Friday, April 10, 2009


Hi blog world!

So today was my first day not being a vegan..however..I ate more plant based meals today thanks to my vegan experience!

  1. 1 cup shredded wheat
  2. 1 cup silk light
  3. 1 cup strawberries

  • lettuce
  • 1/4 avocado
  • vegan burger, quite good!  Boca Vegan Burgers :) 
  • cucumber, tomato
  • hummus
Refreshing and light!

  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 1/2c edamame

I made my favorite quinoa cold salad with:
  • quinoa
  • cucumber
  • tomato
  • soy sauce
  • lemon juice
  • some chickpeas
  • you can add edamame, corn, different beans, something sweet
plus some baked chicken breast with mustard and steamed broccoli.

And then a delicious banana with some honey for dessert!!

So, you may have noticed that my eating has changed a bit!  My meals are usually more carb heavy and I always have dessert dessert.  

As I said earlier, I have not been feeling myself lately.  I have been feeling heavy and out of shape.  So I made some simple changes to my diet and I will see how I feel after the week 

Change 1: I love carbs and I think they are so important.  HOwever, I need to moderate my consumption.  I think I do best with a carb at each meal but not necessarily at each snack.  Additionally, I need to stick to quality carbs such as sweet potatos, ezekial bread, cereals and watch portion sizes!

Change 2:  Sometime I eat to eat.  I'll feel like something and eat it, regardless of the nutritional benefits or how hungry I am.  Sometimes one slice of toast is enough and I don't need two.  I am working on changing my attitude about eating and no focusing SO MUCH on it.

Change 3:  Sometimes I eat in anticipation for a big run and I feel like I NEED CARBS AND PEANUT BUTTER!  That's great for a long long run..but for a 2 miler?  I don't think so.  Just because I run a lot does not mean I need to fuel like an iron man.  I still need to keep it in check.

Hopefully with these changes I will feel back to normal!  I will keep you all updated :)


My friends Moira and Jenn came with my on a nice 2mile run.  It was BEAUTIFUL out!!  My lower back has been bothering my a bit so I went for a light run.  I am still planning on my 9mile run on sunday  so we shall see how that goes.

Distance: 2miles
Time: 18min 42sec

I did another .5 miles at an easy easy pace.

I just watched Southland, the  new cop show on TV.  It has the guy from The OC in it..he plays the same character..kinda weird..kinda cool.  It is on on Thursdays..pretty it!

Going out with my friends tomorrow :)

I leave you with this little joke from my friend Steph:

Steph: "I need a date"
Steph:"....the food and a real one"

HAHA Love Dates...both kinds ;)..


  1. I know how you feel...I feel like I'm in a bit of a rut right now...and I ALWAYS eat just to eat. It's hard for me because I'm at school all day and I have to pack ebough so that I'm not hungry because I don't want to spend money at my University Center (Clif Bars are THREE dollars). I also have the carb problem. I love them and feel like I NEED them all the time, with every meal/snack. I also think a lot of it is mental. Being healthy all the time is a lot harder than it seems, give yourself some credit. You've been doing great and from what I've seen on the blog your meals are balanced. Good luck with everything, it will get better!!

  2. I need to try a cold quinoa salad, it sounds delicious!