Back to regularly scheduled eating.

What day is it? My schedule is all messed up LOL! I actually did not have to work yesterday, which was a real surprise and my first 3 day weekend in a long, long time!

I did stay up too late last night watching Drew Brees break Dan Marino’s record!  What a good person to be the record holder now.  It’s refreshing. Love d’em Saints! (Tom Brady better just keep his hands off this record next week).  I went to be after midnight and I was thinking I would sleep in and go to the gym later.  Nope, my eyes popped open at 6:15.  Ugh. So, off to the gym.

Lower weights with higher reps today.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squat 4 sets of 10 with 45# bar Lower Body
Close grip Lat Pull Down 3 sets of 12 at 40# Back
Stiff-legged Dead Lifts 3 sets of 12 with 50# bar Hamstrings and back
Decline sit ups 3 sets of 10 Core
Barbell Chest Press 3 sets of 10 at 50# Chest
Bent Lateral Raise 3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs Shoulder
Alternating Stationary Side Lunge 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs Lower body
Overhead Press 3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs Triceps

The gym was kind of empty today.  I bet it won’t be next week!

After some treadmill walking, I headed home for breakfast. I am changing things up a bit and going for more carbs at  lunch versus breakfast. I have been getting too hungry after lunch (but before latte time), even with protein, so I am going to try this and see what happens.

Breakfast today? A 2 egg omelet with some extra egg whites with broccoli sauteed in coconut oil. Topped with laughing cow.

It still takes a bit for me to be used to a savory breakfast at home. Not that I eat overly sweet breakfasts, but they usually don’t include sauteed vegetables.

I have not had any cookies since Christmas.  On that evening, I all of the sudden said “I do not want another cookie, period.”  I had probably at least a dozen cookies that day during the day.  Nobody really needs to eat a dozen cookies.  I don’t regret it because they tasted really good, but I hit the wall and that was enough.  Took a while to hit that wall, though LOL  (See what I mean about still being able to pack it away?). Sugar switch off.  Yesterday I ate very little sugar at all.

After a busy work morning, I made up my lunch.  I swapped out for what would be a normal breakfast:

The banana bread breakfast pudding.  Topped with peanut flour (for protein) and jam.

This actually worked pretty well because it kept me nice and full.  Something about a warm meal.  My lunches usually are not hot.  I will think about continuing this trend for a while.  Or I need to eat more soup.

Afternoon latte!

It is cold and rainy out, too.  Weird. Rain in December.  Last year was piles of snow.  This year? Rain.  Maybe that will mean a milder winter? Please???

I finished up work in pretty good time today.  It is so nice to have it finished and not have to do any later.  I was so in the mood for chicken.  I haven’t had chicken breast in a while.  It’s either been chicken thighs or we have had ham up to our eyeballs from this weekend.

Straight up meal assembly tonight 😀  It tasted really good, too.  That is 4 ounces of chicken.  A lot of people ask how much meat I eat with meals when I have it.  Lunch is usually 3 ounces, dinner 4.

It’s an icky weather night.  A good night for staying in and reading.  I have to practice guitar and work on my lesson plan for my tutoring tomorrow, but that won’t take long.  I have a snack portioned out for later:

These are butter toffee cashews.  They were in my stocking  :mrgreen:  I measured out a serving.  This piddly amount is 180 calories, which is so annoying to me sometimes.  I could just nibble that much alone while pouring out a separate serving!  Nuts are tricky things, but oh so good.

It sure feels good to get back into a more normal eating routine.

Question:  Do you prefer savory or sweet breakfasts?

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19 thoughts on “Back to regularly scheduled eating.

  1. Lisa

    I hate how high in calories nuts are. Even if they aren’t coated in sugar. 🙂

    I didn’t go nuts this weekend but I definitely want to get back to regular eating. I got some dark chocolate peppermint bark cookies and some macadamia nut hershey kisses for Christmas that are now sitting in my house taunting me!
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Homemade Tomato Soup

  2. Kim

    It took me a day or so, but I think I’m back in my healthy groove. I would be all for a tasty nut that wasn’t so high in calories. This is days late, but I wanted you to know I really enjoyed your guitar playing.

  3. Monica

    Re your question of the day — I’m all over a good savory breakfast. I’m doing Weight Watchers and I can whip a breakfast of one egg over medium, 2 pieces of center cut bacon, and 1 cup of hashbrowns cooked in 1 t. of oil for just 5 points. Sometimes I’ll make a Mexican-style egg breakfast and it’s so good. I find the protein with some fats keeps me satisfied until lunch. I’ll often throw in a piece of fruit for some fiber and a bit of sweetness though. I must say though, Lori, that your pictures of your warm, gooey breakfasts has me switching things up a bit. Recently, I bought a big tub of old fashioned oats and had a Lori-style breakfast. It was sooo good on a cold morning.

  4. Helen

    I went back to regularly scheduled eating today too. I mean that literally. It wasn’t just the different foods or extras it was actually a very odd sort of schedule over the holidays (3 of them for me). It amazes me how easy it is to fall – hard – right off the wagon!

    I have been preferring savory breakfasts for a while now. I usually end up having around 3-4 servings of veggies in my morning omelet. There are a couple of sweet things that tempt me (like pecan waffles) but that’s really an exception.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Tuesday Ten: These are a Few of My Favorite Things

  5. Leah

    Breakfast preferences vary according to how I feel that day. 🙂

    I hear you on being done with sweets…now if I can get my hands to quit reaching for them when my body is telling me we are so done.

    Glad you’re enjoying rain instead of piles of snow – well, if you are enjoying it. LOL
    Leah´s last blog post ..No Weeklong Christmas

  6. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I lean more toward a sweet breakfast, most days, but I occasionally switch it up and have lunch for breakfast for a few days. I rarely incorporate vegetables, though.

    Oh, seeing your peanut flour reminded me that I meant to drop you a note re: a potential new peanut flour source, Southern Grace Farms, which I forgot to mention in my last post. They’re having a 20% off sale through Monday if you enter Merry12 in the discount code box. I ordered a 2# bag and it cost me more to ship it than the flour did! LOL
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Back on the Wagon. Sort of.

  7. Jody - Fit at 53

    That banana bread breakfast still looks like a cookie to me – a one track mind!!! 🙂 I have done that too many cookies thing too Lori & tell myself I am done for a long time – then I am ready again in a couple days!! 😉 I once OD’d on onion rings on my bday & for those, I have not had more than a couple at a time since then & took me a long time to eat them again – I think the fried thing & my poor tummy.

    Breakfast – I eat the same type of thing all the time – protein bar or muffin – homemade, toast with PB….
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  8. Fran

    Yesterday we had leftovers from Christmas for dinner but tonight it was back to a normal dinner and boy did that taste good.

    It’s mostly rain here too, no sign of snow yet and I don’t mind at all. It’s not even that cold here either. I think we had about 2 to 3 nights that it froze, not more. I’m not complaining 🙂
    Fran´s last blog post ..Tuesday December 27, 2011: The Christmas edition

  9. Kimby

    I loved the title of your post and your photos were so fresh and inviting! The chicken breast plate was calling my name, especially since I seem to still be in “indulge” mode until New Year’s…

    You’re an inspiration to me. 🙂

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