Hiya! How was everyone’s Monday? I’m not gonna lie peeps….it was rough getting out of bed this morning! I’m just not used to being a party girl anymore. LOL! It was still a pretty decent day, I will admit! The sun was out in full force, work went by lickity split and I enjoyed some good eats. How can that be bad, right??
I didn’t feel like an elaborate breakfast this morning. Actually, I just wanted a bowl of cereal, but I ran out of almond breeze. Bummer! Nature’s Path hot oatmeal in raisin spice to the rescue!!
I added some ground pecans and chopped peanuts to it for some bulk and chowed down. :)
I had a delicious vanilla almond Luna Bar before heading to the gym:
I like this flavour; nice and mild.
We’re back to regular hours at work now so I had my hour lunch break back. I decided to do an incline walk on the treadmill (4.3mph/7.5% incline) and managed to hammer our 3.2 miles in 45 minutes. Let’s just say it’s obvious that a half hour in the gym for 8 weeks has taken me back a step. Today’s workout was HARD!
I whipped up some tuna salad this morning for my lunch using a ½ can of tuna, Fage, Dijon and S&P. I ate it on a toasted English muffin.
Looks gross, right? I know! But trust me, it was GOOD! After eating that I dove into these gorgeous LOCAL strawberries that my friend brought me:
I’m sure gonna miss berry season!!
I had to take my oldest cat, Octavius (Tavy for short) to the vet for an appointment after work. He’s okay, but at 14 would be considered an old geezer (72yrs old) so he gets to go for a car ride once a year to make sure that all is well. Did I mention that he HATES the car?
Stink eye or what?! He hates the cold metal table even more!
That is one pissed off cat!! HA! Then he tried the ole, “Maybe if I hide they won’t find me” trick:
That didn’t work either! What a crazy animal!
While DD and I were at the vet my hubby got some dinner cooking. Chicken thighs on the BBQ, veg and I had some rice, they had mac n cheese.
I bought this rice to try and really, really enjoyed it! One minute in the nuker and you have perfect, non sticky rice! Not that rice is hard to make by any means, but this will be great for busy nights this coming winter.
After dinner I made my way to the health food store for 2 reasons; I ran out of almond breeze (as I mentioned earlier) and I had a coupon for a free loaf of Silver Hills bread.
I had Steady Eddy last time so I thought I’d give Mack a go. I hear he’s sporting a helmet these days! I also bought some more tempeh bacon and ginger chews:
And as promised in my review, I do purchase plenty of Nature’s Path products myself!
Just ignore that rip! It happened when I took the price tag off! Seeing as my favourite oatmeal in the variety pack was the flax plus I thought I would like the hemp. I’ll be trying that out tomorrow! And the granola is DD’s absolute favourite ever. The last item was a splurge item:
I ate one for dessert on the way home. All I can say is “Coconut Bliss; where have you been all my life???” Seriously, if you’ve never tried these bars, you MUST.
I also stopped at the deli next door to grab some reduced lunch meat; The ONLY reason it’s reduced is that it’s the bum end of the larger pieces that they can’t cut with the slicer anymore. My kids certainly don’t care! I also bought some unpictured cheese called “cassata”. It’s supremely hard to find in my area but brings back awesome childhood memories of the “Cheese Man” coming up the street selling wheels of the stuff. Mom used to make us huge sandwiches with the cassata on fresh Italian bread. Mmmm! My Dad found out that Market Fresh started carrying it and let me know. It’s very similar to mozzarella, but much creamier.
I’m gonna sign off now and go watch SYTYCD Canada. How was your day? Anything exciting happen? I’m just about caught up on blog reading from the weekend so if I’ve missed anything exciting, please tell!! :)
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Bye for now!!