Gosh, it’s so hard to get back into a routine after being away for a weekend! I spent most of the morning on the computer between blogging and catching up on blog reading. My Google reader was filled to the brim! You guys sure have been busy :) Anyway, I did take a break for a quick, but hearty breakfast – Banana Walnut Breakfast Cookie topped with PB2…
I submitted the cookie recipe for Jen’s e-cookbook, so you will get a chance to try these and a slew of other awesome blogger recipes when her book debuts!
The morning and early afternoon flew by and before I knew it, lunch was calling. Actually, the daughters were
screaming calling “we’re starving!!!”, so I broke from the chores and got lunch going. I had planned on using my leftover salad from Lettuce Head, but it was way too wilted to eat on its own. I guess it didn’t transport well; I had hopes it would be okay since there wasn’t dressing on it, but no dice ( no casino pun intended!). In the interest of “saving” it, I picked through the good stuff and added it to a wrap made with turkey, wasabi mustard and rolled in a Joseph’s Lavash Bread.
I had some carrots to go with it and for more crunch, some Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips…
They definitely lived up to their name :)
The remainder of the day was spent at the dentist for the daughters and haircut appointments. We didn’t get in until dinner! While out, I did snack on a Very Cherry Larabar that I had in my handbag.
Dinner had to be quick, so it was pizza breads for the husband and daughters ( rolls spread with sauce and cheese – run under the broiler) and I nuked up my dinner of leftover Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomato Sauce which I served over orzo…
I love this dish!
Later, I also grabbed 4 Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Crisps, mainly for noshing purposes. I wasn’t hungry for food, I was just “looking” for something. My nerves are getting the best of me. Did I mention that my first 5K is THIS SATURDAY???!!! Freaking OUT. Anyway, before bed I took a few minutes to talk to myself and made a commitment to myself that I would eat as healthy as possible this week so that I can feel strong and energized for the race. I also committed that I would feed myself what I craved so that I wouldn’t use my anxiety as an excuse to binge or overeat. What I mean by that is sometimes I really want some carbs (mainly in the form of a bread-type item) for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I usually talk myself out of having that many, even though I chose whole wheat or whole grain products, I guess I still carry that old “too many carbs are bad” mentality. So this week, if I want to have it, I’m doin’ it!
Hope you all have a great day!
Question of the Day: Could you share some race tips for first time racers (i.e. what to bring, eat, wear, drug yourself with)? YIKES!!!!