September 18, 2010


Well, all week long I've been planning on making this Garlicky Leek and Artichoke Soup.  I bought all of the ingredients but because of a busy schedule I just haven't had time.  I blame Zumba.  I take a Zumba class 3 times a week and it gets out at 7.  By the time I get home and walk the dog It is 8 pm and I'm just too tired to make something that involves a lot of chopping, sauteing, and simmering. 

I will make it tomorrow!

For breakfast I ate Cherry Pie Oatmeal.  Lunch was a thin bagel with 2 T peanut butter and a spinach souffle.  Snack was a banana.  Dinner was 2 servings of vegan lentil soup, cranberry juice mixed with my club soda.  Later I'll have a dark chocolate banana baby. 

My protein numbers have been low lately so I'm going to start adding protein powder to my breakfast oatmeals/smoothies.  I wish I could say that I found a vegan powder that was reasonably priced but I didn't.  I found a publix brand whey (dairy) protein for $3.75 and I bought that.  I don't like adding dairy to my diet but I think this will be better than adding cheese, milk, or yogurt. 

All in all I've been able to keep my daily calorie ranges between 1650 and 1750 each day.  The frustrating part is that all of these calories are from healthy eating; there is no room for real indulgence unless I'm willing to go over my calorie range.  Yes, I stick to one sweet treat each night like a soy based ice cream bar or a banana baby or whatever, but there is no room for a slice of cake or cheeseburger.  There is room for low-calorie, diet treats but no room for true, honest to goodness splurges. 

Exercise today was 5k in 44 minutes, half a yoga class, and walking.

1 comment:

Jennifer Sullivan said...

I want some of that cherry pie oatmeal... it sounds delicious...!