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!

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WORKOUT
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– 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.

INGREDIENTS:
– 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)

DIRECTIONS:
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)

NUTRITION INFORMATION:
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