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I’m now wondering if my snack from yesterday morning (1/4 cup peanuts) may have contributed to my less-than-personally-satisfying walk/run yesterday? I’m thinking on the days I run, I need to eat snacks with carbohydrates (like a bar, fruit, yogurt + cereal, etc.) and on the days I do strength stuff, perhaps lean more toward the protein? I also noticed that as I was running, I could really “taste” the nuts and even felt a little queasy at times. Hmm…

Do you guys eat a pre-workout snack? What are your favorites?

I think I may have mentioned this in a previous post, but I drank black coffee again yesterday! I am so proud of myself for being able to wean from the Splenda, Equal, etc. in my coffee. Now my hope is to start keeping an eye out for it other places. There’s sucralose in my (low carb) ketchup, but I figure it’s no worse than HFCS, so might as well use it up and then look for a better kind next time.

Lunch was pretty great…leftover sausage from the night before + some more broccoli & cheese, pickle, and a big ol’ orange!


Also took my last Adora calcium supplement because I was low that day…I want to get more of these eventually but they are a little expensive. Does anyone have any calcium supplements (forms other than chocolate are fine) that they would recommend? I read somewhere recently that it’s good to combine calcium + magnesium.

I’ve been taking fish oil for several weeks now and even though it will be a long while before I go back, I’m anxious to go back to the doctor to see if my HDL has gone up!

Around 2:00, we had a crazy and apparently fast moving thunderstorm roll through here because our power went out for a couple of minutes at work, but luckily came right back on. I was still a little shaken (I’m in the basement so we get plunged into darkness) and the sun had come back out (!) so I decided to go for a little walk. While I was out, I dropped a movie off at the mailbox and got myself a snack because I was really craving something crunchy:


In hindsight, I really didn’t “need” these when I ate them, but for 160 calories, it was a “cheap” way to satisfy a craving. And I have been doing really well being mindful of hunger and the difference between it and boredom (or other emotions) so this one thing isn’t a big deal to me.

Much later in the afternoon, just before 5, I went ahead and ate my other afternoon snack (the one I originally brought) because I knew it would be a while before I ate dinner.

* Add the key lime pie Whips to the “I would buy again” list!


Strawberries and blackberries were also consumed and were really great dipped in the yogurt too:


It was nearly 8:00 before we ate dinner, so needless to say (but I’m gonna), I was HUNGRY. While the dinner we had was absolutely tasty, healthy and pleasing; I did not get full. I think I got too hungry and then didn’t give my body enough (could’ve used some more veggies), so I had to “compensate” (or so I tell myself) with dessert!

Like I said though, dinner was really good. We had hot ham & cheese sandwiches on whole wheat bread with sweet potato fries and mixed veggies. I should’ve brought bigger veggies or perhaps a salad, that might’ve been better (I was veggie girl this week):


Dessert was some leftovers from Sunday’s Daytona 500 party. I ended up having 2 pieces of cinnamon bread spread with Nutella and I ate a few crumbs from the apple pie container (eek). I also had some M&M’s and a few Kisses before I called it a night.

Now THIS is food porn...

Now THIS is food porn...

The mint truffle Kiss was good!

The mint truffle Kiss was good!

I’ve learned a lot about myself in just one day! I want to try the snack theory out and then I also want to pay more attention to my satiety at dinner because that might help offset an overindulgence in dessert. Till next time blog friends šŸ™‚


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 February 19, 2009, in coffee, Dessert, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, products, Snacks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The strawberry dippage = amazing!! I currently take an off brand calcium supplement called TopCare – they are DELICIOUS caramel chews! They’re sold anywhere Spartan brand products are sold šŸ™‚

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