All drugged up!

9 06 2008

No, not in that way! ūüėČ

Luckily my stuffiness went away as the day went by.. thank God! I was hoping it wouldn’t get worse that I’d have to take days off work because with all of these vacations coming up.. I’ll be needing the $$$!

Cereal mix once again.. Nature’s Path Raisin Bran, Fiber First, and Kashi GoLean Crunch topped off with more raisins. Filled the bowl with mostly Kashi today because I was in a really sweet/crunchy/carb-y mood this morning!

Found¬†the last¬†Tazo Green tea bag hiding away in the cupboard. I LOVE this flavor. I forgot what it’s called but it has a minty twist to it, so refreshing!

For lunch I still had the urge for something sweet/crunchy/carb-y so I made half of a Grilled PB&B Sandwich. Mashed up half a banana, spread some natural crunchy pb on a slice of multigrain bread, and grilled it on a nonstick pan, pressing the sandwich with the back of a spatula. The pb slightly melted and the mashed, warm banana just made it nice and gooey. Totally hit the spot!

Had a side of steamed Bok Choy & Broccoli but turned out I wasn’t feeling up for the veggies, so just took a couple of bites of it and enjoyed my two Banana-Apple & Raisin Cookies instead ūüėÄ

Australian peckham pear to go along with my lunch..

Four¬†Banana-Apple & Raisin Oatmeal Cookies fueled¬†my sweaty workout. Did a lot of lower body exercises, which burned¬†like hell.. but that burn just feels oh so good ūüôā Workout ideas came from Women’s Health¬†(I always find a ton of awesome ones from here) as well as Kelly’s blog.

The weather cleared up for the rest of the day (it’s been grey all week long!) so we took advantage and grilled up our dinner. Tossed some red peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, asparagus, and sweet potatoes (microwaved them to speed up the grilling process) in a little olive oil, black pepper, and seasoning salt.¬†Poked them through skewers¬†(makes it easier to flip) and voila!

I always like to keep my plates proportioned into 1/2 veggies, 1/4 carbs & 1/4 meat, nice and balanced! The star of the meal was obviously¬†the grilled veggies (but the bf begs to differ)¬†along with a small piece of the beef tenderloin and wild brown rice (this rice has random dense crunches to it–love those parts!)

I am¬†feeling extra drowsy right now..¬†I¬†let¬†the bf know¬†and he¬†tells me,¬†“Oh yeah I think I gave you the Tylenol nighttime pill..”¬† AWESOME, no wonder why I feel so knocked out! Guess I’m off to a good night’s sleep!


Is it vacation time yet?

27 05 2008

Today was one of those Mondays when you wish it wasn’t a Monday and instead it’s a hot Saturday afternoon.. and you’re on the beach.. in Hawaii ūüôā

Snapped myself back to reality with¬†my comforting bowl of¬†oatmeal made with banana, flax and raisins! It’s been one of my intentions forever to buy a can of pumpkin to¬†mix in¬†with my morning oats. But again, I’m the queen of putting things off =/

After cleaning/getting some laundry done, I had the urge to go shopping so off to the mall I went ūüôā Made a quick stop at Old Navy since they’re having an awesome sale right now. Picked up a $3.99 skirt, $5.99 knit crochet dress, & a $16.99 jersey dress!¬†Satisfied my shopping craving.. and all for less than 30 dollars! Oh yes I am the queen of bargains ūüėČ

Didn’t have much in the fridge (again), so lunch was simple but still yummy. Stir-fried some¬†zucchini, red&yellow bell peppers, 3 egg whites with spices¬†& teriyaki sauce, threw them in some lettuce leaves, sprinkled some roasted almond slivers on top and voila.. Asian Lettuce Wraps!

Found a corn on the cob hiding in the back of the fridge, so I boiled that up and it was soo perfectly sweet!

Since veggies wrapped in veggies doesn’t exactly fill the boyfriend up.. I made him a quick chicken chow mein. I didn’t have any of this but it looks pretty tasty in the picture!

For dessert I ripped off a tiny corner of this pb & banana & applesauce sandwich. This combo makes my mouth drooool as I speak! (Err.. type?)

I didn’t even realize all of today’s meals had an Asian theme going on until now, but dinner kept it steady! Sweet & Sour Chicken on a bed of Bean Sprouts! Basically baked small patties of extra-lean ground chicken, sauteed the cooked patties with some onions, bell peppers and sweet&sour sauce and served it over plain bean sprouts!

Dessert (what’s a meal without a sweet ending?) was baked apple with raisins, nf plain yogurt, cinnamon and walnuts. MmMm this is so apple pie.. just without the crust!

We survived Monday everyone, WOOHOO!