Saturday, March 28, 2009

ChaLean Extreme - Week 7 - Saturday

I was so disappointed with myself last night. After I blogged, I ended up eating most of that batch of granola bars I made - that's about 1000 calories!!!!!!! I don't know what came over me. Then I realized that in the grand scheme of things, it was just a minor indulgence, and I stopped worrying about it. Here's the recipe, for what it's worth.

1/4 cup canola oil
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup white sugar
1 tbs unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup dried fruit (chopped)
1/2 cup rolled oats

Mix everything but the fruit and the oats well. Mix in the fruit and the oats. Spread out in a small square on a cookie sheet (probably 6"x6"). Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and cut into 6 bars. The numbers:

193 calories
11 g fat
22 g carbs (3 fiber)
3 g protein

As I said in yesterday's post, I'd really like to bring the fat grams down a bit. I could substitute flax meal for the canola oil but that would take a LOT of flax (3/4 cup, not including the 1/4 cup that is already in it). They don't old together well, either. But they tasted so damn good!

So I was okay with my indulgence until I woke up this morning, then I was just mad at myself all over again. It doesn't help that I'm exhausted and cranky and starving and everything just pisses me off today. I want to eat and eat and eat. Strangely, the only thing I really want is a granola bar. And then another and another. I haven't thought of the candy in this house, in that binge way, at all.

Fat Burn Challenge and Recharge today. Fat Burn Challenge wiped me out completely. It's probably the most intense 30 minutes of cardio I've ever experienced. I hated it. I ended up doing half the moves the regular way, with some modifides thrown in to catch my breath. It was horrible.

8:10 AM - apple & cottage cheese

10:00 AM - Fiber One yogurt; This stuff is really good! It's very creamy.

11:50 AM - turkey bacon, toast, scrambled eggs w/ onion, green pepper & salsa;  I should not have had the toast. That homemade bread tends to go bad quickly, so I like to get it eaten, but one piece always makes me want more. I'm going to have to figure out a convenient freezing method for the bread. I'm running out of room for anything in the freezer.

12:30 PM - coffee w/ half-and-half & Splenda; peanut butter & jelly; My son is so freaking wasteful, it pisses me off. So I ate the rest of his sandwich.

3:05 PM - tilapia sandwich w/ ketchup

7:00 PM - tuna salad

Calories - 1574
Carbs - 163 (29 fiber)
Protein - 145
Fat - 40
C/P/F Ratio - 41/36.6/22.4


Hayley said...

I always find it very strange that as soon as I indulge (or totally overindulge) in something I want it everyday, all the time and it's the ONLY thing I want to eat!! Sometimes I think to myself, "I need to just give in to my craving so it will go away," and then realize that it's not going to happen. The granola bars DO sound really good though! You have a real talent for coming up with some very good recipes. :)

Becky said...

Thanks, Hayley - I tend to tweak stuff a lot because I'm weird about ingredients. These were SOOOO good. I used to freak out about the carbs from fruit, but they taste so much better with fruit.

Jess said...

It was just a minor setback, Becky. You are doing SO good in the grand scheme of things! Keep up the great work! :D