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Happy Friday!

I hope everyone had a fantastic week!

 I came home today to an amazing package from the Sunbutter Gods!

I’ve been dying to try this stuff for so long

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I obviously went straight for the CRUNCH….my fave! 🙂 I couldn’t resist, I dove right in…

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It’s wonderful! SO hard for me to not devour this by the spoonful–I can’t wait to try it with some actual food and not just by finger! hehe

Look what I bought The Boo today

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Pretty huh? lol I think it’s so funny that the more black a plantain gets, the more sweet and  ripe it actually is–so you basically buy a yellow one and wait for it to look rotten! So I think this one actually has a fewww more days to look even more disgusting, YUM! 🙂

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I had a Green Smoothie that totally hit the spot today before the gym–here’s a little pre-blend, pre-banana shot and the yummy result

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I love going to the gym on Friday…it’s completely dead, so I love trying new things and I pretty much just goof off the whole time. I did get in 10 min. on the EVIL Stair Master and another 10 on a 7.5 Treadmill Incline. After that I tried some new machines and then headed down to the weight room with all the muscle men and tried to do some curls with 15 lbs…..

Ummmm not sure that was a great idea, I see soreness in my future, but you have to start somewhere right? Right! We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

For Dessert I made a little yummy mix

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Newman’s Own Organics Mixed Berries, 2 Spelt Pretzels and a few Almonds

Now I think it’s time to celebrate the weekend with some wine! 🙂


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Happy Tuesday! 🙂

I’m so glad everyone liked the Zucchini Wraps–those of you who try them have to let me know how it turns out for sure!

Ugh it was so hard to get up this morning after 4 days of sleeping in, and by sleeping in I mean till 7ish. My body is just programmed to get up early now, it’s terrible! 🙂 But it was a bit difficult to get back into the 4:30 wake-up routine, however, I managed and made myself some yummy eggs and turkey sausage!

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I always like to cook my eggs a little longer so that they’re not SUPER runny. Yum! I haven’t had egg yolks in a while and they were just as delicious as I remembered.

I brought some turkey and hummus for lunch today with some of the juicy cantaloupe that I cut up yesterday.

I’m really excited about the Body Bugg that the Boo bought me for my birthday

bodybugg_image_largeI wore it all day today, at work and all! I ran into a trainer at the gym and she told me that it’s definitely going to make me aware of what’s going one, how much I need to eat in comparison to how many calories I’m burning. I have a really hard time knowing just how much I should be eating and where my nutrients should be coming from. As you can see I AM trying and this will definitely be a big help. Next week a Body Bugg coach is actually going to CALL me for a 1 hour session to explain how it works and what I should be looking for! So cool!!!

On the way home from work I snacked on half a Flying Vegan bar, they’re so delicious!



I made myself such a great smoothie today filled the usual–I hadn’t made one for a few days and was definitely craving a huge glass of green yummyness!

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At the gym I did:

  • 10 min. Walking on Incline
  • 10 min. Eliptical on full Resistance
  • 6 min. Runnin on Treadmill (I’m slowly improving, yay)

We headed down to the weight room today with all the macho muscle men and I felt pretttttty cool lifting my 8s! 🙂 It was fun!


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So a great friend of mine who has been a Vegetarian her whole life just became Vegan a few months ago and is sharing an awesome VEGAN POTATO SALAD recipe:

  • Unpeeled medium chopped potatoes – boil until fork tender with a pinch of kosher salt
  • Diced red onion
  • Diced celery
  • Diced red,green and/or orange pepper
  • Diced dill pickles
  • Vegenaise Dressing (available at Henry’s)
  • French’s Yellow Mustard
  • Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
  • After boiling, rinse potatoes and refrigerate until cold and firm.  Mix all ingredients to taste.


How delicious does that look?? She said that she was a bit skeptical because she’s not a huge fan of mayonnaise (just like me) but that it turned out to be really yummy! Big thanks to my friend for sharing this delicious recipe–I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more Vegan recipe posts! 🙂

And now for my


I’m starting a website! While it’s under construction you can contact me at my new email address: dawn@healthysandiegoliving.com

Stay Tuned…

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This is going to be SUPER fast tonight–just going to post some quick snacks I had today!

I’m determined to get some sleep tonight and I’m already running behind schedule and I want to make sure I rest up because tomorrow is technically my FRIDAY! 🙂 OH yaaaaaaa! I’m taking a 4 day weekend

#1 Because Suday is my birthday and I thought it’d be fun

#2 Because I freaking deserve it! I get up @ 4:30 every morning and have been working overtime in the office this week…So I’m taking a mini VACA!

I have to do a little bragging–The Boo officially named today’s Green Smoothie my best! He does a little taste testing on most of them and for the most part enjoys them all, yet he still refuses to make any of his with veggies!

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I don’t know what was so different about it–I used my go to mix today…

  • Almond Milk
  • Spinach
  • Oats
  • Frozen Banana
  • Flax
  • Ice

But there WAS something about it that made it more enjoyable! I think it was thicker than usual which I LOVE–not a big fan of when it’s juice-like.

Anyway I had some more of my yummy Mini Quiche today

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Gym tonight was super successful, much better than yesterday! I did some running and walking on the treadmill and lifted some weights–I felt good and was ready to treat myself to an awesome dessert tonight!

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A DELICIOUS vitamuffin from Vitalicious! They are Muffic Tops–how clever is THAT? They’re also ONLY 100 calories! I’m so glad that I found these and got to try them because I’ve always been a Muffin Top eater (lol that sounds funny), I’d always buy a muffin but just eat the top. Now it works out perfectly!

OK I’m pooped and I need to get some beauty sleep for my long weekend! 🙂 Hope you all had a WONDERFUL day!


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Happy Monday! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend–I definitely did…if only they were a little longer!

Friday night our friends were in town from Arizona so me and The Boo were excited to spend some time with them! I knew we were going to go sit in the bar at Chili’s and I was going to be tempted with all of their yummyness, so before we left I had some veggies to keep me satisfied for a while

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  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans
  • Okra
  • Mushrooms
  • Water Chestnuts to add a little crunch

I love veggies! 🙂

Of course when we went out I had my favorite Presidente Margarita–no trip to Chili’s is complete without one obviously! I didn’t take a picture but trust me…it was delicious! We of course had some chips and salsa and then I decided to order some chicken, steak and shrimp fajitas for everyone to share. I just ate some of the meat and shrimp with a bit of the guac that was on the side–I chose not to have any of it in the tortilla.

OMG so I have to share this drink that The Boo made on Friday! We were playing around with our Magic Bullet and trying to think of different fun smoothie ideas

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  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Rum

All fresh fruit and a splash of rum–what’s not to love about that?

We saw The Ugly Truth on Saturday…LOVED it! I thought it was such a cute movie, I love love love Katherine Heigl–her and Gerard Butler made a great match for the movie.

I made another wonderful green smoothie before a trip to the gym this weekend–full of the usual

  • Spinach
  • Oats
  • Banana
  • Almond Milk
  • Flax
  • PB

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Deliciousness 🙂

I had a great day at the gym yesterday! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not really a runner. I try and try but it’s almost as if I feel like my body is rejecting it–I walk on an incline at a fast pace and I was content with that. But I realllllllly want to run! I’ve just always wanted to be that person that can get up, throw on some sneakers and just run for miles and miles but have never had it in me. WELL yesterday I don’t know what got into me…I ran! Ok, not for too long but for me…it felt amazing! I started walking on my incline for about 5 min. and then decided to put the book down and go for it–I ran for 5 min straight! I know it’s so weird to some people because it’s not really that long, however for me it SO is! So then I walked for another 10 min feeling all proud of myself 🙂 when I decided to do it again! But this time I decided that if I could do 5…I could for sure do 6! I did it! A total of 11 minutes I spent running–so it wasn’t consecutive but it was something. I’m going to work on it, I’m going to be that girl who runs for miles and miles…it just might take me a while to get there!

I finished The Time Traveler’s Wife today WOW was it a great book! I can’t wait to see the movie, I hope they did it justice! Tonight I’m going to start The Year of Fog. Has anyone read it??

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Hope everyone has a wonderful night and rest of the week! 🙂 Who is watching The Bachelorette tonight???? I’m sooooo excited!

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This was my delicious dinner from last night–Tilapia and Corn! It was sooo good and The Boo made it espcially for me! 🙂 He’s too good to me sometimes!

Ok SOOOO I think I did it! I know I’ve said it before but I think I oficially made my best Green Smoothie! 🙂 And I think my missing ingredient was……drumroll please……


OH YEAAAA It was Amazing! I only put a tiny teaspoon in the mix but WOW did it give it flava!

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  • Almond Milk
  • Spinach
  • Frozen Banana
  • Oats
  • Flax
  • Tiny bit of Whit Chocolate PB

All this equals perfection in my book–don’t know how I went so long without PB.

Tonights dinner was stolen from my dad! For Father’s Day I had bought him a HUGE order from Omaha Steaks to cook on the new grill we got him for his birthday. We took one of the chicken breats and then grilled some zucchini…

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After dinner I made a repeat of my favorite smoothie EVER and hit the gym!

  • 30 min treadmill incline
  • 6 min eliptical resistence 10
  • 3×10 lunges with 8 LBS
  • 3×10 dead lifts with a hammer curl–8 LBS
  • Abs
  • 3 Planks held for 40 seconds

I’m LOVING The Time Traveler’s Wife right now! I bring it on the treadmill with me while speedwalking on an incline, people think I’m crazy but I’ve mastered the balancing act and I just can’t put this book down! The story is great so far although I have to admit that I’m a tad bit confused by the time travel time and the ages and stuff like that–has anyone read it? Confusing or not?

So when I got home from the gym I decided to make a little Cucumber&Tomato salad to bring to work tomorrow!

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I just chopped them up and put a TINY bit of Italian Dressing on to give some flavor!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Hump Day! 🙂 Goodnight!

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I HAVE to say that I made one of my BEST green smoothies today!

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In the mix:

  • A couple of handfuls of Spinach
  • Almond Milk
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • Flax
  • 1 Kiwi

I think the thing that did it was the Kiwi–it was sweeter than usual and definitely quenched my thirst!

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After my green smoothie and before my trip to the gym I had a little pasta salad that The Boo made–twas delicious!

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  • WW pasta
  • 3 cans tuna
  • 1 cut zucchini
  • 1/4 onion
  • a few carrots
  • Italian Dressing
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of mayo

It was a perfect pre-gym meal!

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I think this might go in the lunchbox for work tomorrow! 🙂

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Look at all of these awesome new flavors we got–haven’t tried most of them yet but that Maple Nut is lookin pretttttttty good!

Hope everyone had a great day! Tomorrow is Wed–halfway through the week woop woop!!! 🙂

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My boyfriend (the boo) has been watching me make Green Monsters for a few weeks now–since at this point he’s opposed to the idea of spinach in a drink, he opted for an all fruit smoothie and totally showed off so that I’d post a picture for everyone to see! 🙂

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