All day long, I have been seeing commercials for the news with annoyingly cheerful weather forecasters saying, "We might see snow tomorrow!" I've wanted to smack them all. I. HATE. WINTER. You will read this phrase often on this blog in the upcoming months. I apologize in advance.
Anyway, hope everyone had a pain-free Monday! Mine wasn't too bad, except for the whole cold weather thing. Work wasn't too stressful, and I spent a lot of the day chatting with my friend Rick about how great the book sale was (he and his parents found a lot of great stuff too!).
Here's a recap of my yummy meals/snacks of today:
*I made my first bowl of oatmeal of the season! I have a variety of instant oatmeal packets in my desk at work, so today I kicked off Oatmeal Season with Quaker Oats Instant Weight Control Banana Bread oats, with some ground roasted flaxseed, lots of cinnamon, and a banana. This was my first time having the banana bread flavor. I liked it, but it didn't taste very "banana bready" to me, even with the addition of a real banana. But still quite tasty! I ate my oatmeal in my brand-new super-snazzy Dollar Tree bowl. It was so good... very tasty, delicious, and filling! I've missed oatmeal, and while I loathe weather, I'm happy to have oatmeal back in my life. Although I was so sleepy afterwards... there's something about a big yummy bowl of a hot and tasty comfort food that just makes me want to curl up and take a nap afterwards! But I don't think my boss would have really liked that.
*I tried a new Pure Protein bar today for my pre-workout snack:
Oh my goodness, was this amazing. Soooo chocolately and got me through a great workout! Definitely my favorite flavor to date! Sorry, Blueberry Crumb Cobbler, you've been bumped to the #2 spot indefinitely until further notice. I really want to try the Strawberry Shortcake flavor, but I can't find it anywhere!!! :-(
*And then as promised, here is my dinner from last night (I had leftovers again tonight):
What we have here: grilled chicken breast (I'm BFFs with my George Foreman grill- we have a rendezvous about once a week, and I make a few pieces at a time so I can have leftovers), black beans (I like the Goya Low-Sodium kind), and Wegmans' brand Hong Kong Stir Fry veggies (water chestnuts/broccoli/mushrooms/bean sprouts), with curry powder and Trader Joe's Chili Pepper sauce. Along with a side salad and a few grapes! Very tasty! I have enough black beans left over for tomorrow's dinner, but I am out of chicken. But I have a bag of precooked shrimp in the freezer, and so that's the game plan for dinner tomorrow night, with broccoli instead of stir fry veggies and mango instead of grapes. Yum!
I was going to post my thoughts on the book I'm reading right now (and totally loving, by the way), but I think I'm going to hold off until tomorrow night for that... it's already 10:30, and because there's so many great bloggers out there, I want to get caught up on all your blogs, have some dessert (on the menu tonight: Jell-O sugar-free vanilla pudding, because I have some milk that I need to use up, and I bought those new single-servings packets, so I'm all excited about that), read some more, and hit the hay! I'll gather my thoughts together and post tomorrow (with a dinner pic, of course... I love how this started out as a book blog and now has become kind of a hybrid of a book/food blog... but all of my healthy blog buddies totally inspire me!).
Hope you all had a great Monday and have a wonderful Tuesday! :-)