Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cheating, Hockey and Homework

I cheated on my oats and it was wonderful!IMG_3327
Toasted Silver Hills bread, Italian ham and a poached egg….I’m in love!  It’s been *years* since I’ve made this for breakfast and I enjoyed each forkful. 
Work was uneventful.  No complaints there.  I noshed on a Mojo Bar before making my way over to the gym:IMG_3328
Sweet chocolate….salty pretzels….a pleasure on my taste buds! 
The elliptical was my machine of choice yesterday while watching home improvement shows.  I’m still miffed that Rachael Ray isn’t on over the lunch hours anymore.  Humpf!
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 158
Max Hr: 173
Calories Torched: 431
Distance: 4.6 miles

I still had a half can of salmon in the fridge from Tuesday’s kale salad so I mixed it up with a bit of mayo, salt & pepper and served it on a toasted WW English muffin that had a wedge of LC cheese spread over it:IMG_3329
Salmon is great for keeping you full and I love it, but boy does the taste ever stay with you!  I sucked on mints all afternoon!  LOL
We went out to the farm for dinner to celebrate my FIL’s birthday.  Because of soccer we haven’t been out in awhile so the first thing we did was head out to the barn to see these gorgeous babies!IMG_3330
And the newest addition, Speckled Warrior…IMG_3333 What a darling!  We enjoyed a wonderful down home dinner of roast, scalloped potatoes, veg and chewy, dense buns:IMG_3334 Dessert was a glistening chocolate mousse cake spotted with freshly picked raspberries from my in laws friends place.IMG_3335 I was glad to have worn yoga pants!!
It been a cold week so I decided it was high time I brought the tropics into my life.  I slathered myself with coconut scented lotion after the shower as opposed to my stand by; Eucerin and threw as much “hot weather” type add ins to my oats:IMG_3337
  • 1/2 cup each water & pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup Quaker oats
  • cinnamon & coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • tropical trail mix
It was pretty much perfection!  :)
Before shredding with Jillian and the gals I ate a Back to Nature bar in Brazilian Nut Fiesta: IMG_3338
This one was a bit sweet, but stuffed with nuts and raisins which powered me through the DVD and another 15 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill. 
Lunch was more crushed pineapple, mixed with about 1 cup of cottage cheese,IMG_3339
And some crisp red grapes:IMG_3340
DS had a hockey practice right after work so I ate a Ginger Gold apple as I was leaving work;IMG_3341
Some pictures from practice…IMG_3346 IMG_3344 IMG_3345
He was pretty excited because not only did they get to pick their number this year, it was sewn on to their new gear.  Here he is with his new team hat:IMG_3349 IMG_3351 IMG_3350
The kids had asked for tacos for dinner which was a good decision because although not the healthiest, it’s quick to prepare.  I nuked my Kashi Mayan Harvest meal and served it over some brown rice for a filling, super tasty meal!IMG_3355
Dessert was a square of Mama Peas blackberry oat bars (zucchini jam bars in my case).  I drizzled some Smuckers caramel sauce on it for some pizzazz:IMG_3356
DS had some math homework that we just finished.  The joys of homework!!IMG_3357  
In just a few minutes I’ll be tuning into the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, then CSI.  Yahoo! 
How has your week been???
Bye for now!!


  1. I love breakfast sandwiches, but I definitely don't eat them enough!! I used to eat Denny's Moons Over My Hammy sandwich--I bet I could make a similar version at home! And oooo that cake looks stunning!! I always wear stretch pants when I know cake will be around lol!

  2. That bfast sandwich looks incredible. And I want to try that brazil nut bars (love brazil nuts!!). The mini horses are so so cute. I want one ;) I think Frank and the mini would get along well ;) Great picture of your little man in action. Yayy for almost Friday!

  3. ah i've heard vampire diaries is SUCH a good show

    looks like a fun time at the farm :) don't miss that homework! DS looks like he's really into it-- you are such a great mom!

  4. So excited that hockey season is upon means my beloved Canucks will be back in action! Yay!

    I don't consider tacos to be unhealthy - you have a pretty balanced meal actually with protein, veggies, grains, and dairy if you want to add cheese or sour cream.

  5. your cheating "person" is actually very attractive, I might try it too! coconut lotion and coconut oats? I can smell it... so good! ;)

  6. Speckled Warrior is an absolute cutie! I can't believe hockey season is upon us again! Where does the time go?! :)

  7. Your breakfast looks amazing! I really need to learn how to poach an egg.

  8. Oh true that to the joys of homework!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! I feel like Im back in school! lol!

    Glad the kids are back to school and hope they are liking it!

    Speckled Warrior is ADORABLE!!!!!!! I want that pony!!!!

    Hope you have a great weekend girl! Im relaxing all weekend for once! Well besides anthony's football game, thats all we have planned!

  9. eggs on toast, we were thinking the same thing this morning, mmm very nice!

    SCALLOPED POTATOES!!! i love using up leftover baked or steamed spuds and making scalloped taters- its such a great dish to go with a hearty meal :)

    wow did they make that chocolate mousse cake? that looks quite devilish, in the best way!

    xoxo <3

  10. New babies!!!! :D:D Awwe Speckled Warrior is so precious. :) I can't stop smiling!

    I went out to dinner in yoga pants tonight, too..and I can say I know how you feel about being glad you wore them! ;) That cake looks delicious!

    And this is random, but I love your "tear drop" bowl.

  11. DS looks adorable! That bar looks good too. We don't have that brand in the US; at least, not that I've seen. And I know what you mean about that breakfast. Having a meal or combination of foods that you used to have often and haven't had in a long time really brings you straight back to that time!


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