Thursday, June 25, 2009


I was just absolutely exhausted today, I figured my body was trying to tell me something so I ended up taking the day off. For my afternoon meals I decided to load up on protein, I think I was lacking a little protein in my diet early in the week and my body just hit a wall. I took an hour long nap after work with the hubby, kinda watching some of the Michael Jackson coverage. Total bummer, while I may think he pretty much went off the deep end, all things aside he was an amazing recording audience. Honestly, I love the Bad album, there are some good songs on that album!

I'm just sitting at home watching the NBA draft, hoping that my boy Jon Brockman gets drafted....and he just went at #38 to the Portland TrailBlazers, though it looks like his rights are getting traded to the Sacramento Kings. I guess either one is good, at least it isn't Oklahoma City.

Okay so I'm going to keep resting tonight and work hard tomorrow.

Food for the rest of the day:

1 handful of baby spinach
1 MorningStar tomato basil pizza burger
1 tomato
1/4 red pepper
1TB hummus

Dinner was a little fun, I tried something new. Quinoa with marinara sauce. Here is what I did, this fed two.

1lb chicken breast tenders. Diced up and sauteed in a little olive oil and poultry seasoning. Set aside.

Then sauteed the following in just a touch more olive oil.
1/2 big zucchini
1/4 big Walla Walla sweet onion (yum)
10 mushrooms diced small
1/4 red pepper

When the veggies were soft, I added the chicken back in and then 1.5 cups of Classico fire roasted tomato and garlic sauce. Let that simmer while quinoa cooks.

Then I measured out 1/2 c of dry quinoa and 1 cup of water into a pot and brought it to a boil. Then cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes or until quinoa has that ring around the edges.

Mixed it all together, at first I was like no way is this enough food for me. But the quinoa absorbed the sauce and fattened up and 2 hours later I still feel very satisfied, I also had a small slice of TJ's whole wheat sourdough bread but didn't eat the crust because it was a little hard.

Another note, I have been super thirsty all day. Yesterday I had enough water so this is kind of weird (I usually drink in excess of 100oz a day). For sure going to get at least 8.5-9 hours of sleep tonight, maybe I'm coming down with something and can fight it off before it hits.


  1. so smart to listen to your bod and take a day of REST.
    Im such a believer that if we LISTEN our bodies tell us JUST WHAT WE NEED!
    and today?
    feeling better?

  2. Agreed - definitely listening to your body and taking a day off. I am all for this! You must've needed that nap (I never take naps, but when I do, oh man, my body must need it!)

  3. I'm going to have to try quinoa. I've never made it but my daughter loves it. I'm sure it would help make a meal stick with you longer.