My friends Desire and Tiffany were visiting from out of town, so I kicked MJ out of the house for some girl time and decided not to eat a set day's meal plan, but still try to eat healthy!
For breakfast, I ate 2 egg whites with cheddar cheese and some left over mushrooms, onions, and peppers in a whole wheat wrap from yesterday's breakfast with Sophia.
We sat around talking and drinking Sangria with apple slices. It was deliciously unhealthy. For my morning snack, I ate a slice of whole wheat bread with almond butter. I made Desire and Tiffany try the almond butter as well on those yummy whole wheat crackers that taste like shortbread cookies. They both really liked it. Tiffany even made me take her to the grocery store so she could buy my same type of almond butter and the yummy Carr's crackers. I highly suggest you do the same:
The we headed out on the town to get some manis and pedis. My favorite salon serves wine and/or champagne while you get pampered, so we definitely indulged in a few free glasses of wine.
For lunch, we went to a well-known restaurant that's a great place to take out of town guests. I made the smart choice and had a Tuna (sushi grade) and Avocado Salad (fresh tuna pan-seared and served rare with a seaweed salad, sliced avocado, edamame, cucumber, tomatoes and mixed greens with a wasabi-honey dressing on the side). The salad was delicious and felt very healthy, yet filling.
We also got chocolate raspberry martinis. They were delicious and felt very un-healthy, yet delightful.
We then did some sightseeing and decided to walk back to my house when we were done. I didn't realize it at the time, but I got pretty good exercise (according to my fitbit).
For dinner, I cooked whole wheat pasta, chicken and broccoli for Tiffany and Desire. A simple, healthy meal that was very filling.
After dinner I made Desire try an almond butter cookie. She said it was great and tasted just like a chocolate chip cookie! I only have 2 cookies left in the freezer - I guess it's time to try another type of healthy cookie!
We went to Michael Vick's house after dinner. That also included some walking and I accidentally ate a half slice of pizza hut pizza. It was probably 1000 calories worth. Actually, my fitbit calorie tracker tells me it was only 140 calories. Not that bad for a late night snack! That makes me feel much better, but it was still a bad choice.
FITBIT Totals for the Day: 2225 Calories burned, 11,219 steps taken, 4.83 miles traveled. I didn't go through to put my calorie intake in yet. I think it might be too hard to figure out how many calories my lunch was, but minus the alcohol, I think I ate about 1300 calories.
I also had 96% sleep efficiency. Apparently I woke up 11 times in my sleep (Friday night). I'm not sure how accurate this is. The fitbit comes with a wrist band to wear on your non-dominant hand while you are sleeping and I believe that it tracks your motion and how much you roll around in your sleep.
I really cannot believe I'm completing 4 weeks of healthy, clean eating. I'm so impressed with myself.
Because I didn't get a chance to go shopping, I had another day of making up my own meal plan. For breakfast, I ate a whole wheat English muffing with natural peanut butter. An easy, simple, classic breakfast.
I ate a 100 calorie pack of cheese as my morning snack. Later on in the day I had a slice of whole wheat bread with almond butter.
I was very tired and got a 140 calorie grande skinny caramel macchiatto at Starbucks. It was wonderful. And it was free.
My day sounds boring, so far, but I made a delicious dinner that both MJ and I really loved. It was the Thai-Style Chicken & Noodles (whole wheat linguine, chicken, red and green peppers with a peanut sauce). The actually recipe calls for tofu, but Mr. Jordan nicely asked me to make it chicken instead. It was incredibly simple to make and came out delicious. The peanut sauce that was really yummy. Can you tell I liked this meal a lot?
This picture isn't a full serving because I like to fill my plate less and go back for seconds. Tricking my mind into thinking I'm eating more works like a charm!!
FITBIT Totals for the Day: Last night I had 95% sleep efficiency and woke up 10 times in less than 6 hours. Allegedly. I'm really not sure I believe that my sleep is being track accurately. So far today I've walked 10,071 steps, which is 4.34 miles. It also says I burned 2,174 calories, which is impressing since it says I have over 10 hours of "sedentary" time. I also ate about 1800 calories, assuming everything was portioned out and measured correctly.
Loving this fitbit!