I always get so behind on weekends!  This one was particularly busy, though .. let’s go back to Saturday morning …

After my run I made some apple oats:
PB061200PB0612011/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup skim, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 a Braeburn, and cinnamon

This bowl of oatmeal was very creamy!  I don’t know if it was because I put the apple in with the oats in the microwave or what, but I loved it!  I don’t think I’ll put the apple in with the oatmeal to cook again though, I like mine better cool and crunchy.  It’s just such a good texture/taste contrast with the oatmeal.  Heated up, I really couldn’t even taste the apple.

After breakfast Saturday I went food shopping.  Here’s the one picture of all my goodies before my camera died:
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Horrible picture but here’s what I got:

  • Organic, cage-free eggs (cheaper than Big Y brand?!?!)
  • 2 blueberry Chobanis
  • 2 vanilla Chobanis
  • Grapes
  • Some Macintosh apples
  • Pepper turkey
  • Sandwich thins
  • Carrots
  • Plain hummus
  • Roasted garlic salsa
  • Coke Zero
  • SUGAR COOKIE SLEIGH RIDE AND CANDY CANE LANE TEAS!!

Yesss!  I was SO excited to finallyyyy find the Celestial Seasonings holiday teas – and 2 for $5!!  I haven’t had Candy Cane Lane yet, but Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride smells and tastes exactly like a sugar cookie – I’m addicted!

I made lunch as soon as I got back:
PB071208PB071210PB071212PB071214Arnold’s MultiGrain Sandwich Thin with pepper turkey, romaine, and an LC light swiss wedge, half a Braeburn with cinnamon, and carrots with salsa and hummus + Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea!!

It was a great lunch, especially healthy in preparation for our semi-formal later Saturday night.  It didn’t start til 8 and we were supposed to get served dinner right when we got there, but of course we didn’t eat til 9:30.  In anticipation of an extremely late dinner, I snacked on some grapes before I left for my friend’s apartment to get ready.  Before we went to take pictures with everyone, I had a Clif Mojo Trailmix bar – my favorite!  At our other friend’s apartment, I snacked on a bunch of honey wheat pretzel sticks – they were SO good and SO addicting!

Like I said, we were supposed to get served dinner at 8, but they didn’t put the buffet out until 9:30!!  I had two small breadstick-like items when they brought them out, and a salad with some romaine and one slice of tomato with some sort of honey dressing?  I ended up taking two pictures during the night.  One of the was of my dinner.  Typical.

PB071217REALLY GOOD roasted red potatoes, steamed veggies, and some chicken – I think it was chicken marsala?

It was all actually pretty good, especially the potatoes!  For dessert, we had pieces of rolled-up ice cream cake – you know what I’m talking about.  I just had two bites of a friend’s – I was pretty full from all of my pre-semi snacking and dinner.  It was a really fun night!  I stayed at my friend’s apartment to keep her company and we went to bed as soon as we got back.  We’re old, what can I say?

I treated her to a surprisingly good dining hall breakfast the next morning.  They had so much great fruit!  Maybe I should start eating there more for breakfast…but of course it’s not usually so great.  I had some watermelon (!!), cantaloupe, two hard boiled eggs, and a piece of whole wheat toast with Smart Promise and coffee.  I spent the afternoon writing a paper at the library.  I packed a boring turkey sandwich with grapes and carrots for lunch and had an iced coffee while I was there.

Dinner was eaten anxiously at the dining hall – we were waiting for our sorority’s new slate of positions to come out!  I’m a nerd, but I love that kind of stuff.  Especially as a graduating senior, I wanted to know who we were leaving in charge.  Overall, I’m really really happy and proud of all of our new officers, I know they’re going to do an amazing job!  However, the slate isn’t passed yet (it has to sit for a week) so they’re not “official” yet.  Anyway, food.  I had some turkey rice soup that was really good but SO SO SO salty.  It was messing with my stomach all night and today I’m definitely puffy from all that sodium and still feel gross.  I’m basically going to just guzzle water all day and try to flush it out of my system.

Yesterday I was too tired and busy doing homework to go to the gym or on a run – but it was so gorgeous out!  Sunny and about 60 degrees!  So weird for Connecticut in November but I’ll take it.  The next few days are supposed to be the same way!  This morning I got up at 6, made coffee and ate half of this apple before I did 4.06 miles in 37 minutes exactly!

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I do already feel better after running, but I’m just going to down water all day – which goes perfectly with operation hydration … which hasn’t been going so well, along with operation strength.  Ooops!

What are some good foods/drinks to de-saltify (it’s not a word, but whatever) your body?  I feel like I’ve heard peppermint can help … What a great excuse to try out Candy Cane Lane!  I’m just going to go check on my crops before breakfast …

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