Bittersweet day. I was sad leaving work today. I have thoroughly had over 7 wonderful years at a great job with special people. I had a fantastic start to my nutrition career and have gained tremendous experiences to last a lifetime. However, I am excited beyond measure to start my new endeavor with school food service and becoming a spokesperson for child nutrition. My co-workers and friend gave me a beautiful hand made quilt with sweet and caring messages for the next adventure in my life.
Here are my eats for the day:
Breakfast was one of my favorites. 1 whole omega 3 egg, 2 egg whites scrambled. Topped with diced avocado and salsa. I also had half a cup of blueberries. No bootcamp for me. I didn’t get in from my midnight movie until 2:30am, so no way I was gonna get up at before 5.
Since Friday was my last day at work we decided to go out for a late lunch and celebrate. We had planned to go to Thai Cottage to eat but apparently they close for people who want to eat a late lunch. Bummer. Oh well, we went next door to BJ’s Brewery and had a an exceptional lunch. We shared avocado egg rolls for appetizer. I had a mini meatballs and a mozzarella/tomato salad.
Since lunch was super late Todd and I were not too hungry come dinner time. And since the kids were at the farm with Nannie and Poppy, we were on our own and out of sorts. Todd and I spent the rest of the night with a marathon with the last few episodes of Downton Abbey. Our planned grilled pork chops were put on hold. I ended up basically having ice cream for dinner.Todd and I shared what was left in the container, so I had about 3/4th cup serving.
This picture makes me laugh! After I took it I noticed my Women’s Heath mag in the background. Ha!
Today has been a wonderful day. It was my off day since I will be working this Saturday. 🙂 AND I woke up late. 🙂 AND I got to do a tae-bo class at the Y that never get to do because I am usually at work. 🙂 AND I had an impromptu lunch with Todd, Brent and Addi. Our friends Josh, Jackson, Scotlyn and Andrew joined us. 🙂 AND my friends at work gave me a cake and good wishes for my new job. 🙂 AND I am going to a midnight showing of Magic Mike tonight with some girl friends! 🙂 🙂 Man, life is good! The only sad part is Brent and Addison leave for the farm in Mineola, Texas tomorrow. They will be gone a week. 😦 I always miss them tons and tons but I know they always have a great time with Nannie and Poppy and the rest of the family there.
Here are my eats for the day…
Breakfast was supper yummy. Lots of nutrient dense foods. I had 2 kashi blueberry waffles topped with a tablespoon of chunky peanut butter. 6 oz of very vanilla yogurt with blueberries. I made myself a cup of island coconut coffee. Triple yum breakfast. Even my plate looks happy!
We ate lunch at Jimmy Johns. Addison’s favorite. And yes, they’re so fast you’ll freak. I ate a sandwich called the Beach Club Unwich. It was made with a lettuce wrap instead of the french bread. I split reduced fat potato chips with Todd.
I made it over to work in the afternoon to have cake with my co-workers and friends. They gave me a beautiful Italian Cream cake! Here is my cake and the slice I ate. The cake was very good. I enjoyed every bite.
Dinner tonight was on track with the recipe coming from “The New Abs Diet” book. I made Chicken a la King Kong. No mess ups this time making the recipe. The kids really liked it. My plate was the chicken over whole wheat spaghetti noodles and a mixed green salad.
Have a great evening! I know I will!
Tuesday came and went. Hot weather and all. Don’t know where you live but in Houston, Texas it is setting a record-breaking week. Temperatures are in the 100’s. Humidity makes it even worse. Ugh! I drank lots of water today cuz it was hot out there.
Here is a look at my meals for today.
Breakfast was an opened faced egg sandwich. I scrambled 1 whole omega 3 egg and 2 egg whites with orange and yellow peppers. Next I put the eggs on a slice of whole wheat toast and topped it with tomatoes and salsa. YUM!! My man makes me coffee or tea in the morning and today he made me chia tea. I like it with 2 splendas and added a splash of unsweetened coconut milk. Great start to this sweltering day.
My snack this am about 10 was 3/4ths cup of All Bran cereal and 8 ounces of skim milk. Best snack I have had in a while.
Lunch comes about 1pm at work. I packed myself a mixed green salad for lunch. I had planned on getting a grilled chicken breast from the cafeteria grill but when I got there the line was super-duper long so I looked around for something different. Luckily, I found another lean meat, roasted turkey breast, from the hot line. I cut up the turkey to add to my salad and used olive oil vinaigrette. I also ate a small greek yogurt (not pictured.)
I really wasn’t too hungry for my PM snack when 3:30 rolled around and I was really busy wrapping up things before I leave work at the end of this week for my new job. BUT… I knew I would be hungry come dinner time so I ate my deli sliced turkey I brought from home on my way to pick up the kids. I didn’t get to my orange.
And now we come to dinner. Again, I am trying new recipes from “The New Abs Diet” book. My man, Todd, got home before I did tonight so he offered to start dinner for us. Kudos for Todd for always helping out!! 🙂 I book marked the recipe page so he could get started on our MAS MACHO MEATBALLS. But he made an oopsy and kinda mixed the pasta sauce in with the meatball mixture before cooking. My dinner plate was MAS MACHO MEATBALL MESS topped with extra pasta sauce and a pinch of low-fat mozzarella on a whole wheat hotdog bun. I added slices of orange, green apple and a handful of blueberries. Turned out pretty yummy!! Good job Todd!
Here is the workout I completed today. I squeezed it in between work and the kids summer tutoring. I completed the Incline Booty Workout from FitSugar. You can find a great pdf of this workout and other elliptical routines at fit_ellipiticalworkout_final.