January 18, 2010

A Few Carb Crazy Days!

Sorry for another delayed post! Yesterday was spent traveling in the car again (a TERRIBLE trip through snow, ice, rain, and fog...and by the way, passed TEN accidents!), so let me catch you up.

Yesterday's breakfast was a gala apple.
I was saving my appetite because I was going to my cousin's baby shower and I knew there would be a feast.

Lunch at the shower was a real test of my willpower. There was everything from bacon and sausage to chicken parm and beef. Happy to say that I did not give in to temptation!
I had some fresh mozzarella and tomato, a little pasta salad, green salad, and LOTS of fresh fruit and veggies. There is a pancake buried under there somewhere too, but it got smothered in balsamic so, needless to say, it didn't get eaten!

Dinner was eaten in the car.
The picture doesn't make it look very appetizing but the tuna, tomato, and monteray with jalapeno on a wrap was absolutely delicious. I also snacked on more Newman's Own Organics pretzels and bbq soy crisps.

This morning's breakfast was a painfully dull blueberry Special K bar, so I skipped the photo. My hours at work changed because I start classes this week so I am out the door before 7am and my tummy was simply not ready for food yet!

Lunch, though not very exciting, was Awesome.
I had half of a Morningstar Farms Italian Herb Chik'n patty smothered in roasted red pepper bruschetta on a whole-wheat wrap. There wasn't much to it but it was So tasty and I will likely have it again tomorrow! Also, I meant to flip this pic and forgot but I think this angle looks okay too :)

Dinner was also simple but again, tasty.
I topped an english muffin with lite veggie cream cheese and red onions. Yum! All it was missing was the lox :) On the side I had soy crisps from Newman's Own Organics. I had more bbq (can't get enough) and tried some of the white cheddar flavor. I think I like the bbq best, but the white cheddar gave me my cheese fix!

I tried some dried fruit for dessert.
The apricots were a dark brown shade which was strange to me because I have never seen dried apricots look like that before. And to be honest, I did not enjoy them one bit.
So I switched over to these...
It was a mix of blueberries, cherries, raisins, and cranberries. Much better!

I realized that with all the Newman's Own Organics snacking I've been pretty heavy on the carbohydrates so I'm heading to the store tonight to restock on fruits and veggies.

On a fitness note, I'm going to try to get in some cardio and arm work tonight but I'm laying off the abs because they are Killing me today! I did a whole bunch of crunches last night after the car ride and am feeling it today. My arms are also a little sore because I used my 5lb weights for a good part of the ride!

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  1. girl those cookie bites are the chocolate kind!! LOVE the dried apricots!

  2. That is a GREAT idea to use weights during a long car ride. I need to remember that the next time we drive to NY.

    If you want any cardio ideas, let me know. I always try to mix it up. Also, intervals (mixing cardio and weights or just cardio switchups) will really help you feel it.

    There's like 6 months til your wedding, ahh! I need to start thinking about what to wear. LOL.