Almost the end of the week. Funny how I took a day off and I still have to work 5 days in a row. Gotta love 2 jobs, right? I wanted to run this morning, but it was rainy and drizzly. That meant heading out to the gym to visit the hamster wheel there. I put on Hot Club of Detroit, set the machine at 5.5 mph and went to it.
I mentioned this on FB earlier, but I always have issues with mile 2 – no matter how long I run for. The first mile goes by fast because I am adjusting to my pace and a fresh and all that. For some reason into mile 2 to 3, the little voices go in my head like, “I want to stop. I don’t like running. This is taking forever.” I know that if I just keep going those thoughts will pass and I will feel fine, but they sure are annoying!
I ended up doing 4 miles. Probably a little further than I needed to go, since I only had a 100 calorie protein drink before I left. So, I was really ready for breakfast!
My Irish porridge oats done banana custard style. These are so good. Well – all oats are good to me, so I guess I don’t need to say that all the time LOL!
Busy working morning on a dreary day. I wanted something spicy for lunch, so buffalo chicken here we come! With laughing cow blue cheese:
The sun was wanting to come out while it was raining and we saw a rainbow today:
Everybody make a wish!
I tried a new-to-me protein bar today. Everlast. They were on sale at Hannaford as they are clearing them out.
This was actually pretty good. Less calories than other protein bars (160) and no sugar alcohols or other crap.
John said he almost suggested pizza for dinner tonight, but good thing he didn’t because I probably would have gone! Instead, I made an egg/egg white omelet in the GT express with some pepperjack cheese inside:
And speaking of eggs, here are 7 reasons why you should be eating eggs from Every Day Health :
The egg is a low-calorie powerhouse. With only 80 calories per large egg and a useful 6 grams of protein, it can be scrambled or even fried with just a dab of butter and still come in at under 100 calories.
Eggs have vitamins and other nutrients. An egg supplies many essential nutrients including vitamin A, the B vitamins B-12, riboflavin, and folacin, and the minerals iron, phosphorus, and zinc, along with choline and DHA, essential nutrients for brain health.
The egg has less cholesterol than we thought. According to recent research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one large egg has 213 milligrams of cholesterol.
Egg whites can be part of your daily menu. It’s best to eat no more than three or four whole eggs per week, but egg whites have only 15 calories per egg, no cholesterol, and no saturated fat, so dieters can eat as many as they want. Not only that, egg whites taste better than store-bought egg substitutes. (Hello custard oats!)
Eggs make a great weekend breakfast. “One great role eggs can play is in making weekend food seem special without overdosing on calories,” says Dr. Roberts. “For example, scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast or a fried egg and Canadian bacon on Sunday morning can become a special weekend breakfast without adding anything to calories beyond a regular weekday cereal meal.”
Eggs are an inexpensive protein source. Eggs are economical, especially when compared to steak or even a hamburger.
Eggs aren’t only for breakfast. “Think like the French and don’t dismiss eggs as a great dinner food,” says Roberts. “It takes a mere couple of minutes to whip up an omelet, so you can keep eggs in the fridge for quick dinners when you get home and are too tired to cook or go out. A two-egg omelet with a slice of whole-wheat toast and an apple or orange is a great weight control meal.” You all know I love breakfast at any time of day!
Pink item of the day:
The lotion is actually pink, but fading light doesn’t catch that very well. Shorter days are here!