Happy last day of 2009! Nick and I are heading into the city in a little bit to check into our B&B before heading to dinner and then a party in the city.
For breakfast I had a bout 4 boxes of cereal I needed to use up before the new year
TJs fruit and fiber medley, shredded wheat, Uncle Sam and Kashi H2H with banana, chia seeds and a little pb.
I had planned to go to the gym after breakfast, but the roads are icy and my knee is still feeling off. I consulted with my doctor (Katherine) and she said I should take the day off. It is really hard for me considering the holidays and training for a 1/2, but I know I just need to keep myself in check a little bit more and I will be ok. easier said than done when there will be tons on temptations tonight!
Instead of the gym I cleaned and did laundry.
I broke around 1 pm for some lunch.
Leftover chili with added corn and green beans, Vitamuffin corn top, adora disk and a small chunk of peppermint bark. The chili was great, but the muffin didn’t really taste like corn bread, no grit to it.
I love this bark. I sent some with Nick into the office so I don’t eat all of it!
I am planning on getting Thai or Sushi for dinner filled with veggies and tofu to fill me up before the dangerous spread that will be presented. I might stick to champagne tonight, but we shall see.
OK I am off to pack for our stay-cation! I hear the breakfast is amazing at this place…I can’t wait!
Happy New Year Everyone!
It is chilly willy around here! The wind in brutal and all I want to do is run outside There is another thing limiting me from running outside…my knee. Not really sure what is wrong with it but I ran for 10min on the t-mill this afternoon and it killed. I can still do cross training without any pain, but I am worried about running and my training
I am going to try and run on a flat surface tomorrow morning and see how it goes. It doesn’t hurt going upstairs either, Katherine do you know???
I am finally a MD resident after about 1.5 hours at the MVA and a long phone call with my insurance agent.
When I got home I had a nice little lunch.
pumpkin butter, spinach and brie on the gidler, part of the persimmon and a Christmas shortbread and candied ginger (very strong ginger!)
I was not a huge fan of this fruit. Bland tasting with a weird after taste. I added a little honey for flavor. Maybe it will be better grilled?
After lunch is when I went to the gym and had my knee issues.
When I returned Nick’s roommate from college, Jason had arrived for New Years and taken my camera.
Before getting started I had an apple, pita chips and then some Kashi crackers and a few blue corn chips that the boys had with their chili.
We ate around my new centerpiece that my Godmother sent me for Christmas.
For dessert I had a dark chocolate dipped shortbread and a small piece of peppermint dark bark.
So many sweets in the house right now! At least we have an entire batch of cookies with walnuts…that will keep me away!
We are off to play board games.
See you tomorrow for the last day in 2009!!!
It was so nice to be back in my bed with Sissy and Nick last night, but I do miss my momma and CT.
Today I am finally taking my first step to becoming a Maryland resident. I am getting an MD drivers license. To bad I have a massive zit on my forehead that looks like my third eye. Oh the stress of the holidays.
I got to sleep in a bit because there would be mucho traffic getting to the DVM when it opened so I opted to wait. Today I will be doing a lot of waiting so I am breathing and taking it one step at a time.
I also started off my day with a lovely bowl of oats!
Basking in the sunlight.
That was one good bite!
OK time to go over my checklist of 1,000 personal items I have to show the DMV and then figure out where I am going and make sure I drive on the safe side of town.
Have a super day!
My stay in Connecticut in almost at its end I feel like I just got here!
This morning mom had to head off to work so I went and tried out the new Greenwich Yoga at the Greenwich Water Club.
Before I left I had a piece of 12 grain with almond butter and a clem.
I did an hour fifteen min hot yoga class (much different from Bikram) that was a nice class, but I was not impressed with the space. It wasn’t very peaceful due to the other regular gym classes going on in the nearby studios. Their regular studio is much more in tune with the zen feeling of a yoga studio…I just wish it weren’t 20min farther away.
We I returned I had my second breakfast.
I chilled with Sissy for a few hours until mom came home around 1pm and we made lunchie.
I made my mom a veggie filled dinner of kale, tofu and leftover sweet potatoes and cauliflower.
I marinated the tofu in honey, orange juice S&P and EVOO. The kale had onions and mushrooms mixed in.
Is it really almost 2010?!?!?
The past 24 hours have been all about…eating!
Starting with Christmas Eve dinner!
We started with some goat cheese, crackers, olives, and chips and guac.
I started with a glass of champagne and moved to red wine for dinner.
It took us about 20 takes to get the red shoes and our entire heads in this picture, but I think it came out well!
Dessert was definitely a special treat form my mom’s friend Lauren cooked delicious poached pears with homemade mascarpone and raspberry sauce. There was a lot more to it, but I can’t remember! I believe vanilla and tripplesec were involved?
Fast forward to Christmas morning!
Marzipan and peppermint bark that were both consumed by the end of the day. Mid way through presents we had a round of bloodies!
Eggs Benedict on a Portobello mushroom with a side of fruit salad.
This fruit salad was delicious! Kiwi, cantaloupe, papaya, and apple.
After brunch mom and I decided to do some yoga with our Christmas hats on and Sissy just wanted to play!
We lit the fire with what wood we had.
And we had some cocktail shrimp while the food cooked. I suggested we have a vegetarian Christmas next year because we can never remember how long to cook the meat for!
Then dinner was served!
We also had an amazing salad that my mom put together!
For dessert my mom and I split a gingerbread triple layer cake from Whole Foods and I also snagged the chocolate gnache from my grandmothers chocolate cake.
Sissy is getting into something. Got to Go!
Again, Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Eve!!!!!
It is so nice to be home and Sissy is here, but avoiding my mom’s cat like the plague!
We had a long car ride up here (2 hours extra) but she did great for her first time in the car!
Mid morning I had an apple.
Lunch was such a mishmash of things that I had sitting in the fridge.
I left work a few hours early after getting early dismissal!
I thought I was in great shape leaving early, but I guess everyone else in the world did too!
After dinner we were all pooped from driving for so many hours (my grandparents hit traffic also) so we all hit the hay pretty early. Plus I had to get up early with Mom to get to Whole Foods!
Before heading into the madness I had a lovely bowl of oats!
In my messy bowl I had 1 packet of Tjs blueberry oatmeal, Bear Naked granola and a dollop of plain Greek and Almond butter. We also had gingerbread coffee on the side.
Mom and I got to Whole Foods with everyone else, but made it out alive. We also went to J.Crew where I got a few things for Nick, really cheap!
Lunch was made about 2min after we walked in the door.
After lunch I went on an awesome 6.5 mile run. I was so nice to have the sun shining and my legs felt awesome! I could have run longer, but I told the family I would be back in an hour, and I didn’t want to worry them.
When I came back I wrapped up a few more presents and put them under the tree. Now Sissy and I are going to take a shower and then head downstairs for hors d’oeuvres and cocktail time!
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday time with friends and family!
So how cute is the g-mail team?
I wrote this yesterday for y’all to make up for my lack in posting!
Hello and sorry for the delay in posting!
I was up at 4:15AM this morning to hit my gym for an extra early morning session. I really like getting my workout out of the way and on with my day, but I don’t think I could do 4:15 every day. I was feeling pretty good throughout the day and went to bed at 9pm so I might use it as a switch up option in the future.
On my way out the door I had a slice of sprouted grain and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.
I was on the t-mill and going a little before 5. Only downside? I forgot my headphones! Nick had gotten me really nice headphone for my birthday last year ($25!) I need ones that don’t fall out of my ears while I am running, and they started to last week. I finally threw them away yesterday and forgot to grab Nick’s this morning. Try running 1:20 without headphones or tvs with subtitles. What is a girl to do? I did my usual mix up with a little more mix. 20min regular easy run, 20min hill climb while flipping through people (I have a really hard time reading and exercising), 3 mile neg splits, 10min hill climb. I always feel so good when I am done with my run!
I rewarded myself with a grande non-fat one pump of each mocha and peppermint latte.
Strangely I wasn’t very hungry after my workout so I waited a bit to eat my breakfast at work.
I made up some overnight oats to take in this morning.
Chocolate banana protein oats!
Chobani leftovers, almond milk, banana, chocolate protein powder and a little TJs Fruit and Fiber Medley for a crunchy top. I wish there had been a little more milk in there…it was a little chewy for my liking, but still yummy!
I was done with breakfast around 8:30 and didn’t feel the need to shovel my lunch…interesting concept!
I had leftover frittata, an orange and a cheese stick.
I also had an un-pictured truffle to round out my meal. Funny how something so fake tasting can taste so good!
I had a little bit larger than usual PM snack because I was heading straight home after work and when I do this I usually head right for food!
Chobani peach with my leftover cereal from breakfast this morning.
I think I got enough yogurt in today!
Speaking of yogurt…Oikos just announced they are making a chocolate and caramel flavor Greek yogurt, um heaven!!!!!!
Nick and I had our Christmas when I got home and he got me a bunch of great stuff for delicious food making and another great book about food politics. I will be reading it over vacation! Thanks love!
We had to eat and run tonight because we were meeting up for a surprise birthday part in the city…Nick wanted Chipotle, and I was curious how healthy I could make it.
I really like there tortillas so I knew that would be my carb portion (I really wish they had WW tortillas! Or at least 1/2 and 1/2?). I do love how the place is moving quickly to sustainable and organic.
I got a vegetarian burrito with black beans, pinto beans, peppers and onions (yuck the onions were raw!), pico, corn, cheese (only thing I would take out because I couldn’t taste it), lettuce and guac.
Huge! I used to get such a different burrito there!
The party was a great success and it was actually really nice to see everyone before the holidays and catch up!
We came home I packed and little and hit the hay…I actually did really well for being up at 4:15AM!
This morning I wanted something warm to eat!
Oatbran, Tjs fruit and nut medley, Kashi H2H, banana, flax, POM arils, PB.
I am not sure how blogging will go at home…we do not have wireless, but I might do drive bys at the Starbucks just to get the live writer to post
Happy Holidays Everyone!
So if you thought last night was fast get ready for this. Pictures with few words. I am getting up at 4:15AM to get in what I need to do for the day…yes I am crazy, but I am in training and I have no idea when I will be able to get in a few miles over the holidays.
Morning “snack” peppermint tea and
2 3 truffles.
I did the usual Monday workout with 25min elliptical, and PodyPump. I will bump up my weights next time!
Nick had extra sweet potato cranberry rice from work today so I brought that to dinner with some eggs, spinach, mushrooms, parm and milk.
Not the prettiest looking dinner, but it tasted pretty good! I could have crisped the rice a little before hand, but that would have involved another pan.
Good Night Moon!