Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tired Tuesday

I know this is Wednesday, but it turns out that the morning is the best time to write this, so you're getting yesterday's recap. I must have still been pooped from vacation - I guess I need a vacation to recover from vacation! I knew I'd need a nutritious and filling breakfast, since Tuesday mornings are my time to volunteer at our local art museum and I knew lunch wouldn't be till 1:30. So I whipped up a Kitchen Sink Smoothie, courtesy of the Abs Diet:

I know, it looks a little disgusting: plain non-fat unsweetened greek yogurt, All-Bran cereal, frozen blueberries, ice cubes, vanilla whey protein powder, ground flaxseed, and a handful of spinach. I needed to add a little water because it was too thick to blend. And this is how it turned out:

Looks delicious, right?! And check out these stats: 310 calories, 21 g protein, 29 g carbs, 10 g fat, and 19 g fiber. That much protein and fiber kept me plenty full all morning.

It was a slow day at the Joslyn, but we're gearing up for a big show. I think this is the calm before the storm. And it was pretty calm - in the three hours I was there, I sold two cards. One of which I bought.

I came home and made my favorite lunch, again courtesy of the Abs Diet: the Guilt-free BLT.

It's a whole wheat tortilla spread with just a tiny bit of light mayo and topped with two strips of turkey bacon, 2 ounces of chopped deli turkey, lettuce, and tomatoes. I can't tell you how good this is. And I was a little leery to try this because I HATE turkey bacon. Imagine my surprise when it turned out so yummy. Dwight was home for lunch the other week and I made him one, and he agreed. If a big guy thinks it's good, it's a hit in my book.

I spent the afternoon knitting with my girlfriends. Let me tell you about our Stitch-n-Bitch. Once the golfing season has ended, we get together on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 and knit. There are nine of us when everyone shows up, but that's a rare occasion due to work schedules, vacations, etc. We alternate houses and people bring snacks and wine. The wine usually doesn't get opened until 4:00, but I'm not gonna lie - sometimes it's sooner. The husbands all come over after work for their own wine, and then we all go out to dinner. (It's pretty hilarious to hear the men ask each other during the week if they're going to knitting.)

We came home for dinner last night because I've eaten out for almost a week and needed to regain control of myself. Since I haven't had the chance to go to the grocery store yet, I made do with what we had in the fridge:

We call these "camping eggs" since it's what we used to make when we went camping at Lake Itasca: scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. In my memory, they were better cooked over a campfire, but these will do in a pinch. And the sausages are my new favorite Archer Farms find. These are the skinless chicken breakfast sausages.

So except for the very few munchies I ate at knitting (which I counted), that was yesterday, for a total of 1189 calories, 30% carbs, 38% fat, and 31% protein. The carbs and protein are on the low end of normal, and the fat percentage is just plain high. I need to work on that. I did manage ten glasses of liquid. **Disclaimer** My good friend ML told me that when she was talking to a dietitian, she recommended drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day to avoid water retention. This wouldn't work for the morbidly obese, but for the average chubby girl like me, it is do-able. I'm going to have to give this a try.

Time to head to the grocery store!


  1. Mom, are you worried that's too few calories?

    1. Honey, it was only 11 calories short of the 1200 recommended to lose 1.5 pounds a week. I usually hover right around there except for times like Florida. What are you thinking for daily intake? I really wasn't hungry except right before dinner. (And I'm trying not to be fixated on numbers, but my OCD tendencies won't let me!)

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