Being thankful…

The workweek is over and I’m relaxing.  This morning started with a mp3: Yoga for Runners #1.  It was 25 minutes and a perfect to start my day.

When I got to work I made oats for breakfast, and this time I added nut butter for fullness – it worked.  Sometimes people are curious about my soupy oats – I took this picture after I’d eaten some of the liquid.  I love my oats this way, but everyone is different.  I think the extra volume keeps me full longer (especially when I make soupy oats with Greek yogurt – uber-proteiny).

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1.5 cups water, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1/2 cup 2% milk added at the end

I did not get to take my walk today because it was raining and cold, and lunch came early.  I was a little annoyed at first (I love my walks), but I did something later that made up for it.  We got free lunch today since it’s a short week and they ordered Korean.  I had a bunch of things:

  • Jap Chae (clear noodles stirfried with veggies)
  • Brown rice with random beans (partially hidden)
  • seaweed salad (too oily for me, but really good – so I had more)
  • kimchee
  • bean sprouts
  • cucumbers
  • tofu/cucumber/meat soup – I didn’t eat the meat pieces… I think they were beef.

I went back for seconds of all the veggies.  This was a huge plate.  I had an apple for dessert (unpictured).

Throughout the afternoon I snacked on the leftovers from lunch – more seaweed salad, sprouts, and jap chae (noodles).

Then, to make up for my lost walk – I did more yoga!  I did the runners’ yoga again (25 minutes) and I also did the routine I did last night, power vinyasa flow (20 minutes).  It’s amazing how much better you get at a routine after doing it once.

For dinner I wanted something sweet.

  • half an acorn squash smeared with 1 tablespoon smart balance, microwaved then broiled for 5 minutes
  • 1 whole apple, chopped and sauteed with cinnamon and a couple cups of cabbage
  • sauce – 1/2 of a plain chobani mixed with 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

And I made a mess for dessert with the leftover yogurt and some other goodies:

  • other 1/2 plain Chobani, 2/3 cup almond milk, 1/2 very mushy banana, 1 chopped apple, and 1/2 cup cheerios

I also had a chopped apple just plain for snacking throughout the night (unpictured).

I am so excited for Thanksgiving.  We are going over to our friends’ house and this is what I’m bringing:

  • a Tofurkey
  • roasted asparagus
  • butternut squash fries (they’re buying the squash and I’m making it there – of course I’ll bring organic ketchup!)

I know this question has been asked before, but – What are you thankful for? The things that come to my mind right now are Bobby, my family, and yoga.  The good thing is that I could go on, but I’ll spare you all 🙂  Have a great night and enjoy tomorrow!

17 Comments on Being thankful…

  1. Pearl
    27 November, 2008 at 1:56 am (8 years ago)

    the korean lunch looks lovely! my mom adores soupy oats, too – she says that she likes being able to pretty much drink it down hehe. have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  2. caitlin
    27 November, 2008 at 5:00 am (8 years ago)

    tofurky cracks me up! 🙂

  3. coco
    27 November, 2008 at 5:26 am (8 years ago)

    korean food is so healthy and delicious~~~~~ I love their way to cook veggies..specially soy bean sprouts! I usually stuff myself with two of these plates!!! hahah…..

    You’re such a yogi, 3 sessions of yoga a day? woooooo…..

    I’m going for a morning burn bird session now (it’s almost two hours class)

    Happy thanksgiving!

  4. Michelle
    27 November, 2008 at 5:26 am (8 years ago)

    Love your eats!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. HangryPants
    27 November, 2008 at 6:04 am (8 years ago)

    I know – yoga is the instant mood booster!

    have a great Thanksgiving!

  6. VeggieGirl
    27 November, 2008 at 6:15 am (8 years ago)

    Yoga – can’t start my day without it!! 🙂


  7. K
    27 November, 2008 at 7:56 am (8 years ago)

    Love all the yoga! Dinner looks great as usual. I’m thankful for my family, corny I know but without them I definitly would not be where I am today!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  8. Lindsay
    27 November, 2008 at 8:36 am (8 years ago)

    enjoy your thanksgiving!!!

  9. gliding calm
    27 November, 2008 at 1:09 pm (8 years ago)

    happy Thanksgiving Maggie! Your lunch looks insanely delicious!

  10. Sharon
    27 November, 2008 at 8:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Great eats! Have a great thanksgiving! I’m thankful for having such great family!

  11. Sagan
    28 November, 2008 at 10:53 am (8 years ago)

    I like soupy oats too. And really HOT oatmeal.

    Too bad you missed out on your walk- but that’s good that you could make up for it! Am VERY thankful for walks.

  12. brittany
    28 November, 2008 at 12:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Happy Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to hear how the tofurkey tasted!!

  13. Kristie
    28 November, 2008 at 3:05 pm (8 years ago)

    I don’t really make my oats soupy that often but you always make it look so good that I really need to remember to try it like that next time!

    LOVE the squashy dinner. Totally my kind of dinner.

    Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome!

  14. Bridget
    28 November, 2008 at 4:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ve never had tofurkey! The butternut squash fries are always delish! Your yoga videos sound great, maybe I should try it out, I’v been wanting to take some classes but its so hard to fit another thing into the schedule, plus I’m alreayd paying a gym membership AND dance classes!

    Yeah the mandeoline incident = not fun!

  15. Michelle
    28 November, 2008 at 7:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Your lunch and dinner look beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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