Hello all! It is finally Friday! Jeremy finally got home last night, and I couldn’t even stay awake until he got home! It was only midnight! I just talked to Jeremy and he said it was 2am. It took him 9 hours to get home from Ohio! Holy cow! I did wake up briefly to say “hi”, then rolled over and went back to sleep. At some point during the night Sophia came down and got in bed too but I have no idea when., it was actually 3:45am. I was just that exhausted!
Today is a very busy day for me as I have a lot going on. In the following order:
- long run at the gym (5 miles or so)
- figure out dinner
I am taking a trip to my hometown of Rochester, NY, to help my parents out who aren’t feeling well. Should be back in a few weeks–we have my husband and in-laws taking the kids. Please keep us in your thoughts (and if you pray, in your prayers). Thanks! Rest assured I will be bringing my laptop…so the show must go on! My personal training book is also being lugged with me, so maybe at night I can get some studying done.
What did you all think of the top 10 list? A lot of the things on the list are inexpensive, or not very expensive. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to eat clean. When I get back home, I think it would be a good idea to add up what I spend on the clean eating foods. All bets are off with anything else. 😉
This morning breakfast was usual and unusual. It started with oats in a gigantic jar:
This is the big jar of peanut butter, not the little normal one. It had oats, maple syrup, peanut butter, cinnamon and half of a granny smith apple:
The jar was soon empty:
Yes, I ate the peanut butter. 😉 As we all know, clean eating is pairing a complex carb with a lean protein. Even though the peanut butter has protein, apparently it wasn’t enough for me, because an hour later I was ravenous. So I ate the last one of these:
Bison burger with 2% cheddar cheese. Pure protein. I am now full! 😉
Yesterday, as usual, I has some of this, some of that, and some leftovers that I forgot to “pictureize”:
Sushi. I had half a salmon roll and half a spicy tuna roll for lunch. Before lunch and after my step workout (350 calories, which is awful for me but I was just so darn tired I took all the lower options and didn’t really work hard) I had a protein shake…Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, maca, banana. The usual suspects! Oh, and my snack, Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds with some raisins.
The next meal that I did take a picture of was dinner, and it wasn’t until 9pm:
Chicken breast, broccoli with real Parmesan cheese and a squirt of lemon juice, spring mix salad with yellow bell peppers and Goddess Dressing, and an honest-to-goodness normal sweet potato with cinnamon. Wonderful!
There was some snacky-snacky in the form of Purely Decadent Ice Cream and peanut butter yet again:
When you clean eat you’re not supposed to count calories, but I was curious as to where I was at. So yesterday, I took the time to enter all of my foods into the Livestrong.com web site…called The Daily Plate. It’s a fantastic web site, designed well, easy to use, and free. It also has an iphone app that a person could sync to the site if they wanted to. (That’s me, “Miss Technical”) 🙂
At any rate, my total calories = 1946 with everything I ate. 1946-352 (calorie expenditure) = 1594. My fat was awful high though, because of the nut butters and nuts…so I think I need to be watching that. My protein was on the low side, also..so I need to increase that. Easy Peasy! Starting today 🙂 Well, starting now, since breakfast is already over by more than an hour!
Have a GREAT TGIF. See you when I get to NY!