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What I Ate (and Worked Out) Wednesday

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast (actually todays, since I showed you yesterday’s indulgence): breakfast cookie (1/3 c oats, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 Tbsp greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp soy milk) topped with homemade lemon curd (to die for!), greek yogurt, and berries.


Snack (not pictured): tiny apple with Walnut butter

Lunch: Creamy Spaghetti Squash Primavera (semi-homemade) with baby carrots and red grapes (not pictured)


Okay fitness experts, I need your advice!  The one thing I’m able to use at the gym is a bike that looks like this:


I can actually fit my boot comfortably on the pedal and get a good cardio workout because it involves my arms as well.  I figured I was just out of shape from not working out for a few weeks because it was really challenging to do a solid 40 minutes (10 miles according to the display on the bike).  From a doing a bit of research, it’s apparently called an “Airdyne” bike and I learned that it gets harder depending on how hard you’re peddling – now my exhaustion makes sense!

Of course I wanted to know how many calories I was burning, but the display did not allow for age/weight adjustments.  According to the bike, I burned 310 calories (which seems low), but according to my heart rate monitor (which calculates it based on age, sex, and the average heart rate during my work out) I burned 575 calories (which seems high).  Fitness specialists:  I’m assuming my heart rate monitor is more accurate?



Dinner: roasted vegetable and grilled goat cheese sandwich (inspired by a delicious goat cheese grilled cheese from Tina’s blog).  I had no regular bread so a sandwich thin had to work! The veggies were left over from a skewer dinner last week.




Dessert: more of my deadly banana cream pudding.


Happy Wednesday all!  More than halfway to the weekend!



20 responses to “What I Ate (and Worked Out) Wednesday

  1. Jenny May 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    You made your own lemon curd?! Wow impressive! That breakfast looks really yummy as does that banana pudding, yumm 😀

  2. pawsitivelife May 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Your breakfast looks awesome! If I took a picture of mine it would be an granola bar :)…must be healthier

  3. beyondbananas May 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I would think the HRM is more accurate. Mine isusually opposite though.. the machines say I burn more then my monitor does.

    Also weird.. when I run with my Garmin (which has a HRM) .. that tells me I burna buot 102 cals a mile.. but my Polar F7 – tells me I don’t even burn 100 in a mile!

  4. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Homemade lemon curd? Yes, please! I’ll have to figure out how to make that. I made a citrus marmalade once, so I imagine it might be similar?

    What I’m REALLY jealous of is the spaghetti squash…it’s what I miss the most about winter. However, I am lucky that here in Texas we’ve already got delicious watermelons rolling in…so I’m supplementing my spaghetti squash obsession with those. 🙂

  5. BIOCHEMISTA May 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    The lemon curd looks so good!!! Do you have a recipe?

  6. movesnmunchies May 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    id trust the HR monitor! machines are never right! I LOVE ur eats!! esp ur breaki!

  7. allieksmith May 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I think your HRM is accurate unless you haven’t updated it in a whole.

    Lemon curd is so yummmm!

  8. chrysta May 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    oooo! awesome! I bet that lemon curd added such a delicious zing. Looks fantastic! HRMs are pretty accurate. Machines are not at all. The most accurate HRMs are the ones with a chest strap though. It seems a touch high but Id be more inclined to go with what your HRM said. I always ignore the machines=) I hope you have awonderful day hon! Love your site!!!

  9. Annette @EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Usually HRMs are more correct than machines, especially because you could not enter in your height, weight, and/or age. Those are MAJOR factors in figuring out caloric burn.

    Love your idea of a great dinner!

  10. Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 18, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I just had goat cheese for the first time the other day. I’m addicted!

  11. Heather May 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    YUM grilled cheese with roasted veggies! And pudding, so jealous of your eats!

  12. Claire @ livingspreethegoodlife May 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

    MMMmmmm breakfast cookie??? I need one of those!! 🙂

  13. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons May 19, 2011 at 12:44 am

    ohmygooooooosh the spaghetti squash primavera is my fav on this page of YUM! ❤ that just sounds so insanely awesome!! Must try it! =)

    Happy WIAW!!!

  14. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) May 19, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Woooo yay for working out! Glad you’re able to do that again! All of your food looks delish, as always. 🙂

  15. mindrunningwild May 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    machines always seem to be pretty high. As much as I WISH they were always right 🙂
    I’m going to have to check out that banana pudding. I love banana anything.

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