I totally meant to post last night but we ended up with company over and time ran out. Sheesh! Did everyone have a good weekend? Mine was pretty decent. I’m on 8:30 start this week so I get to sleep in a wee bit. Nice! I’ll hop right along to the food so that this post doesn’t turn into a monster!
-1 cup water
-½ cup Old Wessex 5 Grain cereal
No gym yesterday because a late morning start = a 12:30 lunch and yoga was in the gym. Boo! I took the opportunity to drop by the bakery to order DS’s cake for his Communion that’s on Sunday. But before that I munched on a homemade granola bar: You can find the recipe for this right here. Then I went home to eat some lunch:
This is one cup of LF cottage cheese, pineapple jam and blueberries. Divine. I ate this on the deck while soaking up as much sun as possible. We live in a very mature neighbourhood and our yard is very private with lots of trees and plants so it’s very easy to imagine that I’m out in a country setting.
The afternoon was pretty slow, work wise. It’s nice to be able to go for a stroll around the block come 3pm break time now that the weather is smartening up. Nothing like some fresh air to perk you up, right? Before going home I snacked on the last of my Muscat grapes:
The FedEx man made a stop at my house yesterday which is always a really good sign! He brought me a box full of Dr. Kracker crackers and crisps thanks to Margaret. Check out how generous she was:
I’ve bought the flatbreads before and loved them so I was eager to dig into all these treats. The fam and I had a total taste fest after dinner which was really fun. They all know that they’re welcome to any goodies that I am sent with the stipulation that they have to give me their honest feedback. I feel that my reviews are 100% + honest because I’ve got opinions from 3 sources; me, my hubby and the kids…and we all have very different taste buds! HA! You can be sure to see a review post go up in the next week or so.
Dinner was a simple affair; BBQ pork tenderloin, corn and quinoa:
Sweet end = dark chocolate with sea salt;
Insert company, an episode of Dirty Jobs (love Mike Rowe) and bed. Zzzzz…..
I woke up feeling refreshed after a great sleep. I didn’t realize how horrible I’ve been sleeping lately until this morning. I got to breakfast after getting everything ready for me and the kids.
-2/3 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
-strawberries thawed with apple cinnamon honey
I let the kids walk to school from our house this morning. Usually they leave from the babysitter which is a shorter walk but when I start work at 8:30 it’s no worth taking them to her house. They really only have to go out one street from where we live to a main road and cross once. I’ve confirmed that there is a crossing guard there. and that went a long way towards my peace of mind. Even though it about a 20min walk, they both enjoyed the freedom. *sigh*
I chose the treadmill today as my workout companion and together we knocked out a sweaty 4.2mph, 7.5% incline walk!
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 166
Max Hr: 182
Calories Torched: 495
Distance: 3 miles
I felt really jello-y after this so I know I wasn’t slacking!
Lunch was some leftovers that I found while rummaging around in the fridge; a spinach & feta turkey sausage and quinoa with some invisible wasabi ginger sauce on top.
My afternoon snack was a bowl of sliced strawberries:
The fam had to leave at 4pm to go to an out of town hockey game so I was on my own for dinner. I didn’t want anything heavy because Pilates was also tonight so I made some eggs. I used a 1/4 cup of egg white and a 1/4 cup of egg beaters and scrambled them with a LC cheese wedge. On the side was a WW toasted English muffin with some butter:
I saw it only fitting to serve my eggs on an egg shaped plate. :) When I got home from Pilates I had to fill up the tub, kettle and coffee pot with water because the city is shutting the neighbourhood down from 8pm – 6am for sewer maintenance. Fun stuff! Then I sat down with more fruit!
I can’t seem to get enough strawberries lately…hence the title of this post! I think I’ll end this here and settle in to watch The Biggest Loser. Any out of the ordinary plans this evening??
Bye for now!!