Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy and healthy

Can Happy Hour be Healthy Hour? Why, yes, I believe it can.
I worked in the office Friday (instead of from home) which meant that at the end of the workday, I was badly in need of a drink. So I walked from downtown to meet J and one of his amusing coworkers at the Westlake outpost of Tutta Bella. 

We enjoyed tasty $2 pints of Tutta Bella Ale, and J and I split a pizza crust-style flatbread with marinara, a small dish of mixed olives and a beet salad with goat cheese and pistachios. Delish, non-greasy and with actual nutrition included! Among the other tempting items on the menu are a cauliflower salad and a salad with arugula, proscuttio and I can't remember what else...

Friday, March 20
Morning workout: "Next Level" DVD (warmup and hip layering drills).
Breakfast 1 (at home): 12 oz. fruit smoothie, espresso with 1% milk, 16 oz water.
Breakfast 2 (at work): 1/2 c. muesli + 6 oz. plain NF yogurt; 12 oz. Americano.
Snack: Apple + 10 almonds; 16 oz. water.
Noon workout: Short urban walk.
Lunch: Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Biryani; pea pods; carrot; 16 oz. water.
Snack: Orange; green tea.
Post-work workout: Brisk 1.5 mile walk.
Happy Hour: 16 oz. ale; flatbread w/marinara sauce; beet salad w/goat cheese and pistachios; 6 olives; 1/4 c. hazelnuts; 16 oz. water.
Dinner: Large mixed green salad w/ olive oil + vinegar; 4 oz meatloaf; 1/2 c. mashed potatoes; 6 oz. red wine.
Snack: Espresso; 16 oz. water.

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