daily eats + first #shakeology

Happy Wednesday everyone! So after over a week of the challenge, I am ready for new things. I promise to share new eats and recipes but for now, Im done taking pictures of everything I eat. haha (these are pictures from the beginning of the week)

That being said, I did food prep for the two shifts I worked today and tomorrow. I made stew in the crockpot, and also homemade almond butter.

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I also tried my first ever shakeology protein drink.

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I used vanilla protein powder and made a pumpkin pie drink. It was pretty good, but a little sweet. They come in vanilla,chocolate, strawberry, and greenberry. I ordered the sample that is one of each flavor. After i try all of them, i will decide if i will spend the Big Bucks for more haha

Andrew and I also had a healthy snack before doing homework

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My new goal is to get more sleep. I have not been getting even 7 hours, and we all know hoe cranky i can be otherwise haha.

Question for you:

Have you ever tried shakeology?

What is your favorite protein drink?

 

day 3: more food for 12hrs

Another day at work. These 12 hour shifts take a lot of planning! Yesterday, i did not plan that well. I knew this because i was starving by 5pm. With 2 1/2 hours before i could go home. Not good! I always make my lunch the night before, so I made sure to add lots of goodies.

I made sure to have lots of food packed and ready.

6am: eggs, broccoli, and peppers

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9am: protein coffee. Brought to work in a water bottle

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11am: bacon

1pm: cashews pecans

2pm: cauliflower mash, watermelon, one pancake

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STUFFED!!!

5pm: 2 babybel cheese

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(didnt eat the apple or nuts.)

8pm: shrimp + watermelon

 

workout: none. but I did have over 10,000 steps at work. I had to pick up andrew at my parents, and then get him in bed.

 

I did a lot better in making sure I had healthy eats on hand. I know that when I get hungry, I go for something that is easy. That is why you see a lot of small snacks that can be eaten on the run, or when you have a free moment. sometimes it gets crazy in the NICU. For the future, I will just make sure I have a full lunch box ūüôā

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So I got a few questions about the protein coffee and it is SUPER easy! I followed along to this recipe, just changed a few things.

PROTEIN COFFEE

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup cold coffee
    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • a few iced cubes of almond milk *
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Directions:
    • 1.) Make coffee the night before and place in frig. (or make that day and put in freezer for a bit)
    • 2.) Place all ingredients in a cup or blender and blend. I used my smart stick

* You can also just add almond milk and ice cubes.

Super easy and you get some sweet coffee, with lasting protein powder, and without the extra carbs/sugar! I highly recomend it

Question for you:

How do you like your coffee? this question is perfect for Hollie ūüėČ

 

 

 

tracking eats for accountability

I have found the past few weeks I have been have lots of tummy issues.  Pains,  etc, all not good.  Well if you take a look at what I have been eating you can see why.  I have been working slot of extra 12hr shifts at work,  also not sleeping alot. Which leads to overeating and bad food choice for me.

When I first started this blog,  years ago on spark people.com, I was blogging my eats and workouts to keep myself accountable.  And let me tell you. Often really worked. So when I was complaining talking with Angela about my concerns,  she suggested we keep each other accountable By recording our eats on our blogs for a week. I know,  that when I have to report to Angela, I am going to eat better.  I dont want her to know about all the junk haha.

So I started early,  just to get the ball rolling. I also have a hard time remembering to take pictures of my food. This day I did two workouts (more on that later) so I have lots of proteins and eats

For example,  my first day I forgot to capture breakfast.  Oops.  I have eggs and bacon. So not exciting anyway

Lunch #1: stew meat with shredded cheese, snap peas,  and watermelon

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Dessert:  paleo cookie dough bites

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Lunch #2: protein coffee

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Snack:  shrimp and roasted peanuts (random yet. And no peanuts are not paleo but are delicious)

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Dinner: mush consisting of round beef,  cauliflower mashed potatoes,  and bacon20140822_181132

Sorry it’s a gross pic. ¬†I forgot to take it till half way through.

So I felt pretty good about this day!

Carbs: 1531

Carbs: 60

Protein: 160

So feel free to follow me and Angela thoughout the week.  I am up for any and all suggestions too: )

Question for you: 

Do you  track you foot and where? 

I still track on spark people app,  but I have heard good things about my fitness pal.

Last Day!

Last Day of First grade that is. How crazy is that?!?!?!

Ok. Let’s move on ūüė¶

Today, is just random. But days like today make life exciting and fun.

First, I found some protein powder at Sam’s. FOUR LBS OF IT!!!!

Strength training workout of the day: Dumbbell Tricep Extensions (demo from sparkpeople.com)

Andrew had his last day of first grade.

The first second graders met at Ted Drews for a nice treat. The kids were everywhere!

I am going to start another project. Thanks pinterest! This one should only take an hour or so (more to come on that)

And look what I found on my way to bed!

Well, I hope you had a great Thursday.

Question for you:

Do you use protein powder?

What is your favorite way to use protein powder?

-I put it in with my green monster shakes. YUM!