what i ate wednesday: getting the hang of things
I’ve been officially back on the food tracking train for about a week-and-a-half now and I’m starting to get the hang of it again. The accountability of tracking is what I really love about it. That running total of numbers at the bottom of my log everyday is a gentle reminder that just one Cadbury Chocolate Creme egg is a fine dessert. And that I should really add more veggies to my plate to help hit my nutrient goals. So far, I’m happy to be back tracking. It’s nice to know the numbers.
After a few hours, things died down a bit and I was able to dig into my actual breakfast. Overnight oats that weren’t really overnight. Greek yogurt, chocolate almond milk, PB2, chia seeds and oats. I mixed it before work and by the time I got around to eating them, they were perfect.
A few hours later, things were back to crazy, but my tummy was grumbling, so I ate bites of mac and cheese (recipe coming soon) while I dealt with the craziness.
A bit later, I opened up my giant bowl of raw veggies. I’ve been struggling a lot with consistent hunger lately and I wanted a way to fill my tummy without filling up on calories. So this grocery trip, we loaded up on the fresh veggies and I cut them all up this weekend and have them stashed in our fridge. I snacked on this bowl for the next hour or so while I worked on a proof. You can’t really see it, but there is a whole layer of cherry tomatoes and baby carrots in the bottom, too. Veggies are good!
Around afternoon snack time, I finally got around to finishing the rest of my lunch. Greek yogurt, hard-boiled egg and chocolate square.
Things calmed down dramatically after a late afternoon meeting, so I took some time to check in on my emails and eat a pre-workout snack of dates, crackers and a clementine.
After my snack, I headed home, changed into workout pants and a t-shirt and headed out for a 3-mile walk. Glorious 70° weather! After that, I came inside and did a quick Nike Training Club arm workout. A stretch session later, I headed to the kitchen to start on dinner. I made myself a fake soda to sip on while cooking. In the jar: lemon juice, lime juice, seltzer water and a splash of simple syrup.
Dinner was an exact replay of this recipe, only without the nice food photography. Oh how the mighty have fallen…
Dessert was one (just one!) Cadbury chocolate creme egg while watching 30 Rock. I wish these came in dark chocolate, but they are still pretty darn good.
2044 calories, 303g carbs, 56g fat, 92g protein
What was the best thing you ate yesterday?
The crispy baked fish! So yum.