Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ravenous Beast

My hunger was like a ravenous beast today. I spent all day prowling about, searching for food to devour! Somehow, miraculously, I managed to refrain from eating everything in sight though. I cranked my will power dial up to FULL BLAST and somehow made it through the day. I kept watching the clock, waiting for lunch time, waiting for snack time, waiting to leave work so I can work out and go home and EAT AGAIN! OH TO EAT! One of life's most simplest pleasures, no?

It's so weird how sometimes I go for hours without getting hungry and then on some days (such as today) I want to eat everything in sight. Watch your fingers, they may be next!

BREAKFAST! (meal #1) at 9:00am.

I was giddy during the drive to work today. Clearly NOT because I was going to work. It was because I knew that a sexy little burrito was waiting for me, patiently, in my sassy little polka dot lunch bag.

I couldn't wait to get to it!
  • 4 egg whites seasoned with S + P
  • 2 tbs Trader Joe's cilantro and jalapeno hummus
  • handful of baby spinach leaves
  • Light Flat Out wrap
  • a drizzle of Sriracha sauce


Come to me my friend. Let us bond and become one, as it was meant to be!

I spent 9:00 - 12:00 starring at my clock, bitting on my nails, waiting for lunchtime to roll around. It seemed ever so far away. I CRY! I tried to keep busy with work, chugged a bottle of water and made a cup of green tea to take the "edge" off.

LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:00pm.

FINALLY, TIME TO EAT! I made a large salad today with the following and it was absolutely delicious!
  • Sweet butter lettuce
  • Baby spinach
  • Red bell pepper slices
  • Bread & Butter pickles
  • 1/4 cup cannellini beans
  • 1/3 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • Drizzle of Spray Butter


I also had a blood orange. MM.


My tummy was so happy! But for how long is the questions! I fearfully pondered over this while I chugged yet another bottle of water.

Not long! We went to TJ-Maxx on our break today and by the time we were walking out I was hungry again! %#$*@! Snack time wasn't going down until 4:00. More tea!!! Yes!!! Brilliant plan! IT WILL HAVE TO WORK!

SNACK (meal #3) at 4:00pm SHARP

I finally tried Yoatgurt, idea provided by the always brilliant Janetha at Meals & Moves.
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash pumpkin pie spice
I cooked the oats as usual and then topped it with a 4oz cup of plain 0% Oikos which was already mixed with 1 packet of Splenda and a TON of cinnamon.


My thoughts? AMAZING and it gets a THUMBS UP!


Hot, creamy, ooey-gooey, comfort food!!! LADY! YOU'RE A FOODIE SUPER STAR HERO! ;)


After work it was off to the gym for cardio day. Today I looked at it as get your mind off of food time instead of sweaty torture! I guess being hungry does have SOME advantages.

WORKOUT!

Elliptical (40 minutes)
1-2 min, level 6
3-4 min, level 8
5-6 min, level 9
7-8 min, level 10
9-10 min, level 11
11-12 min, level 12
13-14 min, level 6
15-16 min, level 8
17-18 min, level 9
19-20 min, level 10
21-22 min, level 11
23-26 min, level 12
27-28 min, level 11
29-30 min, level 10
31-32 min, level 9
33-34 min, level 8
35-36 min, level 6
37-38 min, level 8
39-40 min, level 6
504 calories burned total
Treadmill (10 minutes)
5 incline, 3.0 speed
78 calories burned
Stair Glider (10 min)
Level 2, 103 calories burned

Total calories burned = 685

When I got into the locker room to grab my stuff I realized I had a voicemail. We've been invited to a friends house tonight to watch a HORRIBLE movie called the Gingerdead Man with Gary Busey. It promises to be as bad as it sounds. HA! Should be good times but now this meant I had to HUSTLE!

SNACK (meal #4) at 7:15pm.

As soon as I got home I busted out the blender and made a delicious and massive smoothie.
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen peach slices
  • 2 cups spinach
  • a baby banana
  • 1 packet Stevia
  • dash of xanthan and guar gum
Blended to pure smoothie perfection. I decided to have half right then and there and poured the rest into my to-go cup for later tonight and popped it into the freezer.

After I inhaled my smoothie I cleaned up SUPER FAST and dove right into making dinner. Of course, I was STARVING again!

DINNER (meal #5) at 9:00pm

I pan sauteed a bunch of broccoli and white mushrooms in a covered pan with the usual sauce (drizzle of teriyaki and sweet chili sauce) until they were golden. Takes about 10 minutes or so.

I had the veggies with the leftover Tilapia fillet from last nights dinner. How perfect! There was one lonely little fillet left just for me to enjoy tonight. Reunited and it feels so gooooood!


Alright my lovelies. I'm getting COME ON ALREADY BUG EYES from the Mr. so I have to wrap this up and hit the road. Have a great night. Be back tomorrow!! Me and my EMERGENCY SMOOTHIE are off!

XO
Ildie

2 comments:

Janetha said...

LOVIN all your eats! yay for yoatgurt, i hope you mixed it all up :) that green in your shake is brilliant and your bfast wrap is baller. love you!!

Karin said...

Jeez, you have the will power of a Jedi master!! Seriously. I would have snacked my way through tons of food. Sigh.
Your eats are looking so good though!! Especially that Bfast wrap (I was almost shocked when I saw that it wasn't oatmeal! But then I saw with relief that you had some for your afternoon snack) ;)

 

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