Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 90 (Sweet Dee) - Is that all there is?

Gosh, I can't believe that technically yesterday was my last day!  Holy crap!  
I will have to get up my final "after" pictures soon.  Since I'm moving at the end of this month I've been a little preoccupied! 
Overall, this entire thing has taught me that most of the time, I'm not very aware of what I'm eating (or how much), until I write it down.  Same goes for working out - it's amazing how much you THINK you're working out, and how much you really are!  I'm excited to see where the couch to 5k plan takes me (uhm, hopefully at least to a 5k), and I'm going to continue with that.  I may keep logging in to track stuff, just to keep on top of everything and not get stuck in a rut like I used to!  

So stay tuned, kiddos.  Day 90 does not mean I'm finished! ;) 

Ezekiel toast with cream cheese, arugula, and baked beans
Cup of tea with soymilk and sugar
Salad with fake bacon bits, peas, and ranch dressing
2 oreo cookies
Pupusas (thanks, Sunny!!) topped with zucchini, onions, diced tomatoes, hot sauce, and tofutti sour cream

Day #5 of Couch to 5k plan (20 minutes of alternating between 90 seconds of jogging and 2 minutes of walking + a 5 minute warm-up).

Days 88 & 89 (Sweet Dee) - Whirlwind Weekend

I've gotten a bit behind on my posts.... whoopsies. ;)

I claimed Saturday as a "cheat day" since most of the day I spent pigging out (since I had the girls over for a hangout night, and decided that would include plenty of snacks & pizza). 

Here's what I ate in general:
Ezekiel toast w/ baked beans & arugula
Crackers & cheese dip
Chocolate dipped strawberries
Cat's awesome 7-layer dip
Brie cheese with rosemary & olive oil Triscuits
Red Wine
A Pluot

Etc etc etc...

I did kind of get a workout for the Running of the Bulls, but I was a bit hungover on Sunday so didn't get one in that day...

Day 87 (Sweet Dee) - Free Food Friday!

My Couch to 5k buddy, Stacey, got a free $50 gift card to Paris on the Platte, so we're going to enjoy that for dinner tonight!  I'm excited!! :) 

OH, and I'm looking forward to another fun / relaxing weekend.  I literally wrote on my calendar for Sunday "Sleep In". 

An orange. 
Leftover brown rice with Daiya cheese, vegetarian baked beans, and scrambled tofu (hey, I told you I was running low on supplies!  Well, the Brits eat baked beans for breakfast all the time, anyway - I'll have you know!) 

Crappy work coffee w/ sugar and 1/2 & 1/2

Mixed green salad with white beans, fake Tofurkey sausage slices, and ranch dressing.  (thank GOD I still have some greens left!)

Ramen noodles.  Nothing to add to make it healthier unfortunately!

White pizza with tomatoes & fresh basil, and a cheese plate with walnut glaze, fruit & crackers.
2 1/2 glasses red wine

Day #4 of Couch to 5k plan (20 minutes of alternating between 90 seconds of jogging and 2 minutes of walking + a 5 minute warm-up).

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 86 (Sweet Dee) - Holy crap! I'm almost done!

Wowza - I can't believe my 90 days is almost up!  :)  Thanks for reminding me, Cat!  Ha!

My food supply is pretty limited right now, as I'm trying to save money and just eat what I have.  It's hard to be creative when you don't have very much fresh produce though, so that sucks.  Looks like I'll have to make a trip to the grocery (or Farmer's Market) this weekend!  

1 orange, and a glass of Ruby Red grapefruit juice
1 bottle of homemade Kombucha (with blueberries)

Mixed green salad with leftover brown rice, white beans, and ranch dressing.

Plain bagel with herb cream cheese
Cup of crappy work coffee w/ sugar & 1/2 & 1/2

Dinner at Linger with some derby girls!!  A shrimp spring roll thingy with a small side salad... 1 waffle fry, and a half a cheese thingy... It was all really yummy, but I didn't eat much since I was on a budget!

Rice noodles with some Tikka Masala sauce & coconut milk - plus tofu (I had to eat somethin' else, I was still kinda hungry). :)

None today! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 85 (Sweet Dee) - Couch to 5k is going great!

This morning marked Day #4 (and week #2) of the Couch to 5K plan for Stacey & I.  So far it's going great, and I really love how they ease you into jogging.  It's so nice getting to hang out with Stacey this many times / week too - she rocks. :)  

Same as yesterday (oatmeal & blueberries)
cup of coffee with hazelnut so-coconut creamer

Unsalted nuts / seeds & raisins

Tortilla chips with homemade salsa (about 1/2 a cup)

Rice noodles with white beans, veggie sausage, romaine lettuce, pickled peppers - sauteed in a spicy Tikka Masala sauce.  (this was not my most delicious creation... but I was using leftovers, and I wanted to include as many healthy items as possible!)

Personal pizza, glass of Riesling.

Day #4 of Couch to 5k plan (20 minutes of alternating between 90 seconds of jogging and 2 minutes of walking + a 5 minute warm-up).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 84 (Sweet Dee) - Back to work...

...ah well, at least it's a short week!

Steel cut oats with 1/4 a cup of cream, water, organic maple syrup, and blueberries.

Leftover quinoa, wheat, dried berry & nut salad (about 1 cup)

Brown rice with leftover tofu dog sauteed with frozen broccoli and Tikka Masala sauce, splash of cream, and a splash of Braggs & Vegetable broth (about 1 cup)


1 4th-of-July cupcake. :)

Lentil Curry creation (made by John - he's so good at making up delicious / healthy / vegetarian recipes!), over ramen noodles, with a toasted wheat tortilla. 

Brisk 45-min walk around City Park

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Days 81, 82, 83 (Sweet Dee) - 4th of July Weekend

There was oh-so-much-fun to be had over the long weekend, and yet again, I just didn't feel like keeping track.  I ate lots of cookout food (black bean burgers, tofu hot dogs, salads, fruits, corn on the cob), indulged a little bit (ice cream, pizza, chips, wine), and didn't do much of the exercising.  I've been kinda sucking with the end of this TBT thing lately, but I've been ROCKING at livin' life!  Haha! 

I do need to be much better about working out - that seems to be my biggest problem.  But this whole plan has helped me realize that, and I've definitely learned how important it is to stay on top of. 

Here is some of what I had fun with over the weekend eating & drinking! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 80 (Sweet Dee) - 3-day weekend! WOOT!

Nothin' much to say, other than I am REALLY excited for the 3-day weekend. :)  HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!! 

Scrambled eggs with goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, hot sauce.  Side of Ezekiel toast with butter & sugar-free raspberry jelly.

Brown rice with broccoli, lightly fried tofu, hoisin sauce, and syiracha sauce.

Lunch with daddy!  I had a ridiculously rich dish at the Italian place we went to... but I just couldn't help myself.  Handmade ravioli stuffed with buffalo mozzarella & tomatoes, topped with gorgonzola cream sauce and fresh grated parmesan.  I kinda OD'd on dairy.

Cookout at John's!!  Not sure what I'll eat tonight, but I made some black bean veggie burgers that I'm excited to try, and I'm making popcorn, Becca is bringing corn on the cob, some other people are bringing salads & fruit... YUM.  

Day #3 of Couch to 5K!  5-minute warm up walk, then 60 seconds of jogging alternated with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes.

Day 79 (Sweet Dee) - Weird dreams...

I had a very strange and ridiculously vivid dream last night.  I went to Germany on a trip, and met a very strange fellow that I took a liking to.  He wore heavy Icelandic-looking sweaters, spoke very witty broken English, had a beard, and looked mysteriously like the now deceased (RIP) Ryan Dunn.  It was weird, but I think it was partly because my friend Sean brought up the subject of Ryan Dunn when I was telling my boyfriend's son to never drink & drive last night.  He's 10 years old, but it's never too early to learn!  I just remember thinking that Ryan Dunn was the only Jackass dude that I was even remotely attracted to, so maybe that's what spurred the dream? 

Tonight Katy & I are going to Beauty Bar for their 1-year anniversary.  They'll have an open bar.  Which means I'll be drinkin', so I may as well just consider this a cheat day!  :)  Yeah, I'm broke.  What of it? 

Egg (over-easy), with Ezekiel toast, butter, and jalapeno jam (nothing too exciting today!)
Coffee with sugar & half and half.

1 chocolate chip cookie.

Ramen noodles with fresh onions and edamame.

Leftover mashed potatoes with green peas, homemade gravy, and a Morningstar "Riblet"
2 whiskey gingers

20 minute bike ride (to/from work)