to do laundry. Before heading upstairs, I double checked the laundry room to make sure the LARGE washing machine was empty and it was… SCORE! I ran upstairs took the sheets off the beds, gathered all the towels and clothes and carried my 30.4 lb bag (yeah I weighed it) down four flights and one more flight down to the basement, only to find the machine in use WTF!!!!!!! I was not going to go back up again with that bag so I tossed some of the things in a smaller machine and paced like a mad woman waited patiently for my neighbor to remove their things from the machine. I didn’t get done with all of my laundry until 8ish grrrrr

I WAS able to get the LARGE dryer… as my neighbor rolled his eyes at me and grunted while he tossed his clothes in the smaller dryers. It COULD have been his but he came down 15 minutes AFTER his clothes were washed so Karma screwed him over (gotta love that Karma) so I tossed everything in there for over an hour so I could run upstairs and make din din.

This is for you Luigi lol. I had WW Pasta with Mushrooms, Onions, and Red Pepper in Peanut Butter, Sesame Teriyaki Sauce, and Chili Bean Sauce. I love this combo!


I was too tired and felt under the weather so I skipped an evening workout.

This morning I almost didn’t workout again but I decided to do Turbo Jam Cardio Party at a lower intensity and managed to complete the whole workout and burned 394 Calories.

For Breakfast I just had Chobani Honey Yogurt with 1/2 a Banana, and Peanut Butter with my usual Coffee. My friend in California loves to hear me say coffee…he says that I sound like such a NY’er… “Cawfee”


Ohhhh I almost forgot, I wanted to share my quick low fat no bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe. I make this for EVERY holiday =) I promise this is the easiest recipe EVER lol.

I found this on Kraft’s website a few years back and it has been a staple for every family gathering. I will be making two of these for mañana

Lemonade Cheesecake

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Fat Free Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. CRYSTAL LIGHT Lemonade Flavor Low Calorie Soft Drink Mix
1/4 cup cold fat free milk
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping, thawed
1 ready-to-use reduced fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz. or 9 inch)

BEAT cream cheese and drink mix in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Gradually add milk, mixing until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon into crust.
REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with fruit, if desired.

Calories 170 Total fat 5 g Saturated fat 2 g Cholesterol 5 mg Sodium 280 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars11 g Protein 6 g


Courtesy of

If you want you can use LF products instead of FF, I do =)

Have a great holiday everybody!



  1. Oh I hate when that happens with the washer! It is like laundry wars! Hope you are feeling better today! I am grateful for having food to eat every day, blog world, and Daisy!

  2. Yum cheesecake Mari. Have a good day :)

  3. I am not feeling myself either, hope you feel better soon!

    I HATE doing laundry in my building for this very reason...what a pain :-D

    I am grateful for so many things, I will have to do a post like yours soon!

  4. I love your post! I'm thankful for family, friends and the husband :)

  5. Salivating over your pasta ... hearty and creamy and satisfying! Happy Thanksgiving Mari :)

  6. I am thankful for....peanut butter!! haha, and cheesecake, yours looks fantastic! But really, I'm most thankful for the health of both myself and my family and friends.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Gina, I wanted to add PB to the list hahaha

  8. Your list is so adorable, and so classic Mari!

    I hate it when people are inconsiderate in the laundry, our dirty hippy neighbors used to do that to us all the time!

    Finally, love the pasta and cheesecake recipe! Yum!

  9. Ack, totally hear you on the shared washing machines. No fun.

    Love your thankful list (and your cheesecake!) I am thankful for my family, free healthcare, the blog world and...hehe, Greek yogurt!

    Feel better soon! My mom swears by Airbourne!

  10. MMMM! that sounds amazing... but im going full fat tomorrow. LOL. Even putting cream cheese in my mashed potatoes LMAO

  11. I know that tomorrow I will be thankful for not being at work, like I am at this late hour of 5:20 on Thanksgiving Eve. ;)

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  12. Yum, good luck with the cheesecake! I'll be making an apple pie!

  13. what a cute post love the pasta very unique

  14. I love seeing what everyone is Thankful for! Happy Holidays to you!

  15. I love that 'glob' of PB in your yogurt...mmm. Great list of Thanks - it's so important to do that - it keeps me in 'check'. And ugh I totally understand about the washer - I can't believe you have to lug it up and down stairs..I'm on the 10th floor so I use the elevator :)...but it still takes forever...and why does everyone seem to do their laundry @ once? Can't wait to get my own washer/dryer...and a real day! Your dinner looks spicy :)

  16. Thanks for sharing the recipe! yum!

  17. Awe love! hope you are feeling better soon!!

    I am greatful for my family <3 and so much more :)

    Have a wonderful day <3 xoo

  18. "WW Pasta with Mushrooms, Onions, and Red Pepper in Peanut Butter, Sesame Teriyaki Sauce, and Chili Bean Sauce" Mari, I love ALL those ingredients, just probably not all in the same dish! LOL! Joking aside, it does look very tasty. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Mari!!!

  19. you have a lot to be thankful for!

    I do not miss apartment laundry room days!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving today!

    I am forever thankful for my family :D

  20. I really enjoy your blog and have you on my blogroll. Nice list.If you like you can add me to yours if I remain interesting enough for you.

  21. Have a happy Thanksgiving chica! So many good things to be thankful for. I love your list.

    That happens to me with the laundry ALL THE TIME. So frustrating.

  22. That pasta dish sounds great!


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