Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
In honor of today, I wanted to start with a quote by this great man. What an eloquent and passionate speaker. I hope that we all had the chance to take a moment today and reflect on what this day truly means. (photo from mentalfloss.com)
Now onto today’s eats and events….
Work was pretty low-key today, which was good because it enabled me to get a lot done. Love when that happens.
Today, my goal was to try and watch what I ate and not let my snacking get out of hand. I do fine for breakfast and at work because I pack my own meals and I am mindful of what I pack. My trouble seems to come after work or while I’m getting dinner ready, because I’m usually hungry by then. So, that is why I spent a lot of time prepping food for the week, to try to avoid this. I still need to work on this issue, but I think I’m getting closer. Any ideas on how not to be such a snacker is greatly appreciated.
Breakfast: 1 egg + 1 egg white (87 cals) + splash of light Vanilla soy milk (5 cals) , 1.5 tsp almond butter (55 cals), raw goat cheese (14 cals) -
At work I fixed me chai tea with 1 Tbsp of silk soy creamer (17 cals)
total breakfast (173 cals)
Snack: Luna PB + choc cookie (150 cals)
1 small banana (90 cals)
Lunch: 1 serving – 2/3 cup Coconut Red Bean Quinoa (191 cals)
+ a huge salad that included:
- 1 cup Spinach (7 cals)
- 1 cup Romaine lettuce (8 cals)
- 1 Tbsp Hummus (35 cals)
- 1 Tbsp Avocado (30 cals)
- 3 med mushrooms, sliced (12 cals)
- 1/4 cup zuke (5 cals)
- 1/4 cup cuke (4 cals)
lunch total: 289 cals
Dinner: 1.25 cups Moroccan Chickpea Stew (175 cals) + some raw goat cheese on top (35 cals)
Dessert: Double Chocolate Biscotti w/ AB x3 (approx 250 cals)
Right now, I’m enjoying this while watching Keeping up with the Kardashians….Chai tea w/ soy creamer (25 cals)
Total Calories: 1187 calories
Workout: Tonight I hit the gym. I decided to do some walking. My lower back was still a little sore, so I wanted to do something active, but low-key.
60 mins on treadmill – walking 3.7 – 4.0. I did 1:2 intervals – so it was 1 min at 0 incline going 3.7 mph and then, 2 mins at 6 incline going 4 mph.
Cool-down – 5 mins walking at 0 incline and at 3.0 mph
Have a great night!