Thursday, May 03, 2007

It is a morning like this morning that reminds me how easy it is to eat about 10 mini, muffins, biscuits, and scones in one sitting. However, today I did not do that I had a huge plate of fruit and 2 mini scones. Like really mini, they probably were less then half the size of a starbucks scone combined. There was an event at work this morning (a really popular writer who writes business books about strenghts and weakness and all that jazz) and I was able to attend. However, I was sort of work before hand and that was the stressful part and the part where I could have potentially binged.

I got to work before 7:30 which is early for me. So I could only go to the gym for an hour. I did 45 minutes on the arc trainer and 20 minutes on the treadmill.

I am supposed to have kickball tonight if it doesn't rain! Then tomorrow it is off to West Virginia for an early Mother's Day Celebration with my mom.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Am I getting old?

No gym for me this morning! I stayed up a little too late last night and didn't get into bed until about 1 AM. Getting up at 4:30 was just not in the cards.

Last night a friend made me dinner. We had black bean, onion, and chicken quesadillas with my favorite spicy blue corn tortilla chips, and Coronas. Speaking of alcohol. I have noticed that my tolerance is pretty much next to nothing. I feel like between 2-3 beers I am now on my way to being tipsy. This isn't normal. I used to be able to throw down and now it's not so anymore. Maybe my tolernance is changing because of the foods I have been eating or because I am getting older? I am not really sure. Either way I just need to watch how much I drink.

Not sure what my plans are for dinner, but I am going to the movies to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dirty Dancing by watching it on the big screen!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day!

Last night I was busy playing around with my new apple laptop to even worry about dinner =) Around 8 PM I decided I better eat something. So, I decided on roasted potatoes and a bean salad. When I lived in Italy, my favorite restaurant served these really yummy roasted potatoes with rosemary. They also fried them. I make my own version which I find equally as yummy. I cut up four red potatoes (I made enough for my roomie) and put them in a zip lock bag with rosemary and sea salt making sure they were coated. I think put them on a foil lined pan and baked at 425 until golden brown. I had forgotten how yummy they were. My roommate liked them too! The bean salad is super simple and I would have added more flavors, but I wasn't sure if my roommate would like them. I just took a can of green beans, yellow beans, garbanzo beans, and kidney beans and mixed them all together with olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a little salt and pepper.

For desert we had what is becoming one of my favorite deserts, and ice cream "cake". It isn't the healthiest, but I have found that if I cut myself a small piece of the cake I eat way less ice cream then if I was dishing myself out a bowl of it. It is made in a 9x13 pan with an an oreo cookie crust. Then a rectangular 1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt (take your pick) is sliced and put in the pan to create the ice cream layer. Next chopped peanuts are put on top of the ice cream layer. Finally, a layer of fudge is poured over the nuts. It is so YUMMMY!

Lunch today was nothing exciting. My stomach has not really been feeling to well this morning. I had a busy morning and didn't have a chance to eat anything until almost 11. I just had some dry cheerios. For lunch just a pretty plain salad and leftover bean salad. On tap for a snack is either pistachios or strawberries or both.

I am having Mexican for dinner tonight!

I just wanted to thank all of those who read my blog. I have found some amazing blogs over the past few months and I really need to update my links of those that I read. Thank you all for your support and the amazing source motivation you are to me.

Monday, April 30, 2007

I Really Think I Can Do This

So I took Saturday off from the gym. Instead I ate at some really great restaurants. I ate breakfast at the Pancake Pantry and had my favorite raspberry pancakes with whipped cream. Usually I will get the pancakes AND hashbrowns. This time I only ate about 3/4 of the pancakes and no hashbrowns. For lunch I had an amazing salad of mixed greens, Gorgonzola cheese, pears, walnuts soaked in some kind of pepper, and raspberry vinaigrette on the side. Dinner was a little bit tricky. It was Italian. I ordered chicken parm. It came with a salad. I got the salad w/ dressing on the side. I only had ONE piece of bread. I think that is some sort of record. Also, I could have had spaghetti or some other pasta with my entree, but I ordered the Broccoli! Amazing I know!

Sunday I went to Starbucks and had tea and ate about 3/4 of my cranberry orange scone. I also made it to the gym for some cardio!

This morning I got up and made it to the gym for cardio and weights. Yeah!!! Also, this morning was the first time in about 2 months that I felt completely comfortable with my body.