Oh yes, that fire was burning last night. So to speak. More on that later!
Good Saturday morning! I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start. It’s a beautiful day here, made all the more so because, instead of working a double shift, I don’t have to go in to the restaurant until 4! Life is good.
Yesterday, Ari and I had a splendid breakfast at the diner. Monday through Friday my omelet meal only costs $5 (including toast, coffee & juice), and you know I love a deal.
I got my usual egg whites with spinach, tomato, mushrooms and feta:
Dry toast with lots of HFCS grape jelly, of which I ate every bite.
After catching up with you lovely people, I went on a 2 mile run. Heather told me Jillian’s going to be taking some time off from her radio show, so, to stretch out the back-episodes, I took a break and listened to some cheesy pop instead. (And by “cheesy” I mean Akon’s sweet, sweet tunes.) I ran faster overall, but took a few walk breaks (never for more than 30 seconds).
The HRM blinked 00 for a couple minutes mid-run, so these stats are a little off:
Total time: 21:45 minutes
Maximum heart rate: 188 (94%)
Average heart rate: 164 (82%)
Calories burned: 231
After my run, I had a little time to kill before work so I did some cleaning. One of my house chores is to make sure there’s nothing that’s gone funk in the fridge, so, when I noticed half a can of chickpeas about to turn, I decided to use them for a recipe I saw in this month’s issue of SELF.
In the article this was featured in, Zooey Deschanel (one of my favorites) listed a lot of her favorite easy recipes, most (if not all) of which are vegan. I wanted to make her “Vegan Chocolate Dessert,” but the ingredients were really expensive at my local health food store. These spiced chickpeas will be great as a snack, though!
I went with Ari to the deli to get lunch, but I’m trying to save money so I just sat with him while he ate. I didn’t realize how hungry I was, though, and I had to have some cherries so I wouldn’t eat my lunch before it was made! (That happens a lot.)
Lunch was a big, I-Miss-You salad:
- 1 orange bell pepper
- TJ’s Meatless Meatballs (finally, Jess!)
- goat cheese
- Bragg’s liquid aminos (I can’t believe I’m just trying this! I LOVE IT.)
I also had a perfectly ripe peach and Trader Joe’s Nonfat Organic Greek Honey Yogurt (reviewed here).
During work, I snacked on my new Peanut Butter & Jelly Larabar. (Their website says there are three new flavors; I only have the PB&J and Tropical Fruit Tart… does anyone know what the other flavor is?)
Verdict: Amazing. It tastes just like a smooshed peanut butter & jelly sandwich, made with crunch peanut butter, that’s been sitting in your lunchbox all morning. Move over, Cinnamon Roll… this may be my new favorite flavor!
The undocumented snacks: iced coffee, fresh mozzarella.
At work, if you sell 10 specials, you get to have one for dinner. I sold 9, but Ramon made me the special salad anyway! This is a jumbo shrimp and avocado salad with corn and tomatoes, served over mixed greens in a lemon-mint vinaigrette.
My friend Howard came by and surprised me with some fruit salad. Although I shared it with the rest of the staff, I ate most of it myself! It must have been 2 lbs of fruit… oof!
So… work was just fine until about midnight, when I was closing my last two tables and getting ready to go home. There ended up being some more drama that lasted an hour, a visit from the cops, handcuffs, and, obviously, no tip. Double oof.
Well, I’m going to get a little work for my internship done while I have the spare time. I’ve done some kind of exercise for the last 5 days, so I’m going to give myself a day off.
I hope you’re up to something fun! Have a great Saturday 🙂