Hola! Happy Hump Day!
Thank you so much for your comments and concern about me and the mango seed! I really appreciate it :) I may steer clear of pits now! I had no idea they could be so toxic.
I was a busy bee last night and very productively prepped breakfast and lunch for today. For breakfast I made overnight oats: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cups water, and a heaping scoop of Jay Robb's Whey Chocolate Protein powder. For lunch I packed a box of spinach, carrot sticks, sliced tomatoes, and 3 meatless meatballs, with a Flat Out Wrap on the side.
In the morning I got my oats out and they were runny! I have made overnight oats several times in the past...but it has been a while- I think I usually add yogurt and less water maybe. I was very hesitant to take the first bite.
I had to be at work an hour earlier than usual today so I was slightly tired. I decided to try an experiment :) I have a pretty bad problem with Diet Coke- I love the way it tastes and the way it wakes me up, but it always gives me a slight upset stomach. I think it's all the caffeine- coffee does the same thing to me. So, I got a Caffeine Free Diet Coke and hoped that since it tastes the same, I would still wake up - Placebo Effect! And you know what? It worked! I was actually super productive until I went to the breakroom to refill the empty bottle with water... There on the table was a platter of various pound cakes!
I dilly-dallied in the breakroom, reading the nutritional info on the cakes and wondering if I could maybe, just maybe have a slice... I decided not to, then I changed my mind and emerged with this:
sabotage our workplace. Pretty much all of the ladies I work with are trying to eat healthier, but when donuts and cake keep appearing, it's hard to stick to goals! I think a sweet treat like this once in a while is alright though. And it was yummy, too! I composed a haiku about it and texted it to my boyfriend.
pound cake, sugary and glazed
no, I can't decline
After eating this it was back to work, work, work. I had a lot of data entry to do today so I cued up Pandora to my Modest Mouse station and got to work. Do you like Pandora? I like Grooveshark too but sometimes I don't feel like making up a whole playlist.
Around noon I broke into my lunch. I microwaved the meatless meatballs and assembled a wrap.
I got back to work after eating and ended up back home around 3:30pm. I was in a cleaning mood. Very rare for me. I reorganized the bookshelf and DVD rack in my room, sorted clothes, and vacuumed. I got rid of a bunch of junk, too! I'm trying to minimize my belongings now that I'm moving across the country in a few months. I felt empowered after cleaning and did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred level 1 with 5 pound weights! I felt the burn and started sweating 5 minutes into the workout.
I have this level memorized, but when I do it without the DVD I feel like the workout is not as good- know what I mean?
Around 7pm I got started on dinner. I knew I wanted sweet potato fries, and decided to do a "diner theme" and had toast and "bacon" on the side. The toast was from millet bread and the "bacon" was Morningstar brand. Pre-Dinner, I was down to 2.5 slices of millet bread :( I keep it in the freezer because that's where it is in the store and run into this problem:
I carried on with the fries preparation. And they came out just right!
The whole shebang:
What were your favorite play-on-repeat movies as a child? Some of my others were My Girl, Black Beauty, and Matilda.
Oh! And here is my sweet potato fry recipe:
Preheat oven to 400*
Wash and cut 1 sweet potato into strips (I like to leave the skin)
-I would also cut the fries a little smaller than I did, for better crispiness!
Spray a baking sheet with spray oil, and lay the strips in a single layer on it.
Spray again with spray oil.
Sprinkle with chili, cumin, and garlic powder.
Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the fries halfway.