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I’m loving this weather!

Warm temps and sunny, blue skies are overrated! 🙂 Bring on the bleak!

Food:
Breakfast: Oats-to-go!

I made a batch for Lucas and me:

-2/3 cup steel cut oats
-2 and 1/3 cups water
-2 tbs flaxseeds
-2 tbs dried currants
-4 tbs rolled oats
-4 tbs Ezekiel Original
-1 large carrot, finely shredded
-2 tbs agave nectar

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Tasty tasty


Finally! I cleaned my workspace today in a major way. AND created a nice little space for my personal odds & ends that I keep here at work: utensils, condiments, dental care, etc! This cabinet was previously cluttered with papers and folders; I went through all of them and was able to get rid of the bulk of it.

By the way, that is NOT a bottle of wine 🙂 Well, it was once upon a time, but we converted it into to an olive oil dispenser.

Fitness:
-55 minutes at the gym: 15 minutes stretching/abs/core, 25 minutes legs, 15 arms.
-I also plan to run home from work, about 4 miles.

Food:
Mid-morning snack: 6 dried Cali figs
Pre-workout snack: a small yogurt with a cup of Kashi GO LEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax
Lunch: Salad grees with sprouted sunflower seeds and brown rice, drizzled in olive oil, and two slices of Alvaredo Street Bakery Sprouted Multi-Grain toast, drizzled in olive oil

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My appetite is out of control this morning. I’m insatiable! I finished all my snacks and lunch before noon.

Food:
Mid-morning: 1 cup of Kashi GO LEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax cereal; 6 dried Cali figs
Lunch: Salad greens topped with leftover roasted veggies.

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Mood:
Good! I slept like a baby; I’m rested and ready to seize the day.

Tonight:
Cirque du Soleil is in town to perform “Alegria”! We have tickets in the cheap seats (and at $40 each, still not that cheap) but we are excited! We’ve been to two performances before (one in New York and one in Connecticut) but have never seen “Alegria”. The music of this particular show has a lot of meaning to me, as my host family from when I was studying abroad in college in Argentina introduced it to me, and the CD was playing all the time in their house. It was like the soundtrack to Lucas’s and my budding romance!

Food:
Breakfast: I whipped up a batch of oats-to-go for Lucas and me. This is what today’s batch had, serves 2.
-2/3 cup steel cut oats
-1 and 1/2 cups water
-3/4 cup soymilk
-4 tbs oat bran
-4 tbs Ezekiel Original
-2 tbs dried currants
-2 tbs flaxseeds
-2 tbs agave nectar

My hamstrings are so sore, but I don’t know why!

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Eggs on salad

Food:
Mid-morning snack: 1 cup of Kashi GO LEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax
Lunch: Salad greens with 2 chopped carrots, 1 chopped celery stalk, sunflower seeds, 2 scrambled eggs (non-organic), topped with honey dijon dressing. Of course, the eggs were cooked in the kitchen at work on my new burner!

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Light Tonight

Fitness:
Day off, although I did take a leisurely 45 minute walk

Food:
Afternoon snack: Peppermint tea and a slice and a half of banana bread
Dinner: Light tonight. Fresh juice (oranges, apple, celery, carrots, ginger, lemon). Refreshing, delicious. I am soooo glad that we got the juicer. We’ve had it for several months now, but I tell you, it’s magic in a glass, everytime.
Post-dinner snack: A cup of Kashi GO LEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax. Reminds me of Honey Smacks!

I’m exhausted. Time to do some dishes then go to bed.

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Mood:
Good, but a little tired. In bed at 10:15, up at 6:15.

Food:
Breakfast: Oats-to-go….
-1/3 cup steal cut oats
-1 and 1/4 cup of water
-1/4 cup of soymilk
-1 medium to large carrot, finely shredded
-2 tbs Ezekiel Original
-1 tbs oat bran
-1 tbs flax seeds
-1 tbs agave nectar

1) In a medium pot, add steel cut oats, flaxseed and water. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
2) Add milk. Stir.  Continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring a few times.
3) Add Ezekiel Original and oat bran. Stir.  Continue to cook for 3 minutes. Be sure to keep stirring now and then.
4) Add agave nectar. Cook for 2 more minutes.
5) Add the shredded carrot. Turn off heat. Stir, then let oatmeal cool for a few minutes. Ready to eat or to take on the go.

Delicious! I loved the nutty flavor that the flax seeds gave the oatmeal.

Friday! Oh thank goodness!

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