and…repeat.

Hellllloooooo!  How are you all?  I feel like I’ve been so absent….I just went back through the last few posts to re-read comments and answer questions.  Sorry I was behind!  Be sure to check back if you left me a question in the last few days, I should have answered if for you and if not feel free to shoot me an email.

And, welcome new readers!  I had many comments to approve this week, from people who had never commented before.  Yay!  I’m so glad you all are here, and hope you’ll keep coming back!

I hope I don’t bore you with today’s post, because yesterday’s eats were all about leftovers!  That’s what I get for planning dinners that make huge quantities and not freezing any of it.  I really need to get better about that…

Breakfast Friday:  out with a friend at our favorite breakfast spot, The Bluegrass Grill.  I had a veggie omelet made with 3 egg whites, bell pepper, tomatoes, spinach and olives.  I also had a small side dish of cheese grits….there’s the southern girl in me!  I realized as I was sitting at the table after ordering my breakfast that I have a really strange way of thinking about food when I eat out in restaurants.  I was looking at the menu, craving either granola or oatmeal, but ordered the omelet and grits instead because it felt more “worth it”.  Do you know what I mean?  Like, I make yogurt and granola at home all the time, so why should I waste money on it in a restaurant when I can get an omelet and grits?  I think this is silly, and that I need to start realizing that eating out in a restaurant isn’t all about the food, its also about the company you’re with and the fact that neither of you had to make breakfast or clean up afterwards, no matter what you order to eat.   I’m going to try and remember that next time.

[not sure of the calories, but I’m sure higher than they would be at home because my omelet had a lot of oil in it]

Mid-Morning Snack:  the honey whole wheat biscuit I didn’t eat with breakfast…I have got to learn to make these!

Lunch:  leftover split pea + sausage soup

[375 cal]

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Not nearly as pretty as when freshly made, but still just as tasty!  PS:  you’ll be seeing this again….  🙂

Afternoon Snack:  1/2 a Clif Iced Gingerbread bar…I only have 1-1/2 left and will be so sad when they are gone!

[125 cal]

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When I got home from work last night, totally brain dead, I decided to go for a run.  I went to campus and did a 3-1/4 mile loop at about a 10 min/mile pace.  I REALLY enjoy my 3-4 mile runs.  I’ve been thinking a lot about long distance running lately, and my training, and have lots to share with you.  But not this morning.  Soon, I promise.  🙂

When I got home I did 25 minutes of vinyasa flows…lots of down dogs, chathurangas, warriors, twisted triangles and pigeon.  Perfect way to stretch out my hamstrings and hips.  🙂

Exercise: 3-1/4 mile run, 25 minutes of vinyasa yoga

[about -400 calories]

Dinner:  leftover veggie lasagna

[443 cal]

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Dessert:  snackie bowl with 6oz 0% Fage, 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, small handful of Annie’s Bunnies

[223 cal]

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It is such a BEAUTIFUL day here!  The high is supposed to be 60*!!!  Woohoo!!!  I planned to go for a run this morning when I woke up but it was still only 23*, I decided to wait until later when it will be MUCH more enjoyable.  🙂

What are your plans for today?  Unfortunately, I have to work.  Boo.  I’m getting ready to go to the office, but I have a hair appointment at 2pm so will have to stop working then.  After that I’m going for a run, then to the grocery store with my hubb to stock up for the week, and maybe a movie tonight?We’ll see.  Busy day!

I hope you all have a great Saturday!

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21 responses to “and…repeat.

  1. Looove vinyasa routines – so energizing!!

    ENJOY YOUR SATURDAY ACTIVITIES!! And yes, I vote for movie-watching tonight 😀

  2. Mmm, fabulous food, as always! The soup looks so hearty!

  3. leftovers are FINE – no worries!!and still beautiful as ever!!!

    i’m letting food digest and then going for an EIGHT mile run! eekk I can’t believe I’m sooo close to 10 miles!! I’m going to be able to get like 3 10 mile runs & 1 11-13 mile run in BEFORE my race and I’m super excited!!!

    tonight is some random random party with my friend – I’m her emergency backup inc ase party is lameo.

  4. That dessert looks delish! ENJOY the warmer weather! 🙂

  5. plannin on 7 mile run today for Run to Finish’s challenge!

    and i love the leftovers! i think they have more intense flavors than the originals!! 🙂

  6. I really need to try some Annie’s Bunnies. Your dessert looks amazing.

  7. I’m totally with your restaurant thinking; why order something I always have/can make at home?
    Clif bar! I love these (though I haven’t tried gingerbread!) and the store on campus started stocking these! Bad idea because I’ll be buying tons and tons :]
    Lasagna looks delicious!

  8. That dessert looks so delicious. I just found Annie’s bunnies at the grocery store the other day, so I might have to get some and recreate that bowl of tasty eats!

  9. Enjoy your day!!

    I went to yoga, the grocery store then put my BSI entry into the oven. Later, we are going for a run, then some errands followed by dinner with friends, all together a great Saturday is planned!

  10. You seriously make leftovers look amazing! 🙂

    I have homework and some packing to do today, but all I really want to do is go outside since it’s so nice out!

  11. Another new blog reader here!
    Mmm, love late-evening grounds runs. (I’m local) Never had brunch at Bluegrass Grill, though it sounds admittedly much healthier than my rare brunch visits to that greasy breakfast haven, The Tavern.

  12. I have the same way of thinking at restaurants – I constantly try to order things that I wouldn’t normally make even if they’re much unhealthier and I would would have been just as satisfied with simpler. Oh well – it’s still usually very delicious 🙂

    Beautiful leftovers – I wouldn’t mind eating those over and over! 😉

  13. I tend to order like that when I’m out to eat as well – I think of it as I don’t usually make/eat this so I just go for it 🙂

    I love the Annie’s/Fage bowl!

  14. I’m the same way at restaurants. I never order something I could easily make at home!

    As for the weekend – I’m hoping some workouts and YOGA. Running errands. And going out with friends tonight to celebrate my birthday!

  15. Even with the work, it sounds like a fun Saturday!

    Glad you are back in action. Rock on with the leftovers! Can I serve leftovers at a dinner party? I’m so crazy, I just might!

  16. Leftovers are the best!! more flava! 🙂

  17. aw, your dessert bowl looks so cute!! hope you’re enjoying the weather 🙂

  18. Funny you should mention new commenters… I’m out now 🙂 I just LOVE looking at the food photos you have on here. They’re so clear and gorgeous, and the backdrop (table) makes them look so earthy and cozy 🙂 Your recipes are pretty cool too!

    Haha, my mom has that exact same mentality when we go out to eat. I just order whatever I’m craving…

    I loved the weather today too! It makes me long for summer, when I’ll be able to just wake up and run without worrying about weather and WINDCHILL (ughhh).

  19. I love ALL your pictures, but the bunnies, yogurt & berries is really great – all those colors & textures!

  20. I had to work today as well, but just in the morning. Nashville is having beautiful weather too…finally. I wasn’t sure how many more bitterly cold mornings I could take!

    That is so true about eating out. I really want to focus more on the fact that I am not cooking or cleaning up the kitchen afterwards. Going out is so rare for us, and I should enjoy every minute of it, eat what I want, and be grateful for time with friends/family. Thanks for the reminder!

  21. Hey I just stumbled across your blog by following the katheats/eatliverun blogtrail. I am an undergrad at UVA and Bluegrass is my favorite breakfast spot. I usually stay on grounds and don’t make it downtown very much but when I do Bluegrass is at the top of my list! Your photography is beautiful and I am going to keep my eyes peeled for you around Cville 🙂

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