girls’ brunch + pizza w/the hubs

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

Workout:  40-min jog/brisk walk (2.3 miles)

Today I woke up and needed to get my move on!  After Friday and Saturday night’s naughty eats, I needed to get my sweat on a bit!

Afterward, I headed out to meet one of my best friends for a little brunch action and a lot of girl chat.  🙂  We ate at this fancy Italian place called Brio, and I ordered a veggie omelette with a side of berries.  I also had a bite of her delicious French toast stuffed with cream cheese and berries.  Good stuff!

The hubs and I grabbed some pizza for an early dinner later in the day.

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…and that’s about it for today folks!

Food i 8 today:

  • slice of French bread + butter
  • 1/2 veggie omelette
  • mixed berries
  • a few bites of French toast w/cream cheese and berries
  • pineapple pizza
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busy day full of good eats!

Weight this morning:  130.2
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: none.  quite a bit of walking though!

We slept in a little today and then watched a couple episodes of another Netflix original series called “Hemlock Grove”.  It’s a little strange.  They’re definitely trying to tap into the vampire/werewolf craze with this one.  It’s nowhere near as amazing as “House of Cards”…just sayin.  After being lazy for a while, we had a couple errands to run, so I whipped up a shake before we left the house.

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Then we were off!  We stopped for lunch at a mall food court.  We decided on a Japanese place, and I ordered a veggie & fried rice meal.  I ate about half of it.

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After our errands we decided to go see a movie at a cheap theater in town.  We saw The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.  It was eh.  It had some funny moments, but it wasn’t hilarious or anything.  After the movie, it was happy hour time!

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We worked up an appetite and decided to hit up a local pizza joint for dinner.  I started with an awesome salad with arugula, pears, gorgonzola, and pecans.

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For my meal, I went with a personal 8″ cheese pizza with pineapple and spinach toppings.  Yum!

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I ate half of the pie (two slices) before I called it quits.  I felt like we were eating/drinking all day long, so stick a fork in me, I’m DONE at this point!

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
  • about 1/2 of a veggies + fried rice meal
  • a few bites of movie popcorn
  • one Bud Light draft
  • side salad
  • 1/2 of an 8″ personal pineapple and spinach pizza

hoooooly guacamole!

Weight this morning:  130.8
Low weight:  129.8
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Happy Halloween, to anyone out there who actually reads this!  🙂  Most of blogland is posting about exciting Halloween treats and how to avoid over-indulging on this holiday.  I have never been a huge Halloween person and did not go out of my way to make any plans, so today is just a normal day for me!  I also do not have children nor live in a neighborhood where trick-or-treaters will be stopping by (actually, ok…I live in an apartment complex where we don’t have that, hehe).

Alright, on to my food news.  Publix is known for their amazing BOGO (buy one, get one free) deals, which change weekly.  Yesterday, I found one that intrigued me, so I went for it:

Normally, I’m only a fresh guac type of gal, but someone brought some packaged guacamole to the tailgate last Saturday, I think from…Walmart?  And of course I was skeptical, but OMG it was delish!  Now, this probably sounds like a weird combo, but I didn’t want to combine the guac with anything too “carby”, so I mixed one of the spicy packets with some zucchini slices (I had some leftover…more on that later), 5 baby carrots, and 2TBSP Publix salsa.  My review of the guac:  AWESOME!  A bit too spicy for me, but still really good and an excellent alternative to freshly made guac!

Later in the day, I tried ANOTHER recipe from GreenLiteBites called Whole Grain Zucchini-Pineapple Bread.  (I had zucchini leftover, which is why I threw it in with the guac above).  😉  

Ok, so my review of the bread/muffins:  They are definitely not as sugary as a muffin you’ll buy from the store, or from a bakery, or from a box muffin mix, but they definitely satisfy the muffin craving, if you tend to have those often (like me!).  So, I would give them a thumbs up!  They are a healthier version of a sugary breakfast muffin (…or, as I like to call them, icing-less cupcakes), which I like, and the pineapple/zucchini blended with all the spices came together nicely.  Yay for baking, for REALZ this time! 🙂

Other stuff i 8 today:

  • cup of Keurig chai tea latte (no spills today!)
  • 3 bean chili I made last night (recipe here; it was actually quite tasty, so this one will definitely be going in the large-batch, bean-based meal rotation)
  • broccoli, carrots, and 2TBSP hummus
  • Quaker Puffed Wheat cereal, almond milk, a medium-sized banana
  • zucchini, guac, and salsa
  • English muffin pizzas (recipe here)
  • two pineapple zucchini bread muffins

I did a Spinning class this morning (440 cals burned) and a Body Attack class this evening (400 cals burned).  My overall calorie count looked like this:

Hope you enjoyed the holiday!