Pretzel Pocket

March 8, 2011

Today I was not liking the diet-to-go breakfast. A bran muffin and greek yogurt for 390 calories. First that is too much for breakfast. I stop at about 350 unless it’s something special. The muffin was tiny and 250 calories. I ditched the muffin and filled the yogurt with about a cup of Puffins pb cereal and a few strawberries.


This was a good combo but I wish it ha been plain yogurt. I do not like honey (not sure why just don’t enjoy that taste) and this was honey on the bottom. Anyway I slimmed this down to about a 300 calorie meal that was a lot bigger then the original.


For a snack at 11am I had a banana.


Lunch was back to diet-to-go (i have 3 more meals of this) Barbecue Chicken & Sauce with Anise Roasted Potatoes, Baked Beans, Green Beans & Almonds


i chose this one today because I know my dinner will be lacking veggies and this one had the most. It was only 380 calories. Good size for this tasty lunch. The chicken was good…


But I liked all the sides that came with this. Baked beans.


Green beans and almonds.


Potatoes. Surprisingly not a huge fan of these because they were made with anise. I don’t care for black licorice flavor. It was just a hint bit I could taste it. I doused it in BBQ sauce to salvage.


Afternoon snack was half a flat of strawberries. I got these 2 for $5 at acme.


And some mixed nuts.


Fiber one high fiber chewy bar before the gym.


Fitness: same old Tuesday routine. I missed pilates last week so glad to be back. At work I again struggled though W4D1 of 100 pushups. I’m stuck on this one doing a total of 109 pushups on about 10 mins.

I’ve decided that Tuesday dinners need to be fast. I don’t get home until after 8pm, I’m starving, and I only have an hour before I like to be blogging in my bed. Soooo that brings me to dinner. Ever since i heard of their existence (not sure how), I have been dying to try pretzel bread lean pockets. I found them at Costco and hopefully I like them because it’s a large box. Drum roll…

Grilled Chicken Jalapeño Cheddar Pretzel Bread Lean Pocket with sides of rf kettle chips and butter snaps dipped in my last tbsp of hummus.


The lean pocket was great. It smelled like a fresh pretzel baking… Amazing and I was surprised that the jalapeño cheddar actually had a little kick (I still added hot sauce.


I am glad I bought the big box of these, I will enjoy them.

Dessert was a godiva chocolate.


Now I am watching Nova embarrass themselves in the Big East Tournament. Which leads me to question who will I be supporting this march madness? Nova is going to go out mortifyingly early.. I think Notre Dame maybe my team after at. Gott keep it in the Big East. Nova, why?!


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.


I got (jelly) on my seat… (Jelly)

November 29, 2010

That’s a reworked speed quote for those who didn’t pick up on it. But that’s what I’ve been walking around with all day after an unfortunate run in with some jelly.

Woke up feeling very well rested and got my blogpress ap to work finally so I was happy about that. Short post about blogging from an iPad to come (hence the back up of posts the past 2 days).

Anyway got to work and toasted a ww (whole wheat) bagel thin and slapped a tbsp of naturally nutty cinnamon peanut butter on there and some sugar free raspberry jelly.


Somehow the jelly managed to drip down my arm and stomach onto my pants. Would not wash off in work bathroom. Sick. Anyway the breakfast was good but like i said just an unfortunate jelly attack.


For morning snack i had a ginger snappish tea and a Yoplait light strawberry banana yogurt. This is not my favorite flavor. They have so many better ones. Not buying again.


Then lunch came very quickly! Sign of a good day.

For lunch I busted out this whole wheat cheese raviolis (genuardis eating right brand). Good stats


They were good but def needed spices and salt. I added crushed red and some of coworker Brian’s garlic salt. Not bad for canned ravioli and whole wheat is so hard to come by. I would buy them again.


I knew I would be having a late dinner so i had a bigger snack today. Pepita mix and some pistachios.


Then my boss came around with a godiva box she got as a holiday gift. I chose this. Seemed like a fruit filled one.


I got lucky it was raspberry filled! Sidenote: I used to love chocolate covered cherries as a kid and would get a box for Christmas evey year. Now I would probably cringe if I got a whole box of chocolates. It would take me a year to eat but if someone found me a few prices of choco raspberries and cherries I wouldn’t be upset. Just saying.

Vita top in the holiday spirit. I’ve been trying to really get into it this year. Watched home alone with Jae last night (“if you want some someones gonna have to barf it all up. Cause it’s gone”), changed my computer desktop, have been listening to Xmas music in the car. What do you do to get in the swing of the holidays? I also have my eye out for half price nutcracker tickets!


Fitness: cashed in a Philly dealyo deal ($50 for 10 classes at a gym not too far away). Tonight I tried the boot camp class. it was pretty good. The gym, MLS Fitness in Bryn Mawr, was nice. The floor in the aerobics room was bouncy which was kind of cool. the class had some good parts
-they used kettlebells
-there were some really hard cardio parts
-they used paper plates to slide your feet to do lunges which was really hard.

Buuuut
-too much use of step class moves
-would have liked harder strength/ kettlebell moves
-should have done some additional cardio before. Not a problem though because it didn’t start until 6.

Also got to stop at trader joes for once. I wish it were closer or that parking by my house wasn’t such a b. I love it there. I could spend hours.

For dinner, I went to Pam’s. She made an awesome dinner that was also leftovers with a twist! Turkey Salad:


-spinach
-little bit of blue cheese
-avocado
-turkey
-tomato
-garbanzo beans
-trader joes raspberry vinaigrette


She also made an argentinian squash dish. She baked squash with corn, milk, flour, tomatoes… I think (probably butchering the recipe). Either way it was really good! And healthy!


Now I am caught up on all my posts! I mentioned in an earlier post I had award time blogging from the iPad. After getting the sd card connector, The apps were really touchy and wouldn’t work. annoying. So I got Behind. I am going to do a post at some point for blogging on an ipda because now I’ve worked it out and love it.

For now, goodnight!