Monday, May 19, 2008

Chilly Day = Comfort Food

I meant to post lunch earlier today but I left my computer at home all afternoon. I knew that if I brought it along to the coffee shop, I'd be tempted to check blogs, facebook, email, etc. instead of studying. My original plan was to pack a lunch and eat it while I studied. However, I lost track of time catching up on blogs this morning and I started to get hungry around noon due to a smaller breakfast than normal. 

Since I was hungry, I ate lunch before leaving. I was in the mood for soup due to the chilly weather so I had a can (1.5 servings) of Trader Joe's Vegan Split Pea soup. The soup's sickly green color does not do it justice. It is quite tasty and very, very filling. On the side I had a serving of Kashi crackers. 

Excuse the ugly plastic container, I had already packed the soup up and didn't want to dirty another dish. Lunch total: 280 cals, 3g fat, 7g fiber, 14g protein

I had a productive afternoon reading about lipids and cardiovascular disease. While studying I had a coffee and a huge apple. I weighed this apple on my food scale and it came in at a whopping 130 cals! Snack: 130 cals, 9g fiber, 1g protein

After studying, I went across the street to the gym. I ran for about 5 minutes and realized I should do more cross-training so I hopped on a stationary bike. I was reminded again how much I dislike stationary bikes. The reason I don't cross-train more often is that I just don't like the other machines. I get bored too easily and nothing gives me as great a workout as running. At least, I was able to watch a rather entertaining Dr. Phil. I did 25 minutes of biking and then I went to a strength training class. It's been awhile since I've done any strength training so I'm sure I will be sore tomorrow. My post workout snack was a Clif Nectar bar, 160 cals, 6g fat, 6g fiber, 3g protein. 

It was a chilly, rainy afternoon/evening so I decided to make something warm and comforting, ED&BV's Cocoa-Coconut Chili. Another delicious, winning recipe. I'm so excited for the leftovers!

Chili + French roll totals: 490 cals, 7g fat, 13g fiber, 21g protein

Daily total: 1388 cals, 27g fat, 46g fiber, 50g protein


VeggieGirl said...

Haha, I have the same problem when I bring my laptop with me, while studying - I end up checking blogs and email the whole time! :0)

Mmm, that Cocoa-Coconut Chili from ED&BV looks marvelous! Yum!

Becca said...

I'm the same way with studying...I must stay away from the computer! It makes writing papers take a lot longer too...

Good job on the cross-training! Haha, I'm learning my lesson!

Jill said...

I totally feel the same way about stat bikes - they dull me! It's all about running and ET's... I have to force myself to strength train as I find that dull as well.

loveofoats said...

mmm looks like tons of yummy & warm comfort food!!!

i hate riding the stationery bike, i feel like i get no workout even if i ramp up the resistance... however spinning on the other hand is awesome, weird :)

Melissa said...

I can't wait to make the Cocoa-Coconut Chili! It sounds and looks so good. I've been putting it off though because Chad doesn't like any of the ingredients so it's a recipe just for me.