Hom Bow Spring Gets Its Butt in Gear

28 03 2008

Its snowing. I was wearing shorts last week and now its snowing. In Seattle. It doesnt even snow in winter in Seattle.

Well, its Friday, but I have to work tomorrow so no wild plans. I might get a drink or 2 with the boy before we go our seperate ways: he to clean his house for his move and I to bed so I can get up at 5:30am. i dont mind work so much, so its ok, and its not like i would be doing anything that early in the morning anyway, except sleeping, so I might as well make some money. 
 
I tried my hand at panko last night and it turned out really well. I had some tofu so I covered it in spicy stir fry sauce, dipped it in the panko and pan fried it in a little bit of olive oil.

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I had it with a baked potato with mozzarella cheese and tapatio, and some kale chips with garlic salt. And the ever present D.C. It was suprisingly fast and easy, and really filling too.

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As I was looking for recipes to use the panko, i found they have whole wheat panko. I will try and find that next time, but i bet it is really expensive, like all things that are good for you. Especially shoes.
 
I defrosted some fish so Im going to panko that tonight, too. Panko is now a verb. Just like how “hom bow” is now a phrase. “Hom bow we order a lot of asian beer and harrass the waiter with our clever word plays?” I think with the fish I will dredge it in a little bit of egg and flour, see if i can get a nice thick coating on it. If it turns out ok Ill show you guys.
 
I would love to run outside today but the weather hates me so it looks like I will be confined to the gym.  Im starting to feel a little sick, too, and don’t want to exacerbate that by sweating in the cold. Working in a gym is worse than working in an elementry school: theres no way around catching what everyone is sweating everywhere. If its nice tomorrow I will go to Alki, the beach by my house, with the dog for a run/walk, its gorgeous down there and packed when its nice, which makes it more interesting.
 
As I am doing this seminar, it really upsets me how much misinformation is out there. i dont read a lot of hype-oriented fitness articles, but Im sure you guys do. Whats some weird stuff you hear about, that people might fall for. I know the basics: not eating at night, negative calorie foods, etc. What are some you guys have heard of, or maybe some that you arent sure if they are true? Maybe i can put them in my seminar.
 
Again, just trying to get you to do my work for me.
 
Success: its what I achieve through all your hard work.





Tyra Banks Ain’t Got Nothing On Me

24 03 2008

Ok, ok ,ok, my estimates for my meals were low. I usually get around 2000 calories, but you also have to remember i am a little girl (5’6″, 119pounds) so that’s the perfect range for me. As someone who used to suffer from an eating disorder, I can assure you I pay very careful attention to my food and make sure I get enough. By the same token, I don’t count every calorie or restrict in any way, shape or form. I spent way to much time doing that, and refuse to be so preoccupied with my meals or eating habits anymore. I read Eatlikeme and eat a lot like cristin (crap, I forget how she spells her name) I dont count calories and I eat when i am hungry. I pay more attention to the QUALITY of my food and not the QUANTITY. This is something that took me years to do, and now I enjoy not caring so much. Life’s too short, eat to live, don’t live to eat. Lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, limit saturated fats, sugars and hydrogentaed oils. Eat enough but not too much. These are the guidelines I make sure I follow.

So anyways, Easter was fine. I had some ham, steamed brocolli, cauliflower, carrots and potatoes, and a roll. It was nice to see my mom home, hopefully she will be back with my dad on Tuesday.

I went to the gym and it was deserted, which I prefer. I did 20 minutes on the eliptical, then a lot of upper body free weights. Tomorrow I’m going to post some of my favorite upper body moves with pictures, so I will hold off on explaining them today.

After that I went grocery shopping, and picked up some groceries.

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  • Kale
  • avacado
  • 6 cheese sticks
  • bananas
  • 2 Luna bars
  • 1 Cliff bar
  • 2 Knudsen’s cottage cheese with fruit mix ins (they have a lot of sugar but I don’t eat much sugar so I get them every once in a while)
  • Fat free cream cheese
  • oranges
  • tofu
  • sugar free hot cocoa
  • blackberry preserves
  • 6 fat free yogurts
  • box of 9 Balance bars
  • fat free milk
  • banana chips
  • Kashi TLC cookies
  • whole wheat mini bagels

Grand Total: $36.94

I also got some crap for the boy (frozen pizzas, mac and cheese, some Arizona green tea) but i figured that wasnt even worth photographing. So these groceries cost even less than that.

I’m probably the cheapest person you will ever meet, so I’m the greatest grocery shopper ever. I have about 3 stores I go to, 2 of them discount, the other Safeway for things like yogurt and milk. It takes more effort but saves loads of money, which really adds up. If something is on my list, and its too expensive, I don’t get it. Simple as that.

Finds of the Day

Kashi TLC Happy Trail Mix Cookies: $2.00

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Box of 9 Organic Balance Bars: $3.00

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I am off to soak in the tub and read my new Fitness magazine. I like Fitness, too, in addition to Muscle and Fitness Hers. They do a little to much on makeup and clothes, but their workouts are pretty good. Back to exercise tomorrow, I feel like I’ve been spending too much time on food lately.

Man, I didn’t even get a Cadbury egg this year. I think this is the first year I haven’t had one.





Happy Jelly Bean Day!

23 03 2008

Just wanted to post really fast and wish everyone a happy Easter! My family isn’t too big on the holiday, but we are using it as an excuse to get my mom out of the hospital for a few hours, so we are having a ham crockpot lunch/dinner (linner? lupper?) I usually get a basket of fruit, but I don’t think I’ll be getting one this year. After how much the price of produce has gone up, I don’t blame them. I actually bought light canned strawberries yesterday because they were so cheap compared to the real ones.

I over did it on ice cream last night. I blame Chandra for her subliminal internet trickery. But I am going to go for a short run before dunch (that’s my favorite) and then hit the gym on the way back, plus a trip to the grocery store. I’ll show you guys my loot, and share my workout.

I have been asked about my work schedule, and how I eat if I get up for work at 4:15am. So here it is

  • BREAKFAST- 4:30am: approx. 300 calories
  • SNACK- 10:00am: approx. 200 calories
  • LUNCH- 3:00pm: approx. 500 calories
  • DINNER- 7:00pm: approx. 500 calories
  • SNACK: 9:00pm: approx. 200 calories

All of that is just what usually happens. Sometimes I eat more, rarely less calories and times, especially the morning ones, vary due to when I have sessions and what not.  I eat a lot of fiber so I don’t have much of a problem not eating for 5+ hours. Work gets hectic and the time flies so most of the time I don’t even notice I need to stop and eat, but I always do. I eat more by the clock than by my body because I dont know when I will have a chance next if I have 3 or 4 sessions back to back and won’t be able to take a break for a few hours.

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Have fun celebrating the crucifixtion by eating your weight in marshmallow chicks! They should make marshmallow zombies because thats what happened right? A little more historically accurate?

 I’m gunna get yelled at for that. It was bound to happen eventually.