Friday, December 31, 2010

Whiskey Sours, Sangria, & A Double Workout

December 29

Slept at 1 am, woke up at 12:30 pm. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I knew I should have set an alarm.

Needless to say, I didn't go to work. Ugh! I was going to either work from home or do a little winter cleaning. But. I didn't. Ugh x 2.

-green carrot cake pancakes (oats, pinch of wheat germ, pinch of flax seed, egg whites, stevia, raisins, matchstick carrots, half a banana, vanilla vega sport protein powder...hence why it's green) topped with pumpkin cream cheese & coconut butter
-iced hazelnut coffee with unsweetened vanilla almond milk + chocolate stevia

sludge LOL

ate all but one, yikes!

Not as good as I imagined it, but oh well. At least I discovered mini pancakes are much easier to cook than normal sized ones. And they're cuter, so it's win-win. Must remember from now on!

Somebody wanted in on the green pancake action:

LOL shot:

-2 (realllly good) Whiskey Sours (made with lemon juice & simple syrup, no chemical sweet 'n sour here!)
-small fish dish with tomatoes & risotto (verryy good)
-a few french fries (good)
-part of a salad with a fried egg on top + ranch (veryy good)

Tried out this new restaurant, Whiskey Cake. FINALLY. Been trying to get there forever. And I still owe my aunt a trip there, actually. The portions were much smaller than anticipated (hence the added shared salad at the end), but everything was seriously good. Color me impressed. My neck and shoulders were very tight and sore, so I figured a couple drinks might help loosen them up. That, and how can I go to a Whiskey named restaurant and not try their namesake? (OK, OK, so that really is a whiskey cake, but close enough). Great choice. My only faux-plaint is that the salad was supposed to come with thick cut bacon. It came with more like little bacon bits and only a few of those. Perfect for me as I hate bacon. But kind of defeats the description. Plus, y'know, calling it the bacon and egg salad. But I digress.

she looks so big!!!
too much flash, Manda! LOL she started cracking up right after :)

On the way out I grabbed a handful of candy (!!!! screw mints, caaaaandy! lol)

I had....

-2 bite size cherry laffy taffy's
-1 root beer hard candy

mom took the third taffy :-P


-chai hot tea mixed with a drop or two of english toffee stevia + a little unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Then, I was too full. Fail.


-50 min treadmill @ home =-o

Mostly walking, but still. Speed walking! :)

Body Bugg Stats:

Calories Burned: 2,134
Steps Taken: 7,082

December 30


-chest & back weights

-overnite pumpkin yogurt oats

Sleepy head needed her breakfast too!

Pretty Pretty Princess

I think I look so horrible here I don't even want to post it, but how can I not? We're hilarious ;)

Who knew you could be a tabloid junkie before age 2????

LOL, she loves looking at the pics of all the teen moms babies.

Lunch time!

Somebody was hoping she'd drop a few things (which she probably did, lol)

-sweet potato fries with ketchup
-salad (organic mixed greens, matchstick carrots, cousin was out of salad dressing, so I improvised, as I packed my own lunch but not dressing. doh)
-leftover lobster ravioli with light alfredo

Then we were all POOPED. Kendyll fell asleep with her feet hanging out of her crib, hahaha

I dozed off briefly too. What is with me and sleep?! Well, to be fair, I did barely sleep the nite before. But you'd think I was fully stocked from the previous two, sheesh.

-about 1/3 of an apple
-maple almond butter
-1 mini mini orange

so small!


Ran a couple quick errands & then met my coworker/friend for dinner & drinks

-cup of tortilla soup
-1 shrimp taco + the side salad thang
-2 sangrias

It didn't feel like a longer than usual dinner, but it turned out we were there nearly 3 hours. Wow.

Did good on water again today (even though our waiter never refilled mine at dinner). Score!

-banana soft serve topped with chocolate almond butter

I don't really like regular almond butter as I've mentioned before, but for some reason I LOVE the chocolate variety. Yummmm.

Workout 2:

-45 min walking a la home treadmill

Body Bugg Stats:

Calories Burned: 2,475
Steps Taken: 11,882


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sleepy Head

December 27

-egg white puff with kraft single on 2 slices of brown rice toast (well, 2.5, I guess. Part of another piece piggy backed onto the plate lol) & grey poupon, natch!

nothing really sounded tasty this morning. I knew I didn't want a carby meal (i.e. oats or something like that, I realize the bread is carbs lol), so egg puff it was. Not bad, not bad. Although my puffs aren't cooking as quickly lately. Weird!

-indian buffet
-hot tea

BEST part every time.

Overdid it at the buffet a little bit. Turns out when I only eat 1 small piece of naan (and that was when I went back for seconds) and no rice, I overload on everything else. Which, really, is probably better, but makes me feel like a huge mcfeaster! At least I got salad! Haha.

Now take a look at this. My Dad ALWAYS gets food on himself. ALWAYS. Often on his tie. So look how he ate our entire lunch.

Yep, that's my dad. Oh boy.

-3 mini mini toblerones (dark, white, and milk)

no, I'm not busy at ALL at work this week.

Those little ones aren't very good. They have a strange, cheap chocolate after taste. Which is weird, because toblerones have always been one of my favorite chocolates.

-small sugar free chocolate banana frozen yogurt (so. good.)

We have this little store, Sugarless Delite, by the office. I've been going off and on since I was 10 or so. They sell lots of products with little to no sugar (good for diabetics, they have weight watchers friendly low point stuff, etc), but they also have a bakery and a frozen yogurt section. I used to LOVE the fro-yo when I was a kid. But the last couple of years I've always been disappointed by it (mostly my fault, prob. By picking the wrong flavors). But I had to go next door today to the allergy store for something for my Mom and got an urge to give it another try. SO GLAD I DID. I sampled the egg nog (realllly good too) and the pumpkin (OK, I'd get it, but not my fave fave).FYI: the chocolate banana was the best. Yum.

Can't believe I left there without a brownie, though. My Mom got one, but I just settled for the yogurt. But O-M-G, people. They make THE best brownies EVER. And I don't like brownies at all, really. But these are soo moist and squishy and GOOD. lol. Their primary sweetener is malitol I believe (a sugar alcohol), so they don't taste artificially sweetened, but you have to be careful and not eat too much or they can have a, well, laxative effect. No, I don't know from experience (thankfully!! LOL), but I just know the basic gist of what sugar alcohols can do to a person. So enjoy slowly, you'll thank me ;).

-leftover schmorgasboard (mix of xmas dinner + greek leftovers)
-bite of crispy santa + bite of peppermint bark pretzel

We're kind of at that crossroads where we don't have any "real" food (lots of leftovers, condiments, juices, other beverages, but not real meal shtuff), but the fridge is still packed solid. Can't really grocery shop, but can't really make anything new. Annoying!

Body Bugg Stats:

Calories Burned:
Steps Taken: 3,848


December 28

Fell asleep last nite a little after 8 pm. Slept 'til 9:30 am (and could have slept longer). Ri-dic.

Needless to say, I slept right through my workout. Dammit! I was so disoriented when I woke up I almost got ready for the gym, but was so confused when I saw the time (9:33). I wasn't sure if I should get ready to workout (if for some reason we were going to work late....which I knew couldn't be possible, but...) or if I should get in the shower. LOL. Turned out, shower won :-P.

-egg in a basket in brown rice bread
-extra slice of brown rice toast with light vegan butter and strawberry rhubarb preserves
-iced hazelnut coffee with unsweetened vanilla almond milk

My friend/co-worker asked me yesterday if I'd ever had "that egg in the bread hole thing" (or something to that effect), so we googled all of the possible names lol. Anyway, I hadn't tried it, so I decided to today when nothing sounded good! It was actually pretty tasty. Unfortunately, the thing that threw it off for me a little bit was the fact that ONE bite of egg white didn't cook and I ate it raw. Anyone who's had raw egg white should know how disgusting that is. Ugh. Kinda ruined it for me, but otherwise it wasn't bad!

-small side of green bean casserole

it may look big, but this is just a tiny pyrex, the smallest they make, I think

Didn't eat lunch besides that. Ugh. I had a salad packed, but never got to it. BUSY day.

I went to work late with my Mom (noon..usually my Dad and I head in at 10. Yeah, we're lucky), but stayed 'til a little after 7 pm and worked (basically) nonstop. Even though I know a "normal" work day for most is 8 hours, it was still draining since I left so late! But I felt productive and helped my mom finish a really important project honoring her (!!!), so it was well worth it.

-1 super small christmas cookie

-salad (that was meant for mixed greens, matchstick carrots, goat cheese, drizzle of organic olive oil, lemon juice, drizzle of light ranch added at last second, black pepper)
-lobster ravioli in a light alfredo sauce
-glass of red vino

this was the 2 servings, I had half

Since I didn't eat lunch I made the entire pack of ravioli (meant for 2) and told myself I could eat it all if I wanted to. Turned out, half way through I was full. Cool.

Actually, so full I didn't even need any sugar loading later on like I usually do. I also drank lots of water today. FINALLY. Still probably not enough, but much improved from how I've been lately.

Body Bugg Stats:

Calories Burned:
2,000 (on the dot! lol kinda weird)
Steps Taken: 4,170