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!
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!
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…