7:30 am – Coffee – Content (5)
I brewed a mix of 1/2 Breakfast Blend and 1/2 Almond Amaretto, which I mixed with 2% milk and sugar and sipped on whilst doing the dishes – unloading the dishwasher, that is.
Mmm…yummy, creamy coffee…the perfect start to my day!
10:00 am – Coffee + Bagel – First Signs of Feeing Full (6)
I think I’m ready to completely exchange my Starbucks and bagel days, so without further ado, here is Friday Bagel Day’s eats:
A spinach bagel with light cream cheese (I scraped off a lot of the cream cheese…I just like a little)…
…a French vanilla coffee with milk and sugar.
11:00 am – Water – Content (5)
After the bagel and 2nd cup of coffee, I was feeling pretty parched and ready to get my liquids on for my zumba class later that day, so I got a big cup of water to enjoy.
1:30 pm – Brown Rice Meal + String Cheese – Content (5)
I didn’t pack any lunch since I was considering going with some co-workers to eat at a restaurant on the lake, but decided to stay back and pick something up locally so I could leave early enough to make my workout class.
I got some food and since the weather was so lovely, I decided to eat outside on some steps near the office.
Since we’re in Lent and I’m not supposed to eat meat, I picked up this Macro Vegetarian Brown Rice dish.
It was not good eats. I mean, nutritionally, it was – it had lots of goodies and was very au natural with an ingredient list that I understood (no crazy chemicals) and a fair amount of protein and relatively low calories. The brown rice dish wasn’t my thing, though and I ended up only eating about 1/2 the container. I knew I should have packed another salad wrap, like the one I had yesterday! That thing was delish!
To round out the meal, I grabbed a string cheese. Love these things!
I also had a nice, juicy, organic pear from our organic food delivery earlier this week. Very refreshing!
2:15 pm – Kashi Crackers – Content (5)
I decided to carb up a bit later with a serving of Kashi 7 Grain crackers.
3:30 pm – Lemon Ginger Tea – Content (5)
I had a phone interview at 3:30 pm and just before, my stomach started doing flips! It was going crazy, but luckily, one of my co-workers was nice enough to let me have some of her Lemon Ginger tea to help settle my tummy. I was so busy talking during the interview, which lasted an hour, that I only got to drink about half the mug, but it totally helped! I had my tea with a bit of honey.
Yogi Tea quote of the day – “Appreciate yourself and honor your soul.”
4:45 pm – Clif Chocolate Brownie Bar – Content (5)
I decided since I didn’t have much for lunch that a Clif energy bar would help me get ready for my work out class so I downed this bar in Chocolate Brownie. It was my fave Clif so far, of the “energy bars” at least.
The bar was uber chocolatey and had great texture! I also liked that it had a slew of vitamins…esp 100% vitamin C. I like to think that gives me energy, though I’ve never studied it and have no idea how long before it really helps your body, if at all.
5:45 pm – Zumba – Energized!
I’d been looking forward to my zumba class alllll week, so I was really happy to be in the class and letting loose and dancing around. I had a blast and burned about 500 calories in the process! I love working out when you have fun!
I had a great time in my new dance shoes. There’s a samba-like move we do in the class and it was so much easier to do the move in the dance shoes because my tennis shoes kept catching on the floor. The dance shoes had me fluttering my feet around so nimbly! It felt great!
8:15 pm – Pizzeria Dinner Date – Full (7)
I heard someone mention “sushi” as I was leaving class tonight, which totally had me craving a shrimp tempura roll. I talked hubby into going, especially since we’re not supposed to eat meat today for Lent, but when we drove by the sushi place, it was packed out! We were so hungry, we didn’t want to wait. We tried another sushi place, but they had a 20 minute wait, so hubby talked me into pizza. I say that, but really, we were thinking of non-meat things we could eat out in case sushi didn’t work and I suggested pizza. When we heard there was a 20 minute wait, I let hubby decide if we waited or got pizza. He, of course, selected pizza. If hubby had a food pyramid designed for him, I think “pizza” would be the largest piece…haha.
We went to our fave, local pizzeria – Luisa’s Pizza. We started with a garden salad with a nice Italian vinaigrette with some feta. Mmm…there were lots of good greens, red onions, and tomatoes.
I had a glass of pinot grigio with dinner.
We just got a plain cheese pizza, which is pictured above my half-eaten salad, which was quickly finished after this photo.
We love this restaurant’s pizza – they have a nice, thin-crust brick-oven style pizza that we go crazy for.
Piece #1: They totally cut the pizza off-kilter, which was fine with me because I was able to take the smaller pieces.
Leftover bite for hubby
Panna cotta gelato for dessert! This dessert was soooo good! The gelato tasted a lot like vanilla, but so much better!
Calories Eaten: 1999
Calories Burned: 538
Net Calories: 1461
I’ve got some great ideas in the works for my potential running program that I may do, so check back here in the next week or so if you think you’d:
- be interested in working with other people to learn to like to run (for people like me who currently hate it but really want to get into it)
- be interested in participating in a virtual running event (whether you already run or are also working on getting into it).
I can’t wait to tell you guys more, but I’ve got some planning to do first!