Cafe Brazil breakfast! Yum.
-flavored coffeeee with stevia (one cup carrot cake, one cup hazelnut, one cup to-go of decaf chocolate cherry)
-1 egg white breakfast taco in a small whole wheat tortilla with veggies, salsa, a little cheese, & hot sauce
-sweet potatoes with ketchup
My Dad signed him and myself up for a web & phone based seminar on Business & Marketing to brush up on some skills/get some new ideas for our private practice. I didn't learn anything new really (maybe a couple things), but it did reinforce some ideas I've been pushing for for awhile now. Hopefully that will give us the motivation to actually implement the changes!
Halfway into the program I got so hungry again, but waited 'til it was over to tear into my leftovers (the whole thing lasted 2.5 hours, which was about 5 hours after I first ate. And only ate one small taco. You guys know after a full breakfast I'm still hungry 3 hours later. This was cruel and unusual punishment, haha jk)
-the leftover breakfast taco & sweet potatoes
-80 cal pack of justin's peanut butter
Used a gift card at a local sushi/hibachi place for din-din
-2 mini pineapple cream cheese wontons dipped in a spicy chile sauce (very good, but didn't really taste any pineapple? I was expecting big pineapple chunks!)
-1/2 an order of the crab & spicy tuna stuffed in a flash fried avocado half
-my brother's clear soup
-part of my brother's side salad w/ ginger dressing
-1 sushi roll (spicy tuna and avocado topped with salmon) with lots of wasabi (sans 1 piece I gave my brother, who loved it except the salmon)
-1 piece of hibachi shrimp + 2 bites of hibachi fried rice
LOL that is just ridiculous. I forgot my brother's came with soup, so I ordered my own first...but I really wanted miso so I may have anyway lol (my brother doesn't like anything but the meat & rice, so I always take his sides at Japanese restaurants). And I knew I still wanted the seaweed salad even if a side salad came included with his. I didn't know my Dad was going to order an appetizer too (the wontons), but I still would have ordered the same stuff I did. But yeah, next time I'm condensing my order b/c that is just silly. How I didn't explode I do not know. It all hit me at once too. I ate reallllly slowly, even took breaks (ALL my food came out like 30 min before my dad & brother's hibachi even came out to be cooked! Bad timing...), but somehow I kept eating & kept thinking I still had room (and was even still hungry, even towards the end), but once the chef finished cooking their vegetables (their final item), it hit me like a ton of bricks! I went from hungry to STUFFED in like 30 seconds flat lol.
Happy to say my brother really liked this place. Ever since his fave Japanese restaurant went out of business a year or two ago he's been disappointed with all of the new Japanese places we've tried since. He said this place was really good, almost great. And the closest yet to his old fave (my fave-fave he likes too and said was previously most comparable, but again none are his holy grail, unfortch). So at least he liked it enough to frequent it somewhat regularly. Works for me!
-frozen yogurt with candyyyyy (on the cookies & cream side) & blueberries (on the original tart side)
There's still always room for dessert! And it doesn't hurt that my fave fro-yo place is literally right next door to the sushi place. How could we not stop in?! I have discovered I really really like chocolate sprinkles. I haven't had sprinkles in years, figured they'd be kinda tasteless/pointless, but they add a nice crunch! Yum.
-1 ferrero rocher chocolate
Nice start to the day, ha.
-41 min cross ramp
-good grains bagel with cream cheese, tomato, lox, capers, & onion
-cofffffeeeee with stevia & like 2 drops of skim milk (ugh dairy milk, I'm over you! But Einstein's makes their coffee CRAZY hot and I thought it may cool it down. When you only add a few drops it doesn't. Not gonna repeat that! May take my dad's cue next time and add a few ice cubes....)
I noticed Einstein's changed their menu this week. I don't think they have hummus anymore, that kinda sucks. At first I didn't see the good grains bagels OR even a sign for them and almost had a panic attack (Ok, not really, but I was gonna be really upset!!), but they were just hiding under another flavor. PHEW! Crisis averted ;).
Ran our usual Sunday errands, including a stop at Sam's Club:
Don't we shop healthy? Yeah, not always, but this trip we did!
-1/3 of a single-serving container (all I had left) of 0% plain chobani with granola & a drizzle of local honey
-part of a fruit plate
Not sure why I'm all "ewww" about cow's milk, yet I eat (some) cow's cheese and yogurt. I make no sense.
My new plan (I know, I sure try a lot of things) is to try to get back to eat a smaller amount of meat. I'm thinking 4 times/week to start sounds good. & I'm really going to try to only eat it at home prepared with free range/grass fed/organic/whatever the best I can get that week is. I don't think I want to go back to no meat, at least not at this time, but I do want to cut back. I was tempted to even go down to 2 (maaaybe 3) times, but 4 sounds good to me. I'm going to try to only order vegetarian or seafood at restaurants, unless something obscenely amazing graces the menu. I remember feeling better when I ate no meat, but also very tired. Maybe this will be a fair compromise. That's me, always experimenting with food. One day I'll find that perfect (for me) balance :).
-teriyaki baked tofu
-brown rice (that I put a lil teriyaki sauce on)
-side salad (organic mixed greens, matchstick carrots, mandarin oranges, blacked pepper dressed with a drizzle of olive oil, a drizzle of lemon juice, and a drizzle of local honey
No joke, once I got started I wanted to eat the whole block of tofu. When it was cut into smaller pieces it didn't seem so big. I didn't. But I did probably eat 60%. Oops. Could have used more marinade, but obviously it was still quite good.
Yeah, I know I said I wanted to cut back on soy, but it's so good. Not cool, soy! The reason I want to cut back is because it's been speculated since I was 12 that I could have a thyroid issue. It's always come back negative, but now that my nails are all flakey and I have body aches all the time no matter what I do, among other things I can't think of at the moment, I don't want to take too many chances w/ messing with it! But it's haaaaaard.
-sample of the peppermint bark I bought awhile back (box was still in the plastic...)
Oddly, not as delicious as the peppermint bark pretzels (which cost like 1/3 the amount or less), but still pretty good.
Finally finished Dexter season 1!! So pumped. My brother semi-accidentally spoiled some of the major story lines way before we got to them, but it's nice to have seen it all for myself. Although each storyline wrap-up always leaves me with more questions than answers, I'm officially addicted (oh who am I kidding? I've been drawn in since episode one...). I've now seen all of season 1 & all of season 5. Out of order, yes. But 40% done? Woohoo. 24 episodes down, 36 to go. And then I can officially freak out about having to wait like the rest of you all. WHY must all the amazing shows only come on for 12 episodes once a year? Now THAT is the real cruel and unusual punishment of this post.
ALMOST got away with no dessert (well, besides the peppermint bark sample), but got a lil hunger pang only about an hour before I was gonna to bed. I burned A LOT of cals today (over 2,600), so decided it couldn't hurt.
-chocolate vitatop with raw cashew butter on top (+ a little more cashew butter a la carte)
I completely forgot I had this cashew butter. I won't make that mistake again. So good. I remember LOVING cashew butter in oats, think that will be breakfast tomorrow.