I had a proud moment at lunch today. As you will see, my lunch was big and varied - just how I like it!! But I was starting to feel really full toward the end, and I had still had my cottage cheese and cranberry left. I thought it would make a perfect "tide me over" snack until my early 5 p.m. dinner tonight (I try to make myself hungry for my early Thursday night dinners by just having something small) and it would give me more calories at the dining hall :) So I took 2 bites of my cottage cheese for the lasting cranberry flavor on the palate that I love so much (I always eat my cranberry dish last) and put it in the fridge to have at 3 p.m.!! I am learning to listen to my body! GO ME!!!
Here was lunch -
Overflowing bowl of baby spinach with pom and a tsp dressing:
Half a PB + J sandwich with 1 tbsp PB + 1 tbsp jam. (I was going to have a full size sandwich, but when I logged my lunch - and this is why you should log first - I was up to 650 calories!! So I took out 1 slice of bread and put in spaghetti squash instead!)
Spaghetti squash with cinnamon:
Kiwi, raspberry and orange segments:
And the cottage cheese with cranberry (Only 2 bites!). It was a nice change from yogurt.
All together for 500 calories:
A BIG should out to PB Oatmeal, which kept me full all morning. Although it's not any bigger in volume or calories than my other breakfasts, I think it's the extra fat (or something?) from the nuts and PB that is keeping me satiated.
I had hot tea at 10:30:
No walking today because I have to leave work early for my nutrition class tonight :( At least I get to walk across campus!
I probably won't post again until the morning - you've already seen my snack and I'll need to get right in bed when I get home. See you tomorrow!