Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Today, was a church fast day until dinnertime...
DINNER (5:00 p.m.)
I decided to make me two personal sized pizzas using whole wheat pita bread. Remember, I'm not counting calories, but if I were, I could tell you that each full pita is 150 calories.
Here are the ingredients I decided to use:
As far as portions go, I used 2 pitas, two tablespoons of pizza sauce, 2 oz. of goat cheese (I LOVE love love goat cheese!), a cup of fresh chopped spinach, .5 cup of portabella mushrooms, a few slices of white onion and about .25 cup of the Italian Five Cheese (which includes mozzarella, provolone, asiago, romano and parmesan with cream cheese.
All ready to go in the oven:
After 8-10 minutes, it's plated:
Then quartered and ready to be consumed:
All I can say is yum yum yum! The pictures don't do them justice. I love making these little personal pizzas using the pita bread. It's fast and easy and already portioned. I probably could have eaten one and been satisfied. I think I scarffed them both down in about 10 minutes. LOL That's not good. I DEFINITELY wasn't listening to my body. But, when I was done, I didn't feel stuffed at all. I just felt satisfied.
Then it was off to church for rehearsal. I feel like I got my cardio in during rehearsal. I was seriously sweating. I could probably count that as a workout; but it's not a cardio day anyway so I won't bother tracking it.
SNACK (10:45 p.m.):
I believe I'll be up pretty late tonight so I'm not worried about eating that snack so late. I have to catch up on all the stuff waiting in my DVR... :-) Also, my hubby is going out of town with my Pastor and one of the choirs to Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Gary, Indiana and has to be at church at about 2:00 a.m. to board the bus. So, I need to be up anyway. They'll be returning Monday evening. If you're in those cities, they'll be at the following churches:
Friday: Mt. Zion Assembly of the Apostolic Faith (Wisconsin)
Saturday: Grace Apostolic Faith Church (Illinois) - for the Illinois State Council
Sunday: Logan Park Assembly of Christ (Indiana)
I'm looking forward to TOMORROW. When I get the kids off to school, I'll go hit my one assignment for tomorrow and then come straight back home and enjoy some ME ME ME time! Whooohoooo! I have been looking forward to tomorrow all week! LOL Oh my goodness... What ever shall I do? Oh me oh my oh me... LOL
WATER TOTALS: 8 cups (64 oz.)
See you tomorrow!!...or not. LOL
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
TECHNICALLY TODAY...BUT REALLY LAST NIGHT (1:00 a.m.)
I was just up for too long and I was hungry. :-(
BREAKFAST (9:20 a.m.)
Because I was up so late the night before, I woke up sort of rushed this morning. I just grabbed a Fiber One bar as I was headed out the door.
LUNCH (1:00 p.m.)
6-inch Subway Club on wheat (toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives, spicy mustard, light mayo, red peppers, and pepper jack cheese); and a Yogurt Parfait.
DINNER (6:20 p.m.)
Boneless, skinless chicken breast (3.5 oz); steamed broccoli (1.5 cups) with Olivio buttery spray. (This was my first time trying this spray. It taste pretty good.)
SNACK (9:45 p.m.)
I had this right before my workout.
I didn't have my multivitamin today; but I'm pleased with my choices today.
WATER TOTALS: 10 cups (80 oz)
Walk 19 min/mile: 20 mins; 83 calories
Jumping rope (slow) 10 mins; 118 calories
Daily Totals: 30 mins; 201 calories
Monday, October 03, 2011
BREAKFAST (7:00 a.m.):
2 pieces of turkey bacon; 2 eggs; 3 oz (half package) baby spinach; 1 slice of Nature's Own Whole Grain 100% wheat bread; 1 tbsp Polaner All Fruit spread (strawberry); 8 oz Silk Vanilla soy milk
LUNCH (12:00 p.m.):
4 cups mixed field greens; .5 cup cherry tomatoes; .25 cup Kraft Triple Cheddar cheese; 3 tbsp Bolthouse creamy Yogurt Dressing (blue cheese)--I LOVE this dressing. It's only 50 calories per 2 Tbsp and its soo good; 3.5 ounces of grilled, skinless chicken breasts
SNACK (3:00 p.m.)
DINNER (7:15 p.m.)
Tilapia and Pacific Whiting; broiled cauliflower and brussels sprouts; Two 8 oz cups of fruit punch.
I know it looks like I piled some food on a big ole plate, but really it was a saucer. See...
I had the middle sized plate. The smallest one is really one of those plates you place your tea or coffee cup on. LOL I never eat off that size. So, it was okay that I didn't take the time to measure dinner.
I was so hungry by the time I got home and I was exhausted. Since I changed careers and started working for myself, I rarely get home late. I'm usually in and out of the house a few time during the day as I go from assignment to assignment. So, when I get home as late as I did when I worked a desk job, I feel exhausted...mentally. I'm mentioning all this because it's a trigger. I recognize that now. When I got home I wanted to "treat" (or rather sabotage) myself. I wanted sugar or chips or something. I ALMOST allowed myself to binge, actually. I was headed for the chips WHILE I was preparing my dinner. BUT, I stopped myself. I didn't have them. Instead, the sugar I decided upon was the fruit punch. I hadn't finished drinking my water for the day so it really was "off-plan" to have the juice first. But, I was like "whatever!" which really brought home the point that when I feel mentally drained and exhausted I still turn to food. I'm glad that it wasn't ice cream or cookies or something though. That fruit punch is Turkey Hill and it's about 100 calories per 8 oz or something like that. I didn't look. I didn't care. But, I could have just had the Single Serving Diet Snapple Peach ice tea packets that I have in the house. That would have been only 5 calories. Why did I pick the fruit punch. Hmmmm.... I still wanted (subconsciously) to be destructive and sabotage myself. Why? Goodness goodness me. Wow.... I still have some mental work to do, huh? Yep!
Overall: Good food choices and good self discovery. Successful day!
WATER TOTALS: 8 cups (64 oz)--I actually downed 3 more cups of water *after* having had the 16 oz of fruit punch, so that I wouldn't feel so bad for having the punch before I had finished my water for the day. I may not have had water first (before other drinks) but I got it all in today. :-)
NO EXERCISE TODAY. It was a scheduled strength training day, but I didn't do any. Boooo!
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