Determination

February 23, 2011

I am determined not go to the grocery store this week (maybe Friday). I had a bunch of fruit and milk (this usually drives me there) and a few items I can make into dinners. It’s hard when what you have isn’t exactly what you want but I’m going to make it work.

My point leads me to breakfast because I’m out of my morning banana. Which rules out making oatmeal or grapenuts since I need my banana with those. Well not need but like. Thus, I made a fruity fluffernutter with a side of vitamin and coenzyme q10.


-2 slices carb style bread
-1 tbsp RF pb
-1 heaping tbsp marshmallow fluff
-1 tbsp sugar free raspberry jelly

Like a fluffy delicious cloud.


Morning snack was an apple (luckily I have one more of these for the week).


Lunch was campbell’s savory chicken with brown rice soup and a bagel thin with spray butter.


I was excited to see brown rice in a soup! These Campbell’s soups with whole grains are awesome. Better sop it up now before it’s summer and I’m over soup.


Afternoon snack was a little bit of nut mixture, then the last of my yogurts (gasp!) with kashi good friends sprinkled in. This has replace my second serving of fruit lately. Going to have to get creative on snacks the next 2 days.


You’re welcome.


Vita top hard at work banging those keys.


Fitness: wed routine teaching at the gym (pronounced like dime with a g).

Lucky for me it’s Jae’s week to make dinner so that saves me a bit as far as grocery shopping.

I snacked on some really firm tasty tomatoes with salt and pepper while Jae prepared our feast.


And drank this diet pepsi.


-pork in Moroccan 35 spice
-chunky applesauce
-roll
-mashed sweet potatoes
-mixed veggies
-portobella stuffed with tomatoes and part skim cheese

The pork was thick and tender and juicy and spicy all at once.


Paired nicely with the applesauce.


The sweet potatoes were made with a little butter, s & p. Mmmm.


The roll and veg were really good too.


The mushroom could have been a meal on it’s own. Twas a delight.


I couldn’t even clear my plate. I ate a bout 2/3. Lots of leftovers. You’ll see haha.

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Coollld as iiice

February 1, 2011

You’re cold as ice to me! Singing that as I scraped the obnoxious ice off my car this morning. Really had to chip away at that. So annoying.

I made breakfast at home before coming to work.


-2 slices carb style bread
-1 tbsp reduced fat pb
-1 tbsp marshmallow fluff
-2 tbsp sugar free raspberry jelly


I love pb and fluff. This was delicious! I scaled down the servings of the pure sugar and pb to make this an about 250 calorie breakfast. The bread was high protein and fiber so that helped keep me full.

I snacked on an apple mid morning. And a coffee. Both ofnwuicho forgot to snap pics of apparently… sorry. just shows, been needing coffee thus far this week. I think I’m missing some sleep.

Lunch was Amy’s enchilada with Spanish ice and beans and some baked tostitos.

This amys isn’t my favorite. It needed salt but I am always hesitant to add salt to frozen meals. I would still buy again but I would start with the other varieties first.


Chips were good for sopping the beans.


And suicide hot sauce for my hotness.


Half blueberry pint and some nuts for afternoon snackage.


South beach diet choc pb bar Pre gym.


As an aside if you haven’t noticed I’ve been eating a little more on Tuesdays. I don’t get home until 8 on tues and am always ravenous. So, I am trying to eat a little more during the day so I don’t binge when I get home and am rushing to make dinner. So far it is working out. I’m only adding an extra maybe 100 calories but I think it helps.

Fitness: W3 D2 of 100 pushup challenge. I manhandled this one. Well not really but it was manageable. Tough at the end when I had to do 25+, but i was able to do 33. I kind of just want this challenge to end! But I am sticking to it. Aside from that I did my normal Tuesday workout (see my workouts tab).

So I mentioned making Mac n cheese on Sunday and I was saving the recipe for when I served it. Today I realized I wasn’t serving it because it’s Jae’s turn to cook. So I had it for dinner.


-whole wheat Mac n cheese
-imitation crab (I ate it cold this time)
-broccoli, snap pea, and broccoli slaw
-extra hot cocktail sauce (!) and some light peppercorn ranch for dipping


Now for the Mac n cheeeeeeese (pronounced as in old school) recipe


-whole wheat pasta. I chose shells cause they reminded me of velvet shells n cheese.
-fat free cottage cheese
-nutritional yeast (just discovered this from the blog world. It is super good for you and has a cheesy nutty flavor)
-ff cheddar i used slices but shredded would have been perfect as well.
-whole wheat flour (for thickening)
-salt, pepper, cayenne, nutmeg for spice

1. Cook your pasta as normal
2. Put cottage cheese in a pot on the stove
3. When it becomes smooth stir in nutritional yeast (to taste. You actually can skip this step if nutritional yeast scares you but u wanted to try it and it seemed like it couldn’t hurt)
4. Stir in cheddar.
5. Add spices to taste
6. Stir in ww flour to thicken to your liking
7. Pour over cooked pasta

This Mac n cheese is guilt free and turned out to be a really good healthy version. Dan was skeptical and approved! If your skeptical about the cottage cheese, it actually becomes smooth and is the “cream” in your dish. And if you don’t care for the nutritional yeast omit it. I am not sure it added much flavor.

The leftover version was good too. The Mac stuck together a little more and was delicious and whole wheaty.

Next time I make this I will top with shredded ff cheese and bread crumbs and bake in the oven a bit.


Rubbing elbows at the Four Seasons

December 10, 2010

Finally Friday of my extremely busy week.

Started with a ww bagel thin toasted, naturally nutty cinnamon honey pb, and sugar free raspberry reserves. “Ooooooh it’s a jar of preserves” -family guy.

I had to give a speech for a work vendor and I was preparing all morning and ate this banana while looking over my notes. No pic… I also drank some of my final eggnoggin’ tea :(.

Lunch was at the Four Season’s and awesomely plated. Started with salad with lots of strange tree-like greens and half a grainy roll.

Main course was juicy chicken I took the skin off of and ate 2/3 of with a side of fried eggplant and grilled tomato.

Dessert was awesome as well. This was like a chocolate lava cake. When you prodded the cake exterior is was oozing in the middle with chocolate good ness. I ate the middle out of said cake and left the cake. Everything else was consumed also… I love whipped cream, ice cream, and white chocolate raspberry sticks!

Fitness: I wanted to go to rowing but I was held up at work. I went home and did my “at home body weight and interval” workout. Took me about 50 mins to go through twice. I will post the workout soon!

Dinner on the roooooad.

-purdue baked chicken from the fridge
Toasted everything bagel thin
-one side honey mustard
-one side plain Greek yogurt

Side of buttery pretzels snaps.

Amazing Saxby’s latte. I love Saxby’s because they have a huge variety of sugar free syrup. I recreated my seasonal splurge star bucks drink here! Non-fat, sugar-free peppermint, white chocolate latte. It was everything I hoped it would be. Star bucks really needs to get on the sugar free bandwagon. They only have 3 flavors now!


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!