A few days a go my hub’s held two quarters in each hand. He posed the question “What if you could time travel to any date that was on a coin you were holding?”. I told him it depended what year it was. The one he was holding was from 1997, and I told him I would go back and visit that summer in a heartbeat. That was the year I graduated, and was probably one of the best summer’s of my life. All of my friends worked at the same place and we got off at noon everyday. We spent our days rollerblading through the canyon and sunbathing at the community pool where one of my besties was lifeguarding. Yes, it was definitely a summer to remember.
Today is my 33rd birthday (shameless plug I know). I loved waking up and having gobs of birthday notifications from facebook on my phone. Even though they feel a little obligatory, I can’t help but feel loved as the center of attention for the day.
Although, Wednesday is kind of a bummer of a day to celebrate a birthday. It is also a bit of a bummer when you are trying to restrict your calories so you stay on track with your weight loss, and I’ve been doing pretty awesome so far, so I don’t want to sabotage it.
By a happy accident, I invited a friend over for a BBQ tonight, and so there will be a small celebration. When I told my friend that it was going to be my birthday she asked me what kind of cake I wanted. I very specifically told her I like butter yellow cake with fudgy chocolate homemade frosting, and they need to be cupcakes so I will only eat one. What good friends I have to put up with my very specific and high maintenance requests!
I’m planning those calories into my day, and then my hub’s and I are going out for sushi this weekend to celebrate my birthday!
Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about what I HAVE been eating! Thank you Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for letting me shamelessly plug my birthday out to the blog world!
On Tuesday morning I was itching for some sort of bready goodness that included syrup so I decided to make some healthy french toast.
This breakfast totally satisfied my craving and left me feeling that right amount of full. To make these french toast I used:
- Orowheat 10 grain bread
- Unsweetened almond milk
- egg whites
Then I topped them with fresh strawberries, 2 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt, and 1/4 a cup maple syrup. They were awesome!
I went out for my morning hilly walk and did some circuit training at my house, and then I drank some of this Fitmixer drink to help repair my damaged muscles.
I’ll be truthful and say that I probably won’t by this drink again. It says that helps with energy for your workouts, but I don’t feel it, and the drink is so sweet that I have to dilute it in 32 oz’s of water so I don’t get a sweetener headache. I don’t know if it is really helping anything either. Maybe I’m using it incorrectly? Or maybe you have to use all the products to see optimum results? I am also not a water additive kind of person. I am lucky to actually like the taste of plain water, and hate things that mask the taste like crystal light, or mio. Anyway, I will not be purchasing this product again.
For Lunch I had an obsession I have been having a lot lately: Spaghetti squash
For this bowl I have:
- 2 cups of spaghetti squash
- a few pumps of I can’t believe it’s not butter butter spray (yes I will probably get cancer from this product)
- garlic salt & pepper
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 6 oz of ready grilled chicken
Such a great combo.
Strawberry Banana Chobani and 1/2 a cup of Kashi Go lean. This combo has made such a great snack, that lasts a long time!
- Roasted summer squash, and zucchini
- fresh-cut pineapple
That extra pop of fruit was dessert like and satisfied my after dinner craving for something sweet.
A great day all around!
Do you get reminiscent on your birthday? Do you have large celebrations or intimate gatherings?