I’m back again

May 12, 2008

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ll spare the apologies and just get right to today’s wrap-up.

Goji berry and avocado muesli:

Chickpea cutlet, flat round bread, carrots (No, I didn’t eat the whole bag!) and cantaloupe:

Rice, chicken and veggies:

No outstanding photography today, I’m afraid! I’ve been running late and forgetting things like crazy lately, so bear with me :mrgreen:

This evening I went for another run/walk with a friend. It wasn’t super hard but it got us moving and chatting :D Now I’m going to bed – I’m exhausted after a 11+ hour work day

PS – My mom loved her cupcakes!


Rain!

May 8, 2008

Well, today was a bit shorter than yesterday. It rained off and on all day so I was able to leave work a bit early. It’s too bad that I didn’t use the extra time to do much other than clean, but it was a nice feeling to get home before I was exhausted for a change. My next goal will have to be getting back into my training – other than a social, easy “run” on Tuesday, I have not done any exercise other than walking in at least 2 weeks :oops:

Since it was so cold and rainy this morning, I decided to go for some banana oatmeal (half a banana, some oats and milk)

I actually only took the photo after I got full, so what you see here is what I put back in the fridge to eat later. I know, it looks really ugly… I swear that it was good though!

Here’s my lunch, all packed in my lunch box:

You can see an apple, water, green pepper strips (which I never did eat and will make a repeat showing tomorrow) and my wrap that’s wrapped in tinfoil. On the wrap was some rice, some roast beef and some cheese. The plan was to have veggies on the side, but I guess I just didn’t feel like it!

After work, I ate the rest of my oats and some cantaloupe

And leftovers for supper. I did a quick veggie stir-fry with green pepper, zucchini and tomato and put that in a tortilla along with the chicken stir-fry leftovers from Tuesday night.

Just for interest, here’s what I made my mom with the same leftovers (plus some more):

Brown rice, the same veggie stir-fry that I ate on my wrap and some roast beef.

After my mom left, I started my secret Mother’s Day project: cupcakes! Of course I ate one of these yummy treats :mrgreen:

I made chocolate – chocolate chip – banana cupcakes with chocolate ganash (is that how you spell that?) and, of course, sprinkles! Of course I then proceeded to pop one (okay, two) into my mouth :mrgreen:

Next, I prepped tomorrow’s breakfast – blueberry muesli and put that in the fridge.

Finally, I packed my lunch for tomorrow: the same as today, photographed without foil this time :D

Roast beef ans cheese, since you can’t really tell from the photo. There’s also an apple, green pepper and cucumber slices, but they don’t make such an interesting photo :P

I’ll leave you with an observation I’ve made since moving home: I eat way more meat when I’m not paying for it myself! My diet almost seems vegetarian when I’m on my own, but I do love meat too much to pass it up when it’s right there for me. I’m not sure why I thought this was important to point out, it was just something I’ve noticed.


Tired

May 7, 2008

Wow, I just got home about 5 minutes ago and it’s 11:30 pm now. I am so tired! I wasn’t at work all this time, but I had stuff to do after work and one thing just led to another… Supper was a veggie stir-fry over rice, not made by me (as usual lately!) and then I was out of the house as fast as I could eat. Sorry again for the lack of photos! I’ll get into a schedule one of these days :lol:


Another long day

May 6, 2008

Well, I’ve realized that I’m going to be working much longer hours than I had thought! I managed to leave on time today, but only because I had an appointment to get to – tomorrow I could be there until dark! I’m starting to worry about my biking time now. At least my wallet will be happy I guess because I need to keep this job for the summer (it’s tied into school as a placement)

Tonight’s supper was a chicken stir-fry with veggies (I was too hungry to even see what ones my mom put in!) all wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla.

It was delicious! I believe my mom made a variation of the recipe Bohemian Wrapsody from Crazy Plates.

I snacked on some strawberries too while I was waiting, but they kept getting popped into my mouth too fast for a photo-op :mrgreen:

While I’m at it, I’ll do a preview of tomorrow since I have to be at work early tomorrow morning. I’m having muesli with some frozen berries (thawed) and avocado if I remember it in the morning. Here it is in my hand, on the way to my fridge:

Later I’ll have a ham and veggie wrap with some carrots and an apple.

Hope you have a good night and I’ll try to make it back for supper tomorrow. I might have to eat on the job though, which means no photos again. I don’t want to break my camera or lose it.


Surprise!

May 6, 2008

It’s muesli again! This time, my muesli was loaded (well, by my standards it was… ) This morning I used my usual combo of oats and plain yogurt, along with a few goji berries, some thawed berries and some peanuts.

Ya know what? I didn’t like the peanuts or the blackberries – too much crunch in my otherwise creamy muesli! It was still good, just not amazing.

Here’s my lunch for today:

It’s almost the same as yesterday except that there’s an apple, there are no more pickles and I just packed my veggies on my sandwich this time. I may be eating a soggy ham sandwich, but I hope not :P


A good home cooked meal

May 5, 2008

I am definitely being spoiled lately – my mom cooked tonight :mrgreen: We had a big old fashioned meal of pork chops, rice, corn, carrots and salad. I guess you could say we were celebrating my first day of work!

My first day went well (thanks for the good luck wishes :D ) So far it’s pretty easy, this morning was just paperwork and this afternoon was pretty laid back as well since we had to wait for other people to finish their job so that we could do ours. There’s really not too much to say about work, it’s not that exciting, so I’ll just leave it at that – it went well.

About an hour after supper, I decided that I wanted some desert, so I had a bowl of frozen berries and a bit of yogurt.

I didn’t even bother to thaw the berries – it must be summer! It was pretty warm out today, so I ate them frozen. My family thinks I’m crazy though :P


Change of plans

May 4, 2008

Well, I took pictures all day yesterday with the intention of doing a big evening post, but then I ended up going away overnight and leaving my camera at home!

I threw together a nice vegetarian pasta for lunch yesterday. I stir-fried some broccoli and mushrooms with a bit of ginger and jalapeƱos, cooked some whole wheat pasta and tied it all together with a splash of vegetable broth. To me this is a great summer pasta, nice and fresh tasting.

Later in the afternoon, I cut up a mango that was seriously calling my name from the refrigerator :mrgreen: It was juicy and delicious as usual!

This is where it all falls apart. As I said, I went away overnight at the last minute to take advantage of my last weekend before I start work tomorrow. The trip started with a trip to the local indian restaurant. This was my first experience with real Indian food (ie not cooked by me) and I have to say that I really enjoyed it! I don’t remember exactly what we got, but we started with some samosas, followed by two meat dishes (both of which I can’t remember what they were) served with some basmatti rice and naan. Oh man, this stuff is amazing… I’ve been missing out :mrgreen: I definitely want to try google-ing the restaurant to figure out what I ate so that I can try to re-create it!

This morning, I just had a quick and easy breakfast – peanut butter toast. Okay, I’ll admit it, I slept through breakfast again… this was actually my lunch. I also had a chocolate chip cookie on my way out the door :oops:

Dinner was another stir fry cooked by my boyfriend :D This included ham, green peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots and rice. Again, no photo – I was too hungry to go in search of batteries for my camera. I’m not a very good blogger lately, am I? All I can say is that it was super yummy multiplied by a thousand because it was cooked for me!

Tomorrow is my first day of work and I’m a bit nervous because I honestly don’t know what to expect. I am excited too though, so all is good. I will probably have a busy morning though, so I’ll just tell you my breakfast plans tonight: toast and peanut butter with a banana if my mom doesn’t get to it first… I think she packed it in her lunch though, so I may have to settle for another fruit.

Here’s my packed lunch:

A ham sandwich on a large ciabatta bun (on the bottom right), the vegetable fillings to go on the sandwich when it’s time (on the top in the bag) and some carrots. In the veggie bag are tomatoes, pickle slices, cucumber slices and lettuce. Here’s the sandwich from up close:

See you tomorrow night!


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