Some of the people in the class were drinking soft drinks (not diet!) and eating candy bars and cheeseburgers. Now I hate to judge them, but at the same time I think the first day of a nutrition class that LAST thing I'd eat would be a candy bar with a side of full-sugar Sunkist! But I guess since they're just there for requirements, they just don't care.
I think the class itself is going to be really easy. We talked about portion control. Our homework assignment - get this - is to write down our food for a day and put it into the CD that came with our textbook, which is a Diet Analysis Program that will tell us how many calories to eat, how we're doing with food and exercise, etc. HOW COOL!!!! And I really wanted to raise my hand and say that I'd been writing down my foods for almost two years, but I didn't want to be the obnoxious nerd :) Our "final project" is to track THREE days worth of food and analyze it. My gosh, this class was built for me! I sure hope I actually learn some stuff! I think I will looking at the syllabus topics.
On to dinner - Since my lunch was huge, I made a salad and had some side dishes that were relatviely low in calorie but would be filling enough to last me through 9pm given that I had to eat at 5:15! Since lunch was big AND ended at 2:00, I wasn't really hungry at all, but I wasn't about to eat during class - even if it was a superfoods dinner! - so I ate my salad and yogurt. Then we got out of class an hour and a half early, and I made it home for a 30-minute walk with the husband!! Way to redeem myself on the exercise front! I ate my grapes and Kashi crackers (the other half of dinner) when I got back.
- 1/8 cup kidney beans (leftovers)
- 1 tbsp bean dip
- baby romaine
- green pepper
- some champagne vinegar
On the side:
- Kashi crackers (1/2 serving)
- 15 grapes
- 6 oz plain yogurt with 1 tsp raspberry jelly
Maybe I'll have pumpkin oatmeal again tomorrow!!