I know I started my Wednesday post out just the same…but I can’t help it! You guys are awesome and keep me motivated!! So…THANK YOU!! I SO appreciate our comments…keep em coming! :)
For my oatmeal this morning my banana was EXTRA ripe so I mashed it up and mixed it in. Since I didn’t have a “topping” I crumbled up a 90 calorie fiber one bar and I still had the usual PB2 (which I’m getting low on…not sure if it’s in the budget). ;) The total for my oatmeal this morning was 5 points.
We closed our office an hour early today for an “End of the Year Celebration”. Basically appetizers & drinks. I didn’t get a picture because I forgot my purse in the car. :( But I had 3 lil smokies, 1 small chicken wing, 1/4c spinach artichoke dip, 2 club crackers, and, 10 bite size tortilla chips. My best estimate for all that is about 11 points. Sound like enough? I looked up each food’s nutrition facts & estimated from there.
After the “celebration” I headed back to campus to teach my final class of the semester. Luckily it was a test and everyone finished early so I could get home to run!
Before it got dark or rained I got in 3.63 miles in 37 minutes. It felt AMAZING! Isn’t it crazy that one day you can feel like each step is SO hard and you don’t want to go any further and the next day you could run & run & run! I was sporting my Hawkeye gear tonight! ;)
While that was baking I realized I had 2 VERY RIPE bananas and wanted to make something with them. I found this recipe and decided to try it out!
Either Darci is a “ditz” or needs glasses ‘cause she cant’ read! Instead of using oat bran like it says twice on the recipe I used regular rolled oats! Sheesh!! So I’m not sure what they are going to taste like! lol Nevertheless, I thought I’d share the recipe anyway!
2 1/4 cups oat bran
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar -- packed
1/4 cup chopped pecans -- or walnuts
1 1/4 cups skim milk
2 bananas -- very ripe
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 425º. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the milk, bananas, egg whites, and oil in a bowl or blender. Add to the dry ingredients and mix. Line the muffin pan with paper baking cups and fill them with batter. Bake for 15 minutes. Watch closely that these do not overcook. Makes 14 muffins.
Points per muffin = 2
POINTS = 27/23
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE POINTS = 4 used/31 remaining
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED = 5 today/8 week
WATER = 112 oz
EXERCISE = 3.63 mile run
Ok friends, this post is getting too long & it’s much too far past this girl’s bedtime! Nighty, night!
Tomorrow’s Friday, woo hoo!!!