Back on the wagon

I woke up the morning after Christmas bright-eyed and ready to listen to my body’s hunger cues, yayyyy! I started with a mug of Celestial Seasonings Nutcracker Sweet tea (mmmm!) with skim.

tea

My dad was planning to pick me up on his way to the gym around 11, so I just had a light snack when my stomach started to get a little rumbly:

grapes!

grapes!

My mom and stepdad decided last minute to come along for the gym excursion. Here I am during the cardio portion of the workout with mom and dad:

gym

Back at the house, my mom heated up some of her special oatmeal for brunch:

with yogurt and cinnamon on the side

with yogurt and cinnamon on the side

She can never remember what’s in her oatmeal since she just throws in whatever she can get her hands on, but we’re pretty sure it contained the following: bananas (obviously), pears, oat groats, quinoa, millet, walnuts, cumin (try it!), pumpkin pie spice, turmeric, allspice, fresh cranberries, and an itty bit of masala curry powder. It was delicious!

There’s always such an abundance of produce when I’m visiting home, so I went back and refilled my bowl with some freshly cut pineapple:

pineapple

We had big plans to go to my dad’s house for a very blended family dinner (dad, stepmom, dad’s sister Mary, mom, stepdad), so I just had a couple of snackies throughout the rest of the afternoon:

apples and cinnamon with a T of almond butter

apples and cinnamon with a T of almond butter

 

fresh veggies with Hannukah well underway in the background

fresh veggies with Hannukah well underway in the background

 Next up: one crazy family dinner!

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