Thursday, November 12, 2009

Humbled + Houseworkout

Wow, I was completely floored by all of your comments on my last post.  When I asked what you liked best about my blog, I really was hoping to just get some feedback as to what you come here to read and see so that I wouldn’t continue to bore the pants off you for the next year, but truly , I did not expect all of the wonderful things that you said!! *blush*  THANK YOUReally.  For taking the time to comment, for coming here to read my babbling and for sharing “my table” with me :)

 

Breakfast was the first thing on my mind this morning!  I took out a Ginger Apple Oat Breakfast Cookie from the freezer, nuked it for 20 seconds and decided it needed a topping.  I waffled back on forth about trying the Barney Butter on it and finally just went for it!  I added one tbsp. as my “icing”…

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Awesome!  I liked the ginger/almond butter combo!  Now, I have a way to use up that $9.50 jar!

I had to trade the gym this morning for a workout at my parents’ house!  Well, I wasn’t planning it to be a workout.  I was going over to help with more home improvement projects and cleanout (they are preparing to sell their house).  But, heavy box lifting, squats, cleaning mirrors, sweeping and running up and down steps 400,000 times can definitely count for some kind of workout!  My gluteus maximus was a little sore by the end of the day!

We broke for a late and quickie lunch.  A simple soup and sammie combo… Trader Joe’s Organic Lentil SoupIMG_1461

and an open faced turkey and cheese with spicy brown mustard…

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I helped with a few more things, then left with a carful of items to drop off at Goodwill (Dad, you don’t miss that 70’s disco picture still, do you???)  :)

I was home for all of about 20 minutes before having to head back out with little daughter for religion class.  I had to volunteer in the office during that time and made sure to bring my snack with me.  But didn’t get to eat it.  There was a whirlwind of stuff for me to accomplish, so I didn’t have time to get to it, but my stomach was letting me know it was NOT happy.

When we got home, I got right to making dinner.  I found myself looking for snacks.  I got that panicky feeling of “ I have to eat something”.  I noshed on a couple pretzels while prepping dinner and knew I was should stop because I felt close to the edge of binging on a bunch of stuff;  I was getting in that zone.  I stopped for a second, came into the moment and said to myself, “I am not going to starve to death.  I can wait a few more minutes until dinner is ready.”  And a sense of relief came over me.  I realized, yes, I am hungry, but no, I will not die of starvation if I have to wait another 10 minutes for dinner.  Whew, disaster avoided :)

And I got to enjoy a dinner of  Mexican “Baked” (micro) Potato topped with black beans, salsa and Cabot’s 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese and a side salad with Kraft  Light Three Cheese Ranch dressing…

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So Good!  And definitely tastes better when you’re hungry ;P

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ONE GOOD THING:  Not giving in to my overwhelming desire to eat the house down while cooking dinner!

Have a great day!

15 comments:

Manderz said...

Your dinners always look so good!

Have you read the Beck Diet Solution book? It's not a diet plan it works in conjunction with whatever diet/healthy living style you are following. The book is geared to get your mind right around eating (lord knows my mind needs all the help it can get!).

Anyway one of the pointers is to only eat sitting down. Like you I walk around my kitchen and snack while cooking dinner. Since I started to make an effort to only eat when sittign down I havent been snacking as much!

TJ said...

Someone else made a mexican style baked potato recently and now that is all I can think about! :) If I had a potato here I would eat that for breakfast. :) hehe

:) I love your blog! I love all of the food, and your honesty too! :)

princessvalecia said...

the mexican style potato sounds amazing gotta give that a whirl

C.G. the Foodie said...

That brekkie sounds tasty. Glad you are finding ways to use the BB!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

That was one of the side benefits I learned about eating less: that food actually tastes better when you're really hungry. Who'd have thunk it?

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I haven't had a baked potato in a long time. Yours sounds & looks so good. I think I'll have to have one soon! :)

Graze With Me said...

Food does taste so much better when you're hungry!!

I know what you mean about "that zone", it's so hard to get out of that mindset once it hits you. Good job on escaping the binge demon!

I love that melty cheese & turkey sandwich, yum.

biz319 said...

Love the chili and glad you found the 75% reduced fat cheese - isn't it so good??!!

Tonight is going to be my challenge - my husband is out of town and I tend to hit the pantry a bit more when he's not there!

My mantra tonight - no eating after dinner. . . no eating after dinner!

Have a great day!

*Naomi* said...

i have not had a baked potato in SO long and i have no idea why!!! yours looks soooo good!! esp the mexican style flavors :) this is exactly the simple kind of recipe that makes your blog ROCK!

Jenny said...

Wow, the cookie looks so good! I'm going to have to try that- thanks for the recipe! Your dinner looks fantastic too!

Great post, thank-you!
Jenny

Tami said...

A belated happy blog anniversary to you. I found your blog a couple months ago and have been reading it ever since.I must echo what has already been said about your blog. I love your honesty and the real food you eat. I like reading about your food finds, your journey as you figure out what works for you, your triumphs and your days when you falter just a little.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question about the amount of time you spend on your blog. I am not great with the computer but I have been inspired by you and other bloggers to learn more and plans are in the works to start a blog of my own. I think we can all learn from each others personal journey if we are willing to share it. Thank you for sharing yours.

Janetha said...

mmm that open faced sandwich looks awesome! i forgot to tell you that i also love your "one good thing" feature!

MizFit08 said...

man I loved just READING the comments.
how kind and supportive is our blog world?!

and you deserve all of it...

Joanna Sutter said...

I have yet to make a breakfast cookie. I need to put that on my agenda for this weekend, or better yet, TODAY!

theskinnyplate said...

Great job on holding off until dinner. Food taste a lot better when you are hungry. I should practice that more often.