On Track On Tuesday

I don’t know why but I woke up Tuesday feeling a little out of kilter.  I didn’t feel sick, didn’t have a headache.  Just not feeling myself.  My determination to stay on track with my food helped me to get some focus to my day.

I got 40 minutes on the stationary bike.  I made sure to add in arm work while biking AND reading.  It gets tricky sometimes and there are days when I have to chase the exercise ball across the floor because I lose my grip (in Many ways!!) but it’s good for me so I do it.

Speaking of reading, I finished The Little Book by Selden Edwards.

The Little Book by Selden Edwards: Book Cover

I really need to start a book blog, but haven’t gotten to it yet.  In the mean time, I thought this was terrific.  I’m a big fan of good twists and turns in books and movies.  This book served up a good helping of that!

For something light I’m now reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner.

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner: Book Cover

I like her books and she’s from Philadelphia so many times she talks about places I know.  I was able to score some “must reads” at thrift stores in Florida but I’m saving them for our big road trip.  😉

Back to me being proud of staying on track on Tuesday…Couldn’t wait to get to my overnight oats…it had been SO long!

Blueberries…Strawberries…washed and ready!

My wide mouth jar…perfect for scooping…So Good…I missed you!!

We had some errands to run so we ran into the Gateway Diner for some lunch.  Trying hard to keep my promise to be on track, I ordered a medium Greek salad…hold the potato salad…just kidding, we’re not in Florida…hold the anchovies…dressing on the side please.

I hadn’t had a Greek salad there but it was good!  Just what I needed.

At home, I had these beauties waiting for me…

Pretty pintos…

Fancied up with Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar and some ground black pepper.  Marinated since early afternoon.  Cooked up some quinoa in veggie broth…I always forget how much I love quinoa until I make it again!  It loves me because it gives me protein!!  😉

Added 1.5 cups of beans and 1 cup of quinoa to romaine, tomato, red bell pepper.  So simple and so good.

The pintos made their own dressing from the marinade.  Delicious dinner.  Very filling, too.  My trick of eating dinner later (I ate at just about 7pm) really helps.  It keeps me full and I don’t go looking for a snack.  My only snack was a caramel Tootsie Pop.  I’m eating them very sparingly.  I want them to last a long time.  I need to check Ebay where my friend found them and stock up!!

I feel good about my Tuesday.  Wednesday has started out bright and sunny…Thank you Very Much!!  I think I’ll participate in What I Ate Wednesday which was started by the young lady over at Peas & Crayons.   For some reason, I can’t remember her name at the moment.  Sorry!!  It’s a great idea and this will be my first time participating, so lets see how it goes!

Off to Greet The Day…Happy Wednesday!! 🙂

UPDATE!  I just realized I could participate in What I Ate Wednesday with any day of food.  Since Tuesday was a good one, I’m going to share this.  Here’s my badge to participate…

Peas and Crayons

Just go to the Peas & Crayons site and read what everyone ate!!  It should be fun!!

So Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!


9 responses to “On Track On Tuesday

  1. I think your feeling a little out of kilter today because you are missing Florida and anxiously awaiting New Mexico::::))))))

    • Bett…you are so right. I really love it in Clearwater. If there was any extra money, I’d be looking for a condo at Hammock Pine! Maybe after we sell the houses here, we’ll have some extra $$$. Can’t wait to get to NM. It is so beautiful!!

  2. I had a salad myself last night. Just needed to eat something not quite so heavy. But sadly, my salad was huge and it took me an hour to eat the whole thing! I also made a bitty one for lunch today. ( I try to eat things on court day that don’t give me bad breath since there is lots of negotiating in close quarters! When what I really want is a hoagie with loads of onions!!!)

    I had black beans in my salad and it was sooooo yummy! It’s true, I never met a veggie I didn’t like!

    • Ele, the beans are so tasty in salads. Good protein and they fill me up. My salads usually take at least a 1/2 hour to eat. That’s a good thing. They fill you up and there’s less chance you’ll be snacking later!!

  3. I love a greek salad. Feta is my favorite!

    • Hi Sarah! Thanks for checking out BCDC!! Just checked your blog. I do love Greek Salad. It’s almost always available at most diners. Sometimes the only thing a vegetarian has to eat! Come back to visit again!

  4. Yay! Happy WIAW! I love pinto beans…I haven’t had them in ages.

  5. valerie andruss

    Hold the anchovies????!!!??? You philistine!! 🙂
    When you get around to it, I will read the book blog….
    BTW: Any chance you’ll be traveling to Colorado by way of KC???

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