Thursday, August 18, 2011

just add BROCCOLI!

I have found that I am truly addicted to carbs! Ha Ha, as funny as it sounds...I totally crave all things carb! Not so much sugar, because I've never been a huge sweets person. But when it comes to pretzels and bread...I'm ALL over it if it's there! I try not to cook things like lasagna but if I do, I'll only use one layer pasta, other layers I'll use eggplant and zucchini! Tonight I prepared wheat noodles to go with the kids dinner and I found myself wanting a big 'ol bowl of pasta, the way my grandma used to make it :) So, I decided to add BROCCOLI!! I used less than 1/4 c cooked whole wheat noodles to my 1 cup cooked broccoli, added pepper to taste, a little Parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil! Tossed it up and it was SO good! It helped me balance the noodles, because like I said, if pasta is there...I'll eat it! And I'll not only eat it, I'll eat too much of it!!! Some people have other weaknesses and those are mine! Today's run went really well. It was before sunrise, so nice and breezy and I did my ol' three miles...

WILL I EVER FIND THE ENERGY/STRENGTH TO PUSH THROUGH THAT THREE MILE MARK??! Help??!!!! I was doing SO good there for a while, but this heat has really taken its toll and I feel like every ounce of energy is put into these short runs, I couldn't imagine pushing for 5 or 6? What's the secret?

Thank you SO much for all of your sweet comments in regards to my poor son and his burns. He seems to be doing great, every now and then he'll complain that they hurt :-( but for the most part, they are healing well. It was VERY scary for all of us and we're just glad that he is okay! We had such a great trip, aside from the accident! Jacob caught his first fish! He was SO proud. We played outside A LOT. We saw lots of alligators(I was a little scared!), and we let the boys get super filthy and have a great time exploring the outdoors...nothing better than that, right?!


6 comments:

April Westerhold said...

I am a carb addict, too. I have never been a sweets person but give me potatoes, pasta, cheese, chips, etc.

I feel the same way about the runs. I'm usually between 3-4 miles and just can't push past that mark.

The Smiths said...

I'm a carb addict as well. I can take it or leave it with the sweets...but potatoes and pasta (I LOVE THEM!)

Sadly, I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes..and those are both No-No's. So, trying to wean myself off of them til I deliver. at least 6 more weeks!!

fancy nancy said...

This Portuguese girl has to have her carbs!!! Love them!!!

Christy J said...

I love my carbs too! I have to keep them in check or it has the domino effect. I am working on making easy subs like adding more veggies to dishes. I will have tontry the lasagna trick.

runningonwords said...

I eat broccoli every day for lunch. It's just so good for you!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Hmmm, do I even need to say what my thoughts on carbs are? I do the same thing when we eat spaghetti. . .except before a race!

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