Muffins and banana bread…oh my!

Tis the season!! The snacks are already starting to show up in the office. Today it was homemade banana bread with fake butter, then it was mini blueberry muffins that were divine! So soft and light. So lovely I ate three of them! Eek! I emailed my hubby today to tell him we were very busy and it was going to be a very long day and in unrelated news I had consumed three muffins. TOTALLY UNRELATED! *not

This is how my food played out today:

Breakfast: coffee 3 cups today with creamer. Super foods shake vanilla with blueberries and spinach.

Work: Two more cups of coffee with creamer. Banana bread with butter. mini blueberry muffin

Lunch: The other half of my Cubano sandwich from yesterday. kale salad with pumpkin seeds and poppy seed dressing. Two more blueberry muffins

Dinner: one Italian sausage, one bell pepper 1/2 cup marinara sauce

Two pieces of the Halloween candy I bought and stashed. (I sense danger) It was two pieces of sour punch candy. It is equal to one piece of licorice.

Anyway that is how my day played out. Did 150 ounces of watering yoga workout today too!

How did you do?

 

Blood orange and a spritz…….

Woke up this morning and was disappointed with myself. Disappointed that I didn’t get stuff done on my list over the weekend.  When I wake up like that I know I have to work extra hard to fight off making bad choices with eating. When you see my list today of food consumed today you will see the pattern emerge.

Breakfast: coffee with almond milk (2) Espresso with chocolate almond milk (2) Superfoods shake chocolate with banana, spinach and turmeric.

Lunch: After a few meetings and falling behind on my work I found myself craving Fritos. I don’t know why, except not sleeping well and waking up disappointed. I drank my water and hoped it would go away. It didn’t. I went to lunch and bought a snack size, yet very expensive bag of Fritos. Sat down and put my lunch together. It was a cole slaw with Dijon mustard and rice wine vinegar, tuna salad with greek yogurt and cucumbers and half of a honey crisp apple. The apple is a sensible fiber filled carb. I am eating my salad and really enjoying it. It tasted great. Then I see that bag of chips sitting there and I feel guilty for buying them when I didn’t really want them anymore. So what do I do? Well I eat them anyway. #disappointment

Dinner: Poured a glass of the bottle of Pumpita that I found at Target the other day. I like Sangria and Blood Oranges. I did NOT like this. I don’t really drink wine anymore unless it is a glass of champagne or Prosseco. This was awful. I dumped it out. That is the one thing I am NOT disappointed about! Dinner tonight was roasted chicken and mini bell peppers. It was actually good. I surprised myself even. I am not the best cook and I am really challenged with cooking from ‘feel’ or ‘sight’.  I put it all on a pan and roasted it for  for about 40 minutes. Hubby even liked the chicken.

I decided I needed to warm up so I made a cup of decaf coffee with a splash of chocolate almond milk.

Feeling better than when I started. Just tired.

Didn’t workout today. Drank 140 ounces of water.

How did you do?

Coffee and donuts….

Well here it is Friday and I am ready to confess my ‘off the track’ healthy lifestyle diet fails….again. #brokenrecord     I will tell  you now this will be different than all the other posts because it involves the Friday donut.    Here we go…..

Breakfast: half a cup of coffee because the Keurig would only brew A HALF A CUP!!!!! #blerg Vanilla shake with spinach, almond butter and 1/2 cup of blueberries

Decided to day to surprise my work team with donuts so I ran by the grocery store on the way to work to get two dozen donuts. Picked up a twelve pack of Mt. Dew to surprise the hubby with when I got home.  At the store I annoyed a lot of people because it took me forever to pick out the two dozen donuts for the guys. Wanted to get all their favorites.

Since the Keurig disappointed me I stopped by the coffee shop and got the special Maple Spice is still going. Very good.

Work: A cinnamon roll donut thing. I HAD to have one since I brought them, right? Had a meeting at work. Came down, ATE ANOTHER DONUT!!!!WHAT!?!?!?!? Yeah that is two donuts in a one and half hour span! Yikes!!

Then I drank 75 ounces of water in the next two hours to ‘wash out the donuts’

Lunch: Didn’t;t eat. Two many donuts. Too full.

3PM: ate my carrot sticks

Dinner: baked potato with butter and  a large grilled steak! Potato is a veggie, right? Brewed a sweet raspberry tea with Tito’s vodka added to it. Then for dessert I made a decaf coffee with Patron XO Cafe Dark in it with the last of the vanilla almond milk..

and that brings us to now….

Not the best day. But it is what it is and I am being accountable to you.

How did you do?

Doctor today…

Had a doctors appointment today. Not one of my favorite things to do. (don’t know why ha ha) This was my yearly appointment with my primary care doctor. I actually like her and can talk to her freely. She is also a breast cancer survivor like me. In fact she was the one that insisted that I get my mammogram done because she was fresh out of her “adventure” and knows the importance of getting squished.

Anyway, I was a bit hesitant about going this time. Let me explain. It happened about two months ago. I needed a refill on my Symbicort for my asthma. I had two on hand but they were out of date so I went online to order a refill. It had been so long since I had it filled that they deleted it from my profile. I had to call them and ask for it. They called my doctor and she told them I was not her patient anymore and that I had moved away. WHAT!?!!?! long story short, the new girl in the office deleted my file because she thought I hadn’t been there in three years. Good thing was they were able to fill my prescription, find my previous records and forgo the pap smear. Thank goodness!

When I got there and they weighed me it was, yet again, five pounds heavier than the scale at home. This happens every time no matter what doctor office I am at. So frustrating. When the nurse pulled up my file she told me that I am actually DOWN ten pounds from last year! TEN!!! Woohoo. It is a small victory but it is a victory. Yeah me.

With that said here is my food intake for the day:

Breakfast: coffee almond milk. Espresso with vanilla almond milk and half and half (2) Cafe Latte superfoods shake with 1/2 cup of blueberries and spinach.

Work: coffee three cups with half and half.

Lunch: 1/2 apple, spinach salad with tomatoes and bell peppers and homemade dressing. two hard boiled eggs.

Dinner: 1 quesadilla and three corn tortillas with melted cheese. Then I made an adffogato with the Tillamook Sm’ores ice cream and decaf espresso. So all in all my day was good until dinner. I need to work on that. I AM working on that.  I will be down ANOTHER ten pounds next year too!!!

Water was great! Had 100 ounces today. Also did yoga core and salutations today.

How did you do?

 

 

I am just going to leave my soul right here…..

Here comes all the word vomit. IF I wasn’t doing my 3 day Reboot I would be drinking right about now…

It begins with another repeat of a painful body. Swollen joints, twisted hip, knee and elbow. The pain is quite awful and it will be an ibuprofen and CBD oil kind of night. I think it is the change of weather.  It is making everything inflamed.

A very ‘productive’ morning at work didn’t help either. Mel Robbins said to change your verbiage from ‘busy’ to ‘productive’ gives you more energy and less excuses. I was behind for hours. Had to talk to an employee about an error made and they mouthed back to me. Not a fan of a grown man who can’t own up to a mistake. It happens. Own it. Be done with it.

It may not have affected me so much if I hadn’t just been ‘bothered’ by a truck driver. I have already told my co-workers that I will not wait on him anymore. He says things that make me uncomfortable. When I saw him out on the dock, I kept walking and didn’t make eye contact. (my self-defense mechanism)  He saw me walk by and proceeded to follow me. Kept calling me ‘Miss Renee’. He asked me if I ever get tired of hearing ‘ow’ . I was confused, told him I don’t hear that often when I am walking up and down the dock talking to my team. He again repeated the question; Miss Renee do you ever get tired of hearing ‘ow’? I again had no idea how to respond because I had no idea what he was talking about. He continued to walk beside me and ask the same question. Finally he said “Miss Renee do you ever get tired of hearing ‘ow’? You know because they say ow when their necks snap when you walk out on the dock?” I was dumbfounded! I tried to say that is inappropriate or unprofessional but all I could get out was sheepish stammering. I was very uncomfortable. He left, only to come back and say ‘Miss Renee, sorry if I was being a poop’ and he left.

In that moment, that very moment I lost it. Despite being ‘productive’ and in pain and super gassy from all the extra fiber I have been eating/drinking but now I feel ashamed. Ashamed that I couldn’t stand up for myself when it mattered. Ashamed and disappointed in myself for not speaking up and telling him that it WAS inappropriate. That he was a poop..in fact a shit for talking to me like that. That is not OKAY to talk like that to someone you don’t even know. Embarrassed that I just couldn’t get the words out.

Other than that, this is how my food played out today:

Coffee with vanilla almond milk (two of them) Chocolate shake with dark cherries.

Work: two cups of plain black coffee. Fiber Sweep.

Lunch: protein shake, super greens salad with golden beets and tomatoes with oil and vinegar for dressing. Half an apple

Snack…like at 6PM tonight: humus and celery.

Dinner: Protein shake with a handful of spinach in it. I was tired and did not want to make my dinner of veggies tonight.

Funny story.. Last night the hubby came into the bedroom and made a face and asked ‘what is that you got going on in here?’ I told him farting, lots of farting… He said “Yep!” and turned around to go sleep downstairs for the night!! Thank you 3 day reboot for that giggle.

 

Still gassey tonight but I am actually hurting too much to even care at this point in my night.

Friday HAS to be better!! It has to!

How did you do?

Today was better on the scale..

Woke up this morning and was feeling good! Had my water first then hoped on the scale…numbers are down YAY!! This is what sucks about it though…. everyone is right. Eat right, feel better.  Bleh! Ha ha ..honestly though I do have more energy when I eat better. The scale likes it too.

Had a harder time convincing myself that I wasn’t hungry today so I consumed more water to try and fend it off. I did have a few more carbs today than yesterday. Here is how my day of food played out:

Morning: coffee with vanilla almond milk. Two cups

Breakfast: Superfoods vanilla with spinach and blueberries.

Work: two more cups of coffee with half and half.

Lunch: Spinach salad with tiny tomatoes, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Half an apple. Deli sliced ham and one serving of Triscuit Wasabi and Soy Sauce flavored ( enter the extra carbs I mentioned)

Snack: Humus and Carrot Sticks

Dinner: garlic encrusted tilapia, steamed zucchini and sweet potato tots. (rest of the carbs)

Tomorrow I start my 3 Day Reboot. That means very limited caloric intake and no sugars. I do this several times a year. I refuse to give up my coffee (and almond milk) but all in all it is pretty easy to do. I need this to help get me back on track. Especially since I am traveling this weekend and seeing the doctor on Monday….#bleh

Anyway: Water goal was 75 ounces I hit 100 at work alone. Workout today was Yoga.

Goal tomorrow: Yoga, stick to Reboot plan, lots of water.

How did you do?

My last meal…..

Do you know what your last meal would be?  I mean if you had knowledge that you were not going to be able to eat again, or the end of the world was coming what your last meal would be. I don’t know what mine would be either. Tonight it was macaroni and cheese…not because it was what I wanted but it is what hubby wanted.

I feel like it is my last meal because this is the week I am going to start eating mostly veggies. I am getting ready to do a 3 Day Reboot and it is a lot of veggies, A LOT and a few protein shakes along with my regular daily superfoods shake. I am going to do that on Wednesday, but Monday I am getting ready for the reboot by eating mostly salads and veggies. It is just easier on your belly that way.

So the mac and cheese tonight feels like my last meal.

This is how my day went. WARNING THIS IS BAD….

Coffee with almond milk, two cups of espresso with almond milk and half and half and a shot of salted caramel flavor.  Breakfast two, yes I said TWO donuts from our favorite local donut bakery.  Lunch: grilled cheese sandwich with a lot of butter on it.  Ice Cream sandwich. Humus and the last of the pita crackers too.

Dinner….mac and cheese with a huge dose of chula sauce.

I didn’t drink enough water either.

I will tell you the truth. I did not get the things done today that I wanted to get done. Why? Because I didn’t eat right and all the sugar and carbs makes me tired and lethargic. I am really looking forward to getting this fixed in my life.

I have a quote if you will that I am trying to practice in my life: “If you are too busy then it really isn’t important to you” Mel Robbins.. She wrote the 5 Second Rule. Has a IG page that I jump into once in awhile when I need to be reminded that I need to just get over it.

How are you doing?

 

 

 

 

 

In the nick of time..

Oh my goodness!! I almost forgot to post my food tonight. I know, not a big deal to you. Probably because no one reads this and it doesn’t matter, I do this for me and my accountability.

So here it is for Saturday…my whacked out nutrition:

breakfast: cafe latte superfoods shake with blueberries and spinach.

Morning snack: humus and pita chips.

Lunch:Finished off the last of the sausage and peppers (I have the gas and smelly farts to prove it) then had an ice cream sandwich (leftovers from the customer appreciation at hubby’s work)

Dinner: Costa Vida! Yum! small nachos with queso, black beans, sweet pork and pico de gallo. Cherry coke..everything tasted so good I went up for seconds on the chips and queso…plus another cherry coke.

 

How did you do?

 

 

Full disclosure!! ………

I totally forgot to tell you about the Almond Joy I and ice cream sandwich I ate yesterday while volunteering at the Living Water grand opening!!! Whew!  I feel better now.

I have absolutely nothing to write about today. I got up. We went to breakfast, then a drive. Came home, took a nap, hit the grocery store and that pretty much sums up my day.

I wanted to eat at Starbucks or Thomas Hammer of breakfast today. Mostly because I wanted the espresso.  We went up to the local mall where there is a Thomas Hammer inside. Store don’t open until 11 on Sundays but restaurants and such open earlier. We got there at 8:55 and Hammer wasn’t open yet. So I pretended to be a “mall walker” for ten minutes so I could get in to the coffee shop. When I came around the bend they still were not open but I could smell the coffee brewing.. Told Keith, never mind let’s go to Starbucks instead. It was after breakfast we went for a drive. It was such a lovely day out today I didn’t want to go home face dishes, and chores.

We drove around our old neighborhood checking out the new developments and looking at houses for sell. We stopped at one near cliff view on the south hill. Keith grabbed a flyer. He asked me how much I would guess the price was. I said 740,000 he’s said I was close, if I would double it!! CRAZY!!

Anyway here is my FULL list of foods I ate today:

Coffee with milk (2)

Breakfast at Starbucks: Venti caramel latte with blonde espresso, Chorizo egg bites and the smokey gouda bacon sandwich.

Lunch: leftover slice of sausage and black olive pizza from the other night and the rest of  greek salad with the balsamic dressing.

Snack: pita chips with spreadable gouda cheese

Dinner: vanilla superfoods shake with frozen blueberries and 1 cup of fresh spinach.

I am glad I had a lot of veggies today. Drank my allotted amount of water. Even got in a small yoga practice too!

I didn’t get everything on my list done today like yard work and filming some new workouts for my YouTube page or my Cancercize page….. but all in all a good Sunday.

How did you do?

The bacon cheeseburger wins again….

…..My day started off with a cup of coffee with milk (I am out of almond milk and that makes me sad) make that two cups of coffee with milk. Did my Flow on the Go Yoga workout then had a cup of espresso with get this, the mocha almond milk cold brew…..so that is a ‘double’ in my opinion.  Made my healthy superfoods shake. Today was chocolate, spinach and frozen mixed berries. Same-o same-o..

Got to work had two cups of coffee with half and half. Helped myself to my LAST Little Debbie Swiss roll for a morning snack. Lunchtime rolls around and I have the beef patty with hot sauce on it. IT WAS HOT!!! It was the left over from the taco Wednesday. They make their salsa hot!! Glad I had the carrot and celery sticks to cool my mouth off. Had  some gouda cheese too. A little later on during the work day I broke down and got a coke. Grosses me out now that I am writing about it.

With the dawn of a new age and all the wonderful things we can do online I ordered my dinner online today and had it delivered. Thank you GrubHub…I think!! #notreally

We ordered from the local burger chain called Zips. I got the  pepper jack bacon cheeseburger with mozzarella sticks. THE BEST CHEESE STICKS EVER!!  And that is what my Friday looked like.  My poop may not be good tomorrow from all the cheese. So my body will punish me soon enough!!

Oh well. How did you do today?