September 11, 2017

I know everyone gets this question a lot and I'm assuming most of the time, on this exact day.  I know it's a sad question but we can handle it.  Where were you when  9/11 happened?  It's just one of those tragic events where it's so profound, we remember most of the details.  I'll give you a very short version of what I did that day.  I was in college, but did not have a class that day.  I had a dentist appointment that day.  It was just a regular cleaning.  I remember talking to my mom who was at work because she called me.  This was right before I had to leave for my appointment and then the first place hit the World Trade Center.

I got to the dentist, and by that time, the second plane had hit.  It was pretty subdued there as you could imagine and I was getting a cleaning while just staring at the television.  Crazy.  The rest of my day was just watching alllll the coverage, crying, waiting until my parents got home and just cried along with them.  

Life is so precious.  Be grateful for what you already have.

Okay. I'm done. See, I told you it would be short.  I'd love to know where you were and what you did that awful day.


 Breakfast was two cups of coffee because I just didn't feel hungry.  My daughter also had her first day of pre-k so I was just consumed by that.

Late-breakfast: by 10:30am I was pretty hungry so I had a boring piece of peanut butter toast and a pumpkin spice Greek yogurt.  It hit the spot.  Lots of water.

Lunch- 1:30-wasn't too hungry but felt like I needed something so I opted for a green smoothie!  Spinach, almond milk, half frozen banana,  about five ice cubes, cinnamon and a scoop of chocolate protein powder.  It was SO yummy! I also always have a smoothie if I'm hungry but have no flippin' clue what I want to eat. It's a great and easy way to get some greens in!

Dinner, 5pm- pretty hungry!  I was painting with Claire when I decided to eat two leftover tacos. And around 6pm, my husband made shells and cheese!  I had a small bowl of that.  YUM.

9pm-no dessert. exhausted. g'night!

Weekend 9/9 & 9/10

Well, I came down with what seemed like allergies the first half of Saturday,  but they were more cold-like symptoms toward end of the day. I felt slightly better by Sunday but was pretty much out of commission.  Today is Monday and I feel 90% better.  So food wise the entire weekend was boring, though I still had an appetite. Being out of a routine sucks, but I believe when we get sick, it's simply nature's annoying way of telling you to rest up, and I did just that.


Breakfast- I started out late because I slept in. I honestly don't recall, but I think it was oatmeal.

Lunch I remember because I spent the morning out with Claire doing errands, and by 12:30, my stomach was crying for food.  I felt famished.  I ate two slices of leftover pizza and had a few triscuit crackers.  I drank lots of water and tea throughout the day.

Dinner was some BBQ pork ribs, I had about four pieces and some spicy tortilla soup; in hopes of clearing my congestion up.  I think it worked slightly.

Dessert was just a shit ton of pretzels with a honey-cinnamon spread I found at a winery I went to a few weeks back. 


Another late breakfast because I slept in.  Oatmeal with almond butter, frozen dark cherries, cinnamon, chia seeds and almonds.  It hit the spot. And I actually had a cup of coffee.  Normally if I'm sick and have a sore throat, I never do coffee because it's not soothing.  Saturday I couldn't, but Sunday was better.

Lunch was just leftover spicy soup.  b-o-r-i-n-g.

Dinner was turkey and cheese baked tacos and they were awesome!  I was good about no dairy up until dinner but I was starving and they hit the spot!  You bet I added tons of hot sauce to my tacos!

Dessert was a mixture of trail mix stuff: kettle corn, honey roasted almonds, reeses pieces candies and LIFE cinnamon cereal.  It's truly the best sweet and salty blend I ever made in a Tupperware container.

September 8, 2017

9/8 Food Log

Nothing too exciting today, but just glad the weekend is here!

Workout- 4 miles + stretches and some abs.

Not too hungry this morning. 

7am- bite of banana and coffee with vanilla coconut milk creamer.

8:30- LIFE cinnamon cereal with skim milk

10am- a few handfuls of honey roasted almonds and water

12pm- a little hungry but didn't want anything big nor did I know what I wanted.  I had a couple carrot sticks with hummus and a slice of whole grain bread with pb./ water.

2pm- a few pieces of dark chocolate.  It hit the spot!

5pm- veggie pizza for me from Trader Joe's.  It's really good!  I had three slices and a few bites of my daughter's egg noodles with butter, corn and peas because she barely ate them. A small glass of white wine and water.

8pm- a few small scoops of vanilla bean coconut milk frozen dairy dessert ( so damn good)!  The brand is SO Delicious! with some LIFE cereal again as a topping and some chocolate syrup.  More water.  So yum!

9/7 Food Log

I don't know about you, but when I am having an off day, or am just extra tired and moody or it's simply a rest day for me because my body is sore AF, I don't eat as healthy.  I find that to be completely normal and it jut makes sense when you really ponder it.  Who wants spinach or a salad on an 'off' day?.  Not me. I am not saying this is an excuse to eat two sleeves of Oreo cookies or a pint of ice cream in one sitting.  But I have also done that, so no judging please.  We are human.  It happens.

Since yesterday was the day we had to get back to reality and pick up our dog and our daughter and unload the car of allll the shit that you have when you go away and the dog stuff and the kid stuff, it's daunting.  My body was also so sore so it made sense to make it a rest day, which I knew I was going to do anyway.  When the hubs and I left AC around 10:30am, we weren't starving but wanted a small bite.  I got my first pumpkin spice latte at Starbs and I had brown sugar oatmeal and he got a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.  That filled us for a while.  Once we picked every one up it was about 12:30.  It was a picture perfect clear day and 75 degrees, so we decided to take everyone to the park and get fresh air!

We left around 2pm and I decided on a whim to split a hoagie for dinner.  We stopped at a good spot that my hub's loves and an Italian hoagie ( with extra pickles on the side for me)  would be our dinner.  By 4pm I was really tired but also famished!  So we ate our first halves of the hoagie and MAN it hit the spot!  I'm usually not into hoagies but yesterday I was for sure!  I did drink a lot of water the rest of the night and about two hours later, we decided to finish our other halves because we were still hungry.  I didn't finish my half but ate most of it. We all were so tired, even Claire. She was asleep by 8pm and I know we were both out before 9pm.  It was a good day, just tiring.


Rest day.

10:30am- Breakfast was oatmeal and a pumpkin spice latte

3pm- a few chips and salsa

4pm- Italian hoagie with pickles/water

6pm- the other half of hoagie and more pickles/ water.

8pm- water/ my last coconut milk chocolate almond pop for something sweet.

9/6 Food Log

Oh boy- the past two days are kind of a blur!  The 6th, the hubs and I spent the night away in Atlantic City and celebrated his birthday dinner at his favorite place, Old Homestead Steakhouse.  It was such an awesome meal, as always.  We also stayed up *a little later* than we normally do because we could and we took advantage of that with another cocktail and late night pizza.  But I'll say we were still asleep before 1am. haha.


Workout- 30 min. strength training + abs

6:30am- breakfast ( so early for me but I was finished my workout and pretty hungry)!  I finished my over night oats and had a coffee with vanilla-coconut creamer.

 9:30- started feeling pretty hungry so i had 2 eggs, scrambled, with pepper and feta cheese on a flat out wrap with some hot sauce.  It hit the spot and held me over for a while.  Around 10:15 I stopped for another cup of coffee because we had another pre-k orientation at 10:30.

12pm- had a banana and good amount of water.

3pm- ate a Kashi chocolate chunk almond butter bar and my hubs and I started to "pre-game" and split a bottle of red wine and played some fun card games.  Good times.  ha!

5pm- left for dinner.  We had a reservation for 6pm but I think we got to the restaurant around 530 and they sat us right away.  We were sipping more wine and munching on jumbo shrimp and crab cocktail before 6pm!  Delishhhhhh.  Dinner was tender filets, husband ate 18 ounces of meat!!  And I had the 10 ounce that comes with a thick and scrumptious potato pancake type 'onion looking ring."  We also shared a side dish of lobster mashed.  Again, I apologize if you are drooling and/or are starving now.  We basically licked our plates clean!

745ish- dessert!  A warm, gooey chocolate brownie with caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Droooool.  And a candle for hubs to blow out!

 We were seeing a comedy show at 9pm so we stopped and grabbed a cocktail that was tastier than the bar drinks at the comedy show.  It ended at 10pm and we felt shockingly slightly hungry so we decided to share a medium cheese pizza.  At the time it hit the spot but let's just say later in the night, at different times, we both didn't feel too hot.  It was such a fun night, though!  When you rarely eat that much meat and that kind of rich tasting food all the time, it's something special when you do have it.