Hey Everyone –
I hope you all had a great Tuesday. My work day was long, but productive and fun. After being on my feet for over eight hours, I decided to skip the gym and hit the Library instead! But more on that later…
I am happy to report that Quaker instant oatmeal is back on the breakfast rotation! Ben and I stopped by the grocery store on Monday night, where I discovered that my Weight Control Banana Bread Quaker oats were on sale – which made me happy.
I spent most of my work day with two professional photographers. Watching them work made me realize that my blog photos are pretty bad. I’ve been wanting a new digital camera for a while… there are so many great cameras out there… but I’m definitely going to hang on to mine for a while. But I will still dream about getting a new one every now and then. 🙂
For lunch I made another salad, and put a little bit of salmon on it and I had a small serving of the turkey chili that was left over from last night. I sprinkled the Mexican cheese and added some fat free sour cream – the chili was great! Here is what lunch looked like:
There were also BROWNIES at work today… there were three different kinds: chocolate, chocolate peanut butter and peanut butter chocolate. I tried a piece of each of them, and had seconds on the peanut butter chocolate brownie. They were all great. Lunch was very filling today with the fiber and protein combo. I was full until about 7 o’clock tonight! Impressive – considering that I am always hungry! 🙂
After work I went straight to the Library. One of the many things I love about living in Newton is our amazing library. Do you ever have a craving to re-read a book?? I have this desire a lot. Over the weekend I really wanted to start reading Bill Bryson’s A Walk In The Woods – if you have not read it, you have to! It is one of my favorite books. Recently I have been wanting to re-read my favorite book… and the worst thing happened – when I went up to our loft / library to search for my book, I discovered that it was missing!!! Instead of running down to Newtonville Books and buying another copy, I decided to head over to the Library and check out their copy… I have not stopped my search for my book. (I think it might be at my mom’s house, because I let her borrow it last year, and probably forgot to get it back!)
Over the last couple of weeks I have been daydreaming of spring time and outdoor activities… camping and hiking mostly. I have often thought of how cool it would be to hike the Appalachian Trail. Even though I will probably never be able to be a “thru-hiker” I love the AT and I can’t wait to hike a small part of it this summer!
While I was at the Library, I looked up some other books about hikers on the Appalachian Trail. I checked out A Journey North by Adrienne Hall, and Walking Home: A Woman’s Pilgrimage on the Appalachian Trail by Kelly Winters. The other book I wanted to check out was Walking with Spring by Earl Shaffer, but my Library did not have a copy. (Maybe Newtonville Books has one calling my name!) Earl Shaffer was the first person to be a thru-hiker on the AT.
Wow, there was a tangent for you…. ahhh the AT. I will continue to dream about summer, camping, hiking and the AT. But on to dinner.
Dinner was very strange tonight. I had dinner and movie plans with my good friend Jenn tonight – but she e-mailed me today to let me know that she had a horrible cold, and we decided to cancel our plans. 😦 [Jenn -REST! Seriously, get extra sleep tonight and feel better soon!!!] I could not decide what to have for dinner tonight! I had already had a bit of turkey chili for lunch, so did not really want it again. When I first got home from work I enjoyed a special treat from Wilson Farms… banana milk!
This milk was sweet, but really good! I think the small amount I drank really filled me up for a while… but eventually I did have dinner, I settled on a Trader Joe’s chicken tamale. I used some salsa and fat free sour cream and it was good.
Well, I’m going to get back to my reading on the AT… hope everyone has a great Wednesday!