Moshulu

April 11, 2011

So this weekend was much more relaxing then the last one of staying up until 5am and boozing. Not that I didn’t enjoy that but it’s always nice to not be hungover some weekend mornings.

Saturday (fitness) I woke up and did a take 2 on the trail run that was interrupted by my stomach ache on Thursday. I did 4 miles and averaged about a 9 min mile. it was a gorgeous day and I was glad to start it running outside.

Here are some eats from the weekend. I was pretty good about snapping photos.

Prerun: I had a fiber one that I forgot to snap a pic of.

Post run light brunch (bread and fresh mozz) at Agiato Bread Co in Manayunk:


I also had quite a few sips of Dan’s beer. Never heard of this brewery but this was really good. Hoppy but not too hoppy for me.


Coffee light frappuccino with extra coffee and half a rice krispie treat (not as good as they look! Too hard).


Special dinner at the Moshulu pre Mary Poppins… Aka we’re on a boat.


I had the most amazing scallops, lots of the delicious warm crusty bread, and tastes of all the sides.


Espresso with frangelico…mmmm


After dinner Sweet Endings yogurt:


Sunday was used for running some errands and lazily lying around.

Breakfast at Ruby’s. They had turkey sausage!


I made spaghetti and meatballs.


Later Lauren and I took a stroll for dessert and wound up with these cupcakes from LeBus split. Mmmmmm icing.


Fruit-filled day

March 16, 2011

For some reason my legs are super sore after my rub yesterday. I kept waking up in the middle of the night thinking how sore I am. Weird. I don’t think I stretched enough or something. I always stretch well in my classes so will make sure to spend some extra time on that tonight.

My breakfast was chosen for 2 reasons. I have a ton of fruit as I mentioned yesterday and my legs needed some protein to recover.


-2 scrambles eggs from the cafe downstairs
-pear
-orange
-gold peak diet iced tea (bought downstairs on a whim)


This was just what I needed. I am really enjoying the array of fruit I have this week. I need to remember that in the future instead of just buying a bad of one type for the week.


Morning snack was more fruit, a banana still nursing my tea from breakfast.


And a few cocoa roast almonds.


Lunch was Campbell’s savory chicken and long grain rice soup. I added lots of hot sauce.


And had the last of my butter snaps on the side.


My afternoon snack was the same as yesterday and stuck with the fruit theme: strawberries and pineapple. Mmm.


Vita top Pre gym playing words with friend (B Suzie…challenge me!)


Fitness: Did 100 pushup challenge w4 d1 during a work break and completed it for the first time!! Indie 121 pushups total (with breaks). Moving on up! After work I taught my kickboxing class. My legs were still pretty tired and with the thought of 7 more miles left to do this week I didn’t push myself quite as hard as usual. Not sure my legs would have had it anyway. Hopefully they get it together for tomorrow.

Dinner was leftovers from Monday with a twist.


-seared tuna (reheated with jalapeño mustard)
-a few stalks asparagus
-olives
-spinach
-couple tbsp part skim mozz
-little more then a tbsp ff thousand island dressing
-small side of rf kettle chips chips for crunch and a little extra fat (not the good kind but still filling)


This was awesome! The jalapeño mustard was really what that tuna needed. I was skeptical about this salad because I didn’t have much on hand to throw into it but I guess sometimes simple works.


I decided the other day I need to add a little more fat (the healthy kind mostly) into my diet during the week. It definitely keeps me from getting hungry. Yesterday was a good example. I ate really low fat all day and was star ing at 6:30 and wanted to binge. Anyway I’ll try and add some fat here and there with part skim cheese instead of nonfat, olives or avocados or things with omega 3s, nuts, etc. I guess we’ll see if can stick with it without adding too many calories.

I had planned to have a cadbury cream egg for dessert but I actually wasn’t hungry for it. My serving of chips felt like my splurge for the night and I was satisfied.

I am currently watching the new (last week) episode of Sister Wives. I have a strange obsession with this show. Its just so strange to me I have to watch. Anyway back to Cody and fam.


Diet-to-go Full Day 2

March 3, 2011

I decided that it has been much easier to get up lately because the sun is now up before my alarm goes off. Makes it so much easier. I can’t wait for daylight savings time when it stays light later too.

Today instead of just blindly following the diet-to-go meals I checked out the nutritionals. I noticed that Thursday meal total was 1290 while Friday was only 910. As I usually eat a little more on Fridays I am switching up some meals to even this out.

I started with the assigned Thursday breakfast: Scrambled Eggs Rancheros


This came with scrambled eggs topped with a salsa-like sauce, a whole wheat tortilla, and a sausage. The total calories were 280.


I really liked the tortilla and eggs. This is definitely something I would make myself. I am actually intrigued that reheated scrambled eggs were not terrible. I am guessing they had to undercook them before they packaged, but maybe this is something I should do if I want eggs a few days in a row.


The sausage was a nice addition as well and I am guessing it must have been a lean one because of the low calorie count of the meal.


This breakfast was much better for me and probably much more filling then yesterdays with a lower calorie count.

Because I plan to make some substitions to today’s meal plan I planned to enjoy all my usual snack times. However I was in a meeting this morning and missed the 11 am one.

Lunch is where I switched out Thursday’s meal for Friday’s that had less calories.

New Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna


This was a pasta salad in a little bit of mayo I think. Not really sure. It had tuna, a cucumber (wish there were more), carrot shreds, some feta cheese (needed more of that too), and black olives (loved).


It was tasty but I think I could make a better version. It was not whole wheat pasta and needed more of the aforementioned mix ins. I may make my own version in the future, good idea but not well executed.


Afternoon snack was a pre-portioned (by Coworker Leslie… thanks!) bag of cinnamon burst cheerios. These were delicious! Apparently they have a bunch of added fiber, which is my qualm with regular cheerios. Man up that fiber and/or protein!


preworkout I had a samoas cookie fiber plus antioxidants bar- caramel coconut fudge. And if you don’t believe me about my constant rant that these taste like the girl scout cookie, this was featured in Hungry Girl Newsletter for the same reason yesterday!


Fitness: Today I left work a little early to get in my training run (3 miles) and make my hot yoga “appointment” (I bought 5 hot yoga classes for $25 via a living social deal a while back and have 3 more to use and I am determined to use them all before they expire March 27). First off, unfortunately for a LARGE chunk of my run my garmin wouldn’t connect to the satellites. It was very frustrating and I am really not sure how far I went. I took a different route for the run then I did on Monday to mix it up, so that didn’t help either. I was out running for about 35 mins and I feel like I was keeping a pretty fast pace for most of it. I had to make it at least 3.5 miles. No way to tell because the garmin data is messed up. Yoga was kind of lame today they expanded the studio which was good to fit more people. However, I was still really close to the people on other side of me and I was near a drafty opening so it never got hot for me. I barely broke a sweat. Not that sweating means anything toward your workout but I like it. :(

Dinner was going to be back to the regular diet-to-go scheduled meal but my roommate Lauren and I had a hot yoga date so we continued it on to dinner. The diet-to-go stuff can be frozen if need be so no big deal. I tried out Pot Belly for the first time.


Ever since I realized they had skinny subs and published nutritional data I’ve wanted to try it out. I ordered the skinny mushroom melt (mushrooms, Swiss, provolone, and American on slimmed down bread) with hot peppers, onions, and Italian seasoning.


The sandwich was tasty but very small. The hot peppers definitely made it better, they were really spicy.

I had a side of baked lays.


The total for this meal was around 450 calories. Not too bad for a meal out but I was not very full. The price tag was right $5.79. Really not bad.

I had a go diva white chocolate heart when I got home. It had hazelnut filling. Mmmmm.


Burn burn burn it up

December 19, 2010

After my weekend binge (sooo many cookies, 2 fast food stops, wedding hor devours, etc), I knew I had to get back on track this week. I felt like eggs so on my way into work I stopped at McDonalds (yeah, yeah fast food again but it was with good intentions) and got some scrambled eggs. That’s it, 170 calories of eggs. When I got to the office I opened them up and they had thrown a biscuit in there as well. It smelled so good. I looked up the nutritionals for it and opted out. I took the biscuit and immediately tossed it so I wouldn’t be tempted.

I toasted an Arnold multi grain sandwich thin and made a sandwich with the egg and Goya hot sauce. Delicious. I really need to just bring egg beaters and some Pam to work and make my own eggs in the microwave. Da well, this is delicious in the mean time.

I was freezing in my cube and drank the last of a berry tea bag I had during my normal morning snack time.

I ran an errand at lunch and picked up my gift for tomorrow’s Santa’s Sloppy Seconds we’re having at Lunch Club. Excited to see what everyone gets (it’s like white elephant I guess). While out I was able to pick up lots of seasonal teas! Peppermint, pumpkin spice, and more eggnoggn’. I returned to have a chicken noodle soup lunch.

With a side of ranch rice quakes. First time I’ve had the ranch. These were delicious, not too over powering…just right.

Afternoon snack I broke into the peppermint tea. Unfortunately the tea is caffeine free but it is very minty, which i like. And I had a banana.

More Vita holidays:

Fitness: i needed a looooong workout today after the weekend. So I decided to redo last Monday’s gym session. I started by doing pushups for the challenge (yes, still week 4 day 1:( ). I then ran for 30 mins on the treadmill, doing fartleks. These were tough, whenever I wanted to slow down I thought of cookies burning up (burn, burn, burn it up up upppp) haha. Stats:


After that i went to bootcamp class. The hour in there goes so fast! Today she used the bosu ball which was different and really exhausted my arms, abs and legs with different moves. She also used the kettlebell, which I have come to really enjoy. Another great hour and a half gym session and I still was home by 7:30.

I was starving when I got home. I made quick dinner of leftovers. Mixed veggies and white beans from last week, a little TJ wild rice, Morningstar chikn’ patty.

Condiments:

I love these veggies, lots of variety, excellent with hot sauce.

I also have had a love affair with chikn’ patties for a while. Mostly because they are so easy. Just heat in the microwave for 1-2 mins.

I decided I do not like this rice. I threw away most of the bag but kept trying it. It’s okay mixed with other stuff (you know, when the flavor is masked). Anyway I will definitely not be buying this variety again.

I really wanted to try my baking again so I had a cake ball and a cookie after dinner. Both were sooooo good today!! The cake ball was really moist and creamy. It tasted undercooked form the moisture of the jelly- in a good way. And I love the combo of chocolate, raspberry and white chocolate. These are awesome. The cookie is also delicious! They are very fluffy and cake-like and the pb and dark chocolate chips are so good in it. I am so proud of my guilt free desserts. Next time I will have to calculate the exact nutrtionals on these. There will be a next time.


Rainy Sunday

December 12, 2010

Woke up on Sunday and Dan wasn’t feeling well.. As you may imagine after the four locos, shots,and chivas haha. we decided to splurge and order room service. It ended up being awesome! I got the kid’s scrambled eggs and bacon with a side of rye toast because that was a little cheaper then the adults haha. It ended up being a good size and it came with a delicious mashed potato ball thing and a grilled tomato.


Dan enjoying his eggs Benedict/ going comatose in bed.


We ate and watched movies all morning, it was very relaxing and especially nice tone warm and dry because it was gloomy and pouring out. At checkout at noon, we scrambled (like always, checkout times are the bane of my existence) to pack our stuff and get out. I dropped Dan at the meadowlands for the Jets game and then drove myself home.

I spent the afternoon with Lauren using a groupon we had bought for jeans and sipping on another non-fat sugar free peppermint white chocolate latte from Saxby’s. I love them!


With the groupon I ended up getting a pair of petite Seven jeans for $50 off and was pretty pleased about it. Now I have to take them to get hemmed. At 4″11 and a quarter even the petite jeans are too long. Annoying.

After shopping Lauren and I grabbed an early dinner at Chipotle. I had a burrito bowl. The tortillas there add too many calories to justify.


-rice
-carnitas
-hot sauce
-tomato salsa
-corn salsa
-lettuce
-guacamole

Mmm I really enjoy pulled pork in all forms. Lauren and I also split some chips.

I had plans to head to the gym since my eating today hasn’t been the best but don’t think I am going to make it. I am enjoying lounging around. Going to go clean my room and maybe catch up on Intuitive eating reading.


Red beans and rice soup fail.

December 6, 2010

Looking at my google calendar at work this morning and feeling a tad stressed. I have a busy week ahead of me. Lots to do at work, holiday parties, fitting in workouts, other errands that are popping up, etc.

Trying to get everything i can done today!

For breakfast I got 2 scrambled eggs from the restaurant(?) in my work building. With a side of ww bagel thin toasted and sprayed liberally with butter spray.

And a diet snapple:

I was in a meeting and missed morning snack time. Lame. lunch I was too busy to actually take today… I ate a healthy choice red beans and rice soup at my desk. It was no bueno. I added suicide hot sauce but it needed salt which makes me cringe because I know how much sodium is already in canned soup. I would have liked it to be less brothy and more red bean and rice-ish but I guess that defeats the purpose of soup.

I was hungry again throughout the afternoon.

Banana.

Pistachios.

Vita that I didn’t have time to get creative but kept with the holiday theme!

Fitness: I took an hour long spin class at the gym tonight. It was not my best workout. Not sure why, just one of those days when it was hard to push myself. Does anyone else have those days or weeks?

I ran some errands including buying my toys for tots gifts for work. Then came home and made dinner.

-Leftover whole wheat pasta and sauce sprinkled with crushed red and garlic
-purdue baked chicken cutlet (broiled in over for about 6 mins)
-broccoli tossed with salt and parmesan (steamed in microwave with a splash of water for 4 mins)

I love those pursue chicken cutlets they are convenient and taste bad for you.. In a good way because they aren’t. You can heat them straight up in the microwave for 1.5-2 mins but broiling them makes them crispier. Tastes like chicken fingers- you can imagine they’re fried. Delish. Broiled cutlet:

Now thinking about packing for NY since I am busy this week. Keyword thinking, way too hard to pack this far in advance. gonna read some more intuitive eating. Im only about 12 pages in but I think I am what they describe as a careful eater:

I somewhat agree so far but I am not sure I can change the way I’ve been eating for the past 7 plus years. And I think it is fine to have a knowledge of how many calories you consume. Especially in this day in age where there are so many scary stats at restaurants. One day you think you’re eating a turkey sandwich and being healthy only to return to your desk to look up the stats online.. And what you ate was upwards of 1000 calories. Then you cry. Yes, this actually happened to me….twice. Now I always look up what im ordering at bear rock cafe and panera. Everytime.

That’s good advice! (a league of their own quote)


NY Tourists

December 4, 2010

This is minimal words weekend.

Fitness: ran 3 miles. Walked about 5 more later… Tbd (to be discussed.

Preworkout: pumpkin granola bar:

Breakfast: egg, tomato, wrap:

Snack: sugary nuts from a street vendor:

Starbucks non fat peppermint white chocolate mocha latte:

Warm up bar stop. Blue moon:
A one…

A twooo… And water.

Indian food dinner. Andaz. Some papadam and sauces:


Split bottle of malbec. This was good but as Dan said, “I think I prefer beer with spicy Indian food”


Chiken vindaloo, Chana saag (one if the eat dishes ive ever had), rice, roti. My plate:

I had more Chana saag and roti.

Pistachio ice cream thing and rice desserts split:

Dan spilled a potato: Hahah:

The 5 more miles I spoke of were spent touristing NY. We went up 5th ave, past the tree, past a bunch of department store window displays, into St. Pats, into the met, through central park. It was chilly but fun. Parts had waaay to many people.

Now: fire, couch, literally chestnuts roasting on said fire, poker?

I had a pic but it is now lost. I’m sure you can imagine… Maybe.