Monday, August 24, 2009

I Wanna Be A Hockey Player

Well not really, but let me explain! My hubby bought a HRM last weekend to wear during hockey as he’s always been curious as to what his stats after a game are. He wore it Saturday and I almost fell out of my chair when he showed me that he burned a whopping 1778 calories!! Oh, my lord! That would explain why he’s famished after a game, though. Sheesh!

Here’s my breakfast! 100_5860

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Sunrise blend w/ quinoa
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • cinnamon
  • carob chips and shaved coconut


SO tasty!

I had another meeting until 11am so the morning went by quickly. I dove into my blueberry muffin late morning as a pre run snack; 100_5862

I used muffin liners despite knowing better and true to form, the muffins stuck. URGH! I’m not sure why I always have this problem with liners! I ended up gnawing half the muffin off the paper!

My legs were on fire during my run today. I was sad to have run out of time because I could’ve kept going.

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 162
  • Max Hr: 175
  • Calories Burned: 503
  • Distance: 5.1 miles

BOOYA! That’s a great run for me!

I enjoyed a great salad at lunch today. I bought a marinated bean salad that I’ve never tried before and used it as the protein topping on my greens. It was a mix of 3 beans and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was! 100_5865 100_5866

Because it was already dressed, I used a fork to pluck the beans out and shook as much of the “sauce” off as I could. There was enough flavour that I didn’t end up using the dressing I had packed. 100_5868

  • romaine & baby spinach
  • feta
  • tomato
  • mushrooms
  • beans


Much later in the afternoon I snacked of some delicious red grapes; 100_5869

I love grapes when they are firm and juicy. Soft ones are just wrong somehow.

My hubby grilled up some steaks on the BBQ tonight so I had a small piece of one along with the last 2 pieces of polenta (also grilled) and the rest of my kale/Swiss chard/beet green mix; 100_5870

I could’ve done without the meat. I’m just not a huge red meat fan. Besides, I was looking forward to some much anticipated banana soft serve for dessert! I blended up 1 large banana and then stirred in a handful of blueberries; 100_5871

Aside from the ice cream like consistency, I really like how the berries get semi frozen and pop in my mouth. It’s all about the texture, baby!

After dinner DS and I took K.C. for an hour long walk as he was full of P&V and needed the exercise. I’ve decided that he’s the perfect dog….We can walk him, give him treats and love him, and then we bring him home! :D

I just realized a few minutes ago that my whole fam is at the neighbours across the street. Not one to want to miss out on anything, I’m going to head on over myself! Have a great night!

Bye for now!!


  1. WOW that is some ridiculous calorie burn! Maybe I should start playing hockey too ;) The marinated beans sound super. Love beans on a salad. Have fun tonight

  2. Bring ME along to hockey practice!! I agree soft grapes=blegh! I always lightly squeeze my grapes before I eat them...of course when they will all be eaten by me, not community bowls....hehe

  3. Holy CRAP! If I wasn't such a vain, wussy broad, I'd go all hockey puck ust for the calorie burn :)

  4. men just burn more cal than women, that's why it's hard to put weight on them. It's unfair I know!!! :)
    great banana soft and blueberries combo.. sounds just like a froyo~~

  5. Gosh--I don't even think I burn that many cals in a day lol!

    Oo and that banana ice cream looks even better jazzed up with blueberries!

  6. That's odd that the muffins stuck, I've never had that problem - sounds frustrating!! Hope you had a great evening at the neighbors :)

  7. I love the shredded coconut in your breakfast! It's my absolute favorite when they are those nice big strips as opposed the finely shredded - I swear it tastes different :)

  8. Wow, that is an insane amount of calories to burn! I want to be a hockey player too! ;)

  9. What a staggering calorie burn! No wonder men eat so much. I love the idea of grilled polenta, but I'm afraid mine would crumble on the grill! Do you marinate it with anything?

  10. Everything (except the beans *shudder* NOT a bean lover) looks fabulous!!! Especially your breakfast.. Yum!!

    I can't believe how many cals your dh burned.. Wow! That's a serious workout! lol!


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