Sorry MIA last night. Backing up to Humpday Wednesday…
Yogurt mixed with pumpkin + Kashi Heart to Heart + pumpkin granola + banana for breakkie. And sunbutter of course.
Post gym sesh (where I did 20 minutes of whittle my middle ball style. Exercise ball that is), I noshed on a berry almond Luna bar.
Surprisingly I really liked this flavor! I’m not a fan of Lara bars at all. To me, they’ve always had that yucky chalky bar taste. But this one was delicious and sweet. Almost too sweet – very sticky and candylike.
More snacks in class.
As I was bored in class, I noticed that my almonds had sucralose in the ingredients list.
I was honestly quite surprised. Even though these almonds are in a “100 calorie bag” and obviously marketed for portion control, I wouldn’t think of them as a “diet food” or “low-calorie” food that would normally contain sucralose (aka splenda). It just goes to show that label reading is extremely important. Not just the nutrition facts, but also the ingredients list.
Think reduced fat peanut butter is healthier than full fat? Sure the facts show 4 grams of fat less in reduced fat, but they both still have the same calories, and the ingredients list is miles longer, along with added sugar.
Think “trans-fat free” products are still healthy? Many products still contain partially-hydrogenated oils (hint hint many peanut butters!) – the primary source of trans fat (besides those in naturally occuring foods). A label is only required to put trans fat on the label if the food contains more than .5 g trans fat per serving. But if you eat more than one serving, you could be eating more trans fat than you realize.
Key here – label read people!
I came home starving and chowed down my kitchen. First, a leftover turkey + cranberry sauce sammy on WW sandwich thin.
That looks damn appetizing, I know.
Followed by a banana + sunbutter. Persimmon. And Mary’s Crackers.
And this bowl of strawberries, greek yogurt, cereal & sunbutter.
I could not get full. But all this food at 3:00 killed my appetite for dinner, and I ended up eating just a squash.
Yes – the whole thing. With ketchup of course.
Today (Thursday) started out with something that’s been missing from my life for a while.
Overnight (pumpkin) oats!
Quaker oatmeal squares make the best overnight oat topping. And pumpkin cream cheese.
Lunch was the same as yesterday, but looked better, I swear.
Along with carrots & spinach hommus (x2).
Best sandwich combo. EVER. I also added some garlic onion cream cheese. Great combo. With an apple for “dessert.”
With work canceled, I had all intentions of studying for my quiz tomorrow. However, my roommate and I spent the afternoon in Borders, drinking coffee, reading magazines, and enjoying the ambiance of Christmas music. We also had quite the conversations. I’m sure anyone around us was entertained with random snippits of conversation, including talk about threesomes. Don’t ask. But it was a wonderful afternoon 🙂 Especially since I didn’t study at all for my quiz 😉 Oh well, I’m so over it.
Our friend offered to make us dinner tonight since we supplied BBQ goodies earlier this year. He made us english muffin pizzas.
How gourmet 😉
And that would be turkey pepperoni 🙂
A year or two ago I would’ve stressed out because I knew it would be on “white” english muffins with an unidentified amount of cheese that I couldn’t control. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come that it really doesn’t matter if I eat some simple carbohydrates for dinner one night. Not everything has to be healthy, whole wheat, super nutritional foods.
A reese’s PB cookie may have also made it unpictured 😉
Now I’m sitting here at 11:12 pm wondering if I should at least read over my powerpoint slides once before going to bed, or just completely throw all faith into the wind tomorrow. Word of advice: don’t look to me for studying inspiration 😉
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