One Really Good Day

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Sorry this is a day late but I had a really great night last night and didn’t make time to blog! Why was it so great? Well, after a month of distance, Chase and I went on a date. =)

But first let’s start with the rest of my day. Since it was Thursday I got to sleep in until 7:30, and then got to work on homework and making myself breakfast! Sure I had the time and the means to make myself a big bowl of delicious, warm, inviting oatmeal, but that wasn’t what my body wanted!

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Great Harvest Dakota sliced bread topped with crunchy peanut butter (on one) and almond butter (on the other) plus raspberry jam and ground flax! I always like to get in some nutritious fruit in the morning, so I also enjoyed a big handful of frozen grapes! They have such a nice texture. And, of course, some ice cold skim milk to wash it all down. ^^

I really contemplated doing nothing exercise-wise, but then I decided that was silly since it was so close to the weekend (when I rest). So I laced up my new running shoes and hit the road! I did my normal (about 3 mile) loop in about 33 minutes and it felt good! I thought it would be really rough since it’s been so long since I’d run but it was actually really good!

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Around noon I realized I was super super hungry. I couldn’t even wait to cook lunch. I munched on this last baggie of Pizza Pirate’s Booty while I cooked. It was that or pass out..

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I love being able to have the time to cook my meals. =) I had 2/3 cup of pasta (sadly not whole grain!) with some more Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash sauce, sautéed  spinach (two giant handfuls!), and a Quorn Chick’n Cutlet. Mmm! Simple and filling.

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When I left the house to head to class and work I found not one but two arrangements of flowers at my door! Some guys do learn. =)

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After work, as always, I was hungry. I knew I was having dinner in about an hour but I also knew if I went to dinner completely starving I’d make bad choices. So I allowed myself to enjoy my daily banana and peanut butter!

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I still had plenty of room to have one of my favorite meals at The Shack Café. Starting with one of these pieces of focaccia.

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And a salad with basil vinaigrette. I didn’t care much for the greens but loved the tomatoes and cucumber.

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My favorite thing though? My meal! Polenta with grilled vegetables! It’s seriously amazing. Even Chase had a bite and liked it! The marinara sauce with it seriously takes it to a whole other level. It’s the only reason I come to The Shack! I ate about half and took the rest home.

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From there we went on a lovely (but chilly!) stroll around downtown and the river and ended up at Big Dipper Ice Cream! I had pumpkin ice cream in a waffle cone. It was perfect and creamy. I’ve really been on a dairy kick lately. Even when it’s freezing out I want ice cream!

Anyway the date went really well and I’m happy I am finally in a place where I can give him another chance. =)

Hope you are all having a great Friday!

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