Saturday, September 5, 2009

Treading Lightly

Another beautiful day;  can’t ask for a better holiday weekend!  I woke up without a spring in my step;  more like a hobble.  But, I wanted to get my exercise done first thing, so I headed to the basement and hit the treadmill.  Lightly.  I didn’t want to do any further hip damage, so I decided to just walk on the treadmill.  To beef up my walk, I put on my weighted vest and wore 18 lbs. while walking at a mild pace for 40 minutes.  The extra pounds help it feel like a better workout.  Here I am in my vest  (looking quite scary, I might add)…

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Next up was breakfast.  I went with an Open Faced Mushroom Cheese Omelet.  Very filling …

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Big daughter wanted to rearrange her room, so we all helped her out with moving furniture and de-cluttering.  It took quite a bit longer than we expected.  The girl’s got some stuff!  We finally decided to take a break for lunch.  I took out a new soup to try from Trader Joe’sLatin Style Black Bean

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Great nutritionals (except for the sodium – yikes!)…

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To go with the soup, I heated up some leftover Chicken Fajitas

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The fajitas were good, the soup…eh, not so much.  It wasn’t bad, it was just okay.  There was a strong black pepper taste that kept hitting me in the back of the throat and I wasn’t digging that.  I ended up leaving a bit in my 1 cup bowl, too.

Then, it was back to the de-cluttering.  Since, I was on a roll, I worked on some of my own downsizing, too.  I love chucking things out!  I also had a pile of recipes and scraps of recipes written on paper here and there, so I gathered them together and worked on organizing some of them.

I took the task outside to take in some of the beautiful day.  All that looking at recipes made me hungry!  I snacked on a Chobani Nonfat Peach Greek Yogurt while soaking in the sun…

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The dinner plan tonight was PIZZA!  It’s been a while since I’ve had some.  I made some regular dough for the husband and daughters and found a whole wheat crust in the freezer that I had pre-baked a million years ago, so that worked out for me!  It was a pizza party for 4.  Everyone got their own just the way they liked it…

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I used the leftover Grilled Veggie Salad from last night to top my pizza.  I used a bit of marinara and lite mozzarella.  It was delish, even though part of the crust broke off from bending in the freezer…

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I made a spring mix salad dressed with balsamic to go with it…

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and had a little more pizza…

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After dinner, we all went to a local trail for a family walk.  Here’s my peeps…

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It was a great way to end the night!

Hope you all had a great Saturday!

ONE GOOD THING:  After a frustrating phone call with a family member, I really wanted to eat something.  Anything.  I was tempted to just shovel something, but instead, I acknowledged the feeling, had a big glass of water, a deep breath and got out of the kitchen.  Phew!

14 comments:

burpandslurp said...

Good job restraining yourself from emotional eating. Pat yourself in the back, you've made a huge success!

Oh, and pizza night! Sounds awesome, and I think grilled veggies kicked that up several notches! Mine would be smothered with goat cheese, though ;-)

Sara said...

Great job resisting that stressful urge; it can be quite a challenge when you feel that sudden, emotionally-charged blood sugar drop. Thanks for such a great blog!

theskinnyplate said...

You look fierce in that vest. The family pic is so cute. Nothing better than good old family time. Hope you are having a great Labor day weekend.

Miz said...

huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge VICTORY, Woman.

You should be really really proud of yourself.

Carla

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Congratulations on resisting emotional eating !!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Your one good thing was huge today! Your are doing great! :)

I love all the pizzas; reminds me that it's about time for pizza night again around here...

Sunny said...

ooh, i like your vest! :)
your pizza party looks like it was delicious. we're cooking pizzas tonight, we're going to try to make them on the grill this time!

Heather said...

You're rockin' out the "vest look", M.!

The pizza(s) look delish!!!!!

Tamara said...

Good job on getting out of the kitchen after the stressful phone call. Inspiring! I'm a bit of an emotional eater and the grip can be vice like. You rock!

I'm totally having an omelette for breakfast after seeing that pic.

Janetha said...

nice job resisting the urge. you look so official in that vest! i really want to get one for my dates with the stairmaster.

Angie All The Way said...

WOW IMPRESSIVE all around! You didn't feel like exercising and You DID, THENNNNNN you totally annihilated a possible emotional eating situation!!

What a fantastic example!

operationmuffintop said...

Look at you in that vest!! You look great before you workout! lol! You should see me somedays.. eek! haha!!!

Your pizza looks fabulous.. yum! Awesome job on not "stress eating"!!! You rock!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Yes, you did great at not giving into the stress Marisa. Weighted vests are great for a workout. I used to wear one when I went walking years ago.

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Love the vest! You know I tried grrek yougurt a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't feeling it. I felt like I was eating glue. I think next I will put some stuff in it. Love the family pizza idea. And as always, your food looks amazing.