Sunday, March 6, 2011

Colorful Food

So yesterday was a big day for me, 6 miles (the longest I have run in quite a while) and then a day with the family. I bairly pulled off 6 miles -there was a bit of run/walking in the end - that is why my time is so slow - whatever, I did it.

I discovered I need to run outside more or add hills into my treadmill workout - some of the hills in the backbay were killing me. It has been a while since I have done a long run out there. So I am pretty sore today and I will be purchasing a yoga DVD very soon to undo the soreness.

I have been running with my old shoes lately and I have noticed that the shin splints and calf pain is gone. Go figure. So I will be going back to the shoe store to get my old shoes again. That's what I get for venturing out of my shoe brand. Brooks are for me.

On the food front, I have noticed a couple things in taking pictures of food (1) I have a bar addiction that I need to get under control and (2) the food I make for myself is very bla. These are pictures of food that I ate at restaraunts for my birthday this week:

That last picture, is not so good since I demolished my beatiful fish before I took a picture of it. Ok so now that you have seen supper yummy food with flavor explosions in every bite, let's take a look at some of the things I have made for myself this week:

The most colorful thing I have made for myself was this - and even when I look at it now, I want it:

High Maintenance Makeover:
  1. This week I will choose one meal each day and make it as colorful and visually appealing as possible.
  2. I am getting my hair cut and colored (no more bleach blonde) - thank you mom and dad!
  3. I will purchase 1 >$20 accessory that is NOT black.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bad Idea Club

Wanna join? I am the president.

Just consider posting my food a big fail. Its probably not the best idea to do that sort of thing over your birthday week - seeing that everyone wants to take you out to eat to celebrate. So start again on Sunday. I do a 6 mile run tomorrow morning, I am looking forward to the higher mileage, it will be the longest run in a while (last one was 5). I am going to run outside with the Garmin. I'll let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Erase! Erase! Erase!

My birthday wish is that today's eating escapade did not have any calories or fat grams. I blew out the candle and made the wish, so it must be so. If that didn't work, I ate 2 carrot sticks to erase the crap I ate.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 2 - Better

So Day 2 is a tad more successful then day 1. I cut back on the bar addiction...they are just so easy to eat when I get hungry.

So breakfast was oatmeal with a tsp of Vanilla, 1/2 cup of applesauce, a ton of Cinnamon, a tad of Stevia, a handful of Cinnamon Cheerios and a tbsp of Sunflower nut butter. Don't write down the was a total fail. I read about all the blog ladies putting nut butter in their oats and I decided to give it a whirl for the protein...ick. I am a HUGE fan of nut butter - just not in the oats and not mixed with applesauce. I think I might try it with some vanilla protein powder tomorrow. I ate it anyway and found that I wasn't half as hungry as I was when I ate the Cliff Bar for breakfast. So Breakfast wasn't a complete disaster...I learned that fiber+protein=full me for a while.

Snack was an apple.

Lunch was a faux "Turkey" burger from Morning Star - it was a new California flavor. I liked it, but then again, I am a big fan of faux burgers or burgers or basically anything in a bun with ketchup, mustard and pickles, Pop Chips (my version of fries) and this time something green - soybeans. So ok, I know that soy beans are not a veggie...but its a start and it does make my plate look better then yesterday.

Snack was a Fiber One bar and a handful of Pop chips.

Dinner was spaghetti with whole wheat pasta and turkey meatballs (they were the frozen) and 100 Calorie toast with Earth Balance butter.

Dessert was the BEST flavor of Yoplait Light - if you see it GET IT!! I had that with 4 Cinnamon Jolly Ranchers.
I pulled off a 4 mile run with one 2 minute walk break. I'm on FIRE today!! Tomorrow is my Bday 31 years, so no food makeover goals.