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    I'm Lauren and this is a blog dedicated to living life with a healthy balance. I love to run, strength train, bike and just be downright active. I'm a marathoner as of April 24, 2010 and am currently looking forward to qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

    I absolutely love to eat and enjoy great food but doing it all in moderation. You'll see healthy, organic foods on here frequently but you'll also run into things such as pizza and sweets. I believe you can have it all... just not all at once.

    I'm always learning and discovering new foods, recipes, workouts and ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Join me on my journey towards becoming my healthiest self.

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Gourmet Lunch

Lunch was nothing to be ashamed of today.  The hubs couldn’t finish his huge rib-eye steak the other nigth night because it was gargantuan! So I got the leftovers!

Served with leftover asparagus and sweet potato.

Sweet potatoes are still growing on me.  I still would choose a regular potato over a sweet potato but that could be changing.  I’ve surprised myself with what all I don’t eat anymore and now that I do eat!  I love my eating life!

You know that granola bar I didn’t eat for my afternoon snack the other day?

Today was the day!

And I love having such great lunches and snacks!  It makes my day so much more pleasant.  I’m on my own for dinner tonight because the hubs has a meeting.  Who knows what I’ll come up with!  🙂

Hope your Sunday is going splendidly!

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Growing On Me

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Quick update on my goal to be in bed and ready to sleep by 10 p.m.  A big failure!!  I was in bed but not ready for sleep until 10:30!  But I’m getting closer.  Here’s to hoping tonight I make it for 10 p.m.  And thank you all for your “snacky” comments.  I don’t feel snacky towards non-nutritional items per say.  I just feel snacky in general.  Today was MUCH better.  Here’s to hoping my cravings for a constant food item in my mouth has turned the corner.

Today was actually  a lovely day.  Work was busy enough to where it passed by rather quickly and here I am at almost 9 p.m. at night, already winding down for bed.  I love days like this!

Breakfast was some good ole trusty Raisin Bran cereal.

Lunch was some grilled chicken, asparagus and half a sweet potato from the other night.

This is growing on me…

At first I was saying I think I like regular potatoes better but this was really good today.  I think it was maybe better because I didn’t add brown sugar to it like the hubs did the other night.  I think that might have made it too sweet.  Today was super tasty.  They might be a staple piece on our meals.

I snacked on a homemade peanut butter granola bar around 4:30 and was glad that held me over.

I immediately headed to a church gathering/meeting for what the future of our church entails. Such an awesome meeting and I am super pumped about what the future looks like in our congregation.

While we met I ate some mixed fruit for dinner.

And this cute little blueberry muffin that a patient’s family at work sent us today in appreciation.

Now is the time to start making my way to bed.  But I need to pack up breakfast, lunch and snacks for work tomorrow.  I hope you all had a great St. Patty’s Day!  See you tomorrow!!

You must go to Anne’s page for her awesome giveaway!!!  I need this food scale bad!!

Did you do anything for St. Patty’s Day?  Wear green, kiss someone Irish, drink green beer, go out with friends, etc.?

Obviously, I worked.  😉