Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last post. I knew there was no reason for me to beat myself up over what happened, especially since I made the best choices based on all the information that was available to me at the time, but I’m not going to lie – finding out that Saturday accidently was such an indulgent day ruined my 11 mile run on Sunday morning. My head just wasn’t in it. The best thing I could have done was to forget it and move on, but somehow I just wanted to give up on everything. I did have my friend Molly to keep me company on my run. I asked to walk pretty much every other minute (or so it seemed). If you are a runner, you know that voice in your head that tries to tell you to stop because it would be just so much easier? The voice you usually ignore? I let that voice get the best of me. Molly was such a great sport, though, and indulged my wishes. Together we finished a little over 9.5 miles but I’m not sure how much of it we actually ran – maybe 7-8? I know it’s still something to be proud of and I’ve moved on for real this time. Lesson learned.
Oh and btw, you all were right. I was not hungry at all today due to a very indulgent weekend (yesterday kind of became indulgent again) so I still nourished my body but consumed less calories than usual. I guess it does balance out. Wanna see what I ate today?
TJ’s organic fiber blueberry muffin + coffee
2 clementines and a sample packet of somersaults – still love them!!
The dressing came together quickly since I had all the ingredients on hand and the vitamix is a beast. It was almost “whipped.” Since I couldn’t just eat it with a spoon, I decided to make a salad. Might as well, right?
Mixed greens, steamed broccoli, shredded carrots, chopped cucumber, shrimp + miso carrot dressing
Here are all the greens + shrimp!
To be honest, something was missing there and the whipped texture of the dressing was actually a bit strange. I was imagining it would taste like the dressing you get on house salads at Japanese restaurants but that wasn’t the case. Also, I may have overdone it on the ginger or maybe it was missing salt? After a few bites of the salad I went to the fridge for water and noticed a jar of spicy Italian pepper rings. For some reason those sounded appealing and they really saved this meal for me. My mouth was on fire… in a good way!
Dessert: caramel oikos. Oh yeah, that’s the stuff!
[All together - 280 calories. I was actually shocked to find how low that was!]
WORKOUT – Monday’s usual – Rack it Up. I just love that burn!!
Ever since trying Shannon’s savory pumpkin bread pudding, it’s been on my list of must make meals. I knew Adam would love it. I mean this screams “man meal”, since bread, sausage, cheese and sour cream are the main ingredients. This dish even made it to my top 9 homemade meals in 2009 - it was that good. Tonight Adam finally had a chance to taste Shannon’s masterpiece – made by moi this time.
The verdict? He LOVED it! I know my husband so well. I thought Shannon’s execution was a bit better but I still enjoyed it.
This was one hearty dinner, let me tell you. I am STUFFED hours later!! No desire for dessert or anything. I think one of the key “tricks” for avoiding over snacking is to have super filling meals. This was the perfect example of it. Could be a little heavier in the veggie department but I sure took care of that during lunch.
Total calories consumed: 1316. I can’t believe how crazy full I am for such a small amount of calories. I guess I’m like a camel – I stored this weekends’ eats for later.
Looking at this post, apparently I ate a lot of orange foods. So just for fun – what’s your favorite orange food? Any favorite way to consume it?