Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bacon Sunday

I woke up about 10 minutes before my alarm went off this morning. I hate it when that happens. I was wide awake. I'm not sure why, I got slept about 6 hours. Usually I need about 10-12 to be my happy, normal self. Oh well. I got up and started grinding whole coffee beans, so I didn't have to when I got back from my run.

Jim's Organic Coffee sent me whole beans to try out. I love the smell of freshly ground coffee beans in the morning. That will definitely wake a person right up.

I love the art on the bag. The coffee was so good, too. It had a great taste, and no bitter after taste.

After grinding the beans, I snacked on Fruition bar, cherry flavor. I really liked the flavor. It had such a great taste. I only ate 1/2 the bar, because of the calories.

This morning, I ran 2.21 miles and worked up a nice sweat. I didn't let the bar relax in my stomach for long enough. I kept on getting horrible stomach cramps. I really have to learn how long to wait after eating, until I run. I always learn things the hard way.
Here I am with all my gear and covered in sweat. It was such a nice morning for an early morning run. There were so many people out. I hardly ever run into anyone. This morning there were about 12 people that I saw. It made it a little nicer to run. So many friendly old people. I don't think I saw anyone under the age of 70 out. My Bondi Band really kept all my hairs out of my face. I usually have trouble with all my baby hairs either getting stuck to my forehead or my lips (since I always wear chapstick). It was nice not having to remove any hair!

When I got home, I was pretty hungry. I did some little things around the house. Then, I gave pancakes my last time. I usually can not make pancakes, so they're not gooey on the inside. I used Great River Milling's wheat pancake mix. I followed the directions to the T.

And, what do you see...pancakes!! I did it! They weren't burnt, and they weren't gooey inside. They were perfect. The flavor was nice. I love the taste of whole wheat. It just tastes healthy.

Along with the coffee and pancakes, I also made Coleman Meat's bacon. I love the thick bacon. It's so much better when there are not any antibiotics used in the process. The best flavored bacon ever!! Of course, I baked the bacon. Here is our breakfast in whole.

I love up close and personal pictures. I topped my pancakes with light butter, my home made blackberry jam (from a few weeks ago) and light syrup. Not a very healthy breakfast, but it sure tasted good!

Lunch was one of my favorite lunches of all time. I fixed BLT's. I toasted whole wheat bread, added light mayo and topped it with baked bacon, home grown tomatoes and lettuce. I like these sandwiches cut in half. I had a side of tortilla chips. Everything was nice and crispy.

When it came to dinner, I wasn't in the mood to cook, or to really put anything together, so I had a TV dinner. I had picked up some of Amy's bowls. Tonight, I had the country cheddar. It had peppers, potatoes, chicken, broccoli, pasta and of course Cheddar cheese.
When I first opened the package, everything looked a lot smaller than I thought. After I heated everything, and poured it into an everyday bowl, I found it to be bigger than I originally thought. I guess my eyes were bigger than my stomach.

Here are the details...

This doesn't look like your average TV dinner. It didn't taste like your average TV dinner. If someone put this into a bowl and said they made it, I wouldn't doubt them. It was pretty good! It actually tasted like real cheese!

I've been in a funk this weekend. I can't wait to be out of it and move on. I bought some strawberries and chopped them up. I'm going to be getting back to a better diet. I think that should do the trick.
I better get things ready for tomorrow. Monday's are always my long days. I have 8 hours of work (9 if you count lunch), then 3 hours at the gym. I love it though and wouldn't change a thing. It will go by so fast, as usual.
Anything exciting happen this weekend?


  1. Sometimes I am rushing in the morning and don't leave enough time for my snack to settle... not fun!

    Have a great workouu tonight!

  2. 3hrs at the gym tonight! Whew! You look hardcore in front of the fireplace. I love seeing lots of people out running/walking on my weekend runs-just makes me happy.

  3. Yeah, you look like a true road warrior! Great post...yummy bacon.