A – HUGE Thanks and hugs to Katie (aka Chocolate Covered Vegan!) for naming me Chocolate-Covered Blogger of the Day. That is TOO sweet for words! I was beyond giddy when I saw that. THANK YOU so much Katie! You made my day :)
B – I meant to update last night but I ended up going to bed earlier than I planned to because I suddenly started feeling pretty icky. It was short-lived but unexpected and came on suddenly so blogging was just a no-go. And I’ve been doing errands (aka health food hopping hehe) with my mom today so once again blogging was shoved to the way-side.
Instead here I am now, chilling at home on a Friday night, blogging instead of doing the stuff that I am supposed to be doing, like the piles of work and studying that I need to get done for this coming week. Sigh.
C – My life is entirely unexciting right now with this term being so demanding. I feel so antisocial, reclusive, tired and lazy. I don’t even have the motivation to work out much. I need to take up a winter sport like skiing or snowshoeing so I can somehow learn to love this season. We’ll see if that ever happens haha.
D – So since I have pretty much absolutely nothing other than too much school work going on in my life right now, onto the food it is.
Breakfast: Oats with pumpkin, cinnamon and banana. This bowl was extra creamy because I dumped in some whey that I drained from about 1/3 of a container of plain yogurt. I heard dumping it into oats was a good idea so I figured why the heck not? I couldn’t taste it at all but I liked the added creaminess and it adds extra protein right? Can’t go wrong with that.
I was still slightly hungry so breakfast part 2 was black coffee and half an orange.
Lunch: I was in a mad rush to get to class but needed to get some food in me so I quickly heated up the last of my leftover baked tofu and cut some cut up zucchini and baby carrots with edamame hummus.
During my break between classes I snacked on one of my homemade bars (the second one :) ). I calculated that one out at slightly over 100 calories so it was like a mini larabar, which was the perfect size to satisfy my teeny hunger and snack craving. And it was delicious too.
Once I got home my mom had some rice stir fry a cookin so that’s what I had for my dinner. In the stir fry: red pepper, broccoli, garlic and shrimp. I also mixed it with a bit of salsa and buffalo sauce. Everything is better with a little buffalo heat. Plus some baby carrots once again. I also snacked on some bread and cottage cheese (not together) while waiting for this to be ready since I was pretty darn hungry.
I had another serving of the stir fry then a big plate of spinach with some garlic vinaigrette.
The hunger wasn’t quite gone so I went to the sweeter side of things. A coffee/hot chocolate combo and a bowl of vanilla protein powdered pumpkin micro-ed til nice and warm.
I tried to get some work done but was extremely unproductive last night. And strangely pretty darn hungry. I couldn’t resist it any longer so eventually I gave into a small bowl of Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls, Guardian cereal, frozen banana slices and berry yogurt. Plus several handfuls of cereal straight from the box.
Then I started to feel sick. Rotten cereal perhaps?! Ha. Who knows. I kind of doubt it was the cereal’s fault though.
Breakfast: Oats with pumpkin, banana and blueberries. Topped off with soy nut butter mixed with unsweetened original almond milk and a little sugar free maple syrup. This was one tasty bowl of oats.
I also ate an apple but I didn’t bother to take a picture, mainly because I kind of forgot about it and ate it really quickly.
I eventually headed off to my Friday classes. Luckily the driving today was a little less slippery. Phew. There’s still plenty of snow to slide in though. When shall it end?!
I kept my lunch light today because I knew I would be having a big dinner. What kind of big dinner? A big sushi dinner! :) Had to make sure to have some room for that. So I had a spinach/veg salad topped with balsamic vinaigrette and honey mustard, with a side of 1% cottage cheese.
My mom went out for lunch and came home with half of a lemon square. I had a sliver (Hey Mom with no head in the background).
And finished off the last of my container of rice pudding. Well, had some and then made my brother finish it off. He didn’t complain too much.
I need to eliminate all of the excess sweet junk we seem to have had around lately. It’s not good for my ridiculously annoying sweet tooth.
Sadly I got no pictures from my sushi dinner with my mom and brother. We went out to an all-you-can-eat sushi place but while my brother opted for that option, my mom and I ordered off the normal menu. We both started with a wonton soup and then split an order of dumplings and three rolls: a king roll, california roll and tempura shrimp roll. We brought a few pieces home but managed to finish off a good chunk of them. They were all tasty but all pretty similar, packed mainly with cucumber, avocado and then either crab or shrimp. We didn’t realize they would be so similar since the menu has no descriptions (I was hoping the king roll would be something a little more exciting) but oh well, at least now I know for next time.
I think I’m going to call it a night. I have a long weekend ahead of me of working and… more working. Plenty of studying to get done and very minimal time to do it.
Hey spring break, I could use you right about now!
Happy weekend :)