…but I’ll update you instead!
Breakfast today was an old favourite: cereal, yogurt mixed with instant coffee, and a banana.
…but it was boring, so halfway through I threw some honey and pecans into the mix.
I went to the gym this morning and ran on the treadmill (in neither of my normal running shoes–oops). I did four miles and then was running (ha ha pun intended) late for Tanya’s TRX class!
The class was the Kascade workout that she did a few weeks ago. I like it, but I have done so many countdown workouts (okay, three is not so many but it is a lot) lately that I could have used something different. I’m not feeling into my workouts lately, which sucks. Hoping for some good runs this weekend and some good classes next week to get me excited about it all again!
When I got home, it was about 11am and instead of rushing and having an early lunch, I decided to try eating a snack and waiting til the afternoon to have my bigger meal.
I’m loving almond butter lately. And don’t you love that my uber large apple is too big for my new snack plates (thanks Santa!)? At any rate, it tasted great!
About 2 hours later (after a kind of revealing blog post and some cleaning) I made myself a big salad of mixed greens, maple vinaigrette, pecans, dried apricots, and salmon. NOM!
The afternoon went by quickly so I decided I needed to get out of the house. I thought about trying to get in for a massage (because I have a gift certificate kicking around) but then I remembered that I had a “Birthday Facial” coupon from Caryl Baker to use. I went for it and they got me in at 5. Before the facial, I had a snack and headed to the mall to make some returns.
I left the mall with more money (or credit, I guess) and a clean feeling face. I also got lucky and got a mask treatment for home (which I have to go pick up next week — let’s hope I don’t forget!) for the price of the mask upgrade I always get suckered into (“free” facial my butt!).
I was starving when I got home so I used my leftover spaghetti squash with some PC Blue Menu Chicken Meatballs and spinach, margarine, and parmesan cheese.
Healthy enough, but I’m hungry now! I don’t miss the pasta at the time but I do end up hungry pretty quickly when I use squash instead of pasta. Oh well, that just means I really want tonight’s bedtime snack…which I think might be movie popcorn!
Still, a friend has been raising some good questions about the food we eat and all the Michael Pollan reading and envying has really gotten me, I think. Tonight’s insight: how many chickens do you think went into one of those chicken meatballs? Sure, they’re “Blue Menu” — healthy — but are they really…good? I don’t know. I would like to get to a point where I know where the food I’m eating comes from. I’ve always been interested in local eating, The 100 Mile Diet has inspired many an essay or writing project for me, and I love the farmer’s market, but for some reason I feel like there’s some roadblock stopping me from really eating in a responsible way. Maybe it’s because it means eating more real food and giving up some of the Ed-driven habits (sweetener, low fat stuff, etc.) or because, like everyone else, it’s harder–at least at first. The reason the North American diet sticks around, I think, even though it is making people sick is because it is so darn convenient (leaving out the part about how “delicious” it might be, etc.). I think I’m at a place in my recovery where I can start to eat like the person I want to be.
Watch this video where Michael Pollan talks about his newest book. It might change your life. A reader sent it to me and I really appreciate it–an hour of my life I feel better for spending how I did.
Enough insight for now!
Meghann at Meals N Miles says We Bought a Zoo is good (and that’s enough to convince me). So I’m forcing a friend to go with me…to the late show. I gave him permission to elbow me if I start snoring since it is already my bedtime…
What’s the last movie you saw?
Have you ever considered going veg?