Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Power of Buddha

Hey hey hey! TGIW! I am so happy that the work week is coming to an end =). Sorry for being MIA ayer, I took the day off to take my car to the mechanic and run some errands with my momma.

Lets start where we left off, on Monday afternoon.

I was in a semi funk on Monday and really had no urge to be here but then the mailman made it all better! My fabulous girly, April sent me some yummy treats! DSCN4049

Did I mention that she baked these alllll herself? She is amazing. The batch included “Just for Mari” cookies which were made with Splenda, Pumpkin, and Trail Mix (YUUUUMS), as well as homemade M&M and Oatmeal-Date cookies, OH and Eat Clean Banana Bread! These all taste AMAZING! THANK YOU APRIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For Lunch on Monday I had Spanish Style Roman Beans with Onions and Peppers and 1/2 a cup of Rice and 1/2 a Banana.


And for Dessert, I had some cookies =)DSCN4055

For Din Din I had Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Cranberry Dressing and Protein Cookie Dough for Dessert

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Ayer I was craving Pumpkin Pancakes but then I discovered that my Pumpkin was turning Moldy UGH! But I still wanted to make them so instead I just used a lot of Pumpkin Spice, as well as Vanilla Extract and Splenda, and they tasted just as good! I topped them with PB, 1/2 a Banana, and Lite Syrup


After breakfast my mom and I went to Sprint because the power button on my phone is not working =(. It turns out that I need a new phone so hopefully I will have it before the end of the week. After Sprint we went to Daffy’s and I came across this Buddha that was so cute. I am not sure if it is offensive but I like him and I hope I am not offending anyone who is Buddhist. My mom put a dollar in his hand to bring me good luck and it worked because later in the evening, I got a new client to train in her home!


He is right at home lol


After shopping we went to Panera Bread for Lunch. I got 1/2 a Turkey Artichoke Sandwich on Focaccia and French Onion Soup with no Croutons

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After lunch we ran some more errands and then went to get my car and this is when things took a bad turn lol (literally). The mechanic is a block away from a High School and when we went to get my car, school was letting out and these kids were having snowball fights and not paying attention so when my mom was making a turn, one of the guys yelled at my mom “move this piece of shit car out of the way!” I got so upset that I instinctively jumped out of the car and went to confront him, we started to yell at one another and school safety had to come and basically tell him to shut up and respect me etc. I don’t let ANYONE talk to my mom that way, I didn’t even care that this kid was like 6 feet tall lol

After that I went back home and used my aggression to have a kick ass workout! I did Boost Your Metabolism and I want those Arms and I want those Abs and burned 702 Calories! Thanks Kid!

For Din Din I had Pastele with Ketchup and Cranberry/ Apple Dressing


And Protein Cookie Dough for Dessert



This Morning I had a short workout because I had to run some errands before coming into work. I did 20 minutes with my Kettle Bell and burned 203 Calories while I watched Bad Girls Club. Did anyone watch this??? I love the drama lol

For Breakfast I had Chobani Blueberry Yogurt with PB and one of April’s Oatmeal cookies crumbled on top…this was so freaking good! I love mixing everything together so I get a yummy spoonful every time lol


I guess I should go do some work…but I have horrible cramps and all I want to do is get in fetal position and take a nap lol…

Don’t forget to enter the Dunkin Donuts Giveaway! Have a fabulous day loves!



  1. gah cramps are the worst! i hope they feel better girl!! chocolate always helps me..hahah..but thats probably mental..

  2. love that buddahhh haha

    702 calories?! you GO girl!!

    bad girls club=ahh the guilty pleasure!!

  3. Cute Buddah!! I think he's adorable!

  4. Your Buddha is so cute! I love it!

    That French Onion soup (esp. the cheese!) looks sooo good!


    what I was told is you should place it facing the entrance. ;)

    I had a great one I got in SF and then I broke it like I break everything else.

    My mom had one when I was kid that she broke and she kept it and used to use the hole where she broke it, to place incense inside! ha!

  6. he is facing the entrance =). I love him so much especially because I always say "I am rubbing my Buddha Belly" whenever I eat a large meal lol

  7. NOM!
    yummy foodie days!
    I will pay you with home cooked meals if you train me at home.

  8. lol I am sure we can work something out =)

  9. I like your Buddha and I hope it brings you more good luck.

    You're a bad ass for sticking up for your momma like that. It had to be done though!

  10. Love the Buddah!! Hope your cramps are better today! I'd be eating all of those cookies with my little friend! Yum!

  11. I clicked the link for "april" and it took me to pictures of some chicks belly. I clicked off in case it turned into "one of those" websites. lol.

    Well Mari, I suppose I won't be online before Crimbo, so I will say Merry Christmas now! SO Merry Christmas to you, and yours, hope you have a great day!

    And YES give Anchovy a chance, they might become your new "peanut butter". lol..

  12. Ha no it is not one THOSE websites! she just did a post about her abs lol...


  13. I love the buddha! I think he'll bring good luck and how can you not smile when you walk by him?

    I'm close to trying your cookie dough. I love me some crazy mixes but I still can't get into it!

  14. OHHHH yeah, love the Buddha!! I should get one, maybe I'll get a new client from it....

    Way to burn those calories! KEep up the good work.

    Have a Merry Christmas Mari!

  15. Yay I'm so glad you liked the goodies!! That makes me happy!! haha. I'm going to have to tell my family about the yogurt/pb/cookie combo.. they'll all try it!!

  16. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!! yay for blogger baker friends too!

  17. Yay, I'm glad Buddha brought you good luck! Hopefully brings you much much more! :)
    Mmmm that Chobani looks delish!

  18. Ohhh my!! I heart the buddah! So freakin cute.

    I am sorry to hear about the "conflict" today :) Good for you for standing your groud - you have a little spicey side I bet....LOL!

    Merry Christmas Doll!!

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  20. Whoa you have had a busy few days. Go you for showing up that kid. WTF is wrong with people these days? At least you then took out your aggression on some calories. They deserved it as well ;).

    Chobani with an oatmeal cookie sounds splendid....

    Merry Christmas girl if I don't hear from you before then. And email me ( about possibly meeting up on the 29th!!!

  21. Love your Buddha statue! I need to do more Buddha-belly-rubbing.

  22. your buddha is a ok with me :-).. and the money thing is a good idea as well.. just keep him shiny and not on the floor ;-).. happy holidays.. see u soon!

  23. Hope your cramps are overrrrr! MERRY MERRY XMAS GIRL - and nice looking cookies :) Hope you are enjoying them - every bite!

  24. Everytime I see those rice & beans they actually make my stomach growl. I need to get the recipe and make them when I get back to NY!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!!!!!

  25. OMG. I went to Panera a couple of days ago, and I got the SAME EXACT stuff you got! Great minds think alike!
    Merry Christmas, sweet Mari! I hope you received a little card from moi already, hee hee.

    Love you!

    p.s. Not sure about the NY plans yet...but I'll let you know!

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