Saturday, July 31, 2010

Food Baby in the House

I'm going to pretend like I am writing this last night before I passed out after my, Good Evening, my friends!!

After all this breakfast talk, I did start off yesterday with a big bowl of oatmeal. I had a couple of these High Fiber packets of oatmeal that needed to be used up so I mixed that with some protein powder and fruit. Delish!!

packet of oatmeal
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp dried cranberries
1/2 banana

Sooooo Good! This morning got off to a good start!

However, once lunch time rolled around...since I didn't bring my own, I was in trouble. I decided to check out this place about a block from my office called Freshii. It's almost in the lobby of an Equinox gym, but I'm not sure if the two are connected. You can build your own burrito, wrap, bowl or salad. I decided to get a bowl with brown rice, tofu, tomatoes, carrots, corn, red onion, black beans & low-fat ranch as the dressing.

I went back to my desk and ate until I was full...good girl. But then for the rest of the day, I kept taking another bite, and another bite...and another bite! Until it was gone! And by that point my stomach was bursting! I have no idea why I kept eating it except that work was slow and I was bored. No-goodo.

By the time I remembered to take a picture, that is all that was left...and as you can see, that is no small container! To top it off, I also finished these babies off as the day moved on...

I know there are worse things in the world than some yogurt covered pretzels...but not when you are already stuffed! I was very disappointed in myself, to say the least!

When I got home, I threw on my workout clothes (after watching an episode of Bethenny Getting Married on the DVR - this woman so intrigues me!) and rocked my Sweat 3-4 video. It seriously kicked my butt! I hate to be a quitter, but I may have bitten off more than I can chew by moving up to the next phase already. Don't get me wrong, I can do the video all the way through, but when it's done? I'm absolutely exhausted! Like, pass-out-on-the-couch-at-9:30pm exhausted! Gah!

Here was me after...yeah, I know, I'm obsessed with sweaty pictures!

After the workout I still wasn't hungry because that lunch gave me an all day food baby, but I did mix up a Shakeology with some peanut butter and call it good!

I think I picked out the recipes I'm going to attempt this weekend and can't wait to show you on Monday! Have a lovely weekend!!!

Food For Thought: Do you ever eat when you are bored? How do you stop yourself? Do you graze and graze and don't realize it until it's too late? What are your bad food habits?


  1. I am def a grazer. When I realize I am eating only because the food is there (and not because I'm actually hungry) -- I sometimes throw the food away. I also do not buy foods that I could just eat and eat: cookies, chips, crackers, ice cream, cereal, etc. If the temptation isn't there I am less likely to overeat.

  2. Love the post workout pic! Your face is priceless!!!

    Oh I eat when Im bored too, I try not too! I usually just make a hot cup of tea or chew some gum to not eat!

    Have a great day! xoxo

  3. I am totally a grazer! I actually have to control myself more in the summer because I have the time...while I'm in school there is no time! I have to hide, or rather have my husband hide, the foods I don't want myself to eat.

    Oh and by the way I LOVE Bethenny Getting Married! She says the craziest things!

  4. Nancy - Bethenny is hilarious! She makes you want to cringe and give her a high-five at the same time!