Breakfast for dinner!

Happy Monday blogland!
I always get into a better mood on Monday when I reflect back on my choices over the weekend and realize I did a pretty good job πŸ™‚ Even weeks where I made some errors or overindulged a bit, that just motivates me to start the next week off right! A lovely thing, these here blog is…
So here is my weekend in a (large) nutshell!
Friday
Breakfast – Banana/soymilk/chocolate instant breakfast smoothie, English muffin with real blueberry preserves, turkey sausage
Mid-morning snack – honey roasted peanuts (also a decaf coffee with Silk french vanilla creamer).

I was headed to the gym at lunch time and the peanuts burned right through me, so I had to eat half of my Muscle Milk Light bar (won’t be buying these anymore, can’t justify the trans fat when there are so many other good for you bars out there)…

Went to the gym…our aerobics instructor cancelled, so I decided to do a 40 minute walk/run on the treadmill. I warmed up for 5 minutes, walking between 3.0 and 3.8 mph; then I alternated 3 minutes of running at 6.0 mph with 3 minutes of walking at 4.0 for 30 minutes; cooled down for 5 minutes, gradually decreasing from 3.8 back down to 3.0 mph.

It wasn’t cardio kickboxing, but it was a great workout if the amount that I sweat was any proof πŸ™‚

Lunch was on the fly…I decided to stop at Subway because I hadn’t been in a LONG time. I got a oven roasted chicken breast sub on honey oat bread with spinach, tomato, green peppers, banana peppers and some yellow mustard. It was awesome and just what I needed to recover from that workout!

I can’t get a sub without Sun Chips (most of the time), so I had these and saved the apple for later…Sun Chips are great because they have a very short ingredients list and they are made with whole grains. Plus they taste GREAT! I cannot stand to eat anything (chips wise) but these, seriously.


Before I left work I ended up eating the apple and a Whole Soy & Co yogurt, can’t remember which flavor…

When I got home, we immediately went to the store and then I spent some time on the phone with a friend and didn’t have dinner until really late. I was so hungry by the time I made and ate it, that I totally forgot to take a pic!

And it’s a sad thing too…because I made beautiful french toast with scrambled eggs. 😦 Oh well, next time.

Dessert was the last bit of my Edy’s light pumpkin ice cream and some chocolate graham goldfish (the last of those as well — I’m excited to try the other flavors)…I was pleased with this ice cream because it’s one of my favorite flavors (having had it for the first time two years ago) and it doesn’t contain partially hydrogenated oils OR high fructose corn syrup. Hooray!


Saturday

After a somewhat rough Friday night, I woke up Saturday re-energized and ready to face the day!

I started things off with a nice bowl of oats (made with water), a banana and a heaping spoon of Peanut Butter & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin PB, probably about 1.5 tablespoons worth. I also had a multi-vitamin (not pictured) and an Adora calcium + Vitamin D supplement. Dark chocolate rules!

After this breakfast, I had some intense energy! So I decided to ‘pretend’ I was in cardio kickboxing class, since it had been cancelled the day before. I remembered most of the moves, so I set my watch and didn’t stop for over an hour. I got a full body workout and lots of cardio. I told my husband when I got down to the floor to do some abs, the carpet was wet from the sweat pouring off πŸ™‚ Gross to some, incredible to me!

After I showered and dressed (and chugged some water), I went to my parents’ house for a while and ate this Larabar as a snack. I think Peanut Butter Cookie is my favorite, but I also think I say that about all of them. You just can’t go wrong with Larabars. You can find one to fit your mood or craving any day πŸ™‚ I have almost tried every flavor!

When I got back home, I had lunch late (almost 3:00!) because breakfast, all the water and the Larabar held me really well. I’m trying to get better about not sticking to a schedule and eating when I’m hungry only.

I made a Boca original vegan burger (the best, no frills) on whole wheat bread with a slice of cheddar flavored veggie cheese, lettuce, and ketchup; also a leftover sweet potato with Smart Balance and cinnamon:

Then I did some stuff around the house and sat down for a while to watch tv. But my mind was racing, so I walked to Barnes & Noble and enjoyed an iced soy latte (tall) while I read some books to explore career options…

I came back home to eat some dinner before going out with the girls! I sort of had breakfast again: English muffin with Sun Butter and the last of the blueberry preserves; a V8 juice; soy yogurt with Kashi Go Lean crunch cereal. It was very filling and definitely kept me going the rest of the night…

Over the course of the evening, I had exactly 1 beer, a Bud Light. I was quite proud of myself. Check out this psychedelic picture!

When I got home, I thought I was ‘starving’ and thought about making a bowl of cereal. But knowing my propensity to eat too much of a good thing, I just kept the snack simple with a serving of peanut butter filled pretzels (the last of these too!). I had lots of peanut butter that day!

Sunday

Breakfast – Strawberry/soymilk/chocolate instant breakfast smoothie (again); whole wheat toast with pumpkin butter; scrambled eggs.

Coffee with non-dairy (powdered) creamer at church…

Lunch – Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom sub with no cheese and no mayo; bowl of cheddar Sun Chips (had those at home)…

Did you know? Jimmy John’s vegetables are from local sources and delivered on a daily basis. Unlike at Subway, nothing is delivered pre-sliced. Meat and vegetables are cut fresh in-house every day. (from the amazing book “Eat This, Not That” by David Zinczenko)



AIDS walk!

My friend Courtney and I before the walk

Thanks to those of you who contributed to this year’s Louisville AIDS walk. There was a huge turnout and the walk alone raised $178,000, which they said was $8k more than last year’s walk. Amazing!

The walk was great too, 3.1 miles downtown in our lovely city, plus we crossed the bridge over to Indiana and walked back. That was cool. It was a nice temperature but the sun made it a little warm. We definitely got a good workout in, I felt it!

Afterward, we decided to relax and chat for a bit at Barnes & Noble cafe. I swear, I go to this place a lot. It helps having one close πŸ˜‰

Tall decaf soy latte, hot this time…

After I got home, it took me a while to decide what I wanted for breakfast. I mean dinner. Haha. I wasn’t in the mood for meat or vegetables or anything dinner-like for some reason. So I made buckwheat chocolate chip pancakes, turkey sausage and had a double serving of V8 juice to at least get some liquid veggies in!

Until recently, I hadn’t had V8 juice in a long time but I bought some recently and now I am finding it tastes great and is a great way to get a veggie serving in if you’re feeling particularly picky somedays πŸ™‚

This worked! It was an amazingly filling dinner and I didn’t crave anything sweet afterward because I had already had it!

Later in the night, after catching up on some cleaning, household chores, and blog reading, I had this banana and a nice cup of water.


I noticed Sunday, I mostly stuck with big meals and not a lot of snacks. Sometimes this works for me because I sleep later on the weekends and as long as I keep myself occupied with stuff to do, I don’t go ‘grazing’ in my kitchen (or anyone else’s). So in my eyes, this weekend went really well.

Hope yours did too! See you next time.

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 29, 2008, in Breakfast, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, products, Snacks, Weekends. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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