Greetings, earthlings! I just watched a movie in which one of the main characters thought he was abducted by aliens. (He was not.)
This day has been a whirlwind! It started wonderfully with free lunch. The English department is looking for someone to teach 18th Century poetry, so I went to hear one of the candidates give their talk. It’s hard to make Alexander Pope interesting, but it worked.
Veggie lasagna with dry salad (and black coffee, which I hid from you):
My body is still on that hungry girl kick. While I was in the library, only an hour or two after the talk, I was starving! Luna to the rescue. I THINK this was my first time trying the Chocolate Raspberry flavor, but I liked it a lot… especially since I’m going to have to wait awhile before buying the Peanut Butter Cookie again. Boohoo.
Lo and behold, an hour and a half later, before Step, my tummy was crying out again! Emergency snack #2 to the rescue. I had 1/4 of this Cashew Cookie Larabar.
Step today was so intense. It was a lot more difficult than last week, and we learned a lot of new moves. I think I’ve more or less gotten the basic steps down, but my arms still confuse me a lot.
After class, I ran a mile on the treadmill (still pain-free!) and did some ab work. I kept my heart rate monitor on the whole time, and I was shocked to see that , including Step class and my mile, I burned 853 calories in 1:16 hours! Holy MOLY.
Needless to say, when I got home I was FAMISHED. I attacked this orange…
… then wolfed down this yogurt while I iChatted with Ari in London (!).
Dinner was something I’ve had my eye on since I bought Veganomicon. Inspired by Erin (and Isa), I finally made myself some Snobby Joes. I made a few changes to the recipe (yellow pepper instead of green, 1 T chili flakes instead of 3 T chili powder, brown rice syrup instead of maple), but overall I was very pleased. I might cut back on the chili in the future… my mouth was on FIRE.
I had two big globs on two slices of Ezekiel sprouted WW toast with arugula. Yum yum yum!
I wanted to make up for some of the calories lost, so I made a delicious protein shake:
1 cup skim milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp peanut butter
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Well, that’s it for me. I’m going to catch up on the blogs tomorrow; I’ve already missed my “computer bedtime” by 45 minutes. Sleep well! Over and out.