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20 September 2009

Food 'N' Plenty

Simple and boring food today. Except for breakfast!

Breakfast:

*Whole wheat waffle with blueberry sauce

Used this recipe but made some healthier/low calorie substitutions. Oh and I didn’t have whole wheat pastry flour, so I just used regular whole wheat flour. Anyway, the two eggs became egg substitutes, the oil became more unsweetened applesauce, the all-purpose flour became more whole wheat flour, the sugar became Splenda and I didn’t have any flax seed meal so I just used a little more whole wheat flour until the batter had the right thickness.

For the sauce I just took some blueberries, a sprinkling of Splenda and a little bit of lemon juice and let it break down and saucify (I believe that’s the technical term :-P) just a little bit. So there was saucy goodness but also whole blueberries. Very tasty.

Lunch: (big lunch! the veggie medley was a pretty big portion)

*Chicken salad sandwich with lettuce on an Arnold’s Sandwich thin (chunk chicken, shredded, 2 laughing cow light wedges, half an apple, diced, 1/3 a cup of craisins – I used maybe 1/4 of the concoction)
*Vegetable medley salad (diced sugar snap peas, shredded carrots, ¼ of a red pepper diced, ¼ of a baby cucumber diced, all coated in tzatziki sauce)

Snack:

*Can of V8

Dinner:

*Open faced turkey melt?

I took an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin, toasted it, placed two slices of deli turkey meat (50 calories for 2 ounces) on each Thin slice, and put a little roasted red pepper sauce on there. Along with a stringed- string cheese, stuck it under the broiler for a few minutes! Tasty.

[Edit: I also just made a little dessert for myself! I sliced a pear and sprinkled a little nutmeg and cinnamon and popped it in the oven for 15ish minutes, then put a dollop of Sugar Free Cool Whip on top. Delectable.]

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Do you know what's crazy? Besides the fact that we drive on parkways and park on driveways? Anytime I have a concern with what I'm doing, or if I falter even in my thinking, there is ALWAYS a post from one of the many blogs I follow about that exact topic. Blogging ESP or something, I swear. Today, BitchCakes has a post about pushing herself while exercising. That is exactly what I"ve been thinking about this whole weekend, even with my extra push yesterday on the elliptical.

I’ve been getting on the scale a lot this week and it just seems to be hovering in the 250/251 range. So I’m not expecting anything tomorrow. I think it’s due to my exercise habits more than it is my food choices. I’m doing pretty well with foods, I think. I’m exercising four times a week, which is good, but I think I can do more. I really need to start pushing myself more when I exercise. Not necessarily the length of time exercising, but the exertion during. I set my own pace on the treadmill or elliptical, and I think I'm being too easy on myself. That's not to say I'm not sweating or breathing heavily, but I think I can do more.

Goals for this upcoming week are:

1 – Swim more
2 – Try a class. There’s a Zumba class on Wednesdays at my gym that I have my eye on.

(And the closer I get to The Family visiting, the more I need to let out the tension and anxiety, and exercise is definitely the way to go. Just leave it all on the gym floor.)

3 comments:

Christa said...

Yum...that pear dessert sounds really good! Exercise is hard for me...I am eating good but not exercising as much as I should...but I will be changing that very soon!:)

Tiffany said...

Umm...I'm salivating at the thought of the waffles with blueberry sauce. YUM!

Thanks so much for your comment. It made me feel really good. Sadly, my BMI dictates that I am not at a healthy weight, but it's nice to know that I don't look terrible. :)

266 said...

Mmmm... I totally agree with Christa. That dessert sounds so good; I am going to have to steal your idea!

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