Wednesday, February 16, 2011

eating out is not all its cracked up to be


New favorite snack: Clif C. You really need to try this. DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS and only a handful of real ingredients. New fave.

When I was a little kid I used to love going out to eat. I liked going out so much more than eating at home - it was always such a treat. As I've gotten older I still enjoy a good meal out, but I've also come to appreciate more and more homemade meals. I say this because my coworkers eat out for every.single.lunch. And I just can't do it. Even if they don't leave the office for lunch, someone will go pick up fast food.

Not to bash that lifestyle, because if that is what works for you, more power to ya! But it does not work for me. The owner of our company (I work at a very small company - there are only 10 of us total) is out of the country this week. As I'm sure you can imagine, things are a little more lax since she's gone - everyone is in jeans and sneakers for the most part, etc. because there are no clients coming in, no meetings, and so on.

This also means that everyone wants to go out for lunch. Monday we went to Chuy's for lunch (yes, I had dinner there Sunday night... sigh). And while I was as 'good' as you can be at a Mexican restaurant, I left feeling sluggish and out of sorts. As mentioned previously, Sean and I spent Monday night getting new furniture, which means we got home later than usual and ate later than usual. Double ugh.

Yesterday, everyone decided to go to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch. sigh. This is a big weakness of mine, I adore Sweet Tomatoes. So I went. And immediately regretted it. Think you can't be overwhelmingly full from salads and soup? Well you can.


That's how I felt afterwards ^^^^^^.

I did have a good Pilate's session last night though, and when I got home from Pilate's Sean was kind enough to let me skip making dinner and he had leftover hot wings (which have made it to my no eating list, do you know how bad those things are for you?!?! YUCK.) and I cooked some brown rice and sauteed zucchini, squash, onions, spinach and garlic and then threw in some pasta sauce.

Let me tell you - exactly what I needed. My body was craving vegetables and a light meal. Done aaaaaand DONE.

This morning I got up and did a 35 minute speed circuit workout on the bike and then did a 15 minute upper body circuit. I finished off with a smoothie that was deeelicious. I tend to get caught up with staple breakfasts and this week is no exception (last week I had hot oat bran cereal just about everyday...). This week I've had a smoothie (though each day with different fruits/veggies) for breakfast. I was feeling a little adventurous today (ok, let's be honest, I have carrots that I do NOT want to go bad) so I added some chopped up carrots into my smoothie. And let me tell you, I couldn't taste them at all. I already put spinach in my smoothies (because even though it turns your smoothie green, you really can't taste it), and now I think I made add baby carrots into the mix.

You should try it. :)

1 comment:

  1. I know how you feel, I HATE eating out too much now and I used to love it. I much prefer veggies at home.

    I'm on an oatmeal kick this week but the weather is definitely more appropriate for smoothies. :-) I'll have to try the carrots although I'm not a huge carrot fan.