Ice Cream for Dinner

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This is going to be a quickie — I’m watching the MTV Movie Awards (for the first time in like a decade).  You know you’re getting hold when you do not recognize 75% of the actors/actresses in the audience! :)  But the New Moon trailer is premiering so that’s enough to old my attention.


I ate really sporadically this afternoon.  I had a bowl of cereal, blueberries, and Chobani around 4:


And a bowl of grapes:


And around 6, I had a Amy’s Kitchen healthy "pop tart" (told you my eating was sporadic!):


The Husband and I decided to go on a ice cream run around 7:30, which destroyed my appetite for a "real dinner."  We took the puppies with us:


I got a medium coffee ice cream with Resee’s and M&Ms!  It was HEAVENLY.

And I had a side salad later.  So I literally ate ice cream and a salad for dinner.  I am the lamest food blogger ever sometimes.


Ahhh Robert Pattinson is getting an award! Must go and hyperventilate!


PS – As I normally do on really intense workout days, I just added up my calories and I’m negative about 400 – 600 calories (even with that ginormous ice cream!).  This is why I ALWAYS add up calories on long run/bike days, because it is really hard to refuel adequately!  So, I might have a bowl of cereal or something simple in a bit.


Good night!



  • sloank May 31, 2009, 6:54 pm

    I’m watching it too, Caitlin. And I had to keep calling my younger sister to ask her who people were. I didn’t even know Ashley T. was an actress so I was confused when she got an award hahaha. It’s still entertaining to watch!! And that ice cream looks delicious!

  • spicygranola May 31, 2009, 7:00 pm

    Have fun watching the award show. I lose patience with those things pretty fast. I included a Twilight reference in my blog post tonight inspired by you.

  • VeggieGirl May 31, 2009, 7:16 pm

    Robert Pattinson has won three awards already tonight!! 😀

  • Tay May 31, 2009, 7:16 pm

    Ice cream for dinner sounds awesome! Why not?? I can’t wait to watch it tonight and see the trailer (I’m on pacific time)

  • Jenny May 31, 2009, 7:20 pm

    Haha I think ice cream and salad for dinner is what makes you the BEST food blogger ever, but maybe that’s just me 😉

  • Mrs. LC May 31, 2009, 7:21 pm

    Whooooooo on the trailer!! 🙂 So excited for Nov. 20th. If I’m still around here we need to do a massive Orlando blogger/Twilight lover midnight New Moon showing and sleepover!!

  • Bec May 31, 2009, 7:35 pm

    Love ice cream for dinner!

  • Emily May 31, 2009, 7:39 pm

    LOVING the movie awards! As a proud member of Team Jacob, I was obviously flipping out at the trailer. HE’S SEXY. And I totally just watched Kristen Stewart drop her award and be awkward. Wooooooo!

  • Mica May 31, 2009, 7:45 pm

    I love that you took the puppies on the ice cream run!

  • *Andrea* May 31, 2009, 7:53 pm

    not lame at all! i was thinking the opposite! i’m impressed you still got in veggies after the ice cream. you’re amazing! robert pattinson is so great in twilight – i love the character of edward cullen 🙂 in person i think he’s kinda awkward though but whatevss. i need to catch the award show online tomorrow

  • Brooke May 31, 2009, 7:53 pm

    A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! And if that means ice cream fo dinna and sexy vampires for a dessert..then so be it! 🙂

  • Ryan (Chase Daylight) May 31, 2009, 8:06 pm

    Okay so if that wasn’t enough of a Rob Pattinson fill, I don’t know what is…gahh!!! And New Moon looks AMAZING!!

  • emily May 31, 2009, 8:13 pm

    It’s ok, I’m a year younger than you and I could only watch snippets of the Awards because I was too busy with a Lifetime mini series!!!

    Also, watching Leanne Rhymes (sp?) sing “I gizzed in my pants” has offically made my life complete!

  • Rachel May 31, 2009, 8:25 pm

    Thank you for your attitude towards food,Caitlin! It’s inspiring! Glad you get to see the trailer tonight! 🙂

  • Anonymous May 31, 2009, 8:54 pm

    I’m so glad you touched on how difficult it can be to refuel properly after a long workout! I wonder if you could expand on this topic? It’s something I’ve struggled with a lot over the last few months as I trained for a half marathon and tried to lose weight. I didn’t lose a pound during that three months, in part because I was so hungry after my long runs. Do you have any special tricks to refueling your body with all the necessary nutrients without overdoing it?

  • Thinspired June 1, 2009, 12:41 am

    Salad + ice cream = perfectly balanced meal to me 😉

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 1, 2009, 3:19 am

    anon – i use 1800 calories as my base calories and then i add the calories burned during my workout. so yesterday i needed to eat 3300 calories to maintain my weight (although being a little under is OK with me, because i’m sure i’m over on non-workout days which are now more often than workout days). anyways, i think the key to coming slightly under/in calorie range on lower calorie days is that its better to eat lots of little things then several giant meals. i’m doing to be pretty hungry all day after a ride like yesterdays, but i’d rather come home, eat 375 calories in pasta, wait two hours, eat 300 calories in cereal, etc. than come home and eat 675 calories right away and STILL be hungry in two hours. i hope that makes sense!

  • Meganerd June 1, 2009, 4:08 am

    So what if you ate ice cream for dinner, you only live once! Cold Stone is soo good. (I used to work there!)

  • Lauren June 1, 2009, 4:18 am

    I think your ice cream and salad dinner doesn’t sound bad at all. Sometimes, ice cream before dinner is a must. 😉

    Caitlin, can you reccomend any good books/magazine/articles on vegetariansim? Did you do any reserach before you made your decision? And I think you may have mentioned this before, but did you also cut out fish?

    I’m trying to do some more research on this diet and would love any advice.

    Thanks hun! Have a great day, despite the Monday blues. ;(

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 1, 2009, 4:20 am

    lauren – check out or read In Defense of Food or Skinny Bitch. good luck!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 1, 2009, 4:20 am

    oh and no i dont eat fish, i consider it an animal just like chicken.

  • seesaraheat June 1, 2009, 8:27 am

    Actually, you are a great food blogger because you ate ice cream and salad for dinner — its showing us reality, because sometimes that is dinner and its totally normal 😉

  • katecooks June 1, 2009, 12:18 pm

    i kind of love that you had ice cream and salad for dinner. sometimes it is totally called for!!!!

  • mtbcy June 1, 2009, 2:35 pm

    Thanks for your comment about how you figure out how many calories to eat back when you have an intense workout. I have been trying to do the same thing and that’s a helpful reminder. It’s also nice to know I’m not the only one who occasionally has ice cream for dinner!

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