Hello, hello! How’s everyone doing? I’ve been keeping pretty busy, spending lots of time outside in the warm weather. I love summer! By the time I settled in last night it was 9pm and I watched SYTYCD. For those of you who watch it, do you have a fave dancer yet? I really like Kent cuz he’s so goofy and *real*. I think Billy, Robert and Alex are awesome dancers, though. I’m really not feeling any of the girls this year, though.
I was back to oats for breakfast yesterday…
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
-yogurt chips and shaved coconut
I went with a chocolate almond fudge Clif bar for a pre gym snack:
I’ve had this one for awhile but always hesitated in bringing it to work because it really unleashes that chocolate monster inside me. I was OK today, though. The beast stayed quiet. LOL
My gym time was spent on the treadmill doing an incline walk. I walked at a pace of 4.2mph and put the incline up to 8%. Add that to an extra hot gym and I was one red faced, sweaty gal once done.
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 160
Max Hr: 174
Calories Torched: 433
Distance: 3.2 miles
We had no lettuce left (the stuff in my garden is just about ready to go!)and I was lazy when it came to packing a lunch so I ended up with a mix of goat milk yogurt, Crofters Superfruit jam and pineapple granola:
This was actually really refreshing after getting so hot in the gym and satisfied me just fine. A baggie of cherries completed my (at work) eats.
Dinner was fantabulous because it was something I don’t indulge in very often. (Turkey) meatball subs! I baked up some Dempsters oven fresh baguettes (for the fam) and WW buns for myself. **You can check out my review of this product under my “product review” tab. I bought this bag with my own dinero because they’re that good!** I layered shredded mozzarella on that hot buns, then the meatballs and finally extra sauce:
YUM! On the side I had a small salad with just some romaine, carrots, more mozzarella and sweet onion salad dressing.
The kids LOVE this type of meal. They split one of the baguettes and then each had another in a bun. Momma likes to see her kids eat hardy…especially my boy! :) Dessert was a piece of the banana snack cake with a Cool Whip hat!
Soccer followed dinner and another trip to Walmart followed soccer! Which is why I didn’t settle until 9pm! I finished off my raspberry tea infused chocolate when I got home along with a cup of decaf. I didn’t take a picture if the actual chocolate, but here’s the packaging again!
I woke after a great night sleep. We took our chances with the birds and left the windows open a bit last night. What a difference fresh air makes! I was raring to go a ½ hour earlier than normal! DD left with my MIL this morning to go to the wedding town which is normally a 3hr drive. Going across Toronto this weekend poses a bit of a problem with the G20 Summit going on and anticipating heavy traffic, DD’s company was wanted. She was thrilled! After packing her up I made some breakfast:
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
-walnuts & pecans
Delicious! My hubby is also off work today so I didn’t even have to rush to eat this.
Work was S-L-O-W!!! I was almost falling asleep in my pile of keypunching. What a drag. This Clif bar perked me ups some, though:
I’ve had this flavour before, but today it felt like I was eating a scoop of PB right off the spoon! That’s a good thing!
I won’t lie…going to the gym today took every ounce of energy I had. I did 40 minutes on the treadmill at my normal speed but only set the incline to 4%. I also did 5 random minutes on the stepper.
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 140
Max Hr: 171
Calories Torched: 359
Distance: 2.8 miles
Lunch was a toasted Ezekiel muffin with a LC cheese wedge and egg whites. I ate it open faced to make it last longer:
I also ate some grapes and watermelon that I saved from a staff meeting.
The boys ordered pizza for dinner so I whipped up a quick mix of a ¼ cup (dry) couscous and a can of curried beans:
I rinsed the beans in a colander to get the marinade off. Enough of it soaks in that you can still taste the flavour. Here’s what I used:
After dinner the 3 of us made our way down to the school (which is beside our church) for the annual bazaar. This year DS entered himself in the watermelon eating contest. I was amazed because he doesn’t really even like watermelon. HA! They did it by grade level starting at 1 and ending with 8. DS is in grade 2 so he had a chance to watch the grade 1’s in action.
I think at this point the was starting to wonder what he got himself into! Nervously waiting for his slice.
And they’re off!!!
Glad it’s over!
What a blast! After washing the stickiness off he played a little mini golf:
Then we made our way home. Fun times! And that’s all for now. I likely won’t be around until Sunday night the earliest. I decided to leave the laptop at home because i don’t think I’ll have time to use it. I’ll still be checking blogs on my cell, though! I hope you all enjoy a fabulous weekend and I’ll catch you on the flip side!!
Bye for now!!