Saturday, February 20, 2010


I had a blast this weekend, but totally over did it. I'm ok with that. I knew the weekend would involve a lot of food and drink, and I let myself enjoy it. I got back on track once we got home, so no harm done.

I did go 4 days without working out, which I was a pretty bummed about. I brought my running gear and expected to run at least 1 or 2 times, but Mother Nature had other plans for me. So much snow was mounded up on the sidewalks and roadside there was nowhere to run safely. Old me (pre-E) would have gone out anyway, running farther out in the road dodging ice patches and traffic. So NOT worth the risk. Again, 4 days off is an exception, and it won't make or break my race next month.

Picking back up where I left off in the "Keeping it Real" series, this is what a typical weekday of eating looks like once M leaves for a trip.

Friday 2/19

Liquids at the office: 56oz plain water

7:40 am
Medium macintosh apple, light coconut cream yogurt, Kashi Trailmix bar, venti black coffee from Starbucks

I was sooo tired this morning from catching up on things all week, hence the ginormous coffee. Still feeling the Starbucks buzz a couple hours later, I was done with coffee for the day

Progresso Light Chicken Rotini soup, Kashi Trailmix bar (yeah, I really like these), 3 dark chocolate Hershey's Kisses


Quick workout before getting E from daycare.
6.2 miles in 45:56

Finally, I'm starving!

Garden salad mix (on a regular dinner plate), 1/2c imitation crab, 1/2c soy "cheddar cheese", 2 tbsp bacon bits, drizzle of Ken's Steakhouse Light Vidalia Onion salad dressing ( I lurve this dressing), Thomas's 100 cal english muffin, 1 tbsp light margarine

From our freezer stash, a homemade, low-fat banana chocolate chip muffin (about the size of a large plum).

Made with bananas, King Arthur's white whole wheat flour, egg substitute, Smart Balance butter blend, Splenda, baking powder, semi-sweet choc. chips

Still catching up with my hunger from eating light earlier in the day, I warmed up another muffin

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