2006 C1D12: Food Frenzy

Weights are done for today, and cardio will be knocked out immediately after work at the gym. I’ve been having issues figuring out how to navigate through the menus of my Sandisk digital audio player since I switched from MP3 mode to FM tuner mode last week to listen to the CSI episode at the gym, so I finally went to the Sandisk web site this morning to check out the owner’s manual online after pressing every button combination known to man on the little player and getting absolutely nothing in return except six random voice recorder recordings of myself cursing like a sailor.

When this player finally dies, I am just going to suck up the extra cost and get an iPod of some kind.

I went a little nuts at the grocery store(s) last night (we have four different ones within 2 miles of my house), but I bought enough food to last through the next 2-3 weeks. I splurged a bit on seafood this time around because dear Christopher is getting a little bit tired of sharing my (many) chicken meals. Alaskan King crab leg clusters were $3.99/lb at Winn-Dixie with a $25 grocery purchase, so I went ahead and got some for a big cheat meal sometime in the future. I also stocked up on shrimp, seafood mix (shrimp, squid, octopus, and other wiggly sea critters, YUM), salmon on-a-stick, frozen and fresh veggies, apples, strawberries, and some staples like olive oil and balsamic vinegar that were running low.

My big food experiments last night were Chinese beef noodles with skinless chicken legs subbed in for the usual beef, spaghetti sauce with 1 lb of lean ground beef and a cup of textured veggie protein (shhh…don’t tell my boyfriend), and a baked key lime cheesecake in a graham cracker crust made with yogurt cheese. The chicken legs turned out really well–slow cooking them for a few hours really allowed the broth to soak into the meat–and the stats are nearly identical to the original recipe, but quite a bit cheaper. Totally droolworthy, with or without the Chinese flat noodles.

Of course, I can’t have any of the above right now, but at least *someone* in the house will be in healthy ethnic gourmet heaven.

Speaking of food…believe it or not I was a good girl at the John Stone Fitness annual cheat meal at the Roadhouse Grill Saturday night. Besides guava’s girls, I may have been the only person at the table without a slab of something that used to answer to the name of “Bessie” on my plate. I got some blackened grilled mahi mahi on a lovely dry salad instead.

I didn’t take any pics at the dinner, but plenty of other folks did. If you are interested, you can check them out here:
2006 JSF Annual Cheat Meal Photos

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2/15-2/19 Report
(*Diet and workout details omitted by agreement with trainer)
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Nutrition:

2/15
Meals – On plan
Water – 16 cups

2/16
Meals – On plan
Water – 17 cups

2/17
Meals – On plan
Water – 16 cups

2/18
Meals – On plan
Water – 15 cups

2/19
Meals – On plan
Water – 10 cups

Regular (Non-Plan) Daily Supplements – multivitamin with iron, calcium 600 + D

11 days down, 73 more to go!

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Workout:

2/15
Weights – Rest
Cardio – Done

2/16
Weights – Done
Cardio – Done

2/17
Weights – Done
Cardio – Rest

2/18
Weights – Rest
Cardio – Rest

2/19
Weights – None
Cardio – YF Flexibility workout (45 minutes)
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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing!

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Brownie Points:
1. Stuck with my program during the JSF Cheat Meal at Roadhouse Grill Saturday night.
2. Reorganized the pantry and fridge.
3. Cooked a ton of food last night.
4. Went grocery shopping.
5. Worked on flexibility.
6. Didn’t eat any Rice Krispy treats from the batch I made for my co-workers.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Work on paper doll sketches.
2. Fix remaining issues with Joomla migration at Pinkdumbbells.com.
3. Locate new Events module for PDB.
4. Upgrade Community Builder component at PDB.
5. Set up archived version of The Training Journal forum at PDB from Hershey Girl’s backup.
6. Upgrade WordPress to 2.0.
7. Do a bit more cooking.

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