Saturday, March 03, 2007

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane....

That's right, it is finally time for me to head back to Europe for a week =)

I am SO excited! Paris, Bruges, Brussels, and Amsterdam! PLUS 3 Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds shows.

I didn't make it to the gym at all this week and I am ok with that. I will be walking plenty in Europe and the gym will be right back here waiting for me when I return.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Still Going Strong

Wow. I can't believe it is Wednesday already. One week down and I haven't faltered. Today is a really nice day and all of my co-workers went out to lunch today at Logan's. I love Logan's, but there are way too many temptations at that place including the rolls and peanuts on the table. One of my co-workers even said to me, "technically we could bring you something back." I think that really just defeats the purpose of what I trying to do.

Anyway, I have been trying to focus on my food since I haven't been to the gym since Sunday. I haven't done the best. I had a run in with ice cream oreo sundaes on Tuesday and last night. They were amazing and I don't regret eating them. I also finished off a bag of caberry dark chocolate eggs. These have always been one of my favorite Easter Candies when they were milk chocolate and now they have dark chocolate! I am in heaven!

On Sunday I prepared most of my lunches for the week. On tap for this week is stuffed peppers. I sauted celery, onion and garlic in a little olive oil. I added some leftover turkey sausage that I had used in the egg muffins as well. I added some classico pasta sauce. I cooked the brown rice in chicken broth. And mix it all together! I cut the green peppers in half, so I made 4 servings and I had about 1/2 of the rice mixture leftover. I also have been eating the vegetable salad with different variations of granny smith apples, carrots, green onions, grapes, cucumber, grape tomatoes, buffalo mozarella, walnuts, and the honey mustard. I could eat that salad all the time.

I have also been eating pistachios, apples, and grapes for snacks.

I am hoping to make it to the gym tomorrow and Friday. Then I leave for Europe on Saturday!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Weekend Update

I am a little stressed right now. My other blog disappeared. I have no clue where it went or how to get it back. I e-mailed blogger about it, so hopefully they will be able to help because I think this has happened to others before.

Lexington, KY was wonderful. Usually on mini trips, I eat whatever I want because it is my time away. However, I am quite pleased with my eating. Friday evening I got in around 7:30 PM and checked into the hotel. My mom left a little later, so she got in around 9ish. I sung by chipotle and picked up dinner for us. She got a burrito, I got the burrito bowl. There was so much food I could only finish half of it. The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel. I had oatmeal w/skim milk, brown sugar, raisins, and assorted fruit. The brown sugar and raisins were a splurge as I usually use Splenda. Also, they had lots of goodies like pastries, biscuits, oven potatoes, bacon and sausage, but I didn't even get any. I had one of my mom's potatoes and it wasn't even that good.

We had a lunch at Panera, again good. We splurged and had ice cream. Dark chocolate ice cream with raspberry mix in. SO.GOOD. I consider this a success because I got the small when sometimes I get the medium or large when I really should get the small. Also, my mix in was fruit! No brownies or cookie dough, so yeah me!

We swung by chipotle for dinner again. I LOVE this place for some reason, and of course there are none in TN. This time we got a burrito bowl to share. At the concert I did have once glass of wine, but it was super tiny. Also throughout the day I nibbled on a few Frango mints.

Today my dad and brother met us for dinner. We went to this yummy bakery where I again had oatmeal. This time no milk, but brown sugar and pecans. What a treat! I also had part of a scone I didn't finish and half of a maple bar with butter cream filling. Yes, I know, I know breakfast wasn't the healthiest, but it was so good, a nice little treat, and I don't feel I over ate. I really didn't eat a lunch as I was driving home. When I stopped to get gas I was going to get a frosty, but the line was way to long. Back in the car and to the gym for me. I wore my workout clothes home so all I had to do was stop in on my way home. I did 45 min on the arc trainer.

Swung by the grocery store and picked up produce for the week. Once I settled in at home I started to make stuffed green peppers for this weeks lunches. I also heated up two of the egg "muffins", oven fries, and some frozen vegetables for a nice dinner.

I had a great weekend and it is sad that it is over. I am very proud of my eating this weekend considering how many chances there were for overeating. I feel that while my food choices may not have been the healthiest, I definitely kept my portion sizes in check.