Monday, December 06, 2010

Metabolic Efficiency - Day 6 - Back to work

It's Monday and after weekend of holiday gatherings and my "deviation" meals on back to back days, it was time to make sure I was back on track. But really, as I didn't deviate too much it is pretty easy to do! And since I'm back at work, as long as I bring enough food to keep me satisfied, I'm golden!
Today's nutrition:
Breakfast: greek yogurt with fruit, cocoa, and peanut butter. Similar to yesterday but with some blueberries in addition to the raspberries and banana.
Brunch/lunch: Leftover frittata from yesterday and mache salad.
Afternoon: mixed fruit salad with cottage cheese and carrots.
pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe, and clementines.
Then there was dinner. The picture doesn't do justice to the yumminess of the chicken. Chicken tenders with sauted onions, garlic, rosemary, red wine vinegar, topped with walnuts. One of the recipes Kelly (the RD from UCCS Peak Nutrition Clinic) was Rosemary Chicken. I didn't follow the exact recipe, but it gave me the idea to do this! Sides are green beans and salad. I used my leftover cranberry sauce (which I did end up sweetening with Agave nectar) as the salad dressing.

Exercise for today:
A morning visit to the PT for more work on my neck, shoulders, and back. Of course she gave me some core exercises to do.
After work I decided to hop on my trainer and see how my legs felt. I aggravated a nerve at the end of September with all the cycling I did, so I decided to stay off the bike for a couple months (and the doc recommended that). But I talked to the PT about it as well and she gave me an easy exercise to do and in a week it is much improved! So I thought I might try some easy spinning today to see if it gets any worse even with the exercises. So far so good!

Let's see - otherwise, how am I feeling? Other than being a bit extra tired from not getting enough sleep, I'm feeling good! When I get hungry it is muted - I am not feeling hunger swings. I just get a bit hungry a few hours later and so I eat again. So for base energy levels, I'm doing well. I'll probably add more activity over then next two weeks of the study and see how it goes!


Christi said...

Sorry to hear about the pain you developed from biking. That is not fun. However, congrats on being able to ride yesterday!

Terry Odell said...

I have a good recipe for vegetable soup. But the candied pecans are the ones on my blog today! Sorry.

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Nicole said...

Thanks Christi! There's no pain, just a slight tingling. Annonying, but best to take care of it! Might get my fit checked again (and see about a new saddle!)

Mom - please share that veggie soup recipe!

Terry Odell said...

Crock Pot Veggie Soup:

Terry Odell said...

Oh, and I used barley instead of potatoes.

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