Howdy there! How are you doing today?
Luke and I were chatting last night, and he suggested that I cut out about 100 to 150 calories in sugar, carbs, and fat to get more muscle definition. I’m intrigued by this idea, so I’m giving it a whirl. That means no more carb-bomb oatmeal + granola in the morning (at least not often … y’all know I love me some oatmeal) and no more coffee creamer (oh, the drama!). I need to ease up on my dressings and dipping sauces; I also need to find some yogurt with less sugar too – Siggi’s Yogurt is a good bet for me.
Smoothie in a bowl today! I blended a banana, some almond-coconut milk, a goodly handful of spinach, Protein One vanilla, ice, cinnamon, and vanilla, and I topped the deliciousness off with just a sprinkle of granola (I’m trying to cut back on my carbs and sugar, after all) and a few lonesome strawberries that were needing to be used. Mighty tasty! Coffee with stevia and almond milk to drink.
On my way home from Planet Fitness, some jackass clipped my little Kia Optima by trying to turn into my lane while I was passing him. Luckily I didn’t see any damage done … GRRR! The jerk didn’t turn into the parking lot with me either to see if any damage had occurred … makes me mad that some people are so damn inconsiderate.
At home, I drank some hot mint green tea and cleaned up the apartment a little bit (HELLO, cat box! We meet yet again!).
I needed a snack around 11, so I cut up some cucumbers, added S+P, and dipped them in some Pace Salsa. Oh those little cucs tasted so good to me!
I roasted some broccoli, yellow squash, and carrot for lunch and served them with leftover BBQ baked chicken (it had a bit of cheddar cheese sprinkled on top) and BBQ sauce … a little salted yellow honeydew melon on the side! I apologize for the messy plate, my chicken really sizzled in the microwave.
I ran to the store and then had a honeycrisp apple with cinnamon and crunchy organic peanut butter around 4:15 while I was baking some dinner (I also had about 6 undocumented jelly beans, but who’s counting?).
I tried a different recipe called Honey BBQ Meatloaf for dinner tonight … I’ve been searching for ground beef recipes that don’t involve noodles or rice, and this meatloaf fit the bill. I roasted some sweet potato, broccoli, half of a baby avocado, and green beans with Parmesan as a side dish. The meatloaf was very tasty, and I’m glad I made it!
I’m kicking back this evening and am enjoying Mysteries at the Museum with my hot tankard o’ tea. Have a lovely night, y’all!