Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Final 15, Week Two, Day 1: The Pistachio Nuts Saved Me

Monday might have been the most perfect day for my diet in a long time. Had a short jog with Briar at 5:30 a.m. (1.5 miles) then did abs and some arm and leg weights. For breakfast I my Kashi Oatmeal and a spoonful of peanut butter with a bit of honey on it filled me up just fine. I ran 5 miles and did lunges with Holly on my lunch break, and then followed it up with the lunch you see below. I knew that dinner would be the tricky part, and tried to have a fairly hardy afternoon snack. A big bunch of grapes and a string cheese, and a few pistachio nuts as I was hurrying home to coach Bo's basketball practice. We went straight from basketball to masters swim, where we got in about 1600 yds plus the warmup. Around 7:45, as we were headed home, I almost panicked because I was feeling so hungry. I knew I had tilapia to grill when we got home, but I wanted something like "right now!". I always feel this way after I swim, and it usually leads to bad choices. I did have a bag of pistachio nuts with me, though, so I snacked on those on the way home and as I was fixing dinner. PERFECT! They took away the hunger, and although they cost me 189 calories, I feel like that was 189 calories well spent. So I ended up with 1303 total calories for the day, I was full, and I didn't even want anything for dessert.

































































































































































BreakfastCaloriesFatCarbsProtein
Kashi
Heart-to-Heart
Instant Oatmeal
1602334
Skippy Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, 0.7 tbsp636

2

2

Honey, 0.2 tbsp
130

3

0

LunchCaloriesFatCarbsProtein
Fresh Express Sweet Baby Greens, 1 cup3010

Maple Grove Farms Fat Free Balsalmic Vinagrette, 1 tbsp5010
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Mesquite Smoked Shaved Turkey Breast 6 slices, 1.2 serving60

11

7

Pear, fresh, 1 medium98

1

25

1

Afternoon
Snack
CaloriesFatCarbsProtein
Grapes, 1.5 cup90

1

43

2

Frigo light string cheese, 1 oz.
60



3



0



8



Pistachio Nuts, 1.2 oz.


189



15

10



7



DinnerCaloriesFatCarbsProtein
Tilapia filet, 4 oz98

10

21

Rice, Kraft Minute Whole Grain Brown Rice, 0.5 cup160

2

32

3

Asparagus, fresh, steamed 1 cup

31063

Yellow squash, fresh, steamed, .5 cup

18

02

1



Broccoli, fresh, steamed, 1 cup

25

05

3



DessertCaloriesFatCarbsProtein
None



















Total130336

20471




I was also pleased that I got my carbs under 60% this time:

6 comments:

Borsch said...

That looks like a good day! Well done!

Benson said...

Hey now, that's a good day.
nuts are good snacks.

have you ever tried a recovery drink? I always have one after swimming cuz I feel just like you did. I hardly ever mix it at full strength. Just enough to get me through the pains.

Chloe said...

That is awesome! I'm always starving after I swim - so there is always some type of 'recovery' food in my car. Weather it be an apple or some shotblocks - anything to hold me over until I get home to make dinner!

greyhound said...

Healthy fats in nuts help one feel "full" and take the edge off hunger.

Stephanie said...

Looks like a good day! And nuts are awesome snacks. I always keep a bag of unsalted almonds in my car in case of emergency. Unsalted is the best - none of that bad sodium chloride. We don't even use table salt at home - only natural sea salt. Yum!

And kudos to you for posting your weight on your blog. I NEVER tell anyone what I weigh unless I absolutely have to. I think my hang up stems from the fact that I used to have a weight problem when I was younger (I had to shop at a big and tall mens store in my freshman year of college to find a shirt big enough to cover my butt when I took my first aerobics class).

My Life & Running said...

Have to add some pistachios to my shopping list! Have you seen the new Kashi chewy bars (well, they're new to me in my pokey town). There's one that's chocolate coconut... 120 calories with a bit of protein & fiber and chocolate! ;)

How did you decide your calorie allowance? I'm so not an expert, but 1300 seems kinda low for someone who's getting in two hard workouts?