March 20, 2014

WIAW 3.19.14 & Upsets Galore

I know this post is coming a day late, but I figure it's better late than never! Actually, in many cases if something is late it is as good as never. Can you tell I was a graduate student for 6 years! No, it did not take me that long to get a Master's degree, I also have a PhD, so I actually progressed at a nice pace. But, in the university world, assignments and deadlines are written in stone and there is no "late" options!


If you can't tell, I get in meal ruts occasionally. I really, really love this Hi-Protein Apple Oatmeal. I also added three egg whites to increase my protein intake for this meal.

Snack 1

For my first snack of the day, I had 1 1/2 Cups of blackberries, 1 C 2% Cottage Cheese, and 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds. Have you ever tried chia seeds? They really do not have much flavor but can really increase your protein intake. Just 1 TBSP has 3g Protein, 5g Carbs, and 5g Fat!


Wow! This meal does NOT look appetizing at all. I made the cod in the morning while trying to multi-task - making breakfast, feeding the dog, and doing a load of laundry. I am starting to realize that sometimes my multi-tasking is a little too much. And just to clarify, on many days feeding the dog includes me getting on the floor, and spooning the food in his mouth (I have a separate set of spoons for the dog)! Honestly, this dog is spoiled rotten.  Anyways, I overcooked the cod, but it is was good in my belly so that is all that matters. I just sprayed some EVOO spray and added some Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning. 

Snack 2

Yes, I have already started "sampling" the next 8 Quest bars to complete a thorough review of all 16 Quest Bars. If you didn't read my post from yesterday, head on over there to read my thoughts on the 7 I discussed! And I actually have also eaten the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, I have a 12-count box, so how I forgot to include that one in my post from yesterday is BEYOND me!


This may be one of my favorite dinners in a long time. Well, I take that back because the flank steak is da' bomb digittie! This is a close second and it has nothing to do with the chicken! All stars go to the asparagus, russet potatoes, and feta cheese! Praise the feta cheese! For the asparagus, I simply sprayed a pan with EVOO mist (the no-calorie kind) and then sprinkled some of the same Mrs. Dash seasoning over it. Place in the oven and allow it to ROAST out baby! Now the potatoes, I will give you that recipe tomorrow, but then add the 1 TBSP of feta cheese, and your life is a dream. I cut up everything and mix it together, so yummy! And the feta cheese adds a nice amount of salty flavor that no additional salt is needed, double score!


To round out my meal, I had one small piece of Ghiradelli 60% Cacao. This contains 1g Protein; 6g Carbs; and 4g Fat.

Now, let's talk about the upsets of Wednesday, March 19th. There are two:

1. I sprained my ankle while running!?!? I am going to have it checked out, but I sent a few pictures to Coach Kemp, and we both agree that I sprained it. So, this absolutely sucks since I am training for the Glass City Marathon at the end of April. I am planning to lay off the running for the remainder of this week and all of next and then jump back on the bandwagon by March 30th! I will continue my cross training at Renegade in the meantime.

2. The Rockets lost to Southern Mississippi in the 1st Round of the NIT! We had a stellar season, but we of course would have liked to kept it marching into April!

Question of the Day: Anything upsetting happened in your life recently? You know the saying, misery loves company :)


1 comment:

  1. I love chia seeds. Try putting a Tbsp in a big container of water. I make sure the cup has a straw so I don't get a whole mouth full, but since they puff up a little they are barely noticeable.

    Sorry about your ankle :(