10/4/07 Log: Pie Day!

It’s Pie Day at work! This is my authorized cheat item for the week, but I have a plan for all of the pie wedges I plan to collect today. I will choose one to eat today as my cheat, then wrap and freeze the others so I can have a yummy dessert once a week for the next 4-6 weeks.


On a less frivolous note, I am down to 140.4 lbs/25.7% bf (Tanita) this morning. The scale weight AND the body fat % reading both keep heading down, so I can’t complain. I cracked open Diet Power 4.4 last night for the first time since April and logged my meals for yesterday. Yesterday was a pretty typical clean and not-hungry day for me, and the total came out to around 1700 calories. This is on the high end of my non-cheat meal range, but I won’t tweak it unless I stop losing fat.

I have completed my shoulders/abs and 25 min. run/5 min incline walk cardio already. The HIIT run was rough after the lifting workout as usual, even though I munched on some of the raisins from my pre-portioned oatmeal/raisin breakfast before heading to the gym. I really must move my runs to non-lifting days before next week now that the run durations are edging closer to 30 minutes. I can’t tell if I’m making progress or not in improving my speed because I am always running when dehydrated, pre-exhausted, fasted, and carb-depleted. It’s a wonder that I finish my running workouts in this state, hehe. Guess I’m pigheaded like that.

Shoulders and abs went well, however, with increased weights on several exercises.

4 cups of water down, 12 to go, and meals have been prepped and packed. Looking forward to the Pie Fest!

– Shoulders/Abs
– HIIT run (25 min)
– Incline walk (5 min)
– Walk (15 min)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I made this recipe from Cooking Light for my company Pie Day today. It’s not exactly clean eats, but you can use it as one of your cheat/splurge/90% meals without causing too much damage.

It is quite spectacularly yummy and not too difficult to make as long as your ingredients are already softened, in case you were wondering.

– 1 cup Naturally More peanut butter (or other all-natural brand)
– 8 oz. Cream cheese, fat-free
– 1 can (14 fluid oz) Milk, condensed fat-free sweetened
– 1 tub (12 oz / 226 grams) Topping, whipped, fat-free
– 2 Pie crust, Keebler chocolate Ready Crust
– 4 T. Syrup, chocolate, sugar-free (ex: Great Value brand from Wal-Mart)

Combine the first 2 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add the condensed milk, and beat until combined. Stir in the whipped topping. Divide the mixture evenly between the two pie shells; chill 8 hours or until set (pies will have a soft, fluffy texture). Cut into wedges, and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Note: We loved this pie frozen–its texture is more like that of an ice cream pie.

Yield: 20 servings (serving size is 1 wedge)

259 calories
8g fat (1.6g sat fat, 1.64g polyunsat fat, 0.48g mono unsat fat, 1.6g trans fat)
1.6g cholesterol
270mg sodium
37.4g carbohydrate
2.4g dietary fiber
25.7g sugars
8.6g protein