Freeeeeezing

January 24, 2011

‘m back to the real world… And blog world. And my weekly detox. It is really cold out. Colder then I can ever remember it being. I sat at my desk with a scarf and blanket on most of the day.

Breakfast was uninspired. Everything bagel thin and a heaping tbsp of reduced fat creamy pb.

My everyday vitamins. One multi (for obvious reasons) and one co-enzyme q10 (for migraines).

Banana snack.

Field trip to Wendy’s for lunch because it was so cold out, warm fast food was needed. I had a baked potato with cheddar and broccoli and a side salad with ff French dressing and a diet coke. (total calories 390). This was filling and cozy on a cold day.

Afternoon apple snack.

Vita coaster.

Fitness: tried to get into the spin class but it was full :(. I improvised and did 30 mins of fartleks on the treadmill and 20 mins on the step mill.

I had a volleyball game so I had to throw dinner together super fast- cooked and consumed in 10 mines. I made a spinach artichoke chicken lean pocket and covered it in fat free sour cream and dipped it in hot salsa. On the side I had a white cheddar rice cake.

And then another rice cake for the road.

Volleyball was good. We only had 5 people so we were at a bit of a disadvantage but we won 2 games and lost one.


Back home to the snow

December 28, 2010

Well I’m back in Philly. I was greeted by lots of snow :(.

Similar to this but not quite as bad (pic from last terrible winter storm). Actually i am being dramatic and thats e only snowy pic i have on hand :) this storm was nowhere near as bad but I hate snow unless I don’t have to be anywhere until it melts or I’m skiing.

Dan and I arrived at the Philly airport only 10 mins late and had to wait to get off for about 30 mins. Unpleasant but could have been worse. In an event of quick thinking we had the cab driver drop Dan at 30th st station to train it home and then drop me in snowy Manayunk. I was not happy to see the very icy streets and the fully snow covered steps leading to my house. I dropped my stuff off and was determined to get rid of the snow so i didn’t have to deal with it before work in the morning. I put on my rain boots, found the snow shovel and salt and hit the streets.

Lucky for me the snow was really powdery and did not take too lng to get off the stairs and create a path in front of my house. I then sprinkled salt to make sure there were no slippery patches.

The best part of my night was when I went to my car and there was NO SNOW on it!! God smiled upon me and said you are my most wondrous creation. Also the snow around the tires was minimal and light and fluffy so I am pretty sure I should be fine getting out. Just to be safe a shoveled a bit of it away.

When I was finished shoveling I made dinner with what I had in the house.

Spinach artichoke chicken lean pocket covered in Frank’s Red Hot and a mixed green salad with the last of my sabra Greek olive hummus and some balsamic vinegar.

I got the idea for hummus and balsamic from Gina and it was really good. Since i usually crave hummus and will eat it as a really unnecessary appetizer to my dinners, this is a great way for me to get my hummus fix without inhaling to s of pretzels and other random calories I don’t need.


Headache

November 23, 2010

Woke up this morning feeling much much better. Even though I had been sleeping all day I managed to fall asleep at 9:30pm. Ambien may have helped. Before I went to bed I got hungry but was afraid of feeling sick like I did after lunch so I heated up a fiber one blueberry muffin Lauren had made. Similar to this one tht I had for breakfast this morning. Ummm… thanks, Lauren!

I spritzed the muffin with a few I can’t believe it’s not butter sprays. Very easy on the stomach and delicious. They are even better heated up.

I was hungry again about an hour later (those muffins are only about 150 cals) and opened up a tropical fruit cup I had bought a while ago to use when I didn’t have fresh fruit . A problem I have at the beginning of most weeks.  These were on sale and had fruit I don’t usually eat bc they are hard to prepare- this one had pineapple and papaya. It was easy on the stomach but I won’t be buying these again U def prefer frozen fruit if i cant have fresh in a pinch.

For morning snack I dug into my work snack stash and found this Gerber pears and cinnamon with oatmeal. Yes, I sometimes buy baby food. I mixed in a sweet n low.

Tid bits on baby food:

  1. its low calorie and very healthy because they dont add any sugar. It’s usually just the fruit.
  2. Thus is usually needs some sweetening .

I’ve really only tried the fruit ones and the yogurt blends ones (i have in my desk so ill be eating them sometime soon). The other ones scare me a bit especially when it’s a mush of a bunch of things. Maybe I’ll try more of my nephews food this weekend haha.

For lunch I reached into my cupboard desk drawer again and found a non abbrassive looking can of chicken rotini and vegetable soup. The soup was very low cal, like 160 in the whole can, so I had some of coworker Brian’s multigrain saltines crumbled in it. The soup was perfect for my healing stomach and enhanced by the salty saltiness crackers. On the road to recovery!

I was hungry again about 2:30 and had some of my pepita mix (roasted pepitas and cinnamon vanilla coated peanuts bought at genuardis).

At 3:15 I was hungry again. Normally I would not let myself eat all these snacks but since i was sick I figured they were needed and since I was craving healthy stuff might as well let myself eat. So I had this banana.  i also went for tea to see if that would help..Ginger is soothing to the stomach, right?

4:30pm my smooshed (snookie-style) vita (from being carried to and fro ny all weekend) was helping me make tea and hiding in the work kitchen coffee basket. I couldn’t eat all of it becaue it was so crumbly and smooshed but at this poitn i really didnt need the whole thing I had snacked so much.

Fitness… or lack there of: I have had a headache all day. Unpleasant. still. I’ve tired advil and tylenol and drinking a ton of water in case it was dehydration. still there. The headache had me scaling my planned workout down. I had already gotten a sub for cycling class since I knew I wouldn’t want to be out until 8 at thegym the day after being bed-ridden.  I had planned to run 3-4 miles but the headache changed it to a leisurely bike ride on my at home spin bike. When I got home I didn’t feel like doing anything (who am i?).  I never let myself not work out but figured I’d better since I am traveling tomorrow and want to run the Turkey Trot with my mom and brother, Bernie, on Thanksgiving.  So no working out Mon, Tues, Wed this week. I might freak out if I can’t do anything by thursday. Not working out makes me very unhappy. Anyway trying to listen to my body and not work out if i’m not feeling well. here it goes.

I got home from work and watched some tv with Lauren and made dinner.  I found a meatball and mozzarella lean pocket and topped it with the remainder FF sour cream.

On the side I had Butter snaps pretzels, a tbsp Sabra Greek Olive Hummus, and the rest of my milk (1 c). I cant believe it didn’t “turn” yet.

I don’t think I have mentioned that i am a hummus conosiour. I love it. I can’t get enough. sometimes i don’t let myself keep it in the house because I will dip into all the time. My number one favorite brand of hummus is sabra.  Its creamy and fresh tasting and has a ton of great flavors. hand down winner of store bought hummus.  The greek olive was one my my very first favs of the sabra line. Its not my favorite anymore but i still buy it because i loe olives and it is one that flavor isnt just in a pool in the middle of the carton the olives are throughout the hummus.  Sabra seems to have changed the middle part of this hummus isnce I had it the last time.. olives are more pulverized. Different and more oily. not sure how i feel about it. I like the old way but its still good. this is now a rant. sorry!

I spent the remainder of the evening doing laundry and packing for Phoenix.  Leaving early from work tomorrow and flying to AZ to spend Thanksgiving with older brother, Bernie, sister-in law, Sam, and nephew, Baby Bernie, and fat cat, mis Lippy at their house in Surprise. My Mom, Dad, and little sister, Chrissy, are already there. Can’t wait for the warmth, lounging around on the couch watching Christmas movies, and slopping up turkey with the fam.

baby bernie.. this is old can’t wait to see him walking around!