Welcome Back, Tuna … and “Me” Day

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As much as I’m addicted to Subway, I won’t be caught eating any sort of meat products from the hoagie shop. I think those cold cuts are pretty yucky, and its chicken breasts don’t look overly appetizing (I don’t think they’re even real). The tuna salad is the worst. So when I had the intense craving for a tuna sandwich for lunch today, I had no choice but to go to a grocery store to pick up the ingredients to make it at home.

I avoided fish up until now during the pregnancy, but I’m finally feeling a little more comfortable re-introducing them into my regular diet. I’ve always known that a small amount of non-toxic kinds are safe to consume but I just couldn’t remember the good fish versus bad fish (that are high in mercury) so I just omitted them from my diet altogether to be on the safe side. Luckily, I read that canned tuna is one of those safer kinds, if consumed in moderation (about 6 oz a week), so it was nice to finally eat a hearty, mayo-drenched tuna sandwich again! Oh, how I’ve missed you!

It was my first time in good two weeks that I stepped into a grocery store, as well as the kitchen, but it was like riding a bike. I was back in the chopping mood in no time. I even got stuff for dinner for tonight. I’m sure my husband will be surprised to find me in the kitchen when he returns from work, instead of on the couch like a beached up walrus like usual. lol

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On a random note, I got a much-needed haircut this afternoon. The last time I got a cut was back in 2010eek I usually grow my hair out until it reaches ten inches, which is the minimum length required to donate it to Locks of Love, and chop it all off. This time, my hair was long enough that I was able to keep the new do at a shoulder length, even after the big cut. My lovely hair stylist, Claire, suggested that I keep it at this length instead of my usual super short do, after I told her that I want to keep things super low maintenance (since the last thing I want to worry about when I’m changing Pon Pon’s dirty diapers is my hair) and she was right!  I’m totally loving my new hair do!

If you live in the Valley, I highly recommend Clair from Joseph Lamar Salon in Burbank. She’s incredibly sweet and talented.

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I’m totally going to continue the “me” day tonight with home spa, with goodies that I acquired from Lush the other day!  (Sexy Peel Soap, Ayesha face mask, and Tea Tree toner tab.)  Lush is an absolute heaven for an aspiring home chemist like myself!

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Breakfast (10:00 a.m.): Smoked salmon sandwich (with onion but no avocado this time) and a cup of coffee with creamer and agave nectar for breakfast. I was bummed that my morning conference call got cancelled today.  I was actually looking forward to this call (it was a staff meeting) since I haven’t talked to some of my teammates in a while. I would hate for it to be March already when we finally exchange the Happy New Year greeting. Oh, the joy of a virtual team!

Lunch (1:30 p.m.): Met up with friend Noelle for lunch at Full O’ Life Natural Food Markets and Restaurant in Burbank. I’ve shopped there before but never ate there so I was really excited. I was also excited to see my former Yahoo colleague to catch up! We had a really great conversation over the salmon plate that I ordered, that came with dinner salad and baked yam. It was a little pricy at about $14.00 (for such a small portion) but it was really delicious.

Dinner (7:30 p.m.): Smoked salmon, onion, and avocado salad and a piece of ciabatta bread for dinner … and two glasses of wine with my sister.  I was having so much fun with her that I forgot to take photos.

Workout:  I worked out with my sister at a neighborhood park / baseball field today. My legs started cramping up so I wasn’t able to do some of the moves and I was extremely bummed.sadI really need to shed some excess weight so I’m not putting too much pressure on my legs and back. A minimum of one hour cardio from now until the Los Angeles Marathon and the wedding … it’s the trainer’s order!

Haircut:  I don’t know what came over me but I cut my bangs the other night in the bathroom. I’m not sure what to think about my new hair-do just yet. I think I was a bit depressed last week because it was my birthday week. Birthdays are meant to be a celebration but I get a little emotional during this time of year. And I missed the dinner party that my parents planned for me last Saturday because I thought I was coming down with something.cryBut I’ll get over it in a few days and I’ll be back to my usual, cheery self hopefully very soon.

I know it’s a little narcissistic of me to post pictures of myself, but I wanted to put the before and after shots here for my records.  Please forgive me.