Yesterday I woke up early to participate in a radio media tour, which is 10-20 interviews completed over a period of about 4 hours. While it may sound exhausting, it’s actually energizing to banter back and forth with radio hosts across the country.
I forced myself to go to bed a little earlier than usual the night before and actually felt good when the alarm shrieked for me to get out of bed at 5 a.m. My body has grown accustomed to waiting at least one hour after waking up before eating. Breakfast before 6 a.m. just doesn’t sound appetizing to me, but coffee almost always does, no matter the time.
I get really excited when a food company alters a product loaded with ingredients that sound like elements of a lab experiment and replaces them with natural ones. I redeemed a coupon for a free container of Coffee Mate’s new Natural Bliss Vanilla. The ingredients on the label include nonfat milk, heavy cream, sugar, and natural flavor, and totaling 35 calories and 1 gram saturated fat for one tablespoon, the portion I used. It tasted very good. Next time I may try the caramel flavor.
For a final morning snack I had my Afternoon Reboot Trail Mix and a stick of reduced fat cheese.
At lunchtime I craved something fresh and light. I found leftover pasta and extra bits of vegetables from my last TV segment in the fridge, so I tossed together this yummy pasta salad. Stay tuned for the recipe on Friday.
I was back home at 6:00 after an afternoon workout and snacked on celery sticks, sugar snap peas, tarragon crackers, and a spoonful of tuna salad.
At the end of this long day, Steve and I decided to order Chinese takeout. We shared pork lo mein, snow peas, a vegetable eggroll, and a bowl of war wonton soup (which actually contained dumplings – puzzling), along with a modest glass of red table wine which I sipped over a couple of hours. We watched an episode of Weeds, and then I zonked out.
Tune in tomorrow for another grocery haul. If you find yourself with leftover pasta but no sauce, what do you do with it?
Estimated calories: 1969 (240 breakfast, 401 lunch, 665 dinner, 573 snacks, 100 wine)
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