Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 169 & 170: Productivity, When Sweets Attack, New Club, Product Review & Pupper Reuben

Thursday was a great day as Thursdays almost always are because it’s my work from home day – woo! I got up, weighed 114, showered and felt fabulous and well-rested (yay!). I got to work and had a successful day getting things knocked off my to-do list. The sweet, sweet feeling of productivity. Awesome. During lunch I walked 4 miles, then I walked another 2 after work. I was supposed to do some strength training, but just never got around to it! So now I have lots to do Friday and Saturday – but that’s okay –just glad I got caught up on my cardio!! As far as eats, I had a morningstar sausage/egg/English muffin for breakfast, a smart ones for lunch, a sandwich/chips/granola bar for snacks then dinner was buffalo chicken sandwiches and sweet potato fries. I couldn’t eat the whole sandwich – so filling… but later I had oreo cakesters again. Then I got really hungry at like 10 and had some cheez its! Argh! Hello, Self Control, it’s me, Kelly. We used to tight. Where ARE YOU? I ended up at 1,697 calories, 222 carbs and 49 fat grams. Great day! Definitely on the high side of my new limit but I was hungry! Again with the crap. I feel a need to eat the crap in the house though, but plan to get more strategic with my snacks so I can eat healthier. I’m thinking the warmer weather would help – I so don’t crave fruit when it’s 36 degrees. :( (Excuses much?) Here’s what I ate.

Friday was a great day too! Woke up well rested again and had a successful, productive day at work. Yay! I heart feeling like a worthwhile contributor! During lunch I walked 3.5 miles (alone – boo – Stacy couldn’t make it), but I was able to get about 50 pages of How to Be Popular read- so cute so far. The afternoon kept me busy and then before I knew it it was 5 p.m. – time to hit the gym again! This time I only did another mile, taking me to 4.5 for the day, but I did legs, abs, chest and triceps afterwards – GREAT workout. At 6:45 I raced home – time to shower and get ready for dinner with friends at Brick Store in Decatur. Tyson (awesome friend from high school!) and his fiancé Meri (awesome girl from Boston) picked us up at 8 and we headed over to meet some of Meri’s friends I hadn’t met yet, but had heard lots about. They were super sweet girls and we had a great time there!! Afterwards, the 4 of us were heading back to Buckhead thinking we’d go to one of our normal spots (East Andrews, Stout, Chruchill’s, 5 Paces, Poolhall, Tin Lizzy’s, etc.) but as we were crossing over Lenox to that cluster we saw all of these peeps partying outside on this balcony then Meri, who works right there, remembered that this cool place she eats lunch at turns into a total club!
We spit a U and parked in her work parking deck (clutch!) and the 4 of us headed in to Aja. It was $10 cover, but Meri said we were “looking for our friends” and the guy let us in for free (yes – so far free parking and no cover) then we took it all in and Meri immediately found us a waitress (instead of going to the bar) we could order drinks from. Have I told you that this girl is SERIOULSY on top of her game?! Awesome. The place was most definitely out of my element but that’s what made it super fun and we had a blast! Rolled in at 2, passed out by 2:30 – good to go! (BTW - took that photo at the club!)

As far as eats, I started out yesterday with a MS sausage/egg/potato burrito and a yogurt, followed by a new contraption I’ll call Chinese Chicken and Broccoli – basically I made .75 cups rice, 4 oz. chicken and 1 cup broccoli. I cooked the chicken in garlic salt and used two tbsp of Kikkoman Stirfry Sauce (LOVE IT), and added a little salt and soy sauce for effect. Yum, yum! After lunch I had M&Ms (I know – I have no self control) and a chocolate chip cookie (the break room was LOADED with treats… I couldn’t resist)… after work/work out I had pita pizzas… so not bad… but then I went out… 2 SF red bulls, vodka, flavored vodka, a glass of wine and a beer and a few swigs of Austin’s… and hummus/pita… there’s another 500 – DANG! I ended up at 2,127 calories, 256 carbs and 46 fat grams – clearly out-of-bounds! Haha That’s what high days are for though and I had a great time with great friends. The end! Here’s what I ate.

So I’m laying in bed with Reuben, just finished another fabulous MS sausage, egg and potato breakfast wrap and have ALREADY had a sweet treat – quaker’s 100 calorie peanut butter granola bar. Sigh. I’m serious: which one of you used to have an intense craving for sweets after each meal, only to find one day you woke up and it was gone? Don’t be alarmed: I have possession of it now and will gladly return it upon request… K – off to get ready for, you guessed it, another day of house hunting. Wish me luck (assuming you’re not tired of doing that) – hopefully I’ll have fabulous news to report tomorrow. Or I’ll have a pile of ash that used to be a pool table. We’ll see! Oh and BTW – I’m SO SORE. My chest/triceps are on fire… like I’m not going to be able to hold pupper today!! Speaking of pupper, here is what he's doing RIGHT NOW. :)

Reuben Sleeping

Reuben when he wakes up (is woken up) from Sleeping and his beard is all squished hehe... don't tell him I posted this...


Hope you're all having fabulous weekends!! Talk to you tomorrow!

11 comments:

prettyface said...

LOL!!! Reuben looks like he's smiling!

Mica said...

Fun stuff, and your doggy is adorable!

fittingbackin said...

Hehe he is the happiest! 3 houses down so far... No luck yet. :(

Kelly Olexa said...

Hello Self Control- ha ha I love that!! You got it going on girl, isn't the whole "having a blog" thing such a great accountability factor? Knowing you have to "answer" to your peeps? I love it.
So glad I found your fabulous blogoliciousness.
;-)
KO

dehumidifier said...

My friend calls Aja the Steely Dan Bar because they had that album called "Aja". Oh, and I LOVE the 100-calorie oreo cakester packets. I bought two boxes today!

Thinspired said...

Sounds like you're really feelin' good and enjoying the weekend! All that walking seems to be helping maintain your goal weight--what do you think? It seems like you're really settling into 114 :)

inmytummy said...

I love the Brickstore. It's always so crowded though.

fittingbackin said...

Kelly: hehe It's SO true!! It really is - I love it and yes - the accountability factor is INSANE! :) Thanks, girl!

De: LOL that's hilarious. Austin says it's prounced Asia. lol I LOVE them!!

Thinspired: I think so too! And you know peeps are like why don't you just walk less so you can eat more - but the walking makes me feel better and tone up so I def think it's helping me!

Inmytummy: OMG - it was crazy. We got there last/late and they had been there for 2 hours to get a table - WHAT? Luda.

eurydice said...

hahaha reuben is hilarious! i won't tell him. ;)

dehumidifier said...

My friend calls Aja the Steely Dan Bar because they had that album called "Aja". Oh, and I LOVE the 100-calorie oreo cakester packets. I bought two boxes today!

Kelly Olexa said...

Hello Self Control- ha ha I love that!! You got it going on girl, isn't the whole "having a blog" thing such a great accountability factor? Knowing you have to "answer" to your peeps? I love it.
So glad I found your fabulous blogoliciousness.
;-)
KO