I was in another hurry yesterday morning. I think when I return from vacation, I need to set some goals for myself about getting up in the morning. For breakfast I had another bowl of cinnamon start with high fiber topped with hazelnut milk and blueberries. The blueberries were a bit tart but they were a nice contrast to the sweet cereal.
When I got to work, The Pro had brought in Starbuck’s and even though I had just finished my morning brew, I tried to drink some of it. I made it through about 4 sips before I gave it up. I always feel so bad when he brings us these and I am not in the mood for them!
Work was crazy, we always joke and say “as the golf ball turns” and yesterday, that couldn’t have been the case more. I was being pulled in every direction on top of my already long to do list. Around 10, I was feeling hungry and had some of my homemade trail mix, it has kashi go lean crunch, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, cashews, dairy free chocolate chips along with dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried raspberries and dried blueberries. It is so good and really filling. I had a little more than 1/4 cup and when it was lunch time at 12, I still wasn’t really hungry.
Since the club is closed, I had to go and pick up lunch for T, The Pro and myself. We decided on Panera which is always a choice I like. I got a pick two with the Mediterranean hummus sandwich with no cheese, the classic salad with balsamic dressing and a fruit cup. The sandwich was so good, after my first bite, I was wishing I had only ordered the sandwich. The hummus features jalapeno and cilantro so it has a great kick. This sandwich really moved to the top of my favorites at panera list.
A couple of hours after lunch, I decided to have another small round of Green and Black’s Organic dark chocolate. I am still getting used to the really dark chocolates but this one is growing on me. I can’t wait to find other dairy free varieties of this brand.
Around 3:30, The Pro showed up with ice cream. I’m not really sure how he made that happen since I didn’t even know he was off property and a trip to get anything takes at least 45 minutes. Anyway, he brought me girl scout thin mint ice cream. Oh.My.Goodness. It was so hard to not eat it and I didn’t have the heart to tell him that I can’t eat dairy. *sniff*
In order to finish up my must do list before my aerification vacation, I had to stay a little late. I was getting hungry and knew that dinner would be late because I had an appointment after work. I decided to give the jocolat chocolate coffee lara bar a shot. I liked it but the coffee in it really packs a punch. I was bright eyed and bushy tailed for my drive and my appointment.
When I got home from my appointment, I heated up some snobby joes from the freezer and put them on whole wheat wraps with spicy brown mustard. In the past, I had been putting cheese on them and I must say, I did miss it in this dish. Which is ironic, since the dish is vegan to begin with. On the side, I made spinach salad topped with oil and vinegar. Despite the missing cheese, dinner was still good. It was my last batch of snobby joes so when I return from vacation, I will have to make more!
After dinner, we met with a lady about doing some work around the house and then settled in for the night. Around 9, my stomach was growling again so I had a vita brownie. The vita muffins and brownies are my favorite way to cure a sweet tooth and a growling stomach. Since they are packed with fiber they have real staying power and even though they are loaded with good for you things, they are still really tasty.
After the brownie, I hit the hay. It had been a long day and I was ready for some beauty sleep.
And on a side note, for our vacation, we are headed to the mountains for a few days of hiking and I am not sure about internet access. I hope to be able to still post daily but it may be a bit later (or maybe even earlier) than usual and if you don’t see anything from me at all, that means we don’t have any access. So in case that happens, have an awesome rest of the week and weekend!
QOTD: I am finding that eating six small meals a day really keeps my hunger under control. What is your eating pattern? Do you snack often or stick to three square meals a day?