Sunday, May 26, 2013

Back to running

My mom returned to Arizona yesterday evening. What did I do? I went running this morning. I admit though that I did not jump back on the healthy eating perfectly just yet. However, I made a good stride!

I ran today for about 50 minutes with a friend. She was awesome! She timed us, gave me pointers on how to run hills, planned in rests, kept her pace slower for me, AND found a bathroom on the route...She's a good friend! I was going to take tomorrow off from running, but my muscles are feeling OK, maybe I'll get out for a 4 miler? I was able to run 4 miles before taking two weeks off from exercising, I've got to get back to it and build distance! Tomorrow being a holiday, I have no excuse really.


lemon raspberry cheesecake...breakfast of champions
 Dim Sum!
It's not delivery, it's Di Giorno...this was supposed to be my final hurrah before getting all strict again. Didn't happen, but there's always tomorrow.


This is misleading...I had a shake this morning with strawberries and then a crap-load of sugar throughout the day.

For dinner, roast chicken, potatoes, carrots, squashes and green beans with garlic

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Almost time...'s almost time for mom to home. That means it's almost time for me to get back to healthy eating and exercise. That means it's time to start thinking about how often I need to run and do strength training and get back to kickboxing! I admit, I'm looking forward to putting gloves on and hitting people. I know...

Seriously, I can't wait to get back to exercising and working towards the goal of finishing an obstacle race in August. How awesome is that? That's one of my next goals. I've got two 10Ks that I'm signed up for and and obstacle race. It's definitely good to have goals!


muffin, yogurt and COFFEE!!!!
 cheese ravioli, broccoli, strawberries and chocolate/toffee covered Amish pretzels
 caesar salad and chowder
 flounder stuffed with crab and swiss chard and with roasted parsnips
chocolate cake and ice cream


eggs, berries and potatoes

shrimp creole and cucumbers



cereal and berries
 Greek salad with a couple of falafels
 This is how I do the Cheesecake factory!

chopped salad minus the bacon and bleu cheese
Ok, ok, I couldn't resist the cheesecake...this is something like Chris' Outrageous Cheesecake

I'm going to miss my mom...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The trick

I've been back to work for 2 days now. Wow! Working is hard. It's strange, I'm more exhausted just from working two days than I was from being on the go on vacation! I guess it's just a different type of schedule and use of my brain. Regardless, it's all good.

In the meantime, I'm sorta kinda getting back on track with my eating. There was still some chocolate and ice cream and not-so-on-the-plan types of foods though. Baby steps. My plan is go back to being strict when my mom goes home. That gives me a goal of Sunday to step it up and get back to eating right and exercising.

I do have some work-out goals...I'd like to get to running at least 3 to 4 times a week. I'd like to take a kickboxing class at least once a week. I'd like to do a conditioning class at least once a week. That's some big plans! The trick is to just start doing them. The trick is just to start moving, to start getting back to exercising.


pasta fagioli, broccoli, spaghetti squash, cukes & tomatoes, and strawberries

See, back to the 'diet' food!
...and right back off the diet food! 

kielbasa with Amish saurkraut, mixed veggies and pierogis


a little yogurt for breakfast...if I have to eat Greek yogurt, it's going to have some fruit in it
 Firehouse salad on the terrace!
shrimp creole dinner with some bread - made by mom with love!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Post graduation binge

What a ride!!!! Graduation was a week and a half ago and I've been loving life!! I've also been eating so far off the plan that I've gained some weigh. I'm calling it my post-graduation binge. Nothing I can't take off, but more than I like...somewhere between 5 and 7 pounds. Some say it's "vacation weight". I don't buy it though. Time to get back on the healthy eating wagon...

There's plenty not in the photos...chips, candy, etc. I'm such a sucker for candy. And we were on a road trip...I have a million excuses. But now, it's time to get back to business. Time to get back to healthy eating and time to get back to exercising.


mmm, cookies for breakfast!
 veggie beef with cauliflower and mixed veggies
 bagel chips at Zaftigs
garden salad with chicken and disco fries!!!!


yogurt and mango
cheese and crackers...

I know I ate more than this...for example, there was a chocolate fondue with marshmallows and oreos


Trip to Dunkins...and it's not even Valentine's
 Cheeseboy!! With pulled chicken and chipotle
Utica pizza and wings!!!!!


graduation breakfast
 graduation snack
 graduation snack
 graduation lunch (I did not each the chips)
 graduation salad
 graduation calamari (and my diploma in the background!)
graduation sushi dinner!!!!!


crunchy french toast and fruit
 graduation salad, calamari and sausage at Maggiano's
 graduation virgin strawberry drink!!
graduation dessert...for dinner I had spaghetti and cheese ravioli


lobster for breakfast. This is the life!
 waffle fries with cheese and bacon at Friendly's

Can you believe that it took us 2 hours to get to a Friendly's that should only take 1 hour to get there?? Of course, it's Massachusetts! Ah well, this is the start of our road trip!!!!
 cheeseburger and broccoli
 chocolate ice cream and waffle sundae
 salad in a hotel in Utica, NY
fruit in Utica


fruit for breakfast
 garlic fries at Eddie's in Sylvan Beach
 spaghetti and meatballs at Eddie's
 coconut cream pie at Eddie's...just like when I was a kid!! And did you see the Saranac Root Beer in the background? How cool is that!?
 fried green tomatoes at Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, NY
brisket, mac & cheese and greens from the Dinosaur!!!


Panera's hidden menu...did you know they did this?? It's freakin' awesome!!!
 chicken tender melt with BBQ!!!!
 chocolate and peanut butter sundae
salad in the hotel in Gettysburg


fruit and coffee...Hilton style in Gettysburg
 OK, so the only thing that was eaten from this photo was the apple danish
 waffle and sausage
 Mmmm, onion soup!!!
 turkey club - I ate half and none of the coleslaw.
Mmmm, Gettysburg ice cream!

 Amish dinner? Chicken fried steak
 side salad
tapioca pudding


Amish buffet breakfast in Bird in Hand
 Mmmm, donuts
 salad at California Pizza Kitchen...starting to head back to Boston


breakfast on the Jersey turnpike
 Panera salad after surviving the drive through Hartford, CT
 wings at Soulfire BBQ...back home in Allston, MA!!
brisket, mac & cheese and greens!


hash brown and eggs - don't worry, I didn't eat all of it!
 fresh fruit!
 bacon and onion ring cheeseburger from Johnny Rockets in Freeport, ME
 gyoza from Kowloon in Saugus, MA
spicy thai curry from Kowloon...again, I didn't eat too much of it.


yet another trip to Dunkins...
fried clams with french fries

And the meal that's getting me back on the healthy eating wagon...approximately 3.5 oz of steak, broccoli, potatoes and a salad of cucumbers and tomatoes