Where Have I Been?

I know, I know.  I’ve been M.I.A. for a few days but I have a really good reason:

WE DID OUR RECEPTION TASTING! 

I am a total goofball and didn’t take many pictures of the actual tasting because I was a little focused on the food.  It was super delicious.  I definitely foresee some beef tenderloin in our wedded future.

 I ordered a small cake with the flavor we want for our big day so my sister could taste it.  It says ‘Only 189 Days Left.’  crazy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I didn’t take too many pictures from our weekend, so I’m just going to skip it.  I will say that I did pretty well, except for some beer and a few too many Moscow mules with my girlfriends.  Oops.

One thing I did fit in this weekend….

IMG_0819

IMG_0818

That’s correct: I completed my training plan – or 6 miles – on the treadmill.  It was absolutely brutal.  Luckily, I had some chocolate gel that was amazing.  The hotel gym was super hot so I was sweating pretty much immediately and needed to take a few walking breaks, but I finished!  That’s all that matters.

Let’s just start with today, Tuesday, from an eats standpoint.  I had a work conference yesterday and all day today, so that didn’t help my eating situation.

BREAKFAST – The really long conference called for a swing by Starbucks for a grande skinny hazelnut maachiato.  Amazing.  I ate some fruit, a little bit of yogurt and a small chocolate muffin from the conference.  It was good, but I definitely didn’t eat enough substance because my stomach started hurting around 11.

IMG_0829

LUNCH – When it was finally time to break for lunch, I was super excited to see what the conference had to offer.  It was tacos!!  I filled my plate with some fajita veggies, beef, chicken, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and a little bit of guac.  I also had some chicken tortilla soup – it was delicious!  I wish I had more of the soup.  It was glorious.

IMG_0830

SNACK – I had a M&M cookie during the conference and then came home and ate some Cheez-It’s.

IMG_0831

My stomach was definitely having some issues today (again).  I can’t describe what it feels like really well, but it hurts.  It feels like menstrual cramps but higher up in my stomach.  All I can do is curl up in a ball and watch Bravo!  Side Note: Did anyone watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion?  It was surprisingly good and I love me some NeNe!!!

DINNER – We have zero food in the house, so a quick trip to Jimmy John’s did the trick.

IMG_0832

My stomach still doesn’t feel great so running wasn’t on the agenda today for sure.  I’m hoping that I can get my butt out of bed early to hit the treadmill for a 4 miles run tomorrow morning.  Wish me luck!!

Is it the weekend yet?

Advertisements

Slip Ups Don’t Mean Failure

20130305-101342.jpg

Waffle with Peanut Butter

After a wonderful snow day, it was time to get back into the swing of the real world!  I had a lunch meeting super close to the apartment, so I worked from home in the morning and enjoy breakfast in bed!!

BREAKFAST – 2 Eggo Whole Wheat waffles with peanut butter and a mug of hazelnut coffee.  I don’t know why, but this breakfast never fails!

20130305-101350.jpg

Keuring Coffee!

Sometimes working from your bed is just what the doctor ordered.  I love having the option.  But then it was time to head over to my lunch meeting.

LUNCH – Panera Catering!!  I love the options Panera has and I was quite healthy…until…well you’ll see.  I ate a pretty large salad and a turkey sandwich…I didn’t eat the bread, though.

20130305-101357.jpg

yum

Then, temptation hit!  This cookie was staring at me…I didn’t have the willpower to resist!

20130305-101403.jpg

So colorful

I felt pretty guilty after I ate this entire cookie.  Well, if I’m being honest, I was probably about 75% guilty, 25% okay with it because it was so darn good!! What I’ve learned through this whole process is that there will be good days and bad days.  It’s how you handle the bad days.  Since I ate this cookie, I worked out extra hard at the gym! (It’s been a while since I actually ate this food and can’t remember exactly what exercise I did, but I know I exercised!)

SNACK – When I started to get a little hungry, I reached for some delicious berries.

20130305-101410.jpg

Making smarter decisions

DINNER – I reheated leftover lasagna, which is surprisingly easy and when paired with freshly made green beans – you really can’t beat it!

20130305-101418.jpg

Portion control!

Well, besides that cookie, it was a pretty good day.  I know I ran this day but I don’t remember for how long.  This is why I need to keep up with this stuff! 🙂