Hey All –
Hope everyone survived hump day in tact! I could not believe it was only my second day at work… it has been feeling like a long week for some reason. Whatever! I woke up early, got ready for work and before I left for my commute from hell I enjoyed a super quick / small bowl of steel cut oats! My mom had gotten up earlier than me (amazing!) and whipped them together. The oats were sooo good, such a wonderful way to start my morning. I was in such a better mood while driving and sipping my awesome coffee (thank goodness for coffee makers that can be pre-set to start at 5:45 AM!) because I had oats in my tummy. I had 1/2 a cup of oatmeal and a teaspoon of brown sugar. I felt like a kid going off to school!
I was so surprised by how long I was able to make it through the morning on only half a cup of oatmeal. It was not until 10:30 that I needed the actual breakfast I had prepared the night before!
We were out of bread at home, so I used a whole wheat tortilla for my peanut butter banana combo… I prepared the peanut butter / tortilla the night before and put the banana in my lunch bag…. when I was finally ready for it, I sliced up half of the banana and added it to the wrap. It was soo good!
Great work news – one of my great friends has started working at the Libs three days a week. My friend Kate started on Tuesday, and I am so glad to have a new walking buddy at work now! Kate and I went for a beautiful half hour walk at lunch on Wednesday. It was fantastic, and it was super fun to chat and walk together and get caught up on each others lives. After our walk, I went to the lunch room to heat up my butternut squash soup. Along with the soup I had a wedge of Laughing Cow and a few wheat thins.
This was a good lunch!
I left work a bit after 5 o’clock and took the T to Brookline. There I shopped in my favorite book shop, Brookline Booksmith. I picked up an early birthday gift for my awesome friend Jenn, whom I met a while later for dinner and a girls night of fun!
Jenn and I went to one of our favorite places, Zaftigs. I had my ‘usual’ sandwich, The Rachel. A turkey, swiss, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on the side. Instead of french fries, I ordered green beans that were perfectly cooked – still crunchy!
This sandwich really hit the spot! It was sooo cold out last night, that for a moment I was tempted to order a cup of chicken noodle soup to go with it, but I decided against it (probably because I had enjoyed soup at lunch). I also thought about ordering hot tea for my drink, but opted for a glass of pinot noir instead! (Great choice!)
That about wraps up my day of food. Hope everyone is doing well, and I’ll see you soon!