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Friday, June 11, 2010

Today is Friday, which always makes me happy! And it is a medium carb day, which makes my tummy happy!!! LOL!! I have beef on my menu twice a week and I usually choose a low carb day to have beef, because beef fills me up in a way that chicken and fish do not.

So, let's get the day started!

Starting off breakfast with my steel cut oats with a chopped apple and a tbsp of sunflower seed butter. mmmmmmmmmmm! I've decided to include things I love to focus on while I am eating my meal. On this table, my favorite table, is a picture of my mother and me dressed for church. I am four in this picture and my mother is pregnant with my baby brother.

My second part of breakfast of 4 egg whites and 1 whole egg scrambled and topped with fresh salsa. On dining room table are my favorite pictures of my husband and I from our beach vacation about 8 years ago. It was the first time we went on vacation as a couple.

Small indiscretion. One of the guys in the office was celebrating his birthday today and brought in a huge fruit platter to share. These were not in my cooler and were not in my plan. Two strawberries, a couple blueberries and a little black coffee.

Mid morning protein shake! Chocolate! Need I say more? On my desk are pictures of my family at the beach the year after my husband and I went alone. This is my favorite family picture.

Tuna salad in my whole wheat pita today. Albacore Tuna, roasted red pepper, red onion, and Trader Joe's Tuscan Italian Dressing.

I had a little extra tuna and used some leaves of romaine lettuce to scarf them up!

Mid afternoon snack! 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein shake with a tbsp of Colombian instant coffee! mmmmmmmm! Great pick me up!

I left work a little early today! Stopped by the tanning salon and headed to the Goodwill to look for a few clothing items so that I could have something that fits me! I found some cute stuff! I love wearing tropical colors and I found some pretty things! I take an arm load to the dressing room. I slid on the first one, my favorite melon color and a cute cut knit t-shirt, it fit so nicely and . . . it's a medium!!!! I have NEVER worn a medium!!! I was wearing a 2x a year ago!!! I'm wearing a medium!!! I ended up leaving with four new knit t shirt style tops, one hooded cardigan and the cutest skirt you have ever seen! Okay, maybe I overstate. But it is a very feminine skirt that comes right to my mid knee with soft pink flowers AND . . . it twirls! Yep, I turned around in circles in the dressing room, it twirls!!! I'm a girl in a twirly skirt again!

A trip to the grocery store to load up on all the yummy foods I need to get me through the next two weeks. Lots of broccoli, lean proteins, asparagus, Fage 0% Greek Yogurt, eggs, limes, avocados, apples, etc. No workout tonight! It's my rest and recovery day so that I will feel strong and ready for my 'long run' tomorrow morning. My 'long runs' are only 3 -4 miles right now. I'm in a recovery period before I start training for my next half marathon.

Tonights dinner is delicious! I sauteed some extra lean ground beef with red onions and mushrooms. Added in a cup of steamed broccoli and topped it with a little freshly grated parmesan cheese. 1/2 cup of sweet potato on the side! Man, I get to eat the best foods!!!

I hope that you are inspired by some of the yummy foods you see here. More than that, I hope that you are encouraged to surround yourself with things that are beautiful and that your love dearly while you are preparing and enjoying your special meals. Make your life beautiful, surround yourself with love and live passionately.

Have a blessed night my friends.

Food Stats:

1,823 Calories
Carbs: 104
Fat: 70
Protein: 208
Sodium: 2,005 (a little higher than I like it to be, but still okay)
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    I read some of the comments and one of the girls said she gets in a rut with lunch...I'm the exact same way and I would really like to start mixing it up. I am getting a lot of inspiration from your blogs because everything you eat sounds absolutely terrific to me! Thank you...for everything!
    3755 days ago
    One day last week I got in 120g of protein. I thought I was doing so well until I read your stats! Amazing! You inspire me to keep trying the protein thing. I seem to top out at 90-120 and my carbs are still more than my protein. Your food blogs have given me some great ideas, though. Thanks a bunch!
    3757 days ago
  • WYND10
    That tuna looks so good. I am going to give it a whirl! Thanks!!

    Loving these food blogs, and how you are making them personal with your favorite things.
    3757 days ago
  • WREN67
    Yum! You're helping me break out of my periodic rut of not knowing what to make for lunch, etc.
    3758 days ago
    Fantastic blog...the food selections look awesome! And I love the picture idea. When I eat I try my best to use really PRETTY dinnerware and a candle glowing softly with beautiful music playing. Once I get my vision board completed I'm going to have that somewhere within sight too...besides feeding my physical self...I'll be feeding my spiritual self as well..yip! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3759 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/13/2010 7:03:39 AM
    I am SO making that tuna. YUM! Thanks for the idea!
    3760 days ago
    mmmmm the dinner looks and sounds DELICIOUS :)
    3760 days ago
    Great blog! The tuna looked delish!

    Congrats on the mediums! You've come a long way...keep up the great work...you look FABULOUS! And thanks for continuing to inspire us all!

    As always,
    Stay Strong!!
    3760 days ago
    You make healthy eating look good!
    I can surely be inspired by this!
    3760 days ago
    I'm loving these food blogs...Another ingredient to success...congrats...and by the way you are beautiful and glowing with health...
    3760 days ago
  • EILEEN160
    Your food choices are on my menus for the week--looking forward to trying them!
    I also shop at Goodwill--it's great for me and them.

    Have a wonderful run! emoticon
    3760 days ago
    Thank you for the food blogs; they definitely lead me in the right direction for my meals. emoticon You look fantastic! emoticon
    3760 days ago
    Thanks for the food pics. Looks delish! And, you look so pretty.
    3760 days ago
    Keep it up!
    3760 days ago
  • NEWME0519
    Wow you are looking good AND eating good!
    3760 days ago
  • B-N-ME
    FLogging inspires others. Many-me included find life so busy and meal planning next to impossible, beyond...hmmm what meat will we have for supper. See yours and other friends flogs is making me really think that I need to MAKE THE TIME to plan so that I can enjoy some of these yummy meals too!!!
    Thanks for sharing Carolyn!
    3760 days ago
  • HCARTZ1964
    Awesome blog. Great inspiration and ideas of meals to try.

    I am a resale shopaholic. I love a great find, I just picked up a burgundy leather jacket for $2.75 the arms were long and the cuffs cracked due to neglect. The leather shop charged me $10 to clean and short sleeves appropriately, it looks brand new and feels like butter. May's super find. I keep a scrapbook of those type of finds.
    3760 days ago
    Those look like meals I could dive right into! Thanks for reminding us that tuna doesn't have to be swimming in mayo or salad dressing to be a tuna sandwich! Your dinner looks fabulous and filling. Kudos to your co-worker for bringing in a fruit tray, healthy and you still stayed within your range. Have fun on your run this morning!
    3760 days ago
    OHHH MY I AM HUNGRY NOW!!!!!!! emoticon
    3761 days ago
    YOU LooK Great!!!!!
    3761 days ago
    Wow, that's awesome!!! emoticon

    I went shopping today too and bought a medium shirt for the first time in my adult life!!! And I tried on a twirly skirt too and it was too big! Isn't that the best!!!! emoticon Keep up the good work!
    3761 days ago
    Just kidding, I take those cheats anytime.
    3761 days ago
    I will not stand for such indiscretions. You better shape up or ship out.
    3761 days ago
    love your blogs and food choices. Love to get ideas for something different and good to try. You are looking great too emoticon emoticon
    3761 days ago
  • no profile photo RITAROSE
    Great blog showing what a person can do with some careful planning! Your food looked and sounded delish! WTG!! Keep up the great work! Have a super weekend! emoticon
    3761 days ago
    LOVE Goodwill! I just bought a twirly skirt there last night! I am really digging the steel cut oats and apples idea. I am going to have to pick some up this weekend! Enjoy your run tomorrow!
    3761 days ago
  • SHERBEAR1683
    You have inspired me... I am at that 2x right now lost 5 lbs before I found this site...know I have a long road to go however staying positive... didn't all go on at once wont all come off at once.
    3761 days ago
  • IXCHEL23
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon CONGRATS on the size MEDIUM!! YOU GO GIRL!! So proud of you!

    Love the idea of the photos when you eat your meals! That's a great idea! I'm always thinking of my to-do list and worries that our family have right now. Also, looking at your loved ones makes you think of them as part of why you want to get healthy, for yourself and them!

    I have a sweet potato, I never microwaved one, we'll try that! Have a great run tomorrow Carolyn!
    3761 days ago
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