** Happy Faces are level 8 – that’s fun that 8 ) equals a LOL
minutes 1 & 2: 3.5 mph (level 5)
minute 3: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 4: 5.0 mph (level 7)
minute 5: 5.5 mph (level
minute 6: 6.0 mph (level 9)
minute 7: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 8: 5.5 mph (level 7)
minute 9: 6.0 mph (level
minute 10: 6.5 mph (level 9)
minute 11: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 12: 5.5 mph (level 7)
minute 13: 6.0 mph (level
minute 14: 6.5 mph (level 9)
minute 15: 4.0 mph (level 6)
minute 16: 5.2 mph (level 7)
minute 17: 5.5 mph (level
minute 18: 6.0 mph (level 9)
minute 19: 30 seconds @7.5 & 30 seconds @ 8.0 mph (level 10) -woohooo!
minute 20: 3.5 mph (cool down & panting 😀
I “tried” to be adventurous for breakfast and try something knew. I’ve tried protein oats in the past but that was like 10 years ago. I always watch Janetha eat hers and think I NEED to try that especially since I am LOVING my EAS Chocolate Protein Powder.
Meal #1 @ 7:10 am – Take 1.
1/2 c Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
1 c water
1 scoop EAS Chocolate Whey Protein Powder stirred in at the end
It looks good, smells chocolately good and the flavor isn’t bad. But, the texture needed a little improvement so I tried adding a teaspoon of crunchy almond butter.
NOPE! Didn’t work. I couldn’t even convince myself to just eat it. After 3 bites I was gagging and decided for me, protein oats are No Bueno! When I got to work I was starving and decided to have Meal # 1 @ 7:45 am – take 2.
My bar did an “ok” job at keeping me full, but, by 10:20 am I was ready for Meal #2. 2 – 50 cal containers of Fiber One Yoplait Key Lime Pie yogurt mixed with 3/4 c low-fat cottage cheese (told ya I was HUNGRY!!!) I LOVED this combo – it reminded me of “ambrosia”. Whose mom didn’t make that cottage cheese jello thingy growing up?!
After a fun filled morning of interesting work, I headed out to Barnes & Nobles. I NEEDED to get out of the office and there are 2 places I LOVE going that always bring me peace. The grocery store (yes, I am that person aimlessly wandering around Whole Foods & TJ’s LOL) and a book store. I got a B&N coupon for 50% off a cookbook so I had to check it out!
FUNNY TRUE book store story of the day. Here I was checking out the cookbooks and then the Weight Loss books when I noticed this guy doing the same.
I am thinking to myself it’s sure funny to see a guy looking at women’s weight loss books, but, I keep browsing my book…..la de dah – clueless! Suddenly he closes his book and is like,
“ok, I just have to ask, Ma’am (yes, he said Ma’am lol) are you single?!” Thinking to myself – um, doesn’t my wedding band give me away.
I say “No, I am married, sorry.”
He goes, “Awww, that’s too bad because you sure are real purdy (yes, he used Purdy).”
I was like “um, thanks”. He said “sure” and quickly walked away with his “Naturally Thin” diet book 😀
It was funny and I LOVED being able to tease The Husband with it since I was supposed to meet him for lunch but he couldn’t go 😀
I came back to work bookless – Impressed? But, I STILL bought a magazine 😀 I couldn’t walk out with nothing, right???
Meal #3 @ 1:18 pm Leftover Taco Salad
without the cheese (forgot) and with lotsa AVOCADO-NESS!
Dessert was a bowl of grapes for my carb balance.
All together I just wanted to sit and look at my lunch, not eat it. I had like 4 co-workers tell me my salad looked so good. I seriously think IT’s THE PLATE! 😀
Meal #4 @ 4:15 pm was none other than my Chocolate Banana Protein Shake – I NEED to branch out…..someday.
After work, The Husband and I had to stop to visit with a few friends and run a few errands. I also stopped at Borders to get the book I was looking for! Yeah! I wasn’t sure if they would have it or not because when I looked online they said “likely to have it”. Isn’t it, either you have it or not?! Moral of the story – likely to have it = has it!
I was starving again all day but I blame my lack of a real breakfast on that. So, we stopped for Meal #5 @ 7:49 pm at Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. I LOVE their menu because they have a bunch of healthy fair you can choose from and I found out AFTER I ordered that they serve Whole Wheat Tortillas – how cool is that?!
I customized my order by getting the Grilled Grande Bowl without rice or chipotle dressing. I didn’t think about the cheese factor until it was delivered…but, luckily there wasn’t a ton.
It came with cabbage, grilled chicken (protein), black beans (carbs plus a little protein), salsa fresca and fresh guacamole.
Check out their FRESH SALSA FRESCA – YUM!
GUACAMOLE completes me!
I mixed it all up and added more salsa, onions and cilantro ~ delish! I may or may not have stole 1 corn chip from The Husband, but, other than that, I think I did good at sticking to my BFL meal goal of balance protein & healthy carbs with a little veggies – yahoo!
Calories consumed: 1,481
Calories burned: 2,594 (not bad for not wearing my bb for 3 hours to charge it!)
Steps taken: 8,374
Ratios: 40% Protein, 37% Carbs, 23% Fat
I have a super exciting for me announcement to share with you all tomorrow – yeah!
1. What is the favorite pick-up line or place that someone has ever used on you?
2. Do you remember a favorite “funky” or fun dessert that was good that your mom used to make?
I am off to read my new book (to be unveiled tomorrow) and catch some zzzz’s so I can wake up bright and early to torture my legs tomorrow. I am excited for tomorrow’s workout because it’s my last strength workout of the week!