Daily Archives: August 13, 2009

Been caught starving

Don’t judge please…


I just love waffles!!

They make for a great quick breakfast when I’m crunched for time after an a.m. workout. I had a stellar workout this morning too. Took it easy since I biked less than 12 hours prior. I seriously love working out in the mornings now. Almost as much as I love my morning coffee!!

Duration: 57 minutes
Avg HR: 138
Max HR: 169

5 minutes easy warm-up on the elliptical
15 minutes “MIIT” on the elliptical
15 minutes on the rowing machine (I’ve started switching between overhand and underhand grip when doing this. Love it!)

alternating sets of reverse lunge with forward reach and tricep dips
alternating sets of horizontal woodchop and back extension
One two minute plank (hells yes! my goal is 3 minutes)

Then I came home to this beauty.


Two Nature’s Path maple cinnamon waffles, almond butter, plain yogurt, strawberries.

Usually before my morning workouts, I have half a french press of iced coffee, then drink the remaining half when I get home. But today I also wanted a protein shake. Thus, a mocha protein shake!


  • 1 1/2 cups cold brewed coffee
  • splash almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate whey powder
  • 6 ice cubes

Next time I’ll only use 4 ice cubes, otherwise this was mega tasty. Perfect balance of coffee and chocolate flavour.


I get a big ole’ FAIL for my work eats today. Breakfast was eaten at 8 am. I had to be in court all morning, then cover a noon-hour committee meeting. Since I figured I’d be heading back to the office after the lunch meeting, I left some fake-sagna leftovers that I could heat up when I returned.

Except, as always, court ran late. I had a new bar around 10 am. I was excited to find these at the Bulk Barn, even though they were $0.25 short of costing me my first born.


Apparently these are Canadian, I’ve been looking for them ever since our gal K reviewed them.


Cinnamon is one of my all-time fave flavours, so I was excited to try this! My thoughts were very similar to K’s. It’s a pretty big bar. Loved the crispy/chewy texture. Cinnamon flavour was great, raisins were negligible. Would have been great with a little more raisins or nuts, but I guess keeping them out is how they keep the calories low. Oh, and can we talk about the protein? All from “soy crisps”!

I had this bar with a cheestring and it kept me feeling full for an hour. Court adjourned for lunch at 11:45 am, and I found out I had to be back there for 1 pm, with my committee meeting squeezed in-between. Thinking the proceeding would wrap up quickly when we returned, I opted to keep my growling belly at bay with a snack. So I walked to a small grocery store and picked up some baby carrots.


Besides the fact that baby carrots hurt my jaw and are more prone to giving me tummy pain (most raw veggies do) I got some love from Mr. Bunny Luv. About half the bag to be exact.

Then it was off to my meeting, which lasted till 1pm. I rushed back to the courthouse (with a few more carrots in-between) and proceeded to sit there until 3 pm. Gah!!! I was beyond hungry, I was weak and discombobulated. It was so bad that I let an army guy waiting to dispute a traffic ticket blatantly hit on me. I never do that. I was too weak to blow him off! Arrggdjfefjbeun…

Aaanyways, I got back to the office at 3:30 and my co-worker was kind enough to let me cram down my leftovers before writing my story. This is why I carry giant pitas around in my purse like a crazy lady. Working as a reporter, you never know where you’re going to be or for how long. And for me, I can only eat so many snacks until I need a meal, ya know?

After my uber late lunch, supper was sad, again.


Veggie salami and cheddar cheese sandwich eaten in bed while catching up on all the food you guys were eating while I was starving…

What was supposed to be my afternoon snack…


Bag o’ yellow plums. I have no idea what an appropriate serving size is of these little guys. They’re maybe half the size of the plums I usually eat? Wait. I think I just answered my own question.


And with that, I want to ask you: What do you do when you’re out and about and starving? Do you pick up a snack and wait till you can get to a decent meal? Or do you grab a quick meal somewhere close by?

It should be said that the noon-hour committee meetings are catered. Don’t be fooled by the fancy “catered” word. Today’s lunch was goopy mayo sandwiches and potato chips. Full-fat mayo is on my list of “no-go” foods. Had I eaten it, I would have likely been doubled over in pain.

Now I’m off to do some chores, catch up on blogs and hit the hay extra early. Tomorrow’s long run day!! :D