Monday, November 2, 2009

Step On a Crack

Morning everyone =)

Before I start, I would love any back pain remedies! I am in serious need of some help.

I have a lot to catch up on, so lets get to it...first with Eats

On Saturday after Trick or Treating we went to a Dominican Restaurant which was new to me but apparently my mom and sis go there often because the waitress asked my sister if she wanted her "regular". I started off with one on my fave Dominican drinks "Morir SoƱando" which means Die Dreaming. This drink consists of Milk, Orange Juice, Ice, Sugar, and Vanilla extract...pure bliss. I had a small salad and 1/2 a roll with butter. For the main course, I took my sister's advice and had the Steak with Fries. This steak was so delish.

After the restaurant, we went to my aunt and uncle's house and while I was there, I had another yummy Dominican drink...Malta with condensed Milk =) this is similar to an iced latte but much sweeter.

On Sunday I had 3 Mini Frittatas, 2 Pumpkin Pancakes, and Fruit with Fondue at the Brunch (read previous post). I was so full that din din was a Green Monster with Spinach. 1/2 a Banana, 1 Scoop of LMM, 1 tbsp of JIF Natural PB, Splenda, and Water. I also snacked on PB and Tollhouse Milk Chocolate Chips later in the evening

This morning I had 1 mini Frittata, 1 Pumpkin Pancake with PB, 1/2 a Banana, and Syrup and my usual coffee.

I just had more Tollhouse Chips with PB...thank God the chocolate chips are done now..."bye bye temptation, it was nice to see you but you gotta go!"

On Saturday I did the Circuit at the gym twice and burned 405 Calories and 230 Calories.

On Sunday I played with my Wii Fit and did Boxing, Jogging, and Hula Hooping and burned 348 Calories.

This morning I was going to skip my morning workout but then I read this comment on previous post "Your niece looks adorable... and you look so good in that picture. All of your exercising and careful eating is DEFINITELY paying off. " and I knew I had to do something! Thanks Joanne!!!!!!!

I started to do Boost Your Metabolism and after 25 minutes, I got the sharpest pain on the right side of my back. I had to stop immediately and ended the workout with 35 minutes of Namaste Yoga. This pain started last week after I worked out with my Kettlebell 2 days in a row. It stopped but then on Saturday it came back and I popped pills to make it go away and boom it came back in full force this morning (almost brought me to tears). I want to do more Yoga later today to help with the pain but my friend said I shouldn't but I don't really agree with that. What do you think?


-- Namaste
Sent from my Palm Pre


  1. Whenever I come to your blog I feel like I'm traveling around the world through your food! I eat such typical, normal food...sometimes never ever knowing the food you eat exhisted. Brunch photos look SO good! Thanks for the worldly food travel!

  2. As for the back pain, I would try the yoga and be careful with it. Ice, ice, ice as well!

  3. Sharp pain? Could it be your kidneys? I'm such a bad person for "diagnosing" anything other than nutrition related problems. Could it have been just a typical cramp, since you did something new? Doesn't sound like fun. Perhaps you exercised too soon after eating?

    I LOVE the Jif Natural pb. I get the extra crunchy kind!

  4. I think you need to get this checked's been coming and going for a week, improved slightly then exercise made it come back to an extent that brought you to tears? The first time it happened = ice ice and ice. I think now would be a good time to get it checked...aches/pains can be part of exercising, but sharp pains, especially in your back = not so much.

  5. get some tiger balm and rub it into the area that hurts.
    Soak in a hot tub of epsom salt.
    ice your back for 20 mins on and 20 mins off.

    gentle stretching.

    Dont do all of the following at once.

  6. Your food looks delicious!

    I would take it easy for a few days.

  7. i've had back pain from a bad mattress... try flipping it and see if that helps?

  8. Hun, please go see a doctor if it doesn't go away!

  9. Back pains are terrible .. my remedy also involves painkillers, plus liberal amounts of Deep Heat or Bengay smothered over the affected area, which is then wrapped up in a cloth bandage. Also, I use one of those heating pads - temporary bliss. Back pains usually just take a lot of time to go away.
    Btw, loving BOTH drinks u had at the restaurant!

  10. I think it depends on the severity of your pain. If it is just an ache, then yoga might help. But if it is a sharp pain and doesn't go away, you need to see a doc and definitely refrain from exercise because you could do more damage.

    Yay, Jif Natural!! :)

  11. Sarah, I thought of you when I brought the Natural is pretty good and I really don't notice a difference between regular Jif and this that's a good thing

  12. Oh no! i am sorry to hear about your back!!
    I would do yoga.. but only do as much as YOU feel comfortable.. Just take it easy! :)

    That juice sounds so strange!


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