What I Ate Wednesday
I had a nice day of eating Wednesday. This is happening more and more! I used to struggle a lot with how much I ate – I would eat too little, or too much, or overeat at night and feel sick – but lately I have been in a pretty good place with my eating habits. I still have days where I “feel fat” or feel the need to check myself in the mirror (to make sure I haven’t sprouted an extra head? who knows – how much can really change in a day) – but most of the time I am very much OK with myself as I am. I think it just comes with practice, like anything else.
Enough chit-chat, here is what I had:
- Cinnamon walnut bread (from the CSA) toast with butter; 2 slices of salami (Costco, heh); coffee of course; a calcium chew (Adora dark chocolate)
- Turkey and basil hummus wrap from Pret a Manger; a peanut butter cookie someone had at the office
- 1 fun size of whoppers (I think there were like 3 in the package – I need to bring some healthy snacks to the office otherwise I resort to eating whatever they have at the front desk)
- Dinner at Moustache on 103rd and Lexington - Bobby and I shared everything, and he had more of each than I did (he’d had a tiny lunch):
- Spinach and chickpea salad
- Lamb platter (lamb meat balls, with tomato sauce and rice)
- Lamb “pitza” on whole wheat pita
- Homemade yogurt with fruit, pistachios, and honey
- Apple + 2 pieces of beef jerky (no preservatives, Costco) later that night
Here are the Moustache pics:
Spinach & Chickpea salad (had a lemon-y, onion-y, tomato-y dressing)
This was the lamb platter – lamb meatballs, tomato sauce, and a big thing of buttery white rice!
This “pitza”, or pita bread pizza (whole wheat pita) was delicious. Simply a pita with ground lamb. Surprisingly light.
Last but not least – the best part of the meal. Fresh homemade yogurt with 2 fruits – we think they were papaya and mango but we are not sure. Topped with bits of pistachio and honey. Definitely the star of the night.
Before dinner I took a class called “Center Sculpt” at Pure. It was fun (and hard). It was basically a yoga-inspired weights class. My arms were dying by the end. Surprisingly, yesterday (Thursday) my arms weren’t sore, but my legs were a little bit (odd because I didn’t feel like I exhausted them in class). Today (Friday) both arms and legs are killing me! I will definitely be back next time as long as I can get out of work early enough (it’s at 6:15).
I was going to post last night but I got absorbed by this book (Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes):
$0.48 at Strand! I read all 400 pages in about 2 days. The book is about Rachel, a drug addict who does not believe she is a drug addict. It’s about her experiences at a rehab center. As she is there, the story of her life unfolds seamlessly alongside what happens at the center. She’s a very likable protagonist even though she has done some bad things. Obviously I liked it – definitely recommend it. I love Marian Keyes and I’ve read a few of her books in the past.
What have you read lately? What did you eat Wednesday?
b and i had the pleasure of trying soft serve fruit a few nights ago for dessert. i have actually had it before, but when soft serve fruit contacted me and asked if i’d like some cards for samples… of course i said yes! i already knew i liked it.
what is soft serve fruit?
>> it’s a healthified soft serve ice cream made of fruit, water, and organic cane sugar. it’s vegan and kosher. the small cup has less than 90 calories.
we were on the upper east side for some reason (new apartment stuff? i don’t remember), so we went to the location at east 78th st and 3rd ave. after tasting the banana, mango, and raspberry, we settled on a banana sundae…
topped with sliced almonds, crushed walnuts, and pomegranate seeds.
a few nights later (i think this must have been this past friday) we stopped by again, this time to the union square location on 17th street. we opted for a banana and pear mix (i am banana; b is pear).
topped with sliced almonds, crushed walnuts, pom seeds, and carob chips.
again, delicious! i do not like carob chips apparently, nor do i really like pom seeds. my taste buds have been off lately. i mostly ate the banana and the nuts, while b helped with the rest of it.
have you ever had soft serve fruit?
>> i really want to get this yonanas machine so i can make my own more easily. it’s on my list for when we move into our new place.
today i woke up around 9, laid in bed for a while, then started work in the kitchen. this week b and i got an order from the fruit guys (i wanted to try them out; i want to join a csa but they don’t run in the winter) so i decided to use up that produce. we got (this was the “regional fruit & veggie”):
- 4 beets
- bunch of spinach
- yellow fingerling potatoes (a bunch of small ones)
- 4 apples (different kinds)
i made a frittata and a “breakfast bar”-type thing. i’ll post recipes separately. the delivery is free; the box was $26. it’s definitely overpriced but it was convenient. i’m not sure if i’ll order it again.
when those were finished i made coffee for b and tea for myself. we sat around chatting until 1pm when tickets for sasquatch went on sale (a big group of us are going). b bought the tickets and i did this quick and dirty body weight workout.
then it was off to yoga as usual (we’ve been going every saturday with some friends to the same yoga class). it’s a yin yang class, which means that it is a mix of long holds (yin) and fiery flow (yang). it’s 90 minutes and i love it. b and our friends enjoy it too. it’s such a fun tradition. we follow it up with a late lunch at whole foods.
we never got around to eating the frittata this morning so i think we’ll have it for dinner instead.
what do you do for workouts? have you tried yin yoga? have you ever gotten produce delivery?