Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Another day down
This is how I ended my day yesterday. I had a ramekin full of ice cream with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
There. I feel better now.
When I uploaded the dinner pics I realized those were still on the camera. I never posted them this morning.
I'm not the type of person who likes to use excuses. OK. That's not entirely accurate. I guess I don't like to admit that hormones or some outside force could be making me munchie.
Maybe that's all this is. A PMS induced mini-binge.
That's another word I hate to use. Because I am not a binge eater. I've read blogs written by people who have issues with that and it seems to be a crippling and terrifying way to live.
That's not what's happening to me here and to call it such a thing could make the issues of those who are truly binge eaters seem trivial. I would never want to do that. I have my issues with food - for sure - but they are not nearly as severe as all that.
I'm very blessed in that regard.
Anyway - the point is this afternoon I was bound and determined to buy pretzels from the vending machine. I even borrowed some change from my coworker to do it.
And then the machine ate some of my change.
So I asked her for more.
And then it happened again.
So I bought .75 worth of chocolate covered almonds instead.
Sigh. I'm so scattered lately. I spent 20 minutes earlier looking from my cell phone. It had slid under my couch (???). I called it about 7 times before I could pinpoint where it was.
I walked home (ended at 6.7 miles today) and changed and went to the gym. I did 45 minutes of incline walking. The last minute I ran on a 10.4 incline. It about killed me but I think it's good practice for the 5K.
I came home and had a snack.
More honey wheat and hummus
Then made some dinner.
1/2 cup tomato basil sauce
1 cup whole wheat pasta (cooked)
1 tbsp part-skim ricotta
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 boccaccini (sliced)
1 tbsp grated parmesan
a dash of crushed red pepper
Fresh ground pepper to taste
I put some water on to boil and cooked some pasta - al dente.
I chopped up some parsley.
Then mixed it with the ricotta.
Mixed that with the sauce.
And some spices:
Boiled the pasta and layered the sauce and penne in a casserole dish. Topped with mozzarella, parmesan and garnish.
Baked for about 12 min at 375.
I ate it all. The second small serving I added some roasted asparagus. I should have put more veggies in it. It was yummy.
I think I'm going to make another batch of that sauce. I am out of it now and it freezes really well. Maybe tomorrow when I work from home.
Dessert was some Newman's Alphabet Cookies and some skim milk with Midnight Moo.
I am feeling satisfied at the moment. FINALLY! I'm going to brush my teeth soon. That usually stops me from eating anything more.
Tomorrow: Breakfast, Gym, Weigh In.
In that order.
See you then.