Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to work.

I was so busy Monday that I didn't get to blog. So here is Monday and Tuesday.

Monday morning I woke up and decided to have a bowl of multi grain Cheerios with a peach, raspberries, and skim milk for breakfast.

Lunch was not typical in that I ate a Luna bar and then went to the mall to get frozen yogurt at Mr. Smoothie....yum:)

After lunch, Steve and I went on a 20 mile bike ride. My average heart rate was 156 and the highest it got was 175. I burned 650 calories in 1 hour 15 minutes.
After our bike ride I had orange juice mixed with sparkling water. I had to rush to shower and get to our neighbors by 5pm. This was the first time they had invited us to dinner in the almost 2 years we lived in our house.
I didn't take any pictures because this was the first time we spent more than 5 minutes with our neighbors. Didn't want to weird them out. I ate a very good baked potato with salt and pepper, cooked green beans, a piece of garlic bread, and a little salad.
For dessert I had a piece of homemade apple pie, which was outstanding. Oh I also had a wine cooler with dinner.
For breakfast I had oatmeal, a peach, and a vanilla greek yogurt. This was so filling that I was amazed. I guess it was all the protein in the greek yogurt.

My yogurt held me until lunch at 12:15. I had some of the whole wheat orzo salad I made over the weekend (orzo, artichokes, chick peas, tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar). Mixed into the pasta salad was one of my favorite Garden Burgers:

Here is the pasta salad mixed with the garden burger:

Different view:)

With my pasta salad I had some grapes:

My afternoon snack around 4pm was a Kashi bar and a skim sugar free vanilla latte.

While making dinner I snacked on a handful of Kashi crackers.
For dinner I made Vegan ravioli with a sauce I made with jarred spaghetti sauce, morningstar crumbles, mushrooms, and chick peas. I picked up this ravioli at Whole Foods and I highly recommend it. Steve loves it too. I'm so lucky that he enjoys meals without meat (even though he enjoys a good steak when he can)!
Ravioli cooked with sauce:
Ravioli with a salad:
After dinner Steve, Sophie, and I took a walk at North Park, which is 5 minutes from our house. A walk around the lake can be 5 miles, or there is a shortcut that we use often which is 4.7 miles. Today, Sophie was so good running and walking (Steve only had to hold her for 1 mile total I bet). We averaged 14 minutes per mile. So the walk was 1 hour 16 minutes total.
Driving to the park:
Here are some views of North Park. The path is around a huge lake.

After we got home, and I did some cleaning and packed the lunches, I enjoyed some grapes:
I am super tired and have a busy work day tomorrow, so goodnight, sleep tight!!


just me said...

that is my favorite luna bar of all time! i love that one and the chocolate raspberry one... yummy!

and that orzo dish looks scrumptious!

and sophie so sooooooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Yum! That fro yo looks delish!

Mixing the Gardenburger with the orzo salad is a great idea! A great way to get some protein into the pasta dish - nice ;o)

Thanks for the ravioli recommendation! I used to eat ravioli all the time but really haven't had it in a while - so I'm due for a good, easy-to-make brand that isn't Stouffers!

Aw, the lake pictures (and Sophie) are gorgeous!

Have a great night!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the orzo salad! Glad to have the rec about the ravioli too... I've had the Rising Moon company ravioli often (butternut squash is my fav) but have been hesitant to try this brand. Does it have just the tofu filling, or other veg/flavors too?
I know what you mean about being busy - you do such ag good job on yor blog all the same :-) (unlike me, I'm a blog delinquent of late!)

Anonymous said...

Ohh man the food looks great.. I def have to get some of that ravioli! And i just bought the multi grain cheerios too, i like to have them with yogurt!

Rose said...

Great flying V picture - and Sophie is adorable!

Shalane said...

That orzo looks fabulous! I must try making it!

VeggieGirl said...

Cute mug; love the grapes (as always); North Park is quite picturesque; SOPHIE!! What a doll :0)

Olga said...

o0o I gotta buy some of that ravioli, it sounds great!

I love the scenic park pictures!

Have a good day!