I decided that it has been much easier to get up lately because the sun is now up before my alarm goes off. Makes it so much easier. I can’t wait for daylight savings time when it stays light later too.
Today instead of just blindly following the diet-to-go meals I checked out the nutritionals. I noticed that Thursday meal total was 1290 while Friday was only 910. As I usually eat a little more on Fridays I am switching up some meals to even this out.
I started with the assigned Thursday breakfast: Scrambled Eggs Rancheros
This came with scrambled eggs topped with a salsa-like sauce, a whole wheat tortilla, and a sausage. The total calories were 280.
I really liked the tortilla and eggs. This is definitely something I would make myself. I am actually intrigued that reheated scrambled eggs were not terrible. I am guessing they had to undercook them before they packaged, but maybe this is something I should do if I want eggs a few days in a row.
The sausage was a nice addition as well and I am guessing it must have been a lean one because of the low calorie count of the meal.
This breakfast was much better for me and probably much more filling then yesterdays with a lower calorie count.
Because I plan to make some substitions to today’s meal plan I planned to enjoy all my usual snack times. However I was in a meeting this morning and missed the 11 am one.
Lunch is where I switched out Thursday’s meal for Friday’s that had less calories.
New Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna
This was a pasta salad in a little bit of mayo I think. Not really sure. It had tuna, a cucumber (wish there were more), carrot shreds, some feta cheese (needed more of that too), and black olives (loved).
It was tasty but I think I could make a better version. It was not whole wheat pasta and needed more of the aforementioned mix ins. I may make my own version in the future, good idea but not well executed.
Afternoon snack was a pre-portioned (by Coworker Leslie… thanks!) bag of cinnamon burst cheerios. These were delicious! Apparently they have a bunch of added fiber, which is my qualm with regular cheerios. Man up that fiber and/or protein!
preworkout I had a
samoas cookie fiber plus antioxidants bar- caramel coconut fudge. And if you don’t believe me about my constant rant that these taste like the girl scout cookie, this was featured in Hungry Girl Newsletter for the same reason yesterday!
Fitness: Today I left work a little early to get in my training run (3 miles) and make my hot yoga “appointment” (I bought 5 hot yoga classes for $25 via a living social deal a while back and have 3 more to use and I am determined to use them all before they expire March 27). First off, unfortunately for a LARGE chunk of my run my garmin wouldn’t connect to the satellites. It was very frustrating and I am really not sure how far I went. I took a different route for the run then I did on Monday to mix it up, so that didn’t help either. I was out running for about 35 mins and I feel like I was keeping a pretty fast pace for most of it. I had to make it at least 3.5 miles. No way to tell because the garmin data is messed up. Yoga was kind of lame today they expanded the studio which was good to fit more people. However, I was still really close to the people on other side of me and I was near a drafty opening so it never got hot for me. I barely broke a sweat. Not that sweating means anything toward your workout but I like it. :(
Dinner was going to be back to the regular diet-to-go scheduled meal but my roommate Lauren and I had a hot yoga date so we continued it on to dinner. The diet-to-go stuff can be frozen if need be so no big deal. I tried out Pot Belly for the first time.
Ever since I realized they had skinny subs and published nutritional data I’ve wanted to try it out. I ordered the skinny mushroom melt (mushrooms, Swiss, provolone, and American on slimmed down bread) with hot peppers, onions, and Italian seasoning.
The sandwich was tasty but very small. The hot peppers definitely made it better, they were really spicy.
I had a side of baked lays.
The total for this meal was around 450 calories. Not too bad for a meal out but I was not very full. The price tag was right $5.79. Really not bad.
I had a go diva white chocolate heart when I got home. It had hazelnut filling. Mmmmm.