New beer

I stumbled downstairs at 5:45 this morning to grab some clothes out of the dryer and Husband’s and my breakfast smoothies, which I made last night. The idea of pausing to take a picture of said smoothie honestly didn’t even cross my mind at that point. But picture a normal smoothie (can’t even remember what color it was). I used (for two)

  • 1.5 scoops Designer Whey french vanilla protein powder
  • 1.5 cups Publix mixed frozen fruit
  • 1 cup (packed) spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 frozen strawberries

Tasted better than all of the others! I think it was the strawberries. I’ll find out tomorrow since that’s what I’m now using!

I drank over the hour or so of getting ready for work but I knew it wouldn’t hold me 5-6 hours so I took one of these as my morning snack (eaten between 9:30 and 10, I believe):


The last one from the box. I’m not all that sad to see them go. I hate how nuts get stuck in your teeth so you end up eating them for an hour afterward.

Lunch was the second black bean burrito from yesterday (no picture again) which due to its smaller proportions, didn’t leave me quite as satisfied as I would have liked.

I came home from work and soon left to pick the Husband up from the tutoring center. I walked the dogs around the block, fetching the mail at the same time, and then headed upstairs to do Level One of the Jillian’s 30 Day Shred. Has anyone else noticed that I seem to get through a week of shredding then end up taking a week off for various reasons (moving, vacation, etc)? Well lets hope that stops now!

I held off on dinner as long as I could so that Huz could get a nap, but I was starving and broke out the pizza dough at about 6:30:


The next task will be buying the ingredients for and making whole wheat pizza dough… But for now we’ll use Pillsbury. It’s tasty! I love their crescent rolls.

I used Publix regular marinara sauce, Kroger mozzarella cheese, Mrs Dash tomato basil and garlic seasoning, and some more basil flakes. It was tasty if I do say so myself! I had hoped to hold out until I had a chance to buy veggies to add to it, but Huzbie seemed very disappointed not to be having pizza together. So I caved.

My slice (x2):


Yum yum yum (any notice that I finally figured out how to load verticle pictures? ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I also got to try a new beer that I read about ages ago on Brew and Bake!



I’m still learning to like beer, but this is definitely better than most I’ve tried! I definitely appreciate Matt’s beer reviews and someday hope to take advantage of some of his bread recipes too! Maybe when I have a whole fridge to myself. I know Husband would be interested in brewing his own beer someday. Brew and Bake is just a one stop shop for good advice!

Calorie Totals, day 2

Breakfast totaled out to 158 calories
Snack 190
Lunch we’re estimating at 559 to be generous (no real idea)
Dinner about 460 (estimated) plus god knows how many from the beer

I have no idea how many I would have burned while shredding, but estimating 100, not including the beer, I have 625 calories left to consume today. Even to estimate the beer as having 400 calories, liquid calories really shouldn’t count. I told myself that I would have some frozen vegetables after the pizza but once I got done with the dishes (and making tomorrow’s breakfast smoothies and lunch) I just wasn’t hungry. So once again, seriously lacking in calories.

Vacation reflection
I felt like I ate very well while at the beach, compared to how I would have eaten in the past. But I still came home feeling not quite as svelte as when I left. I imagine it is largely bloating (sodium from eating chips everyday, drinking daily instead of once or twice a week, etc) and therefore am not worried about it. I know everyone comes home with an extra inch or two. I am determined to finally get on track (since there is no complete track to get back on to!) with my exercising though. My weekly goals:
Run Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.
Shred Tuesday, Thursdays.
Saturday and/or Sunday find a class at the gym to take.
Again, lets hope I make it through a week!


Bye bye Whalieville

Leaving vacation always makes me horribly depressed for days afterward, so I opted not to post yesterday. Not to mention the fact that lunch was eaten on the road and we didn’t even get home to Athens until after my bedtime.

I forgot to mention that the condo we stay at is called Whalieville, with pictures and sculpture of whales tastefully placed around the house. But these are new since March and I think they’re adorable:


Alright… I wasn’t the best blogger today so I don’t have an exact calorie count. I obviously didn’t get to the grocery store yesterday, so breakfast was less than stellar.

Half of serving of Cabot Greek style vanilla yogurt and a Publix brand crunchy granola bar.


I had two bites of a co-worker’s lemon blueberry bread at 11:30, no stats.

Then I walked to Taco Stand to pick up lunch for Husband and I, which was a mess… I’m not going to go into it, but lets just say I have lunch for tomorrow too. Unfortunately no stats here, but I gobbled a bag of chips with salsa and a black bean burrito that is half the size they used to be. We won’t be going back any time soon.
As best as I can estimate it was probably 500 calories, give or take (yikes! definitely not going back).

Husband kindly picked me up and I ran some errands for him before going to the gym. I ran a mile at 6.0 min/mi; 1/2 a mile at 6.2 min/mi; 1/4 of a mile at 5.8 min/mi; 1 minute water break; and finished out the 2 miles at 5.8 min/mi. Normally I wouldn’t be happy about not running the two miles straight out but due to the lack of sleep I told myself that I should try for two, but could stop after 1.5 if needed. So I’m satisfied.

After a run to the store (too lazy to really buy everything) and being greeted at the door with an Irish car bomb (Lo would be proud ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I had dinner which consisted of something new:



And ย new flavor of something old:


And something cheap (I got spoiled by the wine my parents buy while at the beach last week)


And something green, all together now:


My favorite new dressing:


I really wasn’t impressed with the Gorton’s fish filet, though never having bought frozen fish before I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m still learning to like fish, and the type used in this fillet I’m still not ready for. It definitely tasted fishy, I couldn’t really taste the seasoning, and it must be a salt water fish because it was rather gritty. Expect to see the other eaten with ketchup.

Calorie count, day one

I looked at The Daily Plate’s recommendations (which are totally unhelpful) for what activity level I might be and decided to swap to lightly active. I don’t stand at my job for long periods of time but do always take the stairs at bathroom breaks or when I need to search for books. The new estimate for required calories is 1886 calories a day.

The rough estimates for today are:
Breakfast: 290 cal
Lunch: 709 cal
Dinner (including alcoholic beverages): 775 cal
Total: 1774 cal

Subtracting the 281 cal I supposedly burned at the gym, I’m lacking 393 calories for the day.

I’m not going to worry about this too much since today was not a typical food day for me. We’ll see what we find out during the rest of the week. And now it is time to distract myself from the fact that tomorrow is another day at work instead of the beach by playing with tomorrow’s smoothie recipe. Ta-ta!

PS: Megan is giving away Chobani!