Can you tell he’s halfway on-halfway off the stair in this picture? Isn’t it funny when puppies do stuff like that? I’m always so thrilled that he’s actually playing with legitimate toys that I have to take a picture of him. Can you tell he is growing? He has gained 8 pounds in 9 days. And I am keeping him on the slender side. Oh, to have such a problem…
So today was a nice, normal day. Kind of a catch-up day from all the hullabalu earlier in the week. Food was great. I always do best if I have a plan for the day. And if I can include a treat AND have nutritious food during the day, all the better! These days it seems like I am enjoying having 6 small meals a day. They aren’t tiny, but they are usually only one food item, and that is a big change for me. I used to really enjoy having a little ‘banquet’ set out to eat–even when it was healthy food.
So today, here were my 6 food items. Banana chocolate chip oatmeal cups (2)–these hold me better than the regular oatmeal because they have egg in them. Mid-morning–yogurt, muesli, and pear. Lunch–BBQ turkey salad (thanks for the idea, Lori!) Mid-afternoon–frozen yogurt–I get the original tart, which only has 60 calories per 1/2 cup. Of course I do add a few toppings…Dinner–1/2 baked sweet potato topped with left over veggie stir fry from the day before (I mixed a little garlic and fresh rosemary in to the veggies. This was delicious. I did have a side dish of some zucchini!. And to end the evening, two lobars with a cup of chai tea.
I have been walking Noah twice a day and he is getting pretty good at it. I think he will make a nice running companion eventually. And I did go to the gym for a challenging workout before I went to the frozen yogurt place. I have started using a stationary bicycle just a little bit since they moved it upstairs with the weight machines and equipment. Its funny how when you try a new exercise that your body isn’t used to, it seems extraordinarily hard at first. I think everyone should get on those machines once in a while. It is very sobering to watch how many calories you burn. When you are working up a sweat and see that you have only burned 50 calories, it puts a little handful of M&M’s in perspective.
You guys were so funny in the comments to the previous post about the seaweed. I guess I won’t take out stock in that company yet. I will have to pick out a really tempting recipe from my new Cooking Light magazine (thanks Shelley!) to get some more positive reactions!
I have to go. I keep falling asleep and writing lines and lines of ssssssssssssssssssssssssss Have a great weekend. I’ll check in on Sunday!