Today was so pleasurable and I blame it all on the blue sky, bright sunshine and mild temperatures. I didn’t even need a winter coat!
Class + 2,400 Steps
The dietitian who came to our class today was great. She’s 37 and a recent Winthrop grad who made a switch from PR to Nutrition because she wasn’t getting anything meaningful out of PR (sounds familiar!) She now works in corporate wellness for LiveWell Carolinas, which is the largest health care employer in NC with over 23,000 employees. Sounds like a job I would really like! She asked us a few questions to win prizes:
Q: What’s the first thing we tell our clients to look at on a nutrition label?
A: The serving size!
Yours truly got it right, and I won a little pedometer. I have never worn a pedometer before and put it on after class for fun. Since the day was gorgeous (and Christy couldn’t walk on the track today) I did a 20 minute loop around campus and logged 2400 steps! I was at 5,000 when I took it off before dinner tonight (which includes my trek back across campus). I bet with my workout I’m probably around 12,000-15,000 per day! I’m going to wear it all day tomorrow and see. Did you know only getting 4,000 steps is still considered sedentary?
On my walk I stumbled across this pretty tulip – my favorite flower!
When I got home at 4:30 I made a cup of Kashi GoLean with vanilla hemp milk and a few walnuts for snack. I ate it peacefully on our terrace – no reading material or computer – just me and and the sun and my snack 8)
I couldn’t have planned a more perfect dinner to have tonight (I’m on my own while the husband is at his class). I studied until 7:00 – my assignment took me longer than I’d planned – and was starving and freezing cold by the time I wrapped things up. All I wanted was a huge bowl of hot soup and that’s exactly what was on the menu! I made the house all cozy and enjoyed every hot bite 🙂
Leftover squash and kale soup in one of my new bowls!
Verdict: It DEFINITELY got better with age!!!
Along with a serving of TLC Sesame crackers –
And hot tea –
Dinner was about 450 kcal, 12 grams fiber and 20 grams protein.
Mariposa – Here the up close photo you requested of two of the bowls my grandmother sent 🙂 Obviously I ate my soup in the one on the right!