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Quickie..


Thursday, January 17, 2013

I know, I know, quickies can be mostly satisfying, but usually leave you wanting more. At least, they do me.
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Wednesday, Jan. 16
Morning Coffee
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 5 tbsp 100
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Total: 105

Breakfast
Zoi Greek Yogurt - Honey, 1 serving 240
Nutola, 1 serving 302
Total: 542

Lunch
Pull together soup, 1 serving 403
Total: 403

Afternoon Snack
Banana, fresh, 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) 109
Total: 109

Dinner
Sour Cream, 1 tbsp 26
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 0.5 cup, shredded 4
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 0.25 cup, chopped or sliced 9
Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla (approx 10" dia) 234
Cheese, Kraft Mexican Style Taco Cheese, 0.25 cup 100
Guacamole, 1 tbsp 42
Chipotle Carnitas, 2 oz 95
Refried beans, ROSARITA, refried beans, traditional, 0.5 cup 120
Total: 630

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Total: 84

Daily Total: 1872
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,872
BMR* 2,195
Exercise 872
Total Burned 3,067
Differential -1,195

Couple a things.

Nutola - my own creation. Granola, without the grains!
Ingredients

Walnuts, 1 oz (14 halves)
Pecans, 1 oz (20 halves)
Pumpkin Seeds, 1 oz (85 seeds)
Sunflower Seeds, without salt, 1 oz
*Coconut, shredded sweetened, 2 tbsp
Almonds, 1 oz (24 whole kernels)

Nutritional Info
Fat: 26.1g
Carbohydrates: 14.2g
Calories:302.1
Protein: 8.2g

Place all items in food processor, pulse several times. Store in air-tight container, use in place of granola.
Serving Size: 3 1/2 cup servings

This was delish and a bit decadent. I won't be eating this all the time, but it was nice to have a yogurt and 'nola breakfast again. I really enjoyed those before kicking grains.

We have developed a bit of a habit of having taco salads Wednesday evening after walking kennel kids. It's quick, easy, relatively healthy, and yummy! I had vowed not to eat the shell, and always order my salad without beans.

Well, this time, they added the beans, but took out the tomato.
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They were slammin' busy and I almost always have excellent service from them, so I didn't sweat the small stuff, and ate the whole thing!
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It was good. My belly felt a little swollen afterward, and today I think I'm experiencing the after-effects still. That or my appendix is deciding to make itself known. For the love of Pete!

I owe 20 minutes of fitness today to continue being a BLC Streaker! I have plans after work that will see me home later than usual, and cannot really be counted as fitness. So instead, I'm going for a walk for lunch. I happened to forget my driver's license at home this morning, so Bill is bringing it to me, and he's bringing Millie with him. We're all going for a walk on the waterfront, so I get my 20 minutes in legit, and we get to spend special time together.
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Anyway, all in all, I'm still keepin' on. Are you?
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C~
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BANKER-CHUCK 1/18/2013 1:37PM

    Hooray for Quickies emoticon May have to give your recipe a try for quickie snacks. I try to stayaway from some forms of nuts due to high calorie content. Sometimes when a hunger pang hits I reach for an .5 ounce of plain almonds or a combo of almonds and some apple. If I plan on a hard workout I do need my cup of oats to help fuel my way through.
I like your daily memo of keeping track of your deficit of calories burned.

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IMIN2GENES 1/17/2013 8:21PM

    That's awesome that you got the extra time with DH and the pups. What a lovely day to spend lunch!

I like your Nutola recipe. I'm going to have to try it. I usually just stir granola into my yogurt. This would be a nice change.

Keep up the great work! I'm still plugging on too...
Chris

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GAYEMC 1/17/2013 8:09PM

    You call that a quickie? I'm so glad BLC is back, I made myself take a walk break yesterday and today to get my 20 min streak in.

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PARASELENIC 1/17/2013 3:09PM

    Hey bailey!

I'm just curious-- why are you going grain free? Are you pursuing a paleo diet? Do grains leave you bloated/ allegies? The nutola sounds super interesting and very filling...

I admire your ability to cut out granola, though-- I love oatmeal/oaty stuffs, I don't know that I would have your willpower!

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DARKLIGHT31 1/17/2013 3:06PM

    Thanks for sharing that Nutola recipe. Sounds awesome, I'm going to have to try it!

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