Ok am I in the twilight zone? Seriously ~ last night we had the worst weather in a while which led to the Phillies game being suspended unfairly… ahhhhh don’t even get me started! Anyway, then today we get snow! What is going on???
Anyway, I started out this crazy day with a hearty bowl of 1/2 cup of oats, 1/2 scoop of chocolate whey isolate, flax, and sliced almonds! I also had a travel cup full of pumpkin coffee…
This breakfast held me over for almost 4 hours – that’s a record! This one is a keeper, for sure. I had my mid-morning snack around 10 which was a banana & a 90-calorie packet of Barney Butter… I truly had no idea what 90 calories of almond butter looked like until today and I was shocked. I basically smothered my banana with the almond butter and still had a little bit left (which I gladly ate!)….
I don’t know if it was because I had a busy work day or what but all of my meals kept my hunger at bay… this never happens especially on a cold, rainy, dreary day! Around 12:30, I ate my white chocolate pb + pear butter (how coincidentally that it is the BSI of the week!) sandwich on wheat… I had to run to a meeting, so I saved the peach yogurt & fiber one for after my meeting around 2pm. I inhaled it because I was starving at that point!
We were supposed to go see a few houses tonight after work but due to the weather both Realtors canceled – one of the houses actually didn’t even have power. I was debating between going for a quick run at the gym but I really didn’t feel like parking at the gym and getting drenched on the way in AND way out, plus my knees were feeling a bit wobbly, so I decided to do a workout at home. When I got home, I was pretty hungry again so I ate half of the Pure Protein Hot ‘n Healthy Banana Nut Squares. My oh my – they are good! I microwaved half of it in the microwave for 8 seconds and enjoyed every bite. I can’t wait to eat the other half – glad I checked these guys out!
Here’s the bad boy…
I used Comcast’s Exercise TV and did Jillian Michael’s level 2 Shred using 5 lb. weights. It was really challenging! I also put on the Girls Next Door workout just to see what it was (I must admit watching the show is a guilty pleasure) and I was hysterically laughing – it was ridiculous, but brightened my day haha!
Bill got home from the gym around 6:45 and I decided it was definitely a soup night! The pure protein bar really kept me full and I wanted a pretty light dinner but I was craving vegetables so I heated up a serving of my MIL’s delicious veggie soup. I added some green beans & corn to it for a bigger serving (so I could stretch out the soup to use for lunch tomorrow too!) and topped it with crushed red pepper flakes. It was delicious and hit the spot!
Dad, I don’t know if you’re reading this or not, but I added a string bean here and there It’s a long-running soup joke between my dad & family haha
While the soup was heating up on the stove, I decided to make some quick biscuits using Bisquick Heart Smart, fat free milk, and pumpkin seeds. I made one each for Bill and I. I loved the crunchy pumpkin seed topping!
Now it’s off to continue watching The Bigger Loser and relax a bit! Hope you all had a great day