Thursday, January 5, 2012

my less serious day: any day now

A funny thing happens to me over long breaks from work: my brain turns off. Completely. Off. 

So, please forgive my lack of thoughtful posts (i.e., experiments, commentaries) as I just haven't been able to muster up the brain power. 

I've been back at work for three days...so I imagine my brain should turn on any day now.

Wearing.

Sweater: Anthropologie (gifted via mom); jeans: GAP; boots: Steve Madden; belt: Banana outlet; necklace: gifted via mom.

Doing.

This morning I couldn't face the 19 degree weather and stayed inside for a 35-minute stationary bike ride (ramp interval). I worked at home and enjoyed a leisurely 20-minute walk with L around lunch time. This afternoon I hit the cold pavement for a 30-minute run at working pace.

Eating.


Breakfast was a bowl of Nature's Path Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon Cereal with almond milk (look for a review soon...I proooomise) and strong, black coffee.


Mid-morning snack (I woke up at 5, this was necessary) was this ugly 1/2 banana and peanut butter.


Lunch was leftover red beans (+ french green beans) and rice on top of a bed of raw spinach.


On the side for lunch: a Pink Lady apple doused with cinnamon. Natural light...you are pretty.


My afternoon snack was a bowl of plain Greek yogurt with chopped dates.


Dinner was roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes, pine nut couscous (Near East), and a Morningstar Chicken Patty + ketchup. I haven't roasted eggplant in months (ok maybe one month) and the smell of it cooking made my mouth water. Pathetic? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely.


Dessert was a 'baked' Pink Lady apple (i.e., microwaved with cinnamon for a few minutes) topped with raw oats and almond butter.

Note: this post represents what happened in my world on Wednesday, January 4. 

14 comments:

  1. Ahh your food looks so wonderful! And I love that sweater paired with the boots.

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  2. Cute outfit! I love the "desert" - I haven't made apples with cinnemon in the microwave in a while but now I'm feeling inspired!

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  3. Your outfit is so cute! I'm in love with Anthropologie. It's dangerous for me to even walk into that store.
    Your dinner looks delicious. And I've been having a banana with peanut butter almost every day this week! I don't know why but I just can't seem to kick my craving for them.

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  4. my dad hates the smell whenever I cook eggplant. weird. i think it smells heavenly.
    loving the sweater color!

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  5. Natural light, I love thee.

    My brain is DEFINITELY still off too. There is no telling when it will turn back on.

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  6. cute outfit, I think I might try the belt with a sweater, jeans and boots!

    apple with cinnamon, love the combo!

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  7. I love your sweater! Wish I could pull off yellow... Dinner looks delicious, as usual. ;)

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  8. I love the Anthro sweater. Do they make *anything* that isn't gorgeous?

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  9. Love your outfit! I'm in love with Steve Madden boots :). And that colour is great on you - not everyone can wear it! :)

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  10. You look so cute in that outfit! Plus all of your eats look delicious! :)

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  11. all of your eats are making my mouth water! & i loved your outfit, gorgeous! :)

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  12. I totally know what you mean about brain power with a load of other things going on. Sometimes I'm just happy to stare at wall:) wow, 19 degrees! That's so cold. IT's been unusually warm here in cali for January!

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