Weight this morning: 130.0
Low weight: 129.8
Goal weight: 125
In general, I do not cook. If someone were to ask me, “Do you cook?” my answer would likely be, “Not really.” From time to time, however, I can mix ingredients and do simple things. Sometimes I’ll venture out and try a difficult recipe, but for the most part…I do not cook. That being said, today I made (i.e., mixed together some ingredients in a bowl) a bean salad inspired by a favorite blog of mine called GreenLiteBites. The recipe is a chickpea and tomato salad with fresh basil. I added some black beans I had left over and the second avocado I purchased a couple days ago. I tacked on the extra calories to the original count from the blog posting and then split the recipe into 3 portions, which came to about 287 calories per serving. Overall, the salad is yum! It is a unique mixture of flavors, so I’m not sure it’s for everyone, but I absolutely loved it!
Ok, here’s what i 8 the rest of today:
- one serving of the above bean salad
- 1/3 cucumber, carrot dip chips + hummus
- a spoonful of almond butter before my afternoon workout
- veggie hibachi!!!
- slice of Publix cake
My workouts today consisted of a Body Pump class in the morning (375 cals burned) and a Body Step class in the afternoon (475 cals burned), since I knew I was having a heavier dinner. This evening I went to a dinner with friends at a Japanese steakhouse and we did the whole hibachi grill experience, which I LOVE to do! It’s always so much fun. And the food is always amazing and plentiful! When the cooking was done and my plate was full of 1/2 vegetables, 1/2 fried rice and lo mein, I immediately asked for a to-go box and boxed up half of it. Out of sight, out of mind! I didn’t want to be tempted to keep going and eat the entire plate, which I know I could easily do because it’s so delicious. Did I get some strange looks from my neighbors for doing this? Yes. Do I actually care? No. It’s something that helps me stay in control, so I’ll often ask for a box at the beginning of my meal. So, I left dinner feeling satisfied, but not overly stuffed…which is why I ended up at the Publix bakery with two of my girlfriends after we ate, haha! I settled on a slice of cake and ate roughly 2/3 of it and saved the rest for tomorrow. Overall, it was a great night!!! Calorie snapshot: