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Can we talk about Man Food for just a minute?
Tuesday Wednesday. I meant to write this post last night, but I got distracted by this totally hot guy, pizza, some chocolate stout, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Then I didn’t like the pictures I took last night, so I’m really glad I had leftovers.
It’s just been one of those days. I got up super early on only a few hours of sleep, ran 4 miles, showered, swung by Starbucks for a venti quad, and headed to work. Basically, I barely know my own name right now. Forgive me.
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So I’m teaching my boyfriend, Austin, how to cook. It started with me wanting to stay in more often and cook at home because of Whole30. Then he asked if I’d teach him a few easy, healthy dishes. Naturally, I obliged and decided to also turn our cooking lessons into a “How To” series for this blog.
For our first lesson, we made an easy dinner stand by – stir fry. I know that stir fry seems like a simple meal, but it can quickly go wrong if you don’t know the proper techniques. You can end up with undercooked meat and soggy vegetables and just a plate of yuck if you don’t do it right.
Confession: It is really hard to have a food blog when you’re trying to lose weight. There’s a Biggest Loser competition going on at work, and we’re in the home stretch. The final weigh-in is about two weeks away. There’s some pretty great prizes at stake, so naturally, I want to win! And since Shawn just left, now is the perfect time for me to kick it into overdrive. I’ve made a commitment to hit the gym hard and track every calorie with MyFitnessPal.
But like I said, it’s hard to have a food blog when I’m dieting especially because I tend to eat pretty boring – lots of egg whites, Kashi Go Lean, protein smoothies, chicken breast, broccoli, green beans, peanut butter, same ol’, same ol’. And eating out? Yeah. Usually doesn’t happen because I lack this thing called “self-control”.
I had the most amazingly productive morning the other day.
I got up and prepped some short ribs for braising, then headed to the gym with Ashley. We knocked out the first workout of The New Rules of Lifting for Women and a little Ab Ripper X. I came home, showered, curled my hair, did my make up, braised the short ribs, and threw them in the crock pot. I topped things off by doing the dishes and making the bed.
I’m just going to come right out and say it: I hate chicken salad. And egg salad. And potato salad. Actually, I think the more precise thing to say is that I hate any sort of “salad” that involves globs of mayo. Ewwww. Just gross.
I’ve been kinda sorta on a diet lately. My boyfriend will be home soon (yay!), and I can be a little bit on the narcissistic side at times (gasp!). So for the past few weeks it’s been lots of lean protein, lots of veggies, and some healthy whole grains here and there. But a girl can only eat chicken breast so many times before she’s ready to fly the coop (too cheesy?).