More on that in a bit!
Bobby and I just finished watching another disc from the second season of Lost. It’s getting good! There was a lull there for a while, but now it’s back I don’t think we’ll be caught up in time for this season on TV, but I’d actually rather watch it on DVD – I know, I’m an advertiser’s nightmare.
So today I took notice of the times that I ate everything – you’ll see why later!
8:00 am: I was running a wee bit late this morning with taking my bro to school, so I just had time to grab a mug of Coffee Cocoa before I was out the door.
10:30 am: By the time I got back, I was pretty darn hungry. So I made myself a very filling breakfast!
Talk about filling – 1 cup of Fage has 20g of protein! I paired that with a crumbled blueberry ZBaR and a 90-calorie pack of Barney Butter. Once I finished this, I was stuffed! It was truly delicious though – I think I’ve found the winning combination of tart and sweet.
1:30 pm: I didn’t get hungry again for a good 3 hours and still wasn’t feeling the need for a full meal, so I snacked on the next best thing to heaven – a pluot!
I love the background They’re really starting to bloom!
2:00 pm: I was ready for something substantial after taking a brief walk with Bobby. Yeah, not that long of a walk, but enough to get me off my butt and burn some energy I started out with some Alexia sweet potato fries and ketchup.
I was so psyched when I saw these in our freezer! I’ve had them once before but forgot how good they are! These and other frozen veggies are going to be mainstays in my freezer back at school this year.
I also had 1/2 cup of cottage cheese - I really miss the whipped version that I get back in Chicago because the texture of regular cottage cheese is a little off for me. It has so much more liquid!
And to wrap off lunch, I made myself a blue-raspberry creme, which sounds fancy but really is just blueberries, raspberries and whipped cream in a cup It sure was tasty, though!
After lunch, Bobby and I went to go pick up the bromeister from school. On the way home, we stopped at Costco, which is when it decided to steal my heart. I’m ok with it though, because lookie what I got in return!
3:45 pm: Imagine how utterly thrilled I was to see they were handing out WHOLE ZBARS as samples! I mean, where else but Costco would you find that?! Honestly, I wasn’t very hungry AT ALL, but I decided it was worth it for this unique treat and I picked out the Chocolate Chip for a nice snack Apparently there are variety packs of Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter – 24 for $10! That’s the cheapest I’ve found anywhere – and I thought I was gettin’ lucky with 49 cents at my Whole Foods! If only I liked the PB flavor, I’d stock up for life. Oh well. Maybe someday they will have brownie, chocolate chip and blueberry in a box.
They also were handing out samples of the Twisted Fruit. I split a Mixed Berry with my bro. These are also really yummy – they taste like licorice, if licorice was made with real fruit. In other words, it’s got a more natural taste to it, but the sweetness is perfect when you feel like candy – and I feel like candy a lot. I think I may need to pick some of these up when I get back to school, too!
So yeah, after a rushed morning that forced me to hold off on breakfast, I ate several meals and snacks at once! I don’t really like it when I eat breakfast and lunch so close together – spacing out my meals is key to making me feel like I had a well-rounded day of eating without getting too stuffed, so I will have to make sure I pay better attention to that.
6:30 pm: We ate dinner while watching the Packers kick the Vikings arses! Now, granted I did live in Minnesota for most of my life, but I’m a diehard Packers fan because of my dad. I know some of you Minnesotans may want to kick MY arse for saying that But I pledge my allegiance and they did awesome tonight, even without my buddy Brett.
Ok, enough football talk! We brought home some Eddie Chan’s, a local Asian bistro that really knows how to serve great food that is not too salty and not too saucy.
I got the lemon pepper shrimp. Most of what you see with the mountain of food is green lettuce and cabbage I love this dish because it’s full of veggies like red and green peppers, and the shrimp is lightly coated with a lemon pepper marinade. I never feel too full when I’m done eating it. I had it over a small plate – probably 1/4 cup – of brown rice.
And of course no Asian takeout would be complete without a fortune cookie!
Think this will happen? Gosh, I hope so!
After dinner I hit up the gym for a cardio and leg workout. I did 20 minutes on the Stairmaster followed by some serious lunges and squats (5 different kinds of each!) and then a quick 5-minute sprint on the treadmill. It felt great to stretch my legs, since we pretty much vegged out – in the metaphorical sense, hehe – all day!
9:00 pm: I wasn’t too hungry when I got back, but after I showered and got into my jammies I split a Washington apple with my ma and Bobby. It was very refreshing!
Huh. It was very interesting to see how everything worked out time-wise today. I usually do a much better job with spacing everything out so I’m never too hungry and never too full. I guess that’s what waking up late will do to ya – it throws off the rest of the day! Does anybody else have that problem? If so, how do you compensate?
I hope you all have a great Tuesday!