We have been busy today. It started out with shelling at sunrise.
Then we were off for breakfast out!
Mom had been eying the Island Cow for breakfast and they had homemade granola, I was in!
I look very “vacation” in this picture. Some would call it “just awake” or “un-kept”. Whatever. I really wanted pancakes, but also really wanted the homemade granola. I opted to eat 1/2 of a side order of pancakes and an order of granola with milk.
Regular pancakes taste so weird to me now that I have been eating whole wheat varieties, but these were still good! This was a huge bowl of granola! I ate about 3/4 of it and could have finished it off, but I stopped myself.
After breakfast we rode our bikes to the nature preserve to venture out in the kayak!
After about 1.5 hours of paddling we were done and rode our bikes back to the casa and drank a ton of water!
It is 3pm and I think I am finally starting to get hungry again. That granola held me over well! Time to make a very late lunch/snack plate!
Happy Ground Hog Day! I love these crazy American holidays to break up the week! Phil has a lot of pressure on his little furry shoulders. I wonder what number Phil they are on by now?
I don’t know if it was Phil that inspired my oats this morning or the fact that I got in another round of core and arms before getting dressed, but they were amazing!
- 1/3 cup oat bran, 1/3 cup h20, 1/3 cup skim
- 1 large drop of almond extract (again crucial!)
- 1 tsp chia
- 1 tbs vanilla hemp protein
- 1 tbs flax
- 1 banana – 1/2 cooked in 1/2 sliced on top
- 1 small handful vanilla almond crunch granola
- 1 small handful of TJs fiber cereal
- 1 tsp pumpkin butter
- 1 tbs almond butter
- 1 tbs orange cranberries
And now for my favorite part of my morning posts! Food Rule of the Day brought to you by Michael Pollan! Rule #Eat Only Fruits That Will Eventually Rot. “Food Processing began as a way to extend shelf life of food by protecting it from natural competitors. This is often done by removing the nutrients that fungi, bacteria and insects are attracted to ie. omega 3 fatty acids. The more processed a food is, the longer the shelf life, and the less nutritious it typically is.”
Time to get a move on.
Cheers to Phil!
Wow, 5:30AM came reallllly early today. Like a smack in the face it is time to get back in the office. Today’s key word: breathe.
It is 12 degrees here with the wind chill so I needed something to warm my bones. Plus the ice on my knee doesn’t have me screaming smoothie.
- 1/3 cup oat bran
- 2/3 cup skim
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 tbs flax
- loads of pumpkin pie spice, maybe too much?
- chia seeds at end
- vanilla almond granola
- almond butter
- homemade blueberry jam
I really liked the blueberry jam stirred in. It was like a blueberry pumpkin pie.
OK I need to get moving, I spent a little extra time setting up the crock-pot for dinner and I am running behind.
For those of you who are returning to the office today, remember to breathe!
Good Morning! I can’t believe it is Monday morning again. I also can’t believe how awful I slept last night. Actually it wasn’t me, it was Nick. He was tossing and turning the whole night which kept me awake. I told him this morning that if this happens again to please go sleep in the other room or on the couch. Needless to say I was not a happy camper this morning and will not be able to stay awake for the Raven’s game tonight
At least I had prepared my breakfast last night!
Overnight AB&J with banana oats!
This morning I added banana, flax, almond butter and Bear Naked granola.
RAVENS WIN! Not only did they will the beat the undefeated Broncos by a ton! Still in the game!
During the game I snacked on an un-pictured 3/4 of a grapefruit and then I dragged my butt to the gym. I really didn’t want to go and NEED to get there before the Ravens game! I hurt my heal last night, so I did 30min on the ArcTrainer and 30min on the stairmaster, arms and core work. Oh and I was totally wrong about the sun…I got it backwards, too bad I won’t be getting up at 4:30AM to run.
When I returned I decided to make up some crab cakes over a salad. Not the best crab cakes I have ever made, but the crab was still good.
I found a recipe that used yogurt instead of mayo and went from there. I also used oat bran instead of bread crumbs. Also in the cake; parsley, S&P, cumin (found out Nick does not like this), lemon and ground mustard. Broiled.
Now I am sipping on some peppermint tea and throwing on a scary movie.
See you all for Monday!
So I guess my post last night never went up nor did it save…here are two of my favorite pictures from the array.
There was more but Sicily woke us up very early this morning and I really don’t have the energy to re-write the whole thing. So sorry.
I think the fact that it is Monday does not help!
I need a little chocolate in my life this morning. In steps a chocolate explosion cupcake that were in the post last night.
Got to finish up my oats and play with my alarm clock kitty.
Have a good Monday!
Hello! Welcome to Thursday night! It actually isn’t a super night because we lost at kickball, and the team was not in so much of a chipper mood when I left. At least I had my lady to greet me at the door!
This is her current position and we are watching Bones! Reminds me of Kelly (but I am sure she knows they get is all wrong!)
Before I could get home to my girl I had a seriously stressful day. The EPA is coming for a visit soon and we have quarterly reports due so the day was seriously crazy!
I had to scarf down my lunch in between after calls with Region III.
On the to kickball I had two of my apricot carob oat rounds (yes there are still a few kicking around).
I had planned on doing sprints before kickball, but due to me forgetting my clothes at home and tons of traffic, I did not get to the field in time. I was seriously stressing out about this and I know I really shouldn’t be because it is one run! Just one training run! It will not kill me! I know Megan has talked about this and Caitlin (Congrats to Caitlin again!). I just tried to channel Nick the whole time and kept telling myself “I can’t change it, just roll with it”. Love his calm outlook one time, sports are a different story.
Even though we lost our game I still had a good time hanging out with some good people.
When I got home I heated up leftovers that I had planned on eating and made a side salad.
Good Night All! Tomorrow is Friday!
Oh man who didn’t want to try Eli’s BBQ last night on top chef??? And that bacon lettuce wrap! Wow they sure are churning out good food over there, but why did they single out the only veggie dish. I guess it is hard to make a vegetarian dish with only canned item, but still at least they were thinking about everyone!
My breakfast was Totally not inspired by Top Chef…cereal! Trying to get rid of at least one box before tomorrow, and I did finish off my granola.
Lets see what we got? Nature’s Path Blueberry Cinnamon Optimum, Kashi H2H, Uncle Sam, Back to Nature blueberry apple granola and Nature’s Path Flax flakes. On top I had my last white peach and a ton of cinnamon!
Today is my FRIDAY! But tomorrow will be nothing but easy. I am getting super excited/anxious.
Have a super duper day!
I am not ready for it to be fall yet! I still haven’t gone on vacation! Don’t get me wrong, I love the no humidity in the air, but I am not ready for my bathrobe in the morning yet!
At least this weekend looks like it is going to be gorgeous for moving and hopefully a little relaxing.
For breakfast I went a little out of the box.
2 slices of Struan bread from the FM with PB&Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. And a yogurt parfait.
This was a nice change to have a texture party mix in my mouth.
Time to get a move on!
Already September…where did summer go? I miss the summer days as a children when summer felt like it would never end. Sigh.