We are so close to Christmas! I cannot wait to go visit my family in New Jersey (Princeton area) and hang out in NYC. I miss the city a lot.
I’ve been experimenting with big meals recently. I had a delicious lunch the past 2 days, and I’m considering repeating it again tomorrow. This sandwich consists of:
- 2 slices of thick, hearty Trader Joe’s whole wheat bread (not diet, and not low calorie! this stuff is great)
- 1.5 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1.5 tablespoons pumpkin pecan butter (from Williams sonoma)
- 1/2 of a huge banana, thickly sliced
I proceeded to dip this in yogurt (peach today, blueberry yesterday) for a nicely balanced meal. It actually kept me full for several hours, which is unusual. I’m usually a big snacker, but with my recent carb obsession (thanks to Bobby), I’ve been feeling more satisfied. I should probably call it a starch obsession – I’ve always been a carboholic, but more in the fruit sense rather than the bread and noodles sense.
I had a lovely dinner at a Japanese restaurant last night. I got Sukiyaki, which is a big pot of noodle soup. It had clear noodles, lots of veggies, and some tofu. The broth is very very sweet (and last night’s was actually a bit too sweet for my liking) and gives the veggies, noodles, and tofu a wonderful flavour. It came with rice, which I gave to Bobby, but I finished all of the noodles. I also got a side salad and had some edamame. I eat the shells – does anyone else do this?
On the gym front – I think I am going to join 24-hour fitness. I took a kickboxing class last night that totally kicked my butt. It was a turbo kickboxing class which I think makes it harder. The only problem is that several hours later I was starving and had to inhale several pieces of that delicious (non-diet!) whole wheat bread with lots of smart balance and pumpkin pecan butter.
Today I took it easy with lots of yoga (Buns and Thighs this morning, then Detox and Power Vinyasa Flow #3 tonight). Buns and Thighs comes from Exercise TV (On Demand with Comcast) and the other two are from YogaDownload.com. If you haven’t checked out the site do so! And always feel free to email me or comment asking for advice or recommendations. My email is on the sidebar now.
Have a great night and Merry Christmas Eve! What are your plans?