The Thanksgiving Pumpkin

This morning I did a 45-minute yoga session: Yoga Fitness Fusion by Angie Stewart (Exercise TV).  I’ve done it before, but not when I was actually strong enough to do all the moves completely – I was sweaty and refreshed at the end.  Sabrina had a great suggestion for my knees – lots and lots of stretching.  It sounds easy enough, so I’m going to give it a shot!

Breakfast was my recent obsession – super creamy soupy oats.  I actually added a packet of Splenda today (we have them at the office), which made this perfectly sweet and delicious.

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1.5 cups water, 1 cup of halved grapes
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt stirred in at the end
  • 1 apple

I took my walk (1 hour) before lunch today and it actually started raining at the end!  Just a slight drizzle – this is only the second time it’s rained here since April I think.  It rained one other weekend in October.  Lunch was pretty simple:

  • 1 english muffin with smart balance and olallieberry jam
  • eggplant parmesan with shredded rice cheeze (I think I used too much… definitely didn’t need it all, but I ate it anyway!  It was very chewy and cheezy!)
  • carrots and cauliflower with bbq sauce
  • 1 apple (unpictured)


  • 2 wraps, plain again!


  • butternut squash fries (I went back for another serving about this size – my total was a little less than half of a whole squash)
  • shirataki stirfry with eggplant, a plum, red pepper, veggie meat, carrot, cabbage, yellow plum tomatoes, and some rice vinegar – I had a bit more of this as well.


  • 1 chopped apple with 1/2 cup of vanilla soy delicious ice cream and lots of cinnamon
  • EDIT – to add 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt (Fage) with 1 tablespoon-ish of honey

We were going to carve the pumpkin tonight, but both of us are tired from work and we’re just snuggling on the couch instead.  So now we have a huge pumpkin to do something with!  Maybe we can eat it instead of carving… Or maybe we’ll just carve it after Halloween.  It can be a Thanksgiving pumpkin.  I still haven’t decided if I’m dressing up yet, but there are lots of festivities at work tomorrow and I have a super-cute bright orange skirt (Gap) that I’m going to wear.  Happy Halloween! Enjoy your candy and treats!

11 Comments on The Thanksgiving Pumpkin

  1. mi
    31 October, 2008 at 1:25 am (8 years ago)

    you make me want to do some yoga!

    you can definitely eat the pumpkin 😀 😀 or make an un-scary one for thanksgiving. a friendly one. haha.

    thank you so much for writing that great comment on my blog – it is so fantastic that you shared your story with me, and i do feel closer to my lovely fellow bloggers when i konw more about their lives 🙂

  2. Kristie
    31 October, 2008 at 5:29 am (8 years ago)

    Olallieberry jam? Never heard of it… I’m intrigued!

    I have a giant eggplant sitting in my fridge just waiting to be parmed up. Yummmm.

    Have fun Halloweening it up in your bright orange skirt 🙂

  3. Meghann
    31 October, 2008 at 6:07 am (8 years ago)

    Pumpkin carving is still fun no matter what day of the year you do it 🙂 Happy Halloween!

  4. Moran
    31 October, 2008 at 7:45 am (8 years ago)

    Happy Halloween!

  5. Gliding Calm
    31 October, 2008 at 8:14 am (8 years ago)

    yay for grapes in oats!

  6. eatingbender
    31 October, 2008 at 8:24 am (8 years ago)

    Wow, those oats are definitely very soupy and creamy! I’ve actually never tried them that way before – they look good!

    I missed the pumpkin carving last night, too – but the roomie and I are going to make a Halloween fest out of it! Have a happy happy holiday 🙂

  7. AlliJag
    31 October, 2008 at 8:56 am (8 years ago)

    Those butternut squash fries look amazing!

    Happy Halloween! 🙂

  8. Sharon
    31 October, 2008 at 9:11 am (8 years ago)

    Awesome eats for the day!

    And yes, happy happy halloween!!!

  9. Hil
    31 October, 2008 at 9:37 am (8 years ago)

    That’s a very nice looking lunch! I only wish my lunches were that varied and pretty.

  10. Biz
    31 October, 2008 at 11:35 am (8 years ago)

    Bobby’s sandwich does sound good!

    My husband thinks its like groundhog day with my morning walk pictures, but hey, its my life!

    Happy Halloween!

  11. Erica
    1 November, 2008 at 8:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Sounds like your work does a lot of fun activities! We didn’t get any kiddies either 🙁 and I bought a huge bag of reeses candy! I am not really a huge chocolate person so I guess I will bring it into work on Monday? Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!