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Bento Lunch 1-19-10

Monday, January 18, 2010

I've been sick with a low grade cold for almost a week now and haven't been doing my runs. Plus I was out of town for the last few days of last week, so I've been off track. Tomorrow I'm going to do some low impact cardio, probably the elliptical, to get back into things. Also in keeping with getting back into things here's my lunch for tomorrow:

It's left over very high end Mac and Cheese from my lunch out last week (truffles and prosciutto, so very very yummy, not diet food though) and to balance that I have a lovely salad with Laughing Cow Light Swiss in lieu of dressing.

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BREW99 1/25/2010 11:37AM

    I'm so hungry thanks to the photo! haha

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PAPRINIKA 1/19/2010 1:07AM

    That looks good!

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Bento Lunch 1-13-10

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I've been putting my bento lunches up here for a while but realizing I will eventually run out of space in my photos album I thought it would be fun to blog them as well. So here's tomorrow's lunch:

It features left over scallops and whole grain bowties in a low fat cheese sauce (a lighter version of this recipe: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip
), baby carrots, grape tomatoes and Laughing Cow Light French Onion Cheese. Really simple to throw together, fairly cute and oh so tasty.

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    The pasta with scallops sounds wonderful! I'll have to try making it sometime. I also like how you got so many veggies in your bento.

Comment edited on: 1/13/2010 5:28:04 AM

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LARSIL 1/12/2010 7:43PM

    Oh, that is cute!

The title caught my eye -- I lived in Japan in 1981-1982 (U.S. Navy) and got to know the "bento" pretty well. Your idea is great, especially when lunch smiles back at you.

I'll have to try this for my teenagers. Thanks for the idea.


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CECINOAKLAND 1/12/2010 7:22PM

    oh, i am a bento (blog) addict! please keep posting pics in your blog! so cuuute!

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YOUCANLOSEIT 1/12/2010 7:07PM

  hahaha amazing! :)

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BFRAPPIE 1/12/2010 7:07PM

    I love bentos! So cute!

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C24K W2D2

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Got my run in. It went pretty well, though there was a scary part towards the beginning where my bad knee hurt but I went slower and it loosened up. The music was pretty good, I was listening to Elisa's podcast. It ended up being pretty good, I ran a little farther a little faster than last time overall.

What I'm worried about at this point is I'm definitely coming down with a cold and so don't plan on doing my run Wed. Depending on how I'm feeling tomorrow I might do a little elliptical and then do the run on Saturday. If I'm feeling like crap though I'll just have to scrub it. Which would be annoying.

Lost 2 pounds this week so that's just about perfect, even though my eating wasn't and I was feeling a bit torn, the runs feel like a more intense work out but the machine claims I burn a lot fewer calories than the elliptical.

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RAINTHIEF 1/12/2010 10:58PM

    emoticon Great job on your run and hanging in there! I hope you can avoid all the colds going around.

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BREW99 1/12/2010 3:31PM

    I hope you start to feel better... Try to take it a little easier in your exercise if you are feeling down. My trick is to drink lemon water (aka hot water with two slices of juicy lemon in it) to loosen up my breathing and help me get in the mood to exercise. emoticon Hope you feel better!

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HUGMONKEYMOM 1/12/2010 11:51AM

    My C25K program was full of me being sick...putting off the runs until you feel better is definitely the way to go (wish I had learned that lesson sooner) If you push yourself to run when sick you get a bad run and a worse cold.

If the C25K teaches you nothing else...it teaches you patience. Or at least it tried to teach me patience, but I'm a bad student on that subject.

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C25K W2D1

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm getting later with these posts, but that's ok, so long as I do the run.

I ran on Saturday to get a jump on Week 2 since I know I'm in NYC later in the week and won't run. This way I can get all the week's runs in by Wed. and still have no more than two days between runs.

Saturday's run was good, perhaps the best I've done so far, though the longer running intervals took a bit of getting used to and I had a bad stitch in my side on the second to last interval. But I kept up the intensity and ran quite a bit farther than I had on the other days: 2.42 with a high speed of 6.2 (all on the treadmill, per usual). We'll see how it goes today.

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PAPRINIKA 1/11/2010 9:26PM

    Ah, I'm not as hard-working as you. I need to get back to running soon.

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C25K W1D3

Friday, January 08, 2010

So my first week is done. I think my runs have gotten harder, in terms of feeling nauseous, but then I've been upping the intensity each time on the treadmill settings because the lower ones feel too easy. I was doing my runs on 6.2 this time and I had just had lunch. I know. So not the running's fault, all mine.

But overall I call the week a success. The only truly frustrating part is I'm burning a lot fewer calories than I would if I were using the elliptical, despite it feeling like a much harder work out.

I've tried three different podcasts now and for week one I liked Suz the best, then Nicole's and then Elisa last. They all had strengths and weakness. For Suz it was hard to hear her cues, though easy to guess what she was telling to you to do. For Nicole I liked the idea of her changing the music completely for each interval but in practice it's a little jarring. And Elisa's music, even though I liked it better and knew it better, seemed the worst match for my stride most of the time (she had a few great ones in there though). Let me know if you guys want the links for the podcasts.

I still haven't decided if I want to do some exercise today or take two days off and do the next run Sunday as planned. I may have to move it up tomorrow to make timing work next week.

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MIRDREAMS 1/11/2010 3:00PM


(most encouraging prompts I think)




Cues only, no music:

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SPEEDWACER 1/8/2010 9:28PM

    Oh, I'd like the links. I've seen Suz's, but not the others.

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