Whirwind weekend…

Sorry for the long hiatus guys! It was a wild and crazy weekend once again. Today I have been so tired and unable to focus for very long, I definitely wore myself out yesterday. Looking forward to an easy relaxing night at home…


Breakfast – Blackberry-blueberry-soymilk smoothie; toast with PB & PB (peanut butter and pumpkin butter)

Mid-morning I had some decaf coffee with Silk creamer (French Vanilla this time, much better!) and later headed to Cardio Kickboxing, love this class! Sweat up a storm and came back ready for lunch…

I’m not big on frozen dinners these days, but I was in a hurry this morning and didn’t have much food at home (Friday is usually grocery day in our house) so I grabbed this Amy’s Veggie Loaf meal since it was on sale and sounded pretty good…

It tasted good too! The only thing ‘weird’ was the texture of the loaf but the taste was amazing and the meal itself really filled me up…I also had a peach (later) and a Snapple diet green tea…

This green tea rocked! Yes, it has artificial sweetener, which I don’t care for, but it tasted so refreshing and made a nice break from water 🙂

There was a meeting at work in the afternoon with some leftover fruit kabobs…this picture came out so crappy! But this is strawberries, grapes and pineapple!

Then I had my last dark chocolate caramel Werther’s

I stayed late at work and when I got home it was time to hit the store, so I grabbed a quick snack of a mini Luna bar, these things are so nifty, I just wish they came in more flavors than the chocolately ones…believe it or not, I do get sick of chocolate after awhile 😉

When we got home, my husband went to go pick up the pizza we had ordered ahead of time, but he was gone for nearly an hour! The place we went to doesn’t have great service and quite frankly their pizza is overpriced, but my husband loves it and I sucked it up so he could enjoy it for one night…I won’t say where it is because I’d feel bad, I’m such a softie.

I made myself a salad of romaine, raisins, sunflower kernels and Newman’s Own Balsamic mist (like the other kind I had only without the nasty ingredients)! Love it!

Either the salad filled me up or we ate so late that I wasn’t as hungry anymore (?) but I just had one piece of mushroom pizza and a piece of cheesebread (I don’t usually but the hub insisted). Of course, I had to take a Lactaid pill beforehand…the things you do for love 😉

Later on, while watching “Be Kind Rewind” (which kinda sucked, I’m sad to say), I had some pumpkin ice cream with semisweet chocolate chips 🙂


My favorite has returned! Banana-chocolate smoothie using soymilk, 1 whole banana, no sugar added chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast (generic), and some ice, woo hoo!

Simply the best…I also had an English muffin with PB & preserves…

After breakfast, I went out for a walk-run: 5 minute warm up, alternating 3 minutes running with 3 minutes walking, then 5 minute cooldown. It was great! I definitely felt like I got a good workout in. It’s always good to do that early in the day too.

I can’t remember eating a snack Saturday morning or drinking coffee for that matter. I went to Whole Foods and got some sushi for lunch, I had been craving it all week!

This is avocado-cucumber vegetable roll with some soy sauce and wasabi on the side. This was all I ate for lunch because it filled me up fantastically!

Then I felt a huge nap coming on, so I took advantage! When I woke up, I had one of these bad boys that I also picked up at WF…thanks to Jenna from Eat Live Run for the recommendation, she was right, these things are heavenly!

After my nap and snack, me and my guy went to my parents house to work on our cars. Him and my dad did some under the hood stuff and I cleaned the interiors of both cars: windows, seats, dash, etc. I have to say, our cars are lookin’ pretty good. Unfortunately, my husband’s car battery decided to die the same day 😦 Stuff happens!

When we got done, I was starving! We went to eat at Brownie’s The Shed, a local German bar & grill…I got a chef salad with no cheese or croutons…it tasted very good and I was glad to get some good protein with veggies in. I had light italian dressing on the side, I didn’t have to use much 🙂

After we got back home, I didn’t feel full and I was craving something sweet, so I had some chocolate graham goldfish…I love that these are made with whole grains!

Couple hours later, I went with my best girlfriend to Barnes & Noble, one of our favorite past times and I enjoyed a grande coffee light frappuccino but almost forgot to take a pic, hah:

I also had a bite of her spinach pretzel which had real spinach in it, I was impressed! When we got back to my place to watch SNL (way better than last week’s James Franco ain’t bad), I had some 94% fat free popcorn (2 of the bowls pictured)…

And two dark chocolate kisses 🙂


Breakfast – Even though I was in bed a little after 1, my body still woke me up at 7 for some reason. I made some buckwheat pancakes (omitted oil, they tasted drier this time, perhaps because of no chocolate chips or blueberries?) and topped them with dark chocolate PB and a banana — as good as this looks, it didn’t hit the spot the way I’d hoped it would. Next time I’m just going to make chocolate chip pancakes again!

Also had a few links of turkey sausage…

Went out for another walk-run! Same as Saturday, I made sure to sprint the last minute, it felt really good to get the heart rate up…

Stopped at “The Bucks” (aka, well, you know) on the way to church…got a tall decaf soy latte! Breakfast held up really well and with this, I wasn’t hungry until much later…

We went to a fellowship with our Sunday school class at someone’s house and I forgot to take my phone in for pics. I had a small roll with a scoop of chicken salad, a little spoonful of ramen noodle slaw, and probably about a cup of some other kind of slaw that had green beans, red peppers and some kind of oil or dressing — it was cold, which threw me off, but it tasted good. I also had a cup of (regular) coffee with a ‘pod’ of french vanilla creamer.

When I got back home, my husband went out to get a new battery for his car (meh) and I started cleaning our apartment like a crazy woman! I was working so hard and that added in with my morning run, took a toll on my knees and feet. I had to make myself sit down for a bit. Then mom came over and I took a break over to B&N (I live really close to one in case you were wondering, haha).

While there I decided to try the other Vivanno smoothie, Orange Banana Mango. It was actually really good! I got mine made with soy milk and it was really creamy and fruity, perfect if that is what you are craving. Since I had only had a banana with breakfast, I knew I needed some more fruit for the day, this worked out perfectly!

Went back home and got to work again! I basically cleaned and scrubbed an entire floor of our apartment (we live in a townhome) including vacuuming, sweeping/mopping, dusting, plus the dishes and laundry. I don’t know what got in to me!

By the time I was done, I was so worn out that I sat in my husband’s recliner and watched a few episodes of Season One of “The Ultimate Fighter”…they had a marathon last weekend and I recorded the whole thing, haha…I heart Forrest Griffin! Plus, Chuck Liddell, who was his coach 🙂

A few hours later, I was ready for some dinner but nothing sounded good. I actually wanted to try to make up for my non-impressive breakfast. So I made a spinach-peppers omelette with mozzarella veggie cheese and ketchup, plus a piece of whole wheat toast with Smart Balance. It was pretty much great!


Later, I had 1/2 cup (measured this time!) of pumpkin ice cream with a fun size packet of M&M’s…so far, I think this is my favorite combo, don’t know why I can’t just eat it plain, haha…

I was up watching the Emmy’s (boring, but how funny was Josh Groban?) and felt some hunger coming on, so I had 1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean crunch cereal, that did the trick.

You know what’s amazing? When I was reflecting on the weekend, I thought I had slipped up a bit but when I posted it here and included my exercise and everything I did moving around, I don’t feel bad at all. I think I did great actually. Weird how that happens…

Hope everyone else had a great weekend! See ya tomorrow 🙂

About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on September 22, 2008, in Breakfast, coffee, Dessert, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, products, running, Snacks, Walking, Weekends. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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