Another Lunch To Go!

January 31, 2008

Packed up and ate in my nook before class – kept things simpler today to avoid drawing too much attention to myself :)

Salmon Salad with carrots, celery, pickle, jarred jalapeño, jalapeño mustard, zesty mustard, S + P and hot sauce. I left out the mayo this time and didn’t even realize it until I was done. Guess if you like mustard it’s really not that necessary. I ate my tuna in pitas instead of on a plate –



Also had a cottage cheese


And pomelo. I found this in the grocery store last week and thought I’d give it a try. It was SO GOOD! Kind of like a cross between a grapefruit and a lime. Sort of like a margarita if you ask me….


Got (almost) all my food groups in again:

Protein: Salmon, cottage cheese

Grains: Whole wheat pita

Fruit: pomelo

Veggies: carrot, celery, jalapeños

Dairy: CC

Fat: Low-fat CC. I could have used a few nuts or avocado for some monounsaturated fats!

All together for ~ 469 kcal.


Not as high as usual, but heavy on the protein. I got a little hungry earlier than usual around 3:30, but I suppose that’s because I got out of class and it felt later since I didn’t have lab. I had a LaraBar on the ride home. Yum for chocolate (and MUFA from the nuts)!


Tonight I’m on my own – the husband is away at his class (Financial Accounting – perhaps the first step of a night MBA but not sure yet) . Shhhhhhhhhh, don’t tell him, but I kind of like being home alone some nights 😉 It’s just kind of fun to turn on “Carolinas Jazzzzz 88.9” and make dinner solo. I already did a bunch of chores (folded laundry, cleaned bathroom) and now I’m getting started on some work. It would be the perfect time for a glass of wine, but I had 3 glasses this week and have a big weekend coming up so I think I’ll stick to a virgin tonic when it’s time to start my …..recipe is a surprise!

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1 jenna January 31, 2008 at 4:42 pm

That’s awesome that Matt might be getting his MBA! Ryan actually just got his last year from UF…..its such a great thing to have and can open so many doors! If he needs anyone to talk to about it I know he would be glad to help!

mmm I LOVE larabars too! I love the apple pie one the best though :)


2 Katie H January 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Good to know about the pomelo! I’ve seen them but never tried them. I will definitely pick one up on my next grocery trip!


3 Amy January 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Ooooh, I’ll have to try a pomelo. I love trying new fruits! I had kumquats for the first time a couple weeks ago. They are sooo good!! They look like olive-shaped oranges, but they have a sweet rind and sour flesh. You just pop one in your mouth and eat the whole thing!


4 Allison January 31, 2008 at 4:53 pm

If a pomelo tastes like a margarita…that would be amazing! I’m def. getting one during my grocery shopping tripe this week. If I can find one that is!


5 Sarah C (formerly SC...soon to be just Sarah C) January 31, 2008 at 5:00 pm


I like to put fat free plain yogurt (as well as mustard) in my tuna salad…a couple of tablespoons does the trick! I actually like the flavor better than mayo, but it gives it the same creamy consistancy but ups the calcium and eliminates the fat. I don’t know if you’ve tried this before, but thought I’d offer the advice!


6 Karen L. January 31, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Don’t fret about the lack of Monounsaturateds in your lunch, Kath! You did even better – your salmon has Omega-3s!


7 Sarah January 31, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Give yourself a break and have some wine!! You are too perfect all the time :)


8 Jenn January 31, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Hey Kath,
I’ve been meaning to ask you what it is you do for your ab workout. You always seem to be sore from it, so do you add reps/sets/new types of workouts each week? I’m always looking for great new ideas to make me sore again (sounds crazy right?). After awhile I get used to my workouts which disappoints me because I actually like the sore feeling since it’s sign that I worked my butt off! Any tips you or others have to feel pain? :o)


9 Cara January 31, 2008 at 5:35 pm

I also do not mind when my boy has night class once a week. alone time is great.


10 Courty January 31, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Hey Kath,
I REALLY love your blog-I have been reading for a few months now, and find it to be a great inspiration for varied eating and otherwise healthy living! Thanks for putting it out there for all of us.
I am just curious, when you exercise with your heart rate monitor, how much time do you spend in the “target zone”? Is that something you strive for? Thanks; can’t wait to see what you’re having for dinner…


11 becky January 31, 2008 at 7:01 pm

I second the comment to have some wine! One small 4 oz glass won’t fact a glass a day is beneficial to health.


12 bev January 31, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Don’t feel guilty about the husband little comment. It good to have some “Me ” time. Enjoy it I’m sure he understands and probably feels the same .


13 Fig January 31, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Friend showed me this today and it cracked me up because Im always looking for “the perfect bar”


14 Kath January 31, 2008 at 8:34 pm

We don’t know if he will apply to a program or not, but he’s taking a basic course that will transfer in just in case. I haven’t had the apple pie yet – I don’t usually like fruity flavored things, but I guess I should if it’s your favorite!

I’ve done that with yogurt too – it’s an excellent binder!

THE AB ROLLER!!!!!!! Seriously, that 1990’s guy that’s bright yellow. I found it in the “toys” box at our gym and boy does it rip my abs! I have a hard time with ab workouts – the exercises I do are either too easy or too hard – nothing inbetween. But this guy is great. I usually do 10 rolls middle, 10 to left, 10 to right, rest, repeat and it’s quick and effective. Sometimes I do a few crunches after as well.

Thanks for reading!! I don’t really monitor the “cardio zone” at all, so I don’t know what percentage of time I’m in it, but when I’m doing cardio I’m rarely below 140 – I’m usually 150-165 or so, which is in “the zone.”



15 Mandy A January 31, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Kath and ladies

I asked this on Jenna’s forum.. but thought I’d ask here, too :)

Anyone have any good, easy recipes or ideas for chicken cutlets? :)



16 Kath January 31, 2008 at 9:01 pm

You could easily do this with cutlets – and it was quick and easy!



17 Natalie February 1, 2008 at 8:46 am

I’m waiting for the husband’s comment to this post. 😉


18 the husband February 1, 2008 at 9:30 am

Haha, yeah she’s pretty nerdy when she has the house to herself but it’s always nice to arrive and everything’s super clean!


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