Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Super-Fail

So, I, like most had big plans for this weekend. Lots of family time, candy, egg hunts, outside activities, exercise, and I did exactly none of that.
Friday around dinner time, my poor husband was triple teamed with 3 sickies. I'm thinking some sort of food poisoning, because we literally got sick at the exact same time. Needless to say it was a rough night, and I was literally sicker than I've been in years. So, Saturday's long run was a definite no go. My son and I took 3 naps on Saturday, did not get dressed, and survived on sips of ginger ale.

Sunday went a little better. We actually ventured out of the house to the farmer's market and $60 worth of fruits and vegetables later I think we will make a full recovery. Yup, we literally spend $50-$80 a week on produce, that's for my husband, my 3 yr old, and myself, even though my 10 month old is starting to eat little bits of table food too. We don't eat canned or frozen veggies we've gotten into the habit of eating what's "in" season (even though nowadays it comes from all over the world so "it's" always in-season). Our weekly rundown of fruits and veggies looks something like this:
3 lbs broccoli
4lbs egg plant
3 lbs zucchini
2 lbs yellow squash
1 lb spinach
3 lbs tomato
1 English cucumber
3 bell peppers
mixed baby field greens
yukon gold potatoes
We drink smoothies almost everyday, and my son eats fruit at breakfast every morning and for most snacks. We eat salad 365 days a year, so that accounts for a lot of it.
I also snagged some chia seeds! So so 'cited bout that one. I've been reading about make-it-yourself gels using chia seeds, anyone ever tried it?

My goals for this week are:
30+ miles (5 days running, 12 mile long run)
3 days of Jillian
2 ab sessions

Do you eat the same foods throughout the week or is it always different?
Breakfast is almost always oatmeal (steel-cut w/ cinnamon and brown sugar, and ground flax)
Lunch is pretty simple too. I go all out for dinner though. I love to cook.

Have you ever had food poisoning?
This was my very first experience with it. Not fun, I don't think I'll be eating out for a very long time and I will be washing, soaking, and re-washing all produce.

Hope your weekend was better than mine :) Happy Monday!


  1. So sorry you all got sick over the weekend!
    Great goals for the week though, good luck!
    I don't spend quite that much on produce but between me and hubby it's still about 50% of our food budget.
    Oh! And the shoes I bought were Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10's...good for my pronating feet!

  2. I am so sorry you were sick, but I feel your pain. I have been getting over a stomach virus for the past week, I am not sure if it is food issues or what but my tummy has not been happy.
    As for food, yes I tend to eat the same thing over and over...that was one of my New Year's Resolutions to try to make an effort to make creative new meals.

  3. Yikes! Too bad you were sick for the holiday weekend. Hope you're starting to feel better.

  4. Glad you're feeling better, and Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Your kids are adorable! ;)