Today was another super busy day at work. Just one more day left. (I think I can.... I think I can.... I think I can make it without completely losing my mind....) ;)
BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:30am.
I tried a new oatmeal addition today. I found a can of sugar free, fat free, low calorie apple pie filling at the store last week. Naturally I had to pick one up to try.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Apple Pie Oatmeal.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 wheat bran
- 1 tbs flax
- 240g apple pie filling (1/2 cup I think)
- 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash apple pie spice
- pinch salt
- Splenda to taste
It was tasty. Didn't knock my socks off like I was hoping it would but it was good! The smell alone is worth it. Smelled just like a warm apple pie!
After breakfast I got sucked into a black hole of emails. It was nearing 1:00pm before I was able to crawl out of it long enough to eat.
LUNCH (meal #2) at 1:00pm.
I've dedicated the last few days to veggies. I decided to declare today FRUIT day. I made a delicious fruit sandwich of sorts for lunch. I toasted an Ezekiel sprouted whole grain bun, smeared a wedge of light Laughing Cow cheese on top and added a few slices of Fuji apple. I topped it all of with a sprinkle of Splenda and cinnamon. SO GOOD! I enjoyed the rest of the apple on the side along with a small, juicy Tanjelo.
Fruity perfection! I love apple or pear sandwiches with Laughing Cow cheese like this. If you're not hip you should try it. You're missing out.
I didn't leave the office for a break again today. I just kept working to try and get everything done. Did I? Heck no! But tomorrow is another day. Le Sigh!
SNACK (meal #3) at 4:15.
The usual creamy goodness. Plain Oikos with fresh pineapple chunks and a sprinkle of sprouted, cocoa mole sunflower seeds from Kaia Foods. DELICIOUS!
Through the magic of hustling, juggling and working at the speed of light, I was actually able to leave work on time. I went straight to the gym and got a good workout in. YUCK! Cardio day again!
Elliptical Cross Trainer, 60 minutes, 4.98 miles, 698 calories burned
I did 4 sets of this ten minute interval session.
min. 1 at level 5
min. 2 at level 6
min. 3 at level 7
min. 4 at level 8
min. 5 at level 9
min. 6 at level 10
min. 7 at level 11
min. 8 at level 12
min. 9 at level 13
min. 10 at level 14
For the last 20 minutes I did the following 5 minute intervals.
min. 41-45 at level 5
min. 46-50 at level 6
min. 51-55 at level 7
min. 56-60 at level 8
This left me feeling nauseous! SUPER. Now I love cardio even more. HA!
It was ridiculously cold out when we left the gym. There's another winter storm moving through. It was the most miserable walk to my car ever. Being covered in sweat, in the middle of winter while hiking back to your frozen car in HIGH wind gusts while it's snowing is never a good idea. I got an instant headache. :(
SNACK (meal #4) at 7:15pm.
I made a recovery smoothie as soon as I got home and curled up on the couch under the biggest comforter I could find to try and warm up. My hands felt like ice.
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 tbs sugar free chocolate Torani syrup
I still had my headache. I actually think the frozen smoothie made it worse. I warmed up with a quick bath and dove right into dinner.
DINNER (meal #5) at 9:30pm.
Of course I ended up caving and gave into my my daily veggie desires. You didn't think I would forget did you? My body was screaming for it. I needed a GREEN fix and a salad with chicken breast sounded the best. I seasoned three chicken breasts with pink salt, rosemary and black pepper. I tossed them into a covered dish with Pam and a drizzle of honey mustard dressing. I cooked them on medium heat for about 20 minutes. They came out perfectly juicy and golden.
I cut one of the breasts (4oz or so) into bite size pieces and tossed it on top of a bed of romaine, cherry tomatoes, red & green bell peppers and avocado. I topped it all with sweet curry sunflower seeds, spray butter and red pepper flakes. So good!
Nick had the largest piece of chicken for dinner with a HUGE side of cheesy parmesan pasta. He made the pasta while I was working on the chicken. It smelled amazing but I stuck to my salad and resisted. Tomorrow is weigh in morning. I can't allow distractions! My salad was delicious though so I wasn't really tempted to tell you the truth.
I'm feeling drained mentally and physically tonight. I doubt I'll be up as late as usual. My bed beckons me with its soft, comfortable fluffiness and I'm about to fall under it's dreamy spell.
Have a great night. I'll do my usual weight loss update post tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow. It's FRIDAY! I'm SO excited. Looooooooooooooooong week is almost over!