This is going to be a bit of a food diary post.
Breakfast: Special K Protein Plus (1 serving) + 5 oz 1% milk
Mid-morning snack: apple, light string cheese, water, vitamins
Lunch: When I eat lunch at work I have no idea of ingredients, etc. I just have to eyeball the food and make the best choice I can. I always fill half my plate with salad.
|Veggie lasagna, salad with raspberry dressing, carrots, lentil/veggie soup.|
I went to the gym and did another lite workout - given the cold and all. I also realized that this is actually supposed to be a recovery week so it's worked out kind of perfectly. I started with 20 minutes on the upright bike, level 5. Then I did chest/triceps/core for strength training. I'll admit, I did my normal strength training routine instead of a recovery week version. I have no good excuse other than I felt good. I wrapped up with about 10 minutes of stretching/foam-roller time (67 minutes, 446 calories - why I write this down, I have no idea).
Afternoon snack: Apple (I wanted more but that was all I had on me, chock that up to poor planning).
I had planned to make turkey burgers with sweet potato fries for dinner but the idea needed some punch. Bacon! Bacon makes everything better. Bacon is one of those things I never, ever, EVER have in the house. Like, ever. If you are an obsessive fan of mine (and, really, who isn't?) you might recall that I like to take bacon camping and have it as a special all-you-can-eat camping treat. But things are changing around here, a food liberation is underway, and as a result I'm enjoying things I never would have had before. In moderation. And I seem to be capable of a bit of moderation, which remains quite the shocker and something I'm still carefully watching given my food junkie ways.
Anyway, all that to say I picked up some bacon on the way home. I snacked on leftover steamed green beans and broccoli while I prepared dinner. I cooked four slices of bacon, two for my burger and two for Miguel's. I even put a teaspoon of mayo on my bun. Gasp! I usually buy ground turkey and concoct my own burgers but today I had the Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Turkey Burger Patties. You have to be careful not to overcook them, they dry out fast.
|Turkey burger on Orowheat whole wheat hamburger bun, 2 slices bacon, 1/4 avocado, sweet potato fries, tomato salad|
For those that are bored beyond comprehension by my food intake, don't despair, I'm not that fastidious of a blogger and I know I can't keep this up for long. But I am making an effort to share "how I eat" for those that have asked. If you are wondering about Points or calories, I'm sorry, I have no idea. I stopped tracking at least 6 months ago, if not more. It stopped seeming necessary and I kept losing weight, and now maintaining (so far) without it so I figured I've "learned" to eat without tracking. So far, so good. But if I were to go over my goal weight for more than a week I'd have to tracking just to reel things in.
|Hobbs' Applewood Smoked Sliced Bacon|
p.s. I still have the cold so I'm planning for a short, easy run tomorrow followed by a day of rest on Saturday.