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the pink month

Welcome to October, my favorite month.

No work today, woohoo! But, my stomach was unhappy for some unknown reason, so my day off was not so fun. I spent most of it on the couch, and the rest of it in bed. I did manage to crawl to starbucks for a soy latte, which (surprisingly) settled my stomach momentarily.

Later I had some oatmeal. Arrowhead Mills has good stuff. I especially love their oatmeal. I mixed one of the original packets with flax with a maple apple spice packet. Then I added in a hunk of Kyle’s peanut butter (BAD Elise), a packet of Stevia, and a handful of raisins.

I swear I took a photo of the entire bowl?!? No idea where that went…

Anyways, I snacked on yogurt covered raisins and dried dates throughout the day. These bags are SO big, and yet I still managed to finish them off like it was nothing.

Kyle made dinner all by himself. Tortilla espanola in honor of my sister (she’s abroad in Barcelona). We have made it before. The recipe is so simple, and yet, it’s SO good!

All you need is 6 eggs, 1 Idaho potato, 1 yellow (or spanish) onion. First cook the diced potato in a pan with olive oil, then add in the chopped onion. Once the onion is cooked add in the eggs. Naturally, you can season as you want with S+P. After the bottom looks cooked and the eggs are almost cooked through to the top, it’s time to flip it (this is a very tricky process, which everyone does differently I think). We found the best way for us, is using 2 pans that are the same size. So when one side is done we just flip it into the other pan until the other side is done.

And here’s what you get!

Dessert was kettle corn.

Note to self: Tomorrow I need greens badly, I feel overly carb-y.

day-o-sando(s)

Another day of work. Another home-made sandwich.

You know the drill. Subway to work, starbucks run for an AM caffeine dose (grande soy latte), work work work work…

Here’s the rest of what I packed for myself. The apple was HUGE which is why I sliced it (to enjoy in multiple sessions). With lunch I had a soy latte and then another refilled cup of plain soymilk.

I (again) skipped the gym – this week is just NOT happening in the work out department! Instead, I had some dates and another soy latte on the way home from work. So much better than running on the elliptical!

New bread!!! (sorry the picture is so dark)

The newest product I bought to try out was sprouted soy crunch bread by Alvarado Street bakery. It is made with organic and live sprouted grains PLUS has extra soy protein. More importantly it is GOOD. This is by far my fav bread now. It’s soft, unlike Ezekiel’s breads, and I love the crust with the crunchy grains, as well as the nooks and crannies in the bread that allow more places for condiments to catch in…mmm.

I had a few pieces with hummus…

and a few others with a fresh organic avocado…
and finally a few more with avo plus vegan “chicken” spread…

Then I had a few more pieces with the last bit of hummus…this bread is dangerously good.

Dessert was dried edamame.

holy BIPOLAR batman!

Some days I just don’t like my job. More on that later though.

To start, I made my lunch last night. The normal sando šŸ™‚

Plus, apple slices and a combo of raisins and yogurt covered raisins.

I left for work early, headed to starbucks for my AM soy latte and before I could blink it was noon and I was barely under way with my work load. Seriously, I can’t put into words how insane all my patients were today. Thank goodness I got a venti this morning because I didn’t get to step out for a lunch break until 3:30 (and I didn’t even realize how late it was either, that’s how busy I was with these crazy ass patients).

Soooo, by the time I got to east my food I was running on empty…I needed soy latte recharging in a major way. Naturally, I enjoyed my lunch with another venti soy latte, and then refilled the cup with plain soy milk from the bar (yes, I’m crafty like that).

I easily downed the second venti soy milk along with the raisins that I packed.

The remainder of work went similarly horrible…let’s just say, I discharged my bipolar patient before I left for lunch and when my shift was over I was still dealing with him (oh, and did I mention the hospital security had to get involved). Awesome!

Clearly I was in NO mood to work out after the day I had. I left the hospital super late, I was exhausted, and all I wanted was to curl up with a soylicious treat. So I did.

2 vanilla silk soy milk bottles and a venti iced coffee…which I enjoyed as 3 servings

Here is the first one in a beer stein (check out how much of the venti iced coffee is still left)! After this I was ready to go to bed, but Kyle forced me to eat more…and I caved.

I had the rest of the raisin bran, which was 3 huge bowls with (you guessed it) MORE soy milk.

Then I had even more yogurt covered raisins. WAY too much food.

No gym + food coma = šŸ™

Some days I just can’t get moderation under control…I am a very all or none girl. One minute I am content with coffee, the next I’m downing my 4th dinner. Geez, talk about a bipolar day.

Ugh, some days I just DON’T like my job.

Pilates in the rain? Not so much

I got up early today (weekend early, not work early) to have a couple cups of coffee before I headed out in the rain.

After getting a decent caffeine buzz going, I walked to Jess’ apartment to pick her up and we took the subway together to Union Square for a pilates class/fundraiser. It was a breast cancer event (after all, it IS nearly October) so everything had a pink theme. Clearly, I can’t pass up on anything pink, especially when it is for such a good cause, and it didn’t take much persuading to get Jess on board too. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t really cooperating for the event, and despite the huge tents, we were soaked. We got there early (which is shocking since Jess was involved) but only because I personally escorted her (I have no doubt in my mind that if we had decided to meet there, she would have arrived 45 minutes after it started). Either way, they were running behind schedule so we ducked into a Starbucks to chat. I couldn’t resist ordering a grande iced coffee, which I loaded up with soy milk (mmmm…) as we waited. 30 minutes later, we went back to check in and get our gift bag full of goodies. Dripping wet, with nowhere to put all our umbrellas and crap, they had the nerve to tell us we wouldn’t get the free pilates mats until AFTER the class! (WTF?) This was not what we wanted to hear, and being the fickle losers that we are, Jess and I bailed on the event, grabbing our free bags before the class even started…haha. In all seriousness though, the ground was wet, muddy, and they expected us to take our shoes off!?! Ummm, I don’t think so.

So, shopping we went!

Jess spent $$$ at forever 21 on new teacher clothes. The change in weather called for a new wardrobe and I was more than happy to shop vicariously through her (since my work attire of scrubs is not thrilling in the least). Then we went to Trader Joe’s for some vegan grocery shopping. We (accidentally?) had 3 servings of vitamins each because the gummies were so good they tasted like candy. Oops.

On the way home I stopped for another (yes, ANOTHER) iced coffee (grande in a venti cup). I added Silk vanilla soy milk once I got home.

Watching the soy milk swirl as I pour it in is seriously one of my FAVORITE things (I know, I’m weird).

And here is the final soylicious drink.

For my super late lunch I decided to make some breakfast pita sandos. I was ambitious and prepared 4 pita halves for packing.

To put in the pita: egg beaters, homemade blueberry rhubarb jam, and plain ff Chobani

The jam is the last of several delicious homemade jars from Kyle’s grandma.

Half way there…

…and all of them stacked up, ready for consumption!
The warm eggs made the greek yogurt melt together with the jam, which was amazing. They were perrrrfect. Warm. Breakfasty. Very rainy day.

Gym: elliptical for 60 mins, abs for 5 mins, stretching for 3 mins (lazy sunday)

For dinner I wanted something warm, veggie-ish, and easy. So Health Valley canned soup it was. I usually add vegetables to prepared soup just to supplement it with something extra and bulk it up with wholesomeness (technical term).

It was good, but not great, just blah soup.

I also had a veggie souffle that I got from our whole foods. I LOVE these things. They have tons of different kinds of vegetables in them. I think I mentioned them in the past, so I will refrain from going into the details for the second time. Basically, yum.

While we watched football, I snacked on the rest (3-4) of the dried pineapple rings from Zabar’s.

Bed time. Work early tomorrow!