Joey Bag O Donuts Happy Dance!! I love Tuesday! Biggest Loser = Popcorn in my world!
Popcorn is a HUGE indulgence for me, in case you are new here and unfamiliar with my obsession with it. I know, I know... popcorn is touted as a healthy option. Yessss, mostly. Unless I make it for you.
Stick around, in another week or two you will see PMS Popcorn. But not this week. This week it's Frank's Popcorn. (yummy yummy yummy yummy) That means an ounce of olive oil with a tablespoon of Frank's, shaken, not stirred, and shlooped all over 12 cups of air popped popcorn and then sprinkled with light parmesan. Sluuuurp!! OMG, I am sure I just came in my mouth a lil bit. (hee hee)
So, in order to indulge in said popcorn, the day must be balanced. And today was a pretty good balancing act, if I do say so myself. Tracking on NutriMirror shows me as green in everything EXCEPT my fats. But considering I'm using an ounce of olive oil... which is a good fat... I'm okay with it. I'm within my caloric budget.
In order to HAVE a good caloric budget, I took the dogs for a 45 minute walk AND I did a 45 minute run. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, ya know? I mean, c'mon, I'm talking POPCORN here.
And my reality is that I've been over my shoot me (150lbs) the last couple of times I've been on the scale, so a few days of being completely green (a NutriMirror term) are definately in order. Yesterday was completely green, oils, sodium and all. Big pats on the back for that. It can be tough to do!
Okay, on to the eats!
Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday's porridge. That's 1/3 cup dry porridge cooked in 1/3 cup almond breeze and 1/3 cup water. Throw a splash of vanilla and a quarter of a dead banana in there, then when it's done top it with a tablespoon each of PB2, almonds and dark chocolate chips. Served with milk and vitamins, and lovingly displayed beside the flowers that one of my little girls gave me (she's my son's sister, how incredibly sweet, huh?). A lovely spring breakfast that made me very very happy.
Lunch was a repeat of yesterday, so I got lazy and am reusing the pic. That way I didn't have to do the fancy display, I could make and scarf. :)
Okay, I got adventuresome with my snack. I knew I was going for a run, so I needed carbs, and fuel for my body. I have to eat a medium size snack/meal about a half hour before running, or I end up starving and depleted. Today I did an apple/mozza/diet jam sandwich on flax bread. Suprisingly good! (Sam, unwrinkle your nose. It could stay like that.)
Dinner on popcorn nights never has starch. I save that for my popcorn to take care of. Tonight was a pork meatloaf (1lb lean ground pork, 1/2 cup each of oat bran & salsa, 1 t each of cumin, curry powder, and cayenne pepper, and one egg). I served it on top of 2oz spinach and a 1/4 cup of craisins. Nutritious and very filling.
Okay, people, I think that's it. Although on one final note... ever considered doing a cleanse? No need. Make a concious effort to increase your vegetable intake. Trust me on this. I have "gone" six times today. I'm thinking that a bit of that 150.6 lbs I saw on the scale was the restaurant food "stuck" in me. Cleansing it all out should give me a happy scale day in the near future.
I amuse me.
Thanks for listening,