Monday, March 04, 2013
I had a slightly higher calorie breakfast ... mostly because I craved it, but it was a healthy one = Kashi go lean with lite almond milk - coming in at 450 calories or so.
Just before lunch I began the baking - and since the package shrieks "DO NOT EAT RAW DOUGH" and since I haven't any idea how long those rolls of cookie dough were lying about in some warehouse before they were trucked to another warehouse and then lay in the bin at the grocery store .... you get the picture ... I had no trouble not eating the dough.
but I did eat some of the cookies. maybe 250 calories worth of them - because I had 2 at the end of the day too.
Lunch was a tiny sliver of left over homemade pizza - so I do know what's baked into this. But only a slim slice ... maybe 100 calories worth - and a lovely fresh and huge apple.
A nice 3 mile walk with husband and dogs was all the exercise I did yesterday. I had intended to get in either 15 minutes of step or another mile of strolling in the a.m. but I didn't. But remember - that extra walking is not a chore for me - it's easy - I just sort of didn't do it and sort of forgot to do it.
There was a late afternoon snack of half a cup of cherry tomatoes and a banana .. not at the same time, of course. This was boredom eating because I was not hungry - but they were also intentional eating because I also figured I needed those nutrients.
Dinner was some curried tofu which I made from scratch - again - good ingredients - lots of veggies. @ 200 calories.
Movie time included 200 calories worth of oil popped pop corn. I know, but Himself makes it and that's the only way he will make it. I never crave pop corn but when it's in the house, hot and salty, I will eat some. Two cereal bowls full = about 200 calories.
At the end of the day I had a weight watcher light ice cream bar that comes in at 150 calories. This is my End Of The Day Chocolate that puts a period to the day's eating. It would be wonderful if I'd thought of that before the movie time popcorn - but there it is.
counting the calories in the bananas and tomatoes the day probably held 1,550 calories.
Now - most of what I ate yesterday was not just healthy but was the right portion size. What I'm questioning is how many 'treats' there were in that day. The chocolate ice cream at the end of the day, the oil popped pop corn in the middle, and those cookies - all added up to 600 calories. Yikes. more than 1/3 of the calories I ate were 'treat' foods. I think this needs to be addressed. Maybe limit the % of calories I can devote to treats. I wonder.
So. Was it a healthy day? I'm claiming it as one - but would you?