Tuesday, October 9, 2007

thanksgiving

this thanksgiving, i was thinking a lot about all the things i have to be thankful for.

1) loving parents

2) a great sister

3) a really wonderful boyfriend who is truly a real partner in my life

4) nice friends

5) a cute, adorable cat

6) a job i enjoy

7) my health

it kind of made me think about the things i want to change. the only real thing is that i'd like to make more money. i work in the arts and truthfully it doens't pay very well. it's enough to live of course, but without the help of my parents i wouldn't be able to afford things like a down payment on a mortgage, or even new running shoes. so how do i make more money? i guess i should start thinking about it. i don't want to change jobs, but i'd like to supplement my income in other ways.

i managed not to indulge too much this weekend. stratford was amazing, and i also went to the african lion safari. yesterday i was up at 8am helping my mom make a thanksgiving feast. we had pumpkin pie, apple crisp, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mashed turnips, green beans, gravy, rolls... yum! i also used my mom's tony gazelle machine yesterday and went for a jog - bad idea... it felt like it was a thousand degrees outside!

on saturday morning i weighed in at 125.0 and i was the same this morning so i must have done something right! this is still my get-back-in-action number so this week i have to try hard and be good. i have found a new breakfast love - real quaker oats. they take longer to cook in the microwave but so delicious!



here is today's menu:

breakfast:
1/2 cup quaker oats (2)
banana (2)
4/19

lunch:
2 slices ww bread (1)
ff chicken deli style (1)
raw cauliflower (0)
yogurt (1)
small apple (0.5)
7.5/19

snack:
soup to go (1)
rye crackers (1)
9.5/19

dinner:
i do have leftover turkey and mashed turnip, so maybe that... if not then a veggie burger and salad probs.

2 comments:

Angie All The Way said...

I continue to try to like regular oatmeal and never do! I think I'll try er once again though!

Sara said...

I love making regular oatmeal. A good treat way is to cook it in chocolate milk then to add 1/2 a banana. Yummy!