Happy last day of 2009! Nick and I are heading into the city in a little bit to check into our B&B before heading to dinner and then a party in the city.
For breakfast I had a bout 4 boxes of cereal I needed to use up before the new year 🙂
TJs fruit and fiber medley, shredded wheat, Uncle Sam and Kashi H2H with banana, chia seeds and a little pb.
I had planned to go to the gym after breakfast, but the roads are icy and my knee is still feeling off. I consulted with my doctor (Katherine) and she said I should take the day off. It is really hard for me considering the holidays and training for a 1/2, but I know I just need to keep myself in check a little bit more and I will be ok. easier said than done when there will be tons on temptations tonight!
Instead of the gym I cleaned and did laundry.
I broke around 1 pm for some lunch.
Leftover chili with added corn and green beans, Vitamuffin corn top, adora disk and a small chunk of peppermint bark. The chili was great, but the muffin didn’t really taste like corn bread, no grit to it.
I love this bark. I sent some with Nick into the office so I don’t eat all of it!
I am planning on getting Thai or Sushi for dinner filled with veggies and tofu to fill me up before the dangerous spread that will be presented. I might stick to champagne tonight, but we shall see.
OK I am off to pack for our stay-cation! I hear the breakfast is amazing at this place…I can’t wait!
Happy New Year Everyone!
It is chilly willy around here! The wind in brutal and all I want to do is run outside :( There is another thing limiting me from running outside…my knee. Not really sure what is wrong with it but I ran for 10min on the t-mill this afternoon and it killed. I can still do cross training without any pain, but I am worried about running and my training 😦
I am going to try and run on a flat surface tomorrow morning and see how it goes. It doesn’t hurt going upstairs either, Katherine do you know???
I am finally a MD resident after about 1.5 hours at the MVA and a long phone call with my insurance agent.
When I got home I had a nice little lunch.
pumpkin butter, spinach and brie on the gidler, part of the persimmon and a Christmas shortbread and candied ginger (very strong ginger!)
I was not a huge fan of this fruit. Bland tasting with a weird after taste. I added a little honey for flavor. Maybe it will be better grilled?
After lunch is when I went to the gym and had my knee issues.
When I returned Nick’s roommate from college, Jason had arrived for New Years and taken my camera.
Before getting started I had an apple, pita chips and then some Kashi crackers and a few blue corn chips that the boys had with their chili.
We ate around my new centerpiece that my Godmother sent me for Christmas.
For dessert I had a dark chocolate dipped shortbread and a small piece of peppermint dark bark.
So many sweets in the house right now! At least we have an entire batch of cookies with walnuts…that will keep me away!
We are off to play board games.
See you tomorrow for the last day in 2009!!!
It was so nice to be back in my bed with Sissy and Nick last night, but I do miss my momma and CT.
Today I am finally taking my first step to becoming a Maryland resident. I am getting an MD drivers license. To bad I have a massive zit on my forehead that looks like my third eye. Oh the stress of the holidays.
I got to sleep in a bit because there would be mucho traffic getting to the DVM when it opened so I opted to wait. Today I will be doing a lot of waiting so I am breathing and taking it one step at a time.
I also started off my day with a lovely bowl of oats!
Basking in the sunlight.
That was one good bite!
OK time to go over my checklist of 1,000 personal items I have to show the DMV and then figure out where I am going and make sure I drive on the safe side of town.
Have a super day!
My stay in Connecticut in almost at its end :( I feel like I just got here!
This morning mom had to head off to work so I went and tried out the new Greenwich Yoga at the Greenwich Water Club.
Before I left I had a piece of 12 grain with almond butter and a clem.
I did an hour fifteen min hot yoga class (much different from Bikram) that was a nice class, but I was not impressed with the space. It wasn’t very peaceful due to the other regular gym classes going on in the nearby studios. Their regular studio is much more in tune with the zen feeling of a yoga studio…I just wish it weren’t 20min farther away.
We I returned I had my second breakfast.
I chilled with Sissy for a few hours until mom came home around 1pm and we made lunchie.
I made my mom a veggie filled dinner of kale, tofu and leftover sweet potatoes and cauliflower.
I marinated the tofu in honey, orange juice S&P and EVOO. The kale had onions and mushrooms mixed in.
Is it really almost 2010?!?!?
The past 24 hours have been all about…eating!
Starting with Christmas Eve dinner!
We started with some goat cheese, crackers, olives, and chips and guac.
I started with a glass of champagne and moved to red wine for dinner.
It took us about 20 takes to get the red shoes and our entire heads in this picture, but I think it came out well!
Dessert was definitely a special treat form my mom’s friend Lauren cooked delicious poached pears with homemade mascarpone and raspberry sauce. There was a lot more to it, but I can’t remember! I believe vanilla and tripplesec were involved?
Fast forward to Christmas morning!
Marzipan and peppermint bark that were both consumed by the end of the day. Mid way through presents we had a round of bloodies!
Eggs Benedict on a Portobello mushroom with a side of fruit salad.
This fruit salad was delicious! Kiwi, cantaloupe, papaya, and apple.
After brunch mom and I decided to do some yoga with our Christmas hats on and Sissy just wanted to play!
We lit the fire with what wood we had.
And we had some cocktail shrimp while the food cooked. I suggested we have a vegetarian Christmas next year because we can never remember how long to cook the meat for!
Then dinner was served!
We also had an amazing salad that my mom put together!
For dessert my mom and I split a gingerbread triple layer cake from Whole Foods and I also snagged the chocolate gnache from my grandmothers chocolate cake.
Sissy is getting into something. Got to Go!
Again, Merry Christmas!