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Hummus goes with everything

Hello there! Hope Tuesday treated you all well 😉

This morning, I had what is slowly becoming my “usual”… oats with banana and PB!

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Only this time, I cut the portions back just a bit. I used 1/3 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of milk and 1/6 cup of water instead of the usual 1/2 cup measurements. I noticed today that I was just as full with this much as I was with more, so it’s good to know that I actually require less than I think I do.

When I got to work, I had a cup of coffee with some International Delight french vanilla creamer (one of the only kinds without trans fat). I managed to hold off a mid-morning snack until 11:30!

I think this breakfast is the power combo for me. I had a mini Larabar to hold me over through my workout and until lunch. I only have one left from a race I did back in March! Took me forever to get through them 😉

Our workout today was lots of weight lifting and strength training: chest presses, bicep curls, push ups, abs, flyes, preacher curls, squats, plies…that’s all I can recall. We also warmed up on the treadmill for 5 minutes and then stayed on for 10 after our circuits were finished. I say “our” because I work out with my friend Farrah (who is a trainer) nearly every day.

For lunch, I had a big salad (or Hugh Jass as some of you say) with romaine, cucumber, chickpeas and hummus. I have decided today that hummus pretty much goes with everything. It even works as a salad dressing!

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Oh yeah, a carrot snuck in there too! Whoever said that when you start eating real carrots you never go back (as in to mini or baby carrots) they were totally right! I can’t even imagine those things now.

For my afternoon snack, I had another cup of coffee (eek) and some mixed nuts. I’ve noticed that I need to do protein snacks more in the afternoons because that is when I need it the most.

Dinner was leftover pizza from last night, yay! I also cooked up some cauliflower to get even more veggies in my life 🙂

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After our dinner settled, we went to play volleyball, which I haven’t done in what seems like months. We used to play weekly, but Tuesdays had just become busy for us and in the Fall for me they will again as I am taking a class. But it was nice to play tonight, I’m definitely feeling it and burned a few more calories 😉

I just ate two squares of dark chocolate and I’m just about ready for bed. Have a good night, see you all tomorrow! It’s girls night potluck tomorrow, I can’t wait 🙂

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I was craving eggs again this morning, so I scrambled two (a la microwave) and had a Thomas 100% whole wheat bagel (best ever and no HFCS) with some of my new P.B. Loco Caramel Chunk peanut butter!

Now a little disclaimer…I love this pb and it has a ton of flavors (check out the website, whoa!), however, I was very disappointed to find ‘partially hydrogenated oil’ on the list of ingredients. Sadness 😦 Especially since the container, and the website no less, both say Zero trans fat, hmm….But I will still use it up because I’m not a waster, I will just be more careful in the future. I guess I am just shocked that these days companies are still using trans fats, my hope is that one day they will be outlawed…along with high fructose corn syrup! Keep dreamin’ right…?
At the store we purchased this jar at, I also tested the white chocolate (not much flavor), Sumatra cinnamon raisin (just like the PB & co), and raspberry white chocolate (ick, didn’t like it at all). The caramel chunk is very good though and they also have a chocolate chip cookie dough and dark chocolate I wanted to try but they didn’t have a sample jar available for those.
Oh, now onto the title. My husband decided he needed something besides water to drink on occasion and we had both given up soft drinks about a year ago, but every now and then we can’t resist a Coke Zero, so we now have a 12-pack resting in our pantry. I had one this morning with breakfast (whoa?!) and didn’t take a pic but found one I took in Gatlinburg that has some funny images in the background, hence the title of this post, haha.

Happy hump day!