Brrr, New York is so cold…send me back to Florida!

Today at work my boss asked “Did you take pictures.”  It’s really embarrassing, but the only thing I took pictures of on vacation was my food! In my defense, we didn’t really go anywhere outside the hotel.  It was really just a weekend for relaxing.  Less touristy, more sleeping late. We didn’t really do much besides, eat, sleep, and gym.  It was a very relaxing weekend.

It was really hard to go to work this morning, but alack, I did it.  I am, begrudgingly, a productive member of society.

Friday started out with a wee tiny bit of work before picking me up and rushing off to the airport.  I of course brought plenty of reading material.

For the most part, women’s fitness magazines are all pretty much the same.  I just subscribed to Runner’s World for a taste of something different and think it’s kind of refreshing.

Oh, right, and Achilles and I broke up at the end of the vacation.  Things happen, I’m not heart broken.  I think you learn a lot about people in times of stress, and we had stressful blip interrupt our relaxing time at the end of the trip.  I don’t think we liked the sides of each other we saw.  No consoling needed on this one.

Friday February 12, 2010


Breakfast

  • Whole grain bagel with reduced fat cream cheese
  • 2 Kiwi fruit

Lunch:

  • Sandwich: 2 slices whole wheat toast; 1 slice turkey

Snack

  • Key Lime Pie Larabar (in honor of my destination)
  • Tomato juice

Dinner

  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Oysters
  • French Onion Soup

Saturday February 13, 2010


Started the day off at the gym with a 3-mile run and upper body strength training.

Breakfast

  • Apple juice (no picture)
  • Omelet with 3 eggs, Cheddar cheese, spinach, tomato, onion, pepper
  • Chicken sausage
  • Whole grain toast

Lunch

  • For lunch we split a crab & artichoke dip at a local sports bar
  • Blue Moon (I like it because it comes with an orange)

Dinner

  • Split a summer roll appetizer
  • Tofu & eggplant in garlic sauce

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Breakfast

  • Egg white omelet with Swiss cheese, peppers, spinach, tomato
  • Homefries
  • Whole grain toast

Lunch

  • Kobe beef sliders (I had 2 out of 3) with red pepper jam
  • Tarragon fries

Dinner

No dinner.  Achillis ate too much at lunch and didn’t want to go to dinner.  I was peeved so I spent the night at the gym.  1 hour incline walking + lower body strength training.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Got up early to run, ran 3.5 miles.  No strength training, I was sleepy.

Breakfast

I opted for the breakfast buffet on our last day but forgot to take a picture of my second plate.

  • Plate one: Mixed fruit
  • Plate two: egg white omelet with Cheddar cheese, spinach, tomato, onion, mushrooms, peppers.  Bagel with cream cheese and lox.

Lunch

  • Mahi Mahi sandwich with salad instead of fries

Dinner

  • Gelato cone (one last indulgence before the real world sets back in)!

When I came home from the trip I had two jars of MaraNatha Butters waiting for me.  I’m psyched to try their no-stiry goodness.  My least favorite part about organic nut butters is stirring in the oil-it’s just sloppy and counterintuitive.  Yay, welcome home gifts!

Now, on to today.  Back to real life:

Breakfast

Whole grain bagel with light cream cheese
2 Kiwi fruit

Snack

1/4 cup mixed nuts

Lunch

Peaches, Greek yogurt, Granola

Dinner

Turkey chili with avocado and fresh jalepeno