Saturday, October 22, 2011

Yummy Protein Pancakes

As you know, I've been trying to lose weight, so I've been looking for good protein pancake recipes and came across this one. Thought I would share it.

4 or 5  - egg whites
1/2 cup - oats
1/2 cup - Cottage Cheese (Preferably fat free.)
1 scoop - Protein Powder (I use vanilla, but flavor is up to you.)

Also good if you sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon! And, if you want added flavor you can blend in a banana, or mix in 1/2 cup of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc... 

I've found a lot of recipes that call for sweeteners, but I am really against those. They are so artificial, and I think they are really unhealthy. I think that they are only going to cause more problems in the long run. (But that's just my non professional opinion, so if you like sweeteners and want to add them be my guest.) 

These pancakes are really quick and easy to make. You could even make them ahead of time. They are really good for breakfast or for a daytime snack.  Enjoy! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bored? 100 Things to do...

I love making lists. It helps me destress sometimes. I also find it helps me open up my mind and creativity.
For those of you looking for something to do... Here is a list of 100 things to do when you're bored! I'm determined to think only of things that do not involve a television or computer!

  1. Read
  2. Go for a walk. (Wear a pedometer to see how many steps you take each day. Aim for 10 000 per day.)
  3. Call up a friend
  4. Bake
  5. Go shopping
  6. Teach yourself something new
  7. Do some gardening
  8. Go for a run
  9. Go to the gym or join a gym
  10. Draw

  11. Paint
  12. Go somewhere new and explore
  13. Take pictures
  14. Take a class
  15. Go swimming
  16. Find a new recipe and try it (your local library should have cook books)
  17. Listen to music
  18. Play cards
  19. Play a board game
  20. Write (anything from a journal entry or poem to a whole book!) 
  21. Walk your dog, if you don't have a dog call up a friend and ask if they want to walk their dog, or offer to walk a neighbour's
  22. Make a mini movie! Get some friends together and make a script. It sounds juvenile, but it is actually a lot of fun! When you watch it again some time later you won't be able to stop laughing! 
  23. Do a puzzle
  24. People watch at the park
  25. Clean!
  26. Make a scavenger/treasure hunt. Give it to some friends to try. Give the winner a prize.
  27. Learn crochet
  28. Learn to knit
  29. Prepare a picnic. Share it with a friend!
  30. Hot out? Water fight!!
  31. Write yourself a letter, put it away and read it again in a year, 5 years, or even 10 years from now!
  32. Make a fruit smoothie
  33. Is it snowing? Have a snowball fight, go sledding.
  34. Design your dream home
  35. Challenge yourself, write for 5 minutes straight. Don't stop, and don't erase or correct anything you write.  
  36. Play sudoku
  37. Play kakuro
  38. Do some push ups or sit ups. 
  39. Call, text, or write a letter to someone you've lost touch with. They'll be happy to hear from you!
  40. Do some laundry
  41. Sing at the top of your lungs and dance like a crazy person! You'll feel so much better after.
  42. Clean your fridge
  43. Try a new restaurant
  44. Go grocery shopping. Buy a food that you don't normally try. 
  45. Volunteer
  46. Make a shopping list
  47. Give yourself a makeover
  48. Make a collage
  49. Meditate. It'll clear your mind. 
  50. Do Yoga, you can find poses on the internet and on youtube
  51. Do a crossword
  52. Make some tea and relax
  53. Make your own pizza! 
  54. Fill a box of things to give away or to sell at a garage sale
  55. Plan your next vacation
  56. Make a to do list for the next week
  57. Go for a bike ride
  58. Make a bucket list
  59. Play a prank on someone 
  60. Join a club or new acitivity
  61. Make a scrapbook
  62. Go to a museum
  63. Go camping!
  64. Learn to sew. Make a blanket or something!
  65. Prepare this weeks meals in advance
  66. Get some friends, have a paper airplane contest. Bet on it. 
  67. Start composting
  68. Learn a new language
  69. Toss a frisbee with a friend. Or football. 
  70. Make a list of things to get people for Christmas
  71. Make a wish list for Christmas
  72. Learn to play an instrument
  73. Plan a road trip with your friends
  74. Read the newspaper. Get up to date on current events.
  75. Join a book club
  76. Buy a new magazine
  77. Build a fort!
  78. Stargaze
  79. Go to your local theater and watch a play
  80. Go skating or rollerblading
  81. Go to a pool hall and play some pool
  82. Go kayaking
  83. Help someone out
  84. Make your own puzzle
  85. Put pictures in frames and decorate your place
  86. Go play laser tag!
  87. Jump rope! It's really good exercise, and really good for a healthy heart!
  88. Pamper yourself, give yourself a manicure and facial or, even better, go get it done!
  89. Study! If you're a student , study for school. If you aren't you should then study something new. 
  90. Go to the used book store, pick up a bunch of books. You can find some real jems there, for really cheap.
  91. Sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. If it's cold up, bundle up and make a cup of hot chocolate!
  92. Say hi and start talking to someone new.
  93. Try fencing! It's fun!
  94. Start a business plan
  95. Try martial arts
  96. Do Qi Gong or Tai Chi. You can find videos on youtube. 
  97. Listen to an audio book (You can do this while you do a number of other thing,eg. cleaning, going for a walk, pampering yourself...)
  98. Make a recipe book full of your favourite recipes
  99. Bob-It! Best game ever! You can play it alone, or with someone. Warning: It's very
    1. Write your own list of 100!

      Saturday, October 15, 2011

      HDR - Photography

      Sometimes I just love going on Flickr and finding random pictures. I've come across a bunch of really cool HDR ones and I just thought I'd share a couple of my favourite. (I saved the best for last)

      HDR - Construction Site
      HDR - Lonsdale Quay on a Gloomy Day
      The above two are by a user name penguin_bisque. I really like them. They just look really amazing to me.

      From a user named Smithers360.

      HDR porn
      Daily Record
      I really really like this one. It's by mapgoblin.

      HDR Sunset
      This one is really beautiful. It's by -yury-.

      HDR Truck
      Truck in Snow
      This is a great one. By mtbkanata

      I think this one is probably my favourite. It is by jillbeninato. A lot of this person's recent posts (August 18th 2010 - guess they haven't been active in a while) are really cool! I would definitely recommend checking them out.

      I had a really hard time only picking the seven that I did. I could post these for days. But I knew I needed to limit myself. I just love HDR! It's so cool! I am in no way a photographer, I honestly don't know the first thing about photography. Apart from click the button to take the picture. But I am a fan of photography. I know that everyone has different tastes. Hopefully you share mine and like these too!

      Thursday, October 13, 2011

      New Blogger Application!

      I made a delicious breakfast this morning. And I just downloaded this new mobile Blogger app for my phone. Which is an Android and I love it.
      Anyways, I wanted to give my new app a try. So this is the lovely breakfast that I made for myself.
      It's 2 eggs with spinach, celery, and onion. Very healthy! And super delicious! I love eggs. I always put onion in them too, sometimes I add some cayenne pepper which makes it extra a delicious and adds a nice kick to it too.

      Seems like an okay application. Easy for blogging on the run. But you can't really write anything substantial. It would take way too long. So I think that this app will be good for the base idea of the post and they you will have to come back to it and fix it up/add to it when you are at an actual computer. Unfortunately the picture quality is pretty bad! So this app is definitely going to need some work.

      Monday, October 10, 2011

      Mobina Galore

      A friend of mine introduced me to this lovely band the other day. They are called Mobina Galore and they are awesome.

      The band is made up of two young women. They have a similar sounds to Tegan and Sara mixed with the Distillers. I seriously think that everyone should check them out! And demand that they come to Vancouver!

      Here is there myspace so that you can check them out. Unfortunately they don't seem to have a lot on youtube, but I did find this accoustic song. It's called City Lights, it's got a really nice sound to it. Hope you like it!. Just a head up the quality isn't the greatest.

      Click ^^ to demand that they come to Vancouver!! I really want them to come! I think that they are a great up and coming band and really have a chance to make it! Let's show them some support!

      (For some reasons I just can't get that bottom of the demand it box to line up properly. I'm no html genius, so I did the best with the code they gave me!)

      Saturday, October 1, 2011

      The Tribe

      For those of you who were lovers of the UK TV series The Tribe I have a question for you. Have you heard any news of them making the american version of the show?

      I read one article about it quite a while ago, almost a year ago now. So I'm going to assume it's not happening. Although, it did take them years to get the One for the Money movie going, they had rights for the first book since before I first read the books, which was in 2005.

      Here's a link to the article I read.

      I really hope that they make an American version of The Tribe. That show was awesome! It was just so cheesy, how could anyone not love it?

      My favourite characters were Lex, KC, Ryan, Selene (although, I don't know why) Ellie, Ved, and Jack! Bray and Amber were just too goody for me.

      Keep the dream alive!