Tuesday, November 6, 2012

my less serious day: fall back

A brief history of what I do with my extra hour.

15 years ago: an extra hour of sleeping (noon wake up time at my parents house, to be exact).

10 years ago: an extra hour of studying (early morning cell biology reading at Barnes & Noble with caramel lattes, to be exact).

5 years ago: an extra hour of partying (late night of beer drinking and pool playing at various bars, to be exact).

This weekend: an extra hour of cooking (7 AM bread dough kneading, to be exact).

Time. Change.

Dress: J Crew outlet; cardigan: unknown (old); boots: Steve Madden; short necklace: LOFT; long necklace: gifted via Mom.


This morning I went on a 30-minute pace run followed by a short cool down walk with L. I walked to and from my car to my lunch destination in the middle of the day. Finally, I finished the day with a 60-minute Body Pump class.


Breakfast was this messy bowl (x2) of Kellogg's All Bran, Cheerios, banana, and cow's milk. A healthy breakfast, indeed.

Mid-morning snack was this banana.

I had lunch out with friends. I ordered and enjoyed this tuna salad (tuna tossed in lemon, parsley & caper vinaigrette on a bed of fresh garden greens with roasted new potatoes, green beans, roasted plum tomatoes, olives & farm fresh soft-boiled eggs).

Dinner was roasted eggplant discs on top of raw spinach and drenched in homemade tahini goddess dressing and a side of Ezekiel 7 Sprouted Grains toast topped with smashed avocado and kosher salt. Yuuuummm.

Dessert was 1/2 pint of chocolate Arctic Zero. And yes, that is whipped cream peeking out of the top...

Note: this post represents what happened in my world on Monday, November 5. 


  1. Girl, I cannot get over how much I love your boots!

  2. Haha an hour spent cooking is an hour well spent ;)

    Have you tried the cookies and cream arctic zero?! It's my favorite of the bunch!

  3. Do you know what I love most about you? You always eat dessert. What a great looking day indeed.

  4. Oh that eggplant and tahini sauce looks amazing! So does the artic zero - those havent popped up in my Publix yet.

  5. I'm pretty sure that prior to 4 or 5 years ago, I always used the extra hour to sleep. Now, I honestly have no idea where that time goes. Wait, no... that's not true. This year I was sleeping again. Darn boys bringing out my bad habits again.

  6. Your outfits are always beautiful!

  7. it is really funny looking at what that extra hour means as you grow up. so creative.

  8. Haha, my "how I spent the extra hour" from those years is pretty much the same as yours! Except this year, I ended up sleeping instead of cooking :-)

  9. Ohhhh... I want your lunch and your dinner! I think I spent my extra hour eating. Or sleeping. It's hard to say - Sunday was a blur after the competition!

  10. That`s hysterical, such a great idea to look back and think what we would all be doing with that time! With me it has remained an extra hour of sleep fairly consistently I think...!

    Thanks for linking up to the Healthy Breakfast Challenge! Your breakfasts always make me hungry :).