Looking out the window, it seems warm, sunny, gorgeous – but you step out the front door, I hope you plan on wearing a scarf, hat, gloves…its cold!!! I had absolutely no plans for today except to clean my house and to have movie dates with my hubby starting at 3. Well its past 4 now and clearly movie date night has not started because I had more homework than I anticipated. Of course, before movie date night started, I had to update the world (hahah) on what I ate yesterday and so far today!
Friday’s Breakfast – My manager brought in Muffins, but I resisted the temptation and had a lovely…
Then for lunch I got a Veggie Delite from Subway. It was so boring ONLY because I am not allowed to get chips to go with my sandwich per Jillian’s workout! Sorry, no picture, I was too hungry and forgot to take a picture…….still new at this stuff 🙂
For dinner, it was Friday, during lent, and although I don’t practice my Catholicism regularly, I try to incorporate more fish into my diet more during the winter. Also, I tried Wheat Penne for the first time. It was quite fabulous! I made my own salad dressing to go along with it as the “seasoning”…Very easy to make:
*1 Garlic clove mashed, 1/2 cup EVOO, 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar, 1/2 tsp honey, sprinkle ground fresh pepper, shake it up, SERVE!*
I also baked some broccoli on 420 degrees for about 15 minutes with only pepper & red pepper flakes sprinkled on it. I used Olive Oil nonstick spray on the pan. I am not crazy about broccoli, but thought it was an interesting version. Jamie was not a huge fan…Here’s the finished product or our supper.
The mussels were delicious and Jamie said his steak was great! It was a simple dinner and so healthy & hearty!
So today, to start off my day I had some Cherrio’s with blueberries. Trying to lower my cholesterol! 🙂
This is probably one of the first and probably the only post you’ll see for a while where milk is included…I’m not a huge fan at ALL – as you can see, I kept the serving size to a minimal!
I had a lite lunch but it was very filling and much better than the last time I tried this peanut butter. I normally try to get unsalted/reduced salt/ no salt added…and so forth on things because why use salt? There isn’t a benefit for salt and for so long I have gone without really using it in cooking. So I bought this peanut butter and regretted it when I used it on Wednesday, but today with a banana added to lunch, it made a world of a difference!
And now for my start of my movie date and an afternoon snack, a nice cup of tea.
Since I started this challenge I have eliminated caffeine from my diet completely. It hasn’t been a struggle at all. I’ve replaced my coffee trips with tea trips and I haven’t felt the loss yet. I do sometimes miss coffee when someone else is drinking it and I can smell it…but tea is a better alternative anyway. So decaf it is!
Have a splendid super duper Saturday! I will be running in the Cambridge Race tomorrow morning, I’m pretty excited – I hope to break my own personal record of 47 minutes for 5 miles. I’d love it if I could do 5 miles in 45 minutes, so we’ll see. I’ll keep you updated!