Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Just another Manic Monday...

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Salad w/ romaine, tomatoes, avocado, feta, cukes, craisins w/ Balsamic/Safflower Olive Oil and mustard dressing.
Defrosted some honey mustard chicken cutlets, roasted brussels and couscous ( A real dinner!)
( I took a cool pic on my phone but it wont work)

50 minutes on the Elliptical! - Thats right I have reached new heights! I know that it is normal to go on for an hour but Friends was over and I just needed to get out of there. Also the longest I have ever stayed on before is 35 minutes. From now on I will try and stay on for an hour!

Also I weighed myself  and I seem to be stuck at 153.5... As I started at 157-ish I know thats something but 2 months later I don't think thats enough! Help I am in a rut!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am Gettign SICK

Its never good when you feel that itch in the back of your throat for an entire day. That was yesterday ... today I feel it everywhere. In addition to Pilates soreness there is sicky soreness so getting out of bed was super difficult.

Yesterday was a fail on exercising after working until 7pm ( I know so many people work that late but I don't usually and I get home late enough as it is.So no gym for me )

Coffee/Blueberry muffin from Costco (these are delicious and FULL of calories.. if I eat one of these I usually don't eat again until a late lunch.)
Salad- romaine, avocado, tomatoes, feta, craisins
Too Many Snacks- there were too many baked goods going around my office yesterday i tasted cheese danishes, cookies, cake etc.
Sauteed eggplant, broccoli and brussel sprouts w/ Tofu (sauteed in onions, garlic, and hoisen sauce)

Healthy and super delicious. Unsure if anyone out there watches The Walking Dead on AMC but its great but possibly not the best option of show to watch during dinner time ...

Must get vitamins now.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

9 degrees

Is what it feels like outside.. which makes it mighty hard to go to the gym but I am 2 for 2 on going this week and plan on going again tonight!

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
2 Slices of homemade pizza (Trader Joes whole wheat crust w/ homemade pizza sauce (crushed tomatoes, EVOO, Italian Seasoning) and tonsss of cheese)
leftover french fries (blech)
After work I went to Pilates on the UWS with Jilliana.. it was Awesome and now I am super sore which is wonderful!
Dinner was
Onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and chicken all saute'ed with hoisen garlic sauce.
Snack of Cinnamon Magic Tea and Australian Licorice.

I have had cinnamon magic tea forever and never saw the allure. I am usually a fruity or chai person and this Cinnamon was a good after food tea, not too strong! And of course the Darrell Lea's Australian licorice is the best fully loaded with carbs snack around.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free Lunch makes for no diet lunch

On Monday we had a lunch out in my department. The day started off normally/fatningly with a HUGE Costco blueberry muffin and coffee. Then Colbeh was the venue of choice so while my coworkers ate chicken or fish I went all out with an Eggplant braised veal stew with rice. Then the waiter threw in a traditional stew made of greens, braised beef, and kidney beans over crispy rice. A bit heavy for lunch I think.. especially with the Alfasi Cabernet Sauvignon, and chocolate pyramid cake with coffee cream center for dessert.

We rolled back to work and then after work I braved the Alaskan outdoors to go to the gym! On a Monday!
35 minute weight loss on elliptical. It then took me two hours to get home and by the time I got home and settled on the couch all I wanted was soup. Good thing I had potato, leek, broccoli soup made from Sunday night!

Had two bowls of this while watching the 6 part documentary of Making of Twilight: Eclipse. I know I am a nerd and I embrace it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby Its Cold Outside

New York has finally gotten winter... I m trying my hardest by going to the gym but it is just not so easy with family obligations (Yay for new nephew!) and the frigid temps outside.

Tuesday was

Gingerbread latte from Dunkin Doughnuts
Trader Joes Apricot Mango yogurt
Spinach salad w/red pepper, feta, avocado, craisins, purple cabbage and Good Seasons dressing
Roasted brussel sprouts
cherry coke zero!
Nachos made of chips, cheddar cheese, salsa, and some sour cream
a bit of Ben and Jerry's ice cream (not good flavor -Boston Cream Pie- so I stopped)

Last night was so cold it was so hard for me to go to the gym but I powered on! I must bring sweatpants to wear over my workout pants for sure.
I went on the elliptical at the gym and forgot my headphones so I had to try and read while on the elliptical but it was fine because I did my 40 minutes!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Already!

This week has flown!

Wednesday night was a very good Yoga from which my legs are pretty sore :(

Thursday was:
Coffee and Banana
Lunch -
Sweet Potato Latkes w/ light sour cream( made on wed night!)

Salad w/lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, pickles, corn, craisins, and avocado ( i know a bit random but I need fun things in there!)
Roasted Brussel sprouts
a little Ben and Jerry s cinnamon Buns ice cream


I had a little free personal trainer snippet last night with Phraiser at Crunch on UWS. It was great he was a bit talky but thats good for me ( as long as he isn't tooooo talky!) I ellipticalled for 5 minutes. Then he stretched me ( best part!) and then we boxed! It was so fun and by the end I couldn't breathe it was great and now I am super sore!

Happy Chanukah!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Back Again

I just might win the award for worst blogger. I don't know my theme here or have any consistency at all. So hopefully this will be better from here on out.

I was in Israel for Thanksgiving for a good friends wedding and a visit with some family. It was awesome but in true vacation fashion I didn't exercise at all and ate a lot.
 Here is an example: French Onion Soup in a bread-bowl

 Delicious! Except in Israel it wasn't Mozarella inside it was Parmesan.. I am not sure how I feel about that but it was good nonetheless. And go me for not actually consuming the bread-bowl. Only eating the smushy inside!

We got back Monday Morning so there was no good eating or exercising that day.
But Tuesday was great!

Lunch- Pasta with butter and sauteed sweet potatoes with garlic
Pilates class!
Dinner- Chicken with sauteed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, onion, mushrooms)

I cooked the chicken alone with spices, EVOO, and garlic, then took it out and transferred in my little bag of frozen veggies to cook with some terriyaki sauce.

Not the best meal ever but I think it was healthy and homemade!