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Thursday, January 17, 2013

I know, I know, quickies can be mostly satisfying, but usually leave you wanting more. At least, they do me.

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

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

Pull together soup, 1 serving 403
Total: 403

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

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!

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
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.
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!
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.

Anyway, all in all, I'm still keepin' on. Are you?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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...

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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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