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End of day update…

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Today was a great day, probably because the sun is shining for the first time in over a month! I was able to enjoy a nice long bike ride, get some fresh (rain free) air, and see the clear blue sky before the clouds came back which is what seems to normally happen… I also enjoyed a most delicious red bean quesadilla:

In the mix:
1 whole wheat tortilla
1/2 cup red beans
1/4 cup brown rice
Sprinkling of low fat cheese

On top:
Sautéed onions
Cupped lettuce
Salsa
Sour cream

The beans were slow cooked in chicken broth and tasted great. Maybe a little bit on the carb heavy side for dinner but hey, gotta splurge every once in awhile right?

Dessert was a small cup of plain vanilla ice cream with some chopped dark chocolate sprinkled on top.

And because it was so beautiful outside and my mood was so good (thus the food splurge) I leave you with a pic of the clear skies:

Hopefully we have many more ahead! Good night!

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Written by dcwright02

August 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm

The sun is shining…

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Well today, for a change, the sun is actually shining. Barely.

I think it’s gonna disappear pretty soon. It’s like we’re living in a sunless vacuum on a foreign planet up here in AK. We’re all going to migrate underground around a volcano and use the lava’s heat to stay warm! Anyways…

Breakfast:

Today is pre/post workout (yup, I actually woke up in time for a spin class this morning!). So, I had an apple and some water on my way to the gym, LOTS of water while sweating buckets on the spin bike, and now I’m enjoying some oats, coffee and cottage cheese. Unfortunately, my fridge is getting pretty empty and I have no fresh berries to top it with…

Nothing else to report so far… I forgot to get my starting week weight as I was awake late this morning and rushed out the door to get to the spin class. Overall, I enjoyed it and hopefully can make this a reoccurring event during the weeks to come. And also, hopefully the food gets better soon. Beans and Rice… here I come!! 🙂

Which leads to my question: What are some of the most creative dishes you’ve made when ingredients started running out?

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August 10, 2010 at 7:59 am

#1

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So here it is, I’ve finally gotten around to posting on my food/exercise blog. Basically this is gonna be about my choice to live a healthy, energetic lifestyle. I am currently at the heaviest point in my life and it’s time to turn it around and make it better. I am going to Eat Clean, lose weight and hopefully be a happier person because of it! So up for breakfast today: Kashi Autumn Wheat cereal topped with strawberries (I eat this a lot right now because I never knew how good fresh strawberries could be!). I like this cereal because it only has 3 ingredients! I also had some peppered hard-boiled egg whites and (of course!) coffee!

On the agenda for the day: going to commute to work on my bike today, possibly a long walk on lunch, and (if it’s not pouring rain) I’m going to try my scenic bike ride along the coastal trail home. This ride was ruined by weather the last time I tried so my fingers are crossed… OK, that’s all the time I have this morning. Hopefully my re-debut to blogging holds through this time. I’ll try to update later!

P.S. had to throw a family pic in here just because!

She is adorable curled up on her Mom’s suitcase!

UPDATE: The morning ride was awesome! Weather today is finally nice and I hope it holds up until 7:00 pm when I get off work. I’m going to attempt the coastal trail again on my way home and hopefully make it further than the airport post office! 🙂 (Torrential rain ruined it last time) OK, back to work!

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July 23, 2010 at 7:45 am