Ahhh, I’m starting to feel slightly obsessive about the whole economy thing.  Is anyone else freaking out?  Perhaps that’s only because I’m dealing with the possibility of layoffs tomorrow.  I find myself going over my expenses in my head over and over again trying to decide what I can cut out if need be.  Is whole grain bread necessary?  I can live with out Netflix.  I can survive without a gym membership-although that would stink.  Organic milk probably not necessary.  It’s like an on going inner monologue.  And right before the holiday season, it kind of blows I must say.

On a very different note, last night I did something I very rarely, if ever do.  I ate a snack before working out.  Ever since my little train debacle I’ve really made an effort to pay closer attention to what my body is telling me, and last night it was telling me that it was hungry, but I knew I still had an hour of spin ahead of me.  Now normally I don’t eat before I exercise as it tends to make me sick, but I needed food, so I had half a PB & J sandwhich and a glass of 1% milk pre-class.  Through some beets in the oven to roast while I was at the gym, came home had beautifully roasted beets and had a great salad.  It all worked out pretty well.

Tonight I’m taking a Pilates class after work then running for a bit.  There will be no snacking pre run-that would just lead to bad gym behavior.

Here’s the food breakdown:

Snack 11.17.08
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1/2 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
1% Milk

Dinner 11.17.08
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Salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, walnuts and beets
balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Breakfast 11.18.08
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2 eggs
Whole Grain Toast
Iced Coffee

Lunch 11.18.08
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Vegetarian Chili
Banana
Baby Carrots and Hummus