Fruit-filled day

March 16, 2011

For some reason my legs are super sore after my rub yesterday. I kept waking up in the middle of the night thinking how sore I am. Weird. I don’t think I stretched enough or something. I always stretch well in my classes so will make sure to spend some extra time on that tonight.

My breakfast was chosen for 2 reasons. I have a ton of fruit as I mentioned yesterday and my legs needed some protein to recover.


-2 scrambles eggs from the cafe downstairs
-pear
-orange
-gold peak diet iced tea (bought downstairs on a whim)


This was just what I needed. I am really enjoying the array of fruit I have this week. I need to remember that in the future instead of just buying a bad of one type for the week.


Morning snack was more fruit, a banana still nursing my tea from breakfast.


And a few cocoa roast almonds.


Lunch was Campbell’s savory chicken and long grain rice soup. I added lots of hot sauce.


And had the last of my butter snaps on the side.


My afternoon snack was the same as yesterday and stuck with the fruit theme: strawberries and pineapple. Mmm.


Vita top Pre gym playing words with friend (B Suzie…challenge me!)


Fitness: Did 100 pushup challenge w4 d1 during a work break and completed it for the first time!! Indie 121 pushups total (with breaks). Moving on up! After work I taught my kickboxing class. My legs were still pretty tired and with the thought of 7 more miles left to do this week I didn’t push myself quite as hard as usual. Not sure my legs would have had it anyway. Hopefully they get it together for tomorrow.

Dinner was leftovers from Monday with a twist.


-seared tuna (reheated with jalapeño mustard)
-a few stalks asparagus
-olives
-spinach
-couple tbsp part skim mozz
-little more then a tbsp ff thousand island dressing
-small side of rf kettle chips chips for crunch and a little extra fat (not the good kind but still filling)


This was awesome! The jalapeño mustard was really what that tuna needed. I was skeptical about this salad because I didn’t have much on hand to throw into it but I guess sometimes simple works.


I decided the other day I need to add a little more fat (the healthy kind mostly) into my diet during the week. It definitely keeps me from getting hungry. Yesterday was a good example. I ate really low fat all day and was star ing at 6:30 and wanted to binge. Anyway I’ll try and add some fat here and there with part skim cheese instead of nonfat, olives or avocados or things with omega 3s, nuts, etc. I guess we’ll see if can stick with it without adding too many calories.

I had planned to have a cadbury cream egg for dessert but I actually wasn’t hungry for it. My serving of chips felt like my splurge for the night and I was satisfied.

I am currently watching the new (last week) episode of Sister Wives. I have a strange obsession with this show. Its just so strange to me I have to watch. Anyway back to Cody and fam.

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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.


Queasy

February 7, 2011

Still feeling the affects of drinking a lot on Saturday. :(

Breakfast needed to be bland haha. 1 c of fiber plus antioxidants cinnamon oats and ff milk.


Morning snack was an apple.


For lunch I had vegetable barley soup. It was awesome! It was tomato based but very thick. The barley was a little mushy but it delicious and filling.


I had 12 special k crackers on the side.


Afternoon snack I needed some filling fat so I reached for some soy nuts.


And then a cookie that was calling my name all day from the kitchen. It was small but I blame the queasiness today.


My vita top was hanging from a noose today. Because that’s how I felt at my desk. You’re welcome.


Fitness: since I wasn’t feeling so hot all day I wasn’t sure an all out cardio sess was really going to help. I have a group on for 5 hot yoga classes that expires in March and I’ve only used one so decided that might be a nice low key thing to do. With the added bonus of sweating out the remainder of the booze haha. It was a good class. Not hard and hour and a half is a little too long to hold my attention the whole time, but I enjoyed sweating and stretching… and my stomach thanked me.

When I got home all I wanted was veg. I microwave the remainder (about half bag) of my broccoli slaw and topped with marinara sauce.


On the side I had a full whole wheat naan heated in the microwave and topped with spray butter, garlic, and rf Parmesan. This hit the spot.


Handful of raisels to get the garlic taste out of my mouth.


Now I have vowed to go to bed super early so I’m putting the iPad down. Tomorrow I should feel normal again.


Hot jumbalaya!

February 2, 2011

Title courtesy of the movie mrs. Doubtfire, if you didn’t catch that.

Uneventful day until dinner.

Breakfast was a toasted apple cinnamon fiber one muffin with spray butter and an apple.


Morning snack was half a pint of Blueberries. This batch was better then the other. More tart berries. And a few cocoa roast almonds.


Lunch was a safe way brand chicken and wild rice soup. I think I have officially decided i don’t love wild rice. The aftertaste is weird. This soup was good though. Lots of carrots but not enough chicken.


I had some special k garIic herb crackers on the side. These were delicious and only 90 calories for 24 chips. They donthave much fiber or protein but I bought for the volume.


Afternoon snack was the other half of the blueberry pint.


Later I was still hungry and had a handful of soy nuts.


Vita top in my winter coat.


Fitness: normal wed routine (see my workouts tab). Today I added a bunch of moves I learned from 6 week 6 pack. For some reason when was the leader of these they didn’t seem as hard as when Jillian Michaels leads but still nice to mix up the class a bit.

Dinner was a lovely meal and nova bball. Watch at Jae’s. he made a jumbalaya type dish. It was awesome!


Hoot jumbalaya:
-Spanish rice with peppers and onions
-shrimp coated in Moroccan spice
-mango and jalapeño turkey sausage

sides:
-stuffed mushroom with tomato and mozz
-garlic bread

The jumbalaya was a good amount of spiciness.


The stuff mushroom was a delicious addition as well.


I went back for more garlic bread because it had a crispy crust and a soft middle. Sooo good.


Glass of vin on the side.


Then nova beat Marquette. Nice little dinner.

Pardon the photos. Not that my photos are ever that spectacular but my battery died today so these are from the iPhone.


All microwave dinner

January 25, 2011

Oats for breakfast seemed cozy on this cold winter morning.


-1/8 c steel cut
-1/2 c rolled oats
-tsp pecans
-salt, sweet n low
-half banana
-handful frozen mixed berries for TJ’s (mostly blackberries tho)
-water


The blackberries in this were awesome. Delicious sour kick to the oats. I have 2 whole bags of this frozen mixed fruit so pretty excited about that haha. Get ready to be sick of reading about frozen berries.

Morning snack-a-roo: other half of the banana.


Lunch was healthy choice tortilla soup with sun chips and of course Goya. Hot sauce is another thing that if don’t mention you can probably just assume it’s there, especially Goya with my lunches.


Anyway, This soup does not have enough chicken. The tortilla strips are good but it is not very hearty.


Afternoon snack of soy nuts and cocoa roasted almonds. I also had a coffee (no pic) which quickly perked up my tired afternoon.


Ever notice sometimes what a little bit of caffeine can do to your mood? That’s why I try not to drink it everyday. I like the energy and mood boost I get with the low tolerance.

Fake fiber one bar Pre gym in my cozy ugg that I wish I was wearing…


…instead of these heels.


Fitness: I tested myself in my pushups today. Instead of doing a routine I I’d as many as I could and then did and easier day. What I ended up with was 44-14-10-10-24. I can’t believe I’m only at 44 after so many MONTHS of doing this! I still plan to stick with it though… I will get to 100 one day! Aside from cursing the 100 pushup challenge, my other fitness was my regular Tuesday routine (see the my workouts tab).

Dinner was back to my roots aka totally prepared in the microwave– thanks to a few Trader Joe’s items.


Tuna in red panang curry sauce and Thai style lime pilaf.


Took a total of about 6 mins to put together and made 2 meals at about 420 calories each.


1. I started by heating the rice 2 mins in it’s pouch. Not sure why I bought this rice because its not whole grain, must have thought it was.
2. Mixed the TJ’s tuna pouch with a 100 calorie can of tuna (it didn’t look like enough meat and there was extra sauce so this was a good choice especially to be able to stretch it into 2 meals) and heated in microwave 2 mins.
3. Toss green beans in salt, red pepper flakes and garlic powder then heat in microwave 2 mins.

The rice was good but nothing special. If it were whole grain I’d buy it again but it wasn’t worth the lack of fiber.


The tuna was really good! It was in no way “hot” as described on the package (note the Goya addition. Would have been better with siricha (sp?)) As I said before I was glad I added more tuna to it!


Always enjoy French cut green beans.


All in all a good meal. I will enjoy it again… Probably tomorrow.

2 fish for dessert.


Btw When I eat this small serving of fish, I don’t really consider it dessert. Its basically just a palate cleanser after dinner. I’m not a psycho, I know what dessert is and I would not consider 2 fish it. But anyway its nice tonhave a touch of something sweet after dinner haha.

Gnight, pals.


Sugar headache

December 21, 2010

Busy morning, well not busy but I woke up and put my laundry in the washer and then switched it to the dryer right before I left for work. Then when I come back it will be ready to put away/ pack for Christmas travels.

Breakfast was round two of Kath’s ComfOat and Joy. These were better then the first time.


-1/2 c rolled oats
-1 tbsp pecans
-3 starlight mints
-nutmeg
-1/4 c silk nog
-water


I heated up and then topped with the starlight mints and drip of silk nog. This was really minty and I liked waiting to add the mints at the end so you got prices of crunchy mint. I think I could actually do without the nog and just drink it on the side instead of mixed in.

I snacked on another one of my low fat whole wheat pb dark choc chip cookies. And a piece of Jodi’s Heath bar like bark. I will seen if I can get the recipe for this. Not healthy but sooooo delicious.


Lunch was Progresso high fiber minestrone soup. This was really good, i love the big pieces of potato and ww pasta.


Side of ranch quakes.


At our gift exchange I got a Starbucks gift card! I was excited. And coworker Leslie liked my Slap Chop. I almost stole it back because I liked it so much haha.


Happy sloppy seconds participants:


Afternoon snack was Coworker Leslie’s pumpkin mousse. Lowfat! If demands me the recipe I will post that one too. With a side of cake ball.


In the afternoon I got a headache. I have my suspicions that it’s from all the sugar I’ve eaten today. I also got really tired. Sugar wore off I guess. Not cool.

Afternoon snack was an apple in the car on the way to the gym. I needed real food with nutrients. However this was post dentist appointment and killed my teeth. Waaa.


Fitness: usually Tuesday workout. 45 mins of pilates and taught my spin class.

Quick and salty dinner to make up for my sweet filled day.


I had hummus and buttery pretzels snaps whole my meal wads heating. This is the sabra Greek olive hummus. I am obsessed with sabra hummus. Once you have their brand you will never buy another brand. Every flavor is creamy and amazingly flavorful.


My TJ’s chicken vindaloo bowl took a while to heat up (about 7 mins) but was really good. Not very spicy-to my standards at least- but had a little and lots of flavor. Big pieces of chicken with lots of veggies. The rice was a little over cooked but still a good frozen dish.


I was still hungry so I had some more pretzels on the side.


No dessert tonight. I am sick of cookies… For now. Wish I could say I was sick of them for the season but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.


Burn burn burn it up

December 19, 2010

After my weekend binge (sooo many cookies, 2 fast food stops, wedding hor devours, etc), I knew I had to get back on track this week. I felt like eggs so on my way into work I stopped at McDonalds (yeah, yeah fast food again but it was with good intentions) and got some scrambled eggs. That’s it, 170 calories of eggs. When I got to the office I opened them up and they had thrown a biscuit in there as well. It smelled so good. I looked up the nutritionals for it and opted out. I took the biscuit and immediately tossed it so I wouldn’t be tempted.

I toasted an Arnold multi grain sandwich thin and made a sandwich with the egg and Goya hot sauce. Delicious. I really need to just bring egg beaters and some Pam to work and make my own eggs in the microwave. Da well, this is delicious in the mean time.

I was freezing in my cube and drank the last of a berry tea bag I had during my normal morning snack time.

I ran an errand at lunch and picked up my gift for tomorrow’s Santa’s Sloppy Seconds we’re having at Lunch Club. Excited to see what everyone gets (it’s like white elephant I guess). While out I was able to pick up lots of seasonal teas! Peppermint, pumpkin spice, and more eggnoggn’. I returned to have a chicken noodle soup lunch.

With a side of ranch rice quakes. First time I’ve had the ranch. These were delicious, not too over powering…just right.

Afternoon snack I broke into the peppermint tea. Unfortunately the tea is caffeine free but it is very minty, which i like. And I had a banana.

More Vita holidays:

Fitness: i needed a looooong workout today after the weekend. So I decided to redo last Monday’s gym session. I started by doing pushups for the challenge (yes, still week 4 day 1:( ). I then ran for 30 mins on the treadmill, doing fartleks. These were tough, whenever I wanted to slow down I thought of cookies burning up (burn, burn, burn it up up upppp) haha. Stats:


After that i went to bootcamp class. The hour in there goes so fast! Today she used the bosu ball which was different and really exhausted my arms, abs and legs with different moves. She also used the kettlebell, which I have come to really enjoy. Another great hour and a half gym session and I still was home by 7:30.

I was starving when I got home. I made quick dinner of leftovers. Mixed veggies and white beans from last week, a little TJ wild rice, Morningstar chikn’ patty.

Condiments:

I love these veggies, lots of variety, excellent with hot sauce.

I also have had a love affair with chikn’ patties for a while. Mostly because they are so easy. Just heat in the microwave for 1-2 mins.

I decided I do not like this rice. I threw away most of the bag but kept trying it. It’s okay mixed with other stuff (you know, when the flavor is masked). Anyway I will definitely not be buying this variety again.

I really wanted to try my baking again so I had a cake ball and a cookie after dinner. Both were sooooo good today!! The cake ball was really moist and creamy. It tasted undercooked form the moisture of the jelly- in a good way. And I love the combo of chocolate, raspberry and white chocolate. These are awesome. The cookie is also delicious! They are very fluffy and cake-like and the pb and dark chocolate chips are so good in it. I am so proud of my guilt free desserts. Next time I will have to calculate the exact nutrtionals on these. There will be a next time.