Pudge for the Pitiful

March 22, 2010 at 9:08 PM 14 comments

Hi Strangers!

Did ya recognize me? Ha…kidding. I am feeling very very lame for my poor, pitiful blogging efforts. I deserve a fat F. It all started when my scheduled blog “face lift” didn’t go over so well during Break. I think I jinxed the time of transformation by hyping myself up about it. Upgrading my blog is still in the plans; it’s just a matter of when now…

This doesn’t excuse me from my lack of photography or tantalizing your taste buds by talking about all things food . Anyone know of a good place to find motivation? I’m looking for affordable, yet durable ; )

Anyway, if you keep up with every random thought that crosses my mind via Twitter, you know I returned safely to my second residence yesterday, welcomed by more Spring sunshine. Today was a typical Monday. It was as though I never had a break. Academia is in full swing again  – oh joy!

I hit up the gym for a quickie tonight. I would have loved to have stayed longer [I missed the eye candy], but I have enormous amounts of studying to do.

  1. indoor track warm-up run [1 mi. @ 9:10]
  2. 30-minute treadmill run [3.4 mi.]
  • 4 min. @ 6.2mph
  • 6 min. @ 6.8mph
  • 8 min.@ 7.2mph [8:19 pace]
  • 2 min. @ 8.2mph [7:19 pace]
  • 6 min. @ 6.8mph
  • 4 min. @ 6.2mph

Although I fit in many great runs this past week, I fit in many more fabulous eats…resulting in in a 2+ pound weight gain – eek. With bikini season right around the corner, there is no vacancy in this tummy for Mr. & Mrs. Calorie. My mom tried to get me back on track by sending me home with No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix – cappuccino flavor!

005It was sooo easy to make…as is every boxed mix.

015Single serving? Yes please!

011 4 T mix + 2 T Greek Yogurt + 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract = Coffee Fudge  [No Pudge] Brownie in 1 minute!

019 I was pleasantly surprised to see the short ingredient list – yay!

That’s all I have time for tonight. The clock’s a ticking…

Night,

Hillary

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. S.  |  March 22, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    2lb weight gain? that’s it? maybe you are just retaining water or something and it will be gone shortly.

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  • 2. gateauxbellehelene  |  March 23, 2010 at 4:43 AM

    2 pounds…that’s nothing, not even noticable!!! As the commenter above said you probably are retaining water, don’t panic about it.

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  • 3. Kelly  |  March 23, 2010 at 5:51 AM

    Love No Pudge…enjoy those brownies!

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  • 4. fromatopink  |  March 23, 2010 at 6:06 AM

    I loooove No Pudge! And I had no idea there was a cappuccino flavor. I will have to hunt that down for sure. :)

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  • 5. Heather (Heather's Dish)  |  March 23, 2010 at 6:24 AM

    well, that brownie mix sure is tantalizing! and cappuccino? yes please :)

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  • 6. feetinmotion  |  March 23, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Great workout. That brownie mix is too funny!

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  • 7. Lauren  |  March 23, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    I think I’m going to have to try that No Pudge stuff. How long do you nuke your single serving?

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    • 8. Hillary  |  March 23, 2010 at 6:05 PM

      1 minute.

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  • 9. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble  |  March 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Those No Pudge look like the perfect snack! I need to find some!

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  • 10. Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run)  |  March 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Ooh no pudge!? Yes please. I feel ya with the indulgent eats…it’s like post Valentine’s Day pre Easter candy fest for me…yikes. Sounds like a great workout though – 8.2 mph!? Run girlie run!!

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  • 11. healthnuttxo  |  March 23, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    uh, yummy!!
    i have had a box of these sitting in my closet for a while now…
    perhaps i should BUST ’em out!!

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  • 12. healthnuttxo  |  March 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    p.s. it’s DEF 2 pounds of muscle, girlie :P

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  • 13. kbwood  |  March 23, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    good luck w. everything suga! oh 2 pounds prob from water girl!
    LOVE those brownies! yum!

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  • 14. Jessica @ How Sweet  |  March 26, 2010 at 7:49 AM

    Ohmigosh – I have NEVER seen that flavor of No Pudge! We love the original and I love the mint (hubby doesn’t), but I think I would adore the cappuccino! I love adding some cool whip to them and mashing it up. I’m going in search for that today!

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