Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hump Day :)

Its Wednesday--- the weekend is only 2 days away!
Just to fill you guys in on my workout habits and such... Wednesdays and Saturdays are typically my days off from the gym. I try to stick to 5 days of working out every week. all 5 consist of cardio and usually 2-3 include strength training as well.

Ok so I got my morning started off with good old fashioned oatmeal topped with a tbsp toasted almonds and about 3/4 cup of strawberries
Breakfast totaled about ~300

For my snack between classes I brought along a slice of my pumpkin bread ~100cals I also had extra time after getting out of my math class early and stopped by Starbucks (sorry no picture) & I got a Cafe Misto w/ nonfat milk.

^^ yummm.. its so moist and doughy.. I love it!

Then I ran into the store after class to grab a couple of things..

  • Quorn Chik'n Tenders
  • Boca Burgers
  • 2 Veggie Wraps
  • Greek Yogurt -- I just recently tried this and I fell in love!
  • Bananas
Just so you know.. im not a vegetarian but I do prefer to eat soy/meatless products often. I enjoy them but I have no problem with eating meat/poultry. I just like to mix it up!
So for lunch I of course dug right into my groceries!

I ate the couscous veggie wrap [sorry for the ugly picture! It burst in the microwave!] along with a sliced carrot and some greek yogurt with more strawberries!
The whole lunch totaled a little under ~400 cals

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Healthy Burger & Fries

Hello Again!
This afternoon I baked up a loaf of pumpkin bread. I used this recipe [that I found courtesy of Kath's blog] I also subbed out the sour cream for low fat vanilla yogurt and halved the sugar and skipped the raisins AND then i sprinkled some flax in as well as on top. I of course could not resist having a small square. ;) It was delicious; different than I expected but yummy never the less. It was dense and moist. It was not overly sweet; it was just right. I'm glad I did sneak a bite now because I had dinner later than usual and was very hungry by the time I got to eat.

For Dinner: I had a Boca Burger in between a toasted whole wheat english muffin with spinach. On the side I had some baked sweet potato fries and some sugar snap peas. My sweet tooth kicked in shortly after and I decided to have a Clif Z bar. I love the portion size of these. I nuked it in the microwave and the result was a gooey chocolate chip dessert... it was just what I was craving! Now I'm off to finish up some things for the night! See you in the morning!

Lunch on the Go

Alright I'm back. I had to rush and quickly pack my lunch -- which I have to eat on campus before my lab which is at the awkward time of 1pm! So heres what I had:
  • Turkey sandwich made with whole wheat bread, spicy dijon mustard and spinach
  • One small carrot cut up
  • 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese w/ SF jam
  • 1 serving of Kashi crackers

It was delicious and filling :)

Then at about 4pm my stomach started talking to me so I made a snack.
I cut up one small apple and sprinkled it with cinnamon and warmed it up in the microwave and then added some vanilla yogurt and sprinkled Kashi heart 2 heart on top.

Now I am getting hungry yet again so I am about to go start dinner! Ill post later!

Great Start

Good Morning!
Ok so this is my first post.. I'll do my very best for you guys

I went to the gym this morning to get my run in but before I had half of a toasted whole wheat english muffin smeared with low sugar strawberry jam. oh and of course a cup of coffee with skim milk :)

I did the treadmill for an hour today. A little over 5 miles of running and walking on an incline. Then I did some stretching and ab work. When I got home needless to say I was ready for some breakfast! I had 2 Kashi Blueberry Waffles [these are delicious with great nutritional content for waffles] with a smidge of sugar free syrup and a bowl of sliced strawberries, a couple of grapes, a slice of apple I had left over and 2 tsp of almonds with a dollop of vanilla yogurt. It sure hit the spot.

Now I am off to run a few errands and then head to class! I will post my lunch later today when I get home!