Posts tagged ‘crackers’

Flip Flops

I was finally able to break out the flip flops today after work!  It was close to 70 and completely sunny, my feet felt to happy to be out of my typical winter Uggs!  It’s really late and I’m really tired so I’m just going to get to it.

For breakfast I had a 5% Plain Fage.  So not worth the 9 grams of fat!  Don’t get me wrong it was good but to be honest I didn’t taste the difference between the 0% to the 5% maybe a little creamier but I’m definitely going to stick with 0%.  I had brought a container of my POM juice and mixed that into the yogurt to give it some flavor.

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I used about a quarter of the juice in my yogurt and drank the rest mixed with some water. 

For lunch I grabbed a can of soup this morning quickly, it was once again Progresso which I bought months before I started eating healthier, the stats are good it’s the lengthy ingredient list that gives me doubts.  I’d much rather have a different brand that’s not full of ingredients I can’t pronounce, but I bought them and I’m not going to let them go to waste, so I grabbed a can of Tomato Rotini, it tasted like chef Boyardee which I never liked even as a kid.

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On the side I had the last of my Kashi crackers.

Andrew’s mom invited us over for a Corned Beef and cabbage dinner tonight.  I came home after work and made myself a grilled cheese with 2 pieces of double fiber bread, and a string cheese, and of course I had a pickle on the side. 

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At Andrew’s parent’s house I enjoyed some unpictured salad and some roasted potato pieces.  It was good but I still haven’t told them about the blog so I didn’t snap any pictures.

After that I went to my parents house to pick up my Girl Scout Cookies!!!  I got 2 boxes of tagalongs and as soon as I got home I had to rip open the box and eat 2!  Those little devils are so good!

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Well I’m off to bed!  Hope you all had a good day and don’t forget tomorrow is Thursday!  We’re almost to the weekend!

March 18, 2009 at 9:28 pm 14 comments

A New Spin On Leftovers

Whew Monday is over!  Today was a pretty good day, I’m feeling much better today.  I would say I’m 90% back to good health.  My work day flew right before, before I knew it the day was over and it was time to go home.  Tomorrow is not going to be a fun day I’m starting a new project and I pretty much have 2 days to get it all done.  Should make tomorrow go by quickly as well, but it is going to be so hectic!  Hope you all had a fabulous Monday!

Chobani was on sale at Stop and Shop 10 for 10 so of course I stocked up.  I feel like it’s been a while so I grabbed a peach one for breakfast today.  I also restocked my Bear Naked Peak Protein Granola so I was able to have a protein filled breakfast.

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You can see my desk was a complete disaster today with all the papers surrounding my breakfast.  My desk is usually super neat but I let all the papers pile up around me today.  Hopefully after this quick project is over my desk will be back to my normal organized work space.

Lunch today I had a serving of Pacific Natural Foods Organic Creamy Tomato soup.  I enjoyed it a lot, but I’ve never been a big fan of tomato soup, I would get this again just for ease, but it’s hardly something I would crave.

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On the side I had 15 kashi crackers, but only ate 10 of them.  I put the other 5 back in the box for another day.

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After this lunch I was satisfied for a long time but around 3 I got hungry again.  I snacked on 3/4 of a banana with pb sandwiched in the middle.

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I love this snack it is so filling and it does an awesome job of fueling a workout or keeping me from snacking all afternoon at work.  It gets the job done for serious. Yes, I just said for serious, it’s something I’ve been made fun of since high school, it’s something I say though I know it’s not good English though.

For dinner tonight I was craving the rest of my taco meat from yesterday.  But for the sake of the blog, I knew tacos again would be so boring so I re-created tacos with a new twist.  Taco Pizza was born!

It was a whole wheat boboli crust, 2.5 ounces of taco meat, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 2 sweet mini peppers diced,  and a little more then an ounce of a low fat mexican blend cheese.  I haven’t used VeggieGirl’s “Holy Yum” on this blog yet, but for real guys, HOLY YUM!

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Dare I say this was better then regular tacos.  After I finished eating I thought of one thing that would have made it better.  Shredded lettuce on top once it was out of the oven.  Seriously that would have been out of this world!  Please if you find yourself with taco leftovers, make this pizza, you will NOT regret it!

After dinner I was contemplating going to the gym.  I know I’m probably not going to be able to go tomorrow because I have a doctors appointment and then a dinner date with my friend Michelle.  But it’s cold out there!  So instead I looked on demand and found a yoga sculpt program.  I’ve never really done yoga, I mean sure on the Wii Fit, which totally doesn’t count.  After I set it up and the show started I found out it was level intermediate to advanced.  I didn’t feel like looking for a new one so I did the best I could, I can’t believe how much work it was!  Yoga is something I will totally do again.

 

P.S. Head on over to Hangry Pants where Heather and Mark are giving away a box of Zoe’s Granola!

February 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm 11 comments

Training #2

First of all thank all of you who commented wishing my sister well.  It meant a lot to me and my family to have those nice comments.  You girls are all awesome!

My sister fainted again last night, but today she seems a little bit better.  I hope she shakes this flu fast.  I hate seeing her so miserable.

My pattern seems to be to forget to bring my camera to work on Thursdays.  So I’ll have to hurt your eyes with my incredibly bad pictures from my phone, sorry!!!

I was super forgetful today I completely forgot to bring my breakfast, so I had to improvise with what I had on hand at work.

I did remember to bring 2 clementines so to that I added 15 kashi crackers with the tiniest amount of peanut butter I had left.

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It was pretty good even though I know greek yogurt would have been a million times better.

For a snack a couple hours later I had some pistachios.  These are by far my favorite nut.

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For lunch I brought a salad with romaine lettuce, spinach, and chicken with my balsamic vinaigrette.

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This was really good, but it didn’t do that great of job holding me over, it’s not my usual supersize salad.

So around 3 I had 2 prunes.

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Katie asked me last time I had these where I got them.  They are made by Sunsweet and they are called “Sunsweet Ones,”  I’ve found them in my local grocer near all the dates, nuts, and other dried fruit near the produce.  I know they did have them at Costco for a short time as well.  You can buy them on the website and I think that price is very close if not less then what I paid at the store.

After work I came to eat and relax before my second appointment with my trainer. I decided a couple days ago it was time to have a Brinner (breakfast and dinner) again.  I had an egg with 3 pieces or turkey sausage and an Arnold Sandwich Thin.

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This was really great and definitely gave me the energy I needed to work out.

Today was mostly  an arms day which is probably my weakest muscle group.  It felt really good to work on them.  I also did a bunch of planks and other ab exercises.  The time flew by and even my trainer told me I was a complete different person this week as compared to last week.  I love the positive feedback, and I especially love that I can feel myself getting stronger day by day. 

Melanie left me a comment yesterday asking me if I felt weak at the gym and suggested I wasn’t getting enough fuel for my workout.  Yesterday was a very weird day for me and I think with all the stress from my sister being in the hospital squashed my appetite.  Melanie was definitely correct though I need to eat enough food to fuel my body for my workouts.

With Melanie’s comment yesterday it made me wonder, am I eating enough, am I eating too much?  It’s been almost a month now and I definitely feel better but I’m wondering if I’m eating the best I can.  I don’t know if I’ve ever made it clear on here before but any advice is welcome!  I’m still learning to listen to my body and to nourish it with whole foods, but if anyone has any suggestions feel free to leave them. 

Well tomorrow is Friday!  I’m so excited.  Andrew and I decided the other day we wanted to have a superbowl party, any suggestions for some healthy game day eats?

Hope you all have a lovely night and a great Friday!

January 29, 2009 at 10:01 pm 3 comments

Feel The Burn

Before I talk about my first session with a personal trainer lets go over the eats.

For breakfast I switched things up a little and had a Peach Chobani, with a honey crisp apple on the side.

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I wasn’t really that hungry so this did a great job of keeping me satisfied until lunch time rolled around.

For lunch I had some of the leftover chicken tacos but in a salad, it contained, romaine, spinach, onions, chicken, and salsa for a dressing.  This was so good!

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That little container is from duck sauce or something one night from a while ago while eating at my parents house.  I’ve saved them and I use them for dressings, pb, and mustard for dipping.  Keeps the salad from getting soggy.

With my lunch I also had some grapes.

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For a mid-afternoon snack I had Kashi crackers and another orange.

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Before I went to the gym I had a Carrot Cake Clif Bar.

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So I met with my trainer and he certainly kicked my butt.  He had me doing so much that I never though I’d be able to do.  A couple minutes before the end of my session I started to get dizzy, too much for my body for the first day.  He took me outside to get some fresh air, and that certainly calmed me down.  I felt stupid until he told me that he really pushed me and I didn’t give up on any of the exercises, I did them all really well and he was impressed he never had to correct me or urge me to keep going.  So that made me feel better.  I found out I only had one more exercise to do with him though, and I wished I had pushed through but I didn’t realize how late into the session it was.  I scheduled an appointment for the same time and then attempted to do some cardio.  I didn’t last long before I started to get dizzy again so we left the gym.

After resting we went into Subway and got subs.  I didn’t think I’d be able to eat much because of the way I felt so we got them to go and we took them home to eat.

I got a veggie delight again, lettuce, onions, cucs, green bell peppers, banana peppers, and vinegar, all on the 9-grain wheat bread. 

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I wound up eating about 2/3 of it but that was it.  Now I’m ready to go to bed!  It was an exhausting but fun day.  I can’t wait to go back to the gym tomorrow to practice all the things we did tonight.  My goal is to next week accomplish everything we did tonight, and whatever else he throws at me without feeling sick.  I’m already feeling sore and I imagine I’ll be even more so tomorrow.  But I love that feeling!

Oh be sure to visit Meghann.  She’s joined Teams In Training and is going to raise $3,900 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!  She has a website set up for donations, (which I will gladly be donating to next pay day!)  And in return she’ll be running in the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon!  How awesome is that? If you can’t donate, all her ad revenue is going towards her goal, so stop by and wish her luck on this amazing journey!

I hope you all have a great Friday!!!  Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?

January 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm 9 comments

Constant Chill

I have been cold since I got out of bed this morning.  No amount of hot food or liquid could warm me up. I’m looking forward to posting this and then getting into bed.  I hope you all were able to stay warm today!

Breakfast was the same old, same old.  A vanilla Chobani, with peak protein granola, and dried cranberries.  It’s such a good combo I can’t get enough.

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Along with my yogurt I had 2 prunes.

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That sweater you see is my big emergency work sweater, when I’m really cold it’s big enough to fit over no matter what I’m wearing.  Even that sweater couldn’t warm me up today.

Around 10:30 I got super hungry, and my planned orange was not going to hold me over until lunch so I had 15 Kashi crackers.

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That did a good job of filling me up until lunch time.  I was super excited about my lunch because I had packed a pb and banana sandwich on an Arnold Sandwich Thin.

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This was the first time I had ever had a pb and banana sandwich, I’ve put pb on bananas though and loved it, so it’s no surprise this was a really great combo.

I also brought a kiwi!

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I have not had a kiwi in such a long time, this was delicious warm weather treat, it made me wish for summer and warmer weather so badly!!

Around 3:30 I had 1/2 a green pepper all cut up.

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After work I had plans to go to the gym, but tomorrow is my first session of personal training so I decided to take it easy with Andrew tonight before all hell breaks loose tomorrow.  I’m really excited but also really nervous about the training.  I can’t wait to see how it goes.

So for dinner we decided to make our favorite dinner of tacos but with a twist.  We picked up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from work and took all the white meat off, removed the skin, and shredded the meat. We found a seasoning mix with the least amount of sodium and all natural ingredients and used that to create our first batch of chicken tacos.

I put mine on a flat out wrap with lots of lettuce, onions, brown rice, 3 ounces of chicken, salsa, and about 1/2 an ounce of Mexican cheese blend.

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I wound up overloading on the lettuce and had to take some off and I ate that on the side.

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This was really good!  I thought it was almost as good if not better as when we make it with the extra lean ground beef.  I feel like the chicken just carried the flavor so much better.

This was a delicious meal! 

Well I hope you all had a great Wednesday, and have a wonderful Thursday.

January 21, 2009 at 8:42 pm 6 comments

I feel like a Pincushion

More on my not-so-good acupuncture experience in a minute. 

But first here are today’s eats.

I got my Chobani back!  It’s actually on sale this week so there was only one left, but I did get a rain check and will be heading back to the store to stock up while they’re 10 for 10.  Mixed into the plain yogurt I had more Bare Naked Peak Protein granola, I love that granola!

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That’s my second to last clementine.  I need to make another trip to Whole Foods for some more, they’re the only place I can find them where 1/2 the box isn’t already rotten. 

Around 11:00 I got hungry so I had a small bag of pb puffins, I can’t get enough of the cereal.

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Lunch was Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB with Raspberry Preserves on an Arnold Sandwich thin.

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And a braeburn apple, it was a pretty good apple.

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After work and my acupuncture appointment I raced home to eat I was starving and I knew I needed fresh veggies so sorry about the repeat but it was another taco salad, this was included the same except instead of green peppers I had mini cucumbers. 

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It looks like a lot of meat but it was only 2.5 ounces.  I had a second bowl with another 1/2 an ounce and no cheese and a little less veggies.  Those veggies filled me right up and gave me exactly what I was craving.  I never thought I would crave fresh veggies, but I guess I’ll learn a lot of things about myself this year.

So my acupuncture appointment was not what I expected at all.   The doctor sat me in a chair and stuck about 12 needles in my neck and the back of my head, then 2 in my hands, and 2 in my feet.  It was weird but it didn’t hurt at all.  He told me he’d be back in 20 minutes to take the needles out and to just try to relax.  I sat in the chair and felt really calm, then about 12 minutes into everything started to sound muffled.  I told myself it was nothing and to just stick it out, after a few more minutes I started to feel nauseous, and I was really sweating.  I felt like I was going to either pass out or puke.  He had given me a bell to ring if anything happened. 

After a minute when the feeling didn’t pass and I actually felt worse I rang the bell.  He didn’t come, I rang it again, and again, and again, I think in total I rang the bell 8 times.  Finally the receptionist came in, she told me I looked awful and very pale.  I told her I was going to pass out so she got the doctor.  He came in and told me I looked greenish and was all sweaty, he took all the needles out and told me to lay down on the table.  He went to get me water and when he came back in he told me he had put too many needles in for my first time!  What!?  Why would he do that?!  He told me that it happens sometimes and that I just needed to relax.  He asked if I was scared of needles or if I had ever given blood, I told him I was scared, but I had given blood before.  I don’t think it had anything to do with being afraid of the needles because why would it happen 15 minutes later, not right away?

After I felt better and able to drive home I left, he made another appointment for me on Wednesday.  But I don’t know what to do.  Should I go?  My left hand hurts really bad right now and there’s a small amount of bruising where the needle was. 

 I need advice, should I try one more time, or call it quits on acupuncture?

January 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm 6 comments


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