Time For An Upgrade

Woah, is it really Thursday already?!  This week is flying by!  I had the best of intentions to write another blog post last night, but thinking of seven unique things to share about myself and hunting for pictures left me shot.  It’s difficult to write about myself, which is ironic, considering this blog is all about me.  With Fitness and Frozen Grapes, though, I view my role—as the subject and blogger—as simply a window that frames the world of health and fitness.

Ready for today’s big news volume one?  This is the first post from my new laptop—a 13-inch 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro!

My old MacBook looked like this, and it was way past its prime.  I thought I was so cool and cutting edge when I bought this black beauty during my senior year of high school.  After all, it was my “new college computer.”  It’s brought its a-game these past five years, getting me through countless papers, video projects, and always-important Skype sessions with friends.  But alas, all good things come to an end.  Or their antennas and wireless cards stop working.

Anyway, I dedicated yesterday afternoon to transferring data—thank the Man upstairs I had a g-drive—setting things up, and general tooling around.  I’m a little apprehensive about OS X Lion, though; a few of my friends have expressed their reservations, but I did sign up for Apple One to One so I could learn how to get the most out of this software.  For my Mac people out there, do you use Lion?  What do you think?

I have another piece of big news to share later today regarding one item on my fitness bucket list, but in the meantime, here’s a look at my eats.


After getting my laptop, my mom, my sister Ellen, and I went to Koto for lunch.

My pictures were sub-par (bad blogger, Carrie!), but I ordered a seaweed salad to start and the salmon avocado roll.  I could eat sushi everyday; I love that stuff!


A few hours later, I had some apple slices with PB and an unpictured handful of carrot sticks.


We ate dinner late last night—it was close to 8 p.m.—so the Tortilla Pie and roasted green beans tasted extra delicious.

Beef, corn, and spinach were sandwiched in between whole-wheat tortillas, and I kicked it up a notch and added some salsa.




I woke up this morning craving eggs, so breakfast was a no-brainer.

After drinking a cup of coffee and catching up on emails and reading blogs, I made two scrambled eggs with spinach—get those servings of veggies in early, folks!—topped with a little Tabasco sauce.  I also ate one slice of toasted Ezekiel Low Sodium Bread and sipped my second cup of java.

Today looks like it’s going to be a low-key day, which is more than OK with me.  A quick trip to Wegmans might be in my future, but other than that, I’m taking it easy today.

4 responses to “Time For An Upgrade

  1. Congrats on the new laptop! My parents told me months ago they would get me a new computer before I leave for Hong Kong, so keep your fingers crossed that that’s still happening. I can’t even use WordPress on my laptop…it’s too slow!

    Also, can you please come visit me and be my personal chef/fitness coach?

    Who makes dinner in your house? Do you cook for everyone or is whoever cooks as health-minded as you?

  2. I would love to be your personal chef/fitness coach! When I’m at home, my mom is usually in charge of cooking, but she asks for my input when she’s planning meals for the week, and I’ll help her cook sometimes, too. I’m cooking dinner tonight, though! Keep your eyes peeled for a post 🙂

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