WIAW: Leap Year

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Year!

It’s memorable because we are getting snow…probably have a couple of inches so far and are due for a little bit more overnight before it is supposed to stop.  We may actually get to use our new snow blower this year yet!

I’m actually doing a “What I Ate Wednesday” ON Wednesday.  Even though I haven’t had my snack yet, it’s pretty set in stone, or really will be once I hit “post” on this blog 🙂


Coffee with 3 tbsp flavored creamer (French Vanilla) and a light high fiber multi-grain English muffin with 1/2 tbsp Country Crock and 1 tbsp each of peanut butter and blueberry jam

377 calories, 56 gms carbs, 10 gms fat, 9 gms protein


One fried egg (in 1/4 tbsp butter) with a slice of American Cheese on top and 1/2 of a large sweet potato, roasted into sweet potato fries with 1 tbsp ketchup, with a small sugar cookie for dessert

I had a craving for a fried egg with American cheese and it did not disappoint.  The sweet potato fries were awesome…cut into strips, mixed in 1/2 tbsp olive oil, and sprinkled with salt and pepper, in the oven for 12 minutes at 425.

395 calories, 31 gms carbs, 25 gms fat, 13 gms protein


Veggie burger (with tomato, lettuce, dill pickle, mustard and ketchup) on a bulkie roll and 1/2 cup brown rice on the side (with 1/2 tbsp butter).  For dessert, 1/2 a large orange and a small sugar cookie.

Tonight we were going to be going out to Olive Garden on a date night, but with the snow we decided to stay in.  I’m sure this meal was much better for me, health-wise, than the Olive Garden.

729 calories, 98 gms carbs, 26 gms fat, 31 gms protein


(…to be eaten…)

String cheese, 10 pretzels with 2 tbsp hummus, and 2 tbsps peanut butter

I’m in a peanut butter mood lately!

395 calories, 25 gms carbs, 13 gms fat, 19 gms protein

Total for the day…

1896 calories, 209 gms carbs, 74 gms fat, 71 gms protein, 27 gms fiber


I actually motivated myself enough today to get to the gym before the snow started really coming down.  I did some weights and then 1/2 hour on the treadmill…this time 2 min running and then 5 mins walking, alternating.   Much more doable than longer periods of running. I will have to work my way up to longer periods of running.

I also was able to do two loads of laundry, finish my February craft, and do some filing.  SUCCESS!!

And now I’m feeling a bit sleepy.  I’m thinking a nap is in my future before watching a movie tonight.

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