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Walk’ Walk’ Walkin

Posted: March 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’m writing up this post quickly so I can get outside and enjoy the sunshine! (That and to walk, walk, walk off the 3 or so pounds I’ve gained in the past week from eating everything in sight). In addition to my added food intake, the day-light savings threw me off so much that I didn’t go to yoga on Monday. I need to get back into the swing of things!

On Sunday things started out with a whole day food photography workshop – I was eating for the cause! We started off at Contigo, and had a variety of little plates to shoot (and eat.) I’m not posting the photos, because I’m still editing and arranging that set (I’ll post them soon!) but it included grilled sardines, poached egg with asparagus, flatbread, fried baby fish, various salumi, cheeses, and some excellent cake.

Sunday Lunch:

After walking around shooting food all day long, I scored this Carnitas taco from the Mission that another of my fellow photographers took back with her to the critique session!

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And after the workshop, I headed out with friends for some salted caramel ice cream from Bi-rite. I was actually really hungry, and this succeeded mostly in giving me a sugar high.

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When I came home, I made some lamb hash with the leftover Ad Hoc lamb. I served it with eggs and an english muffin. Where are my vegetables??!!!

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Evening snack (I’m not sure what I was thinking): 1/2 of an english muffin with some pizza sauce and cheese. Although, in fairness, when one has eaten healthily all day long, this snack wouldn’t be terrible. (I hadn’t though.)

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The next day, I tried to redeem myself.

Monday Breakfast:

Oats in a jar! I finally was getting down to the bottom of the Barney Butter jar, and decided to put my warm steel cut oats in it. And a cup of coffee from Martha brothers, as my grinder is still broken and I haven’t replaced it.

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Monday Lunch:

Barney butter sandwich, carrots, and a pear. I was still pretty hungry after this.

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Monday Dinner:

After work, we decided to make a pilgrimage to IKEA to do some research. I was hungry when we headed over, but didn’t eat anything (in this case even the dollar cone would have made the difference to keep me from overeating at dinner.)

We drove home, and this, alas, is when things went to pieces – focaccia, caesar salad, fettuccine alfredo with chicken at Pomodoro in our neighborhood.

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Their caesar salad is great – light, tangy, with crispy croutons that they make from their focaccia.

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Usually I order a more modest dish, and end up being jealous of Devon’s fettuccine, so this time I just decided that I would choose pleasure and make up for it later. I did however restrain myself from getting the mini-tiramisu after dinner.

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Tuesday Morning:

The day-light-savings lag has really been affecting me, so I accepted a ride to the coffee shop instead of walking. There were people doing tai-chi on the baseball diamond right by our house:

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We got to Starbucks, and I ordered my most current “usual” – a refresh tea with a splash of steamed soy.

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They were also giving samples – delicious, delicious samples. I had a piece of a chocolate cup cake.

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Then I had a breakfast burrito from Whole Foods – it tasted a little bit like pot pie… in a burrito. Perplexing.

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My early snack was a siggi’s yogurt.

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Into which I crumbled some oatmeal espresso chocolate chip cookies (vegan!) that my coworker Beth made. These cookies were really good.

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Lunch was a spinach salad with quinoa, red peppers, and marinated gigante beans. I added in some Braggs liquid aminos and raw apple cider vinegar.

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Dinner: a pita pizza, with a bunch of roasted broccoli and cauliflower.

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I was still hungry after dinner, and snuck in a little bowl of oatmeal with some chestnut paste and cocoa powder. It evaded the camera.

I’m hoping that I can get back on track quickly. After losing weight, a lot of effort can go into maintaining – I know what I’m supposed to do, but it doesn’t always happen. Being able to course correct is a crucial skill that I’m still working on 😉

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