What a successful day! I ran my errands, am set up for school for the week, and even managed a mini workout!
Going back, this morning I woke up and tooled around a bit, completely missing breakfast. I did some cleaning, got my laundry ready (A is amazing and does the laundromat for me!), read some blogs…. When it was finally time to set out on the errands I headached through yesterday, I packed a quick lunch to go.
This was a roll topped with 1t light mayo, 3slices of thin turkey, 1 slice swiss cheese, and some banana peppers for kick.
I ate my sandwich while I ran my Slopeside errands, including buying this neat candy for my daddy.
These gummies are made with real fruit juice and there are 187calories per roll. They did the caloric % based of a child’s needs which I thought was cute. They are super yummy and I ate about 1/2 a pack while I walked around.
My father had tons of candy requests and since I was charging it to his credit card he also let me pick out an exciting fancy yogurt you’ll see later this week!
Post errands I worked on plans and made materials for most of the afternoon. I was craving chocolate so I attempted chocolate milk by stirring a teaspoon each of sugar and Dutch cocoa into a glass of skim milk.
It was good, but the cocoa didn’t really stir in, I ended up skimming most of it off the top.
Later in the afternoon I made myself 3Ts of paper bag popcorn for a snack!
How many people know about this? I feel like I read about it in Martha Stewart or something! You can put popcorn kernels in a paper bag with a little bit of salt to make microwave popcorn sans fat and oil. You just turn the over the top of the bag and give it one staple – you don’t need to worry about this little metal, no sparks!
Around 5:30 A and I walked down to Staples to make some photocopies. As much as I resent the trip it’s .64miles to get there and I do enjoy getting to walk. I also met up with a coworker at a coffee place in my neighborhood; he does social studies so our students will be working on a joint paper for our two classes over the next couple of weeks. I finally got my chocolate fix in the form of an unphotographed medium hot chocolate while I was at my meeting.
When I got home (at 8pm!) it was finally time to make dinner. We made Feta, Tofu, Tomato,Zucchini, Quinoa. It’s a busy week so we made enough for both of us for the next 3 nights.
- 1pint cherry tomatoes
- 2 zucchinis, sliced
- 12oz extra firm tofu (tofu is for me only, A made chicken so you would need to double this for two)
- 12oz quinoa, prepared according to the box directions
- 4oz feta
- Prepare quinoa according to box directions.
- Meanwhile, place tofu and veggies on sprayed, foiled baking sheets and sprinkle with salt and seasoning of choice. Put trays in a 450* oven for 30minutes.
- Combine all ingredients and loudly “Mmmmmmmmmmm!”
I used 3/4C cooked quinoa, 1/3 of the veggies, 4oz tofu, and 1t feta cheese.
Oh my lord, Quinoa – where have you been all my life?
A and I loved this, it was chewy and flavorful and fabulous!
After dinner I finished up my posters, packed lunch, and finally finally finally did some physical activity. I did 20minutes of an at home workout using a “Crunch Pick Your Spot” dvd on instant-play from Netflix. I did abs and butt! It wasn’t the best workout, but it’s better than nothing. I am such an “all or nothing” person but I have to let that go this year if I want to work out at all!
What is your favorite workout dvd?