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Monday, March 2, 2009


Good Evening, Blogging World!! I hope your day was as On Plan as mine was! A fabulous day it was, too. Good eats, good working, good being at home. Good yoga, too! I had a lovely session with Denise Austin at lunch. Nothing like a 50 minute stretch, huh? Rather beautiful, it was. Well, her part of it, anyways. I still stumble a little bit, and I'm sure I don't look half as graceful as they do. Makes me want to take a class once, just to ensure I'm doing the poses correctly. Hard to tell when it's just you and your tv. I mean, Denise SAYS that I'm doing awesome, but how does she really know, hmmm?

On to the eats!

For breakfast today, it was the homade McMuffin. That's a whole wheat english muffin with .75 ounces of baked ham, 1/4 cup egg white, a tablespoon of asiago and a bloop of horseradish mustard. On the side is a 1/2 cup of fresh cut pineapple and a tablespoon of toasted almonds. Served with milk and vitamins brings this to 454 calories of yummy goodness.

Breakfast kept me full from 7:30am until after my yoga. But as soon as that DVD was off, at 12:55, I was rustling in the kitchen, lemme tell ya! I have here 2oz of baby greens, a Highliner salmon filet, 1/4 cup craisins, 10 grams of blue cheese, 20 grams of green olives, 1/2 of an egg white, and a tablespoon of Basil Oregano dressing. Oh, I had to laugh, though... After doing all this prep, and setting up my plate beautifully and snapping that picture *DUMP* it all went into a big mixing bowl to be swirled around and chopped up for easy shovelling. LOLOL It made me wonder if other bloggers do this, too.

I was halfway done my salad when I remembered that I could have a piece of garlic bread!! Damn, have to have THAT!! Yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy, all the way back to the kitchen, doing the happy food dance. The dogs were rather excited until they realized the dance was not on their behalf. Silly dogs... it never is. But they live in perpetual hope. So this is 1/2 an english muffin with 1 teaspoon of Buttery Becel, a sprinkle of garlic powder, and a tablespoon of shredded asiago, toasted in the toaster oven. SO GOOD!!! And it rounded out my lunch to a whopping 445 calories!

Dinner was running late, so I had to improvise. This wasn't ON the plan, but it sufficed. And the calories are noted and I'm still within my daily budget, so it's all good. It's just that tater tots are not the most nutrionally sound item I could have made. Sigh. Ah well! On the plate is curried chicken burgers, 10 tater tots, and 1 ounce of spinach. Topped with 1 tablespoon of ranch and a side of 2 tablespoons of Blue Menu Ketchup Style Sauce. 531 calories.

I forgot to snap a pic of the apple I grabbed on my way out the door this afternoon for an additional 55 calories, bringing my daily total to 1486, with two workouts under my belt. Am I happy with that? Hells yes!!

Well, that's all I have for you today. I have to go get ready for my second workout, then I have another hour or so of work left to do. Busy busy busy!!


JavaChick said...

Denise is so encouraging to work out with, isn't she? Keep plugging away at the yoga and do the best you can. I found even when I was taking yoga classes I felt awkward for a while and then suddenly it all just fell into place. Hang in there! It will come.

MeltingLisa said...

Great eating day! yay for your great choices!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

Java, I love how I can feel my body morphing with yoga. At first, I was a fish out of water, but I've become MUCH more stable, with only the occasional wobble. Denise is great at including reminders and tips about keeping your abs in and what you are looking to achieve with the pose/excercise. Love it!

Lisa, thanks! I love good eats... as you can tell. :grin:

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Looking yummy, you food blogga, you!!

LOL about the dogs and the happy dance!!!

Lyn said...

Your food looks really good! Wish I could come for lunch :)

Keep up the great work!