Next, what is wrong with my body?? The pain in my leg has migrated to the back top of my right thigh and become super sharp every time I take a step! And I went so easy on it this morning at the gym. I’m back on the ice pack and ibuprofen now — hopefully it is better in the morning. Ugh.
Anyway, today’s food!
My morning yogurt snack today included a one-cup mixture of plain Oikos (yes, even I need to take a break from making my own sometimes), ricotta, mashed banana, chopped dried apricot, strawberries, nutmeg, cardamom, and a sprinkling of Total Cranberry Crunch (it’s good, but it’s no golean crunch):
I opened a new pack of mints:
And proceeded to eat all 12 (though, to be fair, it took me from 10am to 7pm to accomplish this mind-boggling feat).
I was so excited to eat today’s lunch because it included delicious leftovers from Friday’s shower! My main course incorporated Maria’s Mediterranean-ish pasta. Just like I did for dinner last night, I combined Maria’s pasta with some of my roommate Tara’s similarly seasoned whole wheat pasta for an extra punch of whole grain satisfaction. I further bulked the pasta with cooked chicken that I found in my freezer left over from still another work event 🙂 Today’s cup:
On the side, I had 1/2 cup of asparagus and portabello with curry butter from Saturday:
And some lettuce and tomatoes from Deborah’s salad:
Mildred brought in leftovers from her husband’s birthday part this weekend, so obviously that involved me having tastes of her yucca and chivo:
And lemony birthday cake, with a thick layer of custard (ahhh, yum!) in the middle:
Mid-afternoon, Nydia presented me with some pastelon de calabaza that she made over the weekend:
It’s lightly sweetened cinnamony pumpkin layered with seasoned ground meat and perfectly salty-sweet, mmmm.
I’m pretty sure I was saying, mmmmmm, all day long.
I was still hungry (seriously, when will my appetite realize I am not working out the way I was before??), so I had my packed serving of Newman’s spelt pretzels with 2 tbsp of Inginia’s guacamole from Friday.
And right before I left, I had a Teddy Graham courtesy of Katty:
And a Newman’s chocolate alphabet cookie courtesy of me:
Dinner at class involved more of Friday’s bounty: Maria’s salad plus some slices of spicy tamale and manchego cheese samples from the gourmet deli:
Ahhh these tamales were delicious but WAY spicier than the rest!! My mouth was on fire for 10 minutes. In fact, it was post-salad that I ended up inhaling the rest of my pack of wintergreens. I needed ice!
On the side, I had about 1/4 cup of Emily’s chicken vegetable soup from Hale & Hearty:
For dessert, I ate this PistachiOh! Dr. Weil bar that Melissa brought to the blogger brunch a few weeks back:
I loved the spices in there. I’m pretty sure cardamom was involved.
And these sample crumbs of Tate’s Bakeshop cookies, also from the gourmet deli:
(I know they look huge, but they were really more like the size of my thumbnail!)
And near the end of class, I was completely dragging and in pain and falling asleep and even feeling slightly delirious with fatigue, so I ate the rest (12 or so) of those Newman’s chocolate alphabet cookies to snap me out of it. Their oreo-ness did the trick.
And check out this AHHHHHHmazing Fage giveaway going on at The Hungry Yogini. Free yogurt for a month?? I might just die of happiness if I win that one!
And you can also win some Annie’s treats at Danica’s Daily!
I am going to sleep with my fingers crossed that (1) my leg starts doing what it’s told, (2) I win those giveaways, and (3) someone bids on my biscotti bites!
What are you crossing your fingers for today?