Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bob Would be Soooo Mad at Me!

It's been a marathon day and I'm just about ready to pass out in bed! I started with a workout bright and early. By the time I got packed and out the door (even after packing everything last night) it was 6:20 and I was left with 30 solid minutes of cardio. I went crazy on the stairmill and elliptical for 12 minutes and 18 minutes, respectively. I am having a little HRM malfunction (ok...I lost the watch part...but it's around somewhere) and I don't know how many cals I burned. But I was sweaty and my legs were shaky, so I'm good.

On my way to work I tried the Quaker Oats True Delights bar in Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond. It did the job but I was not too impressed with it. The raspberry flavor is a little too fake for me and it was a little crumbly. I appreciated the chocolate chunks and the almonds...but even the almonds tasted funny. I don't think I'll be buying them in the near future as there are many other bars that taste better. I love bars, but I try to eat more real foods.
How often do you eat bars?

When I came home from my leisurely 10.5-hour workday, all I wanted was to eat and couch...in that order, or at the same time. Now I love the concept of mindful eating- slowly savoring a good meal while paying attention to only the task at hand. Tonight was not one of those night. Here is what my tablescape looked like tonight:

Notice the glow of the TV, the ENORMOUS bag of chips, and awesome lighting. I'm definitely available for party planning.

Here is a close-up of my dinner:

This is Orowheat 100% Whole Wheat bread topped with homemade tuna salad (tuna, eggs, relish, spicy mustard) and one slice of jalapeno jack cheese shredded and broiled for 5 minutes. While this toasted up, I had a serving of chips and hummus.

Finally, I sat down to work on a report I was helping Mike with. Biggest Loser was on TV and I decided it was time for a cookie (ok, 2 cookies). Just as I took my picture, I looked at the camera and completely cracked up. Do you see Bob's angry face in the background? Not only do I feel guilty eating dessert while watching Biggest Loser, even Bob is yelling at me. What will I do next, swear inside a church? Oy.


Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

LOVE Stacey's chips! such a delish treat!

Mari said...

HA I heart my Bob! I could go for some Stacy Chips right now =)

My fave bar is Kashi Trail Mix, yuuuums

Sharon said...

I consume bars from time to time, but they tend to be too addicting for me, lol. I have bars during exam time though, i.e. day of the exam, since food is the last thing on my mind.

Graze with Me said...

I have too many bars a day, I've been trying my best to keep it at one but I've slipped a couple times. I go through phases like that though so I'm sure it will pass.

Ruby said...

Hahaha great pic! I love eating cookies and chocolate during those kinds of diet programs. I think it's compulsory. Well done for getting your workout in early! I love how that makes me feel the rest of the day.

Sara said...

That picture is priceless!! :)

I maybe eat 1 bar a day on days I work out hard...I have gotten hooked on Clif Bars :)

Elina said...

I wasn't impressed with those bars either - definitely fake tasting and dry. I try to eat real food too instead of relying on bars, but I probably have a few bars a week. And bars like larabar and pure bars are still real food, just in a more convenient form :)
Haha, love Bob in the background. Don't feel guilty - everyone deserves a treat!

Greeting Card Printing said...

I'd take chocolates and cookies any day haha :) Not a big fan of bars, I don't really like the way they taste, well those that I've tried anyway.