Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Five Guys

David and I enjoyed a spontaneous date tonight.  It was a casual date, but a date's a date if you ask me.  And we were long overdue.   

Anyways, we went to Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  I had a tray of peanuts and a bun-less burger with sauteed onions, sauteed mushrooms, green peppers, mayo, and ketchup.  It was pretty good, but I was reminded why we don't ever eat out.  That stuff is NOT good for you.  Our meal was a rare treat.  
David had a cheeseburger with all sorts of toppings and fries.  
David likes their fries.... 
a LOT!!!

David's school is off for the weekend to celebrate the Easter Holiday.  This is one of the perks of attending a Jesuit University.  Time off sounded wonderful until they decided to slam him with a bunch of case studies.  We're going to be busy all weekend with our friend's wedding stuff and he won't have time to do any of it, so he bust it out already.  I'm impressed!  He worked on it yesterday and today.  Poor guy was loosing steam towards the end so I may have bribed him with some Five Guys.  Hey, I know how to get things done.  = )  So, Five Guys was a celebration dinner and I didn't have to do any cooking or dishes.

Sweet Ride

I LOVE my sweet ride!  It's nice not having to organize a car schedule with the hubby.  We did well with one vehicle for almost two years.  Can you believe it?!  

Dave's med school schedule is often quite crazy and it's only going to get worse.  I was missing out on job opportunities (aka income) because I didn't have access to a car at all times.  So, it was time to purchase another vehicle that would get me from point A to point B.  I'm very happy with our decision.  It was meant to be!  Plus, I have a sunroof again.  YAY!

Apartment Living

There's never a dull moment....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF vanilla Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF English toffee Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water)

early L: Hebrew National FF Beef Hot Dog and 2% Cottage Cheese

early D: 1 Cherry Vanilla PhillySwirl Popsicle (while cooking), Grilled Butterflied Jumbo Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce, Cooked Green Beans and Carrots, Edamame Crisps with Garlic Hummus, 1 Orange Vanilla PhillySwirl Popsicle (16 calories!)

late D: 1 slice Turkey Pastrami, 2 wedges of LF Laughing Cow with Soy Crisps, and cottage cheese

I picked up a box of PhillySwirls at Sam's Club today.  They are sinfully delicious!  Give 'em a try and let me know what you think.

Not Even Kidding

I went to Sam's Club this evening to pick up a couple of items.  Here's what happened while I was checking out....

Cashier:  "Is she with you?"

Me: As I'm looking around I ask, "Who are you talking about?"

Cashier: "Is the person on the card with you?"

Me: "Oh, that's me, here's my license if you need to see it."

Cashier: "If this is really you, you should go to member services right away to have a new card made.  You look much younger and smaller than the person on this card."

Me:  "Oh, okay.  Thanks!  I've been working really hard and have lost a lot of weight.  I had already planned on getting a new license made next week.  I'll be sure to get a new Sam's membership card made too."

Not even kidding!


This is just too funny not to share...

When I registered for the 10th Annual OKC Memorial Marathon I ordered a medium sized t-shirt.  Well, the mediums I currently have are a little big.  I found on the website that I can request changes in my registration so that's what I did.  

It goes a little something like this...

Me: I ordered a t-shirt in size medium, but I've lost a lot of weight with all the training.  If possible, I'd like to order a size SMALL t-shirt instead of a medium.  Thanks so much!  = )

Organization Reply: done.. are you still clydesdale div?

Me: Thanks!  And yes, I'm still in the Clydesdale Division.  I'm hoping to change that within the next year.   = )  

The female Clydesdale Division is for runners that are 145 pounds and over.  So, even though I've worked really hard to lose all this weight and am finally considered "normal" for my height, I'm still an overweight runner.  
I'm a Clydesdale!  
Sorry, but I think that's hilarious!  Now I feel like I have one more obstacle to overcome.  

My tentative running goal for 2011:
- Run in the 11th Annual OKC Memorial Marathon and NOT be registered in the Clydesdale category

Sunday, March 28, 2010

4 Weeks!

Four weeks from today I'll be running my first HALF MARATHON.  I'm so excited!

Check it out...


Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF vanilla Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF english toffee Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water)

L: Smoked salmon & spinach crepe, mozzarella caprese, 2% LF cottage cheese

the yummy crepes from Trader Joe's
Dave's happy plate 
(he does NOT like cottage cheese)
my happy plate ; )
(3 crepes is 1 serving, but I don't normally eat carbs, so I settled for 1 crepe)

D: Grilled FF Hebrew National Hot Dog (40 cal) topped with some turkey chili and 2% cheeses, cooked broccoli with 2% Velveeta cheese, edamame crisps and garlic hummus, and a banana-oatmeal cookie

Today was kind of a junk eating day.  Hopefully I'll be back to my normal good eating habits tomorrow.  

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sick & Healthy?

I went to see my doctor today because I'm miserable with a nasty cold.  While I'm sitting on the exam table holding back my congested coughs, wiping my watery eyes, and sniffling, the nurse proceeds to take my vitals.  I had a blood pressure reading of 94/62, a pulse of 64, and no fever.  
I'll say that again... a BP of 94/62!!!  AMAZING!!!  That's a long way from where my BP was 2 years ago.  Can you believe I was on BP meds?  Well, I was on them and it was horribly embarrassing.  So it's pretty awesome that I've completely turned my life around.  I've gone from a sedentary individual on BP meds to a highly active runner and super healthy eater that isn't on any meds.  Talk about a huge praise report!  
So, while I'm currently sick with a cold, I'm one of the healthiest people I know.  Go me!

Oh, and on a very, very sad side note... NO RUNNING until I get over this cold.  Blah!!!
Today was supposed to be my 10 mile day.... major bummer.  Hopefully I'll bounce back and be even stronger than I was before this cold.  = )

Mozzarella Caprese Omelette

I recently discovered the magic of Trader Joe's Basil Pesto.  
It's sooo GOOD!
This is what I had for brunch yesterday.  YUMMY!

basil pesto

the best lil' mozzarella balls in the world!

3 eggs + 2 egg whites and pesto in my fancy crepe pan

once the eggs are mostly cooked, 
i pile on sliced grape tomatoes and sliced mozzarella balls

fold in half

it makes enough for 2 healthy servings



Eggs (I used 3 eggs + 2 egg whites)
Basil Pesto (I used about 1 Tbsp)
Mozzarella Balls (I used about 8)
Grape Tomatoes (I used about 10)

1.  In a bowl, combine eggs and pesto.  Stir well
2.  Pour into ungreased crepe pan or skillet (no need to add oil or butter to pan because there's already olive oil in the pesto)
3.  Cook eggs on low to medium heat until mostly set
4. Add sliced mozzarella balls and sliced grape tomatoes
5.  Fold in half to form an omelette
6.  Heat until cheese is melty and gooey
7. Transfer to plates


Little Handsome

Ethan loves hanging out on the porch watching the birds, squirrels, rabbits, and people pass by.  

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Running Obstacles

Why do I have so many obstacles to deal with while training for my half marathon?  It's making it rather difficult to increase my mileage.  

Obstacles getting in the way of training...
1. Parathyroidectomy on Nov. 5 (long recovery)
2. Stomach bug, passed out, and suffered rib injury in January (long recovery)
3.  Today… SICK with a nasty head cold (please pass quickly!)

I really wish I could catch a break.  Tomorrow was supposed to be a long run day… 10 miles!  I wonder if it would hurt me too badly to go for it anyways.  I guess I'll see what happens with the weather and how I feel tomorrow.  Either way, I'm planning on running around Lake Hefner in OKC on April 2.  I sure hope that goes as planned.  

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Compliment

I received an amazing message on facebook from a friend I've known since 6th grade.  I thought it was too sweet not to share.  

"hello there! thanks for sharing your cookie recipe!! yummy! so...i was looking at the picture of you and your husband david. i don't know what kind of doctor he hopes to be but it really doesn't matter because he has such a kind face. does that make sense?! most docs you see don't have a sweet and understanding smile like he does and if they ever did, they lost it somewhere along the way. so tell your husband to never lose his sweet smile....his future patients are going to need it!"

THANK YOU so much for the kind message, Jennifer!
It really meant a lot to me and the future doctor.  And rest assure, if he ever starts to lose that sweet and understanding smile, I'll just quit cooking and baking for him.  That'll whip him back into shape.  = )

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 4 pumps SF vanilla Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water), S'mores Pure Protein Bar

L: Tuna salad (100 calorie packet) and a 2% LF mozzarella string cheese

D: Chili Relleno (baked) with FF refried beans, 2% cheese, Fage Greek yogurt, and Tostitos salsa
So, I skipped yesterday's posts about my meals.  I've been pretty busy and I think I might be getting sick.  YUCK!  

I'm going to try to go to bed early tonight, but first I have to submit a job application.
Happy times.  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Cooking Light, July 2009

1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1-2 medium bananas) (I used 3 medium bananas)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick, 4 tablespoons), softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg (I used 2 large eggs)
1 1/4 cups (5.6 ounces) all-purpose flour (I used 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour, 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, and 1/2 cup almond flour/almond meal)
2 cups old-fashioned oats (I used quick oats)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I also added about 1/2 cup Reese's peanut butter chips)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. (I didn't use any parchment paper because I didn't have any on hand.  I had no problems with the cookies sticking to the baking sheets.)

Combine banana, sugars, butter and vanilla in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes). Add egg; beat well.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and beat at medium speed until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Yields 2 dozen cookies.
I found this recipe posted on another blog a while back.  I printed out the recipe knowing that I'd make it one of these days... well, today was the day.  There were 4 bananas sitting on my counter that were starting to ripen past my liking.  I knew I wasn't going to eat all 4 tomorrow, so I used 3 to make these cookies and I'll eat the last one for breakfast in the morning.  

Sometimes I just can't leave a recipe alone.  I really do enjoy creating in the kitchen.  = )

I made a few changes before even trying the original recipe.  I'd like to think that some of the changes made my version healthier, but I know the Reese's peanut butter chips wasn't one of them.  Hehee.....  

Getting Organized

Apparently I collect school supplies... 

I found these super cute shoe boxes that are decorated with colored pencils.  

David and I had a bunch of school supplies a drawer, but it was constantly getting jammed.  Now we have a shoe box of pens/highlighters, a shoe box of pencils/scissors, and a box of all the leftovers that haven't been sorted out yet.  It would be awesome if I could find a teaching job again so I could make use of all this stuff!  
I have tons more and will need to purchase a couple more cute shoe boxes.  

Monday, March 22, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 4 pumps SF vanilla Torani syrup, 8oz. unsweetened soymilk, hot water), 2 LF mozzarella string cheese and a banana

L: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pure Protein Bar, some popcorn and Minute Maid Light Lemonade

D: Grilled Butterflied Jumbo Shrimp with cocktail sauce, Caesar salad (Light Caesar Dressing by Ken's Steakhouse) with tomatoes, unsweetened flattened banana with peanut butter, and unsweetened dried mango

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF white chocolate Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF caramel Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water)

L: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pure Protein Bar and a grande Americano from Starbucks (major YUM!)

D: Scrambled eggs with 2% cheeses and salsa, FF refried beans with 2% cheeses and salsa
Long working weekend….. Ugh…

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF white chocolate Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF caramel Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water)

L: Beef Burger Patty with 2% Cheeses and Ketchup, Cottage Cheese, Pistachios, and Dried Unsweetened Mango

D: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pure Protein Bar, a Banana, and Cocoa Roasted Almonds (100 calorie packet)
I went to bed hungry last night.  That is not something I like to do, but by the time I got home from work it was really late and I don't allow myself to wat right before bed.  I decided to drink a big glass of Crystal Light.  It satisfied me just enough so I could fall to sleep.  Maybe missing a meal did me some good because I'm down another pound.  YAY!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I was given two incredible compliments yesterday….

1.  "What do you mean get fit by 30?  You ARE fit!  You just ran 8 miles!  You are an  ATHLETE!" - DM

2. "You look freakin' amazing!  Seriously!  You need to write your own book." - RR

Thanks to the wonderful ladies who made my day!  

Friday, March 19, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF white chocolate Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF caramel Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water), Banana, and 2% Cottage Cheese

S: Fruit Chews (80 calorie pack) while on my run… I needed the boost of energy from the glucose 

L: Sirloin Steak, Cottage Cheese, and Dried Unsweetened Mango

D: Ground Beef Patty with Grape Tomatoes, Dill Pickle Spear,  Ketchup and LF Mayo, Edamame Crisps with LF Smoked Gouda, Irish Cheddar and Brie, 1 Unsweetened Dried Mango Slice, Unsweetened Flattened Banana with some Peanut Butter, and a small piece of Dark Chocolate

S: Iced Decaf Coffee (decaf coffee, ice, water, 3 pumps SF coconut Torani syrup, 1 pump SF chocolate Torani syrup, 1/2 pump SF almond Torani syrup, and 1 1/2 Tbsp half-n-half)
I completed my farthest distance today….
 9.2 miles!  
Go me!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF white chocolate Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF caramel Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water)

S: Iced decaf americano (4 shots decaf espresso, ice, water, 6 pumps SF vanilla syrup (Starbucks), and 1 1/2 Tbsp half-n-half)

L: Taco Salad from McAllister's Deli (chili, lettuce, tomatoes, cheeses, salsa, LF sour cream, black olives) and 3 tortilla chips

D: Scrambled eggs with 2% colby monterey jack cheese and Tostitos salsa, pistachios, unsweetened dried mango, and a Godiva extra dark chocolate truffle (Godiva Rewards freebie!)  = )

Match Day 2010

Today is the BIG DAY for all the 4th year Med Students.  Yes, today is MATCH DAY!  Match Day is the day that all the 4th year Medical Students find out what Residency Program they "matched" to.  

The day has come for my 4th year friends to find out where they'll be living for the next 4-8 years.  I hope they're able to have a restful night of sleep and have a day full of wonderful news.  

I can hardly believe Match Day is just one year away for us.  It's really quite overwhelming!  

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 4 pumps SF English Toffee Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp half-n-half, hot water)

L: Hickory smoked turkey with mustard, 2% cottage cheese, and NSA (no sugar added) bread and butter pickle slices

S: Natural Almonds and Walnuts (100 calorie pack)

D: Scrambled eggs with cheddar and lots of Tostitos salsa, unsweetened flattened banana with peanut butter, and unsweetened  dried mango



No, I'm not talking about the monetary prize winning lottery, I'm talking 'bout 4th year Med School Lottery.  

David will only be in STL for 5 months during his 4th year of Med School. He'll be in OKC the rest of the time. Now I just need to find a job in OKC. Please let me know if any of you hear about an open teaching (band or elem. music) position or a professional position of some sort. I'm coming home!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Iced Coffee (3 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF white chocolate Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF caramel Torani syrup, 8oz. unsweetened soymilk, water, and ice) and a Chocolate Fudge Pure Protein Bar (8am)

L: Leftover beef fajita meat, black beans, and pepper stir fry with Fage Greek yogurt and Tostitos salsa (3:30pm)

D: Leftover beef fajitas (sirloin steak seasoned with chili powder and lime), fire roasted peppers and onions (from Trader Joe's), Fage Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream), Tostitos salsa, a bit of shredded cheddar cheese, black beans, and a few pistachios (8pm)

Jenn's Tip of the Day:
Eat slow and chew thoroughly.  Remember that you eat to live, not live to eat.  Food is simply vitamins, nutrients, and fuel for our bodies.
I'm sure you noticed that I have eaten a lot of fajita meat in the past 24 hours.  It's much easier to cook for an army than it is for two people especially when I purchase meat from Sams.  Well, at least I got my Mexican fix and I always enjoy leftovers.   = )

Monday, March 15, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Iced Coffee X 2 (2 shots espresso, 3 pumps SF coconut Torani syrup, 1/2 pump SF almond Torani syrup, 1 pump SF chocolate Torani syrup, 8oz. unsweetened soymilk, water, and ice) (noon-2)

L: Tuna salad (with light mayo, no sugar added sweet relish, and mustard) on a bed of mixed greens (20 grams protein in the tuna!) and 5 cocoa roasted almonds (2pm) 

D: Beef fajitas (sirloin steak seasoned with chili powder and lime), fire roasted peppers and onions (from Trader Joe's), 2Tbsp guacamole (prepared by Trader Joe's), 1 Tbsp Fage Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream), a bit of shredded cheddar cheese, black beans, and 4 tortilla chips (7pm)

Jenn's Tip of the Day:
Eat 3 meals a day (only snack if it's really needed).  If you eat less than 3 meals a day you might end up overeating at meals.  Who doesn't eat too much food too fast when their starving?  Seriously!  I used to be able to shove it in pretty fast back in the day.  It would often only take me 10 minutes to eat, but then 20 minutes later I would be miserable.  
Yes, I am guilty of not eating my 3 meals a day on occasion.  Since I slept through the morning hours I didn't eat breakfast today.  There were calories and protein in the unsweetened soymilk that was in my coffee so it sort of counts.  When I made my dinner plate I was thinking about the possibility of enjoying some pistachios this evening if I'm still hungry.  Thinking of them made me realize that I'll need to save some room because I will NOT overeat.  Portion control is a huge key in my dieting success.  
I slept a lot last night… probably a good 11 hours.  Apparently I was pretty tired.  I lounged around for a good chunk of the early afternoon and then hit the gym which felt great.  I needed to go for a long run today, but I just couldn't bring myself to get out there and run.  I was feeling a little blue because today was "Black Monday" for 4th year Medical Students.  It became very real that we'll be dealing with finding out whether or not David matches to a Residency Program at this very time next year.  It's overwhelming, terrifying, and exciting all at the same time.  

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 3 pumps SF vanilla Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water) and a Strawberry Shortcake Pure Protein Bar (8:30am)

D: Grilled Mesquite Chicken Fillet with cheddar, light mayo and pickles, brie with a few edamame crisps, unsweetened flattened banana with peanut butter, a few dark chocolate peanut M&Ms  (5pm)  = )

S: Pistachios

Nothing too exciting in today's menu.  I had a crazy fun weekend and there wasn't a lot of time for meals, so I spent a lot of time starving.  Luckily I was busy, so I wasn't able to pay too much attention to my hunger pains.  

The time change seemed to really mess me up this weekend.  I'm not one to normally have a problem with that stuff, but I sure did this time around.  My sleeping, eating, and exercise schedule is way off.  Hopefully I'll get my healthy eating habits back on track and make it out to the trail for a long 9-10 mile run tomorrow.  Let's pray the weather will cooperate.  

Happy Pi Day!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 3 pumps SF vanilla Torani syrup, 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half, hot water)

Brunch:   My In-Laws took me out for brunch at FirstWatch today….. YUM!
Egg white omelette with diced turkey, spinach, feta cheese, diced onions and tomatoes. Served with a dry english muffin (I ditched the muffin and ordered fresh fruit instead)

D: 8oz. Black bean (pureed) soup, light havarti, light smoked gouda, and brie cheeses with a few edamame crisps, 3oz. Leg of Lamb, a bite of pretzel roll, and 6 dark chocolate peanut M&Ms

Friday, March 12, 2010

Orchid Show - Take 2

This time I had David's Parents with me 
and we had the most wonderful time!
I took over 350 photos, but haven't had a 
chance to go through all of them yet.  
Once I find a few favorites I'll post them on the blog.  
Here are a few photos I took of Tim & Donna 
enjoying the Orchid Show.

I had a blast seeing all the gorgeous orchids 
and hanging out with ya'll!  
Thanks, Tim & Donna!

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 2 pumps SF white chocolate Torani syrup, 2 pumps SF caramel Torani syrup, 4oz. unsweetened soymilk, hot water)
L: Tuna salad (Starkist pouch: 100 calories, 3.5 g fat, 13 g protein), 2% mozzarella string cheese, Gensoy soy crisps (salt and vinegar)
S: Iced Coffee (3 shots espresso, 4 pumps SF English toffee Torani syrup, 4oz soymilk, ice, water)
D: David's parents took us to Schlafly's  for dinner.  I wasn't real hungry because I ate such a late lunch so I just ordered a bowl of soup.  
Bison Stout Stew – 
a hearty blend of braised bison, vegetables and black barley; served with a cheddar chive biscuit
(I didn't eat the biscuit, but I did have a small taste)
S: Unsweetened flattened banana with peanut butter

Jenn's Tip of the Day:
I have been on an extreme cheese kick for quite some time now.  It tastes great and is satisfying.  I try to find 2% or lower fat cheeses.  My favorite LF string cheese (and I've tried a LOT) is the Sargento Natural 2% Mozzarella String Cheese.  I purchase it from Sams Club for about 6 dollars.  You can find them in the refrigerated case with all the fancy cheeses.  Each string cheese is only 50 calories and has 6 grams of protein.  That's fabulous!  
Cabot makes some great cheeses that are also low in fat.  One of my favorites is their 1.5% Pepperjack and I love their LF Cheddar.  I also eat a lot of light cream cheese and light Laughing Cow cheese.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Coffee (2 shots espresso, hot water, 2 pumps SF white chocolate Torani syrup and 2 pumps SF caramel Torani syrup, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half)
L: Hickory smoked tuna salad, 2% mozzarella string cheese, a handful of grape tomatoes, soy crisps for scooping, and some cocoa roasted almonds.  If you haven't tried the Hickory Smoked tuna pouches, you're seriously missing out.  They're low calorie, low fat, and high in protein.  So tasty!
S: Medium iced decaf coffee from Dunkin' Donuts (I added 1 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half and 4 pumps SF coconut Torani syrup when I got home) and 1 glazed donut hole.  Oops!  Today was the opening day of the Dunkin' Donuts just up the street from me.  I went to pick up a donut for my husband (because I love to spoil him) and decided I'd treat myself to 1 donut hole.  It was too good!
D: Teriyaki chicken with cashew pieces, and peas & carrots
S: 2- 2% mozzarella string cheese and zesty nacho soy crisps 

Jenn's Tip of the Day:
Protein Bars... My absolute favorite are the Zone Chocolate Peanut Butter and the Fudge Graham.  I actually became addicted to them for a while.  The sugar content is a little high for my liking, so I've switched to the Pure Protein Bars. I like their Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Shortcake, and the Marshmallow Eclipse.  Just be sure not to eat more than one a day.  They do have sugar alcohols and they'll play a number on your tummy.  I also enjoy some of the South Beach bars and some of the Atkin's Advantage bars, but they're usually more expensive.  The Clif bars are amazing, but are pretty high in sugar.
If you're experimenting with protein bars, I recommend purchasing them in singles.  You don't want to be stuck with a bunch of bars you're not going to eat.  Take small bites and chew slowly.  Remember that they're protein bars, not candy bars.  I eat them as a meal replacement and not as a supplement or as a snack. Good Luck finding the protein bar that's right for you!


Today was the opening day of the Dunkin' Donuts 
up the street from me.  
I had to stop by for an iced coffee.

You can't really tell what's in the bag, but there's a 
chocolate cream and a Boston cream donut.
I picked them both up for David.  
Spoiling my husband is one of my favorite things to do!
I had an iced coffee and added my own bit of half-n-half and
 Torani syrup when I got home.  Yum!
This was a very, very rare treat.  = )

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Daily Eats

B: Scrambled Egg, 2% Mozzarella String Cheese, small apple, and Coffee (2 shots espresso, 4 oz. unsweetened soymilk, 2 pumps sugar-free white chocolate Torani syrup, 2 pumps sugar-free caramel Torani syrup, and hot H20)
S: Coffee (2 shots espresso, 4 oz. unsweetened soymilk, 3 pumps sugar-free vanilla Torani syrup, and hot H20)
L: Greek yogurt with banana and peanut butter and a few almonds
D:  Hickory smoked tuna salad, soy crisps for scooping, light havarti and light smoked gouda cheeses

Jenn's Tip of the Day: 
Keep healthy snacks with you in case of a hunger emergency.
I like to keep protein bars and single serving packages of nuts in the car.  It keeps me from pulling up to a drive-thru or stopping at a convenience store and making poor nutritional choices.  Being prepared is key!

I've been working a little more this week both inside and outside of my home.  Spring is in the air and I've been trying to get some cleaning done.  Go me!  By the time I finish working on all that I'm too exhausted to actually cook/create a meal.  So nothing real fancy has been on the menu this week.  My in-laws are coming tomorrow evening and I'm guessing we'll probably go out for a meal or two.  I'll splurge with something exciting (but still healthy) when we go out.  Hopefully I'll be a little more creative next week. 
= )

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