Wednesday, January 02, 2013
So, today went swimmingly, I think. I ate well, got in a good 30 minutes on the elliptical (machine read 320 calories) and got some homework done! Drank just about 3 liters of water too and I'm not asleep yet so I'll be finishing up my bottle before bed.
I have a calorie-related question. For dinner, I made a bunch of roasted veggies and had about 1 1/2 cups of cooked veg with some beef roast (Hormel microwavable- DELISH). I used up about a head of cauliflower (minus some browned icky bits, it was kind of old), 1 smallish red pepper, a stalk of celery, and about half a pack of sliced mushrooms. I just sprayed the pan and then the veggies with a bit of Pam and sprinkled them with garlic salt. I weighed the meat so I know the info for that aspect because of the packaging, but I'm really not sure what to count the veggies as. I'd like to tally out my day and see where I stand, but it's tough without knowing how to calculate the veggies.
I had one full cup left, so I ate about half with dinner. My question is, how do I go about figuring out a semi-accurate calorie count for the veggies? It was mostly cauliflower. Should I just count for 1 1/2 cups of cauliflower florets and not worry about the pepper, celery, and mushrooms? I know they're all relatively low in calories. What say you, Sparkies?
Even after a yummy dinner (so yummy the DOG ATE THE MEAT OFF MY PLATE), I've been hungry this evening. I had a Special K snack (100 calories) and finally caved to the tummy growling at me and made a smoothie with 1 c. almond milk, 1/2 an avocado, a cup of mixed fruit (mango and berries), a kiwi, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. It was yummy, but very thick and had sort of a weird tang to it (I think it was the berries). Filled me up though!
I love chia seeds. I am going to put them on everything. They are super filling or at least, I feel more full after consuming them. I just wish I had a mortar and pestle or something I could grind them with, since they are, well, seeds. You should look them up if you haven't heard of them! I've been on a smoothie kick and tossing in a tablespoon of them just seems to boost the full factor. I even had them on Special K cereal yesterday. Heh.
Anyway, time for me to tidy the living room since the kids trashed it. Then more Prison Break and some casual arm exercises with my light weights.
Have a super evening, Sparkers!