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August 16, 2008

Soooo I definitely went back to bed after breakfast today 🙂 It’s honestly one of my favourite things to do… During the school year on weekends I loved waking up super early, enjoying my oats, and then falling back asleep for a few hours before waking up again to coffee. Ok, I’m a little weird 🙂 I only slept for half an hour or so today though, and then I got up and made myself some coffee before heading to the gym. I did 40 minutes on the elliptical today while watching X-Weighted, which is a weight-loss show filmed in Nova Scotia (where I grew up!). Watching kind of made me miss home but it was nice to see all of the familiar places! It was also inspiring to work out while watching it- basically the show follows one or two people an episode and covers about six months of their weight loss journey. This episode focused on two best friends, one woman whose starting weight was 235, the other at 295. Both of them wound up losing quite a bit of weight, which made me feel happy for them 🙂 As with any weight-loss show I watch I always hope the contestants stick to their new habits and see it as a lifestyle change, not just a quick fix to lose some pounds. But anyway enough blabbering, on to the food!!!!

I absolutely loved everything I ate today 🙂 It really is my goal to make every day like this! For lunch I toasted up two fig + flax waffles spread with a little butter, 1/2 cup microwaved egg whites, grapes, and a white peach that was a little bruised but still tasted delicious! I need to take a moment to rave about egg whites- SUPER easy to make in the micro, delicious, and they kept me full forever! I just buttered up a little dessert bowl and poured in about 4 egg whites, then microwaved for roughly a minute, stopping every 20 seconds to stir. They came out fantastic, tasting just like they were poached! The touch of butter I used to grease the cup provided awesome flavour too. Sprinkled with a little salt & pepper, they were perfect. Expect to see a lot more egg whites on this blog!!!! 🙂

Dinner was just as much fun! I had a mixed greens salad with blueberries and balsamic vinegar. Blueberries are definitely my favourite berry and they are perfect in salads, since they are both sweet and tart. I had some 2% plain yogurt anddd one of my Boston finds! The Kashi Go-Lean Chewy protein & fiber bar, in chocolate almond toffee. This. Was. Awesome. It was pretty big so it took me a while to eat, and it tasted like a candy bar, but better. It was pretty sweet (the only downfall, there are 31g of sugar in this bar- yikes!) but with 13g of protein, 6g fat and 6g fiber this guy kept me going at work all night. I only wish Kashi would sell such deliciousness in Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another super busy weekend at work (double shifts both days) but at least I have Monday off so I can catch up on sleep and downtime then! Have a great weekend everyone!!!


Figs In My Waffle

August 15, 2008

I just got home from work and I have such an awful headache! No clue where it came from 😦 So I’m going to post quick and then go straight to bed, I have a lot planned for tomorrow and I want to wake up early and feel well-rested. As for today, I woke up a little late and wasn’t hungry (probably because of some late night fruit and cereal snacking!) so I went to the gym and did a quick 20 minutes on the elliptical. I made brunch for myself as soon as I got back, which consisted of some grapes, very ripe mango, 1/2 cup of 1% cottage cheese, and a new grocery find, a Lifestream Fig + Flax waffle spread with a touch of butter. These are by far my favourite frozen waffle- they have great flavour and little bits of fig in the waffle!! Yum.

My packed dinner for work was some more grapes, yogurt, a whole wheat roll, and a mixed greens salad with blueberries, broccoli, and balsamic vinegar. Lots of ‘b’ words there haha.

I didn’t eat a whole lot today because I just wasn’t that hungry. I ate until I was quite full every day in Boston and snacked last night so that’s probably why my appetite was off today.

Have a good night everyone and see you in the morning 🙂

Ham & Cheese, The Remake

August 1, 2008

My computer is absolutely flat-out refusing to load my pictures right now. I have no idea why. It won’t even recognize that I’ve plugged in my usb! I’ll try again later, but I wanted to type this up so for now, no pics, but hopefully my computer will smarten up and start behaving again soon. (EDIT: It did!! Photos are up now!!)

My burrito lunch held me over SO well!!! I ate around 1:30 (oatmeal got me from 6-1:30, isn’t that just incredible?! Go oats!!!!) then went to the gym straight from work and didn’t get home until 6:45. And I was just starting to get hungry at that time, after an intense workout too. I really just needed to sweat it out tonight, and boy did it ever feel good. 30 minutes on the elliptical and then another 30 on the treadmill (running for 25, walking on a fairly steep incline for 5). I took my time stretching it all out afterwards and I feel sooo much better and more relaxed now. I’m a pretty tightly-wound person so exercise really is like therapy for me- I want to start practicing yoga because I think it would also help me relax a bit better.

Anyway, after the gym I came home and made the dinner I started craving at 10am this morning… Ham and cheese 🙂 But not any old ham and cheese. I used two slices of maple-smoked ham with an ounce of camembert cheese (my absolute favourite), some mustard, and a kamut flour tortilla. I grilled it until melty on the George Foreman and quickly entered gourmet grilled cheese heaven… Divine. I also had a massive side salad with mixed greens, broccoli, blueberries, mixed dried berries, a touch of pepper and some balsamic vinegar. I must say, I was pretty darn happy with this meal.

As I was spreading the mustard out over my tortilla tonight I was remembering how much I used to hate mustard. I love it now, which got me thinking of other things that I used to loathe as a child and that I now can’t get enough of… I remember being fed fish and trying to spit it into a napkin when my parents weren’t looking, whining when they gave me sweet potato souffle, and hating oatmeal so much that I wouldn’t let my siblings eat it out of my favourite bunny bowl for fear of contaminating my dish forever. My parents still made me eat most of these things and it’s kind of funny how much I love everything I once used to abhor. I would love it if my mom made me something as laborious as sweet potato souffle nowadays! At least childhood variety paid off in good tastes now 🙂 Anyone else remember foods they would only eat if they were promised dessert afterwards?? 😉

See you tomorrow! Let’s hope for the return of some pictures….

One-Bowl Day

July 23, 2008

All of my pictures look the same because I’ve been washing and reusing the same bowl all day! How boring…. Anyway, out of this familiar bowl I had 2% yogurt, cinnamon raisin rice pudding (Kozy Shack brand- I highly reccommend it!) Barbara’s Multigrain Shredded Spoonfuls cereal, and a banana topped with some almond butter. I love when you eat exactly what you crave- this meal was simple but perfect and I savoured every bite 🙂

I had a fun workout at the gym today, 25 on the elliptical and another 20 or so on the treadmill, alternating between running and then walking up a steep incline. It felt great! I did some ab work too before I came home for dinner and then went in to work for a bit. Now I’m home and ready for bed 🙂 Sleep tight!