**Did you miss my First Communion Recap? I wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments on that post. I let DS read them and they sure put a smile on his face!
Happy Wednesday! It seems like lately I’ve become an “every other day” blogger. HA! I usually start my posts through Word at work and then copy and paste the bulk of it into WLW later on in the evening, but seeing as work has been really busy the past week I haven’t had a chance to get a head start. Also, now that I’m not out every single night of the week with the kids, I kinda enjoy just hanging out. Anyways, I’ve got some “house cleaning” to get through in this post and seeing as life has pretty much been eat, work, sleep the past few days, I figure it’s a good time to get at it! But first, here’s yesterday’s breakfast:
Gotcha! Bet you were expecting oats, right? And with good reason. I was running a bit behind yesterday morning so I grabbed a bowl of this here cereal.
DD is the only one at our house that doesn’t appreciate this stuff and that’s because she’s not a fan of the dried fruit. Her loss. LOL!!
At break time yesterday morning my co worker was telling me that her 18yr old daughter was let go from her job on Monday…through Facebook. Seriously? Maybe I’m behind the times and this is how employers deal with terminations now, but I personally think that is the scardy cat way out. Thoughts? Has this ever happened to anyone you know? Holy smokes!
I ellipticaled my way through a great workout.
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 162
Max Hr: 175
Calories Torched: 483
I enjoyed a yummy lunch, too. I brought the leftover sautéed veggies, a couple falafels, a flatout wrap and a mixture of goat’s milk yogurt and minced cucumber. Here it is pre wrap:
And all rolled up!
The flavour blend was amazing. I was sad to see the last bite! I also ate a good 2 cups of sliced strawberries:
*Newsflash* We have some new babies on the farm!!! This little dolly, Cinderelle Ella, was born 2 weeks ago:
Doesn’t she look like a little unicorn with that tuff of white on her forehead? And this little dude, name still unknown, was born last Thursday.
Dinner was rushed last night because the kidlets had dental appointments after work and I didn’t get home until 5:10. I need to leave the house by 5:30 to get to Pilates!! I quickly warmed up some WW couscous, a chicken sausage and green beans. Then I dumped some wasabi ginger sauce on top.
Did the trick! When I arrived home from Pilates I had the urge to bake so I made some pumpkin muffins that were based on this Hungry Girl recipe.
(This was today’s morning snack!) The biggest change I made was turn what was a loaf into 12 muffins. I also nixed the Splenda and used a ¼ cup of agave. Lastly, I left out the craisins and added a 1/4 cup each of dark chocolate chips and pecan pieces. Needless to say, they came out smashing!
I was back to my oats this morning!
-2/3 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
You already saw what my morning snack looked like so how about I show you an award that I received from Coco!
Thank you Coco for not only this award, but for your informative posts, your honest product reviews and your zest for life in general! You are an inspiration to me.
I went for a run on the treadmill today. I ran at 5.8mph which my brain feels is not fast enough, but my body likes. So my brain will just have to get over itself because I don’t need any more injuries like my ankles last year! Also the last 5 minutes I walked at 4.2mph with a 7% incline.
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 168
Max Hr: 180
Calories Torched: 483
Distance: 4.2 miles
For lunch I ate a grilled veggie and goat cheese panini from Lean Cuisine:
I haven’t had one of these in almost a year! It was pretty good although I could’ve done without the eggplant. *yuck*. I picked most of it off. I also had some banana bread from the staff kitchen:
This was indeed a “normal” sized piece, but I ate most of it before I got back to my desk. *blush* I also ate some more strawberries before I left for home:
The kids and I have been ploughing through strawberries like nobody’s business lately! LOL!
I made a HUGE stirfry for dinner tonight. I had some veggies that absolutely had to be used…..4 red peppers, 6 green onions, an 8oz package of mushrooms and some pineapple. I sautéed the veggies using water, a 1/4 cup at a time, until they were tender. Then I added pork from kabobs that I got at the farmers' market and froze and the last turkey sausage, chopped up. When we get Chinese take out I always freeze the leftover soy dipping sauce so I thawed that out, thinned it with a bit of water and OJ and used that as the sauce. This concoction was served over rice noodles.
Even though DD picked out the red peppers and DS picked out ALL the veg, this meal was a hit and there was only enough leftover for my hubby’s lunch. Score! My sweet end was a chocolate chip All Bran bar with a side of cat:
Yum! One last thing….Krista’s Kravings made an appearance over at Women’s Day new blog!!! Check it out! :) I think I’ll let you all off the hook now. :) Thanks for reading and I’ll catch ya all later!
Bye for now!!