Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

The Salad Monster

Ahh this morning was soooo nice. After blogging I actually jumped back in bed and fell asleep again until 9:30! I felt like I needed every second of that extra sleep. It felt amazing.

When I got up again I made some English Breakfast tea, relaxed a bit, then went outside on a run. I ran for about 35 minutes, walking the last 10 minutes for a cool down. It was nice because even though it was 10:45, it was overcast outside and there was a nice breeze off the water.

When I got back, I snacked on a pear and got ready:


After showering and everything, Ryan and I ventured out for lunch. We went to this Greek cafe down the street and I had a MONSTER of a greek salad!

This was just the “greek chopped for one” with no potato salad and the dressing on the side. The woman looked at me like I was crazy when I ordered it. She was like, you will NEVER be able to finish it! She told me to order the “baby greek chopped” instead. Oh no…I don’t do baby salads. I needed the real deal! I proved her wrong and basically finished the entire thing!


The salad came with two slices of delicious french bread with a pesto olive oil for dipping. French bread is one of those few things that I absolutely cannot say no to. I love me some soft chewy french bread!

I’m about to go lay by the pool and study my wine flashcards. See you tonight!

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  • NT
    September 21, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Agree, French Bread probably one of the best tasting! Yummy salad!

  • VeggieGirl
    September 21, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Glad you got the extra sleep you needed!!

    EEEK that Greek salad IS monstrous, haha!! 😀

  • Ellie
    September 21, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Yum! I don’t like that females are expected to have small appetites even for things like salad so I like your example of ordering the large size salad. I used to have an eating disorder and a lot of the time I still feel self conscious ordering/eating food, and I actually try to think of your examples eating out when I do feel self conscious.
    And I LOVE Greek salad. What is on top of it in the first picture?

  • Christie I.
    September 21, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like a good salad!

  • ttfn300
    September 21, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    nice job on that salad 😉

  • Fleur
    September 21, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Woah that salad is big, even without the sides, I thought I made big salads but that is impressive

  • emily
    September 21, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    That looks like a Cheesecake Factory sized salad! French bread is good, but I feel that way more about sourdough bread! (also from CF, apparently I’m having a craving!)

  • Josie
    September 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Wow that salad is bigger than your head! You probably needed it after that run!

  • Little Black Dress
    September 21, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Ellie, I couldn’t agree more. I almost always finish everything on my plate when I eat out. First of all, it’s always something incredibly healthy like a salad or vegetables, but still I sometimes get comments from waiters like “wow- you must have been hungry” and it makes me really mad/self-conscious! Yeah, I was hungry and I ate a satisfying meal. I also exercise a ton and eat ridiculously healthy, so who cares that I eat voluminous food?!

    Thank you for the great example Jenna! Three cheers to eating what you pay for!

  • Christie
    September 21, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    My mom just told me about this place in tampa and clear water called cali yogurt.. its like pinkberry.. she said it was great just wanted you to know so you can give it a try!

  • Megan
    September 21, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I love the one lone shrimp resting on top of the mountain of salad!

  • jenna
    September 21, 2008 at 9:36 pm


    That’s where I always go get my yogurt creations I feature on the blog! It’s 3 blocks from my apartment 🙂

  • sarah (FL)
    September 21, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    I still don’t know a good user name! haha. The yogurt comment prompted me to recommend that you try Berryism on South Dale Mabry…I went there the other night and LOVED it. I haven’t been to Cali Yogurt (and maybe they are similar,) but the Berryism product has definitely sucked me in! Super tart frozen yogurt in plain, green tea, or wildberry, 90 calories/5 oz, and lots of toppings (cereals; fruits like berries, kiwi, and mango; Korean rice cakes; chocolate chips; or my husband’s choice, gummy bears (which I do NOT recommend, ick.) Is Cali Yogurt the tart stuff? If so, I’m definitely checking it out…

  • Meghann
    September 22, 2008 at 1:40 am

    haha I love the salad determination, you sound just like me.