5th December 12
Darwin Cafe is one of my favorite work-lunch spots in San Francisco. I’ve even been back about three times since I’ve been funemployed because I love it so much. It’s one of the few restaurants that gets me actually excited to eat a salad!
23rd August 12
Lunches. A random sampling of what I’ve eaten for lunch for the past few months. From left to right: Peruvian, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Grilled Chicken & Rice, Malaysian, Spicy Tuna Salad, Indian, Spanish, Ravioli, and Steak.
6th August 12
Every Monday for the past month my best friend and I have been going to a pole-dancing class at Crunch. At first I thought it was super intriguing and interesting but very difficult. However, I think as I slowly ramp up on the learning curve it’s actually been a lot more fun. It takes me a little while to figure each move out but once I do it just ‘clicks’. Climbing was the hardest for me, the first class I couldn’t fathom how it was possible but managed to figure it out within three classes. Today’s class was probably the hardest workout yet, I was sweating and sore by the end of it. I keep getting bruises on my feet and knees, mostly from climbing.
I’ve also found that being ambidextrous seems to work to my advantage. Whenever I get exhausted from doing a certain move I can manage to keep going by switching arms and doing the move from the opposite direction. I’m definitely super excited to see where I’ll be within another month’s time!
1st August 12
So happy they started selling these in a smaller-than-small size! It’s the perfect snack.
2nd April 12
So… basically since the beginning of the year I’ve totally been slacking on eating well and exercising. Actually, truthfully this began once I switched jobs and now work longer and more irregular hours without a gym 10 feet away from me. I knew I was gaining weight back and getting more out of shape but I thought I still had a good ‘buffer’ zone, that surely I hadn’t gained back more than four or five pounds…
The other day I weighed myself for the first time in months and had gained back about 7-8 pounds… It took me six months to work off 15 and about six months to gain half of it back. That’s kind of scary… Thank goodness for realizations that come at the beginning of the month so I feel extra motivated to do something about it.
I’m going to New York the last week in April… and plan to eat to my heart’s desire so I want to at least lose back 5 pounds by that time. I think that’s reasonable for three-ish weeks.
So, the goals:
- Exercise at least 4 times a week
- 1 outdoor run
- 1 gym visit
- 1 at home workout
- 1 more of the above
- No more than two drinks a night. Vodka-soda’s or white wine only.
- No more white bread! <—- This one is actually the hardest sometimes.
18th August 11
Greek (Yogurt) Salad
Romaine lettuce with cherries, slices of red plum, a helping of non-fat Greek Yogurt, and some crunchy almonds! Yum! Why am I not laughing with this?
16th June 11
I admit, my eating has been so bad this week. At dinner on Tuesday I ate three dinner rolls which is the most (and perhaps) only white bread I’ve eaten in over 6 months. I felt horrible the next morning, it simply did not sit well in my stomach. I also drank a beer that night, when I usually only drink on weekends. A part of this is because of social situations, though. It was San Francisco design week and well… all that mingling and such, while fun, just goes hand in hand with a drink. After three hours of doing that instead of coming home and making something as I usually do, I was famished and would have rather just eaten out somewhere nearby. The next night we went out to the various studios again… but I only had 1 serving of wine and a salad, which was marginally better. Today, though, I didn’t really have any excuse… I ate something crappy for lunch, had some cookies, opted for diet Dr. Pepper instead of the usual tea, then made one of those frozen pizzas for dinner. I think this is mostly because I needed to unwind so bad, it’s been a very busy week.
I also think maybe I just need some comfort food because I miss Rob so much. He is back home in London right now, and I am surprised at how much I miss him because I usually revel in what is typically rare alone time. I guess having him around makes me more accountable for what I eat because I preach so much about eating healthy and I don’t want to be a hypocrite! I think I also feel extra shitty because I haven’t gone to the gym all week either (mostly because of a work deadline which will be met tomorrow, so I am going to run my ass off on Monday).
Oh well, these slip ups are nothing I can’t recover from. Writing and admitting to myself that I haven’t been my best does help.
11th June 11
Fruit @ The Farmer’s Market
in San Luis Obispo! Ugh, everything just looked so good.
3rd June 11
Mango & Yogurt Smoothie
Finished result. I love the color of this one! It’s the same as my current favorite shade to wear.
2nd June 11
Multigrain Pasta with Tomato-Spinach Sauce
Tonight’s dinner! I am running out of food! That tends to = pasta for dinner. Kind of disappointed that I didn’t get much protein today… I had lasagna for lunch, so that’s not too much variety. It was a vegetable lasagna though… Anyway, I amped up my tomato sauce myself by pureeing some spinach and then sauteing it into the sauce.