Posted by: bettythebalancer | November 7, 2009

Finishing Off A Successful Week

My hearing yesterday went perfectlyWe won!

With all the excitement, however, I struggled to find fuel all day long — first, I didn’t eat a proper lunch because I don’t like to eat before hearings (nerves).  Instead, I snacked on a Balance Bar I found in my purse, a Honeycrisp apple, and string cheese. Then, after the hearing, we went to happy hour to celebrate — and before I knew it, it was 11 p.m. and I had only munched on a plate of shared nachos ordered for the table.  I was hungry but exhausted, and collapsed into bed without eating more.

Needless to say, I woke up starving.  I made a whole wheat bagel with real butter, and two soft-boiled eggs — my fridge is pretty empty of basics, so I headed straight for Trader Joe’s after eating.  I was craving MEAT for some reason on this trip and bought two kinds (see below).

Fresh fruits & vegetables included spinach, bananas, an avocado, a yellow bell pepper, baby portobello mushrooms, yellow squash, carrots, a bag of kiwis (which I may have to freeze — not sure I can make it through the entire bag this week), roma tomatoes, and an onion:


Frozen fruits & vegetables included edamame and strawberries:


Dairy, meats & protein included eggs, Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers, pepper turkey, three nonfat organic Greek-style yogurts, olive-flavored hummus, and a package of jalapeno chicken sausages.  I immediately froze three of the chicken sausages for future use:


Grains included honey wheat hot dog buns (which went straight into the freezer), whole wheat tortillas, and Israeli couscous:


And a few miscellaneous supplies for my morning oatmeal and for emergency snacks:


And, of course, wine! Gotta love TJ’s wine prices.  These were $4.99 each.


When I got home, I couldn’t wait for noon for lunch — I had fajitas on the brain!


I sauteed onions with yellow bell pepper, and cooked up one of my jalapeno chicken sausages — this got layered with tomatoes, scallions, black beans, and cheddar cheese on a whole wheat tortilla. 

I had to eat this puppy with a knife & fork — I was so hungry I filled the tortilla to the point where I couldn’t wrap it up!



As for last week, how do you think I did?

  • I managed to bring/prepare/eat homemade meals until Friday, when the celebration got in the way.  This included packing breakfast and lunch every day, and cooking my own dinners every night, as well (again, except for Friday).
  • I didn’t eat meat all week until today.
  • I rode my bike on the trainer for an hour.
  • I swam twice, for a total distance of one mile.
  • I ran twice, for a total distance of 7.25 miles.
  • In total, I worked out five times.

Have a great weekend!



  1. Nice work! The fajita looks good. I’m impressed with the running. Not a fan of Cliff bars anymore. Oh and if you like the Bear’s Lair chardonnay, try the Bear’s Lair viognier.

    • Thanks — opened the Bear’s Lair last night, and I liked the Stonehedge much more, actually. Would buy both again, though. For that price, especially.

  2. […] I did a pretty thorough grocery shop last week at Trader Joe’s, but I needed a few fresh items to get me through this week, so I hit Whole […]

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