And all through the house
Not a carb was a stirring
Not even a crumb for the mouse
HA! HI EVERYONE! It's Thursday night and I'm SO excited! Friday is almost here. It's been a long week and I'm very ready to unwind this weekend. Though I will admit, I'm nervous for tomorrow morning. STUPID SCALE better be on my side or I may resort to "violence".
It was a very busy day at work today. My brain hurts!! Tomorrow should be just as busy. It's the last work day in the month and those are always crazy at the office. To focus this morning I started the day right with a warm bowl of goodness.
BREAKFAST (meal #1)
- 1/2 cup Irish oats
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 2 tbs fat free french vanilla pudding mix
- dash cinnamon
- dash pumpkin pie spice
- Splenda to taste
I just can't get sick of this stuff. It's just so satisfying and delicious! YUM!
Work...Work...Work...Work... The hours were just flying by this morning. WOW! I swear I blinked at it was noon!
LUNCH (meal #2)
Twas..... Twas.... DELICIOUS! And simple, healthy, low calorie, high protein and low fat. Did I already say it was delicious? Okay, just making sure you understand HOW MUCH I enjoyed it! I was still thinking about it hours later and will probably pack the exact same lunch tomorrow. It was a breakfast burrito made with 4 egg whites, cilantro & jalapeno hummus from Trader Joe's, Sriracha and spinach leaves. I stuffed all of this goodness into a whole grain and flax FlatOut. I AM IN LOVE!
I also tried the last of the fruit leathers I received from Kaia Foods. It was the lime ginger flavor. I have to admit, it was least favorite of the tree that I tried. It was almost bitter and didn't really have any sweetness to it. A bit bland too. This one gets a 5 out of 10.
After my feast I got some more work done and then decided to leave the office for a bit. I needed a mental health and well being break. I ran to the grocery store with Ann. My LOVELY sis-sis treated me to a few goodies. THANKS ANNIE-BOO-BEAR! Amongst my gifted goodies were a bag of flax seeds and some wheat bran. YAY. We searched for Chia seeds too but had no luck. BAH!
SNACK (meal #3)
It appears to be my typical mushy bowl of creamy goodness right? NOPE! Check THIS out ladies. Dannon now makes GREEK yogurt. I tell no lies! Here is photographic evidence. This bad boy packs 15g Protein, 80 Calories and 0g Fat. LOVE!
I guess I don't know if this is a NEW product or just NEW to me. I know that I've never seen it around here at any of the grocery stores that I frequent and I frequent a LOT of them. Ann and I both picked up one to try while we were out earlier. Not bad, not bad at all!! For those of you who may not have access to Greek yogurt where you live, there may be NEW hope. :)
Anyways, I'm rambling. Here's what was in the mix. Which by the was Ahhhh-mazing!
- 1 container Dannon 0% plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 banana
- dash cinnamon
- 1 packet splenda
- Kaia Foods, Cocoa Mole sunflower seeds (LOVE THESE)
After work it was off to our LAST CHANCE workout before my scary scale encounter tomorrow morning. EEK!
Stair Glider - 10 minutes
110 calories burned
Elliptical - 35 minutes
Min. 1-6 (resistance 6-8)
Min. 7-12 (resistance 8-10)
Min. 13-18 (resistance 9-11)
Min. 19-24 (resistance 10-12)
Min. 25-30 (resistance 10)
Min. 31-35 (resistance 8)
435 calories burned
Bike - 5 minutes
40 calories burned (I forgot how much I hated this thing. Waste of time)
Treadmill - 10 minutes
5 min. - 5 incline, speed 3.0
5 min. - 2 incline, speed 3.0
70 calories burned (+/-, I turned counter on midway through)
5 minutes or so of random ab moves. I wasn't feelin it.... ??
And that was that. What's done is done. Now I wait.... (tic-toc. tic-toc) for the alarm to ring tomorrow so I can weigh myself. ;)
SNACK (meal #4)
When I got home I quickly made myself a "mini" smoothie. MMM. So good!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein
- frozen peach slices
- frozen mixed berries
- xantham gum
I'm enjoying this new diet staple so much now! I'm actually sad that I won't get to have one tomorrow. I wouldn't feel right drinking one without a workout though and I never work out on Fridays. Tis sad....
DINNER (meal #5)
Tonight was another NO CARBS for dinner night. To keep it simple I decided to make chicken and veggies. I seasoned the chicken with soy, teriyaki, cayenne, sea salt and cilantro and popped it into a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or so.
I also sauteed a big batch of broccoli, sugar snap peas and baby carrots (which I boiled first for maybe 15 minutes) in a mix of sweet chili sauce and teriyaki. The veggies took maybe 10 minutes. SO EASY! AND GOOD!
As I sat down I stared at my plate and realized that something was missing. SRIRACHA! I love this stuff.
Ahh, there we go. MUCH better.
Dinner was delicious. For a bit of a nightcap later, I made a cup of tea. A lovely coworker of mine gave me a chocolate covered strawberry teabag to try. I added a splash of milk and a dash of cinnamon. WOW. It was amazing. Tasted just like a chocolate covered strawberry. She picked it up at World Market. If you have one near you go get some. I think it's a Valentine's Day, seasonal item.
Alright my lovelies. Time for bed now. Wish me luck. I'll update you tomorrow and I hope to have good news.