Let’s just start off by saying that I did not sleep well last night. Which basically means I felt entirely too lazy today. But what’s life without a lazy day now and again (or as often as you can get it)?
My lovely day started off with my usual lovely breakfast…
… of Greek yogurt, Diet Coke, and a banana. Does anyone want to help me break my (terrible) habit of 2+ Diet Cokes daily? … Bueller?
After that, I headed off to yoga. I was a wimp and didn’t drive there… or back. I was tired and
crabby and it had been a week since I last drove. Oops.
There were a lot of people at yoga today. New Year’s resolutions in full force, I expect. And I have to say, my legs were sore afterwards. Really sore. I should probably work out more often…. something I notice every time I work out…
When we got home, I walked up the stairs and collapsed into bed. I was seriously exhausted. When I woke up, my parents and Pippa were taking a walk, and it was time for my lunch!
I was (not surprisingly) craving veggies. Desperately.
… the giant weekend salad! In the dish:
- 2.75 c. baby spinach
- 1 oz. baby carrots
- 1 oz. cherry tomatoes
- 25 g. Baby Bella mushrooms
- 100 g. chopped cucumbers
- 2 slices of the Braeburn apple I had on the side
- 1 T. Kraft Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
And my full lunch looked something like this:
I ate a 100% whole wheat Bagel Thin and the rest of that apple on the side! Tasty stuff.
Dad and I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things, and to give me a chance to drive this afternoon. In-town driving is just so much fun. No, it’s actually not that bad at all. Just a lot of construction around here. Like Daddy said, “When you’ve graduated college, gotten married, and had a few kids, all of the construction should be finished.”
Basically, it’ll be a while.
When we got home, I was quite hungry. Probably the lack of protein in my lunch. So, I satisfied my hunger with Fiber One cereal and a new flavor of Greek yogurt!
While we were at Kroger, we decided to pick up a few extra cups of Greek yogurt to hold me over for a few more days. I had my usual vanilla and honey flavors in hand when I noticed this stuff. Cranberry-fig Greek yogurt? Hm, I’ll try that. Oh, look! There’s also black cherry and strawberry-mint… Why not one of each?
And after I finished talking to myself, I picked those up in addition to my standbys.
I didn’t really think the cranberry-fig was too different than strawberry. Maybe I’m a freak. It was a little tangier, and maybe a little more exotic (not that that can be defined/measured), but not too different.
I got sidetracked by hockey and football during my snack. I had intended to start my newspaper layout for February. That didn’t happen. Instead, dinner happened!
In the form of tacos!
I had two Chi-Chi’s taco-size flour tortillas, topped with taco-seasoned ground beef, a few tablespoons of Mexican cheese, a few tablespoons of chopped white onion, some sliced cherry tomatoes, some shredded spinach, and two large spoonfuls of medium Wholly Salsa. Delicioso.
After dinner, I got serious and started my layout. Hmmm I could be in trouble this month. There’s a little too much white space… like, a quarter of a page too much. Ah, this happens every month. It’ll be fine. Right???
After finishing the one real school thing I have to do this weekend, it was time to catch up on Parenthood. I love this show. It is hilarious and adorable. And my parents like it, so we watch together.
During the shows, I had a mini-feast. Or a big snack. Either way.
On the menu:
- a Jell-O Chocolate-Vanilla Swirls pudding cup
- 2 t. unsweetened cocoa powder (to make the pudding taste less sweet)
- 2 clementines
- 1 large Braeburn apple
- 2 T. peanut butter
- 1 Clif Peanut Butter Pretzel Mojo bar
And it was all delicious. The perfect combinations of creamy, crunchy, sweet, salty, and slightly-tart. Great snack!
Now, it’s time for some serious sleep. Good night!