Posts Tagged ‘Eggs’

Yup, winter has begun….

Snow….slush…ice….mud…..winter storms…….

Winter Storm

It took about an hour to get home this morning, despite it normally being a 20 minute drive. What is it about the first snow storm that causes people to forget how to drive???

Anyhow, by the time I got home I was very hungry so I made a super quick, super satisfying breakfast:

Eggs and melba toast

Lunch was my 2 old faithfuls: salad and a green monster:

Salad and GM

For my salad I used:

  • mixed greens
  • campari tomatoes
  • baby carrots
  • 1/2 avocado
  • spanish onion
  • 1/3 C kidney beans
  • 1 tsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt & ground pepper

And my GM:

  • 3 leaves of kale
  • 1.25 C 1% milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 TB plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 TB flaxseeds

And while I’ll be having dinner at work, here’s what my hubby prepared for me:

Catfish and mushrooms

Cajun catfish and button mushrooms in cajun spices and sriracha sauce. I’m only going to bring 1/2 of the fish with me and I’ll bring along some baby carrots and clementines.

My dinner last night: I had packed some almonds and fruit for dinner last night at work but this definitely was NOT enough for me and I ended up snacking on some candied nuts we had at work and had 2 Glo Bars I had stashed in my work locker.

I have come to recognize that ingesting large amounts of sugar will leave me with unsteady blood sugar levels for about a day or two and I’ll have all sorts of cravings. When this happens, I usually up the protein, good fats and water and it slowly takes care of itself.

How do you deal with cravings and unsteady blood sugar levels?

Apart from the cravings, which are subsiding, I am feeling well. I’m definitely looking forward to hitting the gym tomorrow. Tonight is my final night shift (and they’ve been pretty brutal–virtually no sleep breaks) and I’ll have a few days off after that. 🙂

Have a wonderful evening everyone!



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Monday Eats

Hey all,

Sorry for the late post but I’ve just been out of sorts all day. I headed over to the gym this morning after my night shift and did 33 minutes on the elliptical (HR 134-142 bpm) and 18 minutes on the treadmill. I alternated jogging and walking at around 4.2 mph and then did a 1 minute sprint at 6.2 mph to finish off. After stretching I did 3 sets of 15 crunches.

By the time I got home I wasn’t hungry…I was HANGRY!!!

Eggs and Salsa

I had eggs with salsa and melba toast. This really hit the spot! While my plan was initially to stay up and not sleep, I found myself nodding off around 11 am. I slept for a few hours and then met up with a friend for coffee:

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

I knew I probably wasn’t going to end up having a proper lunch with the whacked out sleep schedule so I had a grande non fat cinnamon dolce latte.  I also had a clementine when I got home.

I was craving a big salad for dinner so I made my salad with: mixed greens, yellow pepper, 1/2 avocado, red onion, tomatoes and grated carrot. I diced up 3/4 of a grilled chicken breast and dressed the salad post photo with almost 1 tsp olive oil and several tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Chicken garden salad

This salad was so amazing I finished off the whole bowl!!! I heartily enjoyed this with a high fibre/high protein pita. There is something about this flavour combination that just does it for me. I was planning on having a green monster afterwards if I was hungry, but I was sa-tis-fied!

Anyhow, it’s off to bed early for me as I’m back at work tomorrow morning.

What’s on the menu this week:

  • Tomorrow’s weekly weigh in
  • Spaghetti alle vongole (baby clams)
  • Butternut squash & apple soup
  • Orange and basil salad
  • A discussion about vices

Have a lovely evening!

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