No running today! My body is TIRED. I went for a 50-minute walk this morning, which I’m guessing was about 3 miles. Then I did yoga, and made breakfast. I was so happy with yesterday’s breakfast that I decided to make it again:
- 1/2 acorn squash with a drizzle of olive oil, 2 egg whites scrambled with 2 teaspoons of sugar and cinnamon, topped with 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup of applesauce
- a small pink lady apple (unpictured)
We headed out to the farmers’ market after breakfast – it’s about a mile away. Bobby got bread, but we didn’t get anything else besides some delicious samples of fresh fruits.
Bread total: $4.60 (1 big slab, 2 ciabattas)
After we got home it was time for lunch, so we headed out to one of my favorites – Pho Vi Hoa, a local Vietnamese restaurant. Dad had never had Vietnamese food before and for his entree he chose Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) with beef meatballs. He said it was the best meal he’d had since he’d visited! I was so happy that he liked it. This was his treat, so we’re not counting it towards the Thanksgiving challenge. Last night was his treat too; Friday night was our “one night out” that we are allowed per week.
A note about my dad – my brother is vegetarian and my sister is vegan, so my dad rarely gets meat at their house. I decided to give him lots of healthy meat options this weekend and he gladly took advantage of it.
For my lunch I got the papaya salad with shrimp, and I also had a lot of my dad’s broth from his meatball soup. It was so good, I couldn’t stop eating it.
We went to Milk Pail for groceries for the week. Total: $14.41
This brings our Thanksgiving Challenge Total Week 2 to: $19.01
Thanksgiving Challenge (altogether) Total: $54.05
I’m not too worried about going over; we’re visiting Bobby’s family for Thursday through Monday of this week and we won’t be paying for any of those meals. In addition, most of the stuff I picked up today will not be used this week and can last until next week. And we still have a meal to out for this week, but we probably won’t use it. I think we’ll be okay!
For dinner we ate in.
- butternut squash fries with lots of organic ketchup and the pear & crab salad that I made last week for the BSI (double this plate – I went back for seconds)
- sauteed cabbage with pasta sauce and smart ground fake meat (I made WW pasta for the boys)
- veggie plate
And then for dessert I tried my very first honeycrisp apple! I was actually kind of disappointed – I prefer my pink ladies. But it was very good, and I’m glad that I got them They were on sale at Milk Pail (local open air market) for $1.29 a pound which was crazy and irresistable. I will probably have another one tonight if I get hungry again.
I also had frozen mango (times 2):
Tomorrow morning I’m taking my dad to the airport and heading back to work. I had a great weekend and I am SO glad that my dad got to visit. I can’t wait until the next time I see my family.
What was your favorite thing that’s happened to you in the last day? I’m trying to be more appreciative of the little things that make me happy, and I’m wondering what makes all of you happy as well. My favorite thing was when my dad loved my butternut squash fries at dinner tonight. Silly, I know – but that’s my answer. Have a great night!