Promotion

April 6, 2011

Good news! I got a promotion at work today. I am now officially Marketing Specialist. I don’t generally talk about work on this blog as a rule or even reveal where I work so I’ll leave it at that. No worries, you will still be seeing many snacking in the cubicle shots.

On that note, breakfast in the cube (as it is every morning) was cereal and milk I packed from home. I don’t do this often because I have to carry an extra container with milk (why don’t I have milk for the office.. Yeah, I don’t know. Too much work).


-last of my grape nuts, little less then a cup
-handful of blueberry muesli
-half a banana
-skim milk (I don’t measure, just like to drown my cereal in it)

I need more grapenuts. I love them. So filling an versatile. A great addition for cereal mixes.

Morning snack was the other half of the morning banana and some mixed nuts. This time I added cocoa almonds to the mix.


For lunch our department decided to go out and we went to a local place called Wild Rice. The menu was full of all kinds Asian dishes like rice bowls, dim sum, pho, and sushi. There was a lot to choose from!

I went with the Chirashi which was basically a bunch of sashimi with a little side of rice.


It also came with miso soup and a salad.


I ate almost everything and it was delicious. Also very good portion sizes. I say almost because the Ginger salad was covered in Ginger dressing so I skipped a lot of that. The rest was great.

Afternoon snack was an appale.  I also had a few cocoa almonds on the side for filling fat.


Vita top in my uggs that I wore into work this morning (I later changed into heels, no worries) Yes, it is still freezing here. In april.


Fitness: normal wed routine refer to the my workouts tab.

Dinner was a la Jae tonight. He is moving soon which makes me sad to think about :( and will probably make the blog less interesting haha. He made homemade mashed potatoes, shake and bake pork, rolls, and stir fry veggies.


-the mashed potatoes were made with a little margarine and low fat milk


-the pork was first coated with stone ground mustard and then dipped in shake and bake and baked (soooo good!)


-he had 2 veggie choices (sampled both of those)


-had half a roll. Mmmmm so flakey.


Bribed

March 18, 2011

My alarm went off at 5:25am and I was so tired! I really didn’t want to get up, let alone get up to run. I stayed in bed for a minute trying to convince myself to get up… I thought if I don’t do it now I will have to do it at lunch or tomorrow before bachelorette activities. Still not convinced, I thought of Starbucks for some reason and I bribed myself to get out of bed by telling myself I could get a Frappuccino if i got up. It worked!

Fitness: At 5:45am I hit the road. I knew this wasn’t going to be a fast run and told myself anything under 10 min pace was fine. Once I got going I felt alright. I wasn’t going super fast but I wasn’t struggling. I ended with a 9:05 average so 3.5 miles took me about 33 mins. I did manage to hold a steady pace:

1- 9:06
2- 9:01
3- 9:08
last.5- 9:07

After the run I enjoyed my Starbucks bribe.


-grande coffee frapuccino light with a shot of espresso
-spinach feta wrap

I also had a sample bite of a donut they had sitting output didn’t get a pic.

For a morning snack, I had an orange and some cocoa roast almonds. As I’ve said the past few days, my snacks are more filling when they include some fat. This kept me full until 12:30 (I am usually starving at 12), so it worked.


I ate lunch at my desk today because I plan to take a later break to watch the end of the Villanova Game (I am writing this portion before said break/game so hopefully it turns out well). I didn’t have any frozen meals and I can’t eat meat so I grabbed a peice of whole wheat naan i had frozen and made pizza out of it.


-ww naan
-part skim mozz
-peperonni FLAVORED sauce (I realized later that this had peperoni in it but at this point I tried to abide by Lenten rules anad had nothing else so I ate it anyway)
-sprinkled with crushed red and dipped in hot sauce


I wanted something sweet after lunch and had another stick of kidder bueno compliments of Pam’s trip to Argentina


I took my break to watch the end of the game at 3:30 and popped a 100 calorie bag of smart pop for game time snackage.


As you probably, know they lost. Thats really all I have to say on that. Then I had to get to the train/ bus. There was some rubbernecking going on and it forced me to have to drive straight to the station (I prefer to park at my house and walk over) but it was like 78 degrees out and I had some spare flops in my trunk so I put those on and went my merry way. Makes me wish I was going to outdoor happy hour somewhere :(.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to get for dinner on the bus and thought for sure there was a subway at which I could get a veggie delight. There was not. Odd. I was pretty much set on some sort of veggie sandwich and saw a Cosi with published nutritional info (love that law!).


They had a Tuscan Veggie sandwich for 350-some calories.

I tried that. It was really good! It had a feta spread, eggplant, lettuce, tomato, peppers. The bread had some salt on it which really put it over the top. I really enjoyed it!


On the side I had some carrots


and a bag of baked lays.


And a diet coke for caffeine.


Ayway, now I’m headed up to NY. Laying low tonight. Trying out the hungry girl swap for the McDonalds shamrock shake! You know how much I love anything ice-cream related. I’ll let you know how it goes.


Hot jumbalaya!

February 2, 2011

Title courtesy of the movie mrs. Doubtfire, if you didn’t catch that.

Uneventful day until dinner.

Breakfast was a toasted apple cinnamon fiber one muffin with spray butter and an apple.


Morning snack was half a pint of Blueberries. This batch was better then the other. More tart berries. And a few cocoa roast almonds.


Lunch was a safe way brand chicken and wild rice soup. I think I have officially decided i don’t love wild rice. The aftertaste is weird. This soup was good though. Lots of carrots but not enough chicken.


I had some special k garIic herb crackers on the side. These were delicious and only 90 calories for 24 chips. They donthave much fiber or protein but I bought for the volume.


Afternoon snack was the other half of the blueberry pint.


Later I was still hungry and had a handful of soy nuts.


Vita top in my winter coat.


Fitness: normal wed routine (see my workouts tab). Today I added a bunch of moves I learned from 6 week 6 pack. For some reason when was the leader of these they didn’t seem as hard as when Jillian Michaels leads but still nice to mix up the class a bit.

Dinner was a lovely meal and nova bball. Watch at Jae’s. he made a jumbalaya type dish. It was awesome!


Hoot jumbalaya:
-Spanish rice with peppers and onions
-shrimp coated in Moroccan spice
-mango and jalapeño turkey sausage

sides:
-stuffed mushroom with tomato and mozz
-garlic bread

The jumbalaya was a good amount of spiciness.


The stuff mushroom was a delicious addition as well.


I went back for more garlic bread because it had a crispy crust and a soft middle. Sooo good.


Glass of vin on the side.


Then nova beat Marquette. Nice little dinner.

Pardon the photos. Not that my photos are ever that spectacular but my battery died today so these are from the iPhone.


New years eeeeve

December 31, 2010

Well my day didn’t completely go according to plan but it was good none the less.

Fitness: Woke up around 8 and went to the gym for a long sess. I did 45 mins of a body works class that was actually really hard and very leg intensive. Many square, lunges, and leg lifts on my already sore legs. I held back a bit because I knew i needed to save some energy for spin. I left body works a little early to get to spin. The teacher talked a lot and didn’t have the music loud enough. He also too really long recovery breaks. Annoying. I made the most of it and pushed myself really hard during the drills (he had some pretty good drills) and during his breaks I kept pushing. By the end of the hour, I had pushed myself and got a really good work out. After spin I went out and did my pushups (w4 d4). Then I did a bunch of ab work such as crunches, obliques on the standing machine thing, leg lifts, etc. I feel awesome now. I wish I had that much time to dedicate to the gym more often.

After working out I went tot the grocery store to pick up dinner for tonight and goods to bring to the house party I’m going too. You see my new years plans are low key tonight… House party at my college friends that live one street over. Taking it easy because tomorrow we are waking up early for some kegs and eggs action and taking the train into center city for The mummer parade. Going to be drinking all day, watching a little bit of people dressed up in crazy costumes and string bands, and hanging out in bars. I’m excited.

Anyway, by the time I got home around 12 I was starving. I had a lot of cereal for breakfast. I was so hungry I didn’t measure it out. Fiber one mini wheats and skim milk.


One really full bowl.


Another half full bowl.


Banana.


As you can see, I love cereal drowning in milk. Mmmmm.

After I showered, cleaned my room, did some laundry. If you can believe it this wall was covered in random stuff (Christmas gifts, coats, etc).


I removed stuff from the floor and bow it only has this. Much less cluttered.


I snacked on 10 cocoa roast almonds


And a starbucks via with silk nog to get me some caffeine energy for the night.


Now I’m headed to get Dan from the train and make food. Back tomorrow in the new year!

Hap new! (inspired by my fav way to wish happy birthday from hap b… Don’t ask)