Hey kidlets! Here I am, rushing around in the morning again! My social life be off the chain. K, not really, but I’m busier than I normally am.
Yesterday was crazy, appetite-wise. I felt nauseated for the first half of the day, so I kept eating carby things to tame the tum. I have no problems with that.
I didn’t run yesterday morning because, well, I don’t need to run everyday? Is that an okay excuse? I had a warm, cozy breakfast to start the day:
In the bowl: 1/3 C oat bran, 1 C water, 1/2 naner, pumpkin pie spice, unsweetened shredded coconut and a spoon of raw almond butter spread around. For some peculiar reason, this was delicious at the top, but once I got to the bottom it tasted plastickey. Plus, I felt even more nauseated after the bowl, so I tried to help it with this:
At work we had another brainstorming session, which I love to bits. We had one Monday, too, and we all–including interns– get to share all our ideas at each session. Isn’t that incredible?
Nauseau crept up on me again, so I made a small snack bowl of peanut-butter-filled pretzels and a few Dr.Kracker Hummus Maximus crackas. Both good, but the peanut-butter obviously wins that contest.
Lunch was another delicacy out of Vegan Brunch: Polenta Rancheros:
Consisting of a spicy black-bean base and topped with polenta and guac, I wasn’t sure if my stomach was ready to handle it. I took a small portion and enjoyed it immensely…while eating, that is:
After eating, however, my stomach was a mess. Aw hell naw. Not even this homemade ice cream from Vegan Scoops helped:
The chocolate marshmallow was great, so I ate the 2 tablespoons given to me. Green tea, on the other hand? No thanks.
I was distracted by stomach pain for the rest of the afternoon, and was somehow starving by 4 p.m. Snackless, I didn’t eat until 6ish when I busted through my apartment door. Immediately, I attacked the TJ’s Triple Layer Hummus with green beans. Then I decided I should actually make dinner:
I love taking my pics outside, thus there are roofs and things in the background. In the salad: butter lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cherry toms, red bell pepper, balls, peach salsa and balsamic vinaigrette. It was so delicious! However, it did not satisfy my SnackFace last night. Unpictured, I had 1,379 TJ’s Flax & something crackers, some with strawberry fruit spread. An hour or so after that, I had a small bowl of Shredded Spoonfuls with almond milk. Finally!
Oh wait, no. Not finally. Brooke baby picked me up at 9:15 p.m. and we ventured to an ice cream shoppe, Maggie Mudd, for vegan ice cream! Holla:
Based of soymilk, I had a scoop of PB Palooka (some peanut butter lovely) and a scoop of Mint Chocolate cookie (made with Newman’s O’s!). I loved the texture of this much more than milk ice cream. It already has that melty, drippy softness that I crave in my ice creams. The flavors were stellar, too.
Brooke came back to my apartment for a bit and she got to meet Charlotte. We stalked some boys on Bebo, the Irish version of MySpace. Hilarious. After she left, I washed my face, changed into my jammies and hit the hay.
This morning I awoke at 5:45, groggy and not wanting to crawl out of bed. And then I remembered how wonderful I feel out in the cool morning breeze, watching the sun slowly rise and listening to my own steady breathing. It’s really panting/ gasping for air, but I’m getting better. Today I ran more than walked, which means I’m improving! If only I could carve out some time to buy shoes…
I was startving even before I went running, so I was beyond ready after my run and shower. Enter my new favorite breakfast:
Please, try to make something like this. In the bowl: 1/4 C almond milk mixed with 1/4 C unsweetened shredded coconut, topped with 1 naner sammiched with about 1 Tbsp. crunchy almond butter. How can you not love this:
I’m trying to test out the no-grain breakfast. Sometimes I wonder whether I have a slight gluten intolerance. I really hope not.
It’s going to be an insane day at the office, followed by an insane night out with the co-workers. We’re going out for vegan sammiches at something called Ike’s Place and then…we’re KARAOKE-ing! I’ve never been, so I’m stoked! I’ll let you know how it goes. Oh, and again, I’m sorry for my lack of commenting on all your blogs! I’m just a teeny bit busier than I used to be. Still love all a ya’ll!
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: What song should I sing for karaoke tonight/ what’s your fave song to sing??? I’m a soprano, but that doesn’t really matter for karaoke, does it?
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