No, I didn't eat any bunnies. I went for a 4 mile walk this afternoon on the Highline Canal Trail, just south of Colorado Blvd. and Hampden. Along the way, my wildlife spotting was limited to some bunnies and birds (and a few dogs). Honestly, I was thankful to see the bunnies. This meant to me that the coyotes weren't around. Coyotes around = no bunnies. This route can be a little weird, coyotes aside, because there is usually a crowd or absolutely no one. This day, the first and last miles were in absolute solitude. And sometimes the leaves rustling make my imagination run wild - as if big foot was going to jump out and grab me. I brought some tunes to enjoy, could still hear those leaves rustling, but I enjoyed the sun, almost mud-free path, and looking at the pretty multi-million dollar homes that line the trail.
This is my first day without diet pepsi. I'm trying to eliminate splenda and all other artificial sweetners from my diet. And I adore diet pepsi. I want to elimate these from my diet because I've read and heard that they actually drive your sugar cravings. And as today shows, I could use some help with that!
My eats for the day:
Breakfast was coffee with 1/2 c. 1% milk and 1 t. sugar...
and my Nature's Path Maple Nut Oatmeal but this morning I changed it up a bit and added 1/2 oz of dried cranberries. It was a nice change from the blueberries.
My mid-morning snack was one slice of nine grain bread toast with 1 T. reduced fat peanut butter. As soon as the jar is finished, I'm going to give almond butter a try.
Lunch was lame. And the picture makes it look disgusting. Anyhow, it will serve as a demonstration that I don't eat all things organic or natural. I had Progresso's 40% less sodium Italian-Style Wedding soup with 3 Foster Farms turkey meatballs (pre-cooked a "find" from Costco).
Right after lunch, I mindlessly munched on an unknown quantity of....
UGH. I know, if you are going to slurge on something, then pick some good quality dark chocolate, eh? I should have measured. But I didn't. I decided then to skip my afternoon snack.
Dinner was 4 oz of chicken breast (grilled on the George Forman). I tend to grill a package of chicken on Sunday nights, portion it out and use it all week long.
I like to dust the chicken before grilling with a little of two rubs from Penzey's Spices - Galena Street and Barbeque of the Americas.
And the chicken was accompanied by 1/2 c. of mashed sweet potatoes with 1/2 T. whipped butter and 1/3 t. brown sugar. Yum. Yum.
And a pumpkin cheddar flatbread from Doctor Kracker. I learned about these delicious flatbreads from one of my favorite bloggers Jenna.
All together my plate looked like this. It was all so good.
I ended the day with two clementines. And got a kick out of the sticker, "Root for the Cute."
Eats: 1267 calories (28% protein, 46% carbs, 26% fat) + unknown quantity of white chocolate chips
Workout: 4.15 mile walk
Men: zero but profile will be active on match.com in the very near future!
Have a great Monday!