“Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (Oklahoma!)

And the wavin’ wheat, can sure smell sweet

when the wind comes right behind the raaaiiiiiiin!


Every night my honey lamb and I

Sit alone and talk, and watch a hawk

making lazy circles in the sky!”

Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein

(Any other big time Broadway musical nerds out there?)

Poor pilot. We just crossed the border into Oklahoma (Ohhhhhhhklahoma!) and I proceeded to sing the entire song. Then I repeated it in my best opera voice. He’s a trooper, fo sho 😉

How are you guys doing?? This lack of blogging/reading thing definitely has me missing all of you, but I plan on spending some QT with the good ol’ Google reader once I bid adieu to my love for a month.

We had such a blasty in Little Rock with the pilot’s familia.



After hitting up the base gym, we all met up at US Pizza Co for some dinner.


I had some beautiful Shiraz.. I asked for the Yellowtail but the bartender informed me they were out and had house Shiraz. I glanced over and saw a box of wine and was like, “You mean the wine in a box?” and he said yes, but that it was very good and promised I’d like it.

He was right. Doesn’t say much though, I love all things red vino.


Dinner was unpictured guacamole and chips and what I like the call the Third Times a Charm salad.


It took them 3 times to get it right and as much as I hate being difficult, the first time it came out covered in cheese and the second time it was covered in bacon bits. The final version was quite lovely though 😀

I was glad the pilot got to hang out (and play swords and ninjas) with his nephew, Caden:


(his beautiful sis Shannon is in the background)


Future heartbreaker, right there 😀

This morning’s bfast was a almond butter and jelly sludge:


(Hemp milk, vanilla brown rice protein, Vegalicious, frozen strawberries, banana, almond butter, Stevia, sea salt, cinnamon)

And then we hit the road to Oklahoma City 🙂

On-the-road snacks were one bite of this bar:


The rest went in the trash because it tasted like death and was redeemed by half of this bar:

022  Larabar saves the day!

And a juicy apple:


I also worked on the “mad face” a little 😛


After a couple of hours of driving, we were starving and I had spent most of the ride talking about how much I wanted salmon.

My fish wish was granted.


Clean plate club – president: Gina



I’m about 30 seconds away from crashing out (sorry pilot, haha), but my abnormal posting schedule should resume as soon as we get settled in OKC.

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Much love,


Today’s tip: When you don’t have a chance to hit up the gym (ie. me because I overslept this morning) just make an effort to eat as cleanly as possible that day. Getting off schedule a little won’t hurt you (at all)- just get back in the routine when you can.

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  1. Missy on September 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Musicals!! YES. Are you watching “glee”
    must see!
    I just rec’d one of my newly vegan friends to your site.!
    I cant wait to see all your posts from school! Im jealous!

  2. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on September 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Is that a Chili’s plate? 😉 I recognize it because I had a black bean veggie and burger there last night.

    I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for you in Oklahoma City! Your husband is so awesome for supporting you in everything you want to do. And yes, his nephew is going to break some hearts one day!

  3. Emily on September 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Glad you’re having fun so far!

    I am a huge Broadway musical fan. I love seeing musicals, being in musicals, and belting out showtunes in my car. 🙂

  4. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on September 5, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    You can tell I’m delirious after my 5 hour hike… that would be a black bean burger and veggies. 😀

  5. Low on September 5, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Yay! Welcome to the great state of Oklahoma! The salad looks good once they got it correctly!!

  6. Lindsey (Mrs. LC) on September 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    ahahahaha this totally reminded me of last night with my fam – we’re all in town for the weekend, and someone said something about Oklahoma last night. My dad immediately goes, “Oooooooooooooooklahoma” haha but stops because he didn’t know the rest of the words. He would do this every time someone mentioned Oklahoma. So hilarious and cute. Love my fam. 🙂

    Have fun with the pilot the rest of your weekend!!

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I’m glad they finally got your order right. I have only sent things back once, but always kinda feel bad…not for the restaurant, but for me! because the other people in my party are eating and I’m just twiddling my thumbs. Too bad that the orange flavored raw bar wasnt as good as the other one you bought. Oh well, lara to the rescue. Good luck getting back on schedule and in a routine. Lack thereof drives me nuts and I start moving in reverse LOL

  8. angieinatlanta on September 5, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    That sludge sounds so good! Love it!

    I always feel like I’m being such a pain in the booty when I have to customize my food but I make an effort to be sweet and polite and it usually works. Sometimes though the waitstaff is not very happy with me…

  9. VeggieGirl on September 5, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    You even belted out a show tune – haha too fun 😀

    Lovin’ the ABJ sludge.

  10. WholeBodyLove on September 5, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Your nephew is such a cutie!

  11. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 6, 2009 at 12:03 am

    TOTAL musical nerd over here 🙂 im singing oklahoma now… and surrey with the fringe on top…

  12. Erin on September 6, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Dah-link – did you know you’re only about five hours away from me?
    You know I’m driving up there to kick it with you, right? 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm

      DO IT!!! 😀

  13. Menden @ Skinny Menny on September 6, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Your nephew is a little cutie pa-tootie! Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head 😉

  14. carolinebee on September 6, 2009 at 7:33 am

    MMM Salmon! My roomie and i love salmon and always pronounce the “L” 😀 I am a big Chicago/Rent/Fosse fan so YES, nerd ova here too!

  15. Spotty Prep on September 6, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Yup, definitely a big time Broadway nerd here 🙂 While my friends were watching cartoons when we were little, I was watching and re-watching Little Shop of Horrors, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Carousel, My Fair Lady, etc…to this day my little brothers hate anything that sounds remotely like show tunes, haha!!

  16. Krista on September 6, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about your road trip, Gina!!

  17. Elizabeth Edith on September 6, 2009 at 8:59 am

    yes!! My bf went on a business trip to Oklahoma and I started singing it to him an I just got a really weird “are you making up a song” look.

  18. Paige @ Running Around Normal on September 6, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one who annoys my poor husband with singing (horrendously, I might add) while bored. Your salad looks awesome, albeit it took three tries 🙂

  19. Jenna on September 6, 2009 at 9:28 am

    that sludge mix looks delish!
    and is that black sweatshirt from VS?…i have it 🙂
    don;t you love the fish from chil’s?…i do!


  20. Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) on September 6, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I agree with your tip fully! Sometimes, you just don’t have time to exercise- and that’s OK. I used to feel HORRIBLE about myself if I missed a workout. Now I just eat clean, and it’s all good!


  21. Erica on September 6, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Glad the trip is going well! Hilarious that the restaurant notes that it has the “coldest beer”- what a great claim! Glad they finallllllllly got your salad right- looks very tasty. Safe travels

  22. Jenna on September 6, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Adorable nephew Gina!

    Larabar can always save the day, I can’t wait to try the PB&J one. 🙂

  23. K on September 6, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Haha your musical piece reminds me of the Bing commercial! Glad they FINALLY got the salad right because it looks yummy 🙂

    LOVE your sunnies!!

  24. Melissa on September 6, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I knew right away that was salmon at Chili’s. Is it sad that I can recognize where food came from just by looking at the plate? Glad you’re having a good road trip!

  25. Katie on September 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Ha! I work part time at Chili’s, and I could tell that is where you got your salmon the second I saw the picture 🙂 I am also a pro at healthifying things on the menu so I can actually eat them!

  26. The Pilot on September 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    My knowledge of show tunes comes mostly from watching Family Guy…has anybody seen my culture? The trip was a blast, babe, and I’m loving OKC with you.

  27. Pam on September 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Love the ‘mad face’, glad you are having a nice time!


  28. foodcents on September 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I can not wait to hear more about your adventures in the next month, Gina. I would be quite curious about how this cool raw Food’s School ended up in OKC?

    Happy Sunday!!!

  29. Jenny on September 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I totally sang that Oklahoma song for my high school musical auditions. One of my favs 🙂 hope okie treats ya kindly!

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