Friday, April 30, 2010
And guess what??? I got up at 5:45am again this morning! And I ran (trotted) for a solid 30 minutes! I need to drive my running route to see how far it is I'm actually jogging. Maybe next week I'll do that because when I leave work today, I'm going straight to the beach! Ahhhh, what a perfect weekend to be at the beach.
On to my eats....
Once again I wasn't that hungry this morning, so I'm continuing to listen to my body and I didn't eat until around noon. I had leftover couscous salad (that's my EPIC couscous...) with some leftover grilled chicken and grilled pork. I got scared that it wouldn't fill me up, but it did the job! I'll be finishing off the rest of the couscous tonight, I love finishing off leftovers! Doesn't make for exciting blogging, but I hate to waste food!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
At Starbs, I got a skinny vanilla iced latte and a Mango Macadamia Kind bar. This may have been one of my favorite eats of late - so so so good! It was a tropical party complete with steel drums in my mouth! You must try!
After some housework (boo) and a little fridge cleaning, a salad was born. I'm headed to the shore for the weekend, so I wanted to get rid of all our fridge stuff. My salad consisted of romaine, broccoli, green peppers, celery, carrots and 2 oz. sirloin with a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar. Very delish.
My lack of gym-going these days has had me down, so after some soul searching I figured out that I HATE going to the gym after work. I've always hated it. So, why have I been trying now for 6 months to do it everyday? I just don't know.
Set my alarm for 5:45am.
Or so I thought! It wasn't that bad! And it was chilly and light outside. I did not go to the gym, I simply ran in my neighborhood for 25 minutes. Well, I trotted in my neighborhood. It was really nice to be up and out of bed and have my exercise done! Now all day I've been fantasizing what I will do with my afternoon instead of dreading the fact that I still have to go to the gym. What. A. Revelation.
I think I will set my alarm at 5:45am again tomorrow. Life is good!
Despite my exercise this morning, I was not hungry for breakfast, so I listened to my body and I didn't eat until noon. What did I eat, you ask??
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Those salads that I have NOT wanted to eat lately. We went out last night and I ended up ordering a Greek salad wrap that unfortunately was not even worthy of a picture. Sad. But it was salad, does that count for the "Salad Challenge"? I guess it's my game so I can make the rules! I say YES!
Breakfast this morning was a very satisfying bowl of oatmeal.
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup water
pinch of kosher salt
1 tsp. almond butter
1 tsp. strawberry jam
handful of blackberries
And after -
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday night was an event for the radio station that we've planning for quite some time. It was a lot of fun and a huge success, even if my eats weren't as successful... ;) More on that in a bit.
Today??? The return of yogurt for breakfast!!! Strawberry Chobani to be precise and some fresh strawberries. Last night, I noticed that this container of yogurt was all the way in the back of the fridge, consequently, it was a little frozen. (the back of the fridge is the coldest part) So I left it up front last night and all was thawed this morning, but the yogurt itself was a little grainy and not as thick. Hmmm... I hope it was still ok to eat because I did! It tasted fine, just not as creamy.....oh well....
I also noticed that when I eat oatmeal for breakfast, my hungry stays away a lot longer than when I eat yogurt. Makes sense, but I like to have the dairy and calcium in the AM. I don't eat a lot of dairy in the afternoon or evening. Anyway - just an observation.
Lunch was a blurry portion of my EPIC couscous salad, warmed just a bit for maximum gooieness (for sure a word) from the cheese....I dream of this salad.
I started with this Near East Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil whole wheat couscous, I followed the directions on the box, however, I used chicken stock instead of water... yummy.
In the meantime, I chopped all of my veggies. I didn't cook these veggies in any way. When the couscous was finished, I fluffed with a fork and dumped my veg in. Simple. Here is what I included -
1 small green pepper
1 celery stalk
6 mixed olives
6 grape tomatoes
15 baby carrots
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday morning was a little rough thanks a few too many glasses of wine....ooops... Ya know the best way to get rid of a little hangover? Get outside and get moving! The fiancee and I planted 1000 plugs of grass in our yard. Lots and lots of squats! Sunday was a little more laid back, we still had some grass plugs to put in the yard, but we weren't in such a hurry. Breakfast on Sunday was really an early lunch. I wasn't hungry until around 11am, so I went with a Morningstar Farms Chix Patty on a bagel thin with a laughing cow wedge and some romaine. All served on a very classy paper plate. :) Very satisfying for some more squats!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Now to the rough part.....
Friday afternoon a funk came across me. Don't know where it came from or what may have sparked it, but I felt like I could cry at the drop of a hat. I welled up with tears several times! And I was at work! How embarrassing... Anyway, I don't know what the heck happened, but it was a rough Friday. Very strange because I didn't get any bad news, I didn't get punched in the face by a coworker, I just felt sad. So I cried the whole way home! (that's an hour commute!!!) And then I felt 100% better! I think sometimes a girl just needs a good cry! I'm glad that I feel better, but in the moment I ate 2 chocolate chip cookies, an entire bag of M&M's and a bag of Twizzlers. No joke. That's not a lie. Needless to say I didn't feel good and didn't document any of my breakdown! I'm much better today and I'm feeling good, so all will be back to normal for dinner. Well kind of. I'm not eating salad for dinner, I figured I needed a night off. Pizza it is! Can't wait, I'll post the pics later. Thanks for listening to my emotional breakdown! Sometimes you just need to shed a tear and devour some M&M's. I'm over it, move up and move on. Nuff said!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
He he he! ;)
I decided that I needed to change things up a little bit this morning. My old routine of yogurt and fruit in the AM is becoming exactly that - OLD! So, this morning I opted for some sprouted whole wheat toast, almond butter and strawberry jam ("and it has to be jam, f0r jelly is FAR to gelatinous for me" - Pierre Robert :) with some fresh strawberries on top. Of course, paired with coffee, for one delightful breakfast. Do you think I will bring back the yogurt tomorrow?? Only time will tell...
However, for lunch, the "same" bug got me - I ended up finishing the fava beans and pasta. I didn't take a picture because it's really ugly and you've seen it. At least 4 times!
Here is my problem....I am the only one who eats leftovers - the fiancee doesn't eat them, so instead of wasting them, I eat them! It just happens to get boring and a little old for the bloggy blog.... So here is a pic of the carrots, tomatoes and strawberries I snacked on after the pasta! Interestingly enough, I had the same thing yesterday as a side with my lunch. Oh bother....maybe I need some help!
Last night rounded out a full 7 days on the "Salad Challenge". I feel really good, I think I look pretty good, but that mean scale has other things to say.... I'm not down any lb's, but I can totally tell a difference. So, I think I will continue the salad challenge as long as I can stand it. Only one time have I felt like I couldn't bare to take another bite of lettuce.
I found some extra motivation when I randomly came across a picture of the fiancee and I (pre ring days) in bathing suits! In a picture! I would die if someone tried to take a picture of me in a bathing suit today! It was quite eye-opening. I want to look like that on my honeymoon!
And btw, we booked 2 whole weeks in Hawaii last night!!! I can't believe I will be married and in paradise in a little over 4 months......ahhhh I can taste the Mai Tai's now........
I will definitely try to add a little variety in my diet, but I refuse to throw away food! I hate to do it! I'll take some tips from Loser for Life! Check out her post on adding a little variety...and cooking 2 meals!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I snacked on some strawberries and blueberries before lunch, I needed fruit in my life today. So thirst quenching.