Friday 11-9

I don’t know why I dated this blog this time. All I know is I am cold and tired and have an ear ache. I do not really feel like sharing anything but feel obligated to make sure I post everyday my tracking of my food. So here we go..

Coffee with creamer. two cups. Superfoods cafe latte shake with blueberries and spinach.

Stopped for a cup of coffee a mocha maple spice 16 ounces

Lunch was cabbage and broccoli salad with the last of the greek vinaigrette. Green and black olives, shredded chicken, four slices of bacon (thanks Josh) . grabbed a bag of snack size Funyons too. Later I grabbed a snack size peanut M&M’s and a snack size Snickers. Someone leftover Halloween candy.

Had to have a cup of decaf black coffee to wash down the sweets.

Dinner tonight was the best! More Tacos El Sol. One pork toasted with refried beans on it. Two deep fried beef tacos with a side of Spanish rice and refried beans. One Tree Lemon Basil hard cider.

150 ounces of water…no workout today.

that is all. Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.

Yep, a McDonald’s kind of day….

…………….Today I just don’t care. I am tired and I was hungry for all the bad stuff so I gave in.

Breakfast was coffee with maple almond milk creamer, two cups. Cafe Latte with spinach and blueberries

Work coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 one cup

Lunch was roasted broccoli, a snack size bag of Funyuns, a quarter pounder with cheese and a large coke from McDonald’s

Dinner was two Angry Orchards a quesadilla with chicken, one plain tortilla, cold.

yep… that is my day.

100 ounces of water. Yoga lower body workout today. So there is that…

How did you do?

Free bacon and Free coffee in the same day!….

It is Wednesday and I am here to confess my food journal to you. My back was still hurting when I woke up this morning from my yoga injury this morning. It is actually better now. I went ahead and did a yoga workout this morning hoping it would work out whatever it worked in yesterday. As the day progressed it really did start feeling better. When I started my workout this morning every time I went into downward dog I could feel my back starting to spasm. Bleh.

Anyway this is how my day played out:

Breakfast: two cups of coffee with that amazing Maple flavored Almond Milk creamer. Did you know that my spell check does not like the word creamer?  Made my  super-foods shake. Today was cafe latte with spinach, dark cherries and turmeric.

Wanted to get to work earlier so I left earlier. Leaving earlier means I get to go to the coffee stand for a latte. Stopped and got a 16 ounce Maple Spice latte. AND it was FREE today!! Cool.

I am at work trying to work through my emotions and stresses from the day before keeping my head down and catching up on what I left behind from yesterday. Next thing I know my co-worker Mike taps me on the shoulder and says ‘on my desk’ I walk over  and there it is; perfectly crisp lovely bacon on his desk. AND IT WAS ALL MINE!!!Five perfect pieces of bacon. FREE bacon and FREE coffee in the SAME DAY!! Oh what a wonderful world I exist in!

As the day progressed I did need to have another cup of coffee with half and half. Yes, I said need.

Lunch time rolls around and I have my cabbage, broccoli salad with the greek vinaigrette, green olives and shredded chicken. Dang it I still can’t spell vinaigarette! Tomorrow will be the last day of that salad. The bag is empty. I will buy it again though, I really like it! Anyway I was still hungry so I ate all my snacks too. That was a piece of string cheese, cucumbers and pita crackers.

Then I was cold so I made a cup of decaf coffee with more half and half

Came home from work ON TIME (holler) it was a 7:30AM to 5:45PM day. That makes me happy..ish…

I poured out a glass of grapefruit juice (throat is scratchy) added Tito’s vodka to it, you know to kill the germs. #justify Then I made the hubby dinner which was prosciutto stuffed ravioli with pesto sauce. Caught myself eating them out of the pan. A total of sixteen out of the pan to be exact. Asked my hubby to rub my head, neck and shoulders for a bit. Everything is starting to knot up again. Talked myself into having another Angry Orchard Easy Apple.

Now I am calling it a night.

165 ounces of water (after I drink this cup sitting next to me) and the yoga workout this morning. Outside fo the carbs for dinner I am pretty darn happy with myself..I mean come on, free bacon and coffee today!

How did you do?

Hurt myself during yoga…..

I think I am the only person I know who has injured themselves during a yoga practice. Once I fell out of a pose and injured my shoulder. Another time I fell out of a pose and injured my hip so bad I couldn’t teach Zumba for a month. Today I think I must have done one of the poses incorrectly and now pulled something in my lower back. It keeps locking up in a painful way..bleh.

Any way this is how my food played out.

Breakfast was coffee with almond milk creamer, two cups. Cafe Latte super foods shake with dark cherries and spinach.

Went to work and brewed a cup of coffee with half and half. Then I needed something stronger so I went to the vending machine and got a bottled Starbucks Mocha frap. I was feeling cold so I brewed a cup of decaf with more half and half.

Lunchtime I had shredded chicken with a Greek vinaigrette and cabbage, broccoli salad with green olives. Half of an apple, pita crackers and humus. It was all very good!

Had an incredibly stupid stress fun day at work. Guess I should call it a day at grade school instead! I don’t understand when it happened but at some point people stopped understanding how to listen and follow directions OR when they are “grown ups” but are acting like they are thirteen and have no common sense of what a work environment should be. Okay I will stop… I was just giving you a back story to explain my dinner.

My dinner was two Angry Orcahrd Easy apples and 3 mini bell peppers.

Yep. That is my “fitness coach” nutrition at it’s best.

I am proud to say that I did at least accomplish “dinner and done”

150 ounces of water today and Yoga practice that tweeked my back.

How did you do?

And basically all the chicken skin….

Happy November, Happy Monday, Happy day to me!

Yes that is a picture of  a baking sheet that has some stuck on chicken bits to it. Yes, I am a horrible cook and worse yet a horrible cleaner upper! The true grit of this picture though is the last little bits of chicken skin that I left behind. Gasp! How did I leave them behind? They were stuck, that is how.

I have a history with fried chicken skin. We go way back. Back to the days when I was working in retail pharmacy as a technician. Osco Drug. Do they still have Osco’s? I am not sure. They are very regional and out where I live now it is not an Osco region. Not a CVS region either, but that is a whole other blog topic.

Anyhoo, once upon a time the company bought KFC for the staff. My friend Bea was at lunch before me. She peeled all the skin off of her chicken to make it ‘healthier’. When she was done she left all the skins on her plate and placed her plate at the top of the trash heap. Well, and this is a TRUE story my friends, I LOVE chicken skin especially when it is deep-fried by the Colonel himself. So I walked over to her plate that I personally saw her discard and proceeded to eat all the skins! YES I DID!! Oh boy, and I wonder why I struggled so much with my weight back in AZ. I struggle now but I am much more aware of what I am doing that makes me struggle so much. (thanks to tracking) What does this have to do with my food tracking for today? Let me break it down for you:

Breakfast was two cups of coffee with Maple flavored almond milk creamer. My super foods shake (vanilla today with mango and spinach)

Get to work and make another cup of coffee with half and half. End up having two cups.

Lunch time was kale and brussels sprout salad with tomatoes, parmesan cheese and lemon vinaigrette. Half of an apple and half a cup of cottage cheese. My friend then share a slice of Papa Murphey’s New York style pizza with me. It was a pepperoni and sausage.

Got home and I am tired and chilled and still have to make lunches for tomorrow and dinner for tonight. So I just open yp a bottle of Angry Orcahrd Rose hard apple cider. Added a splash of Tito’s vodka to it. Yep, I did. I decided to cook up the bacon cheddear hamburger patties for dinner. Put hubby’s of a couple of slices of bread. Figured my carbs were liquid so I didn’t really need any more of them. I finihed of the rest of the kale and brussels sprout salad with the same type of dressing. (I always have to use spell check for the word vinaigrette) Meanwhile I decide to shred up the rotisserie chicken I got from the store and proceeded to eat basically ALL the skin off of it. OH BOY!! What the what?!?!?

To finish off the night I had what I hope to be the last of the Halloween candy. It was the dark chocolate (good for you, right?) Kit Kat snack size bar.

I am however finishing up on 175 ounces of water now and I did do Yoga abs this morning so my whole day was not too bad.

What is one of your weird food addictions?

How did you do today?

Friend Time!!!

Friend time is my favorite! If it wasn’t for my friend Adam today I probably would have never gotten dressed today. Try story. I had grand intentions. Workouts and filming a new video for my YouTube page and fitness group. Some food prep. My usual Sunday things. Then I slept in for the Fall Back an Hour day. Still not used to the changing of time. I was spoiled by living in AZ. Anyway I was going to be a bum all day and sit in my jammies and just Netflix and chill out. At least I got an hour walk in around the park.

So this is how my poor, poor eating habits went this day:

Breakfast was three cups of coffee with creamer. Five yes FIVE waffles. Two of them I put some home-made raspberry jam on them. Then I cooked two eggs over easy and had two more waffles. Then when I finished cooking them started putting them away I noshed on another one!! Had a glass of grapefruit juice to wash it all down with.

Lunch wasn’t really lunch. I knew I was meeting Adam at 3 and wanted to leave early to get coffees for us and try to find the park road we always meet up on. I haven’t been on a walk with Adam for a few years and I wasn’t certain how to get there from my new place. Anyway, I had the rest of the humus and as many pita crackers as it took to eat it all. Got dressed and headed to Starbucks. I ordered the new Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. It was good, had a toasted marshmallow taste to it.

Headed up to the park and walked for about an hour or so. Most of the fall leaves had fallen which was too bad for Adam. He loves to take photos.

Came home and changed back into my jammies. Opened up a Rose Hard Cider and heated up the oven for our stuffed salmon. Don’t get too excited I bought it from the meat deli. It is salmon stuffed with crab. Made red potatoes for the hubby and I had kale salad with parmesan cheese and lemon vinaigrette. Had another hard cider and then one of the Halloween bite size dark chocolate Kit Kat bars that I had hidden in the fridge.

So much for dinner and done! I know it will be better tomorrow. Work brings a bit more structure so it will provide more structure for my food too.

Water wasn’t that great either. I had about 140 ounces today. Well below my average.

Tomorrow is another day.

How did you do?

Tacos El Sol….

Happy Saturday my friends!  Had a very productive morning with my fellow coaches. Always encouraged by my team mates. Great way to start my day. Hubby and I had errands to run afterwards. I am now the proud owner of personalized plates! Woot Woot! First time ever.

Anyway this is how my food day played out:

Coffee and creamer three cups. mango spinach vanilla shake. It looked a very gross green but tasted amazing.

When we were out and about we found out our favorite little taco truck finally opened up their permanent building right down the street from us! Big Win! Had a pork street taco and a beef horraches. That is kind of a fried flat dough. It has re-fried beans, beef, cojita cheese and lettuce.  I added pico de gallo, habanero onions (yes I said habanero onions) and some salsa. SO SO SO SO GOOD!!!!!!!

Brings me up to dinner. Two hard pear ciders. Kale salad with lemon vinaigrette and meatloaf stuffed with mozzarella cheese…don’t go wow I bought it pre-made from the deli at the store. It was pretty good actually. Then I grabbed some of the sour punch twizzlers out of the bowl of remains Halloween candy. #blerg.

Had 170 ounces of water and weighed in like I am supposed to.

All in all I am very happy with my Saturday.

How did you do?

Lasagna saved the day…..

….seriously it saved the day!! Okay maybe it just saved my lunch. Did I tell you that I chose to sleep in today? Of course I didn’t I haven’t been on here yet. #duh  Sometimes when I write I write like I talk: all over the place and half of it inside jokes in my own head. Oh well. I have like seven followers who actually read this and they all know me, so I am sure they read it like they are listening to me. (:

I did wake up late. Not really late I just didn’t want to get out of bed. I kept yelling at Siri across the room demanding she turn off my alarm for me. She wouldn’t. Then when I finally dragged my cold feet out of the bed to hit snooze the screen wouldn’t let me. So I brought the phone to my bedside and just kept restarting the ten minute timer. #somedayIwillgraspthefivesecondrule

I drank a bit last night so my weigh in this morning wasn’t so great, I don’t having another tonight. Which brings me  to my point. Time to log in my food and be transparent to the world…hahahahaha the seven people I mean. 😉

Here is how it played out today:

COFFEE!! two cups at home with creamer. Cafe Latte super foods shake with turmeric, spinach and mango.

On the way to work I stopped by the local coffee shop and had a 16 ounce mocha maple spice. Drank about half of it and then filled it back up with coffee and added some half and half to it. Still just as good.

I brought spinach salad with cucumbers and tomatoes with some Italian dressing and one Italian sausage. My friend gave me some of her left over lasagna that  her hubby (a professional chef) made. It had sausage, mushrooms and onions! So good! Totally hit the spot and filled me up.

Decided that for dinner we would have breakfast. Was going to swing by the store and get some orange juice for the hubby and I. Both are struggling with whatever form of the cold going around. I have a bit of a scratchy throat. Got to the store and it was packed and I am just too tired and sore to fight with crowds tonight. Came home and cooked up the turkey breakfast sausage patties. Made toast and scrambled cheddar eggs for the hubby. My dinner was scrambled eggs with cheese, mini bell peppers and broccoli. I ate six of the sausage patties. They are small and I am hungry. I also drank the last bottle of the Angry Orchard Knotty Pear. They need to make all their hard cider as hard. Not a fan of pear but am a fan of the higher percentage of alcohol. PS alcohol burns off the germs (my story and I am sticking to it)

I did not work out this morning. I didn’t shower either and I am sure people could smell it. I did have 170 ounces of water though, so there is that.

How did you do?

 

Assure Good Intent.

Woke up sweaty and tired. Proud to be down three pounds for the month of October.

Here is how my day of food played out:

Coffee and creamer (two cups) Chocolate shake with dark cherries, spinach and turmeric

A freind bought a red velvet latte 16oz. for me for work. ❤  great friend!

Almond flour banana apple muffin. Bite size almond joy.

Lunch time I had my spaghetti squash , zucchini, home made sauce and an Italian sausage. That was not enough to make me fill satisfied so I bought a burrito. It was a steak and jalapeño burrito. Had some of my friends salsa too.

Came back to my desk and had another bite size almond joy and another bite sized Reese’ peanut butter cup.

Dinner tonight was hard cider three corn tortillas with cheese then another whole wheat tortilla with more cheese.

Yoga Flow on the Go this morning. 185 ounces of water.

How did you do?

Wednesday woes……

I don’t know why I wrote woes on here. It really isn’t a tale of woe. It is just a tale of what I ate today..ha ha

As always I started my day with coffee and creamer. Then made an espresso with almond milk and creamer mixed. My shake today was chocolate with dark cherries and spinach. Tasty!

Got to work and brewed a cup of coffee with some coconut milk creamer. Ended up having two of those. Then my coworker gave a Halloween cupcake. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting, my favorite! That of course made me want another cup of coffee. So I did  a cup of half caf. and 1/2 and 1/2.

Lunch was the Fontera taco bowl pictured above. Yesterday when I was heading home I texted the hubby to see if he needed anything. He has had a sore throat and not feeling well. He said ‘gelato’. So off to the store I go, tired and hungry. A very bad combination to go to the store on. I get there and start thinking ‘hey it is Taco Tuesday I should buy some of that pre-seasoned turkey meat for tacos tonight’. They were out. So I started looking for something else taco-ish to eat or make quickly. No luck. As I was heading to the frozen food section I decided that I needed some creamer (I didn’t) Then I saw that the taco bowls were ‘on sale’ I use that term loosely. I love the salsa and even the premixed sauces so I thought how bad could it be? Answer is, pretty bad. Definitely doesn’t look like the picture on the box. Kind of bland. Glad I had my roasted broccoli to add to it. That made it better.

Snack today was one hard boiled egg, two sticks of celery and four mini bell peppers.

Started my dinner with dessert. Came home and dug into the trick or treat candy bowl. Had two sour twirler sticks. Then helped myself to a bottle of Angry Orchard Knotted Pear while cooking dinner. I had spaghetti squash with homemade sauce and an Italian sausage. Turned out pretty good. So that tracks as two servings of veggies and a protein!! Yay me!

Water was good today. 170 ounces. I did not workout and that makes me sad. I will tomorrow. I don’t want to lose that habit.

Have you tried the Fontera Taco Bowls?

How did you do?