Last day of the work week for me! Thursday’s are run days for me. I snacked on a couple pieces of protein waffles with jam before hitting the gym. This was a nice snack. It’s also good to know this recipe does well reheated in the toaster oven.
I ran with a download from jogtunes that was a 45-minute jog with a sprint section. I did 10 minutes past the podcast and ended up at 5 miles today. Felt really good. I am surprised my hammies weren’t sore from the dead lifts yesterday, but I’ll take it! Also as a side note, Robin from Running Circles Around the Turtle did a running Q&A with me for her blog.
Came home and made some oatbran today. We got a new protein powder from Puritan Pride. It’s soy and strawberry flavored. I avoid sucralose like the plague and it was not on the ingredient list for this powder, and then after I made this bowl, I see that it has acesulfame potassium in it, which is another type of artificial sweetener. Grrrr…. Tastes way better than Splenda, though, although it made this bowl very sweet to me with only a 1/2 scoop in there. It has beet powder in it for color, so my oats were a little pink:
Also note that if you make the ricotta/protein powder combo – the soy versus whey makes a huge difference in moisture content. Here is some made with soy powder.
I actually had to add some water to get this consistency, too. It almost looks like ice cream, doesn’t it? Just a heads up.
Regarding all that chocolate from yesterday, almost all of it is up high and out of reach of my hot little hands 😀 Just the bars are in the pantry, which I am okay with (for whatever reason – who knows how my mind really works). The nuggets are what would be most problematic for me, so they went up last night out of reach:
Lunch time included a fun combo. I knew we were going out for dinner and I wouldn’t get my broccoli, so I had it with lunch today. I made an egg/egg white puff in the microwave and put it on a corn tortilla with laughing cow and topped with hot sauce!
Yum. I love hot sauce. Those are some peanuts on there. I was nibbling those while I cooked.
Work went pretty smoothly this afternoon. Always nice to end on a good note for the week 🙂 Of course, snack time always makes things better.
John doled me out one treasure to eat with it. Then I realized I didn’t have any fruit with lunch, so I got a kiwi out.
Since it is my Friday nights of sorts, we decided to have an inexpensive dinner out. That means one of our favorite local pizza spots: East End Eatery
We both started with a side salad, which was really small, I have to say.
And then we split a cheese calzone. Normally we get the pizza wraps, but decided to go for this one.
I usually guesstimate about 500 calories or so for the 1/2 calzone. It is soo good here. The staff at this place is really friendly, too. I am very glad John will split one of these with me, because I could eat a whole one myself, but it would be way too much.
Trying to decide how to spend my night now, either a netflix or just some vegging in front of the TV with my jammies on!
Question: Are you a Splenda lover?