So, what didn’t I eat today?? 🙂
I started out with my typical breakfast: oat bran with banana, cinnamon, vanilla, flaxseed, walnuts, and raisins, along with 1/2 cup of egg whites + one whole egg, scrambled. Delicious as usual!
Mid-morning, the graze-athon began with an apple and a small La Tortilla Factory tortilla (not pictured).
Having been up since 5 as usual, I was ready to eat “lunch” around 10:30. I scoured the fridge and the pantry and came up with some tuna and a portabella Gardenburger (and some unpictured Mary’s Gone Crackers). I think I have lost the taste for tuna. I didn’t eat it much while I was pregnant, and now I just don’t enjoy it like I used to. I only ate about 1/2 of the single-serve pouch.
Early in the afternoon, I went to the supermarket to pick up some lunch meat. I came home having spent about $15…without any lunch meat! I hate it when I do that!
For an afternoon snack, I made a smoothie with my chocolate protein powder, 1 cup of almond milk, and 1 small banana. Mmmm, mmmm good! 🙂
After another catnap (this may become a regular thing!), I got down to business with Jillian Michaels late afternoon. I did Level 2 of the Shred. I’m definitely ready to move on to Level 3. Only a couple more days.
I worked up quite a sweat…and an appetite! I decided to try out one of my Larabars. (I’m so behind the times. I’ve only tried one flavor of these before!) I went for the Apple Pie flavor. I cut it in half, intending only to eat one half. However, it was soooooooo super-delicious I ended up eating the whole thing! I will definitely be buying this on again!
I spent a good chunk of the late afternoon gabbing on the phone with family, so I started preparing dinner about 30 minutes later than usual. I wanted something quick to make and easy to clean up, so I made barbecue turkey burgers on the Foreman grill with green beans and salad.
The baby is already in bed, so now that my food has had a chance to digest, I’m headed to the basement for a ride on my Spinning bike.
This was another one of those days when I felt like I was constantly eating. After dinner I did a quick tally on Self Diet Club and, much to my surprise, I discovered I have only taken in 1700 calories today. This is the problem I have – I eat and eat and eat, but because I tend to pick such low-cal foods, I still don’t meet my calorie needs. According to mypyramid.gov, as a breastfeeding 26-year-old who exercises 30-60 minutes most days of the week, I should be taking in 2200 calories! I’m going to need to work on this…
I plan to unwind after my ride with a nice cup of decaf. Perhaps those calories figures above are justification for a little dessert! 😉