Friday, September 11, 2009

Dodging Disasters

Morning came fast!  My head hit the pillow and before I knew it, it was time to get up, even though it was still dark outside at 6 a.m. –Boo:(  I got up and dressed in my “gym clothes” to prepare for Day 2 of my new gym experience ;)

First, I ate my power Yogurt Bowl breakfast:  Chobani nonfat plain yogurt, 1 c. blueberries, sprinkle of Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal …

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Sadly, I was disappointed in this one.  I decided to try it using organic frozen wild blueberries and while they made a nice “syrup” when I microwaved them, they weren’t very sweet or flavorful at all.  Ugh.  Now, I need to find something to do with the GINORMOUS bag of them that I bought at BJ’s Wholesale.  Any suggestions??

After my lackluster breakfast, it was off to the gym again.  I hit the elliptical for 50 minutes and did a 15 minute lower body weight workout with a few ab sets thrown in at the end.  What I’m liking about the gym is I am extending my workout time without it seeming like it;  it’s fun to be exercising with others and goes by so much quicker than when I’m in my dreary old basement :)

I couldn’t wait to get to lunchtime!  I was craving eggs, so I put together a “kitchen sink” scramble.  Every leftover veggie in the fridge went in there:  spinach, broccoli, red pepper and red onion.  I also threw in some diced ham and 2% cheese…

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It was perfect with a small slice of Seven Grain Bread

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After lunch, I was able to get a little house cleaning done.  My list  of “to do’s” is a mile long with things I want to get accomplished before the holidays and I’m stinking with time management, lately.  I have to get better at being more efficient!

School let out and snack time was imminent.  Even though I wasn’t very hungry, I decided to eat to avoid the potential for disaster!  I opted to snack smart with an apple and PB2 which I ended up sharing some of with little daughter…

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This snack worked out well in holding me over until dinner.  Yay, no disaster!!!

I had a nice, healthy dinner planned of barbequed pork chops, grilled sweet potatoes and salad.  Faces were made by the daughters.  Faces were made back by me.  Everyone ate…or else ;P  

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Thankfully, to save them from this horrendous dinner, I made these dinner rolls that I was obsessed with making after seeing them on Zesty’s blog.  I did fool with the recipe by using half whole wheat flour.  They didn’t look as professional as Zesty’s, but tasted great!

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I picked on a few more pieces, then packed them up to dodge that potential for disaster! Whew!

Hope you have a Happy Friday!!

ONE GOOD THING: I made it through after-school snack time with just a healthy snack and no other munching!!


Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Conquering the snack monster is a huge success! Great job all the way around.

I love how you described your daughter's faces when they saw the dinner. Unfortunately, I know all too well what those faces look like at my table too!

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Great job ! I used to get those faces, accompanied with screams and a lot worse. All is different now. My son was looking over my shoulder and he said "Wow mom, she made grilled sweet potatoes ! I love sweet potatoes ! And she had good bread !" So I am seeing sweet potatoes in the futre here today- good thing because I was low on sides for lunch and you inspired me !

TJ said...

I hate when I am disappointed with food- sorry about the blueberries. I tried a frozen bag and threw them out recently. Although my bag was small. How about throw them in smoothies?

Dinner looked YUMMY!! I love pork chops!!!

Herbalife said...

These foods look yummy but losing weight requires discipline. That is why I always do my exercise, follow my diet and take Herbalife. So far, I have lost 13 pounds in 2 weeks.

Mother's Heart said...

Looks Yummy and I'm sure it was delicious. Good job! :)

Janetha said...

for what it is worth, even though your bfast tasted less than amazing it sure looked epic! i can never get my PB2 to look like actual PB, you do a good job of it. i need to add less agua i think! one good thing i booke dmy flights for foodbuzz fest today! have a great weekend m'lady!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying your workouts at the gym! I also find it easier to get in a longer workout when I'm surrounded by others who are working out...

Good job on "dodging disasters!"

Happy Friday! :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, what a healthy and awesome set of meals! They look delicious.

And I tend to add a bit of sweetener (currently Truvia) when using frozen blueberries as a topping, or I throw 'em in a blender with sweeter fruit like bananas for a smoothie.

i like said...

Good for you on teh early wake-up to get to the gym! I do it every day - out by 5:45 - Tues/Thurs workout with friend at gym and then Mon, Wed and Fri teach a bootcamp (I work out with the bootcampers). Always home by 7:30 and then off to work until 6ish...and then rinse and repeat. It only gets easier though, I promise! You'll jsut start to feel fabulous!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I;m thinking purple oats or blueberry smoothies!! your kitchen scramble looks good.