1 Week Until Christmas!

It’s Crazy. 

It seems like just yesterday I was bundling up and freaking out about how cold it was to be trick or treating.  🙂  YESTERDAY here in Ohio we had massive ‘spring-style’ thunderstorms.  What the heck is going on, Mother Nature? 

Anywho – 

Today hasn’t been too horrid although I do think I could have made better choices – but it’s a learning curve again at this point. 🙂

BREAKFAST: 
1 Slice Homemade Wheat Bread, toasted
1 egg – fried with a small spray of Olive Oil in the pan. 

MID-MORNING SNACK:
Everything Bagel with Veggie Cream Cheese
(Dang drug reps) 🙂

LUNCH:
2 Breadsticks
a half serving of fries

Small mixed greens salad with dressing

3/4 of a hard boiled egg

**Lesson learned – even on Rep Lunch days I should still pack a lunch in case they don’t bring anything healthy/that i want to eat**

 

DINNER:

Chickpea and Roasted Winter Veggie Stew
Body by Vi Shake 

**I needed more Protein in my day — thus the Vi shake that I abhor**

Ehh.  All in all I am still within my caloric range for the day — so I may even add in a little snack of a few almonds between Lunch and Dinner.  Probably not, but it’s great to know I have the option. 🙂  

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BaH HuMbUg!

I am a Scrooge.

That’s what I have discovered.  I am SO NOT in the Holiday Spirit this year.  I am grumpy and forlorn.  Oh — and not anywhere near where I thought I would be as far as my weight loss goals.  Why?  Because I quit.

That’s right.  I’m a big fat quitter.  😦

My knees were beyond angry with me for taking up running.  I am far too large to run on such solid surfaces as Sidewalks and Roads.  Perhaps a treadmill with a little more give is the thing I need for now?  I’m not sure.

I have not given up on my dream of running all together — just temporarily.  I WILL run a 5K this spring.  I WILL!

I am back on the bandwagon.  Ya know, it’s the week before Christmas.  If I can make is this week amongst all the cookies and treats in the office, I can do this ANY TIME!  🙂

BREAKFAST:
2 Slices of homemade Wheat Bread, toasted
Strawberry Preserves.

LUNCH:
A roasted Winter Veggie and Chickpea Stew.  (Recipe)

Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Triangle.

DINNER:
Cajun Tilapia

Roasted Cauliflower

I have been drinking flavored teas like a maniac.

I am also starting an “It Works?” regime.  Greens, Vitamins, etc.  I am loving the results!

A Blog that I think will become my most favoritest place in all of cyberspace

I will be choosing a workout DVD tonight at random to complete – most likely a P90X one or Jillian or Bob.  I heart Jillian and Bob. 🙂

Here’s to a fresh start! ❤

Fat girls don’t run

Wow.  My body was screaming at me this morning.  It was saying ‘fat girls shouldn’t run’

So. .. Aleve has been my bestie today 🙂

Breakfast:
A parfait I made

Trader Joe Greek style yogurt (honey flavor)
Mixed berries
Granola
Pumpkin butter

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Lunch:
Rep lunch day
Tomato Basil mozzarella sandwich
Salad
Chips
Half a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie

Snack:
Little rag soup

Dinner:
Cajun tilapia
Warm cinnamon apples

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Training:
Active rest
Walking – 28 minutes (1.3 miles)

Happy Mid Week

Today is a much better day. 

Why?   Because I love fall and its starting to show its colors.

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Breakfast:
Fage Greek yogurt with honey

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After my last post about how unappealing it looks after stiring I saw this

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Whoops!

Lunch:
Bean burrito
Apples
Peanut butter
1 chocolate square

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Dinner:
Tuna sandwich (1can tuna, 2T horseradish hummus, 2 slices 12 grain bread)
‘Little rag’ soup
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Training:
Yep. A run day. Almost two miles at 15:11/mile. 😦
Perhaps its because I left my running partner at home?
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More likely, because I was already sore.

But I was READY to run today.

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Here’s hoping the run Friday is a smidge faster 🙂

bad day :(

today wasn’t so hot.

Breakfast:
oatmeal with 1T maple syrup,  cinnamon,  2T dried cherries, 1T slivered almonds

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Lunch:
Spaghetti-Os
apple
15 almonds

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Snack:
18 almonds
half box of raisins

Dinner:
here is where I lost my control
half a bag of Trader Joe Everything Pretzel Slims
almost the whole container of Trader Joe Horseradish Hummus
*that hummus is just wayyyy too good*

training:
I should have ran today but frankly I fell asleep bingeing on my dinner

tomorrow AM?

on a side note : i was still under my calorie goals for the day (i know – hard to believe,  right? )

🙂

Manic Monday

Breakfast
Same omelette as yesterday

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Pumpkin spice coffee in the new French press

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Lunch
Bean burrito with hot sauce
Apple

Dinner
Spaghetti-O’s
and
about half a medium thin crust margherita pizza
*gasp*
don’t judge me
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Snack
Fage with honey

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Looks just like the commercial

Here’s what happens after you stir

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Not so pretty 😦

1/2 box of raisins
15 almonds

Weekly update

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Yay!

Sunday silliness

Breakfast:
Mojo bar – peanut butter pretzel
Coffee

Training:
Day 1 of couch to 5k
2.01 miles. 14:54/mile

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Brunch:
2 egg omelette with
1 slice muenster cheese
Spinach
1 trader Joe chocolate yogurt European style

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Dinner:
1can tuna mixed with
2T horseradish hummus
23 everything pretzel slims
1slice muenster cheese
2oz moscato
2 happy hippo cookies

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Snack:
2 nyacker cookies

Weekend warrior

Saturday

The day I spend the morning ‘baby’ sitting.  🙂

I usually have to be over at my sister’s at 5:30/5:45 AM – She works at 6AM.

So I pack up my laptop, some work, a magazine or two, and enjoy the quiet while I wait (with dread) for the Heathens to awake 🙂

 

Punk (my oldest niece) — you can see her on my YouTube Channel. Is really into a ‘healthy foods’ kick.  So I told her I was making her a healthy breakfast.

Breakfast:

2 egg omelette (What? — They’re good) w/ Cheddar Cheese

Toast with Blackberry Preserves

Milk

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Yes, that is my breakfast and no I’m not afraid to admit that it’s my FAVORITE plate at my sister’s house. 🙂

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Speaking of Omelettes — I have officially decided I am a master… mine are getting fluffier and fluffier each time I make them.  MY secret?  LOW HEAT!  It takes longer, but they’re so good I don’t care.

*Before you judge that picture I do have to make it known that I was making omelettes in a saucepan — for some reason I can’t find a small skillet at my sister’s… Christmas present? – that’d go over well)

 

 

Normally Saturdays are the nights Punk stays with me – but this weekend I’ve been told she’s staying with MaMa… that means I can un tonight.  Yay!

Lunch:

1C Vegetarian Chili

2 cornbread muffins

*leftovers from Thursday*

 

Dinner:

Veggie pizza and birch beer

 

Training:

Day 2 of C25K

TGIF

TGIF indeed. 🙂

I love my job — a lot actually. (I know, weird right?) but I am still geeked for the weekend.

Breakfast:

2 egg omlette

2T homemade salsa

Coffee with the Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer you see in the background 🙂 (uhh…YUM!)

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On the way to work I was behind this car and I actually really enjoyed their bumper stickers.  I haven’t seen one – let alone three – that resonate so clearly with me.

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Lunch:

We talked our manager into taking us off-site for a lunch meeting (score!)

Chipotle was the choice

I had a salad with a small scoop of rice, black beans, veggies, all the salsas, and a ‘little’ cheese (which was as much as I put on in a ‘normal’ serving…HOLY COW!)

Dinner:

2 cornbread muffins

No – you read that right… just the muffins.  I fell asleep reading at 6pm and didn’t wake back up until 9pm.  I didn’t want to eat anything heavy that late so I just ate some of the left over muffins from last night’s dinner.  Meh.

Training:

Yes, today should have been a training day… but again, I fell asleep so I just jogged around my block a couple times with Demon Dog and came back in.  Total Distance?  MAYBE a half mile.  But I realized when I got back that I jogged the whole time (!?)