"Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan

Wednesday, October 3

Still No Computer or Camera!

Husband was supposed to come have lunch with me in the park today, but guess what he got stuck doing? Talking to Dell for 2 hours! There is something still majorly wrong with the internet. It's able to work when the cable is hooked from the computer to the wireless router but not directly to the modem, and not through the wireless airwaves. So strange. Dell thinks it's a Time Warner problem, but since husband's laptop is working, I seriously doubt that. Uggg!!

So anyways, I didn't make it until noon without a snack - I had 3 almonds, a dried apricot and 3 peanuts at 11:30. Oatmeal did well, but not well enough! I waited until 12:30 to have lunch in the hopes that the husband would make it, but he was still on the phone at 12:30 so I decided to eat here in the work kitchen without him. Of course since I'm stressed, I wolfed down the whole thing.

Luckily I was able to take a 43-minute walk afterwards, which really helped me decompress. Now I'm at work until 4:30, then I have an event to attend (where there will be healthy food but I am going to say no to anything because we have a fun dinner planned). I won't get home until 6:30 or so, so I hope I am able to relax some then!

On to the meals - here's a quick recap since I have no photos:

Pre-run: I had 1/2 a banana and some shredded wheat pieces

Run: 4.2 miles. Felt good!

Breakfast: Banana Oatmeal + Amaretto Coffee (our new coffee pot arrived!).
  • Oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 4 oz banana
  • Toasted almonds
  • Maple syrup
Breakfast calories: 475 (lower than usual!)

At 11:30: Nuts and apricot

Snack calories: ~40

Lunch: I'm really sad I missed a photo of this because the lentil salad I made was interesting:
  • Lentils
  • Shredded carrots
  • Green pepper
  • Kalamata olives
  • All mixed in cumin, cinnamon, coriander seed, olive oil, and lemon juice
Stuffed it all into a whole wheat freezer-burned pita (Note: I HATE freezing things - I have a very distinguishing palate and I can taste freezer burn a mile away. This pita had been in a month or two and was gross, but I ate it anyway)

I also had 6.5 oz of Brown Cow low-fat plain yogurt, which was 141 calories!! I had no idea until I logged it that this yogurt is heavier and denser, and therefore has more calories, than other kinds. Whoops! I added in 1/2 a cup of cantaloupe in my yogurt.

Lunch calories: ~540

I also packed a plum (a huge 78-calorie plum!), but I decided to save it for later. I'm still hungry though, after my walk, or so I think I am, and so I 'd like to have it now. I need to save it for later this afternoon though, if I want to tide hunger during the client event!

So lunch was a failure. I ate too fast due to stress and didn't enjoy it : ( On my walk I was craving sweets and wine. Big stress red flag!! And I feel like I want to cry at any minute, clear signs of PMS. At least I'm aware of it all!

I hope I can redeem myself at dinner - we're having Robin Miller's Olive Tapenade-Crusted Chicken with Spinach and Wild Rice. Yum!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the apple simmering tips. I am COMPLETELY new to cooking/baking...so yeah...sorry about your computer issues...that's no fun at all! -Meggers-