May 26th, 2009: Breakfast and Lunch: Back to the grind

Hi gang!  Happy Tuesday!  It’s nice to be able to start off that way instead of Happy Monday.  Tuesday is much more appealing. :p  I got up earlyish this morning at 7am, because I had a morning PT appointment.  I was dragging out of bed too!  My alarm went off and I was right in the middle of a dream.  I hate when that happens because it makes me so groggy and fog headed.  I needed something to clear the mind.

fuel

fuel

Coffee was decent enough this morning.  Not creamy bliss like our fancy coffee we save for the weekend.  I drank my coffee and did office stuff.  Then I headed up to shower and wake up Scott.  I was starving after my shower and felt like something with a little more chew and texture to it.

Yummy, not so filling

Yummy, not so filling

The meant I made some oats today!  I haven’t had oats in ages.  It was perfect and hit the spot.  Although it didn’t last me as long as oatbran normally does.

  • 3/4C vanilla soymilk
  • 1/2C oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1TBSP ground flax
  • 1 small scoop whey protein

Mix-ins were coconut, cranberry, and some vanilla almond butter.  Yum yum!  Once my breakfast was consumed and a bit digested, I got Rocky out for his morning walk.  It was already getting hot and humid by this point.  So much so, that when we got home, Rocks plopped down on the tile floor and hung out.  He never does that unless he’s really really hot.

No time for me to hang out, it was back out the door for PT session.  I am down to only once a week now (YaY!) and hopefully this means my ham is getting better.  While it bothered me on last Friday for my run there was no lingering pain nor pain the next day.  And the same goes for my long walk on Sunday, no pain afterwards.  I am taking this as a good sign!

I was starving during PT because oats did not hold me over well.  As soon as I got back home, I dashed in the kitchen and made lunch.

Veg out

Veg out

A lovely salad:

  • Mixed greens
  • Shredded carrot
  • Shredded zucchini
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Raisins
  • Sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Dressed with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Carb time

Carb time

Hummus and crackers.

Purple beast

Purple beast

And a smoothie!

  • 2C unsweetened cranberry juice
  • .5C POM
  • .5C Water
  • Huge bunch of kale
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen blueberries
The whole picture

The whole picture

No carrot today since I had carrot in my salad.  There is also some olive hummus out for Scott as I don’t dig on olives (ew!).  This is my perfect lunch which leaves me feeling totally in balance and my body healthy.  The smoothies can change, either fresh fruit or a smoothie but I have to have it.  And I have to have the salad as well.  It’s a light lunch but completely filling and leaving me refreshed and refueled.

If I don’t have a salad at all, then I’m way off balance.  If I have a salad later in the day or with dinner, I’m okay but don’t feel quite as on track as I do if I eat one for lunch.  I’m always listening to my body and constantly learning about myself.

I have some stuff around the house I need to get done and I also have some articles that I need to get written.  Short week but a busy one! Thankfully not as busy as the past few weeks though!

3 thoughts on “May 26th, 2009: Breakfast and Lunch: Back to the grind

  1. beautiful lunch! I was actually thinking of having the EXACT same thing for lunch today: salad, smoothie and crackers with hummus! WEEIIRDDDDD :)

  2. My alarm has actually been “featured” in my dreams before. I guess that’s a sign I didn’t get enough sleep and my body wants to ignore it!

    I love learning things like that for my body. Learning what foods keep your energy up and balanced is such fun! :)

    • Jenny, I’ve totally had that happen to me! Or I’ll start dreaming about the song that’s playing on the radio as the alarm is going off. :p

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