Well TGIF everyone! I for one had a great Friday and am very excited for the weekend. My plans are filled with holiday cheer! I’m getting a tree, decorating the house, wrapping and buying gifts, and perhaps tracking down my favorite holiday music that I have been refraining from the past month.
This morning it was a little hard for me to get out of bed even though I had gotten plenty of sleep since I’d gone to bed before 10pm last night! I just didn’t want to leave the warmth and comfort of my sheets! But leave them I did since I had a plan to stick to.
I got to the pool and did a solid one hour lap swim and really worked on giving my legs a workout. They are falling so behind due to my toe. =( On another note, I am having some serious problems with keeping my new short haircut in my swim cap! Ack! It’s too short to put in a pony tail so it keeps falling and sticking right out into the chlorine water! Tips?
At first I thought I wasn’t hungry for breakfast, but as soon as I started drying off and getting dressed my stomach changed it’s mind. I dinned on my premade oatmeal (base of oats, ground flax, and nutmeg) topped with lemon curd and trail mix. It held me over well until 1pm.
For lunch I splurged and got a Ruby T sandwich at my favorite Good Food Store. This sandwich is to die for. Marinated and baked smoky tempeh, Swiss cheese and tangy sauerkraut grilled on deli rye with their “not-so-secret” sauce. I ate half with the bag of chips and just had to keep reminding myself that sauerkraut counts as a vegetable. I really hate how the GFS doesn’t allow healthier sides with their sandwiches. I’d have much rather had a pickle/apple/carrots.
While running errands today I came across an advent calendar at Target. I used to love these calendars growing up because how exciting is counting down the days to one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year with a piece of chocolate!? I’ve been snubbing them since childhood due to the low quality chocolate they have inside. I’d love to find a high quality one which would really make the splurge worth it.
I decided to give in and give the cheap ones another go since I think it’ll help me with my junk food problem right now. I get this one square of chocolate at the end of everyday so why do I need to find other junk throughout the day? That’s my logic.
I munched on the one for December 1st since I was a day behind. ~.^ Yeah pretty much the same low quality chocolate. One of these days…
Oddly enough only about an hour after my big lunch my stomach was growling for more! I felt betrayed by the tempeh and bread! That should have held me over! So I reached for the one thing I knew really gets the job done on satiety and satisfaction: banana and PB!
It also gave me a chance to show off the new peanut butter I’ve been trying. Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseed I snagged at Trader Joe’s when I visited Whitney (my sister) in San Diego! To be honest, it’s not my favorite. The only crunch to it is the flaxseeds and they have a different texture than a crunchy peanut (duh!).
For dinner I had the other half my Ruby T with a side of cut up dill pickles! Yum yum! So much better than gross fried potato chips. I had planned on having a cup of soup with this to round out the meal more, but once I heated the soup up and it tasted really off I knew it had been sitting in the fridge for way too long.
Clearly my “meal” didn’t really fill me up and never left me feeling satisfied. So I added dessert to it! Mug of skim milk and a slice of Great Harvest Bread’s Orange Cranberry bread slathered with some caramel PB. Mmmmm! The fruit in the bread makes adding jam obsolete.
Satisfied, I laid in bed for awhile reading and then I realized exactly what my tight and sore body needed: a bath! Now we don’t have any working baths at my dad’s house but my mom’s new house is really nice. So off I went to have a nice soak while I read! Note to self: have a bath in your next apartment.
With my teeth all brushed I just realized I never ate my advent chocolate for today! >.< Oh well more for tomorrow.
P.s. Here is the new brown-eyed and glasses-wearing me!