Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another day down

Full disclosure:

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.

Sigh squared.

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.

Baked Ziti

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.


  1. Oooh I'm heading back to college and starting to cook for one again and seeing this meal really cheered me up! Cooking for one can be an art! That is a gorgeous dish of pasta!

  2. Don't beat yourself up - we ALL go through this. And, as much as we HATE to admit it, hormones do play a part in all this I'm afraid. Keep your chin up!

  3. Lele - It took me a long time to figure out how to make my portions smaller. I used to waste so much food! If you have more than a microwave at school I don't think there's any reason you can't cook and even with that - I think there are still things you can make. Good luck and thanks!

    Thanks jocie!! I feel much better today. We'll see if that stays true once I weigh in. ;) But you're right. Thank you, really. I appreciate the pep talk!