Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Need to Feed....

No "office" or "work" talk today. I promise.

Let's instead discuss my foodie desires. Also known as my uncontrollable NEED TO FEED. AHHH!!! I'm having one of those very tricky to control "hungry" days. I've kept it at bay with lots of water, coffee and deep meditative breathing. HA! DISASTER AVERTED for now! DA DA DAAAA... I can't be messing around and slacking! Tomorrow morning I partake in my weekly battle with Mr. Scale. No stuffing of the face will be allowed!!

It all started innocently enough with a tasty bowl of dark cocoa oats.

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

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs unsweetened dark cocoa
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch salt
  • (Microwaved and topped with 1 tbs ground flax, 2 tbs sugar free raspberry preserves (Smucker's) and 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter.)

I inhaled this. There was now slow savoring of each bite going on this morning. NOPE, not today. And when it was all gone, I starred at the caked on remnants of the dried on oatmeal in horror. I wanted more. MORE! I immediately downed a 24oz bottle of water and sipped on some coffee! It helped mask the cravings but they never truly went away. I barely hung on until lunchtime.

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

I dove into my lunch bag like a maniac. Like a rabid animal I picked at the zipper, desperately trying to get at the goods inside! I rolled my tasty treat together and devoured it with a smile. Mmmm. Delicious eggy perfection!

I had breakfast wrap in a honey wheat Flat out with 5 egg whites + spinach + Sriracha.

On the side I enjoyed a few slices of the sweetest cantaloupe ever! It was like honey. SO so good!

This kept me full, but for HOW LONG was the question. I distracted my brain with a break away from the office with sis-sis (Annie-Boo). We went to the park and chatted. It was nice to get away. 10 hours at the office yesterday with no break was WAY TOO LONG! Oops, I forgot, NO OFFICE TALK ALLOWED! I apologize!

I may or may not have been caught clapping while giggling as I prepped my afternoon snack. :-O

SNACK (meal #3) at 4:15pm.

  • Plain Dannon Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Braeburn apple
  • Udi's vanilla granola
  • Cinnamon

Plain Greek Yogurt makes me so happy. Sometimes you'll catch me eating a flavored one, however, plain will always have my heart.

After work it was off the gym. I was able to leave work ON time. YAY!


Tricep pulldown (cable with straight bar)
90lb x 8
80lb x 15
70lb x 15
70lb x 15
(Plie Squat with a 12.5lb dumbbell)
Bicep Curls (barbell)
45lb x 8
40lb x 15
35lb x 15
35lb x 15
(Plie Squat with a 12.5lb dumbbell)
Skull Crusher (barbell)
25lb x 15 (3 sets)
(Plie Squat with a 12.5lb dumbbell) (and THIS is the moment where I pulled something in my inner thigh va-jay-jay area. IT HURT)
21's (barbell)
25lb x 21 (3 sets)
Tricep Extension (dumbbell)
12.5lb x 15 (3 sets)
Hammer Curls (dumbbell)
15lb x 15
15lb x 15
12.5lb x 15
Elliptical Cross Trainer
30 minutes, 2.67 miles, Intervals at levels 6 & 8

Total time at the gym = 1:13
Max HR = 164
Average HR = 136
Total Calories burned = 571

Like I said above, I pulled something "delicate" while doing a squat. NO idea how it happened. I do squats all the time. I guess sometimes it takes nothing at all to easily hurt yourself. I walked around for a bit and it got a little better. Magically I was still able to get on the elliptical, which made me happy since I missed my workout yesterday. Tomorrow is a rest day and hopefully I'll be back to 100% by Saturday.

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

I refueled with a simple shake when I got home to feed my starving little muscles. 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze + 1 scoop chocolate peanut butter whey protein + 1 tbs sugar free chocolae Torani syrup + dash cinnamon + ice.

Nick just made a "top secret" phone call upstairs to GameStop. I have NO idea what is going on but he just ran out to "pick something up". PEOPLE... I am seriously praying that it's not a new video game which will haunt me for the next few weeks to come. I'm still dealing with the daily trauma of Call Of Duty:Modern Warfare 2. I HOPE HE WENT TO GET A BOARD GAME INSTEAD. I love board games. Do they even sell board games? (I'm scared) Video games are such life and soul sucking entertainment. HAHAHA!

And now we are CURRENT! While Nick is out, I'm going to sneak in a bath and start on dinner. Be back in a FLASH!

Aaaaaaaaaand I'm back. So is Nick. AHHHHH! That crazy sexy man of mine went and got a WII. You know, cuz we didn't already have enough electronic "toys" in the house.

Now don't get me wrong, this is exciting because they make a lot of fun games for the WII. ONES EVEN I WOULD PLAY! However, this is also extremely scary because he picked it up for a specific game that he is obsessed with. It's not even out yet!!! And you can BET that when it does come out, I will get the MAD PLEASURE of watching him play it for hours upon hours on his down time. HA! MEN!!!!!!!!

DINNER (meal #5) at 9:30pm

It was a quick one. I had a veggie burger (Morning Star Farms black bean burger + Ezekiel whole wheat wun + FF Miracle Whip + bread & butter pickles + spinach) and a small side salad (spinach + bread & butter pickles + garlic & sea salt sunflower seeds).

I also had a SUPER tasty bowl of sweet pineapple and cantaloupe for dessert.

Yum Yummers!!!

Time to go play with the WII. The Mr. is getting all sorts of into it. He's currently yelling at the television and waving a "sword" around. In a way, men are like kids, with money, real cars and MORE toys. If he reads this I'm going to get it!! HA! :)

Tomorrow morning is weigh in (AKA Scale Wars). Wish me luck with Mr. Scale. I'm not sure how it'll go. This week has been a bit "iffy".



Twyla said...

wow i totally have to try a black bean burger recipe with lots of garlic onions and ketchup. >crave<
tell me something: what kind of wraps do you use? I am not able to find anything other than plain white-flour coloured wraps red or green (disappointing shopping trip thats for sure).

homecookedem said...

Yum, all of your meals look great and so similar to my style of eating! Those black bean burgers are my favorite veggie burgers ever!! :)

Karin said...

Haha yeah men and their video games. My boyf isn't a fanatic but he sometimes has to make simple games for school (!) and he's super excited when he gets this and that done and even shows me the... inside of the hardware (???) because he thinks it's so fascinating ;).
Well, I constantly talk about food (which is ok because he's interested in it too - just not as obsessed as I am ;)). To each their own. (Being interested in food is much cooler though. Ha! ;)).

Your willpower is amazing. I constantly stuff my face when I'm hungry.

Jenn said...

Just read you guest post over on Janetha's blog. Your story remind me so much of my own. I'll also be 33 this summer and I love retro stuff. (Assuming you do too by the pictures on your sidebars.)

Nice to meet ya!!

One Healthy Apple said...

Found your blog from Janetha- love it! All your meals look fabulous!

*Naomi* said...

YUM I love your meals and how you break them up in so many mini looks like so much food but really its not more than having 3 larger square meals with smaller snacks in between!!

do you have real PB ever?? healthy fats!! I like the better n PB stuff...butj it tastes nothin' like the real thangg

beautiful pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Came over to visit from Janetha's - love your blog!

Good luck with your Scale War! :)

Lori said...

First of all, I hope your delicate area feels better. NOT fun... ug.

Second, LOVE your blog! Super funny! I read your guest post on Meals & Moves... hilarious. Love the pictures too!

And Call Of Duty:Modern Warfare 2... Um, I believe it's the girls' devil. Honestly, it IS a time/life/energy sucker. Annoying too. My boyfriend plays for hours on end on weekends... NOT fun for me. But he did find this, which I have to admit, is me sometimes. I believe you will enjoy it...


sweetlife said...

great food as always...good luck on the scale.."YOU CAN DO IT!!"
oh my the wii good luck girl..but they do have wout vids for that..but if he is waiting for a new game to come out...ah he might not you play...think vacation thoughts,,,

tam said...

Love ya blog! Just read your post on meals and moves loved it! Your food looks fab x x

Janetha said...

UM our meal 1,2 and 3 are like identical today! everyone LOVED your post on my blog, thanks for doing it! happy freakin weekend xoxo


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