Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow hater

I am drowning in snow. PLEASE HELP ME! Perhaps I should start a "let's move to AZ" fund and add (magic) money to it every month? I can't stand this frozen whiteness anymore. Did you know that Cleveland, Ohio is #1 on the worst weather City list? That would be for the ENTIRE country, not just Ohio! Yeah, I found this out yesterday. I live just South of this curse! I find this to be highly disturbing!

I drove through the funk this morning and crawled my way slowly into work. I made a nice cup of coffee and soon as I arrived and started prepping some comfort food.

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

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Oats
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 tbs ground flax
  • 2 tbs unsweetened dark cocoa (Hershey's)
  • tons of cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 2 tbs PB2
  • Splenda to taste
  • Love

This was so incredible. The dark chocolate cocoa is SO much better than the regular variety. It looked like mud. Delicious, nutritious, decadent, rich, ooey-gooey mud. My coworkers think I'm crazy sometimes. They see my food and cringe in disgust. Go away, (vigorously flapping hands in their direction) you bother me!

LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:30pm.

I made the whole kitchen stink like hot spinach and eggs. Like I care. Twas delicious! It was a spinach and egg explosion on a plate. SO GOOD!
  • 4 egg whites
  • chopped spinach
  • S+P
Cooked in a frying pan (sprayed with Pam) last night before I went to bed so I could enjoy it today. Eggy lunches make me feel special. I like feeling special. HA! To fuel my spinach addiction, I also tossed some fresh leaves into the Honey Wheat FlatOut wrap along with Sriracha and Trader Joe's cilantro and jalapeno hummus. I'VE DIED AND WENT TO SPICY HEAVEN.

That orange blob in the background is a Tanjelo, which I never ate. I got too full from the wrap.

One again our lameness and hatred of all things cold, wet, snowy and Winter-esque kept us confined to the office for our break today. I had no desire to venture outside. Instead I opted for green tea sippage while perusing blog land. This was the highlight of my day up to this point. Lame? HOW DARE YOU! It was magnificent. I love cathching up with all of you lovely ladies! ;)

The most glorious email was circulated at 4:00pm. The "big boys" said we could leave for the day if we wanted to since the roads were getting crappy. This made me both happy and nervous. EEEK! Of course I immediately put on my coat and got the hot heck out of there. Once second I was there, the next second I was goooooooooone! Swoooooosh!

The roads were crappy but only in certain areas. However, I still thought it best to skip the gym and drove straight home. This would make it two days in a row now that I didn't make it. UGH! Don't you worry though. I still got a workout in.

WORKOUT! (without a snack first, THE HORROR!)

1 SOLID pissed off hour spent shoveling my long driveway. We're talking 5-6 fresh inches out there just waiting on me. Seriously disgusting! I may or may not have been seen BEATING massively tall piles of snow with the shovel, while cursing, profusely!! I may or may not have thrown snowballs... at actual piles of snow. Ha! The hate runs deep. It was so windy, cold and miserable out!

After this freezing torture session I came in and warmed up with some green tea. CURSE YOU WINTER! Once I felt okay, I dug out the dumbbells and did the following exercises in living room. I didn't want to skip upper body day all together so I did what I could.

Superset #1 (3 full sets)
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curls, 8lb x 15
  • Dumbbell Hammer Curls, 8lb x 15
  • Tricep Extension, 8lb x 15
Superset #2 (3 full sets)
  • Two Handed Bent Over Tricep Extensions, 8lb x 15
  • Dumbbell Lying Tricep Press (skull crushers??), 8lb (each hand) x 15
  • Tricep Extensions, 8lb x 15
Concentration Curls (3 sets)
  • 8lb x 15
Superset #3 (3 full sets)
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press, 8lb x 15
  • Front Dumbbell Raise, 8lb x 15
  • See-Saw Dumbell Raise, 8lb x 15
Upright Dumbbell Row (3 sets)
  • 8lb x 15
Shoulder Shrugs (3 sets)
  • 8lb x 15
It felt good to get a workout in, even it wasn't at the gym. It's like sweat therapy for the soul!

SNACK (meal #3) at 7:30pm.

You know the drill. As soon as I was done with my workout I made my new fave smoothie. The Mighty Green Goddess.
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 5 drops orange creamsickle Capella Flavor Drops
  • 1 packet Splenda

Enjoyed on the couch with a quick episode of What Not To Wear. Nick was CLEARLY not at home!! He was visiting a friend after work for dinner and some MAN TIME (AKA video game session). As always, I took full advantage of the alone time. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Cheers!

After some serious girlie couch time, I was starting to get hungry. Super fast dinner to the rescue.

DINNER (meal #4) at 9:00pm.

I decided to make a quick and fresh open faced veggie sandwich.
  • Ezekiel wheat bun
  • Wedge light laughing cow cheese
  • Spinach
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • Green bell pepper slices
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Bread & Butter pickles
On the side I had the leftover veggies from last night's dinner. VEGGIE OVERLOAD! The sandwich was..... was..... amazing! Everything was good! I enjoyed this very much!

I think I'll call it a night now and curl up with another cup of tea and my DVR. Nick is home now and we have a new exciting Lost episode to watch! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday night. The week is more than halfway over. YAY!



Jennifer@womanvfood said...

You're breakfast looks so good...I've had that before but will be out of oatmeal indefinitely! ahhh!

Anonymous said...

Ah, This is spot on! Puts to bed
a few contradictions I've seen


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