Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Photo Issues!!

I seem to be having some issues putting up photos on the blog. I don’t know what’s going on…it will let me drag the photo on and have a thumbnail of it but that’s not what I want because then when I expand the thumbnail it will be all blurry. Is anyone familiar with WordPress and can help? It lets me upload pictures but then there’s no place to click to send it to the page. Very odd. I’ve never seen this before and I am so not a computer whiz. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon though!!

This morning I woke up and got my body back on schedule by eating half a banana with almond butter and hitting the gym for a 30 minute upper body workout. When I got home I tried the new cereal I got from the store:

It’s called Nature’s Path Optimum Power. I was very skeptical at first because it sort of resembles rabbit food and normally cold cereal (unless its Ezekiel) does not fill me up at all. However, this stuff was great! For looking like rabbit pellets it really tasted good–it needed more blueberries, but other than that it was great. Very crunchy and sweet…and 9 grams of protein per cup, which is pretty darn good for a cold cereal! I had a big bowl (probably 1.5-2 cups) with soymilk and the other half of my banana and I feel quite full and satisfied. Yay! I love finding new breakfast foods!



For lunch today I packed a tofurky sandwich with honey mustard and spinach on Rudi’s honey sweet organic bread. I also packed a small baggie of carrot sticks, an apple, and a container of peanut butter puffins to snack on later.


Last night in school went 100% better than I thought. My chef instructor was really really cool about me missing a few days and was more concerned with how my grandparents were doing. He told me we can work out a game plan today for how I will make up the work, but its not a big deal at all. He told me not to stress about it! What a relief!

Last night we also baked everyone’s favorite: Carrot Cake. Seriously, I’ve had requests for this carrot cake from day one from the guys I work with. Apparently its pretty awesome. It seemed pretty average to me, with no raisins or nuts or coconut….but its definitely the most popular thing we bake in the class! Tonight we will make cream cheese frosting and marzipan carrots and decorate it. We also baked a banana cake that we will be making a peanut butter cream cheese frosting (and marzipan bananas) for tonight. Fun!! I’m bummed though that I will be bringing home THREE cakes tonight and can’t bring them home with me to give to my family for mother’s day. πŸ™ On the good note though, Ryan is coming here tonight for the weekend. We are hoping for a beach day tomorrow!!

Sorry about the photos! If anyone knows anything about WordPress (because I don’t!) I would appreciate help!

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  • Romina
    May 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I always have issues with WordPress in terms of images, so I just upload to and then embed the picture.

  • VeggieGirl
    May 9, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Oh no!! SO sorry that the photographs are still not uploading correctly :0( Ah well – at least I can still envision your meal/that carrot cake from your great class last night :0)

    Have fun with Ryan this weekend!

  • L
    May 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    That cereal is one of my favorites despite its weird look. its so expensive where I live though(overseas). I need it to go on sale!!

  • Allyson
    May 9, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Jenna-

    I don’t use wordpress (I use blogger), but I do know that they make a book all about using WordPress.

    Good Luck! πŸ™‚

  • Betsy
    May 9, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    i upload my photos into photobucket, resize them (430 pixels wide) and copy and past the html link into my text. it is really easy and i’ve never had any problems. also, this way you’re not taking up any room on your website because they’re saved on another website (photobucket). email me if you want to knwo more specifics

    i love all nature’s path cereals but i eat them for snacks because i can’t get away from oatmeal in the morning. my fav is the raspberry heritage granola.

    sooo glad to hear your night went so well!!

  • Kelly
    May 9, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Nature’s Path Optimum Power is really good. I don’t personally buy it but my boyfriend does so whenever I’m at his house I mix it with my kashi go lean. It’s pretty good and definitely keeps me full although I agree with you, not enough blueberries! We were at the bottom of the box and there wasn’t one in sight.

  • Becca A
    May 9, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Thats great your instructor was so understanding! And peanut butter frosting you say…omg, my favorite.

  • Katers
    May 9, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Swoooooon carrot cake!!!

  • ibex hk
    May 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I love finding new breakfast ideas, glad this one was a success!

    so glad that your instructor was so understanding, hopefully that’s a weight off of your shoulders. Have a great friday!

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    May 9, 2008 at 5:24 pm

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  • Kelly T
    May 9, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    you might just have the thumbnail button clicked. there should be a full size option you can hit instead. itll show up however big the picture is in the post and then you can just resize it with your curser.

  • jenna
    May 9, 2008 at 9:42 pm


    What is photobucket and how can I get it?! πŸ˜‰

  • Betsy
    May 9, 2008 at 11:14 pm sign up, upload your pics, resize them and imbed the html into your text. you might have to play around with it, but it is soooooooooooo much better than uploading pics directly into wordpress.

  • Julie
    May 10, 2008 at 1:30 am

    I have to say Optimum Power really is a great cereal. I avoid animal products, and was so sad to discover that my beloved Kashi had honey in it. I love that the Optimum Power has a touch of cinnamon, has a good dose of B12 & calcium, and a great source of protein & fiber. It was such good fortune I was pushed to find a new cereal! By the way, it’s great with vanilla soy milk, blueberrries &/or sliced bananas (I add a cup but I’m a berry freak), and a touch more cinnamon. I’ve also been known to use chocolate soy milk on those days when I just seem to only want to eat chocolate πŸ˜‰ Also, I agree on the blueberries they include, I’m almost like, “why bother?”, which is why I had my own.

  • Jill
    May 10, 2008 at 3:49 am

    I actually don’t like carrot cake… or I like the cake, just not the frosting. Cream cheese – EW!