Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Up And Moving: No Candy Required

It’s so nice to get up with the sun!  Love the time change for the morning, although getting dark by 5:30 p.m. kinda stinks.  Oh well, can’t win ‘em all!

The daughters were off from school today, so it was a nice relaxing morning in the pj’s for us.  I took advantage of the extra time to make a bowl of Pumpkin Oat Bran

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Delicious and very filling.  The addition of almond butter made it!

After breakfast, I got in a good amount of organizing and decluttering in various rooms.  It all accumulates so fast!  Especially books and magazines!

Lunch happened earlier than I thought.  The oat bran was filling, but didn’t hold me over as long as it has before.  Oh well, I ran with it and fixed up a leftover turkey sandwich on an Ezekiel Hamburger Bun with spinach.  The star of the sammie was this awesome mustard…

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It wasn’t as zesty as Zesty!  But, it was the perfect compliment to the turkey sandwich, as were the POPchips and crunchy Gala…

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Later, while I was packing up the mounds of Halloween candy, I had a little treat…

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Then carried on along my merry way, pinching my nose so as to not be enticed by the smell of this…

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or this…

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Yes, you can smell it through the wrapper.  Uh huh.  Have I mentioned that I hate Halloween?  Yes?  Okay, moving on…

While little daughter was at dance, I decided to hit the gym for a quick run.  I wanted to do 3 miles today, but knew I probably wouldn’t be able to fit it into my 30 minute time frame.  I tried pumping up my speed, but it left me a little too winded, so I  resigned myself to the 2 miles and walked the rest at a 10% mountain climbing incline.  It felt great!

Dinner was prepped (me) and in the oven while I was gone (thanks, big daughter!), so a yummy cheesy Lasagna was waiting when we came home.  I wasn’t in the mood for it , though, plus I made it extra cheesy for the family and I didn’t think it was worth the splurge.  I decided on a Salmon Roulette with a drizzle of pesto, leftover roasted potatoes and veggies…

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I’m turning into the Leftover Queen!  It’s my secret way of cleaning out the fridge :)

I ended the night with a decaf soy latte:  decaf coffee and Silk Heart Health Vanilla Soymilk

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Candy?  What candy?  Yep, I can say that now.  I am so over it.  Who needs it?  Nope, not me!  Whew!  Now to brace myself for Christmas cookies!!!  Aaaaah!!!!

ONE GOOD THING:  I’m back to running again and I love it!  So far, so dizziness and no major hip issues.  I’m going to try out a pre-5K training schedule which I’ll post about tomorrow.  I like pushing my body a little to see what it can do!

Have a great day all!

18 comments:

Diane - Fit to the Finish said...

All that food sounds and looks amazing - especially your dinner. Wow!

I'm glad that you are starting to run again and not having pain. I hope that continues for you!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Isn't the cranberry mustard fabulous ? We discovered it a few years back at Thanksgiving , and I keep looking for it on our store shelves. For some reason it is not stocked year round in our stores

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I always enjoy your photo's and writeups. The food that you prepare always looks so appealing and satifying.

TJ said...

I have to check for that mustard- looks good!

Glad to hear your not dizzy! :) WHoo hoo!

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

Emm that oat bran looks yummy. I love oatbran, so I will have to give this a try!

Good for you for packing up the candy and getting back to running! I'm loving the time change too....at least its light in the morning....for now.

princessvalecia said...

that mustard looks incredibly yummy! Ive been in a stone ground mustard rut for a while now...time to try something new!

Graze With Me said...

Oh, man! *Why* did you have to mention Christmas cookies....?!

I was so proud of myself for not buying any candy for Halloween, my husband doesn't eat it and we don't have kids yet so hopefully I can get away w/o buying it for a while longer...

Tamara said...

Sounds like a great day Marissa. Running rocks! I wish everyone would do it just to find out how empowering it is.

Thanks for breakfast idea. I was wondering what I was going to do with that Oat Bran I have left over from the Breakfast cookies. :)

Larkspur said...

A lovely successful day!

Mrs.Ballou said...

I've never seen hershey bars with cranberries and blueberries! I want to try those! And Dark Chocolate is healthy in moderation, which I love. :)

Lisa said...

I love the Ezekiel Hamburger Buns. I saw them in one of your posts and ran out to get them, and now I am hooked!

Diana said...

Cranberry mustard... That sounds so good! :)

fittingbackin said...

That salmon with pesto looks awesome!! As does that mustard. I still haven't tried pop chips - sad! Although I did sample WAY too much Halloween candy today at work - eek!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm so glad you had a good run and no dizziness!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

pumpkin oat bran looks great - i can't wait to crack open a can and start on some pumpkin deliciousness!!!

Thinspired said...

I love leftovers :) Although I have to say, that lasagna sounds pretty darn good, too!
Sounds like you still got in a great workout! And also that your speed has improved since your race? That is awesome :)

katecooks said...

haha you are so right. forget the candy...it's the christmas cookies that i'm looking forward to!!!

theskinnyplate said...

I want to jump on the oat bran wagon soon. It looks so good. I just have so much oats in the house right now.

I am a mustard fiend. Thanks for the new recommendation.