The past two days have been busy times since I’ve been working pretty much all day. Yesterday I worked all day at the bakery and then went out for some dinner/restaurant hopping/walking with a friend, and then today I was working at the university all day. So I’m only getting around to an update now. Sorry for the blog neglect!
Breakfast was a bowl of the Quaker Weight Control instant oatmeal packets, Maple Brown Sugar variety or some flavour like that, topped with frozen banana and blueberries, vanilla yogurt and homemade granola. Good bowl but instant oatmeal just cannot compete with rolled oats cooked on the stove. Ever. This was accompanied by a coffee/light hot chocolate mixture.
I packed my lunch. I had a salad with some homemade sour cream/dill/chipotle salsa dressing, a bit of leftover chicken and some baba ganoush. I also packed an apple and the remaining half of a Cliff bar.
Work was intense because it was quite the hot day and the bakery has no air conditioning. Plus it was pound cake day so I was practically running all day back and forth grabbing tray after tray of pound cakes and packing them up and whatnot, as well as packing up box after box of sponge cakes. At the end of the day, as gross as this is, my shirt was covered in sweat. It was awesome. This more than covered a workout, which is great considering I didn’t have the chance to get a good workout in anyway.
For dinner my friend and I wanted to try somewhere new so we went to a little place called Marbles. The menu was okay but there wasn’t a ton of choice. Most stuff was pretty healthy though, but too pricey for my liking. I got a greek salad (without olives- they are one of the few foods I really don’t enjoy) and it was good, but not worth the over $10 I paid for it. I also ate some of the bun from my friend’s burger. Excuse the poor quality photos but all I had was my cell phone.
Then my friend STILL wasn’t satisfied (I think she was having one of those bottomless pit days), so we headed to Symposium. We got iced cappuccinos (which I should have asked for without whipped cream but it didn’t say it on the menu so I didn’t think of it and then it was too late but oh well), and she was strangely craving an appetizer so she ordered the spinach dip. I had no intention of having any but when there is a big cheesy bowl of spinach dip with fresh pita bread sitting in front of me, like I can say no, especially when I haven’t had it in forever. So I had a few bites. And a few more bites than that. And probably ended up having just a bit more than I should have. But it was darn good.
Then my friend and I went for a decent little walk.
Then I went home and chatted with my brother for a bit and then went to bed soon after. I could probably have posted during the time before bed but I was tired and just not feeling up to it.
And then there is
I had a quick breakfast of frozen berries, mango and banana with yogurt and Weetabix and Corn Bran Squares. I love these fruit and yogurt breakfasts and they are so nice and filling right when I eat them but they definitely don’t hold me over for very long. I was nearly starving only a couple of hours later.
I had this with an iced coffee, but not my traditional blended one because it was too early in the morning for the loud Magic Bullet. So I just threw in some ice cubes instead.
We are always provided with lunch at the university but I never know what we are going to be having so I always pack snacks. I was doing parking directing and computer lab course registration today. I had the apple after the parking stint and then had lunch after the lab stuff. Lunch was wraps. I had half a chicken wrap but there was some weird cranberry sauce stuff in it that I wasn’t a fan of so I took out the chicken slices that had a lot of it touching them and I also ripped off a good chunk of the sauce-soaked tortilla part. So I ended up with a fairly small wrap of a bit of chicken, lettuce and tomato. I also ate the carrots I brought. Then I headed out to do more parking. I thought I was satisfied with this amount of food right after eating it but grabbed a Kashi granola bar from my purse just in case (I didn’t end up eating the one in the photo). Good thing I brought it because my hunger came right back several minutes later. So I had the granola bar outside and it held me over for the rest of the day. Oh except for the little mousse cake thing that I had after I finished parking. They were our special treats for the day. And I’m nearly positive they were ordered from my bakery. So they felt extra special haha.
Here are my packed snacks:
I did a bit of pre-dinner snacking on some veggies, hummus etc.
Then for dinner we had roasted vegetables, which included sweet and white potatoes, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms and garlic cloves. I love roasted veggies for dinner. I had a nice big plateful along with about 1/4 of a leftover chicken burger that I didn’t take a picture of.
Then for my dessert I had an iced coffee mixed with some FF ice cream. I actually made this a little while ago and then once it was all mixed decided I didn’t want it so I threw it into the freezer. Today I defrosted it a bit and Magic Bulleted it up to make a lovely iced coffee smoothie of sorts. Awesome. I will definitely be doing this again.
Now time for a workout! Sorry for the way-too-long posts lately, yikes.