I kinda slacked on posting my eats this weekend (except for my breakfast yesterday), but I am working on another post like the Ghost of the Indian Chief (with lots of pictures), and it is a time consuming little sucker, so that is what most of my dedicated blogging time went to the last couple of days. I hope to have that puppy up sometime this week.
But in the meantime, I have a full day of Monday eats coming up for you!
Before I go on though, I just want to stress that I usually only post the meals I eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have mentioned this before (but who knows where, it’s buried in my posts somewhere), but I want you guys to know that this is not all I eat. I find that when I eat mini-meals between my regular meals, I stay full all day long and then I don’t overeat at actual mealtimes (usually, there are exceptions, especially if cookies are involved ;)).
My snacks on a typical day are Greek yogurt and fruit in the morning (sometimes a small amount of cereal mixed in for some crunch), and a whole wheat tortilla with melted cheese and salsa folded into a quesadilla for my afternoon snack (or sometimes apple with peanut butter). I switch it up, but those are the regs.
I am also trying not to get obsessed with the amount of calories I am consuming, but rather concentrate on my overall health.
Since I have started eating like this (combined with working out three to six days a week), I cannot stress to you the changes that have been going on with my body. I have somehow managed to drop two sizes (and I still eat a LOT), I physically feel better and more confident, and I have a lot more energy. I just feel good.
I don’t know why I felt the need to get into that…
Shmanyways. Let’s move on to breakfast.
Oatmeal in a jar! Normally I just throw my empty jars of peanut butter in the recycling bin, but I have read somewhere that can use them to make delicious peanut buttery oatmeal in! Since I had an empty jar of PB kicking around (the amount of peanut butter we go through around here is ridiculous), I decided to give this a try.
I threw in my usual amount of oats and water, and cooked it in the microwave for a minute and 30 seconds. I should mention that I used a plastic jar, and after I put it in the microwave I worried that the bottom might melt, rendering my oats inedible… I didn’t think of this beforehand. But when I took them out, it seemed to be fine. So I added sliced banana and dug in!
I loved how melty the peanut butter was! As Larry David would say, these oats were pret-tyyyyyyyy, pret-tyyyyyyy, pret-tyyyyyy good.
I pretty much die for Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Lunch was a homemade salad that seriously rivaled Druxy’s.
Romaine lettuce and baby spinach topped with red pepper, sliced cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, and mozzarella cheese. I dressed it up with Italian dressing and loved every bite.
And dinna was shloppy Joe’s!
I made the sloppy Joe’s exactly the same as last time (with half a cup of ketchup, a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, and sliced onion), except I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. They were just as yummy, and I guess slightly healthier, so a win-win fo’ sho’.
I served the slop-fest on a whole wheat hamburger bun with sliced red pepper on the side.
Decent eats all around today.
Since I loved BodyPump so much on Friday, I decided to hit up my regular Monday night class again. I loved it with my regular instructor (I wasn’t the biggest fan of the guy on Friday), and loved that she played the regular BodyPump beats. I already seemed to be back into the swing of things in the weights department, so I don’t think I’ll be as sore tomorrow as I was on Saturday.
Hopefully a little bit sore though, ’cause I like that feeling ;).
And on my drive home I saw a sweet double rainbow.
You can’t tell from the pic but it went all the way across the sky! I didn’t freak out and cry hysterically about it like this guy, but it was pretty cool.
Off to watch the Bachelorette/hockey game! Have a great evening!