something’s fishy…

Happy Tuesday!  How are you all?  Is it still winter where you’re at?  Last night, right after I finished my post where I told you it was raining, I let the dogs out our back door and discovered that it was POURING down snow!  So beautiful.  I’d stopped believing the weathermen because they’ve predicted snow for us multiple times this winter and we haven’t seen anything significant yet.  Look at what we woke up to!

The dogs didn’t seem to be phased…


Sadly, most of it has now melted.  I think they’ve predicted more for tomorrow though.  I don’t mind the cold as much when we have snow to look forward to!

Before I get to far ahead of myself, I wanted to share the last of yesterday’s eats with you.  I decided to discard the cabernet that I wasn’t enjoying and made a snackie dessert bowl instead (are you proud, Sarah?!?).  It was so tasty and SO much more satisfying than my wine!

Last night’s dessert: 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, Annie’s Honey Bunnies, 1 chopped medjool date.

[ 220 calories]


Back to Tuesday…

My days are going by SO fast because I am SO busy at work!  I’ve got a big deadline next Friday and I’m working really hard during the days to try and keep the late nights next week to a minimum.  Its stressful, but I’d much rather be busy at work than bored like I was for the last few weeks.  I had planned to get up early for some morning yoga, but forgot to turn my phone volume on after work yesterday so slept through my alarm for over an hour!  Yikes.  Needless to say I was in a bit of a rush, so I packed my breakfast to take with me to the office.

Breakfast: 6oz Fage 0%, 1/4 cup TJ’s pumpkin spice granola, 1 banana, 1 medjool date.

[355 calories]


SO good!  And it stayed with me for a full 4 hours.

I had a bit of a fish theme going on today…lots of protein and Omega 3’s!  🙂

Lunch: tuna salad wrap on 8″ whole wheat tortilla with yellow bell pepper and spinach, the rest of the tuna salad with peppers and carrots and two Back to Nature multigrain flax crackers.

[about 400 calories]


The tuna salad contained:

  • 3oz canned tuna in water, drained
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 tbsp light mayo
  • 1 heaping tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp dill relish
  • salt + pepper


Snacks: a pink lady apple at 3:30 and a Clif ZBar at 5:30, to fuel me for a run.

[211 calories]


I decided to skip tonight’s yoga class and go for a run.  The weather was decent (30* and clear), and it got warm enough today to melt the ice on the sidewalks.  They are predicting snow again tomorrow so I decided I should run while I had the chance, and go to a yoga class tomorrow night instead.  It was great!  I think my feet have gotten used to my new inserts because I didn’t have much pain at all.  I’m still planning to see a podiatrist because I don’t think I should have to deal with any pain while running, right?!?

Exercise:  3-mile run, 10 min/mile pace.  20 minutes of vinyasa flows to stretch out afterwards.  I’m feelin’ good!  🙂

[– 400 calories]

Dinner tonight was inspired by Jen.  I saw a smoked paprika salmon on her blog last week and remembered that we had some smoked paprika in our spice cabinet that was a stocking stuffer this Christmas (my family knows us well!).  When I commented on her blog, Jen was sweet enough to send me this recipe to try out.  We didn’t have time to marinade our salmon, but the rub was FANTASTIC.

Dinner:  roasted salmon with a citrus paprika rub, citrus-glazed asparagus, TJ’s Harvest Blends grains

[580 calories]


The asparagus was super-easy, and SO good!  I heated olive oil in a non-coated skillet, then added 1 clove of garlic to saute’ for about a minute.  Then the asparagus went in, with some salt and ground pepper.  After it had been cooking for 3-4 minutes, the garlic was really starting to brown and trying to stick to the pan.  I splashed in about 1/2 cup of orange juice to de-glaze, gave everything a stir and covered the pan.  The heat was lowered to simmer and the asparagus cooked for another 3-4 minutes until tender.  YUM.


This TJ’s blend was really good too…israeli couscous, baby garbonzo beans, orzo and red quinoa.  We cooked ours in chicken broth for a little extra flavor.


Thank you all for the sweet comments about my new table!  I know it will take some getting used to, but I’m glad you’re open to it.  I’ll get a picture of the whole thing soon, but I’m waiting until our new dining room light gets here so you get the whole picture.  🙂

Daily Recap:

  • calories consumed = 1550
  • calories expelled = 400
  • net = 1,150

A little light today, but I feel content!  I may grab a little snackie dessert before bed…  🙂

Have a great night!


28 responses to “something’s fishy…

  1. Yay for the pupster picture!

    You dinner looks phenomenal – and I’m totally diggin the new table!

  2. I really want that dessert bowl!!! I’ve got to get me some bunnies =)

  3. That salmon does look good. Did you get it fresh?

    Haha, I am only now appreciating the ephemeral nature of Virginia snow. Here in Illinois, it stays FOREVER and makes my life SO HARD. Booo!

  4. It is DEF. still winter in Chicago. I wish it was 30 so I can run outside (I hate the treadmill!). The low tonight is 6. Brrrrzzesss.

    Good luck with your feet. I totally recommend going to a podiatrist. I haven’t had any heal pain for almost 3 weeks since my cortisone shots. They sucked, but the fact that I can workout and do yoga again is worth it.

    Hope you get everything done by Friday!

  5. Happy Tuesday to you too! I am having a fabulous Tuesday, I hope you are as well!

    I am jealous that you were able to run outside! I would have slipped and fell all over the place if I tried that today! I missed my chance yesterday, it was gorgeous out then.

  6. Dinner looks great!

    The snow is GORGEOUS. I’m sure my dog would LOVE to run in that. Sadly, there won’t be snow in Florida anytime soon!

  7. Oh wow, snow??!
    But tasty eats, looks delicious!!

  8. Just came across your blog, and I think it’s wonderful! Your pictures are beautiful, and I love that you subtract your calories expended from those taken in. Great job! I’ll be back for more 🙂

  9. you had such a clean day of eats today! great job on burning a whopping 400 calories on your run – that just means you get to eat more =)

  10. Not only am I proud of that snackie dessert bowl, but I’m proud of that snackie dessert bowl disguised as breakfast!!!

    I’m also proud of your awesome run and yoga mixed workout. Nice job!

    I was super excited to see that TJ’s grain blend…I have it in my cupboard and was planning to make it tomorrow night.

    Hope tonight’s snackie bowl was yummy too!

  11. Snow! yay!!!! I am jealous believe it or not!

    Great eats!

  12. Is it still winter where I am??? Understatement alert!! 😀

  13. That salmon looks fantastic!

  14. Everything on your dinner plate looks delish! Your dogs are adorable – I get a kick out of watching mine frolic through the snow… which there is still plenty of here in Boston! It’ll be winter until April.

  15. Oh – it’s definitely still winter here! Dogs are weird!! My lab lays in the snow, I’m like, “Are ya crazy?!”

    That couscous sounds yummy 🙂

  16. runningwithfood

    The salmon looks great! I think you’ve convinced me to try this one out … I just won’t tell Devin that it has OJ + brown sugar in the mix!! 😉

    Have a good day! Stay warm!

  17. YAY! Love the pup pics. 🙂 We had a few flakes overnight but nothing that stuck to the ground sadly. I got a little fix of snow when I went to NH with E. over Christmas but would love more. 🙂 We had Mahi Mahi so it was a fishy night all around!!!!

  18. Hey girl I am sorry if I missed it somewhere but are you counting calories to lose weight?

  19. baby garbanzos?! so cute….i am looking for those at trader joes next time I go…

  20. cute pics of the pups!

    Trader joe’s harvest grains is my FAV!!! its great with a green veggie and roasted buttersquash for a veggie meal 🙂

  21. I am in Georgia and it was in the 70’s at the end of last week and this weekend. Today though, it’s FREEZING. Our high is 40* and when I got up it was in the 20’s!

    I love that TJ’s Harvest Grain blend. We eat it all the time!

  22. eatinginbalance

    Haha, it’s never winter in Arizona I guess – it’s in the high 70s this week!

    Love your blog. 🙂

  23. I prefer to stay busy at work as well. Those boring days just draaaag by. Good luck with the big deadline!

    Tuna and salmon – good for you. I always have a goal of eating more fish, but I fail. I think buying fresh salmon is the key. If I knew I had some that was going to go bad, I’d make it.

    Still loving the new table, and I’m glad you got a little snow. We’ve hardly gotten any this year, and it’s not like it hasn’t gotten cold enough. It was 14 degrees this morning in Nashville! Brrr.

    OK, off to add salmon to my grocery list. 🙂

  24. Everytime I see salmon it looks so good, but I’ve tried it like 10 times and can’t seem to like it. Yours looks delish though!

  25. I don’t eat fish, but the salmon marinade looks delicious!

    I love Annie’s Bunnies. I saw at Whole Foods today they have new mix kind that has cheese bunnies and pretzel bunnies!

  26. citrus paprika rub sounds scrumptious! i never cook fish myself, and i don’t know why since i love it so much. your dinner is making me want to start!

  27. Ha. We’ve gotten sooo much torturous snow this winter, I actually had to laugh out loud when I read “I don’t mind the cold as much when we have snow to look forward to!” So enjoy your snow, I just hope it stays away form us for awhile. 🙂

  28. Bobbi – I’m trying to lose a few more pouds, but mainly counting calories to raise my awareness of what I’m consuming. I realized that there were a lot of little snacks making their way into my daily eats and were not helping in my last few pounds effort. Thanks for asking! 🙂

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