Night of 9/27/2008

For dinner we went to a great Thai place in San Jose – Blue Mango.  Bobby’s corporate card has a deal where we get BOGO entrees (buy one get one free).

Here I am with my new haircut – very short!  I’m getting used to it though.


  • cucumber & onion salad (in a very sweet dressing)

  • Penang curry with prawns, carrots, peppers, and peas – I think there were 6-7 prawns in here?

  • A few bites of Bobby’s crab fried rice (I usually hate fried rice but this was really good)


  • 1/2 cup Fage 0%
  • apple loaf that I made for the blogger secret ingredient (I went back for another serving of this)
  • a few dark chocolate raisinets (Bobby got them last night)
  • apple


  • broccoli and hummus… you guys see enough of this, so no pic 🙂

Snack for 9/27/2008


  • apple loaf with 2/3 cup Fage 0% – blogger secret ingredient!

  • 1 apple (how could I not) – I did take off the sticker before eating it

Apple-Banana-Oat Loaf – Blogger Secret Ingredient!

This week’s blogger secret ingredient is hosted by Erin and Andrea at Care to Eat.  It’s apples!

Since I bought a bunch of delicious organic gala apples last night, I thought today would be the perfect time to make my secret ingredient recipe.  This is kind of like apple crisp, but in the shape of a bread loaf.  It also reminds me of baked oatmeal.  Basically, it’s all of my favorite ingredients mixed into a loaf.  I like it as a snack, breakfast, or even dessert.  It goes very well with yogurt, ice cream, and whipped cream and it’s great for the fall.  I hope you all enjoy it!

Apple-Banana-Oat Loaf


  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup WW flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 apples, chopped into very small pieces
  • 2 small bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup honey (or agave nectar)
  • 1 cup milk (I used chocolate almond milk – awesome)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients.  Add in the wet ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour the entire mixture into a loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or longer if you want it crispier.
  5. Serve with yogurt, ice cream, whipped cream, milk, plain, or with whatever you like!

Breakfast 9/27/2008

This morning I did 30-day shred, level 2… Then when Bobby woke up we did level 1 together.  He thought it was pretty hard.


  • egg white scramble with broccoli, onions, tomatoes (some from the balcony, part of a chopped up heirloom) – topped with ketchup and served over lettuce mix.

I’m not sure what the plans are for the rest of the day.  I think we’re getting dinner with some friends, but aside from that it looks open.  See you later!

Goodeats for 9/26/2008

This morning’s workout was 30-Day Shred, Level 1.  I wasn’t hungry when I woke up, probably because of my wrap-snacking last night.  I really like waking up hungry so I’m going to try to quit the late-night snacking for a while.


  • Dannon 0% plus (peach)
  • Plum
  • 1 cup cheerios

50-minute walk today!  I went out for my walk and when I came back the company meeting had just started.  I couldn’t get my lunch from the fridge until it was over (around 2) and I was absolutely starved.  I ate the salad and wrap that I’d brought, but 20 minutes later I was still hungry.  On Fridays we get free lunch, but today I had brought my own because the company was ordering from Boston Market and I wasn’t sure if I would want anything.  They did happen to order a huge fruit salad, so I went back and filled up on 2 mugs full of fruit – cantaloupe, honeydew, and grapes.  That did the trick because I was fine afterwards.


  • 1/2 wrap with almond butter and some chopped plum

  • salad – 2 slices of chopped turkey, the rest of the chopped plum, onions, bacon bits, topped with honey mustard dressing

  • 2 big mugs of fruit salad (no pic) – cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes
  • another big mug of fruit salad
  • cup of berryblossom white tea from starbucks with a splash of skim, cinnamon, and nutmeg… yum!  Thanks to my boss 🙂
  • sliced plums (I think this is 2 whole plums)

Before dinner I got a haircut!  It’s pretty short; I’ll try to post a picture soon.  I like it a lot, but it’s definitely different.  I walked to and from the appointment – a little more than a mile each way.

Dinner: (Malaysian!  One of my favorites – Layang Layang in Cupertino)

  • Seafood Tom Yum Soup (Bobby and I shared – I had about 2/3 – 3/4 of it, but not the broth – too salty!  I ate all of the veggies and seafood though.  It had carrots, shrimp, baby corn, squid, cauliflower, saffron, snap peas, and probably some other things I am forgetting.  This was a huge bowl – those 2 small bowls next to it are what we ate it out of, and they’re the size of normal soup bowls.)

  • Papaya Salad (I had all of this, topped with some of the spicy dressing that it came with and lots of curry sauce – yumm!)

  • 5-6 large forkfuls of Mee Siam – stir-fried noodles with a few veggies, tofu, and shrimp.

We stopped at Safeway on the way home and I picked up organic gala apples for $.97/pound.  It was awesome.


  • peanuts – 2-3 small handfuls; Erin’s trail mix always looks so good 🙂
  • broccoli and honey mustard