Sunday, April 8, 2007

Sun on Sunday and 500 swings

After yesterday's super ice cream pig out I knew I'd be paying for it again today! I had already made up my mind that I was going to do 500 swings before I left for the beach with my sister for the day.


Warm up / 2 mile walk


100 transfers w/26lb., 2.5 min. off 1.5 min. rest x 5 sets = 500 swings,

20 min. total

Sunday AM weight 128.0 (not bad considering all the junk food)


coffee w/cream 80 cal.
oats/cream 185 cal.
fig/prune/almonds 100 cal.
sm. broccoli salad 300 cal.
tuna/mayo 250 cal.
sm. soup w/chicken and squash 250 cal.
chocolate sucker 70 cal.

Total calories 1235

We don't celebrate Easter so I asked my sister to spend the day with me at the beach in Santa Cruz. I wanted to pack a healthy lunch for my sister, but not too healthy, afterall not everyone likes, or is used to, the way I eat! I took dried figs/prunes/almonds and grapes as well as a couple of apples, broccoli salad w/tuna for me and I made a pasta salad especially for her.

Pasta Salad w/ Asparagus, Carrot, Peppers, Marinated Skirt Steak and
Spicy Peanut Dressing

spaghetti (1/2 lb.)
asparagus, 8-10 stalks, snapped in half, cut on diagonal
carrot, julienne
1/2 yellow bell, sliced thin
1/2 red bell, sliced thin
2 green onions, sliced thin on diagonal greens included
cilantro, minced (optional)
store bought spicy peanut salad dressing
marinated skirt steak sliced very thin on diagonal

Boil pasta in salted water adding asparagus 3 min. before, and carrot 1 min. before pasta is done. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Add peppers and green onion (cilantro optional) and toss with dressing. You can use any other dressings of your choice, but that what I had in my fridge! If I was making this salad for myself I would add shredded chinese (Napa) cabbage and diced jalapeno.

Marinated Skirt steak

I usually make my own marinades, but I always have Soy Vey's "Veri, Veri, Teriyaki" in my pantry for times I need a shortcut. I know, I know, alot of salt and suger but no one's perfect! I marinated 2 1/2 lbs of skirt steak overnight and broiled it 5-6 min. per side. Of course you can grill it using the same time table.

When broiling, make sure and heat up the broiler pan under the heat first, and then arrange meat in single layer (you should hear the sizzle of the hot broiler pan). After broiling (or grilling) let stand 10 min. before slicing very thin across the grain.

My family loves this meat so much I always cook extra.

Today was a lovely day, I got a little sunburn on the back of my legs and, I bought my first bathing suit in years!


christine said...

Sunburn? Beach? Swimsuits? I hate you. It was like, 12 degrees this morning. My kids wore Christmas clothes to church and hats and mittens to the easter egg hunt. Every thing is dead. The hydrangeas, peonies (sniffle), the blooms on my redbud (SOB), the tulips, all gone.

You uppity Californians, with your SUN and happy weather and beaches! Feh.

Seriously, you're really close to where we're moving my Aunt from. She's in Pacifica, we visited last year and it was gorgeous. And yes, we are totally sugar coating the weather here.

Tracy said...

I'm so spoiled growing up in CA, I can't imagine living in the cold or not by a beach!

If it makes you feel any better, we did have to lie low on our towels to keep out of the cold wind whipping off of the water! And getting wet, no way.

While we were there my mother called to say Happy Eatser from Denver, she said it had just started snowing.

Royce said...

I have been to Cali a couple of times. Me and a buddy went up the coast to all the way to Humboldt county. In San Francisco in july I was freezin my butt off. Like the wind was COLD but the sun was warm. I couldn't figure out if I should take off my shirt or put on my jacket. LOL
Arcata was 50 degrees when we pulled in IN JULY, crazy.