SCBR Week 12/ Day 5 Food/Exercise Journal

7:30 am – Coffee – Content (5)


I started today with a nice hot cuppa joe in Fresh Market Breakfast Blend flavor. I ran out of my soy creamer a couple days ago and have been using 2% milk and sugar to finish the mug.

9:00 am – Banana Flaxseed Oats – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)


This morning, I had a nice, cozy bowl of oats with more of that flaxseed stuff (which I’m currently storing in the freezer at work).

Pre-cooking ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup water

Microwaved for 60 seconds

Post-cooking ingredients:

  • a few tbsp of 2% milk
  • about 3/4 sliced banana (I just ate the rest while I made my oats)
  • 1 tbsp dry toasted TJ’s almonds
  • 1 tsp blueberry-milled flaxseed from TJ’s

1:00 pm – Leftover Spinach Ravioli – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)


I ate the rest of my spinach ravioli from last night’s dinner for lunch. It reheated surprisingly well and I still thoroughly enjoyed the flavor. Just wish I had a nice hunk of foccacia to go with it!

5:00 pm – Organic Fruit Snack – Content (5)


I was getting pretty hungry towards the end of the day, but I didn’t want to eat one of my snack bars, so I just had this TJ’s Apple Strawberry Organic fruit bar.


It wasn’t very filling, but it tasted good and was better than eating nothing.

After work, hubby and I took Bails for a car ride to go house-hunting. Hubby had found a couple houses online and we wanted to see what they looked like in person. I think after house-hunting for the last 4-ish years like we have, I’m pretty apprehensive about actually buying a house, so I hope I’m not putting too much pressure on myself to find the perfect house. I guess we’ll know we want it when we see it right? We’re thinking about booking an appointment to see one. It’s not in the neighborhoods we’re currently eyeing, but we can’t really afford anything where we’re currently looking, so maybe it’s time to expand our search?

8:00 pm – Spicy Shrimp, Steamed Broccoli, and Chips + Queso – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)


I was already hungry when I left work, so after the house-hunting, I was really hungry. As soon as we got home, I got started on a quick dinner. First, I chopped up some organic broccoli and got that going in the steamer.


I did a quick spice mix for the shrimp while hubby peeled them.

In the bowl:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • cayenne pepper

I mixed this op and sprinkled it over the raw shrimp.


Then, I drizzled a bit of extra virgin olive oil into the pan and then in went the shrimp, which I sauteed till cooked through.


I drizzled the broccoli with a wee bit of melted butter and served it with the shrimp and some of the tortilla chips we picked up on our way home from house-hunting. We also got some queso, which I had a hard time resisting tonight, but I managed to stop eating before getting “full” so yay!


Dinner was super fast and relatively healthy (more so if I got a better carb), so I’ll have to remember this one for the next time I need a quick meal after a long day of work.

What’s your fave thing to cook after an extra long, hard day of work? Do you prefer to unwind by cooking something slowly or cook something that comes together quickly?

2 thoughts on “SCBR Week 12/ Day 5 Food/Exercise Journal”

  1. Hmm, to answer the question you posed, after a long hard day, my first instinct is to get take-out. But, if that's not in the budget, I either put together a salad with lots of things in it (tomatoes, celery, carrots, red beans, (tuna or grilled chicken), cold green beans, cucumbers (whatever I have in the house) and we eat that with some garlic bread, OR if I simply have to cook, it's some turkey cheese burgers on my George Forman grill – fast, easy and quick to clean up.

  2. After a hard day of work, I usually eat standing up in the kitchen. Like a wrap or a salad or bean dip on crisp bread. Not a good habit, I know. OR I'll use ziploc steambags and steam some fish and asparagus or something!


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