I am swapping my to-do list for Sunday to today. I do not want to go out and run errands in this rain and tomorrow is supposed to be nice. So although I hate the thought of doing Stats on a Saturday, I’m going to buckle down on these two lessons and hopefully spend tomorrow out running my errands.
Ramblings on Protein
Peanut Butter Boy Pancakes ROCKED! I wasn’t hungry until 1:30 (that was 5 hours!) and that also included a workout. I have never been a big protein person. Eggs for breakfast are just not appealing, and personally I think protein is vastly overrated. Plus, I’m hungry an hour after I eat a protein-centered meal – even if I have fruit and whole grains with it.
BUT, I’ve noticed that when I add protein in addition to to carbs, fiber and healthy fat, it really knocks my socks off. I get at least an extra hour or two more than the same combo without the protein. But while it was easy to add 1/4 cup egg whites to my oatmeal and get those extra two hours, sometimes I don’t want to tide hunger for that long! As they say, “hunger is the best sauce.” So I think I’ll just keep this in mind for when I need a long-lasting breakfast rather than starting to add eggs, cottage cheese and the like to my daily oatmeal.
We went to the gym around 11 a.m. and I did the usual: 40 minutes on the ET, 10 more on the Stairmaster and upper body lifting. I was pooped when we left, but we decided since we were already sweaty to give the house a quick clean, so add 30 more minutes of buzzing around on my feet to that. I was quite ready for lunch after a nice shower!
Cleaning Out The Fridge
I used up our last tortilla for lunch today and stuffed it with the last of a handful of veggies: cuc, carrot, green pepper and spinach. I smothered on about 1/6 of an avocado and added an ounce of shredded cheese to make this great burrito, which I weighted in a pan panini-style. Of course it ripped!
I should have learned my lesson last time I made a burrito and couldn’t taste the cheese. I think it’s the biggest waste of an ingredient if you can’t taste it and again, I ate this whole thing without thinking “mmmm cheese.” It would have been better melted on TOP or something.
Do you even see any cheese!? The avocado flavor was all there – but no gooey cheese at all.
On the side I had pumpkin with just a bit of plain yogurt (all that was left) topped with some toasted almonds -
This lunch was about 500 kcal, 12 grams fiber and 20 grams protein. For those who asked about fat, it was about 22 grams (from cheese, tortilla, avocado and almonds).
OK, on to Stats