Linner or Dunch?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hello and Happy Sunday! emoticon

We had plans to hike at Runyon Canyon this morning, but when I woke up, my calves, ankles and feet complained even though I wore my compression socks and took an Advil last night. Hmm, sounds to me like an excuse to skip a workout!

And thankfully, Bruno was in the mood to skip too – a rare occasion when he gets a super duper workout in a day before.

Sidenote: I’ve come a long, long, long way in determining what excuses are valid for skipping and what is not. The last time I ignored signs that indicated that I needed rest, I suffered a Grade 2 tear in my left calf that called for two months of crutches (this happened in 2012). Before that, I went through frequent and uncomfortable bouts of plantar fasciitis. Needless to say, I’ve learned my lesson. When I feel a certain ache in my joints and muscles that are beyond DOMS, I take the day off and rest. Learning this lesson’s helped me prevent injuries by pacing myself when I get too enthusiastic or Type A towards my goals. emoticon

Before I talk about today, let me brief over last night’s YUMMY dinner.

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Speaking of weekend eats, I want to mention that we eat a little strangely around here on Saturdays and Sundays. We’re the kind of people who prefer to eat very little before a morning workout, so often by the time we are done exercising and ready for breakfast, it’s later in the morning and end up not eating lunch until about 3 pm. Eating lunch later then puts us in a weird timing mode for dinner, which we end up eating just a light snack or so at around 7. So… what really should I call this mean, Linner? Dunch?

As for yesterday’s linner (ha!), we decided to order takeout from one of our favorite restaurants by our house: 26 Beach. The problem? They are known for their burgers – and I wanted one! With a side of handcut fries? Yespleaserightnow.

Fortunately, I was able to talk myself out of it, but it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t until I started perusing their entrees that I remembered how many other delicious options they offer.

I settled on the Teriyaki grilled salmon with a double helping of sauteed vegetables, salad with a drizzle of soy miso dressing, and one slice of French bread. It was actually satisfying! I was happy that there were a ton of veggies on my plate too, because I was starving. As a last-minute decision, I did decide to drop a roll on my plate, but it was only after remembering that my “problem” isn’t so much carbs as it is sugar, so I can do white stuff in moderation.

A couple of hours later, I was feeling snacky again and instead of dipping my hand into our candy drawer, I satisfied the craving by reaching for two servings of frozen grapes I had stashed in my freezer.

SUCCESS! emoticon

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I started my morning with a quick walk around the block with Bruno:

My post-dog-walk coffee from our favorite coffee shop, courtesy of my fiance. I added two tbsp of my favorite soy creamer. Yum!

For breakfast, we stopped in at a local best-kept secret: Pepy’s Galley.

By the way, Pepy’s Galley was recently featured in a recent episode of Ray Donovan. We were really excited to see it when it popped up onscreen!

My breakfast:

Egg white omelette with spinach, bell peppers and mushrooms with a side of slice tomatoes. I ordered wheat toast, but I ended up being too full. I also happily consumed my fiance’s buttered crusts from his white toast – a real treat for me every weekend.

After breakfast, we did some errands, and then walked the dog again:

And then it’s Dodger baseball time in our living room. Go blue!

As for the rest of today, I once again have big plans for this:

CANDY CRUSH! Um, I can’t even begin to describe my addiction to this game to you. It’s the reason why I’ve gone to bed later in the last couple of nights and why I dive for my couch the minute I have free time this weekend. Maybe I need help? ;)

See ya tomorrow!
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    I'm not a fish fan, but I will say that looked delicious! And the omlet looks very yummy too. Looks like you ate great! As for the Candy crush addiction, my husband has it too. He is on some insane level, like 390 or something like that. I used to play, but it started ticking me off so I deleted it. Anyhow, looks like you had a nice weekend & I hope your Monday goes well too! emoticon
    1760 days ago
  • PROT358
    Your breakfast and dunch look delicious! emoticon
    1761 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    Sounds like a fun weekend!
    1761 days ago
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