I forgot…

March 10, 2011

I forgot… To write my post throughout the day. Weird. I almost always blog throughout the day as I eat things or to plan what I will eat. Today I got to the iPad and there were no drafts. I was so confused. I had forgotten to blog. Blaming this on being very busy at work today. I had a few meetings, some small task and one big project that I was really getting into. The project is what I am calling Marketing Department: Buried Alive. I am de- and organizing (and throwing out stuff in) our space and I’m feeling very productive. I need to do this to my stuff.

Anyway the eats of the day…

For breakfast I was craving yogurt didn’t have any. I picked up a fruit n’ yogurt parfait at McDonalds and I added some cocoa roast almonds to bulk it up a bit.


It think I’ve only had this one other time but it is delicious a great fast food breakfas option.


Banana morning snack on top of the rain boots I had to wear to work today.


Lunch was one of the last diet-to-go meals, Chicken Philly Sub.


-whole wheat roll
-tiny piece of grilled chicken
-onions and a tiny spec of pepper
-slice American cheese
-honey mustard mayo
-peach cobbler


This was a disappointment. The chicken was minuscule, there were barely any peppers, mayo…really?! and A slice of yellow cheese. Bleeh.


I put some mayo because I thought it might be too dry without on the other half of the bread I put hot sauce.


The alleged peach cobbler was just yogurt with canned peaches so I gave it away.


I ate these baked tortilla chips instead.


Unsatisfying meal. :(

Afternoon snack was half a pint of strawbs.


Vita top dreaming of the beach.


Fitness: I had volleyball today at 6:30 so not too much time to workout. My training had me due to run 3 miles. It was miserable out so I was forced to the treadmill. I managed 3 miles in 26:34. Not too bad but felt pretty painful to me. The treadmill is so boring and for some reason I am much slower on it then I am outside. I chalk this up to being able to set your own run/jog pace outside which actually has me keeping a faster overall pace vs the steady staring at the clock treadmill. Anyway after the run I did W4D1 of the 100 pushup challenge. Recap of this day for ya: 60 secs in between 21-25-21-21-32+. I totaled 111 today doing 21-25-21-21-23. Slowly sloooowly sloooowly getting to the 100 in a row mark. After that I went to volleyball playoff game. We won in 2 games (best 2 out of 3).

I was starving when I got home for dinner! I had to think fast. I went into the freezer and pulled out….


-5 chicken meatballs I bought at Costco
-a TJ’s pasta eggplants dish that I had made, split into 2 portions and frozen one
-carb style wheat toast


I also added olive bar olives, crushed red pepper, “no salt”, and rf Parmesan.


This was a very filling I probably ate a few too many meatballs but they were stuck together so I thought why not.

Now I’m getting to bed early. I most likely have another terrible treadmill workout in the morning. Unless it stops raining PLEASE!

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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.


Vita top sandwich

February 22, 2011

Despite going to bed hungry last night, I had a normal amount of hunger for breakfast this morning. Funny how I can sleep it off.

I had a banana that was on the way to being over ripe so I got creative and invented this.

Vita Top Sandwich


-1 vita top heated and split in half
-1 tbsp RF pb
-about half banana thinly sliced (I ate the other half)


This was delicious. Very messy but oh my gaaa. Melty chocolate, pb and sweet banana. Soo good. Will probably be experimenting with these again. I am thinking a vita top cornbread sandwich is in my future.

Morning snack was a tiny apple I got from panera (way to small to eat on it’s own) and some mixed nuts and soy nuts.


Lunch was a pepperoni pizza lean pocket with some special k garlic and herb crackers. Hot sauce of course.


I am realizing that lean pockets are not very filling for me even when paired with a side of crackers. I am usually still hungry afterward. I should probably try pairing with a side of veggies instead.

Afternoon snack was a yogurt and kashi good friends topping.


I had a fiber one bar and some green tea made with water and one snl before heading to the gym.


Fitness: another day of W4 D1 of pushups and my usual Tuesday routine. I did a ton of hills today in spin. Hard/ great workout.

Dinner had to be quick because i get home late one Tuesdays and don’t like to waste time cooking and still hit my bed time. Getting home at 8 and still needing to eat, shower, and blog before bed at 9:30 (when I like to at least be in bed I would love to be asleep by then also) is a time crunch.

So after that rambling… Dinner was a TJ’s pasta Italiano and Gorton’s filet.


The meal was quick, made in less then 10 mins. I sprinkled with Parmesan and crushed red.


I ate half of the package of pasta, one filet, and some toast with spray butter. This was good, lots of different veggies- not enough eggplant though!- and easy to make (just slapped on stove but could have used in microwave) but too small of a portion. I was def hungry afterward.


It drove into the arms of dessert. Last piece of dark chocolate with sea salt and a few Swedish fish.


Hot run, not so hot yoga

December 2, 2010

Breakfast this morning was oats again. I’m on an oats kick. Probably cause it’s so cold out side and they are warm and cozy and filling.

Today I spruced them up and made peanut butter banana oats!


-1/8 c steel cut
-1/8 c multi grain
-1 1/2 tbsp PB2
-1/2 banana
-pinch salt
-packet sweet n low

These were peanut buttery and bananay- which makes them super creamy- and crunchy from the steel cut.

For snack I broke out my final fruit natural. I don’t really like these. And I don’t really like grapefruit. I have always wanted to like it, it looks good, it’s good for you, you get to eat it with those fun spoons, but it’s too bitter. I drained the juice and tried to like it. No go.


I sprinkled with sweet n low. Still no.


I got 2/3 through and gave up. I just don’t like grapefruit. I washed out the bitterness with the other half of my banana.

Lunch was tuna noodle casserole leftovers with some added Goya.


The leftovers were not quite as good as the orig. The soup got a little mote watery. It noodles were still good tho, maybe better.

Afternoon apple.


Preworkout vita. I despise the movie elf but going with my holiday theme, here ya go:


Fitness: I went back to MLS Fitness for running and hot yoga. I hopped on the treadmill for a 5k. It was rough. I did it in about 8:57 pace. The treadmill is so boring! I liked this one had a loop you watched yourself go around but I was staring at it so the time passed very slowly. It was also waaay too hot in the gym so I was dying. It was pleasant. I just kept telling myself only .6 miles left… .5…. .4, you get it. Ew.

I was extremely ready to stop and go to hot yoga. Well it was yoga, with a heater- not necessarily hot. I think it was hotter in the gym. Regardless, the class was really good! Moved quickly, lots of hop openers (which I like), and some of the hardest balancing poses I’ve ever done! Anyway I like the combo of running and yoga even if I was expecting it to be hot yoga. I just need to run outside and I can take or leave the heat but I really need some triangle poses and it would have been perfect.

For dinner I had Jae over so I cooked up a bunch of whole wheat pasta and chicken snausages.


My plate:


-little pasta
-sauce
-crushed red
-salt
-parmesan

Pasta= 1 c-ish:


Sausage covered in sauce:


-biiiig scoop salad mix
-tomatoes
-balsamic vinegar
-ff feta

I’ve been drinking about 2 cups of milk with dinner every night. Kind of boring for pictures so just FYI.

Rest of my night… Couch/ tv with friend Jae and roommate Lauren – shower – pack for NY – bed.

While I was packing I ate a few of these… It’s an addiction I need to get rid of them!


(more holiday ambience… Busted out my snowflake blanket haha)