Happy Thanksgiving and Some News!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I can’t believe it’s already here. I’m writing this post bright and early before my race (the Turkey Trot) at 9:30 a.m. I’m actually a little nervous. I haven’t run a 5k race in a long time. I’m hoping I can work up enough speed – I’m so used to longer runs now. Wish me luck!

I’ll get into my eats from yesterday in a minute, but first I just want to share some fun news. I recently started writing for Examiner.com as the NY Health and Happiness Examiner! I’m pretty pumped about this new prospect.

Those of you who know me, know that in my former life I was an aspiring journalist and freelance writer. But sadly, journalism wasn’t exactly paying the bills, if you know what I mean. Seriously, it’s the most difficult profession to get into and the most underpaid.

Anyway – I learned about Examiner.com and liked that I could write about what I wanted and do so within my timeframe. As of right now, I have two articles posted, but am sure I’ll be churning out some more soon. Feel free to check out my page and articles:

Finding holiday balance
Happiness: on a budget

I’m very excited about this opportunity to write creatively and I really welcome your feedback and ideas! You can subscribe to get notifications about my latest articles (subscription is free).

So now back to the blog. My eats yesterday began with a breakfast of oatmeal, 1 tsp. of pumpkin butter, 1 tsp. of peanut butter and a handful of raisins.

Lunch was eaten early because I was soo hunnggry! I usually wait till about 1:00, but 12:30 hit and I lunged for my food. Reduced fat triscuits, Laughing Cow Original Flavor Light Swiss Cheese, and some carrots.

Our office closed yesterday at 3:00 for the holiday, so I ate my afternoon snack right before I left. I had Greek yogurt with Flax Plus Granola and oats mixed in.

After our “early dismissal” I headed to Penn Station (the bain of my existence – hate it soo much) and waited eagerly for my train. As I expected, it was PACKED with holiday travellers and worse – an HOUR late! I found a seat, settled in and proceeded to read David Copperfield for a while.  I am happy to say I really and truly am almost done!!

What are you currently reading?!

I was raveous after my trip and was thrilled to see that Momma B (that’s my mom’s nickname) had a nice little dinner all ready for me.

I am getting this recipe – it was delicious. Pasta, chicken, grape tomatoes, chicken broth, artichoke, roasted red peppers. I gobbled (giggle) it up and then had some banana pudding that my mom “had made too much of.” Yeah right. I ended up only eating about 2/3 of this.

Then I set to work making some homemade apple sauce for today! YUM.

I drank water throughout the night in preparation for the race today. Although it’s a very short race, I’m a big believer in proper hydration! Then I went to bed super early because I was exhausted. 🙂

Oh and here’s a picture of my big bully kitty attacking one of my parent’s cats. Murphy is the mean looking tabby about to attack. They look vicious, but they never actually hurt each other. It’s apparently how they “play.”

And now it’s almost  race time and then lots of good eating with the Callahans!  Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

What was your favorite dish of T-Day?!

My final, final note: I came across this article yesterday about The Biggest Loser and it got me thinking. Take a look:

On ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Health Can Take Back Seat

Then I saw part of the Biggest Loser special and decided that I think the show does more good than harm. What do you think?


5 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving and Some News!

  1. Congrats on the new gig! I’m hoping to find some freelance work when I move to Ithaca, but I know it is going to be tough!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Congrats! Your articles are really great. Can’t wait to hear about your race and Thanksgiving!

  3. Congratulations on the job, great news! Hope your race was wonderful. I did a Thanksgiving 5 mile…after staying up all night to work the night shift. BLEAH. But it was still fun!


  4. Congrats the the examiner gig! That’s a wonderful opportunity. Yes, I have a friend that’s an aspiring journalist (he’s super talented too), and he was telling about his struggles obtaining work in that field.

    That banana pudding looks so yummy! ESPECIALLY with those delicious cookies on top. Love those things.

    Kudos to you for braving the travel traffic. My head definitely would’ve exploded. I have infinite patience with children, but none with traffic and large crowds…particularly when they’re combined.

    I’m currently reading “And Here’s The Kicker,” a collection of interviews with top humor writers. It’s really funny, insightful, and informative.

    Glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving lady!

  5. Congrats on the new gig! Very exciting!!!

    Yep I love the Biggest Loser. And yes there are those that go to an extreme in the “game” aspect of it all. But for the most part I think the contestants truly improve their lives and inspire others to do so. I was a little star struck when I saw Tara before the start of the NYC marathon this year!

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