Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shred Day 3

Here’s today’s food line up:

Meal 1:
fruit: pear
2 egg whites
juice: cashew

Snack 1 (100 cals):
turkey roll ups

Meal 2:
smoothie (Yoplait)
fruit or veggie: broccoli

Snack 2 (150 cals):
1 mozzarella stick w/7 sesame crackers

Meal 3:
turkey lunchmeat sandwich
small green garden salad w/3 tbsp fat free dressing

Snack 3 (100 cals):
boiled egg

Meal 4:
tilapia filet
½ cup cook brown rice
1 serving veggies: no salt added canned sweet peas

As bland as I thought just 2 scrambled egg whites was going to be, they were actually quite tasty.  I just added a little low sodium salt and some fresh ground pepper…YUM!  On the turkey roll ups it’s supposed to be 4 slices of reduced sodium turkey lunchmeat dipped in honey mustard.  However, I didn’t have any honey mustard, so I used Dijon mustard instead.  Just as yummy in my opinion.  But, I think I will invest in some honey mustard for future turkey roll ups…mainly because I didn’t have much left in the Dijon mustard bottle and am now out. 

I got all my food from Meal 2 until Snack 3 prepped, pictured and packaged and then left for work.  Shortly after I got to work, I had my fruit smoothie.  A note on the fruit smoothies…there is a bunch of pages filled with fruit smoothie recipes in the back of the book…they are all 300 calories or less, I believe (I haven’t actually really looked at them, just flipped through a few of them).  Anyway, they want you making them from scratch with fresh fruit and all that, but after buying all the other food for the rest of my snacks and meals, I just don’t have the room in my fridge to store all that fruit too.  So, I invested in some Yoplait frozen smoothie starters…you just add milk and blend. 

Part way into my shift, Scott (co-worker who had the incident…and, frankly has been very nice to me since he came back to work…he was always nice to me, but about a week after he came back I said something on accident about how he “used to be pretty” and he thanked me for saying that…I’m thinking he thought it was good that I wasn’t going to stand there and lie to him and tell him what I thought he wanted to hear…he doesn’t know I said it on accident, tho, and he’s been extra nice to me), called me and said one of the nurses made him a homemade coconut cream pie and I could get a piece if I wanted one…he hadn’t told anyone else they could get one.  He’s been doing nice things and thoughtful things like that for me.  And, really, I just can’t say no to him.  He’s like a brother and the fact that he acts like that with me means a lot to me.  So, I got a small piece and enjoyed every bite of it.

I had my second workout this morning before work.  I had set my alarm for 9, but I woke up around 8 and just sort of dozed until the alarm went off an hour later.  I left the house right around 10, just like I wanted to and go to the gym.  Hopped on the dreadmill and started it up.  When I did this same workout a few weeks ago (3 minutes running, 1 minute walking for 30 minutes), I had my top speed at 6.7mph (which comes out to a 8:54min/mi pace) and walking at 4.3mph.  I burned about 350 calories.  Today…today I set my running speed at 7.1mph (which was like 8:20-something min/mi pace) and walked at 4.3mph again.  I burned just shy of 400 calories this time.  Woohoo!!!  I was very proud of myself that I got up when I wanted to get up and didn’t just lay there until it was far too late to go to the gym.  I also had some time to do a couple chores and tidy up a teensy bit (I had to put in a work order for my kitchen light…so someone will be coming into my apartment to fix that).  I feel safe in saying (even though it's a huge difference between 30 minutes of intervals on a treadmill and 13.1 miles on pavement) that I feel good about the Rock'n'Roll half in a week and a half.

Tomorrow I have my sights set on waking up by 7:30am so I can leave around 8:30 or 9 for the gym and be done and headed back home around 10:30 or 11.  I’m doing the “Paige workout” tomorrow and that takes about an hour and a half. 

I really liked the sesame crackers with a mozzarella stick that was Snack 2.  The snack list actually called for TLC brand honey sesame crackers, but I couldn’t find them (granted, I didn’t go to a specialty “health food” store like Whole Foods or TJ’s), so I bought HEB’s house brand crackers that were sesame mixed with something else.  So, they’re not sweet, but they do have a great flavor.

My turkey sandwich was delicious, as was my green garden salad (chopped romaine with some cucumber chunks)…I put that sugar free balsamic vinaigrette dressing on it…delicious!  That’s definitely one of my top favorite dressings.

So, after I had my awesome run on the dreadmill this morning, I was checking my emails when a new email from my grandma popped up.  About 2 months ago, my grandpa was mostly fine, just on dialysis (kidney malfunction) and I think some minor chemo (blood cancer that she assured me was nothing to worry about and the doctor had said was highly treatable)…but he was still doing his carpentry projects and things.  So, when I opened that email this morning, to say I was shocked would be a huge understatement.  In her words, he’s a “total invalid” now.  What the hell?!?!?!  When was someone going to tell me this???  I’m sure my mom has said nothing to me because she probably assumes my grandma (her mom) is keeping me up to date, which she’s not.  So, now I need to get ahold of my mom and find out what’s going on.  I’ve already found out how I can most likely get money to pay for a trip home to attend a funeral if it comes to that.  Otherwise, I won’t be going home until around May for a visit.

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