I got up this morning and almost went back to sleep, but then I got motivated and went for a run – 3.2 miles in about 30 minutes. It was relaxing and nice.
I went to work and made another beefed up bowl of oats for breakfast: 1/2 cup oats, little more than 1 cup water, whole banana, 3/4 cup cheerios, 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts. Very yummy. I like the cheerios. I miss the soy milk or yogurt that I usually mix in though (work still hasn’t restocked).
I had a snack of a Braeburn apple before lunch – we were going out and I didn’t want to be starving when we got to the restaurant. This was an engineering free lunch, so I didn’t pay! Since we went out, I didn’t get to do my walk – but since I ran this morning I think I got enough exercise today.
We went to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant and I got the most amazing salad – lotus root with shrimp and pork. I don’t usually eat pork, but this was divine. Thinly sliced and very lean. It came with a sweet fish-sauce dressing. I also munched on a bunch of bean sprouts dipped in hoisin and chili sauce.
For a snack I had 2 whole wheat wraps dipped in some smart balance.
I had a wonderful nutrition class today – my professor was so impressed with my diet assignment (log 3 days of everything you eat, plug it into FitDay, and get an analysis) that she used it as an example of what everyone should have done! I was so happy and proud 🙂 If anyone was wondering, the only deficiency that I found when I did the analysis was Vitamin D (I was only getting 3% RDA?!?!) – but I take a supplement that contains Vitamin D, so it’s okay. I could probably stand to add some calcium and lower my sodium as well, but those weren’t as glaring as the Vitamin D deficiency.
When I got home I had two great packages in the mail – Wholemato Organic Agave Ketchup and Chobani Greek Yogurt samples from Tiffany! I was so excited about both of them that I had to incorporate them into dinner:
- butternut squash fries with my new amazing Wholemato Organic Agave Ketchup (this plate times 2)
- a blueberry Chobani
- a veggie plate with salsa and bbq sauce
The Wholemato ketchup was really incredible. Jason from Wholemato had a wonderful idea when he thought to use agave as the sweetener. You can find my review HERE. Their site is great; check it out – they have recipes and lots of info about agave and all of their ketchup products.
The Chobani blueberry was delicious as well. I mixed it up and ate the whole thing. I usually shy away from sweetened yogurt but this was truly scrumptious. I can’t wait to try the other flavors that Tiffany sent! There were 8 containers in all. Once I try more I’ll do a big product review of them as well.
After dinner I snacked on another Braeburn apple (unpictured; these are really not my favorite – too starchy) and an unpictured wrap with smart balance. I’m off to get some work-work done, but I hope you all have a fantastic night. One week ’til Thanksgiving!
What are you going to buy on Black Friday? We might get a new flatscreen TV. And probably other electronic things that Bobby likes 🙂 I will of course head over to the mall and get some good clothes too.