But first, I had lunch today with a friend from grad school...a friend that informed me when we first met up today that she had discovered my blog! Randomly! So that left me curious, do I have any other readers that know me outside of the blog world? If so, please speak up!!!
And, thank you for all of your great calorie-counting suggestions! I really appreciate it. I'm going to check out all of the sites you mentioned and will give you a full review of what I think of them. It will take a couple weeks, but I'm excited to try out some of the FREE services out there!
My breakfast was inspired this morning by reader Kelly who asked on my last post how many calories my yogurt/granola/fruit breakfasts have.
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Fage Total 0%, 1/4 cup TJ's pumpkin spice granola, 6 strawberries, 1/2 banana
This was lighter in calories than a normal breakfast for me, but it stuck with me for about 3-1/2 hours! I was impressed. I need to keep this combo in mind for future mornings. I knew that I had a later than normal lunch planned for today, so I packed a morning snack to keep me going. This was perfect, it helped to bridge the gap so I wasn't ravenous at lunch time.
Morning Snack: 6 walnut halves, 2 tbsp dried cherries
Lunch: at one of my favorite C'ville spots, Eppies! They have great southern favorites. I had the veggie plate with 1 cup collard greens, 1/2 cup black beans, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1 cup sweet potato, a nibble of cornbread, unsweetened iced tea
[about 350 calories]
Afternoon Snack: 1 medjool date, 1/2 tbsp PB
I had to work late tonight, then had errands to run before heading home. I didn't walk in the door until after 9pm, at which point I was STARVING! My hubb ordered us Chinese once he knew I was en route (he hung some shelves in our laundry room tonight! yay!). I went a little overboard... My standard healthy take-out order is steamed veggies and tofu with steamed rice, sauce on the side. Tonight I substituted the steamed rice for some leftover whole wheat pasta we had in the fridge. At the last second I requested egg drop soup because it sounded so good, and I couldn't resist when my hubb offered me 1/2 his veggie egg roll. And, of course, the fortune cookie. :) The calorie count is an estimate from what I could find on myfooddiary...
Dinner: take-out steamed veggies + tofu on 1 cup whole wheat pasta, 2 tbsp garlic sauce, 1-1/2 cups egg drop soup, 1/2 a veggie egg roll, 1 fortune cookie
[about 600 calories - eek! I let my hunger take over... note to self, pack an emergency bar in purse in case of late nights in the office!]
Sadly, I missed all exercise today. I've been getting to bed so late that I have a hard time yanking myself out of bed in the morning. And with as late as I got home tonight, there was no running. :( Its probably a good thing though because my foot has been bothering me today. Argh!!! So frustrating.
Tomorrow I'm heading to Charlotte for my friend Christine's baby shower!!! I'm super-excited. We're staying overnight so I probably won't be posting again until Sunday. I hope you all have a great Friday and weekend!