No, don’t worry, I didn’t eat 24 cupcakes last night, haha. That’s how many I baked this morning! We are having company tonight and for dessert, I am serving carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing 🙂 I used a mix, but I substituted pumpkin for oil, so that will definitely save a few calories. I did the math and with the icing, each cupcake should be about 120 calories!
Back to yesterday now…
Honey nut cheerios, 1% milk, blueberries
After my quickie (but goodie) workout at the gym, I headed to work and had my usual coffee + chocolate milk. Mid-morning after class, I broke into this new find:
Detour Runner bar - Chocolate Chip
I find these line of bars interesting because each one is based on what type of exerciser you are! I chose them for the flavors and because they were on sale at Kroger last week. I think the other one I have is for a Biker 🙂
The Runner bar
was awesome! It was chewy and crunchy and had real, visible chocolate chips all over it and a layer of chocolate on the bottom. It really lived up to it’s name and it felt so incredibly decadent for a protein bar ~ 200 calories. I would very much get it again.
Lunch was another smorgasbord…I like using stuff up but sometimes it gets pretty interesting. Yesterday, I had to make a stop over to Wendy’s to get some vegetables in my life. I ordered a caesar side salad, which was $1.29 as opposed to getting a $4 salad at the cafe which is not nearly as good. I looked up the nutritionals online and since I skipped the croutons and only used half the packet of dressing (which they’ve changed recently from a kind that had 200 calories down to 120 per packet!) I only “spent” 130 calories for some nice greens with bacon, parm cheese & real caesar dressing!
The rest of my lunch was another Smart Ones Chicken & Cheese quesadilla and some clementines. (pic if MIA, if I find it, you’ll see it soon)
During the afternoon, I was so antsy to get out of the office and out into the sunshine! We’ve been having a lot milder weather here recently and since it’s still February and anything is possible, I wanted to take full advantage. But I have this sort of mental block where I have to have a “purpose” for going out for a walk, at least when I’m by myself. When someone goes with me, my purpose is to be with them 🙂
So I decided I was craving some chocolate and that would be my purpose. I walked over to the bookstore, grabbed this bad boy and then walked back:
And yes, that is a diet soda in the background…I wasn’t planning on it but when I saw that they had diet wild cherry Pepsi, I couldn’t help myself. Haha. I’ve been able to keep myself to just one a few days a week instead of every day. Everything in moderation, right?
Here’s what I actually ate of the chocolate. I took a page from Jenna’s
book, I’m going to make this last a while!
You really can eat just one, I promise.
My real afternoon snack, which I waited to eat until I was really hungry again was another Yoplait yogurt. I think I am over it — I want to get more of the Cinnamon Roll flavor but so far that’s it. So next time, once these are all gone, I will try another brand or go back to some old favorites. I’m actually quite missing the So Delicious brand since I’ve been seeing it on Tina’s
Definitely more of a dessert
I met a friend for dinner at McAlister’s Deli
and I had originally intended to order soup & a sandwich but then I realized that is what we are having for dinner tonight (Friday) so I changed my mind quickly! I knew I was low on veggies, but I really wanted Sun Chips
because they hadn’t had them at Penn Station on Sunday when we went there. So I ended up getting the Greek Chicken Wrap and Sun Chips, with some unsweetened tea, perfecto!
I had a really great time with my friend, we ended up staying there for three hours! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having good conversation, huh? 🙂
When I got home, I got my clean on because we are having company and I still had so much to do. I’m happy to report that I got everything I needed to get done and still managed to be in bed by 11:00! Then I woke up early this morning, not on purpose, so I went ahead and made the cupcakes. Now all I have left to do is put together the appetizers and ice the cupcakes before our company arrives, hooray!
Oops, almost forgot about dessert! I had half a cup of light french vanilla ice cream with 1 tbsp dark chocolate M&Ms, must be craving the chocolate!
Will share pics of the spread later, hope everyone has a great weekend and wonderful Valentine’s Day whether you love it or hate it, it’s just another day to be thankful for 🙂