Just when you all thought I suffered a spinning casualty, I return! haha! That’s hysterical! I actually just now got home from spinning and finished dinner and showering. I LOVED SPINNING!!!!! Like, really loved it! I want to go back to another class this week, for sure. It was so great and I loved the atmosphere, the music, the motivation….it was all wonderful and I wonder why it took me so long to find it? Odd. I can’t believe I was always scared of it! It def. wasn’t as “hard” as I imagined…I think that’s because I took it at my own pace and drank tons of water 🙂
Before I went, I had a great snack of peanut butter/jelly toast. About a tbsp or so of peanut butter and a smear of jelly on whole wheat toast. Works every time to give me the energy I need…and I def. needed energy for that class!
When I got home I ate the chili I had made this afternoon! YUM! I used “Eat, Drink and Be Healthy” as a guideline but made some changes to the recipe as well. The recipe was so “Chipotle Chicken Chili” but, in my phase of not really being attracted to meat and my current monetary situation, I decided to leave the chicken out and make a delicious veggie version instead! It turned out wonderful…even rivaling my mom’s chili (that I LOVE) and you can’t beat it for time. The whole chili only took 30 minutes to make. Easy! I posted the exact recipe that I used in the recipe section. I had it with a toasted whole wheat english muffin and topped it with some cheddar cheese. You, of course, don’t need the cheese but I can’t fathom chili without it.
THEN….after I ate dinner and showered I needed something sweet! I made some more hot cocoa with the last of my skim milk (tomorrow we switch to the soy I bought), some cocoa and cane sugar. I had with it 2 small biscotti and I’m stuffed. I’ve drank half of my hot cocoa but don’t think I’ll finish it….too full!
Snack about 220 calories
Dinner around 464 calories
The dessert I can’t finish…..lets just say it was probably about 200 calories because I only drank half of the hot cocoa. Not exactly sure though!
You WILL be seeing this chili again, seeing as I made 4 portions to eat for the remainder of the week. I’m trying to cut down grocery costs by only buying ingredients I need for one “main” meal a week that will yield me leftovers. Sort of boring but just something I have to do right now!