The good news is that Hanna left minimal damage around here--lots of wind and rain overnight, but nothing too serious. As a result, the Duke football game was not even delayed! The bad news is...we lost. Oh, well. To be honest, I don't go to football games to admire the team's superior athleticism...I go to people-watch! It's almost as good as the airport in that respect; there are so many people from all different cross sections of the population in one place. Anyway, here is a pic of my friends and me in the stands (I'm the one on the left):
I can't wait for basketball season!!
Despite the rain and disappointing outcome of the football game, I managed to eat pretty well over the weekend. Check it out:
I can't wait until my Living Harvest Hemp arrives--those flavors lend themselves better to creativity. With the berry pomegranate Nutiva, I feel like I must use at least one of the fruits pictured on the package (cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc.). I know, it doesn't make sense. Anyway this one included strawberries and banana, plus the usual components.
I was a little bummed about the weather on Saturday morning. I attempted to venture to the gym, but the hurricane force winds turned my poor umbrella inside out--I decided the gym wasn't worth risking getting hit my debris. Plus, I could hear my mother's voice inside my head, "You had to get stitches, why?!" Anyway, I used my jump rope and did some strength training in the apartment instead. Afterward, I poured myself a big bowl of Fiber One with dried cranberries, cashews, and soymilk.
Lunch was a bit on the messy side. I cooked up some tofu with leftover pasta sauce and some oregano. I had intended to eat it inside a wrap (as shown), but I attempted my first bite, everything just sort of plopped onto the plate and my hands. Fork and knife will do! I also had a spinach salad, pistachios, and a nectarine.
Here's a fun snack suggestion: French vanilla yogurt with a crumbled graham cracker and a few almonds. Delish.
Before heading out to the game, I need some fast fuel. I wasn't anticipating partaking in the stadium fare: Chick-fil-A and pepperoni pizza. No thanks. Instead, I had a grilled banana-PB sandwich and some raw veggies.
Smoothie was strawberry-mango. Good, but not enough mango action.
I had my usual Sunday stovetop oats yesterday morning. This version included oats, whipped banana, almond butter, cinnamon, and a drizzle of agave nectar. So tasty.
Lunch came from the freezer: just a Boca burger in a pita with avocado and salsa. That's an All American Boca burger you see, the only kind available at SuperTarget. I think I still prefer the vegan variety. I also had some cooked spinach and a nectarine.
I wasn't in the mood to cook anything before my meeting last night, so I just randomly threw some staples together: Ak-maks with tahini and ground red pepper, a big salad, and cherry yogurt with wheat germ.
I hate to be boring, but my smoothie time last night was a repeat: just wonderful, sweet cherries.
I had toast today for breakfast--with a twist. I combined canned pumpkin with cinnamon, agave nectar, and ground flax seed to create a nutty autumnal spread. I also had some plain yogurt with apple slices.
My pre-run snack consisted of PB Puffins and a banana. Can't go wrong with that combination. I had to run on the treadmill today because the track was closed for an event--that was not fun. I like setting my own pace intuitively, not by pushing buttons.
Afterward, I came home to compose an Italian-inspired dip. Using the MB, I combined white beans, spinach, oregano, garlic, and lemon juice.Those are chopped almonds on top. I think I was a bit heavy handed with the spinach in the end (shocker!), but it was still delicious. I spread it on whole wheat pita triangles.
Oh yeah, check out what my guy friend brought me today in statistics class: an apple cinnamon scone! Yeah, that's right: a guy who bakes and isn't ashamed of it. Love it. I might have to enjoy this for an afternoon snack...
I have a dining committee meeting, Bible study, and Jon and Kate Plus Eight tonight, so I better get some work done. Be back Wednesday!