Thursday, March 4, 2010

The day before the "day"!

I was blinded by a magical phenomenon this morning. The sun! IN MARCH! Can you believe it? I LOVE YOU SUN! I've missed you so much!

Today was another super busy day at work. I transformed into my alter ego, The Stupendously Efficient Working Tornado Woman, and managed to get a lot done. Not everything, but a lot. My office filled with the aromas of smoke and burning flesh. I was typing so fast that my fingers caught fire. FIRE BABY! No time to stop though. Must....keep....working....

I did pause to fuel the brain though.

BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:00am.
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 tbs flax
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs unsweetened dark cocoa
  • 1 tbs sugar free cherry preserves
I also crumbled in half of a homemade protein bar that Annie-Boo baked the other night.


I'm pretty sure that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It's all I think about on my in to work! In an almost creepy, unnatural and obsessive way. YUM!

LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:15pm.

I had a sexy little tupperware salad today. Gotta stay classy right?
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Bread & Butter Pickles
  • Morning Star Farms black bean burger
  • Garlic and Sea Salt flavored sprouted sunflower seeds from Kaia Foods
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Spray Butter


I devoured this. While working of course. Must... Keep.... Moving....

I forced a break today to get some errands done. I ran to the grocery store on a search for Greek Yogurt. I'm ALL OUT. Tragically they had none. I CRY! I did find Thomas's Bagel Thins, FlatOut and a jar of Better N' Peanut Butter though and I snatched those right up. I also ran to Aldi and I loaded up on fresh veggies. You just can't beat their prices!!

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

Annie-Boo brought me an Oikos to have today. I LOVE YOU ANN! I had it with a Fuji apple and the other half of Ann's protein bar. CRACK!


We hit the gym after work and I busted out (forced) an hour of cardio.

WORKOUT!

Elliptical Cross Trainer
Interval Training (2 min. sets of levels 6 & 8)
60 minutes total, 5 miles, 689 miles

I kept the levels low because the hip was still a bit funky. It was a LOT better than yesterday though. I still had a good sweat going.

SNACK (meal #4) at 7:00pm.

I made a quick, easy and simple protein shake with unsweetened Almond Breeze and a 1/2 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder. No fruits, no ice and no special additions went into the mix this time. It was still delicious. I chugged it so fast that I forgot to snap a picture but here's the aftermath.


DINNER (meal #5) at 9:00pm.

I tried something new tonight with simple and fresh ingredients. It involved the delicious jar of Bertolli Arrabbiata sauce that I received through the FoodBuzz Tastemakers Program.


They sent me a lovely box of two sauces to try (Arrabbiata and Four Cheese Rosa) and tonight was the perfect night to sample the red sauce. I sauteed some broccoli in spray butter, red pepper flakes, black pepper and sea salt. I topped it with a serving of the Arrabbiata sauce, a slice of Provolone, a Morning Star Farms black bean burger and a sprinkle of parmesan. OMG so good!


First of all the sauce was delicious! It had a clean, bold flavor without too much acidity. It added so much flavor to this simple dinner. Who needs pasta? NOT ME!

Ahhhhh, so GOOD!

Alright my lovelies. Time for bed. TOMORROW IS THE DAY! The glorious day which involves leaving work a half day early, a bold and sassy haircut and shopping and dinner with sis. She's coming over to hang out after our hair adventure and it should be good times. I guess you can call it a pre-Birthday, Birthday gathering.

Tomorrow is also weigh in day. EEEK! SO MUCH GOING ON! CAN YOU STAND IT!?

Be back tomorrow!
HUGS!!!
Ildie

3 comments:

Karin said...

Woooo today's going to be such an exciting day! I hope you'll have lots of fun :)

bonnie said...

wow shopping, weigh in, haircut..I can't stand it !! I can't wait for you how exciting!!

sweetlife

peonynutshell said...

i love there sauces :) so flavorful!
peony xx

 

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