Scratch That

April 17, 2010 at 10:09 PM 8 comments



Here I am at 10:00pm finally ready to write a post about today’s eats. I insert the sacred memory card [I only have one!] into my computer only to find dissatisfying images – scratch that! I’m just not one that can post any old photo. If only I could go back in time because I’m pretty sure all my munchies are digested and working their way out by now ; )

Anyway…I decided to jumpstart my Saturday by a going to the gym for a morning workout. It had been a little while since I’d gone to a spin class, so that’s where I was headed. I rocked the spandex shorts today, bee-tee-dub. It was an awesome, hilly [1 hour] ride. I finished my ‘routine’ with 15 minutes toning of the abdominals & arms…feeling strong and pain-free!

Before I left for The Resort, I ate some CHOs [a.k.a. carbohydrates] and protein. My childhood swim coach told me that PB + milk is a complete protein. Unfortunately, I’m still not sure what that means and if in fact it’s a true statement [I better learn this as I’m majoring in Nutrition], but I did find this — take it or leave it:

“Peanut butter is not protein-dense… To boost the protein value of peanut butter, simply accompany it with a tall glass of milk… Milk simultaneously enhances the value of the protein in the peanut butter sandwich. That is, peanuts are low in some of the essential amino acids muscles need for growth and repair. The amino acids in milk (as well as those in the sandwich bread) nicely complement the limiting amino acids in peanuts.” [source].


Here you are… p.nut buttah & banana photo #266.

Ok, so the rest of my day consisted of a trip to Target and whipping out an entire paper that isn’t due for another month. I’m definitely turning this puppy in Monday though and freeing one item from my hands. Writing papers >>> studying for science exams. If you couldn’t guess already, I love writing. I dream of seeing my name on the front cover of a book one day – reach for the stars!

In the midst of my paper writing, I gave my grandma a jingle to ask her a couple more questions [the paper’s about family migration]. We got to talking about stress, and how that seems to be the theme of my life currently. I had to Twitter her hilarious advice:




No more rambling – promise. Look what I’ve got to smile about tomorrow:


It’s going to be a sunny spectacular SUNday!

Peace + Love,



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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. runnerforever  |  April 18, 2010 at 4:02 AM

    I think it is interesting how people tend to think of PB as being really high in protein, but while it has some its is not exactly protein dense as you point out.
    Hope you enjoy your sunny Sunday!

  • 2. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)  |  April 18, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    Our bodies need 20 amino acids – 11 of which the body makes itself, and 9 of which are essential for us to consume in our diet. “Complete” proteins are usually from animal products (including dairy, eggs and few plant products including quinoa, amaranth & lentils) and they contain all 9 essential amino acids. “Incomplete” proteins – usually from plant sources, like grains, beans, greens and nuts, do not have all the 9 essential AA’s, so they need to be “complemented” with another incomplete protein (such as pb & wheat bread), or with a complete protein (pb & milk) to get all 9 essential amino acids!

    I hope that helps clear it up for you :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    • 3. Hillary  |  April 18, 2010 at 8:24 AM

      Thanks for the info! : )

  • 4. Lisa @ Early Morning Run  |  April 18, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    I didn’t know all that about PB, thanks for the tip. I love your Grandma’s advice!

  • 5. gateauxbellehelene  |  April 18, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Awww your grandma has amazing advice! I am stressed at work right now so might take that advice on board. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of strange looks dancing around the office though!

  • 6. Kelly (Local Foodie Fight)  |  April 18, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    HAHA I hate that… when you take a bunch of photos but then none of them look good it’s like, BAH… I’m not posting this crappy photo on my pretty blog! Though, I once did do that, from low light in a restaurant, although I made it TINY. hehe.

  • 7. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover  |  April 18, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    YAY for PB :)
    Have a lovely week, Hillary!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • 8. bakebikeblog  |  April 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Well done on getting your paper written – great job!


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