Embrace spring

April 11, 2011

When I heard on the news this morning it was going to get up to 80 this weekend I knew flops and short sleeves were in my future. I can’t wait for warm weather! I am willing it with by open toes and no jacket today.

Breakfast was cereal.


-cup ff milk
-a little less then 1/2c grapenuts
-1/4c blueberry muesli
-5 cocoa almonds

I recently fed Dan grapenuts and he discovered even though he hated these as a child he enjoyed then now. If you haven’t tried them in adulthood… Do it!

Morning snack was a banana.. In hot sauce. “well, it needed it” -don’t tell mom the babysitter’s dead quote… No?


Lunch was eaten outside… of my office. It Lean cuisine chicken enchilada Suiza. As always the chicken in this is weird mush. I need to try smart ones brand I am told. (apparently I only tok a pic of the box. Oops)


Afternoon snack was baaaad. And by afternoon I mean right after lunch. It was baad but it was really delicious and left me feeling guilty! It was someones bday so they had brought the most delicious cupcakes! You know I love icing! This icing was amazing and tasted like vanilla ice-cream. Sooooo good! The cupcake was moist and amazing as well.


Why have I started my week with a cupcake binge?

Preworkout I tried to hold out since I had the cupcake but I ate a handful of nuts so I wouldn’t die on my run.


Fitness: today I was slated for 4.5 miles. From this week on out my mileage starts to get big. Makes me nervous with the running and my classes how my legs will feel by the time saturday rolls around and I have to do my long runs. After the run I was excited to try out my new DVD.


I tried some of Jackie Warner’s weight training on demand but they are no longer on there so I ordered this one that has 5 workouts to do on days when my run isn’t so long. Besides I have been doing the pushups for so long now I miss weights in my life. I did the 50 min total body circuit and I really liked it. It wasn’t hard enough to do on it’s own but coupled with a run I felt good about it. The ab and arms sections were the hardest parts.

After a hot run, hot dinner did not sound appealing so I made a salad. Modeled after the sour apple salad I had at Couch Tomato recently that I enjoyed.


-salad mix
-grilled chicken pieces
-apple chunks
-rf blue cheese
-pomegranate blueberry vinaigrette


The salad was delicious! Apple and blue cheese go really well together! This dressing was one I saw and snatched up a while ago and never opened. It only has 25 calories per 2 tbsp. It was a little vinegary but very light and refreshing.

On the side I had some everything bagel pretzels.


Determined to have a productive night tonight. I need to start packing for my trip to Boston this weekend. (My good friends are getting married and it should be really fun.) But before then I have a busy week of sports and working out.

I wish the warm weather would stick around…

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Wet ankles

December 1, 2010

Woke up this morning feeling well. I did pop another Sudafed for good measure tho. Also woke up to a miserable rainy day. But it said it was warm out and I thought maybe it was only sprinkling so didn’t wear me boots. Hence my wet ankles. I despise when the bottom of your pants get wet in the rain. It make my whole body feel cold.

For breakfast some more oats. This time I tried just the multi grain to see how it was. And I made them Festive Holiday Oats:


-1/4 c multi grain oat
-1 tbsp splenda brown sugar blend
-pinch salt
-1/2 banana
-sprinkle of green cupcake topping crystal things to make it festive
-handful frozen pomegranate seeds


Red and green! These were delicious. I def like these oats better then the regular rolled oats. Not as well as steel cut but steel cut you don’t get as big a serving for your calories. I also am loving these frozen pom seeds I bought. Frozen fruit on hot oats is amazing.

Snack was again the other half of the banana.


I also ate this ricotta that coworker Leslie was raving about and was a stickler with making Me take a pic ;)


For lunch I went to the work freezer and perused. I knew I was going to have a noodle dish tonight and I only had 2 non noodle lean cuisines. I whipped out this Amy’s cheese enchilada.


It had corn and black beans. And i spiced it up with some of my hottest hot sauce: crazy mother puckers liquid lava. Very spicy. I usae like 6 drops.


Unfortunately the work microwave (which has the power of the surface of the sun), booked it so all the cheese oozed out onto the rest of the stuff. It was still delicious. This had a little more calories then I would normally eat for a weekday lunch (about 370) but it was very satisfying and oozing with yummy cheese and enchilada sauce.


I also had this serving of salad with tomatoes and spring mix donated by coworker Brian.


I missed my apple snack because I was in a meeting but I dis still have my vita top hiding in a poinsettia in the office.


There you are! (yes I did sneak and take this pc in a high traffic area of my office. I’m that cool.)


Fitness: normal Wednesday routine. Taught kickboxing. There were lts of people in there today and it was a hard class.

Dinner I had big plans haha. I bought these tofu shirataki noodles a couple weeks ago(they are hard to find around here).


I decided to do an easier version of hungry girl’s tuna noodle casserole.


-1 bag tofu shirataki noodle
-1 can tuna
-1 can, or in my case box, of condensed cream of mushroom soup (I use tj portobello mushroom soup-delish!)
-4 tbsp parmesan cheese
-1/2 bag of green beans
-lots of crushed red pepper

I drained, rinsed, and patted dry the tofu shirataki. I microwaved the green beans for 3 mins in a bowl with a little water. I drained the tuna and added tuna, soup, and crushed red pepper to noodles and stirred it all up. 4 mins in the microwave. Half way stir and add Parmesan to top. Enjoy! The total calories is about 460. It’s a huge bowl! I only ate half.

This was the first time I’ve made anything like this. It’s actually only the second time I’ve eaten tofu shirataki. An I am not sure I’ve ever even had tuna noodle casserole.

My 2 cents on Tofu shirataki:
1. They smell weird out if the package
2. The consistency is a little strange. Chewier then regular spaghetti.
3. I love love love the amount you can eat for so few calories! A whole bag has 40 cals- amazing.
4. They have some fiber and protein as well. Bonus.

I enjoyed the dish it was a ton of food and I still get to have dessert!


Which was this sour box of Raisels! Sour in a good way. These are golden raisins covered in citric acid (the powder they put on sour patch kids- I would eat anything covered in that!). There are a few flavors. The lemon are a fav.


Lauren and I also put up our tree! Yay Christmas. Haha… Our tree is a little sad. Took us 5 mins to put up.