Monday, March 15, 2010

A Story For You

Mondays are pretty fantabulous, especially when they are over.  I was pretty tired all day because being a night owl and the time change don't mix.  How about you guys? 
Thanks for the comments on my last post!  You girls are so sweet that if I told you I was throwing giant tires and pulling monster trucks in my backyard for a workout, I bet I would still get some positive feedback out of you!  In addition to the workout comments, you also mentioned that 'everything I ate today' is not your preferred style.  Me neither!  I love to read the stories and highlights behind the food, but sometimes I'm curious.  Today I hope to give you a story along with the food. 

Wake up at 7:30.  Correction.  Alarm goes off, I send hubby to get ready first and then I'm dragged out of bed at 7:45.

Consume breakfast cookie and coffee at 8:05

This bad boy had 1/2 cup oats, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, almond milk, acai juice, 1/2 banana, and 1/4 cup whole almonds.  I frosted it with plain greek yogurt, vanilla stevia drops, and cocoa powder.

Commute to work from 8:15 - 9:05 I answered work email, personal email, and read some blogs!  Once I got to work, I did some work stuff and worked on my second cup of coffee.

11:15- my stomach started to growl.  Only slightly disturbed that I was hungry for lunch at what was 10:15 only a few days ago, I went with it!  I enjoyed a massaged kale salad.
This is a huge vat of kale massaged with a drizzle of olive oil, soy sauce, some rice vinegar, and black and white sesame seeds.  There are also some cucumbers hiding in there.

By 12:15, it was time for my second course of lunch, because I'm into fine dining.  It also take me forever to eat my lunch because I'm constantly interrupted by this thing called work.
 Pink lady apple slices on the side, sprouted grain toast topped with natural peanut butter and apple slices; extra to dip.

It was so good, I had to do it twice...and did at 2ish
Same thing, but no bread.  Twas delightful.. Pink lady apple count for the day = 2!

By 4:30 I thought it was time to go home soon!  I grabbed my pre-workout snack!

This is about 1 cup of Barbara's Shredded Spoonfulls.  Love. 

The clock struck 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30.  I was still working away on a deadline.  I grabbed a couple of cashews, another few pieces of cereal, and an oreo to get me through my evening. THIS is why I don't picture everything I eat.  It would drive me bats*it crazy!

6:45- run to the train.  Several people who don't understand escalator politics slow me down (is it conventional knowledge that if you are slower, you stand to the right, and if you need to book it, you walk to the left?).  I find out that the next train is 22 minutes away.  No problemo!  My phone has the internets and I can reeeeaaad!

7:15- transfer trains.  Apparently there are mechanical problems and the new train doors don't open.  No worries.

7:20- the train I'm on powers down and it's dark in the train for a few creepy minutes.

7:45- the train reaches the next station and we are evacuated because the train is literally smoking.  And no, it wasn't just my presence!

8:15 I'm home!  Monday chest and tris day is trumped with feeding my belly and getting to an assignment I was helping my hubby with.  I made a gigantor salad.
Spinach, cucumbers, asparagus, sugar snap peas, pinto beans, mango salsa, and spicy peanut dressing.  Holy crap this was good!

8:25 Salad is demolished while tinkering with our DVD player and turning on Julie and Julia.  All the fine dining on TV inspires my dessert only in the way that I must have dessert!

8:30 I meet my increasing apple quota.  Why do you think I name the blog the name it has?
Pink lady apple #3.  I mixed up 1/2 cup greek yogurt with unsweetened cocoa powder, liquid vanilla stevia, and chia seeds.  Fantastic and as gourmet as I get after 10 hours at work!

My thoughts on blogging everything that crosses my lips is that it's a lot of work and not my style.  Also, my days vary widely;  today I wanted to defy the fiber limits of my stomach and ate my weight in produce.  Tomorrow, I'll eat crazy combos like cheese and apples and cookies.  I don't think any given day is completely representative of my nutrition needs or habits, but it was kinda fun to see it all.  I didn't do anything differently today (except had a lot of adventures at work and getting home and missed a workout) and I'm sure tomorrow will bring more randomness and perhaps a completely different nutritional profile.  I like to be flexible in my days and there's always tomorrow or the next meal to make new choices. 

10:00 Hubby came home and I'm drinking my peppermint tea and finishing my post.  I'm running off to watch How I Met Your Mother and to date my husband for a little bit before we go to bed!

Have a good day/night amigos!


Kerry said...

You know that 3 apples only counts as 1 portion of your 5-a-day? lol! xx

Ruby said...

Oh my, a smoking train? Isn't it funny ho no one panics until one person panics? Until then we all just walk around, chilled out. I suppose it's also the commuter crowd, we tend to not let anything faze us (as that is not cool in the commuter crowd. Haha.) Yummy eats! The clock doesn't go forward until the 27th/28th here, but I'm not looking forward to it! I can never seem to adjust, the winter switch still makes me think it's bedtime at 8:30 pm.

I agree with the posting everything you eat - it might be a fun challenge one day, but I find myself losing interest when someone posts all their eats in a day. Unless they eat 3 salads and an apple, then i just get annoyed, lol.

ETA: teehee I misspelled my bloglink (with a comma instead of a full stop) and Blogger told me my link contains 'illegal characters'.

Katie ♥ said...

Wow the train ride home sounded scary!!! Yikes!!!

Love how you posted all your eats, I love apples so much and love the apple greek yogurt combo you did !!

No the egg whites I cooked , but they say you can eat them raw I believe : )

Oh you can come plan parties for me anyday girl!! Plan my wedding!!! Woot Woot!!

Actually great minds think alike because his other cake is going to be an icecream cake!!! One from coldstone!! Chocolate chip cookie dough one!! Yum!!

We dont have a costco : p or a sams club here, Im going to have to go to the local grocery store, but I just need a cake for like 35 peeps! Will work!!

Have a great day!! love u!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

haha i have days with things like your apple, where i'll realize "i've eaten 3 .... today" (bananas, carrots, nectarines, you get the idea...)

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I don't think I could ever eat kale not roasted. You are brave!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Blogging EVERYTHING I eat is definitely not my style, either! I'm too much of a snacker/grazer!

Gabriela said...

Love all those apples!!! I can eat my weight in them, too. I post all the eats I "prepare," but a lot of nibbles find their way into my mouth unpictured!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

3 apples!! Good work girly!! I liked reading about all your eats :-)

Anne Marie said...

I take the train to work too, but thankfully no smoking train yet! *crossing my fingers*

Mo Diva said...

crazy commute and day you had there young lady!
and I adore your love for apples! I have the most sensitive stomach for raw fruits and veggies... ifi have an apple a day for 5 days, on the fifth day my stomach gets hard as a rock and I cant move... i learned that one the hard way.

You so need to come visit me and Mari and we can take you all over NYC! tasting and drinking everything in sight!

Katie said...

lol, are you SURE the train wasn't smoking because of your presence? ;) Posting all of my daily eats would drive me BSC too. You are one super busy lady!

Mom on the Run said...

I love apples as well. My favorite is fresh apples picked from the apple tree that grows in my front yard. You would love it!!!

This is why I live in Connecticut. Commuting on trains would stress me out. I am glad you are okay!

Mari said...

Damn and I thought nyc trains were bad lol...Thank God everything turned out okay and it wasn't something too serious.

lol now you see why you are saved under "mansana" in my lived up to your name =)

I must say that I did enjoy seeing all of your keeps ME motivated to eat healthier