Well, it wasn’t a horrible disaster, but it did mean switching up our dinner plans. We have a meat grinder attachment for our mixer and were planning on doing turkey burgers for dinner with a turkey breast, but something from the attachment fell and shattered the mixing bowl underneath, getting chards of glass all through the turkey! Of course I grabbed my camera for you all to see 🙂
Since there was still a little meat in the grinder, the husband had a turkey burger and I settled for a Morning Star Veggie Burger (Original Grillers – one of the few kinds I like due to the overwhelming onion flavor in most!)
Also on the menu was a big salad, and the more I thought about it the more appealing a fresh salad was to a burger on a sprouted grain bread ” bun” (we’re trying to use things up before our trip tomorrow!). So salad it was.
Bibb lettuce, pom seeds, green pepper, homemade lemon and walnut oil vinegarette (2 tbsp lemon, 1 tsp walnut oil, squirt honey mustard, squirt honey, chopped rosemary, salt). I also added some toasted sliced almonds for a crunch.
On the side: sweet potato fries!! A little charred, but I like the burn (although I’m sure it’s not the best for the body…) This is 200 kcal worth of fries – my gosh they add up quickly!
Also sipped on the rest of the wine we had from earlier in the week while we were cooking…Only about 4 oz glass.
Dinner calories: 628 (including wine – the fries were the biggest contributer)
After dinner I immediately wanted some peppermint ice cream. I should have waited for the craving to pass, but I had some anyway – about 1/4 a cup – and now I’m full and wishing I had not had any. It did taste great though 😀
I got 40 minutes of walking in while on the Winthrop campus. I am SOOOO excited about starting school again. The university has a brand new athletic center with the biggest gym I’ve ever seen! Tons of top-notch cardio, weights, locker rooms. I couldn’t have picked a better year to go here, as it just opened this fall! I’m going to stick with my early morning workouts when I start classes, mostly because I like working out first thing and I like showering at my house but it’s great to know this gym is at my fingertips should I need it.
I am also SO lucky to have a husband who enjoys walking. We needed lettuce and a sweet potato for dinner (our fridge has NEVER been this bare!) and we walked 20 minutes to the grocery store and back to get it in the freezing cold. We walk not only for the exercise but also for the environmental aspects of not getting in the car. I’m so glad he’s agreeable 🙂
Had a soy milk hot chocolate made with Nesquik, a clementine and some honey graham sticks at 4:30:
Total Friday calories: 1873
-650 in spin class + 2 walks
= net of 1224
What does $450 look like? All used and only for 3 classes!
Nerd alert #3!!! My new lab goggles 8)
Lastly, our wedding is featured in the “Real Weddings” section of the North Carolina Knot magazine! I just got these issues in the mail. It should be on TheKnot.com eventually – I’ll let you know!
I probably won’t be able to answer> questions while I’m traveling, so forgive me if I don’t respond. I’ll be back on Wednesday! (But I should still be posting my meals 🙂 )