Monthly Archives: July 2008
Left the phone (aka camera) at home today, so some things will have to be left up to your imagination! I was able to capture breakfast, thank goodness, because it was a really good one!
Oat bran (Mother’s brand, so tasty and creamy!) made with plain soy milk, banana, and peanut butter (430 cal), holla!
When I got to work I had a cup of coffee with soy milk and tried a blueberry Z bar for my snack, it was really good. Gotta love the Z bars, they have come out with a ton more flavors! I have apple cinnamon waiting for me next time I need a bar. I think the product line is actually for kids, but they are just right for me too.
Mid-morning snack: peach (starting to turn, eaten just in time!)
Lunch: peanut butter & preserves on flax bread, flavored applesauce, banana
2nd cup of coffee — it was freezing in the office!
Howdy folks! Isn’t today just a great day already? Hope everyone is feeling as good as I am today, if you’re not, hope your day brightens up soon :)
I woke up rather late this morning but I didn’t panic, I just grabbed a to-go breakfast of a Larabar, banana and chocolate soymilk (in my favorite to go cup):
Oh….my….goodness….has anyone else had the peanut butter cookie Larabar yet? It is the best bar I have ever had, no joke. I looooove peanut butter stuff and this was unbelieveable. You gotta try it, I’m so glad they came out with some new flavors, I wasn’t too excited about the other ones except for ginger snap.
My friends and I have started a potluck group on Wednesday nights; we have been having girl’s night for years, but we have always gone out to eat and so in an effort to save money and our health (and in return getting more time to spend together), we have started bringing our own stuff over.
This week, I had to do a side dish, so I made a salad with 4 cups baby greens (a spring mix), 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries (I sprinkled some lemon juice on them to keep them from wilting), 1/2 cup toasted almond slices, and some Annie’s gingerly vinaigrette dressing. I have tossed it all together except for the dressing; I haven’t decided how much dressing I’ll add in, but if I end up using 1/2 cup, the salad should be 90 calories per serving (I made enough for 4 of us).
The best part is I didn’t even have to buy anything, I had all of that stuff at home already :)
I usually don’t like bragging, but I can’t help but be really proud of myself these past two days! I have eaten well, gotten good quality workouts in and managed to stay in a good calorie range while hitting all the food groups. My healthy lifestyle is finally balanced again!
Sorry for leaving Tuesday hanging, I got busy yesterday I guess. Here’s how the rest of the day went:
Mott’s Healthy Harvest (no sugar added) flavored applesauce – I had wanted to try one of these for a while and it was really good! Can’t wait to taste other flavors :)
After lunch workout – 45 minute treadmill workout (thanks Tina!)
So Delicious yogurt in Key Lime – it wasn’t green like I expected it to be but it did taste EXACTLY like Key Lime pie ;-)
When I got home, I needed something else, so I had a cup of hot cocoa -
My goal for the day was to be at or under 1889 calories, I ended up at 1742! Doing it this way makes so much more sense to me.
**I am not a professional, this is just based on my own experience and research and should not be taken over the advice of your doctor or health professional.
So here I am blogging about my food on the actual day I ate it, yay!
Sunday was my husband’s birthday, so I woke up early (even after getting home late on Saturday!) to make some buckwheat waffles. They were so thick and filling, we could both only eat two (with sugar free syrup, btw)! I had mine with some chocolate soymilk…there was no fruit in the house :(
At church, I had this vanilla soy yogurt as a snack:
For lunch, we went to Chili’s and I got the exact same thing I did last time we went there about a month ago (sorry no pic)…the chicken fajita pita with broccoli instead of french fries. I also had about 5 chips with salsa.
My husband got a nice piece of dutch apple pie, his favorite. I chose to buy a slice so we wouldn’t have leftovers and so the family could enjoy a nice, more calorie friendly treat. I got lowfat vanilla ice cream (110 cal for 1/2 cup) and some small sugar cones (20 cal each). I had two of these:
I got hungry for dinner a few hours later, so I made a veggie burger with cheese, lettuce and light mayo on 12 grain bread. Applesauce on the side…
But that night I did myself in with some Barbara’s peanut butter puffins! I had three cups I think, sheesh ;-)
Started off the day with a very filling breakfast: whole wheat bagel with sun butter and preserves, 1/2 cup strawberries and a cup of chocolate soymilk (545 calories)
Around 10:30, we were having a party at work but I wasn’t really that hungry for a snack, so I just had a few of these apple slices (about 50 calories):
Lunch was a can of Healthy Life spicy vegetarian chili (yum) with 2 sourdough wasa crackers (390 cal):
About an hour after lunch, I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. It felt so good to exercise again, hopefully I can get back in the groove! When I returned I had three Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses (about 75 cal) and tons of water!
Later on in the afternoon, I had some baby carrots & a Laughing Cow cheese wedge (70 cal for both) and a fresh peach (60):
- One-arm dumbbell rows with balance ball (using 10 lb dumbbell; 2 x 15) *this move worked out so much more than my arm, it was great!
I definitely paid more attention to my body tonight. I waited 2 hours after dinner to have a sweet treat which was 1/2 cup of ice cream in a cone (130 calories):
Then later on, I got a little hungry and knew that a cup of fat free hot chocolate would make me feel full and also help me get my daily calcium in (it has as much as a cup of milk and only 50 calories):
I don’t know how it keeps happening that I get away from here for a week or more! Actually, it’s a few things…my online picture service was down for a few days and then I went out of town with my best bud this weekend to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see qualifying and practice for the Nascar Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and also a FREE concert of my all-time fave band, the Goo Goo Dolls <3 It was a great weekend!
This might take a while so bear with me…pardon my lack of description, I’m just going to let the pics speak for themselves :)
Going back to Wednesday, where we left off -
We are going out of town AGAIN this coming weekend but I should be able to keep up better because I’m just guessing there won’t be as much to take pictures of. But I could be wrong! :)
Happy Tuesday! I will catch up on Sunday and Monday next…
Happy Wednesday blog readers!
I tried to wake up this morning to exercise and realized that at 5:15, it is still pitch black outside here, so that’s probably not the best idea. I think what I will do is either some workout dvds or perhaps wait until 6:00 when the sun starts to come up, so I can get outside. That will require planning things out the night before and making my lunch ahead of time and having a quick breakfast.
This morning, I was just way too tired, so I laid on the couch until almost 6:30! I was out late at the movie last night and then had trouble getting to sleep once we got home even though I had no trouble sleeping in the theatre, ha. I think I just had a lot on my mind.
Speaking of which, I have weighed myself every morning since I returned home from Nicaragua and I’m really starting to find it counterproductive. So I think when I start my 30 days with Jillian Michaels, I am also going to try and go 30 days with no scale. Truthfully, now that I have lost this much weight, I am less concerned with the number and more interested in how I feel and look these days. So I’m going to take the scale off the floor and put it back on the shelf where it belongs!
Breakfast this morning was kind of random…I made the rest of my leftover steel cut oats with 1/3 cup plain soymilk and some blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and a packet of McDonald’s granola that I didn’t use from Friday at the airport. I also had a cup of chocolate soymilk because I was craving it!
Then on the way to work, mom suggested Starbucks and since I was tired, I didn’t feel too bad having a regular (non-decaf!) tall soy latte. Don’t think I need much more ‘milk’ products today!
As I was drinking my $3 coffee (60 cordobas), I began to feel like that spoiled U.S. American again and really missed being in Nicaragua. It really is ridiculous to spend that much on coffee. Guess if I really want some, I’m going to have to buy a small coffeemaker, I had gotten rid of mine because I had quit drinking coffee and when I did drink it, I only had 1 cup and it was a 12-cup pot!
Have a great day!
I am so tired! We went to an 8:00 showing of “The Dark Knight” last night and I kept falling asleep toward the end so I think I missed some stuff, dang it. I hate that I’m old and fall asleep in movie theatres. I also fall asleep at home on the couch when we rent them too. Sheesh.
I had to make dinner in a rush so we could make it to the theatre on time, so I heated up some left over pinto beans and brown rice, tossed in some chili garlic sauce (hot), and then toasted up a pita pocket and stuffed in some red pepper hummus and poured myself a glass of Bare Foot Shiraz.
As for the movie, Heath Ledger was brilliant and Christian Bale did a good job, though his “Batman voice” was a little humorous this time around. It was a little long too, which is why I fell asleep toward the end. But luckily it was bargain Tuesday ($6) and I hadn’t seen anything in the theatre in over a month.
I took some vanilla wafers and Silk soymilk (the very vanilla is easy for me to drink by itself) as a snack, I ate all but two of the wafers (shared with a friend) and not pictured are two dark chocolate hershey kisses my friend shared with me :)
What a day! Hopefully I will be exercising again soon, I know I will feel better when I do.