Monday, January 4, 2010

Back To Real Life

So the first day back to work after the holidays was pretty painless. I worked 7:30-5 instead of my usual 8-4, but that was something that I had banked on ahead of time. The next 2 days will see similar hours. Because I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, I prepared a baggie with all my breakfast ingredients last night so I could make it at work this morning. Please ignore the messy plastic bowl….the was cooked in the microwave! 100_7915
-3/4 cup water
-1/3 cup Windy Hills flax seed porridge
-walnuts (these were packed separately)
-splash of milk 100_7914
I ate these while keypunching. Not exactly optimal conditions, but it won’t kill me!

Over the course of the day I snacked on some Clementine’s; 100_7916
I love these. I’ve been eating a good 8-10 a day which my tummy hasn’t been too thrilled about. It’s been starting to send me some warning signals. Now we’ll have to see if I listen or play dumb. ;)

It was nice to get back into the gym for some cardio today. The elliptical was my machine of choice.

Time: 45 minutes
Avg HR: 163
Max Hr: 180
Calories Torched: 476
Distance: 4.9 miles

I’m sure that none of you will be surprised to see leftover stew & quinoa in my lunch today! 100_7920
Gotta love “lunchovers” as DS would say! :D

I started fading fast around 3 so I broke out an oat bran applesauce muffin; 100_7918

I really like the oat bran in these. It makes for such a hearty muffin.

I had to make dinner quick because by the time I got home I only had 45 minutes before DD had to go to dance class. I had set out sausages for the fam and decided to cook them in the George Foreman grill. Awesome decision because it only took 7 minutes for them to be grilled to perfection! For myself I spread some sun dried tomato pesto on a flatout wrap and then topped it with chicken breast, green olives, mushrooms and goat milk cheese. I folded that in half and popped it in the grill for a few minutes. Here’s the inside; 100_7923

While that was doing it’d thang, I threw a side salad together. I made a very simple dressing that was 1 tbsp EVOO, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp of honey. I topped it off with some dried cranberries and sliced carrots. It turned out to be a great little meal! 100_7922

Then I ate a couple of these Mrs. May’s clusters as I was walking out the door.


I can’t believe it’s already 7:30pm! I plan on doing a whole lot of nothing for the next few hours. Ahhhh….sounds like a wonderful plan to me.

Bye for now!!


  1. The first day back usually stings, but it seems you made it through nicely! And a whole lotta nothing sounds good to me.

  2. My real life starts tomorrow and I'm totally dreading it. I'm glad your day went smoothly! Do you always make something different for yourself at dinner? I find myself doing that most of the time...

  3. olives LOVE those!

    I'm so not a morning person either. I need to do a better job of packing up my lunch and breakfast the night before.

  4. No worries about the bowl -- I ALWAYS cook my oats in the microwave! Glad you had a good first day back.

  5. Mrs May's clusters are SO good :) but also very addicting. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  6. Glad you long day wasn't that bad... :) And I hope you enjoyed doing nothing tonight!

    Have a great Tuesday!

  7. 'Lunchover' - what a great term!! Glad your first day back wasn't too bad! I've got to try out your applesauce muffin. It looks great!

  8. You always manage to bring out the muffin monster from within me!!

  9. Your dinner wrap looks incredible! You always make the best looking flatout wrap creations! By the way "lunchovers" is adorable! :)

  10. hope you had a great night girl :) those little clusteristas look so delicious!

    you got major skillz in putting together a great fast dinner!


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