Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Not In Florida Anymore…


All day long I’ve told myself I’m going to be productive but it really hasn’t happened….yet. I have managed to work out, pay my bills, eat and write emails. But yeah. I was hoping for a little more. It might be a long night and early morning!

Here’s what I did at the gym!

5 minutes on the elliptical to warm up

3 sets of chest press with dumbbells, 15 lbs, 12 reps each set

3 sets of tricep extensions, 15 lbs, 12 reps each set

3 sets of “21’s” with 20 lb EZbar

3 sets of shoulder press, 10 lbs, 12 reps each set

2 sets of lat raises, 5 lbs, 15 reps each set

3 sets of laying down tricep extensions with 20 lb EZbar

3 sets of lat pulldowns, 55 lbs, 12 reps each set

= 25 minute workout

My mind was wandering though the whole time and I didn’t break a sweat so I’m guessing I really didn’t work out that hard even though it looks like I did a lot. I tried to sign up for spinning class tomorrow but it was already full! bah!

Anyways, I ate this pear after the gym—

And then met a friend for lunch at a really random, yet super cool find, Chloe’s Cafe in Santa Rosa! It was really good and interesting because it was actually in a hospital center. I would never have found this on my own!

I had a cup of butternut squash bisque and half of the Mediterranean sandwich with feta, artichokes and black olives—


It was good but very messy. I ate all the soup and probably half of the sandwich…before it all fell apart.

Snack was an apple with some raw goat cheddar + 2 pieces of freshly roasted kabocha squash (I’m obsessed):


And then dinner was the Indian lentil soup made by the San Francisco Soup Co (found it at my local grocery store) and MORE squash….I might be turning orange soon but don’t worry about that…..


The soup was just okay. Not my favorite and I wouldn’t buy it again. I like lentil soup but I think I like split pea soup SO much better because it’s so much richer and thicker. Tonight is apparently the coldest night of the year with record lows so I thought soup would be appropriate…as would a fireplace if I had one. I guess I’ll have to settle for sitting next to the heater with Dexter since its his favorite spot in the house. 🙂

Speaking of the coldest night of the year, I’m probably the only maniac out there that actually went to get frozen yogurt. Buuuuut it was totally necessary.


This would be reeses yogurt with butterfinger and chocolate chips. I’ve eaten a lot of orange things today!! 😉


So, ahem, ahem….

TOMORROW I am going to Chez Panisse!!!!!! I may or may not have emotionally/impulsively bought a new dress at Anthropologie yesterday (oopsies) but I think it’s going to be too cold to wear it now…..darn. I keep forgetting that I’m not in Florida anymore. I’m totally excited though but bummed because apparently Alice is going to be out of town. Oh well, I guess that just means I’ll have to back!

After filling my belly with frozen yogurt I now need to thaw out with a hot shower and tea. And then WRITE!!

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Frozen yogurt (any type of ice cream/frozen dessert really) is acceptable at any time of year 🙂

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Okay, Jenna girl, you have to get to Berkeley early and check out the best, really, the BEST pizza I’ve ever had. Just across the street from Chez Panise on Shattuck is the Cheese Board. Half the shop is cheese store, and next door is a pizza place. they sell one variety of pizza, always seasonal, vegetarian, and delicious. My recent fav was pistachio with pear and lemon oil, or maybe it was Gorgonzola with walnut….really, Jenna, trust me and grab a slice either to take home or to nibble on for lunch. Its THAT good.

    Enjoy Chez Panise!

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    You will have a blast at Chez Panise!! Can’t wait for you take on it =) Can you wear tights with your dress? if so you should be fine with that and a cardigan and a jacket!

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    As a Michigan girl familiar with really cold weather, you might be able to still wear your new dress with tights/leggings/boots and a cardigan on top or a tight turtleneck underneath? That’s how we do it here!! Hope you adjust to the temperature change okay 😀

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    Mama Pea
    December 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I’ve just decided to embrace the orange. It works for Lindsey Lohan, I can make it work for me.

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    That frozen yogurt looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I’m the same way…it doesn’t matter if it’s freezing…if I want froyo…I get me some froyo!

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I thought I was the only one with intense fro yo cravings during the cold months… people look at me like I’m crazy when I’m carryin’ around a bit thing of it in the mall by our house haha! Sooo good 🙂

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    Jackie @ TritoLose
    December 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I could eat froyo at any time of the day. I’ve even had it for *eek!* breakfast. Good luck thawing!

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Its freezing cold in So Cal too, I can only imagine how much colder it is by you!

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    Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I’m orange, so you won’t be alone! It’s below freezing where I live and I’ve gone for froyo twice this week… and got a lot 🙂

    Oh lala, I wanna see that fancy anthro dress! Of course, it will be amazing!

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    what about tights and a blazer or jacket with the anthro dress? it’s be such a shame not to wear it! will you show it to us anyway?

    have fun @ chez panisse! (and a big OMG to that, still.)


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    December 7, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    i’m always that person who gets frozen yogurt when its cold!

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    December 7, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Chez Panisse!! SO excited!! Can’t wait to hear allll about it!

    Stay warm =)

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    December 7, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Chez Panisse!! SO excited!! Can’t wait to hear allll about it!

    Stay warm =)

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    Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Sounds like a rather productive day to me. I can’t wait for your Chez Panisse post. I know it’s going to be oh so fabulous!

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    December 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    who cares what the temperature is out, fro yo is always great!

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    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    December 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Have a wonderful time at Chez Panisse! I can’t wait for the post!

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    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    December 7, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Good luck with writing productivity! And fro-yo is always in season…

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    December 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Have fun and stay warm!!!!

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    December 7, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I had the same kind of day productivity wise, good luck with the writing. I’m gonna try and fall asleep and start fresh tomorrow!

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    December 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I just went to Chez Panisse for the first time in a new Anthro dress… (and tights and boots and long wool peacoat). Btw- I’m a psychiatry resident at UCSF who has been following your blog for a while, but I’ve never commented. But then you moved here, and you keep doing things that I’ve literally just done! So anyway, welcome 🙂

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    December 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    You should still wear your dress! Just weat a coat and bring a pashmina or something for inside the restaurant. They’ll have it nice and cozy there 🙂

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    Jolene (
    December 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    That frozen yogurt looks fantastic – love the toppings! And that bisque looks so creamy and delicious! Your eats are always fantastic!

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    Devan G
    December 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Awe have a great time 🙂
    and pair your new dress with leggings and boots? tres cute, and warm, non?!

    your roasted squash looks delicious!

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    Tania @ Moment Anew
    December 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I think you should post a pic of the dress! 🙂 Have fun at Chez Panisse!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 7, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I hate when soups disappoint 🙁

    I have a hard time reminding myself that I actually have to wear sock now. I didn’t wear them all summer and fall. Every year at this time I wish I lived down south and could keep wearing my awesome sandals.

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    December 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm


    The kitchen staff will be happy to show you the kitchen. You need to go to the front of the kitchen area, look interested in what they are doing and they will invite you in (they spent 20 minutes giving me a full tour)…or just ask to see the kitchen.

    I’ve done this at famous restaurants throughout the world and I’m always amazed how much staff love to show off the kitchen. Usually, I ask to meet the chef, give them alot of praise, which often leads to an invitation to see the kitchen.

    Bon Appetite!

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    December 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    The kitchen staff will be happy to show you the kitchen. You need to go to the front of the kitchen area, look interested in what they are doing, give them praise and they will invite you in (they spent 20 minutes giving me a full tour)…or just ask to see the kitchen.

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    December 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    hey jenna,
    so excited for you about chez panise! since you’ll be in berkeley, you should stop off at monterey market for REALLY off the hook produce!! it’s all local and mostly organic, real cheap too! ask someone how to get there, it’s pretty close to shattuck ave. where chez panise is… also if you’re in the mood to do a little grocery shop, stop off at berkeley bowl ~ it’s also on shattuck ave., just head south all the way down shattuck towards oakland and you’ll run into it! it used to be a bowling alley, that’s how it got it’s name, can’t wait to hear about your post in berkeley! i live here btw 🙂

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    LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    December 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Ahhh, I had that same indian lentil from San Fran Soup Co. and loved it!! Of course, it makes sense I would love it 🙂

    Hope you enjoy your WONDERFUL meal tomorrow!

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    Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?
    December 8, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Wow, have a wonderful time at Chez Panisse! I’m sure you will and can’t wait to see your eats :).

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    December 8, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Hi Jenna!
    I was just wondering sometime if you could write on the blog about differences in body image from Florida to California. California, at least for us Nebraskans, is known for really pushing the thiness and starving route. Do you notice any differences? Thanks!

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    christie, honoring health
    December 8, 2009 at 2:40 am

    I have been craving coconut milk ice cream lately even though it is in the 30’s and 40’s here!

    Have a good time at Chez panisse, I can’t wait to read all about it!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 8, 2009 at 3:15 am

    That lunch sandwich looks heavenly, but I agree, it looks a little complicated to maneuver! I have a kaboocha squash written down on my shopping list. I can’t wait to see what these bad boys are all about.

    Can’t wait to hear about your upcoming restaurant adventure!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 8, 2009 at 3:51 am

    WOW! I’m jealous– that will be an amazing meal, for sure 🙂

    That butternut squash bisque also looks amazing…yurrrm.

    I second the idea of just wearing tights under the dress– tights are so cute!

    Have a great, great time!

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    December 8, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Sigh… You always eat the BEST food. Looking forward to your pictures of dinner and being jealous later…

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 8, 2009 at 4:01 am

    That soup looks amazing. Yum!

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    December 8, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Haha I eat coconut bliss/ice cream all year round! I bet your dress will be fabulous! 🙂

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    December 8, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Haha I eat coconut bliss/ice cream all year round! I bet your dress will be fabulous! 🙂

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    December 8, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Enjoy Chez Panisse (I may or may not have convince the bf to take me there when I visit him in January…)

    Wear the Anthro dress even if it’s cold! It’ll be warm inside 🙂

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    rebecca lustig
    December 8, 2009 at 4:53 am

    send me that fro yo!!!! hehe

    love anthro. such a phenomenal store!

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    December 8, 2009 at 4:54 am

    21s BURNNNN but oh so good!

    Music, Fitness, Food and Zevia Giveaway –

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 8, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Have a great time at Chez Panise!

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    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    December 8, 2009 at 5:03 am

    I hope Alice is there! I can’t wait to read about your eats!

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    December 8, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Wow, I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about Chez Panisse!

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    December 8, 2009 at 5:18 am

    That froyo looks awesome!

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    December 8, 2009 at 5:26 am

    I agree…I have eaten frozen yogurt and or ice cream while it was snowing outside and the wind chill was below 0. SO eat up! lol

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    Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    December 8, 2009 at 5:31 am

    It’s in the 30’s here in Kentucky and I’ve totally made banana soft serve this week 🙂 I hope you have a great time at Chez Panisse!

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    December 8, 2009 at 5:41 am

    I’m so excited to see and read about your Chez Panisse adventure. 🙂 Enjoy!

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    December 8, 2009 at 5:53 am

    I love your quickie workouts, they’re so inspirational. When I don’t feel like doing anything a 25 minute workout always makes me feel better!

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    December 8, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Put some tights and/or boots on, grab a sweater, and rock your new dress!! Have fun at Chez Panisse! Can’t wait for the recap.

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    Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 8, 2009 at 6:04 am

    HAHA! That’s so funny! I was totally craving frozen yogurt last night too despite the freezing temps! I ALLLLMOST went out and got it but I chickened out at the last minute 🙂 Yours looks so delicious though that I might feel motivated to go tonight 🙂

    Chloe’s Cafe looks AH-MAZING. I really wish I had one near me!

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    December 8, 2009 at 6:09 am

    I am so jealous…I can’t wait to hear about your Chez Panisse experience. I’ve already told the husband that we NEED to go there (and French Laundry and a few other west coast places) soon!

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    Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)
    December 8, 2009 at 6:37 am

    You are one lucky girl- have a fabulous time at dinner!

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    Evan Thomas
    December 8, 2009 at 6:38 am

    I’m not sure what makes butterfingers so good but now I’m craving one!

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    Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    December 8, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Frozen yogurt is a necessity any time of the year!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 8, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I feel you on the cold! It’s snowing here…sort of, with ice too. nothing seems better than taking hot shower, drinking tea and writing right now. You’re living the dream!

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    December 8, 2009 at 7:13 am

    I did the same thing last night a made myself a bowl of coconut ice cream with ginger spread mixed in and it’s soooo cold here
    (-10)! It didn’t warm me up but it sure tasted great!

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    December 8, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Have a wonderful time tonight! Can’t wait to hear all about it! I too would wear the dress anyway! You are going out to celebrate my birthday!!! Make it a fun one!

    My husband had a small bowl of ice cream every night! The weather doesn’t matter!

    Have fun tonight! It will give you more to write about!

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    December 8, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I eat ice cream year round… and I live in Chicago, so it’s cold a lot! People think I’m crazy, but whatever… a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

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    Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Oh gosh, as much as I love winter clothes, when it’s 30 or below it’s hard when you can’t wear your normal clothes!! It’s all about warmth, not cuteness. I’m sure you will look great though! I am really excited for you! 🙂

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    Amy Reinink
    December 9, 2009 at 11:38 am

    While everyone else was excited about Chez Panisse (which also sounds fabulous), I have to confess that the roasted kabocha looked so tasty, I was inspired to buy some at the farm stand today! I’m excited to try some roasted slices of it tonight — thanks so much for the idea!

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