Friday, February 19, 2010

Slow As Molasses

Oh, my friends….work was incredibly SLOW today! I spent the majority of the day wishing I had booked the time off because I have a crap load of stuff…housework wise…to get done this weekend. Isn’t that how it goes??? AHHHHH!!!! Breakfast was divine, though. IMG_0392
-1 cup water
-1/4 cup PC steel cut oats
-thawed & warmed peaches & blueberries IMG_0391
I made this in the microwave this morning and wound up with a boil over. LOL! Typical Friday luck. I caught it before it turned disastrous, though, and enjoyed every bite.

One thing I love about steel cut oats is how much staying power they have. So when my stomach started “grumbling” at 10:30, I knew it was due to boredom, not hunger. I distracted myself on the internet a bit, took a walk around the building and sorted through some paperwork at my desk until it was 11:30, which is usually when I eat my snack. IMG_0393
I’m so glad I didn’t cave to the “fake” hunger cues. They can be such a trap for me.

I sacrificed some stretching time at the gym today to squeeze another 5 minutes of cardio in. LOL! That actually sounds pretty pathetic now that I put it to paper, but it’s true! Next week I’ll be starting a 4 week plan that was in the March issue of Prevention magazine. The program includes weight and strength training which is something I *really* need to get back on track with. It’s a 5 day schedule which I’ve adjusted to Mon-Fri because those are the days I know I can commit to doing it. I’m excited to start it! But for now, here today’s stats:

Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr: 146
Max Hr: 158
Calories Torched: 414
Distance: 5.3 miles

As I was making the kids cheese and mortadella sandwiches last night I realized that it’s been a very long time since I’ve had any mortadella myself. And it’s my absolute favourite lunch meat!!! I decided right then and there to have some in my lunch, too! IMG_0395
WW bagel, LC cheese wedge, romaine lettuce and mortadella. Delightful. Anybody in need of a hug? IMG_0396
Apparently me…and there were actually 2 more go down the hatch! :D

By the time afternoon break rolled around I was in dire need of a pick me up. Enter a Maxwell House Maxiccino. IMG_0394
You’re really only suppose to add ¾ of a cup of water and my mug is pushing 2 cups so it’s a bit weak, but I prefer it that way. They’re too sweet otherwise. I also ate the last of my pineapple before leaving for the day; IMG_0397

The fam had Mary Brown’s for supper so I put some leftovers to good use. I combined the last of my quinoa, some pork tenderloin and marinara sauce and heated it in the microwave. Then I sprinkled some Mrs. Dash seasoning on top. IMG_0398

Dessert? Another piece of banana chocolate cake! *blush* It’s just SO good! IMG_0399

We just finished watching “Aliens in the Attic”. What a cute movie! We had a few good laughs, that’s for sure! Pepper watched, too…. IMG_0400

That cat is a sucker for a blanket. LOL! I’m just watching Criminal Minds now. I’ll probably catch some Olympics, too. The weekend is looking pretty decent. DS has an at home game tomorrow, then he’s heading to a friends house for the afternoon. All I have to do is groceries. Sunday morning I have brunch planned with the girls and I think my brother is coming over in the afternoon with his kids. How is your weekend shaping up?

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Bye for now!!


  1. Sorry work was so slow! I totally get boredom hunger on days like that as well. I usually try taking down some extra water to make it go away! Great use of the leftovers. Hope you enjoy the weekend :)

  2. your strategy to fight the "fake" hunger is really good, I should adopt it when I'm anxious with work. I hate ruining my appetite for proper meal.... I keep telling myself not to snack when I'm not hungry... but never did anything actually to avoid it. Thanks for the tip! ;)

  3. ah, sorry work is slow!

    love the kitty picture...imagine that, but with my german shepard and's too funny. :)

    and what's mortadella? I've never heard of it!

  4. mmm your lunch sammie sounds good. I'm not sure I've ever tried that sort of favorite is salami :P Glad you are enjoying that cake! I am vicariouisly living through you :P

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    have a great weekend!

  5. That is a gorgeous bowl of oats -- love the vibrant purple color from the berries! Oooh, that banana chocolate cake looks amazing!

  6. oh wow that lunch sammich looks so good! Never tried mortadella before. That's so funny about the cat loving the blanket!


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