The Quest to be Fit

Tracking my journey to better health

Majorly sporadical May 27, 2009

Holy hell, I thought this was posted two nights ago!  Forgive me!!  Read on…

I have been so sporadical about posting (yes, that’s from “Clueless 🙂 )  Life hasn’t been any less busy lately, and I have a feeling this week will be a doosy with final move prep and actually moving.  Yee-haw!

Now that it’s been over two weeks since I’ve cut meat out of my diet, I’ve had a few challenges and surprises:

  • Beano ain’t vegetarian 😦  I should have read the box when I bought it, but sheesh, it is fish based??!! 
  • The Mexican food I’m eating is likely still not vegetarian b/c of the beans and rice.  I need to ask again.
  • I ate a steak Saturday night (!).  Chris’ clients invited us to dinner at their house before I went on the veg trial, and he felt bad saying something about me not eating steak.  It was a big t-bone, tasted okay, but I could’ve done without.
  • Getting enough protein, and not too much soy protein, is a challenge.  I may add in some egg whites to salads and such for a boost.
  • I’m glad I was already eating healthfully before I started cutting out meats, ’cause for the most part my diet hasn’t changed.
  • I’m not sure where I’ll go from here–veg with occasional meats? Ovo-lacto veg?  ???

How about a backwards trek through my last three or four days or whatever it’s been since my last post…

I just ate this:


Overall I’m a little disappointed in the big box of like 24 bars I bought at Costco, as they all seem way drier than the chocolate cherry chewy bars I had.  The flavors are good, though, and I like the big nuts in the trail mix ones 🙂  Hehe!

Dinner was yummy!  Portabella mushroom burger with jalapenos, avocado, dill pickles, a mushroom/pepper skewer, corn, and a roasted marshmallow afterward. 



I did some may-juh yardwork this afternoon, including mowing both lawns, weeding, and trimming trees/vines/weeds.  So glad it’s done (for this week at least)!

Lunch was a fruit festival’r’us, a la Sharon:

Leftover fruit from breakfast, apple, strawberries, cherries, and carrot for some veg variety.  After having like no fruit yesterday I needed this.


My mom and I visited a dog park in Lake Oswego after breakfast.  The dogs had fun, but didn’t play much since it wasn’t familiar territory.


Breakfast was a yummy treat at La Provence in LO.  We shared blueberry pancakes and the Colette omelette, which was more like an egg and basil frittata with tomatoes and Swiss cheese on top.  Yum!  I ate a little bit too much…



I wanted something sweet, and most likely just needed water last night, but I had these.  Love!  Maybe in about three years I’ll eat through the multiple packs I have leftover from last Halloween.


This incredible drink should have been enough for dessert…


Dinner was a visit to see Maria at Fajitas.  ‘Twas a beautiful day so we sat outside with the LB.  My burrito turned out a bit different:  carrot, green beans, olives, jalapenos inside with traditional enchilada sauce and a LOAD of cheese outside (forgot to say no cheese), beans and rice on the side. 


Chris and I were at work for a few hours doing more scanning and organzing. So not exciting, but productive at least.

Lunch was the other half of Friday’s dinner burrito warmed in a skillet, and mixed with some TVP.  I thought it would be too much food, so I didn’t add the egg whites I’d planned on, but I was still hungry afterward and had a piece of toast with Smart Balance Light.



Breakfast was a traditional bowl of steel cut oats, eaten outside while playing with LB.



We were invited to dinner at Chris’ clients’ house, and had a wonderful time.  They have a gorgeous backyard with a pond, beautiful flowers, a veggie plot, and more. 

Dessert was individual cheesecakes with strawberries and cream.  Heavenly!


Dinner was the t-bone I mentioned, grilled asparagus, a Romaine salad with onions, avocado, grapes, and homemade dressing, grilled French bread with olive oil, sea salt crystals, and green onions, and some crudite and crackers served with tapenade.





Lunch was ????  I can’t remember and I don’t have a pic. 

Here’s some of Chris’ pics from Arizona.  I made him promise to photograph some of his eats since he stole my camera 😉





Looks like it was my kind of menu 😉

There were tons of bunnies all over the place.  They have cute white tails!


And some ducklings with their mama 🙂


And that’s all, folks.  I’d love to give you like another ten pages to read, but I’m tired and tomorrow is an early day.  I will share that I bought the last of my office furniture yesterday!! 🙂  Yay!  Can’t believe our first day in our new office is one week from today.  Time flies.  Must be having fun then, right?  We’ll leave that one open for discussion…

G’night 🙂


One Response to “Majorly sporadical”

  1. Andrea Says:

    It is so cute that Chris took food pictures! My Chris would have never done that.
    I’ll be at the gym tonight for yoga at 7:30 despite the fact that I am may-juh hungover.

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