Beginning and end

When I woke up this morning, I was feeling a little funky from all the salty chips, champagne and diet Coke I had last night.

But after a walk with the dog and a few glasses of water, I was feeling much better!

For breakfast, I made pumpkin oats with dark chocolate dreams. I love this stuff!

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I had Jimmy John’s with my parents for lunch but I didn’t take any pictures. I also had a spoonful of peanut butter before taking a 2.5 hour nap!

I had a few things in mind to make for dinner but I decided to make whatever I was craving when I woke up from my nap…spaghetti it is!

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This was my first time trying this brand (I had a coupon). It claims to be made with a formula that keeps some of the carbs from being absorbed and lower on the glycemic index.

I made my usual “meat” sauce (pasta sauce, veggies, faux meat crumbles) to go on top and had a pita with Smart Balance Light on the side.

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The pasta tasted really good and it does have more fiber than regular pasta. I’m glad to use it for now but it’s more expensive than the whole grain I usually buy so unless I get another coupon, I doubt I’ll buy this regularly.

For a snack, I just had a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

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I’m going to watch “Big Love” with Josh and then go to bed early. I’m still tired even after that nap, I feel so old sometimes ;-)

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on January 24, 2010, in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, products, Snacks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. i love jimmy johns!! so good! great dinner too!

  2. Mmm those pumpkin oats look awesome!

  3. So today was the first day I could have cooked breakfast after my cleanse (that I quit three days early!). So guess what I had? Peanut butter and ricemallow creme oats! And I managed to finish off my jar of White Chocolate Wonderful, so guess what I’m eating tomorrow? Oats in a jar!

    Question: You seem to eat a lot of nut butter. Since doing my cleanse, I’m CRAVING nut butter all the time. During the cleanse, I got most of my protein from nuts and seeds. Now I can get protein from all kinds of food, but I still want lots of nuts. The problem is, I feel guilty (in a fat way) if I eat more than a couple tablespoons of nut butter in a day. Like this morning, I had two tablespoons of PB in my oats. And that’s fine, but is it okay to have some almond butter (on a rice cake) as a pre-workout snack later today? How many tablespoons of nut butter should one have in a day? I know it’s good fat, but I guess I just want someone to tell me it’s okay to have more than two tablespoons in a day. :-)

    • Since 2 tablespoons is one serving, I definitely think it is okay to have more than that in a day. It is good fat but I come from a mindset like you where it took me a LONG time to realize that lower fat isn’t always the best. Typically, I will have anywhere from 2-4 tablespoons of nut butter a day. I do one tbsp in my oats because I’ve found that if I let it sit and melt, it goes a long way. But I usually have 1 or 2 more over the course of the day with snacks. Don’t feel guilty if you have more than 2, but if you are getting to like 6 or 7, then you might want to reassess. Hope that helps!

  4. I love pumpkin oats, it’s just so good! I just discovered your other blog, and now this one! Running + Food = :-)

    - Kloé

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