John and I met my mother for breakfast this morning. No workout today. I am taking it easy for my back. We met at Cafe on The Park:
Tiny place with a maximum occupancy of 27, but I don’t know where that many people would fit! The prices are so low here, it’s crazy. I would have loved french toast or a big omelet, but I saw that oatmeal was on the menu, so I went with that. I also ordered a side of peanut butter and put a jam packet on it 😀
It was just missing the banana! Not sure why toast is served with oatmeal, but I managed just to eat 1 slice (I do love toast). The 3 of us ate breakfast here for less than $12 – can you believe it?
This shirt was on the wall, and I got the biggest kick out of it.
Lunchtime included a mango that I got this weekend. They were on sale, so I had to get one. Plus some kiwi. Boca burger with laughing cow. Num.
It’s funny when you write a post, you never know what is going to stick out with the readers. Yesterday I was focused on my strength workout, and it seemed everyone noticed all the carbs I ate! I normally do not have that many carbs every day, but once in a while is not a problem. Most regular readers know that I don’t eat a lot of actual bread or pasta (except for my bagels). My carbs usually come in the form of grains (oats) or wraps. Because I usually work out in the morning, I do the majority of my daily carbs for breakfast and only have fruit and veggies with my dinner protein. And yes, I do eat bagels twice a week. I love them and I don’t find food to be scary any more. I think a lot of people are scared of breads. Again, everything in moderation! (I do have to say that phrase annoys me a little 😉 )
The main reason I don’t eat a lot of bread is because I am a volume eater and 1 slice of good whole grain bread can easily be 140 calories. Sure, I could get the reduced calorie bread, but it either has splenda in it, or is too soft for me. I loves me some hearty bread. That is where the waffles come in. Nutrigrain waffles are 140 calories for 2, so it makes for a perfect sandwich option!
My new buddy hung out by the window today. Look how brazen he is!
He says, “You want a piece of me??”
John made lattes today. He almost always does them with a little something extra. This has his homemade dulce de leche drizzled on top:
I’m spoiled 😳
He also cooked dinner tonight as I made a dessert. He did a stir fry of chicken and pineapple with teriyaki sauce. Of course, you know what I had to add to that bowl!
I really wish I could get John to eat broccoli. He will sometimes try a piece, but he doesn’t like it that much. He is eating more veggies in general, though – so that makes me happy. He is almost at his goal weight, too (stinker….).
I will show a picture of what I made for dessert, but the recipe is being submitted for a contest so I can’t share just yet. Be known that it is very good and a bit decadent:
Gonna need to do some running tomorrow LOL!
It’s officially my weekend! I have decided to goof around tonight and relax. Watch Project Runway and have some couch time.
Question: Project Runway viewer?