An Extra Hour of Light

March 8, 2009 at 5:45 pm 8 comments

I love Daylight Savings time.  I love that it’s after 6 out and although it’s overcast it’s still light out there.  Although we lost an hour the day feels longer, and I really don’t mind losing an hour of sleep when in return you get an extra hour of light.  Nothing depresses me more then getting out of work and it’s already dark out, so this is a welcome change.

I had a terrible eating day.  I didn’t eat junk, I didn’t eat fast food, and I didn’t eat too much of anything.  In fact the problem is I didn’t eat enough.  I had NO hunger.  And instead of eating balanced meals regardless I barely ate at all.  Not a good thing at all. 

I started out this morning with a cup of coffee and a 1/2 a clif bar.

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I finally found them in my Whole Foods.  And they totally taste like a glazed donut!  I enjoyed this outside with my morning coffee on the deck.  The deck is the best part of the apartment and I’m sure as it gets warmer you’ll see that we eat out there every night and most weekend meals, it’s also where our friends all come to hang out during the summer, I know for a fact that as the months get warmer you will be seeing a ton of pictures of my friends enjoying the deck with us, for meals and drinks. 

My legs felt so tight this morning I was afraid that I was going to struggle with running today.  So I downloaded Yoga for Runners from yogadownload.com. I’m not saying I consider myself a runner, I don’t.  But I assumed it was going to focus on stretching the muscles that were giving me trouble.  I’ve done yoga one other time before and so was not prepared for a podcast, I didn’t know some of the poses so Andrew made a slideshow to go along with the podcast.  He decided to join me in doing the podcast.  I know yoga is relaxing, but not with the 2 of us.  There was way to much joking around, and way to much “get the f*** outta here I can’t do that, let’s just do child’s pose.”  And whenever they mentioned energy from your fingertips Andrew made buzzing electric noises.  Although we totally sucked at it we laughed a lot and I felt my muscles unwind.  What should have taken 20 minutes took us over 40, we had to keep referring to the slideshow.

After this we went to the gym where I did some more of the first week of training from the Couch to 5k.  I felt great afterwards!  After the gym I wanted to eat but I wasn’t hungry I decided to go to Tropical Smoothie Cafe for a smoothie.  I got their Sunny Day smoothie which is, banana, mango, orange, and kiwi.  I also added soy protein to it.   They were also offering free samples of a new product they’ll be selling, they are going to start carrying flatbread sandwiches, and one of them was a pb, banana, and granola flatbread.  Okay I love pb and banana, but never in a million years would I have though to put granola on it, but I certainly will be now.  It was so delicious and such a simple idea, how did I not think of that before!?

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These pictures are from Andrew’s phone, amazing, my phone looks no where near this good, it always looks so washed out.  I’m still amazed by these photos.

My smoothie was ginormous.  It literally took me 2.5 hours to drink 3/4 of it, it was really yummy though.

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We came home and took advantage of the nice weather and went for a walk/jog (mostly walk) around the neighborhood. 

Once we got back we decided to make dinner, again I wasn’t hungry so I just went with what Andrew was having.  He wanted pasta so he cooked some penne, I had mine with a small amount of butter, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese.  On the side we also had meatless meatballs.  Holy crap they were good, even Andrew enjoyed them and he’s a meat-eater through and through, and typically terrifed of eating vegetables/fake meat products.  When he was younger and his mom made him and his twin brother broccoli one night, Andrew’s brother picked some up with his fork and attempted to eat it, and Andrew screamed “No DO NOT EAT THAT!!!”  He acted like it was poison.  My mom makes him eat broccoli when we go to her house for dinner, he’s getting a lot better with trying new things, but he’s a meat and potatoes kinda guy for the most part.

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I put some spicy spaghetti sauce on the “meatballs”  AMAZING!

So I guess that’s it for today!  I hope you all had a fun weekend, I definitely did.  We’re off to my parents house so Andrew can move a couch or something with my dad, poor Andrew he’s always recruited to help my dad with the heavy lifting since he’s surrounded by all girls day in and day out.  Andrew doesn’t mind though, he’s a good guy.

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23 Hours… No Appetite = Boring Eats

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon  |  March 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    GREAT IDEA with granola!!! Love it! So tasty! And mmmmmmm love the eats!

  • 2. Shelby  |  March 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif = HEAVEN!!!

  • 3. Sarah  |  March 9, 2009 at 9:39 am

    but it means an extra hour of dark in the morning, grrr!

    pb+banana+granola sounds like a great idea, yum!

    great job with the workouts. i tried to do yoga for runners and lasted like 30 seconds … it was too fast for me!

  • 4. Sophia  |  March 9, 2009 at 9:59 am

    hey there, genius! that granola idea is AWESOME. gotta try that sometime. or maybe even with cereal?

  • 5. Katie  |  March 9, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Thank you for the positive outlook on the time change! I’ve been pouting all day about being tired, but you reminded me that there will still be daylight when I get home, something that hasn’t happened for a good 6 months. I can finally take the pooch for walks after work again!

  • 6. ellie  |  March 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    ah- I used to love putting granola on my PB sandwiches! Sorry your appetite was “off”- though what you did eat looks delicious! I can’t wait to try the white choc macademia clif bar! (maple nut is really good too if you haven’t tried that one yet!)

    hope your monday is off to a great start 🙂

  • 7. biz319  |  March 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Those are great pics with a camera phone! Nice to have help – my husband usually gets recruited to help my mom with something EVERY time we go there!

    I swear I think she makes a list when she knows we are coming to visit! 😀

    Happy Monday!

  • 8. dailygoods  |  March 11, 2009 at 8:00 am

    ooh that sandwich looks awesome! and that cliff bar is my favvvvvvvorittteeee! love it 🙂

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