Friday, April 29, 2011

Back! and the beginning of Weight Watchers Online!

I was away for the holiday of Passover in Israel and as i have stopped watching what I ate my weigh in today was a whopping 165 lbs.. which means we are in crisis mode.

When I had lost my 8 lbs previously I was overweight still but this is just not healthy. I started Weight Watchers yesterday so bear with me while the blog changes a bit.

I am just adjusting my food into weight watchers points and this all should definitely take some time!

Yesterday was:

Coffee with Creamer
1/2 a banana

Lunch Salad:

  • Spinach
  • red cabbage
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • low fat feta cheese
  • EVOO w/spices - This was before I found out that EVOO was points so I am still ok and apparently I am supposed to have healthy oil every day so there was my daily intake!
At around 3 I was starving so ate a red apple.. that barely contained my hunger though :(

Whole Grain Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce - I made my usual meat sauce recipe and the ingredients were all the same and I even had leftover points at the end of the day!

Heres to losing over 20 lbs! 

Wish Me Luck.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Still Sore

I am raging sore from my run on Monday night... Its a great feeling but also promotes lazyness on not going to the gym at all..

I have tons of food pics but I have been way too busy preparing for Passover!!

Chag Sameach to all!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I am a jogger?

A bit delayed but things have been hectic with all the pre Passover planning going on!

Monday Morning Smoothie:
-Frozen mixed berries
-Stonyfield Organic vanilla lowfat yogurt
- 2 Bananas
-Pyure (Healthy Splenda)

Coffee w/white chocolate cafe latte creamer

Mid morning I went over to the new open Crumbs by my office (kinda by my office) and obviously my 11 am hunger kicked in and I just NEEDED a Crumbs Cinnamin bun

Lunch around 2 was:
Asian Chicken breast (leftover from Shabbat recipe below)
Roasted Kale (wayyyyy too salty!)
Roasted potatoes and garlic

After work it was so gorgeous I couldn't fathom just going on the elliptical so I texted my runner friend Rachel and hijacked myself onto her run. We walked down to the Riverside Park jogging/bike path. This was my first experience running so I was just jogging at my own pace and walking every 5 minutes when my body would cramp up.. I kinda liked it though.. maybe I'll stick with it.

After the run I met up with hubs and we went to Soom Soom an AWESOME falafel place on the UWS. On Mondays it is 2 for 1 so extra awesome for us!

They give you your falafel in a pita and then you fill it with all the salads and sauces you like :)
The only annoyance is the extra 50 cents for Hummus!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Caffeine Kick

Yesterday was the usual food during the day and a night out at Ariels in Englewood.

I went halfsies with my brother:

-Fish tacos (tilapia lightly breaded with a cabbage slaw in a soft tortilla)
-Whole wheat thin crust pizza with roasted garlic, caramelized onions, portabello mushrooms and ricotta cheese!

I would have taken pictures but we were with some family that I didn't want to freak out with my food pics!

Smoothie this morning was

1/2 frozen peaches
1/2 frozen strawberries
2 not so ripe bananas :(
vanilla lowfat yogurt

A- Israeli Brunch @ 11am

1 roasted egg
slices of Edam Cheese
1 slice feta cheese
2 cheese berekas
bowl of Israeli Salad
Israeli pickles

Lunch B @ 2pm:

  • Romaine
  • red pepper
  • corn
  • feta
  • craisins
  • English cucumber
  • grape tomatoes
  • Balsamic, Dijon mustard, safflower oil
Now its 4 o'clock and I just might pass out at my desk.. drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry to perk up!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sushi Metsuyan Addiction

Yesterday was packed.

Morning Breakfast Smoothie:

Frozen Strawberrys
Frozen peaches
2 bananas
Vanilla Yogurt

Leftover Kitchen Sink Pasta with Tofu on top

I made tofu a new way this time:

  • Tofu cubes
  • onion  powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper 
  • BBQ Sauce just a bit smothered all over

I baked in a grill pan on 350 for probs around 30-45 minutes until they weren't smushy anymore

I have been throwing tofu into everything since then!

Also I went out to dinner with my sister in law in Queens at Sushi Metsuyan our favorite sushi place ever..

I got a small Udon soup (my first time trying believe it or not)
Ume Tuna Roll- mock crab (kosher style), salmon, avocado and cucumber w/tuna and little black things (Ume??) on top!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Its still winter...

Monday consisted of:

Breakfast Smoothie for 2:

  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • 3 bananas
  • frozen peaches
  • frozen mixed berries
  • 1 packet of pyruvia (or whatever the healthy splenda that I have is)

Once I got to work:

Coffee w/white chocolate latte creamer

Mid morning snack:
nature valley bar

Lunch nachos consisting of :
Trader Joes Yellow Corn Chips
Trader Joes Mild Salsa
Sliced muenster cheese melted onto chips (key)

After work I hit up the gym.. it felt like forever and after 25 minutes on the elliptical I was ready to pass out :(
Must work on stamina again.. I am even sore today as a result.

Dinner was my first ever attempt at KALE CHIPS!

I have been following Kath Eats Real Food for awhile now and I always wanted to try these!

They were so delicious and I ate the whole thing.. Hubs isn't into my healthy meals so much :(

So for the main I made Kitchen Sink Pasta.. aka every veggie I could find:
(worst pic ever award)

  • Red Onion
  • Red Pepper
  • Box of frozen baby Brussel sprouts
  • 2 handfuls grape tomatoes
  • 2-3 handfuls fresh spinach
Mixed with whole wheat spaghetti and topped w/Parmesan cheese!

We watched the The Romantics last night. I read the book and wanted to see the screen adaptation. Wasn't a huge fan of the wannabe artsy book.. also not a huge fan of the movie.. All great actors but things I can't get over:
a- Whenever I see Anna Paquin all I hear is "Sookie"- in creepy Bill voice 
b- Katie Holmes is married to Tom Cruise

The End.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Skipping Failday

Onto Yesderday!

Coffee w/White Chocolate Caramel Latte creamer
Nature Valley Bar

Lunch was the usual salad:

  • romaine
  • craisins
  • feta cheese
  • tomatoes
  • yellow and red pepper
  • dressing-balsamic vinegar, safflower oil and dijon mustard
Last night we went to get hubby an eye exam and us both new glasses at Lenscrafters. This is what one looks like when they get new trendy glasses, have been sitting in Lenscrafters for 3 hours, forgot to put even a stich of makeup on in the morning, and is soooo tired:

When we got home at around 9:30, I made a wonderful dinner for Eitan - I had a TCBY Shiver (white chocolate mouse, chocolate chip cookie dough, Reeses pieces, and chocolate sprinkle) for dinner at the mall- Dont judge me.

Instead of forcing myself to eat dinner I just made this awesome sesame seared tuna in the rockin Grill Pan and ate my portion for lunch on Friday.

  • Sesame Seared Tuna
  • Sliced fresh tuna
  • Hoisen Garlic sauce 
  • Terriyaki sauce
  • toasted sesame seeds

I mixed all together and seared in pan constantly turning over so all was evenly cooked and the middle was still pink!

My lunch today was a couple of these bad boys in a whole wheat wrap with some tomato and pepper slices


Shabbat Shalom!

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