He loves you, yeah-yeah-yeah!

Me & The Beatles say, “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, LOVES!

I hope your day is filled with love, in all areas of your life: for yourself (#1!), friends, family, the things you do & everything in your world! What are you doing to celebrate this commercial love-filled holiday?!

I have to work tonight, but until then, I’m going to watch some romantic-comedies & get a pedicure with my dad. He loves them & he’s not afraid to say so! Last night, I saw He’s Just Not That Into You with one of my girlfriends. We’re both single, so it was our date! It make me just want to shout “STOP TALKING!” sometimes because sometimes the characters were so awkward, but it was cute & fun. Afterward, we chatted on the outside benches. Lovely!

When I woke up this morning, I saw, on my computer, a card:

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from Daddy!!! (thanks, Daddy-o!) plus a sweet little note with it!


& a box of chocolate (& cash) from Mommy! (thanks, Mom-sie!)

I’m so lucky to have such a supportive, loving family! Truly, sometimes I feel overwhelmed with inheriting a great fortune, in the form of love, care & happiness! I hope you feel this way, in some part of your life, too!

Thanks to everyone on their feedback, though I was looking for even MORE than a few people. But, none-the-less, it was great to hear from a few special people & I’ve come to realize that, yes, it is MY blog, so I can write whatever, but will you read?

I think I even had a dream about my blog, leading me to some ideas… kind of cool, huh?! Would it be too much of a nuisance to change my name or blog?! Any experience with this?

Some of my favorite tea-makers sent me a sample (which I had inquired about a while back) dsc04478 dsc04479

with 3 flava’s: Green tea Pomegranate, Himalayan Apple Spice, & Berry Detox. I’ve tried the Green Tea Pomegranate & it’s tasty, so I’m looking forward to the others. Also, a lil’ coupon, YIPPEE!!! I love me some savings!

…speaking of TEA, I just got some new French Vanilla flavored tea, from Mr. Big(elow)!

french vanilla tea < it’s wonderful! I’ve been drinking it with soymilk & agave, which brings out the flavor & sweetness! mMmMm… even without coffee, I like to have a little fix of something, with some caffeine in the black tea in my mornings!

I saw the nutritionist this week again, too. While I followed the meal plan she gave me, toward the end, I felt even more hungry, even with less exercise I had been doing. So when I saw her, she weighed me (I was UP about 1.5 # in a week & a half, & I am happy with this!) & we worked on another, bigger meal plan. A “prescription,” if you will. It’s incorporating a lot of fat (mmm, hello nuts, seeds, avocado, nut-butters, etc…) & she said it’s her goal to get my *girly-thing* within 2 months!!! While I know this may be a pain (literally?), this excites me, because it’s been gone for farrrr too long! And that is just not right. 

Want to see some food? OKAY:

breakfast < yesterday’s breakfast, with a ray of sunshine from above (mug): oat bran (thanks to Heather, I have noticed that yes, oat bran, as opposed to oatmeal satisfies my hunger a wee bit more! Check out her comparison on the nutritional info. on the 2 oats here). Anyway, oat bran with walnuts, banana, cinnamon, vanilla & s’milk, multi-grain toast with Smart Balance butter & 2 eggs with spinach + S&P & tea with agave & s’milk. WOW, filling, but delicious! 

ingredients < a phone call, from the plain so’gurt to almond butter on the banana phone!

in blender in the blender it goes…

…+ ice & blueberries berries in

…to make: final smoothie YUM!!! Just what I needed on a warm winter day. Yes, it’s warm, sunny & BEAUTIFUL here in FL… *wish you were here!*

noodle view noodle bowl 

^ noodle bowl with: soba noodles, tempeh, veggies, sliced almonds, with red pepper flakes & flaxseed oil drizzled on top for some moisture & nutrient-absorbing fat! (Eaten with chopsticks, of course… Noodles are very difficult to eat with choppies so I had a fork around, too)

clif & tea snack < snack: Clif bar & tea (I LOVE this flavor tea!)

okay, I have a few more food photos, but instead, I’ll leave you with some great men in my life… they’re begging for you to “Be Theirs!” They’re lovers, I swear:



p.s. I love you!


Filed under dogs, family, grub, holiday, movies, optimism, work

17 responses to “He loves you, yeah-yeah-yeah!

  1. happy valentine’s day!!! i hope it is filled with love, happiness and chocolate ❤

    your bowl looks of oat bran looks extra yummy! oat bran has always been my favorite oat – by far. i was not even aware of the health benefits up until just recently. exciting!

    im glad your nutritionist appointment went well! and yes, make sure to eat a lot of healthy fats – that will ultimately help. i think you are doing great!

    ❤ you!

  2. spunkystuff

    Hi there! I linked to your blog a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed reading about your journey because I can relate to such similar challenges with eating, running, and weight gain.

    I was wondering if you would be comfortable sharing what sort of system your nutritionist uses for your meal plan? I keep going back to calorie counting, but I hate it and I feel like it makes me reassociate with ED rather than serving my body’s needs which is the goal. But I don’t quite trust myself to eat intuitively, at least not consistently enough to reach my goals. What your doing sounds so nice–learning how to eat not just the right amount, but the right style, and you say you still have “prescriptions” which is exactly what I consider my current calorie, fat, etc. goals. But I’d love to do it without # obsessing.

    Also, that card from your dad is amazing. Too cool. 🙂

  3. Looovely gifts and fooood!!! And dogs 😀

    Sooo happy to read that your appointment went well – wishing you the best with your health endeavors, of course!!

  4. Matt

    So glad everything is working out SB! Your awesome and you totally deserve it!

    I can’t find oatbran around here! I’m so pissed! I might head out to Whole Foods tomorrow though so I can get some; I also need some Old Wessex 5 Grain!

    If you want to change your blog, go for it! I just did it and it’s great; new layout and everything.

    Oh, are we still up for an exchange!?

    • Matt- Thanks! I’m totally down for another exchange! What do you have in mind?! Old Wessex 5-grain is great (& I’ve missed it!), but they might carry oat bran in that brand, too!

  5. awe love all the gifts! Funny how your dad likes pedicures. haha!

    Funny picture of the dogs. They look like they want some food for sure. 😉

  6. Hooray for oat bran! It is sooo filling, no? Had a big bowl myself this morning.

    So glad your eating plans are going well and that your listening to your body. Bring on the good fats…more nut butter – Mmmm!

    I’ve got to find some of that Wildwood yogurt. I hear it’s the best. 🙂

    Love the pooches. Happy Valentine’s Day.

    PS – I know several bloggers have changed their names, and they simply post about it with a link to their new blog and a reminder to update all blog rolls and Google Readers. It’s no big deal.

  7. spunkystuff

    I emailed you! Let me know if you didn’t get it 🙂

  8. cleanveggiex3

    i really need to find that brand of tea. it sounds amazing!

  9. Oh my gosh, love it!!!! =D
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  10. Delicious food! Love the doggies!

  11. hehe, such a sweet post!!! Cute puppies too 🙂

  12. loved this post! such a cuteee card 🙂 i think i signed up for those tea samples too, so hopefullly ill get mine soon. sounds like you had a wonderful vday weekend lovey!!

  13. Glad you had a great Valentine’s Day!

    Yay, glad your appointment went well!

  14. Your comment was so so so so sweet! Thank you so much for reading… I love it when I *meet* new bloggers and I can’t believe I’ve never been here before! I apologize ❤

    Keep on keepin on lovebug and thanks again for YOUR love. It meant the world to me. xoxo

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