Thursday, September 13, 2012


It’s already Wednesday again.  Well, Thursday morning actually.  This posting on Wednesday night may have been a lofty goal; Thursday a.m. seems more feasible. 

Breakfast started with a pumpkin bagel from Panera.  That’s right, pumpkin is here!  I’ll try to be humble about it, but you’re welcome.  What are you thanking me for?  Well, I feel I had a small part in Panera deciding to FINALLY make pumpkin bagels.  Wichita doesn’t have an Einstein Brothers so last year, I called Panera once a week asking if they had pumpkin bagels yet.  Finally, on week 5, someone who actually knew what they were talking about said, “We’ve never had pumpkin bagels before-we don’t make that kind.”  I boycotted Panera for a bit after that.  How could you not make pumpkin bagels?  Anyway, as of yesterday they make them now!  I am sure my 5 phone calls had something to do with that so as I mentioned, you are welcome.  Small thing: Einstein Brothers are way better…I’ll give Panera another chance in a couple weeks since I did attack them on Day 1 at 7 a.m for their first batch.  I hope it improves a bit though because you know these bad boys are horrible for you and I usually scoop out the inside of the bagel to save calories, but I can’t bring myself to do that to the pumpkin one.  It wouldn’t be right.  Here’s to hoping Panera’s get better.

            For my snack I ate two no bake energy bites around 11 a.m.

I decided to try some figs for the first time ever around 12:30.  I saw them in the Trader Joe’s newsletter and thought I’d give them a try.  I am not exaggerating when I say I found them horrible.  So horrible in fact I could only choke 3 down.  So, I’ll have to get creative and find a way to use them in something because I hate wasting food.  I’ll probably just start tossing few in my smoothies and I’ll never know they’re there. 

Lunch was a salad with romaine, spinach, mini peppers, and my favorite topping-Sugar Snap Pea Crisps.  These are the bomb.  I topped it with a homemade olive oil/vinegar dressing.


With my salad I also ate some leftover Shepherd's Pie.

I drank an Emergen-C with my lunch for two reasons.  First reason, I sweat a ton Wednesday morning at hot yoga and I like to replace all the nutrients I lost.  Most would just drink a protein shake, but I can’t bring myself to do it.  You see, in good ‘ol Big Red Town I would bet money they put protein powder in every stinkin’ food item they prepared for the athletes to get them to that Husker Power level they wanted.  (Don’t get me wrong, I’m super thankful for the opportunity and I LOVED my time at Nebraska.  I just didn’t like my thunderous thighs) Anyway, I avoided extra protein like I avoid germs while I was there and I still do.  It freaks me out.  Speaking of germs-that brings me to reason number two I drank this.  Josh was sick last week and just in case it wasn’t West Nile I need to load up on extra vitamins.  Also, my family who I spent time with last weekend and who I will be seeing this weekend is passing around a cold.  You can never be too careful or prepared.  At least if I get sick I will know I did all I could to prevent it.  Please don’t quit reading my blog now…I know I’m a germ freak.  I blame my father.  We’ve had way too many discussions.


I thought I bought plantain chips the other day so you can imagine my surprise when I opened the package and I ate a banana chip.  Yuck.  You wouldn’t think two things coming from the same family of food could taste so different, but boy do they ever.  Once again, I hate to waste food I spent my money on so I resorted to more calories to choke this down.  I may not like bananas much, but mixed with other stuff they are okay.  You know, like peanut butter or chocolate.  I made some chocolate peanut butter fruit dip for the KState tailgate on Saturday and had some leftover.  It made my banana chips taste much better.  Serving size is 14 so I ate 14 of them…with a big scoop of fruit dip.  (Fruit dip had pureed carrots in it though so I got SOME good in this snack) J

My friend Emilee was in town for work so we went to a new place I’ve wanted to try called Metro Grill III.  It. Was. Amazing.  I will definitely be back and I’ll blog all about it later.  We got there early and there wasn’t anyone else there yet so the poor chef could hear me talking and I sounded so annoying probably…you know, like Tamra from Housewives and how she can’t bring herself to eat a piece of bread.  Oh, the horror.  I had planned to get the veggie sandwich, but Tuesday night I went to my friends for a grilled cheese bar party and I seriously ate 10 pieces of bread.  I’m not kidding.  They were small baguette size, but I made FIVE sandwiches.  That’s at least ¾ of a loaf of bread.  Not good.  Then, I woke up at got a bagel.  I mean, really?!  So, I was telling Emilee how normally I don’t worry about ordering a sandwich, but tonight I really need to stay away from bread.  Chef to the rescue!  He suggested the Mahi Mahi Sandwich and he could leave the bread off.  Done and done.  It was an excellent choice and I can’t wait to eat there again!

My dinner was amazeballs, but I ate it early and I get hungry every couple hours.  Around 8:15 I was a little hungry so I ate some cheesy potatoes that I had made Josh for dinner.  As I microwaved them Josh was studying at the kitchen table and says, “No carbs after 8.”  That’s his rule...not mine.  I enjoyed every bite.

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