Thursday, February 26, 2009

Citrus Confusion!

I must warn you now that today was pretty uneventful! I even ate a very similar breakfast as yesterday! What can I say? It was GOOD! The weather today was much milder than it has been, but wet and dreary. I guess we can’t have it all (yet)! I’ll take the warmer temps, though. Back to breakie…here it goes!
-1 cup brewed coffee
-splash unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
-1/2 cup Quaker oats
-2 Tbsp Enjoy Life trial mix
I’m really digging the coffee in my oats! I think maybe it’s because we bought a new coffee pot the other night and it makes a mean cuppa joe! :)

Last night I was excited to peel into my blood orange. Boy, was I ever disappointed! Right away I knew something was not right when I did not see the signature red flesh. I took one bite and realized that it was a grapefruit!! WTF?? Luckily, I happen to like grapefruit! Here it is….
And probably because of my citrus let down, I decided I needed a little something else so I munched on a ½ cup of Nature’s Path Optimum Cinnamon Blueberry cereal. It coulda been worse….initially I had 2 chocolate chip cookies in my hands!!
Before hitting the gym I snacked on a Dempster’s Fresh Square in apple/cinnamon.
I liked this one better than the cranberry one. I think it was the cinnamon that won me over and I didn’t find it as sweet. It was perfect for some pre workout grub!

At the gym today I did 30 mins on the elliptical (257cal), 10 mins stair master (96cal), 10 min treadmill (109 cal)

Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr: 157
Max Hr: 171
Calories Burned: 462

Lunch was a quick and simple “stir fry”. I used the remainder of last night’s veggies and combined them with some chicken breast strips, soy sauce, hot pepper flakes and a few other spices. All of it went into the microwave until piping hot.
Not very creative but it was a lunch with a lot of volume which is a good thing for me!

Later on in the afternoon I ate some lovely green grapes.
I think grapes may be one of my favourite fruits… but they have to be crisp, not mushy!! Aside from breakfast the past 2 days, I’ve done a pretty good job of incorporating more fruits and veggies into my diet. AWESOME!

Tonight was skating lesson night for DD. I put a roast in the crock pot this morning with a cup of V8 tomato soup and some spices so that dinner would be set to go when ever it was needed. I wasn't hungry before hand (the grapes kept hunger at bay) so I opted to eat when we got back at 6:45pm. I warmed up 2oz of beef with a tbsp of BBQ sauce and served it on a toasted WW bun that had a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese on it.
I know....nary a vegetable in sight! I thought about adding a salad to the plate but I really wasn't that hungry for anything more. I may eat a blood orange...I mean...grapefruit a little later if I feel the need. On the agenda for the rest of the night is lunches, some laundry, flipping through "Vegan with a Vengeance" (I found it at the library tonight) and then settling in to watch CSI. It's Friday yet again tomorrow and I can not wait! I don't have any major plans for the weekend but I'm looking forward to it anyways!! Enjoy your evening, every one!!!

Bye for now!!


  1. I love the coffee in the oats- so creative! I love coffee flavored anything, so this looks perfect to me! Bummer about the orange! I <3 grapes too! I could eat an entire bag! Have a good relaxing night :)

  2. It makes me laugh that you ate a BBQ Beef sandwich then read "Vegan with a Vengeance"... totally something I'd do!

  3. No worries!! You'll get those vegetables in tomorrow :-)

    Enjoy your evening, dear Krista!!

  4. The beef sammie looks great!

    I am also digging your coffee in the oats! I might try this on Saturday Morning!

  5. Lucky you finding that cookbook at the library! I tried finding it at my library yesterday and it wasn't there!

    Yummy oats!

  6. Oh I want to find that cookbook! They don't seem to have it at the library, or from what I've found.

    Anyways, love your eats - everything looks great!!

  7. I'm going to try coffee in my oats! I have an amazing Hazelnut coffee that I just love. I bet it'd taste fab in oats!!!

    TGIF :)

  8. Your food makes me jealous...mostly because I can't chew anything! I love crock pot roast, it's always so tender.

    Looking forward to what you think of Vegan With A Vengence, I'd like to check it out myself.

  9. great burger!!! it makes me crave burger too!!!
    have a nice friday! :D

  10. i love grapefruits, too, but eating one when you're expecting an orange is like taking a sip of orange juice when you're expecting milk! i would have wanted cookies after that kind of confusion, too, haha


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