The Quest to be Fit

Tracking my journey to better health

Fill up already! May 29, 2009

I’m feelin’ like a black hole today in the eating department.  I’ve hardly been able to escape hunger for more than an hour or two since this morning after I ate my oatmeal.  Grrrrr. 

But, ahhhhhhh…Friday is over 🙂  In a twist of events my office move is happening next week, not tomorrow.  The project manager somehow missed that they were putting in the wrong carpet (the entire suite was already cut out room by room and waiting to be stretched into place.  OOOPS).  They offered to just put in the wrong stuff, then pay movers to move out our stuff over a weekend sometime in the next month and put in the correct carpet.  Are you kidding?  Move my just moved in, new furniture when you could just correct it now??  Puhlease.   There was also an issue with our T1 line, so it all works out okay to just move next weekend instead.

OMG, I’m watching S&TC now and loving it this episode–the one right after Charlotte marries Harry, where Carrie’s Manolos go missing at her friend’s party and the friend refuses to “pay for her lifestyle.”  Carrie adds up how much she’s spent for the friend’s wedding-, child-, and other gifts–over $2,300, and registers at Manolo for the shoes she lost .  The friend buys them 🙂  Harry walks around naked all the time after Charlotte tells him to make himself at home, but she can’t stand him sitting naked on everything and talks with him about it.  He says, “I see, we’ve got an ass/white couch situation.”  LOL!!

Okay, enough of that shat, how about some eats???


Traditional oats with steel cutters, soy protein powder, currants, cinnamon, PB, almond milk, and water. 


I think I actually worked all morning, and when Chris asked if I wanted to eat I wasn’t really hungry yet.  My salad was Romaine with leftover burrito guts, dill pickle, some add’l verde sauce, and avocado.  Cherries, apples, and carrot on the side, eaten over the course of the afternoon.


For dinner we visited Fajitas, where I probed more into the contents of the refried black beans and rice.  Supposedly there’s no lard in either, no chicken broth in the rice, and only a little bit of oil in the rice.  No shit?  Okay, Pedro…I’m gonna trust you.

I ordered a quesadilla with lots of veggies, a little bit of cheese, and guac on the side.  Score–it was tasty!  I told myself I wouldn’t drink before we went to dinner, but I ended up drinking some Cazuela and half of a La Casa.  😐



Once home I thought I’d try to catch The Drizz after her yoga class, but the booze clouded my mind and judgment.  I forgot yoga started at 7:30, not ended then, and I was a bit winded during my upper body workout. 

No way I was going to do time on the stair mill, so I walked for 50 minutes while watching “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions.  The only treadmill with a TV with closed captioning turned out not to display speed, time, incline, etc., but it worked so I just rolled with it.

 A trip to Target was in order after the workout.  Target has GREAT sales on Kashi this week!!  And check out their clearance section for a double pack of Kashi Go Lean Crunch with a coupon for a free 1/2 gallon of Silk.  I got all three items for $4.66–now that’s a bargain 🙂

Once home I tried out the cereal, but left the soy milk for later on after I blow through my almond milk.  Good stuff!  Crunchy, varied, and great drowned in the a.m.


While in the fridge I was inspired to photograph it for you after seeing the contents of many a fridge out there this week.  Can you tell I need to go grocery shopping?



Same breakfast as yesterday, but I drank more coffee today since I was feeling heady and it sounded good.  ‘Twas!


My salad was a tad different today–I tried fake meat!  I saw Sarah had tried the Yves “turkey;” I’d been eyeballing that stuff for awhile, so I picked up a packaged for myself.  Not too shabby!  I put in on Romaine with the guts of my leftover quesadilla, with dill pickles added in.  Cherries, apple, carrots on the side and for snackin’ in the afternoon.


I went for a Kashi TLC Chewy Peanut Peanut Butter Bar around 2.  So dry at first bite!  And then I remembered the miracle for bars–the microwave.  Once nuked that fucker was great!


Chris wanted a meat free dinner (I just about shat when I heard that), but, no, it wasn’t what you think.  He wanted to go out to watch the game after dinner, and figured he’d eat BBQ pork while out, so why not just leave meat out of our dinner?

I had a game plan in mind, and it turned out fabu 🙂  Roasted potatoes, onions, and red pepper with a little bit of oil and seasonings and portobello mushrooms (with their gills scraped out) roasted with Bragg’s, garlic, Italian herbs, and a little bit of olive oil.  The mushroom cap was so good!  Chris thought it was prepared well and liked the flavors, too–yippee!


I hit the gym for some cardio afterward, and sweated my ass off going faster than ever on the mill.  I did custom intervals at 105 spm/90 spm for 40 minutes, then slowed it down to 90 spm/80 spm for the last 10 minutes.  Woo-eee!

Afterward I hit up the Kashi Go Lean Crunch and almond milk.  Mmmmmm.


And then the Kashi TLC Honey Sesame crackers.  Loved ’em!!  This flavor is great, and the price was right 😉  $2.88 at Target!


I think the beast has finally been tamed.  I guess my carbtastic evening helped 😉

Thanks for bearing with me through this long post.  I know I type too much, but it’s tough for me to edit out much.  Hope you found it interesting at least 🙂  Later!


3 Responses to “Fill up already!”

  1. Erin Says:

    If you can’t trust Pedro…who can you trust? 🙂
    Dude that speed on the stairmill is REALLY FAST! Way to get it mami! I never, EVER go over 100 ad that is enough to freakin’ kill me.

  2. Leila Says:

    I love that episode of S&TC!! Really cool that Chris wanted a meat free meal even if his intentions were to fill in that blank later. I think it’s a sign that he’s got your back with the whole no meat thing 🙂

    Hope the work move is good whenever it happens. Have a great one.

  3. Sharon Says:

    Mmmm, I love all your tasty eats, and almond breeze can be found in the fridge section? humm, time to hit the grocery store!!

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