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Curbing the snacking

How about a little something different for breakfast today?  I haven’t had this in a while!

This is half a batch of protein waffles topped with a sauteed banana and coconut butter.  Yummy!  I got the most awesome Circulon pan to replace one that I used to death.  Nothing sticks to it and I don’t even have to use use spray. I found a new favorite brand!

Anyway, this kept me pretty full for the morning.

Today’s lifting routine:

Exercise Set/rep/
Upright Row 3 sets of 10
Dumbbell squats 3 sets of 10
Dumbbell Pullover 3 sets of 10
Pushups 3 sets of 10
Single-leg straigh leg deadlift 3 sets of 10
Crunches 3 sets of 15
Triceps Kickback 3 sets of 10
Hammer curls 3 sets of 10

I actually did this in bits and pieces throughout the day.  Trying to remember to take little breaks with work as I go and get some movement in.  I get so focused with work that I will sit for several hours without moving.  Not only is taking a break good for my body, but good for my brain as well.

Lunch was also something different.

Upscale Steak’ums.   :wink: We try to either eat local meat or meat that is raised conscientiously.  Not that I always stick to those rules, but I try to avoid “corporate” land meat most times, which is why you see us eat a lot of seafood when we eat out.

I wish we could afford to buy fresh from the farm grass fed stuff, but budget prevails most times and that is why you don’t see a ton of red meat on the blog.

Anyway, I cooked up this and served it on a potato with laughing cow and a little A1.  Almost a Philly cheese steak :D

After lunch, John and I walked to the bank.  I was saying to him that I love functional fitness. Putting a deposit in my checking account while removing deposits from my thighs! :D

I really tried to stay away from bits and nibble of snacks today.  That has been happening too much lately and seems to be even more with the colder weather and some is stress related.  It’s hard because I tend to snack on stuff that John likes to eat such as cereal and chocolate chips, which are things that if I were alone, I wouldn’t buy very often.  We put those up high on the cupboards, but I still do get them down and eat them.  John offered to actually hide that stuff, but I really don’t want to give him a complex about food. That would kind of make him do secret eating and that is not something I want to foster at all.  And it’s not always a problem either. I can go forever not eating it and then *bam* and I face plant.

But not today.  John did the lattes and I added in a new-to-me protein snack.

It was pretty good. 140 calories, although it does have soy protein it it.   You can see Pixie’s lazy butt back there.  She actually is still in that same spot as I am finishing up this post.   That cat knows how to nap.

I couldn’t stray too far from my usual eats and so had chicken for dinner (for a change…  ). Actually, these are chicken thighs that I baked up.  Yums!

 

I have about 150 calories so ‘spend’ on a snack for tonight’s football game.  Yay!   In honor of the game, even though they aren’t playing, here is today’s ornament.  Broncos are playoff bound this year, baby!  Wooooot!

I bought this for John  one year.  I almost wrote a couple of years ago, but then I see the date on this is 2003  – 9 years ago!   :shock: :shock: :shock:

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12 comments to Curbing the snacking

  • I’ve been a snack face today. I don’t know why. Just HUNGRY. Maybe not enough protein today.

  • I have the same problem with stuff Bill snacks on i.e. crackers, peanut butter, cheese. I can go for weeks and none of those things hold any interest and then as you say, “bam” face plant!! This week it has been crackers. Sam’s had a new kind and they are GOOD! FInally put the box in a bag and it went to school with Bill today in the trunk of his car.

  • Upscale Steak’ums. Funny.

    I do really well for long periods of time with not getting all snacky, but lately it’s been a challenge – honestly, I blame all the damn carbs I was eating leading up to my race. I really think those start my brain wanting something…anything.

  • I thought the bananas in the first picture were little sausages, and I thought ‘Lori’s having meat for breakfast??’

  • I have the same like you and Shelley. Sometimes I don’t snack at all for weeks and suddenly I just can’t seem to keep my hands of that food.

    I have a desk job too and I have made it a habit that if I need to ask a colleague that’s working on the same floor as I do, I walk to his/her office to ask the question. This way I won’t be behind my PC all day.

  • Miz

    I neeeeeeeeed to make those protein waffles!!

  • I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve wished I had a set of weights at work and could just grab them and do something during a break. I think it’s a terrific idea to fit that in all day long.

    I don’t usually have an issue with snacking but this time of year it gets to me. It’s just so easy with all the little bites and nibbles everywhere I go. I haven’t even done any Christmas baking at home yet still, I stop by mom’s and bam! Grab a cookie. Not to mention the office. Sigh. I feel for ya!

  • Oh yes, tis the season to snack!! I actually get the husband to hide a few things (but only things I really binge on, like chips), everything else stays in the cupboard too. happy

  • Good eats! It all looks good.
    I’ve been super snacky lately. I’m thinking of cutting up a protein bar and keeping chunks in the freezer. It lasts longer that way.

  • Since we have become empty nesters there is a lot less snacky stuff in our pantry. I do better if I don’t have any taste of sweet stuff but once I start down that path I just crave it!

    I like your “functional fitness” term, it’s great that you are able to walk to the bank together.

  • I *still* haven’t used my new waffle maker. I should have looked for one that would make the waffles for me. happy

    I’m with you on the functional fitness! I walked to the grocery store yesterday and felt all smug for getting both my exercise AND my grocery shopping done in less than an hour. Plus, I didn’t have to deal with parking!

    Wishing you a great stress-free weekend, Lori!

  • I NEED THAT PAN & BRAND OF PAN! happy

    I am lucky that my hubby does not like the snacks that I would want under stress but I so get what you are saying!

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