Airport Dinner Fail

November 24, 2010

Woke up this morning out of a deep sleep very confused because it was 7am and my alarm was set for 630am. I still managed to shower, finish packing, and get to work on time! I went to bed at 930pm so I guess i just really needed to rest to get rid of the rest of this illness. I feel pretty good today. I think one more night of sleep and I’ll be 100% and ready to run the 5k tomorrow before feasting on turkey.

For breakfast I stole another of roommate Lauren’s fiber one blueberry muffins. This time I got a pic before digging in. Still delicious warmed up. Braeburn apple on the side. This one was much better than the one last week! Exactly how I like them tart and not gritty.

I’m feeling very christmasy already so this eggnog’n tea hit the spot when I started to get hungry at 1030. Caffeine is a trick I use to curb my hunger at work. Most of the time I am just sitting in my cube thinking about my next meal so keeping my taste buds busy with the appetite suppressing caffeine helps.

At 1130 I had blown right through snack time so I had a few pistachios to tide me over before lunch at noon.

For lunch I was feeling Mexican and so I had the chicken enchilada suiza lean cuisine.

Goya on top. This is always a favorite. Mix the sauce from the enchilada on to the rice and enjoy. Side note: I sometimes like to use 2 hot sauces on this. One super spicy to mix in the enchilada sauce and goya to moisten the rice. I forewent today since my stomach is probably still healing.

Left work at 230 to get to the airport via cab. I tried a new company this time after 2 bad experiences with the local co and they were late too! Annoying. Luckily I had left plenty of time. When I got to the airport it was only about 430 but I was ready for dinner. I checked online and there was supposed to be a burger king that I figured I could get a chicken sandwich at but it was user construction :(. This threw me for a loop! For some reason I got really nervous about stats (this is what not working out does to me. Even more psycho). I perused all my options and didn’t like any of them. I realized I had some time and took a walk to another terminal. A lady had bourbon chicken samples (typical). I took one and their ploy lured me in! But…They had calorie counts on the menu! I saw a cold noodle dish for few calories and the chicken dishes weren’t bad either. When I went up the lady was very pushy. There were no cold noodles and in my already freaking out mode I managed to order steamed rice, spicy chicken and was forced into a 3rd side of veggies but they were swimming in something…. Butter? They weren’t on the cal count list! I immediately threw out half the rice so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat it.

The meal…. was bad. The scoop of spicy chicken and veggies she gave me had about 2 slivers (tiny, thin slivers) of chicken and the rest was just buttery veggies. Lame. Learning my lesson about airport food. Not reliable. Packing my own.

I had a box of raisin snacky snack on the flight.

When I got to Houston (running to the gate because my time between flight was 30mins), my next flight was delayed. Of course after I sprinted through the airport like a crazy person (fitness for the day?) now I had some extra time. I wanted froyo but they only had columbo yogurt which I am not a huge fan of. I got this tall light vanilla frappuccino instead- milk serving for the day!

Now I’m in Phoenix! Colder then I expected.

Ps here is a great giveaway opp! I have been wanting to try coconut butter since I’ve seen in it the blog world. I found it at a small market near Dan’s house in NY but when I was looking at the stats the calorie count seemed pretty high and unnecessary so I didn’t buy it. Now I am having some remorse. I would love to try it! I love coconut! Hopefully I win! You can enter here if you want to be my competition!


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!