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 I imagine my brain should turn on any day now.


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


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.


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 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. 


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

  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!

  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.

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

  5. Natural light, I love thee.

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

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

    apple with cinnamon, love the combo!

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

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

  9. Great sweater!!!

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

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

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

  13. 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!