Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Day In The Life...

Being that this little blog of mine is still a baby, I feel like I'm not 100% sure of what it will be when it's all grown up.  My vision is that it will be a hybrid of my two favorite types of blogs: cooking and baking blogs that share well executed recipes and techniques, and healthy living blogs that document the daily lives, meals and workout habits of the blogger.  Ultimately, I want to show how I maintain a healthy lifestyle while becoming an accomplished cook. 

I've been debating whether or not I want to share my daily meals with you. I think the best way to decide will be to give it a try.  So I took pictures of all of my meals and most of my snacks yesterday, and will share them with you today. Here goes!


Breakfast was a combination of something old, something new and something blue...All I needed was something borrowed and it could have been a bridal breakfast! I started with an old favorite, Greek Yogurt Mousse, an idea I got from Julie: a plain, non-fat Chobani mixed with a little bit of cheesecake flavored Jello pudding mix. SO delish. I topped it with some frozen blueberries and my something new- Chia seeds. I picked some up the other day after seeing lots of other bloggers try them.  They were very good- I really enjoyed the crunchy texture they added to my yogurt.


I was surprisingly sore after Thursdays abs and yoga workout.  I didn't think the abs video was that tough while I was doing it, but my core was in serious pain today. So I decided to forego my initial plan of more intense cardio and did the Jillian Michaels Six Week Six Pack Level 1 workout that was OnDemand.  It was a decent workout- the second circuit repeating the moves was definitely more challenging because it was at double speed.  I would have liked for it to be a little more vigorous overall.  I generally love Jillian Michaels' workouts, so I think I would like level two much better.


I had some Chinese takeout Thursday night, so I reheated some of what was left.  I had steamed chicken and vegetables with about 1/2 cup of brown rice and a little brown sauce, which I ordered on the side and put on myself.  I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of veggies in the mix- there were carrots, snow peas, zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms and onions.  I finished it off with an apple (not pictured), which was a bit of a disappointment- lots of brown spots and very little flavor.  Is it time for summer produce yet?!

Dessert was much more enjoyable :-)

I haven't mentioned this yet, but I am currently counting Weight Watcher's points in an effort to lose a few of the winter pounds that have crept up on me.  About 4-5 years ago, I lost over 30 pounds while loosely following the program. It works for me because it's pretty flexible and I can typically work in whatever foods I want as long as I'm smart about it. However, one food that I do stay away from because of its high point value is peanut butter.  It's a bit sad, because I love peanut butter, but I have serious portion control issues with it. Enter this guy:

I bought a couple of these at the store the other day and I love them! Perfect portion control.  I may or may not have eaten it straight out of the packet.

A little later I had a handful of dried cranberries because I was craving something sweet.

Justin and I decided it was time to try something new last night. He'd always wanted to try The Bay Pony Inn, so we made reservations and headed out.  I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Grigio and a piece of bread while Justin enjoyed some clam chowder. For my entree I ordered the scallop and spinach salad.

The scallops were cooked to perfection but, to be honest, the salad felt like it was lacking something, especially for the price.  It was begging for some goat cheese and toasted almonds.  Luckily I ordered a side of sweet potato fries, which more than compensated for anything the salad was lacking. Am I the only one incapable of passing up sweet potato fries???

I ate about half at the restaurant and the other half when we got home for a late night snack.

After dinner we headed out to Hotel Fiesole for a couple of drinks.  I LOVE this place and am thinking it would be a nice place for us to stay on our wedding night!

We ended the night at Joe's Spring Mount Hotel, a little bar up the street from Justin's parents' house.

Clearly this was taken in the fall
 Justin and I both love this bar. He actually plays the song "I Love This Bar" on the jukebox every time we go in. We are getting married at a church right up the street and the owners have been gracious enough to allow us to take some wedding party pictures on the front porch.  I think it will be tres cute.

We met up with Justin's friend Chris and hung out for a little while.

Cute Couple!

Then we came home, hung out with this little knucklehead and called it a night! 

So there you are, a day in my life!

Happy Saturday!

I'm Asking: What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. Nice blog entry. I get what you mean about not knowing where the blog will go. I've been writing mine for about 3 months - at first I thought I was talking only to myself, then I slowly started seeing the visitors from all over the globe ... over 25 countries and still counting ... so just keep wrting people will find your blog and read it. Those scallops look delicious!

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement! That's awesome that your blog has such a diverse following- I'm impressed!!