healthy and happy. one of these days.

07 January 2013


had an interesting day today. i got a call from my trainer who informed me that he won't be my trainer anymore - he's "breaking up" with my gym, soooooo it looks like i'll have to find a new one. maybe it'll be a new opportunity, but right now it's just unease of the unknown. but we'll see what happens when i get back from new york.

and by that i mean - i'll be in new york for the next week! my organization's annual conference is there, and the whole staff goes up. i'll be back on the 15th, and i'm not sure what kind of posting i'll be doing. i also don't know what kind of exercise i'll be doing. i'm  bringing my running shoes and some workout clothes, so i'm hoping i'll have some kind of motivation. 

anyhoodle, on to the food for today. 

breakfast, cottage cheese with grapes, cup of coffee with half and half.

lunch: trader joe's southwest salad with 4-5 oz chicken breast added

snack: fage yogurt with strawberry, cup of coffee with  half and half.

 dinner LOOKS gross, but it was REAL good. this was a palak paneer frozen meal from trader joe's, with a piece of naan. i actually ended up eating another half of a piece of naan because i wanted to clean out my pantry before i leave for new york. plus, carbs are delicious.

06 January 2013


welp, i only have one picture to share with you. on a related note, it's also pretty much the only healthy thing i ate today. blech.

breakfast was two eggs, a gala apple, and a glass of skim milk.

from there, i went over to my parents house. which is currently the only place that i often go that still has the foods i generally stay away from.

so, lunch was a grilled cheese with ham (and FOUR slices of cheese. yep.) made with whole grain toast, at least. with tomato soup (1/2 can of progresso, so one serving). and like 4 handfuls of kettle cooked potato chips.

i also ate maybe a cup or two of goldfish.

then i ate two hotdogs, on potato bread rolls, with ketchup.

i had 4 or 5 diet sodas over the course of the 6-7 hours i was over there (two football games, basically)

after my lunch, my stomach was NOT having it. it was mutiny. i didn't get SICK sick, but, well, i'll just leave it at that. after pretty clean eating for five weeks, i can't say i blame it.

but not to worry, back to business tomorrow. as of saturday, the scale was still going down, and i'd like to keep it going in that direction!

(and eat healthier, and be stronger, and run longer, and improve my body image, etc etc etc! it's not all about the scale, my friends!)

05 January 2013


so, to catch us up to today, here's the goings on.

i went to the gym for a bit and did c25k, week 3 day 2. but i slowed the hell down and was able to do it just fine. it was a little challenging but i made it. i had been running at 5.0, but slowed down to 4.7 and it was much better. still doing the walking intervals at 3.0.

so on to the meals. i actually am not entirely pleased with my eating today, although it's been healthy things. i skipped breakfast, and by the time i was home to eat something, it was lunchtime and i just went with a salad (with chicken added, of course). and my dinner was very carb-heavy. so, meh. i prefer to be more well-rounded than this.

breakfast/lunch: trader joe's southwest salad with 5 oz chicken breast added:

a snack later on in the day, fage greek yogurt cup, with mango guasomethingorother

dinner was a piece of naan with smartbalance, and trader joe's garden vegetable lasagna.


even though it's 1-5-13, i didn't post yesterday. but never fear, eating was fine. i was just tired at the end of the day and chose to watch eleventy billion episodes of once upon a time in a row instead :)

breakfast, you know it, you've seen it many times before. whole grain toast with peanut butter, and some grapes. and coffee with half and half.


lunch was another usual suspect, paneer tikka masala with a piece of naan.

and then i had another cup of coffee with half and half, because it was THAT kind of day.

by the time i got home from work, ran a few errands, and settled in for the night, i was tired and this was all i could manage to prepare for myself. half a cup of cottage cheese and an apple. not very exciting, but it sure did hit the spot, i must say.

03 January 2013


my calories were fine, but i'm not totally pleased with what i ate today. i feel like it was all carbs and pretty much no vegetables. i really need to go grocery shopping.

after work i had a trainer session, that went okay. we did legs so i feel like i survived it a little better than other sessions. when it comes to my core and/or my arms, i always struggle so much more. blerg, but i hope it'll continue to get better.

breakfast was a piece of whole grain bread with peanut butter, and a cup of coffee with half and half.

lunch was a smartones ziti with meatballs and cheese

dinner was a lean cuisine parmesan-crusted fish with penne and vegetables (at least there were some in there)

two out of three meals today were frozen meals. what a glamorous, glamorous life i lead.

02 January 2013


day two of 2013, and we're back in business. with eating healthfully and also as i mentioned in my last post...i signed up for a half marathon (in may), the day before my 30th birthday.

next week i leave for new york city for a week; my organization's annual conference is there, and we all go - i packed my running shoes (my old pair) to take with me, so i'm hoping i'll be inspired to keep training even during this crazy hectic week (we work 12-15 hour days). but we'll see.

anyway, on to today's food.

breakfast was two eggs and some salsa. this picture is terrible, but the food was tasty.

lunch was a smartones - rigatoni in vodka cream sauce, and i added 4-5 oz chicken breast.

snack was a gala apple!

for dinner i made stir fry, with a little bit of lite olive oil and reduced sodium soy sauce. i took a before and after picture, because, do you see the before picture? it's like, would you like a few other vegetables with your gigantic onion? i like onion so no worries, but...yeesh. a little diversity wouldn't kill you.


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