Saturday, July 27, 2013

Beautiful Weather

It is absolutely gorgeous outside.  And of course, I spent most of the day at work, indoors.

At least I started and ended the day outside.

After my run, I inhaled 4 graham crackers and some watermelon.

I made coffee last night and chilled it in the fridge to make iced coffee with almond milk.  I also stopped by Bagel Street on my way in to work for a toasted whole wheat bagel with butter.

We were so busy at work, I didn't get a chance to eat anything for quite a while.  I had about 1/2c of applesauce at the end of the jar, a cocoroon, and orzo with peas, corn, and goat cheese.

Dinner, once I made it home (customers stayed late in the store...again), was strawberry stuffed French toast (made with an English muffin dipped in egg whites/cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice and grilled, strawberries, topped with maple syrup and a sprinkling of nutmeg).  There also may have been a graham cracker, a spoonful of ricotta cheese, and a handful of blueberries that made it into my mouth while I was waiting for this deliciousness.

Since it was such a beautiful night, I decided to head over to the "village center" and walk around.  The temperature was in the mid-70s, so absolutely perfect.  I love the feeling when you almost can't feel the air around you, because it's the same temperature as the surface of your skin.

Redberry is in the village square, so of course I stopped for a treat.  

That would be cake batter and chocolate caramel turtle frozen yogurt with 2 cherries, tiny fruity bubbles of juicy awesomeness (I forget what they're called), and pieces of cookie dough and Reese's cups.  Enjoyed while sitting outside, on a bench, watching the sunset and the sky turn dark blue.  What a lovely evening!

Friday July 26

Friday, July 26
My Friday started by sleeping in....all the way until 8am!  Wow, I really am getting old!
4 graham crackers were my morning snack, along with coffee and almond milk.
I had a smoothie around 11am, made with a frozen banana, some frozen peaches, chocolate protein powder, and bit of cocoa powder, chia seeds, spinach, and coconut milk.

looks gross, tastes good

I also made sure to drink 1/3 bottle of Guava kombucha (this flavor is really good).
I made some iced blueberry tea to take to work with me this afternoon.

Watermelon made an appearance before my actual lunch.

My actual lunch (eaten in the car on the way to work, of course): grilled chicken sausage on a hot dog roll with Dijon mustard.

I had a cup of applesauce at work.  I thought I had planned well, but we had customers in the store until 7:45 (we close at 7), and I realized I was starving, so I grabbed a pack of these:

the best flavor.  ever.

They held me over, but it was Friday night, and I wanted a treat.  Enter Aljon's Pizza.

why yes, that would be bbq chicken pizza and penne pizza

Perhaps not the healthiest end to the day, but certainly delicious.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hot. Fudge. Sundae. Yes.

July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sunday Day.  Yes, we'll get to that in a bit.

I had a gu because I was going on a long run.
this flavor is good.  it seems most vanilla gu flavors are good.

I had some grape Nuun sitting in the fridge for when I got back.  The temperature was BEAUTIFUL!  It was under 70 degrees and overcast.  It almost felt like running in the autumn.  The temperature stayed that way pretty much all day, too.  And with the breeze, it felt like October!  There was even the smell of a wood fire while I was walking back from work, so it really felt like fall!  I'm pretty sure the temperature's going to go back up tomorrow, though.
After a quick shower, I whipped together a quick bowl of Greek yogurt, honey, and blueberries for protein after my run.

Coffee was also definitely had.  Splashed with a bit of almond milk (I've been out of cow's milk for almost a week now....and haven't needed it!)  
Lunch was a microwaved egg on a toasted whole wheat English muffin with about 1/3 avocado (I had to use it up) and some spinach.

I went over to Westminster to have a lesson with Harold (my first since May) and we hashed out some new repertoire.  I'm going to be pretty busy this week learning this Strauss piece - lots of coloratura!  I hung out in the library for a bit, and then ate some spaghetti with Ragu that I prepped in advance to eat in the commuter lounge.  It escaped picture-taking.
At work, I had a peanut-pretzel Mojo bar.  These things are really pretty good!  Not chemically at all.

Speaking of work, having a job at a running store certainly has perks.  Check out the new Nike Pegasus shoes that I got for free from Nike Chris  :)
They just LOOK happy!

I can't wear them to run because they are neutral shoes (and I need stability shoes), but I am definitely wearing them to work.  A lot.  They make me look tan.

On the way home, a coworker and I stopped at McDonald's for hot fudge sundaes (it IS July 25, after all.  We kind of had to).  Of course, I had small french fries too.  So good.

To round out my night while watching The Big Bang Theory, I had grapefruit juice (squeezed from the grapefruit from last week) combined with vanilla vodka.

I get to sleep in tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday July 24

Wednesday, July 24

All caught up!  Whew.

First thing, how cute is this nail polish idea?

OK, now to the stats:

2 graham crackers

smoothie: 1/2 banana, mixed berries, protein powder, spinach, chia seeds, coconut milk



1/3 bottle of guava Kombucha
this flavor is MUCH better!  I like it!

1 scrambled egg/avocado/ricotta/splashes of Sriracha, potato, asparagus

pumpkin spice granola bar

1c apple sauce

5 carrots with roasted garlic hummus

1 vanilla gu

spaghetti with Ragu

I tried rutabega fries (cut up with EVOO, salt and pepper, roasted in oven for 15 minutes), but they still tasted a little raw-ish, so maybe next time they need longer in the oven?)


Tuesday July 23 - National Hot Dog Day

Tuesday, July 23

AKA National Hot Dog Day!

2 graham crackers

Green Giant Smoothie (from Tone It Up): 1/2 banana, kale, 1c coconut water, 1/4c aloe vera juice, chia seeds, 1/4 avocado, protein powder


hot dog and roasted brussels sprouts (gotta celebrate)

peanut butter protein bar
not great, chemical-ly

a piece of Turkish bread, and DONER!!!! (from Efes, in Princeton)

Thomas Sweet's ice cream: chai, and Jersey Shore (vanilla with salted caramel swirl)

Monday July 22

Monday, July 22

PBJ open face sandwich (on whole wheat bread)

iced vanilla latte from Starbucks (for the road)

1 piece of plain Mack and Manco (oh, sorry, Manco and Manco) pizza

Jilly's lemonade

Kohr Bros. orange/vanilla swirl with rainbow sprinkles

Dinner at Obadiah's!!!
the Jersey canteloupe  :)

stone crab claws

seared scallops

look at what was at the bottom of my lobster bisque!

Sunday July 21

Sunday, July 21

pumpkin spice granola bar


pasta (Florence!), homemade spaghetti sauce, ricotta

1/3 bottle hibiscus Kombucha

1 cocoroon

roasted asparagus

2 graham crackers

4 strawberries

string cheese


2 slices of meatloaf

macaroni and cheese

corn on the cob

chocolate chip cookie

2 almond cherry cookies

a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios

chocolatey popcorn

Christmas gumdrops

I always seem to eat a lot when I go home to my parents' house!