Eating for Gains + That New Puppy Smell

It’s been quite the past two days with our new baby Serina – she’s slowly getting the idea to go potty on walks and is walking on the leash as well as a  7 week old puppy can!

And how are the cats reacting, you might ask? They’re *tolerating* the puppy but they’re not thrilled. I apologize for the blurry photos, these were taken at night.

We’re trying to give tons of kitty cuddles out as much as we can!

Unfortunately, I woke up with a head cold/sore throat, and I honestly wasn’t feeling my best today – see my bun look below (the bun doughnut is a last resort for me usually).

I also realized while looking in the full body mirror at Eddie Bauer that I’m “skinny fat.” That means I’m skinny but I have no muscle. My goal is to change that by modifying my diet (eating 3-4 times a day) and hitting the weights at the gym with Luke once I’m feeling better – watch this spot!

For today though, I simply changed my diet a bit.

Breakfast was 1/2 C of oatmeal with pumpkin, banana, and PB. YUM! I ate around 9 a.m.. and wasn’t hungry again until lunch.

Now, we were out of food for lunch and dinner, so I had Luke pick me up a Boar’s Head salad at Pak A Sak when he drove over to see his friend Marc, and we made plans to go grocery shopping. This salad had cheese, ham, bacon, an egg, cucumber, tomatoes, and ranch dressing. This happy little salad was consumed around 2 p.m. and kept me very full. 🙂

After I ate lunch, I took Serina over to my mom’s house to play! Mom and my twin sis Jenny were there and helped me wear her out!

The pupper frolicked and played and rolled in the grass and of course received extra loving from my mom and Jenny!

After Serina’s hour long play at Mom’s, we put her in her crate to sleep (and sleep she did!), and Luke and I ran to Sam’s Club for some bulk food. We’re lucky to live close to United, Sam’s Club, and Walmart, so food is always very accessible.

My snack eaten around 5:20 ish – it was an un-pictured glass of grapefruit juice, a large organic carrot, and some baby tomatoes tossed with S+P and red pepper hummus on the side.

After Luke headed to work at 6, I began my copious tea-lemon-honey drinking. I used Earl Gray, and it soothed my darn throat while my sweet little charge slept and slept! Serina and I tried to keep our attitudes positive with all this sickness – Luke had it first, and now it’s my turn.

(Yes, she ended up sleeping on my shoulder!)I ate dinner around 7:40 – I had a Brussels sprout and kale bagged salad with chicken on top and some black bean salsa (my fav).

Serina and I watched TV (well, mainly me – she was asleep most of the time) with the sleepy kitties and waited impatiently for Luke to come home (midnight) with some NyQuil.

Eventually he came home to much fanfare from pup …

… and kitty alike!

Alrighty, I’m off to nurse this cold!


~ Mandy 🙂

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