Evening guys! How are y’all today? As a co-worker put it, it’s Friday Eve…woohoooooo!
We started this morning off with a delicious smoothie that Nate made. This bad boy had 1 banana, 5 fresh strawberries, 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, 1/3 cup plain yogurt, 1/8 cup milk, and some splashes of juice. It ended up being about 2 cups of smoothie and super yummy!
At work I made some coffee with hot cocoa powder in it. I wasn’t really a huge fan of the mix today, but I wanted my caffeine, so I drank it anyway. Sorry guys, no shapes like Kath’s!
I’ve decided that really the only thing that holds me over through til lunch these days is oatmeal. Around 10 or so my tummy was rumbling away! I had this instant soup as a snacker:
Here are the ingredients (click to enlarge). Not too bad, eh? 180 calories, couple grams of fat, and 50% of my daily fiber intake 🙂
A few hours later I was hungry again, so I decided to do a Boca mushroom burger and some leftover pasta from last night’s dinner. I’ll be honest, the patty is kinda slimy, but the flavor is SO good! I could eat these every day!
And then it started to snow. HARD. So I didn’t end up getting my walk in today (boooooo!!!) My plan is to do some abs in a few minutes and just chalk it up to a rest day, even though I did 25 minutes of yoga this morning. I ended up going to Whole Foods and just browsing the aisles. I got some more salt (we were out) and canned beans and whole spelt. I’m not real sure what I’m going to do with that, but it’s mine all mine, so look for something in the future! Snack was similar to yesterday’s, sans the cranberries:
The cranberries are SO good in this combo (yogurt, coconut, chocolate chips, GrapeNuts, and dried cranberries). I’ll still eat it without them, but they definitely make it.
We decided to do fried rice tonight, so I roasted a head of cauliflower and a head of broccoli with 1.5 Tbsp olive oil and some salt at 400 for 20 minutes:
While that was roasting away, I sauteed a red onion and some carrots in 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp of butter. When they were done, I added some frozen peas, and then some eggs. I don’t know if you count eggs as meat, but I figured for my Lent purposes I’m going to eat them from time to time! When it was all done I layered the cauliflower/broccoli and then the rice mixture on top:
And, since it’s Friday Eve, I had 1/3 cup vanilla bean ice cream topped with some strawberry jam 🙂
It hasn’t necessarily been a hard day; work was fine and pretty slow, but we took my car in to get some work done and found out that the dealership was going to charge more than the car is actually worth to fix it! I mean, really? So we ended up having to pay for the diagnosis and now we’re going to see if a friend can fix most of the issues, at the very least to up the trade-in value should we get another car. That whole situation really stressed me out though!
Initially we thought we were just going to be buying a new car today, and I seriously started crying! My car (a 2002 Toyota Corolla) was my second car, and I got it brand new. It’s been with me through a LOT of really huge changes in my life, and just thinking about have to say goodbye to “Rolly” made me really sad! Isn’t that strange how we become attached to some material objects so closely? Do you feel the same way about your car? If not your car, anything else?
I hope you all have a fabulous evening, and I can’t wait to celebrate Friday with some Coconut Pecan Cake!
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