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Mar 162016
 

Look at that – we made it to hump day! Is this week flying by for anyone else?

I had a really nice day yesterday and I always enjoy reading day-in-the-life style posts on other people’s blogs, so I thought I would share a recap of my day yesterday in a similar (if less detailed) format. Ready? Here we go!

My morning began with a run on the National Mall with Fabio and Jack! It was super dark (definitely a downside to daylight savings time) and a little rainy out, but I’m glad we made it out there anyway.

We began our run in front of the Capitol building, looped around the mall by the Washington monument, and then ended again at the Capitol! Seeing this view (even with all the scaffolding around the Capitol) definitely made me think of House of Cards. I love this city! πŸ™‚

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Sorry for the crappy photo!

Initially we had plans to run with with our friend Dan, but apparently we had a miscommunication about the time we were meeting and he didn’t have his phone with him, so Fabio, Jack, and I waited around for a little while before running on our own. Next time we will be more coordinated!

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It was a lot of fun running with my two favorite guys; Fabio doesn’t join me for runs nearly as often as I’d like. The spitting rain was a little annoying, but it was worth it for these sights!

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Yay! πŸ™‚

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In the end we wound up covering only two miles, but a two-miler on a cold and rainy day is still a lot better than no run at all. πŸ™‚

When we came back home, we downed some of our fresh juice (this week’s batch has a lot of beets in it!) and then I made some avocado toast using Dave’s Killer Bread, 1/4 an avocado, a slice of turkey bacon, sliced tomato, and cheddar cheese. I popped the whole thing under the broiler for a few minutes to make the cheese melty. Yum!

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I’m actually trying something new in regards to meals this week; I’ve been stuck at the same weight for a couple of years now and I’d really like to lose a couple ofΒ pounds before our engagement party in a few weeks. I’ve been trying all my normal tricks and although I’m back down to the bottom range of my usual weight, I would love to go a little past it. I’ve been reading lately about the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet, and decided to give it a try. I’m loosely following a meal plan I found online for that type of diet for this week, and I wind up liking it I’ll be sure to share it on here. So far I’m feeling great!

After I got into work, I sipped on some tangerine-flavored “positive energy” tea that my coworker brought in for me. It was yummy!

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Soon enough it was time for lunch! The meal plan suggested turkey club wraps with spicy sprouts, with the wrap being a kale leaf. To make this, I spread some Laughing Cow cheese on a large piece of kale, then layered in sliced tomato, turkey, turkey bacon, and sprouts that I had tossed with some sriracha.

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While this was a good idea in theory, my kale leaf was a little too small for all those toppings and things got really messy. I wound up ditching the kale for the second one and just wrapped everything in the piece of turkey, and it turned out much better. The spicy sprouts were especially tasty!

At around 3:30 I broke for a snack: two celery sticks topped with peanut butter. Does this remind you of childhood or what? All that’s missing is the raisins! Also, the celery sticks look massive here but it was actually a pretty small plate. Then again, they were pretty big…

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Works for me!

One benefit of daylight savings time is how light it is when I get home! I got home yesterday and the weather was just beautiful, so Fabio and I took Jack on an extra long walk. We even spotted some beautiful crocuses on our way, and you know what that means: spring is coming!

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Also don’t be fooled into thinking I found a beautiful meadow in the heart of DC – this is just a vacant lot where we let Jack run around off-leash that happens to have some pretty flowers growing. πŸ™‚

Once we got home, I snacked on one of these Walkers shortbread cookies that the company sent me to review.

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Holy moly, are those things dangerous. So buttery and sugary! After tasting one I made Fabio hide them (haha!) so I wouldn’t go back for more. There’s something about the simplicity of a shortbread cookie that makes me feel like I could eat 10 of them. Yum!

I also snacked on some raw almonds; clearly I was starving and just couldn’t wait for dinner! Eventually I got things going in the kitchen.

I wound up making this recipe for broiled salmon with a honey soy sauceΒ and some simple roasted asparagus.

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It turned out so well, and I will absolutely use this recipe again. The sauce gave the salmon such a good flavor! We actually bought this salmon from Costco and froze a bunch of it, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing this meal pop up again soon. Yum!

I had planned on snacking on some Greek yogurt and fresh berries after dinner, but the salmon was actually really filling (they were big pieces) and since I had splurged on the cookie already I figured I didn’t really need it. πŸ˜‰

Instead I finished up the evening on the couch with my boys! We watched an episode of House of Cards (of course!) and then called it a night.

The end!

Question of the day:Β Tell me one thing about your Tuesday!

 Posted by on March 16, 2016

  7 Responses to “Tuesday in Review”

  1. I have to say I did wonder when you said about wrapping food in a kale leaf…maybe lettuce would be easier?? Also, aren’t those flowers daffodils?
    Ahh I am really not a fan of shortbread biscuits! I find them so boring. I’m actually not a biscuit person in general…so dry. I prefer cakes.
    Sorry this comment sounds really negative – it isn’t meant to be!

  2. Haha! I was laughing at the meadowland in DC part πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know if I find one!

  3. I follow low carb high fat diet in the summer and it was great! I lost a few of that annoying pounds πŸ˜‰ Also, I feel lack of energy first, but after two or three days it was gone.

  4. Can’t wait to hear more about how the diet goes! More so the meal plan – so that others, aka me, can follow along πŸ˜‰

  5. Glad to hear you’re doing low carb!! I follow a low carb diet off and on. I lost 25+ lbs the first time when I was really committed to it. At my starting weight, my BMI was like 24.9 so I was just hovering at “overweight” (if you go by the BMI). It definitely works! I love the diet and have so many recipes I make time and again. In fact, I am making this tonight: http://www.ruled.me/buffalo-chicken-jalapeno-popper-casserole/ I made it last month and it was to die for.

    I kind of chuckled that you got sent cookies right as you were starting a low carb diet. So typical, right?! Anyway, I hope you write more about it!

  6. I meant to also say I’ve maintained my weight loss so it just goes to show that it’s not a fad diet like some people think it is!

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