Monday, September 28, 2009

Back to Business as Usual

Meal 5 (8:30 pm)- Myoplex Lite RTD (Geez this is a lot of shakes for one day for even me. I need to get back to eating tons of fresh veggies tomorrow.)

Meal 4 (5:30 pm)- 1 large stuffed pepper (a few more carbs than I'd prefer, but yummy nonetheless) Boiled cleaned out peppers in a large pot of water for about 5 minutes to soften up. Drained and stood upside down on towel to allow to drip dry. Filled with rice mixture. Baked at 350 F for about 15 minutes, added about 1/8 cup Kraft 2% reduced fat shredded cheddar and cooked until melted.
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers for dinner...Here is how I made the stuffing...1 bag Morningstar Farms meal starter crumbles browned + 1 cup (dry measured) brown rice (cooked it in separate pot, then added to cooked meat) + 1 can diced tomatoes (drained) + a couple cloves of garlic + 1/2 cup black beans + salt, pepper, basil and garlic seasoning
Meal 3 (2 pm)- Orowheat multi-grain sandwich thin toasted + 1 boca burger + yellow mustard + spinach, tomato & sauteed mushrooms & onions
Meal 2 (11 am)- Apple Pie shake (1 cup crushed ice + 1/2 cup diced gala apple + 1 packet EAS Vanilla Carb Sense protein + 1 cup water + apple pie spice)
Meal 1 (8 am)- EAS Muscle Armor + Whey Protein Isolate + 1 slice Ezekiel toast w/20 sprays parkay fat free butter spray + multivitamin & 2 glucosamine/MSM

Well it's back to business as usual after a busy weekend. It's crazy how much a 2 hour time difference can throw me off in as little as two nights, but I was not ready to get up this morning at 5:30 to hit the gym. I was so close to not even going, but I knew if I didn't I'd still be lying there awake, just dead tired, and feeling guilty. So, up I went and had a great UBWO. I was so happy to be back home and get back onto my normal routine and schedule. Traveling is fun, but it's also always good to be back home in my own bed.

Stopped by Barnes and Noble today to pick up a book I've been wanting to read, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. I've heard a lot about the author Michel Pollan from his other book, The Omnivore's Dillema, but this newer book sounded more interesting. I'm so excited to have a fresh new read! I haven't read anything since the China Study, and even though I was aiming for a funny lighthearted book this time around, non-fiction once again won out. I am just more of a non-fiction person, unless it is a really funny book for the most part. I just love learning, and unfortunately, fiction doesn't really provide me with much of that. Plus, I figured this book might provide some more insight into vegetarianism. The cover has a big head of lettuce with a subtitle scrolling along the twist tie holding it together which says "Eat food. Not much. Mostly plants." Sounds like much the same message that the China Study had, but this is written from a different angle, so I'm excited to see what it's all about!

1 comment:

  1. Those stuffed peppers look awesome!! I'll have to try them sometime. If you're interested in trying another all-natural veggie burger (I think they might even be vegan??) Costco is carrying Dr. Praeger's for a pretty good price!

    I've heard nothing but good things about "In Defense of Food!"