Scotland-bound!

Welp, I am headed out of the country first thing tomorrow morning for a TEN-DAY trip to Scotland!  I’ll be attending a conference and presenting a paper while over there, and I’m also bringing my husband along and doing a little touring of the country as well.

Unfortunately, I will not have internet access at every hotel along the way, so I’ll JUST have to take lots of foodie pictures while I’m there and report back when I return!  I’m super excited for the adventure.  We’ll be visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, and St. Andrews.  We have had ZERO time to plan/prepare for this trip with the house hunting and new job stuff, but it will still be a fun, spontaneous trip.

Alrighty, I’m leaving for the trip at a weight of 132.4.  I decided to weigh-in this morning to have a benchmark for when I get back.  We’ll be doing a ton of walking/exploring, which is good, but I’m sure we’ll also be indulging.  So, we’ll see!  My plan is to get a gym membership when I get back as well, so I can get myself  back on track!

Ok, enough about my trip, here’s what was on the menu today:

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Dinner tonight was our fave pizza joint!

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I ate half at the restaurant…and then the other half at home.  whoopsie!  It was SO good, and we can’t leave any leftovers behind since we’re leaving tomorrow.  😉  Any way I can rationalize it hehe.

Ok…I”m off…cheers!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, 1/2 banana, ice
  • Publix dip chip carrots + Sabra hummus
  • 1 serving of the healthy garden salad
  • a personal pineapple pizza

asparagus and leftovers for dinner

My breakfast/lunch was the usual!  Started with a protein shake, then for lunch…

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And for dinner…

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I’ve had CRAZY busy days lately…so sorry for my lack of words in my posts!

 

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, 1/2 banana, ice
  • Publix dip chip carrots + Sabra hummus
  • 1 serving of the healthy garden salad
  • mini Larabar
  • roasted asparagus
  • leftover 1/2 veggie patty wrap

kombucha in the mix

Breakfast was the usual protein shake!

Lunch looked much like yesterday…

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With a little kombucha added in the mix!

 

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Dinner was some leftover pizza, and that’s about it!

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Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, 1/2 banana, ice
  • Publix dip chip carrots + cucumber slices + Sabra guacamole
  • 1 serving of the healthy garden salad
  • 1 mini cashew cookie Larabar
  • 1/2 Synergy kombucha drink
  • 2 slices pineapple pizza

pictures at last!

I slowed down some today and was able to take some pictures…breakfast was the usual shake.  For lunch…

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And dinner was…

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…followed by some gluten-free ginger snap cookies.

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, 1/2 banana, ice
  • Publix dip chip carrots + cucumber slices + Sabra guacamole
  • 1 serving of the healthy garden salad
  • 1 mini apple Larabar
  • side caesar salad
  • 1/2 of a personal pineapple pizza
  • 5 gluten-free ginger snap cookies

Day #2 on the job, and it was much less crazy than yesterday, thank goodness.

I sipped on my regular protein shake on my commute in, then for lunch around noon I had Publix dip chip carrots + Sabra guacamole, along with a bean salad I made earlier this week.  I forgot to take a picture of it AGAIN, but it’s basically a mix of edamame, black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and some other stuff. (recipe here)

At about 2pm I was hungry for a little somethin’, so I ate one of these adorable little guys:

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When I got home, I was in a very “snacky” mood!  This happened:

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And for dinner, I had lots and lots of roasted veggies.

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Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, 1/2 banana, ice
  • Publix dip chip carrots + Sabra guacamole
  • 1 serving of the healthy garden salad
  • 1 mini cashew cookie Larabar
  • Publix dip chip carrots + Sabra hummus
  • 1 remaining tablespoon of Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter
  • 1 remaining ounce of sweet potato and carrot chips
  • lots of roasted vegetables

hodgepodge for lunch

Quick post before I hop into bed!

Breakfast:

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Lunch:

 

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Dinner:

 

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Waaaay too few calories today, but the day just got away from me!  I guess it’s alright since I weigh in tomorrow!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> handful of kale, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 TBSP crunchy sunbutter, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, ice
  • lunch hodgepodge –> 3 oz + 1/3 of a Sabra guac container, leftover roasted vegetables, edamame/cranberry/goat cheese salad from The Fresh Market
  • dinner –> 1 Morningstar spicy black bean burger patty + 2 TBSP Publix medium salsa

Staying on track

Nothing too special going on over here today.  Just trying to stay on track!  I started the day with a protein shake.

 

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Next, I wolfed down the other half of my veggie Publix sub from last night.  SO much better the second day!  🙂

 

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By the time cooking for dinner came around, I was already ravenous, so I munched on some cucumbers and guac while we cooked.

 

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For dinner, we made the roasted veggies again.  They’re so darn good!

 

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My husband also had a turkey and cheese sandwich, of course, but I was good just chowing down on tons of veggies.

I ended the evening with a bowl of oatmeal, banana, and peanut butter.  Good stuff!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> handful of kale, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 TBSP crunchy sunbutter, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, ice
  • 1/2 Publix veggie sub
  • 1/2 cucumber + 1/3 of a Sabra guac container
  • roasted vegetables
  • 1/3 C old fashioned oats, 2/3 C water, 1 TBSP peanut butter, 1/2 banana

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3 days of 1200 calories

I indulged a bit this weekend.  🙂  After house shopping on Saturday (and proceeding to eat some leftovers AND David’s Cookies AFTER I’d already eaten dinner), we headed out of town on Sunday to clear out the remains of my apartment.

On the 4-hour drive, we stopped at Stevie B’s, a pizza buffet.  Doh!  It just sounded. so. good.  And they had s’more’s dessert pizza.  OMG!  After that, I proceeded to eat cookie cake at a friend’s bday gathering, 2 glasses of champagne at dinner, a veggie plate (woohoo for one good choice!), and an ice cream cone for dessert.

Moving day Monday consisted of a Chinese buffet (again…doh!), Olive Garden with my in-laws, and a burrito joint for a late-night snack.  Last night I was feeling sooo full and ugggggh.

Ok, onto this week!  I am going to do  3 days (today, tomorrow, Thursday) of 1200 calories to get back on track.  Today was a little low since I had a little less of an appetite from the long weekend, but it was under 1200 nonetheless.  I started out with a protein smoothie.

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A little while later I sipped on some kombucha in attempt to get my gut back in check!

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Soon after, I snacked on some carrots and hummus.

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Dinner was a 1/2 of a Publix veggie sub–so good!  They ran out of wheat bread, though, so I had to go with white and definitely did not like the taste of that.  I’m used to my flavorful wheat bread now.

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Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> handful of kale, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 TBSP crunchy sunbutter, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, ice
  • 1/2 of a Synergy Kombucha
  • 3 oz carrots + 2 TBSP hummus
  • serving of gluten-free ginger snaps
  • 1/2 Publix veggie sub
  • some of my husband’s veggie fried rice

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double-guac day

This morning I started out with some…guacamole?!  Yep, sliced cucumber and guac.

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For lunch, I paired some of my mom’s roasted vegetables…

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…with a bowl of oatmeal/banana/peanut butter.

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Dinner included another dose of guacamole, this time in a Chipotle salad!

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For dessert, my husband actually saved me a cookie he received from a Double Tree hotel while at work.  Supposedly, the hotel is known for their “amaaaazing” cookies.  I warmed it up in the mic for about 10 seconds, and mmmm it was delish!

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Food i 8 today:

  • 1/2 cucumber + 1/3 Sabra classic guacamole container
  • roasted vegetables
  • oatmeal –> 1/3 C Quaker old fashioned oats, 2/3 C water, 1/2 mashed banana, less than 1 TBSP crunchy peanut butter
  • Chipotle salad –> romaine lettuce, black beans, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, guacamole
  • chocolate chip walnut cookie from the Double Tree hotel

ravenous!

Weight this morning:  129.8
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Pump + 2.25-mile walk

I broke 130 lbs today!  woohoo!  Then I proceeded to eat everything in sight.  Well, not exactly.  But watching what I eat so much the past few days did make me quite ravenous today.

First up, I downed a Lara Bar before heading to the gym.

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Then on my way to campus, I stopped at our local vegan joint and picked up a DELICIOUS tempeh and veggies salad.

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I told myself I would eat half of it before class and the rest after…but I wolfed down the entire thing in one sitting.  Yep!

When I got home after being on campus, I ate some “beanito” chips (black bean chips) with hummus as well as a few bites of almond butter.

Then it was off to dinner with some friends at an Asian place.  I got a half order of vegetable brown fried rice and an avocado roll.  I ate almost all of that, too.

Then I came home and had a little more almond butter and called it a night!  I’m sure the scale will be back in the 130s tomorrow, but it was exciting to see 129 again, at least for one day!  🙂

Food i 8 today:

  • peanut butter cookie Lara bar
  • vegan salad –> stir-fry of tempeh, carrots, squash, beets, cabbage, zucchini, onions, and ginger sauce served over a bed of lettuce
  • 7 beanito chips + 1 TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • few bites of almond butter
  • 1/2 order of vegetable brown fried rice + avocado roll
  • few more bites of almond butter