Good evening! I had a very long day again today, but it started with a RUN! That’s right, I was in bed last night by 11:10pm and up at 6:05am…whippee! My hubb and I ran 3 miles. It felt great to be out stretching my legs as the sun was rising and I got a little thrill each time today when I remembered that I had ALREADY worked out. Love that! I really need to make this whole morning run thing part of my regular routine… Its especially helpful during these busy weeks at the office when the last thing I want to do at the end of the day is work out.
Exercise: 3-mile run
So I knew that today would be a long day, and I packed up plenty of food to sustain me through breakfast, lunch and dinner. It wound up being an intuitive eating day, I just snacked my way through whenever I found a spare moment.
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Fage 0% with 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup TJ’s pumpkin spice granola and 2 chopped figs.
For lunch I made my hubb a couple of mexi-wraps because we were out of lunch meat (his typical packed lunch of choice). They looked SO good that I decided to make one for myself too.
Lunch: mexi-wrap made with whole wheat tortilla, spinach, salsa, black beans, frozen corn, black olives, red bell pepper, 1 tbsp monterrey jack cheese and green onions
Snacks: I packed grapes and a pear, but wound up saving my pear for later. I did go on a walk to the coffee shop with my hubb and gave in to a gluten-free chocolate biscotti – it was just one of those kind of days.
[grapes = 110 cal, biscotti = 280 (a went with the highest calorie count I found on myfooddiary…it was a big biscotti)]
For dinner I packed myself some leftover lentil chili on top of a bed of spinach. When I heated the dish it made the spinach all wilty…it was so good in the chili! So good that I think I’ll consider actually adding spinach directly to the chili next time I make it.
Dinner: leftover chili on spinach
When I finally got home I was craving some dessert My pear made a reappearance…in a snackie dessert bowl!
Dessert: 6oz Oikos honey-flavored yogurt, 1 sliced pear and 3 lemon snaps, crumbled
See what I mean? It was such a snackie, intuitive day full of little 250 cal – 350 cal meals. I actually really liked it, and my numbers aren’t too bad either.
- calories consumed = 1598
- calories expelled = 318
- net calories = 1280
Alright, I’m going to go catch up with my hubb and shoot for an 11pm bed time again. Maybe I’ll do some yoga in the morning, since I missed tonight’s class again!!! Darn project deadlines. I’m sorry I haven’t answered any comments yesterday or today…I’ll get there soon, promise. I miss reading all of your blogs, too! Hopefully I can catch up soon. Oh! I did catch in my reader that Meghann is having a contest to give away an awesome sports bra!!! Be sure to check it out, or not, so that I have a better chance of winning! 🙂 Can I win if I’m family?!?