I’ve been such a clutz today! It all started bright and early… I was making a lovely green monster for myself and Adam. Adam tried it and said it needed to be sweeter so I went back to the living room (that’s where our fridge is right now) to grab some more frozen bananas and berries. I blended them nice and fine, but when I was ready to taste it again the straw was no-where to be found!!! Adam and I searched for that damn straw, and came to the conclusion that the all mighty vitamix blended it together with those extra berries. After 25 minutes of smoothie making (that’s how long anything takes with no kitchen these days), I had to pour it all into the toilet.
Plan B – breakfast pizza! Yeah, unfortunately that did not go very smoothly either. I burnt the first tortilla!! I nearly gave up on the whole-breakfast thing but persevered. My second pizza was delicious.
Other annoying mishaps of the day:
- The eggs I planned on using for my lunch salad went bad. I had to go to plan B once again – chicken.
- I dropped the rest of the grape tomatoes all over the floor after prepping my salad.
- I put down a bag with groceries on the ground while looking for my keys – it went sideways and spilled all over the stairwell.
- I opened a water bottle to have with dinner and half of it squirted all over me, the couch and the floor.
- The grape tomato with dinner I pierced with a fork fought back and ended up all over my pants.
- The power was tripped twice while making Adam’s dinner.
I am NOT making this up. It was one of those days. I’m ready to pretty much relax and not touch anything for the rest of the night! 😉
TJ’s flour tortilla with Barney Butter, ground flaxseed, TJ’s european style nonfat yogurt, 1/2 banana, Zoe’s granola, dried bing cherries + coffee
How about a slice?
Walnut stuffed date
My ankle is almost all better, but I decided to be smart and take a low impact spin class instead of running. It was a good class. Shannon even joined me.
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, broccoli, snow peas, shredded carrots + grilled chicken…
… dressed with 1T Annie’s goddess dressing
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dressing. I really think it transforms a boring salad into something nutritious AND delicious. It’s high in fat and calories though, so I always stick to 1 tablespoon at a time. It’s thick, so it coats the greens well if you shake the salad bowl. 😀
MID-AFTERNOON SNACK ATTACK
I always crave something sweet and bad for me in the afternoon. This guy did the trick today. I have a few boxes stashed at the office for “emergencies.”
Not having a microwave at home is making things even more difficult these days. I got creative by using our griddler for these crepes.
The star(s) of dinner were Trader Joe’s smoked salmon and spinach crepes that I picked up tonight + grape tomatoes and an apple
The filling was kind of bland so I added some capers. Much better!!
A crispy fuji apple was great for dessert. I’m trying to be good. 😀
[all together = 322 calories]
Total calories consumed (so far): 1241
I aim to eat at least 1475 calories (my BMR) so I’m sure I’ll make a little snack in a bit. Funny how last night I was starving after consuming over 1600 calories, and today I’m totally fine with less than 1300.
Speaking of calorie counting… I received a question on my previous post that I figured I’d address right here on the blog since some of you may be wondering this as well.
Q: How do you get such accurate calorie counts?
A: I own a food scale so I weight most of my food while prepping it and write it all down. I then input all the ingredients into Sparkpeople.com. It’s not 100% exact but I think I get pretty close. For most of my meals out, I just try to order something healthy or treat it as a splurge. For those circumstances, estimating the calorie counts is usually a guessing game that I don’t find particularly useful. I hope that answers it. Let me know if you guys have any other questions for me 😀
Biggest Loser and Lost are BOTH on tonight. What to do, what to do… 😉 Are watching tv tonight?
Edited to add: While watching Lost, I ate 3 coconut macaroons, 1 orange and a few spoonfuls of Barney Butter. Total calories consumed ~1,575. See, nothing to worry about!