Munchie Monday

Yesterday, I had a lot of hunger grumbles, so I felt kind of like I was munching on stuff all day. But I didn’t go overboard, so it was still a successful day!

Mid-morning, I had some mixed nuts as a snack. I finally replenished my stash, this is my favorite mixture!

Then I hit the treadmill for a walk/run workout. Basically, I started out walking for 5 minutes, increasing my speed every 30 seconds until I reached 4.0; then I jogged starting at 4.5 and increased my speed every 30 seconds until I reached 6.0, then I ran at that speed until I had been running for 10 minutes. I repeated the same cycle and then walked the last 5 minutes gradually decreasing my speed to cool down.

Here are my stats!

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I don’t know what happened to my lunch picture, but I had a roast beef, lettuce, and Smart Balance mayo wrap, some celery with Cranberry Fig Hummus (another Sam’s purchase, so good, more info to come), and a tangerine. If I find the pic I will update this later!

A couple hours later, I was hungry again and I dug into my afternoon snack, which was the…best…snack…in recent history!

I purchased some Kroger Lite yogurt (this one is French Apple Pie) which is made with artificial sweetener so it has a lower calorie count and sugar grams than other brands. It also contains 30% daily calcium, 15% Vitamin D, and 7 grams of protein!

Anyway, back to the snack…I topped it with some Kashi Go Lean cereal for some crunch. It was so good!


Close-up


The best thing about this snack, other than the taste? It was only 150 calories!

But before I left work, I also had a cup of fat free cocoa to hold my stomach over…


Then I went back to the gym and did 5 minutes warm-up on the stationary bike and about 20 minutes of upper body weight lifting (chest, shoulders, back, biceps, triceps). It was great!

On the ride home, I was “starving”, so I ate my safety bar from my purse:


Now that I have had these all again, I really think the chocolate brownie is my favorite flavor. I don’t remember it being that one before, but I guess tastes change, huh?

Dinner was steak, prepared by my husband, which looks huge but it was really thin, plus I cut off a lot of the right side which contained some visible fat. I also had some green beans and 1/2 a sweet potato with 1 tsp Smart Balance light and cinnamon sprinkled on top.


For dessert, I had 1/2 cup of prepared sugar free, fat free vanilla pudding with 2 tbsp fat free Reddi-Whip (65 calories). I forgot to take a picture of it though! 😦

My friend Renee brought over these amazing looking (and smelling) brownies for the Cleveland game last night (get it Browns, Brownies? haha) and even though I wanted one really bad, I just stuck to eating a crumb from the half empty container 🙂

After taking the dog out again, I came back in for some decaf mint green tea, the perfect nighttime relaxer / stomach settler…

Hope everyone had an ok Monday, it’s behind us now! 😉

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 November 18, 2008, in Dinner, herbal tea, Kashi, Lunch, products, running, Snacks, Walking, weight training, workouts, yogurt, Z bar. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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