Monday, March 16, 2009

i'm back.

i took the night off from blogging last night. i slipped mid-afternoon and just felt like a FRAUD. i had talked to 2 friends yesterday, and let them know how well i was doing... and then slam, back into the disorder. i am sick of feeling like a failure, although i KNOW i am too hard on myself. i called my nutritionist and she helped me put the slip in perspective.

last weekend i had no time to get any of my household stuff done, and this weekend i did it all... so i think i was just a bit overworked. i have decided this week will be a good one. the morning has started off great:

a snack pre-run:

this was good, but i realized after one bite that i wasn't really in the mood for chocolate... this would be better as an afternoon snack. but i didn't feel like going to the trouble of finding something else and wrapping this up, so i finished it.

my run was perfect. i left at 6:45, when it was still pretty dark, but by the time i was 1/2way through the sun was rising. LOVE IT! it seemed pretty easy, too.

i just made the BEST BOWL of oats:
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 1/2 banana, sliced thinly
when oats were almost cooked i added:
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • pinch pumpkin pie spice
and then for toppings:
  • 2 dates, chopped
  • 3 caramelized walnuts, broken into pieces
  • a ginger-o cookie!, broken up
  • a spoonful of pumpkin butter, drizzled over top
  • a spoonful of almond buttah

this actually didn't seem like too much . i was hungry from my run, and really, there were just a lot of small add-ins (you probably know this but i have to tell myself this!).

i packed my lunch early this morning, pre-run. here's what i packed:

lunch - sandwich (before closing) made with herbed greens, roasted garlic hummus, tabouli, and orange pepper

to be accompanied by...

a beautiful fruit cup!

(multiple pictures needed due to pretty colors)

for an afternoon snack...

kashi honey sesame tlc crackers with aged gouda

once again, i am super late. here's a preview of the latest crochet project. i am making a placemat! only thing is, this won't be appearing on the blog any time soon because it is for a class i am teaching, so even after i am done with it i won't want to get it dirty until the class is over. also, i am not so sure about the practicality of it... i chose very expensive yarn (because it is free for me from the store... the mat would otherwise cost $20!), and while it is 100% cotton it is also supposed to be handwashed. riiiiiiight. i will probably risk it and throw it in a lingerie bag on gentle cycle. it isn't taking all that long to make so if it falls apart eventually, it won't be that horrible.

off to run a million reports today. ciao!

1 comment:

  1. Is that the yarn you showed me on Friday? It's even prettier all crocheted up! And dang, girl, you make me want some hummus for sandwiches...