Fresh, clean & short week

This morning I woke up and did Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred (Level 1).  This really is the best 20-minute workout that I’ve been able to find – I feel like I really accomplished something when I finish.

Breakfast was soupy oats:

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1.5 cups water, most of an apple chopped up, then 1/2 cup 2% milk added at the end

And I did end up needing a snack this morning:

  • blueberry Zbar

I took my hour-long walk and chilled out.  I read my nutrition notes for the first bit and talked to my mom for the last bit.  Lunch was a mix of things, but very good:

  • Flatout wrap with 1T peanut butter, 1 T olalliberry jam
  • 1 apple, chopped and sauteed with water and cinnamon
  • leftover Vietnamese salad from last night (sugary dressing, cabbage, celery, carrot, onion, basil)
  • I immediately had another honeycrisp because I wasn’t full…it did the trick! (Unpictured)

Snack was popcorn (1/4 cup plain, popped in the microwave) and a honeycrisp apple:

There was another bowlful of popcorn – it wouldn’t all fit at once!  I love popping my own plain popcorn.  I think this was at least 8 cups.  It’s filling.

Dinner was a baked acorn squash smeared with olive oil and an egg white (2)/veggie dog (1) stirfry.  It included cauliflower, carrots, celery, eggplant, red pepper, apple, and onions.  I topped it with ketchup and soy sauce.  I also ate part of Bobby’s acorn squash half and all of its skin.  He had fried rice with his.

For dessert I had two things:

  • a honeycrisp apple and the last peach Chobani
  • a cup of pumpkin with 1.5 tablespoons brown sugar

And now I’m cuddling with Bobby and Couscous.  We’re watching TV and relaxing on this lovely Monday night.  I have a dentist appointment in the morning and I’m scared – more fillings.  I guess it’s best to get it over with though.  Have a great night!

23 Comments on Fresh, clean & short week

  1. Pearl
    25 November, 2008 at 12:09 am (8 years ago)

    the salad looks amazing! did you make it yourself?

  2. Natalia Burleson
    25 November, 2008 at 12:20 am (8 years ago)

    Looks like you had a good day! 🙂

  3. coco
    25 November, 2008 at 3:51 am (8 years ago)

    so agree with you that we should begin our plan NOW and not wait until next monday or next year.

    great eats! I’ve never tried to make plain popcorn at home, can you give a little detail of how to make it? thanks

  4. Erica
    25 November, 2008 at 4:26 am (8 years ago)

    busy day! The cooked apple looks really good! Its my favorite treat! I also love your acorn squash. I haven’t tried one yet but really want to!

  5. Lindsay
    25 November, 2008 at 4:30 am (8 years ago)

    ahhhhhhh i looooove acorn squash!

    and love the fact it’s a short week 🙂

  6. VeggieGirl
    25 November, 2008 at 6:06 am (8 years ago)

    Lovin’ the apples, squash and pumpkin!! 🙂

    Hooray for a short week!!

  7. K
    25 November, 2008 at 7:03 am (8 years ago)

    I agree with Pearl, that salad looks great as does your dinner 🙂

    Couscous? Is that a pet – cute name!

  8. Kristie
    25 November, 2008 at 7:07 am (8 years ago)

    Good luck with the dentist! Not exactly my favourite place to go… ugh.

    I’m pretty behind on blog reading so I’m not sure how far back I missed this (sorry!) but I am loving the new layout, so simple and bright!

  9. Olga
    25 November, 2008 at 8:28 am (8 years ago)

    I love your desserts, yum! That acorn squash looks fab too.

    Have a good holiday!

  10. Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    25 November, 2008 at 10:01 am (8 years ago)

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I love Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred! It’s the best workout DVD I have tried so far! I think all three levels are super hard, and they really don’t get easier either! haha 🙂
    Your dessert looks so healthy and delicious – a couple nights ago, I combined the two; apples grated into the pumpkin. It was divine!

  11. zestycook
    25 November, 2008 at 10:19 am (8 years ago)

    Great Eats…. I have turned into a big fan of acorn squash.
    Thanks for sharing

  12. Tina
    25 November, 2008 at 11:37 am (8 years ago)

    I’m SO happy that we have a short week!!!

  13. Michelle
    25 November, 2008 at 2:15 pm (8 years ago)

    What delicious eats! I love acorn squash! Have a wonderful day!

  14. Happy Herbivore
    25 November, 2008 at 4:15 pm (8 years ago)

    you may have said this before and if yo have I apologize… do “soupy” oats leave you feelign any more full bc of the added volume?

  15. jess
    25 November, 2008 at 4:24 pm (8 years ago)

    just remember, each moment is a new opportunity to be your best self! Who needs to ‘start’ anyway, you’re a fantastic person, you don’t need a new start just a fun reminder of it!

    And the vietnamese salad sounds delectable and like it would be Amazing with some shrimp!!

    Hope you’re having a Great tuesday and savor the short week!!!

  16. BeeBeeRab
    25 November, 2008 at 6:02 pm (8 years ago)

    Hello! I’m a first time reader and really enjoying your blog! Just noticed that you eat soupy oats! I do the same as well. People look at me weird, but I really like it. It’s a good way for me to get more liquids because I always forget to drink water.

    One question. I see that you ate Flatout bread this morning. Where is that sold in your area? I’m in the bay area myself as well. Thanks!!!

  17. Erin
    25 November, 2008 at 8:31 pm (8 years ago)

    It makes me laugh everytime you mention couscous because I get confused. 😉
    Your lunch looks really voluminous and good!
    When did you start doing all the shred DVDs?

  18. jess
    25 November, 2008 at 9:05 pm (8 years ago)

    p.s. how’s the blueberry flavored zbar? Also, I’ve been looking for a good workout video, glad to hear good things about the jillian michaels, have you tried any others?

  19. caitlin
    25 November, 2008 at 9:20 pm (8 years ago)

    i agree – no time like the present!!

    ugh i hate the dentist too… good luck!

  20. Sharon
    25 November, 2008 at 10:00 pm (8 years ago)

    Great eats! And great job on the workout! You go girl!!

  21. hangrypants
    25 November, 2008 at 10:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanksgiving seems like the perfect time for a fresh start.

    Good luck at the dentist.

  22. Olechka-persik
    8 December, 2008 at 5:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Огромное спасибо за потрясающие идеи!!! Буду следить за блогом, много всего интересного. А мой блог о науке, надеюсь, тоже понравится 😉