Tuna curry

March 1, 2011

Woke up this morning without the snooze button. First time in a while. I am still working through my food without going to the grocery store (special post about why tonight).

Breakfast was cereal mix. Last of fiber plus cinnamon oats and some grapenuts with skim milk. Love how grape nuts sink to the bottom. Mmmm


I was on a call during my morning snack time. I wanted my fruit but I could reach the work gifted ff snack pack and some mixed nuts. I need to buy more pudding, as i said yesterday, this is a tasty, chocolatey, salty snack.


Lunch was not frozen for once.


-TJ’s tuna green curry
-asparagus from last month
-last bits of my special k crackers


The tuna curry was so good. It had a little kick and the tuna was big chunks. However, this isn’t a dish to have often because it has 10 grams of fat (fine) but 9 of them are saturated. This is do to the coconut milk but still not a very good stat.


Afternoon snack… I finally got out the fruit. Cup full of very cherry berry blend from TJ’s.


Preworkout Fiber one.


Fitness: missed pilates today when I went to pick up my food (again explanation to come) bought taught my usual spin class. It was a good one. Lots of speed work with some hills thrown in which is pretty normal, but today I was out of breath often. Sign of a good workout.

My dinner is going to be on the next post because I have a special meal plan going on the next few days. To be continued…

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Rain and Train

February 28, 2011

Exciting day, well sort of, It’s my first official day of half marathon training! What a lovely rainy day it is for it. Hoping the rain goes away so I can run outside tonight. I am excited to have a structured plan to follow for a little bit and mix up my routine.

Breakfast: didn’t go to the grocery store last week so don’t have many options. I did have vita tops and pb though.

Choc PB Pumpkin Vita Sandwich


-pumpkin vita top cut in half and heated
-1 tbsp naturally nutty choc cherry pb

Not as good as the choc vita and pb combo but still a good easy breakfast.

Morning snack was some frozen very cherry berry blend from trader joe’s.


Lunch was a lean pocket and 20 (about 100 cals) savory herd special k crackers. All dipped in hot sauce of course.


Afternoon snack was a fat free chocolate snack pack someone had given me at work. I mixed in a few mixed nuts for some added protein and crunchy, salty, deliciousness. Good snack.


I also had a grande skinny caramel latte that my boss brought back from a Starbucks run.


Preworkout vita braving the rain.


Fitness: as I mentioned this week starts my training. At my work break i decided to move on and try my hand at W4D2 of pushups. Couldnt do it all but gave it a pretty good run. 25-29-25-25-19 (was supposed to do 36+ on the last one) with 90 secs in between. Later, I was slated to run 3 miles ended up per the garmin at 3.14 and took 26:50 (avg pace 8:33) Which is fast for me! I was huffing and puffing at the end.

Splits:
-mile 1 8:21
-mile 2 8:40
-mile 3 8:36
-last .14 8:40

30 mins is less time then I usually workout (i prefer to get in a full hour a day) so I decided I would add a weight session to days with runs under an hour. Besides, i haven’t done much weight lifting since committing to the 100 pushup challenge and i could really use it. I went with an on demand total body sculpt program. It was 20 mins long and used 10 lb weights. It was not very hard and didn’t do enough reps of the exercises to tire my muscles. Would not do this one again. To get the full our I also did a 10 sexy legs. This one was good for 10 mins and had some new leg moves I have never seen. Next time I need to kick up the weight session though- maybe go with the Jackie Werner on demand stuff as I originally planned. Off to volleyball later tonight. Last game of the season before playoffs.

While I was doing the weights in my living room I roasted some asparagus in the oven. Best way to cook it- about 30 mins at 350. The ends get a little burnt and crispy and somehow extremely delicious. Since I still haven’t gone to the grocery store I still have limited options. I paired the roasted asparagus with a hormel compleats roast beef and gravy (which is a top mashed potatoes).


The combination was very good. A little too salty and not the best mashed potatoes but what can you expect for something that heats up in 90 secs.


Now I am watching nova get killed by Notre Dame. Observations:
1. Where does Notre dame get so many good white athletes. We only ever have one token white kid that never plays.
2. Did the ND student section chant “shots, shots, shots…” during one of our free throw attempts? Because if they did, I can respect that.
3. Fish in a barrel, my friend. Nova’s the fish Notre dames court is the barrel. (towns the fish, people are the barrel….)


Why my pics aren’t the best

February 10, 2011

My day is going to look pretty similar to yesterday food wise so bear with me…

I really wanted grape nuts for breakfast again… Soooo good.


-1/2 c grape nuts
-1/2 banana
-skim milk
-diff from yesterday, I had a coffee with sweet n low and the extra milk

Morning snack: 1/2 banana and instead of a peach, a nectarine.


Lunch was the lean cuisine pasta Romano with bacon.


With crushed red of course!


This one is good but I wish it had some chicken in it. The pieces of bacon are actually pretty substantial and the sauce is tasty but it’s missing filling protein and/ or some veggies.


Afternoon snack was an apple again but this time I spiced it up and made it a hot cinnamon apple


…and a handful of soy nuts.


Today I remembered my vita top! And I put it behind the camera (taking the pic with my iPhone 3G).


Thought I would show you what I was working with and why many times my pics have bad lighting or are blurry.. Especially compared to other blogs. As a new blogger, I am just using what I have. Right now my focus isn’t on how professional the photos look but more to give glimpses of portion sizes and show off good creations. Eventually… maybe… I will invest in a DSLR but for now my little point and shoot is serving it’s purpose. So I apologize if you think my blog is hideous to look at… But actually I’m not sorry at all.

Fitness: W4D1 100 pushup challenge. By the way you can find the challenge online at hundredpushups.com. Later I went to the gym psyched to do a spin class. I checked to make sure the instructor was good and it was someone I had never heard of so I thought I would try it out. This was the worst instructor I have ever had!! I feel bad saying that (usually i think of instructors as just somebody elses taste) but its true, I don’t think she took a spin class ever on her life! She didn’t even adjust the bike… so she was low riding. Then her class consisted of her pretending to ride in a neighborhood on a mountain. Visualizing the houses and the sites… Yeeeeah. I could only take 10 mins and I hopped got the hell out. Pretty much everyone else in the class did as well. It’s annoying me now thinking about it. I would have gladly taught! I then ran 3.4 ish miles of fartleks on the treadmill in 30 mins. It was kind of rough and I wanted to do more but I just wasn’t feeling well. Bad workout week. I have those every now and again :(. I also had a volleyball game later in which I was kind of awkward, but we won overall.

Dinner was yesterday’s leftovers with some additions.


-mango chicken sausage
-roasted portobella and asparagus
-garlic toast (slice carb style bread, garlic powder, spray butter)
-jalapeƱo mustard
-buttery pretzel snaps

The additions:


Handful of raisels to get the spicy mustard to stop burning my tongue. It’s so hot! And so delicious!


February 9, 2011

Breakfast I haven’t had on a while… 1/2c grape nuts cereal and half banana with skim milk.


I love how these sink to the bottom of the bowl and are so crunchy. Combined with the soft banana delicious.


Morning snack was the other half of my banana and a peach. Mixing up the fruit!


For lunch I tried a new Tasty Bite I have never had before. Malaysian Lodeh.


It had tofu (really deliciously spiced) and veggies. I think the veggies were carrots, baby corn, and okra or green beans, not really sure. It was soooo good!


I dipped half of my everything bagel thin in it to sop up the awesome curry-like sauce.


Afternoon snack was an apple and a green tea while watching a webinar.


I forgot to pack my vita top of the day and had no backups in ny work stash so i spread a tbsp of naturally nutty choc cherry pb on the other half of my bagel thin (hence why I saved it).


Fitness: usual wed routine (as always see my workouts tab). I was really tired going into the class and had a very hard time pushing myself today. Twas rough.

Dinner was thanks to a sale at acme. Asparagus was super cheap and is something I don’t make often. While I was preparing the meal I snacked on some special k crackers and hummus.


-roasted asparagus and portabella mushrooms
-mango chicken sausage from TJs
-sans spicy mustard for dipping
-small serving of leftover mac n cheese


All I did was spray these with cooking spray and slap the asparagus and mushrooms in the oven for about 15 mins on broil. When they were done i topped with some salt and rf Parmesan. This was such an easy way to make asparagus! I especially liked the crispy ends.


The sausage I just sizzled up in a pan on the stove to get some crispiness outside.I microwaved for a bit to make sure it was hot. This sausage was really good. There were actually chunks of mango in it which was a pleasant sweet surprise.


For dessert, I have been craving dark choc. I had a square of lindt dark with a touch of sea salt. Soooo good!