Thursday, June 30, 2011

(Not So) Relaxing Weekend

June 24

-oatmeal (1/3 cup plain oats cooked in water mixed with a little chocolate sunwarrior protein powder, a splash of light vanilla soy milk, cinnamon, raisins, & I topped it with Julie's frozen peanut flour candy but it got warmed up & just turned back into peanut flour paste but was still tasty)
-coffee with a splash of organic half & half and vanilla stevia

-turkey sandwich (roasted red pepper hummus, mustard, organic spinach) on brown rice toast
-gluten free crackers with extra hummus

Laid out by the pool...covered in spf 30, but still hoping to tan....

Until someone came to work on the backyard about 5 minutes in. UGHHHH. I didn't want to waste good sunscreen, so I threw on shorts (the horror!) & took the pups on a walk.

I was gonna take it easy this weekend, but so much for that. My co-worker really wanted me to go out to support another co-worker who invited us to watch her host for the nite. I guess that's what you'd call it. She kind of introduced the DJ, kept the party going, blah blah. We stopped by for sushi first. AT 9:45 pm. I was soooooooooo hungry. I got a $20 roll, so I thought it'd be huge and I only ordered one & some miso soup. It was delicious, but...not so big. And no rice, which was fine (I don't really like rice, tbh), but even less filling. I also had a glass of wine, which the waiter brought me the most expensive one (I just ordered pinot grigio). It too, was delicious, but way overpriced.

At the venue our friend was performing at we didn't have to pay the cover and had wrist bands for a free drink. My brother doesn't drink, so I had his too. After he questioned me "I don't know, Amanda. How many have you had so far?" Geez, DAD! :-P One was a kama sutra, which I've read raves about online. I think it's usually $9? Glad I tried it for free. It was a lil too sweet. Still good, but not $9 good. The website says it's made of Grey Goose La Poire, Lavender Syrup, Lemon Juice, & Pear Nectar, but all I tasted was pineapple juice? Huh. And my friend I came with took a sip and smelled it and confirmed it. Weird. For drink 2 (yes, he let I stuck with a tried & true glass of champagne.

On the way home I got a wild berry tea from Wendy's. I asked for unsweetened, but I guess wild berry is a syrup, as it was still kinda sweet.

I was still hungry, but went to bed and didn't eat.

I was proud of myself though. I said I would NOT stay out past midnite, but usually even when I set a limit my friends and I close the place down. But I left around 11:15? Maybe 11:30? Success! I also said I'd only have 2-3 drinks and I did. I had an early morning, dontcha know.

Much better to come home to pet lovin'!!

Ahh, that's the stuff ;)

June 25

-half of a clif mojo choc pb bar

I thought I was going out to lunch at 11:30 (stay tuned), so I had a pre-workout snack to keep me from eating my hands.

Luckily I didn't stay out late the nite before, because I was the only one awake in my house at 9 am. A HUGE rarity. I had to wake my Dad up to help me get all the dogs to the groomers for their 9:15 apt (or maybe it was 9:30? Regardless we showed up at 10 lol). Our gym is like 4 stores down, so we worked out directly after.


-arms & legs weights

As referenced, I was supposed to meet my cousin for lunch, but both her and my Mom were too tired and both canceled on each other. Ughhhhhh, I had planned my whole day around it and cut out of my workout early, etc. But after whining it off, I put my big girl pants back on & eventually decided Swiss Oatmeal from Corner Bakery sounded goooood. Too bad they were out. WTF it was still morning. Ridiculous. It just was NOT my day. So I left and went to the much more expensive (but best ever), Bread Winners. I almost always order the same thing and it's prob my fave breakfast ever, but I wasn't really in the mood today.

-half an order of veggie eggs benedict with hollandaise on the side & fruit instead of potatoes
-breakfast sweet breads
-black coffee with vanilla stevia

Eh. It was good, but not great. Definitely no breakfast enchiladas (the fave). Oh well.

Remember how I said it wasn't my day? How could you forget? Well, I guess it wasn't my dad's day either. We ate on the patio....I love their patio and always insist we eat out there, but now that it's hot I was like WTF are you crazy? When my Dad automatically asked for it, not realizing I didn't care in this heat, but it actually turned out o be pretty nice! Anyway, it was slightly breezy, at best, and a bird kept flying in, but no real disturbances the entire meal. However, when my Dad went to close his to-go box, a GIANT GUST OF WIND blew my dad's box over...taking all of his leftovers down to the dirty ground. He was a little sad the waitress (who saw the whole thing happen and made a funny, but apologetic comment about the scenario) didn't offer to send him home with dessert or some compensation for his lost food. He realized it wasn't her fault, but he said if she was smart and did that he would have overcompensated for the generoisty with a large tip. Instead he took off $1. DAD!! Sheesh! At least he tips good these days (it took years, but my Mom and I have finally trained him can teach an old dog SOME new tricks :-P), so it didn't matter too much.

-a few Sam's samples

Fairly healthy today! At least by Sam's standards.

-small, but delishhhh ice cream tasting smoothie (frozen banana, frozen strawberries, about half a scoop of vanilla protein powder, organic light vanilla soy milk)

-half a turkey sandwich on brown rice toast with roasted red pepper hummus, mustard, & organic spinach
-a few veggie sticks
-berry medley

I've been a bottomless pit today. Granted, eating small amounts, but very frequently. But I was really hungry!!

Tried to FINALLY go to the dollar theater with my Dad to see Lincoln Lawyer, but it was sold out. Boo! Instead we turned back around, swung by the casa to pick up my brother & we all went to see Green Lantern 3D. It was OK. Pretty good. Way too much background info and seemed to drag on, but I wasn't bored or anything.

Had planned to have pho following Lincoln Lawyer, but improvised with a movie snack & ate dinner at home after the movie, laaaaate.

-junior sized kettle korn

-half of a kashi roasted veggie pizza I dumped extra mushroom marinara on top of

-lime sparkling water

Once again, no rest for the wicked :-P

June 26

-Denny's Ultimate skillet sans sausage (spinach, cherry tomatoes, onions, & peppers, + cheese with over medium eggs on top)
-black coffee with vanilla stevia

Ran errands all day, still no rest. I FINALLY sat down for 30 minutes mid-day....and then it was time to workout. *GROAN* I was hungry and EXHAUSTED, but I went anyway.


-40 min elliptical (30 min going 6-8mph, prob average just under 7, 10 min slower....3-4.5 mph ish)

While making dinner I ate, as always. This time, about a handful of Terra Mexican veggie chips

-baked flounder with olive oil & a kickin red pepper seasoning I bought yesterday at Sam's
-side salad (organic spinach, avocado chunks, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic gold nuggets, light ranch, black pepper, greek seasoning)
-leftover bread from Outback....last Sunday
-mocktail.....the last bit of the pom juice from forever ago + orange flavored sparkling water

Guess I didn't take any pics...weird.

-vegan milkshake (chocolate chip cookie dough coconut milk ice cream, organic light vanilla soy milk, a pinch of guar gum, a pinch of xanathan gum, a few ice cubes, a tiny bit of a frozen banana)

Ditto....or maybe the camera ate them. Nom.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Odd Eating Times

June 20

No time to make breakfast, but I did eat about 90% of a chocolate chunk Luna bar, before it made me feel kinda blah. Not my fave flavor, I guess.

Had less than half an hour (well, we spent about 40 min there, shh) for lunch, so hurried through the indian myself to one (big) plate & their cream of wheat dessert & it seemed to be the perfect amount.

In fact, I wasn't hungry for dinner, but ate anyway, oops.

-about half a bowl of my mom's leftover matzoh ball soup that I added greek seasoning too
-salad (organic spinach, a little broccoli, cauliflower, & carrots topped with balsamic)

While I cooked dinner for my Mom I also finished up the last 1/4 of the turkey sandwich from yesterday + the potato salad.

Long work day + had a chiro appt. My shoulder still KILLS, wah. Nothing special...just another Monday, but it went by fast at least.

June 21

-most of a small strawberry/frozen banana/spinach/vanilla protein powder smoothie/vanilla coconut milk
-coffee with splash of vanilla cream & stevia

-side salad topped with leftover steak

-leftover coffee with stevia
-clif mojo chocolate peanut bar

Work drama rama rama rama. SO ridiculous. Ugh.

Had a lil drinky and app to discuss the work happenings over.

-chivas on the rocks
-chicken fajita nachos shared 3 ways

The app made me hungrier than if I hadn't eaten.

-leftover sweet potato
-faux chicken patty topped with mushroom marinara

I overcooked the "chicken," but otherwise muy bueno. Weird combo, I know.


-walked 1 hour on treadmill while watching the second half of the Voice!

June 22

-most of a small peach/vanilla protein powder/vanilla coconut milk smoothie
-chocolate vitamuffin topped with a lil organic pb (Maranatha!!!! my lover is back)
-black coffee with vanilla stevia

I had my acupuncture appointment at shoulder is really messed up & the cupping seemed to agree

Geesh! And that only shows the visible ones in that tank. I had 5 really deep colored ones. Good thing they don't hurt, but other people seem deeply disturbed to have to look at them, lol. Oops. I've been told I look like I was beaten up...both by humans or an octopus. Yeah, know me!!! ;)

-small black bean burger which wich with basically....everything (lettuce, tomato, pepperocinis, jalepenos, mustard, ketchup, black pepper, bell peppers, etc)

Who knew Which Wich had so many options now? I just stuck with the old tried & true, but did contemplate the lettuce bowl. Yummy.

I'm kinda thinking a jalepeno obsession is forming now. They came on our nachos yesterday and I've actually never had them like that and they were awesome.

After work I ran into Target. I forget why, but I ended up with random stuff (duh, it's Target), including 2 hats:

A floppy beach one I have no idea where I'll wear, if ever (besides maybe on my vaca), but I've always wanted a ridiculous hat like this

& a straw fedora-ish type

This one I wore straight out the store since it matched. Still not sure if it looks OK, but I try.

Met my cousin & baby KK for dinner after work at Texas Roadhouse. I wanted pasta, but whatever.

Kendyll liked my hat, too :)

& of course we had to look at ourselves in the phone. It's a must.

Oh, yeah. The food.

-iced tea with vanilla stevia (I knew I should have stuck with water, but I really wanted iced tea and when the waitress asked if anyone wanted iced tea...c'mon!)
-2 rolls with cinnamon butter (oops, sooo good)
-side salad with ranch
-about 1/3 of the portobello mushroom chicken (no cheese)
-a few bites of a dry sweet potato (well, later I added a smidge of cinn butter)
-most of a small side of green beans

I'm a feaster face, so about an hour later I realized I was still hungry, so I made a protein shake to sip while I worked out

-chocolate protein powder, cocoa, vanilla coconut milk, half a banana, a few frozen strawberries, a little vanilla stevia

Couldn't finish the drink, but it was pretty good.


-45 min treadmill while watching tv...

June 23

-most of a small frozen strawberry/banana smoothie with a little vanilla protein powder & spinach & the last of the vanilla coconut milk
-coffee with a tiny splash of organic half & half + vanilla stevia

-side salad (organic spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) with balsamic topped with my leftover portobello chicken from last nite all cut up

I tried to add a side of veggies from a nearby chinese restaurant, but they wouldn't sell me just a side. WEIRD. I guess my money's no good there....*sigh*

That got me in a chinese food mood, so for an early dinner my mom & I decided to use one of my "groupons" (actually from living social, but I call everything groupon now) for an asian fusion place.

But first I ate half of a chocolate covered coconut luna bar.

I THINK I FOUND MY NEW FAVORITE. So tasty!!! I loved it.

My back hurt...what else is new? But I wore my crazy sneaks to try to help out

Even though they're, ohhh....prob 10 years old. I've only worn them maybe twice. These are what I wanted out of my old Boston storage the most. I'm so random! They also felt about half a size too small, but ya know. Pink and neon green shoes. Who wouldn't want them? Haha.

For dinner, we tried out Chow Asian Street Food.

-a tiny bit of chicken tom yum soup (I meant to get tom kha, but mixed up the names, doh. and if that's not bad enough, I think I was allergic to something in this because every time I took I bite my throat felt like it was sort of closing up & I was coughing uncontrollably and my eyes were watering down my face....should have stuck to my first choice, miso. But that sounded too boring. HA. Better boring than death-causing!!!!)
-a couple bites of the crab & avocado spring roll
-ate most of the shrimp pad thai (medium spicy) bento box....also came with 4 pieces of a california roll (I ate was kinda gross...well more boring than gross, but not worth finishing), fruit (delish), side salad thing topped with onions, cilantro, and seaweed (ate all the seaweed, most of the lettuce), side of bean sprouts (random, but I ate it all with the pad thai), and a scoop of green tea ice cream (it was good, but not very green tea-y, but they had some other AMAZING sounding desserts, especially the taro tapioca...i LOVE taro, so I wouldn't order this if it didn't come with the meal...too bad they didn't have taro ice cream, mmmm...)

I would eat there again to try the curry or something different, but I thought this was just OK at best. But it had a lot of thai options and usually I'm the only big thai fan in my fam and my Mom really liked it, so that's good. Gives us options :).

At 9:30...

-the rest of the leftover sweet potato from last nite, this time with a smidge of peanut butter

I also ate half of the leftover roll, but it didn't taste as good, especially heated up, so I threw the rest away.

I also finished up a gingerberry Kombucha I found in the fridge.

Eating at odd times is messing me up!