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 Replies to “Being thankful…”

  1. 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. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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