First things first, thanks to everybody for all the lovely comments and support you gave me about my end of 2009 goals! You know what, I used to be the person who would say, “Oh, I will start eating good again on Sunday…” Yada yada yada. In reality, why wait until 2010 to write some goals? Everyday is a new day to do whatever the hell you want.
Whether that is running a marathon, reading US Weekly magazine, changing careers, kickin’ ass on college winter finals, committing yourself to losing that last bit of weight, enjoying your honeymoon, moving to a new state, taking an internship in NYC, waiting for winter to arrive, hunting for holiday teas or whatever – just do it. Nike-style.
Since my creativity needs to be channeled into some other writing projects, this post may be bland and quick. That is your warning. Luckily, breakfast wasn’t bland, but it was quick! It took mere minutes to concoct this Pumpkin Oatmeal…
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch of salt
1/3 cup organic pumpkin puree
drizzle of agave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
1 spoonful AB
1/4 cup organic dried cranberries
Cranberries + pumpkin = WINNER.
Today was devoted to some catch-up work and organizing at the office. So, twas’ best to go with mini-meals and just graze away throughout the day. Sometimes, I really love knowing I can eat again in just a couple hours :).
Meal #1: carrots, celery + Edelweiss Aged White Cheddar
Meal #2: 1 cup 2% cottage cheese, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, 1/8 cup sunflower seeds + Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
Meal #3: apple cider tea (in my new $2 Santa mug) + 7 Candy Cane Hershey Kisses (OMG – BUY THESE NOW!!!)
Meal #4: 1 banana + 1 tbsp. Dark Chocolate Dreams PB
Meal #5: 1/2 cup nonfat organic Greek yog + 1 tbsp. strawberry honey lavender jam
I worked until 5:45pm, then skedaddled to the gym for a 6:05pm 60-minute spin class.
Why the exact timing you ask?
Because I got to class 10 minutes early, so I decided to just warm up my legs for a bit. Then, the clock randomly stopped in the middle of class, so we ended up spinning an additional 10 minutes. In total, that makes for an approximately 80-minute spin class workout. Enter leg fatigue here.
I walked home as fast as my tired limbs would take me while snarfing down an apple. Then, when I got home, instead of making my planned dinner, I dove into this…
That would be 1/2 roasted acorn squash + splash of OJ + cinnamon + cranberries alongside a Breakfast Sunshine Patty + BBQ sauce + egg on top. Two things: squash + OJ tastes delicious, and I may or may not be eating the Sunshine burger + egg combo tomorrow again. Delish.
Agenda for the evening…
- take a bath
- do some cookin’ for tomorrow
- freelance writing
- blog reading
What is one goal you have for yourself RIGHT NOW? I think the most important of my end of 2009 goals is stick to my budget. I am getting excitingly close to paying off my credit cards!
What is the last random combination you tried that totally worked? The acorn squash mashed with orange juice, cinnamon and cranberries was seriously SO GOOD.