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Quickie.. Aug. 27

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Let's get caught up on the tracking first.

4:30 am
2 cups of coffee
5 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
1 Chobani low-fat pineapple greek yogurt
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 cup Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax plus granola

9:30 am
1 nectarine

11:30 am
1 medium baked potato
1/4 cup crumbled bacon
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cuban black beans
1 orange

3:00 pm
1 cup grape tomatos

5:30 pm
1 Costco salmon burger
2 cups steamed broccoli
1/2 cup Miracle Noodles Rice
1/2 personal size watermelon

7:30 pm
10 Ritz crackers
1 serv. almond-walnut butter

Calories In: 1900

Fitness minutes:

Calories Out: 0

Eaten 1,900
BMR* 2,168
Exercise 0
Total Burned 2,168
Differential -268
Let's summarize.

I cannot explain why the sense of being So So tired set in as strong as it did, but it did. I was exhausted after work and talked myself easily out of doing anything even remotely similar to fitness. On top of being tired, I was extra snacky. It's not anywhere near TOM so maybe I'm just taking longer to 'recover' from the weekend although truth be told the weekend was not that taxing. Meh.

One bright note - the Miracle Noodles rice for dinner. I received a Groupon for half off a sampler pack of Miracle Noodles, so bought it. I've heard of Shirataki noodles before but hadn't tried them. This seemed like the perfect opportunity.

I received 8 angel hair packages, 8 fettuccine packages, and 8 rice packages. Rice was on the menu, so we opened up a bag of "rice" and gave it a go. The liquid the "rice" is packed in smells. The product comes with a few fliers in the box, and instructions on the packet, and a notice that the smell is normal. Rinse the rice/noodles under cool water, then blanch in boiling water for 1 to 3 minutes. Drain, then dry, then use in whatever dish you're making.

We followed the instructions, although I need to perfect my drying procedure. I tried paper towels and while that sort of worked, I had to scrape the rice off! Ah well, live and learn. We seasoned the rice with a big of roasted garlic teriyaki sauce and sesame oil, and had it with our salmon and broccoli. It does have an interesting texture, but it wasn't anything that I couldn't get past. Bill didn't seem to mind it either. Neither one of us suffered from any undue GI issues either, so apparently we have a keeper!

It is purely a filler, or replacement, for real rice, or pasta. It's 0-5 calories a serving, depending on which version you have. I can certainly see experimenting with the noodles in different dishes, and hopefully getting better at drying the noodles after they've been boiled. We've pretty much moved away from regular brown rice and whole wheat pastas, so it's not as I've been missing them.

Oh yea. That snack last night. That was a result of being tired, somewhat cranky, and just wanting to put things in my mouth. That sounded like the best option at the time so I went with it. I do know better, and yet.. there you have it. At least the crackers are all gone now, right?

If I can just get myself moving after work, I'll be in better shape. Wish me luck!
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    I love Ritz crackers. At least it wasn't one of my other favs, mini Reese cups. Sigh.

    I'm glad you took time to rest. Have to have a balanced life now, me and you. We're good at getting out of balanced. LOL

    I hope today is fabulous for you and that you get in some puppy time tonight.

    3221 days ago
    10 crackers is not worth crying about.... if you had ate a whole tub of ice cream...maybe, but you didn't! I had a super lazy, don't want to do anything but lay of the couch day on Monday too! Maybe it was just something in the air. I made up for it yesterday by walking outside, 4.6 miles and again was thinking of a 10 mile goal I want to do! Anyways.... hope yesterday was better and today is wonderful!
    3221 days ago
    It could be your body is starting to shift a little towards perimenopause. It's an interesting wonky generally very ordinary experience.
    3221 days ago
    Hope you're feeling more rested today--sometimes our bodies just decide it's time to rest from fitness whether we think it's necessary or not. You had a busy weekend, a day of low activity is not bad; at least there was some kind of deficit, that's more than I can say some days!
    3221 days ago
    I was exhausted yesterday as well. Woke up with HUGE bags under my eyes. I'm blaming it on Hood to Coast! Even though we didn't stay awake for 48 hours like the runners, it was still super active weekend for the three of us!
    3221 days ago
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    I hope you are feeling better today! Good job on still had a deficit so woo hoo for you girlie!!!
    3221 days ago
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