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!).
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 4 oz banana
- Toasted almonds
- Maple syrup
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:
- Shredded carrots
- Green pepper
- Kalamata olives
- All mixed in cumin, cinnamon, coriander seed, olive oil, and lemon juice
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!