I’ve been restless all day today, in a good way. I’ve been just super happy and chipper and couldn’t sit still. I just kept day dreaming about our new kitchen, thinking about how well I’ve been doing in general with my diet and exercise this week, how awesome my blog readers are and how I can’t wait for Friday night! 😉 It also helped that I had 3 things to look forward to – 1) a fun lunch date with Mary Kate; 2) a great boot camp class after work; and 3) a yummy home cooked dinner. Could you contain yourself with all this excitement? 😆


A “green” monster + a power bran muffin


In the monster – 1/2 frozen banana, frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup skim milk, large handful of baby spinach + Amazing Grass Green Food packet… it kind of came out black but still delicious :) I loved getting so many servings of fruits and veggies by 8 am!


The bran muffin was toasted from frozen and was still yummy although a little dry.


[405 calories]


1/2 cashew cookie larabar. I love this flavor!!


[105 calories]


Lunch was the aforementioned date with Mary Kate at Tossed. I got a giant salad with mixed greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, mandarin oranges, snow peas and cajun shrimp + dijon mustard dressing on the side (I used about a tablespoon).


So much veggie awesomeness!


After paying I realized adding the shrimp cost $5!!! 👿 I will say the shrimp was delicious. 😀


[~272 calories]

Mary Kate, I had a great time catching up with you. I’m looking forward to future lunch dates :)

When I got back to my desk, despite feeling uncomfortably full, I wanted chocolate in a bad way. A little calcium did the trick. Taking vitamins is so hard. lol 😆


[30 calories]


The craving for a baked good hit later in the day. This chocolate brownie zbar really satisfied me today. I used to eat these all the time and forgot how good they are. I think I need to stock up  – these are great and are only 120 calories!


[120 calories]


Dinner was unphotogenic but very delicious. I made Ellie Krieger’s nutty sweet potato soup, hosted by Popsicles and Sandy Feet this week on CEiMB. I think a dollop of greek yogurt on top would have made it a little prettier but we are all out. I tried crumbling some goat cheese on top but it just sank. 😕 In any case, the soup was hearty, flavorful and just the right amount of spicy (I used 1/2 amount of cayenne). The only little problem I had with it was the texture – my peanut butter didn’t melt that well. Once in a while there were pb chunks on the spoon. Not the worst problem but I was hoping for a super creamy consistency. Probably my fault.  On the side I enjoyed 1/2 FFL english muffin with some four pepper goat cheese. A perfect meal on a cold winter night! :mrgreen:


[399 calories]


Once again I haven’t had enough calories during the day. I was craving white chocolate and I was cold. I grabbed a piece of chocolate and went to the cupboard for tea… and then I saw hot chocolate packets! Brilliant 😎


These are fancy shmancy French hot chocolate packets we got at a gourmet cheese store last year. I used 1/2 cup of 1% milk, 1/2 cup hot water and the whole hot cocoa packet to make my hot chocolate. This was so rich and satisfying that I ended up only eating 1 little square of the white chocolate. Yay for listening to my body and being reasonable around yummy foods!!

[~155 calories]

Total calories consumed: ~1500

I’m going to dinner at Oleana in Cambridge tomorrow night with the hubs. Calories will not be counted at dinner but every bite will be enjoyed. This is how I keep myself sane! :mrgreen:

Happy Thursday/Friday (if that’s when you read it)!!

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