light eats + speakeasy adventure

Weight this morning:  130.8
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Attack

I woke up this morning with an appetite, so I went straight for my blueberry overnight oats.  Now I’m officially out of blueberries, so I’ll stop with this breakfast kick I’m on!

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Today was a busy busy one (had to meet a couple students before class, gave an exam, had a meeting with all the doc students, chatted/socialized afterward, graded the exams, etc.), so I didn’t really eat again until I picked up some deli salads from The Fresh Market. (I did have a brownie while on campus, though!)

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I’m hoping this deliciousness will hold me over til dinner.

Tonight the hubs and I are actually going out with my dissertation chair and his wife for a night on the town!  We’re meeting for dinner at 8pm at a local joint and then we have a reservation to get into a speakeasy at 10:15pm!  There’s only one here in town, and we’ve heard it’s pretty cool to check out (prohibition-era decor and excellent bartenders), so that’s where we’re headed tonight.  Normally I don’t really support pretentious places that are tucked behind secret doors, require a password to get in, force me to wear a dress (yes, women must wear dresses), and serve cocktails that are $15+, but I figured we should at least go once for the experience.  Then we can judge. 😉  Anyway, I’m excited for it!

Since we’ll be arriving home quite late/possibly intoxicated, I decided to go ahead and post this now.  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Saturday eats!

Food i 8 today:

  • blueberry overnight oats –> 1/4 C Quaker old fashioned oats, 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/4 mashed banana, 1/2 C blueberries
  • 1 brownie
  • 1/4 pound edamame succotash salad
  • 1/4 pound edamame, cranberry, feta salad
  • dinner + drinks OUT!
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eating at the computer

Weight this morning:  130.8
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Pump

Today I started with a great Body Pump class.  My eats were pretty similar to yesterday’s!  I drank a protein shake on the way to campus.

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Then I ate my blueberry overnight oats a little while later.

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Next, I sipped on the rest of the kombucha I started on yesterday.

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When I got home around 5pm, I was STARVING, so I went ahead and ate another Amy’s burrito with a side of salsa.

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I still wanted a little something after I finished the burrito, so I had a 1/4 cup portion of some Women’s Vitality trail mix I picked up at The Fresh Market a while ago.  It hit the spot!

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So most of my food pictures are taken on my work desk or home desk because…I eat most of my meals in front of the computer!  I have heard you should detach yourself from all media when eating to truly enjoy and savor the food you’re eating.  For some reason, I enjoy the combo of food + computer and/or TV.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good, long, unplugged dinner with great conversation and whatnot, but many times I eat my meals alone, so having the trusty ol’ computer as a companion just warms my heart.

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –>  1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/4 banana
  • blueberry overnight oats –> 1/4 C Quaker old fashioned oats, 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/4 mashed banana, 1/2 C frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 kombucha drink
  • Amy’s burrito + 2TBSP salsa
  • 1/4 C Women’s Vitality trail mix from The Fresh Market
  • blueberry shake!

(ate too many ingredients from too many things to fit MyFitnessPal into one snapshot today!)

blueberry overnight oats

Weight this morning:  130.8
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Spinning

Today I actually prepared myself for a morning appetite and made some blueberry overnight oats.  The recipe was pretty simple:

  • 1/4 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 of a banana, mashed
  • 1/2 C almond milk
  • 1/2 C blueberries (I used frozen…fresh works, too!)

I just mixed these ingredients together (no cooking necessary) and placed it in the refrigerator overnight.  This morning…voila!

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It was a little more soupy than a thicker oatmeal texture, but it was still a delicious and light pre-morning workout breakfast.  Loved it!

I took a spin class from the gym, made my protein shake, and headed to campus to teach.  Afterward, I did some work in my office and sipped on this:

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I drank about half of it before going back home and snacking on this:

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Dinner tonight was an Amy’s burrito from the frozen food section at Publix, paired with some Publix salsa.

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Good stuff!  I ended the night with a bowl of sweet green peas…trying to work in those veggies as much as possible!

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Food i 8 today:

  • blueberry overnight oats –> 1/4C oats, 1/4 of a banana, 1/2C almond milk, 1/2C blueberries
  • protein shake –> 1/2 C spinach, 1/2 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 bottle of kombucha
  • 3 oz broccoli + 2TBSP hummus
  • Amy’s burrito + 2TBSP salsa
  • 1 oz lightly salted almonds
  • Green Giant sweet baby peas (entire package)

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broccoli for breakfast (Tuesday’s eats!)

Weight this morning:  131.4
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Step

Today I woke up with QUITE an appetite!  So I headed straight for the fridge and started munching on some broccoli and hummus.

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I know…it’s a strange choice for breakfast.  Sometimes, though, ya gotta go for what’s easy!

After my Body Step class, I had a protein smoothie and then headed to campus to teach my class.

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After class, I stuck around for a bit to do some other work, and I got REALLY hungry again.  I snacked on a granola bar that I had stashed in my work desk.

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Dinner tonight was my black bean burger patty + spinach + salsa mix.  It hit the spot!

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I also had some Green Giant veggies

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Dessert included a delicious berry shake–so good!

I also baked an easy peasy pineapple angel food cake (literally, just a boxed angel food cake mix + crushed pineapple) tonight that kind of crumbled when it came out of the pan and doesn’t look so pretty.  BUT it tasted great!  (I had to sample a slice hehe)

Food i 8 today:

  • 3 oz broccoli + 2 TBSP hummus
  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • Sunbelt oats and honey granola bar
  • Lightlife black bean burger patty + 2C spinach + 3 TBSP salsa
  • Green Giant Healthy Vision mix (entire package)
  • dessert shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder, 1 C blueberries, 1/2 banana
  • slice of pineapple angel food cake

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Light appetite after a heavy weekend

Weight this morning:  131.6
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Attack Express (45 min class) + Body Pump

Today I started with a Body Attack class followed by a protein shake.

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Then I was off to campus to teach!  After I got home from class, I munched on some veggies and hummus.

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…and some (unpictured) vegetable chips.

Dinner included these Green Giant brussels sprouts…

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…and some (unpictured) trail mix from The Fresh Market.

For dessert, I whipped up a blueberry shake.  Yum!

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So after a long weekend of not-so-great eats, I always like to really follow my hunger cues for a couple days to get back on track.  That meant today I only ate 939 calories worth of food, when I should be eating 1200.  I’m OK with that.  This weekend I likely had days where I ate 2500+ calories, so I’m not going to die from a couple of lower-calorie days.  And I’m honestly not hungry all day either.  Anyway, today (and maybe tomorrow) will be a couple of those lighter eating days after a few days of heavier eating!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 3 oz broccoli + 2 TBSP hummus
  • 1 oz vegetable chips
  • Green Giant brussels sprouts in butter sauce (entire package)
  • dessert shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 TBSP cocoa powder, 1 C blueberries

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First day of teaching!

Weight this morning:  ??? (still too scared to check!)
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: Body Step

Oh goodness, my legs are SO SORE today.  Between Body Pump yesterday and then pushing it at Body Step today, my legs are on fire!  I have spinning on the agenda for tomorrow, but I’m not so sure that’s a smart idea!

Anyway, I had a busy day, but squeezed in some healthy eats throughout.  I started with my usual protein shake, which I drank on my way into campus today for my first official day of teaching!  (I just went over the syllabus yesterday.)  As I mentioned before, I will be teaching this class for the next 6 weeks, Monday through Friday for an hour and fifteen minutes each day.

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After teaching, office hours, and some chatting with my friends, I headed to my annual “lady doctor” appointment. 🙂  I snacked on a Larabar on the way.

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Afterward, I had a few more errands to run, and by the time I got home I was pretty hungry!  I had veggies for dinner again.

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And then around 8pm I had a little dessert smoothie (blueberries, banana, almond milk, spinach, and dark cocoa powder combo)

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Again, I was still pretty light on the cals today, but I did not wake up hungry AT ALL, and I’ve just been following my hunger cues all day.

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • Larabar
  • Green Giant frozen peas in butter sauce
  • 3 oz Publix dip chip carrots + 1/4 package of Sabra guacamole
  • dessert shake –>1 C frozen blueberres, 1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder, 1C spinach

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