Archive for May, 2009

Missed the mark

The boy and I inadvertently skipped our walk this morning.  We didn’t get out of bed until about 8am, which is SO late for even me. Of course I was hungry, so I made breakfast and then I clipped coupons and before I knew it we had to get ready to go over to the in-laws to see the out of town family off.  We had a yummy lunch over there and then we had to hit the grocery store. So we weren’t even able to get out for our walk until 6 pm and it was raining, so we went mall walking. We are SO 70 years old.

Breakfast (484 cal): Egg white scramble with broccoli, FF cheddar, avocado and corn salsa.  On the side I had a bowl of cinnamon oats topped with soy milk and banana. 

Mid-morning Snack (221 cal): I must have been really carb depleted because that breakfast just didn’t do it and a short while later I grabbed a mug of cereal – puffed kamut, Total flakes, shredded wheat and soy milk.  That hit the spot!

Lunch (466 cal): Like I said, we went over to the in-laws for lunch.  I had a Boca on an english muffin topped with lettuce, onion and avocado. On the side I had some pickles, carrots and a piece of freshly grilled corn.  I of course, had to have another piece of corn. So good.

Dinner (437 cal): I a sample of a cheese/leek spread on a petite toast and then I picked up a bowl of vegetable orzo soup, mochi (Japanese rice pastry) and a huge salad at Wegmans: romaine/greens, onions, red peppers, cauliflower, olives, broccoli, roasted chickpeas, grapes, strawberries, FF raspberry dressing and a cucumber salad.  I had about half the mochi and only one of those big cucumber slices because it had cilantro in it. *blech*

After-dinner Snack (121 cal): I was lacking in protein, so I had a Oikos + cinnamon topped with Kashi GoLean and strawberries. YUMM!

Calories in/Calories out: 1728/~2050


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Long run: 12 miles

Well…. I had a much better post but my iPhone ate it. :-/  So I’ll just say that the run was REALLY hard and give you the scoop on my eats.

Run fuel (230 cal): 2 dates stuffed with peanut butter and a pack of Luna Moons mid run.


What do you use for mid-run fuel? We didn’t like these too much.

Breakfast (603 cal): IHOP baby!  I ordered a eggbeaters veggie omelet (no tomato, hollandaise sauce, cheese) with the harvest nut and grain pancakes topped with SF syrup and banana.

Lunch ( 518 cal): The rest of my omelet from lunch topped with avocado and FF cheddar, veggies, and a leftover pancake topped with peanut butter and banana.

Mid-afternoon Snack (247 cal): Some caramel multigrain snacks and an orange.

Dinner (949 cal): Chinese food with the out-of-town family.  Cold Sesame Noodles, steamed veggies, and a boca. I had seconds on the noodles and veggies and two fortune cookies.  When I got home I polished of the mini meringues because I needed some sweet. 😉

Again, I’m sorry about the abbreviated post, but I am so tired and just don’t have it in me to write it all over again. :-/

Calories in/ calories out: 2547/~3000

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Weigh-in: +0.6

I hate my neighbors.

I live in a townhouse and my neighbors insist on having parties and blaring music and hanging out on their deck, which is right under my bedroom window, all while yelling and laughing. I was startled awake at 1 am this morning by them carrying on outside. 😯 I went down and opened up my door that is on the same level as their deck and asked them to keep it down.  They went inside, but apparently turned up their music a few more notches.  My whole house was thumping – RIDICULOUS – and this is not the first time.  Since they moved in we have been over about a dozen times to ask them to turn down their base/music, so it’s not as if they don’t realize that we can hear it.  I just don’t understand how you can have such bad manners when living in a townhouse.  

For the first time ever I ended up calling the cops so they could deal with it.  I don’t like being that person, but I don’t feel like I had any choice in the matter.  So, I ended up getting about 5 hours of extremely interrupted sleep, which I’m sure contributed to my “weight-gain” at weigh-in this morning.

The rest of the day was quite wonderful though.  We walked to our WW meeting then walked to pick up my car. Later we had lunch with an old friend and hung out for a few hours catching up.  Then we stopped by Old Navy and I found a nice pair of jeans on sale for $18.  After we ate dinner we came home, walked the dogs, rented a movie and lounged around.   It was such a nice relaxing day, even if it didn’t start out that way.

Breakfast ( 360 cal): I fixed a quick sandwich with left over BBQ tempeh and avocado.  I only ate about 1/3 of the bun. After the meeting I picked up some Cheerios to much on while we walked to get my car.

Lunch (556 cal): We tried out a new place for lunch – Jason’s Deli – they have a lot of healthy options, list nutritional information for everything and also have organic options. I got the Spinach Mushroom wrap + hummus, fruit, a cup of vegetable pasta soup and a butterscotch dum dum for dessert.  The white stuff was a dip for the fruit that I didn’t eat.  I was pretty impressed with the food and we will certainly go back.

Dinner (360 cal): We stopped by Red Robin for an early dinner.  I got the lettuce wrapped protein burger (sub boca) with broccoli. ❤ Red Robin, it is one of the few places I know I can get a nice protein packed meal!

After-Dinner Snacks (445 cal): I finally tried the Cheddar Twists the I got at a WW meeting a few weeks ago – pretty tasty.  And after we walked the dogs I had a chobani with cherries, cinnamon, Kashi GoLean, and 1/2 of a Beth Blondie.  

Hope you are all having a wonderful long weekend.  I have so much catching up to do on everyone’s blogs it is just pathetic. 😳  Hopefully I can get to some of that tomorrow after our long run.  Nighty Night.

Calories in/ Calories out: 1721/~2300

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I ended up burning a lot more calories than expected yesterday because the boy and I attempted to walk down to GNC and pick up some Designer Whey. I say attempted because they were actually closed before we got there. This was great luck for the puppets because we stopped by the pet store and picked them up multiple treats so they would forgive us for being out all night. I am not above bribery.

This morning The boy and I ran most of the 10k route doing a 4/1 run/walk. Aside from some leg fatigue while going up a few hills the run felt so good to us both. It didn’t hurt that it was 60 degrees and bright out. We stopped by 7-11 to get some drinks afterwards and I picked up a crystal light mango Slurpee. Such a great way to end the run!

Breakfast (456 cal): I made the both the boy and I a scramble with egg white, broccoli, and sprinkle of FF cheddar. I paired mine with a bowl of cereal that included Kashi GoLean, puffed kamut, a sliced banana, sunflower seeds, and soy milk.

Mid-morning Snack (194 cal): I grabbed a couple apples when I got down to the conference this morning. Lots of delays on the metro so I got in about 5-10 minutes after the first breakout session started. Anyway, I had one of the apples with a Texas BBQ Primal Strip. The apple was very juicy, yet tasteless – I ate about half. Therefore I also had a little sample pack of cheese crackers that I received with my FiberGourmet pasta. This is a new product by FiberGourmet – one I wouldn’t buy. Salty yet bland.

Lunch (650 cal): Once I got back to N Va the boy picked me up and then we stopped by whole foods were I picked up a salad. My mix included greens, broccoli, celery, peppers, carrots, cabbage, a couple pieces of balsamic roasted tofu and a bit of curried wheat berry salad. Then we went to noodles and co. for my entrée. As usual I got the Bangkok Curry with tofu. Unfortunately, I forgot to ask for the wheat noodles. It is defiantly better with the wheat noodles.

Mid-afternoon (162 cal): I picked up this wonderful watermelon at whole foods and also had a Hickory Smoked Primal Strip.

Dinner (270 cal): So the plan was to have dinner at the Daily Grill with some family from out of town – then we found out we wouldn’t be eating until 8 pm 😯 well that wasn’t going to work so we stopped by the store and grabbed something to make for dinner (we were at the in-laws). I made myself an English muffin topped with a boca, lettuce, onion, and avocado with some raw broccoli and cauliflower on the side.

Second dinner (76 cal): at the Daily Grill I just ordered a dinner salad and used barely a tablespoon of ranch dressing. I also had a couple un-pictured strawberries.

Calories in/ calories out: 1808/~2400

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Conference was just ok today. A lot if the content is driven by q&a and most of the questions weren’t applicable to my company. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

I had to get up super early to get my workout in this morning. We went to the gym where I did 15 minutes on the treadmill – hills level 15, 3.5 mph. Next I completed my circuit and then went back for 10 minutes on the stair mill. I did much better on my hang for the Women’s Health Master 3 Pull-ups Plan: 8, 4, 2 seconds each. This was much better than Tuesday. It’s funny, even though I was in no danger of falling or getting hurt, I was a little scared of each push-off.

Breakfast (464 cal): This morning I made some cinnamon banana raisin oats topped with soy milk and peanut butter. I also had a small glass of the rest of my soy milk with BL protein. It was all yummy, but was lacking in protein.

Morning Snack (50 cal): once I got to the conference I grabbed a small plate of fruit to snack on. I also nabbed a banana and a box of all bran for later.

Lunch (634 cal): I knew I should have skipped the lunch – I’ll know better tomorrow. 🙂 started with some butter lettuce and carrots with a spritz of lemon. The vegetarian entrée was a creamy mushroom filled phyllo on top of orzo accompanied by green beans and peppers. Talk about white carbs and no protein! Once I stepped outside for some fresh air I broke into a Texas BBQ Primal Strip for some much needed protein.

Dinner (538 cal): Dinner was another hodgepodge.  I had a quorn naked cutlet on top of a wheat berry pilaf (wheat berries, TJs super cranberry pomegranate mix, almonds), steamed veggies topped with a sprinkle of parm, and a Garden Lites Spinach Souffle.  It all actually went fairly well together.  This was my least favorite flavor of the Garden Lites and I wouldn’t buy it again. 


I’ll be taking off early from the conference tomorrow after the morning sessions (and skipping that lunch) because the afternoon session isn’t applicable.  The good news is the boy is getting the afternoon off, so we’ll have a wonderful afternoon together! 😀

Calories in/ Calories out: 1685/~2200

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For the first time in weeks the boy and I did a steady, sustained 3+ mile run this morning AND I didn’t have any pain!  It felt good, let me tell ya.

I have been doing pretty good at cleaning out my fridge, freezer and pantry of food I have collected.  This is why you might notice some odd combinations. 😀 Of course this should be saving me more money, but I think I’ve been visiting the deli a bit more for fresh salads.

IMG_0445Breakfast (414 cal): Last night I started my first ever batch of overnight oats.  I combined oats, frozen cherries, flax meal and soy milk.  This morning I added water and nuked as usual.  Once warm and steamy I added a scoop of BL vanilla protein and topped with peanut butter.  I have never made oats with anything but water before so this was nice, but not all that different, maybe because I usually add soy milk after it cooks anyway.

Mid-morning Snack (214 cal): Chocolate PB2 ‘fu Pudding! I’m so happy I made both servings yesterday… today I added some peanuts and Kashi GoLean. This is like the best healthy mousse! So yummy and full of protein.



Lunch (464 cal): I had very limited time to grab lunch today, so I grabbed a little from home and supplimented with a deli salad.  First I made a warm salad with Light Life BBQ Tempeh, TJ’s Corn and chili salsa and wheatberries.  My deli salad included:

  • Romaine/Greens
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • green pepper
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • peas
  • onion
  • apple
  • FF Ranch

The tempeh was pretty good.  It is marinaded in BBQ sauces so I just pan “fried” it a little to get it warm and add some color.  That TJs salsa was the star of the show though – sweet heat. YUM!

Mid-Afternoon Snack (190 cal): Just a simple bowl of cinnamon oat bran topped with the other half of my apple from lunch.

IMG_0486Dinner (413 cal): While looking through my freezer I found a Garden Lites Zucchini Souffle in the back. So I paired with grilled flat-out wrap stuffed with a Boca Bruschetta Tomato Basil Parmesan burger and swiss cheese, and a big pile of veggies – green beans, yellow squash, onion, red pepper.  This zucchini souffle was SO GOOD, very light and fluffy like the previous one, but this had such a great flavor to it. I would certainly buy it again.

After-dinner Snack (62 cal): After dinner the boy and I set out on a three mile walk.  For some reason I think I got too hot and I started feeling dizzy, got all clammy and felt like I might pass out or something.  We sat down for a few and then made our way to Giant where I got a drink and some fruit that was barely even mediocre. I felt much better afterwards.  I’ve had that happen when I’m taking a hot shower before, but it really wasn’t even all that warm out.  Strange.  Have you ever had anything like that happen to you?

I have to get up super early tomorrow and Friday because I have a conference to attend down in D.C. for work.  :-/  I hate having to travel into D.C.  Regardless it’s better than having to be at the office. 😉

Calories In/Calories Out: 1758/~2425

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Hello! 🙂

It’s been a good day.  I started out with a super sweaty workout at the gym.  30 minutes on the elliptical with the last 10 minutes being 30 second sprints. Lovely.  Then I moved on to my awesome new circuit routine. I was not as strong as last time, but still as sweaty. hehe

THEN I moved on to Women’s Health Master 3 Pullups plan.  I have NEVER EVER completed a pull-up, have you? Want to join me in trying? Today was my first day – Step 1: Flexed-arm hang – the goal is 3 25-second holds and then move on to the next goal- I did 7 then 3 then 1.  Looks like I have something to work towards! 🙂

Breakfast (285 cal): Protein was in order after that workout.  I stuffed a flat-out with egg whites/spinach, a little FF cheddar, a NEW MorningStar Farms Maple Flavored Sausage patty and avocado. V. yummy, but a little sweet.

Mid-morning Snack (353 cal): I made a nice warm bowl of cinnamon oat bran topped with blackberries and a 100-cal pack of Walnuts and Almonds. On the side I had another maple flavored sausage.  It was much better on it’s own and would be great with pancakes/waffles/french toast.  And hey, you can’t beat 5 grams of yummy protein for 40 calories!

Lunch (426 cal): Ummm I was being lazy 😳 so I picked up a salad from downstairs.  I topped it with some things from home and devoured it. YUM!

IMG_0411All the usual suspects and some not so usual:

  • Romaine/Greens
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • green peppers
  • celery
  • kidney beans
  • black beans
  • onion
  • corn/jimica salad
  • olives
  • avocado
  • tofurkey
  • FF ranch
  • 3 Ak-Mak crackers


Mid-afternoon Snack (163 cal): Thank you Erin @ Care to Eat for opening my eyes to the wonderful world of ‘fu pudding. I am seriously in love! After I finished eating lunch I whipped up a batch of chocolate & PB ‘fu pudding before heading back to work.  Unfortunately, I left my kitchen a wreck, but it was worth it.  I took 1/2 of the loveliness back to work with me and topped it with Kashi GoLean. I may or may not have licked the bowl. 😀 My ‘fu included: 1 block Mori-NU Lite Firm, 2 T unsweetened cocoa, 2 T PB2, splenda. I am so excited to try other combos.

Dinner (484 cal): I started with a salad topped with blackberries, sunflower seeds, a sparse sprinkle of parmesan and a little FF Italian dressing.  My main course was half a pita stuffed with a MorningStar Farms Vegan Griller, pickles and ketchup. On the side I had a mix of green beans/yellow squash/onion/red peppers/broccoli stalks, baked beans, and chips lacking any nutritional value FF Pringles.IMG_0427

Calories in/Calories out: 1710/~2200

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