I had some fun with InstaCollage, so I made a storyline of what happened... ;)
Then I thought, "Well, I know I have some extra activity PP, so I'm going to have another." I grabbed another spoon, and took another serving. I planned to be done, but I impulsively took a third spoonful. When I put it all into my tracker, I saw that it totaled 17 PP for 3 servings, and that I'd actually gone OVER on my total PP for the week. I was so mad at myself for doing that!
I texted Andrea (from my Ragnar team) and basically asked her to talk me out of bingeing. Even though I'd only gone 5 PP over, in my mindset, it felt like 100. I had that brief moment of, "Well, I already screwed up, might as well keep eating!" Thankfully, Andrea talked me out of it, and told me to get rid of the almond spread. I knew throwing it away wouldn't work, so I put dish soap in it and then threw it away.
I was still feeling mad about having my PP be in the negative, though. At around 7:00 pm, I decided to earn my 5 activity PP by running on the treadmill. It could have waited until today, but I just wanted to be able to go to sleep last night NOT having my PP in the negative. So I hopped on the treadmill and ran until I'd earned 5 PP--enough to take me back to 0. It was a rough run, so I definitely learned a lesson (and as a bonus, I got to take a rest day today since I got the run done last night instead).
And because of my issue with the nut butters, I've decided to give up sweetened nut butters for Lent. I'm not Catholic, but I do like to challenge myself to give something up if it's a problem for me. I've been getting too "spoon happy" with the White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, the Biscoff Spread (not technically a "nut" butter), and the Nutella-like spreads, so I'm going to stick to unsweetened spreads at least until after Lent!
Today, I got a very exciting package in the mail. A jacket that I ordered from Ragnar--I wanted one SO badly in Florida, but they were sold out by the time we got to the finish line :( So when I got an e-mail saying that they were offering free shipping, I took advantage of it and ordered the jacket.
I'm so glad I did--It's SUPER cozy and perfect for running!
Jessica told me about a recipe a couple of days ago, and I was very skeptical to try it, but I'm so glad I did. It is this recipe for Two-Ingredient Cookies. The two ingredients are just quick-cooking oats and bananas!
I'm not a huge banana fan (I like them, but I don't love them, and I really have to be in the mood for them). People always tell me to try making "banana ice cream", and I've tried it, but I don't care for it. Banana has this overpowering flavor, so when you use it as an ingredient, it makes everything taste like bananas.
I made the cookies into a single serving, and here is what I used:
3/4 of a medium banana (roughly 80 grams)
1/3 cup (33 grams) dry quick-cooking oats
1.5 tsp. mini chocolate chips
1.5 tsp. shredded coconut
1 packet of stevia (the recipe doesn't call for sweetener, so you could certainly leave it out, but I wanted my cookies to be as cookie-like as possible, so I threw it in).
I just mashed the banana, and added the rest of the ingredients, stirring until it came together. I formed 2 cookie shaped patties and put them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. I baked them for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees, and to my surprise, they turned out like actual cookies! I guess I expected them to be mushy and not hold together, but that wasn't the case at all.
Even though I'm not a huge banana-person, I really liked them! They definitely tasted very banana-y, but in a good way. Kind of like mini loaves of banana bread. Today, I tried them with Craisins instead of the chocolate chips, and I liked that even better! If you read the comments on the original recipe post, there are tons of ideas for mix-ins to change it up. (I didn't calculate the calories, because it totally varies by what you mix in to the cookies).
|With coconut and Craisins... so good!|
If you haven't entered the Special K giveaway, make sure you check out yesterday's post. I'll be randomly picking a winner tomorrow. A quick update--I just learned that the gift card is going to be a $100 Visa gift card (not Wal-Mart card, as I wrote yesterday). Good luck!