Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm Really Trying

I'm really trying hard this week. Trying hard to be On Program. Trying hard to eat as many "whole" foods as possible. It's going pretty well which always makes me feel better and more positive that I can get to goal :)

I woke up to a yucko day outside, so no 5K outdoor run. I decided to do some cleaning instead and save my workout for later. I finally got around to breakfast which was another open-faced omelette. This combo was 3 egg whites, 4 thin slices canadian bacon, 1/2 c. leftover chopped broccoli and 1 oz. Cabot 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese. A yummy 3 POINTS...



This didn't hold me as long as I thought and I was ready for lunch earlier than I expected. I went with another Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bun topped with 2 tbsp. homemade hummus, roasted peppers and baby spinach. Yum! With it, I had a fuji apple, some carrots and another 1/2 homemade Larabar. A very filling 7 POINT lunch...


After lunch, I did 40 weighted minutes on the elliptical and 20 tricep dips. I've been slacking on the strength training, but I like doing the tricep dips and Lord knows my "Miss America" wave could use the help!

I was getting a little hungry in the late afternoon, so I grabbed some grapes (1 POINT)...

Who IS this person that snacks on grapes in the afternoon???? I don't know, but I'm feeling like it's the right thing to do ;)
The in-laws came for dinner tonight. I decided to make a nice, healthy meal of roasted chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, salad with olive oil, red wine vinegar and a touch of honey. Of course, we had to have some amazing rustic Italian bread. I did well with my portions; about 3 oz. chicken, 3 oz. sweet potatoes, 2 oz. bread and big spoon of salad, all for 9 POINTS...


Everyone started digging into some cookies for dessert. I was planning on just having coffee, but the cookies were tempting, so I brought out the big gun...



Then, everyone wanted MY dessert! But, I'm not sharing. Nope. It's mine. All mine. muwahh haaa haaa!!!! =)
Hope you had a great weekend!

17 comments:

Kelly said...

You amaze me: 40 minutes on the elliptical?! Wow! I was talking to an aunt and she has worked up to 17 minutes. That's tough!

Your food looks so good. Congrats on staying on plan and eating so healthy.

Sharon said...

Oh wow, your foods are amazingly yum yum yum!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

Congrats on the GRAPE snack! I know what a coup that is for you...

Vickie said...

Your food looks soooo good!

biz319 said...

I LOVE the 75% reduced fat Cabot cheddar cheese - I think it has all the flavor as the real stuff and it melts really well!

I plan on doing a lower fat mac n cheese later this week with it.

MizFit said...

ok woman.
there is NO TRYING only DOING and, judging by your post, YOU.ARE.DOING!!

Angie All The Way said...

I love the big gun :-D It's such an awesome PB-chocolate treat, but it's packed with protein! YUM!

MarshaMarsha said...

wow your blog is awesome. I've been tired of eating the same stuff week after week so you gave me some good idea for some low point meals :) keep up the good work!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

The Miss America wave- i stopped doing that long ago because the extra skin flaps so much I worry that I might put someones eye out. One day when i get to goal, it will be a different story !

Me, Only Better said...

You rock! And homemade Larabars? Really?

lexy and annie said...

ohhhhh... how do you make the larabars? i would love to see your recipe!

Gina said...

You crack me up with the Miss America wave! You sound like you're doing great!!

Kari said...

Sounds like you are having a fantastic week!!! Love Love Love fuji apples. Ok I might have already said that before but I just LOVE them. Next best thing to a honeycrisp in my mind. I'd like to try making that salad dressing..how much of each ingredient do you mix together? And oh how that was cruel to not share your dessert. Poor souls got stuck with cookies while you ate that delicious treat. lol AND yes I'm curious to know how you made the larabars too?

Amanda said...

Isn't it funny how everyone ends up wanting YOUR stuff!! That happens to me too and I hate sharing!! LOL

I wanted to share my accomplishment w/ you b/c I know you are doing the running now too. I did an 8K (5 miles) yesterday which I have done 4 times before. I'm in Chicago and we got wet messy cold snow, btw!! But I still went and I beat my best time by over 5 mins!! My best time before was 55.44 min for 5 miles and this time, 50.27 mins!! I was so excited!! So I put that up there as inspiration to you! Even though the weather was so horrible and I never ran in weather like that, I still smashed my old time and I didn't think I was going to!! Good luck w/ your running and strenght training. Btw, the tricep dips KILL me!

katecooks said...

looks like you ARE really trying!!! i love this post. i've been thinking the exact same thing all weekend. i need to start really trying and stop my complaining!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Kelly - it took me a while to work up to 40 min. I remember the first time I tried the elliptical; after 2 minutes I thought I was going to have to call 911! LOL!

Sharon - thanks!!

Dee - yeah, "fruit" wasn't in my "snack" vocabulary!lol

Vickie - thanks:) Hope you're feeling better!

biz319 - ooooh, can't wait to see that recipe!

MizFit - Yeah, I'm doing it! And I like it :)

AngieAllTheWay - you know it's my fave; although the almond butter on top was pretty awesome, too!

MarshaMarsha - Thank you so much!

TheIncredibleShrinkingFamily - ROLFLMAO!!!! Sadly... me, too :)

Me,Only Better, lexy and annie, Kari - here's the link to the homemade Larabar recipe: http://www.cleaneatingonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59:larabar-recipe&catid=39:snack-recipes&Itemid=59
I also put the link in my post "enjoying the day" - if it's easier for you to click from there :)
Gina - it's scary when you wave, then stop, but your "arm skin" is still waving, ya know???lol

Amanda - all I can say is YAAAAAAAY!!!! That is freaking AMAZING! You ARE my running hero!

katecooks - and it's amazing how much better I feel physically in just a few days!

*Bitch Cakes* said...

Marisa- first of all good for you! But on top of that, your food photographs are lovely and I'm proud of you for taking the time to plate your food so elegantly! And for the record, I do not share food with anyone. And I don't apologize for it either. You're doing great!