Posts Tagged ‘low carb’

Busy Day!

I was very busy with work today so I am just getting to post now. This morning, it was quite chilly outside but I was able to get in my run without a problem. I ran my 5-mile route A in reverse. It went well, but I am still going slower than I’d like.

I came home and made my green monster for today. Which was made of 1 cup of vanilla unsweetened almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of spinach and a spoonful of vanilla coconut ice cream. It was super yummy.

I also had coffee with half and half + a stevia packet and off I went….

While in between offices today I snacked on a Siggi’s vanilla yogurt.

Which is starting to taste good to me finally! For lunch I had the salad I made last night.

It’s tough to see it’s contents, but it included romaine lettuce, purple and green cabbage, cucumbers, grilled chicken breast and blue cheese. I topped it with some balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil.

While I was at my main office I was tempted again! Someone had received a fresh fruit bouquet that included chocolate covered strawberries. How can I deny myself one of those! I also had a few pieces of my Vivani espresso dark chocolate. That chocolate has really grown on me.

When I got home from work I did my Mari Winsor pilates 50-minute DVD. For dinner I cut up my leftover stuffed pepper from last night and added some more tomato sauce and some cheese.

It was very filling- one stuffed pepper has a lot of sustenance! I used Classico sauce. Ingredients: Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Diced Tomatoes (Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Salt, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), Onion, Olive Oil, Salt, Garlic, Spices, Dehydrated Garlic. Citric acid is a preservative and calcium chloride seems to work as one as well. I need to start making my own tomato sauce!

Alright, well it’s been a long day and the couch is calling…


Saturday’s start

This morning we got up after sleeping for almost 11 hours- ahh, so needed! I was starving and decided a good way to get in some veggies right off the bat would be to make an omelet. The husband wanted sausage and he made some extra for me, which I also put in the omelet along with some sauteed mushrooms and spinach, red onion, and feta cheese. I used two whole eggs and egg whites from a third egg.

Unfortunately, these eggs were not “pastured” or even free range (which, doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the chickens were grass fed). They were bought by the husband and prior to me making these changes, but I hope to get pastured eggs on the next shopping trip I take.

I also had some coffee (Jamaican Blue Mountain, yum!) with half and half and a packet of stevia.

After breakfast I surprised myself and went for a run. I had absolutely no intention of doing this today, but it was nice and sunny out. Right after mile 4 my ipod battery (and thus my nike+) died. I kept going though and probably ran about 4.75 miles today, sweet!

After re-hydrating and taking a shower, I indulged in some of my favorite chocolate. Mint dark chocolate made by Divine, which is ‘fair trade certified’ and freakin’ delicious! I swear the nutrition facts lie.

Anyway here are the ingredients: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, peppermint crisp  5% (sugar, peppermint oil), emulsifier: soy lecithin (non GM), peppermint oil, vanilla. Crap! Soy lecithin. I need to do some more research on this ingredient- it is in everything!

As I am writing this I am also snacking on some more nuts 🙂 Cashews, almonds and macadamia mix again. Love them!

Signing off for now,