Well the weather out here is frightful…

Its been rainy for the past few days. 

I’ve slept at random times during the day, usually an hour or so between 4-6. Of course I then stay up late and then sleep in.

And it’s not like I’m reading like I hoped. Instead, I’ve watched movies and mulled over what I will do on my vacation.

This was good. Seth Rogen is the marriageable type?

The bottom half is a list of all the places I want to get my eating on.

With holiday shopping and my upcoming trip, I’ve got to save up. I want a pair of boots only if I find a pair I really like. I found a brown suede scrunchy pair but prefer gray or black to match more of my clothes.

Budgeting week #? *Its been awhile.
 
Groceries – $39.60

  • Silk PureAlmond milk – $2.24
  • Frosting Creations cinnamon roll – $0.89 *to mix in with Greek yogurt, but this was a fail
  • Almonds – $0.99
  • Kombucha – $2.55
  • Sale Halo bars (2) – $1.00
  • Sale Luna Fiber bars (2) – $1.00
  • Stevia soda – $0.91
  • Blackberries – $1.25
  • Blueberries – $2.00
  • Hansen’s sodas (2) – $1.12 *for my cousin
  • Chile spiced mango – $3.98 *for my cousin
  • Power to the Greens (2) – $3.98
  • Sardines (2) – $2.58
  • Cinnamon apple sticks – $2.49
  • Z Clif Kids bar – $0.69
  • Eggs – $1.79
  • Luna bar (for Chris’ birthday) – $1.00
  • Clif bar (for Chris’ birthday) – $1.00
  • Hansen’s soda (for Chris’ birthday) – $0.62
  • Grapefruit-ginger yerba mate (for Chris’ birthday) – $1.74
  • Tofu shirataki noodles – $1.49
  • Mini cake (for Chris’ birthday) – $2.50
  • Whole wheat flatbread – $2.29

Other – $20.28

  • Cash – $10
  • Yoga – $5
  • Soy cheddar – $2.99 *for L.A.
  • Whole wheat flatbread – $2.29 *for L.A.

Gas – $40.00

Total – $99.88

 
Breakfasts

egg white oats with blackberries or blueberries

Entrees
MTWRF lunch: chicken salad
MRF dinner: chicken nori rolls with cauliflower
TW dinner: flatbread sandwich or pizza (2)

Snacks
popcorn
Luna Fiber bars (2)
string cheese *thanks to my cousin Chris for supplying!
sweet potatoes
Jamie Eason cinnamon swirl protein bread

Workouts

  • Monday – Zumba
  • Tuesday – Athletic training
  • Wednesday – Yoga
  • Thursday – Core, Cardio, & More
  • Friday – Yoga for Charity
  • Saturday – Boot camp/TurboKick
  • Sunday – Rest?

How do you eat healthy on vacation? I don’t want to be crazy and pack a ton of stuff.

Holiday wish/bucket list

Seeing Ashley’s post, I decided to make my own holiday bucket list and wish list of course.

    Wishlist/shopping list
    I’m done! I decided not to buy presents and just treat myself for the most part. 🙂

    Christmas presents for myself 🙂 – $62.84

    • Donut pan – $8.61
    • iHerb – $13.98
    • Bungalow 360 purse – $10
    • David’s Tea – $30.25 

      Christmas presents for others – $63.89

      Bucket list

      • Learn to can. I was given some awesome jars of preserves from one of my first Foodie Penpals – still have some!
      • Spend the weekend watching movies and vegging out. Um, I might do this all the time.
      • Bake gingerbread cookies or make a house.
      • Read 2 more books. Collapse is on the list and will take me awhile. A Walk in the Woods has been on the backburner for awhile, but I would love to read Gone Girl too.
      • See houses lit up for Christmas. There are some neighborhoods that go all out!
      • Try ice skating. Yep… 
      • Cook from Happy Herbivore! I keep seeing this on my feed and her recipes look amazing.

      Groceries – $32.89

      • Dark choc Speculoos bar – $0.99
      • Soy cheese – $2.99
      • White chocolate chips – $1.99
      • Guac + salsa mix – $1.49
      • Apples – $0.99
      • Kettle corn popcorn – $4.49
      • Trader Joe’s whole wheat flatbread – $2.29
      • Pasta sauce – $2.29
      • Chocolate advent calendar (for Catherine) – $0.99
      • Chile-spiced mango (for Chris) – $1.99
      • Power to the Greens – $1.99 
      • Fage 0% – $4.36
      • Soy nog – $2.29
      • Pumpkin – $1.75
      • Blackmarket Bakery cookie – $2.00 

      Other – $27.52

      • Birthday presents for mom & aunt – $27.52

      Gas – $40.00

      Total – $100.41

       
      Breakfast

      Blueberry breakfast pie? and an awesome post about eating habits *I only made half the recipe for myself.
       

      Protein pancakes

      Entrees
      Makeshift pizzas with chicken, tuna, eggs, or even protein PB & J – I’m thinking Greek yogurt with melted PB & J

      Shrimp spring rolls
      Shirataki noodles with tuna
      Nori power rolls with tuna
      Zucchini pasta with chicken and marinara

      Sides/snacks
      Coconutty sweet potatoes
      Veggies – carrots, zucchini, broccoli
      Salted cashew dark chocolate cupcakes


      Workouts, as planned

      • Monday – TurboKick
      • Tuesday – Athletic training
      • Wednesday – Strength training
      • Thursday – Core, Cardio, & More
      • Friday – BodyPump
      • Saturday – Zumba, yoga
      • Sunday – BodyPump/yoga

      On tap for today

      What’s For [Thanksgiving] Dinner?

      Be proud! I bought real food this week because I wanted to make myself a Thanksgiving meal. That meant buying [ground] turkey, quinoa, chicken sausage, etcetera. No worries – I did also find molasses to make some gingerbread goodies too.

      Groceries – $39.22

      • Eggs – $1.89
      • Trader Joe’s organic red quinoa – $3.99
      • Bananas – $0.57
      • Trader Joe’s chicken jalapeno sausage – $3.99
      • Oat flour – $3.49
      • Luna bar (w/ coupon) – $0.49
      • Shirataki noodles – $0.99
      • Dried cranberries – $1.08
      • Pure almond extract – $2.99
      • Ground turkey – $5.49
      • 3 lbs organic sweet potatoes – $2.50
      • Chicken broth – $0.59
      • Molasses – $2.27
      • thinkThin bar – $0.50
      • bulk ‘n buy – $4.74
      • Frozen yogurt + tip – $3.65

       Other – $18.56

      • Send package – $11.35
      • 6-pack soda – $3.46
      • Starbucks – $3.75

      Gas – $40.00

      Total – $97.78

      Breakfasts
      Almond joy pancakes

      Gingerbread pancakes
      Apple pie protein waffles

      Entrees
      Fitnessista’s Cranberry Quinoa “Stuffing”

      Browned butter sweet potato casserole
      PBFingers’ Thai turkey meatballs with savory blueberry jam

      Snacks
      My Favorite Ginger Tea Bread from the former Bake It Pretty owner

      Spunky monkey pumpkin pie
      Trader Joe’s peanut butter Fiberful bars

      Bonus recipe I’ll make this week! *I can’t buy every single cookbook and magazine so I’ll take pictures of the recipe and file them away. Make sure to note the publication for later, just in case.

       

      I few treats I spied at the stores:

      • Theo gingerbread chocolate

      • (source)

      • Apple cider caramels

      What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? How many are you feeding? I’m just cooking for myself. I’ll be eating turkey, sweet potatoes, and maybe cornbread for the week!