the importance of a banana

Weight this morning:  131.0
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  35-minute jog/walk

I tested out how my foot was feeling with a short jog/walk this morning.  The result:  it’s not feeling 100% better, but it doesn’t exactly hurt.  I can just still sort of feel where the injury was.  We’ll see how things go from here and then I’ll reassess.

I had my post-workout shake, which always includes 5 key ingredients (spinach, almond milk, sunbutter, protein powder, and banana).  Today I didn’t have a banana.  I figured it shouldn’t taste thaaaat different, so I still made the shake.


How did it taste?  Let’s just say I learned an important lesson today–the banana is essential.  It didn’t taste AWFUL, but it definitely wasn’t good.  I never would’ve thought that just 1/2 a banana could add so much to the shake!  Lesson learned.

I was still a bit hungry after the shake, so I cut up 1/2 a cucumber and ate it with hummus.  Lovin’ this hummus flavor!


I kept it light during the day because I knew we were going to my FAVORITE buffet spot (Sweet Tomatoes) for an early dinner tonight.  Love this place!  I tried to “taste” more things, instead of eating all of everything.  I can never choose between all the delicious options, so this allowed me to try more items.  Alright, here are each of my plates:



Plate #1:  salad!



Plate #2:  I ate 1/2 a multigrain bread slice, 1/2 a lemon muffin, pizza bread slice, 1/2 bowl of tomato soup



Plate #3:  pizza bread slice, blueberry muffin, 1/2 a carrot raisin pineapple muffin

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Plate #4:  brownie + vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt

The weather outside was so beautiful, so on the way home we stopped for a beer at a nearby hole-in-the-wall type bar.  I went with a Shock Top Raspberry.  It was pretty tasty!


Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cucumber + Publix jalapeno & cilantro hummus
  • Sweet Tomatoes –>
  • plate of salad
  • 1/2 bowl of tomato soup
  • 1/2 multigrain bread slice
  • 2 small pizza breads
  • 1/2 lemon muffin
  • 1/2 carrot raisin pineapple muffin
  • 1 blueberry muffin
  • chocolate cake + vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt
  • bottle of Shock Top Raspberry beer

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