Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blogs, Food, and Hunger...

After work yesterday I hit the gym for my leg workout. I got it done and my hamstrings cried all the way home. My knee bothered me :-( But I will continue to work on stretching it and getting more range out of it. It's a constant battle. Back home, Taco Salad on the table in 10 minutes (love my Sunday food prep!). Mine was just a bowl of greens (kale, spinach, cabbage) and 5 oz of the beef topped with taco sauce. A few hours later I had my 1-scoop protein shake and crashed.

Woke this morning starving. Not a good sign. Yoga at 6:30 am (I'm keeping Abbie's class for as long as I can), and after my hamstrings were really, really weeping, LOL. Finally got to my breakfast (oatmeal, protein powder, ground flax & cinnamon), and started sucking down green tea. I'm still hungry. I've got cucumber in my cooler (soaking in rice vinegar, cracked pepper and a pinch of sea-salt), and had planned on using that later to help me bridge snack 1 to lunch, but I might have to break it out sooner.

I've been reading a lot of blogs lately... blogs of gals who are either seasoned competitors or first-timers like me. It's been eye opening to follow their journeys. One in particular had a post that really reached out and grabbed me about negative thoughts... if you have a few moments, give her a read:  http://www.bikiniorbust.com/2011/05/09/i-am-doing-this/

What other blogs am I following?

On to Today's food...

 Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon. 
Snack4 oz grilled pork tenderloin breast & 3 strawberries & a sliced small kiwi.
4 oz  grilled chicken breast, 2 cups steamed asparagus, 1/2 cup of green lentils
-   4 oz grilled cod & 1.5 cup steamed green beans.    
ost-workout/Dinner  -  4 oz grilled chicken breast, 2 cups steamed broccoli & cauliflower.  
Pre-bed Snack
 - Shake - 1-scoop protein powder mixed with water and decaf coffee.

Today's Numbers (click on the cooler picture above to view all the pics & info): 
1396 calories; 52% protein, 31% carb, 17% fat. 45.1 g fiber.

After work, I'll be heading back to the gym for my Back/Delts/Biceps workout. I may or may not do cardio today (plan to do Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat, but might swap one of those for today).  Then, home for dinner... chicken sandwiches (grilled) for the family, plain grilled chicken & veggies for me.  And lots of cucumbers, Lol! Ooh, and I might grill a portabello... those are free on my diet, too! Maybe a portabello with green chili (also free)... ah geeze, I'm hungry! LOL! half hour until snack... where'd I put that cucumber?


  1. Everyone seems to be on the same page today...check out this blog:http://jen-fit-training.blogspot.com/

    BTW, you're still my hero :)

  2. ROFL! Thanks Becky!! :-)
    Love the blog you recommended! Am now following :-) I feel like such a cyber-stalker, LOL!