Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Worlds Are Colliding…

Hey Loves! I hope everyone had a great day! I spent a fabulous day with mi familia! More on that later…first I need to get something off my chest…

Vent Session:

You guys know how special blogging is to me, I come here because I love the support that I get from you, My Blog Family. This is my safe zone…my haven…my place to be myself..where I can say whatever I want and not feel threatened or hurt. I feel like as of lately my haven has become tainted by someone from my past. I am not going to go into details of whom this person is but I am sure they are here, reading this at the moment. So here is my open letter to you:

Dear Friend from the past;

Kudos to you and all your hard work! I am happy that you found peace with yourself and started your own adventure but I need to set some boundaries. This is my safe zone and the friendships that I have established here are very dear to my heart. I don’t want to sound cruel but please don’t use my page or blog roll as your personal reference. I have closed that chapter in my life and have even gone as far as changing my screen name over a month ago to cut ties with you. So once again, good luck to you and goodbye…



Back to our regularly scheduled blogging

Eats and Workouts

For Lunch ayer I made myself a Green Monster with Spinach, 1/2 a Banana, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Light Muscle Milk, and 1/2 a Kashi Packet, and Splenda


I snacked on some Graham Crackers while din din cooked


For din din I had a Amy’s Organic Black Beans, Rice, & Tomatoes Burrito


I paired with some slices of Avocado…


Close up…


Later in the evening I did this toning routine from Self magazine and burned 178 Calories in 25 minutes while I watched Biggest Loser.  I love how Self Magazine says that doing this routine two times takes 15 minutes…I did 1 set and it took me 25…granted I stopped to check the index cards a couple of times…


This morning I finally managed to wake up early! I fueled up with a glass of Light Chocolate Silk Milk


I then started my fabulous workout

  • 16 minute walk to gym 1.3 miles
  • 2 mile run/walk on Treadmill
  • Lower Body Toning
  • Upper Body Toning
  • 16 minute walk back home 1.3 miles
  • Foam Roller Stretch
  • Total minutes 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Calories burned 1031 

I then showered and made a Green Monster With Spinach, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Light Muscle Milk, 1/2 Packet of Kashi Oatmeal, 4 Strawberries, and Splenda


I then met up with my mom, sister, and niece to do some shopping. First we hit up Tar-Jay and ask me how I spent $150 bucks?!?! Damn you Tar-Jay…damn you. After Tar-Jay we went to a Asian Grocery Store, my mom said the produce prices were incredible so I couldn’t pass up the chance. I am assuming this sign says “Grocery Store” but I could be wrong lol


When we first walked in, we were greeted with fresh seafood…My mom picked up some seafood for Friday’s din din


Look at all the greens!


And beautiful Fruit! These looked so juicy, I wanted to take a bite of them right there on the spot. Does anyone know why they put these in those cute little baskets?


Check out all this Tofu!!!!!


I wanted to buy these Dumpling Skins but I didn't really know what to do with them lol


So beautiful!


Some Kokhirab


Out of all the fruit…this one stole my heart! It looked like a Koosh Ball lol!


I was looking for Brussels Sprouts but no one understood what I was saying so I used my Translator Phone Application and typed in “Brussels Sprouts” and showed it to the man and it worked! Best Application EVER!

My mom was not kidding… I walked out of there with 2 Cartons of Strawberries, 2 Avocadoes, 2 Bags of Bananas, Spinach, and a Jar of Chili Bean Sauce and only paid $10.41!

We then went to Olive Garden for Linner. I started off with some salad and a Breadstick


We ordered the Lasagna Fritta for Appetizer. Parmesan Breaded Lasagna pieces fried and served over Alfredo Sauce, topped with Parm Cheese, and Marinara Sauce


Close Up ( I had two)


For my Main Course, I ordered the Shrimp Alfredo with Whole Wheat Pasta


I consumed about 1240 Calories which I don’t feel bad about because this WAS my Lunch AND Dinner and I burned over 1,000 this morning.

I am off to put away some groceries…


Have a great night loves!



  1. What a deal at the asian market! We had a kick ass one in Phoenix and it was always super cheap, must find one here asap!

    And Target-yeah I can't roll into their with my check card or credit cash because I end up going for paper towels and $200 later I roll out with clothes, makeup, food and ottoman!

  2. Okay, I'm sure I had a more substantial comment than this... but then I saw the photo of shrimp alfredo, which is my kryptonite, and now can not think of anything intelligent except : mmmmmmmmmm! :)

  3. Sorry about that person--I hope they leave you alone/things get sorted out!

    GREAT eats. That whole wheat pasta dish looks delicious.
    <3 jess

  4. i love ethnic grocery stores! they're the best place for cheap spices usually too!

  5. Good for you, for taking a stand and letting that person know how it is.

    Great blog post, as always. And great pics. I love the part about how you said that fruit looked like a koosh ball. That is so you.

    The food at Olive Garden looked great.

    Continue with all your great endevours.

  6. How delicious is all of that food at Olive Garden? I'm totally jealous over here! We don't have any close to us or I would go all the time.

    Woo hoo on the 1000 cals. That is seriously intense.

  7. Asian pears are soooo good. I've always wondered why they put them in those netting things as well. Ethnic markets are always cool to look around in.

  8. Dear friend from the past?
    Mari, I was only gone a few days :D
    Not me then. LOL!!

    I liked the last line "Good luck to you, and Goodbye!" You have such a way/manner with words, makes me laugh so much..

    Have a nice Easter Mari! Felice Pasqua a tutti tua Famiglia!

  9. That was a very tasteful goodbye letter. I hope you have some peace now :)

    I am always blown away by your calorie burn. If I run 10 miles, I still don't burn 1000 calories according to my Garmin and my Polar HRM.

  10. I need to find an asian market around me. What a deal!

  11. I wish I had invented fried lasagna...darn you Olive Garden!!! I hope the person from your past respects your wishes. You've done a great job to work through your past and I'm proud of you.

  12. Girl, you are so classy and awesome. You definitely deserve to have control of your "safe haven."

    Love the pics of the Asian grocery store, it's like tofu heaven :)

    Have a great day!

  13. Love you, girl and love your blog. Don't worry about your safe zone- this is your blog and you call the shots on it. Keep being your awesome self and nobody worth anything would try to make it unsafe...and those that do, aren't worth your time/energy. I like hanging out in this Namaste World/Blog and intend to stay.

    ANYWAAAAAAAAY... Amy's love. How do they make their stuff so good? I am so in awe of your workouts. Seriously. And your lasagne fritters- um, YUM?!!!!!

    I want koosh ball fruit! Hahahaa! That is too cool :D

  14. first of all let me edumacate u my non asian cousin in law. =P.. the lil baskets are so they don't bruise, they are asian pears.. you'd love them.. sweeter then any other pear you've ever eaten.. 2nd, the giantic spicky kooshes are called durian, one of my FAVORITE asian fruit.. but it requires an acquired taste u see.. it smells like fart.. it's also known as "stinky fruit".. joseph's drank it in shakes and stuff and he's survived, let me know when you're ready for the task and i'll bring it over to your house :-)

    ps: don't have ur new screen name or email. send please.

    pss: here are our photos from SF:

  15. Luigi's comment is hilarious!

  16. I go to that grocery store ALL THE TIME when i want to make sushi!
    they are amazing! and if you ever want company let me know and I iwll come running!

    I am glad you got to vent girlie!

    I love your eats for the day too... pasta sounds mighty delish right now.

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