weekend recap

How is it Sunday night already?!?  This weekend went by WAY too fast.  I hope that you all had as lovely weather as we had, I still can’t get over how beautiful it was.  I tried to get outside as much as possible, but had to work more hours than I had hoped so spent much of the weekend looking out of my window at the sunny sky.  I did manage to fit in a nice long run, some yoga and a glass of wine on the deck with my hubb…all wonderful things.  🙂

I’ve got some catch-up food posting to do because I decided to write about photography last night.   I’ll keep my words short…  Oh!  And if you’ve asked me questions on the photography post I will get them answered tomorrow sometime, so be sure to check back in.  Also, things may be a little sporadic this week with my big deadline on Friday.  Bear with me!  I’ve got a great menu planned this week, I just hope I have time to cook it!

Saturday Breakfast:  banana, apple, crunchy PB oats

[360 cal]


This yummy bowl contained:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup water, pinch of salt
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apple
  • 1 tbsp TJ’s crunchy PB

I knew I would be working for a few hours and had a haircut at 2pm so packed up a lunch to keep me from getting distracted by downtown food options when hunger struck.

Saturday Lunch:  leftover split pea soup (last time, promise!) and 3 Back to Nature multigrain flax crackers (I saved the blood orange for later…)

[505 calories]


I took clothes with me to the office so that I could run home after my haircut.  It was such a gorgeous afternoon that I decided to push myself and take the long way home, about 4-1/2 miles.  It was tough, I was dragging because I hadn’t run more than 3-1/2 miles in the last couple of weeks with my foot injury.  And, my foot was pretty sore when I was finished.  😦  It did feel great to be outside though, stretching my legs and soaking in the sun.

Saturday Exercise:  4-1/2 mile run, 10 min/mile pace

[-475 cal]

Saturday Afternoon Snack:  the other 1/2 of my Clif Iced Gingerbread bar and my blood orange, perfect re-fuel after my run.

[193 cal]


I was wiped out when I got home, so the grocery trip my hubb and I had planned got bumped to Sunday.  It also led to a very lazy evening during which cooking didn’t really seem like an option, so we ordered in.  If you’ve been reading my blog for long you know that Thai is our take-out of choice, and last night was no exception.  🙂  

Saturday Dinner:  take-out pad thai and veggie spring rolls with pineapple spice dipping sauce.

[about 525 cal]




We watched  Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her…very good!  Highly recommended if you like the vignette style of movie making.  We really enjoyed it.

Okay!  On to Sunday…

I slept in a little this morning so packed this up to take to the office with me for a few more hours of work before yoga.

Sunday Breakfast: 6oz 0% Fage, 1/4 cup TJ’s pumpkin spice granola, 1/2 a sliced banana, 1-1/2 chopped dates

[328 cal]


Sunday Exercise:  YOGA!!!  At my normal studio.  I’ve realized that the new studio that I bought an unlimited month pass to doesn’t have many classes that work with my schedule, so I’ll be continuing to join my normal Sunday class that I love love love so much.  Today was no disappointment.  I was a sweaty, leg-shaky pile of goo afterwards.

[about -250 cal]

Sunday Afternoon Snack #1: a Clif Nectar bar, consumed immediately after yoga.  Thank goodness I had it in my purse.

[160 cal]


My eating schedule always gets off on Sundays because I typically sleep later than normal then have yoga from 12:30-1:30, aka lunchtime.  Today I had to go back to the office for another hour then went grocery shopping, so lunch slipped right by me.  Needless to say I was famished while grocery shopping (bad, bad idea) and gave in to these Mi-Del Lemon Snaps.  


I of course ripped into them as soon as I got in the car. They are SO GOOD!  Just a hint of lemon with the same crunch as a classic ginger snap.  They are dangerous… When I realized that I could easily finish the whole bag on my way home, I quickly reached behind me for the bag of grapes and noshed on them instead.

Sunday Afternoon Snack #2: 5 Mi-Del Lemon Snaps and a handful of red grapes (recreated for your viewing pleasure…).

[250 cal]


I had big plans to make dinner tonight, but when I opened the fridge I realized that we still had some leftovers to use up.  So…another repeat.  

Sunday Dinner:  leftover Pad Thai and a big ol’ salad.  Also, a glass of cab (which was actually started while sitting on the back deck with my hubb and our pupps, enjoying our amazing weather).

[salad = 225 cal, thai = about 350 cal]


My salad contained:

  • mixed baby greens
  • spinach
  • yellow bell pepper
  • celery
  • cucumber
  • red grapes
  • slivered almonds
  • Annie’s Goddess Dressing…which I’d never tried before!  I had no idea what to expect, but I liked it!


Sunday Dessert: 2 lemon snaps and another bunch of grapes…they just looked so good when I was taking their picture for the snack re-creation.

[155 cal]


This post has taken forever for me to write because I’m watching the Grammy’s at the same time.  🙂  And now, its just about bed time.  But first, a big reminder that tomorrow starts the Blogger Bake Sale!!!  Be sure to check out Meghann’s blog so that you can get bids in for your favorite items!!!  I’ve got a couple things that will be listed…  🙂



16 responses to “weekend recap

  1. I just tried Goddess Dressing this weekend too!!! I knew I had to after seeing it on all the blogs. I really liked it. I has a tang to it that I wasn’t expecting.

    Can’t wait to see what you’re selling for the bake sale!

  2. love all the food!!! I love yoga too cant wait do to it this weekend!

  3. your thai takeout looks sooo good! i love those rolls – they are always so fresh and crispy

  4. Where is your favorite Thai place in C’ville? It is literally overflowing with Thai. I was partial to Thai 99 on 29, but I do like the challenge of a “5” spicy at Downtown Thai…

  5. GREAT JOB on your run! Way to push yourself, girl!

    Again, loving the photos. I especially like the grapes that are trying to escape.

    Hope your week isn’t TOO crazy!

  6. Yoga + delicious eats + good film = fabulous end to the weekend!! 🙂

  7. I love dried apples in oatmeal!

    “Pineapple spice dipping sauce” sounds like a wonderful accompaniment to spring rolls – I need to be more adventurous with homemade asian sauces/dips, and pineapple sounds like a fun ingredient to play around with.

  8. Beautiful eats! Those grapes DO look amazing. I brought some for lunch today, I may just have to dig into them a bit early 😉
    Good luck with your project this week!

  9. Could your eats get any better?!?!

  10. “sweaty, leg-shaky pile of goo”- Haha! That’s exactly how I feel after yoga too! Gorgeous food! My goodness, I’ve been trying to get a little better with my photography since your post. It’s gonna take a looong time before I’m anywhere near your caliber.

  11. Great depth of field and specific focusing in some of those shots.

  12. I was a sweaty, leg-shaky pile of goo afterwards…LOVE IT!

    Annie’s Goddess – my favorite.

    Best of luck with your Friday deadline Andrea. Have a wonderful week.

  13. Oh my goodness – that take out looks delicious!

    Have a great Monday!

  14. i am lovign your thai food! it looks absolutely amazing. i need some thai in my life 🙂

  15. cleanveggiex3

    i really love the picture of your grapes 🙂

    great eats!

  16. Mica – This thai was from Thai 99 on Fontaine, which is closest to us. But its been going downhill lately, we haven’t been as happy with our take-out from there. We used to love Downtown Thai, but it went downhill too. Although, we decided after this last Thai 99 experience to try DT again next time… Did you ever try Monsoon? We haven’t been there yet, or any of the 50 other places in C’ville. There are so many! 🙂

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